Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Professor Rank

Daniel E. Behr, Ph.D., 1986

Professor of Communication

B.A., 1980, Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., 1986, University of Dayton; Ph.D., 1998, The Ohio State University

Ronald K. Bolender, Ed.D., 1986

Professor of Organizational Leadership

B.A., 1977, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.A., 1978, University of Cincinnati; Ed.D., 1996, Nova Southeastern University

Margaret M. Britt, D.B.A., 2007

Professor of Human Resource Management

B.A., 1972, University of Massachusetts; B.S., 1979, and Ed.M., 1990, Boston University; D.B.A., 2002, Nova Southeastern University

Colleen S. Bryan, Ph.D., 1989

Professor of Psychology

B.A., 1980, Eastern Nazarene College; M.Ed., 1987, George Mason University; Ph.D., 2009, Walden University

David P. Caddell, Ph.D., 2007

Professor of Sociology

B.A., 1986, California Baptist College; M.A., 1989, California State University; Ph.D., 1992, Purdue University

B. Barnett Cochran, Ph.D., 1999

Professor of History, Director of the Honors Program and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities

B.S., 1984, Asbury College; M.A., 1993, and Ph.D., 1997, Emory University

Randy L. Cronk, Ph.D., 1984

Professor of Psychology

B.A., 1980, Greenville College; M.A., 1983, and Ph.D., 1986, Indiana University

James D. Dalton, Ed.D., 1997

Professor of Accounting

B.A., 1977, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.B.A., 1981, Avila College; Ed.D., 1994, Nova Southeastern University

Karen G. Doenges, Ph.D., 1992

Professor of Mathematics

B.A., 1972, Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., 1988, College of Mount Saint Joseph; Ph.D., 1996, The Ohio State University

John J. Donnelly, M.F.A., 1989

Professor of Art

B.F.A., 1981, Tyler School of Art, Temple University; M.F.A., 1985, Indiana University

Candace K. Fox, Ph.D., 1984

Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences

B.S. in H.Ec.Ed., 1972, Ohio University; M.S. in Ed., 1976, and Ph.D., 2001, The Ohio State University

Geoffrey A. Fuller, Ph.D., 1996

Professor of Biology

B.A., 1988, Point Loma Nazarene University; Ph.D., 1995, Oregon State University

Robert P. Hamill, J.D., Ph.D., 2011

Professor of Business and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

B.B.A., 1979, Pace University; M.B.A., 1982 Pace University; J.D., 1985, Vermont Law School; Ph.D., 2003, Indiana State University

Kevin E. Hughes, Ph.D., 1999

Professor of Management

B.A., 1987, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.A., 1999, University of Phoenix, Ph.D., 2003, Capella University

Robert T. Kasper, Ph.D., 2000

Professor of Computer Science

A.B., 1982, Cornell University; M.S., 1984, University of Michigan; Ph.D., 1987, University of Michigan

L. Jane Kennard, Ph.D., 1986

Professor of Christian Education

A.A., 1970, University of Manitoba; B.A., 1977, and M.R.E., 1979, Anderson University; Ph.D., 2002, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Hwee Ben Koh-Baker, Ph.D., 1999

Professor of Music

B.A., 1986, National University of Singapore; M.M., 1991, Boston University; Ph.D., 1998, Boston University

Joseph H. Lechner, Ph.D., 1979

Professor of Chemistry

B.S., 1972, Roberts Wesleyan College; Ph.D., 1977, University of Iowa

Paul C. Madtes, Jr., Ph.D., 1989

Professor of Biology

B.A., 1976, Eastern Nazarene College; M.S., 1978, and Ph.D., 1980, Texas A & M University; Ph.D., 1990, Trinity Theological Seminary

Daniel J. Martin, J.D., Ed.D., 2007

Professor of Organizational Leadership and President

B.S., 1989, Southern Nazarene University; M.B.A., 1993, J.D., 1993, and Ed.D., 1998, University of Kansas; Ed.D., 2006, University of Pennsylvania

Bárbara A. Martínez, Ph.D., 2009

Professor of Spanish

A.A., 1973, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; B.A., 1975, Southern Nazarene University; M.A., 1986, John Carroll University; Ph.D., 2005, The University of Akron

Carol A. Matthews, Ed.D., 1999

Professor of Psychology and Director of Academic Support

B.A., 1979, Spring Arbor College; M.A., 1981, Wheaton College; Ed.D., 1992, Baylor University

Douglas K. Matthews, Ph.D., 1999

Professor of Theology

B.A., 1979, Spring Arbor College; M.A., 1981, Wheaton College; Ph.D., 1992, Baylor University

Paul D. Mayle, Ph.D., 1975

Professor of History

A.B., 1971, M.A., 1975, and Ph.D., 1982, West Virginia University

Michael J. Mendel, Ph.D., 2000

Professor of Biology

B.S., 1981, Humboldt State University; M.S., 1984, New Mexico State University; Ph.D., 1992, University of Maine

Stephen P. Metcalfe, Ph.D., 2006

Professor of Education

B.A., 1982, Eastern Nazarene College; M.Ed., 1984, Boston University; M.Ed., 1985, Eastern Nazarene College; Ph.D., 2005, Boston College

Joyce C. Miller, Ph.D., 1998

Professor of Chemistry

B.A., 1973, Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., 1980, Ball State University; Ph.D., 1999, The Ohio State University

Daniel D. Mosher, Ed.D., 1994

Professor of Biology

B.S., 1975, Indiana Wesleyan University; M.A., 1980, and Ed.D., 1982, Ball State University

John T. Noonan, Ph.D., 1997

Professor of Mathematics

B.A., 1991, Houghton College; Ph.D., 1997, Temple University

Pamela M. Owen, Ed.D., 1996

Professor of Education

B.S., 1974, Southern Nazarene University; M.S.Ed., 1987, State University of New York at Oswego; Ed.D., 2002, Ball State University

Bruce L. Petersen, D.Min., 1995

Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Coordinator of Master of Ministry Program

B.A., 1965, Olivet Nazarene University; M.Div., 1971, Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., 1982, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Robert H. Roller, Ph.D., 2010

Professor of Management and Dean of the School of Business

B.S., 1979 and M.B.A., 1986, Oral Roberts University; Ph.D., 1995, Oklahoma State University

W. Terrell Sanders, D.Min., Ph.D., 1984

Professor of Religion

A.B., 1972, Trevecca Nazarene University; M.Div., 1978, Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., 1980, Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., 1983, Florida State University

C. Jeanne Serrão, Ph.D., 1999

Professor of Biblical Literature and Dean of the School of Theology and Philosophy

B.A., 1974, Mid-America Nazarene College; M.Div., 1977, and M.A., 1978, Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.A., 1993 and Ph.D., 1996, The Claremont Graduate School

Bevin J. Shiverdecker, Ed.D., 1991

Professor of Education

B.A., 1981, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.Ed., 1985, Morehead State University; Ed.D., 1997, Nova Southeastern University

James P. Skon, Ph.D., 1982

Professor of Computer Science

B.A., 1980, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.S., 1982, and Ph.D., 1997, The Ohio State University

Sonja J. Smith, Ph.D., 1991

Professor of Education and Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies

B.A., 1964, Olivet Nazarene University; M.Ed., 1977, Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., 1992, The Ohio State University

Debra L. Snyder, Ph.D., 1993

Professor of Accounting

B.S., 1987, and M.H.A., 1989, The Ohio State University; Ph.D., 2003, Kent State University

Henry W. Spaulding, II, Ph.D., 2008

Professor of Theology, Provost and Chief Academic Officer

B.A., 1974, Trevecca Nazarene University; M.Div., 1977, Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D., 1982, The Florida State University

Jeffrey B. Spear, M.S., 2007

Professor of Accounting, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

B.S., 1979, Houghton College; M.S., 1984, Rochester Institute of Technology

Lincoln B. Stevens, Ph.D., 1977

Professor of Philosophy

A.B., 1972, Asbury College; M.Litt., 1977, University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., 1998, The Ohio State University

Richard L. Sutherland, Ph.D., 2010

Professor of Physics and Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences

B.A., 1972, Olivet Nazarene University; M.S., 1974 and Ph.D., 1979, The Ohio State University

Randie L. Timpe, Ph.D., 1975

Professor of Psychology and Assistant to the Provost for Administration

A.B., 1970, Southern Nazarene University; M.A., 1973, Wichita State University; Ph.D., 1975, Oklahoma State University

Robert D. Tocheff, Ph.D., 1981

Professor of Music

B.A., 1974, Olivet Nazarene University; M.Mus.Ed., 1978, Wright State University; Ph.D., 1990, The Ohio State University

R. Michael Traugh, Ph.D., 2003

Professor of Education

B.A., 1971, Michigan State University; M.A., 1974, and Ph.D., 1997, The Ohio State University

Alexander Varughese, Ph.D., 1982

Professor of Biblical Literature

B.S., 1965, University of Kerala, India; M.Sc., 1967, University of Kerala; M.A., 1972, Olivet Nazarene University; M.Div., 1975, Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.Phil., 1979, and Ph.D., 1984, Drew University

William R. Wantland, Ph.D., 2000

Professor of History

B.A., 1983, Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.A., 1985, and Ph.D., 1994, Miami University

Bradley S. Whitaker, Ed.D., 2007

Professor of Mathematics

B.S., 1990, Southern Nazarene University; M.A., 1995, M.Ed. 2004, and Ed.D., 2006, Columbia University

David M. Wilkes, Ph.D., 1996

Professor of English

B.A., 1981, and M.A., 1985, University of California at Santa Barbara; Ph.D., 1990, University of Rhode Island

Rick L. Williamson, Ph.D., 2001

Professor of Biblical Literature

B.A., 1972, MidAmerica Nazarene University; M.Div., 1975, Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.A., 1987, University of Iowa; Ph.D., 1993, Southern Baptist Seminary

Teresa L. Wood, Ph.D., 2005

Professor of Nursing and Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

A.A.S., 1985, Ohio University; B.S.N., 1992, Ohio University; M.S., 1996, Wright State University; Ph.D., 2001, The Ohio State University