The Board

All Special Guests The Board Guest Lecturers Faculty Staff

Elizabeth R. Hart

Student-Elected Board Member; Graduate Student

Elizabeth Hart holds a B.A. in English Literature and is a graduate student in Signum’s M.A. in Language & Literature program, with a concentration in Imaginative Literature. She is the student representative on the Board of Directors.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Spencer

At-Large Board Member

Member Board of Directors. General Counsel Museum of Science Fiction. Attorney specializing in technology, internet, and general corporate law.

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.

Liza H. Gold

At-Large Board Member

Liza H. Gold, MD is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is an at-large member of the Signum University Board of Directors.

Andrew Higgins

At-Large Board Member; Lecturer

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

Corey Olsen

University President; Board Member Ex Officio; Lecturer

Corey Olsen is president of Signum University. He brings his scholarship on Tolkien to the public, seeking to engage a wide and diverse audience in serious intellectual and literary conversation though his podcast, The Tolkien Professor.