Dr. Ted Song

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Dr. Ted Song

Dr. Ted Song

Chief Diversity Officer
Department Chair, Engineering, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity
Associate Professor of Engineering

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, providing 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 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. Outside JBU, he serves as Vice President of Christian Engineering Society and as a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) Diversity and Inclusion Commission.

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.