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Welcome from the Dean

Paul Thompson HeadshotAt North Greenville University we believe that “all truth is God’s truth.” By which we mean that all truth ultimately comes from God, who is Truth. Because we believe that all fields of knowledge ultimately cohere in Christ, the act of studying any discipline is a spiritual act.

As a comprehensive university rooted in the liberal arts tradition, we proudly offer 14 majors, 16 minors, plus interdisciplinary programs, so that students have multiple options for pursuing their life’s vocation (and perhaps even avocation) in a Christ-centered context and from a thoroughly Biblical worldview to become transformational leaders for Church and society. Our graduates pursue a wide variety of callings, including, but not limited to, the professions, the marketplace, the academy, nonprofit work, and full-time Christian ministry. Whatever calling a Christian pursues is also his or her ministry.

Students in the College of Humanities and Sciences study under some of the most committed and passionate teachers that exist in the modern American university. If students actually want to know their professors, North Greenville University is the place for them! Our faculty are dedicated Christians who bring to the classroom a wide range of professional and educational experiences, evangelical theological traditions, and a distinctly Christian worldview. We come from both Christian and secular education experiences, but each of us grapples daily with how to think Christianly about our disciplines and find great pleasure in mentoring students as they ask the same, or similar, questions. You will not find a more committed teaching faculty at any university.

We encourage you to prayerfully consider continuing your education at North Greenville. We enjoy communicating with prospective students and their parents. Please feel free to reach out and give us an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

Blessings and Peace,

H. Paul Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences

English Beside Experienced & Faithful Writers

Jeffrey W. King, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English
James Washick, Ph.D.
Professor, English
Hiewon Shin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
Gregory Bruce, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor,En glish | Honors Professor
Angela Bullard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English
Becky Thompson, Ed.D.
Professor, English
Lucas Nossaman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Cheryl Collier, Ph.D.
Professor, English
Haley Gambrell, M.A.
Jenna Garrett
Assistant Professor, English
Rachel M. Roberts, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, English

Language Beside Experienced & Faithful Teachers

Michelle Heard, M.A.
Instructor, Spanish
Jeremy Parks
Instructor, American Sign Language
Keris Suttles, M.A.
Instructor, Spanish and Linguistics
Ben Coates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Spanish
Liliane Toss, Ph.D.
Professor, French

History Beside Experienced & Faithful Historians

Brendan J.J. Payne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History
David Bell, M.A.
Instructor, History
Kayla Black, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Honors and History
Paul Yandle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, History
Paul Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, History
Jeff Cook, Ph.D.
Professor, History

Justice Beside Experienced & Faithful Professionals

Staci M. Rollins, J.D.
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Garry R. Smith, M.A.
Professor, Political Science
Nicholas Higgins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science
Joshua J. Styles, J.D.
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Christian Studies

Health Science Beside Experienced & Faithful Scientists

Jordan Hairr, Ed.D., M.S.P.A.S., P.A.-C.
Program Director, PA Program
Christine B. Haltiwanger, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Health Science
Steven A. Pearce, M.S.
Instructor, Health Science
Lisa Snyder, L.I.S.W., C.P., A.P.
Instructor, Psychology
Jeff Williams, D.P.T.
Assistant Professor, Health Science

P.E. Beside Experienced & Faithful Educators

Jayne Arledge, M.Ed.
Instructor, Physical Education

Psychology Beside Experienced & Faithful Psychologists

Shannon House Dobson, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Psychology
Bradley Gregory, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychology
Jared Thomas, Ph.D.
AVP, Campus Ministry & Student Engagement
David N. Entwistle, Psy.D.
Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Lisa Snyder, L.I.S.W., C.P., A.P.
Instructor, Psychology
Robert E. Gaddis, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Marti J. Glass, Ph.D.
Director, Adult and Professional Studies

Outdoor Leadership Beside Experienced & Faithful Guides

Sara McDaniel, M.S.
ODEL Program Manager
Sam Keith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator

Physical Science Beside Experienced & Faithful Scientists

David Stolze, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Ronald C. Marks, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry
Amy Burke, M.S.
Instructor, Physical Science
H. Lee Mitchell, M.S.
Instructor, Physical Sciences
Julius Nfor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physics

Math Beside Experienced & Faithful Mathematicians

Cailyn Lee, M.A.
Instructor, Mathematics
Deborah Batson, M.Ed.
Instructor, Computer Science
Roy Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Jill Branyon, Ed.D.
Professor, Education
Kerry Ravan, M.A.
Instructor, Mathematics
Pat Freeman, M.Ed.
Instructor, Mathematics
Charles Brian Crane, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Tim van den Meiracker, M.S.
Instructor, Computer Science

Dedicated and Experienced PA Faculty and Staff

Jordan Hairr, Ed.D., M.S.P.A.S., P.A.-C.
Program Director, PA Program
Kaye Rickman, M.M.S., P.A.-C.
Associate Program Director
Noel Brownlee, M.D.
Medical Director
Cathleen Ciesielski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Alexandra Brandenburg, M.P.A.S., P.A.-C.
Assistant Professor
Kelcye Richards, M.M.S., P.A.-C.
Assistant Professor
Allison Simon, M.S.P.A.S., P.A.-C.
Assistant Professor
Amy Maurer, M.S., M.M.S., P.A.-C.
Assistant Professor
Martin Price, M.M.S., P.A.-C.
Assistant Professor
Autumn Lyendecker
Clinical Coordinator
Dorinda Brown
Administrative Assistant
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