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Our Faculty

Honors Faculty

Robin A. Collins
Robin A. Collins

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

Robin A. Collins

Distinguished Professor of Philosophy

Honors courses taught: 

  • Philosophy of Religion

Richard D. Crane
Richard D. Crane

Associate Professor of Theology

Richard D. Crane

Associate Professor of Theology

Honors courses taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar
  • Created and Called for Community

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:

  • The Origins Controversy in America
  • FYS – Galileo and the Church: The Warfare of Science and Faith?

Erik M. Forst
Erik M. Forst

Assistant Professor of Music

Erik M. Forst

Assistant Professor of Music

Honors courses taught: 

  • Studies in Global Music

Kerry Hasler-Brooks
Kerry Hasler-Brooks

Assistant Professor of English

Kerry Hasler-Brooks

Assistant Professor of English

Honors Courses Taught:

  • Created and Called for Community

 

Brandon Hoover
Brandon Hoover

Director of Sustainability

Brandon Hoover

Director of Sustainability

Honors Courses Taught:

  • Environmental Issues and Sustainable Solutions

Tina Keller
Tina Keller

Assistant Professor of TESOL Education

Tina Keller

Assistant Professor of TESOL Education

Honors Courses Taught:

  • FYS - Stories from the Margins

James B. LaGrand
James B. LaGrand

Director of the College Honors Program; Professor of American History

James B. LaGrand

Director of the College Honors Program; Professor of American History

Honors courses taught: 

  • FYS - What's a Nation Good For?

Robin Lauermann
Robin Lauermann

Professor of Politics

Robin Lauermann

Professor of Politics

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS - Democracy in America: The Critical Citizen

Janet Matanguihan
Janet Matanguihan

Assistant Professor of Biology

Janet Matanguihan

Assistant Professor of Biology

Honors courses taught: 

  • Environmental Issues and Sustainable Solutions

Caleb D. Miller
Caleb D. Miller

Professor of Philosophy

Caleb D. Miller

Professor of Philosophy

Honors courses taught: 

  • Created and Called for Community

Donald Opitz
Donald Opitz

Campus Pastor

Donald Opitz

Campus Pastor

Honors courses taught: 

  • Senior Honors Seminar

Jenell Paris
Jenell Paris

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Jenell Paris

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology

Honors courses taught:

  • Cultural Anthropology

Christine Perrin
Christine Perrin

Senior Lecturer and Director of Writing

Christine Perrin

Senior Lecturer and Director of Writing

Honors Courses Taught:

  • FYS - Fellowship of Inklings
  • Created and Called for Community
  • Senior Honors Seminar

Christopher Perrin

Adjunct Professor

Christopher Perrin

Adjunct Professor

Honors Courses Taught:

  • Senior Honors Seminar

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

Lucas Sheaffer
Lucas Sheaffer

Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies; Director of First Year Courses

Lucas Sheaffer

Lecturer of Interdisciplinary Studies; Director of First Year Courses

Honors courses taught:

  • Created and Called for Community

Timothy Schoettle
Timothy Schoettle

Professor of Philosophy

Timothy Schoettle

Professor of Philosophy

Honors courses taught: 

  • Ethics

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

Distinguished Professor of American Religious History

David L. Weaver-Zercher

Distinguished Professor of American Religious History

Honors courses taught:

  • FYS – The Old Order Amish and Us

Cynthia A. Wells
Cynthia A. Wells

Associate Professor of Higher Education; Director, Ernest L. Boyer Center

Cynthia A. Wells

Associate Professor of Higher Education; Director, Ernest L. Boyer Center

Honors courses taught: 

  • FYS - Personal Narrative
  • Created and Called for Community