Dan received a B.S. degree in mathematics/education in
1972 from North Dakota State University. He subsequently
entered into business management with AT&T for 20 years
and then with several small business firms in upper management
positions. In addition to his business career, Dan has been
active in Christian education work for over 20 years. He
served as board member of several Christian schools and taught
in a private school one year. Dan also worked for Dr. Pat
Robertson's Freedom Council doing grassroots training on
Christian worldview principles. In 1986 Dan founded the
Nehemiah Institute and authored the first version of the PEERS
Test. Dan continues to serve as president of the Institute
with particular focus on new product development and CFO
responsibilities. Dan also serves as a member of the executive
committee of the Coalition on Revival (COR). COR is a ministry
providing high-level worldview training in all major areas of
society. You may visit COR's web site in the "Links"
Dennis M. Woods Houston, TX
Dennis is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University
and earned a Master's Degree in Religious Education from
Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He has
more than twenty years experience as a church staff member in
Christian Education and Administration. Currently, Dennis
managers a retail outlet for Lifeway Christian Resources in
Houston, TX. He also teaches a coed Bible Class at Williams
Trace Baptist Church and regularly leads leadership training
sessions for local sessions and state conventions. Dennis
co-authored Nehemiah Institute's worldview course, Developing
a Biblical Worldview.
Dr. Marc A. Clausen, Ph.D.- Lexington,
Dr. Clausen brings extensive training and experience
to the Institute in Christian worldview philosophy. His
primary work at the Institute has been to write 'enhanced'
Position Papers on PEERS Test items. The Enhanced Papers are
written for college-level studies. Dr. Clausen's education
includes: Marshall Univ., B.S., Physics (1978); Marshall Univ.
M.A. Political Science (1980); West Virginia Univ. Dr.
Jurisprudence, Ph.D. (1982); Liberty Univ. M.A. Christian
Thought/Church History (1993); and Liberty Univ. M.Th.
Historical Theology-Reformation/Post Reformation (1993). Dr.
Clausen's work experience includes: Asst Prof.
Government/Economics Liberty Univ (1984-1993); Adjunct Prof.
Law, Marshall Univ. (1986); and Adjunct Prof. Economics,
Lexington Baptist College (1999). Dr. Clausen currently serves
as pastor of Hope Presbyterian Church, Frankfort,
Timothy Stafford, PhDSenior Research Analyst
For more than 20 years, Tim Stafford has been teaching Christians young and old to find the transformational power of renewing the Christian Mind.
His passion is to help Christians become low-maintenance; high impact disciples and his ministries have impacted thousands of believers across generational and denominational lines.
He holds the PhD in Education and the Masters Degrees in Education from Capella University and the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries/ Theology from Bethany University.
Tim has been teaching apologetics, theology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of education, learning theory, and educational technology for more than twenty years and has presented papers and given presentations for organizations of all sizes including the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), The Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS) , The Florida Education Technical Conference (FETC), the Society for Applied Learning and Technology (SALT), the E-Learning Guild, The American Society of Training and Development, and dozens of churches and Christian groups across the USA.
He currently lives in central Florida with his wife, Victoria and their two children.