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ACU faculty professor feature in a children's book

ACU professor’s discovery highlighted in a new children’s book

A new children’s book about recently discovered mammals includes a section about a rodent species identified by an Abilene Christian University biology professor. Dr. Tom Lee, a professor in the Department of Biology at ACU; Amy Scott (’10), then a biology student at ACU; and Carlos Boada, a researcher and professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica … Continued
Dr. Darlene Breaux

Darlene Breaux Recognized with Presidential Award

Abilene Christian University (ACU) is proud to congratulate Dr. Darlene Breaux on being a 2024 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the White House Administration. Due to her exceptional work ethic and volunteer services across Harris County and the state of Texas, Dr. Breaux was awarded this prestigious honor alongside her various other … Continued

Dr. Parker

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tim Parker

Taking his father, husband, and professor roles seriously, Dr. Tim Parker upholds his legacy by serving his community and patients as a licensed marriage and family therapist and professor. Working as an integral member of the online Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MMFT) degree program, Dr. Parker has helped shape students and staff members … Continued


Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Gillin

Focused on being the best mom, instructor, and nutritionist she can be, Professor Jennifer Gillin seems to be doing it all. From coordinating the M.S. in Nutrition/Dietetic Internship program as director to helping students address food-related crises around the world through faith-based principles and practices, professor Gillin is a professor and scholar hungry to lead … Continued


Faculty Spotlight: Drew Davis

Known for her smiling demeanor and love for children, Drew Davis, adjunct professor in the online Child and Family Services program, is someone who wants to make a difference in big and small ways. Whether she’s teaching undergraduate students the significance of child development, driving her kids to preschool, or serving as a child life … Continued

NEXT Lab director gains access, insight into U.S. Nuclear Navy operations

Abilene Christian University is breaking new ground with its Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory, or  NEXT Lab, creating exciting opportunities for students and faculty. A key example is Dr. Rusty Towell’s recent invitation to the U.S. Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program, allowing a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s most experienced operator of nuclear reactors. As part … Continued


Faculty Spotlight: Jackie Halstead

Known for her soft-spoken demeanor and love for people and their spiritual well-being, Dr. Jackie Halstead works diligently to provide assistance and training for families and members of the clergy who are interested in pursuing a greater understanding of what it means to be spiritually transformed. As a licensed marriage and family therapist and professor … Continued


Faculty Spotlight: Maxine Notice

Working diligently around the clock to assist her patients and manage her online classroom, Dr. Maxine Notice, assistant professor within the Marriage and Family Therapy program, has made her mark as a caring professor and licensed therapist focused on getting people to where they want to be. Whether it’s guiding them through coursework related to … Continued


Faculty Spotlight: Jacqueline Bluitt

Hyper-focused on educating men and women of all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, and stages of life, Dr. Jacqueline Bluitt is known as one of ACU Online’s most profound advocates and educators. Holding a strong emphasis in the STEM fields and secondary education, Dr. Bluitt sees her role as the Undergraduate Education Program Director to be … Continued

Katie Pitts

Faculty Spotlight: Katie Pitts

The aspect of active listening and understanding speech is not an easy skill to master. In a society full of noise and constant communication between humans and our personal devices, it’s people like Dr. Katie Pitts that stop, look, listen, and more importantly, study how people hear the world around them. Focusing on teaching students … Continued