Meet the Faculty
Bryan J. WatkinsDean and Associate Professor
Dr. Watkins has dedicated his career to adult education and helping students find success through achieving their educational goals. As dean, he strives to create a vibrant learning environment that connects the classroom with real-life experiences.
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Judson CurryAssociate Director and Assistant Professor
Jud can be found in the classroom and the office at the School of Adult Learning, serving as both professor and administrator. He believes that education can be transformational for both students and those with whom they live and work.
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Trevor JamesAssistant Professor, Business disciplines
Trevor is dedicated to teaching adult learners with care and recognition of their unique life experiences. His wide-ranging experience makes him the ideal professor for management and leadership—disciplines critical to success in business, nonprofit, and ministry.
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Paul PriesterProfessor, Counseling Psychology
Paul loves the life experience that students bring to his classrooms, making their discussions "fascinating and fun." He has a particular interest in the integration of religious and spiritual issues into psychology, as well as culturally responsive counseling.
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Pam RansomAssociate Professor, Nonprofit Management and Criminal Justice
Pam brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit, government, and juvenile justice organizations to her classrooms, and strives to connect her students with professionals who are active in these fields.
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Anita RossAssociate Professor, Management Information Systems
Anita encourages her students to focus on the global, cultural, and economic impacts of technology as they prepare to serve as leaders in business and nonprofit settings.
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