Dean of Library, Information, and Technology Services
Dr. Paul A. Tippey is the Dean of Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) is responsible for all aspects of the Library, Information, and Technology Services Department, involving the daily supervision of six areas within the department (Administrative Technology, Instructional Design & Technology, Instructional Services - Help Desk, Technical Services, Technology Support Services, and Writing Center), including strategic management and planning for the library, information, and technology resources as well as evaluation and assessment, collection management, fiscal planning and management, policy development and maintenance, and global relations and partnerships, staff management and development, records management, and administrative faculty responsibilities.
As part of Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. Tippey is a member of the School of Practical Theology, Academic Council, Center for the Study of World Christian Revitalization Movements, Executive Committee: Wesleyan Studies Summer Seminar (WSSS), Curriculum Committee, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment committee, Institutional Review Board (chairperson), and Technology Advisory Council (Chair). Dr. Tippey also serves as the QEP Implementation Director.
Outside of the Seminary, Dr. Tippey serves on the Conference Committee of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and is a member of the Methodist Denominational Group. He also serves as a member of the Technology in Theological Education Group Steering Committee (TTEG) of the Association of Theological Schools and is co-chair of the Faculty Professional Development Group. Dr. Tippey has participated as a member of Association of Theological Schools site visit teams on multiple occasions.
Dr. Tippey and his wife live in the country with their children. They have seven children, but their seventh child has passed from death to life.
Operations Manager and Special Assistant to the Dean of Library, Information, & Technology Services
Jennie Webb's role is unique in that she is responsible for managing small and large-scale projects for LITS. Additionally, she continues to provide product support for the ERP (CampusNexus) software suite, as well as technical support for EMS (the event management software system). She works closely with members of the Administrative Technology and Technology Services teams to provide assistance where needed. Part of her new role will include supporting the Dean of LITS with various reporting tasks for internal and external use, as well as providing operations support to the entire department.
She is married with four children. They migrated to Wilmore from Nicholasville about a year ago and love it!
Paulk Parrish is the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the Library, Information & Technology Services of the B.L. Fisher Library. Part of his work includes assisting the Library and Writing Center through administrative organization and budget management.
He is currently a student in the Mental Health Counseling program here at the Seminary.
He loves making pottery and baking!