Steven Brownson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership

Dr. Steven Brownson joined the BAOL as an adjunct professor in 2016.  He came to PLNU with approximately 28 years of adjunct teaching as well as managing his own instructional design firm since 1990. Specifically, he has served as a Doctoral Department Head with Argosy University and as a Assistant Professor with Ashford University. During his time as a full-time professor, Dr. Brownson taught various Educational, Liberal Arts, and Business-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He now focuses most of his time on the research and teaching. His MBA in Entrepreneurship is from Ashford University.


  • Ph.D  Capella
  • M.B.A., Ashford University
  • B.A.,  UCLA 

Courses Taught

  • WRT 300 – Professional Studies and Writing
  • MRD 320 – Research Course
  • MRD 424 – Capstone Course

Experience in Field

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Adjunct Faculty, 2015-Present
  • Innovative Online Design, CEO 1990-Present
  • Argosy University, Education Department Chair, 2013-2015
  • Ashford University, Education/Liberal Arts Assistant Professor, 2012-2014