Welcome to Evangel University! I believe the pursuit of Christian higher education here at Evangel provides you with a tremendous opportunity to prepare for your life's vocation and to understand and develop your potential as a leader who can make a significant and lifelong impact on the world!
Title: Vice President for Student Development
Office: Riggs Hall 304-D
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Dissertation: "The Development of a Scale To Identify College and University Science Professors' Science-Faith Paradigms"
Th.M. Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
M.Div. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO
B.A. Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL
United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
Postgraduate study at Jerusalem University College, Israel
To facilitate the holistic development of students spiritually, socially, culturally, emotionally, physically, vocationally, and intellectually by strategically coordinating resources and leading professional staff who utilize those resources to help students become successful in serving God and others in their chosen careers.
American Scientific Affiliation
Association of Christians in Student Development
General Editor, Proceedings of the Inaugural Faith and Science Conference, Springfield, Missouri, 2011.
"Equal for Edification: A Response to 'Biblical Glossolalia--Thesis 7; and Its Critics." Paraclete 29/1 (Winter 1995): 1-12.
"TA STOICHEIA TOU KOSMOU (Gal 4:3)." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 34/3 (September 1991): 353-364.
"The Spirit-Filled Marriage: An Exegetical Study of Ephesians 5:21-23." Evangelical Theological Society Papers, 38th Annual Conference 1986, micropublished by Theological Research Exchange Network, Portland, Oregon, 1987.
Over 40 additional articles published in theological journals, theological dictionaries, denominational magazines, and Christian education curricula.
Started Work: Summer 1998
Favorite Thing About Work:
Having the opportunity to influence young adults to use their Evangel education to become effective leaders and enter careers in which they will make a positive difference in the world.
Originally From: Pensacola, FL
My wife, formerly a curriculum editor and school teacher, and currently a licensed professional counselor, is a caseworker with Love Basket, Inc., an international adoption agency. My daughter, an Evangel alumna, served as a White House intern in First Lady Laura Bush's office, then as staff assistant to U.S. Senator Jim Talent (R-MO), and later in the public policy center at University of Iowa. I have two sons, both of whom are EU alumni: one is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at University of Missouri Health System, and another is a member of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2015 at the University of Missouri. I enjoy teaching a multigenerational class (Dimensions of the Faith) at my home church, Central Assembly of God.
Former Higher Education Service:
Assistant Professor of Religion at Southeastern University
Director of the Education Department and the Division of Christian Higher Education at the General Council of the Assemblies of God
Adjunct Professor at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
Top 5 Strengths:
Personal Page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXja0rT5kqI