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Lubbock Christian University

Board of Trustees

Terry Creech, Chair, Midland, Texas

George Lamberth, Vice Chair, Colleyville, Texas

Melisa Roberts, Secretary, Lubbock, Texas

Neil Baldridge, Lubbock, Texas

Marcelino Banda, Lubbock, Texas

Bill Bundy, Graham, Texas

Mike Bustillos, Garland, Texas

Jim Cardwell, El Paso, Texas

Tia Clary, Idalou, Texas

Steve Crockett, Lubbock, Texas

Mike Deans, Artesia, New Mexico

Linda Gaither, Lubbock, Texas

Kent Gaultney, Midland, Texas

Jerry Harris, Lamesa, Texas

Larry Hays, Lakewood, Colorado

Lowell Johnson, Lubbock, Texas

Patti Patterson Joiner, Lubbock, Texas

B. Ward Lane, Dallas, Texas

Tim Leslie, Lubbock, Texas

Quentin Mimms, Fairview, Texas

Tony Pena, Lubbock, Texas

Alan Rhodes, Amarillo, Texas

Rhonda Rhodes, Englewood, Colorado

Eldon Schoolcraft, Midland, Texas 

Kenneth Stephenson, Lubbock, Texas

David Stewart, Grants, New Mexico

Denise Turner, Abernathy, Texas

Sharyn Webb, North Richland Hills, Texas

Rob Wilkinson, Shallowater, Texas

Mike Wischkaemper, Lubbock, Texas

Administration

President --
Scott McDowell (2020) B.A. Freed-Hardeman University, M.A.R. Lipscomb University, Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University.

Executive Vice President --
Brian Starr, (2004) B.S. Abilene Christian University, M.B.A. University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

Provost and Chief Academic Officer --
Foy Mills (2018) B.S, Lubbock Christian University, M.S., Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Vice President for Technological Advancement --
Karl Mahan,.  (2007), B.S. Lubbock Christian University, M.S. Eastern New Mexico University, Ed.D. Texas Tech University.

Vice President for University Advancement --
Raymond Richardson (2014) B.B.A. Sul Ross State University, M.S.L. Lubbock Christian University.

Vice President for University Relations --
Warren McNeill (2004) B.S., M.S., Lubbock Christian University.

Vice President for Student Life --
Randal Dement (2007) B.S., M.A.L. Lubbock Christian University

Assistant Vice President for Financial Assistance –
Becky Wilson (2017) B.A. Lubbock Christian University

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness --
Yvonne Harwood (2019) B.A., M.A., Texas Tech University

Chief Financial Officer --
Brandon Goen (2016) B.S. Lubbock Christian University

Academic Administration

Provost and Chief Academic Officer --
Foy D. Mills, Jr., B.S, Lubbock Christian University, M.S., Ph.D. Texas Tech University

Dean of the J.E. and Eileen Hancock College of Liberal Arts and Education--
Susan Blassingame, B.A., M.Ed., M.A. Angelo State University, Ph.D. Texas Christian University.

Dean of the School of Education--
David Boyer, B.A, Lubbock Christian University, M.Ed., D.Ed., Texas Tech University.

Dean of the Alfred and Patricia Smith College of Biblical Studies--
Jeff Cary,  B.A., Lubbock Christian University, MS. Abilene Christian University, M.Div, Harding University, Ph.D. Baylor University.

Dean of the Honors College--
Stacy Patty, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.Div. Harding University, S.T.M. Union Theological Seminary, Ph.D. Baylor University.

Dean of the B. Ward Lane College of Professional Studies--
Toby Rogers, B.S. Lubbock Christian University, M.S. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

Dean of the School of Business--

Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Scholarship; Director of Quality Enhancement Plan--
Cathy Box, B.S. M.S., Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

Full-Time Faculty

Shenai Alonge-Moore (2011) Assistant Professor of English, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.A. Texas Tech University.

Jana Anderson (2005) Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center, B.S.Ed. Abilene Christian University, M.A., Abilene Christian University.

Sam Ayers, (2014) Associate Professor of Education, B.A,. Trinity University, M.Ed., Trinity University, Ed.D. Texas Tech University.

Vanessa Bolyard (2015) Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S.N. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, M.S.N., West Texas A&M University, D.N.P., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Amanda Boston (2012) Associate Professor of Chemistry, B.S. Lubbock Christian University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

David Boyer (2000) Professor of Education, Dean of School of Education, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas Tech University

Tonia Boyer (2011) Instructor of Education, B.S.I.S. M.Ed., Lubbock Christian University

Haley Burton (2020), Instructor of Business, B.B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.S. West Texas A&M University.

Jonna Byars (2000) Associate Professor of Counseling, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

Matt Byars, (2008) Associate Professor of English, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.A. Texas Tech University, Ph.D., Georgia State University.

Tim Byars (2000) Associate Professor of Government, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, J.D., Texas Tech University.

Beverly K. Byers (1982) Professor of Nursing, B.S.N., West Texas A&M, M.S., Texas Tech University, M.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

Philip Camp (1996) Professor of Music, B.M.Ed. Abilene Christian University, M.M., Arizona State University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Carole Logan Carroll (2000) Associate Professor of English, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Ashley Cherry (2016) Assistant Professor of Mathematics, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Dana Cooley (2014) Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, B.S. Abilene Christian University, J.D., Texas Tech University.

Jeana Culbert (2006) Professor of Social Work, B.S.W. Lubbock Christian University,  M.S.S.W., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington.

Jennifer M. Dabbs (2001) Professor of Sociology, B.A. Centenary College of Louisiana, M.A., University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., University of North Texas.

Russell E. Dabbs (2001) Professor of Economics, B.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.S., University of North Texas, Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Doug Darby (2018) Assistant Professor of Business, B.S., M.S. Abilene Christian University, Ph.D. University of North Texas.

Terry Delaney (2014) Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S. Texas Tech University Health Science Center M.S.N., Lubbock Christian University, D.N.P., American Sentinel University,

Laurie L. Doyle (1982) Professor of Music, Chair of Department of Communication and Fine Arts, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.M., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Bart Durham (2007) Associate Professor of Ecology and Conservation Biology, B.S, Oklahoma State University, M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Kregg Fehr (2000) Professor of History, B.S., M.A., Midwestern State University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Brian Fisher (2014) Associate Professor of Mathematics, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Cindy Ford (2009) Professor of Nursing, Director of Partnership Program, B.S.N., M.S.N., West Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

David Fraze (2018, 2001-2007) Associate Professor of Youth Ministry, James A. “Buddy” Davidson Endowed Chair in Youth and Family Ministry, B.A., Lubbock Christian University, M.Div., Abilene Christian University, D.Min. Fuller Theological Seminary.

Brandon L. Fredenburg (2000) Professor of Biblical Studies, Chair of Academic Affairs for Department of Biblical Studies and the Graduate School of Theology, B.A., David Lipscomb University, M.Div., Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, Ph.D., University of Denver and The Iliff School of Theology.

Shauna Frisbie (2001) Associate Professor of Counseling, B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

Caren Fullerton (2004) Associate Professor of Agriculture Economics and Business, B.S. Texas Tech University, M.S., Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Melanie Grelhesl (2018) Lecturer in Residence of Communications, B.A. Angelo State University, M.A. Texas Tech University.

Jennifer Hardin (2012) Associate Professor of Education, B.A. Lubbock Christian University,  M.Ed., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Michael Hardin (2005) Professor of Behavioral Science, Chair of Department of Behavioral Sciences, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.Ed., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Donna Harman (1991) Assistant Professor of Biology, B.S. Lubbock Christian University, M.Ed., Texas Tech University.

LaNell Harrison (2002) Associate Professor of Nursing, Director of RN/BSN and MSN Programs, A.D.N. South Plains College, B.S.N. Lubbock Christian University. M.S.N. West Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Daniel Hatch (2013) Associate Professor of Nursing, Coordinator of FNP Program, B.S.N., M.S.N., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, D.N.P., Texas Christian University.

Kenneth Hawley (2004) Professor of English, B.A, University of Houston, M.A., Texas Tech University, Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Micah Heatwole (2013)  Assistant Professor of English, B.A. Western Illinois University, M.A., Texas Tech University.

Jeremy Hegi (2019) Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity, B.S, Texas A&M University, M.A. Abilene Christian University, Ph.D. Boston University.

Chris Hennington (2008) Associate Professor of Counseling, B.A, Lubbock Christian University, M.Ed., Texas Tech University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Sarah Herrington (2020), Lecturer in Music, B.M. Wayland Baptist University, M.M., D.M.A. Texas Tech University.

Ronelle Howell (2018) Assistant Professor of Art, B.A, Lubbock Christian University, M.F.A, Texas Tech University, M.Ed., Lubbock Christian University.

Chris Huggins (2015), Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, B.A., Lubbock Christian University, D.PT., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Shawn Hughes (2010) Associate Professor of Communication, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Jill Johnson (2001) Professor of Social Work, Chair of Department of Social Work and Criminal Justice, B.S.W, Lubbock Christian University, M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington, Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington.

Andy Laughlin (2005) Associate Professor of Animal Science and Biology, Chair of Department of Natural Sciences, B.S., M.S., Angelo State University, Ph.D. Texas A&M University.

Steven S. Lemley (2012) Distinguished Professor of Communication, B.A., M.A., Pepperdine University, Ph.D. Ohio State University.

Gary Lindsey (2019) Associate Professor of History, B.A. Texas Tech University, M.A. Abilene Christian University, Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

Jesse C. Long, Jr. (1993) Professor of Old Testament and Archeology, B.A, David Lipscomb University, M.A., Alabama Christian, M.Ed., Georgia State University, M.Phil., M.A., Ph.D., Drew University.

JoAnn Long (1993) Professor of Nursing, Director of Research and Development in Nursing, A.D.N., B.S.N., Georgia State University, M.S.N., Troy State University, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Annette Mahan (1991) Assistant Professor of Education, B.S. Ed. Lubbock Christian University, M.Ed.Ad., Eastern New Mexico University, M.Ed., Texas Tech University.

Julie Marshall (1998) Professor of Chemistry, Chair of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, B.S. Lubbock Christian University, M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Kirt Martin (1978) Professor of Biology, B.S. Lubbock Christian University, M.S., Oklahoma State University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Michael Martin (2004) Professor of New Testament, B.A., M.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, Ph.D., Baylor University.

Abraham Mata (2012) Associate Professor of Spanish, B.A., M.Sc.c., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Kim McCullough (2010) Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Chair of Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, B.S., M.S., Texas Tech University.

Aimee Ayers McDonald (2019) Assistant Professor of Education, B.S. Texas Tech University, M.Ed. University of Houston.

Clyde Neff (2005) Associate Professor of Business, B.B.A.,M.B.A., West Texas State University.

Keith Owen (1994) Professor of History, B.A. Lubbock Christian College,  M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Olga Pahom (2018) Associate Dean of Honors College, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Studies, Honors College, M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Tony Parnell (1993) Associate Professor of Social Work, B.S, Freed-Hardeman University, M.S.S.W., University of Tennessee.

Carlos Perez (2012) Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, Chair of Psychology and Counseling Department, B.S. Lubbock Christian University, M.M.F.T., Abilene Christian University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Ronna Privett (1999) Professor of English, Chair of Department of Humanities, B.A., Lubbock Christian University, M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Shannon Rains (2016) Assistant Professor of Children's Ministry, B.S., M.S., D. Min., Abilene Christian University.

Laci Richardson (2017) Lecturer in Residence of Accounting, B.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Northcentral University

Beth Robinson (1993) Professor of Counseling, B.S.E. Oklahoma Christian College, M.Ed., West Texas State University, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

Brad Rogers (2007) Assistant Professor of Business, Director of Graduate Programs, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.A., University of Phoenix.

Byron Rogers (1986) Professor of Chemistry, B.S. Lubbock Christian University, M.M.C. Texas Tech University, Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Jessica Rogers (2011) Assistant Professor of Chemistry, B.S, Lubbock Christian University, M.S., Lehigh University.

Keith Rogers (1993) Professor of Mathematics, Chair of Department of Mathematics, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.S., University of North Texas, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

Gene Sheets (2015) Associate Professor of Education, B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Abilene Christian University, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

Ann Sims (2001) Assistant Professor of Mathematics, B.S.Ed. Abilene Christian University, M.A., Texas Tech University.

Perry Sims (2016) Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, B.A. Abilene Christian University, J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Ryan Smith (2016) Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands, B.M., M.M., Stephen F. Austin University, D.M.A., Texas Tech University.

Mark Sneed (1999) Professor of Old Testament, B.A, David Lipscomb University, M.A., Harding Graduate School of Religion, Ph.D., Drew University.

Doug Swartz (2015), Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences, B.S. Oklahoma State University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Josh Wheeler (2013) Assistant Professor of Education, M.Ed., Lubbock Christian University.

Mark Wiebe (2013)Associate Professor of Theology and Church History, B.A., M.Div., Abilene Christian University, Ph.D., Southern Methodist University.

Mark Wilkinson (2014) Assistant Professor of Nursing, B.S. Southern Christian University, M.S.N., Lubbock Christian University, D.N.P., Samford University.

Monica Williams (2017) Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Sciences, B.A., M.S., Texas Tech University, M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Andy Young (1996) Professor of Behavioral Science, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.S., Abilene Christian University, M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

Scott Young (2008) Assistant Professor of Physics, B.S. Texas Tech University, M.S., San Diego State University.

Part-Time Faculty

Jim Beck (1996) Assistant Professor of Missions, B.S., M.S., Lubbock Christian University.

Rod Blackwood (1971) Professor of Animal Science, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

Matthew Bumstead (2016) CEO in Residence, B.A. Davidson College, M.B.A., Texas Tech University.

Judith Flagle (2015) Lecturer in Residence of Education, B.S., M.S., Colorado State University, Ed.D., Texas Tech University.

Paula Gannaway (1975) Research Librarian, School of Nursing, B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.LS. Texas Women’s University; M.Ed. Lubbock Christian University.

Michelle Kraft (1994) Lecturer in Residence of Art, B.S., B.A. Lubbock Christian University, M.A., West Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Melanie McGilton (2018) Lecturer in Residence of Chemistry, B.S. Oklahoma Christian University, Ph.D. New Mexico Tech.

Lucy Porter (2000) Assistant Professor of Natural Science, B.S., M.S., Texas Tech University.

Lamar Reinsch (2015) Distinguished Professor of Business Management, B.A., B.B.A. Abilene Christian University; M.A., Central Michigan University, Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Jamie Roney (2016)  Instructor of Nursing, B.S., M.S., D.N.P, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Brian Starr (2004) Assistant Professor of Business, Executive Vice President, B.S. Abilene Christian University, M.A.R., Abilene Christian University, M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Texas Tech University.

Barry Stephens (2000) Lecturer in Residence of Ministry, B.A. Freed-Hardeman University, M.Th., D.Min., Harding Graduate School of Religion.

Charles Stephenson (1975) Professor of New Testament, B.S.Ed. Abilene Christian University, Th.M., Th. D. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Tori Tenney (2018) Lecturer in Residence, Athletic Training Program Coordinator, B.S. West Texas A & M University, M.S. Weber State University.

Shawn Tyler (2012) Lecturer in Residence of Missions, B.S., M.S., Abilene Christian University.

Don Williams (1969) Professor of Communications and Theater, B.S.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Librarians

Amanda Weir-Guthrie (2020) Director, B.S. College of the Southwest, M.L.S., University of North Texas

Katherine Anderson, (2018) Electronic Resources Librarian, B.A, Lubbock Christian University, M.S. University of North Texas.

Barbara Slate (1996) Technical Services Librarian, B.A., M.E.E., Lubbock Christian University, M.L.S., University of North Texas, M.Ed., Lubbock Christian University.

Karlee Vineyard (2015), Public Services Librarian, B.A., M.Ed. Texas Tech University, M.L.S., Texas Woman’s University.

Coaches

Scott Larson (2019) Athletic Director, B.S., University of Tulsa, M.B.A. Arizona State University

Jennifer Lawrence (2019) Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, B.S.I.S., Lubbock Christian University, M.S., University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Gary Belt (2011) Men's and Women's Golf, B.S., M.B.A. Amberton University

Nathan Blackwood (2003) Baseball, B.S. Ed. Lubbock Christian University, M.Ed. Harding University

Leigh Cordes (2018) Women's Cross Country and Track, B.S., Texas Tech University

Nick Cordes (2014) Men's Cross Country and Track, B.S., Ashland University

Alex Denning (2011) Women's Soccer, B.A., Ouachita Baptist University, M.S. Lubbock Christian University

Todd Duncan (2011) Men’s Basketball, B.S., Texas Tech University

Paul Gilbert (2016) Men's Soccer, B.S., Liberty University

Steve Gomez (2003) Women’s Basketball, B.A., Lubbock Christian University

Daren Hays (2010) Softball, B.S.E., Lubbock Christian University

Mandy Polk (2019) Volleyball, B.S., Lubbock Christian University