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

Christ-Centered Faculty Welcomed to CU


by Xander Eliopulos, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University recently welcomed 13 new faculty members for the 2015-16 academic year. The new facultymembers 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.
Faculty Education Discipline Previous Employment
School of Bible and Theological Studies
Chris Bruno, Ph.D. Wheaton College Theology Northland International University 
Michael Shepherd, Ph.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Biblical Studies Louisiana University
Department of Communication    
Sarah Murphy, M.S. Drexel Communications District Director in Illinois
Department of English, Literature and Modern Languages    
Andrew McGraff, M.F.A. Iowa English Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Mary McCulley Texas State English TCU
School of Nursing  
Peter Savard, M.S.N. Wright State Nursing Enterprise Sourcing Group
School of Pharmacy    
Andrew Straw, Pharm.D. Ohio Northern Pharmacy Lewis Family Drug
Brenda Paul, Pharm D. Ohio State Pharmacy  MedCentral Health System 
Department of Psychology      
Kristin DeWitt, Psy.D. Argosy University Psychology Clearwater Christian College
Department of Science and Mathematics    
Adam Hammet, Ph.D. Ohio State Mathematics Bethel College
Nina Sekerak, M.S. (ABD) Illinois Chemistry Illinois
Tracy Collins, Ph.D.  Dayton Biology  Kettering College 
Department of Social Work    
Melissa Brown, M.S.W. Ohio State Social Work Crossroads 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.