Dr. Burton Webb was born and reared on a small farm in central Michigan. The child of teachers, he knew from an early age that education would play a significant role in his life.

He attended Olivet Nazarene University where he studied zoology and chemistry. Dr. Webb holds a Master’s Degree in Biology from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Indiana University, School of Medicine.

For many years Dr. Webb invested his life in teaching both undergraduate students at Indiana Wesleyan University and medical students at IU. In 2010, he accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.
Dr. Webb began serving as the University of Pikeville’s 21st president in 2016.

He is married to Kay Webb, who holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology.