Dr. Carey Cook received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1988, his Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Albertson College of Idaho in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Idaho in 2002.
Dr. Cook came to Northwest Nazarene University in 1993 as Director of Leadership Development in the Student Development area, and served in that role until 2001 when he assumed his role as Vice President for Student Development. Previously, Dr. Cook was a counselor and Case Manager for Starting Point Chemical Dependency Services (1992-1993) and Youth Pastor at Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene (1988-1990)
Mark Wheeler serves as Vice President for External Affairs, which entails overseeing all external relations departments of the university, including University Advancement, Admissions, Marketing, Alumni Relations and Community Relations. Prior to his current position, Wheeler had completed 10 years of service at NNU, having served since 2012 as the Associate Vice President of Development and having previously served as Director of Major Donor Relations from 2002 to 2007. He is a 1994 and 2005 NNU alumnus with a Bachelor of Biological Science and a Master of Business Administration, respectively.
Dr. Kurtz-Shaw comes to NNU from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois where he has served since 1991 as professor, coordinator of new faculty development and as interim vice president for academic affairs from 2012 to 2014. Shaw holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion, a Master of Arts in English and a Ph.D. in American Literature. He was a Fulbright scholar and later a Fulbright professor of American literature at University of Bergen, Norway.