SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Education at Southwest Baptist University

Questions? Contact

Dwight Haun
Department Chair & Director of Teacher Education
(417) 328-1717 or (417) 328-2043


Julie Bryant
Jennifer Fox
Dwight Haun
Charles Lentz
Tamara Samek
Colleen Shuler
John Wheeler

Mountain View faculty
Donna Depeé
Sarah Russback

Certification Officer and Coordinator
of Clinical Experiences
Ken Spurgeon


Dwight Haun
Dwight Haun
Dwight Haun
Department Chairman & Director of Teacher Education
Professor of Education
Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Avenue, 102 Gott Educational Center
Bolivar, MO 65613

Current Research: Actually none currently underway – but an interest in the effect of middle school teams on the attrition of beginning middle level teachers.

Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "Several reasons - (1) It is my passion and calling; (2) I have always enjoyed working with students and, in the case of SBU, the very best students; (3) the camaraderie experienced with fellow faculty and staff members; (4) the opportunity to influence those who will serve Christ as teachers in a variety of settings; and, (5) my family calls Bolivar home and it is a great place to work and live. "

Educational and Professional Background: Dr. Haun earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (lifetime certification-math and physical education, 7-12) from Southwest Baptist College in 1981. In 1990, he earned a Master of Science in Education from Southwest Missouri State University, and in 2003 he earned a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Faith Dedications: Haun is very involved in his church. He is the Ninth grade boys’ Sunday School teacher, a Deacon and is on the Education and Worship committees.

Who is playing on your iPod? I enjoy listening to various artists on Christian radio, singing along as I drive (the collection at home is quite eclectic; gospel, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, . . .)

What book are you currently reading?I'm reading "Measure of a Man" by Gene Getz and working through "The Love Dare" with my wife.

What is the best getaway location, local or abroad? Anywhere with my wife . . . and if it is near a golf course, that would be fine with me :-) .