Youth & Family Studies Faculty
Dr. Leonard Kageler
Dean of the Center for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Resources
B.A. University of Washington; M.Div. North American Baptist Seminary; Ph.D. Fordham University
Len Kageler, Ph.D. (Leonard.Kageler@nyack.edu) is Professor of Youth and Family Studies in addition to his duties as Dean the Center for Teaching Excellence & Faculty Resources. Before coming to Nyack in 1993 he spent 20 years as a full time youth pastor. He has been a volunteer youth worker since.
Len received his BA from the University of Washington, his M.Div. from the North American Baptist Seminary, and a Ph.D. (Sociology) from Fordham University in New York City. He speaks and presents seminars around North America and the world. He has written many books, including: two for youth, three for parents of teenagers, and five for youth workers. You can get more info on The Youth Ministry Survival Guide(Zondervan/Youth Specialties) or The Volunteers Field Guide to Youth Ministry (Group) from Amazon.com. Lens newest book, Youth Ministry in a Multi-Faith Society was released in May, 2014 by InterVarsity Press.
In 2016 Len is scheduled to speak at gatherings of youth workers in London (February) and Amsterdam (April). He is slated to be a seminar presenter at both national youth workers conventions (Youth Specialties (Oct) and Simply Youth Ministry (November) and he looks forward to sharing his latest research at an academic conference in Sydney Australia in January 2017. His 11th book "Failure... Hope, Wisdom, and Encouragement Through Stories of Youth Ministry Mistakes" will be released in June. Len is married to Janet and has three daughters. He is a serious runner, and loves backpacking and skiing.