Professors

All Special Guests The Board Guest Lecturers Faculty Staff

Malcolm Harden

Provost – Stewardship Division Lead

Provost - Division Lead for Stewardship Division. Responsible for Employment, Bursary and Registry Teams

Marc Okrand

Guest Speaker

Marc Okrand devised the dialogue and coached the actors speaking the Klingon language heard in many Star Trek films and TV series. He also created a language for Atlantis: The Lost Empire and helped produce the documentary Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues.

Matthew M. DeForrest

At-Large Board Member (Chair)

Dr. Matthew M. DeForrest is Professor of English and Mott University Professor at Johnson C. Smith University, and Chair of the Signum University Board.

Michael D. C. Drout

Lecturer

Michael D.C. Drout is Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College.

Nelson Goering

Lecturer; Preceptor

Dr. Nelson Goering hails from the Ocooch Mountains in Wisconsin, and holds a DPhil in Comparative Philology and General Linguistics from the University of Oxford. His research interests centre on the linguistics of the older Germanic and Indo-European languages, and he has a particular love for Old English, Old Norse, Gothic, and Avestan. His DPhil […]

Paul Peterson

Faculty-Elected Board Member; Preceptor

Paul Peterson, a proud native of Minnesota, holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Medieval Studies from the University of Minnesota. He is also the Faculty-elected member of the Signum Board.

Philip Walsh

Lecturer

Philip Walsh received his BA in classical studies at the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. in comparative literature from Brown University. A broadly-trained comparatist, he enjoys teaching drama of all periods, ancient Greek and Roman literature, the classical languages, and the prose fiction of Kazuo Ishiguro. His research focuses on the reception […]

Sandra Hall

Library Team Lead

As the Library Team Lead, Sandra coordinates the development of Signum’s library so that it can support all students and faculty in their studies, regardless of geographical location. She is passionate about the teaching of information skills and answering questions. She also maintains the library pages on the university’s digital campus.

Sara Brown

Lecturer; Preceptor

Sara is a Preceptor within the Language and Literature faculty. She has also served as interim Department Chair and Elected Faculty Member on the Board.

Sarah Powell

Digital Campus Director

Sarah spends her evenings working towards her MA at Signum University, as well as fulfilling the roles of Board Member (Working Team Member) Digital Media Co-ordinator for Signum/Mythgard. As co-ordinator, she ensures that all video media is created, edited, and published efficiently and to a high standard of quality.