Originally from Steelville, MO and graduated from Steelville High School in 1990 – Go Cardinals!
Favorite Memory as an Evangel Student:
Meeting my wife to be (Erica Schmidgall), making life long friendships, and learning from Godly instructors.
Favorite specific memories? 7:30 AM College Band rehearsals with Mr. John Shows and green gravy on top of the Sunday chicken strips at the Caf.
Hobbies: science fiction (reading, watching movies/TV shows), reading (history, biographies of historical figures, historical fiction, action adventure), photography, cars, computers and gadgets (of course), and music (singing/playing low brass).
I am the father of three boys: Jacob (21), Ryan (19), and Tyler (16). My wife and I have been married to Erica for 26 years.
Christian Business Faculty Association
Publications and Presentations:
Towards an Internet-based Distance Education (IDE) Framework for Religious-based Higher Education Organizations: A Case of the Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education, Dissertation, UMI #3510437
Profile of a CHTP, Article in The Bottom Line, Journal of Hospitality Professionals
Roger Quilter: A Critical Comparison of Four Songs of the Sea, Opus 1, and To Julia, Opus 8 Master’s Thesis – Missouri State University
Digital Addictions: Smart Phones (Faith and Science Conference, 2016)
Can You Hear Me Know? Increasing Instructor Presence and Student Engagement in Online Classes (Innovation Showcase Virtual Conference, 2015)
Building Online Instructor Expectations: The Evangel University Certification Process (MO Canvas Conference, Missouri S&T, 2015)
Online Education Best Practices: Engaging the Teacher and Student (Evangel University Faculty Seminar, 2015)
Three Variations on a Theme: Building Online Programs in Private, Community and State Institutional Environments (Missouri Distance Learning Association Annual Conference, 2013)
Internet-based Distance Education in Assemblies of God Higher Education (Assemblies of God Faculty Conference, 2012)
Teaching Online 101 (Assemblies of God Faculty Conference, 2010)
I’ve been a SPARC (Springfield Park and Recreation Council) volunteer soccer coach for 8 years (now retired). At our home church, Evangel Temple, my wife and I are involved in the church music (both singing in the choir, I play tuba in the orchestra, and lead worship once in a while), I’m also the technology coordinator for the church in charge of all computers, networks, and online resources, and I’ve served on the ET church board member. We’ve also volunteered to lead song service at a local nursing home.