Professional Bio

Education

North-West Univ of South Africa

Ph.D.  Theology (Dogmatics)

Potchefstroom, South Africa

North-West Univ of South Africa

M.Th.  Church and Dogma History

Potchefstroom, South Africa

Houston Grad School of Theology

D.Min.  Ministry

Houston, Texas

Regis University / CPS

M.A.  Philosophy / Christian Thought

Denver, Colorado

Regis University / SPS

M.A.  Liberal Studies: Adult Ed / Psychology

Denver, Colorado

California State University

M.A.  Humanities

Dominguez Hills, California

Regis University / SPS

B.A.  Organization Development

Denver, Colorado

Metropolitan State University

B.S.  Computer Information Systems

Denver, Colorado

Metropolitan State University

B.A.  Philosophy

Denver, Colorado

Professional Experience 

Sep 2012 to Present

Regis University / College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Denver, Colorado

 

Associate Dean / Professor

Sep 2011 to Aug 2012

Regis University / College for Professional Studies, Denver, Colorado

 

Interim Dean / Professor

Sep 2007 to Sep 2011

Regis University / College for Professional Studies, Denver, Colorado

 

Assistant Dean / Professor

Nov 2002 to Sep 2007

Regis University / School for Professional Studies Denver, Colorado

 

Faculty Advisor / Associate Professor

Aug 2000 to Dec 2002

Red Rocks Community College, Denver, Colorado

 

Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy and Humanities

Apr 1996 to May 2000

Bollé America, Inc., Denver, Colorado

 

Programmer / Analyst

Jun 1994 to May 1996

Community College of Denver, Denver, Colorado

 

Adjunct Instructor of Computer Information Systems and Philosophy

Aug 1981 to Mar 2003

Covenant Community Church, Denver, Colorado

 

Senior Minister

Teaching Experience

CIS 118

Introduction to Comp Info Systems

MARS 611

History of Christian Thought

CIS 119/176

Intro & Intermediate Programming

MAP 690E-W

Old Testament History and Literature

CIS 146

Database Programming

MAP 690E-W

Old Testament Studies

CIS 178

Visual Basic Programming

MAP 690E-W

Current Theological Approaches

CIS 257

Network Administration

MAP 690E-W

Radical Protestant Thought

RS 200

Introduction to Religious Studies

MAP 690E-W

Christian Cultural Models

PL 250

Introduction to Philosophy

MAP 690E-W

Christian Ethics

PHI 112

Ethics

MAP 690E-W

Christian Social Ethics

HUM 121

Survey of the Humanities

MAP 690E-W

Theories of Religion

HUM 119

Early Christian Literature

MAP 690E-W

Positive  Psychology

PL 451G

Existentialism

MAPC 688

MA Capstone Planning

PL 485F

Philosophies of Religion

MAPC 696

MA Capstone

 


 


 

Research & Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

Sotak, M.H.  (2016).  The Apologetics of the Evangelical Renaissance: The Quest for a General Theory of Christian Defense (Denver: Sotakoff Publishing).

Sotak, M.H.  (2016).  The “Personal Bible” of William Newton Clarke: A Study in Experiential Theology [MTh mini-dissertation submitted to North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa; Cum Laude].

Sotak, M.H.  “The Use of Diagnostic Metrics to Focus on Solutions” presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Higher Learning Commission in Chicago, Illinois, April 15-19, 2016.

Sotak, M.H. (2014).  A Philosophical Mode of Life: Pierre Hadot’s What is Ancient Philosophy?  International Journal of Philosophical Practice (3:3, Spring 2015), http://npcassoc.org/journal/table-of-contents/vol-3-no-3/.

Sotak, M.H. (2014).  Philosophy and Psychotherapy: A Review of Robert Woolfork’s The Cure of Souls.  International Journal of Applied Philosophy (28:2), 325-330.

Sotak, M.H.  (2013).  Damning Assumptions: What Advocates of Endless Torment Take for Granted.  (Denver: Sotakoff Publishing). 

Sotak, M.H.  (2012).  Apologetic Evangelism and Personal Rectitude: The Existential Perspective in Francis Schaeffer’s Trilogy [PhD dissertation submitted to North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa; Received GST Board of Directors Award/Prize].

Sotak, M.H.  “A Practical Liberal Education: Why this Concept Needn’t be an Oxymoron” (invited panelist),  presented at the 97th annual conference of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association in Portland, Oregon, March 29, 2012.

 

CONFERENCES

Sotak, M.H.  Colorado Adult Learning Symposium: On the Road to Completion, July 30, 2014.

Sotak, M.H.  Disruption 2.1: A Regional Perspective, University Professional and Continuing Education Association Central Region Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 25-27, 2013.

Sotak, M.H.  Colorado Adult Learning Symposium: Moving the Tassel in Denver, Colorado, July 29, 2013.

Sotak, M.H.  Higher Learning Commission: 2013 Annual Conference of the Higher Learning Commission in Chicago, Illinois, April 7-9, 2013.

Sotak, M.H.  Higher Learning Commission: Current Expectations for Assessment of Student Learning, General Education, and Student Success in Chicago, Illinois, February 19-20, 2013.

Sotak, M.H.  DoD Worldwide Education Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 23-27, 2012.