College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Policy and Administration
Degree ProgramMaster of Public Administration (MPA)
Dr. Karl G. Wolfe earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Azusa Pacific University, the Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, and the Ed. D. - with an emphasis on organizational management -- from Pepperdine University.
For 25 years, Dr. Wolfe served in professional pastoral ministry in various capacities, including minister to high school students, Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, church planting, the founding of numbers of nonprofit organizations (e.g. South-Central Youth for Christ in Minnesota, the Ann Arbor Pregnancy Counseling Center, and the Ethiopian Humanitarian Project). He was involved also in launching NGOs in Ethiopia, Venezuela, and Myanmar. In 2000, he transitioned to higher education teaching and administration.
Subjects Dr. Wolfe taught prior to joining Walden in 2006 include ethics, worldview, history, political philosophy, preaching, communication, biblical literature, theology, and church polity.
Originally from the southern Illinois area, Karl lived in various locales throughout the Midwest United States, from Kansas City to Akron, from St. Louis to Minneapolis. He spent time in New York City, where he was a Campus Life director (part of a parachurch organization designed to reach to teenagers), and in Los Angeles, where he worked, while earning his undergraduate degree, in a Hollywood recording studio.
Presently, he lives in Plymouth, Minnesota (northwest of Minneapolis) where he works with various faith-based groups (Church of the Open Door, Plymouth Covenant Church, the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church, Eagle Brook Church, Interfaith Outreach, and Feed My Starving Children). He is married (just under fifty years), is the father of three, father-in-law to two, and a grandfather to six -- two granddaughters and four grandsons.
His interests, to say the least, are eclectic; but travel, sports, history, politics, and classical music (not necessarily in that order) are areas commanding particular attention.
CRJS 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice
HLTH 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice
HLTH 8405 - Ethics and Social Justice
HUMN 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice
HUMN 8405 - Ethics and Social Justice
MMPA 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice
MMPP 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice
NPMG 6405 - Ethics and Social Justice
PPPA 8405 - Ethics and Social Justice
MMPA 6335 - Placing NGOs in the GLobal Context
PPPA 8332 - Placing NGOs in the Global Context
MMPA 6850 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
NPMG 6200 - Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
COUN 8111 - Leadership and Organizational Change
HLTH 8111 - Leadership and Organizational Change
HUMN 6111 - Leadership and Organizational Change
MMHA 6111 - Leadership and Organizational Change
MMPP 5111 - Leadership and Organizational Change
PPPA 8111 - Leadership and Organizational Change
MMPA 6200 - Principles of Public Administration
MMPA 6381 - Public Policy and Evaluation
MMPA 6380 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions
MMPP 6280 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions
MMPP 5280 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions
PPPA 8380 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions
CRJS 6280 - Policy and Politics in American Political Institutions
BA, Azusa Pacific University
Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary
EdD, Pepperdine University
Westbranch 4th Twinhomes Association, Chair - Plymouth, MN United States
Feed My Starving Children, Volunteer - Minneapolis, MN United States