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Faculty Profile:

Dr. Teddy Bitner

Office: Madison Hall – Administration Building; Room 124

Title: Chief Academic Officer, Vice President of Academics, Professor of History

Started at Calvary: January 2000

Professional Information: B.S. (Business Administration), University of Central Missouri, 1972; M.A. (Christian Ministry), Wheaton College, 1982; M.M.A.S. (Military History), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 1983; D.Min. (Pastoral Theology), Trinity Theological Seminary, 1982; Diploma (National Strategic Studies), U.S. Army War College, 1995; Ed.D. (Higher Education Leadership), Aspen University, 2021.

Favorite aspect of teaching at Calvary: Interfacing with students everyday! That’s why I am here.

Favorite class to teach: I enjoy teaching American Military History because it is fun to teach and we do “hands-on” handling of historic weapons and material.

Professional Organization(s): Military History Society; Association of the United States Army; Missouri Deputy Sheriffs’ Association; Missouri Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Originally from: Rural Bates County, Missouri

How did past ministry/professional experience lead to your position at Calvary: Dr. Clark, who was the Academic Dean at the time, called me in December 1999 to ask if I could teach a Church History class for the spring semester.

Ministry/Professional involvement outside of Calvary: I am president of a Christian motorcycle club. One of our primary activities during each riding year is to assist in coordinating the annual Bikers With A Mission (BWAM) ride to raise money in support of City Union Mission in Kansas City.

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