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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1986
Major:  Higher Education Administration  

Master of Arts (M.A.), Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 1974
Major:  Educational Ministries, Minor:  New Testament

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), Langhorne, PA, 1972
Major:  Bible, Professional Emphasis:  Christian Education  


Higher Education Consultant, McKinney Solutions, 2013-Present

President, Simpson University, Redding, California, 2006-2013 (Retired)

Executive Director, Association for Biblical Higher Education, Orlando, Florida, 2001-2006  

President, Providence University College and Seminary, Otterburne, Manitoba (Canada), 1993-2001  

Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Development, Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University), Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 1980-1993  

Campus Life Director/Executive Director, Fay-West Youth for Christ, Inc., Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1972-1973, 1974-1980  


President-California Pacific (Athletic) Conference
Council of Presidents (Board) –National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Chair-Board of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education
Vice Chair-Secretariat of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Board of Directors-National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Board of Directors-Association for Biblical Higher Education
President-Association of Canadian Bible Colleges
General Council-Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Eastern Regional Representative-Association of Christians in Student Development 


Chaired or served on evaluation teams with the Association for Biblical Higher Education, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges  


American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities
Association for Biblical Higher Education
Association of Canadian Bible Colleges/Christian Higher Education Canada
Association of Christians in Student Development
Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Association of Theological Schools
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Council of Independent Colleges
Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Executives in Church-Related Higher Education
Fellowship of Evangelical Seminary Presidents
International Council for Evangelical Theological Education
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities 
Rotary International 
Society of Professors in Christian Education


Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States.  (Section Editor and Biographies Contributor)  Lanham, Maryland:   Rowman  and Littlefield Publishers,  2017.

Equipping for Service:  A Historical Account of the Bible College Movement in North America.  Fayetteville,  Arkansas:  Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, 1997.  

"Biblical Higher Education:  Past Commitments, Present Realities, and Future Considerations," Biblical Higher Education Journal, Volume XIII, Spring, 2018, pp. 11-26.  

“A Theology of Theological Education:  Pedagogical implications,”  The Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 29, No. 3, July, 2005, pp. 218-227.  

“Evangelical Theological Education:  Past, Present, and Future,” Christian Higher Education, Vol. 3, No. 2, March, 2004, pp. 147-169.  

“Postmodernism:  Ministry Implications for Church and Educational Leaders,” The Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 27, No. 2, April, 2003, pp. 147-154.  

"Bible College Movement,” Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education, Grand Rapids:  Baker Academic, 2001, pp. 71-72.    
“Protestant Fundamentalism and Its Relationship to the Bible College in North America,” North American Religion, Vol. 5, 1997, pp. 90-113.  

“Resolving the Church-Parachurch Conflict,” Didaskalia, Spring, 1994, pp. 47-57.  

”The Fundamentalist Bible School as an Outgrowth of the Changing Patterns of Protestant Revivalism, 1882-1920,” Religious Education, Spring, 1989, pp. 589-605.  


Married to Debbie (Dillworth) McKinney since 1972, two married children and five grandchildren.  The McKinney’s consider themselves “CanAmericans” because they have lived in and hold citizenship in both Canada and the United States.  

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