Position/Title: Preceptor

  • Julian Barr's bespectacled smile reveals a dimple or two in his neatly-trimmed red-blond goatee. He wears a crisp blue shirt and grey jacket and stands partly turned toward his collection of books—young paperbacks and venerable old hardbacks—which are punctuated by a wee replica statue of Lupa suckling Romulus and Remus and a replica bronze helm which looks like the one on the cover of the Chickering Beowulf,but given Dr. Barr's interest in rem Romanorum, it might be Roman, so I'll have to ask him about that.

    Julian Barr

    After completing his PhD in Classical Studies at the University of Queensland and Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education at the Queensland University of Technology, Julian published the academic monograph Tertullian and the Unborn Child through Routledge, as well as several articles on classical mythology and rhetoric. A life-long devotee of fantasy, Julian also published the […]

  • Richard is a man around thirty years of age of European descent. He is sporting a trim bears, a cozy plaid flannel shirt, and a warm smile which tempts unsuspecting gamers into fictional moral and physical dilemmas of unusual size.

    Richard Rohlin

    Richard W. Rohlin is an Orthodox Christian, author, podcaster, medievalist and data analyst living in Grand Prairie. A husband and father, he is the co-host of The Amon Sul Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio, regularly contributes to Jonathan Pageau’s The Symbolic World YouTube channel, and has published several works of fiction and non-fiction, and currently […]

  • Terry Raimundo is a woman of European descent who is serving up strong Mom vibes in this photo. Her blonde hair falls long, her glasses suggest that she was just doing some close work when we came in. Her shirt is poppy red and her overshirt is black with a print of many small red and blue and grey birds. There's a lovely light fixture in the background as well as the parts for another one—we have caught her perhaps in her fix-it room!

    Theresa L. Raimundo

    Terri Raimundo is a Spanish Conversation preceptor at Signum Academy. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education, as well as a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Columbia International University in South Carolina. Terri grew up in various Latin American countries with her parents who were missionaries. Terri has privately tutored as well as classroom taught […]

  • Sparrow is a euro-looking woman with hazel eyes and salt-and-pepper hair. She's smiling, looking directly at you, and sitting in front of a poster which is a graphic blues and greens depiction of the Julia Set, a numerical concept related to fractals. Her shawl is hand-knit in the shape of a maple leaf, and if you'd like a link to the pattern, I'd be happy to share that with you.

    Sparrow F. Alden

    Sparrow graduated from Bowdoin College in 1986 with a BA in English Literature and Psychology and from Signum University in 2015 with an MA in Language and Literature.  She is co-owner/builder of a straw bale cabin in the New Hampshire woods with her wife Grace; they are grateful for the technology which keeps them in touch […]

  • Sara Brown's windswept brown hair reminds us that she lives in the wilds of Wales. She's got very serious horn-rimmed glasses and a lovely scarf, the very picture of a serious professor except that she's fighting back a grin and a dozen sharp puns.

    Sara Brown

    Sara Brown PhD MSc(Econ) serves Signum University as Language & Literature Department Chair and Thesis Coordinator for the MA Program.  She is a Lecturer and Preceptor within the Language and Literature faculty and has served as an Elected Faculty Member on the Board. Sara also teaches on the Signum Path Program. Sara Brown lives in […]

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  • Paul Peterson invites us to join him on a walk through an evergreen woods. He's dressed for professoring in jacket and button down with trim blond beard and hair, but he's leading us away from the comforts of civilization into the mysteries of the languages of the past!

    Paul Peterson

    Paul Peterson, a proud native of Minnesota, holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Medieval Studies from the University of Minnesota, where he studied Germanic philology and learned to read every Old Germanic language. He also holds an M.A. in Medieval Icelandic Studies from the University of Iceland. His primary area of specialization is Old Norse language […]

  • Maggie Parke

    Maggie Parke

    Maggie focused on the adaptation processes of event films and fan management (Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Twilight, His Dark Materials, Narnia, etc.), and her research included working on the sets of Twilight (2008), Captain America (2009), and on the Academy Award shortlisted short, Love at First Sight (2010). She also investigated the gaming industry, researching with Turbine Inc. on The […]

  • Liam Thomas Daley

    Dr. Liam Daley has been on the faculty at Signum University since its inaugural semester, Fall 2011. Liam earned his PhD in English at the University of Maryland, College Park, focusing on literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance – in particular, how the difference between “history” and “literature” changes from the Middle Ages to […]

  • Larry Swain

    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 Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His academic work focuses on early medieval preservation and […]

  • Kristine Ainsworth Swank

    Kris Swank is a Preceptor, Lecturer, and Library Coordinator at Signum University. She is also Library Director at Pima Community College–Northwest Campus, Tucson, Arizona. Kris holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in Humanities and English, Dana College; and Masters degrees in Library Science (University of Arizona), International Management (Thunderbird), and Language and Literature (Signum […]