Dr. Steven Ibbotson

Steven Ibbotson, PhD

Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Professor of Administrative Leadership
International Experience:  Canada, England, Philippines, USA
Email: sibbotson@missional.university



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, USA 
  • Master of Divinity, Prairie Graduate School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dissertation Topic

  • Career Paths of Bible College Presidents

Academic Experiences 

  • Adjunct faculty, 2013-present. Prairie Colleges, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.
  • Christian Education Coordinator, 2006-2012, Prairie Christian Academy, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada
  • Faculty (full-time), 1996-2006, Prairie Bible College, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada

Teaching Specializations

  • Administrative Leadership
  • Christian Education

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Elder, Prairie Tabernacle Congregation, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada
  • Board Member, Action International Ministries, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Volunteer with other non-profit organizations including a junior b hockey team, a local food bank, a ministry for developmentally delayed adults.

Sample Publications

  • Review of "Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice & Research" by Aimee L. Whiteside, Amy Garrett Dikkers, & Karen Swan Sterling (Stylus, 2017) in Reflective Teaching (forthcoming)
  • Review of "Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations" by Christine M. Cress, Stephanie T. Stokamer, & Joyce P. Kaufman (Stylus, 2015) in Reflective Teaching. http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/article.aspx?id=29229
  • Review of "Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction" by Jim Knight (Corwin, 2014) in Reflective Teaching http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/article.aspx?id=29229
  • Review of "Overcoming Adversity in Academia: Stories from Generation X Faculty" by Elmwood Watson (editor). (University Press of America, 2014) in Reflective Teaching http://www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/resources/article.aspx?id=29182
  • Review of "Random Thoughts IV: The Passion of Teaching" by Louis Schmier (New Forums, 2012) in Teaching Theology & Religion, 17 (3), 289-290.
  • Review of "Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices" by Tanya Joosten (Jossey-Bass, 2012) in Teaching Theology & Religion, 16 (777), e27-28. available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/teth.12079/full

Sample Presentations

  • Guest Lecture, Social Problems relating to Disability (October 4, 2017) at Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Boys to Men, Workshop presentation at ACSI Alberta Teachers Conference (October 22, 2015), Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Parenting a Disabled Child, Workshop presentation at Treasuring Jesus (Marriage & Family Life Conference), March 16, 2012, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.
  • Missions Matters, Workshop presentation at ACSI Alberta Teachers Conference (October 20, 2011), Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • What does it mean to be a missions leader in the 21 st century? March 6, 2005 at ACTION International Ministries International Council Meetings, Cochrane, AB.
  • Joy in Ministry. Pastoral Care Conference (July 21-23, 2004) hosted by Christian Growth Ministries, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines.