JBU combines disciplines into one new college

John Brown University announced the formation of the College of Education and Human Services today at a ceremony on the Siloam Springs campus.

The new college brings together JBU’s College of Education with the Graduate Counseling program, and undergraduate programs in psychology, kinesiology and family studies. 

The College of Education and Human Services will also be home to JBU’s new nursing program, which launches with its first pre-nursing class this fall.

“The professions represented in this new college embrace JBU’s mission of training students to serve others,” said Dr. Chip Pollard, JBU president. “To bring these service-centric disciplines into one college is a natural step in the forward momentum of our university.”

The university also announced that Dr. Jeff Terrell has joined JBU as dean of the new college. Dr. Terrell comes to JBU from Richmont Graduate University, where he served as president from  2003 until 2013. He is also past president of the Christian Association of Psychological Studies and section editor of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity.

“We are blessed to have someone with Jeff’s academic and professional experience leading the new College of Education and Human Services,” said Dr. Ed Ericson, vice president for academic affairs. “He is a broadly published expert in the field of psychology, a college administrator with a record of success and, most importantly, committed to the cause of Christ over all.”

Dr. Terrell is a licensed psychologist, and holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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The college is expected to have more than 600 students enrolled in its various programs this fall semester.

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