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Gordon Bachus

Gordon Bachus

            For the past 28 years, Dr. Gordon Bachus has played an instrumental role in helping to prepare tomorrow’s educational leaders. He has retired as professor emeritus of education administration and adult education.

            Dr. Bachus joined Central in 1971 as an assistant professor. Throughout the years, he spent most of his time in the classroom teaching a variety of courses such as Secondary School Administration, Foundations of Education, and Introduction to Field Experience. He took a brief break from teaching in 1980, however, to serve for one year as acting head of the Departments of Library Science and Instructional Technology, Education, Recreation and Health. He also served from 1981-1986 as chair of the university’s Department of Special Services.

            Combining his interest in research and public school education, during the past decade Dr. Bachus collaborated with public school teachers and administrators in a variety of projects that covered topics such as violence in suburban schools, student-to-student sexual harassment, and student perceptions on effective schools.

            Dr. Bachus earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in political science from Ouachita Baptist University. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in pastoral counseling from Southwestern Theological and a doctorate in secondary education and administration from the University of Arkansas.

            He and his wife, Sheryl, have two children, Martha Ellen, and Scott.