We at BtT wish to welcome to SEBTS four new members of the faculty, including a new Director of Library Services. Each of these faculty members—Jason Fowler, Chip Hardy, Dwayne Milioni, and Denise O’Donoghue—is uniquely equipped to serve SEBTS in its mission to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the local church and fulfill the Great Commission.
Jason Fowler has been appointed as Director of Library Services and Instructor of Library Services. Mr. Fowler comes to us from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, where he served as Acting Library Director and Associate Librarian for Research Services and Archivist. He is a graduate of North Greenville University (B.A.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and University of Kentucky (MSLS). He is a Certified Archivist with the Academy of Certified Archivists and is a member of several professional associations, including the American Library Association, the American Theological Library Association, and the Association of Librarians and Archivists at Baptist Institutions.
Chip Hardy has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages. Dr. Hardy comes to us from Louisiana College in Pineville, LA, where he serves as Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma (B.A.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and University of Chicago (M.A.). Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Northwest Semitic Philology at the University of Chicago. He is scheduled to defend his dissertation, which is entitled, “Diachronic Development in Biblical Hebrew Prepositions: A Case Study in Grammaticalization.” Dr. Hardy has published articles and essays in journals such as Vetus Testamentum, Journal of Semitic Studies, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, and, ahem, Southeastern Theological Review. Dr. Hardy will join SEBTS in time to teach the Fall 2014 semester.
Dwayne Milioni has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Preaching. Dr. Milioni will continue to serve as pastor of Open Door Baptist church in Raleigh, NC. Members of the SEBTS community will know that, before his appointment as an Assistant Professor, he has served as an adjunctive faculty member for SEBTS. Dr. Milioni is a graduate of Albion College (B.A.), Liberty University (M.A. in Divinity; M.A. in Counseling), and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D. in Applied Theology), where he defended his dissertation entitled, “The Concept of Self in the Preaching of Harry Emerson Fosdick.”
Denise O’Donoghue has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Ministry to Women. Dr. O’Donoghue currently serves as Director of Women’s Life at SEBTS, conference faculty member for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Embrace Leadership Training, conference faculty member for LifeWay’s National Leadership forum, and as a member of the steering committees for the NCBSC Women’s Prayer Evangelism Conference and the Embrace Leadership Network. Before coming to SEBTS, she also served as Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Bayleaf Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC. Dr. O’Donoghue’s fascinating dissertation is entitled, “Critical Success Factors in Creating and Sustaining an Intergenerational Women’s Ministry: A Delphi Study.”
We are grateful to the Lord for sending these men and women our way, as they join us in our mission to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by equipping students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.