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Administration Staff

Dr. B. Paul Wolfe


Head of School

Dr. B. Paul Wolfe

Head of School

Dallas Baptist College, B.C.A.
Dallas Baptist University, M.A.
University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Ph.D.

After several years in residential construction, including part ownership of a custom furniture and cabinetry shop, and building custom homes, Dr. Wolfe departed for Scotland to pursue further academic work. He and his family lived for three years near Aberdeen, Scotland, where he pursued a PhD in New Testament studies, and pastored a local Baptist church. Dr. Wolfe’s studies included time each year in Cambridge, England and Tubingen, Germany. Dr. Wolfe and his wife, Marsha, went over with two children and returned with a third, their youngest. From 1990 to 2010 he taught New Testament studies and related courses, becoming the Headmaster of the Cambridge School of Dallas in 2009. He still enjoys woodworking and reading.

You can view Dr. Wolfe’s CV here.

Dr. John “Jay” Howell


Dean of School

Dr. John “Jay” Howell

Dean of School

Ph.D in Philosophy Baylor University, 2009
M.A. in Philosophy – Baylor University, 2004
Th.M. – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001
M.Div. BL – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999
B.A. in University Scholars – Baylor University, 1997, Summa cum laude

Dr. Jay Howell graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Baylor University’s University Scholars program in 1997. He earned an M.Div. with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999 and a Th.M. from the same institution in 2001. He then returned to Baylor University, completing an MA in Philosophy in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2009. His dissertation is entitled Forgiveness in Kierkegaard’s Ethic of Neighbor Love.

Dr. Howell serves as Professor of Philosophy and Dean of School at Cambridge, where he has taught apologetics, philosophy, and overseen the tutorial program since 2014. As an undergraduate, Dr. Howell crafted a broad liberal arts degree, taking numerous courses in history, English literature, and Hebrew and classical Greek, among others. In his graduate work he turned his attention to philosophy and ethics, focusing on philosophy of religion, epistemology, and the philosophy of forgiveness. Prior to arriving at Cambridge he served as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary for seven years. Outside of Cambridge, Dr. Howell remains active in the Evangelical Philosophical Society, First Baptist Church of Arlington, and his local Little League. Dr. Howell loves reading, golf, and baseball — but most of all loves spending time with his wife Jessica and three boys — Jay Baker, Carter, and Elliott.

You can view his CV here.

Email: jhowell@cambridgedallas.org

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Liz Biesel


Assistant Athletic Director

Liz Biesel

Assistant Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director

Bailey Hammond


Director of Admissions

Bailey Hammond

Director of Admissions

B.A., English – Samford University
B.A., Classics – Samford University

Prof. Hammond is the Director of Admissions and teaches Latin. She has been with Cambridge since 2019. After graduating from Cambridge in 2014 she joined the University Fellows Program at Samford University. Prof. Hammond attends Park Cities Presbyterian Church and enjoys camping and trying new restaurants in Dallas with her husband Brett.

You can view her CV here.

Email: bhammond@cambridgedallas.org

Amy Harvey


Director of Student Life

Amy Harvey

Director of Student Life

MS, Medical Sciences – UNT Health Science Center
BA, Biochemistry, English Literature – Baylor University

Since 2020, Prof. Harvey, has served as the Director of Student Life and taught science at The Cambridge School of Dallas. Prof. Harvey attended Baylor University with a focus on pre-medical studies, majoring in Biochemistry and English Literature. Since finishing school, Prof. Harvey worked in the healthcare field for a few years, finishing at a medical company in their corporate office where she oversaw medical scribe hiring, training, and management. She developed a passion for training young adults in professionalism and leadership which she is excited to bring to the student leadership councils at Cambridge. Outside of school hours, she sings on the praise team for Wedgwood Baptist Church and as a vocalist for the Dynamic Swing Machine, a 501(c)3 nonprofit swing band. Her other interests include decorating cookies, cross-stitching, and sewing projects.

You can view her CV here.

Dr. Barb Isbell


Registrar

Dr. Barb Isbell

Registrar

Ph.D., New Testament Studies, New Testament Theology – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dissertation: “The Past Is Yet to Come: Exodus Typology in the Apocalypse”
M.A., Christian Education – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., Theology – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.M., Vocal Performance – University of Alabama

Dr. Isbell teaches Biblical Theology and serves as the Registrar, and has been with Cambridge since 2009. She is a proud alumna of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. She came to Cambridge in 2009 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she earned two Masters degrees as well as her Ph.D. in New Testament Studies. Her doctoral work included a semester abroad at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and focused on intertextuality between the two testaments of Scripture, specifically how the author of Revelation used Exodus typology to portray his vision of the end times. Outside of Cambridge, Barb is a long-time member of Wedgwood Baptist Church, where she leads worship in the choir and praise team. She is part of the Heart of Texas Tres Dias community, and enjoys travelling, photography, scrapbooking, musical theater, and spending time with her dog, Brodie.

You can view her CV here.

Email: bisbell@cambridgedallas.org

Louie Little


Director of College Placement

Louie Little

Director of College Placement

Mississippi State University, B.S. in Accounting
University of Southern Mississippi, MBA
University of Dallas, Masters of Humanities

Louie is the parent of two Cambridge alumni, a former member of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Administrative Staff since 2012.  His wife, Kaky, has recently retired from practicing medicine (gastroenterologist).  Before Cambridge, Louie was a human resources professional at International Paper for 25 years and East-West Ministries for 10 years.  Louie enjoys reading, walking to White Rock Lake and traveling to Virginia and Kentucky to visit his children.

Email: llittle@cambridgedallas.org

Whitney Messer


Business & Facilities Manager

Whitney Messer

Business & Facilities Manager

B.A., English & Classics – Texas A&M University

Since 2017, Whitney has served as the Business & Facilities Manager for The Cambridge School of Dallas. While her undergraduate studies focused on Liberal Arts, Whitney has 12 years of experience working in finance and property management. Whitney and her husband, Dustin, live in north Carrollton with their Goldendoodle, Schaeffer. Whitney loves tennis, gardening, painting, and any DIY project that involves power tools. She and Dustin worship at All Saints Dallas in downtown Dallas.

Email: wmesser@cambridgedallas.org

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Sara Nava


Assistant to the Head

Sara Nava

Assistant to the Head

Email: gnewman@cambridgedallas.org

Laura Primes


Director of Communications and Development

Laura Primes

Director of Communications and Development

Post-Baccalaureate, Healthcare Studies – Tufts University
B.A., Religion and Political Science – Tufts University

Laura has served as the Director of Communications and Development at The Cambridge School of Dallas since July 2020. She graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and a minor in Political Science. She also received her Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Healthcare Studies from Tufts. Laura brings a wealth of knowledge in nonprofit consulting, project management, campaign strategy and outreach, donor relations, and CRM. She previously worked o the development and strategy team at WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, where she collaborated extensively with boards and councils of the station to solicit campaign funds and create marketing strategies for outreach. While at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Laura managed various development events and strategy for the Global Health and Women’s Health departments. Prior to coming to Cambridge, Laura served as the Director of Strategy and Business Development at CCS Fundraising, where she managed and maintained marketing initiatives, strategic outreach, and proposal for various nonprofit sectors. Outside of Cambridge, Laura is a Leadership Board member for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation and a Women’s Auxiliary Council member at Children’s Hospital of Dallas. Originally from a small town in Upstate New York, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and dog Chloe, trying different workout classes, cooking, home decorating, writing, and documentaries. She and her husband worship at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

You can view her CV here.

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Timothy G. Waters Jr.


Athletic Director

Timothy G. Waters Jr.

Athletic Director

M.Ed., Educational Leadership – University of North Texas
B.A., History – Howard University
Texas Principal Certification 2019

Coach Waters is the Athletic Director and has been with Cambridge since 2021. He played football at Howard University where he majored in History. He has taught A.P. Economics, and History as well as P.E, in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, South Korea and Dallas. In addition, he has been an athletic director for the past 5 years and coached: Basketball, Track & Field, Soccer and Tennis. Coach Waters attends The Potter’s House of North Dallas with his wife and three kids.

You can view his CV here.

Email: twaters@cambridgedallas.org