JURIS DOCTOR (1978 - 1981) University of Denver College of Law, Denver, CO
General law background with focus on real estate, bankruptcy, estate planning, probate, consumer & real estate financing, and legal research. Thesis on time shared real estate and springing/shifting real estate interests (future interests) - eventually published as a legal treatise (See Publications).
PH.D. IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (2002 - 2006) Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Studies in Educational Reform, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Philosophy of Education, Educational Foundations, Educational Research, Motivation, Worldview Education and Epistemological Development.
Dissertation: An Exploration of Student Worldview Formation and Integration Including an Investigation of Correlations between Religious Worldview and Factors of Personal Epistemology, Intrinsic Motivation to Learn and Subjective Well-Being
Awards: 2006 North American Professors of Christian Education Award
MASTERS IN PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS (2007) Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Studies in Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Education and Worldview Formation and Development.
MASTERS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (2000 - 2002) Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA
Emphasis in Worldview Formation and Development, Singles Groups, Educational Technology.
M.A. Thesis: Worldview formation (From a Perry perspective)
Awards: 2002 Kenneth D. Archinal Award in Christian Education & 2006 Christian Education Professors Award
B.S. CHEMISTRY I BIOLOGY (1974 - 1978) North Central College, Naperville, IL
Graduated Cum Laude, Received NCC Distinguished Student Award - 1978, Homecoming Alumni Recognition Award 1993, Participated in Washington Semester Program (clerked for Hon. Charles Percy- Senator - IL & served as lobbyist and publication editor at the National Wildlife Federation), Headed the college newspaper (76 - 78), college yearbook (77 - 78), college activities board (77). Minor in Political Science w/ emphasis on political philosophy and the great books of democracy (Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Smith)..