Dr. John M. Beehler

Dr. John M. BeehlerOn July 1, 2015, Dr. John M. Beehler assumed the presidency at Jacksonville State University, bringing with him more than 20 years of higher education leadership experience. 

A certified public accountant, President Beehler has significant experience in college and university accounting and auditing. He is a graduate of the Harvard Institutes of Higher Education Management Development Program and the American Academic Leadership Institute’s Executive Leadership Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA in finance and Ph.D. in accounting and taxation from Indiana University. 

Prior to taking the helm at JSU, President Beehler served as dean of the School of Business at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, founding provost and vice president for academic excellence and student success at the University of North Texas at Dallas, associate provost for economic initiatives and dean of the College of Business at Northern Kentucky University, dean of the School of Business at Wichita State University, and associate dean of the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington.

President Beehler and his wife, Dr. Pamela Beehler, have been married for 42 years. Dr. Beehler has had a distinguished academic career in her own right. She holds a Ph.D. in human performance from Indiana University and has more than 30 years of university teaching and research experience. She is also a former Penn State basketball and softball player. The Beehlers have one daughter, Kristin, who is married to Martin R. Martinez. Both Kristin and Martin are graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served as Captains in the U.S. Army. Kristin completed her MBA from Texas Christian University and is employed at Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Martin completed his MBA from Southern California University and is employed at Deloitte Consulting. They reside in Texas.