Graduate Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Human and Social Studies (Religion & Theology)
University of the Western Cape (2010) – Cape Town, South Africa
Faculty of Arts, Supervisor: Prof. Ernst M. Conradie

Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) – Social Research (Integration of Religion and Society)
Omega Graduate School – American Centre for Religion and Society Studies (2007) – Dayton, TN

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) – Educational Leadership
Liberty University (2010) – Lynchburg, VA
Postgraduate degree consisting of 30 doctoral-level credit hours.  NCATE accredited.

Master of Letters (M.Litt.) – Organizational Leadership
Omega Graduate School – American Centre for Religion and Society Studies (2005) – Dayton, TN

Continuing Post-Graduate Education

Professional Certificate – Change Leadership
Cornell University (2012) – Ithaca, NY, School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Graduate Certificate – Computer Science Education (Specific Supplementary Authorization)
University of California, Riverside (2018)Riverside, CA ­–  19 quarter hours

Graduate Certificate – Data Science and Machine Learning with R (Computer Science)
University of California, Riverside (2019) Riverside, CA ­–  10 quarter hours

Graduate Certificate – Classroom Biology (Science Education)
University of La Verne (2017) – La Verne, CA – 15 semester hours

Professional Certificate – Online Teaching and Learning
United Theological Seminary (2013) – Dayton, OH

Pastoral Care Specialist
Ursuline College (2007) – Pepper Pike, OH – Graduate-level program in Pastoral Counseling approved by the American Association of Pastoral Counseling (AAPC).

Continuing Graduate Education
University of Akron (2014) – Akron, OH – Coursework in Teaching Business Ethics
University of California, Riverside (2013) – Riverside, CA, Education Therapy (6 semester hours)
Lake Erie College (2011) – Paynesville, OH – Coursework in Educational Administration

Continuing Professional Education
Princeton Theological Seminary (2017) – Certificate in Ministry and Theology
Johns Hopkins University (2015) – Baltimore, MD – Continuing Education in Data Science and R-Programming (statistical programming)

Undergraduate Education

Outcomes-Based Assessment – Professional Certificate
Prosperitas Training College – Western Cape, South Africa (2012)

Advanced Diploma/Graduate Diploma of Theology
Vision International College Australia – New South Wales, Australia (2005)
134 semester hour equivalent awards (WES); BA equivalent (ECE)

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
English Institute of Australia – New South Wales, Australia (2005)
Regis College, (2003) – Weston, MA – Coursework in Secondary Education Methods

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Christian Education & Administration (ACSI Teacher Certification)
Logos Christian College (2001) – Jacksonville, FL
Grove City College, (1999-2000) – Grove City, PA – Mathematics/Computer Science major

Licenses and Certifications

  • Professional State Superintendent License (Ohio Department of Education); 2019-present; Ohio Assessment for Educators (replaces Praxis II): Educational Leadership (score 276)
  • Professional State Administrative Specialist License (Educational Leadership: Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development) – State of Ohio, Department of Education (ODE)
  • Certified Clinical Sociologist (Organizational Development) – Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
  • Permanent Non-Public Educator and Administrator Certificate – State of Ohio, Department of Education (ODE)
  • Lifetime Secondary Teacher Certification (Social Science, Bible, Technology endorsements) and Lifetime Principal Certification – Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Registration #: 47498
  • Certified Accrediting Team Evaluator – North Central Association/AdvancED (ELEOT – Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool certified)
  • Certified Accrediting Team Evaluator – Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
  • Certified Accrediting Team Evaluator – Transnational Association of Christian Colleges & Schools (TRACS)
  • Certified Lay Minister, the United Methodist Church, East Ohio Conference