Division of Humanities

The Division of Humanities offers courses and programs that are foundational to an undergraduate liberal arts education. Communication skills, critical thinking, artistic expression, cross-cultural and multicultural learning, media awareness, understanding of the history and cultures of our world, knowledge of diverse traditions in the arts and literature – these are only a few of the emphases of Cornerstone University’s Division of Humanities.

We offer many vital core classes and operate our own degree programs in English, History, Philosophy, Linguistics and Foreign Languages.  You take courses not only in your area (e.g., literature), but also in philosophy, linguistics, and creative writing. This is the strength and uniqueness of the program. Our focus is the integration of Christian faith and academic content, directing each student toward the formation of a Christian worldview. 



English Education (Elementary and Secondary)


History Education

Creative Writing




Language Arts Group (Elementary)

Spanish Education (Elementary and Secondary)



English Education (Elementary & Secondary)




Spanish Education (Elementary & Secondary)

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

TESOL Education (Elementary, Secondary, K-12)




Michael Pasquale, PhD.
Division Chair, Professor of Linguistics

Jonathan Marko, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology

Cynthia Beach, M.A.
Assistant Professor of English

Martin Spence, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

Erik Benson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Jason Stevens, M.A.
Assistant Professor of English

Matt Bonzo, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy

Michael Stevens, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Emily Gratson, M.A.
Instructor of Spanish

Michael Van Dyke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Tammy Looman, M.A.
Instructor in Writing, Director of Writing Center/Writing Across the Curriculum


Contact Us


Phone: 616-222-1430
Fax: 616-977-5474