Staff


Gary Agee

Professor of Church History

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Gary Agee teaches church history for the School of Theology. Agee has been a pastor in the Church of God (Anderson) since 1985. He is currently the lead pastor of the Beachwood Church of God (Camden, Ohio). Agee has written a number of books and curricula over the years. A few of his works are The […]

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Artist in Residence and Assistant Professor of Music

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Embracing a wide spectrum of musical styles, Dr. Ahn writes music inspired by the natural world. Born in Seoul, Korea, Caroline KyungA Ahn holds degrees from Yonsei University, Eastman School of Music and Indiana University. Her compositions include orchestral, chamber, and theatrical works that have been widely performed in South Korea, the United States, Europe, […]

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Jamil Al Rabadi

International Admissions Counselor Graduate Studies

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(765) 641-4074

I came to Indiana after finishing my bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Jordan. I completed my MBA at Anderson University and was honored to find work with Church of God Ministries, where I currently serve as a staff accountant. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve Anderson University as a recruiter […]

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Professional in Residence

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(765) 641-4572

David Armstrong has worked in the area of video production and operations since graduating from Anderson University in 1984. He currently is a professional in residence at Anderson University. Armstrong teaches a trio of video production classes and has been honored as director of Candles & Carols with an Emmy® award. He previously served as […]

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Tammy Badger

Executive Assistant to the Vice President

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Tammy is the Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement. She previously worked as assistant to the Associate Director of Gift Records, where she was responsible for processing and recording all gifts made to the university.  Before joining the AU team, she worked 18 years as an Administrative Assistant within the student loan industry. […]

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Brenda Bailey

Interim Endowed Scholarship Fund Manager

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As Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Parent Programming, Brenda assisted the Alumni Director in finding ways to engage alumni, students, parents, and friends of the university by coordinating meaningful events, programs, and initiatives. After working within the university for a number of years, Brenda was inspired by some of her colleagues and mentors to […]

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Assistant Professor of Biology

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Michael Bailey teaches in the department of biology at Anderson University. He joined the AU faculty in August 2000. He previously taught at Bartlesville Wesleyan College, New Castle High School, and part-time at AU. His academic preparation includes a BS in biology and chemistry from Sterling College, two years at the University of Kansas School of […]

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Brent Baker

Development Officer

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In June of 2017, Brent Baker returned to his alma mater, Anderson University, as Development Officer for major gifts. Brent previously served as Vice President for Student Affairs/Student Life at AU from 2001-2016. Brent received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from AU, a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University and […]

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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. Baker is interested in computational applications of solid mechanics and numerical methods, including applications in pharmaceutical processing and explosives. Her Ph.D. work at Purdue University is in computational methods for analyzing particulate and granular systems at high confinement. She has developed a time integrator using a recent reformulation of angular orientation, and used it […]

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Chair, Department of Communication & Design Arts; Professor of Communication

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David Baird, professor of communication, is the academic advisor for journalism students as well as faculty advisor for the student newspaper, the Andersonian. Special interests include political communication and media history, and one of the highlights of his professional career was interviewing Pem Farnsworth, who was working in the lab alongside husband Philo Farnsworth when he invented […]

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Assistant Professor of Spanish; Assistant Professor of German

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(765) 641-4415

Inge grew up in Brazil, South America, speaking Portuguese at school and German at home. At age 20 she began her college studies in the United States, graduating from Anderson University in 1985 with majors in Spanish and German. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Spanish from Ball State University. She has […]

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Rebekah Baker

Associate Professor of Education

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Dr. Rebekah Baker is an Associate Professor in the Anderson University School of Education. Currently, she teaches the elementary methods courses in mathematics and science and the multicultural education course for all elementary and secondary teacher candidates. Previously, Rebekah taught the introductory education, character education, and organization and management of the elementary classroom courses. She […]

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Professor of Social Work

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Lolly Bargerstock, Ph.D., MSW, professor of social work and social work program director, received her master of social work degree from Indiana University. She completed the Ph.D. at Western Michigan University with a research focus on professional and religious identity integration among undergraduate social work students. She has practiced social work in the fields of […]

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Dalen Beck

Assistant Men's/Women's Cross Country and Track and Field Coach

Dalen is the Assistant Men’s/Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Anderson University.

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Having always had a passion for learning and teaching, Dr. Blunt’s area of expertise is student learning and memory. Her research focuses on answering questions such as: How do students learn? What study strategies promote lasting, meaningful learning? How can evidence-based strategies, like retrieval practice, be incorporated into classroom activities? Dr. Blunt received her Ph.D. […]

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Chair, Department of English; Professor of English

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Dr. Scott Borders is chair of the English department and its senior member, having joined the faculty in 1985. With a BA in English from Anderson, he attended Purdue University for both his master’s and doctoral degrees. His doctoral dissertation was on family structures in the fiction of nineteenth-century writer Thomas Hardy. With primary training […]

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Tony Bowman

Football Assistant Coach - Linebackers

Tony Bowman is a Football Assistant Coach – Linebackers at Anderson University.

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Joani Brandon

Professor of Music Education; Women's Chorus

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Dr. Joani Somppi Brandon serves as a professor of music, teaching music education general/choral methods and Women’s Chorus. Joani is the former director of the Anderson Area Children’s Choir Chorale (1999-2011). The nine years prior, Joani taught music at Clay Middle School in Carmel, Indiana. She previously served as a middle school choral director for […]

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Jarrod Bright

Jarrod graduated in December of 2016 with a degree in Music Business. He assists Dave with overseeing production for events as well as audio maintenance and training. Since graduation, Jarrod also works as a freelance audio engineer and musician. Technical Assistant ​​​​​​​jbright@anderson.edu

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Jonathan Brooks

Professor of Music

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Jonathan Brooks completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas in music theory. His dissertation, entitled “Imagined Sounds: Their Role in the Strict and Free Compositional Practice of Anton Bruckner,” investigates the degree to which Bruckner’s harmonic-counterpoint teachings affected his compositional output. Prior to coming to Anderson University, Jonathan was a Lecturer of Music […]

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Bruce

Professor of Marketing

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Dr. Bruce has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses at Geneva College, Maryville University, Saint Louis University, University of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University, and Webster University. He has also taught internationally with the Pacific Institute of Business Management at Petroleum College in Chongqing, China, and The School of Management of China Economic and Trade […]

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Merribeth Bruning

Dean, School of Education

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Merribeth Bruning serves as dean of the Anderson University School of Education. She earned her three degrees from Ball State University. Her doctoral degree included a major in Elementary Education with cognates in Early Childhood and Music. In addition to her own music studio, her experiences comprise teaching and administrative responsibilities in five states in elementary and elementary […]

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Burnett

Chair, Department of Christian Ministry; Professor of Religion

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Dr. Fred Burnett is the chair of the Department of Christian Ministries. He teaches World Religions, New Testament, and Advanced Greek in both the undergraduate school and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. As a researcher, he is an active member of The Society of Biblical Literature, The American Academy of Religion, and The Catholic […]

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Assistant Professor of Biology

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Dr. Katelyn J. Butler received her B.A. in Biology from Judson University in Elgin, IL where she graduated Summa cum laude from the honors program and was the recipient of the President’s Scholar award. She then proceeded to receive her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her graduate work, she investigated the genetic […]

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Stacey Carpenter

Housing Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

Hello, I am Stacey Carpenter. I am the housing coordinator along with administrative assistant to Maggie Platt, Assistant Dean of Students and Andrew Lehr, Director of Student Success. The best part of being at AU, is getting to know the wonderful people God has place around me. I have enjoyed the times I have spent […]

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Professor of Chemistry

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Dr. Carr instructs courses mainly in chemistry, but also has taught courses under the physics caption and is involved in the freshman Liberal Arts Seminar courses. In addition to course instruction, Dr. Carr has assisted students in undergraduate research projects. The work that has been completed in some of the endeavors has been presented at […]

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Trumpet

Alex Carter is a professional musician located in East Central Indiana. Originally hailing from Metro Detroit, he began playing trumpet at age 10 and has never stopped. He is currently on faculty at Anderson University and Purdue University – Ft. Wayne. He previously taught trumpet at Ball State University to undergraduate music students of all […]

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Shelly Cary

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Shelly Cary is an assistant of nursing and teaches within the BSN pre-licensure program. She graduated from Anderson University School of Nursing and joined the faculty in 2007. Her professional experience includes Cardiac Medical/step down unit at St. Vincent, 86th Street Campus for 3 ½ years, involved in Cardiac Medical Unit’s Professional Development Committee in […]

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Marilyn Chappell teaches bassoon instruction and advanced woodwind methods with her husband, Melvin Chappell, at Anderson University. She received her Bachelor of Music Education Degree, K-12, and Master of Music Degree in bassoon performance from the University of Texas in Austin. Marilyn was principal bassoonist for the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and contrabassoonist for the […]

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Chappell

Professor of Music; Director of Music Business Studies

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Dr. Rebecca Chappell is Director of Music Business Studies at Anderson University and teaches clarinet and saxophone.  She is founder and Director of Orangehaus Records, Orangehaus Publishing, and Orangehaus Music Business Camp, a summer music business experience for high school students. She served on the Board of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) […]

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Emily Clark

Adult & Graduate Admissions Counselor

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(765) 641-4086

I am a double graduate of Anderson University. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Bible & Religion and History in 2009 and I am a 2013 graduate of the School of Theology where I earned my Master of Divinity. The learning community at AU is like none other and has changed my life. Some of […]

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Yardley Collett

Admissions Counselor

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I am a 2015 graduate of Anderson University. While on campus, I was involved in athletics, intramurals, Model United Nations, and one of our social clubs, to name a few. My senior year, I traveled to London through our Tri-S program, which completely opened my eyes to the world around me. From the time I […]

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Collette

Professor of Management

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Dr. Collette has served at Anderson University since 1977 and blends a background rich in professional and community service. He holds a Doctor of Education degree with emphasis in organizational development at Indiana University and a BA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. […]

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Chris Confer

Assistant Provost and Dean of Students

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Dr. Chris Confer serves as the Dean of Students for Anderson University. In this role he provides leadership and direction for all functions of the Department of Student Life.

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David Coolidge

Associate Professor of Musical Theatre; Director of Musical Theatre Program

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David Coolidge is the Director of the Musical Theatre Program at Anderson University. He received his MFA in Acting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his BFA in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. As a professional theatre artist, David toured with Jason Robert Brown in the Broadway National Tour […]

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Voice; Alexander Technique

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A native of Ohio, Professor Mary Beth Coolidge made her operatic debut in Arezzo, Italy where she sang the roles of Hero in L’Egisto and Lisette in La Rondine. Since then she has enjoyed multiple performances with Greensboro Light Opera, Greensboro Opera, UNCG Opera Theatre and Oberlin Opera Theater. Her favorite past roles include: Zerlina […]

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Sarah Cox

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Professor Cox teaches Obstetrical and Pediatric nursing, focusing on family centered nursing care. She completed her BSN from Grand Canyon University and her MSN in Nursing Administration from the University of St. Francis. Previous undergraduate work includes a BA in Business Management from Warner Southern University. She has worked in Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive […]

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Chair, Department of Computer Science; Professor of Computer Science & Physics

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Jennifer Coy teaches at Anderson University in the Department of Computer Science and Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering. She joined the AU faculty in August of 2014, bringing 10 years of experience teaching at a small college. Prior to joining AU, Jennifer taught Physics and Computer Science at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind. Jennifer’s research interests lie in […]

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Elyse Cromer

Associate Director of Annual Giving

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(765) 641-4039

Elyse came to Anderson University with managerial experience in addition to having successfully run her own business for eleven years. She works to promote Annual Giving initiatives which support many areas of the university, but most importantly provide necessary funds for student financial aid. In addition, her efforts serve to strengthen relations with alumni, donors, […]

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Adam

Director of Sports Medicine; Head Athletic Trainer

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Adam Crosby is Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer. Prior to coming to Anderson University, Crosby worked for Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers in Chicago as an outreach athletic trainer. As a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Ball State University, Crosby gained valuable working experience with the Cardinal baseball and football teams.  He was a […]

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David Crump

Tech Director

Dave Crump (BA ’82) has been working for the Office of Conference and Performance Events at Anderson University since October of 2003. Before coming to AU, he worked as a worship pastor and a lighting director for Sandi Patty. In addition to his BA in music education, he also has a master’s degree in church […]

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Amey Dice

Admissions Counselor

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(765) 641-4599

I graduated from Anderson University in 2018. I loved the time my professors invested in me academically and personally. I had the opportunity to present my senior research at a research conference with other undergraduates and do an extensive internship my junior year. The community I found at Anderson has made me who I am […]

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Colleen Drake

Adult & Graduate Admissions Counselor

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I first graduated from Anderson University in 2011 with a degree in Mass Communications. After six years working in venue management and public relations with organizations like Tuxedo Brothers Event Management, Live Nation, White River State Park, and The State of Indiana, I joined the Anderson University family as Admissions Counselor for Graduate MBA studies. […]

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Dulaney

Professor of Marketing; Director of Doctoral Studies

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Dr. Dulaney holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Ball State University, an MBA from Anderson University, and completed his DBA in 2009. Dulaney has a background in technology and publishing and has started businesses in both fields. His research interests are consumer behavior, e-business, and e-commerce. Dulaney has written several books on computer operating […]

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Nina Eaton

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Ext. 4379 (765) 641-4379

Nina Eaton is an assistant professor of nursing in the BSN pre-licensure program. She graduated with her BSN from Anderson University in 2009 and MSNEd from Anderson University in 2015. Nina’s clinical background is cardiac and intensive care and still practices at Hancock Regional Hospital. Nina has been with Hancock since 2008 and before moving […]

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Rebecca Edie

Staff Accompanist, Instructor of Piano

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Rebecca Edie serves as Staff Accompanist and piano instructor at Anderson University. She received a B.M. in Performance from Butler University and an M.M. in Performance, Vocal and Opera Coaching, and Accompanying from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music. Rebecca also serves as Staff Accompanist for the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, Indianapolis Youth Chorale, and has […]

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Assistant Professor English

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Professor Elliott primarily teaches first-year writing courses, including Rhetoric and Composition plus Rhetoric and Research. These courses are designed to give new AU students the writing skills they need — and hone the skills they already have — to be successful in their college coursework, regardless of the majors they choose. Elliott is also a […]

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Anna Epperly

Assistant Professor of Education

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Anna Epperly is an Assistant Professor of Education at Anderson University. As the director of the special education program, she teaches courses in Child and Adolescent Development, Introduction to Mild Disabilities, Classroom Instruction for Mild Disabilities, Legal Issues in Special Education, and Organization and Management for the Elementary Classroom. She earned her B.S., M.Ed., and […]

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Music Business

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Chad Evans has been the Chief Recording Engineer at Gaither Studios in Alexandria, IN since 1994. He has been a professional audio engineer since graduating from Middle Tennessee University in Murfreesboro, TN with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recording Arts and Sciences in 1989. He has garnered two Grammy awards for his work on […]

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Faulkner

Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry; Director, AUCME

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Rev. Dr. Todd Faulkner is the Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry at AU and Dean of the SOTCM Chapel. Todd is an ordained minister in the Church of God.  He graduated from the Anderson University School of Theology with a Master of Divinity degree in 2004 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2009.  His […]

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Heaven Fan

Harp

Dr. Heaven Fan’s performances have been described by critics as captivating, charming, and virtuosic. She has won competitions in Taiwan and the United States, including the Travel Grant Competition of Indiana University, the national Anne Adams Competition of the American Harp Society, and the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Award of the Arts Council of Indianapolis […]

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Fox

Professor of Management

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Dr. Fox shares with his students a background merging academic work, practical experience, and consulting service. He holds an MBA in finance from Indiana University and a PhD in organizational behavior and development from The Union Institute. In addition to being a certified financial planner, Dr. Fox is active in management consulting and is the […]

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Chair, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures; Professor of Spanish

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(765) 641-4433

Dr. Fox is currently the Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Cultures. His area of specialization is Latin American short fiction, but he enjoys teaching all levels of Spanish. Dr. Fox feels blessed to work at AU with a gifted and dedicated group of departmental colleagues. He has led student travel groups […]

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Professor of Political Science

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(765) 641-4444

Dr. Michael Frank is a Professor of Political Science, teaching courses in American Government and Research Methods, including Congress, the Presidency, Political Parties, and Political Behavior.  He is also the Pre-Law Advisor, helping students prepare for law school, the LSAT, and the admissions process. He has directed a number of internships for students in government […]

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Instructor of Criminal Justice

Neal Freeman is an Instructor of Criminal Justice. He holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Freeman served as an enlisted soldier in the US Army before receiving his appointment to the Military Academy. Upon graduation, he […]

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Secondary Education

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Judith (Judy) Ann Gibson is currently teaching at Anderson University’s School of Education in its Post-Baccalaureate Transition to Teaching Program and undergraduate program. Formerly the English Department Chairperson at Lawrence Central High School and Literacy Coach for the MSD of Lawrence Township Schools, she has taught English from grades six through college levels in both […]

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Jill Goodwin

Office Manager

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Jill graduated from Indiana Business College in 2001. She has been married to Mark for 35 years, and together they have four children, Josh, Alex, Nathan, and Marissa, and one granddaughter. Jill processes all internal and external billings and contracts. She also manages and assists in the scheduling and logistics of camps and conferences. Favorite […]

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Associate Professor of Spanish, Director of the First Year Experience Seminar

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(765) 641-4432

Dr. Grayson teaches all levels of Spanish language as well as courses having to do with the art, history, and literature of Spain. She is an enthusiastic reader of Golden Age Spanish Theater, and loves introducing students to the various manifestations of cultural identity in Spain. She also researches early modern Jesuit school plays. Additionally, […]

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Professor of Psychology

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Dr. Griffith prepares students to help people by teaching skills that enable them to practice psychology doing counseling and training and research. He assists students in learning about Abnormal Psychology, Counseling, Statistics, Interpersonal Relationships and Leadership Skills. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Griffith maintains an active private practice. With his colleagues, he coordinates the […]

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Chris

Program Director, Athletic Training Education

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(765) 641-3792

Chris Hamlyn is an assistant professor of kinesiology and serves as the program director for athletic training education at Anderson University. He is a 2007 graduate of Manchester College, earning a bachelor of science in athletic training and exercise science. He went on to complete a master’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in athletic […]

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Haskett

Professor of Business Administration

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Dr. Haskett teaches in the areas of management, non-profit leadership, and strategic planning. She completed her EdD in higher education at Indiana University, with a minor in non-profit strategic management. Her dissertation focused on emotional intelligence (EQ) and effective teaching, which has led to many speaking engagements on the topic. She is a certified trainer […]

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MaryAnn Hawkins

Dean, School of Theology & Christian Ministry

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MaryAnn Hawkins, dean and professor of intercultural studies, brings significant experience to her faculty role at the School of Theology because of the years spent as academic dean for KIST in Kenya, East Africa. She and her husband Jim also served the Church of God (Anderson) in California before coming to the seminary. Hawkins is […]

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Assistant Professor of Visual Communication

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Jason Higgs joined the Department of Communication and Design Arts in 2015. He has won an Emmy® award as well as several Telly and Addy awards for his creative direction and storytelling. His teaching draws on his experience in all aspects of design, television, cinema and animation. Contact Professor Higgs: jahiggs@anderson.edu Assistant Professor of Visual […]

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Hochstetler

Professor of Management

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Dr. Hochstetler has enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in a variety of management positions in his career. After receiving his MBA from Indiana University, he worked in Human Resources for R. R. Donnelley and Sons and then for NCR. Jay then spent eight years at Indiana Wesleyan University where he was director of the […]

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Cortney Hofer

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Ext. 4391 (765) 641-4391

Cortney Hofer is an assistant professor of nursing in the BSN pre-licensure program. She graduated with her BSN from Olivet Nazarene University in 2003 and her MSN in Nursing Administration from Anderson University in 2017. Cortney’s nursing experience includes intensive care, progressive care, and telemetry.  Cortney has been with St. Vincent Anderson since 2003 where she […]

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Christopher Holmes

Associate Professor of Music

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A native Texan, Dr. Christopher Holmes studied music theory at the University of Texas at Arlington and music history at Baylor University. He earned his Ph.D. in musicology from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, completing a dissertation on the music of Peter Maxwell Davies. Holmes’s research interests are in music after World War II. […]

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Alistair Howlett

Flute

Alistair Howlett was born in Sydney, Australia and received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He later completed his Masters in Performance at the Hochschule for Music and Theater Munich, Germany with Flute Professor András Adorján. He was Utility Flute with the Opera Australia Orchestra, which performs at the iconic […]

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Graduate Assistant for Center for Career and Calling

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(765) 641-4017

Corrinne serves as a first-year graduate assistant within the Center for Career and Calling. Corrinne is an Anderson native and is passionate about the community with which she is surrounded. Corrinne recently graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in political science from AU and is now pursuing her MBA. In her own words, “Anderson University has […]

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