John Shoup, Ph.D.

Professor of Education
Dean, School of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-4205
E-mail: jshoup@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B225
Office Hours: By appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Education University of California, Riverside 2002
M.Div. Theology Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 1992
M.A. Counseling Psychology Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 1992
  • Additional Education

    B.A. in Social Work at the University of Montana

  • Courses Taught

    American Public Schools
    Comparative Worldviews and Education
    Current Issues Seminar
    Curriculum Theory and Development
    The History and Future of American Education
    Knowledge Management and Decision Making
    Introduction to Educational Leadership
    Introduction to Leadership and Organizational Theory
    Leadership, Worldviews, and Contemporary Issues
    Survey of Educational Research
    Organizational and Institutional Theories

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Leadership Development
    Complexity Theory
    Nature of Wisdom and Expertise
    Faith and Learning

  • Teaching Experience

    Community Christian College – Redlands, CA.
    University of California, Riverside.

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Publications
    Shoup, J. (2016). Leadership, Organizational, and Institutional Studies: Reconciling and Teaching
    Competing Perspectives. Journal of Leadership Education. 15, 167-182.

    Burns, J., Shoup, J. and Simmons, D. (Eds) (2014). Organizational Leadership:
    Foundations and Practices for Christians. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

    Anacker, G., and Shoup, J. (2014). Leadership in the Context of a Christian Worldview. In
    Burns, J., Shoup, J. and Simmons, D. (Eds) (2014). Organizational Leadership:
    Foundations and Practices for Christians. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

    Shoup, J., and McHorney, C. (2014). Decision-Making: Becoming an Expert of the Process.
    In Burns, J., Shoup, J. and Simmons, D. (Eds) (2014). Organizational Leadership:
    Foundations and Practices for Christians. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

    Shoup, J. & Studer, S. (2010). Leveraging Chaos: The Mysteries of Leadership and Policy
    Revealed. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Shoup, J., Cleveland, A., Collins, G., Emmerson, S., Skubic, D., & Walker, E. (2009). The
    Transition to Doctoral Education. Journal of Educational Research, University of Malaya. 1, 51-69

    Shoup, J. (2008). A Rendezvous with Destiny: A Collective Case Study in Servant-Leadership.
    In G. S. McGovern, D. Simmons and D. Gaken (Eds). Leadership and Service: An Introduction. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

    Shoup, J. (2007). Making the Invisible Circle Visible: Creating a Culture of High Expectations
    for Learning. Essay in Developing Instructional Thematic Units: Instruction and Assessment, Custom Edition for Azusa Pacific University. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.

    Shoup, J. (2005). A Collective Biography of Twelve World-Class Leaders: A Study on Developing
    Exemplary Leaders. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America (2005)

    Alvarez, P., Groen, M., Page, R. and Shoup, J. (2000). Review of H. M. Kliebard, Schooled to
    Work: Vocationalism and the American Curriculum, 1876-1946. New York: Teachers College Press, 1999, 32 (1), 117-121.

    Academic Papers and Presentations
    Leaders as Ethicists: Navigating Public Dilemmas. Paper presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. 11/01-05/16

    Call Me Leader! – Tragic Leadership Lessons from Moby-Dick. Lead Author - Paper presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. 11/01-05/16

    When in Spain – The Context and Adventures of Don Quixote: Implications for Leaders and Followers. Lead author - Paper presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. Barcelona, Spain. 10/14-17/15

    The Nature of Wisdom: A Synthesis of the Philosophical, Theological, and Empirical Traditions. Lead author - Paper presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. Barcelona, Spain. 10/14-17/15

    Leadership, Organizational, and Institutional Studies: Reconciling Competing Perspectives. Paper presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. Barcelona, Spain. 10/14-17/15

    Elusive Nominations for the Most Influential Educators from the 20th Century: Evidence for the Eclectic Nature of Education in the United States. Organization for Educational Historians Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. 09/25-26/15.

    Honest Lying and Other Subtle Pseudo-Ethical Practices by Good People. Presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 10/30-11/2/14

    Transformational Leadership Principles from the TNK. Paper presentation at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. 10/30-11/2/14

    Rethinking Educational Leadership: Combining Paradigms. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. 4/3-4/7/14.

    Wisdom: Its Roots, Demise, Resurgence, and Attainability. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada. 10/30-11/2/13

    Prosopography: Discovering the One Story of the Many. Paper presented at the Organization for Educational Historians Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. 10/4-5/13.

    A Call for the Return of Wisdom: Schools at Their Finest. Paper presented at the International School Leadership Symposium. Zug, Switzerland. 9/26-28/2013.

    Leadership Lessons: A Narrative Analysis of the Bible and Koran. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO. 10/24-27/12.

    The History of Wisdom: Its Demise and Resurgence. Co-presenter at the Organization for Educational Historians Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. 10/5/12.

    Dynamic Conceptions of Leadership: Metaphors that Inspire the Social Imagination and Promote Exemplary Leadership. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 4/8-4/12/11.

    The Contaminated California Community College Leadership Pipeline: Implications for Policy and the Public Good. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 4/8-4/12/11.

    Education as a Complex Adaptive System: Continuity and Contingencies in Educational History. Keynote Address. Organization of Educational Historians. Chicago, IL. 9/17-18/10.

    Presidential Longevity: Principles for Finishing Well and Avoiding Derailment. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 4/30-5/4/10.

    Guarded Optimism for the Community College Staffing Pipeline. Poster session at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. 4/13-4/18/09.

    Ethical and Biblical Principles for Leaders: Developing a Hierarchy of Values. Seminar presented
    Leadership and Disabilities: Challenging Identity Norms. Poster presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Conference. Los Angles, CA. 11/13-15/08

    Prelude and Post Script: Reform in Context: Before-Life and After-Life. History of Education Annual Conference. St. Petersburg, FL. November 6-9, 2008.

    The Whole Story: Making Systemic Sense of the Chronic Crisis. History of Education Annual Conference. St. Petersburg, FL. November 6-9, 2008.

    How and Why The Pendulum of Educational Reform in America Swings Chaotically: An Alternative Explanation and Respective Implications. Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society. Paris, France. June 17-19, 2008.

    Has Anything Changed? The 50th Anniversary of Life Magazine’s “Crisis in Education.” Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New York City, NY. March 23-29, 2008. Second author.

    Emerging and Predictable Patterns of Educational Reform: Guidelines for Complex Policy Planning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New York City, NY. March 23-29, 2008.

    Has Anything Changed? The 50th Anniversary of Life Magazine’s Five Part Series on the Crisis in Education. Second chair for a panel of papers presented at the California Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Dana Point, CA. November 29, 2007. Lead author for one panel paper, Reform in Context: Before-Life and After-Life.

    How and Why the Educational Reform Pendulum Swings: Implications for Policy Planning and Implementation. Paper presented at the California Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Dana Point, CA. November 29, 2007.

    Leadership Longevity: Principles for Finishing Well. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. October 31 – November 3, 2007.

    Educational Policy as Part of a Dynamic Nonlinear System: Contextualizing the Reform Pendulum. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 9-13, 2007.

    Leadership and Language: The Assumptions and Consequences of Discourse and Metaphor in Leading. Session Chair. International Leadership Association Annual meeting in Chicago, IL. November 2-5, 2006.

    Meta-Metaphors and the Essence of Leadership. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual meeting in Chicago, IL. November 2-5, 2006.

    Complexity Science and Leadership: Principles for Herding Butterflies. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual meeting in Chicago, IL. November 2-5, 2006.

    Challenges and Principles for Educational Leadership and Policy Reform in the Context of Complexity: Establishing Predictable Patterns of School Policies. School Leadership Symposium and International Seminar. Erfurt, Germany. September 26 – October 1, 2006.

    Constructing Meaningful Leadership Theories, Practices and Outcomes through Metaphors and Discourse. Session Chair. International Leadership Association Annual meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. October 31 – November 6, 2005.

    Meta-Metaphors and the Triune Nature of Leadership. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. October 31 – November 6, 2005.

    A Prosopography on 12 Influential Leaders: A Case Study on Developing Exemplary Leaders. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Meeting. November 4-6, 2004. Washington, DC.

    Enthused (Εν·Θεος) Scholarship: Christian Metaphysics and Epistemology. Paper presented at the National Faculty Leadership Conference. June 24 –27, 2004. Washington, D.C.

    Professional Development Seminars and Workshops
    Raising our Leadership Quotient: Lessons from the Ages. 1st International Leadership Training. Isabela State University. Cauayan City, Isabela, Philippines. 12/01/2016.

    Leadership and Chaos: Simplifying the Complexity. CBU Leadership Seminar Series. Riverside, CA. 10/03/16.

    Employee Engagement + Leadership Development = Long Term High Performance. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA. 10/03/16

    Our Psychological Work Contracts: The Hype and Hope of Employee Engagement. Seminar for the County of Riverside Human Resources Group. Riverside, CA. 09/08/16.

    Filling Our Leadership Bucket. Seminar for the Riverside University Health System. Moreno Valley, CA. 9/21/16

    Higher Education in the United States: History and Issues. Seminar for Taiwan delegates from CYCU. California Baptist University. 08/13/15

    Ethical Principles for Leaders: Why Good People do Bad Things. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA. 11/13/14.

    Decision Making: The Power and Problem of Groups and Groupthink. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA. 9/25/14.

    Ethical Principles for Leaders: Navigating Wicked Problems. Seminar for the County of Riverside Human Resources Personnel. Riverside, CA. 9/24/14.

    Decision-Making: Not as easy as one thinks. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA. 3/27/14.

    Developing a Leadership Quotient: Improving Leadership Perspectives and Practices. City of Riverside. 3/20/14

    Creating a Culture of High Expectations for Student Engagement and Learning. Redlands Christian and Arrowhead Christian Academy In-Service. Redlands, CA. 11/26/13.

    Navigating Chaos and Complexity. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA. 11/21/13

    Social Capital: Creating Trust. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA. 9/19/13

    Leading Behind the Scenes. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA. 8/28/13

    Leading Behind the Scenes. CBU Leadership Seminar Series. Riverside, CA. 6/3/13

    What Colleagues and Constituents Want and Need: Exemplary Leadership Models. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA 5/16/13

    Why Leadership Matters: An Overview and Introduction to Leadership. Seminar for the County of Riverside Executive Group. Riverside, CA. 3/21/13

    Developing Your Leadership Quotient: Improving Your Leadership Perspectives and Skills. CBU Leadership Seminar Series. Riverside, CA. 10/1/12

    Seven Fatal Decision-Making Mistakes . . . and How to Avoid Them. CBU Leadership Seminar Series. Riverside, CA. 8/13/12.

    Making the Invisible Circle Visible: Creating a Culture of High Expectations. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 11/22/11.

    Complexity, Chaos, and Leadership. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 11/22/11.

    The History of General Education. Presentation at the CBU Fall Faculty In-Service. 8/24/11

    Developing a Leadership Quotient. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 11/23/09.

    Leadership Principles from the TaNaK. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 11/23/09.

    Ethical and Biblical Principles for Leaders: Developing a Hierarchy of Values. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 11/24/08.

    Decision-making Theories and Strategies: Avoiding Typical Blunders. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Conference. Anaheim, CA. 11/24/08.

    Online v. Face-to-Face Instruction: A Snapshot of Fraternal Twin Graduate Courses. Paper presented at the TechEd Annual Conference. Ontario, CA. March, April 13-15, 2008.

    Leadership Longevity: Principles for Finishing Well. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. November 20, 2007.

    To the Edge of Chaos: Leadership Principles for Today’s Complex World. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. November 20, 2007.

    Effective Decision-Making. Leadership Academy - Corona Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy. August 18, 2006.

    Developing Exemplary Leaders: Lessons from Twelve-World Class Leaders. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. November 22, 2005.

    Effective Decision-Making: Developing a Mindset for Wisdom and Simplifying Complexity: Using Chaos Theory to Achieve Desired Outcomes. Seminars presented at the California Association of Private School’s Triennial Conference. Long Beach, CA. November 21, 2005.

    Overview of the American Educational System and History. Seminar presented to visiting delegates from the Beijing Institute of Education, Fengtai Branch. California Baptist University. July 12, 2005

    Politics of Education and Funding of Education in America. Seminar presented to visiting delegates from the Beijing Institute of Education, Fengtai Branch. California Baptist University. July 26, 2005

    Making the Invisible Circle Visible: Creating and Maintaining a Culture of High Expectations for Learning. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Southern California Annual Conference. November 22 and 23, 2004. Anaheim, CA.

    Effective Decision –Making: Growing in Wisdom. Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Southern California Annual Conference November 22 and 23, 2004. Anaheim,

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Redlands

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Board Member, Community Christian College (2013-present)
    Board Member, Arrowhead Christian Academy and Redlands Christian School (2006-2012)
    Served on Advisory Committees for University of California, Riverside Credential Advisory Council
    Served on WASC and/or WASC joint accreditation visiting committees
    Participated in Developing Institutional Strategies for Assessing and Improving Student Learning, hosted by AAHE/WASC Joint Conference
    Served on thesis and project committees for master and doctoral students

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Spending time with family
    Playing tennis
    Traveling

  • Personal Philosophy

    Deuteronomy 6:4-9
    “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates."