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  • Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997 (Curriculum Development)
  • M.R.E., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990 (Youth Ministry)
  • B.S., Louisiana College, 1986 (Economics)

Academic Programs

  • BA Christian Education

Professor of Christian Education

James Young Professorship of Religion

Director of the In-Service Guidance Program


Dr. Whatley has been teaching Christian Education at Louisiana College since 1997.  Since 1981, she and her husband Glen have served in ministry in churches in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.  Dr. Whatley has a long time association with Louisiana College in that her dad, Dr. William C. Todd, taught at Louisiana College from 1969 to 1996.

Dr. Whatley is married to Dr. Glen Whatley, pastor of The Gathering Place West in Alexandria, LA and a 1984 LC graduate with a B.A. in Religious Education. The Drs. Whatley met as students at Louisiana College and married in 1983. They have two children, both of whom graduated from LC: Todd, a 2012 graduate with B.A. in English; and Mattie, a 2012 graduate with a B.S.W. in Social Work. Mattie is married to Jacob Crump, a 2014 graduate with a B.A. in English.

In her spare time Dr. Whatley enjoys spending time with her kids and traveling.  Glen and Tylitha have a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic and have traveled to all 48 contiguous states on their motorcycle. She also loves to read, drink coffee, and play board games with family and friends.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Church Ministry
  • Principles and Methods of Christian Education
  • In Service Guidance I and II
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry
  • Church Recreation
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Family Life Ministry
  • Ministerial Ethics
  • Servant Leadership
  • C. S. Lewis: Life and Ministry

Professional Associations

  • Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals
  • Alpha Delta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Alpha Chi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Baptist Association of Christian Educators
  • Louisiana Baptist Christian Education Association