Lead Faculty, Professor
Transformational Leadership (M.A.), Bethel Seminary
Ministry (M.A.), Bethel Seminary
Started at Bethel
- University of South Florida - Ph.D., 2000
- Bethel Seminary - M.Div., 1987
- Miami (Ohio) - Sociology-Social Work, 1974
Areas of expertise
Biblical theology of leadership, leadership formation, organizational leadership development, team building, virtue-based leadership, strategic planning
Mark is a graduate of Miami University (B. A) and Bethel Seminary (M. Div.). He earned his Ph.D. at the University of South Florida in the College of Education, Department of Leadership Development. His focus of study was organizational leadership, adult education and research and measurement.
Mark came to Bethel Seminary in 1998 to serve as the Dean of the Center for Transformational Leadership. He is presently lead faculty for the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Professor of Ministry Leadership. Mark has served on the board of the Christian Legal Society and Christian Conciliation Service of Minnesota, and the Governing Board and Board of Directors of the Urban Leadership Academy. He currently serves as a national board member for Love INC. He consults with businesses, churches and non-profit organizations in the areas of leadership development, strategic planning and team building.
Mark and Dawnelle reside in Arden Hills. They have two grown children, David (married to Abby) and Kirsten.
Introduction to Transformational, Introduction to Business Leadership, Case Studies in Transformational Leadership, Measurement-based Leadership, Leadership Emergence Theory, The Essential Capacities of the Transformational Leader, Self-leadership, Transformational Spirituality, Emotional Maturity and Leadership Effectiveness, Stewardship, Change and the Missional Community, Final Integrative Seminar (MATL), Senior Integrative Seminar.
McCloskey, M. W. (2014). Learning leadership in a changing world: Virtue and effective leadership in the 21st century. New York: Palgrave McMillan.
McCloskey, M. W. & Louwsma, J. (2014). The art of virtue-based transformational leadership. Minneapolis, The Wordsmith.
McCloskey, M. W. (Spring, 2010). "The 4R model of transformational leadership," Journal of Business and Educational Leadership.
McCloskey, M. W. (Fall, 2009). "Virtue as foundational to global business education," Journal of Business and Educational Leadership.
McCloskey, M. W. & Taylor, D. (June, 2008). "How to pick a president," Christianity Today.
McCloskey, M. W. (1987). Tell it often, tell it well. Thomas Nelson
Certificates and Licenses
MBTI, Gallup Strengthfinder
Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards
Board Member, Christian Conciliation Service of Minnesota, 1988-1991
Board Member, Christian Legal Society of Minnesota, 1986-1991
Member, Society for Human Resource Management 1992-1997
Member and Elder, Calvary Church, Roseville, MN 1998-present
National Board Member, Love INC 2010-present
Hobbies and Interests
Sports, reading, music, travel