- B.A. Tabor College 1984
- M.A. University of Kansas 1987
- Ph.D. University of Kansas 1993
Since 2005 Brad S. Born has served as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bethel College (KS), a primarily residential, liberal arts college with distinctive emphases in undergraduate research, cross-cultural learning, and peace, justice and conflict studies. Brad earned his Ph.D. in English, and his scholarly interests have focused on antebellum American literature, in particular literature of the sea and early African American literature. His teaching has spanned a wide range of topics in both American and English literature, including war literature, detective fiction, and a January-term theatre course in London. Major achievements during his nearly ten-year tenure as chief academic officer include leading two major curriculum revisions to successful and timely completion, leading two comprehensive institutional self-study processes that have secured the maximum ten-year re-accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, and sustaining academic strength by recruiting excellent tenure-track teachers to replace a high number of retiring faculty.