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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. 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." She frequently volunteers weekend time to tutor math students.

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 Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence and Assistant Provost of the University.

Dr. Sheliah Durham

Sheliah teaches secondary education, literacy, educational psychology, and social studies methods and materials courses in the College of Education. A bit of a world traveler, Sheliah used to teach at the American International School in Egypt. She has been at AU since 2015.

Dr. Roger Flynn

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

Dr. Chris Hansen

Chris teaches methods and research courses in the Graduate Music Ed program, and is director of the Anderson University Choir​. Hired in 2017, Chris is known for innovatively leveraging technology in both his face-to-face and online courses.

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.

Dr. 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. Chai and on countless governance, advisory and ad hoc committees.

Dr. Carrie Koenigstein

Carrie is Associate Dean of Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she's taught Biology, Biochemistry, and Immunology since 2006. Known for being challenging, organized, and fair, Dr. K. is passionate about preparing her students for success in graduate and professional programs. 

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Dr. Jo Carol Mitchell-Rogers

Jo Carol, known to her students as "Dr. Dash," is the Associate Dean of the School of the Arts. She's taught Drawing, Painting, Foundations, and Art Education in the Dept. of Art and Design since 1988. She's also a professional artist and member of the Art Bomb Studios in Greenville.

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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 in the School of Public Service and Administration.

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 teaches Graduate Education courses in the College of Education. She spent almost three decades serving teachers, students, families, and communities in public education before coming to AU in 2018. DeeDee is also a member of AU's Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team.

Dr. Kim Whitehead

Kim teaches business statistics and management courses in the College of Business. She had

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

Dr. Katherine Wyma

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