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, External Affairs
Robert Galecke is responsible for endowment management, business services, support services (housing, dining, campus safety, risk management), Office of Advancement, all university facilities.....
Executive Vice President & 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.
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Brian Murray is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and an Associate Professor of Management. His areas of responsibility include strategic planning, finance and business office, information technology, and human resources.
Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services
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.
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, Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Director, Institute of Philosophic Studies
Although Joshua Parens has taught at the University of Dallas for 16 years, he only recently assumed his current role as dean of the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Dean, Satish & Yasmin Gupta 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.
Vice President of Rome Program, Dean and Director
Director of the Rome Campus, Dr. Peter Hatlie, was born and raised in Minnesota. He holds a B.A. in Classics from St. Olaf College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval and Byzantine History from Fordham University.
Director of Campus Ministry
Denise Phillips holds an undergraduate degree in literary studies and a master’s degree in religious education from University of Dallas’ Braniff Graduate School.