After seventeen wonderful years of service as President of Seattle Pacific University, as of July 1, 2012, Dr. Eaton became President Emeritus.
Dr. Eaton's undergraduate degree is from Whitworth University, his Ph.D. in English and American literature from Arizona State University. He taught literature for seventeen years at Whitworth, where his vision for the Christian university originally took shape.
In February 1996, he became the 9th President of Seattle Pacific University. With the great people of SPU, he sought to craft a vision to engage the culture and change the world through the gospel of Jesus Christ. This vision is the story of his life and leadership.
He is the author of Engaging The Culture, Changing The World: The Christian University In A Post-Christian World and many other chapters, articles, poems, and blog posts. He is a writer, speaker, and consultant, hoping to be helpful to those who lead and the organizations they serve.