Humanities and Social Sciences Personnel

Daryll Ward, B.A., M.Div., A.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Theology & Ethics

Daryll worked eleven years in the field of addiction treatment and another 14 years as a business ethics consultant to Fortune 100 companies.  Dr. Ward has served as the pastor of the Burr Ridge Seventh-day Adventist church for 13 years.  His areas of interest include medical ethics, the logical status of ethical statements, divine action and natural causality, and the philosophy of mind.  He is affiliated with the American Academy of Religion.

Jill Evans, B.A., M.A.
Professor of English

Jill has been working at Kettering College since 1982 and is a graduate of Andrews University.  Her areas of interest include communication, American literature, dramatic literature, and pop culture.  She teaches Intro to Human Communication, Literature of the Human Experience, Literature of the American Experience, Literature of the British Experience, Topics in Pop Culture, and Film Appreciation.  Her current research includes Science Fiction and Fantasy Television and she is affiliated with Popular Culture Association of American.

Laura Edwards, B.A., M.A.
Assistant Professor of English, Director of Writing Center

Laura is a graduate of the University of Dayton and Cedarville University.  She has been an  English Instructor at Cedarville University, University of Dayton, and Sinclair Community College.  She is interested in pop culture, young adult literature, creative writing, writing center studies, and writing pedagogy.  Her current research includes Writing Center, Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, and Gender Theory.  She is affiliated with College Composition and Communication, National Council of Teachers of English, Popular Culture Association of American, International Writing Center Association, and Ohio Writing Center Consortium.

T. David Price, A.S., A.S., B.S., M.S.
Associate Professor of Psychology & Sociology

David began at Kettering College as the director of academic information and transitioned into associate professor.  He earned a graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northeastern University.  He enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and takes interest in environmentalism.  He has taught General Psychology, Human Growth & Development, Principles of Sociology, Marriage & Family, Modern Social Problems, and topics in the social sciences.

Vail H. McGuire, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of English

Vail has worked for Kettering College since 1988. In addition to rhetoric and composition, she loves theology.  She also takes interest in the roles of assessment in higher education.  She has taught Composition, Literature, Writing in the Sciences and Writing in the Health Sciences.  Her research includes the field of composition and rhetoric and how it might be informed by theology.  She is a member of College Composition and Communication.

David VanDenburgh, B.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Professor of Humanities & Social Sciences

David has been with Kettering College faculty since 2007.  He was a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1972-2007.  During 2014, he became the academic dean.  He has taught Death and Dying, Spirituality and Healing, Intro to Christianity, History and Philosophy of Science.  His current research includes spirituality and medicine, and psychoneuroimmunology and spirituality.  He is affiliated with the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Academy of Religion, and Society of Biblical Literature.  David also enjoys sailing and water coloring.


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