Dan Croy, Ed.D.

  • Professor of Management
  • Phone: +1(619) 849-2768


  • Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., University of Northern Colorado
  • B.S., MidAmerica Nazarene University


  • Nonprofit organization leadership and management
  • Managing the change process (specifically in nonprofit faith-based organizations)
  • Anger and the Human Factor
  • Faculty Development (specifically teaching methodology and educational technology)
  • Use of Microsoft PowerPoint in educational and communication environments


Dr. Croy's career has been varied, and includes professor, associate pastor, therapist, consultant, and special speaker.  He has worked in a variety of organizations in the corporate world and in the non-profit sector.  Dan continues to speak, conduct retreats and facilitate a variety of events across the country.  He's supplied most of these services over the last 10 years through his consulting company, STEP FORWARD.

Dan Croy has co-authored two books on family relationships and has written a book called DOGGONE MANAGEMENT: PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM MAN'S BEST FRIEND.  It’s filled with stories and lessons he’s learned from dogs on Leadership, Teamwork, Mentoring, and Dealing with difficult people.