Karen Bullock

Professor of Christian Heritage Director of Ph.D. Program
Karen Bullock is a graduate of the University of North Texas (Denton) where she earned a BS degree in Education. She also earned M.Div.BL (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX), with a double major in Church History and Missions and a minor in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology. Dr. Bullock also did further study in Baptist Heritage at Regent’s Park College in Oxford, England, as a visiting scholar.
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Karen Bullock is a graduate of the University of North Texas (Denton) where she earned a BS degree in Education. She also earned M.Div.BL (1987) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX), with a double major in Church History and Missions and a minor in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology.

Prior to her appointment to Carroll Institute, she served for ten years on the theology faculty at Southwestern (1994-2004), teaching Church History and directing the Ph.D. program as Associate Dean. She went to Dallas Baptist University in 2004 where she taught Christian History and directed the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies program until 2007, when she became a Fellow at Carroll. She has been guest professor at seminaries in Uganda, Canada, and at several Baptist universities across the US, as well as tour guide and professor for Oxford, Reformation, and Great Awakening study programs for twenty years.

Some of Dr. Bullock’s professional activities include serving as Chairman of the Heritage and Identity and Religious Freedom commissions of the Baptist World Alliance, and in editorial roles of many historical societies. She is sought after as a public speaker and is author of numerous books, chapters in books, articles, and documentaries. She is also the historian and archivist for Buckner Baptist Benevolences.

Dr. Bullock and her husband John have two grown and married children, five grandchildren, and live in Mansfield, Texas.


Dr. Karen Bullock, Director of Carroll’s Ph.D. program, is featured in EthicsDaily.com with her article entitled Why National Day of Prayer is More Urgent Than Ever. May 4 2017 Here are four practical ways to engage with our families, friends, faith and civil communities on May 4: Set aside a special time on May 4 […]
April 28, 2017
Linda Cannell, Ed.D., will be the featured speaker for Carroll’s Fall Colloquy 2015. Dr. Cannell has served in academic roles in theological education for over 25 years. For 19 years she served as Professor of Educational Ministries and Director of the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. […]
September 24, 2015