American Pathways Univeristy

M.A. Faculty

Master of Arts Faculty (primary scholarly field(s)  in parenthesis)

M. A. Core Curriculum and Liberal Studies Concentration

  • Edward Boudreaux, Ph.D. (science; chemistry)
  • Robert Eells , Ph.D. (American and European History)
  • Thomas Graham, Ph.D. (psychology)
  • Cap Hensley, Ph.D. (biblical studies; literature)
  • James M. Howard, Ph.D. (ethics, philosophy)
  • Derrick Keith Hudson, Ph.D. (political science)
  • Judy Lavell, Ph.D. (education; ethics)
  • Gene R.Marlatt, Ph.D. (intellectual history; political science, leadership)
  • Jeff D.Martineau, Ph.D. (philosophy, political sceince)
  • Jacques Okonji, Ph.D. (psychology)
  • L .Bruce Pelon, Ph.D. (higher education; leadership)
  • William Talboys, Ph.D. (economics; higher education leadership)

Education Concentration

  • Lisa Leith, Ph.D. (education)
  • Dorothy B. Marlatt, Ed.D. (education)
  • Deborah Schweikert-Cattin, Ph.D. (education)
  • Bushrod White, Ph.D. (education)

Family Therapy Concentration

  • Marjorie B. Lewis, Ph.D. (psychotherapeutic studies; public policy analysis)
  • Marilyn Richard-Lewis, Ph.D. (psychotherapeutic studies)
  • Mark Wesley Meiser, Th.D. (psychotherapeutic studies)

Master of Arts Faculty: Summary of Credentials

Edward Boudreaux, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Science

B.S., Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (Chemistry)

M.S., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. (Chemistry)

Ph.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. (Chemistry major, Physics minor)

Experiential: Fulbright Fellowship: Nominated for Alfred P. Sloan Distinguished Fellowship; Peer review numerous technical grant proposals and scientific publications for technical journals; Professional achievements cited in Who’s Who in Science, plus nine different national and international citation indices; Membership in some eight national and international professional societies; awarded twelve discrete research grants from agencies funding basic research; awarded four contracts from various Publications: fifty-two technical papers in referred scientific journals and conference proceedings; thirty-three contributions to chapters in technical scientific books and reviews; four published technical book reviews; several publications in various ancillary scientific areas; industry consultant and advisor; Publications and/or co-Publications of four technical scientific books

Professional: Professor of Chemistry/ Chemical Physics, University Of New Orleans; Visiting Professor of Science, Colorado Christian University


Robert J. Eells, Ph.D.

Professor of History

B.S., Geneva College (history)

M.A., Union College (history)

Ph.D., University of New Mexico (history)

Experiential: Director, Coalition for Public Justice, Colorado; Director, Coalition for Public Justice, Michigan; Publications: Lonely Walk: The Life of Senator Mark Hatfield; Publications: Forgotten Saint: The Life of Theodore Frelinghuysen

Professional: Assistant Professor of History and Political Science, Rockmont College; Professor of History and Political Science, Trinity Christian College; Professor of History and Political Science, Spring Arbor University


Thomas Graham, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

B.A., California State University (liberal studies)

M.A., New Mexico Highlands University (psychology)

Ph.D., University of Southern California (psychology)

Experiential: Deputy Director, U. S. Peace Corps; founder and CEO, organizational and ministry development consulting firm

Professional: Seminary president; faculty and dean of continuing education, UCLA; Study Abroad director, California State University system


Cap Hensley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

B.A., George Fox College (history)

M.A., Wheaton College (biblical studies)

Ph.D., University of Liverpool (ancient history/ancient Israel)

Experiential: Church administrator; Manager, Denver inner city food distribution ministry

Professional: Faculty and departmental chairman, biblical studies, Colorado Christian University


James M. Howard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Leadership, and Business

B.S., Regis University (economics, business administration)

B.C.M., Colorado Christian University (Christian ministries)

M.B.A., Regis University (finance and accounting)

Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary (New Testament Studies)

Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary (New Testament Studies)

Experiential: Seminary Chief financial officer and chief operations officer of high technology media firm; Senior auditor for the leading energy company in Colorado; Vice President for Advancement, Denver Seminary; Publications: Paul, The Community, and Progressive Sanctification

Professional Experience: Assistant Registrar, Seminary; Instructor in Biblical Studies, Dallas Seminary; Professor, Rocky Mountain Bible College; professor, Colorado Christian University; professor, Denver Seminary


Derrick Keith Hudson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations

B.S., United States Air Force Academy (humanities)

M.A., University of Central Oklahoma (political science and international affairs)

Ph.D., University of Denver (comparative politics, international politics, political theory)

Experiential: Captain, United States Air Force; book review editor; contributing editor, Journal of Public and International Affairs; director, program management program; Denver inner city NGO education program

Professional: Associate Professor of African-American Studies and International Relations, Metropolitan State College; faculty, University of Michigan; faculty, professor, assistant professor of international relations, Colorado School of Mines


Judy Lavell, Ph.D.

B.A., Colorado Christian University (management of human resources)

M.A., University of Northern Colorado (agency counseling)

Ph.D., University of Wyoming (adult and post-secondary learning, ethical/moral reasoning in adulthood; instructional technology)

Experiential: Phi Kappa Phi; coordinator University of Wyoming teaching colloquium; Director of statewide needs assessments, Wyoming Department of Education and Wyoming Equality; Co-director of literacy program, Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver; Publications: online course design manual; Consultant: business needs assessment; Publications: Measuring Moral Reasoning assessment instrument

Professional: Instructor and Instructional Designer, University of Wyoming; Instructor, Colorado Christian University;

Coordinator of curriculum and faculty, adult and graduate studies, Colorado Christian University; adjunct professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver; adjunct professor, Regis University of Denver; assistant professor, Western New Mexico University


Marjorie B. Lewis, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies

B.A., University of Maryland (social psychology)

M.A., South Eastern University (finance)

M.Ph., Carnegie-Mellon University (public policy analysis)

M.A., Graduate Theological Union (religion and ethics)

D.Min., United Theological Seminary (pastoral care, counseling, and homiletics)

Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University (public policy analysis)

Postdoctoral, University of California at Berkeley (religion and ethics)

Experiential: Licensed Addiction Counselor; Licensed Systemic Play Therapy Counselor; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Counselor; Licensed Alcohol Counseling

Professional: Professor of public management and policy, University of Colorado at Denver; Psychotherapist and counselor for Salvation Army; Minister, inner city church; Executive director of community action and education center


Marrilyn J. Richardson-Lewis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychotheraputic Studies

B. A., Univesity of Coloado-Boulder (English)

M. B. A, Regis College ()business administratio)

Ph.D., University of Coloado at Boulder (educational psychology)

Experiential: Consulting; grantwritting; Charter school principal

Professioina: Affiliate Faculty, Regiious Univeersity; Assiastant to the Vice Chancellor, Universityof Colorado at Denver


Dorothy B. Marlatt, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

B. A., Wheaton College (anthropology; music)

M. A., University of Colorado at Boulder (education)

Ed.D., International Graduate School (education)

Experiential: K-6 public school teacher; charter school principal; public school principal; church music directconsultant; Publications: co-author Leadership to a Higher Power; co-author-Adventures in Time, Space, and Beyond; Adventures in Rhetoric, Grammar and Dialectic; Education in America; Littera: An Introduction to Literature.. Professional: Professor of Education, Dean of School of Education and Dean of Master of Arts in Education, Colorado Christian University


Gene R. Marlatt, Ph.D.

Professor of History and Political Science; Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

B.A., Wheaton College (history; political science, philosophy)

M.A., University of Denver (history; political science)

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder (American economic history; American intellectual history; American diplomatic history; modern European history; History of France; Latin American history; US/American History to 1865, US/American History since 1865; Western Civilization; natural history)

Experiential: ROTC Lieutenant; College– Lettered in Track and Field; Managing editor, The Socratic Inquirer (public affairs journal); Moderator, radio and television public affairs show; Realtor and real estate developer; Educational consultant; Social worker; Candidate for Colorado Legislature; Publications of books and articles on management, leadership, professional ethics, history, and biography; President, American Academy and Institute of Human Reason; Publications: co-author – Leadership to a Higher Power; Multifacity: Ethics for the Third Millennium; ten other books, plus articles and reviews; co-publications

Professional: Instructor, University of Colorado, Rockmont College, Regis University, Denver Seminary; Rockmont College: President, Executive Vice President, Academic Dean, Dean of Students; at Colorado Christian University: Graduate School Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Advancement, Professor of History-Political Science

Jeff A..Martineau, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of Politics and Political Philosophy

B. A., Claremont-McKenna College (political science)

M.A., Claremont-McKenna College (political science and government)

Ph.D. Claremont Graduate School (political philosophy and and constitutional law)

Experiential: President of a higher education accrediting agency.
Professional: Visiting Instructor, Claremont-McKenna College; Affiliate Professor, Universty of Maryland

Mark Wesley Meier, Th. D.

Assistant Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies

B. A., Taylor University (philosophy)

M. Div.. Asbury Theological Seminary (theology)

D. Min., McCormick Theological Seminary (theology; pastoral counseling)

Experiential: Domestic Violence Tratment Provider; Trainer in Clinical Hypnosis; psychotherapist; prison chaplain; Ordianed and minister at seveal churches.

Professional: Assistant Profssor of psychotheraputic studies, American Pathways Universithy


Jacques Ama Okonji, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology

B.A., Utah State University (mass communication)

M.S., University of Utah (counseling psychology)

Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado (rehabilitation psychology)

Experiential: Professional licensed psychotherapist; Certified Addiction Counselor and licensure; Forensic examiners licensure; Clinical supervision licensure; Clinical supervisor and director, alcohol behavior clinic; Executive Director, child placement/adoption agency; Addictionologist; State Corrections therapist; mental health counselor; Clinical therapist

Professional: Instructor in psychology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Academic advisor for state university; Instructor in psychology, University of Northern Colorado


L. Bruce Pelon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education

B.S., Colorado Christian University (organizational management)

M.A., Colorado Christian University (curriculum and instruction)

Ph.D., University of Wyoming (adult learning and technology)

Experiential: Business management, several firms

Professional: Dean of the Faculty, Western New Mexico University; Assistant Professor, Colorado Christian University; Academic program director and Assistant Director of Admissions, Colorado Christian University; Graduate faculty, University of Wyoming; Adjunct professor, DeVry University; Consultant in Higher Education; Publications in instructional management


Edward Sbarbaro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

B.A., Rider College (sociology)

M.A., Long Island University (sociology)

Ph.D., University of Delaware (sociology)

Experiential: Homeless Advocate and co-founder of Posada (program for the homeless); co-Publications, Prison Crisis: Critical Readings; Publications of numerous scholarly articles

Professional: Assistant professor, Colorado College; Instructor, Regis University; Assistant Professor Sociology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs


Deborah Schweikert-Cattin, Ph. D.Associate Professor of Education

B.A., Fontbonne University (Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Emotional, Behavioral Disorders, and Reading/Literacy [K-12])

M.A., Western State College (Educationally Handicapped [K-12], Elementary Education [K-6])

Ph.D.. Union University (Teacher Education, Curriculum and Program Development, Educational Psychology [Adolescence-Adult])

Teaching License Endorsement: Elementary K-6 and Educationally Handicapped K-12

Experiential: Educator in Colorado public schools for 30 years, teaching elementary, K-6; in special education, K-12; reading/literacy specialist, K-adult; and alternative education with at-risk youth, 8-12. Advisor to high school students in alternative high school

Professional: Professor of Education for Colorado Christian University and Regis University


William M. Talboys, Ph.D. Professor of Management and Economics

B.S., University of Wisconsin (economics)

M.B.A., University of Phoenix (management)

M.S., Regis University (economics)

Ph.D., Colorado State University (educational administration)

Experiential: Health care organization manager;

Professional: Associate Professor of Management and Associate Dean of Professional Studies, Colorado Christian University; Professor of Economics, Western International University; Dean of Continuing Education, Grand Canyon University; Director of Applied Programs, Rio Salado College; Instructor, Denver inner city alternative education program, U.S. Department of Defense; Lecturer in Management, University of Southern California; Lecturer in Management and Leadership, University of Denver; Consultant in higher education program management


Bushrod B. White, Ed. D.

Associate Professor of Education

B.A., Western State College (History)

M.A., Colorado State University (Adult and Community Education)

Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University (Educational Administration)

Experiential: Teacher of art, history, geography, and photography; Assistant Principal of middle school; Principal of K-12, middle, and high school; Adjunct Professor and Director of Educator Licensing Programs for Colorado Christian University; Title II Part A Coordinator for the Colorado Department of Education; Principal License

Professional: National Data Director for the StreetSchool Network; Professor of Education, Colorado Christian University

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