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Susie M. Cohen, PhD

Associate Dean of TIU - Florida
Assistant Professor of Education

PhD, Curriculum & Instruction: Science Education, Florida International University
MS, Elementary Education, St. Thomas University
BS, Elementary Education, Miami Christian College

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Susie M. Cohen is a graduate of Florida International University, where she completed doctoral studies in addressing the underrepresentation of women in STEM-related fields. Her work focuses on familial occupations and early STEM experiences and the relationship to STEM identity and career intentions. Susie has published work in Educational Studies, Science Education (in press) and Science and Children. She has also presented at regional and national conferences with NSTA and NARST. Susie’s previous experiences in education include teaching at the college level as well as serving in elementary/middle school. She has also functioned in administrative roles such as, lead teacher, department head and science coordinator. Susie and her husband Steve have two daughters, Christy and Kaitlyn.

Selected Publications Cohen, S. M., Hazari, Z., Mahadeo, J., Sonnert, G., & Sadler, P. (in press). Exploring the effects of early STEM experiences on STEM identity and identity capital. Science Education.Cohen, S. M., & Chang, M. (2020). Science achievement within the United States: A view through affective and demographic lenses. Educational Studies, 46(2), 221-239.

Cohen, S. (2018). [Review of the book Genius Optical Inventions by Matt Turner]. Science and Children, 55(6), 97.

Cohen, S. (2017). [Review of the book Nutrition by James L. Larsen]. Science and Children, 54(2), 79-80.

Cohen, S. (2016). [Review of the book Wearable Robots by Carla Mooney]. Science Scope, 40(4), 80.

Cohen, S. Hazari, Z., Sonnert, G., & Sadler, P. (2021). Gender Differences in Early STEM Capital: A Focus on K-4 STEM Experiences. NARST 2021 Annual International Conference, Virtual.

Cohen S., Hazari, Z., Sonnert, G. & Sadler, P. (2019). Exploring the Effects of Early STEM Experiences on STEM Identity: A Gender Study. NARST 2019 Annual International Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Cohen, S., Hazari, H., & Potvin, G. (2018). STEM Begets STEM: Examining the Effects of Familial Careers on Students’ STEM Career Aspirations. NARST 2018 Annual International Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Cohen, S. (2017). Pursuing the Red Planet. NSTA Area Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Gregory C. Carlson, PhD

Director of Church Relations
Professor of Leadership

Faculty Since 2007

PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
MA, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University (LaMirada, CA)
BA, Grace University (Omaha, Nebraska)

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Before Trinity, Dr. Carlson served as a pastor (13 years); dean of graduate studies and Christian education professor at Grace University (Omaha); and global training director for Awana Clubs International. Areas of research and teaching interest include leadership, teaching the Bible, educational ministry and family ministry. Dr. Carlson is an associate instructor with Walk Thru the Bible and often speaks in ministry and leadership settings. Dr. Carlson is the Academic Director of the MA in Leadership program for the Graduate School and Director of Church Relations for the University.

Selected Publications
“Transformational Teaching” 21st Century Christian Education edited by Freddy Cardoza. Grand Rapids: Baker Academics, 2019.

Understanding Teaching; Creatively Prompting Biblical Life-Change. Calumet City, IL: Evangelical Training Association, 2018.

Editor of Special Focus Edition, “Christian Education and Special Needs Ministry,” “Reaching Those with Special Needs—Christian Education and Special Needs Ministry,” Christian Education Journal, Series 3, Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring, 2016.

Equip: Small Group Training for Family Prison Ministry. Streamwood, IL: Lifeline Global Prison Ministry, 2015.

Instructional Resource Paks Teaching Techniques; Old Testament I. Wheaton, IL: Evangelical Training Association, 2012.

“The Point of Children’s Ministry? Make Disciples!” Nexus; Central Theme’s in Children’s Ministry. Edited by Matt Guevara. KidMin, 2012.

“Teaching Scripture!” What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry? 33 Perspectives on How to Influence Children’s Faith Now. Amy Dolan, Henry Zonio and Matt Guevara, eds. KidMin, 2010.

“Adult Development and Learning,” Christian Formation: Integrating Theology & Human Development, edited by Jonathan Kim and James Estep. Nashville: Broadman-Holman, 2010.

“Family Education–Jewish, Greek or American: Molding a Model of Christian Family Life Discipleship,” Passing the Torch of God’s Truth from Generation to Generation, edited by Paul Loth. Glen Ellyn, IL: GCSSA, 2009.

“Instructional-Analytical Model,” Four Perspectives on Children’s Spiritual Formation, edited by Michael Anthony. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, Publishers, 2007.

Rock Solid Teacher: Discover the Joy of Teaching Like Jesus. Ventura, CA: Gospel Light, 2006.

Shepherding Parents. Streamwood, IL: Awana Clubs International, 2006.

Contributing author in Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, edited by Michael J. Anthony, et al. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2001. Articles: “Active Learning,” “Adult Development,” “Andragogy,” “Recovery,” “Reward,” “Romanticism,” and “Team.

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements
Cooperating editor of Christian Education Journal. Published by Biola University.

Member of Evangelical Training Association (ETA) Board of Directors, 2000-2020, Chair of the Board, 2003-2012.

Founding member and Director of Children’s And Family Educators (CAFÉ), 2006-2010

Member of North American Professors of Christian Education (NAPCE), 1987-present. Board member, 1996-2000. President, 1998-2000.

Member of Association of Youth Ministry Educators, 1996-present, not continuous.

Conference Pastor, Okoboji Bible and Missionary Conference, Arnold’s Park, Iowa, 2000-2005.

Visiting professor at Caribbean Graduate School of Theology, Kingston, Jamaica. "Leadership."

Adjunct professor, Tennessee Temple University, doctoral program, 1990-93

Seminars in the areas of family ministry, leadership, youth ministry, Christian education & Bible.

Three trips with CoMission to cities in the former Soviet Union.

Three trips to Beijing and Tianjin, China to teach in Tianjin International Schools.

President of the Heartland Christian Ministries Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 1993-2002.

Board member, consultant, interim executive director, Omaha Area Youth for Christ, 1999-2004.

Marsha Wilson, LMHC

Director of the MA in Mental Health Counseling Program
Clinical Professor of Mental Health Counseling

MACP, Trinity International University, 2015

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Marsha P. Wilson has been teaching in the undergraduate program since 2015. She worked on staff as the MACP Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator from 2015-2017. She was licensed as a mental health counselor with the state of Florida in 2017. After completing her Master’s degree. She returned to her graduate internship site (Smith Community Mental Health) first as a part-time per diem therapist, then as clinical program manager, managing a team of therapists. In June of 2020, Marsha took on the role as the agency’s clinical supervisor where she is responsible for training and supervision of the agency therapists and behavioral health staff.

Marsha and her husband, Thomas (also a Trinity alumnus), have been married since April 2015. They have four adult children. Marsha is currently a doctoral student at Walden University pursuing a degree in counselor education and supervision.