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New Faculty for 2014-2015

New College of Arts & Sciences faculty members complete Bethel orientation.

Bethel University welcomes seven new full-time faculty members.

In the College of Arts &Sciences, four members were added to the full-time teaching staff for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Christena Cleveland joins the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Reconciliation Studies as Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies. Cleveland received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart and speaks across the country. Recently, she was named toChristianity Today’s “33 Under 33” list of world-changing leaders from the millennial generation. She has lived in Minneapolis for the past four years, but was born and raised in northern California.

Alyssa Hamre started at Bethel in 2012 as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Physics and now joins the department full time. Her research interest is in space plasma physics, with a focus on the energy processes associated with the Northern Lights. Hamre  received her B.S. from Wheaton College and her M.S. from the University of Minnesota. She is a native of Minnesota.

Scott Kaihoi joined Bethel’s team of reference and instruction librarians in the University Library this past spring. He is pursuing an M.L.I.S. from the University of Wisconsin and expects to complete the degree in spring 2015. His professional interests include copyright in educational contexts and the ethics surrounding open information access in libraries. Kaihoi is originally from Minnesota, but he and his family spent five years with Youth with a Mission in China. He is grateful to contribute to Bethel’s mission of educating Christians to be influencers in the world.

Scott Winter is the new assistant professor of journalism for the Johnson Center for Journalism and Communication. Winter has experience as a journalist and educator throughout the Midwest and abroad. Most recently, he taught sports and multimedia journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His students won multiple Hearst Awards, mostly for their international reporting in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, and India. He has a B.A. from the University of North Dakota and an M.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He’s excited to be a part of Bethel and a collegial staff that has genuine passion for teaching and empathy for students and the world around them.

Bethel Seminary has a new full-time faculty member on the St. Paul campus on a one-year appointment. Ken Reynhout will teach theology for the 2014-2015 academic year.

He earned a B.A. in mathematics from Bethel University, an M.S. in industrial & operations engineering from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Christian thought from Bethel Seminary, and a Ph.D. in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary.

The College of Adult & Professional Studies and Graduate School has recently welcomed two new full-time faculty members. Katrina K. Anderson started at Bethel last February as an instructor of nursing in the nurse-midwifery program. She has a B.S. in nursing from Bethel University as well as an M.S. in nursing with a specialty in nurse-midwifery from Vanderbilt University. Cynthia G. Goetz started at Bethel in June as an assistant professor in the physician assistant program. She earned a B.A. in chemistry at Bemidji State University, a B.S. in physician assistant studies from Des Moines University, and a master of physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is the president of the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants for 2014 - 2015. 

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