Duane Covrig has worked in higher education for about 15 years, having taught over 2,500 students. Until 2005, he taught in educational leadership at The University of Akron in Ohio. From 1996 to 1998 he taught religion at Loma Linda University in California. Before that he was a researcher at Loma Linda University and University of California Riverside, and a work/service director at Weimar College. He has k-12 teaching experience. He completed his PhD in 1999 on the organizational history of Loma Linda University and researches, writes and speaks on professional ethics, ethical decision-making, organizational theory and moral leadership. He has published in scholarly outlets like the Journal of Educational Administration, Journal of Leadership Studies, Professional Ethics, and Research on Christian Higher Education and also writes for the Adventist Review. He received the Paula Silver award for the best case in 2004 in the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. He plays guitar and loves running. He also speaks and preaches for various groups. His wife is a registered nurse and flutist. His daughters are also budding musicians and artists.
PhD, Education, June, 1999
University of California, Riverside (http://www.education.ucr.edu) (attended 1993-1999)
Dissertation: A Case Study of the Organizational History of Loma Linda University: An Examination of the Contingency and Institutional Explanations of Development. Chair: Rodney Ogawa and Flora Ida Ortiz, Robert Hanneman. Major Areas: Sociology of Organizations, Administration Policy, and Research Methods.
MA, Religion (Religious Ethics), June 1992
Loma Linda University, CA (http://www.llu.edu/llu/fr/)
Teaching Credentials, 1988-1990
Pacific Union College (Napa, CA) and La Sierra University (Riverside, CA)
CA State K-14 biological sciences; SDA Church credentials: religion, math, elementary and computers.
BA, Religion, June 1986 (Minors: Education & Health Science)
Weimar College, Northern California