Cannon-Clary College of Education

Faculty

Donny Lee

Raymond "Donny" Lee, Ed.D.
dlee@harding.edu
Dean
Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Memphis, 1993
Ed.S., Educational Administration, University of Central Arkansas, 1989
M.Ed., Secondary Educational Administration, University of Arkansas, 1985
B.S.E., English Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1982

Clara Carroll

Clara Carroll, Ed.D.
ccarroll@harding.edu
Associate Dean
Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D. Instruction and Curriculum Leadership/Elementary Education, University of Memphis, 1996
M.Ed. Education, Harding University, 1988
B.A. Vocational Home Economics, Harding University, 1979

David Bangs David Bangs, Ed.D.
dbangs@harding.edu
Chair of Graduate Studies
Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2001
Ed.S., Specialist in Education, University of Central Arkansas, 1993
M.Ed., Secondary Educational Administration, University of Arkansas, 1988
B.A., Physical Education/Health Education, Harding University, 1980

Cheri Smith

Cheri Smith, Ed.D.
csmith19@harding.edu
Chair of Teacher Preparation
Director of Elementary Education
Director of Degree Completion
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Instruction and Curriculum Leadership, University of Memphis, 2009
M.Ed., Reading, Harding University, 1987
B.A., Elementary and Special Education, Harding University, 1984

 
Amy Adair

Amy Adair, Ed.D.
aadair@harding.edu
Director of Gifted and Talented
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Leadership and Professional Practice, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2016
M.Ed. Elementary Education, Harding University, 1992
B.A. Elementary Education, Harding University, 1987

Usenime Akpanudo

Usenime Moses Akpanudo, Ed.D.
uakpanud@harding.edu
Director of Research Initiatives
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Eastern Michigan University, 2007
M.S., School Administration, Harding University, 1997
B.S., Geography and Regional Planning, University of Cross River State, Nigeria, 1989

Jenene Alexander

Jenene Alexander, Ed.D., NCSP, LPC
jalexander@harding.edu
Director of Professional Counseling: Clinical and School
Professor of Education
Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Licensed School Counselor and School Psychology Specialist

Education:
Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1999
M.S., Counseling & Psychology, East Texas State University, 1980
B.S., Vocational Home Economics, Harding University, 1969

Adam Baker

Adam Baker, M.Ed.
ajbaker@harding.edu
Assistant Professor of Education

Education:
M.Ed., Reading, Harding University, 2006
B.S., Elementary Education, Harding University, 2004

Clay Beason

Clay Beason, Ed.D.
cbeason@harding.edu
Director of MA:ET Program
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Education Administration and Supervision, UALR, 2005
M.Ed., Secondary School Administration, Harding University, 1998
B.A., Elementary Education and Special Education, Harding University, 1997

Lauren Boone

Lauren Boone, M.A.
lboone@harding.edu
Coordinator of ESL Programs
Assistant Professor of Education

Education:
M.T.P.C., Auburn University, 2008
M.A., English, Auburn University, 2005
B.A., English Education, Harding University, 2001

Michael Brooks

Michael Brooks, Ed.D.
mbrooks4@harding.edu
Director of Educational Leadership Doctoral Program
Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Administration, Tennessee State University, 1987
M.A.R., Family and Marriage Counseling, Harding Graduate School, 1982
B.S., Education, Lipscomb University, 1980

Lisa Bryant

Lisa Bryant, M.S.E.
lbryant1@harding.edu
Assistant Professor of Education

Education:
M.S.E., Secondary Administration, University of Central Arkansas, 1997
B.S.E., Special Education (K-12), University of Central Arkansas, 1994

Rene Crow

Rene' Crow, Ed.D.
rcrow@harding.edu
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, University of Memphis, 2008
M.S.E., Childhood Education, University of Central Arkansas, 1993
B.S.E., Special Education, Oklahoma State University, 1985

Carol Douglass

Carol Douglass, Ed.D.
cdouglass@harding.edu
Director of Special Education
Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Special Education, University of Memphis, 2004
M.Ed., Elementary Education, Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas, July 2000
B.A., Elementary Education, Harding University, 1999
Additional Certification: Special Education K-12, Kindergarten, and Middle School Science

Wendy Ellis

Wendy Ellis, Ed.D.
wellis2@harding.edu
Director of Reading
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Instruction and Curriculum Reading, University of Memphis, 2009
M.Ed., Reading and Early Childhood, University of Arkansas Little Rock, 2000
B.S., Elementary Education, Arkansas State University, 1994

Marc Fager

Marc Fager, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S
mafager@harding.edu
Director of Field Placement, Professional Counseling
Assistant Professor of Education

Education:
Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Louisiana, 2004
M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Harding University, 2002
B.A., Psychology, Harding University, 2000

Kim Flowers

Kimberly Flowers, Ed.D.
kaflowers@harding.edu
Director of Educational Leadership
Associate Professor of Education

Education
Ed.D., Saint Louis University, 2003
M.A., Exceptional Child with emphasis in Language Development/Disorders, Southeast Missouri State University, 1990
B.S., English, Southeast Missouri State University, 1985

Ed Gray

Edward A. (Ed) Gray, Ed.D., LMFT, LPC-MHSP, NCC
egray@harding.edu
Director, Memphis site- MS/EdS Professional Counseling
Professor of Counseling

Education:
Ed.D., Counseling and Psychology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1981
M.Th., Theology and Counseling, Harding University Graduate School of Religion, 1978
B.A., Speech, David Lipscomb University, 1975

Susan Grogran

Susan Grogan, Ph.D.
sgrogan@harding.edu
Associate Professor of Education

Education
Ph.D., Reading, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2014
Ed.S., Reading, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2009
M.A., Education (Reading), University of California, 1996
M.A., Education (Curriculum and Instruction), Chapman University, 1995
B.A., Elementary Education (Reading), Eastern Washington University, 1989
B.A., Studio Art, Eastern Washington University, 1989

Allen Henderson

Allen Henderson, Ed.D.
ahenderson@harding.edu
Director of Lewis "Tony" Finley STEM Center
Assistant Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Psychology, Regent University, 2012
M.Ed., Mathematics, Harding University, 1993
B.A., Math Education, Harding University, 1987

Leeann Howard

Leeann Howard, Ed.D.
lhoward6@harding.edu
Director of Professional Field Experiences
Assistant Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching, Northcentral University, 2015
M.Ed., Reading, Harding University, 2007
B.A., Early Childhood Education, 2005

Diana Julian

Diana Julian, Ed.D.
djulian@harding.edu
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Arkansas, 1993
Ed.S., Education Administration, Arkansas State University, 1985
M.S.E., Reading, Arkansas State University, 1973
B.S.E., Elementary Education, Arkansas State University, 1968

Darren Mathews
Darren Mathews, Ed.D.
dmathews@harding.edu
Director of Master of Arts in Teaching
Assistant Professor of Education
Education:
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Harding University, 2014
Ed.S., Specialist in Education, Harding University, 2009
M.Ed., Secondary Educational Administration, Harding University, 1997
B.A., Biological Science, Harding University, 1990
Justin Moore

Justin Moore, Ph.D.
jmoore4@harding.edu
Director of Marriage and Family Therapy
Associate Professor 

Education:
Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Monroe

L. Moore

Lew L. Moore, Ph.D.
lmoore@harding.edu
Professor of Counseling

Education:
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Todd Patten

Todd Patten, Ed.D., NCC, LPC-S
tpatten@harding.edu
Chair of Clinical Mental Health, Professional Counseling
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Counseling (CACREP), University of Memphis, 2009
M.S., Clinical Psychology, Abilene Christian University, 1999
B.A., Biology (Bible Minor), Harding University, 1995

V. Rackley

Vann Rackley, Ph.D.
rackley@harding.edu
Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Education:
Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Kevin Shelby

Kevin Shelby, Ph.D.
kmshelby@harding.edu
Assistant Professor, Counseling - Memphis

Mitch Walton

Mitch Walton, M.Ed.
mwalton2@harding.edu
Director of Harding University NLR
Assistant Professor of Education

Education:
M.Ed., Secondary Administration, Arkansas State University, 1985
B.A., Social Sciences, Harding University, 1979

Stephen Warren

Stephen Warren, Ed.D.
swarren4@harding.edu
Director of Secondary Education
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Union University, 2008
Ed.S., Educational Leadership, Union University, 2006
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Memphis, 1992
B.A., Fine Arts, Freed Hardeman, 1986

Karl Wendt 

Karl Wendt, Ph.D., LPC, AACC, AAMFT
kwendt@harding.edu
Academic Director of Professional Counseling, Harding University NWA
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Louis University, 1996
M.Ed., Counseling, Northeast Louisiana University, 1982
B.A., Bible, Harding University, 1980

Kieth Williams

Kieth Williams, Ed.D.
rwilliam@harding.edu
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Administration and Supervision, Memphis State University, 1993
Ed.S., Educational Leadership, University of Central Arkansas, 1989
M.A.T., Education and Health, Harding University, 1972
B.A., Biology Education, Harding University, 1969

Michael B. Wood

Michael B. Wood, Ed.D.
mwood@harding.edu
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Arkansas State University, 2010
M.Ed., Elementary School Administration, Harding University, 1987
B.A., Special Education, Harding University, 1984

Gene Wright

Ervin E. (Gene) Wright II, Ph.D, NCC, LPC-S
ewright1@harding.edu
Director of Clinical Experiences, Professional Counseling
Associate Professor of Education

Education:
Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of Toledo, 2006
M.A., Community Counseling, Heidelberg College, 1996
B.A., Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 1993

Meredith Young

Meredith Young, Ed.D.
mryoung@harding.edu
Director of Harding University NWA
Assistant Professor of Education

Education:
Ed.D., Educational Leadership P-20, Harding University, 2017
Ed.S., Educational Leadership, Superintendency, Arkansas State University, 2014
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Building Level, Harding University, 2010
B.A., Early Childhood Education and Special Education K-12, Harding University, 2006

Staff

Barbara Ashley

Barbara Ashley
bashley@harding.edu

Assistant to the Director, Harding University NLR

Kari Aziamov

Kari Aziamov, B.A.
kaziamov@harding.edu
Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Mills BryantMills Bryant, B.A.
abryant6@harding.edu
Assistant to the Director, Watson Center
Angela English

Angela English
aenglish@harding.edu

Coordinator of Programs, Labs & Accountability, Professional Counseling

Terry Figley

Terry Figley, B.S.
tfigley@harding.edu

Director of Off-Campus Programs

Georgann Guptill

Georgann Guptill
gguptill@harding.edu
Administrative Assistant, Teacher Preparation and Reading

Moriah Hatfield

Moriah Hatfield
mhatfield@harding.edu
Administrative Assistant, Harding University NWA

Susan Hawkins

Susan Hawkins
sjhawkins@harding.edu
Assistant to the Director, Educational Leadership Program

Sharyl Holst

Sharyl Holst
sholst@harding.edu

Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies

Brenda Moss

Brenda Moss
bkmoss@harding.edu
Assistant Director, Harding University NWA

Sandy Norris

Sandy Norris
snorris@harding.edu
Administrative Assistant, Teacher Preparation

Allison Parker

Allison Parker, M.Ed.
aparker10@harding.edu
Director, Betty Ann Watson Educational Resource Center

Deborah Plybon

Deb Plybon, M.A.
dplybon@harding.edu

Office & Graduation Coordinator, Graduate Studies in Education

Nicole Powell

Nicole Powell
npowell@harding.edu
Assistant, ASTL/National Board Certification

Kayla Gentry

Kayla Riley, B.A
kgafford@harding.edu
Administrative Assistant, Professional Counseling

Chris Williams

Chris Williams, M.A.
cwilliams@harding.edu

Assistant to the Dean for Licensure

Karen Wright

Karen Wright, M.B.A.
kwright2@harding.edu

Assistant to the Dean for Accreditation

Contact Us

Fax: 501-279-4051

Mailing Address:
Harding University
College of Education
Box 12254
Searcy, AR  72149-5615