Cedarville University Faculty Members Honored

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, OH - Several Cedarville University faculty members were recently honored by their Miami Valley peers. Cheryl Irish, James Leightenheimer, Chris Miller, and Susan Warner were all recognized at the 2003 Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) faculty excellence awards presentation. The awards presentation was a part of SOCHE's "Innovations in Teaching and Learning" seminar, held at Wittenberg University. Irish is an assistant professor of education. She was recognized for her expertise in using computer-assisted instruction to enhance basic multiplication performance in elementary students. Irish earned her undergraduate degree from Western Baptist College. She holds a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in education from the University of Cincinnati. She has been on the Cedarville University faculty since 1998. She resides in Xenia. Leightenheimer is an associate professor of communication arts. He also directs the student-operated campus radio station, known as U99.5. He was honored for developing and implementing a multi-track studio production program. Leightenheimer is a Cedarville University graduate and earned his graduate degree at Ohio University. He joined the faculty in 1982. He is a Cedarville resident. Miller is a professor of Bible and chairs of the department of biblical education. He was recognized for his development of interactive CD-ROMs for two Baker Book House textbooks used widely in biblical studies curricula: "Encountering the Old Testament" and "Encountering the New Testament." Miller holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee Temple University and a master of theology degree from Grace Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served on Cedarville's faculty since 1991. He is a Cedarville resident. Warner is an assistant professor of sociology. She was recognized for introducing on-line class discussion options and periodic interactions with a Wilberforce University sociology course on race relations. Warner holds an undergraduate degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. She earned both her master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Akron. She joined the Cedarville University faculty in 1999. She resides in Xenia. SOCHE is a consortium of regional colleges and universities advancing higher education through academic collaboration, corporate and community partnerships, student success, and public awareness. To learn more about SOCHE, visit www.soche.org. To learn more about Cedarville University, visit www.cedarville.edu. -30-