Department Chair

Shonna Crawford
B.S. Evangel University
M.Ed. Evangel University
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum: Literacy

Darla Pritchett – Administrative Assistant
Shannon Holgerson – Field Placement and Data Coordinator


Dr. Matt Stringer
B.S. Evangel University
M.S. Missouri State University
Ed.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Dr. Kelly Sutherland
B.S. Central Methodist University
M.Ed. Missouri State University
M.Ed. William Woods University
Ed.D. Lindenwood University
Dr. Frederick Drake
B.A. Drury University
M.A. University of Missouri, Columbia
Ed.S. Missouri State University
Ed.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Middle School Education and Administration.
Eddie Noack
B.S. Evangel University
M.ED. Evangel University
Specialist in Educational Administration, Southwest Baptist University
Special Education
Dr. Gordon Pace
B.S. Evangel University
M.A. Western Michigan University
Ed.S. Missouri State University
Ed.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Dr. Susan Langston
B.A. Drury University
M.S. Drury University
M.S. Missouri State University
Ed.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Secondary Education and Administration.
Dr. Peggy Reed
B.S. Evangel College
M.S. Southwest Missouri State
Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University
Early Childhood Education.
Dr. Andrea Hughes



Peggy Reed

Peggy Reed: Associate professor of education

Just one glance at the multitude of children’s characters that decorate Dr. Peggy Reed’s office shows that she knows how to embrace the fun side of learning. Originally from Allen Park, Michigan, Dr. Reed began teaching at Evangel in 1985, and she has been bestowing her contagious love for early childhood education on Evangel Education ...

Categories: Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education


Eddie Noack: Assistant professor of education

After a variety of career experiences that included public school teaching, tax training and co-owning a bakery, Eddie Noack returned in the fall of 2013 to teach education students at Evangel, the school he graduated from in 1987. Noack began attending Evangel as a college sophomore. He quickly became involved in Ministries of Evangel College ...

Categories: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Enrollment Marketing

Dr. Kelly Sutherland

Dr. Kelly Sutherland: Associate professor of Education

From stuffed animals to elementary school kids to college students, Dr. Kelly Sutherland has been pursuing her love of teaching her entire life. In 2010, after 27 years serving as a teacher and principal in the Missouri public school system, that love of teaching brought Sutherland to Evangel University’s Education Department. Sutherland graduated with a ...

Categories: Education, Enrollment Marketing


Dr. Matt Stringer: Instructor for graduate level Education programs

When Matt Stringer graduated from Evangel in 1989 after playing football for the Crusaders, he decided to teach the game to others. He was a high school coach and teacher for 11 years while simultaneously earning master’s and doctoral degrees. When the opportunity came to join Evangel as a faculty member and football coach, Stringer ...

Categories: Education, Graduate Studies, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Education Leadership, Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education in Literacy

Susan Langston

Dr. Susan Langston: Assistant professor of Education

Dr. Susan Langston is always eager to learn something new, and this love for learning allows her to sharpen those around her. Dr. Langston came to teach at Evangel in the fall of 2012, bringing more than 20 years of public school teaching experience to the Education Department. Before coming to Evangel, she worked as ...

Categories: Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education

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