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Dr. Mark Shoaf

Professor of Management


Jetter School of Professional Studies


Professional Experience

  • Professor of Business, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, July, 1996 to present.
  • Director of Plans and Programs A5 Ohio Air National Guard 2012 – 2015
  • Executive Officer to the Ohio Air National Guard Chief of Staff November 2011 to 2012
  • Inspector General, Ohio Air National Guard 2006 – 2012
  • Commander 178 Services Flight, Ohio Air National Guard
  • Civil Engineering Readiness Officer, United States Air Force Reserve, 1989 to 2000
  • 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 2 Oak leaf clusters
  • 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.



  • Ph.D. in Business Leadership at The Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2006)
  • M.B.A. in  Executive Management, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio (1995)
  • B.S. in Industrial Management, Kansas Newman College, Wichita, Kansas (1988)
  • A.S. in Applied Science Community College of The Air Force, Montgomery, Alabama (1987)
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts, Butler County Community College, Butler, Pennsylvania (1987)

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