About Our People

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Patrick Allen and Kenneth Badley (Education) released their book, Echoes of Insight: Past Perspectives and the Future of Christian Higher Education, in February. Echoes of Insight offers brief summaries of 11 thought-provoking writers from the last century and encourages a new, vigorous conversation about Christian higher education.

Five of Ed Higgins’ (English) haibun were published in the annual “best of” Journeys 2017: An Anthology of International Haibun. The Journeys series is an invitation-only inclusion, with editors recommending haibun published in their various journals during the previous year (eight of Ed’s were submitted by editors from several journals). In addition, Ed was appointed copy editor for the biannual poetry journal These Fragile Lilacs.

Writers with ties to George Fox’s English department are featured in the Spring 2017 issue of The Windhover, a Xian literary journal. The issue includes Ed Higgins’ poem “When the wind/sky really is God,” Gary Tandy’s creative nonfiction piece “What Love Looks Like, As I Recall,” and Joshua Hren’s short fiction story “The Man Watching.” Also included is a poem, “Nunc Dimittis,” by English alumnus Jeffrey Bilbro, now an assistant professor of English at Spring Arbor University, and a poem, “The Life that is Ours,” by 2016 almunus Daniel Roberson. The Windhover is one of the nation’s premier Xian literary journals, published by the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Press. Bill Jolliff is a contributing editor.

Jennie Harrop, Carol Hutchinson and Michelle Shelton (Department of Professional Studies) delivered a talk, “From Ad Hoc to Intentional: One Department’s Online Journey,” at the Oregon Technology in Education Network’s annual conference at Pacific University on Feb. 11. When George Fox’s Department of Professional Studies offered four online courses in the summer of 2010, the faculty did not know what would come of the experiment. Six years later, the department now offers more than 25 online classes per semester, including one online major, and the program is growing. The majority of DPS students juggle families and full-time work in addition to school, and increasingly students are seeking the convenience of online offerings for both required major and general education courses. With eight regular faculty members, more than 40 adjunct faculty members, and roughly 300 adult degree-completion students, DPS faculty are working to anticipate market demands and articulate an online structure that will endure.

Don Powers (Biology) joined with colleagues to publish two research articles in the Journal of Experimental Biology (2016), 219: “Flight mechanics and control of escape manoeuvres in hummingbirds. II. Aerodynamic force production, flight control and performance limitations” and “Flight mechanics and control of escape manoeuvres in hummingbirds. I. Flight kinematics.”

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) published an article, “The Trial of Pilate – A Touchstone to the Death of Jesus,” in the March 6 issue of The Huffington Post. He also presented a lecture, “The Beast, the Antichrist, and 666: An Alternative to Speculation,” at Chapman University on Feb. 21.

Birthdays

Monday, March 6th, 2017

March 7            Andy Lockhart, Lecia Retter
March 9            Jacob Vahlenkamp
March 10          John Spencer
March 12          Theresa Schierman, Brent Weaver
March 13          Carol Brazo, Karen Buchanan, Sandy Cherachanko
March 14          Lynette Elwyn, Keelan LoFaro, Piper Parks
March 15          Caitlin Corning, Stephanie St. Cyr
March 17          Bryan Boyd, Saurra Heide
March 18          Bo Sanders
March 19          Marty Hunter
March 20          Heidi Cuddeford, Javier Garcia

Comings and Goings

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Marisa Estrada Zavala (Financial Aid) left the university in late January so she could return to graduate school.

About Our People

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Anderson Campbell and Steve Sherwood (Christian Studies) published an overview of the book they collaborated on, Praying for Justice: A Lectionary of Christian Concern (Barclay Press, 2017), on the Evangelicals for Social Action website Feb. 6. In addition, Anderson and Steve were interviewed about the book by a Christian radio station in New Zealand. You can listen to the broadcast here.

Rae Casey, Jennie Harrop, Carol Hutchinson and Michelle Shelton (Department of Professional Studies) presented a session, “From Ad Hoc to Intentional: One Department’s Online Journey,” at the Oregon Women in Higher Education (OWHE) 37th Annual Conference in Sunriver, Oregon, on Jan. 27. Their discussion traced the remarkable growth DPS has experienced from its first online course offerings in 2010 to today.

The George Fox University String Ensemble, led by Rebekah Hanson (Music), performed at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Jan. 28 as part of the Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Series. The performance was very well received, and the String Ensemble has been invited to perform again next year.

Anna Berardi (Graduate Counseling) and Brenda Morton (Education) wrote a paper, “Trauma-informed School Programming: Applications for Mental Health Professionals and Educator Partnerships,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. In addition, their paper, “A rationale for a trauma-informed school approach to maximize academic success with students in foster care,” was published in the Journal of At-Risk Issues. They were also invited to present their co-founded Trauma-Informed School Initiative to the Oregon Adverse Childhood Experiences Collaborative. This presentation followed the teaching of the first cohort in Oregon pursuing certification as trauma-informed educators.

Mark David Hall (Politics) was recently appointed associated faculty at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University and has agreed to write monthly essays on religious liberty for the blogs “Law and Liberty” and “Learn Liberty.” Even with this new position at Emory, he will remain at George Fox as the Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics.

Kelly Friesen (Undergraduate Admissions) was named Employee of the Month for February.

Birthdays

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Feb. 21            Adina McConaughey, Jon Hall
Feb. 22            Mark David Hall
Feb. 23            Jeongah Kim, Mark Weinert
Feb. 24            Corwynn Beals
Feb. 26            Trey Watt
Feb. 27            Joel Schutter
March 1           Andrew Fleming
March 2           Winston Seegobin
March 3           Joseph Clair, Emily Gigoux, Kayin Griffith, Rhett Luedtke
March 4           Tyler Cuddeford
March 5           Jeremy Bascom
March 6           Chris Casey, Stephen Winterberg

Comings and Goings

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Sonia LeggPlant Services welcomes Sonia Legg as an administrative assistant. She worked previously as a shift manager for a Starbucks in several stores based in Nebraska and Ohio for the past two and a half years. Before that, she served as director of media marketing and as an administrative assistant for Mountain View Fellowship Church in Redmond, Oregon (2011-13). Sonia has also been self-employed building websites, creating logos and devising marketing plans for nonprofits and churches since 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing from Seattle Pacific University (2010). Sonia lives in Salem and attends Salem Alliance Church. Her absolute favorite coffee shop is Broadway Commons.


Jonathan RamseThe university welcomes Jonathan Ramse as an instructor of economics. He arrives from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the past two and a half years. He also spent the last year as an adjunct instructor of economics at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. He worked previously as a young adult coordinator and archivist for the World Mission of Prayer League in Minneapolis (2011-13), and as an English teacher at Luther Junior & Senior High School in Kumamoto, Japan (2008-10). Jonathan is a PhD candidate in the economics program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with an expected completion in the fall of 2017, and holds a master’s degree in economics (2014) from the same institution. His bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations came from Wartburg College in 2007. Jonathan lives in Tualatin with his wife Bethany.


Sarah SouthworthSarah Southworth has joined George Fox as an assistant professor of marketing. She has worked as an assistant professor in textile and apparel management at the University of Missouri since the fall of 2013. Before that, she was a graduate instructor in the Design and Human Environment program at Oregon State University (2007-13). Previously, she taught a variety of subjects, from English to SAT math, in New York and South Korea to gain experience in teaching (2006-2007), and also worked as an assistant buyer at Burlington Coat Factory (2005). She specializes in the areas of consumer behavior, focusing on visual and international marketing, and more recently on service marketing as well. Sarah holds a doctor of philosophy degree in design and human environment from Oregon State (2013), a master of apparel design from Oregon State (2009) and a bachelor’s degree in textiles and apparel management from Cornell University (2005). She lives in Tigard with her husband Zach, daughter Jessica, and her mom Lauren.


Marcia Bogert has returned to George Fox to serve as an assistant professor in the nursing department on a half-time basis.

About Our People

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Nicole Enzinger (Education) and a colleague, Laura Bofferding of Purdue University, recently published an article, “Subtraction involving negative numbers: Connecting to whole number reasoning,” in The Mathematics Enthusiast.

Jillian Sokso (Art and Design) is currently being featured in two international print media exhibitions: The 2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, curated by Andrew Stein Rafferty, Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College (Massachusetts), and Art Now: Printmaking, curated by Tyanna J. Buie, Ann Arbor Art Center (Michigan).

Paul Anderson (Christian Studies) recently served as an external evaluator for a PhD thesis at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, where, on his visit to the Netherlands, he gave a lecture on “The Central Message of the New Testament” at the university. Paul also published eight essays on the subject of “Truth and Liberation” last fall on the Huffington Post site, and he participated (along with Leah Payne, Carole Spencer, Jon Kershner and others) in a review of Early Quakers and their Theological Thought at the Quaker Theological Discussion Group Meetings in San Antonio in November. He also chaired two sessions of the John, Jesus, and History Group at the National Society of Biblical Literature meetings, concluding the fifth and final triennium of that international project. Finally, he contributed four essays for Following Jesus in the Way of Peace for the peace-month emphasis of Northwest Yearly Meeting, featured among the churches in January 2017.

Two of Ed Higgins’ (English) poems, “From This Distance” and “We nearly always,” were published in the latest issue of These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Journal (Vol. II, Issue II, Spring 2017). The online journal is released biannually, in January and July, and specializes in showcasing “strong poetry that illuminates whatever is true, whatever is beautiful, whatever is revelatory, and whatever goes otherwise unnoticed about the world in which we live,” according to editor-in-chief Laura Hanna. Ed also had his haiku, “angling sunlight,” published in the current World Haiku Review (Winter, January 2017), where it rated a place in the “Haiku of Merit” section.

Paul Otto (History) published “‘This is that which … they call Wampum’: Europeans Coming to Terms with Native Shell Beads” in Early American Studies 15, No. 1 (Winter 2017): 1-36.

Kevin T. Jones (Department of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts) published a chapter, “Teaching the Value of Narratives in Speeches Through Analysis of Presidential Campaign Discourse,” in a new book, Great Ideas for Teaching Students in Communication, available this year. In it, he compares the use of narratives by President Obama in his presidential campaign rhetoric to illustrate part of Obama’s popularity in those campaigns.

Birthdays

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Feb. 8              Stephanie Fisher
Feb. 9              Bill Stevens
Feb. 10            Debbie Cash
Feb. 11            Danae Allen, Emily Cropper-Russel, Alex Rolfe, Lynn Scott, Sarah Southworth, Cindy Zablotny
Feb. 12            Paul Shew
Feb. 13            Joshua Hren
Feb. 14            Johanna Kaye
Feb. 15            Brooks Lampe
Feb. 16            Danielle Warner
Feb. 19            Sue Corbett-Furgal, Kelly Hughton, Cristina Schmitt, Jere Witherspoon
Feb. 20            Gina Braden, Scot Headley

Comings and Goings

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Cari JermannThe university welcomes Cari Jermann as a registered nurse in the Health and Counseling Center. For the past nine years she has worked as a registered nurse in the Student Health Center at Willamette University in Salem. Prior to that, she served for two years as an RN at the Southwest Washington Medical Center’s Healthy Steps Women’s and Children’s Clinic in Vancouver, Washington, (2005-2007) and worked the previous eight years (1999 to 2007) as an RN at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland. Cari also gained experience as a community health nurse for the Columbia County Public Health Authority in St. Helens, Oregon, in the mid-1990s. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Portland (1990). Cari lives in Salem with her husband Sam Myers and their two boys, Jacob (20), a student at Linfield College, and Jared (18), a senior at Blanchet Catholic High School. The family attends St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salem.

Movers & Quakers

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Debby O’Kelley has transitioned to a new role in Plant Services. Her title is now “Coordinator: Special Projects” for Clyde Thomas. With Debby’s move, Dixie Downey is now office manager for Plant Services.

About Our People

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Leah Payne (Seminary) was quoted in a Christianity Today article, “The Story Behind Trump’s Controversial Prayer Partner,” in the magazine’s Jan. 19, 2017, article.

Anderson Campbell (Christian studies) wrote an article, “How to Pray for the Poor and Marginalized,” for the January/February issue of Relevant.

Birthdays

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Jan. 24                      Matt Stump
Jan. 26                      Celeste Flachsbart, Matt Sargent
Jan. 27                      Shannon Johnson, Richard McNeal
Jan. 29                      Elrike Shaw, Leslie Wuest
Jan. 30                      Belinda Creighton, Chad Stillinger
Jan. 31                      Paul Shelton, Missy Terry
Feb. 1                        Andrea Byerley, Bruce Owen, Tanya Rooney
Feb. 2                        Dave Adrian, Emily Call, Maco Hamilton, Matt Hammar
Feb. 3                        Mark McLeod-Harrison
Feb. 4                        Kathy Campobasso, Kristie DeHaven, Gloria Doherty
Feb. 5                        Barbi Doran
Feb. 6                        Stephen Howell, David Kerr, David Pollock

About Our People

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Anderson Campbell, Steve Sherwood and members of the College of Christian Studies staff teamed up to publish a book, Praying for Justice: A Lectionary for Christian Concern, released in mid-December. The title contains an invitation to pray for justice, but the book contains no overt prayers. Many of the more than 1,400 Bible passages featured are prayers or portions of prayers. The book invites readers to use each day’s verse as a meditation or reflection for that day and each week’s quotation as an examination of the ways in which his or her life reflects God’s redemptive justice in the world. It is available for preorder at barclaypress.com, with all proceeds going to Church World Service to aid in its work resettling refugees and advocating for immigrant and refugee rights in the U.S.

Ed Higgins (English) published his poem “Nativity” in the Dec. 16 issue of the Irish online journal Idler. In addition, his poem “moon/light” is in the print poetry journal The Laughing Dog (Issue No. 25, 2016).

Kenn Willson (Music) will present his “Encounters with Beethoven” piano concert on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Unity of the Valley church in Eugene, Oregon. The 3 p.m. presentation is free and open to the public. Kenn is performing as a guest of the Eugene district of the Oregon Music Teachers Association.

Birthdays

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Jan. 10              Grant Burns, George Byrtek, John Regier
Jan. 11              Ginny Birky
Jan. 13              Jeff Cameron, Tim Rahschulte, Shannon Scott
Jan. 14              Kim Rapp, Li-Zandre Philbrook, Jim Steele
Jan. 15              Janeen Dillow, Debbie Hawblitzel, Holli Paskewich
Jan. 16              Kelly Friesen
Jan. 17              Christine Austin, Linda Dallof
Jan. 18              Dwayne Astleford, Robin Baker, Matt Dyment
Jan. 19              Paul Fodge, David Liu
Jan. 22              John Smith
Jan. 23              Ted Allen, Bill Buhrow, Mike Foster, John Johnson, Kris Molitor

Comings and Goings

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

tai-harden-mooreThe university hired Tai Harden-Moore as the associate director of advancement communications and grants last week. Tai will earn her MBA from Concordia University in Portland later this month, after earning her Juris Doctor degree from Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida, in 2014. Tai also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Washington University (2009). Prior to joining George Fox, Tai worked as a research consultant for Radix Consulting Group LLC, where she researched issues surrounding equitable and affordable housing, gentrification, displacement, policy, and economic and community development. Tai also gained experience while working as the executive coordinator at the Urban League of Portland, where she advocated on behalf of community members regarding a wide range of social issues and engaged community leaders, community members, donors and clients in order to advance the work of the organization. Tai lives in Newberg with her husband, Andre, and two children, Jaylan and Leia.


beth-hamptonPlant Services welcomes Beth Hampton as a custodian. She has worked the last year and a half as an office manager at Key Home Furnishings in Lake Oswego. Before that, she was a lead-in room dining server at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg for four years. Kristin also worked at The Allison as an assistant housekeeping manager from 2009 to 2011. She attended Ecola Bible School in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and is a native of Newberg. Beth lives in town and attends Newberg Friends Church.


Britt Hoskins (Advancement) is leaving the university on Dec. 22. She and her husband Tyler are moving to the Corvallis area, where both will work at Oregon State University. Tyler was recruited for a position at OSU a couple months back, and Britt recently secured a marketing position at the university.

About Our People

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Carmen Imes’ (College of Christian Studies) doctoral dissertation was accepted for publication in the Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement Series, published by Eisenbrauns. Entitled “Bearing YHWH’s Name at Sinai: A Re-Examination of the Name Command of the Decalogue (Exodus 20:7),” her project argues that the command does not prohibit speaking the divine name (e.g., in oaths, magic or cursing) but rather misrepresenting Yahweh by claiming to belong to the covenant people while living like the nations. Carmen is also contracted to produce an Illustrated Exodus in Hebrew for GlossaHouse.

Ed Higgins (English) published an essay, “Art, Aesthetics and Christian Faith Values,” in the Dec. 3, 2016, issue of Embers Igniting, an online literature and fine arts magazine based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Birthdays

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Dec. 13            Steve Grant, Marcey Keefer Hutchinson
Dec. 14            Janelle Olivarez
Dec. 15            Paul Corbett-Furgal, Shaun Davis, Ben Hartley, Rick Muthiah, Cliff Rosenbohm
Dec. 17            Gary Buhler, Viki Defferding, Joe Thouvenel
Dec. 18            Carol Huthinson, Katy Turpen
Dec. 19            Anderson Campbell, Phil Smith
Dec. 20            Jennifer Hanks
Dec. 21            Dawn Ford
Dec. 22            Robin Ashford, Jenny Getsinger
Dec. 23            Rodger Bufford
Dec. 24            Jeong Ahn, Greg Allen
Dec. 25            Abby Burgess, Debby O’Kelley
Dec. 26            Jill Beals, Jan Campadore, Michelle Engblom-Deglmann
Dec. 28            Sandra Banta-Wright, Robert Simpson
Dec. 30            Cris Banton, Lori DeKruyf, Diana Koba, Paul L’Esperance, Kaitlyn Ragan
Jan. 1              Bob Harder
Jan. 2              Meghan Gifford
Jan. 3              Lenore Stewart
Jan. 4              Brenda Graf, Chris Koch, Molly Murphy, Dan van der Water
Jan. 6              Merrill Johnson
Jan. 9              Mary Cameron

Comings and Goings

Monday, November 28th, 2016

elrike-shawPlant Services welcomes a new custodian, Elrike Shaw, this month. For the past year she has worked as the office manager for Abuse Recovery Ministry & Services in Beaverton. Before that, she was the production manager for Victoria’s Lavender, a local retail lavender products company, for three years. Elrike lives in Newberg with her husband David, daughter Natalie and son Maximilian, and she attends Athey Creek Christian Fellowship in West Linn.


About Our People

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Nicole M. Enzinger (Education) presented a research report, “Children’s Visual Mediators for Integer Addition and Subtraction Open Number Sentences,” at the International Congress on Mathematics Education in Hamburg, Germany, this summer. This fall she presented two research posters, “The mathematical integrity of integer ‘pins’ on Pinterest” and “Prospective teachers’ attention to realism and consistency in a child’s temperature story,” at the 37th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, a coauthored article, “Preservice teachers’ pictorial strategies for a multistep multiplicative fraction problem,” in the Journal of Mathematical Behavior, is available online and will be published in print later in 2017.

The Graduate School of Counseling was well represented at the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nov. 10-12. Collectively, Lori DeKruyf, Steve Bearden, Anna Berardi, Chris Cleaver, Keith Dempsey, Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, Jennifer Lichtenberg, Rand Michael, Beronica Salazar, Richard Shaw and Daniel Sweeney presented “Counselor Educators Lean-in to Walk the Talk: A Team Approach to Strengthening Faculty Multicultural Sensitivity.”

Ed Higgins (English) published his poem “The Shepherds” in the 10th holiday issue of Danse Macabre (Nov. 23, 2016), and his poem “Rain Song” is in the current issue of Young Ravens Literary Review: A Biannual Online Literary Journal (November 2016).

Birthdays

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Nov. 29                       Michelle Conrad
Dec. 2                         Nate Goins, Dylan Hyslop
Dec. 3                         Davida Brown, Brad Lau
Dec. 4                         Alan Kluge
Dec. 6                         Kathy Alexander, Rodney Birch
Dec. 7                         Marie-Christine Goodworth, Chris Morrissey
Dec. 8                         Kerry Irish
Dec. 9                         Patrick Kelley, Mike Wirta
Dec. 10                       Carlisle Chambers, Laurie Koehler
Dec. 11                       Tatiana Cevallos, Sara Reamy
Dec. 12                       John Bates, Isabelle Corneaux