Ph.D. Program Faculty

Name Current Position Education

Dr. Gary Cook

Chancellor and former President,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.S., University of North Texas
D.Min., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Jim Denison

Co-Founder and President,
Denison Forum on Truth and Culture

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Kimberly Figaro

Assistant Professor of Statistics and Leadership,
Gary Cook School of Leadership,
Dallas Baptist University

M.B.A., Dallas Baptist University
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

Dr. Justin Gandy

Associate Professor of Management,
Gary Cook School of Leadership,
Dallas Baptist University

M.B.A., Texas Tech
M.Div., Logsdon Seminary at Hardin-Simmons
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

Dr. Bob Garrett

Director, Piper Chair of Missions, and Professor of Missions,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Rodney Garrett

Professor of Higher Education,
Gary Cook School of Leadership,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Ed. in Higher Education, Dallas Baptist University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Jack Goodyear

Dean, Gary Cook School of Leadership, and Professor of Political Science,
College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Rick Gregory

Assistant Provost For Regional Education In Outreach at the Southaven Regional Campus of the University of Mississippi,
Adjunct Professor of Qualitative Research,
Gary Cook School of Leadership,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Ed. in Kinesiology, Sam Houston State University
Ph.D., University of Houston

Dr. Norma Hedin

Provost, and Professor of Leadership and Research,
Gary Cook School of Leadership,
Dallas Baptist University

M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Sue Kavli

Associate Dean and Director of Research,
Gary Cook School of Leadership,
Dallas Baptist University

M.S., North Dakota State University
Ph.D., Capella University

Dr. Blake Killingsworth

Vice President for Communications,
Dallas Baptist University

M.A., Wheaton College
Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Dr. Jim Lemons

Director, M.A. in Theological Studies and Professor of Theological Studies and Leadership, Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Jon Lineberger

Director of Major Gifts,
Prestonwood Christian Academy

M.A.C., Dallas Baptist University
Ed.D., University of Alabama

Dr. Joe Matos

Professor of Biblical Studies, Mary C. Crowley College of Christian Faith,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Div. B.L., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Terri Moore

Adjunct Faculty,
Dallas Baptist University

M.A. in Theological Ministry, Dallas Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Dr. Mary Nelson

Director, Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, Gary Cook School of Leadership, and Professor of Leadership and English,
Dallas Baptist University

M.A., Southern Methodist University
M.A. and Ph.D., Rice University

Dr. Ross O'Brien

Director, Center for Business as Mission, and Professor of Management, College of Business,
Dallas Baptist University

M.B.A., Dallas Baptist University
Ph.D., University of Texas-Arlington

Dr. Herb Pedersen

Director, Mentored Leadership Internship Program,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Sandra Reid

Chair, Graduate School of Business, and Professor of Business,
Dallas Baptist University

M.B.A., University of Dallas
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Dr. Michael Whiting

Assistant Professor, Christian History and Leadership,
Dallas Baptist University

M.A., Wheaton College
Ph.D., University of Wales, Lampeter

Dr. Mike Williams

Professor of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Dallas Baptist University

M.A.C.T., Auburn University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Adam Wright

President,
Dallas Baptist University

M.Ed. in Higher Education, Dallas Baptist University
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University