College of Adult & Graduate Studies
Our robust programs offer accessible, affordable, and flexible degree options designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
We recognize the unique needs that face adult students who desire to complete their degree while balancing work and family commitments. Our College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Flexible course scheduling and our entirely online format allows you to study anytime, anyplace.
Undergraduate Online Degree Program Highlights:
- Complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as 24 months (following completion of an associate of arts degree or comparable credits)
- Earn credit for learning through life/work experience
- Strengthen your position in the job market
- Improve your professional and communication skills
- Courses offered in a five-week format
- Enroll in nine to 15 hours per semester
At Evangel, our goal is to help you achieve your goals, both personally and professionally, all while balancing the demands of family, career, and your education. Our programs and services are built just for you! We’re confident the Lord has a plan for you and we’re looking forward to what He has in store for you, both during your program and after completion of your time with us. It’s our pleasure to partner with you as you pursue your calling at Evangel University.
Dr. Lisa Tyson serves as the dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Prior to this position, she held the position of Adult and Graduate Studies director.
Dr. Lisa Tyson
College of Adult & Graduate Studies Program List
God has called you into ministry. We can help you get there. Our Adult Studies Bachelor of Science in Church Ministries prepares you to serve in a church leadership position as a pastor, staff member, or lay leader, or in a leadership position at a Christian non-profit organization.
Educators with a deep understanding of curriculum and technology provide leadership to shape the future of education. Our Doctor of Education Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction equips you to be an effective leader who leaves a lasting impact on the field of education.
Highly skilled educators shape today’s students while anticipating and preparing for the needs of tomorrow. Our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction equips you with the latest instruction and curriculum design techniques so you can become an innovative teacher-leader who effectively meets the learning challenges of an ever-changing world.
If you’re a big-picture thinker with a desire to impact students across all grade levels, consider becoming a principal with the help of our Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree.
Teachers with a deep understanding of literacy can offer students a future filled with possibilities. Our Master of Education in Literacy prepares you to become a certified reading specialist equipped to work in classrooms, Title I schools, and in interventionist and administrative roles.
Leading an organization is about developing synergy to propel people and ideas forward. The application-oriented coursework is designed to increase your organizational and leadership knowledge. Our Master of Organizational Leadership program is delivered online.
Develop a basic understanding of the essential skills needed to quickly pursue a career as a paralegal or enhance your skills in a wide variety of legal-related professions. This certificate incorporates Biblical concepts that will benefit you as you pursue your professional career.
Our School Psychological Examiner Certification will prepare you to to competently administer, score, and interpret standardized test instruments as well as to write up reports when determining students’ eligibility for specialized services.
Points of Interest
Evangel provides more than an education, it provides a family of professors and staff who believe in and pray for me. I have not only grown in my education, but also in my relationship with Jesus through my experience at Evangel.
Eveline Susanto Lewis, D.B.A.
Business Department Chair
Michael Tenneson, Ph.D.
Department Chair; Professor of Biology
Heather Kelly, Psy.D.
Department Chair for Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Psychology
Shonna Crawford, Ph.D.
Education Department Chair, Coordinator of Graduate Literacy Program
Lisa Tyson, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Adult & Graduate Studies
Full Time Faculty
Jason Salazar, M.M.
Assistant Professor of Music, Worship Leadership Program Coordinator
Kevin King, Ph.D
Sarah Walters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Master of Organizational Leadership Program
Jason Streubel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Dianne Twigger, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Christine Arnzen, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Graduate Counseling Programs
Gordon Pace, Ed.D.
Professor of Education, Coordinator of Education Strategic Partnerships
Robert Bartels, J.D.
Associate Professor of Business
Huba Ray, Ed.D.
Chanda Clayman, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Jean Orr, Psy.D.
Director of Academic Support
Melody Palm, Psy.D.
Professor of Counseling
Vince Medina, Ph.D.
Professor of Old Testament
Martin Mittelstadt, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament
Mark Jenkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and Archaeology
Michael Jaffe, D.Min.
Professor of Preaching and Church Leadership
Steve Smallwood, D.Min.
Associate Professor for Church Ministries, Program Coordinator for Church Ministries (online)
Mark Fabian, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Digital Learning
Sandy Friesen, Ph.D.
Professor of Intercultural Studies and Director of Global Connections
Jeremy W. Harris, Ph.D.
Nancy Pace-Miller, M.A.
Matt Stringer, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Educational Leadership Program
Susan Langston, Ed.D.
Professor of Education; Coordinator of Doctoral Educational Leadership, Curriculum, & Instruction Program
Andrea Hughes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Literacy
Jennifer A. Morrison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Vickie Wisdom, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Theatre
Luke Gibbs, Ph.D.
Shelley Block, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty, English
Brian Kelly, Ph.D.
Alisyn Van Note
Leah Wilson, M.A., LPC
Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator
Hona Amer, Ph.D.
Joshua Yancey, Ed.D.
Adjunct Professor, BSM Program Coordinator
Alaine Buchanan, Ph.D.
Dr. Pam Engelbert
Thomas Harrison, Ph.D.
Duane Praschan, D.Min.
Dustin Cox, D.P.T.
Instructor of Biology
Mark Sadaka, D.Min.
Jimmy White, D.Min.
Adult Studies Academic Program Specialist
Russell Brand, B.A.
Baseball Coach, Adult Studies Instructor
Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Fund / Adjunct Professor
Fred Haltom, D.Min.
Professor Emeritus of Biblical Languages & Literature
Rebecca Huechteman, Ph.D.
Kevin Kopp, Ed.D.
Debra Yonke, Ed.D.
John Battaglia, D.Min.
Doctor of Ministry Program Director, Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Alina Lehnert, Ph.D.
Rebecca Donaldson, Ed.D.
Melinda D. Jamison
Julie Horner, Ed.D.
Digital Learning Support Specialist
David Rumley, Ed.D.
Brian Upton, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling Services
Gregory Pollard, J.D.
Renee Cotton, J.D.
Craig Carson, Ed.D.
Program Support Specialist