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Dr. Michael Coleman

Director of Accreditation, Online Chair


  • D.B.A in Leadership, Liberty University
  • M.B.A. in Leadership, Liberty University
  • M.A.R. in Pastoral Counseling, Liberty University
  • B.S. in Religion, Liberty University
  • A.A.S. in Architectural Technologies, Nash Community College


Dr. Michael Coleman has held positions in higher education since 2007. Before coming to Liberty University as the director of accreditation, online chair, and professor in the School of Business, he was the vice president of student services and technology/CIO at a community college in Western North Carolina for six years. There he also served as the president of the Student Development Administrators Association (SDAA) for 58 colleges within the North Carolina Community College System, in addition being a certified peer reviewer with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). His extensive work history also includes roles such as AVP of student services, dean of students, title IX coordinator, director of counseling, and instructor of business, religion, and architectural technology. At Liberty, he previously served as an instructional mentor, research chair, and adjunct professor.

In the community, Dr. Coleman has held positions such as a board member and chair for multiple chambers of commerce, been an elected town councilman, and served on several foundations and local boards. He also founded and managed a local non-profit disaster recovery organization and managed a small architectural and design business. Dr. Coleman specializes in leadership development, organizational change, strategic planning, organizational design and structure, and leadership theory and practice.  His favorite leadership style is transformational leadership, which has been his focus in several publications and both local and national conference presentations. Most importantly, Jesus Christ is his number one passion. His favorite verse is Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

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