Paul Franks, PhD

Vice President Academic and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Franks joins the executive leadership team having served as an undergraduate studies faculty member at Tyndale University for 14 years. Dr. Franks was appointed Lecturer of Philosophy in 2008, promoted to Assistant Professor in 2012 and promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure in 2014.

Dr. Franks serves as a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society (EPS), the Society of Christian Philosophers and President of the Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers (CSCP). Over his career he has been active in almost every academic committee at Tyndale, and his work has shaped the faculty handbook and course evaluation, sabbatical and research grant processes.

Beth Green

Beth Green, DPhil

Provost & Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Beth Green earned her DPhil from Oxford University, funded by a prestigious Economic and Research Council scholarship. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Senior Fellow at the North American think tank Cardus, and a graduate of Oxford, Cambridge and London universities. 

Dr. Green regularly publishes in the areas of school culture, religious schooling, and teaching and learning.

Marjory Kerr, PhD

President and Vice Chancellor

Dr. Kerr began her term as President and Vice Chancellor of Tyndale University on July 1, 2020. She came to this role having previously served as President and Vice Chancellor of Booth University College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr. Kerr is passionate about leading Tyndale in this new and exciting time in its history, strengthening and renewing its mission for the future.

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Kevin Kirk

Kevin Kirk, MBA

Senior Vice President, External Relations; President, The Tyndale Foundation

Kevin has been working in Christian higher education in Canada for nearly 30 years. His work has focused in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising, constituency relations, marketing, communications, government relations, and enrollment management. He has served on several industry boards and committees and has presented seminars at various conferences.

Kevin graduated from both the undergraduate program and seminary at Tyndale and has also completed an MBA degree (with a focus in marketing) from the University of Leicester in England.

Michael Krause

Dr. Michael Krause

Interim Academic Dean of Seminary & Graduate Studies

Dr. Michael Krause has a broad range of ministerial experience in an urban context, in churches, social service agencies, and educational institutions. Since joining the faculty of Tyndale in 2014, he has held a number of roles: he coordinates all the leadership courses at Tyndale Seminary, directs the Seminary Internship Program, coordinates the Leadership Track of the Doctor of Ministry program, and heads the Leadership Centre (part of the Open Learning Centre). He was installed to the role of the R.J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership in 2020. Michael is ordained with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada.

Glen Roadknight

Glen Roadknight

Senior Vice President: Administration and Support Services

Glen brings over twenty years of expertise from financial, senior management, and administrative roles. Prior to joining the Tyndale Community he was the Executive Director of Davenhill Senior Living.

His extensive leadership experience includes working as the General Manager with Africa Inland Mission overseeing operations, human resources and information technology in Kenya. He was also the Executive Director for the Canadian charity, Mully’s Children Family Canada.

Barry Smith

Barry Smith, PhD

Vice President, Student Development

Dr. Barry Smith came to Tyndale in 2011 as VP of Student Development after a significant period of time in the United States, initially pursuing his M.Div. degree in Kentucky before accepting a position at Roberts Wesleyan College (NY) as the Director of Admissions. During his 24 years at Roberts, Barry completed his PhD in Higher Education Administration from SUNY in Buffalo and was Chief Student Development Officer for nineteen of his years at Roberts. Since 2014, Barry has served as Senior VP of Academics - Undergraduate Studies and Student Development. Starting July 1, 2022, Barry will devote all of his time to leading Student Development.