Dr. Ted Song
Associate Professor of Engineering; Department Chair, Engineering; Chief Diversity Officer; Coordinator of Innovation
Ph.D., M.S., University of Texas at Austin
M.Div., M.T.S., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S., Hanyang University
Dr. Ted Song has been serving as Chief Diversity Officer since 2021. As a presidential cabinet member, he oversees the Office of Diversity and provides leadership in planning and implementing diversity initiatives that foster cultural and systemic improvements. He joined JBU in 2012 as a professor in electrical engineering and has served as Coordinator of Diversity and Innovation and Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee. He also serves as Chair of the Engineering, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity Departments and is a recipient of the 2012 Texas Exes Teaching Award and the 2018 JBU Faculty Excellence Award.
Dr. Song grew up both in the U.S. and Korea and is a CQ® (cultural intelligence) certified facilitator. He was an ROTC cadet during his undergraduate studies and served as an Air Defense Artillery Officer in the Republic of Korea Army. He received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Master of Studies in Law degree at Samford University, focusing on Higher Education Law and Compliance.
Outside JBU, Dr. Song serves as Vice President of the Christian Engineering Society and Chair of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) Diversity and Inclusion Commission. In addition, he serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and on the Board of Lifewater International.
Dr. Song and his wife, Michelle, live in Siloam Springs and have three daughters. They are members at Siloam Springs Bible Church (an Evangelical Free Church), where Dr. Song leads the College Ministry and serves as an elder.