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Beth Transue

Librarian / Collection Development Coordinator

Beth joins the faculty of the Murray Library as a librarian and collection development coordinator. A former library student assistant and a 1993 graduate of Messiah College, Beth earned a Master of Library Science from Drexel University in 1998. Since that time, she has served her profession as a special librarian, most recently at Enola’s National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Beth worships at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Harrisburg and lends her expertise to a number of diocesan committees and councils. She lives in Dillsburg.

Beth Transue, librarian/collection development coordinator
Amy VanDerWerf, director of residence life


Amy VanDerWerf

Director of Residence Life

Amy comes to Messiah’s Grantham campus after serving as the Director of Community Life at the College’s Philadelphia campus. Amy brings with her a wealth of experience in residence life, admissions, and human resources, in addition to a master’s degree in Higher Education, which she earned from Geneva College. She is a gifted mentor and teacher who values students and professionals alike.


Gene VanDyke

Associate Professor of Art Education

Gene VanDyke has been involved in the arts and arts in education throughout his career. He has served as the chief of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Arts and Sciences; the state director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Schools of Excellence; and the school district administrator and dean of scholastic affairs for a large private residential school. He is the national facilitator for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Arts in Education network. Gene earned a Ph.D. at Temple University, a master’s degree at the Miami University of Ohio, and his bachelor of science at Penn State University. He and his wife Elizabeth have two sons: Marc, a photographer, and Jonathan, a sculptor. Gene and Elizabeth enjoy visiting museums, churches, and cathedrals during their travels throughout the United States and Europe.

Gene VanDyke, associate professor of art education

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