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Shawn Smith promoted to Associate Professor

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[May 16, 2014]  LINCOLN - Shawn Smith, Registrar at Lincoln Christian University (LCU), has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, effective June 1, 2014. Smith joined LCU in 2006 as Assistant to the Registrar. In January 2007, he became Associate Registrar which led to Registrar just five months later. Under his administration, the Registrar’s Office progressed from a paper-dependent department to an efficient, online system of recordkeeping and communication.

Smith is also a Designated School Official (DSO) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), as well as a Veterans Administration Certifying Official. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Christian Ministry from Johnson University – formerly Florida Christian College (2000), a Master’s of Divinity in Apologetics (2003) and Master of Arts in Church History and Historical Theology (2005) from Lincoln Christian Seminary.

Smith regularly teaches in the School of Undergraduate Studies and presents research and academic papers in the fields of Church History and Historical Theology. He was a member of an archaeological team in the summer of 2000, excavating the Abila of the Decapolis digs. A fellow professor said, “Shawn’s passion for teaching stems from a commitment . . . and concern for students to understand Christianity as a way of life they can, and should, be a part of.”

His promotion to the rank of Associate Professor was the result of a recommendation process initiated by a committee of his peers. The Provost and Dean also review requests for faculty promotion and, upon endorsement, send the committee recommendation to the President for final approval.

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One LCU employee under his administration recently commented that Smith, “pursues both excellence and accuracy in his responsibilities and expects the same of others,” while another added she felt “extremely blessed to have him as a supervisor and mentor.”

Established in Lincoln, in 1944, LCU’s mission is to equip Christians to serve and lead in the church, the workplace and the world. Today, LCU offers a variety of degree programs for undergraduate, graduate and seminary students. Classes are offered on campus, at extension sites and online. To learn more visit


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