Thomas Burkman

  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Academic Dean
(612) 343-4161
Education: 
  • Doctor of Educational Leadership - Western Michigan University (1994)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Degree - Michigan State University (1979)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Western Michigan University (1973)
Professional Experience: 
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN (2002-present)
  • 35 years in Education
  • 6 years North Central University
  • 15 years at Tri-unity Christian High, Wyoming, MI (4 years as a Guidance Counselor & 11 years as Principal)
  • 2 years as Administrator - Hudsonville Public Schools, Hudsonville, MI.
  • Remainder - science teacher Middle School and High School levels
  • 5 years as an Adjunct Professor at Grand Valley State University, in the Graduate Teacher Education Department, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Has served on numerous professional committee's; taught at various educational conferences; and has written several articles about student learning
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Local Church Involvement:

• Elder - Emmanuel Christian Center - Fridley, MN. (2006-present)
• Life Group Leader - Emmanuel Christian Center (present)
• 40 Days of Purpose Leader & Instructor - Emmanuel Christian Center (2004)
• Board of Deacons - Grand Rapids First Assembly, Mi. (1996-2002)

 

Married to Merrybeth, 5 children &  4 grandchildren