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Taylor University Leadership

Senior Leadership

Michael Lindsay Ph.D.


  • PhD, Sociology, Princeton University (2006)
  • MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary (2000)
  • BA, English and Speech, Baylor University (1994)

Rex Bennett

Vice President for University Advancement

  • JD, Southern Methodist University College of Law
  • MS, Southern Illinois University
  • BA, Greenville College

Gregory Dyson

Vice President for Intercultural Leadership and Church Relations

  • MS, Organizational Leadership, Cairn University (2016)
  • BA, Bible, Cedarville University (1998)
  • Diploma, Biblical Studies, Word of Life Bible Institute (1985)

Will Hagen

Vice President for Strategy and Chief of Staff

  • MS, Financial Analysis, Gordon College
  • BA, English Language and Literature, Gordon College

Jewerl Maxwell


  • PhD, Political Science, Miami University (2008)
  • MA, Political Science, Miami University (2004)
  • BA, Political Science, History, and Public Affairs, Muskingum University (2003)

Stephen Olson

Vice President for Finance/CFO

  • MBA, Purdue University Fort Wayne (2003)
  • BS, Taylor University (1998)

Ron Sutherland

Special Assistant to the President

  • MBA, University of Baltimore (1986)
  • BA, Taylor University (1982)

Skip Trudeau

Vice President for Student Development and Director of the Master of Arts in Higher Education Program

  • EdD, Higher Education Administration, Indiana University Bloomington (2000)
  • MA, Student Personnel Administration, State University of New York College at Buffalo (1987)
  • BA, Christian Education, John Brown University (1985)

Holly Whitby

Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

  • MS, Instructional Design & Technology, Trevecca Nazarene University (2018)
  • MBA, Business Administration, Belmont University (1997)
  • BA, Business Administration & Management, Trevecca Nazarene University (1995)

Provost's Council

Barbara Bird

Professor of English, Dean of Faculty Development, and Director of the Bedi Center for Teaching and Learning

  • PhD, Composition and Rhetoric, Ball State University (2004)
  • BA, English, Taylor University (1999)

Charlie Brainer

Dean of International Programs and Director of Spencer Centre for Global Engagement

  • PhD, English, Applied Linguistics, Michigan State University (1996)
  • MA, Linguistics, TEFL, University of Michigan (1986)
  • BA, History, Education, Wheaton College (1981)

Shannon Brooks

Director of Zondervan Library

  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina (2008)
  • MS, Personnel Services, Bob Jones University (2004)
  • BA, History, Bob Jones University (2000)

Kimberly Case

Higher Education Faculty Adjunct and Director of Assessment & Quality Improvement

  • PhD, Higher Education—Student Success, Azusa Pacific University (2010)
  • MAR, Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary (1984)
  • BA, Christian Education, Asbury College (1982)

Nancy Dayton

Dean of Arts, Humanities, Business & Higher Education and Professor of English

  • PhD, American Literature, Miami University (1996)
  • MA, English Literature, Indiana University (1987)
  • BA, English, Writing, Indiana Wesleyan University (1985)

Rob Linehan

Chief Information Officer

  • MA, Geography, Arizona State University (1979)
  • BS, Geography, University of Maryland College Park (1978)

Carrie Meyer

Director of Online Learning & Institutional Technology

  • MBA, Taylor University (2006)
  • BA, University of Southern Indiana (1999)

Grace Miller

Dean of the School of Natural & Applied Sciences

  • PhD, Plant Physiology/Horticulture, Purdue University (1990)
  • MS, Plant Physiology/Agronomy, University of California-Davis (1984)
  • BA, Botany & Art, Duke University (1980)

Janet Rogers

University Registrar

  • MA, Education, Morehead State University (1987)
  • BBA, (Teaching), Morehead State University (1983)

Board of Trustees

Angela Angelovska-Wilson

Angela Angelovska-Wilson ’96

Lawyer, DLx Law

JD, American University
BA, Taylor University

Jonathan V. Beukelman

Jonathan V. Beukelman ’98

Senior Vice President, UBS Financial Services

BA, Taylor University

Minda Chow

Minda Chow

Retired Nurse & Homemaker

BS, University of Illinois

Mark T. Davis

Mark T. Davis

President, Atlantic Christian Academy & MD Ministry Partners, LLC

MBA, Florida Atlantic University

Sarah Flick

Sarah Flick '92

Coach, Maxson & Associates

BA, Taylor University 

Chris Goeglein

Chris Goeglein ’84

Managing Partner, True North Strategic Advisors, LLC

MBA, Ball State University
BA, Taylor University

Tamara Shaya Hoffmann

Tamara Shaya Hoffmann ’08

Foreign Service Officer, Department of State

MA, University of Notre Dame
BA, Taylor University

Erik Hotmire

Erik Hotmire ’95

Managing Director, Sard Verbinnen & Co

BA, Taylor University

Rhonda F. Jeter

Rhonda F. Jeter ’79

Associate Professor & Dean of the College of Education, Bowie State University

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Maryland-College Park
BS, Taylor University

Stephen L. Johnson

Stephen L. Johnson ’73

President, Stephen L. Johnson & Associates Strategic Consulting, LLC

MS, George Washington University
BA, Taylor University
LHD, Taylor University

Heather Larson

Heather Larson ’96

Founder, Philanthropy Advisor, & Leadership Consultant, LiveGive

BA, Taylor University

Susan McCabe

Susan McCabe

Christian Laywoman & Homemaker

MA, College of William and Mary
BS, College of William and Mary

Manuel Rosado

Manuel Rosado ’96

President, Spectrum Investment Advisors, Inc.

MBA, Concordia University
BA, Taylor University

Kathleen E. Stevens

Kathleen E. Stevens ’82

Homemaker & Laywoman

BA, Taylor University

Mark D. Taylor

Mark D. Taylor

President, Tyndale House Publishers

BA, Duke University
LHD, Taylor University

Karen E. Thomas

Karen E. Thomas ’87

Christian Laywoman & Homemaker

MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
BA, Taylor University

P. Eric Turner

P. Eric Turner ’74

President & CEO, T3 Investments Corp.

BS, Taylor University

Nicholas J. Wallace

Nicholas J. Wallace


MA, California State University

Shani P. Wilfred

Shani P. Wilfred ’99

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University

PhD, Indiana University Bloomington
MA, Indiana University Bloomington
BS, Taylor University

Daniel S. Wolgemuth

Daniel S. Wolgemuth ’77

President Emeritus, Youth For Christ USA

BA,Taylor University
LHD, Huntington University