Skip to main contentSkip to main navigationSkip to footer content
Elaine Tinholt
By Appointment

Elaine Tinholt

Professor of Education

Department Chair


On Faculty Since 2009

Curriculum Vitae

Our program seeks to cultivate educators who recognize and value the image of God in the students they teach. This perspective then shapes the curriculum that is taught, the classroom environment, and overall learning experience for the students.


  • EdD, George Fox University
  • EdS, Lincoln Memorial University
  • MEd, Covenant College
  • BS, University of West Georgia

Interests / Specialization

  • New teacher support and development

Selected Professional Work

  • "Caring for New Teachers Once They Leave Campus," International Christian Community of Teacher Educators Journal: Vol. 13: Iss. 2, Article 9.
  • Caring for New Teachers Once They Leave Campus. In P. Shotsburger & C. Freytag (Drs.), How shall we then care? A Christian educator’s guide to caring for self, learners, colleagues, and community (pp.175-194). Eugene, OR: Wifp & Stock.
  • A Cross-study Exploration of Experiences of Induction Level Teachers Identified as Teacher Leaders
  • Teacher Leadership and Induction Practices: Empirical and Theological Grounds for Program Revision
  • Presentation: “Who Cares? How We Can Support New Teachers During a Time of Transformation” at The Front Line in Education: Bold Moves in Research and Practice Conference, Georgia Association of Teacher Educators, October 2021

Get to know your professor

Q. If you could compete in an olympic sport, what would it be and why?
A. Gymnastics. I took gymnastic classes in high school, but never progressed pass a basic/intermediate level. I have always admired the varying abilities of gymnasts because I understand the difficulty of that sport.

Q. What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?
A. A text message or phone call from my family members telling me about their day.

Q. If you could teach any other major, what would it be?
A. Art

Q. Personal Interests/Hobbies
A. Hiking, drawing/painting, gardening