New Faculty Join the DBU Family

Dr. Norma Hedin, Provost,  with new faculty members
(Front L-R) Dr. Norma Hedin, Provost, pictured with new faculty members Dr. Zoricelis Davila, Rebecca Trotter, John Hong, Latisha Hearne, (Back L-R) Dr. Nick Pitts, Dr. Larry McHaney, Dr. Owen Schipplein, Dr. Jonathan Cooper, and Dr. Jeffrey Johnson. Not pictured: Dr. Parnell Ryan.

This fall ten faculty members will join the DBU family coming alongside current faculty and staff as they teach and mentor in various fields – equipping students for their respective callings.

Dr. Jonathan Cooper | Assistant Professor of Biology | College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Zoricelis Davila | Assistant Professor of Counseling | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Latisha Hearne | Program Director for the M.Ed. in Higher Education; Assistant Professor of Higher Education I Gary Cook School of Leadership

John Hong | Director of Distance Learning Library Services | Vance Memorial Library

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson | Dean of the College of Business; Assistant Professor of Business | College of Business

Dr. Larry McHaney | Program Director for the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership; Assistant Professor of Education | College of Education

Dr. Nick Pitts | Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement | Program Director for the M.A. in Leadership; Assistant Professor of Leadership | Gary Cook School of Leadership

Dr. Parnell Ryan | Assistant Professor of Psychology | College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Owen Schipplein | Assistant Professor of Engineering | College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Rebecca Trotter | Assistant Professor of Accounting | College of Business

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Written by Katelyn Wilson

Katelyn Wilson is Assistant to the Vice President for University Communications at Dallas Baptist University.