Anderson, Indiana

AU Executive Staff

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Anderson University Executive Staff

Dr. James L. EdwardsPresident(765) 641-4010

Dr. James L. Edwards was appointed President of the University in July 1990. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Edwards served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Warner Press, the publishing house of the Church of God. Dr. Edwards served as a senior pastor of Meadow Park Church of God in Columbus, Ohio for 15 years, and has held various pastorates in Indiana and Ohio. Prior to his appointment as the University’s President, Dr. Edwards had served the University as the Director of Admissions and Director of Church and Alumni Relations.

Dr. Edwards received his baccalaureate degree from the University and a master’s degree from Anderson University School of Theology. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Ohio State University.
Dr. Marie S. MorrisProvost(765) 641-4021

Dr. Marie Morris was named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Anderson University in 2009 and Provost in 2011. She previously served as Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dr. Morris earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Eastern Mennonite University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Administration from George Mason University.
Robert L. CoffmanVice President for Advancement(765) 641-4068

Robert Coffman was appointed Vice President for Advancement in October 2003. Prior to his appointment to the University’s executive board, Coffman served Anderson University as executive director and counsel for Development, a position he has held since 1986. Prior to this assignment, he served Anderson University as internal counsel and grants officer.

Coffman received a Bachelor of Arts from Anderson University in 1972 and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University Law School in 1979. He serves on the board of directors for the American Council on Gift Annuities and is a member of the National Committee on Planned Giving, Planned Giving Group of Indiana and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Dana S. StuartVice President for Finance and Treasurer(765) 641-4166

Dana Stuart was appointed Vice President for Finance and Treasurer in March 2012. She previously served the university as controller and treasurer, assistant treasurer and controller, director of receivables and investment accounting, and accounts receivable manager.

Stuart received a Bachelor of Arts from Anderson University in 1983 and the Master of Business Administration from the Falls School of Business in 2000. Stuart has served as a board member of Community Hospital Anderson and as a member of the Indiana Association of College and University Business Officers (IACUBO).
Dr. James W. LewisDean, School of Theology(765) 641-4525


Dr. James W. Lewis was appointed Dean of the School of Theology in July 2014. Lewis began his career in the business world as an auditor and accountant in Houston, Tex. Lewis answered the call to ministry and pursued his M.Div. at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and eventually his Ph.D. at Duke. During his studies at Duke, Lewis served as pastor of the First Church of God in Raleigh, N.C.

At the time of Lewis’ move to Anderson University, he served in a dual teaching role with both the undergraduate Religious Studies Department and the graduate School of Theology. Lewis’ teaching eventually focused solely on the SOT where he would also be named associate dean and most recently as Dean. He is a sought-after preacher, teacher, and has written for a variety of publications.


Dr. Brent A. BakerVice President for Student Affairs(765) 641-4070

Dr. Brent Baker was appointed Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students in June 2001. Brent first served as a Resident Director and Assistant Football Coach at Georgetown College, returned to AU as a Resident Director and has since then served as Director of Residence Life and then Dean of Students at Colorado Christian University. Just prior to returning to AU, Dr. Baker served as Associate Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students at Taylor University Fort Wayne.

Dr. Baker earned his baccalaureate degree in Business Management/Sociology from Anderson University, his master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration at Ball State University and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership Administration & Foundations at Indiana State University.