DBU Full-Time Faculty

 FULL-TIME FACULTY

(Date of faculty appointment shown in parentheses.)

Abercrombie, Judy E.Assistant Professor of Education.

B.A., Hardin-Simmons University; M.Ed., M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University. (2005)

Alexander, Karen D. Professor of English and Spanish.

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University. (2013)

Alexander, Mark S. Professor of Missions.

B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2012)

Arnott, David H.  – Professor of Management.

B.A., Greenville College; M.B.A., Texas A&M University at Commerce; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (1994)

Baker, Adelita G. Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., M.Ed., Texas Tech University; Ed.D., University of North Texas. (2015)

Balyeat, M. Deborah Associate Professor of Spanish

B.A., M.A., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., University of Houston. (2006)

Bates, Kimberly M. Assistant Professor of Accounting.

B.B.A., M.A., University of Texas at Arlington. (2017) 

Becerril, Mary L.Professor of Professional Counseling.

B.S.N., Ph.D., Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University; M.S.N., Boston University. (1979)

Beverly, Harry J. Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling.

B.S., Houston Baptist University; M.A., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2017)

Bloom, Mark A. Professor of Biology.

B.S., Dallas Baptist University; M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University. (2012)

Bond, Bonnie B.Professor of Education.

B.S., Texas State University; M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ed.D., Texas Woman’s University. (1998)

Bratcher, Lee E. – Associate Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Assistant Professor of Political Science.

B.A., Dallas Baptist University; M.A., St. Mary’s University. (2017)

Brooks, Robert R. Dean, Graduate School of Ministry; Professor of Worship Studies.  

B.M., B.M.E., Baylor University; M.M., D.M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2013)

Byers, Randall D. Assistant Professor of Distance Learning.

B.A., M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University. (2015)

Chen, Danxia (Christina) Professor of Statistics and Chinese.

B.A., Guangxi Teachers College; M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2008)

Choi, Jon – Assistant Professor of Theological Studies.

B.S., San Jose State University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2017)

Conroy, Richard J. Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.

B.A., University of Richmond; M.S., Rollins College; Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2013)

Cook, David D.Associate Professor of Leadership.

 B.A., Baylor University; J.D., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2014)

Cook, Joseph D.Professor of Counseling.

B.A., Howard Payne University; M.A.C., Dallas Baptist University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Regent University. (2006)

Cook, Mark A. – Assistant Professor of Leadership and Biblical Studies.

 B.A., Samford University; M.Div., Truett Seminary; Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2017)

Cooper, Jonathan M. – Assistant Professor of Biology.

B.S., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. (2019)

Daniel, Donna D. Assistant Professor of Library Science.

B.S., M.L.S., University of North Texas. (2008)

Dark, Rebecca N.Professor of English.                       

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2007)

Davis, Joan S.Professor of Counseling and Psychology.

B.A., Howard Payne University; M.A.T., M.A.C., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce. (2011)

Davis, Jordan R. Assistant Professor of Counseling.

B.A., M.A.C., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce. (2020)

Davis, M. WayneDean, Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith; Professor of Christian Education.

B.A., Hardin-Simmons University; M.R.E., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2004)

Dickinson, Travis M. Professor of Philosophy.

B.A., Alaska Bible College; M.A., Biola University; M.A., Talbot School of Theology; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa. (2021)

Dugger, H. NeilAssistant Professor of Education.

B.A., Angelo State University; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of North Texas. (2011)

Dutschke, Jeremy B. Professor of Higher Education and Leadership Studies.

B.S., M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., Regent University. (2018)

Earl, Ginger D.Assistant Professor of Education.

B.S., M.Ed., University of Texas at Arlington. (2019)

Elms, S. June Associate Professor of Kinesiology.

B.S., Howard Payne University; M.S., Ed.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce.  (2006)

Fansler, Terry L.Associate Professor of Music.

B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M., Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2002)

Feaster, W. Blanton - Assistant Professor of Christian Education.

B.A., Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University; M.A.C.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2020)

Figaro, Kimberly A. Assistant Professor of Statistics and Leadership.

B.B.A., Texas A&M University; M.B.A., Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2018)

Fleitas, Dionisio L.Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Professor of

Mathematics.

B.S., Universidade Federal Do Rio de Janeiro; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2006)

Fore, Christopher M. Assistant Professor of Communication.

B.A., M.A., Dallas Baptist University. (2018)

Galloway, W. RayProfessor of Kinesiology.

B.S., M.Ed., East Texas State University; Ed.D., Texas A&M University - Commerce. (2007)

Gandy, Justin D.Assistant Provost of Research and Strategic Initiatives; Professor of Management.

B.B.A., M.B.A., Texas Tech University; M.Div., Hardin-Simmons University; Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2012)

Garrett, Robert I.Professor of Missions.

B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2004)

Garrett, Rodney U. Professor of Higher Education.

B.A., M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2008)

Goodyear, Jack T.Dean, Gary Cook School of Leadership; Professor of Political Science.

B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University. (2008)

Gore, Kenneth W. – Professor of Biblical Studies.

B.A., Hannibal-LaGrange College; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2017)

Gorikapudi, Sharon D.P. – Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Management.

B.Tech., Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University; M.B.A., Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies; M.S., University of Texas at Dallas. (2017)

Grimes, Jodi E. – Associate Professor of English.

B.A., University of Texas at Arlington; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2016)

Hagan, Karla B. – Assistant Professor of Education.

B.S., Baylor University; M.Ed., University of North Texas, Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2018)

Hale, Mark D. – Associate Provost for Faculty Development; Associate Professor of Higher Education.

B.A.S., University of North Texas; M.Ed., Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2010)

Hearne, Tish W. Assistant Professor of Higher Education.

B.A., University of Texas at Arlington; M.A., Dallas Baptist University. (2019)

Hedin, Norma S. – Provost; Professor of Leadership and Research.

B.A., Bryan College; M.A.R.E., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2016)

Henry, Michelle L.Professor of English.

B.A., M.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas. (2005)

Hinson, Debra D.Professor of Biology.

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Baylor University. (2000)

Hix, Joanne W. Professor of Management.

B.A., M.B.A., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2008)

Holcomb, Stephen N. Professor of Music.

B.M.E., M.M., Baylor University; D.M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (1989)

Homer, Philip E.Assistant Professor of Intensive English.

B.A., University of the Pacific; M.A., Biola University. (2015)

Hong, John. Assistant Professor of Library Science.

 B.A., State University of New York at Oswego; M.L.S., Queen’s College. (2019)

Hopkins, Joseph C.Assistant Professor of Management.

B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2021)

Hubbard, Catana C. Assistant Professor of Special Education.

B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., Texas Woman's University. (2021)

Humphreys, Jean S.Professor of Sociology.

B.A., East Texas Baptist University; M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (1992)

Hutchinson, James W. Associate Professor of Communication and Art.

B.A., Pensacola Christian College; M.F.A., Marywood University. (2008)

Ingram, Jared S. – Assistant Professor of History.

B.A., Dallas Baptist University; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2016)

Ivey, J. Drew Assistant Professor of Biology.

B.S., Dallas Baptist University; M.S., University of North Texas Health Science Center. (2013)

Jeffries, J. ScottDirector of Library Services; Professor of Library Science.

 B.S., Howard Payne University; M.L.S., University of North Texas. (2006)

Jenkins, DeAnna F.Dean, Dorothy M. Bush College of Education; Assistant Professor of Education.

 B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; M.A., University of Connecticut; Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2018)

Johnson, Jeffrey P. Dean, College of Business; Assistant Professor of Business.

B.S., Bob Jones University; M.B.A., Southern Methodist University, M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2019)

Jones, Christine R. Assistant Professor of English.

B.A., M.L.A., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas. (2017)

Jones, Sarah N. Assistant Professor of Library Science.

B.A., Texas A&M University; M.L.S., University of North Texas. (2021)

Jordan, H. RickAssistant Professor of Management.

B.A., Morehouse College; M.A.C.M., M.B.A., Dallas Baptist University. (2021)

Kavli, Suzanne E.Associate Dean, Gary Cook School of Leadership; Professor of Research and Leadership

B.S., University of North Dakota; M.S., M.S., North Dakota State University; Ph.D., Capella University. (2005)

Kelm, Greg A.Assistant Professor of History.

B.A.A.S., Dallas Baptist University; M.H., University of Dallas. (2002)

Kim, J. Jonathan Associate Dean, Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith; Professor of Christian Education.

B.A., Southwest Baptist University; M.A.R.E., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2010)

LaFavers, Andrew J. Assistant Professor of Geosciences and Environmental Science.

B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce; M.S., Mississippi State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2007)

Lash, James B.Professor of Business.

B.A., M.B.A., Baylor University. (1989)

Lee, Curtis W.Professor of Biology.

B.S., M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of South Dakota. (1997)

Lee, Sharon C. Professor of Education.

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas A&M University. (2008)

Lemons, James C. Professor of Theological Studies and Leadership.

B.A., Rice University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2007)

Lenox, I. Carlene – Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

 B.S., University of North Texas; M.A.T., University of Texas at Dallas. (2016)

Linam, Gail G.Academic Dean; Professor of Christian Education.

B.A., Baylor University; M.A.R.E., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2013)

Martin, Mark K. Assistant Professor of Education.

B.M.E., Baylor University; M.A.R.E., M.A.M.F.C., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed.D., University of Phoenix. (2020)

Matos, Joseph F.Professor of Biblical Studies.

 B.A., Southwest Baptist University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2001)

McCuin, John L.Professor of Physics and Mathematics.

B.S., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.S., University of Illinois-Urbana; Ph.D., Texas Tech University. (2003)

McHaney, Larry J. Assistant Professor of Education.

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University. (2019)

McLaughlin, Nancy L.Assistant Professor of Education.

  B.S., M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ed.D., Baylor University. (2003)

Melia, Michelle L.Associate Dean, Graduate School of Ministry; Associate Professor of Childhood Education.

B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A.R.E., M.A.M.F.C., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. (2014)

Mitchell, Philip I. Associate Professor of English.

B.A., Dallas Baptist University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University. (2000)

Moore, Wes C.Dean, College of Fine Arts; Assistant Professor of Voice.

B.M., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.M.A., University of North Texas. (1997)

Morton, Judy L. Assistant Professor of Intensive English.

 B.S., Baylor University; M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University. (2016)

Naugle, Deemie J. Associate Provost for Academic Planning; Associate Professor of Professional Studies.

B.A., M.L.A., Dallas Baptist University. (2012)

Nelson, Mary K.Professor of Leadership and English.

B.A., Baylor University; M.A., Southern Methodist University; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University. (2004)

Noyes, Deanna K.Professor of Natural Sciences.

B.S., Belhaven College; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi. (1999)

O'Brien, W. RossProfessor of Management.

B.A., Baylor University; M.B.A., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2003)

Oldenburg, Martha W. Associate Dean, Dorothy M. Bush College of Education; Assistant Professor of Education.

 B.A., Baylor University; M.Ed., University of North Texas. (2007)

Park, Joseph JinsopProfessor of Finance.

B.B.A., Seoul National University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. (1993)

Powell, Beverly G. Assistant Professor of English.

B.A., Dallas Baptist University; M.A., University of Texas at Arlington. (2006)

Powers, Christa G. Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science.

B.S., University of Arizona; J.D., University of Texas at Austin. (2018)

Quillian, Josephine E.Professor of Music.

B.M., Baylor University; M.M., University of Houston; D.M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (1998)

Reid, Sandra S.Professor of Business.

B.B.A., Texas Christian University; M.B.A., University of Dallas; Ph.D., University of North Texas. (1999)

Rinzel, Uriah W. Assistant Professor of Music Theory.

B.M., Dallas Baptist University; M.M., M.M., Southern Methodist University; D.M.A., Texas Christian University. (2020)

Roberts, Charles D. – Assistant Professor of Education.

B.A., Union University; M.Ed., University of North Texas; Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2017)

Rose, Daniel M.Associate Professor of Communication.

 B.A., M.B.A., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2011)

Ross, Adam M. Assistant Professor of Kinesiology.

B.S., University of Southern Maine; M.S., Baylor University; Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2016)

Ryan, Parnell E.  – Assistant Professor of Psychology.

B.A., University of New Mexico; M.A.M.F.C., M.A.R.E. , Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2019)

Saydometov, Sergiy Associate Dean, College of Business; Associate Professor of Finance.

B.B.S., Dallas Baptist University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2009)

Schaffer, Andrew C.Professor of Finance and Business Law.

B.B.A., Baylor University; M.B.A., Texas Tech University; J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law. (1995)

Schipplein, Owen D. – Assistant Professor of Engineering.

B.S., Lamar University; B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois. (2019)

Sims, Dale B.Senior Professor of Management Information Systems

B.A., Southwestern College; M.S., Houston Baptist University; Ph.D., University of North Texas. (1990)

Sullivan, Robert J.Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor of Political Science.

B.S., Howard Payne University; J.D., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2001)

Thomason, Brent A. – Associate Professor of Biblical Studies.

B.A., Dallas Baptist University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Evangelische Theologische Faculteit; Ph.D., Durham University. (2014).

Trotter, Rebecca L. Assistant Professor of Accounting.

 B.B.A., M.P.A., Texas Christian University. (2019)

Tung, Stewart M. Professor of Mathematics.

B.A., M.S., University of Idaho; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. (1996)

Vann, R. Thomas – Professor of Christian Ministry.

B.S., Mars Hill College; M.A., Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Ed., Wayne State University; M.S.S., U.S. Army War College; Th.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of South Carolina; D.Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (2010)

Villalobos, Jose S. – Professor of Spanish.

B.A., University of Zulia; M.A., University of Lancaster; Ph.D., The University of Iowa. (2016)

Walker, Edwin R. – Assistant Professor of Camp and Sport Ministry.

B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University; M.A.R.E., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.H.M., University of Houston; Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2017)

Wallace, Gail L. Professor of Sociology. 

B.S.W., M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University. (2012)

Wang, Shu-Shaw (Peter) – Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

  B.S., Feng Chia University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2016)

Weaver, Jennifer L. Associate Professor of Music.

B.M.E., Cedarville University; M.M., Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2013)

Wei, Han-Chieh Associate Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

B.S., National Chao Tung University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington. (2008)

West, Traci L.Assistant Professor of Library Science.

B.A., University of Central Oklahoma; M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh. (2014)  

Whiting, Michael S.Assistant Professor of Christian History and Leadership.

B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Wales, Lampeter. (2015)

Wicker, Dana A. Professor of Psychology and Christian Counseling.

 B.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2011)

Williams, Michael E., Sr.Professor of History.

B.S., Troy State University; M.A., Auburn University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. (1995)

Williamson, Sandra C.Assistant Professor of Management.

B.A., Louisiana State University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix. (2021)

Willis, J. Carter – Assistant Professor of Communication.

B.A., M.A., Dallas Baptist University. (2018)

Wilson, Gregory A.Professor of Chemistry.

B.S., Wayland Baptist University; M.S., Ph.D., Baylor University. (1993)

Wilson, Jonathan G.Professor of Management.

M.B.A., University of Cape Town; M.S., Cranfield University; Ph.D., University of Surrey. (2020)

Winn, Matthew R. Dean of Online Education; Assistant Professor of Online Education

B.A., M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University; Ph.D., University of North Texas. (2017)

Wright, Adam C.Assistant Professor of Leadership.

 B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University. (2013)

Yi, Judy J.Associate Dean, Online Education; Assistant Professor of Education.

B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.P.A., University of Texas at Dallas; Ed.D., Dallas Baptist Unviersity. (2020)