Nathan Penland, Ed.D.
Department of Leadership and Administration
Dr. Nathan Penland has focused his career on Christian education. Currently, he is the Director of Student Leadership and Engagement at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. As part of his work, he trains undergraduate students to become leaders through planning and implementing intentional opportunities to engage students, through both classroom and co-curricular educational experiences.
Bachelor's in Christian Ministry
Southwest Baptist University
Doctorate in Leadership
Master's in Christian Education
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Christian education
- Student leadership development
Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.
Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education
This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education
The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.
Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction degree is for leaders who wish to advance their skills in curriculum development and instructional methods at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation.
Ed.S. in District Level Administration Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in District Level Administration degree is designed for educational leaders who wish to become a superintendent or district level administrator. This program equips students with the skills necessary to effectively lead a PreK-12 school district.
Ed.S. in Instructional Technology Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology degree for leaders who want to advance their knowledge in instructional technology at the post-master’s level without needing to complete a dissertation. You will use theoretical foundations and current real-world practices to support the development of relevant technology that meet the needs of diverse learners.
Ed.S. in Leadership Educational Specialist
The Educational Specialist in Leadership degree is designed for leaders who wish to pursue advanced training at the post-master’s level without having to complete a dissertation. You will learn advanced leadership skills and competencies that will make you a more effective leader.
M.Ed. in Educational Business Administration Master of Education
The Master of Education in Educational Business Administration program was designed for those who want to develop business and leadership skills in an educational setting. Framed by the standards from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), the program prepares strategic leaders for senior administrative positions in a variety of settings including public, charter, and private schools, as well as community colleges and other educational institutions or learning organizations.
M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership Master of Education
This degree is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to help other teachers reach their full potential. You’ll learn to interpret research on leadership models, teacher evaluation, and motivation, and use it to develop professional learning opportunities that promote continuous improvement
Certificate in Adult Education and Corporate Training Certificate
This certificate is designed to help you utilize teaching skills in an environment that requires professional development, team building, or training to improve personal, collaborative skills in adults. Theories of interaction are taught through experiential activities that you can apply to training opportunities.
Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study Certificate
This program is designed for students wishing to design their own program of study at the post-master’s, advanced level. Students can choose from a variety of courses to study the topics they want to study.
Certificate in Leadership Certificate
This program is for graduate students who wish to develop their personal and professional leadership skills. This certificate provides leadership skill development that spans all disciplines, including education, nursing and other healthcare roles, administration and business.
Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate
Developed to enhance professional skills, this program provides an opportunity for teachers to learn how to support other teachers through learning how to help them reach their potential in teaching.