Michael John Shanlian graduated with a Ph.D. from Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga, TN in organizational leadership on Saturday, May 4, with a G.P.A. of 3.8. Shanlian, who turned sixty years old on May 3, is resident gemologist and jewelry appraiser at Floyd & Green Jewelers, and an ordained minister. The title of his dissertation was Transformational Leadership in Church Revitalization: A Study of Heights Church in Aiken, South Carolina.

Shanlian earns his Ph.D from Tennessee Temple