APU is committed to fostering an atmosphere wherein academics are not simply taught, but lived.

Professors, experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach, challenge and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are impelled to think critically and analyze thoroughly what they learn in the classroom.

Meet the faculty

Faculty notes

  • Wong, M. S. (2019, March). Research on ELT in Myanmar: Recommendation for teacher education. Paper presented at the TESOL International Association (TESOL) Conference, Atlanta, GA. Wong, M. S. (2019, March). Blessed are the Peacemakers. Paper presented at the Christians in English Language Teaching (CELT) Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    Mary Shepard Wong, Ph.D., Director, Field-based TESOL Programs; Professor, Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL
  • Oropeza, B. J. (2019, March). Justification through faith in Christ or faithfulness of Christ? Updating the πίστις Χριστοῦ debate in light of Paul’s use of scripture. Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Coast Regional Meeting, Hope International University, Fullerton, CA.
    B.J. Oropeza, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
  • Luna De La Rosa, M., & Fileta, M. (2019, March). Promoting student-faculty engagement with first-year, first-generation college students. Presented at the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
    Michael Fileta, M.S., Adjunct Professor, Department of Higher Education
  • Luna De La Rosa, M., & Fileta, M. (2019, March). Promoting student-faculty engagement with first-year, first-generation college students. Presented at the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
    Mari Luna De La Rosa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Higher Education
  • DeVries, M. (2019, Spring). [Review of the book Qumran: Die texte vom Toten Meer und das antike Judentum by Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra]. Journal of Jewish Studies, 70(1), 196-198.
    Michael DeVries, Ph.D. (Cand.), Adjunct Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
  • Bivona-Tellez, C., & Setterlund, K. (2019, March). Balancing compassion with ethics: An interprofessional endeavor. Presented at the 6th National Nursing Ethics Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
    Kimberly Setterlund, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor and Director, MSW Program, Department of Social Work
  • Bivona-Tellez, C., Goehner, E., Soikkeli, K., & Wenner, C. (2018, June). Challenging the status Quo: ELM nursing students in ambulatory care settings. Poster presented at the Innovations in Ambulatory Care Conference, San Bernadino, CA.
    Casey Wenner, MSN, RN, PHN, CCM, Clinical Instructor
  • Bivona-Tellez, C., Goehner, E., Soikkeli, K., & Wenner, C. (2018, June). Challenging the status Quo: ELM nursing students in ambulatory care settings. Poster presented at the Innovations in Ambulatory Care Conference, San Bernadino, CA.
  • Bivona-Tellez, C., Goehner, E., Soikkeli, K., & Wenner, C. (2018, June). Challenging the status Quo: ELM nursing students in ambulatory care settings. Poster presented at the Innovations in Ambulatory Care Conference, San Bernadino, CA.
    Elaine Goehner, PhD, RNC, CPHQ, Department Chair Entry Level Master's and Professor
  • Bivona-Tellez, C. (2018, November). Intelligent healthcare data: Enhancing nurse leaders capabilities to empower change. Presented at the CGEN 2018 International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Decatur, GA. Bivona-Tellez, C. (2018, May). Data storytelling: Data analytics and visualization key tools for nurse leaders. Presented at the Association of California Nurse Leaders (Sacramento Chapter) Conference, University of California, Sacramento, CA. Bivona-Tellez, C., Goehner, E., Soikkeli, K., & Wenner, C. (2018, June). Challenging the status Quo: ELM nursing students in ambulatory care settings. Poster presented at the Innovations in Ambulatory Care Conference, San Bernadino, CA. Bivona-Tellez, C., & Setterlund, K. (2019, March). Balancing compassion with ethics: An interprofessional endeavor. Presented at the 6th National Nursing Ethics Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. Bivona-Tellez, C. (2018, February). Intelligent healthcare data: Enhancing capabilities to empower change. Poster presented at the Association of California Nurse Leaders Annual Meeting, Monterey Convention Center, Monterey, CA.