Dr. Brad Bull
BULL NAMED LMU'S DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
August 7, 2012 - Harrogate, Tennessee— Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) has announced the appointment of Dr. Brad Bull as Director of Academic Excellence.
Bull will be serving in a newly created position aimed at coordinating LMU’s efforts through academic affairs and student services to help students realize and achieve their full potential. The appointment comes at a time when the University is focusing increased attention on higher admissions standards.
Dr. Clayton Hess, vice president for academic affairs, said, “Providing the academic support necessary to ensure that students have the opportunity to be successful in their programs of study at LMU is a priority for the University. I believe that Dr. Bull has the appropriate education and experience to be effective in providing our students with access to programs and services that will best position them to achieve academic excellence. The academic success of every LMU student is important to the University’s administration, and I look forward to working with Dr. Bull to implement new programs and to improve the current academic support programs and services.”
“With family roots in East Tennessee predating the Revolutionary War, I have a deep sense of responsibility to and love for this region,” Bull said, “and I am honored that a place of distinction such as Lincoln Memorial University is providing me the opportunity to promote the betterment of this region and the broader world that is touched by its graduates and the persons who come as visiting scholars.”
Bull is a 1984 graduate of Jefferson County High School and a 1988 graduate of Carson-Newman College, where he majored in psychology and earned a concentration in creative writing. He also earned a master of divinity majoring in pastoral counseling in 1992 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. In 2005 he completed his Ph.D. in human ecology at the University of Tennessee, where he majored in child and family studies and earned a cognate in counseling. Bull completed a one-year post-seminary residency in pastoral care at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital then served for eight years as associate pastor of Cumberland Baptist Church in Knoxville. During three years of his doctoral work he served as contemporary worship preacher at First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge. He also became a licensed marriage and family therapist under the supervision of Knoxville-based therapy trainer Sara Cawood. A longtime resident of Jefferson County, Bull is the son of Dr. Bernard and Barbara Bull of Talbott. His wife, Dr. Connie Bull, teaches Spanish at Morristown West High School, where their daughter, Delyn, is a rising junior. Their son, John-Clarke, will be attending LMU's J. Frank White Academy.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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