2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Directories


Board of Trustees

Officers of the Board

RODNEY L. NEUENSCHWANDER, Chair
MERVIN C. YODER, Vice Chair
BRENDA K. SMITH, Secretary
ALICE M. WILLIAMS, Treasurer

The Executive Committee

THOMAS L. CRAWFORD
DAVID A. KING
RODNEY L. NEUENSCHWANDER
MARK N. ROSE
BRENDA K. SMITH
ALICE M. WILLIAMS
LAMAR L. WYSE
MERVIN C. YODER

Trustees

CHARLES I. BANCROFT, D.V.M.
Veterinarian, Crago Veterinary Clinic, Canfield, Ohio

PAMELA G. BURCH
Agency Manager, State Farm Insurance, Memphis, Tennessee

MATTHEW J. CHESNES, D.Min.
Oversight Board Chair, Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region; Senior Pastor, Morning Star Friends Church, Chardon, Ohio

THOMAS L. CRAWFORD
Executive Director, Evangelical Friends Church-Eastern Region; Senior Pastor, Morningside Friends Church, Port St. Lucie, Florida

JANET WEIR CREIGHTON
Stark County Commissioner, Canton, Ohio

RONALD D. CROCK, M.D.
Medical Director, Mercy Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Canton, Ohio

PETER M. FOWLER
Lead Pastor, Salem First Friends Church, Salem, Ohio

SUSAN A. GRABOWSKI
CEO, Desidara, Uniontown, Ohio

KEVIN J. HAMMONS
Senior Vice President, CAO, & Assistant CFO, Community Health Systems, Inc., Franklin, Tennessee

SHARI N. HANSEN
Senior IT Manager, The Progressive Casualty Insurance, Mayfield Village, Ohio

FLANVIS J. JOHNSON, II
Bishop, The House of the Lord, Akron, Ohio

EDWARD C. KAPRALY
Owner, Riverside Native Trees & Nursery, Delaware, Ohio

DAVID A. KING, Ed.D.
President, Malone University, Canton, Ohio

TERRY C. MAGRO
Educator/Counselor (Retired), St. Clairsville, Ohio

BRIAN R. MILLER
President and CEO, ProVia, Sugarcreek, Ohio

LEON MILLER, M.D.
Surgeon/Physician, Millersburg, Ohio

RHONDA J. MITCHELL, N.D.
Homemaker, Beloit, Ohio

MARTHA L. MOONEY, D.V.M.
Owner, Maple Run Veterinary Clinic, Mt. Gilead, Ohio

DAVID P. MURRAY, J.D.
Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, D.C.

RODNEY L. NEUENSCHWANDER
Partner, The Ruhlin Group LLC, North Canton, Ohio

LYNN A. PIERCE
Director of Women’s & Children’s Ministries, Willoughby Hills Friends Church, Willoughby, Ohio

DAVID P. RAWSON, Ph.D.
Ambassador of the United States (Retired), Professor, George Fox University, Newburg, Oregon

MARK N. ROSE, M.D., J.D.
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, Aultman Health Foundation, Canton, Ohio

BRENDA K. SMITH
Deputy Director Probation, Programs & Services, Franklin County Domestic & Juvenile Court (Retired), Columbus, Ohio

MATTHEW C. SUTTER
Chief Executive Officer, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, SōL Harris/Day Architecture, North Canton, Ohio

LYNDON M. THOMAS
Corporate Real Estate Professional, New Franklin, Ohio

ALICE M. WILLIAMS
Director, Federal Taxes, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

LAMAR L. WYSE
President/Owner, WyseSolutions, LLC (retired), Galion, Ohio

MERVIN C. YODER, M.D.
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

University Collegium

David A. King, Ed.D.
President (2012)
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University; M.S., Villanova University; Ed.D., Temple University

Gregory M. Miller, Ph.D.
Interim Provost; Associate Provost for External Partnerships and Programs; Professor of History (2000)
B.A., Oral Roberts University; M.A., University of Tulsa; Ph.D., Boston University

Timothy A. Bryan, B.A.
Chief of Staff, Vice President for Marketing and Communications (2014)
B.A., The University of Akron

S. Mark Seymour, M.S.
Vice President for Enrollment Management (2016)
B.A., Messiah College; M.S., Eastern University

Barbara A. Beuscher, E.M.B.A.
Vice President for Advancement (2017)
B.A. and E.M.B.A., The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Katie A. Robbins, M.B.A.
Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs (2019)
B.S., The Ohio State University; M.B.A., Ashland University

Melody K. Scott, M.A.
Dean of Students and Chief Student Development Officer (2006-2008, 2013)
B.A., Malone University; M.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Durham

 

Administrative Staff

The year in parentheses indicates the year of original employment which is not, in all cases, the same as the beginning year for the position listed.

Admissions

Ellen M. Chapman, B.A. (2017)
Admissions Counselor

Justine J. Chester, B.A. (2017)
Admissions Counselor

Jody A. Dimit (1991)
Campus Visit Coordinator

Linda Kurtz Hoffman, M.A. (2013)
Director of Admissions - Undergraduate and Graduate

Ellen M. Mosteller, B.A. (2017)
Admissions Counselor

Chelsea L. Perry, M.A.O.L. (2015)
Admissions Counselor for Athletics/Compliance Coordinator-NCAA

Robert L. Sampsel, B.A. (2006)
Associate Director of Admissions

Anissa D. Scott, M.A. (2006)
Assistant Director

Ezra M. Tkach, B.A. (2014)
Admissions Counselor

Morgan L. Wagner, M.A. (2010)
Associate Director of Admissions
 

Advancement/Alumni

Paula M. Calhoun, M.A. (2015)
Director of Research and Advancement Grants

Robert R. Dean, B.S. (2018)
Pioneer Development Officer

Megan J. Mauck, B.A. (2017)
Interim Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Julie C. McAbee (2007)
Executive Assistant for Advancement

Erica S. McKinney, B.S. (1997)
Coordinator of Constituency Information

Patrick A. Roberts, Ph.D. (2015-2017, 2018)
Senior Director of Gift Planning and Major GiftsM. HaM. M

 

Athletics

Charles R. Grimes, M.S. (1997)
Athletic Director

Kathryn E. Bzdafka, M.Ed. (2015)
Head Softball Coach

Thomas T. Crank, M.A.Ed. (2003)
Head Baseball Coach

W. Aaron Doty, B.A. (2016)
Sports Information Director

William C. Eddins, M.S. (2016)
Head Golf Coach/Women

David H. Gramlich, M.B.A. (2008-2009, 2010-2014, 2017)
Associate Head Coach, Cross Country

Trevor M. Harris, M.S. (2019)
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Jack B. Hazen, M.A. (1967)
Head Cross Country Coach/Men & Women
Director of International Sports Promotions

Tanya C. Hockman, M.A.C.M. (2003)
Head Volleyball Coach/Women
Senior Women’s Administrator

Russell A. Hunt, J.D. (2014)
Head Swimming & Diving Coach/Men & Women

Kenneth G. Hyland, M.A.Ed. (1972)
Head Golf Coach/Men

Casey L. Kaufman, B.A. (2015)
Head Basketball Coach/Men

Lauren N. Lindesmith, B.S. (2017)
Head Soccer Coach/Women

Mark A. McClure, M.S. (2008)
Head Track & Field Coach/Men & Women

Caleb S. Norrick, M.A.O.L. (2016)
Assistant Athletic Director

Selana M. Reale, M.Ed. (2018)
Head Basketball Coach/Women

John C. Russell, B.S. (1991)
Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Coordination

Timmothy L. Starr, M.S. (2019)
Head Soccer Coach/Men

James R. Tice, M.S.S. (2015)
Assistant Athletic Director

 

Business Office

Shari A. Appel, B.S. (2019)
Controller

Norma K. Bardo, A.A.S. (2000)
Business Office Supervisor and Information Coordinator

 

Center for Student Success

Deborah K. Black, B.A. (2002)
Academic Adviser

Beth A. Clark-Thomas, Ph.D. (1995)
Dean for Retention and Student Success

Anna M. Meadows, M.Ed. (2005)
Director of Student Accessibility Services

Cliff Schenk, B.A. (2006-2013; 2015)
Student Retention Adviser/Support Services

Jennifer M. Vannest, M.A.O.L. (2013)
Director of Tutoring Services and Career Development Coordinator

 

Distance Learning

John W. Koshmider III, M.A. (1989)
Executive Director of Distance Learning

 

Financial Aid

Pamela S. Pustay, B.A. (1998)
Director of Financial Aid

Judith A. Haverstock (2001)
Financial Aid Counselor/NCAA Athletic Coordinator

Laura Klco, B.A. (1997)
Associate Director of Financial Aid

Kim L. Overholt (2004)
Loan Coordinator
 

Graduate and Professional Studies Enrollment

Sophie Bosserhoff, M.B.A. (2019)
Admissions Counselor

Deborah K. Craven (1994)
Office Coordinator

Christopher M. Todaro, M.B.A. (2015)
Director, Graduate and Professional Studies Recruitment

Natasha A. Wahl, B.S. (2019)
Admissions Counselor


Human Resources

David W. Burnip (2007)
Director of Campus Safety

Danielle M. House, B.A. (1997-2005; 2013)
Benefits Coordinator

Cheryl S. Costello (2003)
Director of Campus Mail Services

Tiffany M. Manos, B.A. (2004)
Student Work Coordinator

Debra D. Mittas, M.B.A. (2004)
Director of Human Resources

Linda J. Simons, A.A.B. (1979)
Payroll Specialist

 

Information Technologies

Andrew M. Boak, B.A. (2019)
Technical Support Specialist-Bench

Shawn M. Campbell, B.A. (1999)
Systems Analyst

Symeon N. Crosier (2019)
Technical Support Specialist-Help Desk

Michael J. Garwood, M.A.O.L. (2013)
Instructional Technology Specialist

M. Adam Klemann, M.S. (2003)
Chief Information Officer

Levi M. Muriuki, B.A. (2019)
Programmer Analyst

Dennis P. Riley, B.B.A. (2016)
Systems Administrator

Cathy G. Schwab, B.S. (2016)
Applications Analyst

James M. Shaffer, A.A. (2001)
Senior Network Engineer and Security Information Officer

 

Library

Rebecca L. Fort, M.L.I.S. (1981)
Director of Library

Kristine A. Owens, M.L.I.S. (2000)
Reference Librarian/Systems

Amy M. Yuncker-McCoy, M.L.I.S. (2012)
Reference Librarian/Archivist
 

Office of the Registrar

Gary L. Phelps, M.P.A. (1984)
Registrar

Patti J. Elkins, B.A. (1982-86; 1996-97; 2006)
Assistant Registrar, Traditional Undergraduate Programs

Wendy R. Grimes, B.A. (2015)
Assistant Registrar, Graduate and Online Programs

 

Physical Plant

Jason C. Brannon (2017)
Assistant Manager, Maintenance

Russell E. Thorn (1981)
Facilities Manager, Service/Grounds

Kris G. Vincent (1992)
Facilities Manager, Maintenance/Projects
 

Office of the President

Teresa L. Pittinger (1997)
Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Board of Trustees

 

Office of the Provost

Rebecca S. Albertson, B.A. (1997)
Executive Assistant to the Provost

James H. Brownlee, Ph.D. (1999)
Associate Provost for Program Support and Improvement

Beth A. Clark-Thomas, Ph.D. (1995)
Dean for Retention and Student Success

Marcia K. Everett, Ph.D. (1990)
Director of The College Experience

John P. Harris, II, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement

Kathryn L. Huisinga, Ph.D. (2011)
Co-director of the Honors Program

Steven M. Jensen, Ph.D. (2000)
Co-director of the Honors Program

Jason R. Moyer, Ph.D. (2012)
Director of External Partnerships and Programs

Matthew P. Phelps, Ph.D. (1998)
Director of General Education; Director of Assessment and Institutional Research

Lauren S. Seifert, Ph.D. (1994-97; 1999)
Institutional Review Board Chair and Coordinator

Brenda D. Stevens, M.A.Ed. (1996)
Director of Multicultural Services

Karen R. Warner, M.A.Ed. (1987)
Assistant to the Provost
 

College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences

David B. Beer, Ph.D. (2012)
Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences

Michael L. Benson, D.M.A. (2011)
Chair of the Department of Music

Joyce A. Byler, M.A. (2006)
Director of the Wellness Center

Kyle D. Calderhead, Ph.D. (2007)
Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics

Steven M. Jensen, Ph.D. (2000)
Chair of the Department of English

Jason R. Moyer, Ph.D. (2012)
Chair of the Department of Communication, Visual, and Performing Arts

Elizabeth Patterson Roe, Ph.D. (2007)
Chair of the Department of Social Work

Lauren S. Seifert, Ph.D. (1994-97; 1999)
Chair of the Department of Psychology

Joel R. Soza, D.Th. (1998)
Chair of the Department of Bible, Theology, and Ministry

 

School of Business and Leadership

Michael J. Ophardt, Ph.D. (1996)
Chair of the Department of Business;
Director of the Graduate Programs in Business and Organizational Leadership

Cynthia G. Wilson, E.M.B.A. (2007)
Executive Director of Management Studies
 

School of Education and Human Development

Kara A. Kaelber, Ph.D. (2008)
Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling and Human Development

Moses B. Rumano, Ph.D. (2011)
Chair of the Department of Education

Nancy A. Varian, Ph.D. (2005)
Director of Center for Professional Development

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Debra A. Lee, Ph.D., B.S.N., R.N. (2009)
Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Sheri A. Hartman, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N. (2018)
Director of MSN Program

Julia A. Hooley, B.S., R.N. (1994)
Director of Nursing Study Center

Stephanie A. Reagan, M.S.N., R.N.
Director of RN/BSN Program; Clinical Coordinator of the BSN program

Carrie D. Stroup, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E. (2013)
Director of BSN Program

Mary Jean Surace, M.S. (2015)
Coordinator of Simulation Technologies
 

Student Development

Micah C. Czirr, B.A. (2017)
Resident Director-Haviland Hall

Sarah E. Gregory, M.A. (2018)
Resident Director-Blossom Hall

Kathryn G. Gritter, M.A. (2009-2017; 2018)
Housing and Program Coordinator

Logan T. Hansen, M.B.A. (2016)
Resident Director-DeVol Hall

Jonathan D. Laird, B.A. (2017)
Worship Arts Coordinator

Linda J. Leon, D.Min. (1995)
Director of Spiritual Formation 

Timothy T. Morber, M.Ed. (2005)
Director of the Counseling Center

Julia A. Newton, B.A. (2018)
Resident Director-Heritage Hall/Administrative Support for the Counseling Center

Rebecca K. Rodak, R.N. (2016)
Health Center Director

Anthony D. Schnyders, B.S. (2009-2015; 2017)
Dean of Community Life and Student Engagement
 

University Relations/Event Services

Constance M. Brannon, M.Ed. (2015)
Manager of University Marketing

Janie L. Linger, B.A. (2015)
Content Manager for the Website and Publications

Cynthia K. Lundin (1995)
Events Coordinator

Joshua C. McManaway, B.A. (2015)
Multimedia Production Specialist

Brian W. Ohler, B.S. (2018)
Assistant Technical Coordinator

Grace C. Rhoads, B.A. (2019)
Marketing Assistant

David L. Yakley, M.A. (1999)
Director of Design

Faculty

Year indicates appointment to full-time faculty.

JESSE AYERS
Professor of Music (1997)
B.M. and M.M., University of Tennessee-Knoxville; D.M.A., University of Kentucky

JACK D. BALLARD, JR.
Professor of Music (2003)
B.A., Central Washington University; M.M., Eastern Washington University, Ph.D., Kent State University

MARK W. BANKERT
Assistant Professor of Sport Management (2015)
B.A., The Ohio State University; M.S.A., Ohio University

DAVID B. BEER
Chair, Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences; Associate Professor of Political Science; Associate Director of the Center for Christian Faith and Culture (2012)
A.B., Georgetown University; M.A. and Ph.D., Catholic University of America

JEFFREY R. BEINE
Associate Professor of Education (2008)
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Kent State University

MICHAEL L. BENSON
Chair, Department of Music, Associate Professor of Music (2011)
B.M., Rice University; M.M. and D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

JAMES H. BROWNLEE
Associate Provost for Program Support and Improvement, Professor of English (1999)
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota

STEPHANIE L. BURGESS
Instructor of Nursing (2011)
Diploma in Nursing, Massillon Community Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Kent State University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix

KYLE D. CALDERHEAD
Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics; Professor of Mathematics (2007)
B.Phil., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

JAY R. CASE
Professor of History (1999)
B.A., Taylor University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

SANGSUN CHOI
Assistant Professor of Media Production (2016)
B.A., Hangdong Global University; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BETH A. CLARK-THOMAS
Dean for Retention and Student Success, Professor of Education (1995)
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A.Ed., Malone University; Ph.D., The University of Akron

KARYN R. COLLIE
Associate Professor of Biology (2013)
B.S., Ouachita Baptist University; M.Phil and Ph.D., The Graduate Center - City University of New York

LORI L. COOKE
Clinical Instructor of Nursing (2013)
B.S.N. and M.Ed., Kent State University; D.N.P., Carlow University

JASON R. COURTER
Associate Professor of Biology (2013)
B.S., Taylor University; M.S., Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D., Clemson University

EBENÉZER A. F. de OLIVEIRA
Professor of Psychology (2001)
B.Th., Seminario Presbiteriano do Norte; B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible; M.A., Westminster Theological Seminary; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Delaware

JACLYN A. DWYER
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (2016)
B.S., Gwynedd-Mercy University; M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.F.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Florida State University

DAVID N. ENTWISTLE
Professor of Psychology (1996)
B.A., Taylor University; M.A. and Psy.D., Biola University

MARCIA K. EVERETT
Professor of Communication Arts; Director, The College Experience (1995)
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S., The Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Kent State University

SHAWN D. FLOYD
Professor of Philosophy (1999)
B.A. and M.A., Baylor University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University

LAURA S. FOOTE
Associate Professor of Management Studies (2007)
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University; M.A., The University of Akron; Ed.D., Regent University

REBECCA L. FORT
Director of Library, Instructor of Library and Information Services (2015)
B.A., Milligan College; M.A., The University of Akron; M.L.I.S. Wayne State University

JULIA A. FRANKLAND
Professor of Business Administration (1999)
B.A., Westminster College; M.A., The University of Akron; Ph.D., Kent State University

CHRISTINA A. FRATENA
Clinical Instructor of Nursing (2015)
B.S.N., Malone University, M.S.N., Kent State University

LAURA M. FRAZIER
Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2018)
B.A., Malone University, Ph.D., The University of Akron

OTIS C. FRENCH
Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music (2018)
B.A., Saint Leo College; M.M., Indiana University; D.M.A., University of Maryland

KATIE R. GAMBY
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development (2019)
B.S., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Toledo

JAMES F. GLASGOW
Professor of Computer Science (1998)
A.A.S., B.S. and M.S., The University of Akron; L.S.M., Kent State University; Ph.D., Union Institute & University

JEFFREY M. GOFF
Professor of Chemistry (1997)
B.A., Malone University, Ph.D., The University of Akron

SONJI D. GREGORY
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development (2015)
B.A., Malone University; M.A., Ashland Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Regent University

DAVID W. HAHN
Professor of Mathematics (1999)
B.S. and M.S., The University of Akron; Ph.D., Colorado State University

TC HAM
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies (2013)
B.A., Boston University; Th.M. and Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

JOHN P. HARRIS II
Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Engagement, Professor of Business Administration (1991)
B.A., The University of Akron; M.A. and Ph.D., Kent State University

SHERI A. HARTMAN
Director of the Graduate Program in Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing (1991)
B.S.N. and M.S.N., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., The University of Akron

JACK B. HAZEN
Associate Professor of Physical Education (1967)
B.A., Asbury College; M.A., The Ohio State University

PAMELA N. HOALT
Professor of Health Education (1994)
A.A. and B.A., Anderson University; M.S., Butler University; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

BRYAN C. HOLLON
Director of the Center for Christian Faith and Culture, Professor of Theology (2006)
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University

KATHRYN L. HUISINGA
Co-director of Honors Program, Associate Professor of Biochemistry (2011)
B.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

MARK E. JAKOWSKI
Professor of Education (2004)
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S., Miami University; Ph.D., Indiana University

STEVEN M. JENSEN
Chair, Department of English; Co-director of Honors Program; Professor of English (2000)
B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.S., M.A., and Ph.D., The Ohio State University

KARA A. KAELBER
Director, Graduate Program in Counseling and Human Development; Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Development (2008)
B.A., The University of Akron; M.A.Ed., Malone University; Ph.D., The University of Akron

HOLLY M. KIBLER
Instructor of Nursing (2018)
B.S.N., Malone University; M.S.N., Liberty University

DAVID A. KING
President, Professor of Higher Education and Leadership (2012)
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University; M.S., Villanova University; Ed.D., Temple University

SANDRA L. KNAUF
Assistant Professor of Nursing (2018)
B.S.N., University of Toledo; M.S.N., Medical College of Ohio

JOHN W. KOSHMIDER III
Director of Distance Learning, Associate Professor of Psychology (1989)
B.A., Goshen College; M.A., Cleveland State University

HYUNJIN D. KWAK
Assistant Professor of Sociology (2017)
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

ANN O. LAWSON
Instructor of Business (2002)
B.S., Geneva College; M.B.A., Youngstown State University

DEBRA A. LEE
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences; Associate Professor of Nursing (2009)
Diploma in Nursing, Akron General Medical Center School of Nursing; B.S.N., Malone University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

TAMMIE L. McKENZIE
Director of Theatre, Professor of Communication Arts (1994)
B.A., Grove City College; M.F.A., Ohio University

STEVEN E. MERRILL
Associate Professor of Nursing (2017)
B.S.N., University of Michigan; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Ph.D., University of Michigan

GREGORY J. MILLER
Interim Provost, Professor of History (2000)
B.A., Oral Roberts University; M.A., University of Tulsa; Ph.D., Boston University

JASON R. MOYER
Chair, Department of Communication, Visual, and Performing Arts; Associate Professor of Communication Arts; Director of External Partnerships and Programs (2012)
B.A., Bluffton University; M.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Iowa

EMILY E. MUPINGA
Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development (2019)
B.S. and M.S., Louisiana State University; M.S., Indiana State University; Ph.D., Kent State University

SUZANNE B. NICHOLSON
Professor of Biblical Studies (2004)
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Durham

MICHAEL J. OPHARDT
Chair, Department of Business; Director, Graduate Programs in Business and Organizational Leadership; Professor of Business Ethics (1996)
B.A., Allegheny College; M.Phil.F., Institute for Christian Studies; Ph.D., Duquesne University

KRISTINE A. OWENS
Reference Librarian/Systems, Instructor of Library Science (2003)
B.A. and M.L.I.S., Kent State University

RANDI C. PAHLAU
Assistant Professor of English (1997)
B.S. and M.A. and Ph.D., Kent State University

CHERIE A. PARSONS
Professor of English (1995)
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene College; M.A., The University of Akron; Ph.D., Kent State University

CHRISTOPHER J. PAYNE
Assistant Professor of Biology (2018)
B.S., Saint Vincent College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

JON C. PETERSON
Associate Professor of Music (2013)
B.A., Austin College; M.M., Southern Methodist University; D.M.A., The University of Arizona

MATTHEW P. PHELPS
Director of General Education, Director of Assessment and Institutional Research, Professor of Psychology (1998)
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S. and Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

ELIZABETH A. POSTLEWAITE
Assistant Professor of Business (2012)
B.A., The Ohio State University; M.B.A., Malone University

WILLIAM P. QUIGLEY
Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry (1998)
B.A., West Liberty College; M.Div. and D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary

WILLIAM P. RACINE
Professor of Business and Leadership (2012)
B.S., The University of Akron; M.B.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., Capella University

STEPHANIE A. REAGAN
Director, RN/BSN Program; Clinical Coordinator of the BSN program; Associate Professor of Nursing (2004)
Diploma in Nursing, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing; M.S.N., The University of Akron

ANDREW S. C. REYNOLDS
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A. and M.S.W., Asbury University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

CINDY A. FLOOD RIES
Associate Professor of English (1995)
B.A., Malone University; M.A., Mount St. Joseph University; Ph.D., The University of Akron

ELIZABETH PATTERSON ROE
Chair, Department of Social Work; Professor of Social Work (2007)
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.S.W., Roberts Wesleyan College; Ph.D., Memorial University

ANDREW E. RUDD
Professor of Communication Arts; (1999)
B.A., Cedarville College; M.A., Andrews University; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

MOSES B. RUMANO
Associate Professor of Education (2011)
B.A., Africa University; M.A.E., Otterbein College; Ph.D., Miami University of Ohio

REBEKKA R. RUSSELL
Instructor of Social Work
B.A., Malone University; M.S.W., University of New England

CHRISTINA M. SCHNYDERS
Associate Professor of Counseling and Human Development (2011-12; 2013)
B.A., Simpson University; M.A., Ashland Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Kent State University

LAUREN S. SEIFERT
Chair and Coordinator, Institutional Review Board; Chair, Department of Psychology; Professor of Psychology (1994-97; 1999)
B.A., The University of Akron; M.A. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University

ALBERT H. SMITH, JR., CPA, CMA
Associate Professor of Business Administration (1983)
B.A., University of Mount Union; M.B.A., The Ohio State University

JOEL R. SOZA
Chair, Department of Bible, Theology, and Ministry; Professor of Biblical Studies (1998)
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.A.O.T. and M.A.N.T., Ashland Theological Seminary; D.Th., University of South Africa

CARRIE D. STROUP
Director, BSN Program; Associate Professor of Nursing (2013)
B.S.N., Malone University; M.S.N., Liberty University; D.N.P., Carlow University

JACALYNN J. STUCKEY
Professor of History (1999)
B.A., Malone University; M.A., The University of Akron; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

DANIEL L. SWARTZ
Associate Professor of Visual Arts (2018)
B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A. Ball State University; M.F.A., University of Hartford

NANCY A. VARIAN
Director, Center for Professional Development; Assistant Professor of Education (2009)
B.S. and M.S., Mississippi State University; M.S., Ashland University; Ph.D., The University of Akron

SCOTT T. WAALKES
Professor of International Politics (1998)
B.A., Calvin College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia

DUANE F. WATSON
Professor of New Testament Studies (1989)
B.A., Houghton College; M. Div., Princeton Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University

DONALD A. WILLIAMS
Professor of Education (2003)
B.S., Wayne State University; M.S., SUNY-Albany; M.A., Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

MICHELE L. WILLIAMS
Associate Professor of Business and Leadership (2000)
B.A. and M.B.A., Malone University; Ph.D., Kent State University

CYNTHIA G. WILSON
Executive Director, Management Studies; Instructor of Management Studies (2007)
A.A.S., The University of Akron; B.A., Malone University; E.M.B.A., Baldwin Wallace University

STEPHEN E. WIRICK
Associate Professor of Exercise Science (2003)
B.S. and M.S.Ed., The University of Akron; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

JASON L. WYSE
Associate Director of Bands; Director of Music Educator Preparation; Instructor of Music (2018)
B.M.Ed., Grove City College; M.M., The Ohio State University

LORA L. WYSS
Professor of Nursing (2001)
Diploma in Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing; B.S.N. and M.S.N., George Mason University; Ph.D., The University of Akron

AMY M. YUNCKER-McCOY
Reference Librarian/Archivist, Instructor of Library Science (2012)
B.A., The Ohio State University; M.L.I.S., Kent State University


Adjunct Faculty in Study Programs through the CCCU

PETER BAKER
Director, American Studies Program (1999)
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

JOHN K. BUCHER, JR.
Co-Director, Los Angeles Film Studies Centre (2007)
B.A. and M.A., University of Colorado; Ph.D. Candidate, Pacifica Graduate Institute

JEREMY CASPER
Co-Director, Los Angeles Film Studies Centre (2007)
B.A., Southwest Baptist University; M.A., Regent University

DONALD DE GRAAF
Director, Australia Studies Centre (2019)
B.A., Calvin University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

DOUGLAS K. MAGNUSON
Director, Middle East Studies Program (2013)
B.A., Bethel University; M.A. and Ph.D., Brown University

WARREN PETTIT
Director, Contemporary Music Center (2001)
B.M., University of Manitoba; M.M., University of Miami; A.R.C.T., Royal Conservatory of Toronto

RACHEL ROBINSON
Director, Uganda Studies Program (2014)
B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

STANLEY P. ROSENBERG
Director, CCCU Oxford Programmes (1999)
B.A., Colorado State University, M.A. and Ph.D., Catholic University of America

DANIEL SIEFKEN
Director, Latin American Studies Program (2018)
B.A., Spring Arbor University; M.A., University of Edinburgh

 

Adjunct Faculty in Biology-Clinical Laboratory Science

Note: the listings below are subject to change as periodic updates are provided by Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Technology and the Cooperative Technology Program of Akron

SUSAN HARRINGTON, PhD, D (ABMM), MLS (ASCP)CM
Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Technology

BARBARA ZINGALE, MT, MLS (ASCP) CM
Program Director, Cleveland Clinic School of Medical Technology
B.S., Florida Atlantic University

ROSE ANN CRAWFORD
Education Coordinator, Akron General Medical Center (1993)
B.S., College of Saint Teresa; M.S.M.T., Wayne State University

BARBARA A. LEISINGER
Education Coordinator, Point of Care Testing Coordinator, Summa Health System (2004)
B.S., Kent State University; Certified Medical Technologist, Akron General Medical Center

ROBERT W. NOVAK
Medical Director, Cooperative Medical Technology Program of Akron (1993)
B.S., Brown University; M.D., Duke University

SHARON SHRIBER
Program Director, Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron (1998)
B.S. and M.B.A., The University of Akron


Emeriti

ROGER K. BARRETT
Professor of Psychology Emeritus (1966-1999)
B.A., Wheaton College; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; M.A., Pepperdine College; Ph.D., Kent State University

JOSEPH L. BRIDGES
Professor of Communication Arts Emeritus (1992-2008)
A.B., Tabor College; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Southern California

SANDRA L. CARNES
Professor of Music Emerita (1981-2011)
B.A., Malone University; M.M., The University of Akron

DIANE M. CHAMBERS
Professor of English Emerita (1996-2016)
B.S., Bimidji State University; M.A. University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

DONGHAI CHEN
Professor of Chemistry Emeritus (1990-2016)
B.S. Shanghai University of Science and Technology; M.S., Ji Ling University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

ALICE E. CHRISTIE
Professor of Education Emerita (1999-2014)
B.A., Ursuline College; M.A., The University of Akron; Ph.D., Kent State University

MARTHA J. COOK
Professor of Education Emerita (1981-2007)
B.S., The Ohio State University; M.E., Kent State University; Ed.D., The University of Akron

CHARLES B. CURETON
Professor of Psychology Emeritus (1967-1996)
B.R.E., Fort Wayne Bible College; M.A., Memphis State University; Ed.D., University of Tennessee

STEPHEN J. DIAKOFF
Professor of Biology Emeritus (1979-2014)
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Ph.D., Washington State University

BARBARA M. DRENNAN
Professor of Art Emerita (1992-2015)
B.S., M.A., and Ph.D., Kent State University

BARBARA A. EASLICK
Professor of Sport Management Emerita (1987-2015)
B.S., Kent State University; M.Ed., Ashland University; D.S.M., United States Sports Academy

KATHLEEN M. FLAHERTY
Professor of Nursing Emerita (1991-2003; 2007-2018)
B.S.N., Widener University; M.S.N., Kent State University; Ph.D., Widener University

KATHY A. HAAS
Associate Professor of Physical Education Emerita (1991-2017)
B.A., Marshall University; M.M., The Ohio State University

KENNETH N. HOALT
Professor of Health Education Emeritus (1999-2015)
B.S. and M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

MARTHA E. HORST
Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita (1988-2008)
Diploma in Nursing, Kansas City General Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N., Eastern Mennonite College; M.S.N., Kent State University

DANIEL J. HOSKINS
Professor of Business Administration Emeritus (1970-2004)
B.S., Ohio University; M.B.A., Roosevelt University; Ph.D., The University of Akron

JANE HOYT-OLIVER
Professor of Social Work Emerita (1984-1991; 1998-2019)
A.A., Pine Manor College; B.A. and M.S.W., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

RONALD G. JOHNSON
President Emeritus (1994-2007); Provost (1981-1994); Professor of Physics (1970-1981)
A.B., Eastern Michigan University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Kansas

DENNIS D. KINCAID
Professor of Business Emeritus (1988-2018)
B.A., Kent State University; M.B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Kent State University

ZOVINAR N. LAIR
Associate Professor of Education Emerita (1969-1995)
A.B. and A.M., Bob Jones University; M.A., Middlebury College

LYNN M. LEON
Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita (1995-2010)
Diploma in Nursing, Massillon City Hospital School of Nursing; B.S.N. and M.S.N., The Ohio State University

GLENN E. LIPELY
Associate Professor of Mathematics Emeritus (1967-1995)
B.S., Yale University; M.Ed., Kent State University

PATRICIA L. LONG
Professor of Education Emerita (1978-2014)
B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Kent State University; Ed.D., The University of Akron

GERALD S. McFADDEN
Associate Professor of Business Administration Emeritus (1986-2001)
B.S. and M.Ed., Kent State University

ELIZABETH W. McVAN
Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita (1988-2001; 2009-2015)
B.S.N., The Ohio State University; M.S.N., The University of Akron

STEPHEN K. MORONEY
Professor of Theology Emeritus (1993-2018)
B.A., Duke University; M.A., Wheaton College; M.A.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University

DONALD R. MURRAY
Associate Professor of Music Emeritus (1967-2000)
B.M., Chicago Evangelistic Institute; M.M., Indiana University

MILLARD B. NIVER
Professor of Mathematics Emeritus (1967-1996)
B.S., Taylor University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Kent State University

LARRY D. REINHART
Professor of Christian Education Emeritus (1991-2012)
B.A. and M.A., Olivet Nazaren University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.A., Governors State University; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

LORETTA M. REINHART
Professor of Nursing Emerita (1991-2012)
Diploma in Nursing, Grant School of Nursing; B.S.N., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S.N., Case Western Reserve University; Ph.D., University of Illinois

BURLEY G. SMITH
Professor of English Emeritus (1960-1999)
A.B., Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Kent State University

JEANETTE R. SMITH
Associate Professor of Education Emerita (1975-1999)
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.Ed, Bowling Green State University

SUSAN L. TAYLOR
Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita (1989-2014)
B.S.N. and M.S.N., The University of Akron

R. STANFORD TERHUNE, JR.
Librarian Emeritus; Associate Professor of Library Science (1982-2010)
B.A., Northwestern University; M.S., University of Illinois; M.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

DALE S. THOMSON
Professor of Biology Emeritus (1967-1996)
B.A., Cedarville College; M.S. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University

HAROLD R. WALKER
Professor of Education and Sociology Emeritus (1962-1994)
B.A., University of Mount Union; M.Ed., Kent State University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

JOHN B. WILLIAMS
Professor of Mathematics Emeritus (1990-2011)
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Illinois