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David Hazen, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Education



(717) 796-1800 x2180

Interest and areas of expertise


  • Self-Directed and Self-Regulated Learning
  • Social Science Instructional Methodologies
  • Professional Learning Communities/Critical Friends Groups
  • Rural Education
  • Highly Mobile Student Populations and Student Churn






Ed.D., Walden University, 2013
Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction
Dissertation Topic:
“Problem-Based Learning and Critical Friends Groups: Improving Student Self-Regulated Learning,” Dr. Paul Englesberg, advisor

M.A., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 2000
Social Studies Education

B.A., Winona State University, Winona, MN, 1997

Classes I teach
  • EDUC/PSYC 203: Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 331: Instructional Design and Assessment for Middle and Secondary Grades
  • EDUC 342: Social Studies: Climate, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Middle Level Methods

After receiving my B.A. in History in 1997 and my M.A. in Education in 2000, I taught in the secondary social studies classrooms of Wisconsin and Wyoming. In 2012, I moved to Arizona to design online learning for the University of Military Intelligence. After two years, I took a position at Hannibal Lagrange University where I taught graduate and undergraduate courses in middle and secondary education. In all my moving around and traveling, I have come to experience the joy of allowing the Lord to guide my steps. Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I am truly blessed and honored that the Lord has seen fit to guide my steps to those of Messiah College. 

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