Dr. Cogdill is Founding Dean and Professor of Church Leadership. He served as Dean of Divinity School from 1996-2010. Prior to becoming Dean of the Divinity School, he served as Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy. Dr. Cogdill is active in North Carolina Baptist church life through service as an Interim Pastor, Worship leader, and Bible Study teacher. He and his wife, Gail, have two children and three grandchildren. They are members of Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek.