Faculty and Administration

President Barry H. Corey, Ph.D.
Vice President, Advancement Adam Morris, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President Deborah Taylor, Ph.D.
Vice President, University Operations and Finance Michael A. Pierce, M.B.A.
Vice President, Enrollment Management Greg Vaughan, M.A.
Vice President for Student Development André Stephens, M.S.
Vice President, University Communications and Marketing Lee Wilhite, B.S.
Chief Educational Technology Officer Susan Ishii, M.S.
Vice Provost for Academic Administration Patricia Pike, Ph.D.
Dean, Talbot School of Theology Clinton Arnold, Ph.D.
Dean, Rosemead School of Psychology Clark D. Campbell, Ph.D.
Dean, Cook School of Intercultural Studies Bulus Galadima, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education June Hetzel, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Science, Technology and Health Paul Ferguson, Ph.D.
Dean, Crowell School of Business Gary Lindblad, Ed.D.
Interim Dean, School of Fine Arts and Communication Jonathan Puls, MFA
Interim Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Jamie Campbell, J.D.
Dean of Student Development John Back, M.A.
Dean, Library and Media Services Gregg Geary, Ph.D.
University Registrar and Dean of Academic Records Ken Gilson, M.A., M.S.
Dean of Student Success Carrie Stockton, M.A.
Dean of Spiritual Development Todd Pickett, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty, Talbot School of Theology Scott Rae, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Alumni Relations Rick Bee, Ph.D.
Sr. Director, Major Gifts Scott Singletary, B.A.
Sr. Director, Facilities Management Brian Phillips, B.A.
Sr. Director, Auxiliary and Student Financial Account Services Sandie Weaver, M.B.A.
Sr. Director, Information Technology Steven Earle
Sr. Director, Financial Aid Geoffrey Marsh
Chair Wayne Lowell
Vice Chair Michael Maples
Rebecca Andrews
Bradley Cole
Barry H. Corey
Adam Edgerly
David Gyertson
Dwight Hanger
Promod Haque
Carol Stewart Hawkins
Stanley Jantz
Ray Johnson
Allan Kavalich
David Kinnaman
Hannah Lee
Bryan Loritts
Al Mijares
David Mitchell
Philip Paul
Henry Riady
Danny Ro
Jerry Rueb
John Siefker
Kennith Thompson
Dean VandeKamp

Board of Trustees Information as of March 2017

University Faculty 2017–18 Academic Year

(Year indicates appointment of faculty.)

Tania Abouezzeddine
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2012
B.A., American University of Beirut
MA., Boston University
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Aaron Adams
Associate Professor of English, 2013
B.A., Vanguard University
M.A., D.Phil., University of Sussex

Janelle Aijian
Associate Professor of Torrey Honors Institute, 2010
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

Luke Aleckson
Associate Professor of Art, 2015
B.S., University of Northwestern, St. Paul
M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Electra Allen
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2015
B.S., Hampton University
M.S.N., Duke University

Kristianna Altamirano
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, 2010
B.S., Biola University
M.S., California State University, Fullerton

Jon Anderson
Associate Professor of Art, 2006
B.S., Biola University
M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach

Tamara Anderson
Professor of Psychology, 1994
Associate Dean for Graduate Students
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Pepperdine University
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles

Uche Anizor
Associate Professor of Theological and Biblical Studies, 2010
B.S., University of Western Ontario
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Wheaton College

Marc Apkarian
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, 2003
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
M.S., San Diego State University
Ph.D., The University of New Mexico

Clinton E. Arnold
Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, 1987
Dean, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., Biola College
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Jeff Askew
Associate Professor of Music, 2011
B.M., Biola University
M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

Penny Bacon
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2013
B.S., Oregon Institute of Technology
M.S., Samuel Merritt University

Valerie Baggett
Instructor of Chemistry, 2012
B.S., California State University, Fullerton
M.A., University of California, Irvine

Betsy A. Barber
Associate Professor of Spirituality and Psychology, 2002
B.A., Trinity College
M.A., University of Texas
M.A., Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology

Stephen J. Barber
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics; SIL, 1993
B.A., Trinity College
M.A., University of Texas
D.Miss., Biola University

Kenneth A. Berding
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2002
Th.B., Multnomah Bible College
M.A., Trinity Theological Seminary
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary

Wendy Billock
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, 2009
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene College
M.S., Institute for Creation Research
Ph.D., Loma Linda University

Carolyn Bishop
Associate Professor of Education, 2011
B.S., M.S., California State University, Fullerton
Ed.D., University of California, Irvine and Los Angeles

Cayla Bland
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2016
B.A., Oral Roberts University
M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
Ph.D., Regent University

Earl Bland
Professor of Psychology, 2015
B.A., Evangel University
M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology

Nicholas Block
Associate Professor of Education, 2014
B.A., Stanford University
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

John A. Bloom
Professor of Physics, 1993
B.A., Grinnell College
M.S., Cornell University
M.A., M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary
M.A., Dropsie College
Ph.D., Cornell University
Ph.D., Annenberg Research Institute

Micheal J. Boersma
Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, 1986
Chaplain, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology

George Boespflug
Professor of Music, 2001
B.M., M.M., University of Colorado
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

Zachary Bortot
Assistant Professor, Theatre, 2015
B.F.A., University of Nevada, Reno
M.F.A., Regent University

David Bourgeois
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, 2003
B.S., Biola University
M.S., California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Kate Brandon
Associate Professor of Communications Studies, 2003
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., Wayne State University

R. Jason Brunt
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2007
B.A., The University of Maine
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Texas

Julianne Bryant
Associate Professor of Modern Languages, 2012
B.A., B.S.W., Cabrini College
M.A., Marywood University
M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Paul Buchanan
Professor of English, 1990
B.A., Biola University
M.A., University of California, Riverside
M.P.W., University of Southern California

Brian Burnett
Associate Professor of Accounting, 2015
B.S., Biola University
M.B.A., Pepperdine University
Ph.D., University of Colorado

Dorothy Alston Calley
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, 2007
B.A., Biola University
M.A., School for International Training

Daniel M. Callis
Professor of Art, 1987
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.F.A., Claremont Graduate School

Clark D. Campbell
Professor of Psychology, 2009
Dean, Rosemead School of Psychology
B.A., Wheaton
M.A., Ph.D., Graduate School of Clinical Psychology, Western Seminary

Donell Campbell
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2012
B.A., George Fox University
M.S., Warner Pacific

Jamie Y. Whitaker Campbell
Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences, 2008
B.A., Biola University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Andrea Canada
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2012
B.S., Wheaton College
M.A., Ph.D., Biola University

Frederick Cardoza
Associate Professor of Christian Education, 2009
B.S., Liberty University  
M.A., Southeastern Seminary
Ph.D., Southern Seminary

Jane L. Carr
Professor of Christian Education, 2002
B.S., Biola University
M.S., California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology

Stephanie Chan
Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2011
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Stanford University
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Daniel Chang
Associate Professor of Art, 2009
B.A., University of California, Irvine
B.F.A., Art Center College of Design
M.F.A., Otis College of Art and Design

Jonah Chang
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2014
B.Sc., University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Xidong Chen
Professor of Physics, 2011
B.S., Shandong University
M.S., The Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Christensen
Associate Professor of History, 2005
B.A., Crossroads College
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Brad Christerson
Professor of Sociology, 1997
B.A., Colorado State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Luciano Cid
Assistant Professor of Education, 2015
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.A.T., Chapman University
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ed.D., Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

David Cimbora
Professor of Psychology, 1997
Director of Clinical Training
B.S., University of Washington
M.A., Ph.D., University of Denver

David Ciocchi
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1974
B.A., Biola College
M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Talbot Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Teri Clemons
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2011
B.A., Biola University
M.S., University of Redlands

John H. Coe
Professor of Spiritual Formation, 1989
Director, Institute for Spiritual Formation
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., Western Kentucky University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Thomas Copeland
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2014
B.A., Geneva College, Pennsylvania
M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Nancy Crawford
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2010
B.A., Ed., University of Michigan
M.A., Psy.D., Wheaton College

Tom Crisp
Professor of Philosophy, 2005
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Matthew Cruzen
Associate Professor of Biological Science, 2002
B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Monica Cure
Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, 2012
B.A., Kenyon College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Christie Curtis
Associate Professor of Education, 2010
B.A., University of California, Riverside
M.A.Ed., Biola University
Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University

Edward M. Curtis
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1978
B.S., Baylor University
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Tonya Dantuma
Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, 2007
B.A., Biola University
M.A., California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D., Northcentral University

Christopher Davidson
Associate Professor of English, 2002
B.A., California Polytechnic University
M.F.A., University of California, Irvine

Murray Decker
Associate Professor in Intercultural Studies, 1997
B.A., North American Baptist College
M.A., Ph.D., Biola University

Robert Denham
Associate Professor of Music, 2007
B.M., Biola University
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

Garrett J. DeWeese
Special Faculty at Large, Philosophy, 1999
B.S., United States Air Force Academy
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Alicia M. Dewey
Associate Professor of History, 2007
B.A., Davidson College
J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law
M.A., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Joseph M. DiMuro
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2009
B.S., Biola University
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Maria Dixon
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2008
B.S.N., M.S., Rush University

Andrew J. Draycott
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2009
B.A., M.A., M.St., Oxford University, United Kingdom
M.Litt., St. Andrews University, United Kingdom
Ph.D., Aberdeen University, United Kingdom

Laura Dryjanska
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2017
B.A., University of Loja, Ecuador
B.A., Global University
Ph.D., Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Kent Dunnington
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2015
B.S., Southern Nazarene University
M.T.S., Duke Divinity School
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Leanne M. Dzubinski
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2013
B.A., Emory University
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Seminary
Ph.D., University of Georgia

Dennis Eastman
Associate Professor of Education, 2010
B.A., M.A.Ed., Biola University
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School

Ruth Ebeling
Associate Professor of Biology, 1984
B.S., Biola University
M.S., California State University, Long Beach

Keith J. Edwards
Professor of Psychology, 1973
B.Ed., University of Wisconsin
M.A., Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Ph.D., University of Southern California

J. Kent Edwards
Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, 2004
B.Th., Canadian Bible College
M.Div., Tyndale Seminary
D.Min., Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University

Orbelina Eguizabal
Professor of Christian Education, 2007
B.A., M.A., Central American Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology

Daniel A. Elliott
Instructor of Communication Studies, 2011
Director of Forensics
B.A., Biola University
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology

Stacy Eltiti
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2007
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.A., California State University, San Bernardino
Ph.D., University of Essex, Colchester

Shane Enete
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, 2015
B.S., University of Southern California
M.S., University of North Carolina

Octavio Esqueda
Professor of Christian Education, 2011
B.A., University of Guadalajara
M.A.,  Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Rebecca Fallon
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2013
Diploma, Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing
B.S.N., St. Joseph's College of Maine
M.S.N., Duke University

Robert Feller
Professor of Music, 1991
B.M., University of Southern California
M.M., Eastman School of Music

Paul W. Ferguson
Founding Dean and Professor, 2016
School of Science, Technology, and Health

B.A., Whittier College
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Gerald Fisher
Professor, Cinema and Media Arts, 1999
B.A., Fort Wayne Bible College
M.A., Regent University
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Richard Flashman
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, 2014
B.A., University of Massachusetts
M.Div., Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Rick Floyd
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, 2012
B.F.A., North Texas State University
M.A., University of Texas
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Bulus Galadima
Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2014
Dean, Cook School of Intercultural Studies

B.A., Jos ECWA Theological Seminary, Nigeria
M.A., Wheaton Graduate School
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University
Ph.D., Trinity International University

Gregory Ganssle
Professor of Philosophy, 2015
B.S., University of Maryland
M.A., University of Rhode Island
Ph.D., Syracuse University

Shelley Garcia
Associate Professor of English, 2009
B.A., Vanguard University
M.A., University of California, Riverside

Jacob Gardner
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, 2013
B.S., Montana State University
M.S., Illinois State University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

R. Douglas Geivett
Professor of Philosophy, 1993
B.S., Multnomah School of the Bible
M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., Gonzaga University
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Douglas W. Geringer
Associate Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, 2001
Associate Dean, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., California State University, Fresno
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary

Anne L. Gewe
Professor of Nursing, 1979
R.N., Los Angeles General Hospital School of Nursing
B.S., Biola College
M.S.N., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Biola University

Zhava Glaser
Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, 2011
B.S., University of Southern California
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A., Hunter College
M.Phil., Ph.D., The Graduate School and University  Center

Alan W. Gomes
Professor of Historical Theology, 1987
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.Div., Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Michael Gonzales
Professor, Cinema and Media Arts, 1991
B.A., Immaculate Heart College
M.A., Loyola Marymount University
M.P.W., University of Southern California
Ph.D., Biola University

Shannon Gramatky
Instructor of Nursing, 2010
B.S., Biola University

Katrina Greene
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2004
B.S., Georgetown University
Ph.D., American University

Darren P. Guerra
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2013
B.A., Vanguard University
M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Jack Hafer
Assistant Professor, Cinema and Media Arts, 2008
B.A., Azusa Pacific University
M.Div., Western Seminary

Jeanette Hagen
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2016
B.A., Biola University
M.A.,Talbot School of Theology

Gregory D. Hagg
Professor of Bible Exposition, 2006
B.A., William Jewell College
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., New York University

M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall
Professor of Psychology, 1998
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology

Todd Hall
Professor of Psychology, 2000
Director, Institute for Research in Psychology and Spirituality
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology

Les Harman
Associate Professor of Marketing, 1992
B.S., San Diego State University
M.S.B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology

Leon Harris
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2015
B.S., Biola University
M.Div., Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Elmar Hashimov
Assistant Professor of English, 2015
Director, Writing Center
B.A., M.A., Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku
M.A., Butler University
Ph.D., Ball State University

Harvey Havoonjian
Associate Professor for Biological Sciences, 2006
B.S., University of California, Riverside
M.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Craig J. Hazen
Professor of Comparative Religion and Christian Apologetics, 1997
Director of the M.A. in Christian Apologetics
Director of the M.A. in Science and Religion
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Joseph H. Hellerman
Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, 1999
B.A., M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
M.Div., Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Joseph Henderson
Associate Professor of Torrey Honors Institute, 2002
B.A., Asbury College
M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Dee Henry
Associate Professor of Physical Education, 1971
B.S., Marion College
M.A., Ball State University

Artemiza Hernandez
Associate Professor of Modern Languages, 2010
B.A., M.A., California State University, Fresno
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Dorothy June Hetzel
Professor of Education, 1996
Dean, School of Education
B.A., Biola University
M.S., California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Peter C. Hill
Professor of Psychology, 2002
B.A., Nyack College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Houston

David G. Holmquist
Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, 1978
Athletic Director
B.S., Biola College
M.S., California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Rebecca Hong
Dean of Curriculum and Assessment
Associate Professor of Education, 2011

B.A., University of California San Diego, La Jolla
M.A., Biola University
Ed.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles

David A. Horner
Professor of Biblical Studies and Philosophy, 2001
B.A., Colorado State University
M.A., Denver Seminary
M.Phil., D.Phil., University of Oxford

Moyer V. Hubbard
Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, 1997
B.S., Multnomah Bible College
M.Div., Th.M., Western Seminary
D.Phil., University of Oxford

Douglas Huffman
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2011
Associate Dean, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., Northwestern College
M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
M.A., Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Clifton Hulling
Professor of Music, 1995
B.A., M.M., California State University, Fullerton

Alan D. Hultberg
Associate Professor of Bible Exposition, 1998
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Li-Shan Hung
Professor of Music, 2004
B.A., National Taiwan Normal University
M.M., Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
D.M.A., Peabody Conservatory

Zehavi Husser
Associate Professor of Art, 2015
B.A., M.A., University of Florida
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

John C. Hutchison
Professor of Bible Exposition, 1990
B.S., Washington State University
M.Div., Th.M., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Klaus D. Issler
Professor of Christian Education and Theology, 1991
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.A., University of California, Riverside
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Matthew Jenson
Associate Professor of Torrey Honors Institute, 2006
B.A., Wheaton College
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Adam Johnson
Associate Professor of Torrey Honors Institute, 2013
B.A., M.A., Biola University
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dana Johnson
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2011
B.S., California State University, Long Beach
M.A., Biola University
Ph.D., Colorado State University

LaDawn Johnson
Associate Professor of Sociology, 2007
B.S., Biola University
M.S.W., University of Southern California

Virginia Johnson
Professor of Education, 1998
B.S., Western Michigan University
M.A., California State University, San Bernardino
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Clay Jones
Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics, 2005
B.S., California State University, Fullerton
M.Div., American Christian Theological Seminary
D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Joanne J. Jung
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2007
B.S., California State University, Los Angeles
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

David Keehn
Associate Professor of Christian Education, 2009
B.A., Azusa Pacific University
M.A., Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology

Carolyn Kim
Associate Professor of Public Relations, 2014
B.A., M.A., Biola University
Ph.D., Regent University

Daniel E. Kim
Assistant Professor of Old Testament, 2015
B.S., Biola University
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Th.M., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Jane E. Kim
Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, 2015
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Jonathan H. Kim
Associate Professor of Christian Education, 1999
B.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.Div., M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., Trinity International University

Aaron J Kleist
Professor of English, 2001
B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Akiko Kobayashi
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2010
B.S.N., California State University, San Francisco
M.S., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Barry Krammes
Professor of Art, 1983
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robin LaBarbera
Associate Professor in Education, 2006
B.S., California State University, Long Beach
B.A., National University, California
M.A., Biola University
M.A., Arizona State University
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Paul E. Langenwalter II
Assistant Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2006
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.A., University of California, Riverside

Richard C. Langer
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2005
B.S., Colorado State University
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Elizabeth Larson
Associate Professor of Music, 2010
B.M., Indiana University
M.M., Yale University

James Larson
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, 2008
B.A., Bethel University
M.A., Fresno State University
Ed.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Kevin E. Lawson
Professor of Christian Education, 1995
B.S., Houghton College
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ed.D., University of Maine Graduate School

Hyuna Lee
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, 2015
B.S, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Christina Lee-Kim
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2005
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Ph.D, Rosemead School of Psychology

Michelle V. Lee-Barnewall
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1999
B.A., Harvard University
M.S., Pensacola Christian College
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Michael Lessard-Clouston
Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, 2005
B.A., York University
M.T.S., Tyndale Seminary
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Toronto

Grace Lew
Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2016
B.S., M.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Kevin Lewis
Associate Professor of Theology and Law, 1996
B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.Div., Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
J.D., Whittier Law School

John Liang
Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, 2001
B.A., Jinan University
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Barry Liesch
Professor of Music, 1974
B.M., University of British Columbia
M.A., State University of New York, Binghamton
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Susan Lim
Associate Professor of History, 2011
B.A., University of California at Berkeley
M.A., Ph.D., University  of California at Los Angeles

Shieu-Hong Lin
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2000
B.S., M.S., National Taiwan University
M.Div., Logos Evangelical Seminary
Ph.D., Brown University

Robert G. Lister
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2006
B.A., The Citadel
M.Div., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Darian R. Lockett
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2007
B.A., University of Kansas
M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Michael Longinow
Professor of Journalism, 2005
B.A., Wheaton College
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Jessica Lu
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2016
B.S., University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Jonathan M. Lunde
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2003
B.S., Moorhead State University
M.Div., Lutheran Brethren Seminary
Th.M., Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Mark Makin
Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, 2015
B.A., Biola University
M.A.R., Yale University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Marc Malandra
Associate Professor of English, 2003
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., University of California, Davis
M.F.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Gary Manning
Professor of New Testament, 2010
B.Ed., University of Hawaii, Manoa
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Aurora Matzke
Associate Professor of English, 2012
B.A., M.A., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Ph.D., Miami University, OH

William McCarty
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2007
B.S., California State University, Fullerton
M.B.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Sean McDowell
Associate Professor Christian Apologetics, 2013
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology

Jeff McHugh
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 2013
B.A.,  Stanford University
M.B.A., University of Southern California

Gary L. McIntosh
Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, 1986
B.A., Rockmont College
M.Div., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
D.Min., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

John E. McKinley
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2006
B.A., California State University, Sacramento
M.A., M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

M. Alan McMahan
Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2006
B.S., Nyack College, New York
M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary, New York
Th.M., Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Jason McMartin
Associate Professor of Psychology and Theology, 2008
B.A., M.A., Biola University
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Mark McReynolds
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, 2010
B.S., Northern Arizona University
M.Div., Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary
Ph.D., Antioch University

Peggy Medberry
Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Arts, 2005
B.F.A., Utah State University

Laureen Mgrdichian
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 2012
B.A., Biola University
M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Lari Mobley
Associate Professor of Business Administration, 2008
B.A., M.A., Loma Linda University
M.B.A., Biola University
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Bryan Moe
Instructor of Communication Studies, 2015
B.A., University of Hawaii
M.A., University of California, Fullerton
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Kathryn Arianna Molloy
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, 2012
B.A., Seattle Pacific University
M.A., University of Portland
Ph.D., University of Denver

James P. Moreland
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, 1990
B.S., University of Missouri
M.A., University of California, Riverside
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Timothy Muehlhoff
Professor of Communication Studies, 2004
B.A., Eastern Michigan University
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Ashish J. Naidu
Associate Professor of Theology, 2006
Adv. Diploma, International Bible College
M.A., Oral Roberts University
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Ken Nehrbass
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2014
B.A., University of Calfornia, Irvine
M.Div., Anderson School of Theology
Ph.D., Biola University

Julie Neiggemann
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2016
B.S.N., Biola University
M.S.N., California State University, Dominguez Hills

Lori Newport
Associate Professor of Audiology, 2016
B.A., Biola University
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
Au.D., A.T. Still University

Amy I. Obrist
Associate Professor of Modern Languages, 2009
B.Phil., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Deborah O'Dell
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2016
B.S.N., Biola University
M.S.N., Grand Canyon University

Stewart Matthew Oleson
Associate Professor of Journalism, 2009
B.S., University of Illinois
J.D., The John Marshall Law School

Marlin Owen
Associate Professor of Music, 1982
B.S., Mankato State University
M.A., University of California, San Diego

Angela Park
Associate Professor of Music, 2007
B.A., B.M., University of Washington
M.M., D.M.A., University of Southern California

Haein Park
Associate Professor of English, 2010
B.A., Occidental College
M.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

George Payton
Instructor of Applied Linguistics, SIL, 2015
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Lloyd Peckham
Instructor of Applied Linguistics, SIL, 2015
B.S., California State University, Fullerton
M.A., University of Texas, Arlington

Greg Peters
Associate Professor of Torrey Honors Institute, 2005
B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible
M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., St. John's University School of Theology
Ph.D., St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

Brent Peterson
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, 2016
B.A., Concordia University
M.S., California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Ryan Peterson
Assistant Professor of Theology, 2015
B.A., Moody Bible Institute
M.A., Biola University
M.Th., University of Edinburgh
Ph.D., Wheaton College

James Petitfils
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2014
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Mark A. Pichaj
Assistant Professor of Physical Science, 2002
B.S., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., California State University, Northridge

Timothy H. Pickavance
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2008
B.S., University of North Texas
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Ronald W. Pierce
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1976
B.A., John Brown University
M.Div., Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Patricia L. Pike
Professor of Psychology, 1983
Vice Provost for Academic Administration
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawaii

Kevin D. Pittle
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2005
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University

Steven L. Porter
Professor of Theology and Philosophy, 2003
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.Phil., University of Oxford
Ph.D., University of Southern California

John Poston
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2014
B.S., Bryan College
M.S., Western Carolina University
Ph.D., Purdue University

Robert B. Price
Associate Professor of Theology, 2007
B.S., Indiana University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen

Jonathan Puls
Associate Professor of Art, 2005
Associate Dean of Fine Arts and Communication

B.S., Biola University
M.A., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach

Katherine B. Purgason
Professor of TESOL, 1991
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Joy Qualls
Associate Professor of Communication Studies, 2015
B.A., Vanguard University
M.A., Ph.D., Regent University

Scott B. Rae
Professor of Philosophy, 1989
Dean of Faculty, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., Southern Methodist University
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Denise Reid
Associate Professor of Education, 2014
B.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
M.S., California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D., Chapman University

Itzel Reyes
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, 2015
B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Victor S. Rhee
Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, 1994
B.S., University of Maryland
M.Div., Capital Bible Seminary
Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Jeanne Robison
Professor of Music, 1995
B.M., M.M., Kent State University
D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

Judith Mendelsohn Rood
Professor of History, 2002
B.A., New College
M.A., Georgetown University
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Matthew Rouse
Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, 1999
B.S., M.S., University of Redlands
M.A., Biola University
SLP.D., NOVA Southeastern University

Steven Rundle
Professor of International Business, 1998
B.A., California State University, Northridge
M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Walter B. Russell
Professor of Bible Exposition, 1990
B.S., University of Missouri
M.A., St. Mary's Seminary
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary

Colleen Sanchez
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2016
B.S.N., Biola University
M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Jamie Sanchez
Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2016
B.A., New Mexico State University
M.A., Union University
M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Fred Sanders
Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, 1999
B.A., Murray State University
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union

Thomas J. Sappington
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2009
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Th.D., Wycliffe College, University of Toronto

Mark R. Saucy
Professor of Theology, 2007
B.A., Biola College
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

John Schmidt
Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Arts, 2002
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Fuller Seminary

Melissa Schubert
Associate Professor of Torrey Honors Institute, 2003
B.A., Biola University
M.A., University of Dallas
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Carolina Serna
Associate Professor of Education, 2016
B.A., M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

D. Bruce Seymour
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, 2010
B.S.M.E., LeTourneau College
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
D.Min., Talbot School of Theology

Nicholas Sherwin
Associate Professor of Management, 2006
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.B.A., Pepperdine University
D.B.A., University of Phoenix

Benjamin C. Shin
Associate Professor of Bible Exposition, 2007
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.Div., Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary

John W. Silzel
Professor of Chemistry, 2008
B.S., Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Bill Simon
Instructor of Journalism, 2015
B.A., Westmont College, Santa Barbara
M.S., Northwestern University (Medill School)

Kurt Simonson
Associate Professor of Art, 2006
B.S., Biola University
M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach

Joshua Smith
Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, 2013
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Ph.D., University of Southern California

Lyle H. Smith, Jr.
Professor of English, 1978
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

R. Scott Smith
Professor of Ethics and Christian Apologetics, 2000
B.A., California State University, Hayward
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Sunny Song
Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, 2009
B.S.N./R.N., Coongnam National University, Daejeon, Korea
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology

Paul Spears
Associate Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, 1999
B.S., Multnomah College
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Walter Stangl
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1984
Associate Dean of Science, Technology and Health
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Lehigh University
M.Div., Denver Seminary

Richard Starcher
Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2007
B.A., Biola College
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
D.Min., Carey Theological College
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Jennifer Stein
Associate Professor of Education, 2009
B.A., Bethel College
M.A., Biola University

Karin Stetina
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2015
B.A., M.A., Wheaton College
Ph.D., Marquette University

Shawna Stewart
Associate Professor of Music, 1997
B.S., John Brown University
M.M., Eastman School of Music
D.M.A., University of Southern California

Tim Stranske
Professor of Education, 2003
Assistant Dean, School of Education
B.A., M.A., Biola University
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Kyle Strobel
Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation, 2014
B.A., Judson University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Glenn Styffe
Associate Professor of Nursing, 1999
B.S.N., Biola University
M.N., University of California, Los Angeles

Donald R. Sunukjian
Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, 1996
B.A., University of Southern California
Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Lisa Swain
Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Arts, 2005
B.S., Evangel College
M.A., Regent University

David L. Talley
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1998
B.A., Southeastern Bible College
M.A., M.Div., Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Gregg Ten Elshof
Professor of Philosophy,1999
B.A., Westmont College
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Judy E. Ten Elshof
Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, 1989
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Michael Thigpen
Associate Professor of Old Testament, 2016
B.A., University of North Carolina
M.Div., Columbia Biblical Seminary
M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College

K. Erik Thoennes
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1999
B.A., Central Connecticut State University
M.A., M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Glen W. Thomas
Special Faculty at Large, Education, 2012
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Washington State University
Ed.D., University of Southern California

Todd Thompson
Associate Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, 2014
B.A., Kansas State University
M.A., Wheaton College
Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Jason Tresser
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, 2008
B.S., University of California, San Diego
M.A., Biola University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Charles Trimm
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2012
B.S., Western Washington University
M.Div., Northwest Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., Wheaton College Graduate School

Camille Tucker
Instructor of Cinema and Media Arts, 2014
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Fuller Seminary

Yvana Uranga-Hernandez
Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, 2004
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
M.S., California State University, Fullerton

Kevin Van Lant
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, 2000
B.A., M.A., Biola University
Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology

Rachel Van Niekerk
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2005
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Rochester
Ph.D., University of San Diego

Behzad Varamini
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, 2012
B.S., Elizabethtown College
Ph.D., Cornell University

Victor Velazquez
Associate Professor of Modern Languages, 2011
B.A., Ph.D.,  University of California, Irvine

Lorena Vidaurre
Associate Professor of Education, 2011
B.S., M.A., California State University, Los Angeles
Ph.D., Biola University

Diane Vincent
Associate Professor of Torrey Honors Institute, 2008
B.A., Pomona College
M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Jeffrey Volkmer
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2009
B.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

Scott Waller
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2010
B.S., Missouri State University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Evanson N. Wamagatta
Associate Professor of History, 2003
B.A., University of Nairobi
M.A., University of Nairobi
Ph.D., West Virginia University

David Chou-Ming Wang
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2012
B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Biola University, Talbot School of Theology
Th.M., Regent College

Maria Su Wang
Associate Professor of English, 2010
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Kenneth C. Way
Associate Professor of Bible Exposition, 2007
B.A., Moody Bible Institute
M.A., Trinity International University
M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College

Tamara Welter
Associate Professor of Journalism, 2005
B.A., Evangel College
M.A., Regent University
Ph.D., Biola University

Suzanne Welty
Associate Professor of Communication Science and Disorders, 2015
B.A., Biola University
M.A., California State University, Fullerton
Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University

Michael J. Wilkins
Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, 1983
B.A., Biola College
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

John Williams
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2002
B.S., University of California, Davis
M.A., California State University, Fresno
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Matthew C. Williams
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2002
B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., Trinity International University

Thaddeus Williams
Associate Professor, Biblical and Theological Studies, 2014
B.A., Biola University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Vrije Universitetit of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Bethany Williamson
Assistant Professor of English, 2015
B.A., Cedarville University
M.A., Ph.D., Southern Methodist University

Jason Wilson
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2008
B.S., B.A., M.A., Biola University
M.A., California State University, Fullerton
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Thomas Wilson
Associate Professor of Business Law, 2012
B.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles
J.D., University of San Diego

Philip Woodward
Associate Professor of Accounting, 1990
B.S., University of Southern California
M.B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.B.T., University of Southern California

Matthew Wright
Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, 2012
B.A., Biola University
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Dean Yamada
Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Arts, 2006
B.A., M.F.A., University of Southern California

Yu Yan
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2016
B.S., Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Ph.D., Stanford University

Albert Yee
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering, 2014
B.S., M.S., Stanford University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Allen Yeh
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, 2008
B.A., Yale University
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
M.Th., University of Edinburgh
D.Phil., University of Oxford

Nancy Yuen
Associate Professor of Sociology, 2008
B.A., M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Markus Zehnder
Professor of Old Testament, 2016
M.Div., Ph.D., University of Basel
Habilitation, University of Basel

Richard Zeller
Associate Professor of Voice, 2013
B.M., George Fox College
M.M., University of Cincinnati

Part-Time Faculty

The Biola University faculty each semester includes, in addition to the regular faculty members listed above, approximately 250 persons teaching on a part-time basis equivalent to about 83 full-time equivalent faculty positions. These persons bring to their tasks a rich variety of academic and other professional expertise, and thus serve to enrich the curricular offerings of the University, particular in some of the more specialized areas.

Special Appointment Faculty

John Back
Dean of Student Engagement, 1986
B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Azusa Pacific University

Gail Buck
Director, Center for Cross Cultural Engagement, 2012
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University
Ed.D., University of Southern California

Pamela Christian
Vice Provost for Inclusion and Cross-Cultural Engagement, 2015
B.A., Seton Hall University
M.A., California State University, San Bernardino
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Michelle Cunningham
Director of Instructional Development, 1989
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Ph.D., Talbot  School of Theology

Aaron Devine
Assistant Dean, Talbot School of Theology, 2014
B.S., University of Wisconsin
M.A., Talbot School of Theology

Julie A. Ellis
Head of Access Services, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Librarian III, 2004
B.A., California State University, Fullerton
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

Chris Grace
Director, Center for Marriage and Relationships
B.A., University of Northern Colorado
M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

Kevin Grant
Assistant Dean of Students, 2006
B.A., Biola University
M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University

Ronald G. Hannaford
Director of Digital Learning, 2009
B.A., University of Technology, Sydney
M.A., M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Simon Heres
Manager of Library Information Technology, 2005
B.S., Florida Institute of Technology
M.A., Biola University
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology

Matthew Hooper
Associate Dean of Students, 2000
B.A., M.A., Biola University

Glen Kinoshita
Director, Multi-Ethnic Programs, 1991
B.A., Biola University
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology

Jeremy Labosier
Information Literacy Librarian, Librarian II, 2016
B.A., Moody Bible Institute
M.Div., Bethel University: Bethel Seminary of the East
M.L.I.S., Wayne State University

Philip Lewis
Staff Psychiatrist, Health Center, 2014
M.D., Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

Juliana Morley
Assistant Dean of the Library
Head of Reference and Instruction, Senior Librarian I, 2004

B.A., Vanguard University
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University
M.A., Talbot School of Theology

Todd Pickett
Dean of Spiritual Development, 1996
B.A., Stanford University
M.Litt., Trinity College
M.A., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

John Redford
Media and Music Librarian, Senior Librarian 2, 1999
B.M., University of Glasgow
M.M., University of Redlands
D.M.A., University of Arizona
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

Stacie Schmidt
Reference and Instruction Librarian, Librarian I, 2013
B.A., Cedarville University
M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Carrie Stockton
Dean of Student Success, 2008
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Biola University

Melanie Taylor
Director, Biola Counseling Center, 2007
B.A., Asbury College
M.A., Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology

Katie Tuttle
Director, Community Life, 2004
B.A., John Brown University
M.A., Azusa Pacific University
Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology

John Tuttle
Director, Student Communications, 2007
B.A., John Brown University
M.A., Ph.D., Talbot School of Theology

Eileen Walraven
Technical Services Librarian, Librarian III, 2007
B.A., Westmont College
M.L.I.S., University of Southern California

Marjorie Sue Whitehead
Associate Dean of the Library
Systems Librarian and Archivist, Librarian IV, 1992

B.S., Biola University
M.L.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Michele Willingham
Director, Internship Training, Rosemead School of Psychology
B.A., Pacific Christian College
M.A., Azusa Pacific University
M.A., Psy.D., California School of Professional Psychology

James Woody
Associate Director, Biola Counseling Center
B.S., University of Houston
M.A., Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology

Research Faculty

Michael Anthony
Research Professor of Christian Education, 1984
B.A., Biola College
M.A., Talbot Theological Seminary
M.R.E., Gold State Seminary
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School

William Lane Craig
Research Professor of Philosophy, 1995
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., University of Birmingham, England
D.Theo., Ludwig-Maximilliéns-Universität, Germany

H. Norman Wright
Research Professor of Christian Education, 1999
B.A., Westmont College
M.R.E., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A., Pepperdine University
D.D., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
D.Litt., Biola University

Paul Buegler
Associate Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus 1978–1999

Reinhard J. Buss
Professor of German and Folklore, Emeritus 1964–1998

Dietrich Buss
Professor of History, Emeritus 1966–2005

James H. Christian
Dean of Biola College, Emeritus 1955–1967;
Director of Admissions of Biola College, Emeritus 1951–1959;
Professor of Church History, Emeritus 1952–1987

Peter Coad
Professor of Physical Science, Emeritus 1982–1989

Raylene Coad
Professor of Chemistry, Emerita 1982–1989

Robert F. Crawford
Associate Professor of Chemistry,
Chief Information Officer, Emeritus 1967–1994

Dennis Dirks
Dean, Talbot School of Theology, Emeritus 1976-2014

Virginia Doland
Professor of English, Emerita 1963–2005

Harold Dollar
Professor of Intercultural Studies, Emeritus 1983–2004

Donald E. Douglas
Dean, School of Intercultural Studies
Professor, Intercultural Studies, Emeritus 1989–2007

Nancy Duvall
Professor of Psychology, Emerita 1977-2014

Thomas J. Finley
Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus 1976-2016

Rebekah Fleeger
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita 1969–2007

Wayne S. Flory
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Emeritus 1972–2004

Ruth Fuller
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita 1968–1978

Sylvia Gilman
Associate Professor of English, Emerita 1961–1994

Douglas Hayward
Professor of Intercultural Studies, Emeritus 1989-2015

Henry W. Holloman
Professor of Systematic Theology, Emeritus 1974-2015

William F. Hunter
Associate Professor of Psychology,
Collection Development Librarian; Emeritus 1973–1992

Rex E. Johnson
Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, Emeritus 1976-2015

Leta A. Kilander
Associate Professor of Nursing, Emerita 1953–1989

Marguerite G. Kraft
Professor of Intercultural Studies, Emerita 1973–2004

Paul Kuld
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus 1969–2008

Peter Kurtz
Professor of Physics, Emeritus 1968–1992

E. Stanley Leonard
Associate Professor of Christian Education, Emeritus 1966–1989

Todd Lewis
Professor of Communication, Emeritus 1974-2015

Vern Lewis
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus 1965–1988

Richard Leyda
Professor of Christian Education, Emeritus 1989-2014

David Liao
Associate Professor of Missions, Emeritus 1980–1990

Albert Lin
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus 1977–2013

Judith Lingenfelter
Professor of Intercultural Studies, Emerita 1983–2006

William Lock
Professor of Music, Emeritus 1963–2013

Olive McLaughlin
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Emerita 1975–1989

Tom Nash
Professor of Communication Studies, Emeritus 1977–2003

Edward Norman
Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus 1962–2006
Dean of Professional Studies, Emeritus

Elizabeth G. Norman
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Emerita 1962–1997

Matthew C. Orr
Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, Emeritus 1970-2015

Raphael Payne
Professor of Biological Sciences, Emeritus 1970–2008

David Peters
Professor of History, Emeritus 1966–2013

Paul Poelstra
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus 1963–2007

Herbert Purnell
Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Emeritus 1991–2005

Richard Rigsby
Professor of Old Testament and Semitics, Emeritus 1974–2012

James Rynd
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus 1970–2011

Charles Sarver
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Emeritus 1966–1990

Connie Sarver
Associate Professor of Physical Education, Emerita 1968–1998

Jack Schwarz
Professor of Music, Emeritus 1965–2005
Dean of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communication, Emeritus

C. Diane Shanebeck
Associate Professor of Communication, Emerita 1964–1997

William D. Shanebeck
Dean of Humanities and Associate Professor of English, Emeritus 1962–1997

Claire Sibold
Professor of Education, Emeritus 1987–2015

Thomas Steffen
Professor of Intercultural Studies, Emeritus 1991–2013

Cherry Steinmeier
Associate Professor of Psychology, 1984-2017

Gary Strauss
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus 1974–2012

Edward Thurber
Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Emeritus 1971–2008

Richard Unfreid
Professor of Music, Emeritus 1960–1998

Loren Glenn Wiebe
Professor of Music, Emeritus 1965–1997

Leland Wilshire
Professor of History, Emeritus 1979–2011

Jennie Kuk-Ying Wong
Professor of Music, Emerita 1964–2004

William Worden
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus 1986–2011

David E. Young
Associate Professor of History, BOLD Program Advisor, Emeritus 1971–1994