Dr. Randall Panell, M.Div., Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Randall J. Pannell, M.Div.; Ph.D. is the Chief Academic Officer for Undergraduate, Adult and Graduate School Progams. Pannell came to the institution in 2011 as the Vice President of Academic Affairs. For the previous 29 months before returning full-time to the CAO post, Pannell served as the interim president for NGU.
Pannell has more than 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in higher education. Prior to coming to NGU, he served as Chief Academic Officer of the graduate colleges at Regent University, as well as tenures as interim VPAA and CEO, along academic dean and associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.
He has also served as assistant professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, associate professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at the Seminário Internacional Teológico Bautista in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His experience also includes vice president for academic affairs and acting president at Coral Ridge University in Houston, TX, and vice president for academic affairs and associate professor at American Christian College in Houston, TX.
He has written over 40 reviews and published over 12 articles in English and Spanish. He is a member of the Institute for Biblical Research, National Association for Professors of Hebrew, National Case Study Institute, National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA), Society for the Study of the Old Testament, and Society of Biblical Literature.
Pannell holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, a Master of Divinity in Biblical and Theological Studies and Ph.D. in Ancient Semitic Languages and Old Testament Literature from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.