Education is a freely accessible, full-text, peer-reviewed, international journal that seeks out clear and significant contributions that further debate on educational issues. Education is interpreted in a wide manner and includes human development, learning, school education, formal and informal education, vocational education, industry training and lifelong learning. Articles are published from teachers, administrators, professors, graduate students, policy-makers, and education specialists.

Michael Mahan

Editorial Board Member of Education

Associate Professor, Gordon College, A Member of The University System of Georgia, USA

Research Areas

Science Education, Teacher Stress and Burnout, Teaching of Evolution


1987Ed.DBall State University, Science Education (Biology); Cognates in Health Science and Higher Education
1978M.A.Ball State University, Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education
1973B. S.Ball State University, Biology (Health and Safety Minor)


2011-presentDirector, Division of Education, Gordon College, Associate Professor of Education
2009-2011Assistant Professor, Middle and Secondary Education, ArmstrongAtlantic State University
2006-2009Assistant Professor and Head of the Department, Middle and Secondary Education College of Education, Armstrong AtlanticState University
2003-2006Assistant Professor, Instruction and Educational Leadership, Kean University. Teach Science and Mathematics Methods to Graduate and Undergraduate Education Majors
2001-2003Science Teacher, South Brunswick High School. Teach Biology and Honors Biology. Taught Physical and Earth Science in 2002
1995-2001Associate Director of Athletics, Academic Support Services, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Oversee and Direct expanded department including Technology Support. Manager summer school operation. Responsible for a staff of 23 with budget implic
1992-1995Assistant Director of Athletics, Student Academic and Compliance Services, Auburn University. Main function is to direct the daily overall operations of the Student Services Staff, and to assist the Director of Athletics in special projects.
1981-1995Instructor/Professor. Teach a variety of university courses in Physical Education, Health, Biology, Zoology, and Anatomy
1978-1992Coordinator, Athlete Advising Resource Center, Ball State University. Acted as Academic Advisor to all intercollegiate athletes at Ball State, prepared all reports on eligibility, kept all statistics relevant to progress of athletes, maintain eligibility
1983-1986Part-time Doctoral Student, Muncie Medical Education Center. Lab work in tissue culture and biochemistry and tumor biology
1973-1976Science Teacher/Coach, Delta High School, Muncie Indiana

Academic Achievement

Selected as the Division Chair of Education at Gordon College July 2011
Selected as Faculty and Staff First Day Campaign Coordinator for the College of Education at Armstrong. August 2010
Selected as one of four Biology Teachers in the US to go to Northern Peru on a developmental Visit August 2010
Selected as "Outside Evaluator" for the Rivers to Reef educational Grant 2010
Selected as Facilitator for "Project WET" for the State of Georgia, 2010
Elected President of Phi Kappa Phi, Armstrong Chapter, 2009
Selected as a "Robert Strozier Faculty Lecture Series" presenter, 2009
Appointed to Associate Graduate Faculty Status at Armstrong 2009
Elected to the Board of Directors, South Harbor Protective association 2009
Elected to the Faculty Senate at Armstrong Atlantic State University 2009
Named a Board of Evaluators for the State of Georgia and the PSC 2008
Member, Biology Department Review Team 2008
Named Head of Department Middle and Secondary Education AASU 2007
Nominated as Outstanding Faculty to Student Scholar-Athlete 2005
Elected to School Board South Brunswick School Corporation 2004
Coordinator of Two Graduate Programs at Kean University 2003
Elected as Regional Representative for the National Athletic Academic Advisors Association
Nominated as Treasurer for the National Athletic Academic Advisors Association, June 1999
Attended and helped establish the NCAA Life Skills program in 1994
Elected President, of Sigma XI, National Science Honorary, 1994 (Auburn Chapter)
Nominated as a NCAA Peer Review Team Member, 1992
Granted Graduate Faculty Rank, 1990 Ball State University
Promoted to Adjunct Professor of Biology, 1990


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
National Science Honorary Society (Sigma Xi) Elected Full Member in 1989
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT)
National Middle School Association (NMSA)
Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society)
Georgia Science Teachers Association (GSTA)

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Mahan, P.L., Mahan, M. P., Park, N, Shelton, S., Brown, K.C., Weaver, M.T., "Work Environment Stressors, Social Support, Anxiety, and Depression in Secondary School Teachers", American Association of Occupational Health Nursing, Vol. 58, NO.5, 2010 page 197-205
[2]  Davis, Edward N., & Mahan, Michael P., "Taking the First Steps", PDS Partners, The Official Magazine of the National Association for Professional Development Schools. September 2009 vol. 5 no. 2
[3]  Mahan, M.P., "Why Science Teachers, Especially Biology Teachers, Need to Understand the Debate Over Evolution and Creationism/Intelligent Design", The Biology Teacher, under review and making revisions, 08/2010, (NABT).
[4]  Mahan, Michael, P., "Work, Force, and Energy, A Lab Investigation" Teachers.Net lesson plan online publication August, 21, 2009.
[5]  Reynolds, S.L., Mahan, M.P., Lee, B., DelRisco, G., "Building for the Future: The Mathematics of Architecture and Design" Mathematics Teaching in the Middle
[6]  School: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Volume 13, No 7 page 382-389. March 2008
[7]  Mahan, M.P., "Intelligent Design in the Classroom: Does it make Sense"? School Connections Volume 18, No 1 page 6-8, Spring 2007,
[8]  Mahan, M.P., "Diary of a New Board Member: What in the World was I Thinking?" School Leader, Vol. 35, No 2, page 6-8, Sept/Oct 2005.
[9]  Mahan, M.P., "Trends in Science Education" School Connections, Vol. 14, No 1, June/July 2005.
[10]  Mahan, M.P., & Young, M.R., Immune Parameters of Untrained or Exercise Trained Rats After Exhaustive Exercise" The American Physiological Society. January 1989, pp. 282-287,
[11]  Mahan, M.P., "Keys to Academic Success for the Student-Athlete". Handbook published by Ball State University, November 1986.