- Doctorate of Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction – West Virginia University
- Master of Science with emphasis in Rural Primary Care – Alderson Broaddus College
- Bachelor of Health Science – Alderson Broaddus College
Dr. Childers has been a PA for over 25 years and has practiced clinically as a Physician Assistant in primary care, pediatrics, urgent care, and in the Army. Dr. Childers has been in PA education for over 16 years. Past educational roles include full-time faculty instructor, post-graduate program director, and academic coordinator. Dr. Childers has traveled to Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Tanzania on medical mission trips and has also taught in the Saudi Arabian PA program. In addition to his duties as program director, he also teaches in several of the courses in the program.