Vice Provost - Program Development and Accreditation

Margaret T. Bailey, Ph.D., M.B.A.

  • Vice Provost for Program Development and Accreditation
  • Phone: 619-849-2535
  • Phone: (fax) 619-849-7018


  • B.A. Calfiornia State Univeristy, Fresno, California
  • M.B.A. University of California, Berkeley, California
  • Ph.D. University of Southern California
  • O.C.S. Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island


Dr. Bailey has over 30 years of administrative and financial management experience in academia, nonprofit management, government, shipping and energy industry. In addition, she has over 22 years of academic experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has very strong financial skills as evidenced by an M.B.A. from University of California, Berkeley, a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Southern California, and her former position as financial analyst with Southern California Edison. Her strongest skills are in the area of strategic planning for continuous improvement, designing administrative processes, systems analysis, and financial analysis.

Technical skills acquired as a university administrator, professor, manager, financial analyst, contract negotia­tor, and Navy officer serve as the framework for a doctorate degree in business strategy and international relations. She has a strong reputation for excellence in manage­rial relation­s, strategic analysis, and negotiations. She is particularly effective in resolving complex managerial issues and providing strategic direction. She is frequently called on for public speaking engagements, including business speeches and conferences.

Dr. Bailey’s employment is separated into five distinct phases: academic, energy industry, military service, strategic consulting service, and nonprofit consulting and volunteer service. In all assignments she has received recognition for significant improvements to the organizations' administrative functions, assessment tools, and strategic planning processes.


  • 2011-Present: Vice Provost for Program Development and Accreditation, Point Loma Nazarene University

    The Vice Provost for Program Development and Accreditation/ALO is charged with the structural development and systematic planning for the university meeting all accreditation standards and the support to the resource planning and financial analysis for curricular programs. This includes the development of system-wide policies and procedures, financial analysis of academic programs to support strategic and resource planning, demonstrating the quality of PLNU programs to external constituents such as accreditation agencies and internal stakeholders such as faculty, administration, and trustees. The Vice Provost is a member of the Provost's Council.

  • 2007-2011: Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Point Loma Nazarene University

Responsible for the systematic planning and analysis of all graduate programs offered at PLNU. This includes the development of system-wide policies and procedures, analysis of enrollment models, strategic planning on future programs or locations, consultation with administrative and academic offices supporting graduate programs, and demonstrating the quality of graduate programs to faculty, administration and trustees.

  • Chair, Graduate Studies Committee
  • Member, Provost Council
  • Member, Graduate Student Services Committee
  • 1999-2007: Fermanian School of Business, Point Loma Nazarene University

Director, Fermanian School of Business, Graduate Programs: Responsible for re-engineering the graduate program, which includes adding tracks, increasing enrollment, designing program flexibility, improving the academic quality, building a professional development program, supporting professional and regional accreditation, and ongoing strategic analysis.

Director and Founder, Armenian Center for International Development: The founder and former Director of the Armenian Center for International Development. Based on a vision shared with George Fermanian, they created an economic development center to equip undergraduate students to serve in underdeveloped economies in supporting communities in crisis. They envisioned a strategic role for the university in domestic and international micro economic development.

  • 1993-1995: University of Redlands, Redlands, California

Director, International Business Program: Lead faculty for International Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Business Ethics in adult education program. Taught in the graduate and undergraduate Whitehead College.


  • Developed a minor in international management for graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • Created a very successful overseas study program in cooperation with the Institute for Economic and Political Studies at Cambridge, England.
  • Mentored and supervised over 100 adjunct faculty at four Regional Centers.
  • Wrote several strategic and accreditation documents for the Whitehead College.
  • 1984-1988: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Adjunct Teacher and Teaching Assistant: Dr. Bailey received the highest teaching evaluations among the School of Business faculty. She taught Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, Principles of Management, and Strategic Management to undergraduate students. In addition she was invited to consult nonprofits including World Vision International.

  • 1987-1989: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California

Adjunct Teacher: Dr. Bailey was invited to Loyola Marymount to teach and assist the School of Business in starting a very successful Ethics Program. The School launched the first annual Ethics Conference in partnership with the Josephson Institute. She taught Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics and Strategic Management to graduate and undergraduate students.


Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California, 1998-2007

  • Money and Banking
  • Economics
  • International Economics
  • Business Internship
  • Strategic Management (Graduate and Undergraduate)

Christian Community College, Redlands, California, 1995-1997

Macro and Micro Economics (during start-up period)

University of Redlands, Redlands, California, 1993-1995

  • Strategic Management (Graduate)
  • Macroeconomics (Undergraduate)
  • Microeconomics (Undergraduate)
  • International Business (Graduate)
  • International Economics (Graduate)

University of California, Riverside, California, 1990-1991

  • Strategic Management (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, 1987-1990

  • Business Ethics and Public Policy
  • Strategic Management

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1984-1989

  • Principles of Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
  • Strategic Management and Business Policy (Schools of Business and Engineering)

For more information on Dr. Bailey, please see her curriculum vitae.