Douglas Pietersma

Douglas Pietersma is a retired military intelligence officer and currently an education researcher holding a Doctor of Education degree from Regent University with a research emphasis on homeschooling and Christian education. His dissertation researched focused on the intersectionality of discipleship and the Christian homeschooling experience. Dr. Pietersma is a research associate with the National Home Education Research Institute where he serves as the editor of the Home School Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal which focuses on homeschool-related research work. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education at Regent University for mentoring graduate and post-graduate students as well as serving on dissertation committees. In addition to research and editing work, Dr. Pietersma is father to a homeschool graduate and continues to home educate his youngest, special-needs high school student.