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Staff & Faculty

Commitment towards higher education

Academic Council

Joanne J. Noel, Ph.D., D.Min., M.Div., M.A.
Faculty & Administrator: Professor of English & Associate Dean
Richard Riss, M.C.S., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Traditional Programs

Department Chairs

Maxine Bradshaw, M.Ed., MBA., Ph.D.
Chair of Psychology & Counseling Professor of Psychology & Counseling
Rosette Adera, B.A., B.A., B.Ed (TESL)., M.Ed., MA., D.Mgmt.
Chair of Business Administration & Management Assistant Professor of Business Admin & 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)


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


Doris Dweh, Ph.D
Wayne Balfour, MBA, ABD
Pearl Bates, M.Div., M.Ed.
Andrew Bennett, M.Div.
Joseph Biss, M.A., MBA
Lawrence Coven, J.D
Shirley Edward, M.A.
Cheryl Hardy, Ph.D.
Hazel Hector, M.Div.
James Johnson, Ph.D.
Ronda Oosterhoff, Ph.D
Glen Pietruski, Ph.D.

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