Dr. Joe Pendleton
Director of Library Services & Adjunct Professor
I'm passionate about learning new things, seeing plans come together, meeting and working with amazing people, my family, and my faith in Christ.
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Academic and Professional Degrees Earned
Bachelor of Music - 1993
- Dallas Baptist University
Master of Music - 2000
- Southwestern Seminary
Master of Science in Library Science - 2015
- University of North Texas
Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts - 2005
- Texas Tech University
"“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson"
My Unique Approach to Education
"I think education is most helpful when it is practical and helpful in everyday life and careers. I like to learn what works in problem situations, finding a creative solution for obstacles, and ideating a plan for success in unique circumstances."
After 25 successful years as a musician, conductor, arranger, and music educator I was looking for a new challenge in life that did not force me to start over from scratch. I found a new calling in the library to help students succeed and utilize my technology skills, and it has become a wonderful experience personally and professionally. Both of my parents were educators – my father as a seminary professor and pastor, my mother as a teacher and educational diagnostician – so teaching and education have been part of my life since childhood.