Goshen College welcomes new employees for the 2013-14 school year, some of whom were hired and began their duties earlier in the year.
New teaching faculty:
Luke Beck Kreider is a visiting assistant professor of peace, justice and conflict studies. Beck Kreider is a 2008 Goshen College graduate and holds a master’s degree from Yale Divinity School.
Phillip Mason is associate professor of business. Mason is a 1988 Goshen College graduate and earned his master of business administration in environmentally sustainable business from Green Mountain College. He spent 23 years in software, technology, insurance and financial services before teaching business, and most recently taught business and economics at Bethel College in North Newton, Kan.
Patrick Mello is a visiting professor of English. Mello received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from California State University, Chico, and his doctoral degree from the University of Notre Dame, specializing in 18th century British literature.
Mark Moyer is associate professor of nursing. Moyer holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing from Bethel (Ind.) College. Mark has extensive clinical experience at IU Health Goshen and was a faculty member of ITT Technical Institute.
Luke Norell is a piano instructor for the Community School of the Arts. Norell received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn., and master’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Kathryn Schmidt is assistant professor of music. She has taught piano, keyboard literature, keyboard musicianship and piano pedagogy at Trinity Western University, British Columbia. She has a doctorate of musical arts from the University of British Columbia.
Karen Kreider Yoder is associate professor of education. Kreider Yoder is a 1978 Goshen College graduate, and earned a master’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington and a doctoral degree in education from the University of San Fransisco.
The new adjunct professors this year are: Deana Baker, adjunct professor of kinesiology; Jonathan Nafziger, adjunct professor of physics; Matthew Chandler, adjunct professor of peace studies; Carol Parker Walsh, online instructor for international and intercultural education; Lynda Nyce, online instructor for international and intercultural education; and Ryan White-Stevens, adjunct professor of mathematics.
New administrative faculty and staff (.5 FTE or higher):
David Baker is a security officer. Baker spent 25 years in the military and is a reserve police officer in the Bristol Police Department.
Jennifer Beer is director of counseling. She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and master’s degree in counseling from Bethel College.
Eric Bradley is reference and instruction librarian. Bradley received his bachelor’s degree from Grace College, majoring in biblical studies, and earned his master of library science from Indiana University.
Sara Colle is academic, finance and institutional research administrative assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Natalya Demchuk is a custodian in the physical plant.
Lizzy Diaz, a 2013 Goshen College graduate, is an office assistant in the center for intercultural and international education.
Katie Dwyer-Zeman is assistant director of residence life and student activities. She is a 2013 graduate of Huntington University.
Angelia Forrest is financial aid assistant director. She previously taught at Ivy Tech.
Neal Friesen, a 2007 Goshen College graduate, is assistant director of residence life and student activities.
Kimberly Glick, a 2008 Goshen College graduate, is audiovisual operations manager.
Thomas Huff is a custodian in the physical plant.
Tia Johnson is event manager for the office of conferences and events. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University.
Linda Kimpel is administrative assistant in the nursing department. She previously worked as an administrative assistant at Goshen College from 1989-2003.
Zeke Kingsbury is a security officer.
Rhonda Klaer is a custodian in the physical plant.
Kristin Kolter is head softball coach. Kolter has a bachelor’s degree from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., and received her master of education degree in athletic administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo.
Kimberly Lucas is administrative assistant for career services and campus ministries. She has a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Valentyna Naumchuk is a custodian in the physical plant.
Ariel Ropp, a 2013 Goshen College graduate, is interim communications specialist in the communications and marketing office.
Mateo Saucedo is interim academic counselor. He holds three master’s degrees in education with concentrations in Spanish, modern language and administration.
Sarah Soriano is web content manager in the communications and marketing office. She has a bachelor’s degree in studio art and a minor in art history from the University of Arizona, and an master of fine art in electronic media arts design from the University of Denver.
Dale Stoltzfus is head women’s soccer coach. A 1984 Goshen College graduate, Stoltzfus has had a successful high school coaching career in Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Sarah Stutsman is administrative assistant in the physical plant.
Kathleen Yoder, a 1985 Goshen College graduate, is administrative assistant to the vice president for enrollment management and marketing.
Marcia Yost is Music Center executive director. Yost received her undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Indianapolis and her master’s degree in music from Western Michigan University.
Neal Young is men’s basketball head coach. He received his undergrad degree in education from Anderson University, where he also played basketball. Young was an assistant coach at Goshen College from 2008-11. He received his master’s degree in organizational leadership from Lewis University in Romeoville, Ill.
John Zirkle is the sustainable farm manager at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. He has a master’s degree in plant and soil science from the University of Vermont.