2022-2023 Official University Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Official University Academic 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. Patrick Bertsche; President, Manufacturing Company, Illinois
Mr. Phil Burks; CEO, Communications Company, Texas
Mr. Tom Burt; Retired Executive V.P., Aviation Company, Michigan
Mr. Doug Douglas; Vice President, Transit Company, Texas
Mrs. Kimberly Fish; Freelance Writer, Community Leader, Longview, Texas
Mr. Curt Fitchett; Senior Manager, Pennsylvania - Alumni Representative
Dr. Billy J. Harris; Retired, Consulting Structural Engineering Company, Texas - Trustee Emeritus
Mr. Roger Kieffer; Higher Ed Consultant, Tennessee
Mr. Loren Leman; Engineer, Alaska
Dr. Dale A. Lunsford; University Chancellor, Texas
Dr. Jim E. Mauldin; Physician, Texas
Mr. L.V. “Bud” McGuire; Principal/Engineer, Energy Exploration Company, Texas - Trustee Emeritus
Dr. Larry Mercer; Executive Coach, Consulting Company, Texas
Mr. Ken Moore; Retired Pilot, Texas
Mrs. Nikita Mumphrey; Principal, Longview ISD, Texas
Mr. Cy Oatridge; CEO, Security Company, Washington
Mr. Rogers Pope, Jr.; Banker, Texas
Dr. John Ross; Retired Endodontist, 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 Manufacturing Corporation, Arizonza
Mr. Wayne Steege; Director, Aerospace and Defense Technologies Company, Minnesota
Mr. Don Stephens; Retired Founder & CEO, Charity, Texas
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
 

Officers of the Board of Trustees

Mr. Merle Stoltzfus, Chair
Mr. Pat Bertsche, Vice Chair
Mrs. Kimberly Fish, Secretary
Mr. James Schreder, Treasurer
Dr. Steven D. Mason, President

Administrative Officers

Dr. Steven D. Mason, President
Dr. Dale Lunsford, Chancellor 
Dr. Ben Caldwell, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Mr. Mike S. Hood, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Mr. Carl Arnold, Vice President for Enrollment Services
Dr. Sherry Chance, Vice President for Campus and Community Engagement
Mr. Alan Clipperton, Vice President for Global Initiatives
Mr. Don Egle, Vice President for University Marketing and Communications
Mr. Ken Johnson, Chief Information Officer
Dr. Kristy Morgan, Vice President for Student Affairs
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

Anderson, Keith E.
Associate Professor of Applied Aviation Science

B.S., LeTourneau University, 1983; M.B.A., Corban University, 2012. Since 2019.

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, Traditional 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, Nontraditional Education
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.
Professor of Biology
BVM, Makerere University, Uganda. 1994; M.Sc. University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1999; Ph.D., University of Nairobi, Kenya, 2005. Since 2012.

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

Bannan, Deborah G.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling
B.A., Liberal Arts, St. John’s College, 2006; M.A., Counseling, Regent University, 2010; Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University, 2017. Since 2021.

Barrett, John C.
Chair, Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate 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.
Chair, Welding and Materials Joining Engineering
Omar Blodgett Endowed Chair of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering
Associate Professor of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering

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

Blevins, Deborah
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.A., Mathematics, University of the Cumberlands, 2015; M.A.; Mathematics, University of Kentucky, 2018; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Kentucky, 2021. Since 2021.

Brown, T. Aaron
Director of Writing Center
Assistant Professor of English

B.A., Wheaton College, 2013; M.F.A., University of Maryland, 2015. Since 2019.

Bynum, Jacqueline J.
Collection Development Librarian
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, 2011; M.S.L., University of North Texas, 2019. Since 2019.

Caldwell, Benjamin W.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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

Calkins, Mark E.
Assistant Professor of Flight Science

B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology/Aviation Option, LeTourneau College,1977; M.B.A., Finance, University of Denver.  Since 2021.

Chance, Sherry A.
Vice President for Campus and Community Engagement
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.

Channon, Scott A.
Instructor of Aviation Maintenance

A.S., Aviation Maintenance, LeTourneau University, 1993; B.S., Business Management, LeTourneau University, 1993. Since 2021.

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

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.
Dean, College of Education, Arts and Sciences
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; Since 2015.

Cunha, Wilson de Angelo
Professor of Theology

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

Dai, Tao
Kielhorn Professor of Welding and Materials Joining Engineering
Assistant Professor, Welding and Materials Joining Engineering

B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2010; M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2013; Ph.D., Ohio State University, Welding Engineering, 2018. Since 2022.

Davis, Andrew F.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering,
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, 2012; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA  2015; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2020.  Since 2018.

Davis, Rachel
Instructor of Nursing

B.S. Nursing, University of Texas at Tyler, 2014. Since 2022.

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.

Dyer, Scott D.
Chair, Department of Biology and Kinesiology
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.

Eberle, R. Scott
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.A., Mathematics and French, Rice University,1981; M.A., Mathematics, Columbia University, NY, 1983; Certificate, Bible, Columbia Biblical Seminary, SC, 1991; M.Ed., Mathematics Education, University of Texas at Austin, 1989; Ph.D., Mathematics Education, University of Texas at Austin, 2011.  Since 2021.

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.

Feenstra, Todd
Instructor of Applied Aviation Sciences

B.S. in Professional Flight, Maintenance Concentration, LeTourneau University, 2009.  Since 2022.

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
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.

Gowing, Glyn T.
Chair, Nontraditional Computing Programs
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.

Gowing, JoLin
Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering

B.S., Clemson University, 1986; M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988. Since 2020.

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, 2005. Since 2005.

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.

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 Teacher Education (Residential)
Associate Professor of Teacher Education

B.S., Northeast Louisiana University, 1990; M.Ed., Northeast Louisiana University, 1992. Ed.S., Northcentral University, 2020. 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.

Hussey, D. Shawn
Program Chair, Nontraditional Business
Associate Professor of Business

B.S., Business Admin, Corban University, 2003; M.B.A. with Specialization in Finance, Capella University, 2005; Ph.D. in Organization and Management, Specialization in Leadership, Capella University, 2012.  Since 2022.

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 Management
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.

Jiang, Hanwan
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

B.S., Civil Engineering, Chang’an University, 2002; M.S., Civil Engineering, Chang’an University, 2005; Ph.D., Civil Engineering, New Mexico State, 2017.  Since 2021.

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

B.A., Business, Concentration Biblical Studies, 2005, Trinity Western University; M.A., Biblical Studies, 2007, Multnomah University; M.Th., Biblical Studies, New Testament, 2009, Western Seminary; Ph.D., Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, Hermeneutics, Old Testament, University of Durham, 2012; PGD, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Oxford, 2016.  Since 2018.

Johnson, Jeffrey D.
Chair, Department of Engineering Technology

Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., LeTourneau University, 1994. M.S., Eastern Michigan University, 2014. Since 2010.

Junqueira, M. Isabella
Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship 
B.S., Clinical Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,1985; M.S., International Business Development, Ecole Superieure de Commerce/Burgundy School of Business, 2013; Ph.D., Management, Lancaster University Management School, 2019. Since 2021.

Keel, Martha M.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., University of Texas at Tyler, 1988; M.I.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, 2003; M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2016. Since 2019.

Kim, Hoo
Associate 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
Chair, Department of Biomedical Electrical and Computer Engineering
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.

Krause, Cory A.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.S., Mathematics, LeTourneau University, 2010; M.S., Mathematics, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2012; Ph.D., ABD, Mathematics, University of North Texas.  Since 2018.

Laster, Laura J.
Assistant Professor of Flight Science

B.S., LeTourneau University, 2004; M.S., Delta State University, 2019. Airline Transport Pilot, Commercial Pilot with Instrument Airplane, Flight Instructor Multi-engine, Single Engine and Instrument Airplane, Aircraft Dispatcher, Advanced Ground Instructor. Since 2019.

Lett, Jonathan Ellsworth
Associate Professor of Theology

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

Liebengood, Kelly D.
Dean, School of Theology and Vocation
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.
Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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.
President
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.
Assistant Professor, Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies
Director of Church Relations, Assessment, and Training, Passage Institute for Youth and Theology

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.

Mayo, Sandra
Associate Provost for Student Success
Dean of Nontraditional Education
Professor of Education

B.A. in English and Sociology, Rutgers, 1994; M.A. in Student Personnel Administration, Columbia University, 1996; Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Claremont Graduate University, 2006.  Since 2022.

Mays, Kathleen W.
Dean, School of Business
Professor of Business

B.B.A., University of Texas at Tyler, 1983; M.B.A., Troy State University at Dothan, 1993; D.B.A., Anderson University, 2009. Since 2019.

Mays, Patrick E.
Campus Pastor
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.

McLoud, Josh
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. in Biological Science, Oklahoma State University, 2012; M.S. in Botany, Oklahoma State University, 2014; Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, 2020. Since 2022.

Moland, Mark G.
Chair, Nontraditional Criminal Justice Programs

Associate 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. Ph.D. California Baptist University, 2019. Since 2015.

Morris, Scott A.
Associate Professor of Chemistry

B.S., Biochemistry with a minor in Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University, 2010; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Arkansas, 2016. Since 2022.

Mountjoy, Shane
Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Dean of Faculty
Professor of History

A.A., York College, 1988; B.A., History, Lubbock Christian University, 1990; M.A., History, University of Nebraska, 1993; Ph.D. in Higher and Adult Education, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2001.  Since 2022.

Nelson, Kristina
Associate Professor of Counseling

B.A. in Psychology, University of Central Florida, 2008; M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Central Florida, 2011; Play Therapy Certificate, University of Central Florida, 2012; Ph.D. in Counselor Education, University of Central Florida, 2016.  Since 2022.

Olson, Craig S.
Lecturer 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.

Owens, Preston
Instructor of Applied Aviation Sciences

B.S. Aviation Maintenance Science, LeTourneau University, 2015.  Since 2022.

Pool, Nicholas J.
Instructor, Applied Aviation Sciences

B.S., Aircraft Systems, LeTourneau University, 2012.  Since 2021.

Ostendorff, Daniel A.
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.

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.

Quiett, Jeffrey S.
Director, Counseling Center
Professor of Psychology and Counseling

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.
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.

Rodriguez, Oscar A.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology

B.S., Electrical Engineering Concentration, Dordt College and Excelsior College, 2004; M.S.,Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology, Indiana State University 2006; DEd,Engineering and Technology Research Focus, Indiana University 2018. Since 2022.

Roller, Robert H.
Calvin Howe Professor of Finance

B.S., Oral Roberts University, 1979; M.B.A., Oral Roberts University, 1986; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1995. Since 2019.

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.
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.
Associate 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
Associate 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.

Schools, Jordan A.
Instructor of Kinesiology

B.S. in Sport and Fitness Leadership, Johnson University, 2015; M.S. in Kinesiology, University of Tennessee (Knoxville), 2019; Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Johnson University, (in progress).  Since 2022.

Schubarth, Ruedi
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science

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

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, 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.

Stearns, Katherine
Assistant Professor of English

B.A. in English, Liberty University, 2008; M.A. in English, Liberty University, 2011; M.A. in English, University of Dallas, 2017.  Since 2022.

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.

Stroud, Stephanie
Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S., Nursing, Stephen F. Austin University, 2009; M.S., Nursing, Lubbock Christian University, 2012; D.N.P., Healthcare Systems Leadership,  Chamberlain College of Nursing, 2019. Since 2021.

Tallon, Luke B.
Director, 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
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.

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.
Chair, Department of Applied Aviation Science
Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science

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

Tixier, John
Associate 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.

Ware, Shelby
Librarian
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

B.S., Stephen F. Austin University, 2003; M.L.S., University of North Texas, 2012. Since 2014.

Warnemeunde, Kraig L.
Associate 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.
Professor of Mathematics/Statistics

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

Wheatley, K. Jessie 
Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S.N., Southwest Baptist University, 2006; M.S.N., Liberty University, 2010; D.H.Sc., A. T. Still University, 2017. Since 2019.

Whittaker, Thomas E.
Assistant Professor of History

B.A., History and Religious Studies, University of Chicago, 2012; M.A., Divinity, University of Chicago, 2014; M.A., Study of Religion, Harvard University, 2017. Since 2021.

Williams, Lesley-Anne
Associate 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.
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.

Zhu, Jenny
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

B.S. in Material Science and Engineering (Biomaterial), Beijing Union University, 2008; M.S. in Chemistry, Arkansas State University, 2010; Ph.D., Chemistry, Portland State University, 2017. Since 2022.

Zhu, Xijing
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., Chemistry, Portland State University, 2017. Since 2022.

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., Oklahoma State University

Andrews, Brett
Business Administration

Ph.D., Walden University

Arnold, Jamie
Educational Psychology

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Aycock, Shirley
Nursing

DNP, Rush 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

Barlow, Zach
Civil Engineering

Bazile, Emmanuel
Health Information Systems

Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Brown, Allen
Educational Leadership

Ed.D., Texas A & M University

Brown, Robert
Economics

Ph.D., University of Houston

Cabe, Kevin
Business/Accounting

D.B.A., North Central University

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

Conaway, Roger
Business Management

Ph.D., Bowling Green University

Cross, Thomas
Modern European History

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Curry, Andrea
Healthcare Administration

Ph.D., Walden University

Daughtery, David
Law

J.D., South Texas College of Law

Davenport, Marvin
Philosophy

Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminary

Davis, Brisa
Applied Mathematics

Ph.D., University of Washington

Davis, Catherine
Teacher Education

Ph.D., Walden University

Downey, Carlton
English

Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Duckworth, Allison
Science Education/Biology Educ

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Elacqua, Tina
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Ph.D., Central Michigan University

Farlow, Matthew
Theology and Literature

Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Felix, Felix
Psychology and Counseling
Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Felps, Maryann
Humanities

Ph.D., University of Texas Arlington

Fontaine, Barry
Entrepreneurship/Leadership

Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

Fontenot, Linda
Human & Organizational Behavior

Ph.D., The Union Institute

Gabrielson, Jeremy
Theology

Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Gonzalez, Lauren
Early Childhood Education

Ed.D., University of North Texas

Gordon, Jean
Human Resource Mgmt.

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Gough, Sarah
Nursing

MSN, Texas Woman’s University

Graham, Ernest
Educational Ministry

Ph.D., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Green, Nathan
Professor of Practice of Electrical Engineering

Ph.D., University of Texas

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.

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

Hattaway, Karen
English

Ph.D., Rice University

Hawkins, Frank
Congregational Development

D.Min., Seabury-Western Theological Seminary

Haynes, Shawishi
Healthcare Administration/Organizational Change & Leadership

Ed.D., University of Southern California

Hendrix, Elaine
Curriculum & Instruction

Ed.D., University of Houston

Holloway, Felicia
Family Therapy

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

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

Johnson, Robert
Law

J.D., Indiana University

Kadrie, Mountasser
Healthcare Administration

Ph.D., Capella University

Kennard, Douglas
Rural Sociology

Ph.D., Ohio State University

Knoop, Don
Electrical Engineering

Koppenhoefer, Kyle C.
Civil Engineering

University of Illinois

Lemler, Bradley
Economics

Ph.D., Indiana University

Lewings, Rosalind
Healthcare Administration

D.H.A., University of Phoenix

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

McKenzie, Carol
Educational Administration

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Modisette, Barbara
Special Education

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

Montengro Martin, Marta
Law

J.D., Baylor University

Mukasa, Bakali
Health Services - Public Health Policy

Ph.D., Walden 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

Peacock, Kyle
Organizational Leadership/Healthcare Leadership

D.M., University of Phoenix

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

Ragland, Robin
Mathematics

Ph.D., University of North Texas

Ramsey, Kathleen
Theology

Ph.D., Houston Graduate School of Theology

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

Running, Peter
Educational Administration

Ed.D., Texas A & M University

Sam, Paul
Organization and Management

Ph.D., Capella University

Sampler, Jason
Theology

Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Sasser, Nesa
Educational Administration

Ed.D., Texas A&M University

Scalen, Walt
Counseling

Ed.D. Argosy University

Scherrer, Phillip
Marketing

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Scholl, John
History

Ph.D., University of California

Shelton, Deena
Counselor Education & Supervision

Ph.D., Walden University

Shetter, Tony
Biblical Studies - Old Testament

Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Shoemaker, Judy
Child & Youth Studies

Ed.D., Nova Southeastern 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

Speed, Allison
Nursing

MSN, Graceland 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

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

Trask, Jeffrey
Community Health

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Tripp, Kimberly
Professional Leadership

Ed.D., University of Houston

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

Warren, Sonja
Early Childhood Education

Ed.D., North Central University

Watson, James
English

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

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

Wilson, Kris
Health Services/Healthcare Administration

Ph.D., Walden University

Woods, Quentin
Educational Leadership

Ed.E., Stephen F. Austin State University

Zeitlow, Terry
Leadership

Ph.D., Andrews University

Zidermanis, Audris
Nutrition

Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Professor Emeritus

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

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

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

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

Mr. Lauren Bitikofer, Professor Emeritus of Flight Science, Since 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lois Knouse, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics. Since 2021.

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

Dr. Paul Leiffer, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering. Since 2022.

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

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

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

* The year in which emeritus status was awarded