Honoring faculty accomplishments.

Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary 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, our faculty members put their students' education first, pushing them to higher levels of learning and intellect as mentoring, modeling scholars.

Erik Benson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History

Dr. Erik Benson co-presented at AMICAL 2016, a conference hosted by The American University of Rome.

In addition, Dr. Benson served as a panelist for "A Different Take: Insights on Teaching Economics and History in Another Culture" at the 2016 Economic and Business History Society Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Dr. Nigel Crompton

Professor of Biology

Dr. Nigel Crompton participated in the April 2016 Science and Faith Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. He presented on Mendel and Epistasis and on Avian Biodiversity.

Sérgio da Silva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Sérgio da Silva co-authored an article published in The Journal of Positive Psychology on May 26, 2016, entitled "Self-Forgiveness and Forgiveness-Seeking in Response to Rumination: Cardiac and Emotional Responses of Transgressors."

Pamela George, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Special Education

Pamela George, M.A., co-presented "Inclusion: Does It Work?" at the Michigan Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, March 3.

Dr. Timothy Gombis

Associate Professor of New Testament

Dr. Timothy Gombis published a chapter in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New PerspectiveScot McKnight (B.A. '76) and Joseph B. Modica edited the volume.

John Hilber, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament

Dr. John Hilber was selected as one of six recipients for the inaugural Henry Resident Fellowship program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He will spend the 2016-17 academic year at Trinity as a Senior Research Fellow for The Creation Project.

Robert Keys, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Science

Dr. Robert Keys presented a poster entitled "The Influence of Habitat and Landscape Associations on Breeding Birds in Managed Grasslands of Southwest Michigan" at the 2016 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.

Jonathan Marko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophical & Systematic Theology

Dr. Jonathan Marko published an essay in Journal of Markets & Morality (Volume 19, No. 1) entitled "The Promulgation of Right Morals: John Locke on the Church and the Christian as the Salvation of Society."

Jeremy Osborn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Dr. Jeremy Osborn contributed to Christianity & Communication Studies Network's blog with three guest posts during May - June 2016:

Michael Pasquale, Ph.D.

Professor of Linguistics and Humanities Division Chair

Dr. Michael Pasquale presented "Brazilian Perceptions of Varieties of English" at the 2016 Sociolinguistics Symposium in Murcia, Spain.

In addition, he presented a Detroit Tigers ESL Teachers Affiliate Workshop entitled "Teaching Pronunciation and Listening in Context" in March 2016.

Don Perini, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Ministry and Creativity

Don Perini, M.F.A., served as a speaker for LeadLab at Central Wesleyan Church in May 2016.

Michael Stevens, Ph.D.

Professor of English and Co-Director of the Honors Program

Dr. Michael Stevens published a two-part review of baseball resources in Books & Culture and a review of Teaching and Christian Imagination in CCCU Advance.

Kent Walters, D.W.S.

Director of Choral Studies and Professor of Music

Dr. Kent Walters served as editor for Anamnesis 35: Spring 2016, a publication presented by The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.