Dean of Students, Chief Student Life Officer
Since graduating from BJU in 2001 with a BA in history, Dr. Eric Newton has been privileged to teach History of Civilization as a graduate assistant, lead ministry teams for BJU and serve as director of student organizations. From 2007-2010 he assisted Dr. Jim Berg in the dean of students office. Dr. Newton earned a PhD in theology from BJU Seminary and Graduate School of Religion (2010).
He has also served as a youth sponsor and adult Sunday school teacher in his local church. He met his wife, Cherith, at BJU, and they were married in 2001. They have 4 children.
Dr. Newton is strongly committed to BJU’s mission of equipping students for long-term success as Christ’s disciples. Whether in the classroom, in leading the Student Life staff, or in personal interaction with students, he desires to bring His Savior glory by exemplifying and encouraging growth in Christlikeness.