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 College.

David K. Bryan, 2020
Director of TEDS Undergraduate Teaching Department
Affiliate Assistant Professor of New Testament

BA, James Madison University
MTh, Luther Seminary
MDiv, PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Bryan leads the undergraduate teaching department of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to TEDS as an adjunct professor and Masters Programs Coordinator, he previously served on a church planting team in Madrid, Spain. He is the co-editor of Ascent into Heaven in Luke-Acts (Fortress, 2016), and has published other works related to the Gospel of Luke. His current research focuses on authority in ancient and contemporary contexts as it relates to the New Testament. 

Daniel MacKinney, 2012
Affiliate Professor of Spanish

BA, University of Illinois at Chicago 
MA, Middlebury College 
EdD, Loyola University, Chicago

Dr. MacKinney served as a high school teacher, coach and advisor for 34 years at New Trier high school before coming to teach Spanish at Trinity. He currently serves as a volunteer chaplain at the Lake County Jail and as a tutor and leader in children’s ministries in both Waukegan, IL and Kenosha, WI. He is the second of eight children, father of three and the grandfather of five. Besides Spanish and Latin America, his area of study is single gender education as it affects the development of boys from single parent homes.

Thomas Mathisen, 2020
Affilate Professor of Bible & Ministry

BA Cedarville College
MA, Reformed Theological Seminary

Prof. Mathisen graduated from Cedarville College with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in Bible, and from Reformed Theological Seminary with a Master's in Religious Studies.  He pastored at several churches in Illinois before becoming the Chief Operations Officer at the Rockford Rescue Mission. He currently serves as Trinity's Executive Director at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, Wisconsin. 

Maralee Scott, 2014
Affiliate Professor of Education

BS, University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Minneapolis, USA
MEd, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Maralee Scott currently teaches engineering and communication media arts at Aptakisic Junior High School in Buffalo Grove, IL.  Mrs. Scott has taught students from first through eighth grades in all subject areas.  In 2002, Maralee was awarded participation in the Fulbright Federated Teacher Program, spending three weeks to study schools and culture in Japan. She went on to earn her National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Specialist in 2003.  Mrs. Scott was awarded a NASA Endeavor Fellowship, and earned her STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Science) Education certificate through Columbia Teachers College, New York, and the Goddard Space Center in Rye, NY.  Mrs. Scott consults with educators around the country and has had an article published in an Illinois Reading Association journal.  As an affiliate faculty member in the Division of Education, Mrs. Scott teaches Methods of Elementary Mathematics.  Personal interests include reading, cooking, kayaking and spending time with friends and family.  She has two adult children and lives in Buffalo Grove with her husband and two dogs.

Brent Strom, 2012
Affiliate Professor of Education

BA, Judson College
EdM, University of Illinois
MA, BreadLoaf School of English
MA, Northwestern University
EdD, Loyola University