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Our Faculty

Honors Faculty

Richard D. Crane
Richard D. Crane

Associate Professor of Theology

Richard D. Crane

Associate Professor of Theology

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar: Christianity and Economic Ethics
  • Created and Called for Community

Robin A. Collins
Robin A. Collins

Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2012-2017

Robin A. Collins

Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2012-2017

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Honors courses taught: 

  • Philosophy of Religion

Dean C. Curry
Dean C. Curry

Director of the College Honors Program; Professor of Politics

Dean C. Curry

Director of the College Honors Program; Professor of Politics

Honors courses taught:

  • The Rise of Modern China

Edward B. Davis
Edward B. Davis

Professor of the History of Science; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2013-2018

Edward B. Davis

Professor of the History of Science; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2013-2018

Honors Courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar: Ideas of God, Nature, and Humanity
  • The Origins Controversy in America
  • FYS – Galileo and the Church: The Warfare of Science & Faith?

Crystal L. Downing
Crystal L. Downing

Professor of English and Film Studies; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2012-2017

Crystal L. Downing

Professor of English and Film Studies; Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2012-2017

Honors Courses taught:

  • FYS – The Signs of the Times

Eric M. Forst
Eric M. Forst

Assistant Professor of Music

Eric M. Forst

Assistant Professor of Music

Honors courses taught: 

  • Studies in Ethnic Music

Milton C. Gaither
Milton C. Gaither

Professor of Education

Milton C. Gaither

Professor of Education

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar
  • What is an American? Pluralism, Education, and National Identity

David J. Hagenbuch
David J. Hagenbuch

Associate Professor of Marketing; Co-Chair, Department of Management and Business

David J. Hagenbuch

Associate Professor of Marketing; Co-Chair, Department of Management and Business

Honors courses taught:

  • Advertising Ethics

Dr. Kerry Hasler-Brooks
Dr. Kerry Hasler-Brooks

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Kerry Hasler-Brooks

Assistant Professor of English

Honors Courses Taught:

  • Created and Called for Community

 

Joseph P. Huffman
Joseph P. Huffman

Professor of European History, Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2010-2015

Joseph P. Huffman

Professor of European History, Messiah College Distinguished Professor, 2010-2015

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS Growing the Family Tree: Family History, Genealogy, and Personal Identity

James B. LaGrand
James B. LaGrand

Professor of American History; Director of the Core Course

James B. LaGrand

Professor of American History; Director of the Core Course

Honors courses taught: 

  • Senior Honors Seminar: My Country Right or Wrong?
  • Created and Called for Community

Robin M. Lauermann
Robin M. Lauermann

Professor of Politics; Assistant Dean of General Education and Common Learning

Robin M. Lauermann

Professor of Politics; Assistant Dean of General Education and Common Learning

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS – Democracy in America: The Critical Citizen

Erik D. Lindquist
Erik D. Lindquist

Professor of Biology and Environmental Science

Erik D. Lindquist

Professor of Biology and Environmental Science

Honors courses taught: 

  • Cultures and Ecosystems of Malaysia & Borneo
  • Ecological Anthropology of the Andes
  • Environmental Issues and Sustainable Solutions

James V. Makowski
James V. Makowski

Professor of Biology

James V. Makowski

Professor of Biology

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS – Science Fiction and Society

Caleb D. Miller
Caleb D. Miller

Professor of Philosophy

Caleb D. Miller

Professor of Philosophy

Honors courses taught: 

  • Moral Problems
  • Created and Called for Community

Donald Opitz
Donald Opitz

Campus Pastor

Donald Opitz

Campus Pastor

Honors courses taught: 

  • Senior Honors Seminar

Paul M. Rego
Paul M. Rego

Associate Professor of Politics; Chair, Department of Politics and International Relations

Paul M. Rego

Associate Professor of Politics; Chair, Department of Politics and International Relations

Honors courses taught: 

  • Created and Called for Community

David J. Schenk
David J. Schenk

Associate Professor of Philosophy

David J. Schenk

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Honors courses taught: 

  • FYS – Philosophy of C.S. Lewis

David L. Weaver-Zercher
David L. Weaver-Zercher

Professor of American Religious History

David L. Weaver-Zercher

Professor of American Religious History

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar: Dying for God: Self-Denial, Martyrdom, and Reward in the Christian Tradition;
  • FYS – An Amish Paradise?

Cynthia A. Wells
Cynthia A. Wells

Assistant Professor of Higher Education; Director, Ernest L. Boyer Center; Fellow, Ernest L. Boyer Center, 2012-2014; Program Director, Graduate Program in Higher Education

Cynthia A. Wells

Assistant Professor of Higher Education; Director, Ernest L. Boyer Center; Fellow, Ernest L. Boyer Center, 2012-2014; Program Director, Graduate Program in Higher Education

Honors courses taught: 

  • Personal Narrative, Pluralist World
  • Created and Called for Community

John R. Yeatts
John R. Yeatts

Senior Pastor, The Grantham Church; Professor of the Psychology of Religion, 1980-2013

John R. Yeatts

Senior Pastor, The Grantham Church; Professor of the Psychology of Religion, 1980-2013

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar: World Views