Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct faculty members are part-time teaching faculty who teach one or more classes on an occasional basis. The degree to which adjunct faculty participate in daily campus life is limited. They are appointments of the Dean of the College.  The date that follows the listing of each adjunct indicates the beginning year of service at Trinity.

Daniel Ayala, PhD, 2017
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

BS, University of Puerto Rico
MCS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Allison Alcorn, PhD
Lecturer in Music, 1998
BM, Wheaton College
MM, PhD, University of North Texas

Rich Allen, MBA
Lecturer in Business, 2016 
BA, Trinity International University
MBA, Lake Forest Graduate School

Donald Balasa, JD
Lecturer in Political Science
MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School
JD, Northwestern University School of Law

Sherry Bengsch, MA
Lecturer in English, Waupun 2018
BS, MA,  Marian University

Matt Boutilier, PhD
Lecturer in Biblical and Religious Studies, 2012
BS, Moody Bible Institute
MDiv, Baptist Bible Seminary
MS Ed, Purdue University
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Eldon Carlson, MDiv
Lecturer in Christian Ministries, 2013
BA, Grace University
MDiv, Grace Seminary

Reed Castele, MA
Lecturer in Psychology, 2009
BA, University of Arizona
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Grace Chang, PhD
Lecturer in Physics, 2021
BS, National Taiwan Normal University 
MS, PhD, Northwestern University

Julian Cheng, MS
Lecturer in Business, 2021
BS, University of Illinois, Urbana
MS, Northwestern University

Sam Choy, MBA
Lecturer in Business, 2012
BS, University of Illinois at Chicago
MBA, DePaul University

Wayne Corapi, PhD
Lecturer in Biology, 2016
BA, University of Colorado
DVM, College of Veterinarian Medicine, Colorado State University
MS, Seattle Pacific University
ThM, MCS, Regent College
PhD, NY State College of Veterinarian Medicine, Cornell University

Ward H. Cushman, MDiv
Lecturer in Bible, 2013
BA, Simpson College
MDiv, Western Seminary

Alex Daye, MA
Lecturer in Graphic Design, 2016
BFA, Barry University
MA, Savannah College of Art and Design

David Dillon, EdD
Lecturer in Psychology, 2016
BA, Judson College
BA, Aurora University
MSEd, EdD, Northern Illinois University

Chris Donato, MA
Lecturer in Communication, 2021
BS, Journalism, John Brown University
BA, English Literature, John Brown University
MA, Theological Studies, Reformed Theological  Seminary

Margarette Firman, MSW, LCSW
Lecturer in Psychology, 2005
BA, Trinity College
MSW, University of Illinois-Chicago

Richard Gascho, DMin
Lecturer in Christian Ministries, 2011
BA, Trinity College
MDiv, Grand Rapids Seminary
ThM, Calvin Seminary
DMin, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Shiny George, MS
Lecturer in Chemistry, 2021
BS, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Mumbai, India
BS, Education, University of Mumbai, India 
MS, University of Mumbai, India

Deborah Gillette, BM
Lecturer in Music, 1999
BM, Michigan State University

Daniel Green, PhD
Lecturer in Psychology, 2021
BA, Trinity College
MA, Bradley University
PhD, University of Arkansas

James Gruenewald, EdD
Lecturer in Psychology, 1997
BS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
EdD, Northern Illinois University

Keith Hanson, JD
Lecturer in Political Science, 2012
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison
JD, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison

Lance Higginbotham, PhD 
Lecturer in Old Testament, 2019
BA, Dallas Baptist University 
MDiv, ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological  Seminary 
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

Fred D. Hjertstedt, Jr., MS
Lecturer in Biology, 2017
BA, Trinity College
MS, National-Louis University
MS, Northwestern Illinois University 

Evan Jasper, MA
Lecturer in Education, 2017
BA, Dordt College
MA, Western Washington University

Timothy R. Johnson, PhD
Lecturer in Sociology, 2019
BA, Central College
MA, North American Baptist Seminary
PhD, Purdue University

Joshua Joseph, MDiv
Lecturer in Sociology, 2022
BA, Christian Life College
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

Julie Jung, MEd
Lecturer in English, 2014
BA, DePaul University
Secondary English Certificate, DePaul University
MEd, DePaul University

Samuel Kang, PhD
Lecturer in Christian Ministries, 2019
BA, Liberty University
PHD-ICS, MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Kray Kibler, MBA
Lecturer in Business, 1997
BS, Geneva College
MBA, North Park College

David Kim, MBA
Lecturer in Business, 2022
BS, US Naval Academy
MBA, University of Chicago

Jieun Kim, PhD
Lecturer in Education, 2019
BA, Chung-Ang University, South Korea.
MA, Chung-Ang University, South Korea.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification,
Winona State University
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jinhwan Kim, MFA
Lecturer in Graphic Design, 2022

BS, Arizona State University
MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Joanne Kim, Ph.D. 
Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2019 

BA, Northeastern Illinois University
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

Taek Hyun Kim, MFA  
Lecturer in Graphic Design, 2017

BFA Communication Design, Hongik University in South Korea
MFA Visual Communication Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Charles D. King, MA
Lecturer in Music, 2014

BM, DePaul University
MM, Northwestern University
MEd, University of Illinois at Chicago
MA, Wheaton College

Martin I. Klauber, PhD
Lecturer in Church History

BA, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Robin Knoll, MAR
Lecturer in Bible and Ministry, 2017

BS, Milwaukee School of Engineering
MAR, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Diane Knowlton, MA
Lecturer in Psychology, 2020

BS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MS, University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

Steven Kozak, MA
Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2017

BA, Michigan State University
MA, Biola University
MTh, Moody Theological Seminary

Wayne Kriemelmeyer, PhD
Lecturer in Business, 2009

BS, Indiana University
PhD, Northwestern University

Sara Loftin, MA
Lecturer in Bible, 2019

BA, Ohio University
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Carla Lovett, MA
Lecturer in Geography, 2020

BA, Yale College
MA, Boston University
PhD, ABD, Boston University

Stacy Lung, MS
Lecturer in Physical Science, 2018

BS, Michigan Technology University
MS, Concordia University

Brent Matzen, MTh
Lecturer in Bible, 2019

BA, Regent University
MTh, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Steven Mayer, MAR
Lecturer in Christian Ministry, 2020

BBA, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
MAR, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

Shelly McDaniel, MBA, MLS 
Lecturer in Business, 2017 

BA, University of Illinois at Chicago 
MBA, Benedictine University 
MLS, Trinity Law School

Richard McLaughlin, PhD
Lecturer in Christian Ministries, 2011

BA, University of Notre Dame
MA, Moody Theological Seminary
PhD, Talbot School of Theology

Stephanie McNulty, MS
Lecturer in Health Science, 2020

BS, Purdue University
MS, Texas A&M University 

Brett Mitchell, ThM
Lecturer in Leadership and Service Learning, 2017

BA, University of Northwestern
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Miriam Mohler, MA
Lecturer in Christian Ministries, 1997

BS, Biola University
MA, Talbot School of Theology

Emanuel D. Naydenov, PhD
Lecturer in Theology 

Diploma in Biblical Studies, BBAL Logos, Bulgaria
MDiv, Bethel Seminary
PhD, Marquette University

Brian Ng, MBA
Lecturer in Business, 2016

BS, New York University
MBA, University of Chicago

Stephanie Nobile, MDiv
Lecturer in Sociology, 2021

BA, North Park University
MNA, North Park University. 
MDiv, North Park Theological Seminary

David Nonnenmacher, MDiv
Lecturer in Biblical and Religious Studies, 2018

BA, Southern Wesleyan University
MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary

Gregory Norwine, MRE
Lecturer in Biblical Studies, 2013

BA, University of Missouri, Columbia
MRE, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Ruby L. Owiny, PhD
Associate Professor of Education, 2013

BA, MA, Asbury University
PhD, University of Kentuck

Danbee Park, MFA 
Lecturer in Graphic Design, 2021 

BA, Trinity International University 
MFA, Vermont College of Fine Arts

Kristen Paul, EdD
Lecturer in Education, 2019

MA, Northern Illinois University
EdD, Concordia University, Chicago

Elizabeth A. Poest, PhD
Lecturer in Christian Ministries, 2015

BS, MA, Olivet Nazarene University
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Naomi Reese, PhD
Lecturer in Christian Doctrine, 2016

BA, Jacksonville State University
MDiv, Beeson Divinity School
MTh, Talbot School of Theology
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

R. Neil Rodgers, JD
Lecturer in Business, 2013

BA, University of California, Los Angeles
JD, Western State College of Law

Luis G. San Roman, EdD
Lecturer in Psychology, 2020

BA, Northern Illinois University
MA/TS; MA/MHC, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
EdD, Governors State University

Sheilah Scherer, MS
Lecturer in Psychology, 2006

BS, University of Iowa
MS, Seattle Pacific Christian University

Maralee Scott, MEd
Lecturer in Education, 2014

BA, Northwestern College,
MEd, University of Minnesota

Thomas Seckler, PhD
Lecturer in Psychology, 2020

BA, Southern Illinois University
MA, Columbus International Unviersity
PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Stephanie Sherrill, MA
Lecturer in Psychology, 2018

BA, Trinity International University
MA, Adler University

Todd Sikora, MA
Lecturer in Education, 2021

BA, Trinity College
MA, Northeastern Illinois University

David Smith, EdD
Lecturer in Christian Ministries, 2011

CE, BA, Taylor University
MA, Trinity International University
EdD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Emanuel Stoia, MS
Lecturer in Computer Science, 2022

BS, University of Illinois at Chicago
MS, Norwich University

Yvonne Thigpen, MA
Lecturer in Christian Ministries, 2014

BS, Welch College
MA, Wheaton College

James Thompson, DMin
Lecturer in Christian Ministry/Leadership, 2020

BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
DMin, Denver Seminary

De’bora Tie’nou, PhD
Lecturer in English/Communication, 2021

BA, Wheaton
MA, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Beverly Kay Tronson, PhD
Lecturer in English, 2019

MA, Washington State University
PhD, Washington State University

Natalie Vanlaningham, MS
Lecturer in Education, 2020

BA, Trinity International University
MS, Fort Hays State University
ESL Endorsement, Grand Canyon University

Robert Ward, MA
Lecturer in English, 2021

BA, St. Mary’s University
MA, Marquette University

Lisa Weyehaeuser, MACP
Lecturer in Psychology, 2006

BA, Trinity College
MAR, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
MACP, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Sid Yeomans, DBA
Lecturer in Business, 2004

BS, Iowa State University
MBA, Auburn University
DBA, Nova Southeastern University

Daniel Yim, DC
Lecturer in Health Science, 2021

BS, University of Guelph 
DC, National University of Health Sciences 

Lauren Young, BA
Lecturer in Communication, 2019

BA, Indiana Wesleyan University
Social Media Strategy Certification, Chancellor University