John Neal, EdD

Dean, School of Education

John Neal, EdD

John Neal, EdD, comes to NCU with a vast background in educational leadership. For more than 25 years, he has led in the development of educational content for adult learners through campus-based programs, online delivery, and satellite campuses throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

Throughout his career, Dr. Neal has served a number of highly entrepreneurial private colleges in a variety of roles, including Dean at Webster University and President of Ottawa University, Maryville University, and Kaplan University's home campus.  Prior to his founding of JenEd Consulting, he served as President of Capital Education, where he assisted colleges and universities in the strategic planning and development of virtual learning environments.  In this role, he facilitated program planning, design, market analysis and modeling, the selection of learning platforms, course design, and the integration of effective online pedagogies.

Dr. Neal is the co-author of Measuring Up: The Promises and Pitfalls of Performance Indicators in Higher Education and has published and spoken internationally on issues related to quality assessment and accountability. 

Dr. Neal earned his EdD in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University (George Peabody College of Education), a Master of Arts in Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Church Music and Biblical Studies from Welch College (magna cum laude).