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Arthur Wilson
Dean of Spiritual Life / Campus Pastor

Arthur Wilson joined the Senior Leadership Team in April 2016 as Dean of Spiritual Life. Wilson began his tenure with Huntington University in 2009 as Director of the Horizon Leadership Program. In addition to being the Dean of Spiritual…

Carla MacDonald
Associate Professor of Social Work / Department Chair

Dr. Carla MacDonald joined the Huntington University Social Work Faculty in the fall of 2005. MacDonald has over 30 years of experience in social work, counseling, teaching, and community service. She holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work…

Collin Hobbs
Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. F. Collin Hobbs earned his PhD in ecological and evolutionary biology from Indiana University in 2013, and joined the faculty of Huntington University later that year. Prior to his graduate work he received a Bachelor of Science in…

Daryl Singleton
Director of Multicultural Affairs and Minority Student Engagement

Daryl Singleton began serving as the director of multicultural affairs and minority student engagement in 2016. His position allows Singleton to facilitate relational ministry and discipleship with both North American minorities and…

Gregor Roth
Assistant Professor of Art

Gregor Roth came to HU in 2016. A Fort Wayne native and resident, Roth serves as assistant professor of art and graphic design. He graduated from IPFW with an Indiana University degree in visual communication and design. Roth also obtained a…

Heather St. Peters
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership

Dr. Heather St. Peters serves as Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership with the Institute for Leadership and Counseling at Huntington University. This appointment capitalizes on her doctorate in global leadership, research in…

James O'Donnell
Executive-in Residence / Emeritus Standing

James M. O’Donnell received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University. Professor O’Donnell is a certified public accountant and spent many years as an executive in the financial services industry…

David Alexander
Associate Professor of Philosophy

A professor in the Philosophy Department at Huntington University, Dr. David E. Alexander specializes in metaethics, metaphysics, the philosophy of religion, and the philosophy of language.  David wants his students to understand that…

Jeffrey Webb
Professor of American History, Division Chair for the Social Sciences and Education, and Pre-Law Advisor

Dr. Jeffrey B. Webb joined the faculty in the fall of 1999. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in the field of early American history, and his research in environmental history and development studies appears in the journal…

Lance Clark
Associate Dean of the Arts, Professor of Digital Media Arts

Since joining the faculty in 1993, Lance Clark has helped to grow the broadcast and film tracks at Huntington University into one of the truly outstanding programs within the 100+-member CCCU Colleges and Universities. His radio, television…

Luke Fetters
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Holding a dual role at Huntington University, Dr. Luke Fetters teaches classes and is involved in administrative operations. He specializes in intercultural studies and intercultural missions and Teaching English to Speakers of Other…

Mark Fairchild
Professor of Bible and Religion / Department Chair

Dr. Fairchild received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Drew University. He also completed Ph.D. coursework at Union Theological Seminary (NY) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Fairchild has twice received research grants from…

Martha Smith
Dean of Student Services / Director of Career Development and Counseling

Martha Smith joined the staff of Huntington University in 1988 as the resident director for Hardy Hall. She later served as Director of Career Development and in 1995 was promoted to Assistant Dean of Students. Today she is Associate Dean of…

Mary Ruthi
Professor of Sociology and Department Chair

Dr. Mary Ruthi teaches courses in the Sociology Department. Mary’s primary goal as an educator is that her students would become enthusiastic about learning – not just about sociology but also about any general knowledge that sparks their…

Matthew Schownir
Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Dr. Matthew A. Schownir is a Huntington native and a 2009 graduate of Huntington University’s History program. He completed his PhD in Modern European History at Purdue University in 2017 and returns to his alma mater in 2018 as a visiting…

Nancy Richison
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Nancy came to HU in 2013 after serving as a nursing educator at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She graduated in biology from Huntington College in 1992. After working at Ecolab, she entered the nursing field, serving as an RN at Parkview…

Nate Short
Associate Professor of OTD and Assistant Director of Operations

A member of the inaugural Huntington University OTD faculty, Dr. Nathan (Nate) Short specializes in upper extremity rehabilitation. He is an instructor in the OTD program and is responsible for leading program development, strategic…

Norris Friesen
Director of Volunteer Service and Outreach Ministry

Dr. Norris Friesen is the Director of Volunteer Service and Outreach Ministry and Professor of German. In his director role, he advises the Friesen Center for Volunteer Service and directs the Campus Ministry Coordinator (CMC) program. A…

Paul Michelson
Distinguished Professor of History

Dr. Paul E. Michelson has been a member of the faculty since 1974. He was a three-time Fulbright fellow in Romania (1971-1973, 1982-1983, 1989-1990). His areas of interest and expertise include historiography, Romanian history and political…

Shoshannah Hernandez
Director of the Institute for TESOL Studies / Associate Director of Global Studies

Shoshannah Hernandez serves as the Director for the Institute for TESOL Studies at Huntington University. In addition to managing and teaching within HU’s TESOL programs, she has also served several local school corporations with…

Tanner Babb
Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Academic Dean

Dr. Tanner Babb returned to his alma mater to teach the very subject he studied as an undergrad – psychology. He also teaches classes in the graduate counseling program and serves as the associate academic dean of the university. He is a…

Tim Smith
Professor of Non-Western History and Director of the Centre for Non-Western Studies

Dr. Tim Smith, FRHistS, joined the faculty in 2007. He previously taught history at the University of East Anglia in the UK. He has produced four books concerning imperial and diplomatic history in Asia, and he is currently working on a…

Todd Martin
Professor of English and English Department Chair

Dr. Todd Martin earned his Ph.D. from Baylor University in 1998. His primary areas of interest are 20th century British and American literature, though he also dabbles in Science Fiction. He has presented his research at numerous academic…