All Special Guests The Board Staff Lecturers Preceptors Faculty

Joel B. Hunter


Joel B. Hunter holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and has been a college educator for nearly 20 years.

Larry Swain


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 […]

Chad Andrews


Chad Andrews is a teacher and researcher with a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies. He is interested in conjunctures of popular culture, technology, and hegemony that emerged in postwar America, with particular attention paid to the interplay between popular fantasies and structures of power. To explore these links, his writing and teaching engage with history, focusing on […]

Melissa Mayus

Melissa Mayus completed a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 with a dissertation on “Conceptions of Free Will in Anglo-Saxon Poetry.” Her teaching and research interests include Old English and Old Norse-Icelandic language and literature, religion and literature, and fantasy and medievalism.

Paul Peterson


Paul Peterson, a proud native of Minnesota, holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Medieval Studies from the University of Minnesota.

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.

Mark Womack


Preceptor in the Deptment. of Language and Literature

David Russell Mosley

Dr. Mosley holds a Doctorate in theology from the University of Nottingham in Nottingham, England (2015). During his Doctorate, Dr. Mosley wrote a thesis on the relationship of deification or theosis to human creativity focusing particularly on the creative works of Dante, George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis. His thesis has […]

Carl Edlund Anderson


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).

Christopher T. Vaccaro

Christopher Vaccaro joined Signum University over the Summer of 2016. He has taught courses on Beowulf, Old English, and Tolkien for many years and is excited to work alongside the great scholars in his field here at Signum University.

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