Bennett Nworie completed his Ph.D. in Special Education, with emphasis in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders and Clinical Psychology. He has been involved in education for more than 25 years with K-12 to college teaching experience. In the 1999-2000 school year he was named Teacher of the Year in Dallas, Texas because of his teaching effectiveness and contributions in the special education field.
Dr. Nworie was the chief executive officer of Shiloh Counseling Services in Mesquite, Texas for nearly ten years. In this capacity, he gained experience in leadership, administrative, organizational, clinical, and therapeutic skills. He served for six years as the Pastor of a mid-sized church in Hawthorne, California.
Dr. Ben Nworie served Azusa Pacific University as Director, Office of Faith Integration, Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, from 2010 to 2012. He was part of Center for Research in Ethics and Values (CREV) Oxford Faculty Development Seminar held in Oxford, England June 10-15, 2012. He is currently Professor of Special Education, and Site Coordinator (Azusa Campus), Special Education Department.
Dr. Nworie is a people’s person, an effective listener, and skilled in counseling. He is dependable, detail oriented and an effective communicator. He is highly committed to his student’s welfare and academic success.
Ph.D. - Special Education, Texas Woman's University
M.S. - Counseling, University of North Texas
M.A./M.Div. - Theology/Divinity, Criswell College
B.S. - Sociology of Religion, University of BeninCredentials/Certifications
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Credentialed Special Education Teacher
- Faith Integration
- Pastoral Care
- Special Education
Courses TaughtGLDR 516
– Mentoring and Developing Global LeadersSPED 505
– Educational Foundations and Classroom Experiences (K–12)SPED 506
– Educational Foundations and Classroom Management (K–12)SPED 509
– Technology in Special EducationSPED 537
– Theories and Interventions in Behavior DisordersSPED 538
– Special Education Issues: Mild to Moderate Disabilities (not found in course database)
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Mon - Wed
Building One, Suite 113, West Campus
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