Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Professor of History
Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Calvin College
Dr. Ed Ericson III began his career at John Brown University in 1994 as an Assistant Professor of History. Eight years later, he was appointed as the Vice President for Academic Affairs after having served as a Professor, a Division Chair, an Associate Dean and the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Despite his busy schedule as a cabinet level administrator, he teaches the graduate level course, Strategic Theory for the graduate business program.
Prior to arriving at JBU, Dr. Ericson taught at Calvin College and Indiana University. Since 1988, he has taught over 2000 students in a variety of history and business courses.
While at JBU, among other things, Dr. Ericson has initiated and overseen significant curricular and program development in all academic areas of the institution, he has initiated and helped support a series of faculty development efforts, he has initiated and helped support the development of a range of innovative, non-traditional programs and partnerships, and he has begun a series of programs to promote off-campus study.
Dr. Ericson has served in a number of prominent national roles with the National Conference of Academic Deans, the American Academic Leadership Institute, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Council of Christian Colleges & Universities.
He and his wife Melinda, an area health care provider, have five children, Monica, Matt, Dalton, Rachel, and Ethan.