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Campbellsville University promotes Joseph Early, Jr.

Campbellsville University promotes Joseph Early, Jr.By Josh Christian, freelance writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University has promoted Dr. Joseph Early Jr., associate professor of theology and director of the Quality Enhancement Program at Campbellsville University, to professor of theology and director of the Quality Enhancement Program, per an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, on April 16.

Early has taught theology at Campbellsville University since 1998 and has directed the Quality Enhancement Program since 2013.

He has 16 papers published in different scholarly journals and written multiple books, including “A History of Christianity,” published in 2015.

He received his Ph.D. in Church History from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 as well as his Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997. He also received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Cumberland College in 1993.

He is the son of Phyllis and Dr. Joe Early Sr., of Campbellsville, Ky., and is the husband of Tiffany Early.

Campbellsville University is a widely-acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 12,000 students offering over 100 programs of study including Ph.D., master, baccalaureate, associate, pre-professional and certification programs. The university has Kentucky based off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset, Hodgenville and Liberty with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville. Out-of-state centers include two in California at Los Angeles and Lathrop, located in the San Francisco Bay region. The website for complete information is

Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.