Director | Online & Distance Learning
Assistant Professor (Part-Time) | School of Education
EdD in Educational Administration – Adult & Postsecondary Concentration (in progress), University of Wyoming
MMin, Piedmont International University
MEd in Educational Leadership, University of West Florida
BA in History, University of West Florida
AA in General Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage
Phillip Olt served in the Army for just under five years as a Chaplain Assistant and Training Manager. Upon completion of his enlistment, he taught in the 3rd-12th grades (public and Christian) for 6 years as a Social Studies Teacher, Gifted & Talented Coordinator, and as the Lead Teacher for Elementary and Middle School Gifted & Talented Education.
He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in May of 2010 at Faith Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida, and soon after, he moved to Round Rock, Texas, as the bivocational Assistant Pastor in a church planting team. Having served in that capacity for three years and seeing the young church mature and grow, he was called to a new ministry.
Phillip joined the Maranatha Online and Distance Learning as the Assistant Director in July of 2013, managing operations, advising online students, and coordinating the Bridge to Campus program. In June of 2016, he became the third Director of Online & Distance Learning for MBU. He currently teaches teacher education courses on campus and online. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting, and hockey.
Favorite Part of Teaching Online:
“I love teaching online, because I am able to have more time-on-task with students. Rather than rushing through something to beat the bell, students can re-watch lectures, and we can regularly have 1-on-1 interactions through email and discussion forums.”