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College of Online Learning

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 or earn a degree or advance their career while balancing work and family commitments. Our College of Online Learning 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.

Our unique partnership programs provide premier academic training and a variety of discounts to churches, Christian schools, public school districts, businesses, organizations, and Assemblies of God districts. We desire to make a university education affordable and practical for as many professionals as possible. Visit our Partnership Page for more details.

Dean's Greeting

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 Online Learning. Prior to this position, she held the position of Adult and Graduate Studies director.

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Dr. Lisa Tyson

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Learn more about our undergraduate online degrees and certificates as well as our advanced masters and doctoral degrees.

College of Online Learning Program List

Points of Interest

Student Testimonial

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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.

Malinda Yoast


CACREP Accredited
ACBSP Global Business Accreditation


Department Chair

Regular Faculty

John Zietlow

Adjunct Instructor, Doctor of Strategic Leadership Program

Chris Ford

Professor - Doctor of Education

Joe Arnold

Program Support Specialist for College of Online Learning

Susan Langston, Ed.D.

Professor of Education; Coordinator of Doctoral Educational Leadership, Curriculum, & Instruction Program

Matt Stringer, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Educational Leadership Program

Gordon Pace, Ed.D.

Professor of Education, Coordinator of Education Strategic Partnerships

Melinda D. Shiels

Assistant Professor, Business Department

Megan Bearden

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Dustin Cox, D.P.T.

Instructor of Online Applied Bio

Dianne Twigger, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Luke Gibbs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Adjunct Faculty

Elizabeth Smith

Adjunct Professor

Joshua Yancey, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor, BSM Program Coordinator

Leah Wilson, M.A., LPC

Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

E. Ashley Newcomb

Graduate Leadership Program Coordinator; Adjunct Professor

Michael Thomas

Adjunct Instructor of Exercise Science

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

Fred Haltom, D.Min.

Professor Emeritus of Biblical Languages & Literature

Melody Palm, Psy.D.

Adjunct Professor of Counseling

Hector Cruz

Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Fund / Adjunct Professor

John Battaglia, D.Min.

Doctor of Ministry Program Director, Professor of Practical Theology

Christine Battaglia

Adult Studies Academic Program Specialist

Steve Smallwood, D.Min.

Associate Professor for Church Ministries, Program Coordinator for Church Ministries (online)

Department Admin

Danica Spence

Administrative Assistant for Doctoral Education

Amanda Cox

Program Support Administrator

Program Coordinators

Heather Kelly, Psy.D.

Program Director for Online Behavioral and Social Sciences

Lauren Rudolph

Online Program Director for Applied Biology & Allied Health

Rev. Joseph Lear, PhD

Program Director of Theology and Global Church Ministries, College of Online Learning

Michelle Coffman

Program Coordinator, Online General Studies

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