University Faculty

Meet the Faculty of CCU

A successful higher education institution maintains high standards when hiring faculty. The professors of Colorado Christian University demonstrate an uncompromising stance on the truth of Scripture, while remaining dedicated to keeping students challenged, supported, and engaged — both inside and outside the classroom. We believe that this uniquely prepares our graduates for a life of service and contribution that will impact our nation and our world.

Learn more about some of our full-time faculty members and their academic and professional accomplishments.

Dr. Matthew Aernie

Professor of Biblical Studies

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Dr. John Aldridge

Affiliate Faculty of Business and Technology

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Elisabeth Armstrong

Affiliate Faculty - Biology and Bioethics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Isidro Aybar, Jr.

Affiliate Faculty - Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Diane Badzinski

Professor of Communication

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Ki-Hwan Bae

Associate Professor of Engineering

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Lynn Bamberry

Visiting Assistant Professor of Education; Teacher Preparation Program Specialist

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Logan Banister

Affiliate Faculty - Saxophone

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Kwami Barnett

Affiliate Faculty - Clarinet

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Angela Beeson

Affiliate Faculty - Conversational Chinese

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Andreas Bienert

Director of Substance Use Disorders Counseling Emphasis, Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Janet Black

Vice President of Academic Affairs; Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Ron Bland

Affiliate Faculty - Bass

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Deborah Bobst

Assistant Director, RN to BSN Track, Associate Professor

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Mark Bolte

Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Sarah Bontrager

Instructor - Psychology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

John Borman

Associate Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Dr. David E. Bosworth

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies and Mission

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Derek Branstrom

Director of Outdoor Leadership Program, Associate Professor

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Crystal Brashear

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. William Brock

Director of Accounting Program, Associate Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Bob Brooks

Director of Public Administration Program, Assistant Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Travis Buchanan

Associate Professor of Theological Studies

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tamara Bultje

Associate Professor of Education, Teacher Practicum Coordinator

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Dr. Ryan Burkhart

Dean of the School of Counseling, Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Brad Camp

Affiliate Faculty - Kinesiology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Megan Cannedy

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Steve Cappa

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Pamela Cassellius

Associate Professor of Counseling and Residency Lead Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Thomas Chandler

Assistant Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Isaac Y. Chilima

Assistant Professor of Economics and Business

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Ian Clary

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Lacy Cleveland

Assistant Professor of Health Sciences

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Jeff Cline

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Paul (Russ) Cole

Affiliate Faculty - Biblical Studies

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Dr. Tom Copeland

Professor of Politics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Bryan Crutcher

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Exercise Science

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Mellani Day

Dean of the School of Business and Technology, Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Amber DeBoer

Affiliate Faculty - Outdoor Leadership

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Daniel DeLau

Associate Professor of Accounting

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Charles Denler

Artist in Residence, Assistant Professor, and Director of Composition and Music Media and Marketing

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Ashley Denton

Affiliate Faculty - Outdoor Leadership

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Megan DeVore

Professor of Church History and Early Christian Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Kurt Diesch

Affiliate Faculty - Computer Information Technology

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Jonathan Dimos

Assistant Professor of Psychology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Darrell Dooyema

Affiliate Faculty - Philosophy

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Biblical Studies and Theology

Mark Dorn

Professor of Music & Coordinator of Instrumental Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Emily Douville

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Christopher Eagles

Affiliate Faculty - Percussion

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Alec Ellis

Assistant Librarian, Web Technologies Librarian

Clifton Fowler Library

Dr. Gary W. Ewen

Professor of Management and Leadership Studies, Dean Emeritus

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Brian Fidler

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Christian Finnigan

Assistant Professor of History and Politics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Harold Fisher

Affiliate Faculty - Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Nahanni Freeman

Professor of Psychology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Nathan French

Affiliate Faculty - Biblical Studies

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Biblical Studies and Theology

Susan Fuentes

BSN Assistant Director, Assistant Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Kristen Fundenberger

Affiliate Faculty - Business Administration

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Amanda Furness

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Diana Gaide

Affiliate Faculty - Piano

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Leontine Galante

Associate Professor of Biology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Rick Garris

Affiliate Faculty - Business Administration

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Ylenia Garrison

Affiliate Faculty - Business

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Torrie Gilden

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Kristen Goree

Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Grania Gothard Holman

Affiliate Faculty - Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Paul Gravelle

Affiliate Faculty - Computer Science

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Cammie Gray

Assistant Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Dr. Sonji Gregory

Associate Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Anne Griffin

Affiliate Faculty of Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Gayle Gunderson

Dean of Library Services

Clifton Fowler Library

Dr. Casey Hall

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Melissa Hall

Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Rick Hall

Director and Professor of Leadership and Management

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Michelle Harrison

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Cory Hixson

Assistant Professor of Engineering

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Tammie Huddle

Assistant Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Katherine Hyon

Assistant Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Craig Jacobson

Assistant Professor of Finance

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Lene Jaqua

Professor of Physical and General Sciences

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Sarah Jarvie

Associate Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Kathy Johnson

Assistant Director of Education Programs, Assistant Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Matt Jones

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Bolek Kabala

Assistant Professor of American Politics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Peter A. Kerr

Dean of the School of Business and Leadership, Professor of Marketing and International Business

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Chuck King

Professor of Business, Law and Ethics; Dean Emeritus

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Mark Knox

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. David Kotter

Dean of the School of Theology, Professor of New Testament Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Joshua Kreimeyer

Associate Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Carol Kurkowski

Affiliate Faculty - Business Administration

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Kateryna Kuzubova

Associate Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. John Mark Lamb

Affiliate Faculty - Business Administration

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Trenton Langhofer

Clinical Director and Affiliate Faculty - Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Cody Laun

Affiliate Faculty - Voice

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Barbara Lepke-Sims

Instructor of Harp

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. John P. Lesko

Associate Professor of Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Shannon Lewis

Affiliate Faculty - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Renee Lizcano

Affiliate Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Dr. Marla Lohmann

Associate Professor of Special Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Sharon Luethy

Affiliate Faculty - Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Christopher Luther

Affiliate Faculty - Violin & Viola

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Bryan Malone

Director of Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Data Analytics; Associate Professor of Business and Technology

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Soheil Mansouri

Affiliate Faculty - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Kristen Mauk

Director of Graduate Nursing Programs, Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Mark Mayfield

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. David McNeil, Jr.

Director and Assistant Professor of Choral Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Tracy Meola

Affiliate Faculty - Worship Arts

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. William Middlebrook

Affiliate Faculty - Business

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Kevin Miller

Executive in Residence, Distinguished Professor of Business and Leadership

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Connie Mitchell

Affiliate Faculty - Business Administration

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Ray Mitsch

Professor of Psychology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Michael Mlynarczyk

Affiliate Faculty - Business

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Gregory J. Moore

Director of Global Engagement, Professor of Global Studies and Politics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Irina Moreland

Affiliate Faculty - Piano

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. John Mrazek

Affiliate Faculty - Business

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Sara Murdaugh

Affiliate Faculty- Dance

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. David Murphy

Dean of the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Lawrence Murphy

Affiliate Faculty - Finance

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. John Murray

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Keno Nagasa

Affiliate Faculty - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Jason Ney

Associate Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Richard Niezen

Associate Professor of Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Connie Oswald

Affiliate Faculty of Economics

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Donna Pabst

Affiliate Faculty - Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Susan Pahlau

Assistant Professor of Communication

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Alex Paine

Lab Coordinator/Instructor

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Kathryn Palermo

Assistant Director of Campus Nursing, Assistant Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Jody Panian

Interim BSN Director, Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Jennifer Park

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Mark Parker

Dean of the School of Science and Engineering, Professor of Biology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Justin Peddicord

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Damon Perez

Associate Professor of Biology

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Nursing and Health Professions

Rachel Perez

Affiliate Faculty - Flute

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Selin Philip

Program Director, Associate Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Robert Pierre-Paul

Affiliate Faculty - Business Administration

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Michael Plato

Associate Professor of Philosophy

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Bernard Prokop

Associate Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Jeffrey Renfrow

Director of Undergraduate Education Programs, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Dean Ridings

Affiliate Faculty - Biblical and Theological Studies

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Biblical Studies and Theology

Dr. Thomas Riley

Affiliate Faculty

College of Undergraduate Studies - Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Beth Robinson

Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Seth Rodriquez

Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Colby Rogers

Affiliate Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Dr. James Ruffin

Affiliate Faculty - Criminal Justice

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

John Russo

Affiliate Faculty - Accounting

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Christine Sallas

Affiliate Faculty - Applied Oboe

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Sosamma Samuel-Burnett

Affiliate Faculty - Global Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Laura Saunders

Assistant Professor of Music; Coordinator of Music Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. William Saxby

Professor of Psychology, Dean Emeritus

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Debora Scheffel

Dean of the School of Education, Professor

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Thomas Scheffel

Affiliate Faculty - Law

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Michael Schlabra

Affiliate Faculty - Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn

Affiliate Faculty - Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Oliver Schulz

Associate Librarian - Technical Services

Clifton Fowler Library

Sherry Schulz

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Catherine Sees

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Alisa Shanks

Affiliate Faculty and Director of the Larry J Crabb Center for University Counseling

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Stephen Shumaker

Professor of Politics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Javier Sierra

Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Jessica Snedker

Clinical Coordinator for M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Holly Spofford-McReynolds

Assistant Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jess Stainbrook

Director of Digital Media, Assistant Professor of Communication

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Aaron Stampfl

Assistant Professor of Music, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Gary Steward

Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor of History

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Shane Stone

Associate Professor; Criminal Justice Program Director

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Ken Summers

Affiliate Faculty - Nonprofit Management

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Jaki Taggart

Affiliate Faculty - Business Administration

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Gail Taylor

Affiliate Faculty - Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Rebecca Taylor

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Steven Taylor

Dean of the School of Music, Professor of Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Nancy Thomas

Director of M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Barry Thompson

Affiliate Faculty - Business Administration

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Vincent Tompkins

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Bren Triplett

Director of Information Technology Program, Assistant Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Ashley Turco Weber

Assistant Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Kevin Turner

Professor of Youth Ministry and Theology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Michael VanderKooi

Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Earl Waggoner

Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Daniel Wakefield

Affiliate Faculty - Director of Worship Arts

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Thomas Waller

Affiliate Faculty - Business

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Business and Technology

Dr. Rebecca Welsh

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Wendy Wendover

Dean of the School of Education Professions, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Barbara White

Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions, Professor of Nursing

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dr. Bush White

Director of Graduate Education Programs, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Education Professions

Dr. Jeff White

Director of Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Emphasis, Associate Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Andrew Wichterman

Associate Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. Elizabeth Wiggins

Director of M.A. in School Counseling, Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - School of Counseling

Dr. John Wind

Associate Professor of Theology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Julie Woodman

Associate Professor of Biology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Science and Engineering

Dr. Priscilla Wright

Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Jeffry Yeates

Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership