About MeHusband & Father. Innovative Higher Ed Leader & Researcher.
My life story is a mixture of my awesome family, the local church, educational institutions, and attempts to merge my left and right brains. These interactions have taught me to appreciate both the simple and complex, while seeking opportunities to challenge the status quo and serve others. I am passionate about life and wish to use every waking moment to achieve my personal mission – excellence in every aspect of life.
Beyond time with my family, which is most important, I try to balance my time between administration, instruction, and research.
- Administration 60% 60%
- Instruction 20% 20%
- Higher Ed Research 20% 20%
I am married to Rachael, a graduate of Life Christian University and Florida State Colleges. We are the proud parents of two children and have resided in the Lakeland, FL area since August 2007. Our family of four makes life both exciting and fulfilling.
I have more than a decade of experience in leading innovative higher education programs, including oversight of academics, operations, legal, accreditation, state authorization, compliance, and strategic partnership development. During my time in higher education, I have led a wide array of programs, including the development and administration of online learning, regional campuses and extension sites, certificate, and competency-based education (CBE) models.
Beyond my administrative roles, I have the opportunity to teach in the field of Organizational & Social Sciences. Since 2009, I have taught courses in sociology, organizational behavior & leadership, management, business analysis, and Christian spiritualiy.
PhD, Higher Education
I recently graduated from the PhD in Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. My dissertation measured college student thriving in an innovative, experiential learning program. Azusa’s PhD program is highly regarding as one of the top programs in the country, particularly among Christian institutions.