David E. Trouten, M.A.

Division Chair of General Education
Associate Professor of Communications

davidtrouten“I love teaching at Kingswood because our work here has eternal significance,” says Dave Trouten, who has taught at all age levels. “It’s not just about giving students information; they can gather information anywhere. It’s not just about knowledge – the process of establishing purpose and connections between pieces of information. At Kingswood it’s about promoting wisdom, seeing information, and knowledge through the eyes of God.”

Professor Trouten's favourite type of student is the Kingswood graduate who is out there serving God and making a difference, who then comes back to encourage the student body.

Professor Trouten networks regularly with writers, filmmakers, and actors in the Christian media arts world. He is also a contributing writer to the on-line parenting magazine Just 18 Summers and is on the Board of Directors for Gideon Media Arts Conference and Film Festival. Recently two of his plays have been staged for thousands in highly acclaimed productions, and a third The Message from Jacob Marley was staged in December 2015.

Professor Trouten enjoys writing, reading, watching great films, and spending time with his wife Virginia and their two sons.


1991 - M.A. (Communications and Film), Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
1986 - B.A. (Communications and Literature), Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA.
1984 - A.A., Trinity Western University, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Courses Taught

  • Literature of the Western World
  • Oral Communication
  • Scientific Thought
  • Wellness
  • Writing & Research


Contact Information

Phone: 506.432.4473
Fax: 506.432.4425
Email: troutend@kingswood.edu
Office Location: Edgett Hall

Professor Trouten's Posts

  • in David Trouten

    “What’s on the test?”

    “Just tell me what’s on the test!” In years past, this was the occasionally heard cry of the student. Now this request is a great deal more prevalent. In great part, it is the result of assumed cluttered lives and a public-school system that is, due to standardized tests determining funding, increasingly teaching just to...
  • in David Trouten, News

    Faculty Spotlight – Professor Dave Trouten

    Have you ever wondered what Professor Trouten’s favourite movies are? Did you know that he’s written and directed multiple plays over the years, including major Easter productions at a mega-church in Louisiana? Then continue reading and find out more about this fascinating faculty member. ...
  • in David Trouten

    The Green Chair (A Christmas Story)

      The old green chair would be empty this year. Samantha, my six year old and I had made that decision last week.   I only have two suits. One I had not wore since last Easter, when I last stepped inside a church. The other is in my closet, unworn since the funeral. I...
  • in David Trouten, Uncategorized

    Eight Years of Hope

    Acts 4:12 (NIV) “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”   In just a few weeks, Barack Obama will leave the Executive Mansion. He entered the residence (and the office) promising the American people an era of positive...
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    A Tale of Two “Laurels”

    Tonight, 24 September 2016,  I (along with my son Ben) was pleased to present the Marion Trouten Scholarship to a deserving student at Kingswood University. However, let me tell another story first… In 1970 a young pastor walked into my father’s office at the Canadian Tire store in downtown Moncton, NB. It was in the...