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Faculty & Staff

Classes are taught by esteemed faculty who exemplify servant-leadership in professional and academic contexts. Each faculty member has served in various leadership roles including President, Director, Dean, and Pastor. Additionally, each faculty member has conducted specialized research in various facets of leadership including leadership transitions, power dynamics, women in leadership, and more.

Michael Lindsay Ph.D.


  • PhD, Sociology, Princeton University 
  • MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • BA, English and Speech, Baylor University

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Jody Hirschy

Associate Dean of Business, Executive Director of Graduate Programs in Leadership

  • PhD, Global Leadership, Regent University
  • MA, Corporate & Multicultural Communication, DePaul University
  • BA, Communications Arts & Sciences, DePauw 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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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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Benjamin Hotmire

Dean of Business, Education, & Social and Behavioral Science

  • PhD, Curriculum (cognates: Educational Technology and Social Foundations of Education), Ball State University
  • MA, Teaching, Wright State University
  • BS, Elementary Education (JH/MS Science and Social Studies), Taylor University
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