Glenn L. Koonce, A.S., B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Associate Professor & Director, Educational Leadership Program
Dr. Koonce came to Regent University with a proven record of leadership in the school setting. A highly trained and highly decorated combat Platoon Leader with the 5/7 Air Calvary Division in Vietnam during 1970-71 and leadership in sports and community activities, he taught health and physical education at the elementary, junior high and high school level. He coached football, basketball, wrestling, soccer, track, tennis, gymnastics, and weight-training. Dr. Koonce has been an assistant principal at an alternative school and high school; a principal at an elementary, a junior high/middle school, and a high school; and a director in the central office for Chesapeake (Virginia) Public Schools; concluding his public school career as Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services and Personnel in Suffolk (Virginia) Public Schools. Dr. Koonce has been a visiting scholar at Virginia Tech University and George Washington University, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University, Regent University, Tidewater Community College, and Old Dominion University where he directed the Tidewater Principal’s Center.
Dr. Koonce has been recognized as Principal of the Year for the State of Virginia, President of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP); Boss of the Year several times in Chesapeake Public Schools; and Education Professor of the Year for the School of Education at Regent University. He has been the recipient of numerous other awards and recognitions; member and officer of many professional/community associations and organizations; graduate of a great number of professional educational leadership training programs; member/leader on three Virginia Governor’s, one Virginia Attorney General’s, and one Virginia Secretary of Public Education tasks forces; numerous Virginia Department of Education programs and activities; professional associations (at all levels); reader and scorer for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) and School Superintendents Assessment (SSA); and other state agency, university; national, state, regional and local activities on a vast array of topics. Dr. Koonce’s current appointments include Chairman of the Virginia Education Coalition (VEC), president-elect of both the Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership (VPEL) and the Virginia Education Research Association (VERA). Research activities, consulting, publications, and numerous presentations, etc. from the local level to international, round out Dr. Koonce’s extensive experiences. His passion for leadership, influencing, and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders, makes him an asset to the Regent University family of scholars. View Dr. Koonce's vita>>
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