All The Board Guest Lecturers Faculty Staff

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.

Maximilian Hart

Maximilian is an MA Student and the Student Representative of the Signum Board.

Michael D. C. Drout

Visiting 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

Dean of Language & Literature; Lecturer; Preceptor; Coach

Paul Peterson, a live and breathing Germanic philologist, holds an M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies from the University of Iceland, as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Germanic Medieval Studies from the University of Minnesota.

Peter Rybski

At-Large Board Member

Peter is an at-large board member and lifelong fan of Tolkien's works. He currently lives in Finland and is very diligently attempting to read the Kalevala in its original language.

Philip Walsh

Visiting 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 […]

Rob Gosselin

Director of Signum Academy

Rob Gosselin is a teacher, game designer, and Director of Signum Academy.

Robbie Park


Robbie Park leads the Signum Path program.

Sara Brown

Language and Literature Department Chair; M.A. Thesis Coordinator; Lecturer; Preceptor

Sara is a Lecturer and Preceptor within the Language and Literature faculty, as well as the Teaching Coordinator and Thesis Coordinator for the MA Program.