New faculty introduced at Foundation breakfast

Huntington, Ind.— Dr. Norris Friesen, interim vice president and dean of Huntington College, will introduce new faculty and provide an update on the College’s academic programs at the September 11 Huntington College Foundation breakfast.

The public is cordially invited to attend. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m., in the Habecker Dining Commons. The program will conclude by 9:00 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $6 per person. First-time guests are not charged. For more information about the Huntington College Foundation’s breakfast series, please visit

Four new faculty members will be introduced at the breakfast. Prof. Susie Burson accepted appointment as Instructor of Education. She holds a BS degree in Early Childhood Education at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky. Susie has also taken related coursework at Asbury Theological Seminary. Before coming to HC, she taught Kindergarten as Jessamine Early Learning Village in Wilmore, Ky. Susie and her husband, Scott, are the parents of three children.

Dr. Jack Heller accepted appointment as Assistant Professor of English. He holds a BA degree in English from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and received his Doctorate in English from LSU. Jack’s specializations include Renaissance Drama, Seventeenth Century British Literature, Shakespeare, African-American Literature and Religious Studies. Prior to coming to HC, Jack was Assistant Professor of English at Voorhees College. He also taught at Campbellsville University, Tulane University and Southeastern Louisiana University.

Prof. Kevin Miller accepted appointment as Assistant Professor of Communication. Kevin holds a BA degree in English from Eastern Mennonite University and a Masters degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University. He is a Masters candidate in the History of Christian Thought at Trinity Evangelical Divinity (all but thesis) and is a doctoral candidate in Communication at the University of Kentucky. Kevin has taught courses at Wheaton College and the University of Kentucky. He has also served as Associate Editor for Christianity Today magazine and as Assistant Editor for Christian Reader and Your Church magazines. Kevin and his wife, Lidiya, have one daughter.

Prof. John Thompson accepted the position of Instructor in Music. John holds a Bachelor of Music Education (voice emphasis) from New Mexico State University, Master of Music in Voice Performance from New Mexico State University, and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Memphis (ABD). He has held positions as Voice Graduate Assistant, Music Director, and has performed extensively around the United States and abroad.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana.

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