Full-Time Faculty and Administration

The faculty of Trinity Graduate School draws upon the regular and adjunct faculty of the other schools of Trinity International University. The following university faculty regularly teach and work with the graduate school. The date that follows the listing of each faculty member indicates the beginning year of service at Trinity.

Kristin Lindholm, 1994
Professor of Communication

BA, MA, University of Illinois
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, University of Illinois

Dr. Lindholm teaches how human communication occurs in a variety of contexts. She specializes in how people communicate about health-related concerns in interpersonal and organizational settings. Dr. Lindholm has co-authored several papers and book chapters, and she has received four awards for her achievements in education. She is a member of the National Communication Association.

Wendy L. Martin, 2006
Wesley Anderson Chair of Business
Professor of Business

BS, University of Colorado
MBA, University of Michigan
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Before beginning her career in teaching, Dr. Martin enjoyed a career in consumer goods marketing management at Procter & Gamble and Schering-Plough Healthcare Products. She joined Trinity after teaching for twelve years at another Christian college. Her primary research interest focuses on marketing for ministries, while her additional research efforts on intergenerational family businesses have yielded several awards, including best papers and the designation as a Family Business Research Scholar.  

Karen A. Wrobbel, 2003
Dean, Trinity College and Trinity Graduate School 
Professor of Education

BA, Biola University
MA, Wheaton Graduate School
EdD, University of Minnesota

Dr. Wrobbel brings many years of experience to the dean's role, having served at Trinity both as a teaching faculty member and as a recognized leader on the campus through responsibilities including director of the Division of Education, Associate Dean, and chair of faculty councils, committees and task forces. Before joining Trinity’s faculty, Wrobbel taught missionary kids (MKs) and other international students in Christian schools in Spain and Venezuela; she speaks Spanish fluently.  Dr. Wrobbel continues to be actively involved internationally with Christian education through conference speaking, accreditation work, and as a volunteer with two educationally-focused international groups.  Her expertise and research interests include the education of MKs and other global nomads, languages and education, and intercultural communication. She recently completed a book, The Globally Mobile Family's Guide to Educating Children Overseas, that combines her personal and professional experience with research to create this guide for expatriate families. Dr. Wrobbel’s articles have appeared in several publications, including Missiology, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, and Christian School Education.