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Welcome to Harding Northwest Arkansas, located in Rogers, Arkansas! We are an extended campus of Harding University specializing in degree completion and master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees offered by our College of Education.

Degree Completion

Complete a two-year degree program and earn a bachelor’s degree in K-6 Elementary Education or 4-8 Middle Level Education after completing an associate’s degree or the required prerequisite coursework at Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC). Online classes, scholarships, financial aid, and a 33% discount are available.

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Graduate Programs

Become a teacher or counselor and further your professional development and career opportunities through graduate programs in education or mental health and wellness. Depending on the program, courses are offered online, hybrid, or face to face designed to coordinate the scheduling needs of professionals.

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Graduate Programs: Mental Health & Wellness

Faculty & Staff

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
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

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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

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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

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
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, 1999
B.A., Biological Science, Harding University, 1990

Todd Patten

Todd Patten, Ed.D., NCC, LPC-S
tpatten@harding.edu
Director 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

Stephen Warren

Stephen Warren, Ed.D.
swarren4@harding.edu
Director of Secondary Education
Director of MA:ET Program
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, NW Arkansas Professional Center
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

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

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Meredith Young, Ed.D.
mryoung@harding.edu
Director of Harding University Northwest Arkansas
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

 
Brenda Moss

Brenda Moss
bkmoss@harding.edu
Assistant to the Director, Harding University NorthWest Arkansas

Class Schedules and Enrollment Forms

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Summer 2021

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Fax: 479-268-5818

Office Hours:
Monday  8:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday  8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday  8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday  8:30am-5:30pm
Friday  8:00-5:00pm

Address:
Harding University Northwest Arkansas
901 S. 52nd St.
Rogers, AR 72758