Cedarville professor Dr. Mark Caleb Smith on a television newscast.

Christ-Centered Faculty Welcomed to CU

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by Xander Eliopulos, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University recently welcomed 13 new faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year. The new faculty-members are spread out among eight different academic departments and bring a diverse background of professional and teaching experience. These individuals, hailing from many different functional areas, represent Cedarville’s commitment to provide rigorous academics and proclaim Christ in the classroom.

FacultyEducationDisciplinePrevious Employment
School of Bible and Theological Studies
Chris Bruno, Ph.D.Wheaton CollegeTheologyNorthland International University 
Michael Shepherd, Ph.D.Southeastern Baptist Theological SeminaryBiblical StudiesLouisiana University
Department of Communication
Sarah Murphy, M.S.DrexelCommunicationsDistrict Director in Illinois
Department of English, Literature and Modern Languages
Andrew McGraff, M.F.A.IowaEnglishNortheast Wisconsin Technical College
Mary McCulleyTexas StateEnglishTCU
School of Nursing
Peter Savard, M.S.N.Wright StateNursingEnterprise Sourcing Group
School of Pharmacy
Andrew Straw, Pharm.D.Ohio NorthernPharmacyLewis Family Drug
Brenda Paul, Pharm D.Ohio StatePharmacy MedCentral Health System 
Department of Psychology
Kristin DeWitt, Psy.D.Argosy UniversityPsychologyClearwater Christian College
Department of Science and Mathematics
Adam Hammet, Ph.D.Ohio StateMathematicsBethel College
Nina Sekerak, M.S. (ABD)IllinoisChemistryIllinois
Tracy Collins, Ph.D. DaytonBiology Kettering College 
Department of Social Work
Melissa Brown, M.S.W.Ohio StateSocial WorkCrossroads Hospice

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 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.