2016 - 2017

Sherilyn R. Emberton (2013-  )
President of the University
BS, 1979, Stephen F. Austen State University; MA, 1981, Stephen F. Austen State University; EdD, 1999, Texas A & M University - Commerce.

Joshua D. Addessi (2014-  )
Visiting Instructor of Digital Media Arts
BS, 2010, Huntington University.

David E. Alexander (2009-  )
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
BA, 2003, Arizona State University; MA, 2005 and PhD, 2008, Baylor University.

Tanner A. Babb (2010-  )
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Psychology
BA, 2004, Huntington University; MS Ed, 2007, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; PhD, 2012, University of Toledo.

Tyanne N. Bailey (2005-  )
Visiting Instructor in Education
BS, 2004, Huntington University; MA, 2006, Ball State University.

Bryan L. Ballinger (2015-  )
Professor in Digital Media Arts
BFA, 1990, Columbus College of Art and Design; MFA, 2005, Lesley University.

Rebekah A. Benjamin (2015-  )
Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, 2004 and Secondary Education Graduate Certificate, 2005, Indiana Wesleyan University; MA, 2009 and PhD, 2012, University of Georgia.

Chaney R. Bergdall (1975-2012)
Professor Emeritus of Bible and Religion
BA, 1969, Huntington University; MA, 1970, Jerusalem University College; MDiv, 1973, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; PhD, 1986, Fuller Theological Seminary; graduate study, Grace Theological Seminary.

Thomas E. Bergler (2000-  )
Professor of Ministry and Missions
BS, 1986, University of Michigan; MA, 1995, Wheaton College; PhD, 2001, University of Notre Dame.

Sara E. Best (2015-  )
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
BA, 2000, Castleton State College; OTD, 2011, Belmont University.

William H. Bordeaux (1987-2012)
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
BA, 1968, Houghton College; DA, 1976, University of Miami; graduate study, North Carolina State University.

Susan J. Boyer (2002-  )
Associate Professor of Education
BS, 1982, Gardner-Webb University; MA, 1997, Georgetown College; EdD, 2010, Ball State University.

Charles L. Brady (1959-86)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Business
BS, 1946, Northwest Missouri State College; AM, 1952, University of Northern Colorado.

Dwight D. Brautigam (1987-  )
Professor of History
BA, 1979, Houghton College; MA, 1982, University of Kentucky; PhD, 1987, University of Rochester.

Beth A. Bright (2014-  )
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
BS, 2008, Bowling Green State University; OTD, 2011, Belmont University.

Katherine E. Brown (2015-  )
Assistant Professor of Political Science
BS, 2004, Cornwell University; MA, 2010, University at Buffalo; MA, 2012 and PhD, 2015, University of Virginia.

Lance D. Clark (1993- )
Associate Dean of the Arts, Professor of Digital Media Arts Film and Communication, Chair of the Division of School of the Arts
BA, 1989, Huntington University; MA, 1991 and PhD, 2001, Regent University.

Ron L. Coffey (1986-  )
Vice President for Student Life
BS, 1981, Huntington University; MA, 1993, Ball State University; PhD, 2007, Indiana State University.

Rebecca L. Coffman (1993-  )
Professor of Art
BFA, 1985, Hardin-Simmons University; MFA, 1989, Texas Tech University.

Michael D. Cook (2009-  )
Associate Professor of Counseling
BS, 1988, Albany State University; MA, 1992 and PhD, 1997, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Sharon L. Custer (1973-2009)
Assistant Professor Emerita of Business
BS, 1966, Huntington University; MS, 1975, University of Saint Francis; graduate study, Ball State University.

Jerry E. Davis (2007-  )
Director of Graduate Counseling Program, Professor of Counseling
BS, 1977, Lancaster Bible College; MEd, 1979, Millersville University; PhD, 1992, Purdue University.

Jayme R. Dee (2016-  )
Instructor of Nursing
BS, 2005, University of Saint Francis.

Kevin L. S. Drury (2016-  )
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BS, 1996, Virginia Tech; MFS, 1998, Yale University; PhD, 2004, University of Chicago.

Jay R. Duffer (2008-  )
Associate Professor of Theatre 
BME, 1991, Baylor University; MFA, 1995, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jodi D. Eckert (2014-  )
Instructor of Nursing
AND, 1998, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne; BSN, 2014, Western Governors University.

Kent D. Eilers (2009-  )
Associate Professor of Theology
BS, 1998, Calvin College; MA, 2004, Denver Seminary; PhD, 2009, University of Aberdeen.

Bruce D. Evans (1991-  )
Professor of Biology
BS, 1985, University of Charleston; PhD, 1991, Emory University.

Mark R. Fairchild (1986-  )
Professor of Bible and Religion
BS, 1976, Pennsylvania State University; BA, 1980, Toccoa Falls College; MDiv, 1982, Asbury Theological Seminary; MPhil, 1985 and PhD, 1989, Drew University.

Luke S. Fetters (1999-  )
Professor of Ministry and Missions, Director of Global Studies
BA, 1982 and MCM, 1984, Huntington University; MA, 1992, Wheaton College Graduate School; EdD, 2005, Ball State University.

Paul R. Fetters (1972-2002)
Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology, Dean Emeritus for the Graduate School
BA, 1955 and BD, 1959, Huntington University; MDiv, 1969, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; MS, 1975, University of Saint Francis; DMin, 1980, Fuller Theological Seminary; DD (hon.), 2003, Huntington University; graduate study, Wright State University and Regent University.

Ruth A. Ford (2014-  )
Associate Dean for Health Sciences, Director of Occupational Therapy and Professor of Occupational Therapy
BS, 1976, The Ohio State University; MSBS, 1994, Medical College of Ohio; EdD, 2004, Bowling Green State University.

Jennifer L. French (2016-  )
Assistant Professor of Education
BS, 2001, Ball State University; MA, 2005, Liberty University.

A. Norris Friesen (1985-  )
Professor of German, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
BA, 1972, Tabor College; MS, 1980, Kansas State University; PhD, 1991, Purdue University.

Anita L. Gray (2011-  )
Director of Library Sciences
BA, 1982, Grand Rapids Baptist College; MSLS, 1992, Wayne State University.

Robert E. Hale (1961-1997)
Professor Emeritus of Physics
BS, 1951, Ball State University; MA, 1960, Western Michigan University; EdD, 1973, Ball State University; PedD (hon.), 1997, Huntington University; graduate study, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Kansas, University of Arizona, Ohio University.

Carrie H. Halquist (2015-  )
Information Literacy/User Services Librarian, Assistant Professor of Library Science
BA, 2012, Grace College; MS, 2015, Indiana University-Purdue University.

Sarah J. Harvey (1981-  )
Registrar
BA, 1978, Huntington University; MA, 1981 and graduate study, Ball State University.

R. William Hasker (1966-2000)
Distinguished Professor and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
AB, 1956, Wheaton College; BD, 1959, American Baptist Seminary of the West; PhD, 1961, University of Edinburgh; LHD (hon.), 2001, Huntington University; graduate study, Fuller Theological Seminary, University of California at Berkeley.

Vincent D. Haupert (2010-  )
Vice President for Advancement
BS, 1990, Huntington University.

Herbert Jack Heller (2002-  )
Associate Professor of English
BA, 1985, Bryan College; MA, 1989 and PhD, 1997, Louisiana State University.

Kurtis “Bo” K. Helmich (2012-  )
Assistant Professor of Ministry and Missions
BA, 1992, Stanford University; MDiv, 1998, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary; MA, 2008, University of Oxford; ABD, Duke University.

F. Collin Hobbs (2013-  )
Assistant Professor of Biology
BS, 2004, University of Wisconsin; PhD, 2013, Indiana University.

Denise L. Hoffman (2016-  )
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
BS, 1992, Central Michigan University; MS, 2013, Quinnipiac University; OTD, 2016, Quinnipiac University.

Troy D. Irick (2002-  )
Assistant Professor of Business and Economics, Vice President of HU Ventures, Inc.
BS, 1985, Huntington University; MA, 2008, Crown College; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, 2011, Regent University; Certified Public Accountant.

Francis L. Jones (1971-2011)
Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences
BA, 1966, Huntington University; MS, 1967 and PhD, 1971, Michigan State University; graduate study, Ball State University.

Karen E. Jones (1997-  )
Professor of Ministry and Missions, Director of MA in Ministry Program
BS, 1978 and MS, 1982, Southwest Missouri State University; MA, 1993 and PhD, 1998 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Robert E. Kaehr (1976-2010)
Director of Library Services and Associate Professor Emeritus
BA, 1965, Huntington University; MA, 1972, Northern Arizona University; MLS, 1976, George Peabody College; graduate study, Indiana University.

Mandy L. Kellums (2016-  )
Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling
BS, 2001, Southwest Baptist University; MA, 2007, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; MA, 2013, Wheaton College.

George W. Killian, Jr. (2001-  )
Associate Professor of Music
BA, 1988, Anderson University; MM, 1991, Ball State University; DMA, 2000, Arizona State University.

J. Stephan Leeper (2005-  )
Associate Professor of Digital Media Arts
BFA, 1990, School of the Museum of Fine Arts – Boston and Tufts University; MFA, 2007, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.

Jeffrey L. Lehman (1998-  )
Professor of Computer Science, Chair of the Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
BA, 1991, Bluffton College; MS, 1993, Illinois State University; PhD, 2004, Nova Southeastern University.

W. Todd Martin (1999-  )
Professor of English, Director of Honors Program
BA, 1989, William Jewell College; MA, 1991, Wake Forest University; PhD, 1998, Baylor University.

Carla J. MacDonald (2005-  )
Associate Professor of Social Work
BSW, 1979, Manchester College; MSW, 1981, Indiana University; MBA, 1991, University of Saint Francis; EdD, 2012, Indiana Wesleyan University.

David W. McEowen (1997-2014)
Associate Professor Emeritus in Business
BS, 1970, Purdue University; MBA, 1984, University of Saint Francis; graduate study, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Ann C. McPherren (1981-  )
Vice President for Strategy and Graduate/Adult Programs, Professor of Business and Economics
BA, 1978, Huntington University; MS, 1982 and EdD, 1992, Ball State University; graduate study, Indiana University.

Barbara E. Michel (2008-  )
Associate Professor of Art
BA, 1989 and 1992, Purdue University; MA, 1997, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; graduate study, Purdue University.

Paul E. Michelson (1974-2015)
Distinguished Professor and Professor Emeritus of History
AB, 1967, Emporia State University; AM, 1969 and PhD, 1975, Indiana University.

Fred L. Miller, III (2016-  )
Associate Professor of Exercise Science
BS, 2000, Huntington University; MA, 2003, Eastern New Mexico University; PhD, 2008, University of Houston.

Kevin D. Miller (2002-  )
Professor of Communication
BA, 1987, Eastern Mennonite University; MA, 1992, Ohio State University; PhD, 2002, University of Kentucky.

Ruth E. Nalliah (1995-  )
Professor of Chemistry
BA, 1989, Bluffton College; PhD, 1995, University of Toledo.

Randy L. Neuman (1982-  )
Associate Director of Library Services and Assistant Professor of Library Science
AB, 1980, Huntington University; MLS, 1981, University of Michigan; graduate study, Ball State University.

John T. Noble (2012-  )
Assistant Professor of Bible and Religion, Director for Non-Western Studies
BA, 1998, Taylor University; MDiv, 2005, Gordon- Conwell Theological Seminary; PhD, 2013 Harvard University.

James M. O’Donnell (1993-2012)
Associate Professor Emeritus of Business and Economics and Executive-in-Residence
AB, 1970, Brown University; MEd, 1973, Rhode Island College; MBA, 1979, Columbia University.

Terrell M. Peace (1998-  )
Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education, Professor of Education
BS, 1973, Clemson University; MRE, 1980 and PhD, 1984, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Raymond A. Porter (2014-  )
Director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies, Associate Professor of Agriculture
BS, 1981, Wheaton College; PhD, 1988, Cornell University; MA, 2013, Biola University.

Evelyn J. Priddy (1990-2016)
Professor Emerita of Education
BS, 1972, Huntington University; MS, 1976, Indiana University; EdD, 1989, Ball State University.

Brian T. Rice (2014-  )
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BS, 2008, Harvey Mudd College; MA, 2010 and PhD, 2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Nancy L. Richison (2013-  )
Instructor of Nursing
BS, 1992, Huntington University; BSN, 2004, Indiana Wesleyan University; MSN, 2009, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

James Gregory Roth (2016-  )
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
BFA, 2011, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne; MFA, 2013, Maine College of Art.

Michael W. Rowley (1998-  )
Associate Professor of Speech Communication
BA, 1991 and MA, 1992, University of Central Florida; PhD, 1997, Florida State University.

Mary E. Ruthi (1978-80; 1983-  )
Professor of Sociology 
BA, 1972, Sterling College; MA, 1975 and PhD, 1978, University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Marlene J. Schleiffer (1973-2005)
Professor Emerita of Music
BSM, 1959, Summit Christian College; MM, 1962 and PhD, 1973, Indiana University.

Nicole R. Scheiman (2015-  )
Associate Professor and Director of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
AS, 1991, International Business College; BS, 1999, Indiana University; MHS, 201- University of Florida.

Diana C. Shenefield (2009-  )
Director of Nursing Program, Assistant Professor of Nursing
ASN, 1991, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; BSN, 2004 and MA, 2008, Indiana Wesleyan University; EdD, 2012, Capella University.

Isaac Nathan Short (2014-  )
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
BA, 2002, Lee University; OTD, 2009, Belmont University.

Gerald D. Smith (1967-2009)
Professor Emeritus of Physics and Chemistry and Vice President and Dean Emeritus of the University
BS, 1964, Huntington University; PhD, 1972, Purdue University; LHD (hon.), 1998, Huntington University; graduate study, University of Washington, Michigan State University, Ball State University, Louisiana State University.

Timothy O. Smith (2007-  )
Professor of History
BA (Hons), 1996, University of Leicester; MA, 1997, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; PhD, 2005, University of East Anglia; FRHistS, 2008, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Gregory A. Smitley (2015-  )
Vice President for Business and Finance/Treasurer
AA, 1978 and BS, 1980, Huntington University; Diploma, 1999, Graduate School of Banking; MBA, 2005, Indiana Wesleyan University.

Daniel F. Solms (2015-  )
Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing
BS, 1994 and MS, 2002, Indiana Wesleyan University.

Patricia R. Spedden (1983-2010)
Professor Emerita of Music
BMus, 1973, Centenary College; MM, 1975, University of Maine; DA, 1982, Ball State University.

Heather Y. Z. St. Peters (2015-  )
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
BA, 1991, Illinois Wesleyan University; MS, 1994, Illinois State University; PhD, 2012, Indiana Institute of Technology.

Cynthia L. Steury (1980-82; 1986-2016)
Professor Emerita of Education
BS, 1971, Huntington University; MA, 1974, Bowling Green State University; EdD, 1997, Ball State University.

Samantha J. Surotius (2016-  )
Instructor of Social Work
BSW, 2010, Huntington University; MSW, 2012, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

Timothy L. Troyer (2012-  )
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BA, 1996, Goshen College; MS, 1999, University of Michigan; PhD, 2008, Vanderbilt University.

Constance L. Updike (1988-2013)
Associate Professor Emerita of Recreation Management
BS, 1971, Manchester College; MS, 1977, Indiana University; graduate study, University of Saint Francis, Indiana University, Ball State University.

Linda K. Urschel (1984-  )
Professor of English, Chair of the Division of Humanities and Christian Thought
BS, 1980 and MAT, 1984, Indiana University; PhD, 1992, Ball State University.

Michael K. Wanous (2014-  )
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
BS, 1986, University of Minnesota; MS, 1989, Texas A&M University; PhD, 1994, University of Missouri.

Jeffrey B. Webb (1999-  )
Professor of History, Chair of the Division of Social Sciences and Education
BA, 1987, Baldwin-Wallace College; MA, 1989, Cleveland State University; PhD, 2001, University of Chicago.

Matthew S. Webb (2016-  )
Instructor of Digital Media Arts, Film Production
BA, 1998, Huntington University; MAT, 2008, Fuller Theological Seminary.

Winfield B. Wetherbee (1977-2011)
Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences
BS, 1967, Wheaton College; MS, 1969 and PhD, 1973, Clarkson University.

Anita J. Wickersham (1983-  )
Associate Professor of Accounting and Business
BA, 1980, Huntington University; MBA, 1988 and graduate study, Ball State University; Certified Public Accountant.

Adam J. Widener (2015-  )
Visiting Instructor of Digital Media Arts/Broadcast Fusion Media
BA, 2009, Huntington University.

Philip M. Wilson (2016-  )
Assistant Professor of Digital Media, Arizona Digital Media Program Director
BA, 2008, San Jose State University; MA, 2012, San Diego State University.

Brock A. Zehr (2014-  )
Assistant Professor of Business
BA, 1986, Anderson University; MBA, 2009, Indiana Wesleyan University; DBA, 2016, Walden University.

Carl D. Zurcher (1950-1989)
Professor Emeritus of Speech
BA, 1948, Huntington University; MA, 1950, Northwestern University; PhD, 1973, Purdue University; LHD (hon.), 1989, Huntington University.

 

Faculty Named Chairs

2016 - 2017

W. Todd Martin Edwina Patton Chair in the Arts and Sciences
Rebecca L. Coffman Luke J. Peters Chair in the Arts and Sciences

                                                                                                                                                    

Undergraduate Adjunct Faculty - Huntington
2016 - 2017
Christopher J. Burton, BS exercise science
Elise E. Chadwick, BA Spanish
Deborah K. Cherry, MS mathematics
Charles D. Daugherty, EdS education
Travis M. Derico, PhD Bible and religion
Adam D. Drummond, EdD education
Mark H. Dubois, MA education
Melissa A. Duffer, MFA theatre
Andrew J. Edmonds, BA theatre
Lynette D. Fager, BS communication
Christopher M. Felton, BS chemistry
Michelle A. Fulkerson, BSN nursing
Brandon F. Furniss, MFA art
Laura M. Gerig, PhD psychology
Dale G. Gerke, BS business, digital media arts
Ronald G. Goetz, MA psychology
Nathan T. Hartman, BS digital media arts
Anne M. Helmich, MA sport management
Beth A. Herrell, MS exercise science
Emily A. Horne, MA sociology
Jonathan H. Krull, BA philosophy
Shoshannah L. McKinney, MA TESOL
Monte J. Lightner, JD business
Yenly C. Londono, PhD exercise science
Clifton P. Martin, MS physics
Michael V. Petersen, MA criminal justice
RuthAnn Price, MA ministry and missions
Annalee L. Rawley, MA psychology
Kathryn S. Rhodes, MA education
Molly J. Rose, MA English
Amy M. Rosen, BS nursing
Joseph W. Santa, MS sport management
Joan E. Schmalzried, EdD education
Ryan R. Schnurr, MA digital media arts
Donald L. Sherman, MA exercise science
Angela N. Troyer, BSN nursing
Curtis W. Woods, BS digital media arts
Mary C. Zellers, BS theatre
   
Undergraduate Adjunct Faculty in Music - Huntington
2016 - 2017
Eric D. Clancy, BA jazz
John R. Gardner, BME clarinet
Joni C. Killian, MM voice, vocal pedagogy, diction, aural skills, and women’s chorale
Douglas A. McElhaney, MA brass
Elizabeth A. Smith, MA piano, violin, viola, and aural skills
Matthew J. Walter, BS trumpet
Michael R. Walter, BA guitar
   
Undergraduate Adjunct Faculty - Peoria  
2016 - 2017  
Antonia J. Berg, MA digital media arts
James C. Gamble, MFA art
James R. Jenkins, MA digital media arts
Isaac Murton, MDiv Bible and religion
Daniel R. Sidler, MA art
   
Graduate School Adjunct Faculty
2016 - 2017
Mary K. Adams, MS, LMHC counseling
Kathy Anthony, EdD occupational therapy
Amy J. Biegel, MSW, LCSW counseling
Hope D. Brown, MA, LMHC counseling
Andrew D. Clay, MA, LLPC counseling
Barry L. Davis, MS, CTC, MCS counseling
Steve S. Dutton, MA, LMFT, LMHC organizational leadership
Vickie J. Gayed, RN, NP counseling
Steven P. Gerali, DPhil, DLitt youth ministry
Laura M. Gerig, PhD counseling
Ronald G. Goetz, MA counseling
Michael L. Haarer, MA, LMHC counseling
Stuart D. Hall, MA, LMHC counseling
Joshua A. Halliwell, MA TESOL
Catherine M. Jantzen, MS, LMCH counseling
David A. Kinningham, MEd, LMHC, LCAC counseling
Matthew Q. Lesser, MBA organizational leadership
Scott R. Livingston, EdD organizational leadership
Melanie A. Lowman, MA, LMHC counseling
Margaret A. Machlan, MSW, LCSW, LCAC counseling
Michael A. McNulty, PhD, LCSW counseling
Richard J. Mullis, PsyD, ThM counseling
Kevin Neebes, MBA organizational leadership
Katrina C. Ott, MSW, LCSW counseling
Derek L. Paris, PsyD counseling
Nancy L. Peace, MA TESOL
Janine R. Petry, MA ministry
Nathan P. Randolph, DSL ministry
Charles P. Redwine, DMin, LFMT, LCAC counseling
Susan M. Reynolds, PharmD counseling
Randall C. Rheinheimer, PhD counseling
Rene' D. Rochester, EdD youth ministry
Larry W. Rottmeyer, PhD organizational leadership
Jeffrey F. Sherlock, EdD organizational leadership
Shawn T. Siferd, MA TESOL
Peggy B. Treece-Myles, PhD occupational therapy
Joel A. Vilensky, PhD occupational therapy
Lisa M. Wanner, MA, LMHC counseling
Juliana L. Wilhelm, MA, LCPC organizational leadership
Nancy L. Williams, MA, LMHC, BCPPC counseling
Evan D. Wood, PhD organizational leadership