Dr. Dean Kroeker

Dean - Adult and Distance Education
1200 S Main St
McPherson, KS  67460


Educational History

Year Degree Earned
2003 Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership Pepperdine University
1998 M.A. in Management National University (CA)
1993 B.S. in Organizational Leadership Biola University
1990 Cross Cultural Ministries Fuller Theological Seminary
1974 Community Development/Cross Cultural Studies University of Oklahoma

Course Responsibilities

  • Group Dynamics
  • Strength Deployment Inventory Course
  • Group Dynamics in Organizational Behavior
  • Research Project

Employment History

2008 - Present

Dean of Adult and Distance Education Program
President's Cabinet Member
Strategic Planning Committee Member

Central Christian College of Kansas

2003 - Present

Lead Faculty for the Research Project Course  
2000 - 2009 Department Chair, School of Professional Studies Biola University
1998-2004 BOLD Director  
1997 BOLD Associate Director  
1973 - 1995 Community Development Specialist/Recruiter Wycliffe Bible Translators, Brazil
1969 - 1973 Branch Administrator Fruehauf Trailer Corporation (CO)

Honors and Distinctions

Initial development of an Associates Degree for Biola
Designed a Certificate Program for Adult Students
Developed a "For-Profit" Business in Kansas
Conducted a comparative CCCU study and implemented an On-line program for Biola University
2006 Appointed Full Time Assistant Professor (SPS)
2005 Conducted a "Self-Study" for Biola University Degree Program
Design Curriculum and Annual Review Coordinator
Certified Relationship Awareness Coordinator/Trainer (SDI)
1999 Approved Strength Deployment Inventory Instructor
1998 Who's Who of International Professionals
1997 Certified Career Counselor/Trainer (IDAK)
1982 Ordained Minister

Professional Affiliations

2006 - Present CAHEA Council Member
2006 - 2008 Board Member, Santa Ana Food Ministry
1999 Board Member, Santa Ana Business Association
American Association of University Professors
1997 - 1999 Board Member, Touchstone Ministries
1998 Vice President and Co-Founder Springboard Ministries, Santa Ana, CA
Who's Who Among American Business Professionals
1991 - 1996 Regional Officer, DTM, ATM, CTM Toastmasters International


2006 Develop and publish Applied Research Project Curriculum
APA Writing Style Guide for Adult Undergraduate Students
2004 Impact of Teaching Methods for the Undergraduate Student
1992 A Study of the Impact of Vocational Counseling Preceding Career Selection

Conferences and Academic Seminar Presentations

USD #418 2009 Strength Deployment Inventory Workshop, McPherson County Para-Educators
WCCUA 2008 Strength Deployment Inventory Conference, Portland, Or
Biola University 2008 Strength Deployment Inventory Workshop, Faculty Services

2007 Los Angeles, CA
2005 Branson, Mo
2004 Detroit, Mich
2003 Philadelphia, Penn

CAEL 2006 Presented a paper on "Connecting the Adult Mind with Applied Learning"

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