Dr. English was hired in 2017 as assistant professor and coordinator of Secondary Education of the teacher preparation program. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in social studies education from Bethany College in 2006.
English received his master’s in liberal studies degree with a concentration in history from Fort Hays State University in 2012 and his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Kansas State University in 2018.
While a student at Bethany, English was named a 2006 Teacher of Promise, was part of the 2003 KCAC Academic Athlete Team, and earned all-KCAC honors for three consecutive years in football. At the culmination of his undergraduate studies, English was placed at Salina Central High School for his student teaching experience. The following year, he was hired by USD 305 to continue teaching at Salina Central. He remained there, taught American and world history, and gained 10 years of teaching experience before returning to Bethany. His publications include his doctoral dissertation, “Rigor, Relationships, and Religion: Exploring Youth’s Experience in After-School Programs” and “Utilizing Project-Based Learning to Increase Engagement and Performance in the High School Classroom”. His research interests include social studies education, student engagement, and after-school programs.
English has been married to his wife, Britney, since 2009 (who is also a Bethany graduate). She is a teacher at Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg. They are active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Salina, where Dr. English is on the church council. They have two sons, Luke and Grant.