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Doctor of Education

Highlights

The 60-hour degree includes six hours of one-on-one mentorship with a professor who has ministry training and experience in specialized areas of study. Most students in each cohort will complete the required on-campus seminars during their first two years in the program. The final twelve hours designated for the dissertation could be completed in the third year.

A master’s degree in education or related fields from other accredited institutions will be accepted for the doctor of education program at Southeastern. Admission requires a minimum 3.25 GPA requirement in addition to an acceptable score on the MAT.

 
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If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please contact our Doctor of Education program office at 919-761-2490 or our Student Development office at 1-800-284-6317.

If you’re on campus, stop by our offices on the second floor of Patterson Hall.

Doctor of Education Alumni

Shane Baker

  • Current Position: Director of Admissions
  • Dissertation Title: A MIXED-METHODS STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS OF ACCREDITATION IN SOUTHERN BAPTIST SEMINARIES
  • Organization Serving: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Higher Education Teaching: Old Testament Survey for SEBTS Biblical Woman’s Institute
  • Facebook: Shane Baker

Billy Belk

  • Current Position: Adjunct Professor of Religion
  • Dissertation Title: A STUDY OF CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES IN BAPTIST CHURCH PLANTS IN THE THREE MAJOR URBANIZED REGIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA
  • Higher Education Teaching:
    • Introduction to the Bible and Christian Ethics (Wingate)
    • Research Methods (Fruitland)
  • Organizations Serving: Wingate University & Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute
  • Facebook: http://facebook.com/billy.belk 
  • Twitter: @BillyBelk_NC

Lew Bennett

  • Current Position: Senior Pastor
  • Dissertation Title: JESUS THE RABBI: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE KINGDOM PARABLES OF MATTHEW 13 AND THE FLEMING VARK LEARNING STYLES THEORY
  • Organization Serving: First Baptist Church, Bassett, Va.
    Website: www.firstbaptistbassett.com

Edward Bunn

  • Current Position: Head of School
  • Dissertation Title: NAVIGATING CHANGE AND LEADING AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF THE MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP OF A UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
  • Organization Serving: Faith Christian School
  • Higher Education Teaching: Adjunct professor at North Carolina Wesleyan College (Education/Religious Studies)
  • Publications: Bunn, C. E. (2011). Faith Required. Christian School Education, 4:4, 21.

Lee Childs

  • Current Position: Minister of Education
  • Dissertation Title: A MIXED METHOD EVALUATION OF THE FIRST FIFTEEN YEARS OF THE MASTER OF DIVINITY WITH INTERNATIONAL CHURCH PLANTING DEGREE AT SOUTHEASTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
  • Organization Serving: First Baptist Church Garner, Garner, NC

Kathy Coley

  • Current Position: President of Summit Lake & Middle Creek Bible Conferences
  • Dissertation Title: RETREAT MINISTRY AS SABBATH OBSERVANCE IN A MULTICULTURAL, INTERDENOMINATIONAL SETTING
  • Organization Serving: Summit Lake Camp and Middle Creek Retreat Center
  • Website: www.summitlake.org & www.middlecreekbible.org

L. Thomas Crites

  • Current Position: Research Specialist
  • Dissertation Title: FOUR CORE PRINCIPLES FOR ENHANCING MINISTRY EFFECTIVENESS
  • Organization Serving: Georgia Baptist Convention
  • Higher Education Teaching:  Assistant Professor at Liberty University School of Education
  • Organization Serving: Georgia Baptist Convention

Todd Deaton

Joe M. Easterling

  • Current Position: Associate Pastor of Education & Church Administration
  • Dissertation: THE CAREGIVING MINISTRY OF THE LOCAL CHURCH: MEASURING THE SATISFACTION OF MEMBERS WITH THE CAREGIVING MODEL EMPLOYED
  • Organizations Serving: Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
    • Member of Board of Trustees, Neuse Christian Academy, Raleigh, NC
    • Nominating Committee, Baptist State Convention of NC
  • Higher Education Teaching:
    • Online Adjunct Professor in Religion, Mid-Continent University
    • Adjunct Instructor in Religion, Sampson Community College
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1073918347&ref=tn_tnmn

Craig S. Freeman

  • Current Position: Archival Assistant
  • Assistant Pastor - Union Chapel Baptist Church, Zebulon NC
  • Dissertation: EFFECTS OF TEACHING INTENSITY ON HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENTS AND ATTITUDES
  • Organization Serving: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Higher Education Teaching: Adjunct Faculty Liberty University
  • Publications: Journal of Dispensational Theology "Martin Luther's Argument for Procreation as a Creation Ordinance: A Response to Homosexuality"; Legally Blind and Living; So You have been Called to Teach in the Sunday School; An Invisible Man

Andy Johnson

  • Current Position: Children's Pastor
  • DissertationTitle: A MIXED METHODS STUDY COMPARING THE PERCEIVED SPIRITUAL BENEFITS OF TOPICAL AND EXTENDED SCRIPTURE MEMORIZATION
  • Organization Serving: Ingleside Baptist Church
  • Web: www.becomingsaturated.com
  • Twitter:  @andyjohnson
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/pastorandyjohnson

Matthew Kimak

  • Current Position: Pastor
  • Dissertation Title: A RELATIONAL STUDY OF THE PERCEPTIONS OF THE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND ADMINISTRATION CONCERNING THE MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM AT SOUTHEASTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY FROM 2005-2009
  • Organization Serving: Grace Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC
  • Linkedin: Matt Kimak      
  • Twitter: PastorMattGBNC

Michael P. Reese

  • Current Position: Pulpit Minister
  • Dissertation Title: AN ASSESSMENT OF BIBLE KNOWLEDGE AMONG CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN WEST VIRGINIA AND RELATED VARIABLES.
  • Organization Serving: Mannington Church of Christ, Mannington WV
  • Higher Education Teaching: Coordinator/instructor of the Kenya School of Preaching Luanda, Kenya (Extension of Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver, CO).
    • Director of Kenya Christian Camp of Luanda, Kenya
    • Co-Director of  All-Age Week of West Virginia Christian Youth Camp
    • Presented four lectures at Freed-Hardeman University (Henderson, Tennessee) Training for Christian Service July 11-14, 2011: The Need for Bible Knowledge; Biblical Literacy: Factors That Contribute to Bible Knowledge; and, Implications for the Church.
    • Presented three lectures at the Harding University Bible Lectureship (Searcy, Arkansas) on the topic of Biblical Literacy September 25-28, 2011.
  • Publications: “Help Plant the Gospel Seed in Kenya”   West Virginia Christian (2012, Feb)

William Seeler

  • Current Position: Worship Pastor & Adult Education Pastor
  • Your Dissertation Title:  DIFFERENTIATING WORSHIP: A PILOT STUDY INVESTIGATING THE USE OF DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES IN CORPORATE WORSHIP
  • Organization Serving: Central Baptist Church of Wendell

Currie Tilley

  • Current Position: Associate Dean for Masters Studies and Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry Program
  • Dissertation Title: A QUALITATIVE COLLECTIVE CASE STUDY OF MINISTRY TO MEN IN SOUTHERN BAPTIST MEGA-CHURCHES IN NORTH CAROLINA
  • Organization Serving: Lancaster Bible College
  • Higher Education Teaching: Adjunct Professor of Christian Education, SEBTS

Edward Venable

  • Teaching position: 7th Grade Teacher
  • Dissertation Title: THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION ON  ACTIVE STUDENT PARTICIPATION AND HIGHER ORDER THINKING IN ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES IN SELECT SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCHES
  • Organization Serving: Meadowlark Middle School in Winston-Salem, NC

Carl Waden

Bedilu Yirga

  • Current Ministry Position: Senior Pastor
  • Dissertation Title: EFFECTS OF A BASIC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ON PARTICIPANTS AT DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGES DISTRICT
  • Organization Serving: Ethiopian Evangelical Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
  • Website: wongelkedallas.org  
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