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Faculty & Staff

The first commitment of our faculty is to our students’ learning and wellbeing. Thus, their experiences and accomplishments are important not because they are prestigious but because they allow us to serve our students more effectively. Our faculty have a deep and abiding regard for our students and are committed to helping our students achieve the highest levels of success in the classroom, in their assistantships, and in their work after graduation. This regard is demonstrated in their scholarship and teaching, the incredible amount of time they spend interacting with our students outside of the classroom, and their ongoing commitment to our graduates after they complete the program.

Quick Faculty Facts

Possess over 200 cumulative years of service in higher education

Possess over 100 cumulative years of higher educational teaching experience

Authored or coauthored 23 books and numerous chapters and articles

MAHE Faculty Are Leaders In Their Field

Consider just a few of their accomplishments:

  • Their training comes from some of the most highly regarded programs in the country including Purdue, Azusa Pacific, Indiana State, University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University, Michigan State, Ohio State, Duke, and Penn State.
  • Four of our 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.
  • Our faculty have won multiple teaching, leadership, and research awards.
  • Multiple faculty have served on editorial and other boards, and as consultants and evaluators to other colleges and universities.

MAHE Faculty

Skip Trudeau

Vice President for Student Development and Chair 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)
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Dara Berkhalter

Visiting Professor of Higher Education

  • EdD, University of Pennsylvania (2018)
  • MBA, Taylor University (2002)
  • BA, Communications, Taylor University (2002)
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Charlie Brainer

Dean of International Programs, Higher Education Adjunct Faculty, 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)
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Kimberly Case

Higher Education Adjunct Faculty 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)
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Debby Cheruyiot Bii

Assistant Director of Taylor Student Organization & Higher Education Adjunct Faculty

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

Director of Academic Enrichment Center & Professor of Higher Education

  • PhD, Educational Studies, Purdue University (2003)
  • Certificate, Information Systems Technology, Purdue University (2000)
  • MS, Educational Studies, Purdue University (1996)
  • BA, Psychology, Huntington College (1994)
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Drew Moser

Director of MAHE Initiatives & Professor of Higher Education

  • PhD, Higher Education Leadership, Indiana State University (2013)
  • MA, Christian Studies, Denver Seminary (2005)
  • BA, Christian Education, Taylor University (2002)
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Todd C. Ream

Professor of Higher Education

  • PhD, Higher Education, Penn State University (2001)
  • MDiv, Duke University (1996)
  • BA, Religion, Baylor University (1993)
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Kelly Yordy

Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Director of MAHE Programs

  • PhD, Higher Education Leadership & Administration, Indiana State University (2018)
  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (2009)
  • BA, Communication Studies & Human Resources Management, Taylor University (2005)
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Jireh Bagyendera

Higher Education Graduate Assistant

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (ongoing)
  • BS, Business Administration & Entrepreneurship, Messiah University (2020)
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