Dr. Michael Padgett serves as an adjunct instructor within the Department of Leadership Studies. In addition to his work as an instructor, Dr. Padgett serves as the senior pastor of his church and as a district overseer for his denomination. His research interests primarily focus on church history, ecclesiology and polity.

Dr. Padgett lives in Middlesboro, KY with his wife who teaches first grade. They have three adult children, one in college and two working in public education. Dr. Padgett loves to travel and is always looking for a Major League Baseball game to attend.

PhD Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2020
MA History, Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
BA History, Eastern Kentucky University, 2007

  • Leadership
  • American History
  • Family Ministry