Daniel Elliott, Ed.D.

Professor, The Center for eLearning and Teaching
Curriculum Specialist, Office of Innovative Teaching and Technology
Phone: (626) 815-5352
Fax: (626) 815-5416
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Daniel Elliott, Ed.D., formerly served in the School of Education, and his expertise is in 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’s focus. After spending time in combat service in South Vietnam, Elliott became an educator, serving as a teacher at every grade level, and as a vice principal, principal, associate superintendent, and superintendent of schools, districts, and a county office of education before joining the APU faculty in 1991. Elliott volunteered for seven years as co-pastor at Children of the Shepherd Church for the homeless and poor in Hollywood, and that 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 in a Hispanic neighborhood of East Los Angeles. Subsequently, he 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 College


  • Teaching Credential, United States International University


  • Education Reform and Restructuring
  • Moral/Civic Education
  • School Administration

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 571 – Curriculum Foundations
  • EDUC 573 – Philosophy/Ethics and History of Education
  • EDUC 584 – Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction
  • HROD 521 – Organizational Development and Change
  • LDRS 571 – Leadership for a Learning Environment
  • LDRS 597 – Current Issues in Leadership
  • TEP 420 – Secondary Teaching Strategies