James Heyman, Ed.D.

  • California Baptist University Associate Professor of Education 20012011
  • Director of the Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership for Faith-Based Schools program 2001–2018
  • Ed. D. Private School Administration, University of San Francisco
  • M.A. School Supervision and Administration, San Jose State University
  • B.A. Philosophy, University of California Berkeley
  • Twenty-one years in leadership roles at four Christian schools, grades K12, served as principal, headmaster, and superintendent in three different states
  • Thirty-one years in elementary and secondary teaching and coaching
  • Seventeen years graduate level university instruction

Linda Byrd, Ed.D.

  • Emeritus Administrator, Victor Valley Christian School, grades P12
  • California Baptist University Adjunct Professor of Education
  • Ed. D. Educational Administration, Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, Chapman University
  • B.A. Liberal Studies, California State University San Bernardino
  • Twenty-nine years Christian education as elementary teacher, preschool director, vice principal, and principal
  • Sixteen years Adjunct Professor Education, Chapman University & California Baptist University as well as Azusa Pacific University

Steven Gray, Ph.D.

  • California Baptist University Adjunct Professor of Education
  • Ph.D. Education (Administration, Curriculum and Teaching), University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A. Education (Curriculum Development), California State University at Los Angeles
  • Administrative Services Credential
  • California Life Teaching Credential
  • B.A. University of Southern California, Religion
  • Superintendent, Pasadena Christian School

Vance Nichols, Ed.D.

  • California Baptist University Adjunct Professor of Education
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Southern California
  • MS, Education, Educational Leadership for Faith-Based Schools, California Baptist University
  • BS, Applied Arts and Sciences, Radio/Television/Film Production, San Diego State University
  • Certification, Development and Marketing, National Planned Giving Institute, The College of William & Mary
  • Head of School, Alta Loma Christian School
  • Coauthor, Elementary Bible series, ACSI Purposeful Design Publications (20102013)
  • Educational Researcher, Organizational Leadership Theorist, and Innovation Scholar, USC (2013–2016)
  • Commissioner and Chair, ACSI Southern California Regional Accreditation Commission (20142017)