Published on March 25, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. by Jessica L. Black  

Todd Krulak has been named director of Samford’s University Fellows and Micah Fellows programs, effective April 1.

Krulak, who has served as an adjunct professor at Samford since 2014, has been an instructor in the University Fellows program since 2019.

Prior to joining the faculty at Samford, Krulak’s teaching experience included stops at DePauw University, Tulane University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As a scholar, he has published an extensive list of articles and presented numerous papers on ancient religion and philosophy. As a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, he is one of the founders of the Religion and Philosophy in Late Antiquity seminar. He also participates in the American Academy of Religion, the North American Patristics Society and the Society for Classical Studies, among others.

“Dr. Krulak brings an impressive record of academic leadership and personal commitment to Samford University,” said J. Michael Hardin, Samford’s provost. “Our honors programs are an important part of our academic environment, and his experience will be a tremendous asset in ensuring the success of our fellows, successfully recruiting new fellows, and guiding the continued growth of these programs.”

Samford’s University Fellows program, which was established in 2008, is a highly competitive honors college experience. The program targets academically gifted high school students and offers an interdisciplinary core curriculum, international study in Italy and funding for academic enrichment.

The Micah Fellows program is the university’s four-year, service-oriented honors program. Through innovative course work, high-impact community development and service abroad, it provides an intentional university experience for students called to serve others.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead these programs,” said Krulak. “In my time teaching both University Fellows and Micah Fellows, I have been so impressed by the quality of the students and what they bring to Samford. These are deep thinkers and willing learners who are also incredibly kind, humble and intentional in their actions. I’m excited to continue the strong momentum of these programs and enhance their impact on our students, our campus and our community.”

Krulak earned a B.A. from the College of William and Mary, a M.A. from Wheaton College, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His daughter, Katie, is a senior at Samford and a current University Fellow; his son, Matthew, is a sophomore at Samford and a current Micah Fellow.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.