Dr. Gruber serves as Chair of the Education Department and is an Associate Professor of Education. In addition Dr. Gruber is the Director of the Master of Education Degree Program. He began his career at Cedarville during the summer of 2000. A 1974 graduate of Cedarville Dr. Gruber has 26 years of experience in public education most recently as Principal of Greenville High School. Dr. Gruber earned both M.Ed. and Ed.S. Degrees from Wright State University and his Ed.D. at Miami University. His wife Christa is a former computer business teacher at Greenville High School and they have three children, daughters Erin and Sara (G2004), and son Scott (G2006). Dr. Gruber is a licensed private pilot and enjoys photography, water and snow skiing. He teaches adult Sunday school at Bible Fellowship Church in Greenville, Ohio.
Dr. Merlin Ager serves as Professor of Education at Cedarville. He has spent 39 years at Cedarville; he served for 7 years as Dean of the school of Social Science and Professional Studies, and 20 years as Chair of the Education Department. He received his B.A. from Cedarville College (1960), his M.S. from the University of Wisconsin (1962), and his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University (1967). He also completed graduate studies at Miami University (1963) and the University of Wisconsin (1964). Dr. Ager specializes in the content areas of assessment and abstinence education. His wife of more than 49 years, Ruth, served as office manager in several student personnel positions for 25 years, and is now retired. They have two daughters, Mindy and Debby, two grandsons, and a granddaughter. Dr. Ager is very interested in missions. In 1973 he spent 6 months in the Philippines at Faith Academy, and he has taken English-teaching teams to Hungry for 11 summers through Cedarville's Missions Involvement Service (MIS).
Dr. Baumann serves as Professor of Education and teaches graduate and undergraduates courses in Philosophy of Education, Educational Psychology, and the graduate course Diversity and Social Issues in Education. He has been teaching at Cedarville since 1993. Dr. Baumann earned his B.S. (1983), M.S. (1987), and Ph.D. (1995) from the University of Wisconsin. He also serves as a visiting professor at Columbia International University (S.C.). Prior to coming to Cedarville he taught in both public and Christian school settings. His wife Teresea is a 6th grade teacher at Xenia Christian Elementary School. Dr. Baumann also teaches adult Sunday School at his church.
Dr. Laurie Campbell serves as an adjunct Professor of Education. In the past, Dr. Campbell taught K–12 technology education as well as kindergarten, first grade, sixth grade, eighth grade pre-algebra and earth science, middle school Bible, high school journalism, and 10th grade English, and she now teaches full time in a graduate technology education program for practicing teachers. Dr. Campbell earned her B.S. from Palm Beach Atlantic University (1998), her M.Ed. from the University of South Florida (1999), and her Ed.D. from Regent University (2009). Her experience in technology education includes using mobile multimedia devices to facilitate learning, concept mapping, and emerging technologies. As a former academic administrator in Christian education at a school with more than 1,400 students, Dr. Campbell has worked with teachers to infuse technology into teaching and learning.
Associate Professor of Bible Education: Ph.D. in Education Administration, Michigan State University Th.M. in Historical Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary B.A. in Preseminary Bible, Cedarville University At Cedarville since 1997
Dr. Grigorenko specializes in reading and literacy as well as special education. She has taught in public, Christian, and international elementary, middle, and high schools in Colorado, Oregon, Nepal, Indiana, and Ohio. Her research focuses on social and language factors that may constrain students’ reading progress. She has served at Cedarville University since 2006.
Dr. Timothy Heaton serves as Professor of Education, and has been teaching at Cedarville the past 20 years. He received degrees from Wittenberg University, Grace Theological Seminary, and the University of Dayton. He teaches Introduction to Urban Teaching and the Multicultural/Inclusive Field Experience for all majors, Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood, Responsive Schools for Middle Childhood, and the Honors class on Creativity. He has also served on numerous committees at the college and with the community. He is presently on the board of directors for the Urban Institute at Central State University. His areas of specialty include Gifted Education, Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence, Classroom Discipline and Management, Cooperative Learning, Creative Teaching Methods, and Urban Education. Dr. Heaton teaches courses in graduate education as well at Cedarville, University of Dayton, and Baptist Bible College and Seminary. He is a frequent ACSI conference speaker both nationally and internationally. He has also presented papers and done workshops at National and International Professional conferences. Dr. Heaton has traveled and done mission work in a number of different countries. Dr. Heaton's wife, Martha, is a Nurse at Miami Valley Hospital. His daughter, Molly, is a Cedarville graduate and teaches for the Centerville school system. His son, Paul, is a Grace College graduate and serves with the Winona Lake Police Dept. The Heatons also have 4 grandchildren. The Heatons are involved in numerous ministries at their church, The Gathering.
Senior Professor of Bible
Education: Ph.D. in Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
Graduate Study, Institute of Holy Land Studies (Jerusalem, Israel)
Th.M. in Systematic Theology, Grace Theological Seminary
B.A. in Bible, Tennessee Temple University
At Cedarville since 1991
Dr. Moore serves as Assistant Professor of Education. Dr. Moore earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration and Supervision from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Moore is a former faculty and coordinator of the Adolescent/Young Adult Education Program, and currently teaches graduate courses in administration. He is Representative of the Education Department at the Faulty Academic Advisory Committee (FAAC), and a member of the steering committee for the education department.
Dr. Andy Runyan joined Cedarville University in July 2006. As associate academic vice president, he is responsible for the supervision of the departments within the Academic Division that include international programs, distance learning, summer school and continuing education, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Runyan also provides leadership to many projects and activities that support all of the schools within the University.
Runyan's experience in higher education includes over fifteen years of teaching and administration. He holds a Ph.D. in computing technology in education from Nova Southeastern University, a Master's in manufacturing management from Kettering University, and a Bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. He is also a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio and has eight years of experience in the industry as a mechanical engineer.
Dr. Sullivan serves as professor of biology and director of the Center for Bioethics. He has been at Cedarville since 1996. He received his B.S. from Youngstown State University (1974) and his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University (1978). In 2004, he completed his M.A. in bioethics from Trinity University. He has been honored as a Diplomat by the American Board of Surgery (1985) and as a Fellow by the American College of Surgeons (1996). Before coming to Cedarville, Dr. Sullivan served as a medical missionary with Baptist Mid-Missions for three years in Haiti and three years in the Central African Republic. He is a member of several organizations, including the American Medical Association, the Christian Medical Association, the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. His research interests center on moral philosophy and biomedical ethics. He is also actively involved in his church as a Sunday school teacher. In his spare time, Dr. Sullivan enjoys woodworking and racquetball. He and his wife, Barbara, have three daughters.