Dr. Runnels served at Bowld Music Library from 2005 to 2020, and he has returned to serve in Roberts Library. He has a Bachelor of Church Music (1996) from Hardin-Simmons University, a Master of Music in Church Music / Music History (2003) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Church Music / Musicology (2009) both from SWBTS, and a Master of Science in Library Science (2018) from the University of North Texas. He has also completed his Texas Teacher Certification in Music, EC-12.