Professors

All The Board Guest Lecturers Faculty Staff

Amy H. Sturgis

Visiting Lecturer

Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University and specializes in Science Fiction/Fantasy/Gothic and Indigenous American Studies. She serves as contributing staff for the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa podcast and Editor in Chief for Hocus Pocus Comics. Dr. Sturgis is the author of four books and over sixty essays; her published works have […]

Amy Troolin

Writer's Forge Administrator; Writer's Forge Tutor; Board Secretary

Amy Troolin is a writer, reader, historian, musician, genealogist, and teacher. She is administrator of the Signum Writer's Forge program.

Andrew Higgins

At-Large Board Member; Visiting Lecturer

Dr, Andrew Higgins - Inaugural Student of The Mythgard Institute, board member and new lecturer.

Brenton Dickieson

Lecturer; Preceptor

Brenton Dickieson is a lecturer and preceptor in the Language & Literature Department.

Carl Edlund Anderson

Lecturer; Preceptor

Carl Edlund Anderson holds an A.B. in Folklore & Mythology from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic) at the University of Cambridge. His academic publications have treated Germanic philology, Colombian minority languages and cultures, and content and language integrated learning (CLIL).

Chad Andrews

Visiting Lecturer

Chad Andrews is a teacher and researcher with a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies. He is interested in conjunctures of popular culture, technology, and hegemony that emerged in postwar America, with particular attention paid to the interplay between popular fantasies and structures of power. To explore these links, his writing and teaching engage with history, focusing on […]

Corey Olsen

University President; Board Member Ex Officio; Lecturer; Coach

Corey Olsen is president of Signum University. He brings his scholarship on Tolkien to the public, seeking to engage a wide and diverse audience in serious intellectual and literary conversation though his podcast, The Tolkien Professor.

Curtis A. Weyant

Dean of Outreach; Strategy Council Member; Website Coordinator; Social Media Coordinator

Curtis A. Weyant is a digital marketing specialist and who leads the Website Team at Signum University and oversees the University's Twitter accounts.

Denise Dolan

Librarian; Writer's Forge Tutor

Denise is a librarian, who loves questions of all kinds and specializes in writing and literary research. She also creates and maintains the library's webpages.

Dimitra Fimi

Visiting Lecturer

Dimitra Fimi is a Visiting Lecturer in English Literature. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Athens, Greece and continued with postgraduate studies at Cardiff University, where she gained an MA in Early Celtic Studies (2002) and a PhD in English Literature (2005). Her doctoral thesis focused on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien […]