Daniel Elliott, Ed.D., is a professor, and serves as a curriculum specialist in the Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology. He also teaches courses for the School of Education in curriculum design. Elliott formerly served the School of Education and Department of Educational Leadership. His expertise is in the areas of educational leadership, organizational leadership, instructional methodology, and curriculum design.
Elliott is a 1966 graduate of Azusa Pacific College, and obeying God’s call by serving others has been his life focus. Azusa Pacific was the place he received true spiritual formation and a foundational Christian heritage. There he learned about God’s love and to serve others with God’s love. There he began to understand the power of the Holy Spirit within. That power has carried him through personal conflict, military combat, graduate education, a career in public educational leadership, and decades of Christian service.
After leaving Azusa Pacific, Elliott undertook a year of graduate study in theology and pastoral counseling. The war and combat service in South Vietnam interrupted this path. After returning from combat, Elliott went into professional education. He served as a teacher of every grade, vice principal, principal, associate superintendent, and superintendent of schools, districts, and a county office of education before joining the APU faculty in 1991.
In addition to ministering to graduate students and to faculty at Azusa Pacific University, Elliott volunteered for seven years as co-pastor at Children of the Shepherd Church for the homeless and poor in Hollywood. This was followed by a (bivocational) seven-year appointment by the Los Angeles District of the Church of the Nazarene to serve as pastor of the Montebello Lighthouse, a Church of the Nazarene in an Hispanic neighborhood of East Los Angeles. Subsequently, Dr. Elliott was appointed to pastor churches in crisis in Temple City, Westchester, and Hacienda Heights, bringing healing and a revisioning of ministry for church members.
Ed.D., Education Policy Analysis, Educational Executive, Curriculum Leadership, University of Southern California
M.A., Education Administration, San Diego State University
B.A., Biblical Literature and Theology, Social Science, Sociology, Azusa Pacific UniversityCredentials/Certifications
Teaching Credential, United States International University
- Education Reform and Restructuring
- Moral/Civic Education
- School Administration
Courses TaughtEDUC 571
– Curriculum FoundationsEDUC 573
– Philosophy/Ethics and History of EducationEDUC 584
– Supervision of Curriculum and InstructionHROD 521
– Organizational Development and ChangeLDRS 571
– Leadership for a Learning EnvironmentLDRS 597
– Current Issues in LeadershipTEP 420
– Secondary Teaching StrategiesEDUC 704 (not live)
– Christian Perspectives and Ethics in Higher EducationLDRS 529 (not live)
– Ethics in a Changing Organizational Environment
Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
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