Dr. Roger Iddings Endowed Education Scholarship

JBU Education Division

Type: Endowed

Donor: JBU Education Division

Established: 2007

The JBU Department of Education created this scholarship in honor of Dr. Roger Iddings. Dr. Roger Iddings grew up in a small town in southern Indiana.  He attended Hanover College, where he received a degree in chemistry.  After graduating from Hanover, he joined the Army during which time he served in Korea.  He married Joy Woods, an MK from China, in 1953.  Following his discharge from the service, he attended Indiana University where he received a teaching degree and began teaching chemistry at Edsel Ford High School.  He then completed a M.Ed. at Wayne State University and began his Ph.D. in Science Education at Ohio State.  After receiving his Ph.D., he became a part of the original faculty at Wright State University in Ohio.  He was a member of the faculty for 24 years, 14 of which he served as the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.

Dr. Iddings began his service to John Brown University in 1988 as Chair for the Division of Teacher Education.  During his time as Division Chair, he initiated and developed the Professional Development School (PDS) creating a partnership with Siloam Springs School District.  In 1997, Dr. Iddings became the Assistant to the Provost.  He initiated and supported the development of TESOL courses in Teacher Education in response to local changing demographics.  Dr. Iddings developed and started the first Masters Program (Counselor Education) at John Brown University.  Before his retirement, Dr. Iddings expanded Graduate Studies into three counseling programs – adding LPC and LMFT and the first business masters (MSLE). Dr. Iddings passed away in 2015.