Our Faculty & Staff

One of our greatest assets is our faculty & staff who empower students to achieve academic success.

Faculty


Tom Vollmer

Biblical Studies

Tom Vollmer

Biblical Studies 513.244.8189
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Jodie Edwards

Behavioral Sciences

Jodie Edwards

Behavioral Sciences 513.244.8430
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Tom Thatcher

Tom Thatcher

513.244.8172
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Marlene Estenson

Behavioral Sciences

Marlene Estenson

Behavioral Sciences 513.244.8337
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Education
Ed.D., Northern Kentucky University M.Ed., University of Cincinnati B.S., The Ohio State University
Daryl Smith

Business

Daryl Smith

Business 513.244.8686
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Daryl R. Smith serves as Dean of the School of Business at Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He previously served as the Chair of the Organizational Leadership Department at Mount St. Joseph University and as the Head of Academics in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy. He has authored two books (one on the Cincinnati Reds and one on aviation accidents) as well as several journal articles. In his spare time, he teaches aviation through his educational website, DoctorAviation.com. More importantly he enjoys serving in the local church and investing time with his wife and four children.

Education
B.S. United States Air Force Academy, Behavioral Sciences (Human Factors Engineering) M.S. Wright State University, Human Factors and Systems Engineering Ph.D.University of Washington Business School, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior
Dan Dyke

Biblical Studies

Dan Dyke

Biblical Studies 513.244.8194
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Dave Farris

Business

Dave Farris

Business 513.244.8644
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BS - Cincinnati Christian University (2006) MBA - Xavier University (2009)
James Smith

Biblical Studies

James Smith

Biblical Studies 513.244.8621
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Paul Friskney

English

Paul Friskney

English 513.244.8128
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Since I have been at CCU for over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to work in many different areas, including directing plays and training traveling teams. However, my greatest love is teaching. Currently, I teach in multiple areas within the English and Communication Arts programs. I stay connected with incoming freshmen by teaching one section of College English each year. Each fall, I get to tap into my love of movies in a special way by teaching Theological Themes in Film. In the related area of drama, I teach Survey of Dramatic Literature and Drama Production & Performance. I also love writing and teaching writing. At CCU, that involves two courses: Creative Writing: Nonfiction and Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, & Drama. Filling out my teaching responsibilities, I also do Introduction to Poetry and English for Teaching & Editing, which includes an advanced grammar study and application in areas like editing for publication, which I did in my early years at CCU, and teaching English as a second language, which I did when our family lived in Kosova. Roles at CCU: Chief Academic Officer, Dean of the Foster School of Biblical Studies, Arts & Sciences, Chair of the Arts & Sciences Department, Professor of English & Communication Arts.

Education
BA in Biblical Studies (minors in Christian education & journalism) from CCU, MA in English (emphasis in American literature) from the University of Louisville, MA in Practical Ministries (concentration in Christian education) from CCU, additional studies in literature and literary theory from the University of Cincinnati.
Sandi Beam

Education

Sandi Beam

Education 513.244.8628
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Laura Pressley

Behavioral Sciences

Laura Pressley

Behavioral Sciences 513.244.1725
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Ph.D. (Candidate), Ohio University M.A., The Methodist Theological School in Ohio B.A., University of Michigan
Rick Cherok

History

Rick Cherok

History 513.244.8198
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Aaron Burgess

Business

Aaron Burgess

Business 513.244.8112
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Melissa Hess

Education

Melissa Hess

Education 513.244.8199
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Brian Derico

English

Brian Derico

English 513.244.8147
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I have been serving as a member of the faculty at CCU since 2001. I teach College English 2, Survey of Multicultural Literature, Shakespeare, Introduction to Short Fiction, Theological Ethics in the Novel, and Literary Theory and Criticism. My scholarly interests center around rhetorical theory and critical theory. Roles at CCU: Associate Professor of English, Director of CCU Honors Scholarship Program

Education
BS in Biblical Studies from CCU, MA in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Cincinnati, PhD in English (emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition) from Ball State University
Ken Read

Music & Worship

Ken Read

Music & Worship 513.244.8195
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David Ray

Seminary

David Ray

Seminary 513.244.8182
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Bobby Jackson

Russell School of Ministry / Music & Worship

Bobby Jackson

Russell School of Ministry / Music & Worship
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Bobby Jackson graduated from CCU and entered full-time ministry, experiencing a variety of settings in churches from small to mega, from established to new multi-site plants. In them, he has served as worship leader, disciple-maker, preacher and teacher. Here at CCU, his focus is on coordinating the spiritual life on campus through chapel and other gatherings, and overseeing the Teaching Church program. Mr. Jackson teaches Calling and Spiritual Formation, Music Team Leadership, Worship Leadership, and directs Fusion Worship Ensemble.

Education
MA (Pastoral Leadership), Cincinnati Christian University. BM (Church Music), Cincinnati Christian University. Liberty University.

Staff


Greg Miller

Athletics

Greg Miller

Athletics
513.244.8442
greg.miller@ccuniversity.edu
Marcella Farmer

Enrollment Services

Marcella Farmer

Enrollment Services

marcella.farmer@ccuniversity.edu
Jackie Rosenberger

Education

Jackie Rosenberger

Education
513.244.8625
jackie.rosenberger@ccuniversity.edu
Judy Pratt

Registrar's Office

Judy Pratt

Registrar's Office
513.244.8674
judy.pratt@ccuniversity.edu
John Taylor

Athletics

John Taylor

Athletics
513.244.8201
Becca Griffin

Student Services

Becca Griffin

Student Services
513.244.8474
rebecca.griffin@ccuniversity.edu
Lydia Darlington

Student Services

Lydia Darlington

Student Services
513.244.8150
lydia.darlington@ccuniversity.edu
Sharon Knisley

Finance

Sharon Knisley

Finance
513.244.8443
sharon.knisley@ccuniversity.edu
David Fulcher

Athletics

David Fulcher

Athletics
513.244.8192
david.fulcher@ccuniversity.edu
Deanna Hansee

Library Services

Deanna Hansee

Library Services
513.244.8197
deanna.hansee@ccuniversity.edu
Randy Koehler

Finance

Randy Koehler

Finance
513.244.8449
randy.koehler@ccuniversity.edu
Jeremy Jordan

Student Services

Jeremy Jordan

Student Services
513.244.8155
jeremy.jordan@ccuniversity.edu
Samantha Rutledge

Undergraduate Admissions

Samantha Rutledge

Undergraduate Admissions
513.244.8126
samantha.rutledge@ccuniversity.edu
Wendy Spalding

President's Office

Wendy Spalding

President's Office
513.244.8492
wendy.spalding@ccuniversity.edu
Roger Bishop

Student Services

Roger Bishop

Student Services
513.244.8685
roger.bishop@ccuniversity.edu
Ray Horton

Student Services

Ray Horton

Student Services
513.244.8420
ray.horton@ccuniversity.edu
April Lamoreaux

Behavioral Sciences

April Lamoreaux

Behavioral Sciences
513.244.8119
april.lamoreaux@ccuniversity.edu
Amanda Derico

Registrar's Office

Amanda Derico

Registrar's Office
513.224.8149
amanda.derico@ccuniversity.edu
Linda Waugh

Enrollment Services

Linda Waugh

Enrollment Services

linda.waugh@ccuniversity.edu