Education: Ph.D. Trinity Theological Seminary, M.A. Regent University, B.A. Central Baptist College
Academic Bio: Don Spitler has been a full-time instructor of speech at UA-PTC for 18 years. He has a MA in communication and a PhD in religious studies. Prior to teaching in higher education, he served in ministry positions, first as a pastor and then as an associate pastor.
Don Spitler’s Teaching Philosophy: I love to learn, and I want to instill in students that same love of learning. I want my students to see my genuine enthusiasm about learning, and I try to do this through a variety of methods, including lectures, activities, and discussions. I believe in emphasizing that learning is more than mastering content to achieve a passing grade; learning instead should be more about attaining a life-long habit. The person who continues to learn even after receiving a degree is truly the person who succeeds in life.