Department Chair

Dr. Colleen Hardy
B.S. Evangel University
M.S. Drury University
Ed.D. Saint Louis University
Elementary Education and Curriculum.

Darla Pritchett – Administrative Assistant
Julie Jones – Data Manager and Placement Coordinator


Debbie Bicket
School Counseling
Huba Ray
School Counseling
Shonna Crawford
B.S. Evangel University
M.Ed. Evangel University
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia (in progress)
Reading and Elementary Education.
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. Becky Huechteman
B.S. Missouri State University
M.S. Missouri State University
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Elementary Education and Reading.
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. Matt Stringer
B.S. Evangel University
M.S. Missouri State University
Ed.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Dr. Gordon Pace
B.S. Evangel University
M.A. Western Michigan University
Ed.S. Missouri State University
Ed.D. University of Missouri, Columbia



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


Dr. Colleen Hardy: Education Department chair

Dr. Colleen Hardy graduated from Evangel University in 1985 and went on to teach elementary school in the Willard (Missouri) School District for 15 years. In addition to being a classroom teacher, Dr. Hardy worked with the state Department of Education, writing standardized tests and participating in the training and professional development for teachers in ...

Categories: Education

Dr. Becky Huechteman, a professor of education at Evangel for 30 years, is a leader in the field of literacy.

Dr. Becky Huechteman: Professor of Education

Dr. Becky Huechteman jokes that she has been “stuck in school forever.” Ever since she was a small child “teaching” her dolls and her parakeet, she has had a desire to help people learn. From her days as a 13-year-old Sunday school helper to her current position as professor of education at Evangel University, that ...

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

Shonna Crawford

Shonna Crawford: Assistant professor of education

Shonna Crawford has always loved school, and it shows. Between graduating from Evangel in 2000 and returning as an assistant professor of education in 2011, Crawford spent time teaching elementary school, received her Master in Reading degree and worked for the Missouri Reading Initiative. While teaching in Oklahoma, Crawford was a finalist for Teacher of ...

Categories: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education

Dr. Larry Toll

Dr. Larry Toll: History professor and civil war enthusiast

When Dr. Larry Toll is not in an Evangel University classroom teaching history, he is out in the community living it. In the summer months you might find him working as a national park ranger at nearby Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, participating in a Civil War reenactment, doing a live demonstration of historic weapons, or ...

Categories: History, Social Studies Education

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