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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, July). Forming a research agenda for investigating language policy and pedagogy in Myanmar. Invited guest speaker at Mandalay University, Myanmar. Wong, M. S. (2019, July). Trends, tolls, & tips for research methods in TESOL. Invited guest speaker at Mandalay University, Myanmar. Wong, M. S. (2019, July). Nine recommendations on English language teacher education reform in Myanmar. Invited guest speaker at Mandalar Degree College, Mandalay, Myanmar. Wong, M. S. (2019, June). Forming a research agenda for Christian higher education in Myanmar. Invited guest speaker at Kachin Theological College and Seminary (KTCS), Myitkyina, Myanmar. Wong, M. S. (2019, June). Research methods in education. Invited guest speaker at Kachin Theological College and Seminary (KTCS), Myitkyina, Myanmar. Wong, M. S., & Yu, C. H (2019, June). Evaluation of the enhanced native-speaking English teacher scheme in secondary schools in Hong Kong 2016-2017 final report. Research report made public by the Hong Kong Education Bureau, Tamar, Hong Kong. Wong, M. S., & Yu, C. H (2019, June). Evaluation of the native-speaking English teacher scheme in primary schools in Hong Kong 2015-2016 final Report. Report made public by the Hong Kong Education Bureau, Tamar, Hong Kong. Wong, M. S. (2019). [Author & PI], Peace-building across the curriculum. Bamboo mini grant of $4300 awarded to Payap University in Thailand by the United Board for Christian Higher Education.
    Mary Shepard Wong, Ph.D., Director, Field-based TESOL Programs; Professor, Department of Global Studies, Sociology, and TESOL
  • Johnson, A., Winslow, K. S., Thompson, R., Works, C., & Snow, R. (2019, March). Biblical studies panel: Eschatology and missional readings of scripture. Paper presented at the 2019 Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Winslow, K. S. (2019, May). The perils of patriarchy: Still loving the Bible. Plenary session presented at the W.E.L.L. (Women Equipped Learning Leading) Gathering, Foothill Community Church, Azusa, CA.
    Karen Strand Winslow, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Biblical and Theological Studies; Director, Master of Arts (Theological Studies)
  • Cox, M., & Bowens, B. (2019, July). Perceptions of school counselors through a cultural lens. Paper presented at the Revolutionary Ideas: American School Counselor Association Conference, Boston, MA.
    Michelle Cox, Ph.D., Director, School Counseling and Professor, Department of School Counseling and School Psychology
  • Smith, M. J., & Lupton, J. R. (Eds.). (2019, June). Face-to-face in Shakespearean drama: Ethics, performance, philosophy. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.
    Matthew J. Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Schrum, E. (2019, June). [Review of the book American academic cultures: A history of higher education, by R. H. Mattingly]. Indiana Magazine of History, 115(2), 167-168.
    Ethan Schrum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science
  • Kuntz, N., Anazodo, A., Bowden, V., Sender, L., & Morgan, H. (2019, July). Pediatric cancer patients’ treatment journey: Child, adolescent and young adult cancer narratives. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 48, 42-48.
    Vicky R. Bowden, DNSc, RN, Vice Provost; WSCUC Accreditation Liaison Officer; Professor, School of Nursing
  • Helm-Stevens, R., Hanshaw, G., & Kim, J. (2019, April). The Hanshaw Helm-Stevens rapid prototype instructional design model: Examining the dimensions of structure and dialogue within the framework of higher education. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration. doi:10.3844/ajebasp.2019
    Roxanne Helm-Stevens, DBA, Chair, Department of Business and Management; Professor
  • Dunaetz, D. R. (2019, April). Constructively managing program-related conflict in local churches. Christian Education Journal: Research on Educational Ministry, 16(2), 259-274.
    David Dunaetz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology
  • DeVries, M. (2019). [Review of the book Reading the Bible in ancient traditions and modern editions: Studies in memory of Peter W. Flint, by A. B. Perrin, K. S. Beck, & D. K. Falk (Eds.)]. Dead Sea Discoveries, 26(2), 253-255.
    Michael DeVries, Ph.D. (Cand.), Adjunct Professor, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
  • Bentz, J. (2017/2019). Tracking the significance of Thomas Wolfe’s ‘writing and living’ Purdue speech: A detective story. Thomas Wolfe Review, 41(1/2), 82–94.
    Joseph Bentz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of English