Faculty

All The Board Guest Lecturers Faculty Staff

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 […]

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.

Jessica O’Brien

Preceptor

Jessica O’Brien received her MA in Library and Information Science in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an MA in Liberal Studies (2014), and an MS in Online Teaching and Instructional Design (2016) both from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is an Associate Librarian and Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Lenoir-Rhyne University where she […]

Liam Thomas Daley

Lecturer; Preceptor

Liam Daley has been on the faculty at Signum University since its inaugural semester, Fall 2011.

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 […]

Faith Acker

Lecturer; Preceptor

Faith Acker holds a PhD in Renaissance Literature and teaches Latin and literature.

Corey Olsen

University President; Board Member Ex Officio; Lecturer; Coach

Corey Olsen is the founder and president of Signum University and the longtime host of The Tolkien Professor podcast.