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Lance Vanderberg

Assistant Director Academic Enrichment Center & Coordinator of Academic Success


  • PhD, Higher Education, Indiana University (in process)
  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University
  • BS, Social Studies Education, Taylor University

Career Highlights

  • Faculty member in the Academic Enrichment Center (2013-Present) - Joyfully working with students as an academic coach and professor.
  • Collegiate XC and track coach at Taylor (2006-2019) - Five team appearances at XC nationals in a row as head coach. Career XC head coaching record of 450-87. Coached 19 NAIA All-American performances between XC and track.
  • Middle school and high school teacher (2006-2011) - Taught social studies and worked as an assistant athletic director.
  • Future Outstanding Educator Award from the Indiana Council for the Social Studies

Featured Scholarship

Dissertation: "The Impact of Low-Grant, High-Paying Status on Freshmen Retention." (in process)

Master's Thesis: "The Relationship Between Students' Perceptions of Academic Support and Their Willingness to Seek Support." 2013.


I came to Taylor as a student because I wanted to grow spiritually, academically, and athletically in the Taylor community. I have continued at Taylor as a faculty member and coach so that I can help shape lives of students in these same three areas.


In addition to my work as Learning Specialist in the Academic Enrichment Center, I enjoy running and coaching cross country and track at Taylor. I also looks forward to spending time at home with my family each day, while also traveling in the summers to Lake Michigan. I am a fan of the Detroit Tigers, and love spending time with my family.