Mitchell Hovey

Mitchell Hovey, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

Office Phone: (951) 343-3980
Email: mhovey@calbaptist.edu
Department: Education
Office Location: 10730 Hemet Street
Office Hours: By Appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ed.D. Leadership and Education Azusa Pacific University 1999
M.A. Administrative Education Azusa Pacific University 1980
B.S. Biological Sciences University of Southern California 1976

Additional Education

  • California Teaching Credential (Single Subject), Life
  • California Administrative Services Credential, Life
  • Bilingual Certificate of Competence (BCC) - Spanish, Life

Classes Taught

  • EDU300 - American Public School (E1, E2)
  • EDU302 - Growth, Development, & Learning (E2)
  • LDR450 – Culture and Leadership (E2)
  • EDL530 – Introduction to Educational Leadership (E1)     

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests


Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Azusa Pacific University (Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate level classes – Education, 1994-2012)

Research, Presentations, and Publications

  • Sick leave incentive plans: Can they significantly impact teacher absenteeism and instructional programs for students?, 1997, Presentation
  • Analysis and Management of Teacher Absenteeism in Selected School Districts of Varying Sizes in San Bernardino County, 1999, Dissertation
  • Leading in financially troubled times, Azusa Pacific University career workshop, 2009, Presentation
  • Saturday School Attendance and Recovery Program (SSOAR), Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) State Conference, 2010, Presentation

Church Membership / Activities

Solid Ground Brethren in Christ Church (SGBIC) - Church Board member (retired), School Board member (retired), Youth counselor and Sunday School teacher (retired)

Community Service / Involvement

  • American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Executive Board Member & Coach, 1990-1999
  • City of Rancho Cucamonga, Theater and Drama community youth program, 2001-2006

Practical Work Experience:

Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Principal, Director of Administrative Services, Assistant Superintendent - Educational Services, Superintendent – 40 years (Public and private school) 


  • ACSA Orange County Superintendent of the Year, 2012
  • City of Fullerton, Educator of the Year, 2012
  • Fullerton District Council PTA, Golden Oak Award, 2012
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition, 2012
  • Spirit of Hope Award, Hope International University, 2009
  • Academic Hall of Honor, Azusa Pacific University, 2006