Faculty members attain tenure, promotions

At their June 1 meeting, the Goshen College Board of Directors accepted the recommendation of President Rebecca J. Stoltzfus and Academic Dean Ann Vendrely in granting tenure to five faculty members, effective July 1, 2019.

Newly tenured faculty members include Beth Miller, associate professor of nursing; Mark Moyer, associate professor of nursing; Dr. Jonathon Schramm, associate professor sustainability and environmental education; Dr. Regina Shands Stoltzfus, professor peace, justice and conflict studies; and Dr. Kendra Yoder, associate professor of social work.

Beth MillerMSN, RN, has taught at Goshen College since 2011 in the undergraduate nursing program, teaching classes on neonatal care, family care, research and student success. She is a 1999 Goshen College graduate, and earned a master’s degree in nursing from Ball State University in 2014. She is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, American Nurses Association, Indiana State Nurses Association, National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International: Nu Omicron Chapter.

Mark MoyerMSN, RN, began teaching at Goshen College in 2013. He teaches courses in the undergraduate nursing program in mental health, adult care and pharmacology. He is a 1997 graduate of Bethel (Indiana) College (now University), where he earned a master’s degree in nursing in 2010.

Jonathon Schramm, Ph.D., began teaching at Goshen College in 2012 in the masters and bachelors degree programs in sustainability and environmental education at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. He teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses in ecology and sustainability, including Ecology and Sustainability in the Indian Highlands, this May term in India. He is a 2001 graduate from Calvin College, and earned a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2008.

Regina Shands Stoltzfus, Ph.D., has taught at Goshen College since 2008 in the undergraduate program in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies. She also has taught at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary on ethics and race. She is very involved as a faculty advisor for student clubs, planning committee for MLK Day and department chair. She is a 1998 Cleveland State University graduate, earning a master’s degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2001 and a Ph.D. from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2017.

Kendra Yoder, Ph.D., began teaching at Goshen College in 2014, primarily in the Social Work program, but also in sociology and women/gender studies. She served as co-leader for SST to Senegal in 2012 and 2014. With students, she developed and implemented the bystander approach to sexual assault education and prevention (PIN) that presents to Goshen students each fall and community groups throughout the year. She is a 1996 Eastern Mennonite University graduate, and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri Columbia in 2002 and a Ph.D. from there in 2012.

In addition, the following faculty were promoted and recognized by the college this spring: