All of the courses, whether online or in the classroom, are taught by experienced Messiah College faculty, full-time educators, or professionals in the field of higher education. Messiah’s faculty will encourage and mentor you to consider your own faith, the faith of others, and the relationship between counseling and issues connected to faith in your profession.
Dr. Rebekah Basinger, Consultant/Adjunct Professor of Higher Education
Dr. Ronald Burwell, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology
Mr. John Chopka, Vice President of Enrollment Management
Mr. Jack Cole, Director of Athletics, Assistant Professor of Sport Management.
Dr. Kris Hansen-Kieffer, Vice Provost/Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology
Dr. Rob Pepper, Director of Graduate Enrollment and Student Services/Adjunct Professor of Higher Education
Mr. Kelly Phipps, J.D., Adjunct Professor of Business Law
Dr. Alberto Poxes, Jr., Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Dr. Dottie Weigel, Assistant Director for Student Engagement and Service-Learning,
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Dr. Cynthia A. Wells, Assistant Professor of Higher Education/Fellow, The Ernest L. Boyer Center, Program Director, M.A. in Higher Education
If granted admission to the Higher Education Program, you will be assigned an academic advisor. This individual will assist you with your academic and professional goals and growth (e.g. course selection and preparation for advancement through the program).
Academic Advisors are charged with the responsibility of communicating with you at least once each term in which you are enrolled, but it is ultimately your responsibility to keep your advisors informed of any changes in your student record information or circumstances that may prohibit you from staying on track with the required course work.