Faculty Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

Cornerstone University professors are involved in research, publishing, and many other academic activities outside the classroom. Along with their rigorous pursuit of knowledge and excellence in their fields, CU professors put their students' education first, pushing them to higher levels of learning and intellect.  

Faculty Accomplishments 

We are pleased to announce that three former Grand Rapids Theological Seminary faculty members were approved for emeritus faculty status at the recent CU Board of Trustees meeting.

Those honored are Professor David Kennedy (Old Testament), Dr. Gary Meadors (New Testament), and Dr. John Lawlor (Old Testament). This honor is granted based on several criteria, including Christian commitment and impact, teaching excellence, years of service, scholarly contributions, and investment in students. These individuals served GRTS faithfully for over 60 years of combined service. Their individual and shared contributions made a significant and positive impact on the lives of students, the institution, and the cause of Christ.

Lawrence Bos, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Congratulations to Prof. Bos who has been awarded the NAIA Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year!

Ray Gates, Associate Professor of Science

Professor Ray Gates gave a lecture entitled “Yellowstone National Park Through the Eyes of Faith” to the Grand Rapids Audubon Society in November 2014.

Rachel Hammond, Assistant Professor of Biology

Prof. Hammond was a panelist for "Women in Operations: Embracing Past Imperfections" at the GE: Aviation Midwest Division Event on October 3, 2014.

Randy Miller, Assistant Professor of Audio Production

Prof. Randy Miller has an entry in Art Prize at St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom, NE, G.R.  It is a jazz album entitled “First Taste”.  He recorded, mixed and mastered this project in CU’s Faber studios with CU ’14 alum Jake Maquire.   The artist’s name is Steve Talaga.  

Rick Ostrander, Provost

Dr. Rick Ostrander, Cornerstone University provost, has been involved in various professional activities in Fall 2014:

  • On September 29, Dr. Ostrander addressed first-year students at Spring Arbor University on various topics in his book, Why College Matters to God.
  • On October 20-26, Dr. Ostrander gave a series of talks on the purpose and value of Christian higher education at churches and schools in Hong Kong and Beijing.
  • On November 2, Dr. Ostrander participated in a panel presentation on “Sustainable Models of Campus Internationalization” at the Council for Independent Colleges annual conference in Portland, Oregon.
  • In November, Dr. Ostrander’s chapter, “The Southernization of the Evangelical Mind” appears in American Evangelicalism: George Marsden and the State of American Religious History (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014).

Michael Pasquale, Humanities Division Chair, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Dr. Pasquale presented two papers on folk linguistics at the World Congress of Applied Linguistics in Brisbane, Australia, August 2014. He also presented lectures on English teaching and pronunciation and spoke in chapel at Hokuriku Gakuin University, Kanazawa, Japan, October 2014.  

Kathy Sindorf, Associate Professor of Communication & Media

Prof. Sindorf and her husband, Joe, taught Church Media for a week in Cali, Colombia as a part of the COICOM conference for pastors, media directors, and communication church workers.  

Martin Spence, Assistant Professor of History

Prof. Spence is the recipient of the Scouloudi Research Award by the Institute of Historical Research in London.  Prof. Spence is completing a book on nineteenth-century Evangelicalism which will be published next year.

Brad Stamm, Professor of Economics

Dr. Stamm has received a scholar’s fellowship to attend Acton University in the summer of 2014. This four-day conference is held in Grand Rapids, Mich., and brings together professors, graduate students, and other instruction on the intellectual foundations of a free and virtuous society.