Elgin L. Hushbeck Jr has been many things over his life, author, hardware engineer, software developer, manager, small business owner, educator, lecturer, and family man. He wears many hats, but there is a common thread throughout. Mr. Hushbeck has been an Evangelical Christian for over 40 years.
Mr. Hushbeck grew up an "Air Force Brat" with his childhood spent moving every few years, as his dad was transferred. Born in England, he has lived in: Texas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Central California, Ohio, and Southern California, where he graduated from High School. It was in Southern California where he met his lovely wife, Hanna, and they married in 1975. Shortly after that, Mr. Hushbeck joined the Air Force and again began to move around, this time going to Texas, Illinois, and Montana, where his two children were born. After his four years were up, however, Mr. Hushbeck decided that enough of his life had been spent moving for the military, and he left to go to school. He returned to Southern California in 1980, though he still moved several more times. In 2007, he left Southern California for Wisconsin and hopes that he does not have to move again. However, he still likes to travel and has been in all 50 states except for Connecticut, and several foreign countries.
Mr. Hushbeck's background includes academic studies in religion, history, and engineering, culminating with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, and Master's degrees in both Christian Apologetics and an MBA/Technology Management. As an engineer, he worked for several engineering and technology firms, including five years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. There he was part of a team developing a high accuracy GPS receiver. He was also part of the Voyager Flight Team for the encounter with the planet Neptune.
In his teens and early adult years, Mr. Hushbeck was a confirmed atheist. But through a series of encounters with Christians and others, he saw his argument against Christianity fall apart one by one. Finally, the Holy Spirit opened his eyes to the truth of God's word in the late 1970s. This background is, no doubt, a large factor in his interest in the evidence for the Christian faith, and his first two books. He is currently working on his eleventh.
Mr. Hushbeck taught at the University of Phoenix, and most recently for Rassmussen College. He has taught, among other things, classes in Information Technology, Computers Science, and Business. He also taught critical thinking both to students and to other faculty.