Moving on up

Dr. James Berry, director of assessment and testing

  • 2004 Lubbock Christian graduate 
  • M.M. from Texas Tech University in 2006, Ph.D. from Texas Tech in 2011
  • Advice for students: “Use your time at school to learn about lots of different areas. Don’t become so focused on your major that you only learn to do one thing. Become the kind of person who can adapt to many different kinds of jobs. You never know where God will lead you in the future.” 

Dr. Shawn Fisher, chair of the department of history and political science

  • 1997 Harding graduate
  • M.Ed. from Harding in 2006, Ph.D. from University of Memphis in 2013
  • Choosing the field of history: “I teach traditions, our mistakes, our victories and our values in light of God’s sovereignty in this world because it is the most important thing any human can do. By making the past accessible, you make the present meaningful and the future possible.”

Dr. Mike McGalliard, associate provost for health science

  • 1994 Abilene Christian graduate 
  • MPT from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1997, D.Sc. from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2008
  • Favorite Bible verse: Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 

Dr. Jon Singleton, chair of the English language and literature department 

  • 2002 Harding graduate
  • M.A. from Syracuse University in 2006, Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 2010
  • Choosing the field of teaching literature: “Teaching lets me work with people, which I enjoy, while teaching literature lets us talk about deep experiences of life and the big ideas that shape our world.”

Dr. Reet Cronk, associate dean and professor, Harding Online

  • 1981 graduate from the University of Southern Queensland
  • M.S. from Australian National University in 1984, Ph.D. from
  • University of Southern Queensland in 2004
  • Favorite aspect of your role: “Ideation and being part of an innovative team committed to extending the reach of Harding’s mission through online programs.”

Dr. Jeffery Massey, director of the office of sponsored programs, assistant professor of engineering and physics

  • 2005 Arkansas State University graduate 
  • M.S. from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2008, Ph.D. from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2011
  • Favorite aspect of your role: “Bringing together multiple stakeholders to create opportunities for the students, faculty and the institution.”

Dr. Mark Powell, dean, Harding School of Theology

  • 1993 Lipscomb graduate
  • M.Div. from Emory University in 1996, Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University in 2005
  • Advice for students: “There are more important things than grades. Focus on getting a good education and being a person of faith and high character.”

Dr. Dana Steil, associate provost for academic affairs, associate professor of computer science, director of institutional research

  • 1997 Harding graduate
  • M.S.E. from Harding in 2004, M.S. from University of Alabama in 2008, Ph.D. from University of Alabama in 2010
  • Favorite family trip: “Traveling to Harding University in Greece in the summer of 2017. The opportunity to teach and learn in the cradle of western civilization was life changing. We love our HUG family and the investment we made in each other’s lives.”