Staff


Gary Agee

Professor of Church History

(765) 641-4524

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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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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Tammy Badger

Executive Assistant to the Vice President

(765) 641-4040

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

(765) 641-4104

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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Modern

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Originally from Wabash, Ind., Brittany currently resides in Indianapoilis, where she is a dance instructor and choreographer. Brittan graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a Bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance. She is also a graduat of Florida State University’s School of Dance with a Master of Fine Arts degree […]

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Brent Baker

Development Officer

(765) 641-4138

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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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

(765) 641-4405

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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Bryant Beard

International Admissions Counselor

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(765) 641-4085

I graduated from Anderson University in 2012. Each year I was here as a student reassured me of my decision to attend Anderson University. The experience not only prepared me for my next professional steps but also helped shape the individual I am today. I have had the opportunity to live and travel in many different places […]

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Dance

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McKenzie is a native Indianan who loves the hospitality and downright friendliness of the Midwest. She received her bachelors in dance from Point Park University and her MFA in dance from Florida State University. She blends a combination of technical acuity with proprioceptive and bio-mechanical training to help students achieve their personal best. As a […]

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Resident Director, Smith Hall

Hello, my name is Crisharo Begay and I am the Resident Director of Smith Hall. I graduated from Howard Payne University in the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Youth Ministry. I served as a Resident Assistant in two different male residence halls at Howard Payne. During that time, I discovered […]

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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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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. 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 Theory at Baylor […]

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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

(765) 641-4052

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

(765) 641-4504

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 Jason Stephens, Assistant Dean of Students and Lisa Horst, Director of First Year Experience. 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 […]

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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

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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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Ext. 4394 (765) 641-4393

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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Bassoon

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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

Director of Music Business Studies

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Dr. Rebecca Chappell teaches clarinet and saxophone. She is co-founder and Director of Orangehaus Records, Orangehaus Publishing, and Orangehaus Music Business Camp, a summer music business experience for high school students. She has served on the Board of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) including President of the organization and was the first […]

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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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Brachen Collier

Associate Director of Data Management & Donor Research

Brachen Collier is the Associate Director of Data Management and Donor Research. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Anderson University in 2012. After graduating from AU, Brachen worked at DHL eCommerce. As an AU graduate, he has an enduring passion to positively impact student lives and help them achieve a great AU experience. […]

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Chris Confer

Assistant Provost and Dean of Students

(765) 641-4219

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. Chris is originally from St. Joseph, Michigan and earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Public Relations in 2001 from Anderson University in Anderson, IN. […]

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David Coolidge

Associate Professor of Musical Theatre

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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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Ext. 4382 (765) 641-4382

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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(765) 641-4312

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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(765) 641-4517

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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Bass

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Gregory Dugan became a member of the ISO bass section in 1979. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, where he studied with Murray Grodner. Prior to joining the ISO, he was principal contrabass with the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica. Dugan has held a number of faculty teaching positions, including […]

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Dulaney

Director of Doctoral Studies

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Professor 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 e-business and e-commerce. Professor 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

Director, AUCME; Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry

(765) 641-4534

Rev. Dr. Todd Faulker 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

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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

Director of Global Business Studies; Director of Internships

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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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Mechanical Engineering Advisor

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Larry George acts as a mechanical engineering advisor for the Department of Physical Science & Engineering. He earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Indiana. His background includes responsibilities in […]

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Secondary Education

(765) 641-4403

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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Assistant Professor of Spanish

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(765) 641-4432

Dr. Grayson teaches all levels of Spanish language as well as any course 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. […]

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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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Ballet, pointe, variations

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Jane Hachiya-Weiner has been a vital part of the Indianapolis dance community since 1985 when she joined Indianapolis Ballet Theatre. Originally from Japan, she studied with the Hirofumi Inoue Ballet Academy in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, graduating from the Academy and becoming a company member the Hirofumi Inoue Ballet Company in 1979. She eventually became principal […]

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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 coordinator 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 training […]

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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

(765) 641-4535

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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Christal Helvering

Director of Counseling Services

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(765) 641-4205


Christal Helvering is the Director of Counseling Services at Anderson University.  As the director, she provides direct clinical services to students, supervises the Counseling Services staff, serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff; and participates in student leadership training. Christal earned her B.A. in Social Work from Anderson University in 1988 and her […]

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Trombone

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Loy Hetrick started playing trombone at age 10 in Fremont, Neb., where he was a student of Robert Olsen. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Nebraska, where he studied with Vernon Forbes. He was a charter member of the Plymouth Brass, a resident church ensemble, playing with them from 1977 through […]

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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

Director of Assessment and Accreditation

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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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Michelle Holmes

Enrollment Specialist

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(765) 641-4037

I am excited to be working with the School of Music, Theatre, and Danceto showcase their programs to prospective students. My husband, Dr. Christopher Holmes, teaches music history at AU, and we enjoy opening our home to students whenever possible. Fun Facts: I am mother to four beautiful daughters, a native Texan, and an avid […]

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Alistair Howlett

Flute

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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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Jen Hunt

Vice President for Advancement

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(765) 641-4063

In October of 2016, Jen Hunt returned to her alma mater, Anderson University, as Director of Development. Since September 2017, Jen has served in the role of Vice President of Advancement. Jen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from AU and her law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. Her career in […]

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Diana Miles Huntoon

Voice

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Soprano Diana received her Bachelor of Music
 Degree in Education from Millikin
 University and her Master of Music Degree
 in Vocal Performance from Bowling Green
 State University. She is also a Level III
 Certified Teacher of Somatic Voice™, The LoVetri Method. Diana has performed with numerous professional opera and musical theatre organizations including The Ohio […]

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Director of First Year Composition; Associate Professor of English

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Elizabeth Imafuji teaches first-year writing and a variety of courses on writing and language, including Composing Arguments, History of the English Language, English Grammar and Style, and the Honors Program course Journeys and Migrations in the Western Tradition. As Writing Program Director, she provides leadership for the university’s first-year writing sequence. She also co-directs the university’s Honors Program. […]

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Linda Imel

Development Officer

(765) 641-4069

Linda Imel currently serves as a Development Officer, working closely with donors to help them connect their passion for AU with meaningful giving opportunities. Linda has been involved in various capacities at Anderson University since 2008. As a student, she earned her Bachelor of Organizational Leadership and Master of Business Administration degrees through the Department […]

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Dr. Dan Ippolito standing near the White River

Professor of Biology

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Dr. Ippolito received his B.S. in Biology from Yale University in 1979 and his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. His doctoral research focused on competition between an invasive species and native bass in a power plant reservoir in East Texas.  After a four-year stint teaching marine biology at […]

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Olivia

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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(765) 641- 4491

Olivia Jackson has been at Anderson University for the past two years as an outreach athletic trainer. As of this school year, she has taken a dual appointment, serving as an assistant professor in the kinesiology department and assistant athletic trainer. Jackson attended Marietta College in Ohio, where she majored in athletic training. She received her Master of Science […]

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Guitar

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Jamie holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in classical guitar music performance from Ball State University, where he studied with Mr. Paul Reilly. Jamie has held numerous teaching positions in Indiana at both the university level and the freelance level, including Anderson University, Taylor University, Purdue University, and Ball State University, as well as at the […]

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Diana

Chair, Department of Kinesiology

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(765) 641-4125

Diana Jones serves as the department chair of kinesiology and is a professor in the area of physical education teacher education and coaching minor program. She has taught at all grade levels throughout her career and has extensive experience in preparing students to become physical educators and coaches. In addition, she has presented various programs […]

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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. Kang has long been interested in integrating mechanical engineering technologies into bio-applications. His Ph.D. work at Pohang University of Science and Engineering (POSTECH) in Pohang, South Korea, was in design, characterization, and evaluation of an in vitro cell stimulation device using biophysical stimuli for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He also utilized additive manufacturing […]

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Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Ryon Kaopuiki was named Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing in 2017. He has over 20 years of higher education experience and most recently served as Campus President for Harrison College in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he led operations for the college system’s main campus, online division, and culinary school – The Chef’s Academy. Ryon has also […]

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Resident Director, Martin Hall

Welcome to Anderson University! We are so happy to have you here and have been prayerfully awaiting your arrival. My name is Ashley, and I will be living and working with you during your freshman year. I grew up in Michigan and Ohio, but have now lived in Indiana the longest and intend to make […]

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Professor of Chemistry

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During his tenure at Anderson University, Dr. Kennedy has taught a broad range of courses in chemistry and physics and maintains an active research program studying the antimicrobial properties of polymer solutions and polymeric coatings. In 2009 Dr. Kennedy began consulting for a start-up company that formulates and distributes unique antimicrobial products to a wide […]

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Jazz, tap, musical theatre

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Doug has a bachelor’s degree in theatre with an emphasis on musical theatre and dance from Ball State University. Jazz, tap, and musical theatre are his specialties. He was active in starting the dance program at Anderson University in 2000. His dance study has been in North Carolina, New York, Toronto, Minneapolis, and at Butler […]

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Kirkpatrick

Professor of Biblical Studies

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Shane Kirkpatrick majored in Bible and Religion at Anderson University (1993). He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary (1996) and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame (2003). His doctoral dissertation has been published as Competing for Honor: A Social-Scientific Reading of Daniel 1-6 (Brill, 2005). Dr. Kirkpatrick has deep roots in […]

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Patricia Kline

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Ext. 4387 (765) 641-4387

Patricia Kline teaches Obstetrics and Pediatric Nursing, including concepts related to family-centered nursing based on care of the pregnant woman, newborn and child in both normal and compromised paradigms. She collaborates with health organizations to provide clinical experiences for students in which they care for low and high risk perinatal women as well as transitional […]

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Viola

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Amy Kniffen, violist, has been a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra since 1998. Trained by prominent violists Emmanuel Vardi, Leonard Mogill, and Robert Vernon, she is a graduate of Temple University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Active in chamber music, Amy has performed with Suzuki and Friends, the Ronen ensemble, Quattra string quartet, […]

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Associate Professor of Computer Science

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(765) 641-4313

Professor Charles Koontz joined the Anderson University faculty in 1985 and has served as chair of the Computer Science Department from 1999 to 2016. Prior to joining Anderson University, he served in the military and worked in a business related profession. Professor Koontz received a B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University in 1979 and a […]

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Gert Kumi

Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Symphony Orchestra

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Albanian native, Gert Kumi has performed as a violin soloist and recitalist across North America, Europe, China, South Korea and Africa.  Gert began playing violin at age eight.  Soon after, he won national recognition as the top prize winner of his country’s music competitions. At age 16, He made his orchestral debut with the Tirana […]

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Assistant Professor of Physics

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Dr. Josiah Kunz is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Anderson University. His Ph.D. work at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill., was in computational and accelerator physics, specifically working on simulations of muon-based particle accelerators. Kunz’s current research at Anderson University involves designing a cross-platform 3D graphical user interface in […]

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Caroline Ahn

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 (BM in composition), Eastman School of Music (MM and MA in composition and pedagogy of theory) and Indiana University (DM in composition). Her compositions include orchestral, chamber, and […]

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Jayma Lallathin

Dance Academics

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Dr. Lallathin is considered to be both a dancer and a scientist. She has a passion for dance and a brain for science. From a young age, she sought a career that would combine, rather than limit, her ability to continue her involvement in both. She earned a B.A. in Kinesiology from Purdue University with […]

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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(765) 641-4413

Dr. Lambright teaches almost the entire range of courses offered by the Department of Mathematics, such as Explorations in Mathematics and the Calculus sequence, as well as Mathematical Models and Geometry. His research interests are related to the fields of combinatorics and algebra, involving special families of polynomials and integer sequences related to them. He […]

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Director of Student Success

Andrew is the Director of Student Success at Anderson University. Andrew provides leadership to the first year experience and the Peer Mentor team, oversees New Student Orientation, and coordinates retention efforts for the university. In this role, he helps students to thrive as they enter and persist throughout their university careers. Andrew is originally from […]

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Assistant Professor of Public Relations

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Stefanie Leiter graduated from Anderson University with a B.A. in mass communications and a specialization in public relations. In 2016, she graduated with her Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University and received a graduate certificate in strategic communications in 2015. In her previous role as director of content strategy and public relations, Stefanie was […]

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Director of Galleries, Instructor of Art

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Tai Lipan, director of university galleries and instructor of art, teaches drawing, painting, and 2-D Design. As director of the galleries, Tai oversees the permanent collection and managing exhibitions in both the Wilson and York Hall Galleries throughout the year. She received her BA in painting from Anderson University in Indiana and her MFA in […]

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Dillon Lockwood

Resident Director, Apartments

Hello, I am Dillon, and I am the resident director of the on-campus apartments! I have spent the previous four years of my life on Anderson’s campus as an undergraduate studying Youth Ministry. I spent three of those years residing on the 4th floor of Smith Hall, two of which I was an RA for […]

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Lozano Gilbert

Professor of Biblical Studies and Hebrew

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Gilbert Lozano, professor of biblical studies and Hebrew, was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Lozano came into the Church of God as a youth. His growth and service to the church would in time take him to live in Brazil. He completed his bachelor’s at Warner Pacific College (Portland, Ore.). This opportunity opened a network of friendships […]

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Lucas

Professor of Management

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Dr. Lucas has been serving students at Anderson University since 1981 and as a faculty member in the Falls School of Business since 1984. An Anderson University graduate, Dr. Lucas has an MBA from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in higher education administration with an emphasis in organizational behavior and theory from Indiana University. In […]

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Allison Ludwig

Project Manager

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Allison Ludwig is the project manager for Anderson University’s Office of Advancement. She coordinates with members of the Advancement, Alumni, Development, and Annual Giving staff on events, communications, and projects for AU donors and alumni. Allison graduated from AU in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations. After graduation, she began working […]

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Associate Professor of Cinema & Media Arts

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Jack Lugar worked for more than a decade in Los Angeles as a television writer and producer. Jack’s writing credits include the Warner Bros./FOX sitcom “Wanda At Large,” “From the Top” for Family Theater Productions, and several projects for comedian Louie Anderson’s company, Louzell Productions. In addition, he is the author of the humor book […]

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Toya Lutterman

Instructor of Nursing

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Ext. 4389 (765) 641-4389

Toya Lutterman is a full-time instructor in the school of nursing BSN pre-licensure program. Toya earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Anderson University and has experience in OB, Pediatrics, and Community Health. For the past eight years, she has worked as the corporation nurse for Alexandria Community Schools, where she precepted nursing students, provided […]

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Professor of Biology; Allied Health Advisor

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Dr. Kimberly G. Lyle-Ippolito is Professor of Biology at Anderson University. Dr. Lyle-Ippolito received her BS in Biology from Wright State University in 1980 and her MS and PhD in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University in 1985.  She completed a post-doctoral research position at Case Western Reserve University in vaccine development before moving […]

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Kimberly Majeski

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

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Kimberly Majeski, associate professor of biblical studies, is a scholar, preacher, and author. Majeski has served the wider church as a conference speaker, women’s retreat leader, and radio personality with the Church of God’s ViewPoint ministry (Christians Broadcasting Hope). Before joining the seminary faculty, Majeski served Anderson University as campus pastor and as ministry coordinator […]

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Voice

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David B. Mannell, tenor, enjoys a demanding singing career spanning opera, musical theatre, oratorio, academic, and church work. A native of Topeka, Kansas, he received his music education degree from Emporia State University and master’s degree from Indiana University. David’s career has taken him throughout the Midwest, nation, and Europe performing with regional opera houses […]

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Hannah Marsh

Admissions Counselor

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(765) 641-4093

I just graduated from AU in May of 2017. I spent a great deal of my time traveling abroad with the Tri-S program and interning in Ghana, playing intramural volleyball, and building some of the best friendships I’ve ever had.  AU helped me to grow both academically and spiritually, while also empowering and equipping me […]

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Brian Martin

Development Officer

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Brian Martin is a development officer for Anderson University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Bible and religion and has been serving as a minister with the church in Anderson since 1992. He is married to his best friend, with whom he has 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). He has been serving God at […]

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Resident Director, Myers Hall

Hi friends, my name is Katlyn (McCullough) Martin, and I am the GA Resident Director of Myers Hall. I graduated from AU in 2018 with a triple major in English, Speech Communication, and Youth Leadership Development. During my time in undergrad I served in Martin Hall as a Resident Assistant for three years, and as […]

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Presley Martin

Adult & Graduate Admissions Counselor

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I graduated from Marian University in Indianapolis in 2018. As an undergraduate student at Marian University. I majored in Marketing and participated in cross country and track and field during college. I am excited to be at AU because of the family-like atmosphere and all of the opportunities that students and staff members are provided […]

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Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

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Prior to arriving at Anderson University, Dr. McPheron spent four years as an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Dr. McPheron received his BSEE in Electrical Engineering at Ohio Northern University in 2010, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park in 2014. Dr. […]

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Assistant Professor English

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Professor Cara Miller first came to Anderson University to study journalism. As an undergraduate, she wrote for the school newspaper, was active in a social club, went on a trip to Spain, experienced several valuable internships, and graduated summa cum laude. She enjoyed AU so much that she returned to work on campus less than […]

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Kari Miller

Simulation Director and Assistant Professor

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Ext. 4392 (765) 641-4392

Kari Miller serves as Simulation Director and Assistant Professor. She collaborates with nursing faculty to facilitate hands-on learning of fundamental nursing skills and life-like clinical experiences. Professor Miller is experienced in high-fidelity simulation management and scenario writing. Before coming to Anderson University, Professor Miller was adjunct nursing faculty at Indiana Wesleyan University. Her previous academic nursing […]

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Samantha Miller

Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity

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Samantha L. Miller teaches history of Christianity in the SOTCM, with a specialty in the first few centuries of the church and particularly the preacher and bishop John Chrysostom. She earned her B.A. in religion and history from Hope College, her M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and her Ph.D. in historical theology from Marquette University. […]

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Associate Professor of English

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Professor Deborah Miller-Fox teaches creative writing, composition, cross-cultural American literature, two courses in the First Year Experience sequence and the Senior Seminar course required for all English and writing majors. Since 1997 when she began teaching in the English department, her course load has included a variety of other courses such as argument, literary non-fiction […]

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Megan Milliken

Senior Admissions Counselor

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(765) 641-4084

I am a 2016 graduate of Anderson University, and I wouldn’t trade my time here as a student for the world. The people I met have shaped me and pushed me to grow. I loved working closely with faculty to grow academically and discover my passions in my department. AU has been so much a part […]

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Chair, Physical Sciences & Engineering; Professor of Physics

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During Dr. Millis’s tenure at Anderson University, he has taught a broad range of courses in physics and astronomy and maintains an active research program in very high-energy astrophysics. He is a member of the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) Collaboration, which operates an array of four air-Cherenkov gamma ray telescopes located […]

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Katie Mitchell

Director, Center for Career and Calling

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(765) 641-4197

Katie is the Director of the Center for Career and Calling. In this role, she provides leadership and vision for the office as it helps students in identifying and preparing for their specific career interests through career counseling, job search strategies, and employer recruiting. Katie is originally from Valparaiso, Ind. and earned a dual bachelor […]

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Provost

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Dr. Marie Morris was named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Anderson University in 2009 and Provost in 2011. She previously served as Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Morris earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Eastern Mennonite University, a Master of Science […]

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Ballet, pointe, character

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Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Monica trained with Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, dancing roles in Serenade, Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Don Quixote and Les Sylphides among others. In 2002, she had the honor to participate and perform in the X Curso International de la Danza in El Escohal, Spain, led by Alicia Alonso […]

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Professor of History

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Professor Murphy earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. His research specialties are in the history of modern Europe, modern Germany, and the Holocaust. He is the author of three books: The Heroic Earth: Geopolitical Thought in Weimar Germany (Kent, 1997), German Exploration of the Polar World: A History (Lincoln, […]

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Sarah Neal

Associate Professor of Nursing

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Ext. 4386 (765) 641-4386

Sarah Neal teaches Community Health Nursing at Anderson University in the School of Nursing, where she teaches concepts related to population health and global health issues. She collaborates with local health and social service organizations to provide clinical experiences for students in which they care for aggregates facing disparities in health. She coordinates Service Learning […]

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Alan Overstreet

Professor of Christian Education/Ministry

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Dr. Overstreet came to Anderson University after serving as a pastor in the Church of God for 14 years. He was ordained in 1989 and has served with congregations in Michigan and Indiana. For several years he represented Indiana Ministries of the Church of God on the Servant Board of the Indiana Partners for Christian […]

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Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

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Harold Owens II is an adjunct professor of the Department of Computer Science at Anderson University. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University, Indiana; master’s degree in computer science from the University of North Texas, Texas; and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from McMurry University, Texas. His research is a combination […]

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Senior Engineering Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Engineering

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Mr. Pahls joined Anderson University in 2013 as senior engineering consultant and adjunct professor of engineering to help develop the new AU Engineering programs and curricula. Previously, he worked for more than 40 years in industry, where he held engineering and corporate leadership positions with General Motors, Detroit Edison, Remy International and I Power Energy Systems, […]

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Director of Spiritual Formation

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As the Director of Spiritual Formation Becca oversees the Campus Ministries staff, and Discipleship Coordinators, as well as coordinating chapel worship. Her responsibilities in Campus Ministries include overseeing a staff of 11 student coordinators that lead weekly ministries for both the campus and the Anderson community. As Director of Discipleship Coordinators, Becca oversees 22 upperclassmen […]

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Trent Palmer

Director of Student Engagement

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Trent Palmer is the Director of Student Engagement at Anderson University. As the Director of Student Engagement, he oversees the Campus Activities Board in putting together social events for students on the weekends and advising a year-round, four season, Intramural sports league for students to participate in during the week.  He also manages Mocha Joe’s, […]

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Associate Professor of English

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Dr. Jason Parks hold s a Ph.D. in literature from Ball State University. Prior to joining the faculty at AU in 2008, Jason earned his Master of Arts in English at Butler University. His love of southern literature and absurdly long sentences led him to write a thesis on the links between modern historiography and […]

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Professor of Social Work

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Lisa Dawson Pay, LCSW, professor of social work, received her master of social work degree from Indiana University. She has been the field coordinator for the social work program since 2002. She has practiced social work with the seriously mentally ill, persons impacted by domestic violence, and children and families. Professor Pay directed the Counseling […]

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Peddicord

Associate Professor of Accounting & Business

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After graduating with a BA in Accounting from Anderson University in 1994, she worked several years for Ernst & Young LLP in Indianapolis where her audit clients included health-care, insurance, retail, and not-for-profit organizations. For the last 15 years, Professor Peddicord has held several positions in the financial management department at The Finish Line, Inc., […]

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Pianki

Professor of Business Administration

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Professor Pianki has a well-balanced background, which blends academic ability and professional experience. He earned a BS in chemical engineering from University of Connecticut, an MS in chemical engineering from University of Arizona, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Pianki served at Taylor University as assistant professor of business and environment management, at Barber Manufacturing […]

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President of Anderson University

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(765) 641-4010

John S. Pistole earned his bachelor’s degree from Anderson University in 1978. He went on to earn a juris doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before going into practice for two years. Pistole began a career with the FBI in 1983 before he rose through the ranks and was appointed deputy […]

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Maggie Platt

Director of Residence Life & Student Conduct

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Maggie is the Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct at Anderson University. In this role, she provides leadership for the resident directors, residence life vision, housing, and the student conduct process. Maggie believes that each of these areas provides transformational opportunities for students as they learn and grow both in and out of the […]

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