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Bill Boerman-Cornell, PhD – President (2021-2022)

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Bill is a Professor at Trinity Christian College in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois where he teaches courses in literacy, children’s literature, and fine arts in the classroom. His research interests include high school literacy within the disciplines and the affordances and constraints of using graphic novels in high school teaching. He has also been involved in initiatives encouraging Christian urban education. Bill has authored two books: Graphic Novels in High School and Middle School Classrooms and Graphic Novels in the English Language Classroom.

Bill’s first ICCTE Conference was at Azusa Pacific University in 2012.

Sunshine Sullivan, PhD – President-Elect (2021-2022)


Sunshine R. Sullivan, PhD is Professor and Associate Dean of Education at Houghton College.  She teaches literacy and inclusive education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as mentoring interns.  She co-facilitates the Teaching & Writing With Video project. This work centers around the professional learning communities around digital literacies with teachers and students in the rural southern tier of Western New York.

Sunshine’s first ICCTE Conference was at Regent University in 2006.  She serves as the Communication Coordinator for the ICCTE Board.

Linda Samek – Treasurer (ongoing position)


Linda Samek is an Administrator Emeritus at George Fox University. She served as Dean of the School of Education from 2008 until May 2013, and Provost from June 2013 through June 2020. Linda is interested in mathematics education and international initiatives. Before COVID, Linda also enjoyed international travel and work and made several trips outside the US each year to do teacher and administrator training. Linda attended one of the very first “ICCTE” meetings in Chicago and has remained connected with the community. She loves watching it grow and impact educator preparation around the world.

Nancy Cherry – Secretary (2018-2024)

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Nancy Cherry serves as Associate Dean & Chair in the School of Education: Teaching & Learning and Director of Graduate Programs at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. As a former classroom teacher for fifteen years in public school, she now teaches in the undergraduate teacher education program, as well as graduate programs. Nancy has been teaching in higher education for seventeen years. Her current teaching responsibilities include coursework related to Literacy in Diverse Classrooms, Curriculum and Instruction, and Leading the Learning Environment. She is dedicated to transformational teaching designed to change the learner academically, socially, and spiritually. Nancy attended her first ICCTE meeting in California as a workshop presenter and has remained connected with the community. Nancy looks forward to becoming more involved with the community to collaborate on current issues and trends in Christian higher education within a worldview context.

Sean Schat – ICCTE Journal Editor (ongoing position)


Sean is an assistant professor of education at Redeemer University in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.  Prior to starting his work in post-secondary education, Sean worked for 17 years as an elementary and secondary classroom teacher and educational leader (principal, vice-principal, director of staff development).  Sean’s Masters research focused on Christian educational leadership.  More recently, Sean’s PhD research focused on the communication of educational care.  Sean attended his first ICCTE conference in 2014, and has been involved with the ICCTE since that time.  He currently serves as the ICCTE Journal editor.

Christina Belcher – International Member At-Large (2016-2022)


Christina serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. Previously, she has served in Higher Education at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., and education faculties in Australia and New Zealand. Her teaching and research interests include worldview, higher education and children’s literature. She has been involved in ICCTE since 2000 and served as the associate editor of the ICCTE Journal prior to assuming the editorship in 2010, and ending her term in as editor in 2015. She is a confessed ‘bookaholic’ and loves to read! Christina considers working with ICCTE to be an honor, joy and privilege as part of the quest to bring the biblical virtues of wonder, truth, justice and reconciliation into the Educational landscape.

Beverley Norsworthy – International Member At-Large (2018-2024)


Bev is currently Deputy Dean at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (BTI). She has experience as a principal of Christian schools in Australia and New Zealand and in 1993 became the founding principal of MASTERS Institute, a Christian Teachers College in Auckland. In 2001 she moved to BTI where her current teaching is related to the intersection of Being Christian, Being Professional and research as an expression of God’s redemptive plan. Her research interests include Christian Education, Reflective Practice, Pedagogy and Assessment. She is particularly interested in Visual Research Methodology and Photo Elicitation in particular. She thoroughly enjoys supervising masters students in their thesis journey. Bev has attended several ICCTE conferences and is an experienced regular reviewer for the ICCTE journal. As an at-large board member her vision is to encourage teacher educators in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific to be part of this ICCTE community.

Matthew Etherington – Member At-Large (2021-2022)

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Matthew achieved his Ph.D. in the philosophy of education from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia while completing doctoral research at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). He is presently a Professor in the School of Education at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada. Matthew is the Director of the "Institute of Indigenous Issues and Perspectives (IIIP). His primary interests are in epistemology, Indigenous pedagogy, and philosophy of education. Matthew is the director of the Institute of Indigenous Issues and Perspectives, Secretary in the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada, and Honorary Research Associate at Morling College, Sydney, Australia


Matthew has published four books, Changing Careers to Become a Teacher: A Study of Mature Age Preservice Teachers in Career Transition and Foundations of Education: A Christian Vision (editor and author); What Teachers Need to Know: Topics of Inclusion (editor and author) and Perspectives of Work: Cambridge scholars Press. He writes on a diversity of topics in education and spirituality using a philosophical lens for analysis.

Dave Klanderman – Member At-Large (2021- 2022)

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Dave Klanderman has served as professor of mathematics education at Calvin University since 2018. Prior to his arrival at Calvin, he served as a professor of mathematics at Trinity Christian College for 28 years. He currently serves on the board of the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences, and his term as president ended in June 2021. His current research projects include a co-authored book on using graphic novels in the teaching and learning of the STEM disciplines at the middle school, high school, and university levels. He has also co-authored A Pleasure to Measure, a book of elementary school learning activities for measurement. Other recent research includes a study of factors that motivate middle school, high school, and university students to learn mathematics, an exploration of faith-influenced pedagogical strategies for the STEM disciplines, and an exploration of higher dimensional thinking in the Harry Potter novels.

Jeff Peck, PhD – Member At-Large (2018- 2024)


Jeff is a Professor in the School of Education at Grace College in Winona Lake, IN, where he has been a faculty member since 2008. Previously he worked at another college in Indiana, and universities in Ohio and North Carolina. He began his career teaching 5th and 6th grades at schools in Arkansas and Ohio. His current undergraduate teaching responsibilities include Child Development, Secondary General Methods, and Multicultural Education courses. He has recently helped start a campus group for Male Education majors called eXcellent Male Educators Needed (XMEN). Jeff’s first ICCTE meeting was at George Fox University in 2004, and he has attended each conference since 2014.

Scot Headley – 2022 Conference Co-Chair


Scot Headley is a professor of educational leadership at George Fox University in Oregon, USA, where he has served since 1994. Prior to his career in higher education, Scot served as a horticulture instructor at the secondary and postsecondary level for 11 years. Scot’s teaching load is in the Ed.D. and Administrator Preparation programs at Fox and centers on ethics and equity, as well as program evaluation and mentoring. His teaching features the use of simulations and role immersion games. His scholarly focus is on empathy and the ethic of care.

Eloise Hockett – 2022 Conference Co-Chair


Eloise Hockett co-chairs the College of Education and the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program. She has been at George Fox University since 1998, serving in various administrative and teaching positions throughout the College of Education. Eloise is an advocate for global education especially for females and has been to Kenya many times collaborating on a peace curriculum for the Kenyan Quaker schools, and developing education related opportunities for nursing students and educators in partner communities. Her research interests include: principles of cultural humility, service learning, adult learner studies, and cultural aspects of teaching.

 Janet Arndt – Past President (2021-2022)


Janet Arndt, professor at Gordon College, serves as Dean, School of Education & Licensure. She has been affiliated with ICCTE since 2002 and in 2008 became a member of the Board. Janet’s research interests include transitions, early childhood/special education, Universal Design for Learning, and Action Research. Janet enjoys involvement in ICCTE, because it provides an opportunity to collaborate with fellow Christians who are professors focused on issues in education.

Amy Dubusky – Past Conference (2020) Co-Chair

Amy Dubusky is currently an assistant professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She teaches in the undergraduate teacher education program, drawing from her experience teaching in early childhood classrooms in public schools and preschools. Her classroom experience is infused into the elementary focus of the courses she teaches, including Children’s Literature, Language and Literacy, STEM/Science Methods, Educational Technology, and Lesson & Unit Planning. Amy first joined the ICCTE community in 2016 at the conference at Trinity Christian College in Illinois.

Jessica Grubaugh – Past Conference (2020) Co-Chair

Jessica serves as Chair of the Education Department and Graduate & Professional Studies Education Programs Coordinator and Director of University Assessment at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She teaches undergraduate courses in social studies education and geography as well as graduate courses in data application and teaching. Jessica taught high school social studies in Florida, but has focused most of her professional career on higher education administration. She served in several staff roles supporting the graduate teacher education programs at MVNU before becoming a faculty member in 2012. Her professional interests include academic program development and delivery innovations, P-16 partnerships, and student services for non-traditional students.

Jessica’s first ICCTE conference was in 2016 at Trinity Christian College in Chicago.

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