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Why Study Theology?

In her article, “Study Theology, Even If You Don’t Believe in God,” author and theologian Dr. Tara Isabella Burton argues that you don’t need to believe in God to study theology. According to Burton, “To study theology well requires not faith, but empathy.” She expands on this point, saying: “The study of theology offers us … Continued
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Ten Years after the Affordable Care Act: Impacts on the Nursing Field

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the most consequential piece of legislation for the medical field in the last half-century. Ten years later, every aspect of the American medical infrastructure has been affected. Below, Dr. Catherine Garner—former Executive Director of Nursing Practice for the Greenville Health System in South Carolina and current Assistant Professor in … 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

Darnisha Carreathers, EDD, career move for Texas educator

Doctorate from ACU Online sparks exciting career move for Texas educator

Among the many titles Darnisha Carreathers, Ed.D., proudly claims – teacher, principal, breast cancer survivor, mother and grandmother – she can now add administrator in charge of the literacy efforts for one of the largest school districts in the nation. Her latest career move was sparked by a doctorate in organizational leadership from ACU Online. She … Continued

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Why Certificate Programs Have Skyrocketed in Popularity

A generation ago, getting a bachelor’s degree was considered the ultimate goal in secondary education. Gaining stable employment required a four-year degree, and those who received certificates or two-year degrees simply didn’t have the same opportunity. Yet recent statistics are showing a shift with associate’s degrees and certificates increasing in popularity. Here is a closer … Continued

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Why ACU?

Those interested in going back to school often find themselves facing an incredibly difficult decision: What school should I attend? If this question sounds familiar, we want to help you understand what sets Abilene Christian University apart from the rest, and why it might be just the school you are looking for. Trust and reputation … Continued

Jeremy Davis

Student Spotlight: Jeremy Davis

Global citizen and passionate multicultural minister Jeremy Davis boasts a passport full of stamps. He has also enjoyed a long and fruitful academic career with ACU. You can find Jeremy currently living at about 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, where he’s six courses into ACU Online’s Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership program. … Continued

Marriage and Family Therapy

What’s the Difference Between a MFT and a MSW Program?

For those who enjoy working with people and helping their community, pursuing an education in marriage and family therapy or social work offers excellent opportunities to put these desires to work. Both fields allow you to make a genuine difference in people’s lives. It’s only natural that you might have questions about the differences between … Continued

Cybersecurity Skills

How to Obtain In-Demand Cybersecurity Skills

Cyberattacks make headlines every day. These breaches affect huge populations and cause hundreds of millions in financial damages. The notorious 2017 Equifax breach, for example, is believed to have impacted over 143 million victims, resulting in a settlement of $700 million and untold damage to the credit reporting agency’s reputation. Desperate to avoid such devastation, … Continued