All The Board Preceptors Staff Lecturers Faculty

Afton Woodward


Afton Woodward received her B.A. in English and creative writing from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and her M.A. in English from Villanova University in Philadelphia. She is currently a developer of verbal and writing skills tests at the Educational Testing Service. She has also been an editor and a freelance entertainment writer for NPR […]

Alyssa House-Thomas

Assistant Dean

Alyssa House-Thomas is an Assistant Dean in the Teaching Division of Signum University. Her support staff position also encompasses various subsidiary roles within the Teaching and Stewardship Divisions.

Brenton Dickieson


Brenton Dickieson (BA, MCS, PhD Cand.), writer and educator, Preceptor at SignumU

Curtis A. Weyant

Curtis A. Weyant is a digital marketing specialist and the Messaging Director at Signum University. He is also a Signum student, pursuing his MA in Literature & Language.

Denise Dolan, MLIS


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.

Douglas A. Anderson


Douglas A. Anderson’s first book was The Annotated Hobbit (1988; revised and enlarged 2002), and he co-founded Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review, co-editing it for eight volumes from 2004 through 2011. He has edited many books, often resurrecting notable but neglected works of fantasy by authors such as E.A. Wyke-Smith, Kenneth Morris, Leonard Cline, and Evangeline Walton. With Verlyn Flieger, […]

Dr. Amy H. Sturgis

Faculty: Literature and Language Lecturer

Amy H. Sturgis is an author, speaker, and scholar of science fiction/fantasy studies and Native American studies.  She has a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Vanderbilt University, serves on the scholarly board of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research and the advisory board of Mythopoeic Press, and contributes to the Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast. She […]

Dr. Andrew Higgins

Board Member; Lecturer

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

Dr. Carl Edlund Anderson


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).

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