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Laura McCollum, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education

Educational Background:
Ed.D. in Education, Seattle Pacific University
M.S. in Elementary Education Curriculum & Instruction, Southern Oregon University
B.A. in History & Political Science, Pepperdine University

Time at PHC: 2006 to present

Before coming to Patrick Henry College, Dr. McCollum served as the Director of Assessment and Assistant Professor of Education for Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. At OWU, she co-authored a successful progress report on strategic planning, assessment and budget for North Central Accreditation.

From 2002-2005 she served as the regional chairman for Teacher Education at National University in Redding, California where she provided administrative oversight for three Masters degree programs, one undergraduate degree program, seven post-baccalaureate certificate programs, and one state certificate program.

From 1998 through 2000, Dr. McCollum was a Kingswood Scholar at Seattle Pacific University. She has authored 13 online education courses for multiple universities at both graduate and undergraduate levels and has earned numerous service awards for her work in the field of education.

She teaches Biblical Worldview and Pedagogy courses at Patrick Henry College and her research interests include philosophical foundations of education and psychometrics.