Current Faculty


Crystal R. Allen-Gunasekera (2012)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

BA, Principia College;
MA, PhD, University of Missouri

Julie Blase (2003)

Professor of Political Science

BA, BA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

John W. Broere (2011)

Instructor of Computer Science

BS, Principia College

Molly Broere (2013)

Instructor in the Center for Teaching and Learning

BA, Principia College;
MEd, Mercer University

Hélène Diaz Brown (1994)

Professor of French

MA, Université de Bordeaux, France;
MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee;
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gregory L. Bruland (2012)

Professor of Biology and Natural Resources

BS, Principia College;
PhD, Duke University

Shannon E. Carney (2010)

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

BA, University of California, Los Angeles;
MA, University of Phoenix

Duncan Charters (1974)

Professor of Spanish

BA (Hons.), MA, University of Cambridge, UK;
AM, PhD, Indiana University

Jeffrey B. Cornelius (1989)

Professor of Chemistry

BS, Principia College;
MS, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

David D. Coughtry (1985)

Professor of Studio Art

BA, Principia College;
MA, MFA, State University of New York, Albany

Margaret M. D'Evelyn (2007)

Professor of Art History

BA, Principia College;
MA, University of California, Berkeley;
PhD, Princeton University

Thomas L. Davidson (2000)

Assistant Professor of Economics

BA, Drake University;
MBA, Harvard Business School

Lucia De Paz Nicol (2016)

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

BA Principia College;
MA, Instituto de Empresa, Spain

Karen L. Eckert (2012)

Professor of Sustainability

BS, Principia College;
PhD, University of Georgia

Scott A. Eckert (2010)

Professor of Biology and Natural Resources

BS, Principia College;
PhD, University of Georgia

Lyman E. Ellis III (1996)

Professor of Physical Education

BA, State University College, Fredonia, New York;
EdS/MS, University at Albany, New York;
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Carl A. Erikson (2007)

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College;
MED, Governor College

Marie C. Farson (2016)

Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences

BA, Pamona College;
PhD, University of CA, San Diego

Kimberly M. Fleming (2011)

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College;
MS, Ohio University

Thomas H. Fuller Jr (1989)

Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

AB, Amherst College;
MS, Old Dominion University;
DSc, Washington University

Leah R. Gallant-McFall (2000)

Assistant Professor of Theatre

BA Principia College;
MSEd, MFA, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Nikki J. Gamrath (2011)

Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

BA, Principia College;
MEd, Antioch University

Nicole E. Gervais (2002)

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College;
MSS, United States Sports Academy

Karen Haire (2014)

Associate Professor in multiple disciplines

BA, Durham University;
MA, Fordham University;
EdD, Columbia University

Hilary R. Harper-Wilcoxen (1997)

Associate Professor of Dance

BA, Columbia University;
MFA, University of Wisconsin

James H. Hegarty (2004)

Professor

BA, Principia College;
MM, American Conservatory of Music;
MM, Northern Illinois University

Karl G. Hellman (2015)

Associate Professor of Economics

BA, Beloit College;
MS, Northwestern University;
DBA, Georgia State University

Rosalind S. Hibbs (2006)

Institutional Research Officer with rank of Assistant Professor

BA, Principia College;
MBA, Washington University

Lauren S. Hinchman (2010)

Associate Professor of Educational Studies

BA, Principia College;
MAT, Webster University;
MS, Montana State University

Stephen G. Hinthorne (1994)

Professor of Mathematics

BA, University of California, Santa Barbara;
MA, University of Massachusetts;
PhD, Washington State University

Barry R. Huff (2008)

Assistant Professor of Religion

BA, Principia College;
MTS, Eden Theological Seminary;
ThM, Columbia Theological Seminary

Brian K. Kamusinga (2011)

Instructor of Chemistry

BA, Principia College;
MA, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Daniel D. Kistler (1995)

Associate Professor of Studio Art

BA, Principia College;
MA, Webster University

Jonathan S. Langton (2009)

Assistant Professor of Physics

BS, Principia College;
MS, PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz

Grant E. Larsen (2014)

Assistant Professor of Physics

BA, BS, University of Chicago;
MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth L. Leavoy (1998)

Instructor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College

Cecily E. Lee (1995)

Associate Professor of Spanish

BA, Principia College;
MAT, Webster University;
MA, Washington University;
DML, Middlebury College

Edith P. List (1998)

Librarian with rank of Assistant Professor

BA, Principia College;
MS, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville;
MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

John T. Lovseth (2010)

Instructor of Biology and Natural Resources

BA, Principia College;
MS, Colorado State University

Christopher M. Marston (2010)

Instructor of Physical Education

BA, Drury University;
MA, University of the Rockies

Andrew M. Martin (2014)

Associate Professor in multiple disciplines

BA, University of Reading, UK;
MA, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK;

Duncan Martin (2010)

Professor of Studio Art

BA, Principia College;
MFA, University of Pennsylvania

Heather Martin (2012)

Assistant Professor of Religion

BS, Skidmore College;
MDiv, Boston University;
PhD, Baylor University

Dale E. Matheny (2011)

Associate Professor of Business Administration

BS, Virginia Tech;
MBA, Bryant College

Christine A. McAllister (1999)

Professor of Biology and Natural Resources

BS, Principia College;
MS, Kansas State University;
PhD, Saint Louis University

Michael P. McGlynn (2016)

Associate Professor of Spanish

BA, University of Notre Dame;
MA, PhD, University of Oregon

William Omari Miller (1996)

Associate Professor of Sociology

BA, Principia College;
JD, George Washington University;
MA, University of Missouri, St. Louis

April Mok (2015)

Assistant Professor of Music

BM, MM San Francisco Conservatory of Music;
PhD, University of Chicago

Winifred A. Needham (2013)

Assistant Professor of Educational Studies

BA, Principia College;
MS, Walden University

John J. O'Hagan (2013)

Associate Professor of Theatre

BFA, MFA, University of Idaho

Chris A. O'Riordan-Adjah (2015)

Associate Professor of Engineering

BS, Principia College;
BS, MS, MS, University of Central Florida

Jonathan W. Palmer (2008)

Professor

BA, Principia College;
MSLS, Simmons College;
MBA, Babson College;
PhD, The Claremont Graduate School

Andrew T. Parker (2008)

Associate Professor of Mathematics

BS, Principia College;
MS, PhD, University of New Hampshire

Laura G. Parker (2008)

Assistant Professor of Music

BMus, MM, University of Hartford;
AD, Yale University

Ward T. Patterson (1992)

Assistant Professor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College;
MAPE, Ohio State University

Danne P. Rhaesa (2007)

Assistant Professor of Studio Art

BA, Principia College;
BAE, Kansas University;
MLA, Baker University;
MFA, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Joseph M. Ritter (1995)

Professor

BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;
MS, PhD, University of Delaware

Brian D. Roberts (1997)

Professor of Political Science

BA, Principia College;
MA, University of Virginia;
PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Elizabeth W. Roberts (1998)

Librarian with rank of Associate Professor

BA, Principia College;
MLIS, University of Texas, Austin

Dinah J. Ryan (2003)

Professor of English

BA, Principia College;
MFA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Gregory W. Sandford (1998)

Professor of History

BA, Denison University;
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Libby E. Scheiern (1999)

Professor

BA, Principia College;
MA, Pepperdine University;
PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago

Jess T. Semnacher (2011)

Instructor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College

Heidi J. Snow (2002)

Professor of English

BA, Principia College;
MA, Bridgewater State College;
PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Ellen F. Sprague (1996)

Assistant Professor in the Center for Teaching and Learning

BA, Principia College;
MA, Middlebury College;
MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts

Mary Ann Sprague (1997)

Instructor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College;
MBA, University of Missouri

Clinton A. Staley (2010)

Professor of Computer Science

BA, Principia College;
MS, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Gretchen Starr-LeBeau (2015)

Associate Professor of Religion

BA, University of Virginia;
MA, PhD University of Michigan

Christine Calkins Steele (2006)

Associate Professor of Theatre

BA, University of Iowa;
MA, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK;
MFA, Goddard College

Jeff C. Steele (1999)

Associate Professor in multiple disciplines

BA, MA, Northwestern University;
PhD, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK

Sally A. Steindorf (2005)

Associate Professor in Global Studies

BA, Principia College;
MA, PhD, Syracuse University

William B. Stock (2010)

Professor of Religion

BA, Principia College;
MALD, PhD, Tufts University

Anne E. Sussman (2015)

Assistant Professor in the Center for Teaching and Learning

BA, Smith College;
MA, University of Virginia

Robert L. Terrell (2008)

Instructor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College;
MS, California University of Pennsylvania

Peter C. P. van Lidth de Jeude (2015)

Instructor of History

BA, Principia College;
MA, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Chelsea E. Van Riper (2009)

Librarian with rank of Instructor

BA, Principia College;
MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Joseph D. Van Riper (2010)

Associate Professor of Music

BA, Principia College;
MM, Illinois State University;
DMA, George Mason University

Colleen P. Vucinovich (2015)

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

MBA, MS, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

Joan T. Wesman (2011)

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

BA, Hamilton College;
MAT, Brown University

Paul R. Wesman (2010)

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

BA, Principia College;
MA, Emerson College

Rose J. Whitmore (2013)

Assistant Professor of Music

BA, BM, MM, University of Oregon;
MAT, Lewis and Clark College;
MM, Northwestern University;
DMA, University of Washington

Sara J. Wienecke (2012)

Assistant Professor of English

BA, Principia College;
MFA, Queens University

Charles E. Wilcoxen (1999)

Instructor of Physical Education

BA, Principia College;
MA, Washington University

John W. Williams (1983)

Professor of Political Science

BA, Principia College;
JD, George Washington University

Christopher B. Young (2005)

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

BA, Fort Lewis College;
MA, University of New Mexico