Jeffery Norfleet, Ed.D.

Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Assistant Professor of Leadership

Jeffery W. Norfleet, EdD was born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee State University. Jeffery earned his doctoral degree in Education with an emphasis in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University. His interest in education, leadership, and technology led to employment at the Tennessee Board of Regents where he served as a member of the Regents Online Degree Program. While Jeffery's first professional opportunities were in public higher education, he made a professional move to gain an understanding of private higher education. In 2013, Jeffery joined the team at Trevecca Nazarene University as a Coordinator of Academic Affairs. Jeffery's desire to learn more led him to additional positions as Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, Director of Academic Services, and Associate Dean of Academic Services for the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. In January 2020, Jeffery received an opportunity to serve as Director of Academic Affairs for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In the role, Jeffery served the state of Tennessee's public four-year institutions in the review and development of quality academic programs. Jeffery is now the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at Trevecca. Jeffery is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. He believes there is a need to create policy and implement action to provide equal and fair rights for all individuals. Previously, Jeffery led research with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission centered around the success of African American males, in which revealed data related to the challenges and disadvantages African American men received in the higher education setting in Tennessee. Additionally, Jeffery teaches a cultural influences course in the doctoral program at Trevecca Nazarene University.