Comings and Goings

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Nathanael AnkenyThe music department welcomes a familiar face, Nathanael Ankeny, to work as an assistant professor of music on a half-time basis. He has worked at the university as an adjunct professor since 2010, teaching classes that include Understanding Jazz and Music Fundamentals, while serving as an applied saxophone instructor, applied jazz improvisation instructor and as director of the George Fox Jazz Ensemble. He’s also served as director of Sherwood High School’s jazz band since 2013 and has offered private saxophone and clarinet instruction since 2005. Prior to moving to Oregon, he was a graduate teaching assistant at Eastern Washington University from 2008 to 2010. He continues to perform jazz at university functions, parties, wineries and clubs throughout the region. Nathanael holds a master’s degree in music from Eastern Washington University (2010) and a bachelor’s degree in music from Whitworth University (2008). He lives in Newberg with wife Gina, a George Fox alumna, and their children Ezra, Jude and Hazel. The family attends North Valley Friends Church.


Sik Yin ChanThe Master of Social Work program welcomes Sik Yin Chan as an assistant professor and director of field education. He arrives with extensive experience in social work education, working the last 20 years as a field instructor for Portland State University’s Graduate School of Social Work and Concordia University’s BSW program. He’s also spent the last 10 years as an adjunct professor at Concordia University, teaching psychology, program evaluation, and social research methods. In addition, since 1998, Sik has served as director of quality assurance for Impact NW, a nonprofit anti-poverty agency that provides a wide range of services, including early childhood development, school-based intervention, homelessness prevention, and supportive services for seniors and people with disabilities. For the past three years, he has provided clinical supervision for Clinical Social Work Associates. Sik, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a doctor of education candidate at Concordia University (2017 expected completion) and holds an MSW from Portland State University (1994) and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Concordia (1992). He lives in Happy Valley with his wife of over 20 years, Cherry, and their 18-year-old son, Aaron, who plans to study computer science at Portland State this fall. Sik and his family have been active members of Portland Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance Church since 1991.


Chris CleaverThe Graduate Department of Counseling has hired Chris Cleaver as clinic director and as an assistant professor of counseling. For the past two years he’s been an assistant professor of counseling at Multnomah University in Portland while also directing the university’s Community Counseling Center. Before that, he was a counselor at Multnomah for two years, providing mental health support to individuals, couples and groups. Chris has some previous teaching experience at George Fox, working as an adjunct instructor at the university in 2014. He has also been an adjunct faculty member for Western Seminary in Portland since 2009. He will defend his PhD in counselor education and supervision from Oregon State University this year, and previously he earned a master’s degree in counseling from Western Seminary (2010), a master’s degree in biblical and theological studies from Western Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in ministry and the humanities from Corban University (2002). He lives in Gresham with his wife Sarah and sons Beck (3) and Hawthorne (1). The family attends Grace Community Church in Gresham.


Linda DallofThe physical therapy program welcomes Linda Dallof this month as an administrative assistant. This marks a homecoming of sorts for Linda, who is both an alumna of the school and worked as an administrative assistant for Health and Counseling Services at the university in 2001 before leaving to be a full-time mom. She has worked out of her home the past eight years as a private piano teacher. Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising/interior design from George Fox in 1998. She lives in Dundee with husband Todd and daughters Paige and Claire, and attends Newberg Foursquare Church.


Dawn FordDawn Ford joins the cinema and media communication department as an associate professor of media communication. For the past four years, she worked as an associate professor of digital media arts at Huntington University in Huntington, Ind. Prior to that, she taught extensively in Southern California, serving at the University of California at San Diego, Digital Arts Center (as a lead faculty member in 2011-12) and MiraCosta College (as an associate professor from 2008 to 2012), as well as a lecturer and adjunct faculty member at schools throughout the region. Since 2006, she has also worked as producer, director and co-owner of Hot Sprocket Films, an independent film and television production company. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America in Los Angeles. Her professional experience includes employment with Lucasfilm Ltd in the 1980s, when she did sound design technician work on such films as Return of the JediIndiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Star Trek III. She also worked at National Public Radio Network in Washington D.C. as the technical director for All Things Considered. In 2003, she created Smart Gardening, a 65-episode television series that aired nationally across three seasons on PBS. In all, she has more than 35 years of professional film, television and radio experience. Dawn holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in professional screenwriting from National University of La Jolla, Calif. (2013), a master’s degree in television, film and new media from San Diego State University (2010), and a bachelor’s degree in radio, television and film from the University of Maryland (1979). She lives in Newberg with her husband and business partner, Rich Ford. They have a daughter, Dorothy, who lives with husband Hiroyuki Tanaka in Osaka, Japan, and a son, Randy, in Springfield, Ore. Dawn attends Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland.


Javier GarciaJavier Garcia joins the university as an assistant professor of religious studies and as associate director of enrollment and engagement for the William Penn Honors Program. This spring he completed his PhD in theology and religious studies from the University of Cambridge, from which he also earned a Master of Philosophy degree in 2011. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and French from Georgetown University. His administrative experience includes work as an assistant librarian at the Ward Library at Peterhouse College at Cambridge. He gained teaching experience as a lecturer in theology and religious studies at the undergraduate level at Cambridge the past three years. He has also been a supervisor in Cambridge’s Theology and Religious Studies Undergraduate Curriculum since 2012, and since 2015 he’s been a visiting research scholar and associate fellow at the University of Virginia. Javier speaks four languages – English, Spanish, French and German – and has lived in nine countries. He plans to make his home in Newberg and is currently seeking a local church.


David GreenDavid Green joins the university’s marketing communications office this month as a video producer. For the past four years, David has worked for his own company, David Green Media, as a lifestyle and landscape photographer and videographer for outdoor companies and corporations such as Nike, Apple, H&H Outfitters and the Pivot Group. He also spent nine years as a retail sales and training specialist for Apple in Tigard, Ore., and, from 2014 to 2016, as a high school youth pastor at Portland Christian Center. David earned a bachelor’s degree in cinema and media communication from George Fox in 2011. He lives in Newberg with his wife, Jenny, and attends Portland Christian Center.


Katya HallThe Department of World Languages, Sociology and Cultural Studies welcomes Katya Hall as a visiting assistant professor of Spanish this fall. She has taught Spanish at numerous schools throughout the Portland area and taught English as a Foreign Language in Ecuador in the early 2000s. Most recently she was the healthcare Spanish program coordinator at Pacific University in Forest Grove, a position she held from 2006 to 2011 before leaving due to maternity and child caregiving. She was also a Spanish instructor at Pacific from 2003 to 2006 and has taught the language at Portland Community College (2001), Mt. Hood Community College (2000-01), Lewis & Clark College (1996, 2001) and Portland State University (1998-2001). Katya is nearing completion of a doctorate in Spanish Philology: Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid. She holds master’s degrees in Spanish and Teaching English to Students of Other Languages from Portland State University (2000) and a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics: Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, Ecuador (1996). She lives in Portland with husband Jonathan and daughter Martina (4). The family attends Saint Juan Diego Parish (Bethany) in Portland. In their free time, the Halls enjoy travel, dance, and visiting family and friends.


Ben HartleyBenjamin L. Hartley joins the College of Christian Studies as an associate professor of Christian mission. He arrives from Palmer Theological Seminary, the Seminary of Eastern University in the Philadelphia area, where he was associate professor of Christian mission and director of United Methodist Studies since 2005. His published books include Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910, which received two awards. He has also coedited Transforming Teaching for Mission: Educational Theory and Practice and coauthored The Deacon: Ministry through Words of Faith and Acts of Love. Ben received his ThD at Boston University School of Theology in missiology and church history. He also has an MDiv degree from Boston University and an MS in international development from Michigan State University. His undergraduate years were spent at Wheaton College in Illinois. Ben is an ordained deacon in the Oregon-Idaho Conference of the United Methodist Church and is appointed to Mountain Home United Methodist Church between Sherwood and Newberg. He is married to Laura Hartley, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at George Fox. They have two children, Luke and Teresa, and live in Newberg.


Saurra HeideSaurra Heide, currently associate director of clinical practices in the School of Education, will shift her duties to serve as an assistant professor of education this fall. Prior to arriving at George Fox in the fall of 2013, she worked for the Greater Albany Public School District at Central Elementary School, where she taught second- through fourth-grade classes for six years. Additionally, she facilitated the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports program and coordinated the Talented and Gifted program. Before that, she taught music and fourth-graders in Albany, Ore., in the mid-2000s. She also gained teaching experience as a student teacher in the Sherwood School District in 2005-06. Saurra is currently enrolled in George Fox’s EdD program, specializing in P-20 instructional design and development, and she completed George Fox’s MEd program in 2009. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the university (2006) and was a student orientation director during her undergraduate experience (2004-06). Saurra lives in Wilsonville with her husband Michael, a 2005 George Fox alumnus, and attends Grace Chapel in Wilsonville.


Rachael HenryRachael Henry has joined the College of Education as a visiting assistant professor of education in the Department of Graduate Teaching and Leading. For the past four years she was a seventh- and eighth-grade English language arts teacher at Merton Williams Middle School in Hilton, N.Y., specializing in common core curriculum development, 1-1 iPad technology and teaching in an Integrated Co-Taught (ICT) model. Previously, she taught English language arts, literature and creative writing at the seventh-, eighth-, 10th- and 12th-grade levels at Holley Junior and Senior High School in Holley, N.Y. Rachael holds a master’s degree in initial adolescent education/special education: English from Roberts Wesleyan College (2009) and a bachelor’s degree in English from State University of New York College at Cortland (2008). She lives in Forest Grove with her husband Eric and their two dogs.


Megan HillsThe School of Education welcomes Megan Hills as an assistant professor of education. For the past 14 years she has worked at Veritas School in Newberg, the last nine as a middle school teacher of subjects that included humanities, logic and art history. Previously, from 2002 to 2007, she taught art to elementary school students at the school. Before moving to Oregon, Megan taught at Montclaire Elementary School in the Cupertino Union School District in California (1998 to 2002) and was a teaching assistant at Southern California College in the late 1980s. Also, since 2006, she has been a protocol trainer, designing curriculum and implementing and directing programs focused on college and career readiness for secondary students and corporate professionals. Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Southern California College (1987) and a master’s degree in education: leadership and curriculum development from Vanguard University (2013). She lives in Sherwood with her husband Lee, and the couple has three grown children – Christopher, Nate and Spencer.


Josh HrenThe Department of English and Theatre welcomes Joshua Hren as an assistant professor of English. For the past two years he’s worked as an assistant professor of English and Catholic studies at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Also, since 2013, he’s served as founder and editor-in-chief of Wiseblood Books, a small press that primarily publishes poetry and fiction. Joshua has also been managing editor of the publication Dappled Things: A Quarterly of Ideas, Art, and Faith since 2012. His areas of expertise include religion and literature, political philosophy and fiction, and classical rhetoric. He holds a PhD in English (2012), a master’s degree in English (2009) and a bachelor’s degree in literary criticism (2005), all from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He and his wife Brittney are settled in Newberg, where they plan to make their home with their three children – Anaya, Søren and Azélie. The Hren family will likely attend both St. Stephen’s in Portland and St. Peter’s in Newberg.


Cathy KacalekThe nursing department has hired Catherine Kacalek as an assistant professor of nursing. She has taught clinical nursing courses at Clackamas Community College for the past four years while also earning her master’s in nursing degree from Oregon Health & Science University, completed in June. Prior to working at Clackamas, she was a registered nurse at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, Ore., (1998 to 2011) and an RN for one year at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash., (1997-98). Outside of nursing, Catherine has been active as an assistant volleyball coach and former assistant basketball coach in Canby, Ore., working with junior high and elementary-age girls. In addition to her MSN, she holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Washington (1996). She lives in Canby with husband Brett and their daughters, Izabela and Tressa. She attends Christ the King Church in Canby and teaches Sunday school there.


Laurie KoehlerThe College of Business welcomes Laurie Koehler this fall as an executive in residence. She has more than 30 years of corporate management experience, with companies that include Intel Corporation, Nike and Tektronix. For the past 19 years she worked for Intel Corporation of Hillsboro in a number of capacities, including as a consumer campaign activation manager, as a campaign/demand creation manager, as the developer for marketing and communication strategy, as a training and events marketing manager, and as a demand creation marketing manager. She was also a product marketing manager for Radisys Corporation of Hillsboro (1996-97) and a senior marketing communications program manager at Sequent Computer Systems of Beaverton (1994-96). Previously, Laurie was an international retail marketing and advertising manager for Nike (1987-93) and a marketing program manager at Tektronix (1982-87), both in Beaverton. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oregon State University. In addition to corporate experience, Laurie has also worked as a volleyball official and softball umpire in the OSAA high school league and Pacific-10 Conference. She lives in Tigard and has a son, Andrew, who graduated from George Fox in 2015 with a degree in cinema and media communication. She is a member of Village Baptist Church in Beaverton.


Brooks LampeBrooks Lampe joins the Department of English and Theatre as an assistant professor of English and writing program director. For the past year he was a post-doctoral researcher in writing pedagogy in the Department of English at the University of Delaware. Previously, he was an adjunct instructor in the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (2014) and a teaching fellow (2007-2012) at The Catholic University of America. Brooks also served as coordinator for The Catholic University of America’s Writing Center (2009-11) and is editor of Uut Poetry, an online poetry site that explores surrealist writing techniques. He holds both a PhD (2014) and a master’s degree (2007) in English language and literature from The Catholic University of America, as well as a bachelor’s degree in literature from Patrick Henry College (2005). He plans to make his home in Newberg and attend Eastern Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. He is married to Dana Robinson, a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Creighton University.


Christi MilesThe Department of English and Theatre has hired Cristi Miles as a half-time assistant professor of theatre. For the past year she has worked as a teaching artist at the Institute of Contemporary Performance, where she is a founding faculty member. She is a proud co-artistic director of Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, a collaboratively run experimental theatre in its fifth year based in Portland. She has worked as a teaching artist and administrator at Portland Playhouse, and spent six years as a faculty member at the Portland Actors Conservatory (2008 to 2014). Prior to moving to Portland she lived in Boston and served two years on the faculty at the Boston Conservatory (2007-08). She has also performed extensively on the stage nationally and regionally with the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Portland Playhouse, Third Rail Repertory and New Repertory Theatre, among others. Cristi has also directed shows for BoomArts of Portland, the Portland Actors Conservatory and Portland Playhouse. She holds an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at Brandeis University (2005) and a bachelor’s degree in theatre and secondary education from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas (2001). She plans to make her home in Portland with her husband Clint and daughter Estella Grace.


Jordan NelsonJordan Nelson joins the financial aid department as a loan specialist. A 2015 alumna of George Fox, Jordan has spent the past year working as a writer and editor for Merchant Maverick, a California-based company that specializes in online reviews of point of sale software and merchant accounts. While a student at George Fox, she worked as a consultant in the Academic Resource Center for two years and spent the summer of 2014 working as a painter for the plant services office. Jordan earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in creative. She lives in Aurora with her sister and grandparents and attends Westside: A Jesus Church in Tigard.


Paige ParryThe university’s biology and chemistry department welcomes alumna Paige (Copenhaver) Parry as an assistant professor of biology this fall. A 2011 graduate of George Fox, from which she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology, Paige has spent the past four years at the University of Wyoming, where she recently earned a PhD through the school’s Program in Ecology. Her research focuses on quantifying the factors and mechanisms that determine patterns of plant species composition, particularly in forest communities. In addition to being a student, she served as a biology instructor for the Life Sciences Program at the University of Wyoming and the Upward Bound Math Science Program. Paige also contributed to K-12 education throughout Wyoming as a National Science Foundation K-12 teaching fellow. While a student at George Fox, Paige worked as a research assistant under Don Powers. Paige and husband Brad recently moved to Newberg from Fort Collins, Colo., where they attended Emmaus Road Church.


Aida RamosAida Ramos joins the university this fall as an assistant professor of sociology and as student success coordinator for academic affairs. For the past three years she has worked as an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research and teaching interests include race/ethnicity, religion, education, research methods and social theory. She contributed as coauthor to two books in progress: Latino Protestants in America (Roman & Littlefield Publishers) and Faith Between Cultures: Exploring Latina Conversation to Islam in South Texas. She is also a research fellow for the Latino Protestant Congregation Project. Aida holds a PhD (2013) and master’s degree (2010) in sociology, both from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (2007). She is moving to the Portland metro area with her son, Koichi Santiago.


Elizabeth RoarkElizabeth Roark joins the nursing department as an assistant professor of nursing this fall. For the past three years she has worked as a registered nurse at Providence Newberg Medical Center. Before that, she was an RN at the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. Wash., (2012-13) and an acute care nurse at the Lake District Hospital in Lakeview, Ore., (2011-12). Elizabeth has also gained clinical internships in Newberg and at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., (2009-10). She holds a masters of science in nursing degree from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., (2015), a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado (2010) and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Pacific University (2008). She lives in Newberg and attends St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Newberg.


Bo SandersThe seminary welcomes alumnus Bo Sanders this fall as a visiting assistant professor of theology. Ordained as a minister by the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Bo has worked the past five years as a minster of children, youth and families at Westwood United Methodist Church in Westwood, Calif. Also, since 2012, he has served as co-pastor of Loft LA, a venture that uses an interactive and immersive model of music, media and conversation to impact the spiritually hungry and unchurched of West Los Angeles. Previously, he was a teaching pastor at Light and Life of the Free Methodist Church in Olympia, Wash., from 2008 to 2010. Bo gained teaching experience as an adjunct professor for Alliance Theological Seminary of Nyack, N.Y., (2008 and 2015). He is a doctoral candidate in practical theology: religious education at Claremont School of Theology and holds a master’s degree in theology from George Fox Evangelical Seminary (2010). He also earned a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Simpson College (1997). Bo and his wife CJ have been married for 23 years. They love the Pacific Northwest and cannot wait to return to the area and George Fox Evangelical Seminary.


Brian SniderAlumnus Brian Snider, a former full-time employee at George Fox and an adjunct instructor at the university for the past year, has been hired as an assistant professor of computer science. For the past year he’s taught introductory computer science, client-server systems and data analytics courses while also working as a chief engineer for BioSpeech Inc. of Portland. Previously, he worked as a data warehouse architect for George Fox in 2015 and as a senior software engineer for BioSpeech from 2012 to 2015. He is a current PhD candidate at Oregon Health and Science University, working toward a doctorate in computer science and engineering. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from George Fox (2008). He lives in Newberg with his wife Rebecca and their two children, Hannah and Daniel, and attends Newberg Christian Fellowship.


Shannon StueckleShannon Stueckle joins the College of Education this fall as a part-time assistant professor of education. She has extensive experience in the field, working at George Fox as a teacher education associate from 2014 to 2016, a national elementary edTPA literacy scorer since 2015, as an elementary school principal at both Mabel Rush Elementary School in Newberg and Dundee Elementary in Dundee (1995-2013), and as a middle school assistant principal at Renne Middle School in Newberg (1989-95). She’s also worked as an elementary school counselor, as a middle school social studies teacher, and as a high school social studies teacher. Shannon holds administrative licensure from Portland State University (1989), a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Lewis & Clark College (1987), and bachelor’s degrees in secondary education and in psychology (1979), from Southern Oregon State College. She lives in Dundee with her husband Charlie, and they enjoy eight grandchildren located throughout the United States.


Debby ThomasThe College of Business welcomes alumna Debby Thomas as a visiting assistant professor of management this fall. Students in the university’s adult degree, business and seminary programs may be familiar with Debby, as, since 2014, she has taught Department of Professional Studies and business classes and served as an academic advisor for the Leadership and Global Perspectives track of the Leadership in the Emerging Culture Doctor of Ministry program. Previously, she was in Rwanda as a missionary involved in holistic community development with Evangelical Friends Mission from 1997 to 2015. She has also begun work this year as a moderator of a frontline leader development program in the Professional Development Academy with Evanta, a company of the Corporate Executive Board that fosters collaboration and the exchange of best practices between information technology and security, human resources and finance leaders. Debby holds a PhD in organizational leadership from Regent University (2015), a master’s degree in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary (2008) and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from George Fox (1994). She lives in Newberg with her husband David and four children, two of whom – Breanna and Aren – are students at George Fox. The Thomas family also includes Gwen and Alandra, a senior and freshman in high school, respectively. The family attends Newberg Friends Church.


Tyler WelkerThe Department of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts welcomes Tyler Welker as an assistant professor of cinematic arts. For the past two years he’s been an assistant professor of animation at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to that, he was an instructor of video/motion graphics and animation at Oklahoma Baptist University (2013-14) and a visiting professor (2012-13) and adjunct instructor (2009-12) of digital media arts at Huntington University in Huntington, Ind. Since 2010, Tyler has also done freelance animation for clients that include Pegula Sports and Entertainment (Buffalo Bills), American Greetings and Fisher-Price. Prior to freelancing, he was the lead animator at Sound Ideas. His areas of expertise include 3D animation, motion graphics, digital illustration, and computer visualization. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in 3D animation and visual effects from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco (2014) and a bachelor’s degree in digital media arts from Huntington University (2008). He plans to make his home in Monmouth, Ore., with his wife Kristi and children Mackenzie and Logan and attend Salem Alliance Church.


Jeff WrightJeff Wright joined IT as a media production specialist this month. For the past nine years he has worked at Portland State University as an A/V event resource coordinator. Previously, he worked in the same field as a student A/V technician at PSU from 2005 to 2007. He also worked for two years (2003-05) as a donation resource coordinator for Catholic Charities of Portland. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in drawing, painting and printmaking from Portland State in 2007. He lives in Aurora with his wife Diane and their three children: Veda, James and August. Jeff and his family attend North Valley Friends Church in Newberg.


Yongqiang ZhengThe Master of Social Work program welcomes Yongqiang Zheng as an assistant professor of social work. He arrives from the University of Louisville, where he earned a doctor of philosophy in social work degree from the school’s Kent School of Social Work this spring. That came a year after he earned a master of social work from the same school. Previously, Yongqiang spent five years (2007-12) as a lecturer and one as an assistant professor (2006-07) in the Department of Social Work School of Law at Shandong University of Finance and Economics. In addition, from 2009 to 2012, he was supervisor at Shanquan Social Work Service Agency in Jinan, China. In addition to his two degrees from the University of Louisville, he holds both a master of arts in sociology degree (2006) and a bachelor’s degree in sociology (2000) from Shandong University in China. He plans to move to the area with wife Xiumei and child Yanxi (6).


Megan Clark (Marketing Communications) is leaving the university on Aug. 26. She plans to continue in her passion for film through freelance work in the Portland area, travel (a lot), and pursue projects that tell the stories of marginalized communities.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Jenny Zaganiacz has been promoted from an administrative assistant to a coordinator in the residence life office.

About Our People

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Bryan Boyd (Theatre) designed the set for the Sound Theatre’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis in July. The Sound Theatre Company is a professional theatre in Seattle. Both the play and the scenic design received positive reviews.

Don Powers (Biology) made a presentation, “Will Climate Change Limit Hovering in Hummingbirds?,” at the North American Ornithological Conference VI in Washington, D.C., last week. His talk was listed as a Day 4 highlight at the conference by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. Also presenting at the event was alumna Rosalee Elting, who presented “Can Hummingbirds Increase Compensatory Nectar Consumption during Extreme Energetic Demand?” The NAOC is only held every four to six years and is a combined meeting of all the major ornithological societies in North America. This year’s meeting was the largest ornithology meeting in history anywhere in the world. In addition, Don’s lab published an article, “Three-dimensional simulation for fast forward flight of a calliope hummingbird,” in Royal Society Open Science.

Paul Anderson (Christian studies) presented papers at several conferences this summer: “From Bellers to Bellows – A Friendly Vision of Faith, Work, Industry, and Society” (Friends Association for Higher Education, Woodbrooke, Selly Oak, UK, June); a response to “How Jesus Became Uncreated” (lead paper by Gabrielle Boccaccini) at the Enoch Seminar on “John the Jew: Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as a Form of Jewish Messianism” (Camaldoli, Italy, June); “On ‘Assured Results of Biblical Criticism’ and John’s Non-Authorship – the State of the Johannine Question” (lead paper at the preconference on the Johannine Question; Montreal, Canada, August); and “John 6: The Grand Central Station of Johannine Critical Issues” at the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Montreal, Canada, August). The book he coedited with Felix Just, S.J. and Tom Thatcher, John, Jesus, and History, Vol. 3; Glimpses of Jesus through the Johannine Lens, ECL 18, was published by SBL Press and announced in the Aug. 19 Chronicle of Higher Education.

Robert Bonner’s (Education) article, “Promoting Justice in the Classroom: Looking Beyond the Label to See the Individual,” was published in the August issue of Journal of Research on Christian Education.

Birthdays

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Aug. 23           Erik Bay
Aug. 24           Scott Barnett, Joel Bock, Jane Sweet
Aug. 26           Elizabeth Hamilton
Aug. 28           Rebecca Hernandez, John Natzke
Aug. 29           Lois Mulkey, Matthew Swanson, Chengping Zhang
Aug. 31           Kimberly Wenger
Sept. 2            Laura Hartley
Sept. 4            David Green
Sept. 5            Joel Moore

Comings and Goings

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Ashley WalkerThe College of Business welcomes Ashley Walker as the MBA and DBA graduate program coordinator. Two and a half years ago she moved to Oregon from the Midwest to work as the intern – and, after a promotion, as the interactive media coordinator – at Micah Challenge USA in Portland, a Christian organization committed to ending extreme poverty. Concurrently, she worked as a women’s support advocate at Portland Rescue Mission in downtown Portland, maintaining the safety of the residents while fostering healing through mentorship. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 2013. She lives in the Chinatown neighborhood of Portland and attends Imago Dei Community. She will be getting married to Dale Moody on Aug. 27, 2016.


Andy LockhartA former missionary to Papua New Guinea and employee at both Linfield College and Northwest Nazarene University, Andy Lockhart, has joined George Fox as assistant director of academic computing at the Portland Center. For the past 10 years he’s worked as a multimedia support specialist at Linfield, overseeing A/V equipment scheduling, set-up, repair and installation. Previously, he did similar work for Northwest Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho, as the assistant director of media services (1997 to 2006). Andy and his wife, Laura, were also missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene from 1995 to 1997, serving in Papua New Guinea. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwest Nazarene in 1993. He and Laura live in Carlton and have two daughters, Kym and Emily, and attend Lafayette Community Church in Lafayette.


Marisa ZavalaMarisa Estrada Zavala has joined the financial aid office as a financial aid counselor. She worked the past year as a learning specialist assistant at Valor Middle School in the Woodburn School District. Previously, from 2011 to 2015, she worked in the transition specialist support position at Bridges Transition Center in the same school district. Marisa also worked in Woodburn at Washington Elementary School from 2008 to 2011 as an educational and secretary assistant and, previously, at Chemeketa Community College as a mentor coordinator and office coordinator (2003-05). She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology: family studies from Corban University (2009). She lives in Canby with her husband Christian and children Enrique (7) and Amelia (2). The family attends the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Canby.


Amy RusawPlant services welcomes Amy Rusaw as a custodian. For the past year she has worked for CCI Greenheart of Chicago as a local coordinator, for which she recruited placements for foreign exchange students and supported them throughout their experience in the U.S. Before that, she was a stay-at-home mom and homeschool teacher. After graduating from George Fox in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Amy was a research assistant at Oregon Health and Sciences University in 1994-95. She lives in Cornelius with husband Pete and their four children – Annika (17), Linnaea (15), Noah (13) and Moira (9). The Rusaws attend Wapato Valley Church in Gaston.


Jeff FairJeff Fair has joined the university to work as a facilities coordinator at the Portland Center. For the past 29 years he has worked for United States Bakery Inc. (Franz) as a route sales representative. Prior to that he was a grocery manager at markets in Sherwood and Tualatin (1977-87) and an assistant manager at Naps IGA in Newberg (1972-77). He attended Portland Community College, where he studied business and drafting, and grew up in Newberg. He lives in Hillsboro with his wife Laurie, an administrative assistant in the academic affairs office at George Fox. They have two children: Hannah Stevenson, a student account specialist at the Portland Center, and Jacob, who just graduated from Newberg High School. Jeff loves to fish in his free time, and the Fairs attend Northside Community Church in Newberg.


Christee Wise (Education) left the university in late July after working at George Fox for 11 years. She has accepted a full-time position to teach music and computer classes for grades K-8 at Horizon Christian Elementary in Tualatin.

John Kaye (Financial Aid) left his position to return to school at the university full time.

Catherine Hillenbrand (IT) left the university in July to take an internal audit position at Nike.

About Our People

Monday, August 8th, 2016

David Johnstone (Student Life) published an article, “A Cord of Three Strands is Not Quickly Broken: Strengths of a Team,” in the Spring 2016 issue of Growth. He also published two book reviews for the Summer 2016 issue of Christian Scholar’s Review, reviewing A Faith for the Generations: How Collegiate Experience Impacts Faith (editors Timothy W. Hermann, Kirsten D. Tenhaken, Hannah M. Adderley and Morgan K. Morris) and Emerging Adulthood and Faith (by Jonathan P. Hill).

Birthdays

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Aug. 10            Christine Saladino
Aug. 11            Colleen Sump
Aug. 12            Ken Ingram
Aug. 13            Kathy Heininge, Jeff Marble, Jamie Noling-Auth, Nate Peach
Aug. 14            Jenny Zaganiacz
Aug. 16            Casey Brooks, Lizz Schallert, Gary Sehorn, Seth Sikkema, Tyler Susmilch
Aug. 17            Saiko Mair
Aug. 19            Jim Foster
Aug. 21            Nicole Enzinger, Josh Sauerwein, Creagh Schoen

Comings and Goings

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Brenn Borror(1)The university’s marketing communications office welcomes Brenn Borror as a web designer. A current student, Brenn will be a senior marketing major at George Fox in the fall. Since February of 2014, he has worked as a digital marketing and graphic design intern in the university’s sports marketing department. He was also the creative director for The Student Collective student journal publication during the 2015-16 academic year, and in 2014-15 he served as the publication’s head photographer. Brenn has also worked as a freelance digital media producer for the past two years. He lives in Tigard and attends Mountain Park Church in Lake Oswego.


PaskewichHolliThe College of Education welcomes Holli Paskewich as a program coordinator for the Doctor of Education program and other support services within the college. Since the fall of 2014 she has worked as the marketing coordinator for Custom Decorators of Portland. Before that, she spent eight and a half years as the owner of Sparkle Your Life, working a​s a​ professional organiz​er​ ​and ​natural cleaning expert out of her homes in Newberg and Tigard​. Holli studied communications at both Portland Community College and Oregon State University. She lives in Newberg with Chris, her husband of 23 years, and the couple has three children: Josh (21), Mikayla (14) and Mikenzie (13). The family attends Newberg Christian Fellowship,​ where Holli and Chris lead the middle school youth group​.


Ryan ForbesAlumnus Ryan Forbes has joined the undergraduate admissions office as an admissions counselor. Ryan is a 2009 graduate of the university, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He spent the last year assisting his wife Emily, also a George Fox graduate, with her nutrition and cooking coaching business, loveandplants.com. Previously, for three years, he was a guest services manager with The Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg. He also spent a year in Europe (2010-11) as a resort attendant in Garmisch, Germany, allowing him to travel to more than 25 countries. He and Emily live one block from campus in Newberg and attend Grace Chapel in Wilsonville.


Trevor DaimlerTrevor Daimler joins the university’s plant services department as an HVAC technician. For the past two years he’s worked as an HVAC installer for Advantage Heating and Cooling of Salem, Ore., and before that worked for a year as the owner and operator of Rock River HVAC of Madras, Ore. Previously, from 2010 to 2013, he was an operations manager with Advantage Heating and Cooling. Trevor lives in Newberg with wife Tara and their children Vanessa, Aiden and Patton. They attend Timberline Baptist Church in Sherwood.


Jared Roth (Business) left the university in early June to dedicate more time to serving as co-lead pastor of Evergreen Christian Center and working with two business clients.

Brianna Provoast (Physical Therapy) left the university last month to pursue a career as an esthetician.

Elise Porter (Registrar) left George Fox in June to return to graduate school.

Lauri Smith (Art and Design) left the university as a faculty member.

Larry Weber (Education) has announced his retirement from the university.

Josh Sweeden (Seminary) and Nell Becker Sweeden (Seminary) will leave George Fox in mid-August for new positions with the Church of the Nazarene.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Dan van der Water (Plant Services) has a new title: safety specialist.

About Our People

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Gary Tandy (English) and Laura Simmons (Seminary) collaborated on a paper, “Books, Theology, Cats, and Hens: The Correspondence and Friendship of C.S. Lewis and Dorothy L. Sayers.” Gary presented the paper at the C.S. Lewis and Friends Conference at Taylor University June 2-5.

Ed Higgins (English) published a flash fiction, piece, “Kansas Return,” in the June 10, 2016, issue of Danse Macabre, an online literary magazine. He also published his poem “Seascape” in the online magazine Plum Tree Tavern (May 4, 2016), and his article “Quaker Trek: Friends in Contemporary American Science Fiction” appeared in the April 2016 issue of Quaker Higher Education, a publication of the Friends Association for Higher Education. Ed also published three of his Japanese short-form poems – “Tonight’s Half-Moon,” “agonized youth’s rapture” and “spilled wine glass” – in the Spring 2016 issue of The Bamboo Hut Journal of English Language Tanshi. Finally, Ed’s poem “Jalapenos” is part of an installation titled “EAT Literature + Photography” showing through December at Centre College’s Norton Center For The Arts. The installation pairs works by 13 different poets with interpretative photography by noted Kentucky photographer Sarah Jane Sanders. The full photographs and poems exhibit is on display in the Norton Center’s Grand Foyer.

The third central volume among the six in the John, Jesus, and History Project, coedited by Paul Anderson (Christian studies), Felix Just, S.J., and Tom Thatcher, was released this month. Published by the Society of Biblical Literature, John, Jesus, and History, Volume 3: Glimpses of Jesus through the Johannine Lens demonstrates more than two dozen ways in which John contributes to an enhanced understanding of Jesus and his ministry. According to SBL, since it began in 2002, the John, Jesus, and History Project has assessed critically the modern disparaging of John’s historicity and has found this bias wanting.

Birthdays

Monday, July 11th, 2016

July 12              Chris Pulver
July 14              Rebecca Yazzie
July 15              Jonathan Gemeroy, Catherine Hillenbrand
July 16              Megan Fisher
July 17              Kasondra Silva
July 21              Gordon Aarness, Jeff Houck, Daniel Kang
July 22              Carl Anderson
July 23              Randy Dalzell, Mark Stone, Clyde Thomas
July 25              Muh Bi Lin
July 26              Bob Dexter, Rand Michael
July 27              Randy Woodley
July 29              David Hansen
July 30              Dale Isaak, Ron Mock, Thomas Peng, Liz Simmons
July 31              Lindsay Knox, Gary Spivey
Aug. 1               Jason Brumitt, Rob Westervelt
Aug. 3               Nancy Thurston
Aug. 5               Michelle Shelton, Linda Warberg
Aug. 6               Elizabeth Anderson
Aug. 8               Jill Sikkema

Comings and Goings

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Drew JacobsThe university welcomes Drew Jacobs as the new associate vice president of human resources. Drew comes to George Fox from Select Mechanical of Livermore, Calif., where, since last summer, he served as vice president of HR and organizational development for the commercial HVAC, sheet-metal fabrication, installation and service contractor. Previously, Drew was senior vice president of talent and organizational development for Pacific Foods of Portland for 11 years. He holds a master’s degree in organizational development from Simpson University and a bachelor’s degree in Bible education from Multnomah University. He lives in Tualatin and attends Westside Community Church in Beaverton.


Emily GigouxA former student employee, Emily Gigoux, has joined the university’s advancement office as coordinator of advancement events. Emily graduated this spring from George Fox with a degree in studio arts and has worked the past month as an assistant photographer for Bryan Rupp Photography in Dundee – a job she will continue to do through the summer. While a student at the university, she worked for three years as a photographer in the marketing and communication department. She also worked as a student employee for the alumni and parent relations office all four years of college. She and her husband Alex, a current George Fox student, live in Newberg.


Carl AndersonAlumnus Carl Anderson has joined the university as a carpenter and certified arborist. For the past 21 years, he’s worked as the property manager for Tilikum Center for Retreats and Outdoor Ministries, overseeing all aspects of maintenance and improvements for the 93-acre camp. Also, since 2002, he has been an adjunct faculty member at George Fox, specializing in outdoor ministries classes. Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from George Fox in 1994 and also holds an MBA from the university (2011). He lives in Newberg with wife Julie and daughters Grace and Susannah, and attends Newberg Friends Church.


Trey WattTrey Watt has joined the plant services team as a groundskeeper. It marks a return to George Fox for Trey, who served as an assistant baseball coach at the university from 2012 to 2015. More recently, he was an assistant baseball coach with the University of Portland for the past year. He also worked as a behavior coach with the Newberg School District from 2012 to 2015. Trey holds a master’s degree in education from Concordia University in Portland (2014) and a bachelor’s degree in history from Pacific Lutheran (2010). He lives in Tualatin with wife Brianna and daughter MaggieMae, and the family attends Solid Rock Church in Portland.


Holly KirbyHolly Kirby, a former George Fox employee who had served previously at the university as an inquiry/applications coordinator from 2004 to 2013 – and most recently as an administrative assistant in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program (2013-14) – has returned to the university to work as an administrative assistant for the College of Engineering. While she was away, Holly worked part time as an administrative assistant at Eaton Corporation and became an Institute for Integrative Nutrition-certified health coach.


Joyce Engberg (Engineering) left the university in May. She and her family have moved to Bend, where her husband has gotten a new job.

Julie Green (College of Education) left George Fox at the end of April for a position as a contract administrator with the Bonneville Power Administration.

Patti Fitzgerald (Registrar) retired from the university after working at George Fox for the past 13 and a half years. She plans to spend more time with her husband and family.

Caroline Jovanovich (Advancement) left the university in early May. Her husband accepted a job at RH2 Engineering in Tacoma, Wash., and the couple is moving to that area to be closer to family as they plan to start a family of their own in September.

The following faculty members are departing the university this summer to retire or pursue other opportunities: Craig Johnson (Business), Larry Metzger (English Language Institute), Loren Wenz (Music), Wendy Bruton (Counseling), Ken Badley (Education), Debbie Berho (Spanish), Susan Newell (Social Work), Marcia Bogert (Nursing) and Jeff Birdsell (Communication Arts).

About Our People

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Members of the 2016-17 Leadership Development Initiative cohort include the following individuals: administrators Danae Allen, Dwayne Astleford, Ryan Backman, Grant Burns, Tiona Cage, Megan Janes, Darla Norgren, Chris Pulver, John Regier, Darby Thiessen and Jane Wilson; staff members Jesse Dillow and Joel Schutter; and faculty Rae Casey, Brent Weaver and Donna Webb.

Greg Allen (Adult Degree Programs), in his role as part of the inaugural Applied Information Management Board of Directors at the University of Oregon, will speak as a panelist to about 2,500 CIOs at the Premier CIO Forum this October in Portland.  He will speak on the topic “10 keys for Successful Leaders.” The opportunity to speak came from alumni recommendations and connections from other boards Greg serves on.

Paul Otto (History) gave the commencement address at Providence Christian College in Pasadena, Calif., where his daughter graduated, on May 7. The title of his address was “Building in God’s Kingdom: Architects, Builders, and Fixers.” Paul was also recently appointed coeditor of the Journal of Early American History, published by Brill Press.

The third volume of the Friends Association for Higher Education “Quakers and the Disciplines” series has been published, and George Fox professors are featured prominently in the publication, titled Quakers and Literature. Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) serves as the series editor, and English professors Bill Jolliff and Ed Higgins are featured as authors. Jolliff’s essay, titled “The Practice of Writing: A Quaker Poet’s Perspective,” grew out of his keynote address at the FAHE conference. Ed’s essay was titled, “Going Naked as a Sign: Quaker Utopianism and the Alien Other in Joan Slonczewski’s A Door Into Ocean.”

Ed Higgins’ (English) poem, “Mermaid Tale,” was featured in the April 2016 edition of poeticdiversity: the litzine of Los Angeles. He also published a flash fiction story, “Henny Penny on Why She Crossed the Road,” in the British quarterly Tigershark Magazine (Issue 10, May 12, 2016).

Paul Anderson (Christian studies) presented a paper, “Why the Gospel of John is Fundamental to Jesus Research,” at the Princeton-Prague Symposium on the Historical Jesus at Princeton Theological Seminary in March. George Fox graduates at Princeton Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School attended the session, which focused on “Illustrating How to Use the Gospel of John in Jesus Research.” In addition, Paul’s television interview with “Salt & Light,” on David Gibson’s book Finding Jesus, recently aired in Toronto. Paul also preached at the Scottsdale First Baptist Church in March and has spoken at four churches in Oregon recently, displaying The Saint John’s Bible and speaking on biblical themes. Finally, Paul organized a public event this spring at the Chehalem Cultural Center, “Not in the Name of My Religion!,” in which he and Harris Zafar challenged the yoking of Christianity and Islam to violence.

Cherice Bock’s (Seminary) paper, “Climatologists, Theologians, & Prophets: Toward an Ecotheology of Critical Hope,” appeared in the May 2016 issue of the journal Cross Currents, and she presented a poster on the topic at Harvard Divinity School’s Spirit of Sustainable Agriculture Conference. She also reviewed “Rewilding the Way,” which will appear in the June 2016 issue of Sojourners magazine.

Birthdays

Monday, June 6th, 2016

June 8            Jeannine Graham, Adam Haldorson
June 9            Mark Terry
June 10          Tim Goodfellow
June 11          Jing Hao, Ty Sohlman
June 12          Tiona Cage, Beronica Salazar
June 13          Robby Larson
June 14          Loren Wenz
June 15          Karen Hamlin, Jennifer Lichtenberg, Gary Tandy
June 16          Craig Taylor
June 17          Neal Ninteman
June 18          Michelle Foster, Sherri Moore, Donna Webb
June 19          Kristi Bronkey, Tim Jaquith, Mark McMinn
June 20          Janet Herron
June 21          Jamie Johnson, Susanna Steeg
June 22          Megan Clark, Penny Martin, Alyssa Rands, Dinah Steig, Daniel Sweeney
June 23          Rachel Thomas
June 24          Terri Crawford, Patty Vanier
June 25          Mike Rader
June 27          Darby Thiessen, Kipp Wilfong
June 28          Michael Meek, Dan Schutter
June 29          Mary Peterson, Nathan Slegers
June 30          John Heitz
July 1             Nancy Fawver
July 4             Jill Downing
July 5             Megan Janes
July 6             Lisa Burton
July 8             Jesse Dillow, Sue Richie, Linda Samek
July 9             Eloise Hockett, Sidney Tafflinger, Kenn Willson
July 10           Laurie Fair
July 11           Mary Schmitt, Jillian Sokso

Comings and Goings

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Carlos OrdonezCarlos Ordonez joined the university as a graduate admissions counselor for the MBA and DBA programs last week. He arrives from Pioneer Pacific College in Wilsonville, where he worked as an admissions officer for the past three years. Before that, he was a senior admissions advisor at Carrington College in Northern California from 2010 to 2013. He also has experience working as a high school admissions advisor with Heald College and as a high school representative with Wester Career College in California. Carlos holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix (2010). He lives in Keizer with wife Tiffany and 3-month-old daughter Myla and attends Horizon Community Church in Tualatin.


Alexandra Rhizor (Plant Services) has left the university to take a new job closer to home. She will be working as a claims analyst at Epiq Systems in Beaverton.

About Our People

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Melissa Thomas (Registrar) became president of the Oregon Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers at the organization’s annual business meeting on April 19.

Rand Michael (Graduate School of Counseling) was the keynote speaker for “Shattering Stigma with Stories,” a conference at New Hope Community Church in Happy Valley that addressed the interface of the church and mental health/illness. Rand’s keynote title was “From Stigma to Style: Choosing Our Life Narrative.” The conference, which took place Saturday, April 23, was presented for mental health professionals as well as clergy and church laity.

A Philippines-based literary print journal, Metaphor, published Ed Higgins’ (English) poem “If you could only” in its April 2016 issue. In addition, Ed’s flash fiction story, “What She Left Unsaid,” was published in the Spring 2016 issue of Donut Factory, a literary print-only journal based in Berkeley, Calif.

Stephen Howell (Data Analytics) was named Employee of the Month for April.

Birthdays

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

May 4              Sarah Reid
May 5              Robert Bonner, Emily Palkert
May 7              Cory Hand
May 8              Molly Hickok, Brent Wilson, Deb Worden
May 10            Chris Meade
May 12            Marla Sweningson
May 13            Jenny Elsey, Rob Leslie
May 14            Kathi Becker, Tim Galuza, Don Powers
May 15            Dirk Barram
May 16            Britny Scholz, Trevor Woods
May 17            Paul Anderson
May 18            Gregg Boughton, Paul Otto
May 20            Gabe Haberly, Teresa Lamm
May 22            Clifford Berger, Bree Stairs
May 23            Chuck Conniry, Adam McGuffie
May 24            Brenda Morton
May 26            Elise Trask
May 27            Virginia Lundquist
May 28            Beth LaForce, Steve Sherwood
May 29            Steven Classen, Kandie Comfort, Mike Magill
May 30            Stephen Bearden, Amy Dee, Roger Newell
May 31            Jessica Hollen
June 3             Paula Hampton, Jamison Loop
June 4             Nadine Kincaid
June 6             Keisha Gordon, Joyce Staats, Alan Thurston

Comings and Goings

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Dexter BallardDexter Ballard has joined plant services as a custodian this month. He arrives from Aldersgate Camps and Retreats in Turner, Ore., where he was a maintenance assistant. Before that, he worked various jobs in Santa Cruz, Calif., primarily at Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center. Dexter holds a bachelor’s degree in history and social studies from Warner Pacific College (2012). He recently moved to Newberg with his wife, Courtney.


Kyle Wattenbarger (Plant Services) left the university in early April after serving at George Fox for 12 years. He left to stay home and take care of his three children.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Matt Sargent has moved from enrollment manager for the adult degree program and the Master of Social Work program to the position of associate registrar. Britny Scholz has moved out of the College of Business, where she was the program coordinator for the MBA and DBA programs, into the enrollment manager role that Matt vacated.

About Our People

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Kathy Heininge (English) presented her paper, “Paul Murray and W. B. Yeats: Sprezzatura for a Modern Ireland?,” at the national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies at Notre Dame University the first weekend of April. In addition, her book review on Staging Intercultural Ireland: New Plays and Practitioner Perspectives came out this month in the Irish Literary Supplement. She also wrote an article, “Once: Ulysses Revisited,” that is forthcoming in a book on intercultural adaptations of theater in Ireland, and her article on “James Joyce and the Habitual Present Tense” was accepted, pending some revisions, for publication in the James Joyce Quarterly, the major Joyce journal. Finally, Kathy’s book Reflections: Virginia Woolf and her Quaker Aunt, Caroline Stephen should be released by Peter Lang within the month.

John Bennett (Art and Design) was selected as a professional reviewer for Portland Photo Month. In that role, he is giving portfolio critiques of Northwest photographers for Photolucida, a nonprofit organization that, every other April, hosts an international set of photographers and reviewers in Portland for a five-day celebration of photography that includes lectures, workshops and exhibitions. Reviewers are selected for their experience, involvement and commitment to advancing the work of emerging and mid-career artists. By providing a venue for in-depth, informed, and supportive dialogue between photographers, gallery owners, curators, publishers, editors, and consultants, Photolucida promotes the culture of photography locally, nationally and internationally.

Glena Andrews (Director of Clinical Training – Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology) will present at the Eastern Oregon Psychological Association’s 31st annual Wallowa Lake Conference on May 21. The title of her presentation is, “Neuropsychology: Frontal Lobe Dysfunction, Difficult Diagnoses, and Use of Screening Tools.”

Carmen Imes (College of Christian Studies) successfully defended her doctoral dissertation at Wheaton College on April 1. Her project is entitled, “Bearing YHWH’s Name at Sinai: A Re-examination of the Name Command of the Decalogue (Exod 20:7).” She will graduate with a PhD in biblical theology – Old Testament.

Ed Higgins’ (English) poem “Jalapeños” was selected to be included in the “EAT: A Literature + Photography Installation” exhibit scheduled to open in May at Centre College in Danville, Ky. Out of over 150 entries, Ed’s submission was one of 11 selected. His piece will be paired with a photographic interpretation by Kentucky photographer Sarah Jane Sanders. In addition, First Class Literary Magazine posted Ed’s poem “Sisyphus” on its website, and, in a Caribbean-based (Trinidad) online poetry journal (Random Poem Tree), three of his poems were published in March: “April Touch,” “A Poem Should Always” and “Tensions.”