2019-2020 Official University Catalog 
    
    May 26, 2019  
2019-2020 Official University Catalog

Trustees, Administration and Faculty



LeTourneau University administration, faculty, and staff are united in their support of the University’s mission. This directory lists people who are committed to that calling.

LeTourneau Trustees

Mr. Paul Abbott; CEO, Aircraft Industry, Oklahoma
Mr. Bill Anderson; Executive Mentor & Consultant, Leadership Consulting Company, Colorado
Mr. Patrick Bertsche; President, Manufacturing Company, Illinois
Mr. Jim Brake; President, Manufacturing, Fire Protection, Connecticut
Mr. Phil Burkes; CEO, Communications Company, Texas
Mr. Tom Burt; Executive V.P., Aviation Company, Michigan
Dr. Joel Carpenter IV; Retired Physician, Pennsylvania
Mr. Doug Douglas; Vice President, Transit Company, Texas
Dr. David Dykes; Senior Pastor, Texas
Mrs. Kimberly Fish; Freelance Writer, Community Leader, Longview, Texas
Dr. Eugene A. Frost; Jr., High School Administrator, Illinois
Mr. Robin Guyer; Owner & Manager, Agri-Service Company, Illinois
Dr. Billy J. Harris; Retired, Consulting Structural Engineering Company, Texas
Mr. Jim Hooker; Director, Aftermarket Sales, Minnesota
Mr. Loren Leman; Engineer, Alaska
Mrs. Julie Livesay; Teacher, Texas
Dr. Dale A. Lunsford; University President, Texas
Dr. Jim E. Mauldin; Physician, Texas
Mr. L.V. “Bud” McGuire; Principal/Engineer, Energy Exploration Company, Texas
Dr. Larry Mercer; Executive Coach, Consulting Company, Texas
Mr. Ken Moore, Retired Pilot, Texas
Mr. James R. Nolt, Jr.; Consultant/Retired Owner and VP Operations, Manufacturing Company, Pennsylvania
Mr. Rogers Pope, Jr.; Banker, Texas
Mr. James Schreder; President, Civil Engineering, California
Mr. Michael P. Schutt; Law School Associate Professor and Department Director, Texas
Mr. John Solheim; Chairman, CEO & President, Manufacturing Corporation, Arizona
Mr. Wayne Steege; Director, Aerospace and Devense Technologies Company, Minnesota
Mr. Merle Stoltzfus; Partner, General Contractor and Builder, Pennsylvania
Mr. Wayne Trull; Architect, Arkansas
Mrs. Wendy Turner, Pilot, Fuel Corporation, Texas
Mr. Bob Walker; President, Co-Owner, Manufacturing Company, Colorado
Mr. Dean Waskowiak; President & CEO, Multimedia Company, Texas

Officers of the Board of Trustees

Mr. Bill Anderson, Chair
Mr. L.V. “Bud” McGuire, Vice Chair
Mr. Dean Waskowiak, Secretary
Mr. Merle Stoltzfus, Treasurer
Dr. Dale A. Lunsford, President

Administrative Officers

Dr. Dale A. Lunsford, President
Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mr. Mike S. Hood, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Mr. Carl Arnold, Vice President for Residential Enrollment Services
Mr. Alan Clipperton, Associate Vice President for Global Initiatives
Mr. Don Egle, Vice President for University Marketing and Communications
Mr. Matthew P. Henry, Chief Information Officer
Dr. Kristy Morgan, Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Melanie Roudkovski, Vice President for Global Operations
Dr. Terry Zeitlow, Vice President for Development

Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Anson, Scott J.
Chair, Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
A.S., Broome Community College, 1991; B.S., State University of New York, 1993; M.S., Binghamton University, 1996; Ph.D., Binghamton University, 2007. Licensed Professional Engineer, State of New York and Texas. Since 2013.

Baas, Brent L.
Chair, Computer Science
Professor of Computer Science
B.A., Calvin College, 1985; M.S., Western Michigan University, 1987; Ph.D., Wayne State University, 1993. Since 1992.

Baggett, Darla L.
Chair, Global Education Programs
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Education, Baylor University, 1973; Reading Specialist Certificate, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1977; M.Ed. with Mid Management Certificate and Supervisor’s Certificate, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1981; ESL Certificate, Wayland Baptist University, 1991; Ed.D., Texas Tech University, 2002. Since 2010.

Baliraine, Frederick N.
Associate Professor of Biology
BVM, Makerere University, Uganda. 1994; M.Sc. University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1999; Ph.D., University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2005. Since 2012.

Ballard, Shirley A.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

A.S., Kilgore College, 1991; BSN University of Texas at Tyler, 1999; M.S., Ball State University, 2003. Since 2015.

Ball, Steven L.
Professor of Physics
B.S., Baker University, 1984; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1989. Since 2001.

Barrett, John C.
Assistant Professor of Political Science

B.S.,Georgetown University, 1995; Foreign Service; M.A. Johns Hopkins University, 1999; International Economics/International Affairs; Ph.D., Baylor University, 2012, Religion, Politics and Society.  Since 2015.

Baumer, Richard E.
Omar Blodgett Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering
Assistant Professor of Materials Joining Engineering

Bachelor of Science, LeTourneau University, 2008; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 2013. Since 2017.

Bitikofer, Lauren G.
Professor of Flight Science

A.S., LeTourneau University, 1975; B.S., LeTourneau University, 1988; M.S., University of Texas at Tyler, 1989; FAA Certificates: Certificated Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings; Inspection Authorization, Commercial Pilot with Instrument Airplane and Helicopter, Flight Instructor: Multi-engine, Single Engine and Instrument Airplane, Rotorcraft Helicopter, and Designated Mechanic Examiner. Since 1977.

Caldwell, Benjamin W.
Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Clemson University, 2007; M.S., Clemson University, 2009; Ph.D., Clemson University, 2011. Since 2012.

Chance, Sherry A.
Associate Vice President for Global Operations
Chair, Global Business Program
Associate Professor of Business

Bachelor of Education, University of Alaska, 1984; Master of Education, University of Southern Mississippi, 1992; Doctor of Education, Higher Education, 2017. Since 2017.

Chase, Bruce A.
Chair, Flight Department
Professor of Flight Science

B.S., LeTourneau University, 1992; M.S., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2005; FAA Certificates: Certificated Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings, Commercial Pilot with Instrument Airplane, Flight Instructor: Multi-engine, Single Engine and Instrument Airplane; FAA Safety Team Representative. Since 1992.

Churu, Habel Gitogo
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Oklahoma State University, 2004; M.S., Oklahoma State University, 2009; University of Texas at Dallas, Ph.D., 2013. Since 2016.

Cochrane, Stephan
Missionary-in-Residence

Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Studies, Southeastern Bible College, 1999; Missionary, Avant Ministries, Field Director, Mali, Africa.  Since 2018.

Compton, Randall D.
Professor of Literature and Language Arts

B.A., Covenant College, 1987; M.A., Angelo State University, 1990; Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1994; M. Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, 1997. Since 2007.

Coppinger, Stanley K.
Professor of Literature and Language Arts

B.A., Biola University, LA Mirada, CA, 1984, M.A., Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX 1990, Ph.D., Baylor University,  2001; Former Associate Vice President and Professor of English at LETU.  Since 2015.

Cunha, Wilson de Angelo
Associate Professor of Theology

B.A., JMC Presbyterian Seminary, 2002; Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary, 2006; Ph.D. Leiden University, 2011. Since 2011.

Davis, Andrew F.
Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering,
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 2012; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA  2015; ABD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, expected August 2018.  Since 2018.

DeBoer, Gary D.
Professor of Chemistry

B.A., Calvin College, 1986; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1998. Since 1998.

Demko, Jonathan A.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Texas A&M University, 1986; M.S., Texas A&M University, 1980, Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1986. Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Texas. Since 2012.

Dittenber, David B.
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

B.S., LeTourneau University, 2007; M.S., West Virginia University, 2010; Ph.D. West Virginia University, 2013. Since 2013

Dyer, Scott D.
Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., Biology, Iowa State University, 1983; M.S., Biology, Iowa State University, 1986; Ph.D., Biology, University of North Texas 1991. Since 2018.

Fasol, Malinda S.
Chair, Graduate Psychology Programs
Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A., William Jewell College, 1993; M.A., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2010. Since 2013.

File, Chad L.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 2008; B.S., Physics, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 2009; M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, 2011; Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, 2013.  Since 2018.

Fortier, Sean M.
Associate Dean, College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Chair, Department of Applied Aviation Science
Professor of Aeronautical Science

B.S., Moody Bible Institute, 1991; M.S., Louisiana State University at Shreveport, 1998; FAA Certificates: Certificated Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings, Private Pilot, and FCC General Radiotelephone. Since 1994.

Frazier, Larry J.
Dean, College of Education, Arts and Sciences

Professor of Theology
B.A., East Texas Baptist University, 1990; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994; Ph.D., Baylor University, 2002. Since 2011.

Frederick, Gregory D.
Chair, Department of Biology and Kinesiology
Professor of Biology

B.A., University of Kansas; 1980; B.A., University of Kansas; 1983, Ph.D., Kansas University, 1990. Since 2014.

French, Jesse J.
Director of Engineering Outreach
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1995; M.S., The University of Tulsa, 2007; Ph.D., The University of Tulsa, 2010. Since 2010.

Gowing, Glyn T.
Chair, Global Computing
Associate Professor of Computer Science

B.S., University of the State of New York, 1997; M.S., Nova Southeastern University, 2002; Doctor of Philosophy, Nova Southeastern University, 2006; Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern College of Chiropractic, 1993. Since 2017.

Graham, Van
Dean, School of Business
Professor of Business

B.A., Asbury College, 1966; J.D., Baylor School of Law, 1985. Since 2017.

Green, Matthew G.
Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Texas A&M University, 1998; M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2001; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2004. Since 2005.

Greer, Lori J.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., The University of Texas at Tyler, 1986; M.S.N., Master of Science in Nursing Education, The University of Texas at Tyler, 2006. Since 2017.

Hamilton, Edward L.
Associate Professor of Physics

B.S., Calvin College, 1997; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003. Since 2012.

Harriss, Robin G.
Assistant Athletic Director
Instructor of Kinesiology
Men’s Baseball Coach

B.A., Texas Tech University, 1995; M.S., Northeastern State University, 2003. Since 2006.

Hathaway, Bruce A.
Chair, Chemistry and Physics
Professor of Chemistry

B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1976; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1980. Since 2010.

Hellings, Richard A., II
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science

A.S., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Aviation Maintenance Technology, 2001, B.S., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Aviation Technology, 2004, M.S., Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, 2016. Since 2015. 

Hilburn, Jodie L.
Chair, Department of Teacher Education (Residential)
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

B.S., Northeast Louisiana University, 1990; M.Ed., Northeast Louisiana University, 1992. Since 2001.

Hood, Michael S.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Professor of Accounting

M.B.A., Wichita State University; C.P.A., State of Missouri. Since 2009.

Iordache, Marian V.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.S., Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, 1996; M.S., Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania, 1997; M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1999, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2004. Since 2004.

Jacobs, Karen C.
Associate Professor of Business
B.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1986; M.B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1988. Ph.D. Northcentral University, 2011. Since 2010.

Jacobs, Wayne J.
Professor of Kinesiology

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1985; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1988; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1994. Since 2001.

Johnson, Benjamin J. M.
Honors College Director
Associate Professor of Theology and Vocation

Bachelor of Arts, Business, Concentration Biblical Studies, 2005, Trinity Western University; Master of Arts, Biblical Studies, 2007, Multnomah University; Master of Theology, Biblical Studies, New Testament, 2009, Western Seminary; Doctor of Philosophy, Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, Hermeneutics, Old Testament, University of Durham, 2012; Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Oxford, 2016.  Since 2018.

Johnson, Jeffrey D.
Chair, Department of Engineering Technology

Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology
B.S., LeTourneau University, 1994. M.S., Eastern Michigan University, 2014. Since 2010.

Kim, Hoo
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.S., Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea; 2004; M.S., Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, 2006; Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2013. Since 2017.

Kim, Joonwan
Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.S., Daegu University, Korea, 1993; M.S., University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1998; Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2003. Since 2003.

Knouse, Lois E.
Chair, Department of Mathematics
Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.A., LeTourneau University, 1967; M.M., University of Tennessee, 1969. Since 1982.

Koblich, Joel W.
Instructor of Electrical Engineering Technology

A.S., University of the State of New York, 1986; B.S., LeTourneau University, 1993; B.S.W.E., LeTourneau University, 1994; .NET Certificate, University of Illinois, 2005. Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Illinois. Since 2010.

Koerber-Timmons, Karen
Global Chair, Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing

BSN, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, West Virginia University, 1996; MSN, Master of Science in Nursing, University of Texas at Tyler, 2005; Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2014.  Since 2018.

Krause, Cory A.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, LeTourneau University, 2010; Master of Science in Mathematics, 2012; Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., ABD, Mathematics, University of North Texas.  Since 2018

Lease, Jered C.
Chief Flight Instructor
Associate Professor of Flight Science

B.S., University of North Dakota, Aeronautics, 2004, M.S., University of North Dakota, Aviation, 2007. Since 2015.

Lee, Jong Cheon
Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.S., Hanyang University, 1997, M. Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005. M.A.MFT, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008, M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009, Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013. Since 2015.

Leiffer, Paul R.
Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1968; B.S.E.E., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1968; M.S., Drexel University, 1973; Ph.D., Drexel University, 1977. Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Texas. Since 1979.

Lett, Jonathan Ellsworth
Co-Director of Outreach for Passage and Teaching Fellow
Assistant Professor of Theology

B.A. Cedarville University, 2008; M.Div., Duke University Divinity School, 2012; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland.  Since 2016.

Lichtenberg, Byron K.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sc.B., Brown University, 1969; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975; Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979. Since 2013.

Liebengood, Kelly D.
Dean, School of Theology and Vocation
Director, Honors College
Professor of Theology

B.S., San Jose State University, 1993; M.A., University of Kansas, 1998; M.Div., 2002; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 2011. Since 2009.

Low, Darryl D.
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

B.S., Texas Tech University, 2004; M.S., Texas Tech University, 2006; Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2010. Since 2012.

Mason, Steven D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Theology

B.B.A., Baylor University, 1998; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 2002; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 2006. Since 2006.

Mauriello, Michael M.
Visiting Faculty, Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University, 2001; Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2005; Ph.D. Candidate, Educational Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2018. Since 2018.

Mays, Patrick E.
Campus Pastor
Passage Programming Director
Professor of Christian Ministries

B.S., University of Texas at Tyler, 1983; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1989; Th.M., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1994; Ph.D., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1999. Since 2003.

Moland, Mark G.
Chair, Global Criminal Justice Programs

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., U. S. Coast Guard Academy, 1994, Master of Public Policy, Duke University, 2004, 27 Graduate Hours, Certificate of Christian & Classical Studies, Knox Theological Seminary, 2014. Since 2015.

Neal, Laura K.
Global Chair, Healthcare Programs
Associate Professor of Healthcare

BSBA, Business Administration, Southern Wesleyan University, 2003; MBA, Business Administration, Southern Wesleyan University, 2005; DM, Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, 2014; MPH, Public Health, Independence University, Salt Lake City, 2017.  Since 2018.

Niemi, Alan D.
Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology

B.S., Lake Superior State College, 1981; M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology, 1985. Since 2004.

Olson, Craig S.
Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, 1982; M.S., Boston University, 1990; M.A., Naval War College, Newport, RI, 1999; USAF Test Pilot School, Diploma, 1991; Air Commander Staff College, Diploma, 1995. Since 2017.

Ortiz, Oscar L.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.S., West Virginia University, 1989; M.S., Northeastern University, 1991. Since 2002.

Ostendorff, Daniel A.
Chair, Humanities and Social Science
Associate Professor of History, Criminal Justice and Political Science

B.A., John Brown University, 2007; M.A., Queens University of Belfast, 2009; D. Phil, Cross College, University of Oxford, May 2018. Since 2013.

Page, James M.
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Instructor of Flight Science

B.S., LeTourneau University, 1999. Since 2015

Payton, Karl E.
Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
Professor of Communication Studies

B.A., Trevecca Nazarene University, 1976; M.A., Western Kentucky University, 1994, Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce, 2011. Since 2002.

Pessoa, Ezequiel C. P.
Associate Professor of Materials Joining and Welding Engineering

B.S., Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG – 2003;  M.S., Colorado School of Mines, 2007; Ph.D., Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG – 2007. Since 2019.

Poelman, Matthias D.
Professor of Aeronautical Science

A.S., Aviation Technology, LeTourneau University, 1978; B.S., Cardinal Stritch University, 2003; M.S., Embry Riddle University, 2007; FAA Certificates: Certificated Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings, Private Pilot, Inspection Authorization and Designated Mechanic Examiner. Since 2004.

Quiett, Jeffrey S.
Director of Clinical Training
Professor of Psychology

B.A., Samford University, 1992; M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995; Ph.D. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999. Since 2013.

Quiett, Kimberly J.
Dean, School of Nursing
Professor of Nursing

B.S., Samford University, 1992; M.S., University of South Alabama, 1994; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2006. Since 2013.

Reese, Norman C.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology

B.S., LeTourneau University, 1991; M.E., University of Colorado, 1997; Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Colorado. Since 2010.

Ritchey, Fred L., Jr.
Dean, College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
Professor of Aeronautical Science

B.S., LeTourneau University, 1980; M.S., University of Texas at Tyler, 1990; FAA Certificates: Certificated Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings; Inspection Authorization. Since 1985.

Rose, Daniel L.
Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.S., LeTourneau University, 1990; M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1991; M.S., Iowa State University, 1994. Since 2013.

Roudkovski, Melanie B.
Vice President for Global Operations
Professor of Psychology

B.G.S., Louisiana State University, 1997; Th.M., MAMFC, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999; Ph.D.; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004. Since 2005.

Roudkovski, Viktor P.
Chair, Department of Theology

Professor of Theology
B.A., Blue Mountain College, 1996; M.Div., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1998; Th.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2003; Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2004. Since 2008.

Rouse, Kenneth A.
Associate Professor of Computer Science

A.A., Christ for the Nations, Dallas, Texas, 1985; B.S., South Dakota State University, 1982; M.S., Tarleton State University, 1998; Ph.D., Auburn University, 2009. Since 2009.

Rowe, Beverly J.
Professor of Accounting

B.A., University of Houston, Clear Lake, 1981; M.S.M., Purdue University, 1994; Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 2000. Since 2015. 

Salami, Yunus D.
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

B.Eng. Civil Engineering, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, 2002; M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 2007; Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL  2012; Professional Engineer, State of Wisconsin.  Since 2018.

Sasaki, Kotaro
Associatet Professor of Biomedical Engineering

B.S., Osaka University, Japan, 1989; M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1997, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2004. Since 2014.

Schubarth, Ruedi
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science

B.S., LeTourneau University, 2008; M.S., Aerospace, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2018. Since 2014.

Scroggins, T. David
Professor of Aeronautical Science

B.S., Moody Bible Institute, 1991; M.S., University of Texas at Tyler, 1996; FAA Certificates: Certificated Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings, Commercial Pilot with Instrument Rating, Designated Mechanic Examiner. Since 1992.

Sharpe, Jesse D.
Director of Writing Center
Assistant Professor of English

B.A., English Literature, Simpson College, 2004; M.S., Library and Information Science, Drexel University, 2007; Ph.D., English Literature, University of St. Andrews, 2012. Since 2016.

Sheafer, Vicki L.
Dean, School of Psychology & Counseling
Chair, Undergraduate Psychology Programs

Professor of Psychology
B.S., Union College, 1990; M.A., Miami University, 1992; Ph.D., Miami University, 1994. Since 1994.

Starrett, Steven K.
Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Professor of Civil Engineering

B.S., Missouri University of Science & Technology, 1989; M.S., Iowa State University, 1992; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1994; P E., D.WRE, FASCE, F.EWRI. Since 2017.

Starrett, Shelli K.
Professor of Electrical Engineering

B.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1988; M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1990; Ph.D. Iowa State University, 1994. Since 2017.

Stephens, Kathy E.
Professor of Teacher Education

B.S.H.E., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1979; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1989; Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce, 2007. Since 2001.

Tallon, Luke B.
Direcor of Theology, Passage Institute for Youth and Theology
Associate Professor of Theology

B.A., Pepperdine University, 2001; M.Div., Pepperdine University, 2004; M.A., Pepperdine University, 2005; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, 2010. Since 2013.

Taylor, James E.
Director of Fine Arts
Associate Professor of Fine Arts

B.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1977; M.A., University of Miami, 1982; Doctoral of Musical Arts, University of Alabama, 2012. Since 2017.

Taylor, Judy M.
Professor of Mathematics

B.S., East Texas Baptist University, 1976; M.Ed., Texas A&M University at Texarkana, 1990; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2006. Since 1997.

Teel-Borders, Julie K.
Coordinator of Field Experience
Professor of Education

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1981; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1984; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2000. Since 2005.

Tesser, David J.
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science

B.S., LeTourneau University, 1995; M.S. Delta University, 2016. Since 2014.

Tixier, John
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology

B.S., University of Wisconsin - Platteville, 1984; M.S. University of California  - Berkeley, 1986. Since 2016.

Trogdon, Duane A.
Professor of Kinesiology

B.A., Southwest Baptist College, 1973; M.S., Pittsburg State University, 1974; Ed.D., University of Arkansas, 1985. Since 2004.

Warnemeunde, Kraig L.
Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

B.S., Civil Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan, 1998; M.S., Civil Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2001, Ph.D., Civil Engineering with minor in Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 2006; Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Michigan.  Since 2016.

Wesley, Curtis L.
Associate Professor of Mathematics/Statistics

B.S., Louisiana Tech University, 2003; Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2008. Since 2011.

Wharton, Robert B.
Professor of Business

B.S., Texas A&M University, 1977; M.A., Washington State University, 1980; Ph.D., Washington State University, 1983. Since 2008.

Williams, Lesley-Anne
Assistant Professor of Literature and Language Arts

B.A., Baylor University, 2004, M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2005, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2011. Since 2015.

Wooden, Bradley S.
Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
Professor of Flight Science

B.S., LeTourneau University, 1997; M.S., Delta State University, 2008; FAA Certificates: Certificated Mechanic, Airframe and Powerplant Ratings, Advanced Ground Instructor, Commercial Pilot with Instrument Airplane, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor: Multi-engine, Single Engine and Instrument Airplane, Master Instructor Designation, 2008. National Intercollegiate Flying Association Faculty Coach. Since 2005.

Adjunct Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Aborbie, Solomon
Business/Accounting

DBA, Walden University

Agee, James
Organizational Studies

Ph.D., State University of New York

Allen, Stephen
Psychology/Counseling

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Ames, Jimmy
Education

Ed.D., Oklanhoma State University

Andrews, Brett
Business Administration

Ph.D., Walden University

Arnold, Jamie
Educational Psychology

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Aycock, Shirley
Nursing

Ph.D., Rush University

Baldwin, Rickie
Business Administration

Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Balfour, Charmaine
Business/Finance

D.B.A., Argosy University

Balog, J. Kevin
Adult Continuing Education

Ed.D, Northern Illinois University

Bandy, Jennifer
Counseling & Psychology

Ph.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Barber. Frederick
Strategic Leadership

D.S.L., Regent University

Boche’, Noel
Criminal Justice

J.D., University of Texas

Brown, Allen
Educational Leadership

Ed.D., Texas A & M University

Brown, Robert
Economics

Ph.D., University of Houston

Carroll, III, William
Evangelism & Church Growth

Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Coleman, Troy
Higher Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Collins, Gustina
Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., Virginia Tech University

Cross, Thomas
Modern European History

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Daughtery, David
Law

J.D., South Texas College of Law

Davenport, Marvin
Philosophy

Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminary

Davis, Annie
English

Ph.D., Baylor University

Davis, Brisa
Applied Mathematics

Ph.D., University of Washington

Driver, Robert
Finance and Management

Ph.D., University of Texas

Duckworth, Allison
Science Education/Biology Educ

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Elacqua, Tina
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Ph.D., Central Michigan University

Evan, Debra Cay
Reading

Ph.D., University of Georgia

Farlow, Matthew
Theology and Literature

Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Felps, Maryann
Humanities

Ph.D., UT Arlington

Fontaine, Barry
Entrepreneurship/Leadership

Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

Fontenot, Linda
Human & Organizational Behavior

Ph.D., The Union Institute

Gordon, Jean
Human Resource Mgmt.

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Graff, R. William
Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., Purdue University, Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas.

Graham, Ernest
Educational Ministry

Ph.D., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Grover, Tomi
Educational Ministries/Social Work

Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Halupa, Colleen
Curriculum and Instruction

Ed.D., University of West Florida

Hammond, Lois
Management

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Harman, John
Old Testament

Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Harvey, Carolyn
Nursing

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Hattaway, Karen
English

Ph.D., Rice University

Hawkins, Frank
Congregational Development

D.Min., Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

Hendrix, Elaine
Curriculum & Instruction

Ed.D., University of Houston

Holt, Barbara
Curriculum & Instruction

Ed.D., University of Houston

Holt, Jason A.
Business Law

J.D., Baylor School of Law.

Holt, Roger
Business Administration

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern Univ

Hood, Renate
Church History

Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Howard, Kenneth
Management

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Hoyt, JoAnna
Philosophy, Old Testament

Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Hudson, Robbie
Law

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Hughes, Kevin
Organizational Management

Ph.D., Capella University

Izard, Ernest
New Testament Interpretation

Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Jackson, Kendra
Psychology

Ph.D., Walden University

Jessen, Richard
Mechanical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Southern California

Johnson, Robert
Law

J.D., Indiana University

Kadrie, Mountasser
Health Care Administration

Ph.D., Capella University

Kennard, Douglas
Rural Sociology

Ph.D., Ohio State University

Koppenhoefer, Kyle C.
Civil Engineering

University of Illinois

Kubricht, Paul
History/Political Science

Ph.D., Ohio State University

Lemler, Bradley
Economics

Ph.D., Indiana University

Lim, Mee-Gaik
Marriage & Family Therapy

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Lynch, Kimberly
Psychology

Ph.D., Walden University

Master, “Janie” Devyani
Business Management

Ph.D., Capella University

Matthews, Warren
Economics

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

May, Gary
Leadership

Ed.E., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

McClelland, Edward
Agricultural Economics

Ph.D., University of Florida

McKenzie, Carol
Educational Administration

Ph.D., University of North Texas

McIllwain, Jeffrey
Administration of Criminal Justice

Ph.D., Penn State University

Modisette, Barbara
Special Education

Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce

Montengro Martin, Marta
Law

J.D., Baylor University

Morris, Leah Michelle
Higher Education

Ed.D., Texas Tech University

Morton, Joshua
Medicine/Healthcare

M.D., Xavier University School of Medicine

Mukasa, Bakali
Health Services - Public Health Policy

Ph.D., Walden University

Nash, Douglas
Marketing

D.B.A., Northcentral University

Nelson, Bret
Law

J.D., South Texas College of Law

Pardo, Travis
Church-State Studies

Ph.D., Baylor University

Parker, James
Educational Leadership

Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Parker, Nancy
Reading

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Parnell, John
Modern European History

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Pfohl, Rick
Business Leadership

D.S.L., Regent University

Phan, Hieu Jack
Educational Leadership

Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Porter, Stephen
Theology

D.Min., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Presley, Stephen
Divinity

Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Ra, Karla Noles
New Testament

Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Reeder, David
Theology

Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary.

Richey, Patricia
Supervision & Curriculum

Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce

Rial-Baker, Donna
Doctor of Ministry

D.Min, Houston Graduate School of Theology

Robbins, David
Computer Engineering

Ph.D., University of Alabama

Roinila, Mika
Geography

Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan

Running, Peter
Educational Administration

Ed.D., Texas A & M University

Sam, Paul
Organization and Management

Ph.D., Capella University

Scalen, Walt
Counseling

Ed.D. Argosy University

Scherrer, Phillip
Marketing

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Scholl, John
History

Ph.D., University of California

Scott, David
Public Affairs

Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Shoemaker, Judy
Child & Youth Studies

Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Shelton, Deena
Counselor Education & Supervision

Ph.D., Walden University

Smallwood, Patricia
Organizational Leadership

D.M., University of Phoenix

Smith, Jennifer
Law

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

Smith, Stephen
Law

J.D., University of Houston

Smith, William August
Business Administration

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

Solganick, Harvey
Humanities, Rhetoric & Philosophy

Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Spangenburg, Janice
Business

Ph.D., Regent University

Staples, Michele
Educational Leadership

Ed.D., Texas A & M University

Strickland, Denise
Educational Leadership

Ed.D., Oral Roberts University

Strong, David
Applied Management

Ph.D., Walden University

Taylor, Charles
History

D.A., Middle Tennessee State University

Tevis, Jay E.
Computer Science and Mathematics

Ph.D., Auburn University.

Tew, E. James
Education

Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

Thompson, Judy
Educational Administration

Ed.D., Baylor University

Tilly, Rhonda
Educational Administration

Ed.D., Baylor University

Van Hamme, Jerry
Law

J.D., University of Missouri

Voges, Linda
Educational Administration

Ed.D., Baylor University

Waldo, Doug
Business Management

D.B.A., University of Sarasota

Ward-Johnson, Alice
Specialization in K-12 Studies

Ph.D., Capella University

Watwood, Rosie Murlene
Vocational Technology

Ed.D., Texas A&M University

Webb, Rickey
Theology

D. Min., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

White, Jeffrey
Couple and Family Therapy

Ph.D., Drexel University

Williams, Danielle
Higher Education Administration

Ed.D., Argosy University

Williams, Everett
Administrative Leadership

Ed.D., North Texas State University

Williams, George Willis, III
Theology

Ph.D., Religion, Baylor University

Williams, Jamie
Law

J.D., Vermont Law School

Woods, Quentin
Educational Leadership

Ed.E., Stephen F. Austin State University

York, Tirizia
Healthcare Administration

Ph.D., Capella University

Zeitlow, Terry
Leadership

Ph.D., Andrews University

Zidermanis, Audris
Nutrition

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Yoni Adonyi, Emeritus Professor of Materials Joining Engineering. Since 2017.*

Dr. Larry A. Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics. Since 2017.

Dr. Stephen Armstrong, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science. Since 2013.

Dr. Martin B. Batts, Emeritus Professor of Literature and Language Arts. Since 2016.

Dr. Kenneth R. Durham, Jr., Emeritus Professor of History. Since 2001.

Mr. S. Roger Erickstad, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics. Since 2011.

Dr. John Feezell, Emeritus Professor of Business. Since 2015.

Dr. Hobert Farrell, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies. Since 2003.

Mr. Joe Gaiser, Emeritus Associate Professor of Design Technology. Since 2011.

Dr. William R. Graff, Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering. Since 2011.

Dr. Richard E. Johnson, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry. Since 2009.

Dr. A. Paul Kubricht, Emeritus Professor of History/Political Science. Since 2015.

Mr. Joe B. McGraw, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics. Since 1992.

Dr. Kenneth Roden, Jr., Emeritus Associate Professor of Mathematics. Since 2006.

Dr. Dannie J. Tindle, Emeritus Professor of Business. Since 1998.

* The year in which emeritus status was awarded