B.A. San Diego State University
M.A. Point Loma Nazarene University
Ed.D. Alliant International University
Todd served in the San Diego Unified School District as an elementary teacher, middle school science and US history classroom teacher, and as a school site administrator. He joined the faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time in 1998 and held the positions of director of literacy development and single- and multiple-subjects coordinators. He earned his doctorate in applied socio-linguistics/TESOL from Alliant International University in 2004. In 2006, Todd joined the faculty of Azusa Pacific University where he served as the multiple-subject coordinator and the English Language Development lead faculty. His research focus includes identifying best practice instructional models for ELs, literacy development for at-risk/reluctant learners, and developing teacher dispositions. He has developed and led teacher-focused missions trips to Belize and helped implement adult literacy and English Language Development centers in two rural villages in Belize.