Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.
Professor of English | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1983
Becknell teaches introductory and advanced courses on American literature, environmental writing, and modern myth makers. He received the Faculty Excellence Award for teaching in 1995. He is the author of a book of spiritual lessons from nature, Of Earth and Sky, and articles on American literary history.
Professor of Biological Sciences | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2004
Dr. Doan’s main research interests are in the area of macrophage activation. Macrophages are multifunctional leukocytes that constitute a major first line of defense against infection. Resting macrophages are phagocytic, but macrophages activated by both intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli acquire a broad range of functions ranging from the release of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, cytokine secretion, upregulated phagocytosis, and the ability to participate in the activation of adapt. . . read more.
Professor of Biological Sciences | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1988
Johnston’s research interests include microbial landscapes on the surfaces of reef-coral tissues in relation to coral disease, stewardship of coral reefs, and interactions between science and Christian faith.
Professor of Biological Sciences | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2001
Recent research topics include the use of restored prairies by grassland songbirds, small mammals and insects, and reproductive biology and natural history of Ecuadorian cloudforest songbirds. Dr. Port also is a federally licensed master bird bander and operates a MAPS (www.birdpop.org/pages/maps.php) station in cooperation with Anoka County in the Rum River Central Park during the summer months.
Associate Professor of Philosophy | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2002
Shady’s interests include the construction of healthy communities and political societies; the role of religion in politics, especially inter-faith dialogue; and early to mid-20th century Continental philosophy.
Professor of Philosophy | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2005
VanArragon explores the ways Christians ought to deal with religious diversity and disagreement about moral and political issues. His interests also include philosophy of religion, skepticism about religious claims, free will, and moral responsibility.