Early in my career I excelled with my interests and activities in the areas of aquatics, general physical education, leader development and coaching. I received the Royal Life Saving Society Diploma - Gold with Honors for highest standing in Canada, 1976 and was recognized by the Royal society fo...
Early in my career I excelled with my interests and activities in the areas of aquatics, general physical education, leader development and coaching. I received the Royal Life Saving Society Diploma - Gold with Honors for highest standing in Canada, 1976 and was recognized by the Royal society for my work as a leader-educator with Commonwealth Recognition Badge (1975) and Commonwealth Certificate of Thanks (1976).
I have been a physical educator (Alberta); international level coach (Team Canada); recreation facilities manager and director (Saskatchewan and Alberta); classroom teacher and department chair (Saskatoon Public Schools); founder and board chair of a preschool; and within the context of religious education, a director of an adult laity school of ministry, director of education and pastor-minister. I have been working at the University of Saskatchewan since 1989, first as a sessional instructor while completing doctoral studies, then as a tenure track faculty member, beginning in 1991. I was promoted to the rank of Full Professor (Tenured), Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan in April 1999. I have had full privileges as a Member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan since 1992.
I have been Invited Scholar (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ethics Program, May 1994), Scholar-in-Residence (Aspen Leadership Institute, April 1997), Visiting Researcher and Scholar (University of Melbourne and Australian Principals Centre, Australia 1997-98), and the Traveling Scholar (Australian Council for Educational Administration, March 1998). I have had the privilege of teaching courses with colleagues at the University of British Columbia on a number of occasions. During my sabbaticals I had the privilege of working as visiting professor at University of Melbourne, University of British Columbia, Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles area, Exeter University, and University of Victoria at Wellington. I have had opportunity to teach graduate courses for Azusa Pacific University in Ethiopia, Chile and Brazil.
Over the years I have served on a number of local, regional and national non-profit boards. I have served on the Saskatchewan Minister of Education’s Independent School Review Board (several years as Chair). I have served on the Board of Directors for the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada for four years, I now serve on the Board of Governors of Ambrose University College in Calgary (a private university) as well as two other non-profit boards.
Over the last 30 years, my wife (Vivian, a family physician for over 25 years) and I have served as co-chairs, facilitators, presenters, and conveners for annual Family Life Conferences (marriage enrichment program), numerous youth development conferences, ethics and professional development workshops-retreats. Over the years, both Viv and I engaged in significant personal, family and pastoral counseling work.