Dr. David Rhoads is currently serving as the Director of Teaching Excellence and Digital Pedagogy at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California and has been teaching in the areas of leadership and educational technology for nearly a decade. Dr. Rhoads holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Irvine, M.A. in Teaching and Learning with Technology from Ashford University, and a B.A. in Human Development from San Diego Christian College. He enjoys helping faculty do what they do best by equipping them with solutions and best practices for their classroom. David has extensive experience in the area of online pedagogy and program development, non-traditional enrollment and support, instructional design, and educational technology. David’s background, prior to working in Higher Education, included teaching at the High School level as well as 12 years of youth and young adult ministry. David is passionate about helping faculty maximize face to face and online learning opportunities so their students can gain the most benefit from their instruction. He believes that our goal as educators should be to facilitate learning is such a way that encourages and equips students to be passionate life-long learners.