Honors Studies Faculty
Stephen Johnson, D.Min., Th.D.
B.A., Abilene Christian University
Jason Morris Ed.D.
B.A., Pepperdine University, 1994
Kristina Davis, Ph.D.
B.A., Political Science, Abilene Christian University
Dr. Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and teaches many of our Honors communication courses. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Political Communication, with a specialization in Race and Gender Studies, from Texas A&M University.
Mark Cullum, Ph.D.
B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1985
First trained as a journalist, Dr. Cullum set out as a political cartoonist whose work appeared in USA Today, the New York Times and elsewhere. But the intellectual world kept calling, so he traded Alabama for England, earning his master's at St. Andrews and his D.Phil at Oxford. A joint faculty member in History and Honors Studies, he writes articles on St. Augustine, teaches on ancient cultures and Islam, rides a motorcycle, and migrates to Nashville every summer to catch up on Southern cooking.
Chris Willerton, Ph.D.
B.A., Texas Christian University, 1969
Dr. Willerton, former dean of the Honors College, is a professor of English and honors studies. He has published over 40 poems, written electronic hypertext, earned a black belt in Taekwondo and assisted with medical missions in Honduras. His research interest is the convergence of faith and literature. He and his wife Sharon, who teaches for the Abilene Intercollegiate School of Nursing, have three grown children. He has taught the HC humanities and social sciences courses, honors University Seminar and honors colloquia.
University Faculty Teaching in Honors
These professors hold appointments in the Honors College because of their creativity and versatility. They teach the interdisciplinary courses -- Honors Humanities, Honors Seminar in Social Sciences and Honors Colloquia -- as well as courses in their specialization.
William (Bill) Carroll, Ph.D.
B.A., Lipscomb University, 1993
Kyle Dickson, Ph.D.
B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1993
Houston Heflin, Ed.D.
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1995
A.B., Duke University, 1997
Andrew Little, J.D.
B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1997
Steven Moore, Ph.D.
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1994
Paul Morris, Ph.D.
B.S., Abilene Christian University
Mark Phillips, Ph.D.
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1988
Greg Powell, Ph.D.
B.S, Abilene Christian University, 1980
Cynthia Powell, Ph.D.
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1981
Lynette Sharp Penya, Ph.D.
B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1991
Tracy Shilcutt, Ph.D.
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1980
B.A., Bible & Ministry, Oklahoma Christian University, 1998
Wendell Willis, Ph.D.
B.S., Midwestern State University, 1965
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