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About Timothy L. Heaton, Ph.D.

Dr. Timothy Heaton serves as Professor of Education, and has been teaching at Cedarville for over 25 years. Dr. Heaton has taught for over 40 years in a variety of disciplines and grade levels. He received degrees from Wittenberg University, Grace Theological Seminary, and the University of Dayton. He teaches Introduction to Teaching Diverse Students and the Multicultural/Inclusive Field Experience for all majors, Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood, Responsive Schools for Middle Childhood, and the Honors class on Creativity. He has also served on numerous committees at the college and with the community. He is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Urban Institute at Central State University. His areas of specialty include Gifted Education, Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence, Classroom Discipline and Management, Cooperative Learning, Creative Teaching Methods, and Urban Education. Dr. Heaton also teaches courses in graduate education at Cedarville, the University of Dayton, Columbia International University, Kyotonabe University, and Baptist Bible College. He is a frequent ACSI conference speaker both nationally and internationally. He has also presented papers and done workshops at National and International Professional conferences. Dr. Heaton has traveled and done mission work in a number of different countries. Dr. Heaton's wife, Martha, is a Nurse at Miami Valley Hospital. His daughter, Molly, is a Cedarville graduate and teaches for the Centerville City Schools. His son, Paul, is a Grace College graduate and serves with the Warsaw Police Dept. The Heatons also have 6 grandchildren. The Heatons are involved in numerous ministries at their church, The Gathering.


Present Professor of Education, Cedarville University School of Education

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Member of the Year, Cedarville College - 1990
  • Deans Service Award, Cedarville University - 2006


  • Introduction to Teaching Diverse Students
  • Multicultural/Inclusive Field Experience
  • Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood
  • Responsive Schools for Middle Childhood
  • Honors Class on Creativity


Ph.D., University of Dayton
B.A., Wittenberg University
M.A., Grace College

Contact Information

School of Education
Cedarville University
Williams 113


Dissertation (1)

Contributions to Books (3)

Journal Articles (6)

Magazine Articles (1)

Conference Presentations (8)

Local Presentations (13)