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Dr. Jan Spencer

Dept Chair Associate Professor, Arts, Humanities & Education
Dr. Jan Spencer


Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
Regent University
M.A. in Religion, Contemporary Ministry
Azusa Pacific University

Research Interests

Vision Conflict; Servant Leadership; Spiritual Leadership; Neo-Organizational Structures

Positions Held

2003 - Present
The King's University
Adjunct Onground and Online Professor
1997 - Present
Life Pacific College
Adjunct Onground and Online Professor
2015 - 2016
Desert Christian High School
2011 - 2015
Living Streams Institute
Senior Pastor/Adjunct Professor
1992 - 2015
LFC Life Choices
1985 - 2015
Living Way Foursquare Church
Senior Pastor
1976 - 2015
Pastoral advisement in a church setting

Intellectual Contributions

Vision Conflict Scale: Instrument Profile

Jan Louis Spencer
August 4, 2021
IGI Global

Effective Practices in Online Forum Discussions

Craig T. Bogar, Jan Spencer
January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2, 2020
Journal of Online Learning Research and Practice

Predicting the Level of Pastors' Risk of Termination/Exit from the Church

Jan L. Spencer, Bruce E. Winston, Mihai C. 61
February 2012
Pastoral Psychology

Vision Conflict within Pastoral Ministry

Jan L. Spencer
May 2010
Regent University

Peter: A Phenomenology of Leadership

Jan L. Spencer
May 2008
Biblical Perspectives; Regent University


Customer Service Presentation

Customer Service with Instructional Designers
March 30, 2021

Quality Online Teaching 1-2-3

OTC '20 (proposal accepted, presentation prepared, activity declined/canceled)
June 17, 2020

Running Synchronous Sessions in an Asynchronous Class

Foursquare Connection 2019
May 28, 2019

History and Doctrine

LifeNet School of Ministry - Belize
March 9, 2019

Biblical Hermeneutics

LifeNet School of Ministry - Belize
September 15, 2018

Vision Conflict Realities

Spiritual Formation Course
March 13, 2018

Best Practices for Online Educators

MASL/DCP Professors Meeting
May 2015

Panel Review/Discussion

Master Of Arts in Strategic Leadership (MASL) residency
January 28, 2015

Building Leaders

Boston, MA: Calvary Chapel Men's Retreat
April 2013

Overcoming Personal Deterrants to Effective Living

Men's Encounter: Slaying Giants
March 2013

St. Francis of Assisi and Spiritual Leadership

Century City, CA: International Leadership Association
November 2008

Knowledge, Culture, Service, and 'The Next'--Neo-Organizational Structure

Cambridge, England: International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations
August 2008

Peter--A Phenomenology of Leadership

Biblical Research Roundtable
May 2008

Servant Leadership, Complexity, and Pastors at Risk

Doctoral Residency Presentation
May 2008

The New Frontier of Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership Roundtable
August 2007

Media Contributions

APUS School of Education Blog
Social Media - Blog

Living Way Radio Network; RenewFM

Living Way Radio Network; RenewFM

Living Way Radio Network; RenewFM

Living Way Radio Network; RenewFM

Certifications and Licensure

May 31, 2018
Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
American Public University System - Center for Teaching and Learning
March 15, 1977
The Foursquare Church
September 01, 2017
CITI - Social & Behavioral Research
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

Awards & Honors

June 30, 2021
Outstanding Leadership
Conscious Capitalism Club
June 16, 2021
2020 University Strategic Initiative – Catalyst – Learning Management System Migration
During 2020, the earner of this badge made significant contributions to the migration of courses to a new online classroom to improve user experience, promote student-to-student and faculty-to-student interaction, enable a robust mobile classroom, and further differentiate APUS as a leader in online learning.
June 18, 2020
Outstanding Leadership
Conscious Capitalism Club
June 28, 2019
Outstanding Leadership
Conscious Capitalism Club
June 27, 2018
Outstanding Leadership
Conscious Capitalism Club
June 2017
Outstanding Leadership
Conscious Capitalism Club
August 2011
Certificate of Appreciation
L.A. County Brd. of Supervisors