Faculty

Faculty & Administration

CLAYTON ANDERSON, Instructor of Business, 2011.

M.B.A., B.S., John Brown University

 

DAVID R. ANDRUS, Professor of Visual Arts, 1983.

M.F.A., Syracuse University

B.S., John Brown University

 

JOEL R. ARMSTRONG, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, 2003.

M.F.A., Colorado State University

B.F.A., Texas Tech University

 

AMINTA S. ARRINGTON, Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2014.

Ph.D., Biola University

M.A., Johns Hopkins University

B.A., Wheaton College

 

CARY L. BALZER, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, 1998.

Ph.D., University of Manchester

M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary

B.A., Seattle Pacific University

 

TRACY A. BALZER, Assistant Professor of Christian Formation, 1998.

M.A., John Brown University

B.A., Seattle Pacific University

 

TY B. BEARD, Assistant Men's Basketball; Coach, Instructor of Kinesiology, 2014.

M.S., B.S., Baylor University

 

JANE E. BEERS, Assistant Professor of Biology, 2005.

M.Ed., Northwestern State University

B.A., Taylor University

 

STEPHEN T. BEERS, Vice President for Student Development; Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, 1998.

Ed.D., Ball State University

M.S., Wright State University

B.A., Taylor University

 

JASON A. BESCHTA, Men's Basketball Coach; Instructor of Kinesiology, 2014.

M.S. Baylor University

B.S., Bryan College

 

LARRY N. BLAND, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, 2002.

Ph.D., Ohio State University

M.S., Southern Methodist University

B.S., John Brown University

 

JAMES R. BLANKENSHIP, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, 2002.

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law

M.A., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

B.A., Indiana University

 

FRANK BLUME, Professor of Mathematics, 1995.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina

B.A.C.H., M.S., Technical University of Berlin

 

H. TODD BOWDEN, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, 1997.

M.S., B.A., University of Arkansas

A.T.C., National Athletic Trainers Association

 

DAVID E. BRISBEN, Professor of Christian Ministries, 1992.

Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

M.Div., Erskine Seminary

M.Miss., M.C.E., Reformed Theological Seminary

B.A., Erskine College

 

ANDRE’ BROQUARD, Dean of Students; Director of Residence Life; Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership, 2002.

Ed.D., University of Arkansas

M.A., Regent University

B.A., Taylor University

 

JAMES E. BRUCE, Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2008.

Ph.D., M.A., Baylor University

M.A., B.A., New College, University of Oxford

A.B., Dartmouth College

 

MAXIE B. BURCH, Professor of Biblical Studies, 2011.

Ph.D., Baylor University

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A., The Citadel

 

JAMES P. CALDWELL, Professor of Construction Management, 1985.

Registered Land Surveyor, Arkansas

Certified Professional Constructor

M.S., Purdue University

B.S., John Brown University

 

JOHN V. CARMACK, Director of Graduate Counseling Education; Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, 1998.

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University

M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

B.A., University of Arkansas

 

ROBBIE F. CASTLEMAN, Professor of Biblical Studies, 2001.

D.Min., University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

M.A., Florida State University

B.A., Loyola University

 

LEANN S. CAUDLE, Professor of Accounting, 2015.

Ed.D., University of Arkansas

M.B.A., Webster University

B.S., University of the State of New York, Albany

Certified Public Accountant, Arkansas

 

NICHOLAS A. CORNETT, Assistant Professor of Counseling, 2012.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

M.S., B.S., John Brown University

 

DON W. CRANDALL, Vice President for Enrollment Management; Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership, 1985.

M.S., B.A., Aurora University

 

CURTIS J. CUNNINGHAM, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, 2015.

M.Ed., Drury University

B.S., Southwest Baptist University

                                                                                                                            

ROBYN D. DAUGHERTY, Director of Athletics; Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1999.

M.A., B.S., John Brown University

 

LIESL M. DROMI, Instructor of Music, 2014.

M.M., Belmont University

B.A., John Brown University

 

JENNIFER R. EDWARDS, Assistant Professor of Worship Arts, 2009.

M.A., Denver Seminary

B.S., John Brown University

 

J. RICHARD ELLIS, Dean of The Graduate School; Professor of Adult Education, 1993.

Ph.D., University of Michigan

M.Div., Biola University

B.R.Ed., William Tyndale College

 

EDWARD E. ERICSON III, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty; Professor of History, 1994.

Ph.D., M.A., Indiana University

B.A., Calvin College

 

VON ESHNAUR, Instructor of Kinesiology, 2002.

M.A., Concordia University

B.S.E., University of Arkansas

 

EVA M. FAST, Instructor of Business, 2011.

M.B.A., B.S., John Brown University

 

RICHARD K. FAUST, Instructor of Construction Management, 2009.

M.E.T., M.S., Pittsburg State University

B.S., Minnesota State University

 

RICHARD L. FROMAN, Professor of Psychology, 1994.

Ph.D., University of Wyoming

M.A., B.A., California State University, Sacramento

 

C. JOEL FUNK, Assistant Professor of Biology, 2009.

Ph.D., M.S., Kansas State University

B.A., Tabor College

 

J. BRADLEY GAMBILL, Associate Professor of English, 2005.

Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

M.F.A., University of Iowa

M.A., New Mexico State University

 

TIMOTHY P. GILMOUR, Assistant Professor of Engineering, 2012.

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

B.S., Cedarville University

 

TODD M. GOEHNER, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, 2005.

M.F.A., University of Idaho

B.S., John Brown University

 

DARREN T. GOULD, Instructor of Broadcasting, 2009.

M.A., B.A., Wheaton College

 

BRIAN T. GREUEL, Professor of Biology, 1997.

Ph.D., Washington University

M.S., Ohio State University

B.S., Wheaton College

 

DEREK GWINN, Coordinator of Relationship Education, Center for Healthy Relationships; Assistant Professor of Family Studies, 2012.

Ph.D., M.A., University of Minnesota, St. Paul

B.S., B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington

 

KIMBERLY B. HADLEY, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Assistant Professor of Business, 2004.

M.B.A., B.S.B.A., University of Arkansas

 

KENNETH D. HAHN, Professor of Physics, 2014.

Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Texas A&M University

M.A.B.S., Dallas Theological Seminary

 

MELISSA E. HALL, Assistant Professor of Family and Human Services, 2011.

Ph.D.,  University of Arkansas

M.Ed., University of Oklahoma

B.S., Southwestern Assemblies of God University

 

SAMUEL J. HEINRICH, Associate Professor of Business, 2014.

M.B.A., University of Colorado

B.S., John Brown University

 

AMANDA E. HIMES, Assistant Professor of English, 2006.

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

M.A., Baylor University

B.A., East Texas Baptist University

 

JONATHAN B. HIMES, Associate Professor of English, 2003.

Ph.D., M.A., Texas A&M University

B.A., Harding University

 

KATHY HOGAN, Instructional Designer of the Office of Distance Learning; Instructor of Adult Education, 1998.

M.Ed., B.S., University of Arkansas

 

S. NEAL HOLLAND, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, 1998.

M.F.A., National University

M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A., Ouachita Baptist University

 

RANDALL W. HOLLINGSWORTH, Professor of Communication, 2015.

Ph.D., B.S., Florida State University

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

WILL C. HOLMES, Associate Professor of Engineering, 2009.

Ph.D., Washington State University

B.S., Southern Nazarene University

 

CHARLES E. HYDE, Chief Executive Officer of The Soderquist Center; Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership, 2005.

M.B.A., John Brown University

B.S., University of Arkansas

 

IVAN D. IGLESIAS, Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2009.

M.A., University of Arkansas

B.A., Universidad del Atlantico, Columbia

 

KYLE J. IRELAND, Director of Student Support Services, 2015.

M.A., B.A., Olivet Nazarene University

 

DAVID E. JOHNSON, Professor of Psychology, 1980.

Ph.D., M.A., University of Arkansas

B.S., Houghton College

 

PRESTON L. JONES, Associate Professor of History, 2003.

Ph.D., University of Ottawa

M.A., Sonoma State University

B.A., California State University

 

PATRICIA A. KIRK, Associate Professor of English; Writer in Residence, 1998.

M.F.A., University of Arkansas

Third year Certificate in Mandarin Chinese, University of Hong Kong

M.A., Tulane University

B.A., University of California

 

JAMES L. KRALL, Vice President for University Advancement; Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership, 1996.

Ed.D., University of Tennessee

M.A., Ball State University

B.A., Taylor University

 

RYAN A. LADNER, Associate Professor of Marketing, 2015.

M.A., Liberty University

B.S., University of Southern Mississippi

 

REBECCA J. LAMBERT, Dean of Academic Services and Registrar; Assistant Professor of Academic Services, 2000.

Ed.D., M.S., University of Arkansas

B.S., Ball State University

 

C. CAREY LAMPTON, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology, 2001.

Ph.D., M.A., Texas Tech University

B.A., University of Arkansas

 

JASON M. LANKER, Assistant Professor of Youth Ministries, 2007.

Ph.D., M.A., Talbot School of Theology

B.A., The Master's College

 

KEVIN H. MACFARLAN, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1993.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

M.S., B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

 

SCOTT G. MARKSBERRY, Men's Soccer Coach; Instructor of Kinesiology, 2011.

National Diploma, National Soccer Coaches Association of America

B.S., Union University

 

BOB C. MARTIN, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, 2008.

M.F.A., University of Arkansas

B.A., Northeastern State University

 

CONSTANCE D. MATCHELL, Professor of Teacher Education, 2015

Ed.D., Harding University

M.Ed., University of Arkansas

B.S.E., John Brown University

 

DENISHA K. McCOLLUM, Director of the Graduate Business Program; Assistant Professor of Business, 2007.

M. Ed., North Central University

M.S.L.E., John Brown University

B.A., University of Arkansas

 

MELISSA L. MICHAEL, Assistant Professor of Math Education, 2014.

M.S., B.S., University of Arkansas

 

ROBERT H. MOORE, Assistant Professor of History, 2007.

Ph.D., Emory University

M.A., B.A., University of Arkansas

 

MARTHA L. MORGAN, Associate Professor of Family and Human Services, 2015.

Ph.D., Texas Tech University

M.S., Oklahoma State University

M.Ed., B.B.A., University of Central Oklahoma

 

KIMBERLY S. MURIE, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, 2015.

M.A., B.S., University of Arkansas

 

SUSAN Q. NEWTON, Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2005.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

B.S., John Brown University

 

FRANKLYN C. NILES, Professor of Political Science, 1999.

Ph.D., M.A., University of Houston

B.A., University of California, Riverside

 

ROBERT B. NORWOOD, Associate Vice President for Academic Administration; Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Director of Assessment; Professor of Electrical Engineering, 1998.

Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Stanford University

 

ELLEN M. ODELL, Director of the Nursing Program; Associate Professor of Nursing Education, 2014.

D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University

M.S.N., George Mason University

B.S.N., University of Missouri-St. Louis

A.D.N., McLennan Community College

 

GARY J. OLIVER, Executive Director of The Center for Healthy Relationships; Professor of Psychology and
Practical Theology, 1998.

Ph.D., M.A., University of Nebraska

Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary

M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary;

B.A., Biola University

 

CHARLES C. PASTOOR, Associate Professor of English, 2001.

Ph.D., M.A., Baylor University

B.A., Calvin College

 

KATHLEEN M. PAULSEN, Instructor of Kinesiology; Women's Soccer Coach, 2013.

M.S., B.A., University of Arkansas

 

CHARLES E. PEER, Professor of Visual Arts, 1987.

M.F.A., University of Arkansas

B.A., Hendrix College

 

JUSTIN W. PHILLIPS, Executive Director of the CARE Clinics; Instructor of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2011.

M.S., John Brown University

B.S., Williams Baptist College

 

CALVIN E. PISTON, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness; Professor of Mathematics, 1982.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas

M.A., B.A., University of California, Davis

 

PETER F. POHLE, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, 2001-2005, 2006. 

M.F.A., Syracuse University

B.A. Equivalent, Berlin

 

CHARLES W. POLLARD, President; Associate Professor of English, 2004.

Ph.D., University of Virginia

M.A., Oxford University

J.D., Harvard Law School

B.A., Wheaton College

 

TRISHA D. POSEY, Director of the Honors Scholars Program; Associate Professor of History, 2007.

Ph.D., University of Maryland

M.Phil., University of Kent at Canterbury

B.A., Grand Canyon University

 

CHARLES D. RAITH II, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy, 2012.

Ph.D., Ave Maria University

M.Th., Regent College

M.Div., Beeson Divinity School

B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology

 

RODNEY P. REED, University Chaplain; Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, 2008.

Ph.D., University of Bristol, England

M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary

B.A., Sioux Falls College

 

GREGORY S. ROBINSON, Associate Professor of Outdoor Leadership Ministries, 2014.

Ph.D., The Union Institute & University

M.S., B.A., John Brown University

 

WARREN B. ROBY, Professor of Language Studies, 2000.

Ph.D., M.A., University of Kansas

B.A., Wichita State University

 

CHARLES A. ROMIG, Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2008.

Ph.D., Purdue University

M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

B.S., University of Illinois

 

REBECCA J. ROTHFUSS, Director of the Leader Scholars Institute; Assistant Professor of Business, 1994.
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

M.S., Oklahoma State University

B.A., Bartlesville Wesleyan

 

SIMONE I. SCHRODER, Interlibrary Loan Librarian; Assistant Professor of Librarianship, 1988.

M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma

D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic

B.A., Marycrest College

 

KEVIN E. SIMPSON, Professor of Psychology, 2012.

Ph.D., University of Denver

M.S., University of North Texas

B.S., John Brown University

 

MARQUITA S. SMITH, Assistant Professor of Journalism, 2010.

Ed.D., University of Arkansas

M.A., University of Maryland

B.S., University of Tennessee

 

PAUL B. SMITH, Professor of Music, 1987.

M.Mus., Wichita State University

B.A., Tabor College

 

STEVEN P. SNEDIKER, Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, Cinema, 2009.

M.F.A., National University

B.S., John Brown University

 

JEFFREY D. SODERQUIST, Women's Basketball Coach; Instructor of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998.

B.S., John Brown University

 

TED JUNSEOK SONG, Assistant Professor of  Engineering, 2012.

Ph.D., M.S., The University of Texas at Austin 

B.S., Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

 

WILLIAM A. STEVENSON, III, Director of International Programs; Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, 1988.

M.A., B.S., John Brown University

 

JACOB H. STRATMAN, Associate Professor of English, 2007.

Ph.D., Marquette University

M.A., Missouri State University

B.A., William Jewell College

 

TONYA L. SUAREZ, Assistant Professor of Business, 2009.

M.A., University of Arkansas

B.S., John Brown University

 

BRENT C. SWEARINGEN, Director of the Library; Instructional Services Librarian; Associate Professor of Librarianship, 2006.

M.S., University of Illinois

M. Ed., DePaul University

B.A., University of Arkansas

 

CARLA B. SWEARINGEN, Dean of Faculty Development; Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2005.

Ph.D., Loyola University

B.A., Hendrix College

 

DeANNE J. TERRELL, Professor of Counseling Psychology, 2014.

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

M.S., Georgia State University

B.A., Samford University

 

C. JEFFREY TERRELL, Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, Professor of Counseling Psychology, 2014.

Ph.D., M.S., University of Southern Mississippi

M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

B.A., Samford University

 

MARK A. TERRILL, Assistant Professor of Construction Management, 2010.

M.S., University of Texas

B.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

 

ROBERT E. TIMMONS, Associate Professor of Business, 2004.

D.B.A., Anderson University

M.B.A., John Brown University

B.S., Pittsburg State University

 

T. KAI TOGAMI, Professor of International Business, 2015.

M.S., Illinois State University

B.S., Wheaton College

 

D. MARGO TURNER, Professor of Education, 2012.

Ed.D., University of Texas

M.S.E., Texas Wesleyan University

B.A., Ouachita Baptist University

 

FRANCIS E. UMESIRI, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2011.

Ph.D., University of Toledo

M.S., Central Michigan University

B.S., University of Lagos, Nigeria

 

GREGORY A. VARNER, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2012.

Ph.D., University of Missouri

M.S., University of Arkansas

B.A., Hendrix College


THOMAS W. VERDERY, Executive-In-Residence, The Soderquist Center; Professor of Business, 2009.

M.B.A., University of Dallas

B.A., Texas Tech University

 

DAVID H. VILA, Professor of Religion and Philosophy, 1999.

Ph.D., St. Louis University

M.Div., M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary

B.A., Covenant College

 

TIMOTHY S. WAKEFIELD, Professor of Biology, 2000.

Ph.D., Auburn University

M.A., University of Missouri

B.S., Union University

 

RANDALL E. WALDRON, Professor of Economics and International Business, 2012.

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

B.A., Northwestern University

 

JOE F. WALENCIAK, Dean of the Donald G. Soderquist College of Business; Distinguished Professor of Business, 1982.

Ph.D., M.B.A., University of Arkansas

B.S., John Brown University

 

RAYMOND T. WEST, JR., Associate Professor of Computer Science, 1987.

M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.S., New Mexico State University

 

ABBEY G. WHITE, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, 2014.

M.A., Louisiana Tech University

B.S., Indiana University

 

PAUL H. WHITLEY, Assistant Professor of Music, 2011.

D. Mus., Northwestern University

M.M., New England Conservatory

B.M., Wheaton College

 

JESSICA H. WILSON, Assistant Professor of English, 2013.

Ph.D., Baylor University

M.E., University of Dallas

B.A., Pepperdine University

 

BARRY J. WINGFIELD, Director of the JBU CARE Clinic, Little Rock; Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2014.

Ph.D., University of Louisiana

M.S., Texas A&M University

B.A., Harding University

 

JAN HELMUT WUBBENA, Professor of Music, 1977.

Fellow of the American Guild of Organists

D.Mus.A., M.Mus., University of Colorado

A.B., Lebanon Valley College

 

TERESA R. WUBBENA, Professor of Music, 1976.

M.A., B.Mus.Ed., Sam Houston State University.

 

JIN XU, Assistant Professor of Engineering, 2013.

Ph.D., Iowa State University

Ph.D., B.S., Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China