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Staff & Faculty

Commitment towards higher education

Academic Council

Department Chairs

Rosette Adera, B.A., B.A., B.Ed (TESL)., M.Ed., MA., D.Mgmt.
Chair of the Department of Business Administration and Management
Sharon Harden, BSBM, BAEE, MA, Ed.D (Candidate)
Program Chair and Asst. Professor of Elementary Education
Vivian Ramirez, B.S.
Director of the Life Enhancing Accelerated Degree Program (LEAD) and Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Associate

Faculty and Administration

Michael Wattkis, MBA
Director of Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Ella D. Thompson Suggs, M.B.A.
LEAD Academic Advisor
Rev. Ingrid I. Ortiz, M.A.
Career Services & Internship Coordinator


B. Keith Brewer, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Professor of Biblical Studies & Director of the Global Learning Experience (GLE)


Rev. Andrew R. Bennett, B.Th, M.T.S.
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies
Cheryl Hardy, Ph.D.
David Putnam, D.Litt.
Doris J. Dweh M.A., CADC II, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty – MAC Program
Gerard Cleaves, M.B.A., M.S.E.
Adjunct Professor
Glenn Pietruski, D.Min., M.Div., M.Ed.
Adjunct Professor, Theology and Philosophy
Hazel Hector, M.Div.
James Johnson, Ph.D.
Joseph Biss, M.A., MBA
Lawrence Coven, J.D
Lily L. Bonilla, MBA
Adjunct Professor of Psychology & Counseling
Lloyd Turner, Ph.D.
Maria Sartori, LCSW
Marie Chiara, M.A.
Adjunct Professor, ESL/EFL instructor (T15 and Programa BLEND)
Pearl Bates, M.Div., M.Ed.
Phoebe Quaynor, M.Div., M.A.
Rev. Dr. A. Craig Dunn, D.Min., S.T. M., M. Div.
Adjunct Professor
Ronda Oosterhoff, Ph.D
Shirley Edward, M.A.
Timothy M. Salo, M. Phil., M. Div., M. Min., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor in Theology, Philosophy, Bible and History
Wayne Balfour, MBA, ABD
Adjunct Professor

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Pillar College admits qualifying students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, disability or age in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Pillar College will have virtual instruction and work remotely from January 3, 2022, and will resume in-person instruction and in-office work on January 18, 2022.



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