Dr. Tim Chandler


Dr. Tim Chandler, Professor of Communication, has been an HSU faculty member since 2001 and is tenured. He is also the Director of Video Production for Hardin-Simmons University.

Chandler’s teaching responsibilities include course work in advertising, speech communication, digital portfolio, media production, and film criticism.

His research interests include advertising education, the Texas Forts Trail, and the Charles Goodnight Buffalo Ranch house, which has been an ongoing project since 2006. Currently Chandler is serving as marketing consultant for the Armstrong County Museum, which is restoring the house and building a visitor center.

Chandler co-authored, with Dr. Randy Armstrong, Castle on the Prairie: The Charles Goodnight House (4-0 Press, 2006) and photographed the illustrations for Special Tests of the Cardiopulmonary, Vascular, and Gastrointestinal Systems – O’Connell, O’Connell and Hinman, SLACK INC., Thorofare, New Jersey 2010.

He has served as HSU faculty secretary for two terms and currently serves on the Faculty Council. Chandler is active with the American Advertising Federation, serving two terms as president of the local chapter, AAF Abilene, and has served at the district level for the Tenth District of the AAF. He also serves as faculty advisor for the student advertising team since 2006 and for the student ADDY competition in which his students have competed since 2004. In 2007 Chandler was named the Advertising Educator of the Year for the Tenth District of the AAF.

Chandler has written a monthly column on advertising for Abilene Biz magazine since 2008, and co-authored, with Dr. John Davis, “Bridging The Gap: Client Based Projects and Academic Applications in the Advertising Curriculum” in the Coastal Business Journal, Spring 2011.

Apart from the classroom, Chandler actively involves his students in working with local business and nonprofit organizations to provide hands-on education experience in advertising and marketing. His classes and students work with Hendrick Home for Children, Connecting Caring Communities, FCA, and other organizations to provide services and experience to the benefit of all parties.

He is married to Ginger since 1978 with two children, Brittany (26) and Logan (20) and one large, hairy dog, “Bucky”.

The Chandlers have been members of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church since 2000 where Chandler teaches an adult Bible class.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Angelo State University, 1978
  • Master of Arts, Communication, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1988
  • Doctor of Education, Administration of Higher Education, Texas Tech University, 2005
  • A Princeton Review Best Western College
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities  
  • Center for Student Opportunity: Promoting a College-Bound Culture
  • US News Best Colleges
  • Military Friendly
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  • College Choice Best Christian Colleges and University
  • University and College Accountability Network