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New administrative and teaching faculty

julie armstrong Julie White Armstrong is a full-time assistant professor of American Sign Language. She has earned a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in linguistics from Ball State University. Armstrong is a nationally certified ASL/English interpreter having worked in private practice since 1993.

kristyn bakel Kristyn Bakel is an admission counselor. She received a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry from Central Christian College in McPherson, Kan., and a master’s degree in higher education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa. She has spent the last nine years working at Central Christian College as an admission counselor, director of residence life and resident director.

jeron baker Jeron Baker is an admission counselor. He is a 2005 graduate of Goshen College and holds a bachelor’s degree in social work. For the past year, he has worked as a case manager at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center in Elkhart, Ind.

jessica baldanzi Jessica Schlabach Baldanzi is assistant professor of English during Professor of English Beth Martin Birky’s year-long sabbatical. She received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s and doctoral degree from Indiana University (IU). After completing her doctorate, Baldanzi taught at IU-Bloomington.

anna bauer Anna Bauer was named the director of the Community School of the Arts (CSA) Piano Program. Bauer graduated with a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from the Nuremberg (Germany) Music Conservatory, and also completed a master’s degree in administrative leadership from Fresno (Calif.) Pacific University.

malinda berry Malinda Berry, a 1996 GC graduate, is a visiting scholar in Bible and religion and women’s studies this year. She completed a master’s degree in peace studies at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and is currently a doctoral candidate at Union Theological Seminary. This fall, she is teaching a course on Monday nights in Wyse Hall – right next to the room where her father, Associate Professor of Political Science Lee Roy Berry, is also lecturing.

christine bonfiglio Christine Bonfiglio has been appointed to the position of assistant professor of special education. Bonfiglio received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree and doctorate from Western Michigan University in educational psychology.

kevin gary Kevin Gary was appointed as assistant professor of secondary education. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in religious studies at Notre Dame University. He also completed a master’s degree and doctorate in education at Loyola University.

Suzanne Hinnefeld
joined the Good Library staff as reference and instruction librarian. She received a bachelor’s degree from Hanover College and a master’s degree from Indiana University-Indianapolis. Hinnefeld previously worked in research and development at Bayer Corporation (Elkhart) and Meridian Diagnostics (Cincinnati).

dallis miller Dallis Miller, co-controller in the accounting office, graduated from Goshen College with a degree in business in 1978. She was previously a partner at Stauffer & Company, CPAs.
michelle milne Michelle Milne, assistant professor of theater, is teaching and directing half time. Milne received her bachelor’s degree from Goshen College in 1994 and her master’s degree from Towson University. She has worked in theater in Indianapolis and Portland, Ore. She is a third-generation GC faculty member (her parents are Professor of Mathematics Ron Milne and Associate Librarian Sally Jo Milne; her grandfather was Associate Professor Emeritus of Education Perry J. Miller).

kyle schlabach Kyle Schlabach is teaching part-time in the English and communication departments. A 1996 Goshen College graduate, he received a master’s degree in 2000 from Indiana University. Schlabach is a doctoral candidate in 19th-century Irish literature at IU where he has been an instructor in the English department.
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William A. Velez
is an admission counselor. He received a bachelor’s degree in business and music from Goshen College in 2006; he worked in the admission department for several years as a student assistant.

Transitions: Galen Graber, formerly the director of enrollment, is now director of institutional research; Amos Kratzer has become data and mailing coordinator in the admission office after previously serving as an admission counselor; Joel Short moved from being an admission counselor to being a financial aid counselor. Rachel Lapp resigned as director of public relations after more than eight years in the department.