Goshen College appoints new administrative faculty members

GOSHEN, Ind. – Goshen College announces the appointments of new administrative faculty members:

Jodi Hochstedler
Goshen College’s Public Relations Office is pleased to welcome Jodi Hochstedler as the college’s new campus news bureau director.

A 2000 graduate of Goshen College who majored in communication, Hochstedler was involved with the campus newspaper and yearbook, spent a summer with the Ministry Inquiry Program and was a worship team member. Accepted into the Mennonite Urban Corps program in Pittsburgh, Pa., in the fall of 2000, Hochstedler spent a year as a pastoral intern at Pittsburgh Mennonite Church and working as a victim-offender mediation case manager at the Pittsburgh Mediation Center.

From September 2001 to August 2002, Hochstedler held a year-long internship with Sojourners in Washington, D.C., as an assistant at Sojourners magazine in research, writing and Web responsibilities for the national publication and its Internet presence. Her writing has been published in Christian Living and Sharing magazines also.

Hochstedler spent the fall of 2002 at Iowa Mennonite School, assisting the Spanish department.

Roger A. Nafziger

Roger A. Nafziger began as a development officer in the college relations office in February, with funding for the position made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.’s “Strengthening Philanthropy” grant for institutional fundraising support.

An Archbold, Ohio, native, Nafziger was one of 10 children in his family of 12 to attend Goshen College, earning a bachelor’s in music education and a minor in general science. He completed a master’s degree in educational administration, and has earned numerous professional designations and certificates related to financial consulting and planning.

In 1989, Nafziger began working at MMA, Goshen, assuming various roles, most recently that of vice president of education and development. Prior to his service at MMA, he was a representative for IDS Financial Services; he also taught music to middle school children at Wa-Nee Community Schools (Nappanee, Ind.) for seven years.

Nafziger and his wife have three children, the eldest of whom is a first-year student at Goshen College.

Floyd Saner

The Goshen College Plowshares Project is excited to announce the appointment of Floyd E. Saner, currently chair of the college’s computer science program, as the Plowshares Director of Instructional Technology beginning in February.

Saner joined Goshen College in 1984 as a computer science professor and director of academic computing services, prior to which he worked as an electrical design engineer. He obtained his doctorate in 1999 from Illinois Institute of Technology.

An early adopter of technology in education, using Web-based and other online resources in his courses, Saner has attended numerous seminars on distance and distributed education, taught computer science and multimedia courses at Goshen College and held training seminars on creating Web sites.

In his new appointment Saner will work with the Plowshares Peace Studies Collaborative of Earlham, Goshen and Manchester colleges. Using his knowledge of computer science, teaching pedagogies, and engineering, he will help introduce new ways of using technology in the classroom and provide guidance to the Collaborative and to Goshen College faculty as they move forward in the realm of virtual connectivity. He has particular interest in faculty training and in developing effective and appropriate pedagogical uses of technology.

An active member of the Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Saner and his wife reside in Goshen.