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New Faculty Mentors

Senior faculty mentors are valuable sources of guidance in helping new faculty understand the context of many new responsibilities. The goals of the New Faculty Mentor Program are to:

- welcome new faculty to the institution and community of Anderson University.

- pair new faculty with colleagues who can answer questions, provide advice, and help familiarize them with the culture of AU.

- assist faculty in understanding how to best fulfill their various responsibilities.

- enhance each faculty member’s ability to contribute to the mission of Anderson University in his or her own way.

Professor Greg Allgood

​Greg has been at AU since 1996. He serves as the Associate Director of Campus Worship, and teaches in the College of Christian Studies. He has a passion for ministering to students and seeing them grow in their faith and commitment to Christ.

Dr. Lindsey Cain

Lindsey is Department Chair of Physical Sciences, and has taught Chemistry courses at AU since joining the faculty in 2015. She appreciates that AU provides the opportunity to openly discuss her faith with her students.

Dr. Giovanni Calise

Giovanni has taught Marketing in the College of Business since 2017. He takes joy in helping students gain and use the knowledge and skills they need to go off and achieve God's abundant plan for their lives.

Dr. Traci Carter

Traci has been teaching multiple levels of math at AU since 2015. She says, "At AU I am able to not only instruct minds in the classroom but also nurture hearts as I connect with students and colleagues around campus." 

Dr. Joni Criswell

​Joni has been at Anderson since 2013. She teaches Animal Physiology, Human Anatomy, and Physiology in the Biology Department. She is committed to helping students connect the science they study with the faith that they live.

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Professor Nathan Cox

Nathan Cox was hired in 2002 to teach Ceramics Sculpture and Foundations of Art and Design. He continues to teach first-year students, while also serving as Assistant Provost and Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence.

Dr. James Duncan

James has taught in the Communications Dept. since 2000, where he has also served as Chair. He feels Christian higher education provides the best framework for exploring truth because it recognizes that there is an author of truth. 

Dr. Roger Flynn

Roger is the Chair of Department of History and Political Science, where he's taught American History, Government and Foreign Policy since 2012. He appreciates that the faculty here treat each other like family, rather than competitors.

Dr. Robbie Franklin

Robbie teaches Psychology, actively publishes his research, and serves on multiple committees. He was drawn to AU in 2013 by his interest in the integration of faith and learning.

Dr. Jackie Gaulden

Jackie is the Chair of Graduate Nursing and  Coordinator of the DNP Programs. She was hired to teach at AU in 2016. She loves being able to share her professional experiences and incorporate her faith into her teaching.

Dr. Bob Hanley

Bob teaches Composition and Literature, chairs the Dept. of English, and serves in the Office of the Provost. He's been at AU since 1979, having served in many administrative capacities, including as Interim Dean of the College of Education.

Dr. Deana Hiott

Deanna teaches undergraduate pediatric nursing and graduate nursing courses focused on research and inter-professional collaboration. Her passion for research and teaching has been clearly evident to her students at AU since 2015.

Professor Peter Kaniaris

Professor K. has taught Painting at AU since 1986​. During that time he's also taught Drawing, Foundations, and Art History, and has served as Director of the CLTE, interim Dept. Chair, and on countless committees.

Dr. Carrie Koenigstein

Carrie is Assoc. Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she's taught Bio. and Bio-chem. since 2006. Known for being challenging, organized, and fair, Dr. K. is passionate about preparing students for success in grad. programs. 

Dr. Evie Maxey

Evie is the Associate Dean of the College of Business, where she's taught Human Resources and Management courses since 2013. She strives to help her students establish a solid foundation in Christ as they prepare to enter the workplace.

Dr. Drew Stowe

Drew has taught a variety of composition and literature courses in the English Department since 2016. He is also Director of the Writing and Multimedia Center, where his tutors serve students from all areas of the university.

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Dr. Howard Murphy

Howard has been at Anderson since 2012, following almost three decades of service with the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. He teaches homeland security, emergency services management, and criminal justice courses.

Dr. Jessica Nicks

Jessica teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biology, and Cell Biology. She was hired at AU in 2014. She is also Vice President of Membership of the Greenville County Medical Society Alliance.

Dr. Kim Penland

Kim taught in elementary classrooms for 11 years before coming to AU in 2017. She's twice been names a teacher of the year. She is an advocate for victims of human trafficking, and has taken several mission trips to Uganda.

Dr. David Perry

David teaches graduate and undergraduate music and music ed courses, and serves as Chair of the Music Department. He's been at AU since 2005, and brings a wealth of experience from teaching music in the public schools for 20 years.

Professor Robert Reeves

Robbert teaches a variety of communication, news writing and video production courses in the Com. Dept., where is also Chair. In 2013 he brought a wealth of experience to AU from years of working in newspapers, TV, and public relations.

Dr. Lynneth Renberg

Lynneth teaches a variety of History and Honors  courses. She values AU's prioritization of integrity in faith and scholarship, as well as its commitment to the arts, while her students highly value her mentorship. She was hired in 2018.

Dr. Joanna Stegall

Joanna began teaching at AU in 2012. She was awarded Teacher of the Year three times while teaching in public schools. She is passionate about teaching her students that at-risk students with learning disabilities can be successful.

Dr. Meg Walworth

Meg has taught science and literacy courses in the College of Education since 2007. She also serves as Coordinator of the Traditional Academic Advising Program in the CLTE. Her students affectionately know her as "Dr. Meg."

Dr. DeeDee Washington

DeeDee spent almost three decades serving teachers, students, families, and communities in public ed before beginning to teach Graduate Education at AU in 2018. DeeDee is also a member of AU's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team.

Dr. Kim Whitehead

Kim sees teaching business as a modern-day mission field. She had over 20 years experience working in consumer products manufacturing before joining the AU faculty in 2014.

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Professor Cara Wood

Cara is the Production Manager and Resident Designer of the Theatre Department. She started working at AU in 2005. Many of her production designs have received an Excellence in Design award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Dr. Katherine Wyma

Katherine has taught English Comp. and Communication, World Lit, and Creative Inquiry Through Literature at AU since 2015. She thrives on challenging and supporting her students with innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

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