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Faculty & Staff

Classes are taught by esteemed faculty who exemplify servant-leadership in professional and academic contexts. The M.A. in Leadership faculty possess a wealth of knowledge and a variety of experiences ranging from international higher education to business to church ministry. Additionally, each faculty member has conducted specialized research in various facets of leadership including leadership transitions, virtue development, women in leadership, and more.

Kelly Yordy

Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Director of Graduate Program Development in Leadership

  • PhD, Higher Education Leadership & Administration, Indiana State University
  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University
  • BA, Communication Studies & Human Resources Management, Taylor University
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Dan Darko

Dean for Global Engagement & Professor of Biblical Studies

  • PhD, New Testament & Early Christianity, King’s College London (University of London)
  • ThM, Evangelical Theological Seminary (Osijek, Croatia)
  • MA, Biblical Studies, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies & University of Leeds
  • BTh, Evangelical Theological Seminary (Osijek, Croatia)
  • Diploma, Pastoral Ministries & Religious Education, Ghana Christian University
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Stephen Austin

Associate Dean of Student Leadership & Director of Student Programs

  • MA, Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University
  • BS, Secondary Education (English/Literature), Taylor University
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Julie Little

Associate Professor of Management

  • PhD, Technical Management, Leadership, and Innovation, Purdue University
  • Applied Management Principles Program Certificate, Krannert Executive Education Program, Purdue University
  • MSM, Business Management, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • BS, Human Resources and Labor/Industrial Relations, Indiana University
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Jeff Aupperle

Associate Dean Calling & Career

  • PhD, Educational Leadership & Administration, Indiana State University
  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University
  • BA, Christian Ministries, Bethel University
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Scott Barrett

Assistant Director of the Academic Enrichment Center and Coordinator of Accessibility and Disability Resources

  • Advanced Certificate, Disability Services in Higher Education, City University of New York
  • PhD, Educational Leadership, Indiana State University
  • MA, Educational Ministries, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • BS, Elementary Education, Taylor University
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Drew Moser

Professor of Higher Education, Director of Initiatives

  • PhD, Education Leadership, Indiana State University
  • MA, Christian Studies, Denver Seminary
  • BA, Christian Education, Taylor University

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Skip Trudeau

Vice President for Student Development & Intercollegiate Athletics, Director of the Master of Arts in Higher Education Program

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