Colorado Christian University

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

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

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

Danielle Aguillon

Instructor of English, Associate Director of the Writing Center

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. John Aldridge

Director Organizational Management and Leadership Programs, Assistant Professor of Business and Technology

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Dr. Isidro Aybar, Jr.

Affiliate Faculty

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Diane Badzinski

Professor of Communication

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Kwami Barnett

Affiliate Professor of Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Janet Black

Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Ron Bland

Affiliate Faculty

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

John Borman

Associate Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

David Bosworth

Assistant Professor of Theology and Missions

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Derek Branstrom

Associate Professor and Director of Outdoor Leadership

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Bob Brooks

Program Director, Assistant Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Dr. Travis Buchanan

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies

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

Tamara Bultje

Associate Professor of Education, Teacher Practicum Coordinator

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Dr. Ryan Burkhart

Director of Master of Arts in Counseling Program, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences and Humanities

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

Kristin Campbell

Affiliate Faculty - Violin and Viola

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Steve Cappa

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Dr. Pamela Cassellius

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Dr. Ian Clary

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Paul (Russ) Cole

Affiliate Faculty in Biblical Studies

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

Dr. Tom Copeland

Professor of Political Science

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Mellani Day

Dean

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Amber DeBoer

Affiliate Professor of 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

Director of Worship Arts, Composition, and Music Production and Engineering

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Ashley Denton

Affiliate Professor of Outdoor Leadership

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Megan DeVore

Associate Professor of Church History and Early Christian Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Mark Dorn

Professor of Music & Coordinator of Instrumental Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Delana Durough

Assistant Professor of Finance & Economics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Christopher Eagles

Affiliate Faculty - Percussion

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Jenna Ellis

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and CCU Forensics Coach

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Gary W. Ewen

Dean and Professor of Management and Leadership Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Deborah Fenton-Nichols

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Dr. Harold Fisher

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Dr. Nahanni Freeman

Associate Professor of Psychology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Leontine Galante

Assistant Professor of Biology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Richard Gallagher

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Ylenia Garrison

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Dr. Kristen Goree

Director of Pre-Licensure BSN Option, Professor of Nursing

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Dr. Grania Gothard Holman

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Dr. Kyle Greenwood

Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Language

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Gayle Gunderson

Library Director

College of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Kristy Hardwick

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Dr. Mary Hobus

Professor, Assistant Director of Nursing

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Colleen Hope

Adjunct Faculty - Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Tammie Huddle

Assistant Professor of Nursing

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Dr. Katherine Hyon

Assistant Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Lene Jaqua

Associate Professor of Physical and General Sciences

College of Undergraduate Studies - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Sarah Jarvie

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Matt Jones

Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Cheryl King

Assistant Professor of Nursing

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Dr. Chuck King

Professor of Business, Law and Ethics; Dean Emeritus

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Sarah Kizzee

Program Coordinator for the Masters in Counseling Program

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

Dr. David Kotter

Dean and Professor of New Testament Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Christa Koval

Associate Professor of Chemistry

College of Undergraduate Studies - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Barbara Lepke-Sims

Harp Instructor

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Marla Lohmann

Assistant Professor of Special Education

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Dr. Courtney Long

Affiliate Faculty - Saxophone

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Kelton Lustig

Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Dr. Cheryl Mark

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Dr. Kristen Mauk

Professor, Director RN-BSN and MSN

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Dr. Christelle Menth

Professor of Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. William Middlebrook

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Divison

Kevin Miller

Executive in Residence, Distinguished Professor of Business and Leadership

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Phil Mitchell

Professor of History

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Ray Mitsch

Associate Professor of Psychology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Michael Mlynarczyk

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Dr. Irina Moreland

Affiliate Faculty - Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

David Mulkey

Assistant Professor of Nursing

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Dr. John Murray

Assistant Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Karen Neville

Associate Librarian, Technical Services

College of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Jason Ney

Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Richard Niezen

Assistant Professor of Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Lance Oversole

Affiliate Professor of Business & Economics

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Donna Pabst

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Susan Pahlau

Assistant Professor of Communication

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Park

Assistant Professor of Counseling

College of Undergraduate Studies - Social Sciences and Humanities Division

Dr. Mark Parker

Associate Professor of Biology

College of Undergraduate Studies - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Paul Penley

Affiliate Faculty

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

Dr. Damon Perez

Associate Professor of Biology

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Rachel Perez

Affiliate Faculty - Flute

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Selin Philip

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Michael Plato

Assistant Professor of Intellectual History and Christian Thought

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Jeremy M. Porier

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Bernard Prokop

Assistant Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Shane Ratzell

Assistant Librarian, Outreach and Instruction

College of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Randy Raysbrook

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Jeffrey Renfrow

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

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Ron Rex

Executive in Residence; Associate Professor of Management and Marketing

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Linda Rieg

Lead Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr. Colby Rogers

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Dr. James Ruffin

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Katherine Runkel

Affiliate Professor of Vocal Performance

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

John Russo

Assistant Professor of Accounting

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Michael Saunders

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Dr. William Saxby

Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Psychology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Debora Scheffel

Dean and Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Thomas Scheffel

Affiliate Professor of Law

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Dr. Michael Schlabra

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

John Schreiber

Assistant Professor

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Heath Sciences Division

Dr. Jill Schroeder-Dorn

Affiliate Faculty - Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Oliver Schulz

Associate Librarian, Collection Management Librarian

College of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Catherine Sees

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Dr. Stephen Shumaker

Professor of Political Science

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Susan Spear

Assistant Professor of English

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Bill Spencer

Affiliate Faculty

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Mary Spencer

Director of Assessment and Affiliate Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education

Jennifer Stafford

Assistant Professor and Director of Theatre Studies

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Carmen Stephens

Associate Professor of Nursing

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr. Gary Steward

Assistant Professor of History

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Ronald Stites

Assistant Professor

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Business and Leadership

Jennifer Stucki

Affiliate Faculty - Oboe

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Dr. Rebecca Taylor

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Steven Taylor

Dean and Professor of Music

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Music

Bren Triplett

Director of Computer Information Technology Program

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Dr. Kevin Turner

Professor of Youth Ministry and Theology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Kyle Usrey

Professor of International Business, Law and Ethics

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Business and Technology Division

Jessica Vaeth

Clinical Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Counseling Program

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

Dr. Earl Waggoner

Dean, Professor of Biblical Studies

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

Dr. William Watson

Professor of History

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Humanities and Sciences

Dr. Wendy Wendover

Dean, Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Dr. Barbara White

Dean, Professor of Nursing

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Dr. Bush White

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

College of Adult and Graduate Studies - Curriculum and Instruction Education Division

Dr. Andrew Wichterman

Assistant Professor of Counseling

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

Dr. John Wind

Assistant Professor of Theology

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Theology

Dr. Julie Woodman

Assistant Professor of Biology

College of Undergraduate Studies - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Priscilla Wright

Professor of Education

College of Undergraduate Studies - School of Education