Dale Simmons, Ph.D., brings a variety of administrative and academic experience to Fresno Pacific University. As vice president for academic affairs at Aurora (IL) University, he oversaw all academic units and his reports included the deans of undergraduate and online studies, graduate and adult studies and general education. Other positions include provost and vice president for academic affairs at Judson University, Elgin, IL, and associate dean of curriculum and academic development at Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN. As a professor at Judson and an associate professor at Bethel, Simmons taught church history, U.S. history and government and world history. He has a doctorate and master’s in modern history and literature (American religion and culture emphasis) from Drew University and an M.A. and B.A. from Oral Roberts University.