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Dr. Frank Markow

Dr. Frank Markow

Dean of Distance Education


MY PASSION:

To help leaders and organizations become all that God has called them to be through innovative approaches to education.

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST: 

Leadership and organizational development, vocational calling, non-traditional education

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Professor, The Kings University, 2014
  • Professor, Life Pacific College, 2005-2014
  • Adjunct Faculty, Azusa Pacific University, School of Business & Management, 2011-present
  • Associate Professor, Patten University, 1999-2005
  • Courses taught include organizational behavior & theory, organizational leadership theory & practice, organizational research, business ethics, personal leadership development, strategic planning, and various biblical & ministerial studies courses

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE:

I have been in ministry one way or another since 1985, in cross cultural contexts, small groups and larger churches, and music ministry. I have been a licensed minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel since 1995. And of course, I consider my teaching and educational administration a ministry as well ; )

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Academy Of Management – Organizational Behavior and Management, Spirituality and Religion divisions
  • International Leadership Association – Leadership education, development, scholarship divisions.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Leadership Education
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Leadership Studies
  • Foursquare Scholars Fellowship (founding member)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • Conference paper / panel presentation July 2012 Christian Adult Higher Education Association (CAHEA): “Adult education & organizational culture: Exploring the distinctions of values among traditional and adult educators on colleges campuses using the OCAI.“ Nashville, TN.
  • Paper presentation May 2011 “Towards a model of calling and leadership Development” Foursquare Scholars Fellowship, Columbus OH.
  • Conference session / peer reviewed paper session October 2010 International Leadership Association meeting, Boston, MA “Adult learning theory and leadership development.”
  • Conference session at the Academy of Management (Management, Spirituality and Religion interest group), August 2008 on “Leadership, Religious Worldview and the Construction of Meaning.”
  • Book chapter: “Narrative Analysis in Quantitative Leadership Research” in Qualitative Research in the Study of Leadership, K. Klenke (ed.) Emerald Publications, 2008
  • Conference presentation: International Leadership Association: “The Hero Archetype as a Metaphor of the Leader’s Journey into Calling and Identity” November 2007
  • Dissertation Topic: “Calling and Leadership Identity: A narrative approach.” Completed March 2007
  • Article: “The Effects of Personal Meaning and Calling on Organizational Commitment: An Empirical Investigation of Spiritual Leadership” in the International Journal of Organizational Advancement, co-authored with Karin Klenke. 2005, Vol. 13, Nos. 1 & 2, special issues on spirituality and leadership.
  • Conference presentation July 2005 – “Calling, Personal Meaning and Organizational Commitment.” International Conference on Advances in Management, July 2005.

PERSONAL:

Been loving and serving Jesus since 1985. Married since 1990 to Gina Markow, and have four children – Jake, Ben, Abby and Matt. I have been playing guitar since high school, and most recently performed in a country band in the Southern California area. I am also an avid amateur photographer, and have had my images displayed in buildings and won an award for a shot of whale breach in an Alaskan bay.

Contact Info


frank.markow@tku.edu
817.722.1771

Education


B.A. in Biblical Studies

Patten University

M.A. in Church Leadership

Church of God Theological Seminary

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

Regent University