Academic Team Members' Biographies

Angela Boswell is one of the representatives for Ellis College. She has taught at Henderson State University for seventeen years, is Professor of History, and is the Associate Dean of Ellis College. She earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in History from Rice University (1998, 1995) and a B.A. in History and English from Southwestern University at Georgetown, Texas (1987). 

Dr. Boswell served as the co-chair and editor of the Higher Learning Commission re-accreditation visit and report. She also served on the steering committee, two sub-committees, and as editor for the Strategic Plan: Beyond the Horizon. She has also served on numerous other campus and faculty committees, including Faculty Senate, General Education Committee, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Teachers Education Council, Faculty Excellence Award Committees, Social Sciences Assessment Committee, and too many search committees to count. She is organizer of the long-running Women’s Studies Reading Group, faculty advisor to the Women’s History Organization, and was also an inaugural member of the Peer-Mentoring Group, a faculty group that uses multimedia to improve teaching methods. 

Her primary fields of research are southern women’s and Texas women’s history. She has authored numerous published articles and one book, co-edited two more books, and presents regularly at historical conferences. Her current project is a history of women in Texas from the pre-historic period to the present.

Nathan Campbell 
received his PhD in Management from Mississippi State University in 2007. He received his MBA (2000) and BBA in Management (1999) from Henderson State University. Dr. Campbell joined Henderson State University in January of 2008 as a faculty member in the School of Business. He teaches Human Resource Management, Management and Organizational Behvavior, and Trends in Management, an MBA class. 

Campbell’s research interests are in the areas of mentoring, perceived support, and justice. He has published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Relations. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for Human Resource Management as well as Journal of Managerial Psychology. He has also reviewed the Academy of Management Annual Meeting and Southern Management Association Annual Meeting.

Debra Coventry is one of three representatives for Ellis College. She earned a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1998, with a specialization in the field of Algebraic Geometry. Since that time she has been in the employ of Henderson State University with the exception of a five-year time period. Two of those five years were spent as a full time public school teacher in Gilmer, TX. She serves her department by training the secondary mathematics licensure students and acting as the department program assessment coordinator. Additionally, she acts as a consultant to the South Arkansas Mathematics and Science STEM Center by designing and conducting professional development for teachers as well as students. She and colleague Holly Morado have written a text for Intermediate Algebra. 

Dr. Coventry has been honored as one of the inaugural inductees into the Henderson Academy. She currently is also a member of the General Education Committee and the Technology Committee. Her professional memberships include Mathematical Associate of America and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She is an active member of the community by volunteering as a chair of the Volunteer Committee for the Girls of Promise conference and by volunteering as a director of a children’s ministry program at her church. 

Daniel Fitzroy joined the Henderson State University community in 2011 as the Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian in Huie Library.  In this position, he is responsible for maintaining the library’s ILS system and online catalog, ensuring access to all the library’s electronic resources and databases, maintaining and updating the library’s website, implementing new digital services, and overseeing all computers and associated technology in the library. 

In addition to his involvement with the Assessment Team, Mr. Fitzroy has served on the Faculty Senate as both the Webmaster-Elect and Webmaster, the University Committee on Committees, and the Bachelor of General Studies Committee.  Professionally, he has served on the Board of the Arkansas Library Association in various roles and is a member of both the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. 

As a member of the Assessment Team, Mr. Fitzroy is excited by the opportunity to help departments assess and improve their relative outcomes and looks forward to promoting data-driven improvements across the campus.

Bernie Hellums is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and represents Teachers College Henderson. Dr. Hellums teaches graduate courses offered in Educational Administration in the Educational Leadership Department of Teachers College Henderson. She teaches courses in public school finance, facilities, law, research, and internship for both the MSE program and the Ed.S. program. Additional duties include academic advising, university/college/department committee service, research, and Specific Professional Association (SPA) responsibilities. 

Before joining the Henderson State University faculty as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership in 2008, Dr. Hellums was a public school teacher and administrator and a college instructor. Public school positions included those in math, biology, K-12 curriculum coordinator, high school principal, and district superintendent. College instructor positions included teaching biology at Cossatot Community College UA and College Algebra at Ouachita Baptist University. Her degrees are from Ouachita Baptist University (BSE and MSE) and University of Arkansas Little Rock (Ed.D.). 

Brett Serviss has taught at Henderson State University for 13 years, is Professor of Biology and Curator (HEND), and is one of the representatives for Ellis College. He earned a Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Taxonomy, Mississippi State University (2001), the M.S. in Weed Science, Mississippi State University (1998), and B.S. in Biology, Cameron University (1996). 

Dr. Serviss has served on numerous university committees, including the Committee on Committees, Criterion 1 Subcommittee for the HLC Steering Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Executive Committee, Faculty Senate, including as Faculty Senate President, Sabbatical Leave Review Committee, University Assessment Team, and numerous faculty position search committees. 

He is engaged in consulting work pertaining to plant identification, serves on the Arkansas Vascular Flora Committee, is a member of the Board of Editors for Southeastern Naturalist journal, and curator for the HEND herbarium. He has been an editor and reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts, published several papers in peer-reviewed journals, mentored several students in directed research projects with presentation of results at scientific meetings. Dr. Serviss has also constructed (and currently maintains) two websites pertaining to non-native plants in Arkansas. 

David Warren is the Associate Professor of Printmaking and Art Education. David teaches screenprinting, intaglio, relief, and lithographic techniques. He is the director of the Annex Press, which publishes fine art editions in the university printmaking studio and is the director of the annual Summer Intensive Studio Workshop for art educators. David received the Arkansas Art Education Association’s Higher Educator of the year award in 2009 and 2011. He currently serves as the AAE Higher Education representative for the state. He is a council member for the Arkansas Society of Printmakers. David exhibits his work in state, regional, and national exhibits, and his works are included in various private and public collections. 

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