MA Program in Language and Literature Advisory Council

The Advisory Council for the MA program in Language and Literature at Signum University was formed in 2020. Our Advisory Committee has three members whose areas of expertise were chosen to align closely with our program and its mission. Holly Ordway is a nationally recognized scholar of J.R.R. Tolkien and other related works of imaginative literature. Adam Oberlin is Professor of Germanic Philology at Princeton University. Dominic Christison is a longtime administrator and program director of online education programs. Our Advisory Council meets once per year as part of our annual program review process, and their feedback is solicited every term as part of our semester-long course review process.

Dominic Christison, Associate Dean for Distance Education, Lehigh Carbon Community College

Dr. Holly Ordway, Fellow at the World on Fire Institute, Visiting Professor, Houston Baptist  University

Adam Oberlin, Senior Lecturer, Princeton University

Dominic Christison has twenty-five years of experience as an administrator in higher education, and most of his career has been spent developing and directing online learning programs.  For the last ten years, he has been responsible for LCCC’s online programs, coordinating the online courses, providing training and development for faculty, and participating in strategic planning and accreditation reviews.

Holly Ordway is a celebrated writer on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.  She received her PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts in 2001, and she has been a literature professor for fifteen years.  For the last nine years, she has been a Professor of English at Houston Baptist University, and served as Department Chair for the first three of those years.

Adam Oberlin received his PhD in Germanic Medieval Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2012 and has taught Germanic languages, literatures, history, culture, and world geography to students ranging from middle school grades to retirement in a variety of schools, universities, and adult educational institutes. His research and teaching interests include historical and corpus linguistics, digital approaches to textual analysis, and content-based instruction.