Michael W. Vail, Ph.D.

  • Analyze existing problems and separate symptoms from root causes
  • Creatively adapt technical and non-technical solutions to new situations
  • Manage budget planning and expenditures
  • Supervise professional and paraprofessional staff to complete continuing tasks and special projects
  • Organize resources, tasks and personnel to meet identified needs
  • Effectively teach learners and train faculty and staff in course, workshop and individualized environments
  • Accept positive and negative feedback and adjust plans of action
  • Work effectively with many different people in consulting and problem-solving tasks
  • Learn about and adapt to new tasks and areas of responsibility

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Major: Curriculum and Instruction
Special Area: Educational Technology
University of Idaho - Moscow
Major: Science Education
Northwest Nazarene College (now University), Nampa, Idaho
Major: Physics
Minor: Mathematics and Education

Work Experience:
Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Professor, School of Education
  • Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Nashville, Tennessee
2008 - present
International Headquarters, Church of the Nazarene
  • Senior Program Manager, International Board of Education
  • USA Clergy Education Coordinator, USA/Canada Mission/Evangelism
Kansas City, Missouri
2000 - 2008
Midas Rex Institute
  • Executive Vice President - Education
  • Educational Consultant
Fort Worth, Texas
1985 - 1999
Olivet Nazarene University
  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Instructional Resource Services
  • Director, Learning Development Center
Kankakee, Illinois
1979 - 1985
Learning Unlimited Corporation
  • Acting Director, Educational Systems Group
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
BAVI, University of Wisconsin - Extension
  • Instructional Developer
Madison, Wisconsin
1976 - 1979
Vallivue High School
  • Physics and mathematics teacher
  • Head of Mathematics Department
Caldwell, Idaho
1971 - 1976

Professional Activities:
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Honors and Awards:
  • Who’s Who in Business (1996)
  • Associate Professor, Olivet Nazarene University (1984)
  • Outstanding Young Men of America (1981)
  • Graduated Cum Laude, Northwest Nazarene College (1972)
  • Elected to Nazarene Honor Society (1972)
  • Freshman Mathematics Award, Northwest Nazarene College (1969)
  • Valedictorian, Nampa Christian High School (1968)

Personal Data and Activities:
  • Married with three married children, five grandchildren
  • Church activities include board member, choir member, Sunday School teacher
  • Hobbies include microcomputing, photography, golf, travel, scuba diving, reading