DRAWING ON OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION DEGREES FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
Acting Dean - Morling Education
BSC (HONS), CERT ED, MED, PHD MACEL
Pam is passionate about Christian education and over the years has had great satisfaction in helping numerous teachers and pre-service teachers develop a sound philosophy and practice of Christian education. She has been involved in Christian education for over thirty years, working in Australia and Indonesia where she was Head of Curriculum and Primary Education at a Christian university near Jakarta.
Since July 2011 when she returned to Australia Pam has been a valued member of the Faculty of Education at Morling College, firstly, as the Dean and then from 2016 when Professor James Dalziel was appointed as Dean, she moved to a part-time position as Senior Lecturer to begin her transition to retirement. With Professor James Dalziel moving to take up the position of CEO at the Australian College of Theology, Pam agreed to take up the interim appointment as Acting Dean while Morling College advertises for a new Dean.
Morling Education - Education Research Coordinator
DIPTEACH, BED, MED, PHD
Nola is Education Research Coordinator in the Faculty of Education at Morling, where she oversees the Master of Teaching program. Her interests include learning and teaching, cognition and metacognition, teacher professional development, giftedness, twice exceptionality, and autism/Asperger’s syndrome.
After a varied career working in K-12 schools and at university, Nola completed her PhD in 2014. Her thesis title is ‘A new perspective on thinking, memory and learning in gifted adults with Asperger syndrome: Five phenomenological case studies’. Her research utilised neuroscience and autism research to interpret findings from in-depth interviews with gifted adults with Asperger syndrome. Nola’s research led to the development of a conceptual framework for professional development of pre-service and practising teachers to transform understanding of the unique learning needs and strengths of gifted students who have Asperger syndrome.
Prior to working full-time on her doctoral research, Nola was ICT Integration Coordinator at a K-12 independent co-educational school on the outskirts of Sydney, where her role was to work in professional development of teachers across the curriculum in the sound, innovative use of information technologies in the classroom.
BA, BTh, DipEd, MEd, ThM, EdD, FIA
Perry joined the Morling team in 2020. From 1990 to 2019 Perry and his family served as missionaries in the Middle East. During the 1990s Perry was involved in helping in the establishment of extension centres in Syria for the Program for Theological Education by Extension. He then taught at the Near East School of Theology and the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon. At ABTS Perry led the development of a highly innovative curriculum, which has led to a significant role as a faculty development consultant for theological schools across the globe.
Perry serves on the Peer Review Committee of the Christian Education Journal, the MTh/EdD/PhD in Education Programmes Committee for the Asia Graduate School of Theology (AGST Alliance), and the Theological Education Programme Board for the London School of Theology. Perry has written Transforming Theological Education (translated to French and Spanish) and co-edited Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Education, and also authored the TEE texts The Art of Teaching (translated to Arabic, Farsi, Armenian, and Urdu) and The Acts of the Apostles (translated to Arabic). Perry has also published numerous articles in the fields of Education, Intercultural Studies, and Christian Leadership.
Perry and his wife Karen have two adult children, Christopher and Phoebe. For relaxation he likes to drink coffee, play squash, and watch movies – but not at the same time.
Administrator - Faculty of Education
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Lyndel started working at Morling College in January 2012 for the Faculty of Education.
She is married, with two kids and is involved with children’s and women’s ministry at her church.
How do you see the Morling values reflected in your role at Morling?
The Faculty of Education is passionate about equipping and transforming Christian teachers / leaders to better fulfil their roles as Christian educators.
BSocsc., BTh., BTh.(Hons), MTh., PhD
Brian has pastored churches in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, and has also been involved in theological education in each of these countries. He is currently the Principal of Vose Seminary, in Perth Australia, and simultaneously serves as the Senior Pastor of Carey Community Baptist Church, the founding church of Carey Baptist College, a K-12 school of over 1200 pupils. Brian has served on the board of several Christian schools and currently serves on the Western Australian and National Council of Christian Schools Australia. Brian is in demand as a speaker and teacher. His PhD has been published by Mellen Press, and he has written numerous articles in both scholarly and popular journals, and well as contributing chapters to several books. He is currently writing a book on Quiet Leadership which is due for publication by Paternoster Press in 2013.
President and Founder of Southland College
OAM, BA, MEd [Syd], PhD [Alberta], FACE , FACEL.
Ted has always enjoyed his role as a teacher in schools, churches and universities. This teaching role included his experience as a university lecturer at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and the University of Western Sydney as well as in Canada. Ted was a visiting scholar and professor at Regent College, Vancouver, for 13 months in 1983/84. Since 1985 Ted has been Principal of Pacific Hills Christian School, Dural in the northern suburbs of Sydney, and is currently also Executive Principal of Pacific Coast Christian School and Pacific Valley Christian School on the far north coast of New South Wales. Ted has also been involved in Southland College since its inception, first as Principal/Lecturer and then as Principal, and for the past decade, as President. He believes that God and His Word should form the basis of Christian educational thinking and practice and that Christian education should be distinctive as a representation of the grace and truth of God.
Greg has been a teacher and leader in Christian schools for many years. His area of specialization was Biblical Studies. He is passionate about students coming to a proper theological understanding of the Bible. He has been involved as a lecturer of the Biblical Foundations Course unit, Old Testament and has recently taken up the role of the Biblical Foundations Course Unit, New Testament lecturer too. He is also teaching in the Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) program equipping pre-service teachers to become Christian thinkers and educators.
DIPTEACH, BED, MED
Kathy completed her Master of Education (Special Education) degree at Sydney University in 2003. She has worked for over 20 years in the roles of a General Primary teacher and Support Teacher Learning Assistance in both Primary and High School.
Kathy has also held an executive position in the Special Education area where she worked alongside health professionals. Kathy has worked in both State and Private Schools. Recently she has been a casual teacher at Inaburra and Sutherland Shire Christian School. Kathy also teaches scripture and in 2010 was awarded a Preliminary Theological Certificate from the Department of External Studies Moore Theological College.
Kathy attends Gymea Baptist Church along with her husband and son.
TeachCert, Dip Teach, BEd, MEd, GradCertDrama
Lynette has been involved in Christian Community Schooling (CCS) from its inception, and was the founding Head Teacher, Primary of Toongabbie Christian Community School. She was involved in curriculum development, as a head teacher, through conferences established by CCS and later as Curriculum Consultant for Christian Community Schools Ltd, writing curriculum support documents from a Christian perspective and giving consultancy support to schools including as keynote speaker and lecturer at Christian school conferences throughout Australia. She studied Christian education through Institute of Christian Tertiary Education (ICTE) and completed her Masters with special interest in mentoring for teacher induction. More recently she taught senior English and Drama at Taree Christian College. Lynette has been involved as a tutor with Morling Education (formerly Southland College) for many years and enjoys supporting students from many nations and at the same time continues to pursue other educational interests such as teaching missionary children overseas.
Dip Teach, BEd (Hons), PhD
Dr Natalie Leitão is a passionate advocate of Christian Education. She has 25 years teaching experience in the early childhood and primary areas at a number of denominational and non-denominational Christian schools. She is currently involved in the Altone Early Years Network, in the Teen Ministry at her local church, and serves on the Board of Directors of Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA).
Natalie works at Edith Cowan University’s School of Education as a course coordinator, lecturer, tutor and researcher. Recent publications include A Rasch measure of teachers’ views of teacher-student relationships in the primary school and A Rasch measure of student views of teacher-student relationships in the primary school (co-authored with Professor Russell Waugh). Current research projects include Evaluation of the Better Beginnings Reading Promotion Pilot Program for 6 to 9 year old Children and Evaluation of Child and Parent Centres on Public School Sites in Low Socioeconomic Communities in Western Australia: A Model of Integrated Service.
EdD; PhD(Hon); MA; PGDip Arts; DipTchg
Dr Richard Edlin is the Director of Edserv International, a small mission organisation serving Christian education communities around the world, (www.edservinternational.org). Prior to that, for 10 years, he was principal of the National Institute for Christian Education (NICE), a postgraduate Christian teacher training institution that has now become a teaching agent of Morling College.
Dr Edlin is a well-known international speaker on topics relating to worldview and education from a Christian perspective. Of his many writings, The Cause of Christian Education, which has been translated into several languages is his most well-known work, and in October 2014 was released in a fully revised and expanded 4th edition.
BA(HONS), MHPED, DIPCS (POST GRAD), PHD, MACE, MAPS.
Stephen has worked in the helping and teaching professions for over 30 years. He has had the privilege of combining his research into how people relate interpersonally, and what that looks like within community, with his work throughout this time. For the last 25 years, Stephen’s focus has been in Christian schooling. He has pursued the themes of belonging, engagement, respect, and the balance of justice and mercy as worship in this context. This has been done with an eye to consider the impact that these relational dynamics have on teaching and learning from a Biblical understanding.
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