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3.4.11 Academic Program Coordination

 

For each major in a degree program, the institution assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration. 

 

_X_  Compliance           ___  Partial Compliance          ___  Non-Compliance

 

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Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (MABTS) assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field. All degree programs at MABTS identify a major.

 

Responsibility for Program Coordination

 

The coordinator for each degree program at MABTS (undergraduate or graduate) has the appropriate qualifications and credentials for leadership in the development and review of the program and its curriculum.

 

MABTS offers four types of degree levels: associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral. Within these four programs, an academic program coordinator has been assigned by the academic vice president (table 1). In the table below, the institution provides a list of all degree programs with the assigned coordinators who have the expertise and are academically qualified for each; if appropriate, the faculty members who assist coordinators in areas outside their expertise and details of their qualifications (e.g. degrees and relevant experience), documenting that the professors assigned qualify to coordinate their program.

 

Curriculum Development and Review

 

Academic program coordinators provide oversight for assessing the quality of each program and its curriculum for all undergraduate or graduate degree programs at MABTS. Oversight is also given for ensuring that the curriculum, as well as the delivery of the curriculum, is educationally sound [1].

 

Oversight for assessing institutional quality begins with review of program curriculum. Curriculum review implies regularly scheduled analysis of each program in terms of (1) its continuing relevance in ministry; (2) adequacy and currency of resources; (3) numbers and demographics of students using the program; and (4) assessment of outcomes and recommendations for improvement [2].

 

Academic Program Coordinators

Academic Program

Assigned Coordinator

Credentials/Expertise

BACS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shackelford

 

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PhD, MDiv Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

 

He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. He has presented papers at the national and regional meetings of ETS. He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles for journals and several articles in the Holman Bible Dictionary. He has also revised and expanded a New Testament Beginner's Greek Grammar

 

Dr. Shackelford has served as a guest lecturer and participated in mission trips to a number of countries. His travels have included Russia, South America, South Korea, Indonesia, and Singapore.

ADiv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Phillips

 

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PhD, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Major: Practical Theology (Preaching) Minor: Counseling

 

Writings: Dr. Phillips is also a writer, having published nearly 200 lessons and articles in 56 publications, including Sunday School curriculum for LifeWay Christian Resources and numerous magazines, including Deacon, Church Growth, Church Administration, Mature Living, Home Life, Your Church, Preaching, Departure, Proclaim, The Journal of Evangelism and Missions, The Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, The Voice of the Evangelist, Pastoral Ministry for the Next Generation and others. He is the contributing editor of five small books on preaching.

 

A widely-traveled leader, Dr. Phillips has trained over 5,000 ministers and denominational leaders across the world. His work has touched Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Malawi, India, Romania, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Haiti and Australia. For five years he was a consultant to the Russian Baptist Union.

ACE

 

 

 

Dr. Hickman

 

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EdD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, MACE, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

 

 

AAS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Christian

 

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PhD, Systematic Theology; DMin, Pastoral Ministry

 

Christian earned a Bachelor of Arts at Tennessee Temple College in Chattanooga, the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, and the Doctor of Theology in Systematic Theology at the University of South Africa, Pretoria.

 

He has written six books, multiple articles, and has a ghostwriting ministry.

MMICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Terry

 

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PhD, MDiv Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Writings: “Cross- Cultural Church Planting,” The North American Mission Board, 2003. “Mobilizing Sponsoring Congregations,” The North American Mission Board, 2003. Church Growth Overseas,” The Southern Seminary Magazine, 2004. “The Great Commission and International Missions,” in The Challenge of the Great Commission. Chuck Lawless and Thom S. Rainer, editors. Louisville: Pinnacle Publishers, 2005. “Can the Gospel Be Communicated Cross-Culturally?” The Apologetics Study Bible (2007). “Approaches to the Evangelization of Muslims,” in Envisioning Effective Ministry (Wheaton: EMIS, 2010). “The Growth of Christianity in East Asia,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Summer 2011). “The Ante-Nicene Church on Mission,” in Discovering the Mission of God (InterVarsity Press, 2012).

  

Memberships: Evangelical Missions Society, Asia Theological Association

MACE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bickley

 

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PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Major: Christian Higher Education;

MCE, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Writings: Counseling Women in Theological Higher Education

 

Travels: Peru, England, Scotland

MCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Thompson

 

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PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

EdD, Columbia University

MDiv, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Writings: Contributor to Facts & Trends, Baptist Sunday School Board; Various Articles for LifeWay Christian Resources

 

Travels: Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, Western Europe

MDiv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kilpatrick

 

 

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PhD, MDiv Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Writings: Some of the works that Dr. Kilpatrick has written over the years include: The Hammoreh Workbook: A Companion Vocabulary, Exercise, and Study Guide for the Hammoreh Computerized Hebrew Tutorial, jointly written with Dr. T. V. Farris, 1993; "Ancient Mythology versus Eternal Reality: Judgments upon Egypt," presented orally at both the Southeastern Regional meeting and the National meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society; his doctoral dissertation: Against the Gods of Egypt: An Examination of the Narrative of the Ten Plagues in the Light of Exodus 12:12; "Ephraim and Egypt: A History of Idolatry," Mid-America Baptist Theological Journal; "The Eighth-Century Political and Religious Climate in Israel," Mid-America Baptist Theological Journal; "The Parable of the Tower," Mid-America Baptist Theological Journal; Dr. Kilpatrick was a contributor to the New Holman Bible Dictionary (articles on “Egypt” and “Esther”). He served as a writer for Lifeway Sunday School materials and as a contributor to the HCSV Harmony of the Gospels, “The Amount of Time Between The Crucifixion and the Resurrection Of Christ.” Dr. Kilpatrick also presented a paper at the 2009 Dead Sea Scrolls conference held at MABTS (Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Biblical Interpretation) entitled “A Suggested Relationship between Messianic Portraits in the Hebrew Bible, the Diarchic Messianism of the Qumran Community, and the Nature of God as Revealed in Exodus 34:6-7.”  He is also a coauthor of a work in development: A Hebrew Grammar for Students of the Bible (Miller, Kilpatrick, and Akers.)

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Dr. Akers

 

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PhDs, MDiv Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

 

Writings: A Hebrew Grammar for Students of the Bible (Co-Author), “Ministering to Hispanics who Reside in the United States.” (Book Chapter: Future Publication)

 

Publications: “Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind” (Messenger), “My Word Will Not Return Void.” (Journal of Evangelism and Missions)

“What’s in a Name? An Examination of the Term ‘Hebrew’ in the Old Testament.” (Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society)

 

Scholarly Papers: “An Exegetical Analysis of Hebrew 6:4-6.” (E.T.S. Regional Meeting), “The ‘Arm of the LORD’ as Messiah: A Survey of the Phrase ‘Zeroa’ YHWH in Early Jewish and Christian Literature.” (E.T.S. Regional Meeting), “The ‘Arm of the LORD’ Motif: Its Origin and Importance in the Old Testament.” (E.T.S. Regional Meeting), “What’s in a Name? An Examination of the Term ‘Hebrew’ in the Old Testament.” (E.T.S. National Meeting), “Who are the Habiru of the Amarna Letters?” (E.T.S. Regional Meeting)

PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Miller

 

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PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Major:  OT & Hebrew; Minors:  NT & Archaeology

 

He is Chairman of the Old Testament/Hebrew Department and is Dean of the Doctor of Philosophy Program. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Near Eastern Archaeological Society, and Society of Biblical Literature. He has presented scholarly papers at both regional and national Evangelical Theological Society meetings. In addition to many scholarly articles in journals and Bible dictionaries, he has authored two commentaries on the Book of Daniel (New American Commentary series and Shepherd’s Notes series) and the Nahum-Malachi volume in the Holman Old Testament Commentary series. He is also a Bible translator for the Holman Christian Standard Bible (B&H Publishing) and wrote the Daniel study notes for the Apologetics Study Bible. Writings for LifeWay Christian Resources (SBC) include numerous articles in the Biblical Illustrator and several lesson series for the Sunday School curriculum. Other scholarly projects include leading groups to Israel, Egypt, Greece, and Italy (for which students received seminary course credit) and participating in an archaeological excavation at Gezer, Israel.

 

He is also a coauthor of a work in development: A Hebrew Grammar for Students of the Bible (Miller, Kilpatrick, and Akers).

Table 1. Academic Program Coordinators

 

The academic program coordinators work closely with academic department chairpersons (table 2), who work closely with committees assigned to assist them in the exercise of their duties in coordinating and reviewing each degree program and with Dr. Tim Seal, the Academic Vice President [3]. Each chairperson’s vita reflects adequate educational background and professional and teaching experience to qualify him to oversee his respective program [4].

 

Credentials of the Department Chairpersons

Academic Program

Chairperson

Credentials/Expertise

Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jimmy Millikin

 

 

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ThD, Major: NT;  Minors:  OT & Theology

 

After graduating from SBC with an A.A. degree, Dr. Millikin transferred to East Texas Baptist College in Marshal, Texas, graduating in 1958. He then enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received a B. D. in 1961 and later the Th. D. in 1967.

 

Dr. Millikin began his teaching ministry in 1965 when he was asked to join the faculty of Southern Baptist College, his first college alma mater. He taught there from 1965 to 1973. In 1973 he joined the faculty of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary which was the beginning of her second year of existence. He has remained on the faculty of this blessed institution since that time, except the years of 1991-1993 when he left to become president of Williams Baptist College.  He returned to Mid-America in 1993 and has remained with this institution since.

New Testament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. David G. Shackelford

 

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PhD, Major:  NT & Greek; Minors:  OT & Hebrew Theology

 

Dr. Shackelford attended the University of Arkansas on voice, trumpet, and French horn scholarships and graduated with a degree in music education. While in college he worked two summers for the New York City Board of Education as a paraprofessional in the Teenage Performing Arts Workshop in New York City.  While at the University of Arkansas, he met and married his wife Suzie.

 

Following graduation, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and then transferred to Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his MDiv and Ph.D degrees. While a seminary student, Dr. Shackelford served as Minister of Music and Assistant

to the Pastor in two local churches.

 

Upon graduation from Mid-America, he served as senior pastor for three churches and eventually joined the Mid-America faculty in 1988. He moved to Schenectady, New York, and served in the New Testament department until he moved to the Memphis area to teach on the main campus in 2000.

Dr. Shackelford is Chairman of the New Testament/Greek Department. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. He has presented papers at the national and regional meetings of ETS. He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles for journals and several articles in the Holman Bible Dictionary.  He has also revised and expanded a New Testament Beginner's Greek Grammar. 

Old Testament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Steve Miller

 

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PhD, Major:  OT & Hebrew; Minors:  NT & Archaeology

 

Dr. Miller is Chairman of the Old Testament/Hebrew Department and is Dean of the Doctor of Philosophy Program. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Near Eastern Archaeological Society, and Society of Biblical Literature. He has presented scholarly papers at both regional and national Evangelical Theological Society meetings. In addition to many scholarly articles in journals and Bible dictionaries, he has authored two commentaries on the Book of Daniel (New American Commentary series and Shepherd’s Notes series) and the Nahum-Malachi volume in the Holman Old Testament Commentary series. He is also a Bible translator for the Holman Christian Standard Bible (B&H Publishing) and wrote the Daniel study notes for the Apologetics Study Bible. Writings for LifeWay Christian Resources (SBC) include numerous articles in the Biblical Illustrator and several lesson series for the Sunday School curriculum. Other scholarly projects include leading groups to Israel, Egypt, Greece, and Italy (for which students received seminary course credit) and participating in an archaeological excavation at Gezer, Israel.

 

He is also a coauthor of a work in development: A Hebrew Grammar for Students of the Bible (Miller, Kilpatrick, and Akers).

Missions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mark Terry

 

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PhD, Major: Missions

 

Writings: “Cross- Cultural Church Planting,” The North American Mission Board, 2003. “Mobilizing Sponsoring Congregations,” The North American Mission Board, 2003. Church Growth Overseas,” The Southern Seminary Magazine, 2004. “The Great Commission and International Missions,” in The Challenge of the Great Commission. Chuck Lawless and Thom S. Rainer, editors. Louisville: Pinnacle Publishers, 2005. “Can the Gospel Be Communicated Cross-Culturally?” The Apologetics Study Bible (2007). “Approaches to the Evangelization of Muslims,” in Envisioning Effective Ministry (Wheaton: EMIS, 2010). “The Growth of Christianity in East Asia,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Summer 2011). “The Ante-Nicene Church on Mission,” in Discovering the Mission of God (InterVarsity Press, 2012).

  

Memberships: Evangelical Missions Society, Asia Theological Association

Christian Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bradley Thompson

 

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PhD, Major: Christian Education; EdD, Major: Education

 

He was called into gospel ministry at age 17 and later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Criswell College (1984), a Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (1988), and a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2001).  He completed a doctoral degree at Columbia University in New York City (2014) where he also wrote articles on learning and education.

 

Memberships: The Society for Professors of Christian Education, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education

Practical Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Timothy C. Seal

 

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PhD, Major: Practical Theology

 

After earning a BS degree in Management and Marketing from the University of North Alabama in 1981, he earned his M. Div. degree in 1985 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Over the next fourteen years, he served as the pastor of three congregations.  He decided to come to Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Ph. D. in 2003. After graduation, Dr. Seal taught students the fundamentals of expository preaching at Olford Ministries International for almost three years in Memphis, TN. 

 

Dr. Seal has been teaching at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary for ten years. During that time, he served as the Associate Dean of the Adrian Rogers Center, the chairman of the Practical Theology department and as the Dean of the Doctor of Ministry program. He became the Academic VP in the summer of 2011.

 

Writings: “Mad Hatters in the Pulpit,” The Angelos, 2004. Various Articles in the Messenger.

Evangelism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Michael R. Spradlin

 

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PhD, Major: Hebrew, Minor: Church History and Evangelism

 

Dr. Spradlin’s formal training began at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he earned a B.A.  He continued his education at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee, earning a M.Div. and a Ph.D. with his major field of study being in Old Testament and Hebrew.

Table 2. Credentials of Department Chairpersons

 

Documentation

 

1. MABTS Curriculum Development and Review Chart

2. 2014-15 Academic/Administrative Officer Roster

3. 2014-15 Employee Handbook, Pages 44-46

4. 2014-15 Faculty Roster

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