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School of Education

The School of Education develops servant leaders in the field of education who honor God by demonstrating excellence in reflective and innovative practices, facilitating the P-20 intellectual, emotional, and character growth of next century learners.

Department Faculty

Chair, Teacher Education, Professor of Education, Tenured
  • EdD; Educational Leadership, 2015, Kansas State University
  • M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, 1999, Wichita State University
  • B.S. Biology Education, 1995, Kansas State University
Professor of Education, Tenured
  • PhD; Higher Education Administration & Leadership, 2009, University Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MBA; 2021, MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • MS; Higher Education Administration and Curriculum & Instruction, 1996, Fort Hays State University
  • BS; Education and Psychology, 1988, Central Oklahoma University
  • Six-Sigma Green Belt, 2011
  • Teacher Licensure K- 9, Kansas State Department of Education, since 2003
  • Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development (PTK) certified instructor since 1996
Professor of Teacher Education

PhD; Educational Philosophy and Foundation, 2003, University of Kansas
MA; Curriculum Instruction and Secondary Language Arts, 1993, University of Kansas
​​​​​​​BA; Secondary English Language Arts, 1984, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Ordination for Church of the Nazarene, August 2015

Local Preaching License, Kansas City District, Church of the Nazarene
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer

PhD; Curriculum and Instruction, 2005, University of Kansas
MEd; Education, 1998, MidAmerica Nazarene University
BA; Secondary Education – Social Studies, 1995, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Professor of Education

EdD; Special Education, 2010, University of Kansas
MEd; Education, 1999, MidAmerica Nazarene University
BA; Biology Education, 1992, MidAmerica Nazarene University
Kansas K-12 Special Education (Mental Retardation)
Kansas 7-12 Biology
Kansas 7-12 General Science
Director of Clinical and Field Based Experiences, Associate Professor
  • EdD: Educational Administration, Baker University 2009
  • MA: 1991, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
  • BA: Elementary Education, 1981, MidAmerica Nazarene University

Janelle Hoffpauir
Licensure and Assessment Coordinator

Heather Ozias
Administrative Assistant