Goshen College welcomed new employees for the 2020-21 school year, some of whom were hired and began their duties earlier this year.
New teaching faculty:
Brianne Brenneman is a visiting assistant professor of public health. She is a 2016 Goshen College graduate with a degree in biochemistry and business, and earned a master of public health degree in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan in 2019.
Robert Brenneman is professor of criminal justice and sociology. He is a 1997 Eastern Mennonite University graduate, and earned a master’s degree in 2005 and doctoral degree in 2009 in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.
Lisa Helfrich is assistant professor of nursing. She holds a nursing degree from Southwestern Michigan College and a master’s degree in nursing education from Western Governors University.
Jessica Lala is assistant professor of social work. She is a 1998 Goshen College graduate with a degree in social work, and earned a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University South Bend in 2008.
Katie Schramm is assistant professor of nursing. She is a 2002 Calvin College graduate and earned a master of science in nursing degree from Goshen College in 2016.
H. Roz Woll is assistant professor of music. She is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, and earned a master’s degree in music from Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2005, and a doctoral degree in vocal performance and African studies from City University of New York Graduate Center in 2014.
New administrative faculty or staff (.5 FTE or higher):
Cynthia Kauffmann, library services assistant. Kauffmann is a 1979 Goshen College graduate.
Bonnie Beachy, printing and mailing services manager. Beachy is a 1998 Goshen College graduate.
Mara Beck, coordinator of student involvement. Beck is a 2019 Goshen College graduate.
Phil Brown, residence life coordinator.
Kristen Burkholder, physical plant lead custodian.
Kent Dutchersmith, ECoSistema teaching artist. Dutchersmith is a 1990 Goshen College graduate.
Kaeli Evans, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center farm manager. Evans is a 2013 Goshen College graduate.
Elena Fischer, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center communications and marketing specialist/environmental educator.
Lindsay Good, cashier and accounting assistant.
Trisha Handrich, major gift officer. Handrich is a 2011 Goshen College graduate.
Hillary Harder, Community School of the Arts and ECoSistema program director. Harder is a 2015 Goshen College graduate.
Emma Henderson, ITS operations and support specialist. Henderson is a 2020 Goshen College graduate.
Delores Johnson, human resources director.
Larry Lewallen, groundskeeper/moving manager.
Sharon Mack, Newcomer Center administrative assistant.
Jason Martin, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center executive director.
Jena O’Brien, marketing manager.
Kris Polega, campus safety officer. Polega is a 2006 Goshen College graduate.
Nasim Rasoulipour, admissions office assistant. Rasoulipour is a 2020 Goshen College graduate.
Linda Sanders, payroll specialist and human resources assistant.
Kristen Swartley, Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism administrative assistant.
Paula Thomaston, physical plant custodian.
Steve Wolma, financial aid director.