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.
Congratulations to David Kennedy, retired GRTS Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Dr. Brenda King, Professor of Sociology
They were inducted into the Cornerstone University Faculty Hall of Honor on February 7, 2014 at the Winter Gala.
Cynthia Beach, Assistant Professor of English
Prof. Cynthia Beach and Prof. David Beach (PGS Enhanced Adjunct Professor) contributed devotionals to Zondervan’s new grief bible, Hope in the Mourning (2013).
Dr. Crompton will be presenting on " Neurotransmission and its Potential Role at the Mind/Brain Interface" at the “Science & Faith” conference in Stuttgart, Germany in March 2014.
Jonathan Greer, Assistant Professor of Old Testament
Dr. Greer wrote "Dinner at Dan: An Exegetical and Archaeological Exploration of Sacred Feasting at Iron Age II Tel Dan.” Culture and History of the Ancient Near East Series. Leiden/Boston: Brill.
In January of 2014, Dr. Greer & Dr. Turner led the development and implementation of the Israel Study Tour course. The course combines extensive travel within Israel and the Palestinian territories, on-site exploration of archaeological remains, and a detailed study of the history, culture, and geography of region with an emphasis on illuminating the world of the Bible. The course, or its on-campus alternative, is now a requirement for the GRTS M.Div. curriculum and is heavily subsidized by a generous donor.
Rachel Hammond, Assistant Professor of Business
Prof. Hammond has been accepted to the doctoral program at Anderson University.
Rob Keys, Associate Professor of Science
Dr. Keys gave a presentation at the 2014 Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference, March 7-8, 2014, on The Black Box Mystery - a workshop investigating how to teach the nature of science and scientific modeling to students in the science classroom.
Dr. Keys also gave a presentation at the 2014 Michigan Bird Conservation Initiative Workshop, - March 20-22, 2014, on An analysis of vegetative structure in the choice of nesting habitat by
Midwestern songbirds - a paper presentation on the development of a model to assess habitat types for potential songbird nesting success.
Jonathan Marko, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology
Dr. Marko's article "Justification, Ecumenism, and Heretical Red Herrings in John Locke's The Reasonableness of Christianity" was accepted for publication in the Philosophy and Theology Journal.
Dr. Marko’s book review of Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works by James K. A. Smith will be published in the Calvin Theological Journal in April, 2014.
In March Dr. Marko was invited to speak at two workshops at the Church Ministries Conference in Grand Rapids on "Herding Cats vs. Shepherding Head Sheep: Leading (or Dragging) Small Group Leaders to Green Pastures and Still Waters amidst a Culture of Busyness and Distraction."
Pete Muir, Associate Professor of Media and Communication & Media Division Chair
Congratulations to Dr. Muir! He successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, and will graduate from Western Michigan University in December, 2013.
Dr. Ostrander’s new book Reconsidering College is featured in two publications: Inside Higher Education and The Christian Post.
Michael Pasquale, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Humanities Division Chair
Dr. Pasquale was elected to the board of directors of the Michigan TESOL organization and presented a paper at their annual conference.
Don Perini, Associate Professor of Ministry and Creativity
Prof. Perini’s book, Emerge, was released on February 2, 2014.