Faculty

world class

professors

Arizona Christian University faculty is committed to fostering an atmosphere wherein academics from a Biblical Worldview are not merely taught but lived. Professors, experts in their respective fields, and passionate about the subjects they teach, challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly.

full time

Anthony A. Bryson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, CORE Christian Liberal Arts Curriculum

Tom Campbell, J.D.

Assistant Professor – Acting Department Chair
Department of Political Science and Government

Paul A. Creasman, Ph.D.

Professor – Department Chair
Department of Communication Studies

Gerald Fercho, M.A.

Assistant Professor – Department Chair
Department of Music

John Hinson, M.A.

Assistant Professor
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Libbie Kent, M.M.

Associate Professor
Department of Music

Linnea Lyding, Ed.D.

Associate Professor – Assistant Dean
Head of the Shelly Roden School of Education

Kevin Parkinson, M.F.A.

Instructor
Department of Communication Studies

Warren Pettitt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor – Department Chair
Department of Science

Benjamin Pundit, N.M.D.

Assistant Professor – Department Chair
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Steven Rutt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Master of Arts in Theology, Worldview and Culture

Adam Sonstroem, M.A.

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies

Ron Strong, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor
School of Business Administration

Douglas Wagner, B.A.

Director of Bands
Department of Music

Jeff Welsh, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor
School of Business Administration

Anastasiya Campbell, M.A.

Instructor
Shelly Roden School of Education

Edward A. Clavell, D.Min.

Dean of Academic Affairs
Interim Head of the School of Business Administration

Kyle DiRoberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor – Interim Department Chair
School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Jess Harris, M.M.A.S.

Instructor
CORE Christian Liberal Arts Curriculum

Susan Johnson, M.A.

Assistant Professor
CORE Christian Liberal Arts Curriculum
Department of Political Science and Government

Joseph Kezele, M.D.

Associate Professor Biology
Department of Science

Amy Nichols, M.Ed.

Instructor
Shelly Roden School of Education

Carolyn Pela, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE

Professor – Assistant Dean
Head of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities
Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Jeff Phillips, M.Div.

Assistant Professor
School of Biblical and Theological Studies
Accreditation Compliance

Adam Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
CORE Christian Liberal Arts Curriculum

Nanci Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Director, Master of Arts in Education

Matt Spivey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department, English Curriculum

Joseph Triolo, M.A.

Assistant Professor
CORE Christian Liberal Arts Curriculum

Juliana Witt, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor
Department of Music

contingent

Kevin Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Science

Al Fadi, M.Div.

Assistant Professor
School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Lyssa Rickard, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor
Shelly Roden School of Education

Vince Scarpinato, M.B.A.

Assistant Professor
Business Administration and Management

George Barna, Ph.D.

Professor
Executive Director of the Cultural Research Center

Kathy Mason, M.A.T.

Assistant Professor
School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Meghan Ruel, M.M.

Assistant Professor
Department of Music

Jann Stewart, M.A.

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies