Office: East Education 102
Title: Department Chair of English, TESOL Coordinator, Assistant Professor of English
Started at Calvary: August 2017
Professional Information: B.S. (Business Administration), University of Missouri, 1996; M.Ed. (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Missouri, 2010; D.A. in progress (English Pedagogy & Technology/English Language), Murray State University.
Favorite aspect of teaching at Calvary: The many fascinating conversations with students.
Favorite class to teach: ED411: Instructional Techniques for ELLs
Originally from: Born in Youngstown, Ohio, but lived most of my life in the Kansas City area.
How did past ministry/professional experience lead to your position at Calvary: I worked for 15 years as a software engineer before obtaining a Master’s in Education. God then led my wife and me to serve as academic missionaries in Moscow, Russia for eight years. Serving the international community is something I am passionate about and led me to seek a position at Calvary as the Director of International Student Services.
Ministry/Professional involvement outside of Calvary: Attend Raintree Community Church, where I serve on the worship team, playing guitar and keyboard. I am also involved with ESL teaching and tutoring immigrants.