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Gregory P. Allen
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
• 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

Courtney Anderegg
Assistant Professor of Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts
• Interpersonal communication and romantic relationships
• Media portrayals of romantic relationships
• Communication technology
• Research methods and data visualization
Anderegg previously taught college courses at The Ohio State University. She is currently the faculty advisor for the George Fox chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. Anderegg also serves as a research consultant specializing in online survey data collection, data analysis, and reporting using data visualization techniques.
EDUCATION: MA and PhD in communication from The Ohio State University

Paul N. Anderson
Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies
• 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

Glena L. Andrews
Professor of Psychology
Director of Clinical Training, PsyD Program
• Clinical psychology
• Clinical neuropsychology
• Fetal alcohol syndrome research
• Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum research
Andrews joined George Fox University in August 2014, coming from a career of teaching undergraduate psychology (Northwest Nazarene University, Whitworth University, Eastern Nazarene University).  She has also been involved in private practice and research.
EDUCATION: PhD clinical psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; Post-doctoral MS in clinical psychopharmacology from CSPP; MA in theology from Fuller School of Theology

Christy Austin
Assistant Professor of Education
• Linguistics
• Second language acquisition
• Intercultural communication
• Teaching and life in China
Austin has taught in the College of Education since 2010. She has taught at the elementary through college level with a focus on English as a Second Language in the Salem area and in The People’s Republic of China since 1984.
EDUCATION: MAT from Willamette University, ESOL Endorsement

Robin E. Baker
• 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

Stephen R. Bearden
Assistant Professor of Counseling
• 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

Anna Berardi
Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Director, Trauma Response Institute
• 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

Jekabs Bikis
Dean, College of Business
• Welfare state economics
• Public policy and political economy
• Administration Higher Education in Business
• ACBSP accreditation
Bikis was previously the chair of the Department of Business Administration at LCC International University. He has also held positions as dean of online education, interim associate dean of College of Business and associate professor at Dallas Baptist University. He has served on nonprofit boards at DFW Association for Business Economics and Klaipeda International Business Club (Lithuania).
EDUCATION: PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from The University of Texas at Dallas

Marcia Bogert
Assistant Professor of Nursing
• Pediatric Registered Nurse
• Certified Nurse Educator
Bogert has 27 years of clinical experience in her specialty area of pediatrics. She began her nursing career in the NICU at Westchester County Medical Center in New York and worked at Olson Pediatrics, Randall’s Children Hospital and Providence SW Pediatrics in the Portland, Oregon area. Most recently she worked as the triage/charge nurse at Doernbecher Pediatrics-Westside in Portland.
EDUCATION: MSN in nursing from Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing and BS in sociology from George Fox University.

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

Bryan R. Boyd
Professor of Theatre
• 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 (Oregon)

Carol J. Brazo
Associate Professor of Education
Director of Master of Arts in Teaching Community Format
• 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

Robert A. Bredemeier
Assistant Professor of Art
• 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

Jason Brumitt, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
• Orthopedic and sports physical therapy
• Injury prevention
• Sports epidemiology
• Health and wellness
EDUCATION: PhD orthopaedic and sports science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; MS in physical therapy from Pacific University

Daniel L. Brunner
Professor of Christian History and Formation, Portland Seminary
• 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, Oregon 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

Karen S. Buchanan
Associate Professor of Education
• Educational foundations
• Early childhood education
Buchanan served as director of teacher education and assistant professor of education at Cascade College in Portland, Oregon. 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
• 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, Oregon, 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

Rodger K. Bufford
Professor of Psychology
Director of Integration, Graduate School of Clinical Psychology
• 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

Gary Buhler
Assistant Professor of Art
Director of Donald H. Lindgren Gallery
• 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

William "Bill" C. Buhrow Jr.
Director of Health and Counseling Services
Assistant Professor of Psychology
• 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

George J. Byrtek
Professor of Organizational Leadership
• 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

Chris Casey
Head Football Coach
Casey coached previously at The Dalles High School (Oregon), Linfield College, Whitworth College and Aloha High School (Oregon).
EDUCATION: BA in history (1982), Masters in Education - emphasis in physical education/social studies (1986) from Linfield College

Rae Casey
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
• Online learning and teaching
• Management and leadership
• Team development
• Organizational communication
EDUCATION: PhD in education from the University of Idaho

Tatiana M. Cevallos
Assistant Professor of Education
• Bilingual Education
• Spanish language
Cevallos has taught in bilingual and immersion settings in elementary schools. She worked as bilingual coordinator at Lincoln Elementary in Woodburn, Oregon. 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

Paul H. Chamberlain
Director of Center for Study Abroad Program
• 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

R. Carlisle Chambers
Professor of Chemistry
• 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.)

Kelly Chang
Associate Professor of Psychology
• 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.

Steven Classen
Professor of Communication, Journalism & Cinematic Arts
• Media activism and practices in the US civil rights movement
• Representations of race and ethnicity in U.S. film and television
• Representations of religion in U.S. film and television
• History of radio and television
Classen was previously professor and graduate program advisor in the Department of Television, Film & Media Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. He also served as a tenured professor at CSU, San Bernardino, and as an instructor at University of Wisconsin, Madison and Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn..
EDUCATION: PhD in media and cultural studies from University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lisa J. Cleath
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
• Literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
• History of Israel
• Philogy of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek languages
• Second Temple Judaism
Cleath was previously a research fellow at the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, Germany, where she was the Aramaic specialist on the team digitizing papyri from Elephantine, Egypt. In addition to her philological work on Jewish Aramaic papyri from Egypt, she researches the construction of Jewish identity in colonial contexts of Second Temple Judaism, and has also written on ideologies of authoritative text in ancient Israel. She has taught a wide range of courses on the literature and history of the Hebrew Bible; the literature and history of the New Testament; Second Temple Jewish contexts; Hebrew, Aramaic and Koine Greek language courses; the ancient and modern history of Jerusalem; and Theological French. Prior to her appointment at George Fox, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses at UCLA, Fuller Theological Seminary and Portland Seminary.
EDUCATION: PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from University of California, Los Angeles.

Isabelle Corneaux
Assistant Professor of French
• French language
• French literature
• Francophone cultures
• Technology and world language learning
Corneaux previously taught French at CIEF, University of Burgundy, France and Columbia Basin College in Washington. Her areas of research include the use of technology for world language learning, flipped classroom, hybrid classroom. She has traveled extensively in Europe and French-speaking countries: France, Belgium, Switzerland and French Polynesia.
EDUCATION: MA in French as a second Language from University of Burgundy, France. MEd from Heritage University, Washington

Caitlin C. Corning
Professor of History
• 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.)

Amy Dee
Associate Professor of Education
• 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.

Victoria L. Defferding
Assistant Professor of Spanish
• 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

Lorraine K. DeKruyf
Professor of Counseling
• 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

Steve Delamarter
Professor of Old Testament
Portland Seminary
• 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.

Keith Dempsey

Assistant Professor of Counseling
Clinical Director, Counseling Program
• 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, Oregon. 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, Oregon. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a PhD candidate.
EDUCATION: PhD candidate counselor education in Corvallis, Oregon

Brian R. Doak
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
• 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

Gloria J. Doherty
Assistant Professor
Director of Hybrid Learning Programs
• 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

Jeffrey M. Duerr
Professor of Biology
• 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

Michelle Engblom-Deglmann
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Program Director, Marriage, Couple, Family Counseling Program
• Marital and family therapy
• Emotionally-focused couple therapy
• Divorce and remarriage
• Ambiguous loss
Previously, Engblom-Deglmann was assistant professor and clinical training director at Simpson University, where she specialized in courses on couples therapy and domestic violence, family therapy, and religion, and marriage and the family.
EDUCATION: PhD in marital and family counseling from Saint Louis University; licensed marriage and family therapist (Oregon and California)

Debra S. Espinor
Associate Professor, College of Education
• Educational technology
• Curriculum and instruction
• Music education and performance
• Calling and vocation
• Diversity and education
Espinor previously held positions as chair of undergraduate teacher education at George Fox University and Seattle Pacific University. She currently directs the non-traditional elementary education program at George Fox with the goal of recruiting diverse and first-generation teacher candidates.
EDUCATION: EdD in education leadership from Seattle Pacific University

Abigail Favale
Assistant Professor of English
Faculty Fellow, William Penn Honors Program
• Women's writing
• Fiction writing
• Ancient world literature and mythology
• Critical theory
Favale 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. Favale 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

Pam Fifer
Director of Nursing
• Medical-surgical nursing
• Certified nurse educator
• Nursing leadership
Fifer joined the university’s nursing program in 2017 to serve as director of the department and as a professor of nursing. In the year and a half prior to her arrival, she served as the academic coordinator of Health Sciences at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon. Previously, she taught theory and clinical courses as a nursing faculty member at Chemeketa from 2004 to 2015, and was program chair. Before that, she worked in acute care and long-term care for 13 years in a variety of roles, including bedside nurse, nurse manager, house supervisor, and director of nursing.
EDUCATION: EdD from George Fox University

Celeste E. Flachsbart
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Clinical Psychology
Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders: transition to adulthood; social thinking intervention; family adjustment; online social connection
• Behavioral pediatric psychology: pediatric health psychology; behavioral health in pediatric primary care
In addition to teaching, Flachsbart is a licensed clinical psychologist and has maintained a behavioral pediatric psychology practice for several years. She also manages and writes an online blog and forum for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Flachsbart is also involved in research, statewide advocacy and community trainings.
EDUCATION: PsyD from George Fox University

James D. Foster
Dean of College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Associate Provost for Professional Preparation
Professor of Psychology
• 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, Oregon, 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.

Michael R. Foster

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
• 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)

Sarita D. Gallagher
Associate Professor of Religion
• Biblical theology of mission
• Melanesian and indigeonous mission history
• Cross-cultural communication with mission
• World religions
• Current issues and trends in mission
Gallagher previously taught intercultural studies, intercultural communication, and anthropology at Azusa Pacific University (Calif.), World Mission Faith Training School (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea) and Tabor College (Adelaide, Australia). Her most recent book is Abrahamic Blessing: A Missiological Narrative of Revival in Papua New Guinea (Pickwick, 2014).
EDUCATION: PhD in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Kathleen Kleiner Gathercoal
Professor of Psychology
Director of Research for the Graduate School of Clinical Psychology
• 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.

Jeannine Michele Graham
Associate Professor of Religious Studies;
Ordained Presbyterian minister (PCUSA)
• 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

Steven C. Grant
Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance
Chair, Health and Human Performance Department
Head Women's Volleyball Coach
• 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.

Nijay K. Gupta
Assistant Professor of New Testament
• Pauline studies
• New Testament theology and exegesis
• Discipleship, holiness and ethics in the New Testament
• Social world of the New Testament and social scientific study of the New Testament
Gupta previously taught New Testament at Northeastern Seminary (N.Y.), Eastern University (Pa.), Seattle Pacific University (Wash.), and Ashland Theological Seminary (Ohio).
EDUCATION: PhD in New Testament from University of Durham (England)

Justine Haigh
Associate Professor of Marketing
Director of MBA Programs
• 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.

Mark David Hall
Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics
• 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

Ryan Halley
Professor of Finance
Chair, Undergraduate Business and Economics
• 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

Elizabeth B. Hamilton
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
• 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

Robert L. Hamilton
Professor of Physics
• 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

David M. Hansen
Associate Professor of Computer Science
• 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
EDUCATION: PhD in computer science from Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology

Robert F. Harder
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dean, College of Engineering
• 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

Jennie A. Harrop
Chair, Department of Professional Studies
• Composition
• Business writing
• Creative writing
• Literature of the American West
• American literature
• Biblical, ecclesial, and cultural semiotics
• Church and culture
• Jesus and leadership
Harrop has published two books: The Simple Math of Writing Well: Writing for the 21st Century (George Fox's first open textbook) and Angling for Repose: Wallace Stegner & the De-Mythologizing of the American West. She is contracted to publish a third book in 2018: The Jesus Quotient: IQ -> EQ -> AQ. Harrop joined George Fox in 2013, and she has served as chair of of the school's degree completion program and director of the Portland Writing Center since 2015. Harrop has taught writing and literature at Colorado State University, the University of Denver, Liberty University, and Chemeketa Community College, and previously worked as a crime and news reporter for such newspapers as the Chicago Tribune and The Oregonian.
EDUCATION: PhD in English from University of Denver; DMin in Semiotics & Future Studies from Portland Seminary; MFA in Creative Writing from Colorado State University.

R. Corban Harwood
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
• 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.

W. Scot Headley
Professor of Education
Interim Provost, College of Education
• 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.

Saurra Heide
Assistant Professor of Education
• School partnerships
• Supervision of teacher candidates
• Early childhood methods
Prior to coming to George Fox, Heide was an elementary teacher in the Greater Albany School District. Before joining the faculty, she served as the associate director of clinical practices. Among her recent accomplishments was co-creating the immersion practicum with the Tillamook School District.
EDUCATION: EdD, Educational Foundations and Leadership: P-20 Instructional Design and Development from George Fox University.

Kathleen A. Heininge
Associate Professor of English
• 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.

Eloise Hockett
Director of Licensure
Associate Professor of Education
• 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.

Terry E. Huffman
Professor of Education, Educational Foundations and Leadership
• 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

Carol J. Hutchinson
Assistant Professor, Adult Degree Programs
• 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, Oregon. 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

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