C. Garland Dulan, Ph.D., is the new vice president for Academic Affairs, succeeding Dr. John Anderson, who has returned to full-time teaching after nine productive years leading the Academic Affairs Division.
As an undergraduate student, Dulan attended Pacific Union College, Oakwood College, and Union College. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Union College, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology (social psychology and the sociology of education) from the University of California, Riverside. Dulan has also served as a post-doctoral research fellow at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
In his 38 years of Seventh-day Adventist denominational service, Dulan has served in teaching and/or in administrative positions at Southern Adventist University, Oakwood University, and La Sierra University. In 1999 he accepted the call as associate director of the Education Department at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists World Headquarters. His sociology of education background and cross cultural research assisted him while serving as General Conference educational liaison to the North American, South Pacific, Trans-European, and West Central Africa Divisions, coordinating the accreditation of 34 Seventh-day Adventist higher education institutions. In 2003 he was elected to serve as General Conference Education Director. In this capacity Dr. Dulan served on all six General Conference higher education boards: Andrews University, Loma Linda University, Griggs University, Adventist University of Africa (Nairobi, Kenya), Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (Philippines), and Oakwood University.
Although he "retired" in July 2010, Dr. Dulan's love of Christian education led him to accept the call back into service as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oakwood University.
Dr. Dulan is married to Dr. Jeannette Rogers Dulan, recently retired professor of Education at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md. They have three adult children.
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