Our Current Administration

STEPHEN T. BEERS, Vice President for Student Development, 1998.

Ed.D., Ball State University

M.S., Wright State University

B.A., Taylor University

JOHN V. CARMACK, Director of Graduate Counseling Education, 1998.

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University

M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

B.A., University of Arkansas, Little Rock

DON W. CRANDALL, Vice President for Enrollment Management, 1985.

M.S., B.A., Aurora University

TIMOTHY J. DINGER, Associate Dean and Director of the JBU Student Counseling Center, 2001.

Ed.D. Texas Tech University

M.A. Dallas Theological Seminary

B.A. Texas Tech University


STACEY L. DUKE, Dean, Degree Completion Programs and Coordinator of Online Initiatives, 2016.

D.S.L., Regent University

M.B.A., Bryan College

B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University


J. RICHARD ELLIS, Dean of the Graduate School, 1993.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

M.Div., Biola University

B.R.Ed., William Tyndale College


EDWARD E. ERICSON III, Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean of the Faculty, 1994.

Ph.D., M.A., Indiana University

B.A., Calvin College


TODD M. GOEHNER, Director of the Graduate Fine Arts Program, 2005.

M.F.A., University of Idaho

B.S., John Brown University

KIMBERLY B. HADLEY, Vice President for Finance and Administration, 2004.

M.B.A., B.S.B.A., University of Arkansas

KATHY HOGAN, Instructional Designer of the Office of Distance Learning, 1998.

M.Ed., B.S., University of Arkansas

JAMES L. KRALL, Vice President for University Advancement, 1996.

Ed.D., University of Tennessee

M.A., Ball State University

B.A., Taylor University

REBECCA J. LAMBERT, Dean of Academic Services and Registrar, 2000.

Ed.D., M.S., University of Arkansas

B.S., Ball State University


RYAN A. MARTIN, Director of the Fort Smith CARE Clinic, 2008-2012, 2015.

Ph.D., M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University

DENISHA K. MCCOLLUM, Director of the Graduate Business Program, 2007.

M.S.L.E., John Brown University

M. Ed., North Central University

B.A., University of Arkansas

CHRISTA M. MEANS, Director of the CARE Clinic, Fort Smith, 2014.

M.S., John Brown University

B.A., University of Arkansas


ROBERT B. NORWOOD, Associate Vice President for Academic Administration; Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Director of Assessment, 1998.

Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Stanford University


GARY J. OLIVER, Executive Director of the Center for Healthy Relationships; 1998.

Ph.D., M.A., University of Nebraska

Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary

M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary;

B.A., Biola University


JUSTIN W. PHILLIPS, Executive Director of the CARE Clinics, 2011.

M.S., John Brown University

B.S., Williams Baptist College


CALVIN E. PISTON, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, 1982.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

M.A., B.A., University of California, Davis

CHARLES W. POLLARD, President, 2004.

Ph.D., University of Virginia

M.A., Oxford University

J.D., Harvard Law School

B.A., Wheaton College

RODNEY P. REED, University Chaplain, 2008.

Ph.D., University of Bristol, England

M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary

B.A., Sioux Falls College

WILLIAM A. STEVENSON III, Director of International Programs, 1988.

M.A., B.S., John Brown University


TIFFANY S. TAYLOR, Associate Registrar of Graduate and Degree Completion Programs, 2006-2010, 2014.

M.B.A., B.S., John Brown University


C. JEFFERY TERRELL, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, 2014

Ph.D., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A., Samford University


THOMAS VERDERY, Executive in Residence, The Soderquist Center, 2010.

M.B.A., The University of Dallas

B.A., Texas Tech University


JOE F. WALENCIAK, Dean of the Donald G. Soderquist College of Business, 1982.

M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas

B.S., John Brown University


BARRY J. WINGFIELD, Director of the CARE Clinic, Little Rock, 2014.

Ph.D., University of Louisiana

M.S., Texas A&M University

B.A., Harding University

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