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Meet Dr. Dale Sims

“...'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit', says the Lord Almighty.” Zephaniah 4:6b

Dr. Sims is the Interim Dean of the Fred Hale School of Business. He has served at universities as a professor, Associate Dean, and Dean for the last 31 years. He has a BA from Southwestern College, an MS from Houston Baptist University, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas.

Before he became an educator, Dr. Sims worked in a number of different technical positions. He worked in research and development for a major petroleum company, creating new types of computing equipment for geologists and geophysicists. He was a network and system manager in Houston. He served as a systems analyst/application programmer for the third-largest insurance company in the U.S. He designed and supervised the building of computer facilities. He also worked as a knowledge engineer employing AI, specifically creating expert systems and neural nets.

In 2006, Dr. Sims was selected by the State Department to serve as a Fulbright Scholar, representing the United States while teaching in the country of Latvia. He has been named Outstanding Professor of the Year by Dallas Baptist University and also by the College of Business at Dallas Baptist University. He is in the Scholar Hall of Fame for Southwestern College.

He has been married to the wonderful Debbie Sims, a retired Elementary School Principal, for 46 years. He has a son, a daughter, and grandsons.

He and Debbie live on a 50-acre farm where he enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, carpentry work, and writing. He has written two books. “Latvia Matters: The Adventures of a Large Man Who Stumbled Around in a Small Country” is about his Fulbright experience. “Dust of a Distant Mesa” is about his experience as a boy among the Navajo and Pueblo Indian tribes.