Departments: Signum Academy

  • Julian Barr's bespectacled smile reveals a dimple or two in his neatly-trimmed red-blond goatee. He wears a crisp blue shirt and grey jacket and stands partly turned toward his collection of books—young paperbacks and venerable old hardbacks—which are punctuated by a wee replica statue of Lupa suckling Romulus and Remus and a replica bronze helm which looks like the one on the cover of the Chickering Beowulf,but given Dr. Barr's interest in rem Romanorum, it might be Roman, so I'll have to ask him about that.

    Julian Barr

    After completing his PhD in Classical Studies at the University of Queensland and Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education at the Queensland University of Technology, Julian published the academic monograph Tertullian and the Unborn Child through Routledge, as well as several articles on classical mythology and rhetoric. A life-long devotee of fantasy, Julian also published the…

  • Wes is a man of European descent whose bespectacled countenance is smiling with a gentle welcome. He sports a fine beard and moustache and his green open-necked button shirt suggests that he was just cozily reading some delicious novel and got swept away into the world. losing track of time itself.

    Wesley Schantz

    Experience tutoring at the writing center at Washington College and as the Graduate Writing Assistant at St John’s College, Annapolis. Currently teaching at The Community School in Spokane, WA.

  • Rob Gosselin in his beloved great outdoors of Canada! He's grinning with real laugh lines around his eyes as though one or two of his many children are climbing up his legs while he's trying to take this selfie. The grasses are green behind him, the landscape includes a calm river and a dark far line of trees.

    Rob Gosselin

    Rob Gosselin received his B.Ed. and his B.S. from the University of Regina and his M.A. in Language and Literature from Signum University. He has over ten years of experience as a K-12 teacher in areas of science, art, history, psychology, and English language arts with specialization in the senior sciences. He hails from Saskatchewan,…

  • Pilar has the widest, sparkling smile! Her shoulder length hair sweeps a beautiful patterned sweater and she is standing in front of an incredible blue bay! Pilar is a native Columbian woman with just the tiniest dignified touch of grey in her shoulder length dark hair. That laughter in her eyes, though! I'll bet her sweet little dog is at her feet as the photo is taken.

    Pilar Barrera

    Pilar loves languages and literature. She is interested in fairy tales, especially Andersen’s, Wilde’s, and Japanese traditional tales. She also enjoys Japanese children’s literature, Old English elegies, and Shakespeare. Pilar has a Certificate of Higher Education in English literature from the University of Oxford, an MA in Literary Linguistics from the University of Nottingham, and…

  • Isaac Schendel is a man of european ancestory who is dressed in jacket and tie. He's giving us a wide, caring smile which crinkles up the corners of his warm eyes.

    Isaac S. Schendel

    Isaac S. Schendel is a Signum Academy Preceptor for Old English Translation Club and for German Conversation Club.  He is also a preceptor for Old English, Middle High German, Old Saxon, and Conversational German at Signum University’s SPACE Program. Dr. Isaac received his PhD in Germanic Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2018. His…

  • Courtney's dark hair reaches down over her sweater (which has a very cool ribbed boat neck). She has a broad smile and dark eyes which show her Philippine ancestry. Courtney chose black and white photography for this head shot before a white background.

    Courtney Petrucci

    Courtney Petrucci is a high school English teacher in Hartford, CT. She earned her BAS in Secondary Education and English from Salve Regina University, and received her MA in Language and Literature from Signum University in 2017 with a concentration in Imaginative Literature. When she’s not teaching or raising her family, she loves to read…