Director, M.A. in Organizational Leadership/Church Leadership/Not-for-Profit Leadership
Dr. Steve Firestone joined the faculty of the School of Business & Leadership in January 2015 as an assistant professor and currently serves as director for SBL's M.A. programs in Organizational Leadership, Church Leadership and Not-for-Profit Leadership.
He is a U.S. Navy veteran with 21 years as an officer, naval aviator and educator. As a pilot, he flew helicopters on two Arabian Gulf deployments and C-130s around the world on a variety of missions and deployments supporting worldwide fleet logistics requirements. He has extensive experience working with foreign military organizations having served as a liaison officer to Mexico, Canada and the Bahamas for six years.
He has served as an online and classroom adjunct instructor at several universities in the business, management, political science and history fields. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in History and an additional B.A. in Political Science. He earned an MBA from Embry-Riddle University and his Ph. D. in Business Administration, emphasis in Organizational Leadership, from Northcentral University.
Firestone enjoys golfing, playing basketball and cooking. He resides in Virginia Beach with his wife and three children.
Awards, Certificates & Training:
Instructor Recognition of Excellence Award, Joint Forces Staff College, 2014
University of Wisconsin, Professional Certificate in Online Education, 2014
University of Wisconsin, Professional Certificate in Instructional Design, 2014
Virginia Tidewater Consortium, Certificate on College Teaching, 2013