The Office of Communications at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is the central point of contact between the Fort Worth community and the seminary family. Communications officers also serve as liaisons to local and national news media, whether print, radio or television. The office strives to keep alumni, students and friends of the seminary informed about campus happenings through its various media, including this web site, emails, news service and campus newspaper, The Scroll, and its quarterly alumni and communications magazine, Southwestern News. Subscriptions to Southwestern News magazine are free. The magazine is currently mailed to 56,000 recipients.
The Communications Group is made up of professionals from many fields, including graphic design, videography, journalism, photography, marketing, public relations, internet development and project management. If you (or someone you know) have a passion for communications and desire to apply your talent and expertise to full time ministry, you may want to prayerfully inquire about openings in our department.
Dr. Steven Smith serves as Vice President for Student Services and Communications. He served as dean of the College at Southwestern and professor of communication prior to his appointment to vice president in July 2013. Smith also served as assistant professor of preaching and associate dean for the professional doctoral program at Southwestern before serving as dean. He earned his Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University in 2003 and holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Liberty University. Smith wants to continue to tell Southwestern's story. "Southwestern has a remarkable history," Smith says. "Its reach penetrates some very public as well as some very obscure places. I see my responsibility not as creating a message but making sure that the incredible culture of this campus is well represented to the world at large."
Matt Miller serves as the director of photography and oversees all visual content for Southwestern News and other publications. His photographs have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the country. In January 2005, Miller documented the devastation caused by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.
Dave Wright serves as the director of creative services and web services, overseeing all print and web communications. Dave and his team designed the seminary's logo, wordmark, seal and other institutional branding. He designs and manages the seminary website in addition to giving creative oversight to news publications such as Southwestern News magazine, The Scroll, and seminary newsletters. He also leads the design team in developing promotional materials, event materials and advertisements for Southwestern. Dave earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education with a concentration in communications from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Keith Collier serves as the director of news and information, managing the writing team in Southwestern's communications office. He writes and edits for the seminary and serves as editor of Southwestern News magazine, The Scroll, and other publications. His work has also appeared in Baptist Press, the International Mission Board, and newspapers around the country. Keith earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication at Lamar University and a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in Preaching and Church History at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.