Ed.D. Faculty 


B.S. (Abilene Christian University), M.A. (University of Alabama), Ph.D. (Oakland University)


Prior to coming to Lipscomb, Dr. Hebert served as Academic Dean of Rochester College in Michigan.  He has experience working in a variety of administrative and academic positions in higher education at the director, dean, and vice president level at four different colleges and universities. His primary interest is in educational leadership.  Trace and his wife Holly have two sons: Christopher and Jack.

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B.S. (Lipscomb University), M.Ed. (Vanderbilt University), Ph.D. (The University of Texas)


Dr. McQueen became dean in 2008.  Since then, the College of Education has grown 72%, added multiple new graduate programs including a doctorate in education, and has become a leader in teacher preparation quality in the state.  She is also the Founding Director of the Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation that started in 2012.  Dr. McQueen served as the undergraduate department chair in education before becoming dean.  In addition, Dr. McQueen taught in both private and public elementary and middle schools before coming to Lipscomb. She has won multiple awards for her teaching at both the K-12 and collegiate levels.  Her primary research interests are teacher professional development, education reform, leadership, and reading and writing methods.  Candice and her husband Andy have two children: Abigail and Henry.

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Deborah Boyd, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Education

B.A., M.A., Ed.S. (Middle Tennessee State University), Ed.D. (Tennessee State University)


Dr. Boyd brings deep educational experience to Lipscomb, having served at the local, system and state level.  Her areas of interest include curriculum, assessment, educational leadership, and effective instruction. Her research interests include teachers of ELL students and teacher effectiveness.  Deborah and her husband Don have two daughters: Jennifer and Julie.

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B.A. (Lipscomb University), M.Ed., Ed.D. (Tennessee State University) 


Dr. Nikolaus has varied K-12 experience as a 6th grade teacher, a curriculum director, a study skills instructor, and, most recently, the Director of David Lipscomb Campus School.  His primary educational interests include leadership studies, classroom management,  learning techniques, and 21st century educational innovation and policy development.  Keith and his wife Sharon have two children: Shannon and Ryan.

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Roger WiemersRoger Wiemers, Professor of Education

B.A. (International Bible Seminary), M.Ed., Ed.D. (Tennessee State University)


Roger was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, but he has worked all across the U.S. and in several other countries.  He has taught at the graduate level for 15 years.  He is a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow and completed his assigned research in India (2007-2008).  He and his wife Paula have four children.

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Tammy Shutt, Associate Professor of Education

B.S., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D. 


Dr. Shutt teaches Introduction to Educational Research and joined the College of Education faculty in Fall 2013. Her primary research interests are ethical decision making, leadership and student achievement, and teacher preparation. 

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