Frank Kline completed his doctoral studies at University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. His teaching experience ranges from second grade through ninth grade with primarily students with learning disabilities. He came to Pacific Lutheran University in the summer of 2011 from Seattle Pacific University where he had served 15 years. In 1991, Dr. Kline began his full-time service in higher education at Wichita State University where he served as an assistant professor of special education and chair of the Special Education program. This is also the time in which he began a migration from special education teacher preparation to general education teacher preparation. This migration was completed with his move to the Northwest in 1996 when he began work as the Chair of Elementary Education at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Dr. Kline's work in higher education has always included some administration. However, his administrative experience began in earnest at SPU. Across his tenure there, Dr. Kline served as Chair of Elementary Education, Director of Teacher Education, Associate Dean, and Interim Dean. Dr. Kline began his tenure at Pacific Lutheran University in the summer of 2011. He now serves as the Dean of the School of Education at PLU.
Ann Vogel is Charles Wright Academy's international student coordinator working with international students, parents, host parents, and her CWA faculty colleagues to support international students. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and communications from Lewis and Clark College as well as a master's degree in technical writing and communications from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has been an exchange student to Iran and a Peace Corps volunteer in Oman. She has coordinated CWA's Global Teen Summit adult volunteers for many years.
Joel Zylstra, a 2005 graduate of PLU, directs PLU's Center for Community Engagement and Service, which exists to contact PLU students, staff and faculty with the local community. He has experience in community development and organizing in Tacoma, Cincinnati, and Nairobi, Kenya, where he designed and coordinated a master's program for urban leaders living and serving in slum communities. He holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.