President Keefe believes firmly that a liberal education is integral to humanity and human culture and that it is vitally important to the survival and flourishing of American and Western civilization.
Executive Vice President
Robert Galecke is responsible for financial affairs, endowment management, human resource management, business services, support services (housing, dining, campus safety, risk management) ...
Executive Vice President and Provost
UD welcomed J. William Berry as its provost in June 2008. In December 2008, he also became an executive vice president of the university. Prior to UD, he was provost at Butler University and has served on the faculty at Princeton, Mercer, and elsewhere.
Brian Murray’s areas of expertise include compensation, careers, retirement, staffing, and the evaluation of human resource programs and employee attitudes. He teaches courses in the areas of career development, human resource management and quantitative analysis.
Vice President for Enrollment & Student Affairs
John Plotts has been the university’s vice president for enrollment since December 2008. Dr. Plotts received his Ed.D. from the University of North Texas, his master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and bachelor's degree from Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania.
Dean, Constantin College of Liberal Arts
Charles W. Eaker is a theoretical chemist whose area of speciality is reaction dynamics. He makes extensive use of computers and computer graphics in his research.
Interim Dean, School of Ministry
Mark Goodwin, who has taught in the university's Department of Theology for nearly two decades, has served as department chair since 2010. His interests in scripture are wide-ranging, but are focused on the New Testament and its first century Jewish environment.
Dean, College of Business
Scherer holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of Mississippi, a master’s degree in management from the University of the Redlands and a bachelor’s degree in communication and theater from Miami (Ohio) University.
Dean, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
In addition to overseeing academics and admissions for the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, David Sweet focuses on his teaching and research interests, which include Greek epic and tragedy, Herodotus, Plato, Latin Poetry (Catullus, Vergil, Horace and Juvenal) and Cicero.
Interim Dean of Student Life
Denise Phillips holds an undergraduate degree in literary studies and a master’s degree in religious education from University of Dallas’ Braniff Graduate School.