Summer 2001
Vol 18 No. 2

Celebrating 160 Years, and a Bright Future

Overcoming Years of Bitterness

New Arts & Sciences Dean

Kelly Jones Claims Miss Alabama

The Business of Jets

Picturing Samford's History

Choir Pleases Russian Audiences

Exciting Swiss Winter Escapade

A Conference for All Sports

Bulldogs To Spread Field, Rely on Defense

Other Stories

Samford Names Brad Creed to be Associate Provost

Samford Gets $100,000 FIPSE Grant for PBL Project with Maastricht

Faculty Compendium: Ross Article Cited in Microsoft Ruling; Bass Book Nominated for Pulitzer Prize

New Arts and Sciences Dean Samford ‘Anything But Sleepy’: Chapman Davis

Davis Proudest of Hiring Strong Faculty

Teaching Aspect of Nursing Has Always Attracted New Dean

Baur Steps Down as Nursing Dean, Will Continue to Teach

John Carroll Brings Breadth of Legal Experience to Role as Cumberland Dean

Early Edmund D. Pellegrino Medal Honors Namesake, Secundy and Fletcher for Bioethics Contributions

Biology Students to Map Nature Conservancy Properties

Cumberland Professor Ware Writes the Book on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Samford ODK Celebrates 50th Year, Recognizes 50 Leaders with Impact

Samford hosts Alabama Governor’s School

Halbrooks Inaugurated as President of Colgate Rochester Crozer

Frank Stagg Library Adds Greatly to Samford Baptist Collection

Student Callers Raise More than $137,000 in Phonathon Effort



Samford Names Brad Creed to be Associate Provost

Dr. J. Bradley Creed, former dean and professor of Christian history at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, has been named associate provost at Samford University.

Dr. Creed joins Samford this summer after eight years at Baylor. As associate provost, he will assist with curriculum, faculty and academic matters in the Office of the Provost.

Samford President Thomas E. Corts described Creed as "among the best and brightest of a new generation of Baptist educational leaders." He added, "These times challenge institutions that seek to be strong academically and to be just as strong in their moral and spiritual emphasis. Dr. Creed can provide effective leadership for Samford."

A Jacksonville, Texas, native, Creed was associate dean of Truett Seminary from 1993 until 1996, then dean until 2000. During that time, enrollment increased from 48 to 247, and the faculty and staff from four to 20 full-time members.

Creed is a graduate of Baylor with M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also studied in Harvard Universityís Management Development Program and the language studies program of Academia Hispano Americano in Guanajuato, Mexico.

A church historian, he is a frequent contributor to such publications as Christianity Today, Holman Bible Dictionary and The Baptist Program, and he has written chapters in several books on Baptist history and life.

Creed was pastor of First Baptist Church of Natchitoches, La., during 1988-93 and served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern (La.) State University. He has also served as teaching fellow at Southwestern Seminary.