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Kerry E. Irish
Professor of History
• 20th-century American Military, Political and Diplomatic History
• History of the American West
Named 2000 Professor of the Year at George Fox University.
EDUCATION: PhD in history from the University of Washington
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Dale R. Isaak
Head Athletic Trainer
• Athletic training
• Sports medicine
• General health
Named the Northwest Athletic Trainers' Association's Educator of the Year for 2010. Previously worked as an athletic trainer for high schools and for the Institute for Athletic Medicine in Minnesota and is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer.
EDUCATION: MEd in physical education from University of Minnesota; MS in physical education and athletic training from Indiana State University.
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Clella I. Jaffe
Professor of Communication Arts
Chairperson of Department of Communication Arts
• Argumentation and debate
• Episcopal Church controversy about Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire (the first gay bishop)
• Russian Old Believers
• Jehovah's Witness students in public schools
• Time and communication
• Media effects on culture
• Promise Keepers' wives
• Mother's advice manuals
• Choral reading techniques
Previously taught at St. John's University in New York, Oregon State University, and at public and private schools. Wrote Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society, fifth edition. Previous editions came out in 1995, 1998, 2001, and 2003. Recipient of excellence in teaching award at Oregon State University.
EDUCATION: PhD in educational foundations from Oregon State University.
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Craig E. Johnson
Professor of Leadership Studies
Director, Doctor of Business Administration Program
• Organizational ethics
• Leadership ethics
• Interpersonal and cross-cultural communication
• Organizational communication
Johnson previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is the author of Meeting the Ethical Challenges of Leadership: Casting Light or Shadow and co-author of Leadership: A Communication Perspective, with Michael Hackman of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Past recipient of George Fox University's Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award.
EDUCATION: PhD in speech communication from the University of Denver
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Mary J. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Education
• Child Development
• Support, coach and train staff and student teachers
Johnson is an early childhood-elementary cohort leader for MAT at Night and teaches early childhood education and art methods in the undergraduate teacher education program. She earned a master's degree at George Fox University with an emphasis in early childhood education, and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She has taught kindergarten, first and second grades in both public and private, secular and Christian settings in Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, and Oregon. Her early childhood experience includes setting up work and family support programs, parenting education, and corporate on-site child care. She was part of the start-up team for the child development center at Mentor Graphics in Wilsonville, Ore.
EDUCATION: MEd from George Fox University
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Merrill L. Johnson
• Academic library administration
• Learning resources in various media
Johnson previously worked as a reference librarian at a county library in Oregon.
EDUCATION: MLS in library science, the University of Oregon
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William G. Jolliff
Professor of English
• Contemporary poetry
• American literature
Previously taught at Messiah College in Pennsylvania and The Ohio State University. Received Excellence in Teaching award at Messiah. Author of Whatever Was Ripe, a chapbook published by Bright Hill Press, 1998, and The Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: A Reader's Edition, Friends United Press, 2000.
EDUCATION: PhD in English from The Ohio State University
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Kevin T. Jones
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
• Speech communication
• Communication studies/rhetoric and public address
Formerly served as an assistant professor at Chapman University. Also taught at Azusa Pacific University as an associate professor and director of the school's forensics program. Also taught at Asbury College, Bradley University and Otterbein College.
EDUCATION: Earned a doctorate in communication studies/rhetoric and public address from Louisiana State University, 1995
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Charles D. Kamilos
Portland Center Librarian
Expertise and research interests include contemplative/mystical prayer and research methods.
EDUCATION: MA in library and information science from University of Iowa, MDiv from Brite Divinity School/Texas Christian University.
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Kristina M. Kays
Assistant Professor of Psychology
• Clinical psychology
• Parent training
• Grief and loss issues
Has 10 years of experience in a successful private clinical practice in Clackamas, Ore., working with adolescents, adults and families. She taught previously at Clackamas Community College.
EDUCATION: PsyD in clinical psychology from George Fox; masters in psychology from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.
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Judith D. Keeney
Assistant Professor of Education
• Student management
• Teacher evaluation
• Staff development
• School reform and assessment
• School climate
Keeney did graduate course work in standard administrative certificate program at Portland State University. Also completed graduate course work in basic administrative certificate program at the University of Oregon.
EDUCATION: MA in curriculum and instruction from University of Oregon
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David B. Kerr
Assistant Professor of Art
• Graphic design as it applies to marketing and ministry planning
Kerr has consulted and produced award-winning marketing tools for many industries such as: education, government, real estate, forestry/mining, manufacturing, medical, food, retail/wholesale, nonprofit, religious and knowledge-based industries. David spent 15 years developing a reputable marketing communications company based in Canada and serviced clients in North America. His marketing skills have produced annual reports and financial documents, product/service and informational brochures, viewbooks and catalogs, coffee-table books, admissions posters, advertising, exhibit displays, newsletters, development packages, case statements for fund-raising, logo and identity programs, and Web site design for the Internet.
EDUCATION: MA in business and corporate communication/graphic design from California State University-Los Angeles;
BA in Psychology, Bible and Visual Arts from Judson Baptist College-Portland.
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Gary M. Kilburg
Professor of Education
• Effective teaching skills
• Challenges facing teachers in the classroom
• Developing professional relationships
• Developing and designing K-12 mentoring programs for public and private schools
• Mentoring program trainer for public and private schools
Kilburg previously taught at Linfield College in Oregon and Oregon State University. Also taught at the high school level, receiving Teacher of the Year honors six times.
EDUCATION: PhD in adult education from Oregon State University
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E. Alan Kluge
Professor of Business
• Quality improvement with emphasis on Six Sigma
• Marketing and marketing research
• Project management
Kluge previously taught at Purdue University in Indiana and Oregon State University. Worked as consultant on lodging and tourism development projects throughout Oregon. Served as corporate director of marketing for a chain of motor inns in the Pacific Northwest, and as sales manager for a major Oregon hotel.
EDUCATION: MBA and PhD in postsecondary and adult education both from Oregon State University
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Christopher J. Koch
Professor of Psychology
• Visual attention and object recognition
• Program/teaching assessment
• Sports psychology
Named recipient of the university's Faculty Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship in 2009. Taught at the University of Georgia and Truett-McConnell College in Georgia.
EDUCATION: PhD in cognitive-experimental psychology from the University of Georgia
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Beth A. La Force
Professor of Education
• Reading and writing instruction
• Language acquisition and the importance of reading aloud to children
• ChildrenÂ´s literature and its integration into other subject areas
• First-year teachers and the process of becoming a teacher
• Moral development
EDUCATION: PhD in curriculum and instruction from Michigan State University.
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David Ming Liu
Assistant Professor of Management
• International professional management
• Business management
• Small and medium enterprise (SME)
Professor Liu joined George Fox in 2010 and brings nearly 20 years of international professional management, entrepreneurial and teaching experience to his position as an assistant professor of management in the School of Business’ MBA and DBA programs. He’s worked in senior managerial positions for two publicly listed companies in Hong Kong and Paris and traveled to more than 30 countries for business. He was the owner of a successful small and medium enterprise (SME) for nine years and taught English and business courses in China.
EDUCATION: Doctorate of business administration, City University of Hong Kong; MBA in international management, Willamette University.
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Carleton H. Lloyd
Professor of Management
• Marriage, family, and parenting issues
• Mood disorders: depression and bipolar disorders
• Issues related to divorce recovery, single parenting
• Substance-abuse issues
• Human growth and development
• Emotional and developmental disorders
• Crisis intervention and critical incident stress
• Medical social work: pediatric oncology, emergency services, psychiatric care
• School social work
• Administration: school, social work agencies,hospital, church
• Integration of Judeo-Christian perspectives with social sciences
• Teaching teachers, training trainers, teaching the adult learner
• Neurolinguistic programming, neurolinguistic semantics
Previously taught at Colorado Christian University; Regis University in Colorado; Union Graduate Institute of Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas (Texas) Baptist University; and Columbia Christian College in Oregon. Ordained to the ministry in 1975. Has a "transdenominational" background, having served in various pastoral roles with Church of Christ, Christian churches, Disciples of Christ, Assemblies of God, Southern Baptists, Conservative Baptists, Community Churches, and Free Methodist churches. Has conducted hundreds of workshops and seminars with churches on a wide range of subjects, such as single parenthood, divorce recovery, self-esteem, biblical exposition, death and dying, premarital counseling, and more. Received George Fox University's 1998 Faculty Achievement Award.
EDUCATION: PhD in social work from the University of Texas-Arlington
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Rhett F. Luedtke
Professor of Theatre
• Theatre history
• Acting/directing theory
Received an MFA in directing from Illinois State University and a bachelor's degree in English and theatre and television Arts from Valparaiso University. At George Fox, he directs the University theatre season and teaches acting, directing, theatre history, and acting/directing theory.
EDUCATION: MFA in directing from Illinois State University
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Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies
Director of International Studies
• International relations
• International political economy
His primary research interests include corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investment and the interaction amongst investors, corporations and social activists on issues such as climate change and genocide.
EDUCATION: PhD, George Washington University
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Michael A. Magill
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
• Civil and Mechanical Engineering
• Applied structures
• Solid mechanics
• Fracture mechanics
• Structural inspection
• Finite elements
• Computer-aided analysis
• Machine tools
• Land surveying
Formerly production systems engineer for Amoco Production Company; computer analyst, structural engineer, and project supervisor for the Department of the Interior; professor of engineering technology at Oklahoma State University, and professor/department head of mechanical engineering technology at Purdue University. Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma, Indiana and Oregon.
EDUCATION: PhD in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University
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Associate Professor of Counseling
• Systemic psychology
• Marriage and family therapy
• Emotionally-focused couple's therapy
• Image of God: an individual's unconscious picture or image of God
• Integration of theology and psychology
• Attachment theory
• Church growth
• Biblical leadership: development and dynamic
• Sanctification model for churches
• Spiritual development
• Church reorganization
• Church as a family system
David has been an ordained PCUSA pastor since 1975.
EDUCATION: MDiv from San Francisco Theological Seminary; MMFT and PhD Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology
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Mark S. McLeod-Harrison
Professor of Philosophy
• Philosophy and Christian faith
• Religious diversity and the Christian
• Convergence church movement
Previously taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Westmont College in California. Former visiting instructor of the University of California and Austin College in Texas. Ordained in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. Author of Rationality and Theistic Belief.
EDUCATION: PhD in philosophy from University of California
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Mark R. McMinn
Professor of Psychology, Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
• Integration of psychology and Christianity
• Psychology and the church
• Clergy-psychology collaboration
McMinn began his career at George Fox in 1984, then left in 1993 to take a faculty position at Wheaton College in Illinois. He taught at Wheaton for 13 years, holding an endowed professorship from 1996 to 2006, and then returned to George Fox University in 2006. He is author or coauthor of numerous books, including Integrative Psychotherapy: Toward a Comprehensive Christian Approach. APA fellow and ABPP diplomat in clinical psychology; licensed. Named recipient of George Fox's Faculty Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship in 2010.
EDUCATION: PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University (Tennessee)
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Director of MBA programs
• Ethical and legal responsibility
• Transformational leadership
• Community learning and consulting
• Research methods
• Organizational behavior and leadership
Chris currently serves as director of the university's MBA programs after teaching business courses at George Fox's Boise Center. He has served as a consultant and a leadership coach on a limited basis to a wide range of nonprofit organizations and individuals and companies in the private sector. He has more than 20 years of professional experience as an educator, entrepreneur, pastor, motivational speaker, author, musician and life coach.
EDUCATION: PhD in organizational learning with a leadership concentration, University of Idaho
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Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics
• Mechanical engineering
• Electrical engineering
• Mathematics education
Melendy formerly worked as an engineer and research intern at Burelbach Industries, Hewlett-Packard, and Mitsubishi Silicon America. He joined the faculty at George Fox in 2006. His research interests involve the characterization of engineering students’ mathematical thinking practices and how students respond to ambiguities and uncertainty in mathematically modeling engineering phenomena.
EDUCATION: PhD in applied mathematics and mathematics education, Oregon State University.
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Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
• Muscle fatigue
• Neural control of movement and injury
• Sensorimotor neurophysiology
Previously, Meszaros was a professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Toledo where he ran a neuromechanics laboratory and taught graduate/medical courses in neuroscience, neuro-rehabilitation, and anatomy. He is a Fulbright Scholar and recipient of several awards for excellence in teaching and professional service. He has served as a legal consultant on injury and as a manuscript reviewer for publications such as Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Neurophysiology, and Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
EDUCATION: PhD in exercise science (neuromuscular physiology) & NIH Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Injury Prevention Research Center) at the University of Iowa
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Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Communication
• Film & TV sound
• Audio recording, editing and mixing
• The writings of P.G. Wodehouse
Meyer worked as a sound effects editor and mixer in Hollywood and Portland before coming to George Fox in 2005.
EDUCATION: MFA in film production from the University of Southern California
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Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Director of Marriage and Family Therapy
• Individual therapy
• Marital therapy
• Effective interpersonal communication and team building
• Marriage and family issues
• Transitions, loss, and grief
• International clinical services
• Organizational consultation and training
• Personal/executive coaching
• Clinical supervision
• Spiritual formation/integration of psychology and theology
Has taught at Warner Pacific College in Oregon, MidAmerica Nazarene College in Kansas, Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missouri, and Portland State University, as well as lectured at Kansas University Medical School. Clinical training includes work at the Menninger Foundation. Did six years of pastoral ministry.
EDUCATION: DMin in counseling and prevention services from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missouri.
Postdoctoral work at Kansas University, Brigham Young University in Utah, and Portland (Ore.) State University.
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Melanie Springer Mock
Associate Professor of English
• Composition and rhetoric
• Autobiographical theory
• Modern British and American literature
• Great War literature
• Creative Nonfiction
Published Writing Peace: The Unheard Voices of Great War Mennonite Objectors. Member of Mennonite Historical Society and Christianity and Literature.
EDUCATION: PhD in English literature from Oklahoma State University
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Ronald L. Mock
Associate Professor of Peace Studies and Political Science
• Conflict resolution
• Civilian peacemaking
• Peace issues
• Law and justice issues
• Community mediation
Mock is the author of Loving Without Giving In: Christian Responses to Terrorism and Tyranny. He is also the coauthor of When the Rain Returns: Toward Justice and Reconciliation in Palestine and Israel, published in the summer of 2004. He was the director for the Center for Peace and Learning from 1990 to 2003 and previously taught at Western Evangelical Seminary in Oregon and University of Detroit Law School in Michigan.
EDUCATION: Masters in public administration from Drake University; JD from University of Michigan
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Professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation, George Fox Evangelical Seminary
Director of Masters Programs
• Bible and gender issues
• Healthy and effective spiritual leaders
• Healthy, growing churches
• Team ministry and development
• Spiritual formation
• Systemic change and transformation
Former missionary to Peru and Bolivia. Recorded minister in the Friends Church. Trained spiritual director. Church planter and current church consultant, especially in pastoral team/staff issues.
EDUCATION: PhD in leadership from Gonzaga University
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Assistant Professor of Education
• At-risk youth in P-12 settings
• Foster children/youth
• Secondary teaching methods
Prior to coming to George Fox University, Brenda taught at Sherwood High School. She has taught middle and high school in both public and private settings. She is a cohort leader and director of the Office of Services to Communities. Brenda is also a certified foster parent.
EDUCATION: EdD in educational leadership from George Fox University
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Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
• Northwest semitics
• Historical geography
Specializes in the historical and social contexts that surround the Bible's textualization.
EDUCATION: MDiv, General Assembly Prebyterian Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea; ThM, Fuller Theological Seminary; PhD, Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations, UCLA.
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John R. Natzke
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
• Microwave engineering
• Numerical analysis of antenna devices
EDUCATION: PhD from University of Michigan.
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Assistant Professor of Nursing
• Community and home health care
Jerrie Nelson arrived at George Fox University in August of 2008. She has taught as nursing adjunct for Clackamas Community College and Linfield College School of Nursing. She has worked in multiple roles for Community and Home Health organizations as direct care provider, management, quality improvement, infection control and staff development.
EDUCATION: MS, Community Health Nursing, University of Portland
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Assistant Professor of Management
• Corporate management and operations
• Strategy, vision and operating leadership
From 2003 to 2008, Nemetz was the executive vice president of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide’s global services network in Portland, serving in the areas of general management, strategy, vision and operating leadership. She also was the chief operating officer and senior vice president of Waggener Edstrom’s Microsoft account from 2000 to 2004. Before that, she founded and directed ORA Innovations, Inc., a Portland-based entrepreneurial venture that developed a patented medical device. Additionally, included in her 20-plus years of business and marketing experience, were management positions at Sun Microsystems and Sequent Computer Systems.
EDUCATION: MBA, Stanford University
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Roger J. Newell
Professor of Religious Studies
• Writings of C.S. Lewis, T.F. Torrance
• Reformed theology
• Pastoral ministry
• Theological aesthetics
• Theology and science
Previously was associate pastor of a Presbyterian church near Portland. Also, was part-time teaching fellow at University of Aberdeen, spent eight years as a United Reformed Church pastor in Great Britain, and Reformed chaplain to the University of Durham in Britain. Author of Passion's Progress, the Meanings of Love.
EDUCATION: PhD in systematic theology from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland
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Neal P. Ninteman
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Engineering
• General mathematics education
• Spiritual and personal mentoring of college students
• Cross-cultural ministry
• Development of student ministry groups
• Contemporary concerns of Russian youth
Spent 11 years with the ministry organization Campus Crusade for Christ; the first three years as business manager and ministry director for Athletes in Action Basketball, then the following eight years in Russia as campus ministry director at Moscow State Technical University, and then as national campus ministry director.
EDUCATION: MS in civil engineering from Stanford University
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Mark L. Ocker
Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership
• Adult and community education
• Nonverbal communication
• Organizational behavior
Previously served as a Friends (Quaker) missionary in Alaska, as a pastor, and as headmaster at a Friends boarding school in Ohio, and a marketing researcher.
EDUCATION: BA in Religion from George Fox University; MAT from Alaska Pacific University
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Susan L. O'Donnell
Associate Professor of Psychology
• Child and adolescent development
• Relationship research
Ongoing research examining children's motivation and parent (especially father)-child relationships. Also examining the relation between adolescent religiosity and risk behaviors. Annual presentations.
EDUCATION: PhD in child psychology, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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Professor of History
Chairperson of Department of History, Politics and International Studies
• Early American and Native American history
• New Netherland, European-Native American relations in the Colonial northeast
• Native Americans in film and history
Named university's recipient of Faculty Achievement Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 2010. Named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2002, 2004, and 2005. Published book in 2006: The Dutch-Munsee Encounter in America: The Struggle for Sovereignty in the Hudson Valley (New York: Berghahn, 2006). Published several articles, including "Reassessing American Frontier Theory: Culture, Cultural Relativism, and the Middle Ground" in Sylvia Hinton and C.A. van Minnen, ed., Frontiers and Boundaries in United States History; "Common Practices and Mutual Misunderstandings: Henry Hudson, Native Americans, and the Birth of New Netherland" in De Halve Maen LXXII; "Peter Stuyvesant" in American National Biography; "The Origins of New Netherland: Interpreting Native American Responses to Henry Hudson's Visit" in Itinerario VXIII; and "History as a Humanity: Reading and Literacy in the History Classroom," in The History Teacher 26. Received the Hendricks Manuscript Award in 1998 for his work on Dutch-Indian relations in New Netherland. Received the J. William Fulbright Research Grant for research in the Netherlands for 1993-94.
EDUCATION: PhD in history from Indiana University
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Nate D. Peach
Assistant Professor of Economics
• Environmental economics
• Regional economics
• Applied time-series data analysis
Peach received his PhD from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., in 2011. He served as an instructor and graduate teaching assistant for numerous classes during his studies. He also developed an online course for the university. His environmental research has focused on the role energy plays in the economic growth process. At the regional level he has analyzed various aspects of local housing markets.
EDUCATION: PhD in economics from Colorado State University.
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Mary A. Peterson
Chair, Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology
• Clinical supervision
• Healthcare management
Served as clinical coordinator for inpatient, partial hospitalization and residential treatment center programs in Scottsbluff, Neb. Current research includes predicting adjustment of youth with conduct disorder and defining outcome variables following secure residential treatment for adults with serious mental illness.
EDUCATION: PhD in philosophy in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology
Alex A. Pia
Director of International Student and Scholarship Services
• Needs facing international students studying in the United States
• Teaching of English as a second language
Pia previously taught at Portland State University, Concordia University, Warner Pacific College, and Mount Hood Community College, all in Oregon.
EDUCATION: MA in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Portland State University
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Donald R. Powers
Professor of Biology
• Ornithology, particularly hummingbird physiology and behavior
• Comparative physiology
• Physiology ecology
Previously taught at Biola University, Saddleback Community College, and Sierra Community College, all in California.
EDUCATION: PhD in physiological ecology from the University of California-Davis
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