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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, PhD
Assistant Professor, English
James Washick, PhD
Professor, English
Hiewon Shin, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Gregory Bruce, PhD
Distinguished Professor, English & Honors
Angela Bullard, PhD
Associate Professor, English
Becky Thompson, EdD
Professor, English
Lucas Nossaman, PhD
Assistant Professor, English
Cheryl Collier, PhD
Professor, English
Haley Gambrell, MA
Instructor, English
Jenna Garrett, EdD
Assistant Professor, English
Rachel M. Roberts, PhD
Assistant Professor, English

Language Beside Experienced & Faithful Teachers

Michelle Heard, MA
Instructor, Spanish
Jeremy Parks, MS, MDiv
Instructor, American Sign Language
Keris Suttles, MA
Instructor, Spanish & Linguistics
Ben Coates, PhD
Associate Professor, Spanish
Liliane Toss, PhD
Professor, French

History Beside Experienced & Faithful Historians

Paul Thompson, Jr., PhD
Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences
Brendan J.J. Payne, PhD
Assistant Professor, History
David Bell, MA
Instructor, History
Kayla Black, EdD
Associate Professor, Honors and History
Paul Yandle, PhD
Associate Professor, History
Jeff Cook, PhD
Professor, History

Justice Beside Experienced & Faithful Professionals

Staci M. Rollins, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
Nicholas Higgins, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Christian Studies

Health Science Beside Experienced & Faithful Scientists

Jordan Hairr, EdD, MSPAS, PA-C
Program Director, PA Program
Christine B. Haltiwanger, PhD
Department Chair, Health Science
Steven A. Pearce, MS
Instructor, Health Science
Lisa Snyder, LISW, CP, AP
Instructor, Sociology & Psychology
Jeff Williams, DPT
Associate Professor, Health Science

Psychology Beside Experienced & Faithful Psychologists

Shannon House Dobson, PhD
Chair, Department of Psychology
Bradley Gregory, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
Jared Thomas, PhD
AVP, Campus Ministry & Student Engagement
David N. Entwistle, PsyD
Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Lisa Snyder, LISW, CP, AP
Instructor, Sociology & Psychology
Marti J. Glass, PhD
Director, Adult and Professional Studies

Outdoor Leadership Beside Experienced & Faithful Stewards

Sam Keith, PhD
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator

Physical Science Beside Experienced & Faithful Scientists

David Stolze, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Ronald C. Marks, PhD
Professor, Chemistry
Amy Burke, MS
Instructor, Chemistry
H. Lee Mitchell, MS
Instructor, Physical Sciences
Julius Nfor, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physics

Math Beside Experienced & Faithful Mathematicians

Cailyn Lee, MA
Instructor, Mathematics
Deborah Batson, MEd
Instructor, Computer Science
Roy Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Jill Branyon, EdD
Distinguished Professor, Education
Kerry Ravan, MA
Instructor, Mathematics
Pat Freeman, MEd
Instructor, Mathematics
Charles Brian Crane, PhD
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Tim van den Meiracker, MS
Instructor, Computer Science

Dedicated and Experienced PA Faculty and Staff

Jordan Hairr, EdD, MSPAS, PA-C
Program Director, PA Program
Kaye Rickman, MMS, PA-C
Associate Program Director
Cathleen Ciesielski, PhD
Associate Professor, Anatomy & Pathophysiology
Alexandra Brandenburg, MPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, PA Medicine
Kelcye Richards, MMS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, PA Medicine
Allison Simon, MSPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant
Amy Maurer, MS, MMS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, PA Medicine
Martin Price, MMS, PA-C
Assistant Professor, PA Medicine
Autumn Lyendecker
Clinical Coordinator, PA Medicine
Dorinda Brown
Administrative Assistant, PA Medicine
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