New Faculty, Board Members Approved By Trustees

by Mark D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Cedarville University’s Board of Trustees approved the appointments of five faculty members and two new trustees at its October meeting.

The new trustees are Daniel Akin, Ph.D., and Timothy Armstrong. The faculty members are Patrick Dudenhofer, M.S., assistant professor of computer science, Frederick Harmon, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical engineering, Maurice Lee, M.S.W., assistant professor of social work, William Marsh, Ph.D. (ABD), assistant professor of theological studies, and Rebecca Wagner, Ed.D., assistant professor of nursing.

Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina since 2004, has written and edited books on preaching and systematic theology, and is a well-respected theologian. His expertise in understanding how theology intersects with education, along with his understanding of higher education, made him a perfect fit to be a Trustee.

He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and bachelor’s degree from Criswell College. Akin and his wife, Charlotte, have four adult children—all pastors in southern United States cities.

Dr. Akin has influence throughout the Southern Baptist Convention and is a regular speaker at national conferences throughout the United States.

Armstrong, pastor of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio –a church with an average Sunday attendance of 6,000, earned his undergraduate degree in Bible from Cedarville University. He went on to earn a master of theology and is working towards a doctrinal degree of ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary. He was the founding pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Mansfield, Ohio and a former pastor of student ministries at Berean Baptist Church in Mansfield.

Armstrong brings expertise in local church ministry and an ability to influence student recruitment. He and his wife, Michelle, also a Cedarville University graduate, have three children.
 
“Dr. Akin and Dr. Armstrong both bring a lot of energy and expertise to the board of trustees,” said Thomas White, president. “They are well respected, theologically conservative, passionate about the Gospel, and committed to supporting the mission of Cedarville University as we stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ.”
 
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.