Bryce Hantla

Director of Institutional Research and Accreditation; Assoc. ProfessorBryce Hantla

  • B.A., Mississippi College (English)
  • M.A., North Carolina State University (English Literature)
  • Ed.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Christian Education)



Upon completing his Ed.D. in Christian Education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Hantla is serving as Director for Institutional Research and Accreditation at the College of Biblical Studies-Houston ( He is also an Associate Professor in the college, teaching courses in English and Christian Education.

In his administrative role, Dr. Hantla manages all research efforts both internal and external to CBS in accomplishing their mission of providing a "biblically based education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups." He also manages issues related to compliance and is the liaison to SACS-COC and ABHE (CBS's accrediting bodies). 

Dr. Hantla's current research interests range from researching best practices for implementing the flipped classroom design, an exciting technology-driven teaching approach, working with accrediting bodies to accomplish the goals of institutions of higher education, to applying effective methods for leading and managing others in Christ to grow personally and professionally. He has led numerous workshops at professional conferences on these topics and continues to research and write about educational best practices in the areas of critical thinking, technology integration in higher education, and educational leadership.

For his dissertation, Dr. Hantla combined his work on critical thinking in a quasi-experimental study researching the effects of flipping the classroom on critical thinking variables measured by a critical thinking rubric. He successfully defended his dissertation with the highest score awarded by SEBTS and is working on turning his dissertation into journal publications.


Doctoral Dissertation
The effects of flipping the classroom on specific aspects of critical thinking in a humanities college: A quasi-experimental, mixed-methods study (2014)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Noetic Sanctification: Using Critical Thinking to Facilitate Sanctification of the Mind (2014)

The Portrayal of Fathers in Popular Media (2013)

An intelligent critique of multiple intelligences: a Christian review for leaders (2012)

Encyclopedia Contribution
Hantla, B. (2014). Craig Dykstra: A Biographical Entry. The Encyclopedia for Christian Education. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport (Eds.). Scarecrow Press.

Peer-Reviewed Accreditation Publication
Arguing the CASE: Critical Thinking through Writing (2012)

Conference Presentations
Best Practices for Beginning a Flipped Classroom in the Humanities (2013)

“If you notice it as advertising, it hasn’t worked”: Peripheral Persuasion and Neuromarketing as Behaviorism (2012)

Cooks in the Kitchen: Promoting Writing Center Research through Collaboration (2012)