The doctor of psychology program welcomes Glena Andrews as a professor of clinical psychology and director of clinical training. She brings more than 30 years of higher education experience, serving the past 18 years as a professor of psychology at Northwest Nazarene University. During that tenure, she was a department chair of the psychology and sociology (1999-2005), psychology (2006-08) and Behavioral Sciences and Cultural Studies (2008-10) departments. Prior to Northwest Nazarene, Glena taught psychology at Whitworth University (1993-96) and Eastern Nazarene College (1988-92). She has conducted research with undergraduate students in cognitive and neuropsychological developments of children, teens and adults with brain anomalies, attention deficit disorder and other diagnoses. Glena holds a postdoctoral degree in clinical psychopharmacology from the California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University (2006), a PhD in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary (1988) and master’s degrees in theology (Fuller, 1987) and psychology (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, 1983). She is moving to Newberg from Nampa, Idaho, with her husband Lester and their daughter AleAnn, who will be a junior at Newberg High School. They are also bringing their 9-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, Rainbow.
Alumna Jill Jamison Beals joins the university as a visiting assistant professor of mathematics this fall. A 1992 graduate of George Fox, from which she earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Jill most recently taught as adjunct faculty at George Fox. Previously, she served as vice president for the reinsurance brokerage company Carvill America from 1995 to 2009. At Carvill, her duties included catastrophe risk modeling, actuarial analysis and the testing of the financial solvency of insurance companies. Before that, she taught mathematics at Portland State University (1993-95) and was a research analyst for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (1994-95). At George Fox, Jill was an eight-time NAIA All-American as a cross country and track athlete, including three times as national champion. She was a four-time academic All-American. Upon graduating, she continued her education at Portland State University, where she earned a master’s degree in mathematics with a concentration in statistics in 1995. She is married to Corwynn, an associate professor of philosophy and religion at George Fox, and the couple has two children, Jonathan (11) and Daniel (9). The family attends Newberg Friends Church.
The university has hired Jeffrey Birdsell as an assistant professor of communication. He arrives from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a PhD student in communication studies the past four years. He also taught team-based communication and professional communication skills as an assistant instructor at UT from 2011 to 2014 and served as an adjunct instructor teaching the fundamentals of human communication and other courses at Concordia University Texas beginning in 2010. Jeffrey was also an intercollegiate athletics tutor and mentor at UT from 2010 to 2013. Finally, he began his teaching career as a teaching assistant at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2008-09. He will complete his doctorate in communication studies this fall and holds a master’s degree in communication from San Diego State University (2009) and a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational communication from PLNU (2003). Jeffrey lives in Newberg with his wife Reine, daughter Aureylia (6) and son Kenneth (2). He looks forward to finding a church home and being involved in the local community.
The doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program welcomes Jason Brumitt as an assistant professor of physical therapy. He arrives at George Fox with 15 years of clinical experience and approximately 10 years of experience educating entry-level DPT students. As a researcher he has been the primary investigator of a multi-site injury epidemiology study on collegiate athletes. He has also been researching the musculoskeletal health of migrant farmworkers in Washington and Yamhill counties. As a clinician, Jason has worked in Oregon and Washington in outpatient orthopedics, acute care and skilled nursing settings. He holds a PhD in orthopaedic and sports science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (2011), a master’s degree in physical therapy from Pacific University (1999) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Oregon State College (1995). He lives in Damascus with his wife and three children and attends Eastridge Church.
R. Anderson Campbell, the facilitator of online education for the seminary’s doctor of ministry program the past three years, has been hired as an assistant professor of Christian studies. He taught as an adjunct at the seminary the past two years and was also a doctoral advisor in 2013-14. Prior to his arrival at George Fox in 2011, Anderson spent eight years in ministry, serving as executive director of small groups at Fairfax Community Church in Fairfax, Va., (2009-11), as a campus minister for the Coalition of Christian Outreach (CCO) in Fairfax (2008-09), as metro Philadelphia area director (2007-08) and as a campus minister (2004-07) for the CCO in Philadelphia. His first book, Father Factor: American Christian Men on Fatherhood and Faith, a collection of 40 essays from 40 men under 40, is due out on White Cloud Press in October of this year. It is volume five in the “I Speak for Myself” series of books. He holds a DMin in leadership and global perspectives from George Fox University (2013) and a master’s degree in practical theology from Regent University (2004). Anderson lives in Beaverton with his wife April and their two daughters, Sydney (10) and Rylee (8). The family is part of Theophilus Church, where Anderson served as deacon of creative liturgy (2012-2014).
Steven Classen joins the university this fall to serve as professor of communication and chair of the Department of Communication, Journalism and Media Studies. He brings nearly 30 years of higher education experience, most recently working as professor in the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies at California State University, Los Angeles (2010-14). Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Cal State University, San Bernardino (1995-2000), and assistant professor (2000-05), associate professor (2005-10) and associate chair (2005-07) in Cal State-Los Angeles’ Department of Communication Studies. He also taught in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Communication Arts in the early 1990s and in the Speech Communication Department at Bethel College in the mid- to late 1980s. Steven holds a PhD in media and cultural studies from the University of Wisconsin (1995), a master’s degree in telecommunications and film from the University of Oregon (1985) and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Biola University (1979). He lives in Tualatin with his wife Kathleen and daughter Becca.
Danny Cross joins the university this month as associate director of sports marketing and director of sports information. He arrives from Arizona Christian University, where he worked the past year as director of sports information. Previously, he served as a graduate assistant in sports information at California Baptist University in 2011-12. He also gained sports-information experience as a student worker at Cal Baptist from 2008 to 2011, helping set up and tear down for home events and doing some video recording and statistics work. Danny earned a master’s degree in kinesiology/sports management from Cal Baptist in 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in communications/marketing from the same institution in 2011. He lives in Tigard and attends A Jesus Church in Portland.
Todd Curtis joins George Fox this fall as a visiting assistant professor of physics. For the past two years he has worked as a research and development engineer for Applied Physics Technologies in McMinnville, Ore., where he built, designed and researched new electron sources for use in scanning electron microscopes. The two and a half years prior (2010-12) he was an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Community College of Denver (Colo.). Todd earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder (2010) and holds bachelor’s degrees in both physics and mathematics from Linfield College (2007). He lives in McMinnville with his wife Amy and dog Gus and attends Adventure Christian Church. In his free time he enjoys exploring the Oregon outdoors and playing city league and pick-up sports games.
The university welcomes Joyce Engberg as an administrative assistant in the College of Engineering. For the past nine years she has worked as the office manager at C.S. Lewis Academy in Newberg. Previously, she was a fiscal assistant and medical billing specialist with Chehalem Youth & Family Services (2000-04). Joyce lives in Newberg with her husband, Dave, and their children Nick (23) and Hope (20). They attend Athey Creek Christian Fellowship.
The Graduate Department of Counseling welcomes Michelle Engblom-Deglmann as an assistant professor of marriage, couple and family counseling. For the past four years she has worked as an assistant professor and clinical training director at Simpson University, where she specialized in teaching courses on couples therapy and domestic violence, family therapy, and religion, marriage and the family, among other subjects. Previously, she taught counseling courses in 2008-09 at St. Louis University, and from 2005 to 2010 she worked as a foster care and family therapist at Lutheran Child and Family Services of Belleville, Ill. Michelle is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an approved supervisor through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds a PhD in counseling and family therapy from St. Louis University (2009) and a master’s degree in community counseling from Saint Cloud State University (2003). She lives in West Linn with husband Adam and baby daughter Claire.
The doctor of psychology program welcomes Celeste Flachsbart as an assistant professor of clinical psychology. For the past few years she has worked as a licensed psychologist working with children and adolescents at Sundstrom Clinical Services in Clackamas, Ore. Regarding her training, Celeste completed an American Psychological Association-accredited postdoctoral fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder and related disorders. Celeste also completed an APA-accredited internship in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Mo. She holds doctorate and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from George Fox’s Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oregon State University. Celeste is also board-certified by the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Primary research interests are regarding autism spectrum disorders and pediatric psychology. Besides spending time with her husband and two young sons, Celeste enjoys outdoor activities, writing and art projects.
JoEllyn Murillo Fountain joins the university this fall as a visiting assistant professor of political science and international studies in the school’s Department of History, Politics and International Studies. In the fall of 2013, she lectured in social science at Fresno Pacific University and, after 25 years, relocated (back) to Portland in December 2013 when her husband was hired by a local NGO. She and her husband recently wrote and published a book on planning for higher education in Africa based on their eight and a half years of missionary service at Uganda Christian University (Mukono, Uganda), where she served as a social sciences lecturer (2008-12), student affairs advisor (2010-12) and financial aid officer (2004-10). JoEllyn also lectured in political science at George Mason University from 1997 to 1999. Her primary area of research is to examine the “Maturation of Democracy,” in which she used Uganda as a case study to research the post-colonial “transitions to democracy.” Additionally, she is examining human rights regimes in this multipolar age and continuing to work on higher education issues in developing countries. She holds a PhD (1998) and a master’s degree (1990) in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon (1988). She lives in Tigard with her husband of 27 years, Doug, and part time with her daughter, Alyssa (20), who is a student at Pacific Lutheran. JoEllyn attends Imago Dei Community in Portland.
The seminary welcomes a prominent New Testament scholar, Nijay Gupta, to serve as an assistant professor of New Testament. His recent teaching assignments have taken him to Northeastern Seminary in New York, where he served as an assistant professor of biblical theology and exegesis (2013-14); Eastern University in Pennsylvania, where he was a visiting assistant professor of biblical studies (2012-13); and Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, where he was a visiting professor of biblical studies (2010-12). He also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary (Ohio) in 2009-10 and was an academic teaching assistant for Bishop N.T. Wright at Cranmer Hall at the University of Durham in 2009. At George Fox, Nijay will teach New Testament, Greek and spiritual formation and also advise students in the doctor of ministry program. He also blogs on theology and biblical studies at cruxsolablog.com. Nijay holds a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Durham (2009), master’s degrees in theology (2005) and divinity (2004) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree from Miami University (2001). Nijay is the author of 20 peer-reviewed articles as well as three books, including Worship That Makes Sense: A New Approach to the Theology of Paul’s Cultic Metaphors. He lives in Sherwood with wife Amy and children Simryn (8), Aidan (5) and Libby (3).
The university’s master of arts in teaching program welcomes Karen Hamlin as an associate professor of education. She has worked the past 23 years as a professor of education at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., where she designed and taught in that school’s MAT program. Also, for the past 15 years, Karen has codirected or directed a local site of the National Writing Project, a national initiative that supports and focuses teacher knowledge, expertise and leadership on sustained efforts to improve writing for all students. Prior to her career at Willamette, Karen taught for 14 years in the Greater Albany Public School District in Albany, Ore. She holds a PhD in educational foundations from Oregon State University (1991), an MEd from Oregon State University (1982) and a bachelor’s degree in English from Willamette University (1975). She lives in Salem with her three dogs and attends First United Methodist Church.
Jennifer Hanks joins George Fox this month as a custodian. She worked most recently in janitorial services for Newberg Christian Church (2011-12) and, before that, worked in the Newberg School District as a recess monitor at Joan Austin Elementary School (2007-12). Jennifer holds a certified nursing assistant license, from Lewis and Clark State College of Lewiston, Idaho, and received business computer training from the Business Computer Training Institute in Tigard, Ore. She lives in Newberg with her husband Steve and their two high-school-age boys, Matthew and Ryan. The family attends Newberg Christian Church.
Jing Hao joins the biology and chemistry department this fall as an assistant professor of chemistry. She arrives from the Department of Simmons Cancer Center and Biochemistry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she’s been a postdoctoral research associate since December of 2012. Previously, she was a research mentor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Dallas (2009-12) while earning her PhD in chemistry at that institution (2012). She also held teaching assistant positions at the school from 2008 to 2010. In addition to her doctorate, Jing holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from West China School of Pharmacy at Sichuan University in China (2008). She will be moving to Newberg from Dallas.
The university has hired Sarah Hardy to serve as public services librarian, assistant librarian and assistant professor. She has worked the past two years as access services assistant at the University of Western States’ W.A. Budden Library in Portland, where she oversaw all circulation services. Previously she was a graduate student library intern at Washington State University-Vancouver Library (2013), a library circulation aide at the Beaverton City Library (2012) and a library student assistant at the University of Oregon, Portland Library (2012). Sarah holds a master of library science degree from Emporia State University (2013) and a bachelor’s degree in history from Western Oregon University (2011). She lives in Gresham and attends Damascus Community Church.
Jennie Harrop joins the university this fall as an assistant professor in the adult degree program. Last year she served as an adjunct in George Fox’s adult degree program, and from 2011 to 2013 she was both an online adjunct professor of English for Liberty University and an adjunct instructor for Chemeketa Community College. Jennie’s previous teaching experience includes stints as a teaching assistant and writing center tutor at the University of Denver (1997-2000) and as a teaching assistant and writing tutor at Colorado State University (1995-97). Also, for the past three years, she has worked as a book reviewer for Portland Book Review; while living in Colorado, she wrote regular book reviews for the Denver Rocky Mountain News for more than a decade. Jennie also worked for several years as a news and crime reporter for such newspapers as The Oregonian, Tacoma’s The News Tribune, and The Chicago Tribune. Jennie holds a PhD in English from the University of Denver (2004), a master’s degree in creative writing from Colorado State University (1997) and a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from Pacific Lutheran University (1991). She lives in Sherwood with husband Karl and their five children: Miles, Piper, Mattie Jo, Josie and Carson. The family attends Cedar Creek Church in Sherwood, where Jennie serves as an elder and occasionally preaches.
The university’s doctor of physical therapy program welcomes Ryan Jacobson as a clinical assistant professor of physical therapy, working on a half-time basis. He served as an adjunct in the DPT program last year and for the past two years has worked as a pediatric rehab supervisor (2013-14) and pediatric therapist lead (2012-13) with Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children in Portland. He previously worked as an inpatient physical therapist at Providence St. Vincent Hospital in Portland (2011-12) and as a program supervisor with PRIDE for Kids in Vancouver, Wash. (2005-11). Ryan earned a doctor of physical therapy degree (2004), a master’s degree in PT (2000) and a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences/physics (1997) from the University of Puget Sound. He lives in Portland with his wife of 14 years, Stephanie, and their 4-year-old daughter, Alex, and attends St. Clare Church in Southwest Portland.
The university welcomes Jeongah Kim as an associate professor of social work. Jeongah, who earned her PhD in social work from the Ohio State University (2003), has taught human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policies, social work and spirituality, program evaluation, and human diversity in both BSW and MSW programs. Her research interests have revolved around factors associated with substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. Her scholarly activities also focus on addressing challenges related to various social welfare policies unique to developing nations. Jeongah’s scholarly productivity reflects her recognition of the importance of contributing to the professional literature in the areas of HIV/AIDS, substance abuse and social welfare policy. She has had more than 20 publications in both national and international journals. In addition, she was chosen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as one of 14 emerging scholars to receive training and mentoring to assume a leadership role in the field of addictions and their impact on minority populations. Her current interdisciplinary research is centered on mental health, particularly among vulnerable populations who experience the disproportionate consequences of health disparities. Jeongah is dedicated to social justice and attention to spirituality in social work and related philosophical, practice and policy concerns. In addition to her PhD, she holds a master’s degree in public administration from Eastern Washington University (1996) and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Seoul Theological University in South Korea (1993). She will be moving to the area from Birmingham, Ala.
Kristie Knows His Gun, a 2013 graduate of George Fox’s doctor of psychology program, joins the PsyD department this fall as a visiting assistant professor of psychology. She worked as assistant director of clinical training in the university’s postdoctoral program the past year, responsible for the placement of PsyD students within various training programs. She also served as the assistant director of the School Based Behavioral Health program during that span. During her doctoral training, she interned with Wasatch Mental Health (2012-13) and was a pre-intern with School Based Behavioral Health in George Fox’s rural consortium. Kristie holds a PsyD from George Fox, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from George Fox (2010) and both a master’s degree (2008) and bachelor’s degree (2006) in psychology from Montana State University. She lives in Newberg with husband Joe and sons Tallan, Bryden and Caysten. The family attends Family Life Church in Newberg.
The College of Business welcomes Steve Leijon as an assistant professor of marketing this fall. Before coming to George Fox as an adjunct professor in 2013, Steve held a variety of senior staff roles in international high-technology industry, specializing in service design and marketing, business operations engineering, and business model innovation. His special interest is design thinking for business and social innovation, helping people discover opportunity and then shaping business systems to act on it. Steve earned a juris doctor degree from Lewis & Clark College, Northwestern School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from San Jose State University. He lives with his wife Joanne in Newberg and has four children: Kimberlie, Christopher, Gregory and Stuart.
The nursing department welcomes Paul R. L’Espérance as an assistant professor of nursing. He had served as a visiting assistant professor of nursing this past semester. Paul has been a registered nurse for the past 10 years with a broad clinical background. He has worked as a staff RN, a clinical training associate at Oregon Health & Science University, and as a nurse manager both at OHSU and at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. As a nationally certified critical care nurse, he has medical, cardiac and end-of-life clinical nursing expertise. Paul will graduate with a Master of Nursing degree in nursing education from OHSU this year. Prior to becoming a nurse, he worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor working with abused children and families at Namaste, Inc., and with the State of New Mexico. He holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico (2004), a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Webster University in St. Louis (2000) and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from New Mexico State University (1997). Paul lives in Tigard with his wife, Erica, son Lucas and daughter Jordan. They attend St. Anthony Catholic Church in Tigard.
The university welcomes Chris Morrissey as a visiting assistant professor of sociology. For the past year he has worked as a senior research and analytics scientist with Press Raney Associates of South Bend, Ind., and prior to that was a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Notre Dame. Christopher’s teaching experience includes work as an adjunct instructor for Notre Dame, Calvin College, the University of St. Francis, Saint Mary’s College and Indiana University, South Bend (2008-14). He also taught high school in the Inglewood Unified School District in Inglewood, Calif., (1999-2003). Chris holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame (2012), a master’s degree in religion and society from the Jesuit School of Theology in Santa Clara, Calif., (2005), an MEd from the University of California, Los Angeles (2000) and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Delaware (1995). He is moving to the area with wife Javaughn and daughters Darnisha, MacKenna and Christina.
The university’s social work program welcomes the return of Sue Newell this fall. She will serve again as an assistant professor of social work and as director of field education. She has the special task of building and implementing the field component for the new MSW program. Sue worked previously in the undergraduate social work program at George Fox until she left the university in 2012 to help found a new nonprofit, Shepherds’ Pathway in Portland. She has volunteered as program director the last two years and been on the team of four therapists providing holistic and comprehensive mental health counseling for individuals and families regardless of their insurance or financial status. Sue began her social work career in 1995, when she worked with Portland Public Schools. She began teaching on an adjunct basis at George Fox in 1998 and went on to hold assistant professor and field education positions in a full- or half-time capacity at the school until her full-time appointment in 2004. She holds a master of social work degree from Portland State University (1995) and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Westmont College (1975). She lives in Newberg with husband Roger, who teaches religion and Christian ministries at George Fox. Their daughter Marilee (a 2004 George Fox graduate) and her husband Nate also live in Newberg; and their other daughter Melanie (who worked at George Fox from 2008-10) lives in Portland. The Newells attend St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Newberg.
Leah Payne joins the seminary for two years this fall as a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in American Religious History/Women’s Studies. She will teach courses in Christian history and theology. She will publish her first book, Gender and Pentecostal Revivalism: Making a Female Ministry in the Early Twentieth Century, with Palgrave Macmillan this year. In 2013, Leah completed her PhD in the history and critical theories of religion from Vanderbilt University. She also holds a master of arts degree in religion from Vanderbilt (2010), a master of theological studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School (2006), and a bachelor of arts in music from George Fox (2001). She lives in Aloha with her husband Thomas and their foster son. She is an active member of Faith Center Aloha, where Thomas serves as senior pastor.
The College of Christian Studies welcomes Mary Schmitt as a visiting assistant professor of Bible and Christian studies. She arrives from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she taught an introduction to biblical Greek in 2014 and Greek translation in 2013-14. She was also a teaching assistant at Princeton from 2010 through 2013. Previously, Mary was an instructor at Renk Theological College in Sudan, Africa (2008) and a teaching assistant at Duke University Divinity School (2006-08). Her research interests include issues of conflict and peace in Paul’s epistle to the Romans and the portrayal and response to enemies in the New Testament and Second-Temple literature. Mary anticipates a PhD in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary (October), holds an MDiv from Duke University Divinity School (2006) and earned a bachelor’s degree in theology from Southern Nazarene University (2003). She lives in Newberg, where she looks forward to maintaining her hobby of medium- to long-distance running. She also is an ordained pastor in the Church of the Nazarene.
Shannon Scott joins the university this fall as an assistant professor of communication and director of the forensics program. For the past nine years he has taught communication courses at Seattle Pacific University while also directing that school’s forensics program, leading SPU to several team and individual awards during his tenure. Prior to his stint at Seattle Pacific, Shannon taught communication courses on an adjunct basis at the University of Washington (2005-06), Shoreline Community College (2002-05) and Highline Community College (2001-05). He holds a PhD in communication from the University of Washington (2004) and both master’s (1998) and bachelor’s (1995) degrees in speech communication from North Dakota State University. Shannon lives in Beaverton with his wife Lisa and their daughter, Soren. While living in Seattle, they attended University Presbyterian Church. They will be searching for a new church home in the Portland area.
The College of Engineering welcomes alumnus Nathan Slegers as an associate professor of mechanical engineering. He’s spent the past nine years in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville as an associate professor (2011 to present) and assistant professor (2005-11). Before that, he was a research associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University in 2004-05. His research focuses on improving actively controlled systems by combining modeling, unique control methods and innovative sensor systems. Nathan earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Oregon State in 2004, a master’s degree in the same discipline from OSU in 2002, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2000. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science from George Fox (1999). Nathan lives in Salem with wife Alicia and their four children – Ryann, Clayton, Adeline and Abigail.
The Department of Biology and Chemistry welcomes Matthew Stump as a visiting assistant professor of biology. Since 2008, he has been a postdoctoral fellow in the Knight Cardiovascular Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, where he has worked to characterize the molecular and biochemical basis of inherited heart diseases. Matthew has instructed the biochemistry classes as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., (2011) and as a teaching assistant in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., (2004-2006). He also taught middle and high school science and math at Grace Christian School in Anchorage, Alaska (1998-2002). Matthew holds a PhD in biochemistry from Washington State University (2008) and a BS in biology from Seattle Pacific University (1997). He lives in Portland with his wife, Juli Morse (a 1998 George Fox alumna), and daughter Frances. The family attends Moreland Presbyterian Church in Portland.
The sociology program welcomes Jeff Tatum as a visiting assistant professor of sociology. He has taught the past five years on an adjunct basis at George Fox and Clark College, teaching both undergraduate courses and part-time MBA classes for the former. He taught previously for six years at Calvin College in Michigan, specializing in criminology and law and society courses, and instructed similar classes at the University of Virginia as a teaching assistant in the institution’s Department of Sociology from 1995 to 1998. His research and teaching interests include law and society, the sociology of culture, criminology, the sociology of the body and biomedical ethics. He also has eight years of experience practicing law as a trial and appellate litigator in New Mexico (1987-95). Jeffrey pursued graduate studies in sociology at the University of Virginia and holds a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University School (1987) and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Texas Tech (1983). He lives in Vancouver, Wash., with wife Jill. The couple has three grown sons and attends Columbia Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, Wash.
Editor’s Note: More new employees will be introduced in the Sept. 2 edition of e-Colleague.