2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Townsend Institute

Dean: Dr. Mike Shurance
Associate Dean: Dr. Margaret Christmas Thomas

Mission Statement

Committed to the transformational power of competency, character, and connection, the Townsend Institute provides counselors, executive coaches, and organizational leaders with world-class, life-changing educational experiences that are biblically-informed, research-supported, and rooted in the Townsend growth model.

Purpose Statement

The Townsend Institute offers undergraduate and graduate programs to adult learners in blended and online instructional modalities. 

Undergraduate Online Bachelor's Degree

  • Organizational Psychology
    Director: Dr. Gilbert Fugitt

Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling
    Director: Dr. Donna Washburn
  • Master of Arts in Executive Coaching and Consultation
    Coordinator: Prof. Michelle  Thompson
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
    Director: Dr. Ashlie Andrew

Doctoral Degree

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Director: Dr. Deena Shelton

Certificate Programs from the Townsend Institute

  • Professional Executive Coaching and Consultation Certificate
  • Advanced Executive Coaching and Consultation Certificate
  • Professional Organizational Leadership Certificate
  • Advanced Organizational Leadership Certificate
  • Competence and Character Growth Model - Basic Certificate
  • Competence and Character Growth Model - Advanced Certificate