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.