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Educational Deans

The three Educational Deans are responsible for providing administrative oversight of Educational Technology, School of Experiential Learning and the School of Continuing Education, respectively. They oversee the recruitment and supervision of various support staff that assists academic faculty in course development and delivery, assuring quality experiential learning components by working with faculty, students and Missional University partners, as well as offering continuing education opportunities for the university stakeholders.  



Sarah Ashley, MS, MEd

Dean, Online Education

Dean Ashley has spent the last decade as an educational technologist at Drew University, Drew Theological School, and at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where she worked with faculty in online course development and with the medical staff in designing the online facilitation of medical clerkships. Originally from Ghana, Ashley holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Computer Science and a Master of Education in Educational Technology.



Dr. Steve Winiarski

Dean, School of Professional Education

Dr. Steve Winiarski is the Dean of the School of Professional Education (SPE). In this capacity, he oversees the development of online conferences, centers, and institutes. He also facilitates the development of diploma, certificate, and certification programs; and online lifelong learning opportunities in collaboration with the other Academic Deans, their Department Chairs and faculties. He serve on the Partnership Initiative Team where he collaborates to serve the educational needs of partner organizations including faith-based mission entities, nonprofits, schools, churches, and church groups. Dr. Winiarski comes to this position having had collegiate administrative and pastoral experience. He will also continue in his role as Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Missional University. He holds an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.



Dean, School of Experiential Learning