Affiliate Faculty

Affiliate faculty members are generally those persons with annual part-time contractual responsibilities at Trinity in either teaching or administration; however, they also have major commitments to another employer, which prohibit them from full participation in daily campus life.  They are appointments of the Dean of the Graduate School.

Paige Cunningham
Affiliate Professor of Bioethics, Trinity Graduate School
Affiliate Faculty, Trinity Law School

BA, Taylor University
MA, Trinity Graduate School
JD, Northwestern University School of Law
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Paige Comstock Cunningham, JD, is the Interim President of Taylor University, Upland IN. She served as Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity ten years. Cunningham is an adjunct professor of law at Trinity Law School and Trinity Graduate School.  She was an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College for eight years.  Cunningham lectures regularly and has published numerous articles, editorials, and book chapters in the areas of law, bioethics, and public policy. She has testified before congressional committees at the state and national level, and most recently chaired the NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board FY 2020.  She and her husband have three married children and seven grandchildren.

Franklin Matthew Eppinette
Affiliate Professor of Bioethics

BS, Louisiana State University 
MBA, Louisiana Tech University 
Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honors Society
MA, Trinity International University 
PhD, MAT, Fuller Seminary 

Dr. Eppinette is Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (CBHD) at Trinity. He has nearly two decades of experience in the field of bioethics, including serving CBHD previously, from 2002-2007. His current research interests include transhumanism, Alasdair MacIntyre’s ethics and epistemology, bioethics and public policy, and the intersection of fiction, film, and other areas of culture, particularly popular culture, that raise or address bioethics issues.