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Tim Rahschulte
Associate Professor of Business
EXPERTISE:
• Organization and change
• Leadership and change implementation theory
• Human resource development
• Learner autonomy
• Biblical perspectives in organizational leadership
Rahschulte has more than 15 years of professional management experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Most recently, he has spent a number of years in state government where he served as a business implementation manager responsible for enterprise-wide change initiatives. He serves as an advisor and coach to managers and executives in the State of Oregon. Additionally since 1999, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Thomas Moore College and the University of Phoenix and has been a guest lecturer at Portland State University the past three years.
EDUCATION: PhD, Regent University
503-554-2827 • trahschulte@georgefox.edu

Abigail Rine
Assistant Professor of English
EXPERTISE:
• Women's writing
• Fiction writing
• Ancient world literature and mythology
• Critical theory
Rine earned her PhD at the University of St. Andrews, where she was an Overseas Research Scholar Award recipient. In 2011, her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Samuel Rutherford Prize for the most distinguished thesis in English literature. She has published articles in the journals Forum for Modern Language Studies and Journal of Gender Studies, as well as the edited collections Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture and Mortified: Representing Women’s Shame. Rine also published short fiction in several literary journals and presented work at multiple conferences. She was previously a visiting assistant professor at George Fox, before joining the full-time faculty in 2011.
EDUCATION: PhD in English from the University of St. Andrews
503-554-2601 • arine@georgefox.edu

Arthur O. Roberts
Professor at Large
EXPERTISE:
• Quaker history
• Contemporary Quaker life and thought
• Church history
• Ethics and public policy
• Poetry
• Spirituality
On the faculty of George Fox University since 1953. A Friends minister, he has preached and lectured widely in the United States and in other countries. Served 10 years as editor of Quaker Religious Thought. Has had years of experience in local government, four as mayor of Yachats, Ore. His writings include Tomorrow is Growing Old: Stories of the Quakers in Alaska, Messengers of God: The Sensuous Side of Spirituality, Exploring Heaven, and Prayers at Twilight.
EDUCATION: PhD from Boston University
503-554-7433 • aroberts@georgefox.edu

Clifford J. Rosenbohm
Associate Professor of Social Work
Director of Social Work Program
Department Chair of Sociology/Social Work Department
EXPERTISE:
• Child welfare
• Religion and spirituality in social work education
Licensed clinical social worker in Oregon (previously in Alaska and Kentucky). Rosenbohm worked previously at Campbellsville University in Kentucky. He also has a background in family and youth services with the state of Alaska, and worked as an area director for Young Life and served in youth ministry. He joined the faculty in 2002. In 2013, he earned the university's top teaching award at the undergraduate level.
EDUCATION: MSW in program directing from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; ABD for PhD
503-554-2748 • crosenbo@georgefox.edu

Jared Roth
Director, Part-Time MBA Program
EXPERTISE:
• Strategic thinking and strategic leadership
• Emotional intelligence and effective leadership
• Organizational change
• Executive leadership
• Entrepreneurial leadership
Roth currently serves as the director of the university’s part-time MBA program after teaching in this program and at the George Fox Evangelical Seminary. He was the COO of an international organization, consulted for nonprofit national organizations, coaches rapidly growing businesses, and serves as a pastor. He is a member of the Academy of Management, previously serving on the Organizational Change Division board. He also has a background in vocational ministry, serving as a church planter, pastor and denominational leader.
EDUCATION: EdD in organization change from Pepperdine University
503-554-6179 • jroth@georgefox.edu

Linda Samek
Provost
EXPERTISE:
• Educational leadership
• School administration
• Teacher education
• School accreditation
Prior to her hiring as provost in December of 2013, Samek served as intirim provost at the university and as dean of the George Fox School of Education (2008-13). Previously, as provost at Corban College, Samek oversaw the college’s academic programs, the budget for all academic services, library development, and the registrar’s office. Prior to her appointment as provost in 2006, she served at Corban as dean of graduate studies, director of teacher education, and professor of education and mathematics from 2002 to 2006. Samek previously worked as deputy director and coordinator of teacher education for Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (2001-2002). Samek also served on two accreditation teams for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. She’s been a member of various statewide task forces shaping public K-12 education, including the Chalkboard Project Task Force on Teacher and Administrator Quality and the Education Pathways Project. Her hiring in 2008 marked a return to George Fox for Samek, who taught at the university from 1996 to 2000 and was chair of the Department of Education from 1997 to 2000.
EDUCATION: PhD educational leadership, Portland State University
503-554-2871 • lsamek@georgefox.edu

John M. Schmitt
Associate Professor of Biology
EXPERTISE:
• Cell biology
• Molecular biology
• Signal transduction
• Cellular biochemistry
Earned a $39,500 life sciences grant that funded breast cancer research in 2010. Project was titled "Vitimin D Regulation in Breast Cancer Cells." Before joining the George Fox University biology faculty in 2005, Schmitt was a postdoctoral research fellow at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) from 2002-2005. John's previous research was conducted in the Vollum Institute at OHSU and focused on cell signaling pathways that control and regulate cell phenotype. John was also a Ruth L. Kirschstein award recipient and research fellow for the National Institutes of Health from 2003-2004 while at OHSU.
EDUCATION: PhD in cell and developmental biology from Oregon Health and Science University (2002)
503-554-2712 • jschmitt@georgefox.edu

Winston Seegobin
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Before coming to George Fox, Winston Seegobin worked at Messiah College, where he was a professor of psychology (2007-09), associate professor of psychology (2001-07) and assistant professor of psychology (1996-2001). He also has done extensive teaching as an adjunct professor in counselor programs at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and at Caribbean Nazarene Theological College in Trinidad. He also has been a psychotherapist in the Messiah College Counseling Center on a part-time basis since 1997. Winston earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Central Michigan University in 1996 and holds master’s degrees in clinical psychology from both Central Michigan (1994) and Wheaton College (1987).
EDUCATION: PhD in cell and developmental biology from Oregon Health and Science University (2002)
503-554-2381 • wseegobin@georgefox.edu

Debora Sepich
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management
EXPERTISE:
• Marketing
• Entrepreneurship
• Business
Sepich joined the George Fox University School of Business in April 2005 as director of MBA programs and assistant professor of management and marketing. She joined George Fox after spending 25 years in the high tech business, 12 of the last years as cofounder and executive vice president and board member of Dolphin Software. She teaches courses on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Upon leaving Dolphin, Debora felt called to help others learn by sharing her experiences in business creation and development. Debora is also involved in the local business community as a business advisor with a specialty developing go-to-market strategies. While at George Fox, Debora has helped lead two groups of graduate students in a study abroad program in Brazil.
EDUCATION: MBA, George Fox University
503-554-2826 • dsepich@georgefox.edu

Richard S. Shaw
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
EXPERTISE:
• Marital and family therapy
• Grief related to miscarriage or infant loss
• Healthy and unhealthy religious experiences
• Shame and grace
• Integration of theology and psychology
• Pastoral care and counseling
Licensed minister with the International Foursquare Church.
EDUCATION: DMFT in marriage and family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary
503-554-6142 • rshaw@georgefox.edu

Marc Shelton
Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Education
• Teacher standards and practices
• School administration
Director of George Fox's Master of Education program since 2003. From 2000 to 2003, Shelton was director of the university's administrative licensure program. Prior to joining George Fox as an adjunct professor in 1999-2000, he worked as an assistant principal at Newberg High School from 1993 to 2000, where his duties included the supervision and evaluation of teachers and support staff, a leadership role in technology and special services, and the supervision of student safety and discipline. He also gained teaching experience as a middle-school instructor at Temecula Middle School in Temecula, Calif., (1988-89) and as a lead teacher and administrative intern at an alternative high school, Tokay High School, in Lodi, Calif., (1983 to 1988).
EDUCATION: EdD from University of South Dakota.
503-554-2869 • mshelton@georgefox.edu

Paul Shelton
Associate Professor of Management
Chair/Director, Doctor of Business Administration
EXPERTISE:
• Management
• Human resource development
• Organizational behavior
Prior to his arrival at George Fox in 2010, Paul taught graduate and undergraduate business courses as an assistant professor in the University of Central Oklahoma's College of Business. Also, since 2007, he taught online graduate business courses and undergraduate criminal justice programs for Indiana Wesleyan University. Previously, he was an international student and scholar advisor at Colorado State University (2006-08) and he held several positions during his 10-year federal service career such as manager, congressional liaison, officer and agent (1995-2005). Additionally, Paul has consulted with domestic and international companies in the areas of human resources, compensation, strategy and organizational development.
EDUCATION: PhD from Colorado State University.
503-554-2827 • pshelton@georgefox.edu

Byron S. Shenk
Professor of Health and Human Performance
EXPERTISE:
• Athletic training
• Physical conditioning
• Intercollegiate soccer
• Christian faith and lifestyle
Previously taught and coached at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. Former coach who received Coach of the Year awards for women's soccer in 1992 and 1993 in District 2 of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and in 1992 and 1998 for the West Region of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
EDUCATION: EdD in sports medicine from University of Virginia. Certified as a national athletic trainer and as a national strength and conditioning specialist.
503-554-2912 • bshenk@georgefox.edu

Steve Sherwood
Assistant Professor for Christian Ministry and Outreach
EXPERTISE:
• Youth ministry
• Adolescent development
• Pop culture and theology
• Emergent theology
Before coming to George Fox, Steve spent 20 years working in direct and supervisory ministry with Young Life, an international evangelistic parachurch ministry to adolescents.
503-554-2665 • ssherwood@georgefox.edu

Seth E. Sikkema
Associate Professor of Accounting
EXPERTISE:
• External financial reporting
• Financial accounting
• Biblical perspectives in financial stewardship
Prior to joining George Fox, Sikkema worked in financial reporting roles with national and multi-national firms represented by several industries, including the retail, high technology, service and regulated utility industries. Sikkema was also a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen and finance director for The River Church in San Jose, Calif. Sikkema is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of California. In addition to his professional experience, Seth served as board member for AHEAD Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit entity organized to promote the economic self-sufficiency of the third-world church, primarily in West Africa. In cooperation with AHEAD, Seth also co-led two ministry teams to a Liberian refugee camp located in Ghana, West Africa, primarily to encourage, assist, and equip indigenous leadership. Seth has also led ministry teams to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and has directed several financial stewardship seminars.
EDUCATION: MBA from Boise State University
503-554-2813 • ssikkema@georgefox.edu

Laura K. Simmons
Professor of Christian Ministries
EXPERTISE:
• Dorothy L. Sayers
• Corporate Reconciliation
• Adult Learning
• Theological Education
Publications include Creed without Chaos: Exploring Theology in the Writing of Dorothy L. Sayers (Baker Academic, 2005); "Dorothy L. Sayers and C.S. Lewis: Two Approaches to Creativity and Calling"; in VII: An Anglo-American Literary Review, volume 21 (2004), a chapter entitled "Dorothy L. Sayers: Theology of Work and Vocation in Everyday Life" in The Bible and the Business of Life (Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press 2004), "Showing the Truth" in Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics, (February 2004), and various book reviews.
EDUCATION: PhD in practical theology from Fuller Theological Seminary
503-554-6157 • lsimmons@georgefox.edu

James Smart
Associate Professor of Biology
EXPERTISE:
• Molecular genetics
• Neuroscience
After working as an adjunct and visiting professor at George Fox the past three years, Jim Smart was hired full time as an assistant professor of biology in 2009. Prior to his work at the university, where he’s taught foundations of biology, general biology and genetics, Jim was a research instructor at Oregon Health & Science University for three years and, before that, a graduate research assistant at OHSU from 1994 to 2003. Jim earned a doctorate of philosophy in neuroscience from OHSU in 2003, studying how the brain regulates appetite and metabolism. Upon completing his PhD in 2003, he was hired by the Department of Otolaryngology as a research instructor to study the molecular mechanisms of hearing and balance. Previously, he earned a bachelor of liberal studies degree from the University of Montana-Western in 1994.
EDUCATION: PhD in neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University
503-554-2704 • jsmart@georgefox.edu

Lauri Smith
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
EXPERTISE:
• Interior design
Has operated her own interior design business for 25 years. She is a California Certified Interior Designer and has consulted with such companies as Litton Industries, the Automobile Club, First Interstate Bank, Foursquare International, and numerous homeowners in the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. As a Certified Interior Designer (CID), Smith is qualified to draft blueprints and pull permits. CID reconizes the professional service of preparing nonstructural or nonseismic plans consistent with sections 5805 and 5538 of the California Business and Professional Code in accordance with local building departments.
EDUCATION: MA in organizational leadership from Woodbury University
503-554-2865 • lsmith@georgefox.edu

Philip D. Smith
Professor of Philosophy
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
EXPERTISE:
• Arguments for belief in God
• Ethics and spirituality in modern life
• History of philosophy
• Biblical literature
• Civility in public life
• Ethical theory
• Faith as a Virtue
EDUCATION: PhD in Philosophy from University of Oregon
503-554-2657 • psmith@georgefox.edu

Gary Spivey
Professor of Electrical Engineering
EXPERTISE:
• Digital logic design
• C programming
• Integrated circuit design
Joined the George Fox faculty after serving as the senior member of the technical staff at the Rincon Research Corporation in Tucson, Ariz., from 1999 to 2003. Previously worked as a computer engineer for the National Security Agency at Ft. George G. Meade in Maryland from 1988 to 1999.
EDUCATION: PhD from University of Maryland
503-554-2781 • gspivey@georgefox.edu

Susanna M. Steeg
Assistant Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• Teacher learning and professional development
• Reading and writing workshop
• Literacy assessment
Steeg taught at Arizona State University in Tempe, where she worked toward her PhD in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on quality literacy instruction and teacher learning processes. Her experience in the elementary classroom spans four grade levels across three schools, including international contexts. She served as conference coordinator for the regional Language & Literacy Conference while completing her coursework at ASU. She is affiliated with several professional organizations supporting excellence in literacy education, including the Literacy Research Association, the National Council for Teachers of English, and the International Reading Association.
EDUCATION: PhD in language and literacy, College of Education, Arizona State University
503-554-2839 • ssteeg@georgefox.edu

Jim F. Steele
Associate Professor of Management
EXPERTISE:
• Organizational Behavior
• Human Resource Management (domestic and global)
• Management and Leadership
Before beginning his academic career, Steele spent 21 years as a human resources executive at companies including Intel and Matsushita. His career included HR management, HR development, compensation and benefits, International HR, corporate communication, and employee relations. He has conducted extensive research on the learning behavior of professionals in a corporate setting. Specific areas of expertise include learning organizations, organizational change and transition, compensation management, and employee communication. He maintains a consulting practice with area businesses and nonprofit organizations. Steele is a member of the examination review committee for the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) exam, administered by the HR Certification Institute, and is one of approximately 500 HR professionals currently holding the GPHR certification. He taught as an adjunct instructor in the MBA programs at both George Fox University and Marylhurst University from 2003 to 2006 and joined the GFU faculty full time in 2006.
EDUCATION: EdD in Educational Foundations and Leadership from George Fox University
503-554-2827 • jfsteele@georgefox.edu

William H. Stevens
Adjunct Professor of Finance
EXPERTISE:
• Entrepreneurial fianance
• Angel and venture capital investing
• World War II history
Stevens teaches entrepreneurial finance and corporate finance to George Fox undergraduate and MBA students. He is also an Angel Investor and LLC Manager for four years of the Angel Oregon Fund.  He has been a venture capital investor for Intel Capital, has been a marketing manager at Hewlett Packard, Mentor Graphics and Intel, and has co-founded a venture-funded software startup.
EDUCATION: BS in electrical engineering from Princeton University; MS in electrical engineering from Stanford University; MBA from Harvard University.
wstevens@georgefox.edu

Daniel S. Sweeney
Professor of Counseling
Director, Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies
EXPERTISE:
• Children, play therapy, and parenting issues
• Trauma and abuse
• Marriage and family therapy
• Projective psychotherapy techniques (play, sand, art, etc.)
Founder and director of the NW Center for Play Therapy Studies (www.nwplaytherapy.org) and member of the board of directors for the Association for Play Therapy (www.a4pt.org ). Has presented workshops and seminars throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. Provides private consultation/supervision, and maintains a part-time counseling private practice. Author of Counseling Children Through the World of Play, co-author of Play Therapy Interventions with Children's Problems and Sandtray: A Practical Manual, and editor of Handbook of Group Play Therapy. Books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, and Korean. Licensed professional counselor (Oregon), licensed marital and family therapist (California), and registered play therapist and supervisor (Association for Play Therapy).
EDUCATION: PhD in counselor education from the University of North Texas
503-554-6146 • dsweeney@georgefox.edu

Carlos Taloyo
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
EXPERTISE:
• Integration of psychology and theology
• Clinical psychology
• Group therapy
Taloyo was a staff psychologist at Oregon State University's Counseling Center (2006-2011) before coming to George Fox. He has also taught at Northwest Christian University.
EDUCATION: PhD in clinical psychology and MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary
503-554-2383 • ctaloyo@georgefox.edu

Gary Tandy
Professor of English
EXPERTISE:
• C.S. Lewis
• American and English literature
• Technical writing
Gary arrived at George Fox in 2009 after 15 years at Cascade College, where he taught a wide array of writing courses including freshman composition, writing for business and industry, technical writing, and creative writing. He also boasts an impressive literature repertoire: American and English literature surveys, devotional literature, and studies in C. S. Lewis, to name a few. Gary primarily teaches freshman writing courses as well as technical writing. He heads up the university's reading lab and is associate director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC).
EDUCATION: PhD in rhetoric and writing, University of Tulsa
503-554-2602 • gtandy@georgefox.edu

Craig B. Taylor
Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance
Director of Athletics
EXPERTISE:
• Intercollegiate athletics
• Physical conditioning
• Sports from the perspective of the Christian faith
Coached men´s and women´s basketball, men´s baseball, and women´s softball. Staff member for several basketball camps. Spent two years with a sporting goods retail firm. Named Softball Coach of the Year for District 2 of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, and Administrator of the Year for the same district in 1992.
EDUCATION: MEd with emphasis on general education and physical education from Linfield College
503-554-2911 • ctaylor@georgefox.edu

Mark E. Terry
Associate Professor of Art
EXPERTISE:
• Elementary and secondary art education
• Graphic design and screen printing
• Pottery
• Photography
• Sculpture
• Interdisciplinary learning within the humanities
• Wood fired ceramics, Anagama firing
Named the Oregon Higher Education Art Professor of the Year in 2010. Previously taught art for 11 years at the secondary-school level in Oregon.
EDUCATION: MS in education from Western Oregon University
503-554-2636 • mterry@georgefox.edu

Nancy S. Thurston
Professor of Psychology
EXPERTISE:
• Clinical psychology
• Religious studies
Previously was a psychologist with Fuller Psychological and Family Services in California, Family Counseling Services in Michigan, and Westmass Psychological Development Center in Michigan. She also taught at Fuller Theological Seminary in California and at Central Michigan University. In addition, she served as mental health counselor at Ottowa County Community Mental Health in Michigan, and as a neuropsychological examiner at Midland Hospital Center.
EDUCATION: PhD in psychology from Central Michigan University
503-554-2752 • nthurston@georgefox.edu

Gary Tiffin
Associate Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• History of Education
• History
Gary Tiffin joined the EDFL faculty in 2006 as a part-time instructor in the area of history of education. Prior to his teaching at Fox, he served three Christian Universities for 37 years, including chief academic officer at Hope International University (16 years) and Northwest Christian College (three years). During those years, he was a Professor of History and Social Science, always teaching World Civilization to college freshman, among other social science courses. Prior to his 26-year tenure at Hope, he taught at San Jose Christian College (now William Jessup University) for seven years. He has also been involved in educational institutions in The Ukraine and Cambodia. From 2001-2006, he served as Administrator of Turner Retirement Homes, a Christian community of 200 in Turner, Oregon.
EDUCATION: PhD in history of education from Stanford
503-554-2874 • gtiffin@georgefox.edu

Tim G. Timmerman
Professor of Art
Chairperson of Department of Visual Arts
EXPERTISE:
• Painting and drawing
• Mixed media arts
Teaches sculpture, mixed media, art history from 1450, senior thesis, drawing and design 2 (three dimensional). Previously worked as an associate professor and as art department chairman at Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Also taught art at Washington State University and instructed youths as a summer school instructor and as teacher at Peninsula Christian
School in Carson, Calif.
EDUCATION: MFA with emphasis in painting and drawing from Washington State University
503-554-2628 • ttimmerm@georgefox.edu

Timotheos “Tim" Tsohantaridis
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
EXPERTISE:
• New Testament studies
• Hellenistic Greek language and history
• Church planting
• Greek Evangelical Church
• Bilingual Churches
• Soccer
Former pastor, church planter, and collegiate chaplain. Former professional soccer player and collegiate soccer coach. Recipient of the University´s Faculty Achievement Award. Recorded: Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends. Ordained pastor in Greek Evangelical Church.
EDUCATION: PhD in New Testament; MA, Ashland Theological Seminary
503-554-2659 • ttsohant@georgefox.edu

Patrick W. Vandehey
Assistant Professor of Music
Instrumental Music Director
EXPERTISE:
• Band direction
Named Oregon Music Educator of the Year in 2010. Director of Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Brass Ensemble. Coordinator of Instrumental Studies and the music education program. Previously directed bands at Westview and Aloha high schools, where he won numerous honors, including the state, regional and national levels of the OSBDA-Stanbury Award (Outstanding Young Band Director) in 1992. Was also awarded the Bandworld Legion of Honor/John Philip Sousa Foundation Award of Excellence in 2000. Earned four state championships at the Oregon State Band Championships.
EDUCATION: MS from Portland State University
503-554-2621 • pvandehe@georgefox.edu

Jeff VandenHoek
Director of Business Relations
Assistant Professor of Business
EXPERTISE:
• Community Consulting and Learning
• Leadership
• Experiential team learning
VandenHoek joined the George Fox University’s School of Business in January 2007 as an assistant professor of business and director of the Executive MBA program. He provides leadership for various team-learning exercises, including the orientation program that invests a full day of experiential team (cohort) learning in an outdoor challenge course environment. VandenHoek had spent the previous 11 years directly involved in this type of experiential learning.
EDUCATION: MA, Asuza Pacific University
503-554-2809 • jvandenh@georgefox.edu

Jeffrey M. Vargason
Associate Professor of Chemistry
EXPERTISE:
• RNA:protein interactions
• Nucleic acid structure
• Protein expression and purification
• X-ray crystallography
• Biochemistry
Previously served as a postdoctoral fellow doing research at the National Institutes of Health.
EDUCATION: PhD in biochemistry and biophysics from Oregon State University
503-554-2718 • jvargason@georgefox.edu

H. Brent Weaver
Associate Professor of Music
EXPERTISE:
• Composition
• Music theory
Weaver teaches composition, music theory, analysis, and orchestration.
EDUCATION: PhD in music and communication from Goshen College in Indiana
503-554-2622 • bweaver@georgefox.edu

Larry D. Weber
Assistant Professor of Education
EXPERTISE:
• MAT in Your Community
Larry is a cohort leader and student teaching supervisor in the MAT in Your Community program.
EDUCATION: MA in educational administration from Portland State University
503-658-5658 • lweber@georgefox.edu

K. Mark Weinert
Associate Professor of History
Associate Dean of George Fox Evangelical Seminary
EXPERTISE:
• History of the Christian faith
• Benefits of overseas study programs
He previously taught at Judson Baptist College and Western Evangelical Seminary, both in Oregon, and Wesley Biblical Seminary in Mississippi. Served two years as pastor of a church.
EDUCATION: PhD in religion from Vanderbilt University
503-554-6149 • mweinert@georgefox.edu

Kathleen Weiss, MD
Associate Professor of Biology
• Internal medicine
• Drug and alcohol treatment
After medical school Weiss practiced internal medicine as a physician starting at Kaiser Permanente and then in private practice in Newberg. She then spent several years working at Springbook Northwest providing medical care for clients being evaluated and treated for addiction issues. Before embarking on her current career of teaching, she worked in the Health and Counseling Center at George Fox for several years. Board Certified Internal Medicine. Member of Christian Medical and Dental Association and Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.
EDUCATION: MD, University of Southern California
503-554-2707 • kweiss@georgefox.edu

Loren Wenz
Associate Professor of Music
Chairperson of Department of Performing Arts
EXPERTISE:
• Choral music
• Music education
Director of choral activities for grades 9-12 at South Salem High School 1981-2002. Previously adjunct professor at Whitworth College, Western Oregon University, Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and Willamette University. Recipient of “Highest Achievement of Excellence in concert and Jazz Choir Development’ award from Salem-Keizer School District
2002.
EDUCATION: MA in music education from Eastern Washington University
503-554-2623 • lwenz@georgefox.edu

Kenneth F. Willson
Professor of Music
EXPERTISE:
• Piano performance and pedagogy
• Music history
• Music theory
Previously taught at the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Portland, and Judson Baptist College in Oregon. Member of piano duo team "Ivory Crush." Keyboardist for a Portland-area church. Performs regularly as soloist and member of piano duo team "d.u.o."
EDUCATION: DA in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado.
503-554-2624 • kwillson@georgefox.edu

Brent D. Wilson
Associate Professor of Computer Science
EXPERTISE:
• High performance computing
• Software engineering
• Internet technologies
• Computer networking
Previously taught at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon and at the secondary level. Named Educator of the Year at Cascade School District in Oregon. Currently a database system consultant and developer for Nike Inc.
EDUCATION: MAT from Western Oregon State College
503-554-2722 • bwilson@georgefox.edu

Randy S. Woodley
Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture
Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies
Program Director, Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies
EXPERTISE:
• Intercultural studies
• Missiology
• Native American church planting
• Indigenous spiritualities, religions and theologies
• Eco-theology, eco-justice and sustainability
• American culture, church history and theology
Woodley is one of the founders of the Native American Cultural Contextual Movement and The North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies. He has written and taught widely across the U.S. and Canada in both popular cultural and scholarly formats including such entities as Time magazine and The Huffington Post to University Distinguished Lecture Series and theological dictionaries and compendiums. Woodley's books include Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision (Eerdmans) and Living in Color: Embracing God's Passion for Ethnic Diversity (Intervarsity).
EDUCATION: Phd, E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission, Asbury Seminary; MA, Palmer Seminary.
503-554-6031 • rwoodley@georgefox.edu

Debra Drecnik Worden
Professor of Business and Economics
EXPERTISE:
• Data analysis
• Personal finance
• Statistical process control (SPC)
Previously taught at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois and Northern Arizona University. Was a research scholar at the
Credit Research Center at Purdue.
EDUCATION: PhD in economics from Purdue University
503-554-2816 • dworden@georgefox.edu

Chengping Zhang
Assistant Professor of Finance
EXPERTISE:
• Financial modeling
• Corporate finance
• Financial management
• Business statistics
Professor Zhang joined the School of Business faculty in 2010 after completing his PhD in Finance at Washington State University. He enjoys teaching and doing research. His teaching interests include financial management, corporate finance, financial modeling and financial derivatives. His research fields are asset pricing, mutual fund performance, international finance and financial econometrics.
EDUCATION: PhD in finance from Washington State University.
503-554-2805 • czhang@georgefox.edu

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