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Meghan Hope

Faculty Spotlight: Meghan Hope

When people first think of healthcare, most think about the doctors and nurses whom we have face-to-face contact with during the course of our lives – but there is so much more to it than that. We sat down with Meghan Hope, ACU Online’s Program Director for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Master … Continued
Joe Feliciano

Faculty Spotlight: Joe Feliciano

Meet Dr. Joe Feliciano, Program Director for ACU Online’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Administration and Master of Science in Information Technology. Read more to learn about how the programs were designed, as well as Dr. Feliciano’s goals for training aspiring tech professionals.  From tech to teaching Joe was born in New York where … Continued

Dr. Sara Salkil, Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services, Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Certificate in Medical Family Therapy

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sara Salkil

Meet Dr. Sara Salkil, ACU alumna and program director for Abilene Christian University’s online COAMFTE-accredited Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program.  ACU Roots Sara Salkil got her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma State, and later discovered her true passion for marriage and family therapy while earning her master’s at ACU. Inspired by … Continued

Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley named ACU 2021 Teacher of the Year

One of her graduating students described her as “entertaining,” saying she “makes even the most boring lectures engaging,” and Rachel Riley, the 2021 Teacher of the Year at Abilene Christian University, found that particularly striking because she can relate. “I enjoy a good dose of humor in all things,” Riley said. “If it’s not fun, … Continued

Brenda McAdoo, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brenda McAdoo

Among the degrees and certificates lining a wall in the office of former FBI agent, Dr. Brenda McAdoo, sits a framed illustration of three outlined hands. One hand within the next, she explained that the biggest hand belonged to her, the middle belonged to the little boy who drew it, and the third, smaller hand … Continued

Chelsea Van Meter, nursing instructor

Nursing instructor brings front-line experiences to the classroom

She used to have downtime during nursing shifts to chat with patients and their family members. She used to not feel so much anxiety at work, or at home. She used to not have to worry about her profession putting her family at risk.  A year into working in a COVID-19 unit at Abilene’s Hendrick … Continued

Dr. Nannette Glenn

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nannette Glenn

For Dr. Nannette Glenn, education is second nature. After almost 30 years of working in higher education, Dr. Glenn has brought her passion for teaching and training to Dallas where she was named dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at Abilene Christian University in January 2021.  Dr. Glenn earned her Ph.D. in … Continued

Dr. Jennifer Butcher

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jennifer Butcher

In 2017, ACU proudly welcomed one of Texas’ most esteemed leaders to our School of Educational Leadership: Dr. Jennifer Butcher. A key player in the Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program, Jennifer brings a strong background to ACU. She earned both her Master of Education in Educational Administration and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from … Continued

Art and design professor Nil Santana / Photo by Jeremy Enlow

Creativity is at the core of Nil Santana’s teaching philosophy

Make. Learn. Inspire. These three words embody the teaching philosophy of art and design professor Dr. Nil Santana. Santana’s passion is to instill creative thinking into students of all majors – from freshmen who take on a design challenge in their Cornerstone course to occupational therapy students who use the Maker Lab to adapt toys … Continued