Doug Wilson Named Dean of Christian Studies at University of Mobile

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Dr. Doug Wilson

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile announces the appointment of Doug Wilson, PhD, as dean of the School of Christian Studies.

Wilson also serves as director of the university’s Global Engagement Office focusing on international students, international studies and international support.

Wilson has extensive experience in music ministry, pastoral ministry, church planting and international service. He holds a Bachelor of Science in church music from Toccoa Falls College; and both a Master of Divinity in pastoral ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy in Semitic literature, religions & culture from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Todd Greer, PhD, said Wilson is committed to preparing students to pursue their professional calling across cultures and throughout the world.

“We are blessed to have in Dr. Wilson a pastor, scholar and professor who deeply understands the tremendous opportunity we have to prepare our students for both their professional calling and deep spiritual formation. Dr. Wilson has been a great mentor for many alumni who have gone out to bless local churches all across the globe, and an encouragement and resource for students to reach the nations for Christ,” Greer said.

Wilson said, “Preparing students for a life of service in the global marketplace is a stewardship that we take seriously. Serving as a player-coach alongside my Christian Studies colleagues is a blessing.  Partnering with academic disciplines across campus and institutions around the world affords us the opportunity to make a local and global impact for Christ and the gospel. I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve.”

Wilson has taught at the University of Mobile for over 18 years, rising from assistant professor to full professor of Christian studies and dean. He received the university’s prestigious Mitford Ray Megginson Research Award in 2005 and was granted tenure in 2012.

He has served in church ministry for over 36 years. He has a particular interest in cross-cultural work, having led 15 University of Mobile student teams internationally and developed study and semester abroad partnerships through UM’s Global Engagement Office.

He serves as advisory board member for PHOS Study Abroad and content committee chair of University Educators for Global Engagement. Wilson has numerous publications to his credit, including over 200 Bible study articles in The Alabama Baptist, three papers for the Evangelical Missiological Society, and articles in journals and publications including the Great Commission Research Journal, Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization and Essential Handbook of Denominations & Ministries.


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 77 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.eduor call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean

Kathy is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist with a strong background in strategic communications, feature writing/story-telling, copywriting and editing. She serves as assistant vice president for university communications. Kathy joined the University of Mobile marketing/public relations staff in 1993 and has earned awards for writing, public relations and advertising, including twice receiving the grand prize for feature writing from the Baptist Communicators Association. She serves on the board of the John M. Will Scholarship Foundation, awarding scholarships to promising student journalists; and is a member of the Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Kathy lives in Daphne with her husband, Chuck, who earned his M.B.A. from University of Mobile. They have two children and two grandchildren.