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Dr. Craig Rusch

Dr. Craig Rusch passed away unexpectedly on February 1 during a business trip. Craig was born April 5, 1964 and grew up in Torrance. A former U.S. Marine, Craig had a Ph.D. in psychological anthropology from UCI, an MA at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, and a BA at Vanguard University, where he had been a tenured faculty member. He did ground-breaking research on culturally universal emotional experience. He later applied his skills as an anthropologist to study intergenerational issues in the workplace. Based on a book he recently co-authored (Managing Millenials, published by Wiley), he was developing a successful start-up consulting business to help organizations assess and improve their capabilities at managing a multi-generational workforce. He loved teaching and always connected well with students. Craig mentored countless students into graduate programs and sat on dissertation committees for many of them. His capacity to mentor people extended to his career as a minister. He was a pastor at Hope Chapel Gateway for 15 years, where he touched many lives. Movement was a way of life for Craig. He wrestled all through high school, completed nine marathons and climbed Half Dome half a dozen times. He was constantly active, curious, learning, teaching, relating, in his search for truth. A beloved former husband, father, uncle and brother, Craig will be dearly missed. He is survived by his children, Eric and Candice Rusch. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Feb. 10, 2012
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