Anaheim University has appointed a new leadership team:

  • President: Dr. Andrew Honeycutt;
  • VP of Academic Affairs / Grad. School of Education Dean: Dr. Rod Ellis;
  • President Emeritus / David Nunan TESOL Institute Director: Dr. David Nunan;
  • Ed.D. in TESOL Director: Dr. Hayo Reinders;
  • MA in TESOL Director: TBA;
  • VP of Student & Alumni Affairs / Akio Morita School of Business Dean: Dr. William Hartley;
  • Carland Entrepreneurship Inst. Director: Dr. Jim Carland;
  • Kisho Kurokawa Green Inst. Director: TBA and
  • Akira Kurosawa School of Film Dean: Dr. David Desser.

Anaheim University is confident these appointments will result in continued positive progress in offering world-class online education.

Andrew Honeycutt, DBA

Andrew E. Honeycutt, DBA is President of Anaheim University and served as Dean of the Anaheim University Akio Morita School of Business from 2005 to 2013. Dr. Honeycutt is the recipient of the Doctor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Harvard University and the Masters in Business Administration degree in Organizational Behavior from Boston University. Dr. Honeycutt has served as Dean of the College of Business and Technology of Argosy University Atlanta, Vice Chairman of Edgenics, Inc. and Senior Partner of the Center for Collaborative Learning and Coaching. As a business professor and school of business administrator, he has been instrumental in the development of cooperative relationships with major companies - Colgate Palmolive, Dupont, Gulfstream Corporation, Savannah Foods, Simmons First National Bank, SC Johnson Wax, and others. He leveraged his experience with major corporations to assist students in achieving success by developing a success resource entitled CEO Success Letters: A Resource for Career and Life. The book was an outcome of a "Fortune 500 CEOs Success Advice Project" designed to provide business career success advice to students. His much utilized business expertise is evidenced by his service on business and governmental advisory boards and boards of directors. He has also served on the advisory boards of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (Small Business Strategic Planning), the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Entrepreneurship Education) and the National Board of Directors of SCORE.

Rod Ellis, Ph.D.
Vice-President of Academic Affairs
Dean, Graduate School of Education

EllisCrestDr. Rod Ellis is a world-renowned thought leader in the field of Second Language Acquisition. Prof. Ellis, who is Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean of AU's Graduate School of Education and Designer of Anaheim University's Online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL, has been a TESOL Professor for the Graduate School of Education since 1998. He received his Doctorate from the University of London and his Master of Education from the University of Bristol. A former professor at Temple University both in Japan and the US, Prof. Ellis has served as the Director of the Institute of Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Auckland and has taught in numerous positions in England, Japan, the US, Zambia and New Zealand. Dr. Ellis, who is known as an expert in Second Language Acquisition, is author of the Oxford University Press Duke of Edinburgh Award-Winning Classic "The Study of Second Language Acquisition", as well as numerous student and teacher-training textbooks for Prentice Hall and Oxford University Press, Prof. Ellis's textbooks on Second Language Acquisition and Grammar are core textbooks in TESOL and Linguistics programs around the world. In 2002 Dr. Ellis received a congressional citation from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education at Anaheim University.


David Nunan, Ph.D.
President Emeritus
David Nunan TESOL Institute Director


Dr. David Nunan is Past President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching organization and the world's leading textbook series author. David Nunan is currently Director of the Anaheim University David Nunan TESOL Institute and Professor of TESOL for the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education. He was the founding Dean of the Anaheim University Graduate School of Education and previously served as President of Anaheim University from 2006 to 2008 and as Vice-President for Academic Affairs from 2008 to 2013. Dr. Nunan is a world-renowned linguist and best-selling author of English Language Teaching textbooks for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Thomson Learning. His ELT textbook series "Go For It" is the largest selling textbook series in the world with total sales exceeding 2.5 billion books. In 2000, David Nunan served as President of TESOL, the world's largest language teaching association, and was the first person to serve as President from outside North America. David Nunan has been involved in the teaching of graduate programs for such prestigious institutions as the University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, Monterey Institute for International Studies, and many more. In 2002 Dr. Nunan received a congressional citation from the United States House of Representatives for his services to English language education through his pioneering work in online education at Anaheim University. In 2003 he was ranked the 7th most influential Australian in Asia by Business Review Weekly, and in 2005 he was named one of the top "50 Australians who Matter". David Nunan was invited by the Australian Prime Minister to attend a summit in Sydney Australia in December 1996 as one of the Leading 100 Global Australians.

Hayo Reinders, Ph.D.
Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ed.D. in TESOL) Program Director

Hayo-ReindersDr. Hayo Reinders is Director of the Anaheim University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in TESOL Program. Holding a Ph.D. in Language Teaching and Learning from the University of Auckland, Dr. Reinders has also served as Director of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, an educational consultancy. His previous positions include Head of Learner Development at Middlesex University in London, Director of the English Language Self Access Centre at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and associate professor at RELC in Singapore. He has worked with teachers from a large number of countries worldwide and has been visiting professor in Japan, Thailand, Mexico and the Netherlands. He is Editor of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, and Convenor of the AILA Research Network for CALL and the Learner. Hayo’s interests are in CALL, learner autonomy, and out-of-class learning. He is a speaker for the Royal Society of New Zealand. His most recent books are on teacher autonomy, teaching methodologies, and second language acquisition and he edits a book series on ‘New Language Learning and Teaching Environments’ for Palgrave Macmillan.

William Hartley, Ph.D.
Vice-President of Student and Alumni Affairs
Dean, Akio Morita School of Business


Dr. Hartley serves as Anaheim University's Vice-President of Student and Alumni Affairs and Dean of the Akio Morita School of Business. He served as President of Anaheim University from 2008 to 2013. His background is a combination of education, private sector work, teaching and consulting. Holding a bachelor's degree, three master degrees, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, University of California at Berkeley and University of Wisconsin respectively, Dr. Hartley has had a variety of jobs from administrative manager of the R&D division of a Fortune 500 company to the executive training program of Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan, as well as owning and operating an art gallery for a period of 12 years. In addition to many years teaching at the undergraduate level, Dr. Hartley has taught in MBA programs for 18 years at both Niagara University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and has taught on-line courses for the State University of New York. In the area of consulting, Dr. Hartley has worked primarily in management development and in strategic management consulting activities.

Jim Carland, Ph.D.
Carland Entrepreneurship Institute Director


Dr. Jim Carland holds a Ph.D. in Management Policy and Systems from the University of Georgia as well as an MBA from Western Carolina University and has held Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) qualifications. He has published more than 70 articles in scholarly journals, 200 articles in conference proceedings, and a dozen books. He is among the best known scholars in the entrepreneurship discipline in the world, and in the surest form of scholarly recognition, a current Google Scholar search will reveal more than 3,500 citations of his work. Jim has taught for more than 30 years and has been the recipient of many teaching awards and recognitions. He was involved in the development and implementation of the first Master of Entrepreneurship degree program in the U.S. His work was recognized for being the best example of graduate entrepreneurship training by the USASBE in 2005. Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures and career in academia, Dr. Carland held various management and administrative positions at Bank of America and the John Hancock Life Insurance Company. A Scholar Entrepreneur, Jim Carland co-founded the first of more than a dozen companies in 1980, a software development company which designed the first integrated accounting system in the U.S., and grew from sales of $200,000 in 1980 to $2 million in 1981. He also turned his entrepreneurial bent to the not for profit arena, establishing the Allied Academies in 1995. Allied now has 15 affiliates and supports the publication of 17 journals. His most recent venture was Carland College, licensed by North Carolina to offer the Master of Entrepreneurship degree, and the forerunner of the Anaheim University Carland Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He is particularly interested in innovation as it relates to entrepreneurship. He first proposed an inherent link in 1984 in a seminal journal article in the Academy of Management Review. That article became a major factor in the subsequent differentiation of entrepreneurs from small business owners in the literature. Subsequently, he has interviewed, surveyed, and worked with more than 2,000 entrepreneurs.

David Desser, Ph.D.
Dean, Akira Kurosawa School of Film
David DesserDr. David Desser is Dean of the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film. Holding a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) in the Cinema program with a minor in Japanese, he is Professor Emeritus of Cinema Studies, University of Illinois, where he was Professor of Cinema Studies, Comparative and World Literatures, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Research Professor of Communication. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Kansai University in Japan, Hong Kong Baptist University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Chapman University and the University of Southern California (USC). He has authored "The Samurai Films of Akira Kurosawa", "Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema", and "American Jewish Filmmakers". In addition he has served as Editor of "Ozu’s Tokyo Story" and Co-editor of "The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity", "Reframing Japanese Cinema: Authorship, Genre, History", "Cinematic Landscapes: Observations on the Visual Arts of China and Japan", "Hollywood Goes Shopping" and "Reflections in a Male Eye: John Huston and the American Experience". He has published more than fifty essays in scholarly collections and journals and created DVD commentary for the Criterion Edition of "Tokyo Story" and "Seven Samurai". He is former editor of "Cinema Journal", and co-editor of "The Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema".