Dr. Jamie Aten

Associate Professor of Psychology; Founder and Co-Director, Humanitarian Disaster Institute

Dr. Aten is a disaster psychologist who studies trauma, resilience, and the integration of psychological science and theology.

PsychologyNatural DisastersFaith and Mental HealthChildren and DisastersChildren and TrumaReligion and DisastersDisaster ResearchTraumaDisasters and Mental HealthDisaster PreparednessHumanitarian DisastersPsychology of ReligionFaith-Based OrganizationsEmergency ManagementRelief and Development

Dr. Vincent Bacote

Associate Professor of Theology, Director of Center for Applied Christian Ethics

Dr. Vincent Bacote's research focuses on the intersection of Christian faith and public life.

Christian ThoughtPolitical TheologyTheology and CultureDoctrine of the ChurchDoctrine of the Holy SpiritTheologyEvangelicalismFaith and PoliticsAbraham KuyperCalvinismNeoCalvinismRaceDoctrineDoctrine of Humanity

Dr. Amy Black

Professor of Political Science

Dr. Black has wide research & teaching interests in American Politics, including religion & politics, campaigns & elections, & Congress.

American Politics and GovernmentU.S. CongressThe American PresidencyWomen and PoliticsReligion and PoliticsCampaigns and ElectionsEvangelicals and Politics

Dr. Lynn Cohick

Professor of New Testament

Dr. Lynn Cohick explores the Apostle Paul and his epistles within their larger Jewish and Greco-Roman environments.

The Early ChurchEarly ChristianityWomen in the Ancient WorldWomen in Jewish TraditionsWomen in Christian TraditionsJewish and Christian RelationsChristian EthicsThe Apostle Paul

Dr. Shawn E. Okpebholo

Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Okpebholo's areas of interest include contemporary classical music, the Negro spirituals and non-Western musical styles.

Music HistoryMusic TheoryNegro SpiritualsContemporary Music CompositionClassical Music CompositionClassical MusicAmerican MusicAmerican Classical MusicCharles IvesArt Music

Dr. Jonathan Eckert

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Jonathan Eckert researches teaching effectiveness, evaluation and strategic compensation.

Higher EducationCurriculum DesignCurriculum DevelopmentTeacher TrainingAcademic AdvisingStaff DevelopmentInstructional DesignInstructional TechnologyProgram Evaluation

Dr. Beth Felker Jones

Professor of Theology

Dr. Jones writes for the church and for the academy on the topics of conversion, the body, and doctrine.

Theology and the BodyThe ResurrectionGender and TheologyChristologyGrace and HolinessConversionJohn WesleyFeminist TheologyEschatologyContemporary Religious ThoughtMarriage, Sex and Family in Christian Tradition

Dr. Theon Hill

Assistant Professor of Communication

Dr. Hill's research explores the relationship between rhetoric and social change related to race, culture, and American politics.

Political RhetoricRaceEthnicityThe Obama PresidencyPublic SpeakingSocial MovementsMessagesInfluence and CultureLeadership DevelopmentHip-Hop CultureAmerican FundamentalismRhetoricPopular CulturePublic Memory

Dr. Brian Howell

Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Howell is particularly interested in tourism, short-term missions, study abroad, and trends in non-western Christianity.

Short-Term MissionsGlobalizationGlobal ChristianityFilipino ProtestantismRace Relations in American ChristianityAnthropology of ReligionAnthropology in Popular CultureCulture TheoryInequalityTourismStudy Abroad

Captain David Iglesias, J.D.

Associate Professor of Politics and Law; Director, Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics

David Iglesias is a leading expert in the fields of terrorism and national security, military justice, and federal prosecutions.

TerrorismNational SecurityWar CrimesMilitary ProsecutionFederal ProsecutionsLegal Ethics Military CommissionsPolice MisconductImmigrationPolice Use of ForceRule of LawLaw of War