College of Education

Dr. Molly Quick

Dean, Professor

  • Ph.D. Seattle Pacific University, 2014
  • M.Ed. Seattle Pacific University, 2004
  • B.A. Western Washington University, 2001


I grew up in Western Washington.  I formed a love of Spanish at an early age as my family consistently hosted exchange students from Spanish-speaking countries.  I was thrilled to become a high school teacher after finishing my Bachelor’s degree.  I taught in public and private schools for 13 years: English, Spanish, and Art.  Thinking of that career, I am most proud of having led more than ten international trips for students, of being the Department Chair of the English Department, and of completing my Ph.D., allowing me to move into teaching higher education.  Currently, my primary research interests include teacher training, content literacy, and children’s spirituality.


I am interested in art and woodworking, I have a pottery studio, and I love to read stories. I practice my Spanish anytime I can, and I enjoy driving in the mountains.


Quick, M. B., Sink, C. A.  (2013). Spirituality in school counseling.  In B. T. Erford (Ed.). Transforming the school counseling profession (3rd ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.


  • Correlations between Children’s Spirituality and Happiness.  (2014 Conference of Education, Spirituality, and Justice at Biola University)
  • Classroom Management for School Counselors, Seattle Pacific University, 2012)
  • Academic Language and the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) (Seattle Pacific University, 2011)

Recommended Reading

  • Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol
  • Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn