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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 / Coordinator: Forester Lecture Series

Dr. David Alexander earned his Ph.D. in philosophy and Master of Arts in philosophy from Baylor University in 2008 and 2005, respectively. He has served as an assistant professor of philosophy at Calvin College and an instructor in…

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…

John Noble
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

PhD and AM, Harvard University; MDiv and MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; BA Taylor University John Noble joined the Huntington faculty in the fall of 2012. He teaches on subjects related to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and world…

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
Professor of Ministry and Missions, Interim Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs

Dr. Luke Fetters is the director of the Institute for TESOL Studies. From 1987 until 1997, Fetters served as the director of the English Language Program, a conversational English program for adults in Macau, China. While in Macau, he also…

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 / Department Chair

Dr. Mary E. Ruthi is chair of the Division of History, Social Sciences, and Education. She received her B.A in sociology and history from Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, and her M.A and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of…

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
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy | Assistant Director of Operations

Nate Short, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, came to Huntington University in 2014 as part of the inaugural OTD program faculty. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, he served in New Mexico with the Indian Health Service working cross-culturally with the Native…

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…

Rebecca Coffman
Professor of Art / Department Chair / Gallery Director

Rebecca Coffman is Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Visual Arts. She received a BFA degree in Ceramics and Painting from Hardin-Simmons University and a MFA in Ceramics and Art History from Texas Tech University. She teaches…

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 / Associate Academic Dean

Dr. Tanner Babb teaches in the undergraduate department of psychology as well as in the Huntington University Graduate School. Prior to teaching he worked for the Bowen Center in Huntington, Ind. for 3 years as a child and adolescent case…

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…