Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Dr. Mark ShoafDr. Mark Shoaf

  • Ph.D. in Business Leadership at The Capella University, 2006.
  • M.B.A. Ashland University, Executive Management, 1995.
  • B.S. Kansas Newman College, Industrial Management, 1988.
  • A.S. Community College of The Air Force, Applied Science, 1987
  • A.A. Butler County Community College, Liberal Arts, 1987.
Professional Experience
  • Associate Professor of Business, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, July, 1997 to present.
  • Executive Officer to the Ohio Air National Guard Chief of Staff November 2011 to present
  • Civil Engineering Readiness Officer, United States Air Force Reserve, 1989 to present.
  • Owner/operator of small construction business, January, 1996 to June, 1996.
  • Production Supervisor, Guardian Glass, March, 1994 to November, 1994.
  • Area Manager, Wyandot, Inc., March, 1992 to March, 1994.
  • Production Supervisor, Dial Corporation, March, 1990 to March, 1992.
  • United States Air Force, October, 1981 to August, 1989.
Professional Organizations
  • National Guard Officers Association
  • Christian Business Faculty Association
  • VFW
  • Reserve Officers Association
  • Morrow County Job Training Board member
Awards and Recognition
  • Golden Hammer Award for Habitat for Humanity
  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
  • Several Adult and Graduate Studies group instructor awards
Published Works & Presentations:
  • Leading people or leading tasks: A study of mentoring and consideration-structure orientation of line officers in the Ohio Air National Guard (Capella University dissertation, 2006)
  • Shoaf, M., Britt, M. & Parks, T., (2009) Mentoring and Leadership: How Different are They?, The Leadership & Organization Management Journal, 3, 37-4
    • Presented Mentoring and Leadership: How Different are They? At the 2009 American Society of Business and Behavior Science conference.
  • Presented, Lessons From the Base: Applications of Military Values to the Christian College Classroom, At the 2011 Christian Business Faculty Association annual conference.
Favorite Scripture Verse:

John 3:16

Something You Didn't Know about Me
  • I enjoy construction related projects
  • My wife Cindy and I enjoy traveling in our RV
  • I have restored a 1965 Mustang
  • I have served in the military for over 31 years
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