• Terry A. Chaney

    Moving Texas education from GOOD to GREAT

  • Henry B. Adams on teachers:​

    "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."

  • MY SUMMARY

    Who I am:

    • Enthusiastic advocate of purpose-driven education: education that focuses on moving students from where they are to where they ought to be--equipping students to achieve their fullest potential in every area of life

    • Educational leader and advocate of Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a cost-management proponent, a leadership mentor, and a devotee of life-long learning

    • An educator with over two decades of experience in both college and K-12 program analysis, management, learning, and quality advancement

    • An educational leader who believes that education not only changes lives, but also saves them, and that true educational leaders must be devoted to research-based, best-practices

    What I have done:

    • Delivered a nationally recognized system (NWEA MAP) to measure student learning growth (grades 2-11) and predict STAAR performance (grades 3–8)

    • 100% increase in student participation in MAP testing over 3 years from approximately 7,000 to 14,000

    • Created and implemented a system-wide extended day and Saturday tutorial program customized for both a dropout recovery charter district and a standard accountability district impacting over 2000 students with thousands of hours of tutorials

    • Generated a systematic analysis of student online learning that reduced company expenditures on ineffective programs by over $100,000 per year

    • Achieved 100% implementation of a new online student information and teacher grade book system improving communication for thousands of students, parents, and teachers. Researched, evaluated, launched, and managed the system including cost/benefit analysis and budgeting.

    • Increased the percentage of students meeting or exceeding expected subject growth as measured by MAP tests from 57% in 2013-14 to 62% in 2014-15. Students are on track for similar growth in 2015-16.

    • Increased student effort/engagement as measured by test duration by 35% from the fall of 2013 to the winter of 2015-16.

    • Identified, implemented, and managed a new high-precision system for measuring student performance, tracking student learning growth, and predicting state test results in core subjects for two districts

    • Fostered a spirit of teamwork, trust, understanding, and conflict-resolution in the context of working to achieve a common vision

    • Initiated and evaluated a customized blend of online and classroom instruction to differentiate learning for students in two school districts

    • Worked with a team to increase achievement, to assess and address district curriculum needs, and to move 7 schools from IR/AU to acceptable

    • Completed Texas State teacher certification for Generalist (4–8) and Special Education (EC–12)

    • Completed all coursework for the Doctor of Education degree in Leadership and Administration. I am currently writing the dissertation

    • Completed all coursework for Principal and Superintendent Certification. I am currently completing practical requirements. Final certifications expected in spring 2016

    What I am about:

    I am here to improve the lives of people around me. I do this especially through effective education and compelling leadership. The work I do makes a lasting difference in the character and quality of life of people scattered throughout Texas and beyond. I seek to be proactive, to put first things first, to look for opportunities to analyze and improve systems--educational and otherwise, to employ effective learning models that start with the end in mind, to enhance personal and professional development, to identify and organize data that will disrupt failing systems and practices.

    I am about using my experiences in personal development, ends-oriented education, computer-aided learning, and brain-based learning to assist and enhance the learning process for diverse groups of people. I am about utilizing effective communication, vision-casting, and conflict/crisis management while quickly adjusting to new challenges, personalities, and needs. I am about caring for people, seeking solutions where everyone wins, seeking to understand before seeking to be understood, working hard and synergizing with others to accomplish something significant, exploring new ideas, striving to listen and observe, and achieving quantifiable goals. I have significant experience conceiving, producing, implementing, and tracking new systems and projects.

  • EXPERIENCE

     

    TAC Academic Consulting

    Professional Consultant 

    Jul 2015 – Present

     

    I offer professional academic consulting including research, analysis, and critique of learning systems, programs, and assessments to inform administrative decisions and improve academic achievement.

    Responsive Education Solutions

    Director of Innovative Learning/Learning Development 

    Jul 2012 – January 2017

     

    • Responsible for the implementation of company and district learning systems, brand development, and learning improvement.
    • Led the reorganization and implementation of a new system of professional and leadership development for the school directors and teachers of two districts. 
    • Renewed and revitalized the school administrator recruitment and mentoring systems for two school districts.
    • Developed and implemented the Time On Task Advanced Learning (TOTAL) system, an extended day and Saturday school tutoring program for 70 campuses.
    • Took the lead in evaluating and initiating the use of NWEA MAP testing throughout all company schools and in analyzing results.
    • Formulated and launched a plan to analyze and evaluate the blended learning system used by thousands of our students as part of my doctoral dissertation.
    • Planned and led professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and support staff.
    • Prepared and submitted budget requests and recommendations.
    • Prepared, maintained, and oversaw the preparation and maintenance of tutorial attendance tracking, reports, and records.
    • Reviewed and approved new programs, and recommended modifications to existing programs, submitting program proposals for approval as necessary.
    • Recommended personnel actions related to programs and services.
    • Directed and coordinated activities of teachers, administrators, and support staff at schools.
    • Reviewed and interpreted government codes, and developed programs to ensure adherence to codes and student safety, security, and oversight.
    • Collected and analyzed student and staff survey data and data on demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns, teacher demands, and curriculum change needs.

    Gateway Moscow

    President of the Board of Directors 

    2007 – Dec 2012

     

    • Gateway Moscow existed as a non-profit board designed to sponsor ambassadors of Christian education in Moscow, Russia.
    • After a significant and effective period in Moscow, the team retired and returned home in 2012.

    TEACH FOR AMERICA, Dallas ISD

    Teacher, Dallas Independent School System 

    2011 – 2012

     

    I taught 7th grade Language Arts. My responsibilities during this time included:

     

    • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

    • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among students.

    • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.

    • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.

    • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.

    • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.

    • Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.

    • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate these objectives to students.

    • Assist students who need extra help, such as by tutoring and preparing and implementing remedial and accelerated programs.

    • Assign lessons and correct homework.

    • Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.

    • Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.

    • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.

    • Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.

    • Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.

    • Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.

    • Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of middle school programs.

    • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.

    • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.

    • Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.

    • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers and other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from such activities.

    • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.

    • Prepare for assigned classes and post written evidence of preparation weekly and daily.

    • Perform miscellaneous administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.

    • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees, as opportunities arise.

    • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. Participated in over 400 hours of professional development and training during this time—much of it on my own initiative.

    Ozark Christian College

    Professor of History 

    Jul 1988 – Jun 2011

     

    I invested twenty-three years in undergraduate education teaching primarily in the areas of history and theology of Christianity. My responsibilities included the following:

     

    • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate students on topics determined by course curriculum.
    • Keep abreast of developments in relevant fields by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
    • Conduct research and present findings in books, electronic media, and at professional conferences and meetings.
    • Prepare course materials including syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, and post results in a timely manner.
    • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
    • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, career issues, and research.
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
    • Write grant proposals to procure external funding.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
    • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
    • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities through travel on up to 50% of the weekends during the school year.
    • Provide three to four weeks of travel on behalf of the school during the summer months.
    • Review manuscripts for publication in books and professional journals as well as manuscripts for advanced degrees.
    • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
    • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
    • Participate in campus and community events.

    Team Expansion

    Forwarding Agent 

    Jan 2010 – May 2011

     

    I utilized the software program, Quickbooks, as well as common office software to manage the finances and communications for a missionary serving in Italy in association with Team Expansion.

    At The Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK

    Professional Sabbatical 

    Jun 2002 – Jun 2003

     

    After 14 years of teaching at Ozark Christian College, I took a sabbatical during this time to travel and research primarily in England, but with brief journeys to France.

    Highland Park Christian Church

    Professor on Staff 

    Jun 1989 – Jul 1989

     

    I served on staff with Highland Park CC during these summer months (while still employed by Ozark Christian College) in order to observe and participate in their ministerial leadership. I am grateful to B.A. Austin and the entire church for their kindness and the opportunities they provided.

  • SKILLS

     

    Project Management

    Problem analysis & resolution

    Personnel Evaluation & Management

    Research & Writing

    E-Learning & technology

    Cost-Benefit/Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

    Blended Learning

    Dissertation topic

    Online & Face-to-Face Professional Development

    NWEA MAP Administration & Testing

  • EDUCATION

     

    Liberty University

    Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2010 - 2016

     

    I have continued my education through Liberty University after finishing the Education Specialist degree in order to pursue the Doctor of Education degree. I anticipate finishing in 2016.

    University of North Texas

    Principal and Superintendent Certifications 2014 - 2015

     

    Achieved both principal and superintendent certifications in early 2016.

    Liberty University

    Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership and Administration 2010 - 2012

     

    I graduated with the Education Specialist degree in the winter of 2012-2013.

    Harding University

    Education & History 2010 - 2010

     

    Professional Development in Elementary & Middle School Literacy

    Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

    Th.M. Systematic Theology 1987 - 1988

     

    Completed the Master of Theology degree after receiving a partial scholarship for the one year program. I was granted admission to the Ph.D. program, but decided to take the job offer to teach undergraduates at Ozark Christian College.

    Activities: Named Master of Theology Scholar in Systematic Theology for 1987-88

    Cincinnati Bible Seminary

    M.Div Theology 1985 - 1987

     

    Completed the 90 hour Master of Divinity program in two years with a major in Systematic Theology and an emphasis on church history.

    Activities: Theology Student Study Group

    Ozark Christian College

    B.Th. Double major in Old Testament and New Testament with a minor emphasis in Greek 1980 - 1985

     

    Completed a double major in Old and New Testament for the Bachelor of Theology program.

    Activities: 
    Various student clubs/groups
    Weekend Speaking Engagements
    Summer Archaeological Dig in Israel

  • Publications

    God Most High: What the Bible says about God the Creator, Ruler, Redeemer. Jack Cottrell wrote three volumes on the doctrine of God published by College Press in 1983, 1984, and 1987. This volume represents my efforts to reduce those three large volumes into one. Published 2012.

     

    Romans. In 1996 and 1998 College Press published the two volumes of Jack Cottrell's commentary on Romans as part of The College Press NIV Commentary series. I was trusted to edit the two volumes down to a single volume in 2005 to increase distribution. 

     

    “The Signature of God in the Design of his World” Ch. 2 of A Humble Defense: Evidence for the Christian Faith: A Special Tribute Honoring Dr. Lynn Gardner. 2004.

  • REFERENCES/RECOMMENDATIONS

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    Steven J. Bourgeois, PhD

    Executive Director of Research, Evaluation, and Instruction
    Responsive Education Solutions

    It is my honor to recommend Mr. Terry Chaney. . . . I have had the privilege to work with him since July of 2013. . . . As Director of Learning Development, Mr. Chaney has contributed significantly to a transformation of our school organization into a data-driven culture. He has taken the lead in range of projects and educational initiatives, including the transition to the NWEA MAP assessment for a district of over 20,000 students. . . .

     

    The clarity of his reporting, both written and oral, is not surprising, based upon doctoral level statistical training and extensive teaching experience at the college and secondary levels. Mr. Chaney is well-versed in the full spectrum of quantitative data analysis tools, including Excel, SPSS, and Tableau Analytics. Mr. Chaney is a gifted presenter and corporate trainer, summarizing key information into language that is understandable by a range of stakeholders. In addition, he has extensive experience presenting papers at district, state, regional, and national conferences. Combining theoretical and practitioner-level knowledge of educational leadership, he would prove to be a valuable collaborator in a range of roles. . . . 

    As Mr. Chaney’s direct supervisor, I can attest to his unmatched work ethic and strong character. He is a self-starter who has unlimited potential to contribute to a learning organization. Over the past three years, he has demonstrated eagerness to learn aspects of educational leadership and new data tools that have served our organization well. Through his director-level experience, doctoral studies, and superintendent training, he has positioned himself to successfully take on an executive leadership role within a school district. There is no individual whom I could recommend more highly that Mr. Terry Chaney. I recommend him without reservation and will follow his career with interest.

    Please feel free to contact me if you require additional information.

    Sincerely,

    Steven J. Bourgeois, PhD
    Executive Director of Research, Evaluation, and Instruction
    Responsive Education Solutions

    Kyle Queal

    Vice President of Learning & Leadership Development, Responsive Education Solutions

    To Whom It May Concern,

     

    As the Vice President of Learning & Leadership Development Responsive Education Solutions, I have had the privilege to work with Mr. Terry Chaney directly in a supervisory capacity over the last year. Serving as the Director of Learning Development and in a Principal Internship, Mr. Chaney has built his deep experience in education as an administrator, instructor, and program manager to launch with great success a variety of programs used throughout the district. In this role he has also had to read, analyze and master a large amount of information related to state and district requirements.

     

    Through a countless number of in—person, on-campus and virtual web—based presentations and communications, Mr. Chaney has time and again demonstrated both his expertise knowledge and also his ability through written and spoken mediums to express himself clearly and persuasively. Moreover, he has also continually demonstrated critical thinking skills through this process as he has on numerous occasions had to process information and inquiries at a rapid pace while maintaining clarity and accuracy in what he is communicating. He has worked with several departments with curriculum development and selection as well as selection of technology for successful implementation.

     

    Terry has successfully managed learning and development programs for two districts (one standard and the other alternative) with over 12,000 students. Doing could not be accomplished without his ability to develop strong leadership relations and to work with principals and directors. He communicates well, both orally and through the written word. He has a good and helpful knowledge and understanding of school finance issues both on a statewide and local level. In addition, Terry is a person of high integrity. He always puts the students first. I always know he will examine district issues from the point of view of what is best for students and families. I am pleased to recommend Terry as an educational leader with a track record of success and proven organizational/ leadership skills.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Kyle Queal, MA.

    Vice President of Learning & Leadership Development

    Glenda Simons

    Executive Director for Texas College Prep Academies, Responsive Education Solutions

    Terry Chaney is an exceptional presenter and orator. He is informative, engaging and knowledgeable in his field. The research data he gathers and presents has helped me equip regional directors on many occasions. Great job Terry with the information you presented today on cost benefit analysis on efficiency of educational resources.

    Jason Sturgeon

    Operational Support Specialist

     

    Terry Chaney is a consummate professional. He is always quick to do whatever is needed to help meet the needs of students. He is patient and kind to explain to nuances of his research. Mr. Chaney goes above and beyond to bring learning opportunities for today's students.

     

    Jay Engelbrecht

    Professor at Ozark Christian College

    Terry is a first-class colleague. He's easy to work with, has bailed me out of numerous technological jams, and he's cooperative to the point of emailing me material he has come across that has helped me become a more effective classroom teacher. Anyway, I love working with Terry. He's smart enough he doesn't have to try to look smart. I hope one day to work with him as a partner, he's a harder worker than I am and I know he always weighs decisions carefully.

    Tye Rausch

    Online Training Manager, ResponsiveEd

    Terry is excellent at educational evaluation instruments as well as setting up processes and teamwork. He is consistently tactful, yet direct, which is a rare combination. I enjoyed working for him because he knows how to define projects and delegate. Terry is the kindest boss I have worked for in decades. He is ducated and experienced; smart, too. I highly recommend him to any team!

    Mariel Matze

    Community Manager at Schoolzilla

    Terry was a pleasure to work with. He is organized, diligent, organized, unfailingly positive, and above all, committed to supporting an excellent education for all the children his organization serves. ResponsiveEd's students are lucky to have Terry working on their behalf.

    David McMillin

    Exec. Dir. of Campus Operations at Ozark Christian College

    I have known and worked with Terry for over twenty years. He is inteligent, thoughtful and diligent. He is always ready to help. He is honest and trustworthy. His sense of humor is witty and funny. It has been a delight to work with Terry.

    Shane Wood

    Dean, Hargrove School of Adult and Graduate Studies at Lincoln Christian University

    Terry is a thorough and conscientious scholar that balances high expectations for his students with the appropriate grace needed for those being stretched beyond what they believe is possible in themselves. His deep thought and broad experience makes him an asset in any classroom and ministry setting.

    Richard Wright

    Director of Business at Good News Productions, Int'l

    Terry and I have served on the same Board together for several years now. Terry is a creative individual who has good insight into situations and excellent leadership qualities.

    Dacia Wilkinson

    Registrar, Vatterott College; Author, Rocking Horse Publishing

    I will never forget "Romans" class at Ozark. One of the more difficult experiences of my life and among the most rewarding ... due to Terry Chaney. His expectations for student success challenged me and I, like many of my fellow students, met the challenge. For me, his class was a life changing time--pushing and stretching me to dig into my beliefs, my love of Christ, to find the root of my own passion for Christ. High standards. Terry walks in passion for Jesus and it was evident in the classroom and in his daily walking about on the campus. Whenever I am asked about memories from Ozark, Terry's name is on my tongue. "If the barn door needs painting, paint it." ... And then there was the time in Chapel where he proclaimed the book of James as his sermon text, all from memory. THAT was a message. One I have never forgotten. He is one of those people that I can say, I am who I am today because of the time I spent around him.

    Rodney Pennington

    Mobilization Ministries Director

    Terry was actually my professor at Ozark Christian College and his desire for God's glory to be displayed in his students and through his teaching was evident in all he did in life and in the classroom.

    Aaron Dogotch

    Harvest Bible Chapel Senior Pastor

    Terry Chaney's passion for Christ is memorable and impacting. As a student I could not take enough classses from him. When I think of Ozark He is one of two professors that come to mind as the most effective and appreciated. I enjoyed everthing about his classes.

    Ty McCarty

    Webmaster at Ozark Christian College

    I am so thankful for Terry's commitment to Christ, his knowledge of God's Word and his love for the history of the church. His instruction has been inspiring and challenging. He has a good balance of love and compassion for his students with an appropriate concern for them to know their subject well.
    As I now work with him in my roll as a technology support, his knowledge and talent in technology is an added bonus! :-)

    Jeff Robertson

    Minister, Countryside Christian Church, Monett, MO; Coordinator, Consortium for Christian Online Education

    It is a pleasure to recommend Terry Chaney for kingdom service. Terry is a very capable teacher with rock-solid convictions and a passion for the Lord's business. He gives attention to detail and is faithful to his responsibilities. But even beyond his teaching abilities, his tender heart for people and concern for their lives stands out. He has been an encouragement to me in times of need. I highly commend him for your consideration.

    Ron Skaggs

    Deputy Public Administrator at Jasper County Public Administrator

    Terry has a deep and fervent zeal for the accuracy and integrity of the Bible, and an intense desire for his students to achieve a thorough comprehension of the subject matter that goes beyond just a "head knowledge," but rather to guide his students to an understanding that will continue to develop with maturity. Terry is the kind of teacher that students will remember years later with growing respect, not only for what he has taught them, but for what he has helped them to do and learn for themselves long after completion of his courses!

    Darrell Doss

    College Recruiter/Coach at Ozark Christian College

    Mr. Chaney,

    It is an honor and privilege to recommed Terry Chaney as a solid and respected colleague! I was blessed to have had Mr. Chaney as a professor years ago. He challenges young people to think seriously about historical facts that have everything to do with today and the way to live their life for Christ, without any doubt or fear! Mr. Chaney is excellent about setting the bar high and expecting nothing less when it comes to education! Thank you for your consideration with this recommendation!

    Sincerely,

    Darrell Doss

    Casey Kleeman

    Senior Minister at LeMars Church of Christ

    "There are very few experts in their fields of study that demonstrate as much compassion and humility as Terry. There are many capable teachers, but few that make lasting impressions--Dr. Chaney is one of the few! He is a sharpened blade that is continually sharping his students. He equips students with his style of teaching that truly makes a life-lasting impression. Graduating from college five years ago, I still have his devotions, lectures, and teachings fresh on my mind!"

    Steve McClure

    Preacher at First Christian Church

    It's been a pleasure to know Terry since our college days and to watch him return to our alma mater as a professor. It says a lot about Terry's ability and desire to devote his most productive years to training others. I can whole heartedly recommend my friend Terry Chaney!

    Matthew Umbarger

    PhD Student at Universitat Ben Gurion Ba-Negev

    Professor Chaney was my instructor for classes in Church history, New Testament Introduction, and Romans. He took the material very seriously, and demanded excellence and precision from us. Yet, he managed to keep things fun with his keen wit.

    David Hayward

    System Design Engineer at Audio Dimensions

    Terry Chaney is a greater teacher/mentor that takes his responsibilities seriously. He does have a dry sense of humor, but uses it well to get his points across. I Took 2 classes with Chaney and from that I gathered 2 things. (1) He will not let you slide by on your smarts, you have to work in his classes, and (2) he had a very intimate knowledge of the topics that he was teaching on.

    Laura Weaver

    Director of Special Education at Seneca School District

    Terry is an individual who is highly knowledgeable of the history of the Church and of the New Testament. He is able to communicate this knowledge with his students, and does so with a great amount of enthusiasm. It should come as no surprise to those who know him that Terry absolutely loves what he does. Terry is a committed Christian man, husband, and father.

    Heather Bailey

    Sr. Minister's Wife at East Sparta Christian Church

    Terry is a focused professor. He delivers his material in a straight-forward way. He is intriguing and intelligent. He includes facts with illustrations that encompass different learning styles. He has a way of reaching students that encourages a love of Church History and New Testament literature. He is a great mentor and leader outside the classroom as well. He faithfully serves his students, colleagues and administrators in everything he does.

    Mark Sloneker

    Assoc. Dir. of Library Services at Ozark Christian College

    Terry is passionate about teaching Church History, Restoration History and New Testament at Ozark Christian College. He is extremely well read in these subjects. He tries to be creative in teaching these subjects, something that is challenging due to the subject matter. He was also chosen by Dr. Jack Cottrell to condense Jack's two volume commentary on Romans into one volume. Terry is dedicated to his family, his local congregation, and most of all to his Lord.

    Robert Heath

    Bookstore Mgr/Purchasing Agt at Ozark Christian College

    Terry is a very dedicated Christian man who loves to teach and mentor his students. His love of church and restoration history is second to none.

    Logan Greer

    Team Leader 

     

    Terry Chaney is an excellent professor who knows his subjects inside and out. His teaching method is engaging, memorable and impactful. Highly recommended.

    Brian Gibson

    Executive Director, Missions Minister, Professor, Disciple-Maker

    Terry Chaney is a highly qualified professor with a passion for his material and for unique methods of presentation and lecture. He holds his students to a high standard and has proven that he demands nothing of others that he does not also demand of himself. His teaching made a great impact on me, and because of him I carry with me a valuable repertoire that I have been able to pass on to many others.

    Stephen Capps

    Pathways and Quest Coordinator at Team Expansion

    I had Professor Chaney for Church History when I was in college. He and I didn't always see eye to eye on things, and he was a tough teacher, but I learned from him. Years later, I retain a lot more of that class than I expected to. He was one of the hardest graders I have ever had, but that only made me study that much harder for his tests. I only know him as a professor, so I cannot speak authoritatively on any other aspect, but I can endorse him as a solid, if difficult, professor of Christian history.

    James Tenorio

    Grounds Crew at Ozark Christian College

    Mr. Chaney's classes are very objective driven with the intent of passing on knowledge for the purpose of real world application pertaining to the defense of the Christian faith.

    Tony Nichols

    Night Shift Leader at Cunningham Children's Home

    I appreciated Terry's high standard of excellence in the classroom. It enabled me to be better prepared for ministry and graduate school. He truly brought the text and subject to life with his humorous illustrations and other thought provoking material.

    Gary Wheat

    Coordinator of Data Processing at Ozark Christian College

    Terry is a long term colleague of mine and is a very disciplined and reliable professor at the college. His attitude is always upbeat and uplifting. I feel he is always fair and pays close attention to detail. He is a highly valued asset to the college and to those who interact with him.

    Ed Kuelzer

    Independent Marketing and Advertising Professional

    Terry is well prepared in everything that he does. I have used him for most of the problems I have with my computer. You will find him to be ready to take on any work and will prepare himself to tackle any task and do a great job at anything that he is asked to do.

    Ben McClary

    Lead Pastor at The Orchard Christian Church

    I had the privilege of taking two of Terry's classes during my undergraduate studies and thoroughly enjoyed them both, while learning a lot. I would recommend Terry to anyone looking for a professional, intelligent, and funny instructor!

    Matt Judah

    PhD, Clinical Psychology

    Terry is a superb expositor and teacher. He has the rare ability to look at the text up close without losing sight of the big picture. Further, he is an excellent communicator. And the depth of his knowledge about Scripture and Church history make him someone you want to hear.

    April Carmichael

    Administrator at Discovery Christian Church

    Terry Chaney is a passionate teacher and a joyful follower of Christ. Students speak of him as a fair and just man. He is a powerful speaker and a leader in the Christian community. I believe Terry would be an asset in nearly every position he fills.

    John Hunter

    Associate Library Director at Ozark Christian College

    Terry followed my father in the position of church history professor at the college. He has an unquenchable zest for learning and is dedicated to teaching. He is impressive to know and an inspirational example of zealous faith!

    Matt Proctor

    President, Ozark Christian College

    For twenty-three years, Terry Chaney served as a professor. . . . Known for his rigorous reading requirements (and dry wit), he challenged students to a clear-headed and informed faith.


    He fostered a strong sense of camaraderie among his fellow professors and he will be missed as he moves to the Dallas area to help educate low income children with Teach For America.

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