Lubbock Christian University
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Kent Gallaher, Ph.D.

Provost and Chief Academic Officer


Dr. Kent Gallaher was appointed as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at LCU on July 1st, 2022. Prior to joining the LCU community, he has enjoyed faculty appointments at both Abilene Christian University and Lipscomb University. He has served in a wide array of leadership positions, most recently serving as Associate Dean for Strategy and Faculty Development in Lipscomb’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Gallaher is an award-winning educator who has received numerous prizes and recognitions for classroom teaching. He possesses a B.S. in Chemistry from Lipscomb University and both an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a plant physiologist by training and his professional interests include natural medicine, the biochemistry, pharmacology, and physiology of natural products, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

He is also a builder! Regardless of the position or university where he has served, strategic planning, interdisciplinary partnerships, and rapid program development have typified his career.

He and his wife Marsha married in 1985 and together have two adult sons and two beautiful daughters in law, Andrew & Chandelle and Austin & Michaela.