Located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, Gardner-Webb was founded in 1928. Their current dean is Dr. Robert Canoy.
Gardner-Webb University, a private, Christian, Baptist-related university, provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate education that is strongly grounded in the liberal arts while offering opportunities to prepare for various professions. Fostering meaningful intellectual thought, critical analysis, and spiritual challenge within a diverse community of learning, Gardner-Webb is dedicated to higher education that integrates scholarship with Christian life. By embracing faith and intellectual freedom, balancing conviction with compassion, and inspiring a love of learning, service, and leadership, Gardner-Webb prepares its graduates to make significant contributions for God and humanity in an ever-changing global community.
Steven R. Harmon teaches Christian Theology at Gardner-Webb. Dr. Harmon is the author of Every Knee Should Bow: Biblical Rationales for Universal Salvation in Early Christian Thought, and the forthcoming book The Baptist Vision and the Ecumenical Future: Radically Biblical, Radically Catholic, Relentlessly Pilgrim. He has also published numerous journal articles, chapters in multi-author books, and general readership publications. Dr. Harmon is Book Review Editor for Perspectives in Religious Studies, Contributing Editor of Pacific Journal of Baptist Research, and former Associate Editor of Review and Expositor.
Dr. Tom LeGrand began his tenure as the Director of the Center for Christian Ethics and Social Responsibility at Gardner-Webb University in fall 2014. He comes to this new position after serving as pastor of Augusta Heights Church, an inner-city congregation in Greenville, SC. Tom and his wife, Tracy, both graduated from Furman University in 1994. They have two children, Spencer and Abbie. After completing his Master of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in ’98, Tom served as pastor and on staff at several churches across North and South Carolina. He completed his Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at GWU in 2013, with an emphasis in service learning initiatives.
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GWU Honors Students Participate in NC Big Sweep Students helped clean up the river.