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Dr. Jekabs Bikis Named Dean of Online Education at DBU
January 13, 2012 | by Kalie Lowrie
Dr. Jekabs Bikis, Dean of Online Education.
Dallas, TX – Dallas Baptist University has named Dr. Jekabs Bikis the new Dean of Online Education. Dr. Bikis has been at DBU for the past 17 years, most recently serving as the Interim Associate Dean of the College of Business.
He came to DBU from Latvia as a freshman in 1995 and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and went on to earn a Master’s of Business Administration in international business in 2001. He then joined the Online Department staff and became the Technical Support Coordinator, a position he held from 2001-2005. Dr. Bikis was also an online course developer during this time.
Dr. Bikis, who received his Ph.D. in Political Economy at the University of Texas at Dallas, began teaching at Dallas Baptist University in 2004. Through the years, he has served as Assistant Professor of Economics, Director of Academic Continuation Support, and Director of Hybrid Education.
Dr. Bikis and his wife, April, have two sons, and they live in Grand Prairie, TX. They attend First Baptist Church in Arlington, where Dr. Bikis serves on the Direct Missions Sending Council.