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. Mark Cook

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

M.Div., Truett Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

Dr. Jim Denison

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

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

Dr. Jeremy Dutschke

Associate Vice President Administrative Affairs; Professor of Higher Education and Leadership Studies, Gary Cook School of Leadership, Dallas Baptist University

M.Ed., Dallas Baptist University
Ph.D., Regent University

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

Assistant Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives; Professor of Management, College of Business, Dallas Baptist University

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

Dr. Bob Garrett

Professor of Missions (retired), 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, Dallas Baptist University

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

Dr. Rick Gregory

Senior Advisor to the President; Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Dallas Baptist University

M.Ed., Sam Houston State University
Ed.D., University of Houston

Dr. Norma Hedin

Provost; 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, Gary Cook School of Leadership; Ed.D. Leadership Studies Director; Professor of Leadership and Research, 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. Ryan Lee

Adjunct Faculty

M.A., Columbia University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.T.S., Harvard University Divinity School
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Jim Lemons

M.A. Theological Studies Director; 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

Chief Administration Officer, Prestonwood Christian Academy

M.A., in Counseling, 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. Mary Nelson

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

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

Dr. Ross O'Brien

Professor of Management, College of Business, Dallas Baptist University 

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

Dr. Sandra Reid

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

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

Dr. Michael Whiting

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

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

Dr. Mike Williams

Senior 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., Dallas Baptist University
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University