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Rebecca Addleman
Associate Professor, Master of Arts in Teaching program
EXPERTISE:
• Curriculum and instruction
• Literacy teaching experience: 6-12 English and K-12 music in public and private schools
Addleman previously taught education courses at Seattle Pacific University.
EDUCATION: Doctor of Education, Seattle Pacific University
raddleman@georgefox.edu503-554-6041

Gregory P. Allen
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
EXPERTISE:
• Strategic planning
• Information systems
• Leadership and organizational change
• Biblical perspectives in management
Allen has been working with George Fox since 2005. During that time, he has created courses in the university’s adult degree program and taught the management and information technology courses. He has conducted research on the organizational culture's impact on the use of information systems of medical organizations, and is currently researching leveraging intellectual capital across medical organizations value chain via Epic electronic medical records system.
EDUCATION: PhD in management from Walden University
503-554-2891gallen@georgefox.edu

Patrick Allen
Professor of Educational Leadership
EXPERTISE:
• Philosophy of higher education
• History of higher education
• Organizational development and community
• Integration of Christian faith and knowledge
Allen formerly served as the university's provost before transitioning to his new role in 2013. He served as provost at three other Christian universities and as the dean of the School of Business and a Distinguished Professor of Management. He is a frequent banquet speaker known for his boyhood stories, his humor, and his quick wit.
EDUCATION: PhD in higher education from the University of Oklahoma
503-554-2142 • pallen@georgefox.edu

Paul N. Anderson
Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies
EXPERTISE:
• The historical Jesus
• The formation of early Christianity
• Psychological interpretation of the Bible
• The Christology of the Gospel of John
• Eschatology: The Beast, the Antichrist, and 666
• Quaker (Friends) history and doctrine
• Peace issues
Author of two books: The Christology of the Fourth Gospel: Its Unity and Disunity in the Light of John 6, and The Twelve Minor Prophets. Co-edited (with Howard Macy) and introduced Truth's Bright Embrace: Essays in Honor of Arthur O. Roberts. Most recently, has worked on several books for publication, including The Eclipse of the Historical Jesus and Other New Testament Essays by Henry J. Cadbury; The Beast, the Antichrist and 666; First Century Villains from a Johannine Perspective; The Historical Jesus and the Johannine Tradition; and Christocracy - The Leadership of Christ in the Early Church and Today, An Eerdmans Commentary on the Johannine Epistles. He has written numerous essays, articles and special series, and presented a wide range of papers and lectures. Edited Evangelical Friend magazine from 1990 to 1994 and is editor of Quaker Religious Thought.
EDUCATION: PhD in New Testament from University of Glasgow, Scotland
503-554-2651 • panderson@georgefox.edu

Heather B. Ayala
Assistant Professor of Biology
EXPERTISE:
• Genetics/Genomics
• Parasitiology - specifically, Plasmodium falciparum (malaria parasite)
Ayala was an assistant professor at Bethel College in Indiana for three years before coming to George Fox. She also spent one year as a visiting professor at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.
EDUCATION: PhD in biology from the University of Notre Dame
503-554-2708 • hayala@georgefox.edu

Ken R. Badley
Associate Professor of Education,
Educational Foundations and Leadership
EXPERTISE:
• Philosophy of education
• Ethics in education
• Faith-learning integration and Christian worldviews
• Curriculum and instructional design
Previously, Badley taught at Strathcona Christian Academy in Edmonton, Alberta, The Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Ontario, and Canadian Bible College in Regina, Saskatchewan.  He is the author or coauthor of 11 books on worldviews, ethics, world religions, globalization and teaching.
EDUCATION: PhD in philosophy of education from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, with a dissertation on faith-learning integration
503-554-2843 • kbadley@georgefox.edu

Robin E. Baker
President
EXPERTISE:
• American Civil War and Reconstruction history
• 19th-century American political/quantitative history
• History of the Southern United States
• American military history
Baker was previously provost at George Fox and held positions as senior vice president. He also held positions as senior vice president, vice president for academic affairs, dean for the College of Liberal Arts and professor of history at Grand Canyon University in Arizona. He has also taught at Wheaton College in Illinois. In addition, he was employed as a research assistant and editorial assistant at Texas A&M University.
EDUCATION: PhD in history from Texas A&M University
503-554-2142 • rbaker@georgefox.edu

Dirk E. Barram
Dean, School of Business
Professor of Business
EXPERTISE:
• Academic standards
• Strategic planning
• Management training
• Human resources
• Organizational behavior
Barram formerly served as vice president for academic affairs at George Fox University and dean of students at Judson Baptist College in Oregon. He also previously worked as a senior personnel representative and training and development manager for Hewlett-Packard Corp.
EDUCATION: PhD in college and university administration from Michigan State University
503-554-2822 • dbarram@georgefox.edu

Corey W. Beals
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion
EXPERTISE:
• Postmodern Philosophy
• Philosophical theology
• Contemporary continental philosophy
Areas of competence include history of philosophy, ethics, and epistemology.
EDUCATION: PhD from Fordham University, MAR from Yale University Divinity School
503-554-2661 • cbeals@georgefox.edu

Stephen R. Bearden
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
EXPERTISE:
• Issues facing married couples and families
• Divorce adjustment
• Stepfamily adjustment
• Human development and sexuality
• Issues facing single adults
He previously taught at Oregon State University. Also served on the pastoral staffs of churches in Oregon and California. Ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and currently serves as associate pastor of a large Nazarene church in Oregon.
EDUCATION: PhD in human development and family studies from Oregon State University
503-554-6143 • sbearden@georgefox.edu

Anna Berardi
Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Director, Trauma Response Institute
EXPERTISE:
• Trauma response, post-traumatic stress prevention and intervention
• Individual, couple, and family therapy
• Adults physically and/or sexually abused as children
• Drug and alcohol recovery
• Impact of gender roles on the marital relationship and individual development
Licensed marriage and family therapist. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor.
EDUCATION: PhD in marriage and family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in California
503-554-6144 • aberardi@georgefox.edu

Deborah L. Berho
Associate Professor of Spanish
EXPERTISE:
• Spanish language
• Latin American cultures
• Hispanic culture in the United States
She taught at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. Has operated her own business, providing translation services for diverse businesses and agencies in the Portland area. Her areas of research include Protestant Hispanic churches, linguistics, metaphor, the Southern Cone, and, particularly, Juan Domingo Peron. She has traveled extensively in the Spanish-speaking world, including Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, Peru.
EDUCATION: PhD in Latin American studies from the University of New Mexico
503-554-2646 • dberho@georgefox.edu

Ginny Birky
Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Integration of vocational and academic education at the secondary level
• Teacher leadership
• Teacher dispositions and personality traits
• High school reform
Prior to coming to George Fox University, Ginny taught family and consumer sciences courses for 18 years at the secondary level and three years at Oregon State University. She has taught in Jamaica, Ohio, Colorado, and Oregon. Ginny is a cohort leader and director of the full-time MAT format.
EDUCATION: PhD in education from Oregon State University
503-554-2854 • gbirky@georgefox.edu

Teresa "Terrie" L. Boehr
Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
Chairperson, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
EXPERTISE:
• Human nutrition, especially how it relates to health and fitness
• Global food studies and historic food ways
• American food trends and eating habits
• Culinary arts and applied food science
• Ministry of hospitality
Has 23 years experience working with college students to develop culinary skills through experimental cooking and laboratory experiences. She previously taught at Linn-Benton and Portland community colleges and Western Culinary Institute, all in Oregon. In 1988, Boehr was the recipient of Kraft Foods Faculty Fellowship. Ongoing research in 19th- and 20th-century cookery.
EDUCATION: BS in dietetics from Oregon State University; MA in education from Linfield College (Ore.)
503-554-2862 • tboehr@georgefox.edu

Robert Bonner
Assistant Professor of Education
Has 16 years teaching experience in the public schools of three school districts, the most recent of which was the Forest Grove School District (1998-2009). Worked as a high school special education teacher and as an instructional coach and classroom teacher
EDUCATION: EdD in education from George Fox; MAT from George Fox
503-554-2845 • rbonner@georgefox.edu

Bryan R. Boyd
Professor of Theatre
EXPERTISE:
• Scenic, lighting and sound design for theatre
• Theatre organization and production/stage management
• History of theatre architecture and design
EDUCATION: MFA in scenic and lighting design from the University of Portland (Ore.)
503-554-2639 • bboyd@georgefox.edu

Carol J. Brazo
Associate Professor of Education
Director of Master of Arts in Teaching Community Format
EXPERTISE:
• Writing
• Writing for publication
• Creative writing
• American and English literature
Brazo taught at a private school and in the Los Angeles Unified School District prior to joining George Fox University. She has also had two books published, No Ordinary Home and Divine Secrets of Mentoring. Has had several articles published in national publications.
EDUCATION: MEd from George Fox University
503-554-6115 • cbrazo@georgefox.edu

Robert A. Bredemeier
Assistant Professor of Art
EXPERTISE:
• Illustration and design
He has operated his business of freelance illustration and design in the Portland area since 1979.
EDUCATION: BS in fine and applied arts from the University of Oregon
503-297-9301 • rbredemeier@georgefox.edu

Daniel L. Brunner
Professor of Christian History and Formation, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
EXPERTISE:
• History of Christianity
• American church history
• History of spirituality and renewal
• Spiritual formation and discipleship
• Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Founding co-pastor of 300-member church plant near Portland, Ore. Previously served as an associate pastor in Oregon with responsibilities for adult ministries and small groups. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Recipient of the David Allan Hubbard Award (President's Award) at Fuller Theological Seminary in California.
EDUCATION: PhD from Oxford University
503-554-6160 • dbrunner@georgefox.edu

Karen S. Buchanan
Associate Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Educational foundations
• Early childhood education
Buchanan served as director of teacher education and assistant professor of education at Cascade College in Portland, Ore. She also taught in the North Clackamas School District (Oregon) and the Scappoose School District (Oregon). Buchanan has taught courses in learning, instruction and assessment, the school in American culture, children's literature, and social studies methods for early childhood/elementary.
EDUCATION: EdD in curriculum and instruction from Seattle Pacific University

Thomas D. Buchanan
Assistant Professor of Education
Cohort Leader: Full-Time Program, Master of Arts in Teaching
EXPERTISE:
• Educational foundations
• Developmentally informed teaching
• Music pedagogy
Buchanan previously served for 12 years as director of music and assistant professor of teacher education at Cascade College, a northwest campus of Oklahoma Christian University. Before coming to higher education, Buchanan taught for 14 years in Oregon Public Schools. As a music specialist, he had opportunity to teach more than 8,000 students, including every grade level, K-12. Under his direction, the high school choral groups in Gladstone, Ore., grew from just a few students to a large and successful program. Buchanan holds an active Standard Oregon Teaching License in both basic elementary general subjects and K-12 music.
EDUCATION: EdD, Educational Foundations and Leadership Program, George Fox University
503-554-6025 • tbuchanan@georgefox.edu

Rodger K. Bufford
Professor of Psychology
Director of Integration, Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
EXPERTISE:
• Psychology and Christian faith
• Christian counseling and techniques in psychotherapy
• Spiritual issues surrounding emotional health
• Empirical psychology of religion
He previously taught at American University in Washington, D.C., Huntington (Ind.) College, Psychological Studies Institute, Georgia State University, and Western Seminary in Oregon. Wrote The Human Reflex: Behavioral Psychology in Biblical Perspective and Counseling and the Demonic. Co-author of a paper on spiritual health, and another on Christian counseling distinctives, that both received John Templeton Foundation awards. Listed in Who's Who in the West and Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care. Licensed as a psychologist in both Oregon and Virginia.
EDUCATION: PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana
503-554-2750 • rbufford@georgefox.edu

Gary Buhler
Assistant Professor of Art
Director of Donald H. Lindgren Gallery
EXPERTISE:
• Watercolor painting
• Acrylic and oil painting
• Two-dimensional design
Buhler has taught at the University of Arizona, the University of Oregon, Judson Baptist College, Portland Community College, and Oregon State University. He is represented by several major regional galleries in the state and has won national awards in many juried art competitions. He is the owner and operator of the Blue Trout Gallery in the Newberg Arts District.
EDUCATION: MFA in painting from the University of Arizona
503-554-2637 • gbuhler@georgefox.edu

William "Bill" C. Buhrow Jr.
Director of Health and Counseling Services
Assistant Professor of Psychology
EXPERTISE:
• Emotional and spiritual needs of college and university students
• Individual therapy for both adults and children
• Marriage and family therapy
• Crisis intervention
• Psychological assessment
• Integration of psychology and theology
• Preparation for marriage/premarital counseling
• Forgiveness
• Nonprofit financial management
• Strategic planning and staff/team development for churches
Buhrow previously worked at a mental health and treatment center in Oregon, and as associate pastor and director of youth ministries at a Connecticut church.
EDUCATION: PsyD in clinical psychology from George Fox University; MA in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary
503-554-2340 • bbuhrow@georgefox.edu

George J. Byrtek
Professor of Organizational Leadership
EXPERTISE:
• Vision, mission, and shared values creation
• Implementing cultural change
• Management development and continuing education
• Leadership training
• Group dynamics
• Conflict management
• Marketing and survey research
Has more than 20 years of varied management and marketing experience, including operation of several successful small businesses.
EDUCATION: PhD in administration/management from Walden University in Minnesota
503-554-6181 • gbyrtek@georgefox.edu

Douglas G. Campbell
Professor of Art
Director of Hoover Gallery
EXPERTISE:
• Studio art, including painting, printmaking, drawing and basic design
• Art history, including 19th and 20th centuries, Baroque, and religion and spirituality
Campbell previously taught at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Mount Hood Community College, Warner Pacific College, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Lewis & Clark College, all in Oregon; The Evergreen State College in Washington; Nichols College in Massachusetts; Ohio University; and Tallahassee Community College (Fla). Recipient of a study grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has participated in invitational and juried exhibits in Oregon, Florida, Ohio, and New York. Has received numerous honors and awards.
EDUCATION: PhD in comparative arts from Ohio University; MFA from Pratt Institute
503-554-2635 • dcampbell@georgefox.edu

Eileen Celentano
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
EXPERTISE:
• Fashion industry
Celentano has more than 25 years of experience in the fashion industry and has taught fashion design courses since the mid-1990s. She worked as a gallery assistant at a Portland art gallery and as a costume designer and specialty hat wear designer in Los Angeles.
EDUCATION: MA in fine arts and theatre, Cal State University Long Beach
503-554-2863 • ecelentano@georgefox.edu

Tatiana M. Cevallos
Assistant Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Bilingual Education
• ESOL
• Spanish language
Cevallos has taught in bilingual and immersion settings in elementary schools. She worked as bilingual coordinator at Lincoln Elementary in Woodburn, Ore. Also, she has taught Spanish at Chemeketa Community College and Portland Community College. Internationally, she has taught English and French in Ecuador.
EDUCATION: MS Education from Western Oregon University
503-554-6113 • tcevallos@georgefox.edu

Paul H. Chamberlain
Professor of Chemistry
Director of Juniors Abroad Program
EXPERTISE:
• Organic chemistry
• Environmental science
• Science and the Christian faith
• Creation and evolution
• Quantum mechanics and the Christian faith
• Benefits of overseas study programs
Previously taught at the University of Nevada and participated in research at Oregon State University.
EDUCATION: PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Nevada
503-554-2702 • pchamberlain@georgefox.edu

R. Carlisle Chambers
Professor of Chemistry
EXPERTISE:
• Organic and inorganic synthesis and characterization
• Kinetics and physical organic relationships
• Spectroscopy skills
• Manipulation of air-sensitive materials using standard vacuum technologies
• Liquid crystals and electro-optic devices
EDUCATION: PhD in inorganic chemistry from Emory University (Ga.)
503-554-2706 • cchambers@georgefox.edu

Kelly B.T. Chang
Assistant Professor of Psychology
EXPERTISE:
• Emotional Intelligence
• Self-regulated learning and student motivation
• Behavioral modification
Recently taught at University of Hawaii, Manoa, where she earned a PhD. Co-authored two instructor's manuals and various articles. She also has a background in disability and diversity issues and plans to expand her research interests to positive psychology. Member of APA and APS.
EDUCATION: PhD in teaching, learning, and cognition from University of Hawaii, Manoa.
503-554-2758 • kchang@georgefox.edu

Charles J. Conniry Jr.
Vice President and Dean, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
EXPERTISE:
• Systematic theology
• Pastoral ministry
• Modern and postmodern philosophy
• American religious history
• New Testament Greek
Previously was lead faculty for PACE (Program in Adult College Education) at Bethel College, San Diego. Ordained minister in the Baptist General Conference. Spent 15 years in full-time pastoral ministry.
EDUCATION: PhD in systematic theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (Calif.)
503-554-6163 • cconniry@georgefox.edu

Caitlin C. Corning
Professor of History
EXPERTISE:
• Medieval Europe, especially the early Middle Ages
• History of the Christian faith in Europe
Corning is familiar with several foreign languages, including Latin (Classical and Medieval), Old Irish, French, Italian, Spanish and German. She previously taught at Northwestern College in Iowa.
EDUCATION: PhD in medieval history from the University of Leeds (U.K.)
503-554-2673 • ccorning@georgefox.edu

Amy Dee
Associate Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Teaching techniques and methods
• Content area literacy for middle and high schools
• Middle level and high school teaching
Amy previously taught at Linfield College. She earned George Fox's Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Teaching for the 2009-10 academic year.
EDUCATION: MEd in educational administration, University of San Francisco; BA, social science, San Jose State University.
503-554-2852 • adee@georgefox.edu

Victoria L. Defferding
Assistant Professor of Spanish
EXPERTISE:
• Spanish language instruction
• Mexican culture
• Pre-Columbian and Mesoamerican literature, Latin American literature
Defferding previously taught at Southwestern Oregon Community College, Portland Community College, and in various elementary and secondary schools. She has spent time touring Spain, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Peru, Bolivia, and has traveled extensively all over Mexico. Each summer she works with Mexican Medical Missions. She has been a professor at George Fox University since 1989.
EDUCATION: MA in Spanish from Portland State University
503-554-2644 • vdefferding@georgefox.edu

Lorraine K. DeKruyf
Professor of Counseling
EXPERTISE:
• School counseling
• Counselor education
• Clinical supervision
• Legal and ethical issues in school counseling
• Social justice advocacy in schools
• Career counseling/advising in schools
• German language
• Sailing
EDUCATION: PhD in counselor education and supervision from Western Oregon State University; MEd in school counseling from Western Washington University
503-554-6147 • ldekruyf@georgefox.edu

Steve Delamarter
Professor of Old Testament
George Fox Evangelical Seminary
EXPERTISE:
• Biblical history and archeology
• How we got our Bible
• Manuscripts discoveries
• Hermeneutics
• Technology and theological education
• Contemporary church music
Previously taught at Seattle Pacific University, and Azusa Pacific University and Claremont, both in California. Formerly directed the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center in Claremont, Calif. Served for nineteen years in ordained pastoral ministry.
EDUCATION: PhD in religion from Claremont Graduate University; MAR, MDiv from Western Evangelical Seminary;
MA from Claremont Graduate School.
503-554-6159 • sdelamarter@georgefox.edu

Keith Dempsey

Assistant Professor of Counseling
Clinical Director, Counseling Program
EXPERTISE:
• Diversity in the professorate
• Counseling African American Young men
• Pediatric neuropsychological assessment
Previously, Dempsey was program supervisor at the African American Health Coalition, Inc. in Portland, Ore. He also was an adjuct professor for Portland Community College and George Fox University. Prior to that, he served as a clinical social worker at the Casey Family Program in Portland, Ore. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a PhD candidate.
EDUCATION: PhD candidate counselor education in Corvallis, Ore.
503-554-6140 • kdempsey@georgefox.edu

Brian R. Doak
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
EXPERTISE:
• Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
• History of biblical interpretation
• Archaeology of Israel
• Semitic languages (Hebrew; Aramaic; Ugaritic; Akkadian)
• Iconography / art history in the ancient Near East
Previously, Doak was a Teaching Fellow and doctoral student at Harvard University and served as an editorial assistant at Harvard Theological Review. He also taught at Missouri State University and Evangel University, and is the author of recent publications on topics such as Philistine burial customs, the book of Isaiah, and the early history of Israel, as well as a forthcoming book (Ilex Foundation / Harvard University Press, 2012) on the function of giants in the Bible and the ancient world.
EDUCATION: PhD in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations from Harvard University
554-2650 • bdoak@georgefox.edu

Gloria J. Doherty
Assistant Professor
Director of Hybrid Learning Programs
EXPERTISE:
• Educational technology
• Instructional design
• Multimedia asset development
Previously, Doherty was the executive director and president of The Fisher's Net, an e-learning organization that provides strategic planning and implementation services to seminaries, private colleges, and theological learning organizations. She served as the director of media services for Fuller Theological Seminary prior to her work at The Fisher's Net.
EDUCATION: MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary
503-554-6128 • gdoherty@georgefox.edu

Mark W. Doyle
Assistant Professor of Biology
EXPERTISE:
• Neuroscience
• Neurol control of blood pressure
• Physiology
• Pharmacology
Water commissioner for Burlington Water District.
EDUCATION: PhD in physiology/pharmacology from Oregon Health and Science University
503-554-2707 • mdoyle@georgefox.edu

Jeffrey M. Duerr
Associate Professor of Biology
EXPERTISE:
• Mitochondrial physiology and bioenergetics
• Transport physiology
• Vertebrate zoology
• Biochemistry
Previously taught at Warner Pacific College in Oregon, the University of Hawaii, and Portland State University in Oregon.
EDUCATION: PhD in zoology from the University of Hawaii
503-554-2713 • jduerr@georgefox.edu

Stephanie Fisher
Assistant Professor of Nursing
EXPERTISE:
• Family nurse practitioner, full prescribing privileges
• Registered nurse
Previously, Fisher worked as an advanced registered nurse practitioner for Steck Medical Clinic in Chehalis, Wash. Prior to that, she volunteered and worked in hospital settings, most recently as a central supply technician at Providence Medical Center in Newberg.
EDUCATION: MSN with FNP specialty from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (Nashville) and BS in biology from George Fox University
503-554-2952 • sfisher@georgefox.edu

James D. Foster
Dean of College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Professor of Psychology
EXPERTISE:
• General psychology
• Developmental psychology with a focus on adulthood and aging
• Psychology as it relates to religion issues
• Moral development
• Science fiction and psychology
He has also taught at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Ore., Portland Community College, and at The Ohio State University. Received George Fox University's 1988 Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award. Coauthor, with Mark McMinn, of Christians in the Crossfire. Author of science fiction novels and short stories, including the novels Judgment Day and Before the Cradle Falls (written under the pseudonym James F. David).
EDUCATION: PhD in psychology from The Ohio State University.
503-554-2144 • jfoster@georgefox.edu

Michael R. Foster

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
EXPERTISE:
• Fluid Mechanics
• Thermodynamics
• Low-temperature Combustion
Co-authored four peer-reviewed journal papers. Member of ASME and ASEE.
EDUCATION: PhD in mechanical engineering and mechanics from Drexel University (Philadelphia)
503-554-2786 • mfoster@georgefox.edu

Kathleen Kleiner Gathercoal
Professor of Psychology
Director of Research for the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
EXPERTISE:
• Postmodernism and culture shift
• Quaker/Friends higher education
• Perception and memory
• Face perception and recognition
• Mental retardation
• Infants' vision development
Previously taught at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
EDUCATION: PhD in developmental psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio.
503-554-2754 • kgathercoal@georgefox.edu

Sarah Gibson
Associate Professor of Media Communications
EXPERTISE:
• Film production
• Documentary filmmaking
• Editing and directing
Gibson taught previously at Abilene Christian University and owned a film production studio, Monkey Grinder Studios. She has extensive experience in documentary filmmaking and has experience editing and directing for television.
EDUCATION: MA in documentary film production from University of North Texas.
503-554-2607 • sgibson@georgefox.edu

Marcella Gowan
Assistant Professor of Nursing
EXPERTISE:
• Midwifery
Gowan served as an adjunct faculty member at George Fox in 2006 before joining the faculty full time in 2007. Before that, she served as a missionary nurse-midwife for 20 years. Her teaching experience has been in many countries and at many levels, from bare foot doctors and traditional birth attendants to university and post-graduate students.
EDUCATION: MPH, international health, Loma Linda University
503-554-2958 • mgowan@georgefox.edu

Jeannine Michele Graham
Associate Professor of Religious Studies;
Ordained Presbyterian minister (PCUSA)
EXPERTISE:
• Systematic theology (especially atonement studies, Reformed theology)
• Contemporary theology (e.g., feminist theology, liberation theology, key thinkers)
• Women and Christianity
• Bible survey and themes
Previously, Graham was assistant professor of philosophical and religious studies at Sterling College in Sterling, Kan., and assistant professor of religion at Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash. She also served as adjunct professor of theology at Fuller Theological Seminary (extension sites in Arizona and California).
EDUCATION: MDiv (School of Theology), Fuller Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
503-487-7225 • jgraham@georgefox.edu

Steven C. Grant
Associate Director of Athletics
Head Women's Volleyball Coach
EXPERTISE:
• Intercollegiate sports - especially at private Christian colleges and universities - including soccer, basketball, and volleyball
Previously coached and taught at Biola University in California, at Western Baptist College in Oregon, and at the high school level. Former national Coach of the Year in volleyball for the National Christian College Athletic Association and for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District 2. Northwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1998.
EDUCATION: MEd in physical education from Linfield College in Oregon.
503-554-2917 • sgrant@georgefox.edu

Justine Haigh
Associate Professor of Marketing
EXPERTISE:
• Business, marketing and advertising
• Consumer behavior
Before her arrival at George Fox in 2009, Haigh, a native of England, taught business, marketing and advertising courses at Leeds Metropolitan University in Leeds, England and at the University of Huddersfield in Huddersfield, England.
EDUCATION: Doctorate in consumer behavior from University of Huddersfield.
503-554-2808 • jhaigh@georgefox.edu

Mark David Hall
Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Political Science
EXPERTISE:
• Religion and politics
• Founding era
• American political theory
• Constitutional law, especially First Amendment
Author or editor of three books and more than a dozen academic journal articles and book chapters, most of Hall's writing focuses on the intersection between religion and politics. Recipient of numerous grants and awards, Hall has been invited to speak at universities, think tanks, and at conferences around the nation.
EDUCATION: PhD in government from the University of Virginia
503-554-2674 • mhall@georgefox.edu

Ryan Halley
Professor of Finance
Chair, Undergraduate Business and Economics
EXPERTISE:
• Financial consulting and planning
• Accounting
• Business administration
Prior to his arrival at George Fox in 2009, Halley was an assistant professor of finance at Mount Vernon University for four years. He also has worked as a financial consultant and as a graduate research assistant at Texas Tech.
EDUCATION: Doctorate in consumer economics and personal financial planning from Texas Tech
503-554-2807 • halleyr@georgefox.edu

Elizabeth B. Hamilton
Assistant Professor, Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
Director, GFU School-Based Health and Assessment
EXPERTISE:
• Clinical child & adolescent assessment and treatment
• Mood disorders across the lifespan
• Multisystemic psychological intervention
Dr. Hamilton is a half-time member of the GDCP, while maintaining a half-time clinical practice, in which she specializes in both pediatric and young adult treatment issues. Previously, she worked in the child and adolescent division of MHMR in Texas and in a community treatment center in Arkansas. She also taught at Ouachita Baptist University. Her research interests center on psychosocial risk factors and early intervention. She is a licensed psychologist and a member of both APA and OPA.
EDUCATION: PhD in clinical psychology from UCLA (Los Angeles, CA); MS in experimental psychology (developmental and social specialization) from Tulane University
503-554-2370 • ehamilton@georgefox.edu

Robert L. Hamilton
Professor of Physics
EXPERTISE:
• Space physics
• Fluid Mechanics
• Numerical Methods
Hamilton has been an associate professor of physics at George Fox since 2003. Before that, he taught physical science, general physics, mechanics, electrical circuits and quantum mechanics at Angelo State University from 1997 to 2003. He has also been active in community activities, serving as a youth worker at First Baptist Church in Newberg. He has also volunteered time at science fairs in other communities.
EDUCATION: PhD from University of California, Los Angeles
503-554-2782 • rhamilton@georgefox.edu

David M. Hansen
Associate Professor of Computer Science
EXPERTISE:
• Database systems
• Data modeling
• Database management, object-oriented and relational
• Management of scientific data
• Distributed computing
• Real-time process control
Worked as a senior research scientist at the Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. His recently completed research developed a high-level architecture for constructing object-oriented heterogeneous database systems. Also served as the liaison between the medical technology product line and the information sciences and engineering staff. Taught courses in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State
University.
EDUCATION: PhD in computer science from Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology
503-554-2709 • dhansen@georgefox.edu

Robert F. Harder
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dean, College of Engineering
EXPERTISE:
• Engineering
• General physics and mechanics
• Rail car dynamics
• Studies on strength of materials
• Contact mechanics
• Heat transfer
• Combustion processes and emissions
• History and philosophy of science
Previously taught at Michigan Technological University. Received National Collegiate Engineering Award from the U.S. Achievement Academy. Received award in 1995-96 Templeton Science-Religion Course Program. Pastoring elder at Yamhill Christian Church. Has spoken at high school baccalaureates and preaches on a monthly basis at his church. Enjoys speaking on the integrations of faith/reason and Christianity/science.
EDUCATION: PhD in materials science and engineering from Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology
503-554-2788 • bharder@georgefox.edu

Suzanne M. Harrison
Assistant Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Curriculum and instruction
• Teacher/administrator leadership
• Special education
Prior to joining the George Fox University faculty in 2005, Harrison worked as an elementary school principal, general and special educator, and assistant professor in teacher education at Gonzaga University.
EDUCATION: PhD in leadership from Gonzaga University
541-350-8342 • sharrison@georgefox.edu

R. Corban Harwood
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
EXPERTISE:
• Mathematical modeling
• Statistical model verification
• Semilinear partial differential equations
• Numerical methods for differential equations
• Operator splitting
Before joining George Fox in 2011, Harwood was an instructor at Washington State University. For four years, he also worked for the Microelectronics Research and Communications Institute at the University of Idaho, where, in coordination with a team of engineers, he developed simulations to optimize the design of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries produced by two private companies. In addition to publishing mathematical models he co-developed for traffic minimization via tollbooths, algae population dynamics in murky water, and split reaction-diffusion processes for lead-acid batteries, he is a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion journal.
EDUCATION: MS and PhD in mathematics from Washington State University.
503-554-2327 • rharwood@georgefox.edu

Tom Head
Professor of Economics
EXPERTISE:
• Global economics
• International trade and finance
• International organizations (United Nations, World Bank, Intl. Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization)
• Third-World economic development
• Quaker thought and practice
• Faith and economics
Previously taught at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Oregon. Has had numerous articles published pertaining to economic and religious issues.
EDUCATION: MS in marketing from University of Oregon; MA in economics from University of California at Berkeley.
503-554-2811 • thead@georgefox.edu

W. Scot Headley
Professor of Education
Interim Provost, College of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Internet-based teaching and learning
• Evaluation of educational programs
• Professional development of teachers at public and private schools
Headley previously taught at Pickens Technical Center in Colorado and at the high-school and middle-school levels. Named a teacher of the year by the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
EDUCATION: PhD in comprehensive vocational education from Ohio State University.
503-554-2836 • sheadley@georgefox.edu

Kathleen A. Heininge
Assistant Professor of English
EXPERTISE:
• British literature
• Irish literature (especially drama)
• Contemporary world literature
• Women's studies
• Post-colonial, feminist and comic theory
Heininge has taught at California State University Maritime Academy, University of California at Davis, and Cal State East Bay (when it was Cal State Hayward). Her dissertation was on 20th century Irish drama, and she lived in Ireland while she completed her research, working for the Dublin Theatre Festival. She is a member (secretary/treasurer for the western region) of the American Conference for Irish Studies and the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature. Her publications outside of Irish drama include work on Irish fairies, Stephen King, Terry McMillan, Gerard Donovan, Kate Chopin, and the Irish renaissance. She is also on the editorial board of the journal Working Papers in Irish Studies.
EDUCATION: PhD from University of California at Davis.
503-554-2606 • kheininge@georgefox.edu

Eloise Hockett
Director of Licensure
Director, Master of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Mentoring programs for new teachers
• Working with preservice teachers
• Establishing partnerships with schools for student teaching
• Supervision of student teachers
• Professional development for teachers
Established mentoring programs in school districts. Designed and implemented teacher training for those teachers having student teachers in their classrooms. Collaborated with another institution on presentation for Oregon school administrators.
EDUCATION: MEd in education from George Fox University.
503-554-2859 • ehockett@georgefox.edu

Terry E. Huffman
Professor of Education, Educational Foundations and Leadership
EXPERTISE:
• Race and ethnic relations
• Family studies
Huffman's major areas of study include race and ethnic relations and family studies. He also places emphasis on the study of American Indian higher education and is published in this area. Dr. Huffman joined the faculty in 2003.
EDUCATION: PhD in sociology from Iowa State University
503-554-2739 • thuffman@georgefox.edu

Melanie A. Hulbert
Associate Professor of Sociology
EXPERTISE:
• Sociology of work and gender issues
• Work-family policies
Hulbert specializes in sociology of work and gender issues and is currently pursuing her doctorate in work-family policies. She also has interest in race/ethnicity themes. Melanie received the Paul Meadow's Teaching Award from the University at Albany. She joined the faculty at George Fox in August 2003.
EDUCATION: PhD from the University of Albany, State University of New York in sociology (ABD); MA from University of Albany, State University of New York
503-554-2745 • mhulbert@georgefox.edu

Carol J. Hutchinson, DMin
Assistant Professor, Adult Degree Programs
EXPERTISE:
• Leadership
• Cross-cultural studies
• Management
• Old and New Testament
Hutchinson spent 20 years living and working in Argentina, South America, doing leadership training, starting churches, counseling, pastoring, and teaching in the Bible institute of her denomination. She also spent five years as pastor of recovery ministries at Salem Alliance Church in Salem, Ore. Currently, she teaches in the adult degree program: Personal and Professional Assessment, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Communication, International Dynamics, Christian Faith and Thought, Life of Christ, and Literature of the Old Testament.
EDUCATION: BA, psychology; masters of religious education; doctor of ministry
503-554-6182 • chutchinson@georgefox.edu

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