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Dr. Larry J. McKinney

Education 

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1986

Major: Higher Education Administration

Master of Arts (M.A.), Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 1974

Major: Educational Ministries, Minor: New Testament

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), Langhorne, PA, 1972

Major: Bible, Professional Emphasis: Christian Education 

Professional Experience

Higher Education Consultant, McKinney Solutions, 2013-Present


President, Simpson University, Redding, California, 2006-2013 (Retired)


Executive Director, Association for Biblical Higher Education, Orlando, Florida, 2001-2006


President, Providence University College and Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba (Canada), 1993-2001


Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Development, Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 1980-1993


Campus Life Director/Executive Director, Fay-West Youth for Christ, Inc., Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1972-1973, 1974-1980 

Higher Education Leadership Positions

President-California Pacific (Athletic) Conference


Council of Presidents (Board) –National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


Chair-Board of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education


Vice Chair-Secretariat of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities


Board of Directors-National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities


Board of Directors-Association for Biblical Higher Education


President-Association of Canadian Bible Colleges


General Council-Evangelical Fellowship of Canada


Eastern Regional Representative-Association of Christians in Student Development 

Accreditation Experience

Chaired or served on evaluation teams with the Association for Biblical Higher Education, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Professional Associations

American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities


Association for Biblical Higher Education


Association of Canadian Bible Colleges/Christian Higher Education Canada


Association of Christians in Student Development


Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities


Association of Theological Schools


Council for Christian Colleges and Universities


Council for Higher Education Accreditation


Council of Independent Colleges


Evangelical Fellowship of Canada


Executives in Church-Related Higher Education


Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents


International Council for Evangelical Theological Education


National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities


Rotary International


Society of Professors in Christian Education

Selected List of Publications

Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States. (Section Editor and Biographies Contributor) Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2017.


Equipping for Service: A Historical Account of the Bible College Movement in North America. Fayetteville, Arkansas: Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, 1997.


"Biblical Higher Education: Past Commitments, Present Realities, and Future Considerations," Biblical Higher Education Journal, Volume XIII, Spring, 2018, pp. 11-26.


“A Theology of Theological Education: Pedagogical implications,” The Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 29, No. 3, July, 2005, pp. 218-227.


“Evangelical Theological Education: Past, Present, and Future,” Christian Higher Education, Vol. 3, No. 2, March, 2004, pp. 147-169.


“Postmodernism: Ministry Implications for Church and Educational Leaders,” The Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 27, No. 2, April, 2003, pp. 147-154.


"Bible College Movement,” Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001, pp. 71-72.


“Protestant Fundamentalism and Its Relationship to the Bible College in North America,” North American Religion, Vol. 5, 1997, pp. 90-113.


“Resolving the Church-Parachurch Conflict,” Didaskalia, Spring, 1994, pp. 47-57.


“The Fundamentalist Bible School as an Outgrowth of the Changing Patterns of Protestant Revivalism, 1882-1920,” Religious Education, Spring, 1989, pp. 589-605. 

Personal Information

Married to Debbie (Dillworth) McKinney since 1972, two married children and five grandchildren. The McKinney’s consider themselves “CanAmericans” because they have lived in and hold citizenship in both Canada and the United States.

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