Presenters - NACCAP Workshop

Meet the Presenters


Dr. Chip Pollard Dr. Chip Pollard has served as the president of John Brown University since July 2004. He received his undergraduate degree in English from Wheaton College in 1985, a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1988, a master's degree in English from Oxford University in 1990, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia in 1999. As his children remind him often, he has spent way too long in school.

Since Dr. Pollard came to JBU in 2004, the university has launched a $100 million capital campaign to raise funds for new endowed scholarships and programs, to build several new facilities and renovate several existing buildings, and to provide operating support for the university. Dr. Pollard also teaches in the undergraduate program on a regular basis and is a frequent speaker in chapel and other venues. Dr. Pollard was elected to the board of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities in 2009, and also serves on the community board for Arvest Bank in Siloam Springs.


Mr. Chant ThompsonMr. Chant Thompson - over 20 years in profession
Executive Director NACCAP
B.A. Taylor University
M.S. Fuller Theological Seminary
M.S. Huntingon University


Dr. Steve HendersonDr. Steve Henderson - 20 years in profession
President of Christian Counseling for Colleges & Ministries
B.A. Oral Roberts University
M.B.A. University of Portland
Ed.D. University of Arkansas


Dr. Janet MirandaDr. Janet Miranda - over 20 years in profession
Director of Guidance, Prestonwood Christian Academy
B.A. University of Missouri
M.A. Texas A & M University
Ph.D. University of North Texas


Mr. Dave AndrusMr. Dave Andrus - 32 years at JBU
Visual Arts Department Head
B.A. John Brown University
M.F.A. Syracuse University



Mrs. Tracy BalzerMrs. Tracy Balzer - 17 years at JBU
Director of Christian Formation
B.A. Seattle Pacific University
M.A. Min. John Brown University



Dr. Steve BeersDr. Steve Beers - 17 years at JBU
Vice President of Student Development
B.A. Taylor University
M.A. Write State University
Ed.D. Ball State University



Dr. Maxie BurchDr. Maxie Burch - 4 years at JBU
Bible Professor/Assistant Director of Honors
B.A. The Citadel
M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Baylor University



Mr. Don CrandallMr. Don Crandall - 30 years at JBU
Vice President of Enrollment
B.A. Aurora University
M.S. Aurora University



Mrs. Jen EdwardsMrs. Jen Edwards - 6 years at JBU
Professor of Worship Arts
B.A. John Brown University
M.A. Denver Seminary



Mr. Kim EldridgeMr. Kim Eldridge - 15 years at JBU
Associate Vice President of Admissions & Financial Aid
B.A. John Brown University




Dr. Ed EricsonDr. Ed Ericson - 21 years at JBU
Vice President of Academics
B.A. Calvin College
M.A. Indiana University
Ph.D. University of Indiana



Dr. Kim HadleyMrs. Kim Hadley - 11 years at JBU
Vice President of Finance & Administration
B.S.B.A. University of Arkansas
M.B.A. University of Arkansas



Dr. Preston JonesDr. Preston Jones - 12 years at JBU
Professor of History
B.A. California State University
M.A. Sonoma State University
Ph.D. University of Ottawa



Dr. Trisha PoseyDr. Trisha Posey - 8 years at JBU
B.A. Grand Canyon University
M.Phil. University of Kent at Canterbury
Ph.D. University of Maryland



Mr. Matt ReddinMr. Matt Reddin - 8 years at JBU
Director of Non-Traditional Programs
B.S. John Brown University
M.A.C.E. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary



Dr. Jacob StratmanDr. Jacob Stratman - 8 years at JBU
English Department Head
B.A. William Jewell College
M.A. Missouri State University
Ph.D. Marquette University



Dr. Margo TurnerDr. Margo Turner - 3 years at JBU
Professor of Education
B.A. Ouachita University
M.S.E. Texas Wesleyan University
Ed.D. University of Texas



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