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Mary T. Imboden
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
• Clinical exercise physiology
• Health benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness
• Accelorometry
• Workplace health and well-being best practices
Imboden came to George Fox University from Ball State University in Indiana, where she taught in the exercise science department while completing her doctorate in human bioenergetics with a focus in clinical exercise physiology. She is the director of the Find your Fit employee health and well-being program at George Fox and the co-chair of the Oregon Academy of Science - Kinesiology division. In addition, she provides assistance to the Health Enhancement Research Organization as a part of their research advisory group and research study subcommittee.
EDUCATION: PhD in human bioenergetics from Ball State University.

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

Dale R. Isaak
Head Athletic Trainer
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
• 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.

Ryan Jacobson, DPT, PCS
Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy
• Pediatric physical therapy
• Clinical leadership and mentorship
• Family-oriented care
Jacobson has served as pediatric rehab supervisor with Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children in Portland, Oregon, as well as program supervisor with PRIDE for Kids in Vancouver, Wash. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatrics (ABPTS), and he works to empower families of children with special needs and pediatric therapists through clinical practice, speaking engagements and professional mentorship.
EDUCATION: DPT & BS from the University of Puget Sound.
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William G. Jolliff
Professor of English
• Contemporary poetry
• American literature
• Composition
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

Celeste E. Jones
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

Kevin T. Jones
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

Dane Joseph
Assistant Professor, EdD Program
• Research, evaluation, and assessment methodology
• Argument analysis using defeasible, informal and formal reasoning
• Ethical reasoning and research ethics
• Football (soccer) coaching methods
Joseph joined George Fox in 2015 as a quantitative methodologist in the doctor of educational leadership program. Prior to that, he spent five and a half years at Pacific University, and also worked at WSU-Pullman's Learning for Performance and Research Center. He has held various coaching positions in NCAA I and III institutions, as well as at the youth club level.
EDUCATION: PhD in educational psychology with cognate in research, evaluation, and assessment from Washington State University.

Daniel C. Kang
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
• Orthopedic physical therapy
• Primary care
• Persistent pain
• Health and wellness
Kang previously was in private practice in California prior to joining George Fox University.
EDUCATION: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Loma Linda University.

Young Bok (Abraham) Kang
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
• Microfluids
• Tissue engineering
• Bio-applications and BioMEMs
Kang's research includes bio-inspired engineering organ models/human disease model, healthcare diagnostic devices, bio-applications using microfluidics/biomechanics in cellular biology, and biosensors. His peer-reviewed papers have been published in top-tier journals, including Scientific Reports, Biofabrication, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, etc. He was employed as a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School before joining George Fox.
EDUCATION: PhD in mechanical engineering and mechanics from Drexel University.

Kristina M. Kays
Professor of Psychology
• Clinical psychology
• Parent training
• Grief and loss issues
Has 10 years of experience in a successful private clinical practice in Clackamas, Oregon, 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.

Young-IL Kim
Assistant Professor of Sociology
• Civic engagement
• Marriage and family
• Religion
• Applied sociology
Kim's research focuses on the ways in which the family and voluntary associations promote (or inhibit) generosity and social solidarity. His work has been published in Social Science Research, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Focus, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, and Review of Religious Research. His research has also been covered by media outlets, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, and The Psychology Today. His most recent research was funded by the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network/the Department of Health and Human Services and focused on evaluating the effectiveness of an Ohio-based fatherhood program.
EDUCATION: PhD in Sociology from the University of Virginia.

Christopher J. Koch
Chair, Undergraduate Psychology Department
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.

Ashley Lippard
Professor of Practice Art & Design
• Graphic design
• Branding and brand strategy
Lippard has been working at George Fox since 2009. A graphic design and brander for 21 years, she specializes in classes such as Portfolio Development for Designers, Professional Development for Designers, Designer in Practice, Branding, Print Design, and Design Studio.
EDUCATION: BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; currently an MFA student at Miami University for Experiential Design (UI/UX).

Keelan P. LoFaro
Assistant Professor of Education
• Culturally sustaining science and STEM pedagogies
• Developing teacher candidates' efficacies for engineering instruction
• Cross-cultural professional development collaborations
LoFaro joined the MAT program as an assistant professor in 2015. Prior to joining George Fox University, she was a middle school science teacher in New York City and Washington, D.C. During her time as a middle school teacher she held teacher leadership positions within her school and within the school districts.
EDUCATION: EdD in curriculum and instruction from Portland State University (expected 2019).

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

Rhett F. Luedtke
Professor of Theatre
• Acting
• Directing
• 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

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

Stephanie Matthew
Assistant Professor of Nursing
• Family nurse practitioner, full prescribing privileges
• Registered nurse
Previously, Fisher worked as an advanced registered nurse practitioner for Steck Medical Clinic in Chehalis, Wash. Prior to that, she volunteered and worked in hospital settings, most recently as a central supply technician at Providence Medical Center in Newberg.
EDUCATION: MSN with FNP specialty from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (Nashville) and BS in biology from George Fox University
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Guadalupe Garcia McCall
Assistant Professor of English
• Fiction
• Writing for children and young adults
• Writing diversity, own voices, and multicutural literature
McCall is a poet, novelist, speaker, and educator from South Texas, where she taught sixth through 12th grade English. Her published works for young adults include the novels, Under the Mesquite, Summer of the Mariposas (translated, El Verano de las Mariposas), Shame the Stars, and All the Stars Denied. McCall’s work has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Pura Belpré and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award.
EDUCATION: MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso; bachelor of arts in theatre (double major English) from Sul Ross State University.

Mark R. McMinn
Director of Integration
Professor of Psychology, Graduate School 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)

Christopher Meade
Associate Professor of Management
• 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

Andrew Meszaros
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

Matt Meyer
Associate Professor of Media Communications
• 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

Carolyn W. Milburn
Program Coordinator for RN to BSN Program
• Medical surgical nursing
• Community nursing
• Certified nurse educator
Milburn came to George Fox's nursing department in 2018 to help launch the RN to BSN program. Previously taught nursing theory and clinical as a faculty member for seven years at Chemeketa Community college and served as program chair for two years. Prior to becoming a nurse educator, worked as a home health nurse for eight years and acute care oncology nursing for three years.
EDUCATION: MSN with education specialty from Walden University

Melanie Springer Mock
Professor of English
• Evangelical popular culture
• Biblical womanhood/manhood
• Christian feminism
Published If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming Who God Means You to Be (Chalice Press, 2015); The Spirit of Adoption (Cascade, 2014); Just Moms (Barclay Press, 2011); Worthy: Being Yourself in a World Expecting Someone Else (Herald Press, forthcoming in 2018).
EDUCATION: PhD in English literature from Oklahoma State University

MaryKate Morse
Dean, Portland Seminary
Professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation
• 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

Brenda M. Morton
Associate Professor of Education
• Trauma response
• At-risk youth
• Foster care
• Teacher preparation
Morton is an international scholar and educator. She is also the co-ounder of the Trauma-Informed School Practices certification program in the Trauma Response Institute at George Fox University. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate education courses, and provides professional development for school districts. Prior to joining the university, Morton taught middle and high school language arts and social studies.
EDUCATION: EdD in Educational Leadership from George Fox University

John R. Natzke
Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor of Electrical Engineering
• Electromagnetics
• Microwave engineering
• Numerical analysis of antenna devices
EDUCATION: PhD from University of Michigan.

Neal P. Ninteman
Associate 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

Susan L. O'Donnell
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

Heather C. Ohaneson
Assistant Professor, George Fox Honors Program
• Søren Kierkegaard
• Philosophy of play and playfulness
• Core curricula
Ohaneson writes on the philosophy of religion, with a focus on the nineteenth-century Danish author Søren Kierkegaard. Her research on the topic of play extends Kierkegaard's thought in constructive ways. Having taught in religious and secular "great books" programs, and having worked for the nonprofit organization Project Pericles, she is committed both to advancing the study of the humanities and reinvigorating the tradition of civic engagement.
EDUCATION: PhD in philosophy of religion from Columbia University

J. Walker Orr
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
• Artificial intelligence
• Machine learning
• Deep learning
• Natural language processing
• Computational linguistics
• Statistics & data science
• Web technologies
• Programming languages
Worked as a software engineer on web applications. Researches deep neural networks designed for natural language processing, specifically for the tasks of event detection, relation extraction, and script learning. Occasional preacher and Sunday school teacher, interested in the connection between faith and science.
EDUCATION: PhD in computer science from Oregon State University.

Paul Otto
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
• Wampum
• 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

Unique L. Page
Director, Individual & Family Matters Clinic
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
• Individual, couple and family counseling
• Clinical supervision
• Social justice, racialized trauma and advocacy training
• Cross-cultural communication
• Curriculum and instruction
EDUCATION: BA in psychology from Loyola Marymount University; MA in marriage, couple and family counseling, PhD in counseling (in process) from Oregon State University.

Danielle N. Pappas
Assistant Professor
School Psychology Program
• Evaluation services for culturally linguistically diverse students
• Autism spectrum disorders
• Differential diagnosis for special education eligibility
Pappas was previously a school psychologist with the Linn Benton Lincoln Educational Service District in Albany, Oregon. She served 12 districts and led multi-disciplinary teams for special education evaluation services. Prior to moving to Oregon, Pappas was a school psychology intern with the Tennessee Consortium. She also taught academic and cognitive assessment graduate courses as a graduate assistant and served as an assistant to the editor of school psychology journals.
EDUCATION: PhD in school psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Paige E. Parry
Assistant Professor of Biology
Director of Science Outreach Program
• Forest ecology
• Quantitative ecology
• Species range dynamics
• Global change ecology
• Bayesian modeling
• Integrating computation and quantitative reasoning into STEM education
Parry joined the biology faculty at George Fox in 2016 and teaches courses in ecology, environmental science, plant biology, and statistical methods in biology. She maintains an active research program that emphasizes the ecological processes underlying forest tree distributions and range dynamics, and focuses on quantitative and computational modeling of climate-induced range shifts. She is also involved in national initiatives to improve integration of computer programming and quantitative modeling in K-12 and undergraduate biology education.
EDUCATION: PhD in ecology from the University of Wyoming.

Leah Payne
Assistant Professor of Christian Studies
• Church history & American religious history
• 19th century American revivalism
• Critical theories of religion
• Gender and ritual studies
• Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianities
• Theology and hermeneutics
Payne graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2013 and began a postdoctoral fellowship at Portland Seminary through the Louisville Institute in 2014. She teaches at both the seminary and in the College of Christian Studies.
EDUCATION: PhD in history and critical theories of religion from Vanderbilt University

Nate D. Peach
Associate 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.

Mary A. Peterson
Chair, Graduate School of Clinical Psychology
Professor of 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

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<

Adam Puckett
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
• Certified Public Accounting (specializing in partnership taxation and real estate development and investment)
Puckett was previously a partner at Delap LLP, the largest local accounting firm in Portland, Oregon. He spent six years on the George Fox Board of Trustees prior to joining the university and has taught corporate taxation on an adjunct basis.
EDUCATION: BA in business and accounting from George Fox University>

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