Dr. Craig D. Lawrence

Dr. Craig D. Lawrence, Sr.

Adjunct Professor

Email: lawrenc@tntemple.edu

Education


  • Ph.D., The University of Alabama (2009)
  • M.Acc., Samford University (2000)
  • B.S.Ed., Tennessee Temple University (1980)

Academic Experience


Teaching Specializations


  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Practical Theology

Ministry & Professional Experience


  • After years as Deacon in Baptist churches, I was ordained as a Baptist minister in October 2000, and have been leading as an Elder (bi- and non-vocationally).
  • As to professional experience, I have led in the field of Accounting since 1984, working up from Assistant Bookkeeper to manage in such positions as Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Internal Audit Coordinator, and Accounting Manager, to cite highlights. In addition, since 1995, I have continuously operated an accounting practice. After years of leadership in industrial business accountancy, since 2000, my professional accounting work has been focused primarily in educational administration at the college and university level. Since 2005, I have led as Director of Financial Services at the two-campus Lawson State Community College in Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama.

Membership in Academic Organizations


  • Please see the more comprehensive list on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigdlawrence
  • Alabama College (and University) Bookstore Association (President, 2011-2012)
  • National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS)

Denominational & Community Service


  • After years as Deacon (since the late 1980s) in Baptist churches, I was ordained as a Baptist minister in October 2000, and have been leading as an Elder (bi- and non-vocationally) in two very mission-minded Southern Baptist churches. I am one of the Missions directors and have ministered on three missions trips to Honduras and Peru (with the next Peru trip in July 2015).

Publications & Presentations


Special Recognitions


  • “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,” (2003-2004)
  • Certificate of Recognition as President of Alabama College Bookstore Association (2011-2012)
  • Alumnus of Alabama Community College Leadership Academy (2002-2003)
  • Graduate of Institute for Managers, 2008
  • National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS), University of Virginia