A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Tom Jones

Dean of the School of Arts, Biblical Studies, & Humanities
Ed.D., Educational Leadership/History, Ball State University, 1998
Additional Graduate Work in History, Miami University (Ohio), Purdue University
M.A., History, University of Notre Dame, 1976
B.S., History/Social Studies Education, Taylor University, 1971


Advice to Incoming Students

Persevere, get to know your professors, and engage in your studies.

Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor

This is a university community in which ideas matter and professors are not afraid to explore tough questions with students.  We genuinely believe that honest questions posed by honest and humble scholars results in a deeper understanding of and appreciation for God.


  • Travel
  • Reading – biographies

Major Career Accomplishments

Distinguished Professor of the Year, 1993 & 2004