At the start of the fall semester, Cairn University warmly welcomed several new faculty members to the Schools of Business, Divinity, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
As a result of the Forward campaign efforts, Dr. Aneesh Khushman was hired to teach biology in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences this fall. With a Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Sint Eustatius and an MD from the Xavier University School of Medicine, Dr. Khushman joins the University as an associate professor of science. Incorporating his specialties in neurophysiology and the relationship of science and faith, Dr. Khushman will teach courses such as anatomy and physiology, genetics, and biology.
Also in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kate Mehmel began teaching mathematics in a part-time faculty position. After earning her BS in Bible and BS in Education from Cairn, Kate gradually worked on her MA in Mathematics from Villanova University over her 13 years as a high school math teacher. She has now returned to her alma mater as part-time faculty with a particular interest in calculus and number theory.
Dale Siegenthaler is also an alumnus of the University who has returned to Cairn to teach mathematics. He holds a MA in Mathematics from West Chester University. He taught at Veritas Academy for 13 years and served as the chair of the math department. His academic interests include analysis, Euclid’s Elements, and polyhedra modeling.
Associate counseling professor Dr. Bryan Maier joined the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences with 19 years of graduate-level teaching experience. Dr. Maier has worked in the mental health field for 30 years, during which he has developed his specialties in the theory and history of mental health counseling.
As an associate professor in the School of Business, John Covone is teaching business courses such as accounting and finance. He has 30+ years of accounting experience and 20+ years of teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels.
In addition to these newly hired faculty, the School of Divinity welcomes long-time adjunct professor Dr. Anthony Hurst as a part-time faculty member. Serving in an adjunct position since 2014, Dr. Hurst will now be teaching more Bible and theology courses each semester.
To all the new faculty and staff at the University, welcome to Cairn!