Undergraduate Degree, Dakota Wesleyan University
MBA, National University
PhD in Administration and Management, Walden University
Dr. Ed Plastow returned to SEU in 2015 as a professor and the associate dean for the College of Business & Legal Studies, where he directs the graduate programs in business. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Plastow served as the dean of graduate studies and new ventures at Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) while also teaching for Southeastern online. From 1999 to 2012, Dr. Plastow served as the founding chair of the College of Business & Legal Studies at Southeastern. During those 13 years, he was a professor of management and accounting and oversaw the growth from its initial seven students to over 500 students studying in multiple business disciplines when he left to return to DWU. The program development included evening, online and MBA programs. Dr. Plastow was instrumental in SEU’s gaining initial and recurring accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. Dr. Plastow was selected for the “Outstanding Faculty of the Year” award in 2012. He had previously served DWU as a business professor from 1988 to 1999. Prior to that time, Dr. Plastow spent 15 years in various senior business, administrative and financial management/CPA leadership positions. He worked extensively in the professional sports industry with clients that included the Denver Broncos and Denver Nuggets. Dr. Plastow’s undergrad work was at DWU, his MBA is from National University (CA), and he earned a PhD from Walden University (MN) in administration and management.
Dr. Plastow is also a retired 23-year coach. In nine years of college basketball head coaching at SEU, his teams recorded a 198-124 win-loss record, earning four “Coach of the Year” awards, five regional titles and six national tournament appearances, and helped to garner eight 20-win seasons. He is an active Christian missions and ministry leader and is ordained with the Assemblies of God; his wife, Shannon, and he serve in annual summer missions assignments in the Alaskan Bush. The Plastows have 10 grown children and 23 grandchildren and love contemporary Christian and country music. As a hobby, Dr. Plastow continues to be an avid sports fan, attending all SEU Fire football and basketball games, and also collects and runs antique Lionel trains.