BA in Social Science, Colorado State University
MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
EdD, Oral Roberts University
Before coming to Southeastern in 2007, Dr. Douglas Roth served in a wide range of positions throughout 17 years of experience in Christian education, including as a teacher, coach, athletics director, principal, business manager, superintendent, Colorado state representative to the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and graduate assistant in the ORU School of Education.
In 2009, Dr. Roth was named the first associate dean of the College of Education, and in 2011, he assumed the role of dean. In the spring of 2015, he was granted his request to “retire” from being dean to return to the classroom. He resumed a full-time teaching load in the fall of 2015. In addition to his Southeastern duties, Dr. Roth currently serves as the higher education representative on the Florida ACSI Regional Council.
Dr. Roth’s passion is to see a biblical worldview restored to the public and private classrooms of America at all levels: preschool, elementary, secondary and postsecondary. He believes this restoration will emerge through servant-leaders committed to the cause of Christ in all educational arenas, a purpose that is consistent with Southeastern’s mission.
Dr. Roth previously taught many of the foundational courses in the teacher education program, including Educational Psychology, Introduction to Education and Classroom Management. Currently, he teaches the following undergraduate-level courses: Faith Integration in Education; Honor’s Christ, Culture and the University; Old Testament Survey; and New Testament Survey. He also developed and taught several of the graduate-level educational courses and will serve on dissertation committees in our EdD program. His current research interests include biblical history, cultural and political shifts, leadership, single-gender education and school finance.