Professors

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Dimitra Fimi

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 […]

Douglas A. Anderson

Lecturer

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, […]

Edward T. Powell

At-Large Board Member; Curator of Computational Complexities; Chairman Council of the Wise

Ed owns his own defense technology consulting firm, and spends his free time listening to audio books and podcasts, and playing with his two European Burmese cats.

Erin Aust

Preceptor

Erin Aust received her BA in English and Sociology from Washington College and her MA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, where she completed her thesis entitled Methods of Evaluation: The Academic Struggle Over J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. She teaches English Composition at Montgomery College and has worked […]

Faith Acker

Lecturer; Preceptor

Faith Acker holds a PhD in Renaissance Literature and teaches Latin and literature.

Gabriel Schenk

Lecturer; Preceptor

Gabriel completed his D.Phil. in Arthurian literature at Pembroke College, Oxford, in 2014, and he has taught classes on science-fiction, Great War poetry, Tennyson, children’s literature, and the Inklings.

Jacob Rodgers

Jacob Rodgers is a writer and developer for The One Ring and Adventures in Middle-earth.

Jennifer Rogers

Institutional Planning Team Leader; Writer's Forge Tutor

Jenn leads Signum’s Institutional Planning Team, coordinating policy and compliance so the University aligns with its vision, mission, and goals. In that capacity she also serves as a member of Signum’s Strategy Team.

Jeremy Morgan

Staff-Elected Board Member; Data Manager

Jeremy Morgan is a Senior Business Development Director at CBRE and the Data Manager at Signum University. He is also the staff-elected member of the Signum Board.

Jessi Robinson

Student Support Team Lead, Signum Advisor, Keeper of Sycamore Records

Jessi heads the Signum Student Support Team and helps maintain student records.