Dr. Mahan has been working as the Vice President for Technological Advancement since the Spring of 2008. He has been a professor in the Graduate Education program since its inception in 1997 and in Graduate Nursing since 2006. He came to LCU in 1990 where he began work in the secondary education department and eventually serving as the chairman of the department. He has a doctorate from Texas Tech University in Instructional Technology (1996) where is doctoral dissertation was titled, "The Interaction of Attitude and Self-efficacy with Innovativeness and Locus of Control in Teachers in a Televised Training Course". Mahan has a Masters in Secondary Administration from ENMU (1988) and he has a BSIS from Lubbock Christian College (1981).
Outside of LCU experience, he began his career as a coach winning a state championship as a HS baseball coach in Artesia, NM. He has been a Distance Education Specialist at Education Service Center Region 17 and a Technology Specialist at Frenship ISD. He has worked in developing or supporting several programs and projects including working with the Vision 2020 Grant Program, T3 Grant Program, Texas Virtual School, and the Masters Across Technology Program at North Texas University, and Microsoft Partners in Learning Network . He assists organizations with technology planning, staff development, grant management and reporting, and visioning. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including ASCD, TCEA, NITLE, PDK, CCUIT, and Sloan-C.