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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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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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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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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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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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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MBA Director

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Dr. Brewer has managed HR, training and development, computer programming, and other functions in multiple corporate industries. He has also directed two nonprofits, including an international business incubator. He has taught for five universities across the country. His main interests are leadership, systems, and development.

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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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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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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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Collette

FSB Interim Dean

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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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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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Jen Coy

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

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Dr. Jennifer Coy is the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and a member of the interdisciplinary panel that oversees the Cybersecurity and National Security Studies majors. She teaches a wide range of computer science, cybersecurity, and engineering courses, since she is also dual-appointed to the Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering. She enjoys […]

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Jon Craton

Instructor of Computer Science

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Professor Craton joined the AU faculty in 2019. He brings experience working as a software engineer, consultant, and open source contributor. He has previously worked alongside college students in residence life and student programs and has worked at Interactive Intelligence (now Genesys), Taylor University, Ivy Tech Community College, and Houghton College. He completed his BS […]

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Elyse Cromer

Associate Director of Annual Giving

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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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Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

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Emily Day is an assistant professor of Athletic Training in the department of Kinesiology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training at Franklin College and her Master’s of Education with a concentration in exercise science at Campbell University. She also is the primary athletic trainer for the Men’s Soccer and Track and Field teams. […]

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Amey Dice

Admissions Counselor

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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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MBA and 10-Month MBA Recruiter

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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. I started pursuing an MBA in AU’s Falls […]

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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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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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Associate Director of Data Management and Donor Research

Missy is the Associate Director of Data Management and Donor Research. She has her BS in nursing and worked for 17 years in the oncology field. She then worked for over 11 ½ years for a Christian non-profit in the volunteer coordinator role at first, moving to the gift processing, donor relations, development, and communications […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Administrative Assistant

Karen comes to Anderson University bringing ten plus years’ experience as an administrative support professional at the primary, secondary, and higher education levels. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Karen assists the undergraduate programs of the Falls School of Business.

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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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Guitar

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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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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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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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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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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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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Associate Professor of Computer Science

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Professor Charles Koontz joined the Anderson University faculty in 1985 and 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 M.A. in […]

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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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Jayma Lallathin

Dance Academics

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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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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Andrew Lehr, a light-skinned man with brown hair and a full, close-cropped beard.

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.

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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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(765) 641-4322

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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Lozano Gilbert

Professor of Biblical Studies and Hebrew

(765) 641-4523

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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(765) 641-4232

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. Most recently, he has been a panelist and/or jury member […]

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Assistant Provost & Dean of Students

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Chris Luekenga serves as assistant provost and the dean of students. He served as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Western Colorado University for 6 years where he oversaw Residence Life, Security Services, Conduct, Title IX, Health and Wellness, University Center and Student Engagement/Orientation. Chris also taught Psychology courses for Western including General […]

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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

(765) 641-4551

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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Brian Martin

Development Officer

(765) 641-4042

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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Presley Martin

Admissions Counselor

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(765) 641-4269

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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Admissions Counselor

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(765) 641-4086

Contact Taylen: (765) 641-4086 au.admissions@anderson.edu Indiana Counties: Adams, Allen, Benton, Blackford, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Miami, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Wabash, Wells, White States: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

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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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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.

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Director of Engagement and Adult Student Experience

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Stephanie is an Anderson resident and an AU alum. She completed a BA with majors in sociology and government, as well as an MBA from AU. She received an MA in adult and community education and executive development of public service from Ball State University and is passionate about increasing individual and organizational capacity and effectiveness through education.  Stephanie is […]

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Provost

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(765) 641-4021

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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Professor of History

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(765) 641-4445

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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Instructor of Social Work

Melanie Lain Musser, MSW, has been teaching at Anderson University since 1992, first as an adjunct instructor, then as a full-time faculty member, and returning as Instructor of Social Work. Having earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Indiana University, she has practiced as a clinical social worker in community mental health counseling, […]

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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

(765) 641-4502

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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Senior Engineering Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Engineering

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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Trent Palmer

Director of Young Alumni Engagement

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(765) 641-4104

Trent Palmer is the Director of Young Alumni Engagement at Anderson University. Trent earned his BA in Physical Education and Health at Anderson University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University. Trent began his career at AU as the Resident Director of Smith Hall in 2007. […]

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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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Amanda Potaczek playing guitar

Songwriting

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Amanda Potaczek teaches music business at Anderson University and served as lead guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist for the Indianapolis-based band, 1000 Generation (Varietal Records). In 2007, she won “Song of the Year” at GMA in the Rockies at Estes Park, Colo., for the song, “How Big Small Can Be.” Another one of her songs, “Fail […]

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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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Music business

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Steven Potaczek has been in the music industry professionally for the past decade. His band 1000 Generations has toured all over the US, had radio and chart success on Billboard’s Top 40, and garnered prestigious songwriting awards such as the Gospel Music Academy’s “Song of the Year.” He is also an avid music producer for […]

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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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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.

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

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(765) 641-4335

Dr. Abigail S. Post received her B.A. in political science and international studies from the College at Brockport, SUNY, after which she received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs. Her doctoral research examined the impact of a government leader’s moral language on the willingness of a state to compromise […]

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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After more than 25 years of industrial experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Pottorf felt the calling to “pay back” for his education in chemistry.  His experience in Drug Discovery involved medicinal chemistry studies in cardiovascular, CNS, anti-inflammatory and cancer therapeutic areas.  He was involved in the discovery of an antihypertensive drug, Cozaar, and similar […]

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Music business

Joshua Powell is an adjunct professor of music business at Anderson University and teaches the innovative new course. Concert Touring, with a specialized focus on practical application in today’s emergent independent/DlY music industry. He has also taught Songwriting and Beyond Talent: Entrepreneurshipfor Musicians. He has served as the assistant director for the Indiana Faith & […]

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Professor of Psychology

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Dr. Priest began his professional career working with juveniles who were referred for residential treatment through the juvenile court system. After completing his Master’s degree, he worked as a therapist for a mental health agency for three years, serving older adults and the severely mentally ill in a partial hospitalization program. After completing his Ph.D. […]

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Professor of English

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Kevin Radaker earned his Ph.D. in English with a specialization in American Literature from Penn State University in 1986. He joined the English department in 1987, and he served as chair of the department for twenty-five years, from 1988 to 2013. His current teaching assignments include American Literature of the Nineteenth Century, American Literature of the Twentieth […]

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Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Jim Ragsdale BA ’83 began his tenure as vice president for finance at AU on March 12. He previously served as senior financial analyst for St. Vincent Health Indiana at Ascension Information Systems. Ragsdale earned his bachelor’s degree from Anderson College, and his MBA from IUPUI. He and his wife, Lisa, have two sons, Stephen […]

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Lisa Ragsdale

Director of Conference & Performance Events

Lisa graduated from Anderson University in 1983 with a double major in business administration and applied music. ​She has worked in the Office of Conference and Performance Events since 2002, currently in the role as director. Organization, planning, and intentionality are part of her daily life. She enjoys working with a team and finds great […]

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Football Strength and Conditioning/Offensive Line

Collin Rahrig works with Football Strength and Conditioning/Offensive Line at Anderson University.

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Assistant Professor English

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Professor Liz Ranfeld graduated from Taylor University with a BA in English and from the University of New Hampshire with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Her MFA thesis was a research-based memoir about the ethical and moral implications of international youth missions work. At Anderson, she teaches freshman composition, nonfiction, creative writing, and the both […]

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Chair, Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, & Family Science

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Dr. Tammy L. Reedy-Strother, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, & Family Science, earned her doctor of philosophy degree in sociology and graduate certificate in women’s studies from the University of Kentucky and her master of arts in sociology and bachelor of science in mathematics and sociology with a minor in […]

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Bass guitar

Bassist Paul Rhine has performed for decades. In Indianapolis, he was a fixture of the jazz scene, performing with local jazz luminaries, such as saxophonists Jimmy Coe and Alonzo “Pookie” Johnson; pianist/vibraphonist Buddy Montgomery; pianists Ken Fary, Steve Allee, and Claude Sifferlen; and drummer Kevin Johnson. Rhine has performed professionally in big bands, orchestras, and […]

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Horn

Suzanne Rice is the horn instructor at Anderson University. She has degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Michigan, and Ball State University. She is an active freelance musician, participating in ensembles from chamber music to orchestras, including principal horn for the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra, associate principal for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, […]

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Percussion

David Robbins, a native of Evansville, Ind., received a Bachelor of Science degree in music education and a Master of Arts degree, both from Ball State University, where he studied with Erwin Mueller and Richard Paul. In addition to teaching at AU and Anderson Community Schools, he is very active as a freelance percussionist in […]

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Fritz Robertson

Professor of Music; Voice Area Coordinator; Director of Boze Lyric Theatre

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A performer of national reputation, Fritz Robertson has appeared with the Bangor Maine Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, the Bel Canto Chorus & Orchestra of Milwaukee, the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra, and in our nation’s capital with the National Chamber Orchestra and the Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra. He has often been a featured soloist […]

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Gregory Robertson

Professor of Theology

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Gregory Robertson, professor of Christian theology, has been a pastor of congregations in Texas and Kansas, as well as serving internationally in Canada, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama. Robertson has committed his life to seeking what God’s coming Kingdom means and how this should inform and shape Christian life today as an attempt to be faithful […]

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Kelsie

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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(765) 641-4884

Kelsie Rodman is an assistant professor in the department of Kinesiology, specifically in the area of Exercise Science. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Bob Jones University and her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, specializing in Rehabilitative Exercise and Adult Fitness from Virginia Tech University. Her background includes adjunct teaching in the area of […]

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Chair, Department of History and Political Science; Professor of History

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(765) 641-4442

Dr. Jaye Lee Rogers is a Professor of History and has taught at Anderson University since 1996. She earned degrees from New Mexico State University and the Union Institute. Her fields of specialty include the history of American diplomacy; American 20th century history; Women’s Studies; and the history of the non-Western world, including China, Japan, […]

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Sarah Rowe

Associate Director of Admissions, Operations

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(765) 641-4045

I graduated from Anderson University in 2011 I loved the way I was challenged in my thinking both personally and academically. I had the opportunity to study abroad in Mexico through my program, where I learned so much about being a global citizen. I found a group of people that I truly considered my family […]

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Katy Sample

Associate Professor of Education

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Dr. Katy Sample is an Associate Professor of education at Anderson University. As the director of the reading education program, she teaches courses in reading development, assessment, instruction, and intervention. She earned both her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in reading education from the University of Virginia. She holds a K-12 reading specialist license, as well as […]

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Tuba

Bill Schmidt is the principal tuba player with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra and founding member of The Basement Brass Quintet. He also plays with the Chicago Brass Band, Indianapolis Brass Choir, Indiana Wind Symphony, and the Kokomo Park Band. Bill directs the Starry Knights, where he often plays the baritone saxophone, clarinet, and drum set, […]

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Lynn Schmidt

Dean, School of Nursing & Kinesiology

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(765) 641-4388

Dr. Lynn Schmidt received her RN degree from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, a BSN and MSN from Ball State University, and a PhD from Indiana University. Following her initial clinical career in Medical/Surgical, and later in Outpatient Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, and School Nursing, Dr. Schmidt has been a nurse educator for the past eight […]

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Sami Schnepp

Admissions Counselor

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(765) 641-4078

I graduated with a degree in Social Work and am looking forward to putting those skills towards guiding you through the college process. One of the many things that drew me to want to work for AU was the sense of belonging and acceptance felt on campus from staff and students. Fun Facts: I am […]

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Brian Schultz

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science

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Brian Schultz joined the Department of Computer Science as an adjunct in the fall of 2018. He also works at Genesys as a software engineer in their testing department. In 2016, Brian helped start an on-campus internship program, partnering Genesys and Anderson University. Working out of the Genesys Lab at AU, he has many opportunities to interact with […]

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Professor of Criminal Justice

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Dr. Dulce Maria Scott, professor of sociology and criminal justice, received her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Brown University. Her research and publication areas have included criminal justice issues, race, ethnicity, migrations, and diasporas. Her most recent publication is Intersecting Diaspora Boundaries: Portuguese Contexts (Peter Lang, 2016). She is a research […]

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Jim Scott

Professor, Department of Kinesiology

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(765) 641-4496

Jim Scott is a professor in the department of Kinesiology and Natatorium director.  He holds a B.S. and M.S. degree from Eastern Kentucky University and an Ed. D from Ball State University in Muncie.  He joined the Anderson University faculty in 1991.  He has several certifications with the American Red Cross and is able to […]

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Jazz, composition, musical theatre dance

Kenny is an on-camera choreographer for Broadway Jr., MacMi I Ian/McGraw-Hill, and The Disney Collection of educational DVDs seen worldwide. Recently, his choreography for Mulan Jr. was featured at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theatre. Nationally, Kenny works with iTheatrics, teaching master classes and workshops in dance and musical theatre. He is also co-owner of the […]

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Winds

Cynthia Shaver received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University in 1987. Whileat AU, she performed in the Honors Recital and was the instrumental winner in the Concerto-Aria Competition. Also, she was the recipient of the Marjory Fritz Memorial Scholarship and selected for membership in Pi Kappa Lambda. After college, she taught for two […]

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Tamara Dreger Shelton

Campus Pastor

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Tamara Dreger Shelton serves as the Campus Pastor for Anderson University. Tamara is passionate about helping students discover complete freedom through abundant life in Christ. As Campus Pastor, Tamara works with the Spiritual Life Advisory Council, comprised of faculty, staff, and students to plan the Chapel/Convocation schedule each semester and to be responsive to the […]

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Shin

Assistant Professor of Economics

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Dr. Shin teaches in the subjects of economics. He obtained his master’s degree in economics from Syracuse University and completed his Ph.D. degree in economics at Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining the FSB, he devoted himself as a senior researcher carrying out international economics research and providing consulting services to governments and private firms […]

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Associate Provost; Dean, School of Humanities & Behavioral Science; Professor of History

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(765) 641-4441

Dr. Joel Shrock serves as associate provost, the dean of the School of Humanities & Behavioral Science, and professor of history. He earned his Ph.D. from Miami University in United States History with fields in cultural, gender, and world history in 1996. He teaches courses in modern US and Middle Eastern history. Dr. Shrock has published […]

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Richard Sowers

Professor of Music; Director of Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Valley Voices

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Dr. Richard Sowers is a Professor of Music and serves as the Director of Choirs in the Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Currently he is the conductor of the Anderson University Chorale, Anderson Symphonic Choir, and Men’s Choir, and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and music education classes. Under Dr. Sowers’ direction […]

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Jennifer Steiner

Associate Director for Gift Records

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Jennifer is responsible for receipting and recording all gifts made to the university. She also manages the university’s employer-matching gifts. Jennifer joined the AU staff in 1978 and has been working in Advancement and gift records since 1981. She is very knowledgeable about all aspects of gift management and the advancement area’s database system. Jennifer […]

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Merle strege

Professor of Historical Theology (Associate Faculty)

Merle D. Strege is Professor emeritus of Historical Theology in the Department of Religious Studies at Anderson University. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor in AU’s School of Theology. Professor Strege also holds the post of Historian of the Church of God and serves as president of the Church of God Historical Society. He is […]

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Assistant Professor of Psychology

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Dr. Stull is a graduate of Anderson University. She returned to AU with the hope of impacting student’s lives as her AU professors impacted her. Dr. Stull’s tenure at Anderson University, she has taught a variety of psychology courses, including introductory and advanced research courses. Her research has focused on the stigma of severe mental […]

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Stumpf

Assistant Professor of Marketing

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After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Missouri State University, Dr. Stumpf worked for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in various management positions across the country for 10 years. Answering a calling to teach, Dr. Stumpf earned an MA in teaching from University of Indianapolis and taught high school business classes for 8 years. With […]

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Orff Schulwerk: Level II, Orff Technology

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Lisa teaches Orff Schulwerk Levels, Orff Curriculum, and Orff Technology at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind., and Orff Schulwerk Levels at DePaul University in Chicago. Lisa serves as course director for Orff Schulwerk at Anderson University.

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Cello

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Yoonhae K. Swanson, cellist, completed her Bachelor and Master of Music Degree in cello performance at Indiana University, studying under Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Emilio Colon. Earlier studies were with Bong Kim (Yae-Won Arts School in Seoul, Korea), Lee Duckies (principal cellist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), and Eric Wilson (Professor of Cello at […]

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Ray Sylvester

Associate Professor of Marketing and Personal Branding

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Dr. Ray Sylvester is associate professor of marketing and personal branding. He was a senior lecturer and leader of two music business programs at Buckinghamshire New University. He co-wrote the first music business program in Europe in 1996. Ray has presented across both Europe and the US on the topic of personal branding. He is also […]

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Michael Tatom

Director of Field Experiences and Assistant Professor of Education

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Michael Tatom serves as Assistant Professor and Director of Field Experiences in the Anderson University School of Education. He teaches courses in educational assessment, middle school curriculum, and secondary school curriculum. He also works with teacher candidates through the seminar for student teachers. Michael earned a B.S. from Purdue University and an M.S. from Indiana […]

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Chair, Department of Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics

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(765) 641-4410

Dr. Taylor was an undergraduate student at Anderson University and returning to join the faculty in the fall of 2011 was very much like coming home. He has taught nearly every course in the undergraduate mathematics curriculum, and especially enjoys teaching Abstract Algebra and Problem Seminar. He serves as chair of the department. His research interests fall […]

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Christine Colquitt Thacker

Assistant Professor of Dance

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Christine Colquitt Thacker is an Assistant Professor of Dance. She was a dancer with Gregory Hancock Dance Theater from 1998-2007, debuting in Out of Darkness. In 2000, Christine received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission. In 2003, she received a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Lilly Endowment. […]

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Director of Cultural Resource Center and Multicultural & International Student Services

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(765) 641-4199

Michael J. Thigpen serves as the Director of the Cultural Resource Center at Anderson University. He also serves as Lead Pastor of Celebration Church at Arrow Heights (a local congregation in the city of Anderson). A visionary and leader, Michael has worked in a variety of ministry areas both nationally and internationally. Michael is an […]

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Connor Thomas

Resident Director, Dunn Hall

I am excited to have the privilege and honor of being the Resident Director of Dunn Hall and to serve and walk alongside the men who call Dunn home.

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Assistant Professor of Nursing

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(765) 641-4384

Denna Thompson is a full-time instructor of nursing in the BSN pre-licensure program.  Denna earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ball State University and is currently working on a Master’s in Nursing Education.  Her professional experience includes emergency nurse for 16 years at Saint Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital where she served as mentor […]

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Fsblist Tijerina

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Prof. Tijerina joined the faculty after serving as the assistant treasurer and controller for Anderson University. In addition to teaching accounting, she leads the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which serves low-income families.

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Scott Tilley

Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving

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(765) 641-4101

Scott Tilley assumed the role of Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving in December of 2016. For the past 17 years, Scott served as the associate pastor of a large church in Goshen, Indiana. Prior to full-time ministry, Scott worked as the communications director for a national insurance/financial services organization, as director of […]

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Associate Professor of Education

(765) 641-4401

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Trotter is an Assistant Professor of the School of Education (SOE) and has taught at Anderson University since 2003.  Initially he served as an adjunct instructor but was invited to join the SOE faculty full time in 2009.  He earned degrees from Olivet Nazarene University, Wheaton College, and Ball State University.  Dr. […]

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Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Prior to arriving at Anderson University, Dr. Troy was working on his Ph.D. at Baylor University.  His dissertation focused on the measurement and classification of human motion in open space and foliaged environments using radar. Dr. Troy’s primary research interest remains centered on the application of radar. Currently, Dr. Troy is investigating human gait parameters […]

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Assistant Professor of Mathematics

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(765) 641-4412

Dr. Van Groningen enjoys the appeal of teaching a wide variety of mathematics classes from Finite Mathematics to the Calculus sequence to Differential Equations. Dr. Van Groningen considers himself a pure applied mathematician whose main research interest lies within numerical analysis. His primary work is with numerical solvers of differential equations including the method of lines […]

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Jason Varner

Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity

(765) 641-4522

Dr. Jason Varner serves as an Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity at the Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministries. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees (History and Bible & Religion; Master of Theological Studies) from Anderson University, Varner moved to Scotland where he studied early modern history at the University of […]

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Vaughters

Assistant Professor of Finance; Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Vaughters is an alum of Anderson University and the Falls School of Business and brings with him over a decade of practical business experience. After graduating with a BA in Finance 2003, he worked for the Department of Defense doing numerous financial and accounting functions in Indianapolis. Professor Vaughters has also worked for various […]

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Dean, School of Science and Engineering; Professor of Chemistry

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Dr. Wallace was an undergraduate student at Anderson University. He loved AU so much; he returned to join the faculty in the fall of 2000. Because of his background in organometallic chemistry, he teaches organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and several other advanced chemistry courses. His research at Anderson University has been mostly in the area […]

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Adam Waller

Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education: Director of Bands

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Adam Waller is the Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Anderson University. Prior to his appointment at Anderson, he was the Wind Ensemble Director at the Johns Hopkins University and Assistant Conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Modern Orchestra at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Recent performances of the Peabody […]

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Assistant Professor of Education

(765) 641-4054

Joyce Duty Wehneman is an Assistant Professor of Education and Licensing Advisor for the School of Education at Anderson University. In this capacity, she teaches Foundations of Teaching, Elementary Methods in Social Studies and Language Arts and facilitates the student teaching seminar. In addition, she works with the Indiana Department of Education to license Anderson […]

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Tanya

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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(765) 641-4490

Tanya Whiteman is an assistant professor in kinesiology. Whiteman earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Taylor University. She went on to attend California University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Master of Science in exercise science with an emphasis in rehabilitation sciences. Currently, she is continuing her education by working toward a doctorate in […]

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Nathan Willowby

Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics

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(765) 641-4529

As assistant professor of theology and ethics, Dr. Nathan Willowby teaches courses for both undergraduate and seminary students at Anderson University in the areas of ethics and theology as well as introduction to the Bible. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Bible and religion and business administration at AU, he spent one year studying at the […]

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Megan Wills

Interim Head Men's/Women's Swimming Coach

Megan Wills is the Interim Head Men’s/Women’s Swimming Coach at Anderson University.

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Jeffrey Wright

Dean, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

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Jeffrey Wright is Dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Anderson University. Dr. Wright is an active music educator and church musician. As a researcher, writer and conference speaker, he examines the intersection of aesthetics, worship traditions, and cultural beliefs and expectations. Since coming to Anderson University in 1995, the School of […]

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Erich Yetter

Assistant Professor of Dance

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Erich Yetter discovered dance after a Texas high school football injury. He began studying with former Berlin Opera Ballet ballerina Ingeborg Heuser and continued his training with Fernando Schaffenburg in Ft. Worth, Texas; Ben Stevenson at the Houston Ballet Academy; and David Howard and Maggie Black in New York City. Yetter danced with Ballet Met in […]

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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

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Professor Samantha Yoo is an assistant professor of visual communication design at Anderson University. She earned degrees from Hunter College of the City University of New York and New York Institute of Technology. She has worked in an NYC-based Shoe Company and Graphic Design firm for more than 13 years, and her projects have spanned […]

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