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.
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!
Operations Manager and Special Assistant to the Dean
As the Operations Manager and Special Assistant to the Dean, Daniel Jones provides project management for LITS and assists the Dean of LITS with many various projects.
He graduated from Asbury Seminary with two Masters degrees, and is currently pursuing ordination in the Anglican church. He is also the director of the Anglican College Mission at Asbury University, working to help emerging adults grow in spiritual maturity.