In a world of constant change and mutation, God calls Christian leaders to be at the forefront of global decision-making influences and innovative processes. Those with this call provide a prophetic voice for leaders who work for harmony and peace amid the most challenging areas of our shrinking global village.
This Ph.D. program aims to equip leaders at the highest levels as scholar-practitioners. Thus equipped, they combine the ability to think critically, research thoroughly, and analyze correctly with the skills to solve problems practically. Being thus equipped, they will speak prophetically with power and authority. They will be able to influence decision-makers, just as Joseph did in the ancient Egyptian court (Gen. 41:39).
BGU already offers two doctoral degree programs for practitioners. By adding a Ph.D. program, we will be placing a stronger emphasis on the use of scholarly research to strengthen practical problem-solving. The time has come to raise up leaders who can fashion workable solutions based on first-rate research.
IBSH announces that Bakke Graduate University (BGU), Dallas, Texas (USA), has become a partner for the Ph.D. program ‘Ph.D. in Innovative Urban Leadership’. Some of the classes of this BGU program will hold on-site at the campus of IBSH in The Hague. For information on the program and onsite classes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://bgu.edu/phd.
Ph.D. Advisory Council
The leadership of BGU’s Ph.D. program will ensure that the focus on research-based practice permeates teaching, mentoring, and research-driven of Ph.D. program.
Dr. Martine Audéoud came to BGU several years ago with the desire to develop a Ph.D. program. Her years of missionary service include Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, and Haiti. Born in France, she has embedded herself in African society, becoming a global educational leader dedicated to the development of global leadership across the world.
Dr. Lester Hirst, the academic coordinator for our Ph.D. program, has championed leadership development in Latin America and Asia as a missionary, as well as serving Compassion International on their Global Leadership Development team.
Dr. Claire Henry led the design team for the Ph.D. program, culminating in the approval of the new offering by the TRACS accreditation agency in November of 2019. Dr. Henry grew up in Guyana and is passionate about providing high-quality research-focused education at the Masters and Doctoral levels.
Dr. Paulette Jordan is a retired Air Force Logistics Officer who has been teaching at local universities in the U.S. and various countries overseas. Dr. Jordan has successfully owned and operated several small businesses and served on management teams with major corporations while being an educator at heart. She teaches several courses in the Ph.D. program and is the Director of the BGU Doctor of Transformational Leadership (DTL) program.