James Cooke

James Cooke

B.S., John Brown University
M.A., Queen's University, Belfast

Engineering, Renewable Energy & Construction Management Admissions Counselor/Program Advisor
jcooke@jbu.edu

James Cooke joined the Engineering Division in July 2013. He received his B.S. in history from JBU in 2011 and went on to receive his M.A. in history from Queen’s University Belfast in 2012. Though he’s spent a lot of time around the liberal arts, he grew up around engineers and architects. His father is a licensed architect, and James worked for him as an assistant draftsman working on construction drawings. He has also enjoys learning how things work, and has been known to disassemble electronics, appliances, and small engines to see how they work. His brother is currently studying civil engineering, and James also roomed with an engineer and a construction management major while he attended JBU. Those relationships and interests encouraged him to pursue his current position as an Admissions Counselor for prospective Engineering, Construction Management, and Renewable Energy majors. He enjoys being a part of connecting prospective students to the professional degrees available in the division. James is originally from Arizona and is excited to be back at JBU and a part of the work God is doing through JBU. In his free time he enjoys photography, hiking, reading, spending time with friends, and always enjoys a good book with a cup of tea.

 
Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith

A.S., Health Information Management, Ozarka College
Administrative Assistant, Engineering & Construction Management
HSmith@jbu.edu

Heidi is originally from New York but has lived in Arkansas since she was 17 years old. Heidi, her husband Kevin and their three sons moved to Siloam Springs in 2008. Heidi was hired by JBU as a Captionist for hearing-impaired students in the fall of 2010. God soon opened the door for her to work in the Engineering & Construction Management Departments. She feels so blessed to be able to call JBU her “home away from home” and loves working with the students. Her family has also enjoyed being a friendship family for three international JBU students, as well as a host family for a foreign exchange high school student from the Czech Republic. They have been blessed with the addition of a daughter-in-law and one granddaughter to their family. Her hobbies are gardening, crocheting and spending time with family - especially her new granddaughter! Ask Heidi what’s one thing she would do differently if she could live life over again and she would tell you that she wishes she could have gone to college at JBU.

 
Robert Smith

Robert Smith

B.Sc. (Eng.), Queen's University, Canada
Engineering Technician
RSmith@jbu.edu

Robert Smith came to JBU in 2010, following a series of careers in engineering, international ministries and small business. His Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering is from Queen’s University in Canada. His first hire was with Schlumberger S.A. in the Middle East oil fields. Later he developed his engineering career in technical projects in the consumer product and the optical waveguide industries, in Canada and USA. Robert then left the corporate arena and moved into international ministry with the organization HCJB Global, contributing in the context of technical and organizational management, first in Ecuador and then in the founding of the HCJB’s broadcasting work in North Africa/Middle East Region. Soon after the initial start-up was in place, the Smith’s moved to Colorado Springs with HCJB Global. After a few years back in the USA he migrated into small business development. Robert’s work in the JBU Engineering community has been in supporting roles for faculty and students, in the areas of labs and projects. He looks at resources from a systems point of view and appreciates applying the creative process in technology and organizations. He enjoys the opportunity of sharing his perspective as a practicing engineer with students. His interests include entrepreneurial business, understanding spirituality from an engineering perspective, and of course, technology.

 

 

 

 

 

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