Professor Dr. Neal King, BA, MA, PhD, DHC (Hon)
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Professor Dr. Neal King, BA, MA, PhD, DHC (Hon)
Professor Dr. Neal King is a Governor and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College and serves as Vice Chairman on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors. He earned a B.A. in English in 1968 from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California. He completed his postgraduate and doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley, earning a M.A. in Psychology in 1983 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1985. In 2013, he was awarded an Doctor Honoris Causa from Caucasus University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and he has completed the Seminar for New Presidents at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.
Professor Dr. King has a distinguished record of ethical leadership. He is a licensed psychologist and has a wealth of experience in counseling and psychological services, higher education and institutional accreditation. His professional experience includes:
- 2014 – present: Chair of the Board of Directors and President Emeritus, International Association of University Presidents (2014-2017)
- 2014 – present: Member, Board of Directors, Sias International University Foundation
- 2014 – present: Advisory Council, Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific
- 2013 – present: Member, Board of Directors, World University Consortium
- 2012 – 2014: President, International Association of University Presidents
- 2012 – present: Member, Advisory Council, United Nations Economic and Social Council
- 2011 – present: Member, Board of Directors, International Association of University Presidents
- 2011 – present: Facilitator, Study Abroad and Exchange Programs: China , Mexico, Georgia, Sofia University
- 2011-2012: Secretary-General, International Association of University Presidents
- 2011-2014: President and Chief Executive Officer, Sofia University (USA)
- 2008-2014: Licensed Psychologist, State of California
- 2006-2011: President, Antioch University at Los Angeles
- 2006-2007: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Antioch University at Los Angeles
- 2006-2006: Interim President and Dean of Faculty, Antioch University (New England)
- 2004-2006: Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Antioch University (New England)
- 2001-2005: Licensed Psychologist, State of Colorado
- 2001-2004: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, Colorado
- 2000: Member, President’s Task Force on Distance Education, Argosy Education Group
- 1999-2001: Founding President, Dean, California Campus: Chief Executive, Academic, Operations and Fiscal Officer, University of Sarasota, Orange County, California
- 1999: Social Issues Representative, Governing Council, Arizona Psychological Association
- 1997-1999: Graduate Student, Arizona School of Professional Psychology
- 1998: Chair, Program Committee, Midwinter Conference, National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, Santa Fe, New Mexico
- 1994-1997: Member, Administrative Team, Author of WASC Substantive Change Report; Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Program, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
- 1993-94: Chair, Development and Design Committee, Doctor of Psychology Program, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
- 1993-1994: Founding Director, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Program, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
Professor Dr. King was affiliated with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the following positions:
- 2006: Chair, Visiting Team, Focused Visit
- 2005: Member, Visiting Team, Comprehensive Visit
Professor Dr. King was affiliated with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the following positions:
- 2014, 2011, 2004 and 2003: Member, Visiting Team, Comprehensive Visit
- 2011: Member, Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Review Council (ARC)
- 2010 and 2008: Consultant, Accreditation Preparation (Member School)
- 2010, 2008 and 2001: Member, Visiting Team, Focused Visit
- 2009, 2007 and 2006: Member, Visiting Team, Initial Accreditation Visit
- 2005 and 2002: Consultant Evaluator and Team Chair, Training Program
- 2003: Convener, Evaluator’s Panel
Professor Dr. King was affiliated with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in the following positions:
- 2012: Chair, Educational Effectiveness Review Team
- 2012: Chair, Special Visit Team
- 2011: Chair, Capacity and Preparedness Review Team
- 2011: Member, Eligibility Review Committee
- 2010: Co- Chair, Educational Effectiveness Review Team
- 2010: Consultant, Accreditation Issues (Governance, Member School)
- 2009: Co- Chair, Capacity and Preparedness Review Team
- 2007: Initiated and facilitated separate accreditation for AULA with the WASC
- 2004: Educational Effectiveness Review Team
- 1994: Editor, Substantive Change Report, John F. Kennedy University
- 1994: Wrote WASC Substantive Change Proposal and facilitated both mock and actual Accreditation Team visit for the University’s first doctoral program. Program was WASC approved in January 1995 and APA Accredited in 2003.
Professor Dr. King’s publications include:
- Munoz, J.M. and King, N. (Editors), Strategies for University Management, Business Expert Press, 2016 (in press)
- King, N., The United Nations Academic Impact Newsletter. The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) & The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP): A Deepening Love Affair, November-December 2014
- King, N., Rudestam, K., & Malloy, K. “Resolutions Group Survey of NCSPP Schools and Programs: A Summary Report,” in Dobbins, J.E. (1997) A Self-Study of Quality Assurance, Quality Enhancement, Quality Control and Standards in Professional Psychology Training, 1993-1996. Washington, D.C.: National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (internal publication).
- King, N., (1995). SPEAKING OUR TRUTH: Voices of Courage and Healing for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, New York: HarperPerennial.
- King, N., “HIV and the Gay Male Community: One Clinician’s Reflections Over the Years,” in Herek, G. M. & Greene, B., (1995). AIDS, Identity, and Community: The HIV Epidemic and Lesbians and Gay Men, Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian Gay Issues, Volume 2, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
- King, N., “We Moved A Lot,” in Abbott, F. [Ed.], (1993). Boyhood: A Multicultural Anthology, Freedom, CA: Crossing Press.
- King, N., (1988) “Hulpverlening Aan Homoseksuele Mannen Met Seksueel-Misbruikervaringen,” Stichting Ondersteuning Mannenwerk (SOMAN), Utrecht, The Netherlands.
- King, N., “Psychology Tomorrow: A Unified Ethnic Psychology Course,” [co-author], in Bronstein, P. and Quina, K. [Eds.], (1988). Teaching the Psychology of People: Resources for Gender and Sociocultural Awareness, Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association.
As a Governor and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Professor Dr. Neal King is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.