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Dr. Frank Markow

Dr. Frank Markow

Dean of Distance Education


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


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


  • 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


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 ; )


  • 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)


  • 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.


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.

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B.A. in Biblical Studies

Patten University

M.A. in Church Leadership

Church of God Theological Seminary

Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership

Regent University