Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of Psychology
Dr. Jerry W. Pounds, Sr. received his BA from Samford University and his MRE from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1989 he completed his EdD from Vanderbilt University with a focus on Human Development Counseling. Additional studies included training in Basic Clinical Pastoral Education from Ochsner and Baptist Hospitals in New Orleans, Child Custody Mediation from Loyola University and the Louisiana Bar Association, Church Conflict Mediation from the Baptist Sunday School Board (LifeWay), Dispute Resolution in Education from Pepperdine School of Law, a Certificate in Risk Management from Cambridge University, and a Certificate in Fund Raising from Indiana University.
He received honors from the Lexington Who's Who, Who's Who among Young American Professionals, Outstanding Young Men of America, and was Co-recipient (with Bayne) of the Outstanding Religious Education Student Award from NOBTS. He has also authored or co-authored 12 books, including Mentoring 4 Transformation, Discover the Winning Edge, Hormones in Tennis Shoes, and Parenting by Grace. In addition, he has authored over 50 articles and chapters in numerous publications.
Dr. Pounds is a member of the American Psychological Association and is co-sponsor of Psi Chi (The International Honors Society in Psychology). He also serves as chair of the Rapides Republican Parish Executive Committee.
He and his wife, Bayne, have been writing and speaking on the topics of marriage and family enrichment for over three decades. Their family includes their daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca and Christian George (faculty at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City), and their son and daughter-in-law, Jerry, Jr. and Hannah Pounds (physicians in New Orleans) and their child, Luke. They are also founders of FamBuilders, a nonprofit ministry committed to equipping families through biblical guidance and effective skills necessary to encourage healthy homes that honor God and impact the world for Him.