Our People

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Elaine Ackerman, PH.D.

Instructor of Education and Psychology

  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University, 2005
  • M.S. in Psychology, with a focus in College Instruction from Eastern Washington University, 1993
  • B.A. Double major in Psychology and Sociology from Eastern Washington University, 1988

 

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Carol Anderson

Instructor of Linguistics

  • M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Eastern Washington University, 2018
  • M.A. in Leadership Studies from Azusa Pacific University, 1999
  • B.A. in General Studies from Eastern Washington University, 1991
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Marc Canner, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Professional Studies | Professor of Linguistics

  • Ph.D. in Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition from University of South Carolina, 2013
  • M.A. in Linguistics from University of South Carolina, 2011
  • Teacher Certification: Second Language Pedagogy from University of New Mexico, 1991
  • Diploma with Honors: Advanced Russian from U.S. Army Defense Language Institute, 1986
  • B.A. in Soviet Studies: International Security Affairs from University of New Mexico, 1984
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Craig Ferderer, D.Min.

Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry

• D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2012
• M.Div. from Western Seminary, 1986
• B.S. in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute – Spokane, 1983

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Karmen Gregg

Instructor of Health and Nutrition

• Ph.D. candidate in Mind-Body Medicine with a specialization in Integrative and Functional Nutrition from Saybrook University, 2020
• M.S. in Integrative and Functional Nutrition from Saybrook University, 2017
• B.S. in Human Nutrition and Sociology from University of Idaho, 2014

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Frank Hamilton, PH.D.

Instructor of Psychology

• Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University, 1972
• M.A. in Psychology from Temple University, 1967
• B.A. in Psychology from Whitworth University, 1965
• Psychology Internship at the V.A. Medical Center and University of       Oregon Medical Center in Portland, OR, 1970–1971

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Michael Kibbe, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Communication and Theology | Assistant Professor of Bible

  • Ph.D. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College, 2014
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies and Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, 2010
  • B.A. in Pre-Seminary Bible from Cedarville University, 2003
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Wendy Liddell, Ph.D.

University President

• Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Azusa Pacific University, 2017
• M.A.T. in Teaching from Grand Canyon University, 2003
• B.Ed. in Secondary Education, Math and Chemistry from University of Idaho, 1998
• B.S. in Mathematics from University of Idaho, 1998
• Honors Certificate from University of Idaho, 1998

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Michael Orr, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

  • Ph.D. in Communications from University of Missouri, 2002
  • M.A. in Education from University of St. Thomas, 1984
  • B.A. in Jewish Studies from Moody Bible Institute, 1972
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Floyd Schneider, Ph.D.

Professor of Intercultural Studies and Bible

  • Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Apologetics from Liberty University, 2017
  • B.S. in German Literature from Excelsior College, 1984
  • Th.M. in Hebrew from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1978
  • M.Div. from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1977
  • B.A. in Bible Education from Western Bible Institute, 1973
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Kay Tronsen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

• Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University, 2005
• M.A. in English, Rhetoric and Composition from Washington State University, 1998
• B.A. in English from California Baptist College, 1992

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Gerald Vreeland, Ph.D.

Professor of Semitic Languages and Biblical Literature

• Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Trinity International University, 1994
• Th.M. in Old Testament from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1985
• M.Div. from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1981
• B.A. in Psychology from Oregon State University, 1977
• A.A. in Psychology from Clackamas Community College, 1975

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David Beine, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Global Engagement | Professor of Intercultural Studies

• Ph.D. in Anthropology with a focus in Cultural, Medical, and Cognitive Anthropology from Washington State University, 2000
• M.A. in Anthropology with a focus in Linguistic Anthropology from San Diego State University, 1994
• B.A. in Communication Studies from CSU Sacramento, 1986

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Kathy Hills

Registrar

BS – Biblical Studies, Multnomah University