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Trace Hebert 

Graduate Education - EdD

Director, Doctoral Program in Education
Interim Managing Director, Ayers Instituted


Trace Hebert holds a B.S. degree from Abilene Christian University, the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama Birmingham, and the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Oakland University. He serves as the Director of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Program, Associate Dean for the College of Education, and Professor of Educational Leadership. He has been at Lipscomb University since 2010.

Hebert is the founding Director of the Doctor of Education Program at Lipscomb and is passionate about working with doctoral students and assisting them with their research and helping them attain their goal of a doctorate degree and becoming effective educational leaders. He teaches courses in leadership and organizational theory and practice, qualitative research, and contemporary issues in education. He conducts ongoing research of the enrollment trends of Church of Christ students in affiliated institutions and population trends within Churches of Christ. He also serves as a shepherd at the Fourth Avenue Church of Christ in Franklin, Tenn.

Prior to Lipscomb, Hebert served in educational leadership roles at Rochester College (Academic Dean,  Vice President and Dean of the College of Extended Learning, and Professor), at Specs Howard School of Media Arts (Vice President of Academic Affairs), at Faulkner University (Director, Birmingham Center), and Northeastern Christian Jr. College (Director of Admissions, Director of College Relations, and Assistant to the President).