Faculty

All Special Guests The Board Guest Lecturers Faculty Staff

Gabriel Schenk

Preceptor

Gabriel completed my 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.

Maggie Parke

Preceptor

Maggie Parke earned her Ph.D. in Film and Digital Media from Bangor University, Wales UK, with her specialty in the Creative Industries.

Larry Swain

Preceptor

Larry Swain used to work in IT and libraries after receiving his B.A. in Religion-Greek and Linguistics. After 15 years, he earned an M.A. in Medieval Studies at the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University and then a PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His academic work focuses on early medieval preservation and […]

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.

Laurie Frances (Sparrow) Alden

Staff Representatitve to the Board, Precepting Professor, Hestia of the Hearth, Signum Advisor

Sparrow is a preceptor and student advisor at Signum University. She also manages the Community Hearth and represents the Signum staff on the Board.

Carl Edlund Anderson

Lecturer

Carl Edlund Anderson holds an A.B. in Folklore & Mythology from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, & Celtic) at the University of Cambridge. His academic publications have treated Germanic philology, Colombian minority languages and cultures, and content and language integrated learning (CLIL).

Kristine Ainsworth Swank

Preceptor

Preceptor, Signum University, and Library Director, Pima Community College, Northwest Campus, Tucson, Arizona.

Brenton Dickieson

Preceptor

Brenton Dickieson (BA, MCS, PhD Cand.), writer and educator, Preceptor at SignumU

Sørina Higgins

Chair of the Department of Language & Literature

Sørina Higgins is Chair of the Literature & Language Department at Signum University. She also serves as Thesis Coordinator and Host of the Signum Symposia.

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 […]

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