At the start of the Fall 2021 semester, Cairn University warmly welcomed new faculty members to the School of Business and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The School of Business welcomed Matthew Garrison as a full-time faculty member teaching computer science. Matt received a BS and MS in Information Systems at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Matt brings his extensive professional experience in the private sector designing predictive algorithms, architecting software solutions, and overseeing system implementations.
Joseph Miller has also joined the School of Business as a full-time faculty member teaching courses in law and business. Joe received his BS in Communication and his JD from Liberty University. As a licensed attorney, Joe has served businesses, churches, nonprofits, municipalities, and the general public. Joe brings to the University his experience as an entrepreneur and his knowledge gained as MBA director, director of legal affairs, and chair of the business department at Houghton College.
The School of Business additionally welcomes Phil Feather as he moves from adjunct to assistant professor and development associate for athletics. Phil earned an MEd in Sports Administration from Temple University as well as a BA in Communications from Penn State University. Phil also brings his unique experience working with the Philadelphia Phillies for over 30 years. He held several positions with the Phillies organization, ending his time as director of ticket services in 2020.
Joining the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is Helen Gelinas. Helen will serve the English department as a part-time faculty member. She holds an MA in English and American Studies from the University of Tübingen, Germany, and a BMus from the Hartt School, University of Hartford. Helen brings her experience gained from teaching in both public and Christian schools in Connecticut, as well as her time in higher education teaching English literature at Leibniz Kolleg and the University of Tübingen in Germany. Helen also currently serves as director of transcription for New England’s Hidden Histories in Boston, a project devoted to preserving American Christian history through transcribing and publishing early church records.
To these new faculty and to all the new staff joining the University, welcome to Cairn!
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