SPRINGFIELD, Mo., November 8, 2021 — Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin will teach a class at Drury University in both the spring 2022 and fall 2022 semesters.
In the spring 2022 semester, Griffin will teach a course titled Professional Development for Public Service. This course will focus on exposing students to career opportunities and developing professional skills and experiences for public service. During the fall 2022 semester, Griffin will share his expertise via a political science course titled Parties, Elections, and Campaigns.
“We are thrilled our students have the opportunity to learn from Lt. Governor Griffin. His breadth and depth of military and public service experience will be invaluable for our students’ education,” said President Tim Cloyd. “I am grateful he is sharing his time and expertise with our university community.”
Griffin was first elected the lieutenant governor of Arkansas in 2014 and is currently serving his second four-year term. Prior to serving as lieutenant governor, Griffin served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. In Congress, he served as a Deputy Whip for the Majority and served on committees including the House Committee on Ways and Means, House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the House Committee on Ethics and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
During the Bush Administration, in 2006-2007, Griffin served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and previously as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush at the White House.
Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, for over 25 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. He has served as an active duty Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq, for which he was awarded the Combat Action Badge.
In July 2018, Lt. Governor Griffin received his master’s degree in strategic studies as a Distinguished Graduate from the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He previously graduated from Hendrix College, Tulane Law School, and attended graduate school at Oxford University in England.
He and his wife Elizabeth live in Little Rock with their three children, Mary Katherine, John, and Charlotte Anne. They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church of Little Rock.