Meet Our Team

Steven Polonus, PhD

Adjunct Faculty, Subject Matter Expert Designer & Manager

Department: Health & Physical Education

Office Location: Lancaster

Steve began his teaching and coaching career as a high school teacher and basketball coach at McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served as a Director of Athletics for three PIAA 6A Pennsylvania school districts during a period of 24 years. His leadership in interscholastic athletics has been augmented by his academic pursuits of earning a master’s degree in athletic administration, a Pennsylvania principal certificate for grades K-12, an MBA and a Ph.D. in educational leadership. He is an adjunct professor for the Eastern University’s MBA program and a regional trainer for the Positive Coaching Alliance. Steve played basketball at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. As a leader in interscholastic athletics, Steve’s focus is to align athletic programs with the mission and purpose of the educational institution and promote the teacher-coach model of coaching.

Education:

PhD in Organizational Leadership, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
MS in Athletic Management, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
MBA in Economic Development, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
BS in Business Administration, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
BS in Education, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA

Advice:

Sport is a significant element in our prevailing Western culture. Christian leadership and scholarship are needed to add value and merit to sport at all participation levels. The role of the sport management graduate program at Lancaster Bible College is to prepare and equip leaders and future leaders in sport management while integrating their faith into education and experience.

Verse:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9.