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Release date: September 23

Lubbock welcomes new faculty members

Wayland Baptist University - Lubbock has added three new full-time faculty members to its roster beginning in the fall term.

Dr. June Hogue joins as associate professor of education, while Dr. Bill Ballard and David Unfred join as associate professors of business.

Hogue comes to Wayland from the Lubbock Independent School District, where she served in several capacities from teacher to her last position as executive director of the planning and development department. She began her education career as a teacher at Bozeman Elementary in Lubbock and has also taught at Texas Tech University in the College of Education and as an adjunct education professor for Wayland's Lubbock campus.

Hogue holds a doctorate in education and a master's degree in education from Texas Tech, and she received her baccalaureate degree in education from North Texas State University. She is a member of numerous educational and professional organizations and has served on various advisory groups over the years. She has many publications to her credit and has been a presenter and speaker at a number of conferences and school district workshops.

Unfred comes to Wayland after ten years as an adjunct professor while working at Texas Animal Health Commission as the lab director. He has also previously worked for a publishing company and Christian Heritage College.

He holds a master's degree in science from Texas Tech, a master's degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado and is working toward a doctorate in education through Texas Tech University.

Unfred is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta Pi and earned the C.S. Lewis Noteworthy Book Award for his "Dinosaurs and the Bible," published in 1990. The also wrote a book on science for homeschoolers in 1995. He has had papers presented at three conferences dealing with web-based education and electronic media.

An attorney in private practice, Ballard comes to the Wayland staff full-time after teaching adjunctly for the campus in Lubbock. He is a farmer and agri-business consultant in Kent County as well.

Ballard holds the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School of Law and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Tennessee. He also earned the master of science degree from the University of North Texas and a bachelor's degree from Angelo State University.

He has taught at Texas Tech, the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and at University of Tennessee and UNT while working on degrees. Ballard has published several articles and done numerous presentations in the field of economics, specifically in the area of Keynes' theory. He presently serves as referee for the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.