Florida President Featured on NBC

Dr. Tom Duncan shares expertise with WPTV anchor Michael Williams.

Northwood University Florida President Dr. Tom Duncan was recently the featured guest on South Florida NBC affiliate WPTV’s “To the Point” morning show. 

While interviewing with anchor Michael Williams, Duncan shared information relating to Northwood’s mission and programs, while also highlighting a variety of trends in higher education.   Reflecting on the interview, President Duncan stated, “Northwood University-Florida plays an important role in the South Florida higher education community.  In some ways, we target a “niche” market of students who know they want to study business and be involved in business and enterprise for their careers.”  Duncan added, “Northwood Florida is unique in the high percentage of students who study with us who come from other countries.  One of our strengths is International Business, but having one-third of our student body representing the entire  globe helps prepare all of our students for the international nature of business – one of our Core Values at Northwood.” To view the segment please visit: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/political/elections_local/To-the-Point-Sunday-December-15-2013-Tom-Duncan-Northwood-University-President

A regular political and economic commentator for television media, Duncan shared expertise relating to the effects of the recession on higher education enrollment, the Northwood “value proposition” and what it means to both students and parents, e-learning potential, marketing to adult learners, and more.  He then added meaningful insight relating to the value of a Northwood education, while highlighting the university’s global outreach, its international enrollments, and its code of ethics.

Duncan was appointed Northwood University Florida President in July, 2012. He previously served as President of Bethany University in Scotts Valley, California and taught in the Graduate Program in Higher Education at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. 

Duncan’s academic expertise includes the interface between economic policy and politics, the politics of international economics and world trade, and the politics & economics of higher education.

Previously, Duncan served as Assistant for Education & Policy Management to Missouri Governor John Ashcroft, and as Director of the Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Prior to his government service, Tom was Assistant Professor of Government and Public Administration at Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.  He later served colleges and universities in California, Arizona, and Ohio in various faculty and administrative capacities.

A Missouri native, Duncan earned his PhD. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arizona in 2005; an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1979; his B.A. in Government from Evangel University in 1975; and a course of study in preparation for Anglican ordination. In addition to his higher education service, Duncan has remained active as an Anglican minister in religious communities in Arizona, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, and now Florida.  


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.