Boston College Law School, J.D. (1999)

Harvard University, Ed.M. (1995)

University of California at Berkeley, B.A. (1993)

North Park University (coursework: theology and church history, 2010)


Constitutional Law and Civil Rights; Education Law and Policy; Local, State, and National Government; Political Economy; Nonprofit Management; Political Philosophy; Human Resources; Employment Law; Juvenile Justice; Curriculum Development; Church Administration; Church Planting

Why Jessup

It is clear that something special is happening at Jessup. Our students never cease to amaze me with their wit, creativity, and ability to articulate intelligently their thoughts and beliefs.

Favorite Class to Teach

Political Theory and Philosophy. It engages students with the political and philosophical principles that undergird our political culture today. Without the ideas and scholarship of these thinkers, our government as we now know it would not exist.

My Inspiration

A while back, I heard WJU Board Chair Pat Gelsinger talk about the origins of the Ivy League Schools, and how they have, over time, lost their way in terms of providing a high quality liberal arts education based solidly on Christian principles. He spoke of the idea of Christian colleges stepping up to fulfill the promise of this abandoned mission. The thought of being a part of that effort, even in the midst of all of the challenges currently facing higher education in general, inspires me.

Recent Work/Scholarship

Charter School Manual for Governance Teams (1st Edition), California School Boards Association, 2003.
Exploring Teacher Peer Review (co-author), National Governors’ Association, 2000.

Emancipation Jubilee, Crocker Art Museum, 2013
William Jessup University Friends and Neighbors Inspired Fall Conference, 2012
Thrive Conference, Leading Volunteer and Staff Teams, 2010, 2012, 2013
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Men’s Conference, 2008

President, Thriving Churches International (2012- present)
Bayside Church of Galt (2010-present)
Evangelical Covenant Church, Pacific Southwest Conference (2009-present)