Dr. Michelle Brooks Garber

Director of Academic Success and Assessment

Dr. Michelle Brooks Garber serves as the Director of Academic Success and Assessment. A proud “double bear,” she is graduate of both Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology and Tift College of Education.

Dr. Garber coordinates retention data, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation for the McAfee School of Theology. She directs academic advising; coordinates course scheduling, registration, and policies and procedures; and monitors academic progress and merit scholarship status. Dr. Garber also teaches two research methodology courses in the Doctor of Ministry degree program each year.

She wears many “hats” while serving, but her favorite aspects involve helping students find their paths, listening to their stories, and encouraging them on their journeys. Dr. Garber’s greatest joy at McAfee is watching students succeed while demonstrating creativity, persistence, and passion for their callings.

When not on campus, Dr. Garber can be found camping, behind a camera, playing games, or adventuring with her husband Dr. David G. Garber Jr. and their three Brittany dogs.


  • Ph.D., Tift College of Education, Mercer University
  • M.Div., McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
  • B.A., Emory University

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