Published on May 11, 2020 by Sean Flynt  
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences has announced promotions and grants of tenure for 11 faculty in nine departments.
 
Tenure
Clay Carey (with promotion to Associate Professor)–Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Jonathan Den HartogHistory
Betsy  Emmons (with promotion to Associate Professor)–Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Drew Hataway­Biological and Environmental Studies
Grant HenleyWorld Languages and Cultures
Will KynesBiblical and Religious Studies
Chris PursellChemistry and Biochemistry 

Promotion to Professor
Kristin BakkegardBiological and Environmental Sciences
Doug ClappClassics
Emily HyndsMath and Computer Science
Jennifer Speights-BinetGeography and Sociology
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.