Dallas Strawn has served educators and education for 49 years, ever since he graduated with his B.A. in English from Olivet Nazarene University in 1969. In the preK-12 system, Dr. Strawn has worked as a high school teacher, alternative school director, high school assistant principal and principal, curriculum director, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools. He received his M.A. from Michigan State University in 1973 and his Ph.D. from MSU in 1977. In 2012 he was honored with the Colorado Association of Superintendents/Senior Administrators’ Colbert Cushing Award, which recognizes outstanding professional contributions to education on a national level. In 2014 he was inducted into the Lewis-Palmer School District 38 Hall of Fame.
In higher education, he has been an assistant professor at Murray State University and adjunct faculty at Regis University, the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Denver, and Point Loma Nazarene University. Since 2004 he has taught in the Department of Leadership, Research and Foundations at the University of Colorado Springs, where he was honored in 2016 as the Outstanding Teacher in the College of Education and in 2017 as UCCS’s Outstanding Instructor. Dr. Strawn has worked as a consultant in the area of public school superintendent selection, stress management and has presented and consulted on various education topics in school districts throughout Colorado