Jenny Dutton, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Dr. Jenny Dutton is a newcomer to the PLNU family and is looking forward to teaching in the Masters of Organizational Leadership program in Summer 2018.  Dr. Dutton has over 23 years of leadership, management, recruiting and human resources experience in a variety of military organizations from the Pentagon to Infantry Divisions.  Her military career travels include many corners of the world such as Europe, Asia, Pacific Rim and a combat tour in Southwest Asia.  Upon retiring from the military service, she was blessed to be in His service with Christian K-12 education in Hawaii and Tennessee and served in many roles such as librarian, technology teacher, geography teacher, school administration and principal. Dr. Dutton is a recent addition to the Hawaii Campus of Wayland Baptist University.  Her focus is on academic operations and teaches in both the School of Business and Education, online and in the classroom.  Dr. Dutton looks forward to also serving students at PLNU as they strive to reach their goals.


  •  Ph.D., Organizational Management/Management Education, Capella University
  •  MS, Distance Education, University of Maryland University College
  •  BS, Management, University of Maryland University College

Courses Taught

  • Employee Recruitment & Selection
  • Compensation, Benefits & Performance
  • Organizational Theory
  • Theory – Practice of Supervision
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Group Dynamics
  • Learning to Lead
  • Partnering with Parents
  • Early Childhood Curriculum & Planning
  • Introduction to Archery

Experience in Field

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Adjunct Professor of Organizational Leadership, 2018 – present
  • Wayland Baptist University, Assistant Dean and Adjunct Professor, School of Business & School of Education, 2017 - present
  • Tri-Cities Christian School, Blountville, TN, Prek-12 Teacher for Technology, High School Geography, Computer Research & Study Skills, 2015 – 2017
  • Test Administrator, U.S. Military Entrance Processing Station, Tennessee 2013 - 2016
  • Pearl Harbor Christian Academy, Teacher, Librarian & Principal, 2004 - 2013
  • Human Resources Manager, U.S. Army, 1982-2004
  • Areas of Research:  Leadership, Mentoring, Curriculum Development in Higher Education

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Calvary Chapel Women’s Ministry – Present
  • WBU-HI Scholarship Committee, Member - Present
  • WBU-HI Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Member - Present
  • American Educational Research Association, Member - Present
  • Hawaii Salvation Army KROC Center, Volunteer Archery Coach - Present
  • USA Archery Level 3 Coach & Judge, Voting Member - Present
  • Committee member, Tennessee State USA Archery Association 2016-2017
  • Advisor, Venture Crew, Boy Scouts of America, 2011 - 2016

Awards and Honors

  • Delta Mu Delta, 2015

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Dutton (2015). Mentoring and Leadership Development of Independent K-12 Administrators and Leaders:  Exploring Practices, Support, and Barriers
  • Dutton (2016). Honoring our Veterans in Service: From the Past to Beyond. Presentation at Tri-Cities Christian School, Blountville, Tennessee
  • Dutton (2009). Integrating Technology in Classrooms. Presentation at Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Waipahu, Hawaii
  • Dutton (2008).  Developing a Christian Philosophy Statement. Presentation at Association of Christian Schools International Regional Conference, Waipahu, Hawaii