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Lisa Tyson, Ph.D.

As Dean of the College of Adult and Graduate Studies, Lisa has the privilege to serve Evangel students in non-traditional programs, whether they’re seated at the main campus, extension campuses, or online. Our goal is that our adult and graduate students and faculty feel at home here at Evangel and that they feel the love […]

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Michael Tenneson, Ph.D.

Michael Tenneson is a professor of biology and chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Evangel University, where he has taught for more than 30 years. Initially trained as a field behavioral ecologist, he has done field research on birds, frogs, porcupines, lizards, and snails. His current research examines attitudes and beliefs […]

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Keith Hardy, Ph.D., MPT

I am an Evangel alumnus who can testify we are uniquely prepared to fully equip students to become Spirit-empowered servants of God who impact the Church and society globally. Teaching, advising, caring, counseling, mentoring, planning, ministering, leading, are developing are just some of the things faculty did for me while I was a student and […]

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Tom Matrone, DMA

The Music Department of Evangel University has consistently demonstrated musical excellence and diversity in music education, performance, and worship arts ministry. This tradition without exception has reached new levels of impact and influence in the local community and around the world. Partnership and collaboration with the Department of Music are of the utmost importance, providing […]

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LaDonna Friesen, M.A.

Stories and the art of words have shaped my faith, academic life, my understanding of the human condition, and my own creative writing expression. As an undergraduate student at Evangel, I learned to penetrate texts for layered meaning. Reading became multi-dimensional as I explored context, reader response and reception, and psychological and theological approaches. And […]

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Shonna Crawford, Ph.D.

Currently, Dr. Shonna Crawford is enjoying her 11th year here at Evangel University where she invests in future teachers, educators working toward Reading Specialist certification, and doctoral students writing dissertations. Dr. Crawford serves as chair of Evangel’s Education Department. Most recently, she was recognized by Springfield Business Journal as one of Springfield’s 20 Most Influential […]

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Cameron A. Pace, Ph.D.

Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Dr. Pace has worked professionally in radio broadcasting and video production, has taught both high school and college-level courses, and has a wide-range of experience in communication. Dr. Pace met his wife, Jill, while at Evangel. They have two daughters who both graduated from Evangel and are now married and into […]

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Heather Kelly, Psy.D.

Married for 23 years to Rev. Dr. Brian Kelly. Three children: Margaret (19), Maguire (16), Celeste (7). Faculty member at Bethany College in Santa Cruz, CA (1999 – 2007). Faculty member at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL (2008 – 2014). Faculty member at Evangel University (2014 – present). Teach psychology, marriage & sexuality, and research […]

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Brandon Schmidly, Ph.D.

Brandon Schmidly is a Professor of Philosophy at Evangel University, and Chair of the Department of Theology and Global Church Ministries. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri, with specialization in ethics and social-political philosophy. He also has interests in epistemology and philosophy of religion. He has taught multiple courses in […]

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Eveline Susanto Lewis, D.B.A.

I am trained in Business Management and I work well in cross-cultural settings. My goal in life is to live to the fullness as a person I have been created to be and to be a good steward of the talents and gifts entrusted in me. I have worked in four countries in Asia (China, […]

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