Tom Shaw


  • Ed.D, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • M.S., College Student Personnel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • B.A., Education, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago

Professional Background

  • Vice President of Advancement, 2019-present
  • Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Dean of Adult & Graduate Studies, July 2016-2019
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management, Simpson University, 2014-2016
  • Vice President of Student & Enrollment Services, Moody Bible Institute, 2003-2014
  • Executive Director, Moody Alumni Association, 2000-2003
  • Dean of Enrollment Management, Bryan College, 1989-2000
  • Director of Recruitment, Cairn University, 1986-1989
  • Recruitment Counselor, Moody Bible Institute, 1984-1986
  • Assistant Program Director, Fort Wilderness camp, 1981-1984



  • Certificate, Institute for Educational Management program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, July-August 2012


Recognitions & Awards

  • Ralph F. Quarles Leadership Scholarship recipient (1999) – University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Southeast Regional Service Award recipient (1993) – North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP).


Courses Taught

  • Principles of Management (Moody Graduate School)
  • Creating a Leadership Development Plan (Moody Graduate School)
  • Biblical Interpretation & Leadership (Moody Graduate School)
  • Building Teams that Transform & Achieve (Moody Graduate School)
  • Leading Teams within an Organizational Context (Moody Graduate School)
  • Applying Scripture & Leadership (Moody Graduate School)
  • Developing Leaders & Managing Resources (Moody Graduate School)
  • Ethics in Human Relationships (Simpson University)
  • Global Leadership Summit reflection course (Tabor College Adult & Graduate Studies)



  • Shaw, Thomas A. (June, 2006) Web article, The Christian College Dynamic. Christian Connector website.
  • Shaw, Thomas A. (2005) Collegebound: What Christian Parents Need to Know About Helping their Kids Choose a College. Moody Publishers. Chicago. IL.
  • Shaw, Thomas A. and Clough, Dwight A. (2003) Amazing Faith, Stories of Christians in Defining Moments.  Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL.


Professional Meetings

  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE V)
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU)
    • Chief Enrollment officers
    • Chief Alumni officers
  • Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
  • North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP)


College Search & Selection presentations


  • Parents Role in the College Selection Process
  • How to Search & Choose a College
  • Financing a College Education



  • Family Life Today with Dennis Rainey (March 2008)
  • The Harvest Television show-LaSea Broadcasting (February 2007)
  • Life Perspectives with Drs. Frank Minirth and Don Hawkins (November 2006)
  • Christianity Today (November 2006)
  • Homeward with Jim Burns (January 2006)
  • Mid Day Connection (October 2006)
  • Primetime America (August 2006)

Board Service

  • Board member- Kansas Nonprofit Centre, Wichita, KS. 2016- current
  • Board member – Fort Wilderness Ministries, McNaughton, WI. 2004-current
  • Board member – North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP). 1992-1994


  • Accreditation Team Evaluator, ABHE, Orlando, FL. 2007-2014