Bethany College will welcome five new professors to campus when classes begin on August 25.
Two new professors will join the Bethany College Art Department. Nelson Smith, assistant professor of painting and drawing, will serve as the department’s new chair. Professor Smith most recent experience is as a professor in the Department of Art at Kansas State University. Eleanor Heimbaugh will join the department as a visiting professor of ceramics and sculpture. She will be completing her Master’s of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Fort Hays State University.
Other professors joining the faculty include Arminta Fox, visiting professor of religion. Professor Fox comes to Bethany from Seton Hall University where she taught courses on Christianity and Culture. Ashik Shafi, visiting professor of communication, comes to Bethany from Wayne State University where he was a doctoral student.
A former Bethany College athletic trainer, Laura Stenlund, will continue at the college as the newest assistant professor of athletic training.
Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service. Bethany College is on the Web atwww.bethanylb.edu.