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Larry L. Long

Larry R. Long, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University
Faculty member at Harding University since 1976

Dr. Long, Provost, holds the rank of Distinguished Professor of English, having received the Distinguished Teacher Award three times. Reporting to the President, his responsibilities include faculty, curriculum development and review, accreditation and other administrative functions.


Associate Provost

Marty SpearsMarty Spears, Ph.D. 
Rice University 
Faculty member at Harding University since 2000

Dr. Spears, Associate Provost, is also an Associate Professor of Mathematics. Between teaching and assisting students, Dr. Spears is also the director of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Assistant Provosts

Julie A. Hixson-Wallace

Julie A. Hixson-Wallace, Pharm.D., BCPS
Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy
Faculty member at Harding University since 2006

Dr. Hixson-Wallace, Assistant Provost for the Center for Health Sciences, is also a Professor and Dean of the College of Pharmacy.  She teaches in the areas of cardiovascular therapeutics and clinical pharmacokinetics.

Cheri YeckeCheri Pierson Yecke, Ph.D.
University of Virginia
Faculty member at Harding University since 2008

Dr. Yecke, Assistant Provost for Graduate Programs, is also an Associate Professor of Political Science.  In addition to oversight of the graduate programs and projects for the provost, she also teaches constitutional law and administrative law.

Assistant to the Provost

Nancy Tackett

Nancy Tackett, MMIN
Harding University
Harding staff member since 2002


Office Administrative Assistant

Susan Stone

Susan Stone, B.A.
University of California, Davis
Harding staff member since 2012

To contact the Office of the Provost, please come by Administration building room 102, call 501-279-4335, write to Box 10773, Searcy, AR 72149 or email provost@harding.edu

Office of the Provost