Academic Catalog 2008-2009 
    Feb 08, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration and Faculty

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Office of the President


William L. Armstrong

Brian T. Bissell, MBA
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Richard D. Crombie, MBA
Vice President for College of Adult and Graduate Studies

James S. McCormick, M.A.
Vice President for Student Development

Cherri Parks, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Undergraduate Studies

Board of Trustees


C. “Andy” Anderson, MBA
Gary E. Armstrong, B.S.
William L. Armstrong
Terry Considine, J.D.
Toby P. Cole, M.D.
James S. Dixon, D.Min.
Margaret A. Fomer, Ph.D.
James Gunlock, M.A.
Don M. Harwell, MBA
Tim Kenczewicz, J.D.
Samuel K. Kimbriel, B.S.
Harold A. “Hal” Krause, B.A.
C.W. “Chick” Lee, B.S.
Terry Leprino Doig, M.A.
Stanley K. Mann, J.D.
Gerald W. May, Ph.D.
Gordon Mayberry, LL.B.
Lee McDowell, M.A.
Kenneth W. Ogden, Ed.D.
Verley G. Sangster, M.A.
Dale W. Schaefer, Ph.D.
Donald W. Sweeting, Ph.D.
John A. Turner, Ph.D.
William J. White, MBA

Trustees Emeriti

Dr. Leroy A. Green
Dr. Stanley A. Harwood
Mrs. Virginia Mullin
Dr. Claud M. Pettit
Dr. Gerald R. Stafford
Dr. Kenell J. Touryan
Mr. S. Parker Woolmington



Diane Badzinski
Chair, Department of Communication; Associate Professor of English
B.A., St. Cloud State University; M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thomas W. Bidgood
Chair, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Associate Professor of Physical Science
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., Ph.D., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Janet M. Black
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Eastern College; M.A., Bucknell University; Ph.D., University of Denver

David Bosworth
Assistant Professor of Missiology
B.A., The Master’s College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

Frieda E. Brinkmann
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Eastern College; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., Temple University

Sarah Burk
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Loretto Heights College; M.A., Regis University

Sidney Buzzell
Interim Dean, School of Theology; Professor of Bible Exposition and Leadership
B.S., Philadelphia College of Bible; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Stephen J. Cyphers
Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership
B.A., M.A.Ed., University of Northern Colorado; M.A.CE., Denver Seminary

Sara Dallman
Dean, School of Education; Professor of Education
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

Mellani J. Day
Assistant Dean of Business and Technology
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., University of Maryland; M.S.S.M., University of Southern California; DBA, Nova Southeastern University

Megan DeVore
Assistant Professor of Classics and Early Christianity
B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.A., University of Colorado

Mark S. Dorn
Associate Professor of Music
B.ME., M.M., Indiana University; M.A., Colorado Christian University

Stanley P. Dyck
Chair, Department of Social Sciences; Professor of History
B.A., Grace University; B.A., Bellevue University; M.Ed., M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Gary W. Ewen
Professor of Management and Leadership
B.S., Illinois State University; M.Ed., Colorado State University; D.SL., Regent University

Frank Eychaner
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., M.M., Central Washington University; D.MA., University of Kentucky

Karen Fitzpatrick
Director of MACI Program, Assistant Professor of Education
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Chadron State College; M.M.Ed., University of Colorado; M.A., Colorado Christian University

Nahanni Freeman
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Ph.D., Biola University

Sharon Gleim
Associate Librarian
B.A., Mary Washington College; M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky

Gayle C. Gunderson
Library Director
B.M., University of Colorado; M.LS., Emporia State University

Tamara Hannaway
Associate Professor of Marketing and Economics
B.A., Fort Lewis College; MBA, Westminster College of Salt Lake City

James M. Howard
Director, Denver Tech Center; Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.C.M., Colorado Christian University; B.S., MBA, Regis University; Th.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

LaVerne Jordan
Assistant Dean of Humanities and Sciences
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University; M.S., University of Arizona

Johann D. Kim
Associate Professor of New Testament
B.A., University of California Los Angeles; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Yale
University Divinity School; Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education

Charles E. King
Dean, School of Business and Leadership; Professor of Business
B.A., Southwestern College; MBA, Northwestern University; J.D., University of Denver

Christa Koval
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Hope College; M.S., California State University; Ph.D., University of Colorado

Tracey Lane
Assistant Librarian
B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; M.LIS., University of Wisconsin

Kelton Lustig
Professor of Education
B.A., Bethel College; M.A., University of Colorado; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Sanne McCarthy
Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.H., Colorado University of Denver

Christelle Menth
Professor of Music
B.S., Concordia College; M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison; D.MA., University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana

William B. Mesa
Associate Professor of Accounting and Management
B.S., M.S., New Mexico State University; D.M., Colorado Technical University; CPA

Philip Mitchell
Associate Professor of History
B.A., University of Wyoming, Laramie; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., University of Colorado

Ray Ostlie
Assistant Professor of Business and Management
B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; MBA, Pepperdine University

Bruce Pelon
Assistant Dean of Online Services and Faculty Development
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Oswego College; M.A., Colorado Christian University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming

Windy Counsell Petrie
Chair, Department of Languages and Literature; Associate Professor of English
B.A., Pepperdine University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware

Alex Probst
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
B.S., M.Eng., McGill University

Bernard Prokop
Writing Lab Coordinator/Part Time Faculty
B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., University of Iowa

Ron Rex
Associate Professor of Management
B.S., Northern Kentucky University; M.S., Xavier University

Peggy Robinson
Associate Professor, M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
A.A., Stephens College; B.A., University of Northern Iowa; MSW, University of Denver

William R. Saxby
Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Psychology
B.A., Ph.D., University of Vermont; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary

Allen P. Schantz
Professor of Music
B.A., Adams State College; M.Div., Denver Seminary; M.ME., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Steven T. Taylor
Dean, School of Music; Associate Professor of Music
B.M., M.A., University of Denver

Kevin J. Turner
Chair, Department of Youth Ministry; Associate Professor of Youth Ministry
B.S., Washington Baptist College; M.Div., Multnomah Biblical Seminary; D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary

Debra H. Wade
Assistant Dean of Academic Services
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., M.A., Colorado Christian University; Ph.D., Colorado State University

William C. Watson
Professor of History
B.A., California State Polytechnic University; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Barbara White
Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Professions
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S.N., University of Illinois; M.S., University of Colorado; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Barbara Wilkin
Professor of Biology
B.S., College of Idaho; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Cameron L. Wold
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Amherst College; MBA, University of Southern California; M.A.EL., M.A.T.S., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Idaho

Elaine Woodruff
Professor of English
B.A., Our Lady of the Lake University; M.FA., University of Alaska; Ph.D., University of Denver

Priscilla Wright
Professor of Education
B.S.Ed., M.Ed., Miami University (Ohio); Ed.D., Clayton University

Emeriti Faculty


Richard S. Beal, Jr.
Emeritus Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

L. David Beckman
President Emeritus, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Larry R. Donnithorne
President Emeritus, Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Ethics
B.S., United States Military Academy (West Point); M.S., M.A., Stanford University; Ed.D., Harvard University

T. Woodrow Northcutt
Emeritus Professor of Theology
B.A., Hardin-Simmons College; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist; D.Min., Denver Seminary

Distinguished/Visiting Lecturers


Lawrence J. Crabb, Jr.
Distinguished Scholar in Residence
B.A., Ursinus College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Focus on the Family Institute


Christopher Leland
B.A., Ripon College; M.A., University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma - Norman

Ted Pampeyan
B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary

Kelly A. Sheehe
B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.A., Colorado Christian University

Buford D. Tackett III
B.S., Kansas State University; M.S., Auburn University; D.L. American Christian College; D.M., Colorado Technical University

Robert Thomason
B.S., Southeastern Oklahoma State University; M.A., University of Colorado; Ed.D. (ABD), Azusa Pacific University