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    2006-07 Academic Catalog: Faculty

    Department chairs

    Gregg Luginbuhl

    Art

    Susan Biesecker-Mast

    Communication and theatre

    George Lehman

    Economics, business administration and accounting

    George Metz

    Education

    L. Lamar Nisly

    English and language

    Kay Soltesz

    Family and consumer sciences

    Tami Forbes

    Health/physical education and recreation

    Perry Bush

    History and religion

    Darryl Nester

    Mathematics

    Mark J. Suderman

    Music

    Robert Antibus

    Sciences

    William Slater

    Social and behavioral sciences

    Peter Terry

    Technology related programs

    Program directors

    Deborah Myers

    Dietetics

    George Lehman

    Graduate programs in business 

    Stephen Steiner

    Honors

    Ted Bible

    Human resource management; organizational management

    Donald Brubaker

    Social work

    Gayle Trollinger

    Teacher education; Master of arts  in education

    The faculty 
    Faculty emeriti
     

    Jaye Bumbaugh 
    Professor of art

    1967-2004

    Susan M. Bumbaugh
    Assistant professor of education

    1987-2004

    Carlin B. Carpenter
    Assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation

    1979-2003

    Gene Caskey  
    Assistant professor of speech

    1962-1998

    Dale F. Dickey    
    Professor of speech

    1953-1960,
    1968-1990

    Ronald L. Friesen  
    Professor of economics

    1969-2004

    Richard D. Hansgen
    Professor of education

    1987-2004

    Harvey C. Hiebert 
    Librarian

    1965-1997

    Stephen Jacoby 
    Professor of music 

    1966-2006

    Maurice Kaufmann
    Professor of biology

    1963-1993

    Judith Kingsley
    Associate professor of English

    1995-2006

    Phillip R. Kingsley 
    Professor of psychology

    1988-2006

    Paul P. Klassen
    Professor of social work

    1977-1987

    Earl W. Lehman  
    Professor of music

    1954-1987

    Leland C. Lehman
    Professor of economics

    1968-1985

    Darvin R. Luginbuhl 
    Professor of art

    1958-1984

    Wanda E. McDowell
    Professor of nursing

    1976-1988

    Mary Anne Moser
    Librarian

    1966-1994

    Elmer Neufeld 
    President-emeritus
    Professor of philosophy


    1978-1996
    1965-1996

    Edith G. Painter
    Professor of education & psychology

    1981-1991

    Donald L. Pannabecker 
    Vice president and dean of academic affairs

    1964-1997

    Wesley D. Richard
    Professor of communication

    1983-2003

    Don Schweingruber
    Vice president and dean of student life 

    1972-2005

    Luther L. Shetler 
    Professor of mathematics

    1950-1984

    R. Arden Slotter
    Professor of chemistry

    1986-1997

    Lee Snyder
    President-emeritus; professor of English

    1996-2006

    Betty Sommer
    Associate professor of social work  

    1985-2005        

    Barbara A. Stettler
    Associate professor of family and consumer sciences

    1970-2000

    Mary Ann Sullivan
    Professor of English

    1972-2006

    Linda F. Suter
    Assistant dean and registrar;
    Associate professor of English

    1967-1999

    Robert Suter
    Professor of chemistry 

    1969-1988
    1998-2005

    Jean A. Szabo 
    Professor of music

    1965-1991

    Lawrence H. Templin 
    Professor of English

    1961-1984

    J. Denny Weaver
    Professor of religion

    1975-2006

    J. Richard Weaver 
    Professor of physics and chemistry

    1950-1987

    Burton Yost 
    Professor of religion  

    1961-1993

    Current faculty

    Robert K. Antibus, Ph.D.    
    Professor of biology
    B.S., M.S., Kent State University, 1973, 1976; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1980

    1993

    Kathleen Aufderhaar, M.L.S.
    Technical services and systems librarian
    B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1983; M.L.S., Kent State University, 1991

    1994

    Cynthia L. Bandish, Ph.D.  
    Associate professor of English
    B.A., Hiram College, 1985; M.A., University of North Carolina, 1990; Ph.D., Drew University, 1998

    2000

    Trevor G. Bechtel, Ph.D. cand.   
    Assistant professor of religion
    B.Th., Canadian Mennonite Bible College, 1991; B.A., University of Manitoba, 1993; M.A., Loyola University Chicago, 1999

    2004

    Daniel J. Berger, Ph.D. 
    Professor of chemistry
    B.U.S., B.S., North Dakota State University, 1985; A.M., Ph.D., Washington University, 1992, 1995

    1996

    Gerald J. Biesecker-Mast, Ph.D. 
    Professor of communication
    B.A., Malone College, 1987; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1991, 1995

    1996

    Susan Biesecker-Mast, Ph.D.
    Professor of communication
    B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986; M.A., Ph. D., University of Pittsburgh, 1989, 1995

    1996

    Jeffrey D. Boehm, Ph.D.  
    Associate professor of music
    B.M.E., Otterbein College, 1982; M.M., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1988, 1994

    2004

    Laura L. Brenneman, Ph.D. 
    Assistant professor of religion
    B.A., Eastern Mennonite University, 1996; M.A. Eastern Mennonite University, 2000; M.A. Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 2001; Ph.D., University of Durham, 2005

    2004

    Gregory H. Brooks, M.S.  
    Assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation
    B.S., Ohio University, 1977; M.S., Marshall University, 1979

    1980

    Donald R. Brubaker, M.S.W.
    Associate professor of social work, director of social work program
    B.A., Goshen College, 1967; M.S.W., Wayne State University, 1972

    1987

    Heather J. Bruder, M.A. 
    Assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation
    B.A., Alma College, 1999; M.A., Central Michigan University, 2005

    2006

    Perry J. Bush, Ph.D.  
    Professor of history
    B.A., University of California Berkeley, 1981; M.A., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1987, 1990

    1994

    Tim L. Byers, M.A. 
    Assistant professor of education
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1975; M.A., University of Dayton, 1982

    1996

    Susan Streeter Carpenter, Ph.D.
    Assistant professor of English
    B.A., Case-Western Reserve University, 1969; M.A., Antioch Graduate School of Education, 1971; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2005

    2005

    Sarah M. Cecire, Ph.D. 
    Associate professor of education
    B.Ed., Washburn University, 1972; M.Ed., Washburn University, 1975; Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1997

    2006

    Stanley R. Clemens, Ph.D. 
    Special assistant to the president for campaign development
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1963; M.A., Indiana University, 1965; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1968

    1984

    Charles A. Daws, Ph.D. 
    Professor of chemistry
    B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1984; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1993

    1997

    Michael D. Edmiston, Ph.D.
    Professor of chemistry and physics
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1972; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1976

    1978

    Tamara J. Forbes, Ph.D. cand.
    Associate professor of recreation
    B.S., Huntington College, 1982; M.S., Michigan State University, 1987

    1993

    Melissa J. Friesen, Ph.D.  
    Assistant professor of theatre and communication
    B.A., Bethel College (Kansas), 1994; M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1999; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

    2002

    Eric Fulcomer, Ph.D.  
    Vice President for enrollment management and student life
    B.S., Eastern Michigan University, 1993; M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1995; Ph.D., University of Toledo, 2003

    1993

    Daniel D. Fultz, M.A.O.M.    
    Assistant professor of communication
    A.A., Lima Technical College, 1993; B.A., M.A.O.M., Bluffton University, 1998, 2003

    2003

    Larry D. George, Ph.D.   
    Pathways associate professor of African American biblical faith & history
    B.S., University of California, 1979; M. Div., Spring Valley Bible College and Seminary, 1983; M.Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1990; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1994, 1997

    2004

    Jeffrey G. Gundy, Ph.D.  
    Professor of English
    B.A., Goshen College, 1975; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University, 1978, 1983

    1984

    James M. Harder, Ph.D.  
    President; Professor of economics
    B.A., Bethel College (Kansas), 1978; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1987, 1990

    2001

    Karen Klassen Harder, Ph.D.
    Professor of business and economics
    B.S., Bethel College (Kansas), 1979; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1989

    2001

    Stephen H. Harnish, Ph.D. 
    Professor of mathematics
    B.A., Goshen College, 1985; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana, 1996

    1996

    Donald E. Hooley, Ph.D.  
    Professor of mathematics
    B.A., Eastern Mennonite University, 1977; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1987, 1988

    1994

    Jennifer Hughes, M.S.W., LISW
    Assistant professor of social work
    B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1989; M.S.W., The Ohio State University, 1995

    2005

    Hans Houshower, Ph.D.   
    Vice President for advancement
    B.A., Goshen College, 1975; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1983

    1997

    Mary Jean Johnson, M.A.  
    Library director
    B.S., Olivet Nazarene University, 1973; M.A., University of Illinois, 1991

    2001

    Randall S. Keeler, D.M. cand.
    Assistant professor of religion
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1980; M.Div., Eastern Mennonite Seminary, 1986

    1991

    Robert Jerald Kemp, Ph.D. 
    Visiting associate professor of economics
    B.A., Creighton University, 1978; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1990
    2006

    Myonghee Kim, Ph.D. 
    Assistant professor of English
    B.A., Seoul National University, 1987; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University, 2003, 2006

    2006

    Michelle Latour, Ph.D.  
    Assistant professor of music
    B.A., California State University, 1989; M.M., Boston University, 1991; D.M.A., University of Southern California, 1999

    2005

    Dawn M. Ledyard, M.S.
    Visiting Assistant professor of education
    B.S.Ed. Bowling Green State University, 1985; M.S., University of Dayton, 1990

    2006

    George A. Lehman, E.D.M.
    Professor of business
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1969; M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1978; E.D.M., Case Western Reserve University, 2000

    1994

    Sarah Lehman, M.A.Ed
    Visiting assistant professor of biology

    B.S.Ed., Taylor University, 1999; M.A.Ed., University of Findlay, 1999-2001

    2006

    Michael Lenza, Ph.D.  
    Assistant professor of sociology
    B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1993; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2000, 2005

    2005

    Gregg J. Luginbuhl, M.F.A.
    Professor of art
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1971; M.F.A., University of Montana, 1975

    1984

    William J. Lyons II, M.B.A.
    Assistant professor of business
    B.S., University of Findlay, 1968; M.B.A., St. Francis Graduate School, 1976

    1988

    George W. Metz, Ph.D. 
    Associate professor of education
    B.A., Western Maryland College, 1978; M.Ed., Frostburg State University, 1988; Ph.D., The University of Toledo, 2001

    2001

     Angela H. Montel, Ph.D.    
    Professor of biology
    B.A., Manchester College, 1990; Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, 1996

    1996

    Darryl L. Moody, M.F.A., M.A.
    Assistant professor of art
    B.A., University of Illinois, 1972; M.F.A., The School of Art Institute, Chicago, 1975; M.A., Indiana University, 2001

    2004

    Deborah I. Myers, Ph.D. cand. RD, LD
    Associate professor of family and consumer sciences
    B.S., M.S., Purdue University, 1979, 1981

    2000

    Pam S. Nath, Ph.D.  
    Professor of psychology
    B.S., University of Dayton, 1985; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988, 1991

    1996

    Diane E. Neal, M.S.   
    Assistant professor of education
    B.S., Bowling Green State University, 1978; M.S., Baldwin-Wallace College, 1988

    1989

    Guy L. Neal, M.S.  
    Assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation
    B.S., M. S., Bowling Green State University, 1982, 1983

    1989

    Christine M. Nerad, Ph.D.  
    Associate professor of apparel, interior design and merchandising
    B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1987; M.S., The Ohio State University, 1990; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2000

    2003

    Darryl K. Nester, Ph.D. 
    Professor of mathematics
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1988; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1993

    1992

    L. Lamar Nisly, Ph.D.  
    Professor of English
    B.A., Messiah College, 1990; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, 1993, 1996

    1996

    Lynda D. Nyce, Ph.D.  
    Professor of sociology
    B.A., Goshen College, 1991; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1993, 1999

    1996

    Jessie R. Oliver, M.Ed. 
    Instructor of Spanish
    B.A., Berea College, 2000; M.Ed., The Ohio State University, 2002

    2004

    Jo Ellyn Peterson, Ph.D. 
    Associate professor of education
    B.S., Illinois State University, 1982; M.Ed., Auburn University, 1989; PhD., Auburn University; 2004

    2004

    Carrie Phillips, M.L.I.S.   
    Archives and special collections librarian
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1999; M.L.I.S., University of Washington, 2006

    1999

    Hamid A. Rafizadeh, Ph.D.  
    Associate professor of business
    B.S., Oregon State University, 1966;  Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970; M.B.A., University of Dayton, 1983; M.A., Wright State University, 1990

    2005

    W. Todd Rainey, Ph.D.   
    Professor of biology
    B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1975; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1980

    1989

    Sean M. Ridge, Ph.D.  cand. 
    Visiting assistant professor of psychology
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1995; M.S., Abilene Christian University, 2000
    2006

    James H. Satterwhite, Ph.D.
    Professor of history/political science
    B.A., University of South Florida, 1969; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington, 1975, 1982

    1984

    David Sawatzky, D.M. cand.
    Assistant professor of music
    B.M., University of Manitoba, 1999; M.M., University of Alberta, 2002

    2006

    Adam J. Schattschneider, D.M. 
    Professor of music
    B.M., (music performance) University of Minnesota, 1988; B.M., (music education) University of Minnesota, 1988; M.M., Indiana University, 1990; D.M., Indiana University, 1997

    1991

    Gary L. Schiefer, M.B.A., M.A.
    Associate professor of business
    B.S., M.A., M.B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1981, 1984, 1989

    1990

    Megan E. Schoen, M.A.
    Visiting instructor of English
    B.A., Miami University, 1997; M.A., University of Toledo, 1999; M.A.Ed., The Ohio State University, 2004
    2006

    Arthur D. Shelly, M.S.
    Assistant professor of computer science; network administrator
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1985; M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1987

    1987

    Chad C. Shutler, M.Ed.   
    Assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation
    B.A., Heidelberg College, 1997; MAEd., Bowling Green State University, 1999

    2005

    J. Alexander Sider, Ph.D.   
    Assistant professor of religion
    B.A., Messiah College, 1995; M.T.S., Ph.D., Duke University, 1998, 2004

    2006

    William E. Slater, Ph.D.  
    Professor of psychology
    B.S., Rio Grande College, 1975; M.Div., United Theological Seminary, 1983; Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1992

    1992

    Stephen Clemens Smucker, M.Ed.
    Assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation
    A.A., Hesston College, 1989; B.A., Goshen College, 1991; M.Ed., Temple University, 2002

    2003

    Kay S. Soltesz, Ph.D., RD, LD  
    Professor of dietetics; Director of assessment
    B.S., University of Cincinnati, 1976; M.H.E., Bowling Green State University, 1986; Ph.D., University of Toledo, 1993

    1995

    Sally Weaver Sommer, Ph.D.
    Associate dean of academic affairs; Professor of economics
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1974; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1980, 1985

    1982

    Willis Sommer, Jr., M.A., C.P.A. 
    Vice president of fiscal affairs; Associate professor of business
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1967; M.A., Ohio University, 1968

    1979

    Stephen A. Steiner, Ph.D.  
    Professor of chemistry
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1978; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1984

    1988

    Mark J. Suderman, D.M.A. 
    Professor of music
    B.A., Bethel College, 1980; M.A., D.M.A., University of Iowa, 1986, 1990

    2000

    Philip Sugden, B.F.A. 
    Assistant professor of art
    B.F.A., New York School of Visual Arts, 1977; Certificate du Completion, Paris American Academe des Beaux Arts et du Langues, Paris, France, 1981

    2004

    J. Peter Suter, D.B.A. cand.
    Assistant professor of business
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1994; M.A.O.M., Bluffton University, 2002

    2002

    Peter Terry, D.M.A. 
    Associate professor of information technology and music
    B.M., University of Michigan, 1980; M.M., Bowling Green State University, 1982; D.M.A., University of Texas (Austin), 1986

    1995

    Gayle M. Trollinger, Ph.D. 
    Professor of education
    B.A., Bethel College (Minnesota), 1977; M.S., The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 1996

    1996

    William V. Trollinger, Jr., Ph.D.
    Vice president and dean of academic affairs
    B.A., Bethel College (Minnesota), 1977; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984

    2005

    Lucia R. Unrau, D.M.A.  
    Professor of music
    B.M., Oberlin Conservatory, 1982; M.M. Indiana University, 1983; D.M.A., University of Texas, 1992

    1994

    Paul L. Weaver, M.S.L.S. 
    Reference librarian
    B.A., Malone College, 1988; M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky, 1997

    1998

    Paul Neufeld Weaver, Ed.D.
    Assistant professor of education
    B.A., Bluffton University, 1981; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago, 1987; Ed.D., University of St. Thomas, 2002

    2005

    Steven Yarnell, M.A.   
    Instructor of health, physical education and recreation
    B.S., University of Findlay, 2003; M.A., University of Findlay, 2005

    2005

    Roger Young, M.B.A., C.P.A.
    Professor of accounting
    B.S., Miami University, 1959; M.B.A., C.P.A., Xavier University, 1964, 1971; C.P.A., 1971

    2001

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