Ed.D., Organization & Leadership, University of San Francisco

M.L.S., San Jose State University. Concentration: Academic Libraries

B.S., Bible and Theology, San Jose Bible College. Concentration: Christian Education


Spiritual formation, curriculum design, teaching and instruction, assessment, student development, educational leadership, and international adult learning

Why Jessup

Because I believe education is more than learning job skills. Education is about knowledge and attitudes and values. Education is about being a better person, and I know no better source for that than the Bible.

But even more - what I love about this sacred trust - is its connectedness throughout history (Hebrews 1:1-3; 11-12:2).

Education is about learning who we are - who we can be - and how we want to invest our lives in the context of a history that far surpasses our individual lives.

That’s what I believe. That’s why I teach. That’s why Jessup.

Favorite Class to Teach

Christian Formation & Discipleship, because students weave together biblical, historical, and sociological research to analyze contemporary issues that are impacting American society, spirituality, and church life in order to offer a response in terms of formation and discipleship programs or practices. A close second is Effective Bible Teaching, where generations of students have been equipped to share the fruits of their biblical education with clarity, understanding, and compassion.

My Inspiration

I am passionate about Christian higher education and the transformation that takes place in students’ lives. I impart faith and vision through deepened understanding of the Word and experience of its transforming power.

“But, we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Recent Work/Scholarship

Publication of views on family education, multicultural education, and spirituality in leadership have appeared in High Plains Applied Anthropologist, Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, Christian Education Journal, and others. Her dissertation, “A Spiritual Dimension of Leadership: Hermeneutic Encounters within Cultural Milieu,” explores the centrality of belief systems to an expression of personal leadership style; the research was conducted on three continents with individuals from Asia, Europe, Central America, South America, and North America.