Meet Our Leadership
Dr. James Billings and Dr. Eugene Wilkerson serve as interim co-presidents of NCU.
Dr. James Billings
Dr. James Billings is the dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and one of NCU’s longest-serving faculty members, with 20 years of experience in higher education. Dr. Billings is a graduate of Loma Linda University (PhD), Pacific Lutheran University (MA), and Brigham Young University (BS). His research and expertise in social sciences have been shared at over 30 state and national conferences. Dr. Billings has written and received over $17.7 million in grant funding and was the inaugural co-chair for NCU’s University Diversity Committee.
Dr. Billings is a licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor (California and Texas); a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); past commissioner and chair for the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).
Dr. Eugene Wilkerson
Dr. Eugene Wilkerson is dean of the School of Business. His research interests include human resources, leadership, and regenerative development, and he has also published on issues in higher education. Dr. Wilkerson holds a PhD in educational leadership, research, and policy from The University of Colorado, an MS in organizational leadership and ethics from St. Edwards University, and a BS in political science Middle Tennessee State University. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Before transitioning into academia as a faculty member and assistant dean at Regis University, Dr. Wilkerson spent 15 years in the private sector as a human resources and learning and development professional at State Farm Insurance and Financial Services.