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Faculty & Staff

The Master of Arts in Higher Education program at Taylor University is supported by eight faculty members and two staff members.

Current faculty members have authored more than two dozen books and other projects during their association with MAHE. They have received advanced degrees from some of America’s finest academic institutions including Purdue University, Azusa Pacific, Indiana State University, the University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, Michigan State, Ohio State, Duke, and Penn State. In addition to their MAHE commitments, faculty members have served on editorial and other boards, and as consultants and evaluators to other colleges and universities.

  • Four MAHE faculty are former executive officers from the Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD), including two who are past presidents of this important organization.
  • Two members of the faculty founded and continue to edit the ACSD journal, Growth.
  • MAHE faculty have won multiple teaching, leadership, and research awards.

MAHE Faculty

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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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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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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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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Kimberly Case

Higher Education Faculty and Director of Assessment & Quality Improvement

  • PhD, Higher Education—Student Success, Azusa Pacific University
  • MAR, Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary 
  • BA, Christian Education, Asbury College 
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Scott Gaier

Director of Academic Enrichment Center & Professor of Higher Education

  • PhD, Educational Studies, Purdue University
  • Certificate, Information Systems Technology, Purdue University
  • MS, Educational Studies, Purdue University
  • BA, Psychology, Huntington College
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Debby Cheruyiot Bii

Higher Education Adjunct Faculty

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (2011)
  • BA, Psychology, Anderson University (2008)
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