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And I will give you a new heart, and I new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

Ezekiel 36:26-27

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Shankle, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3622

  • Chair, Nontraditional Business Programs

  • Professor of Business


  • Additional Graduate Studies in Economics, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, 2023
  • Ph.D. Leadership Studies - Business, Dallas Baptist University, 2011
  • M.A. Management - Organizational Management, Wayland Baptist University, 2005
  • B.B.A. Management, Baylor University, 2000


Dr. Shankle has served in various areas of higher education including dean, department chair, professor, director, coordinator, and admissions counselor. Prior to his time in higher education, David was an outside sales representative and account manager. After leading the online programs at LeTourneau University from 2007-2011, he returned in 2023 as Professor of Business and Nontraditional Program Chair. His passion is teaching students from a Biblical worldview and helping learners understand how business can be a God-honoring ministry.

Research Interests

  • Biblical Worldview in Business
  • Biblical Economics
  • Leadership from a Christian Perspective