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Dr. Mirabella: “BE well-rounded and think for yourself.”


As the lead professor of Statistics in Bethel University’s MBA program, I have done my best to teach students that my course is not about crunching numbers or learning complex formulas, but rather it is about thinking.  Statistics is at the core of what an MBA graduate should be able to do successfully.  As with any subject,  you will forget a lot of technical material, but our hope is that you remember the major concepts, that you can use your knowledge to think and make wise decisions, and that you appreciate the value of each subject in business and in life.  Continue reading

A Wealth of Experience Creates Teaching Opportunities

Dorothy Black

Growing up in rural West Tennessee in the 1960s and 1970s, there were few if any opportunities for employment.  After graduation from Huntingdon High School, I went directly into the Air Force.  After basic training, I became an F4 jet aircraft mechanic.  Upon successful completion of the training, my first duty station was Clark Air Base, Philippines.  Continue reading

Bethel CPS Hiring Positions in Memphis & Nashville!

Recruiter – Memphis

Bethel University has an immediate opening for a Recruiter position for the Memphis TN area. This position will be located at the Memphis campus.

The Recruiter will recruit students for the undergraduate degree program in Organizational Leadership (delivered online) or Organizational Management on campus. This position will attend, organize, and execute various recruitment events, including education / career fairs, open houses, information sessions, corporate development activities and relationship marketing. The recruiter will manage partnership follow-up and maintain record of events and prospect conversions in order to increase student enrollment for the University. The recruiter in this position will facilitate and develop internal and external partnerships as well as create and implement new recruitment strategies to assist in the continued growth of the university. Evening, weekend hours and some overnight travel is required. Other duties may be assigned.

Bachelor’s degree required; minimum of two years of customer service, sales, recruitment, higher education and project management or related experience in a fast past work environment preferred; candidate must possess excellent communication, organizational, presentation and relationship-building skills; must have the ability to work independently, as well as, with other colleagues, and possess the aptitude for detail-oriented tasks and time management.

Application process: Please submit resume and salary requirements to  In the subject line add Recruiter.


Online Advisor  - Nashville, TN

Bethel University College of Professional Studies, Nashville, TN campus as the following position available;

The Advisor is responsible for communicating with students by defining and implementing a plan that assist students to stay on track to fulfill their undergraduate educational goals; resolve student concerns in order to ensure the overall educational experience is effective and efficient; create an environment that is professional, student-centered and efficient while meeting the objectives, mission and goals of the university. The scope of the position requires occasional weekend and evening work particularly during scheduled orientation periods.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. At least six months of experience in customer service, higher education preferred or working in an administrative environment. Sense of urgency, attention to details, strong oral, written, communication and interpersonal skills are required. Must be a team player, computer savvy and have organizational and time management skills. Must have the ability to maintain student records in a confidential manner, knowledge and ability of insuring that all rules outlined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are observed and ability to work independently is required.

Application procedure:
Send salary requirements and resume to  Add Advisor in the subject line.


Both positions will be filled immediately.

Company Description
Founded in 1842, Bethel University is a private, liberal-arts college with an annual enrollment of approximately 6000 students. Bethel is the only university affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The traditional campus is located in McKenzie, TN with satellite campuses for the College of Professional Studies (CPS) located in Paris, Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, Clarksville and Chattanooga. The College of Professional Studies provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business and Leadership to working professionals with the option to attend classes online or on campus. Bethel is chartered by the State of Tennessee and accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Bethel University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bethel University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial status, non-limiting physical handicap or disability in its hiring and employment practices, or in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services and activities in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964(42 U.S.C. 2000d). All employees are initially hired on a 90- day probationary period.
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Using Technology to Be More Human

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When I started my work here at Bethel University, I stepped out of teaching in a 200-seat auditorium into the world of online learning.  I had taught online classes before, but they were more of the “correspondence course” ilk.  I had taught large numbers of students in a lecture hall where grading was based on mid-terms and finals.  Bethel felt different.  Bethel IS different. Continue reading

A Special Offer to Our Students from The Babb Group!

Babb Group combo At Bethel, we recognize that getting a job in the industry of teaching or higher education has a different process and requirements than other disciplines. That is why we have joined forces with a leader in online teaching jobs and recruiting, The Babb Group, Inc.

The Babb Group, Inc. offers various tools for students or alumni interested in entering the field of online education, including:

  • Cover letter writing & reviews
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) writing & reviews
  • Higher education job consulting
  • Online teaching boot camps
  • Online teaching job leads
  • Online teaching application services
  • Exclusive EDU private forums
  • Professor profiles for Facebook & Linkedin
  • And more!

The Babb Group, Inc. will offer special pricing to all validated Bethel University students and alumni. To learn more, please visit

Students and alumni must login using their username and password in order to eligible.

2020 Vision

Cindy Chambers

As a teacher of Orientation classes at Bethel University, I tell my students I know exactly what they’re going through. I was once a student in the Success Program – scared to death about returning to college after an absence of more than 30 years. I was a new student in Bethel’s MBA Program – concerned that I wouldn’t have the time (or the intellect) to make it to the finish line. Having successfully overcome my own concerns, I assure students that it’s natural to be nervous. After all, returning to school takes time, money, focus and sacrifice. It’s a decision that should never be taken lightly. Continue reading