Welcome to our new faculty

August 21, 2013, 3:33 pm

NNU is excited to introduce the newest additions to its faculty. Joining the University this fall are 17 new professors across the spectrum of undergraduate, adult and professional programs including the new Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

Mike Bartlett, a new instructor in the art department specializing in graphic design, earned an art degree at NNU. He has been working recently as a designer with Carhartt Inc., as well as doing freelance design.

Instructor Jesse Buchholz earned an M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix. He has been working recently in the Meridian, Idaho School District and joins NNU’s Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

Assistant Professor Drey Campbell is joining the social work department. He is an NNU alumnus and a licensed clinical social worker. He earned a B.S. in psychology from the College of Idaho.

Associate Professor Dr. Jason Colwell joins the math and computer science faculty from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga. He earned an M.S. degree from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology.

Assistant Professor Dr. Heidi Curtis will work with graduate students in the Education Department. She holds Ed.S. and Ed.D. degrees from NNU. Dr. Curtis looks forward to joining “a community that learns together, laughs together, worships together.”

Assistant Professor Amy Gilles joins the Art Department. She recently finished an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois, focusing on walking in the landscape and mapping emotional spaces.

Assistant Professor Dr. Joshua Griffin earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. Recently he has been working for Disney Research studying radiolocation and radio frequency location.

Assistant Professor Dale Hamilton comes to NNU from Systems for Environmental Management. He earned an M.S. in computer science from the University of Montana and a B.S. from Seattle Pacific University.

The Biology Department welcomes Associate Professor Dr. Leslie A. Hay from Malone University. She earned an M.S. at the University of Florida and a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho.

Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Hill joins the Education Department from Taejon Christian International School in Daejeon, South Korea, where she worked as a counselor. She holds an M.S. in counseling and an Ed.D. in educational leadership, both from NNU.

Assistant Professor Dr. Kathleen Jaeger joins the Nursing Department with a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho. She has performed recent research in the area of clinical reasoning skills in undergraduate nursing students.

The Psychology Department welcomes Assistant Professor Dr. Elizabeth List from Multnomah University near Portland, Ore. Her own degrees come from Azusa Pacific University: an M.A. in clinical psychology and Psy.D. in clinical and family psychology.

Assistant Professor Dr. Kimberly Lowe comes to NNU from the University of Wyoming. She earned a Ph.D. from Regent University. She is thrilled to be working with graduate social work students in integrating mental health practice with a Christian worldview.

Dr. Philip Miller, Professor and Music Department Chair, hails from the University of Sioux Falls, where he served as Assistant to the Provost. He earned his graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

Associate Professor Dr. Cindy Orr earned an M.A. from Grand Canyon University and an Ed.D. from the University of Idaho. Her research explores the retention of teachers in rural Idaho. She will teach in NNU’s Center of Innovative Teaching and Learning.

Assistant Professor Whitney Ward spent several years in the Nampa School District, most recently as a school principal. She earned an Ed.S. degree from NNU and will serve as the new Director of Student Teaching.

Assistant Professor Jane Weis joins the Nursing Department from St. Alphonsus Medical Center. She earned an M.S. in nursing and midwifery from the University of Cincinnati.

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