Faculty

The strength of the faculty at ACU creates a program unlike any other. Faculty participate in research; are published; act as consultants to colleges and universities; and actively participate in professional organizations. They bring vast experience to their classrooms and have a passion for teaching and learning.

Jonathan CampJonathan Camp, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication; Director of the Organizational Development Program

B.A., Harding University, 1995;
M.Div., Harding Graduate School of Religion, 1999;
D.Min., Abilene Christian University, 2007;
Ph.D., The University of Memphis, 2008.


Garry BaileyGarry Bailey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Academic Director, Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution

B.B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1985;
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1987;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1994.


Joseph Cardot IIIJoseph Cardot III, Ed.D.
Professor, Department of Communication

B.A., Harding University, 1976;
M.A.,Western Kentucky University, 1980;
Ed.D., Texas Tech University, 1990.


Joe CopeJoe Cope, J.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution

B.A., Texas Tech University, 1977;
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1986.


Matthew DoddeMatthew Dodd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1998;
M.A. in Communication, Abilene Christian University, 2001;
MMFT in Marriage and Family Therapy, Abilene Christian University, 2001; Ph.D. in Family Studies, Texas Woman’s University, 2007.


Paul LakeyPaul Lakey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Communication;
Director, Division of Human Communication

B.A., Oklahoma Christian University, 1970;
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1980;
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1985;
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma, 1988.


Mark PhillipsMark Phillips, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1988;
M.S., Purdue University, 1989;
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 2004.


Cynthia RoperCynthia Roper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication

B.S., Oklahoma Christian University, 1975;
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1986;
Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma, 1996.


Phil VardimanPhil Vardiman, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Management Sciences

B.S. Ed., Abilene Christian University, 1976;
M.B.A., University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, 1992;
Ph.D. (Ed. Human Resource Development), Texas A&M University, 2001.


J.D. WallaceJ.D. Wallace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Communication

B.A., David Lipscomb University, 1987;
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1989;
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1999.

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