The Authors

Dr. Nathalie P. Jones

Dr. Nathalie P. Jones is a christian, wife, mother, entrepreneur author and educator. She teaches several social sciences courses with a specific interest in diverse, human behavior and community engagement. Her professional experience is reunifying families and mentoring women and girls. She has co-authored three books and appreciates opportunities to engage in courageous conversations about racial and ethnic experiences. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her supportive husband and three amazing children.

Dr. Jones has an Associates of Liberal Arts from Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. She has a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, Masters of Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida. Also, she has a PhD in Human Services with a specialization of Social and Community Services from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Currently, Dr. Jones holds a teaching position as an Associate Professor at Tarleton State University. She has presented at several national and state conferences on Cultural Competence and Diversity. Dr. Jones has published in the Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work and has trained community members and organizations on culturally competent practices.

Dr. Jones is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., HusITa, and Board Member of Women's Mentoring Network, Alzheimer's Association and Serenity Transformation Home.

 Dr. Jones prides her place in the world on prayer, perseverance, and purpose.

Bob Mullen

Bob Mullen, Ed.D. is Executive Minister at Legacy Church of Christ, North Richland Hills, Texas, since August 2012. He grew up on Long Island and graduated Half Hollow Hills High School. Bob received an associate degree in music from Manatee Junior College, a bachelor’s in music performance from Florida International University, a master’s in music from the University of North Texas, and a master’s in counselor education and doctorate in adult education from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Mullen has been a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas since 1999 and 

LPC-Supervisor in 2018.

Bob has authored five books about mental health and writes for Power for Today. He previously worked at Churches of Christ in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Westworth Village, Texas, and as a staff chaplain for ten years at Washington Regional Medical System, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

His thirty-five years of ministry and other professional experiences have allowed him to serve and work with people from many diverse backgrounds. He has participated in recent racial unity services among Churches of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas, and has spoken at predominantly black and predominantly Hispanic churches.

Dr. Mullen and his wife, Terri, live in North Richland Hills, Texas, and have four grown daughters.