The School of Educational Leadership faculty represents a diverse group of practitioner scholars who each possess extensive experience in P-12 education and represent a broad range of subject matter expertise. Our faculty have dedicated themselves to developing P-12 educators as world changers, excelling in the areas of the character, scholarship, and leadership through a biblical worldview of teaching and learning. Most importantly, our faculty are committed to meeting your needs as an adult learner through a theory-to-practice approach to graduate education.

School of Educational Leadership

Theodore R Batson; PhD Professor, SoEL ted.batson@indwes.edu


Ted Batson was reared in Concord, Alabama, by parents who believed that a college education could afford their three boys a better and more comfortable life than they enjoyed. At teacher’s college, Ted met Anne Parks, and they were married two years later. Ted’s professional career includes teaching kindergarten through doctoral levels except third grade, as well as serving as principal of several elementary and secondary public and private schools. He and Anne were part of the founding team of a college preparatory bilingual academy grades pre-kinder through 12 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he served as headmaster for four years. The Batsons have four grown children and 16 grandchildren.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1964, Livingston State College
  • M.A., 1972, University of South Alabama
  • Ph.D., 1975, University of Southern Mississippi


  • Exploring the facets of ethics and human dynamics in leadership and management.
  • Recruitment and retention of rural and inner-city citizens to teach in their local schools.
  • Studying, designing and building Greek and Roman influenced architectural elements.
  • Participating in short-term mission projects.

Recent Publication

  • Coauthor of Sunday Ethics, Monday Workplace, 2 ed. Fall 2012, Triangle Press.