News & Events

Media Contacts

The public relations staff generates news stories featured in local, regional and national print and broadcast media and published on the University’s home page.

News covered includes faculty and student achievements, campus events, college and departmental activities and accomplishments, and happenings from the University’s international campuses.

 In addition, the University’s Office of Public Relations also:

  • Oversees the creation of University publications across campus
  • Provides photos for a variety of campus events and activities
  • Manages all official University social media channels
  • Generates and updates all content on the University’s web page
  • Facilitates University constituents to desired channels for information


Media Contacts

David Crouch

David Crouch, Director of Public Relations


After hours contact: 501-207-2138

Hannah Beall Owens

Hannah Beall Owens, Director of News Services


After hours contact: 501-940-7195

Jeff Montgomery

Jeff Montgomery, Director of Photographic Services



Faculty Experts

Dale Manor

Dr. Dale Manor


Area of expertise: archaeology

B.J. Houston

B.J. Houston


Area of expertise: criminal justice; investigation

Jack Shock

Dr. Jack Shock


Area of expertise: crisis issues; national disasters

Cathleen Shultz

Dr. Cathleen Shultz


Area of expertise: health care

Jeff Hopper

Dr. Jeff Hopper


Area of expertise: international overseas issues/education

Ginger Blackstone

Ginger Blackstone


Area of expertise: broadcast media

Ed Wilson

Dr. Ed Wilson


Area of expertise: atmospheric and space research

Lisa Ritchie

Dr. Lisa Ritchie


Area of expertise: nutrition



Contact Us

FAX: 501-279-4154

Mailing address:
Harding University
Public Relations
Box 12234
Searcy, AR 72149-5615