Grove City College’s newest faculty members specialize in Old Testament linguistics, the intricacies of calculus, and how virtue and vice impact character.
The College is bringing on three new professors for the 2016-2017 academic year. They are:
• Dr. Seulgi Byun, associate professor, joins the Department of Biblical & Religious Studies and Philosophy from Oak Hill College, London, where he taught Hebrew and the Old Testament for the past six years. Byun’s current areas of research are textual criticism of the Old Testament and the Prophetic Books. His doctoral dissertation at the University of Cambridge examined the linguistic background of ancient versions of the book of Isaiah.
• Dr. Steven Flanders ’04, returns to his alma mater as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics. He specializes in teaching calculus and earned his doctorate in mathematics education at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014, where he previously taught. Flanders also taught calculus for 12 years in public high schools. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Grove City College and his M.Ed. from Gannon University.
• Dr. Ryan West, assistant professor of philosophy in the Department of Biblical & Religious Studies and Philosophy, will teach ethics, ancient philosophy and a number of other courses. He specializes in ethics, philosophical psychology and philosophy of religion, with a special interest in virtues, vices, emotions and character formation. He completed his doctorate in philosophy at Baylor University in 2016 and was most recently a postdoctoral fellow with The Beacon Project at Wake Forest University, an interdisciplinary team of academics studying moral character.
"We are delighted to have Drs. Byun, Flanders, and West join us this fall. Their excellent preparation and experience make them wonderful additions to our outstanding faculty and a real benefit to our students," Dr. Robert J. Graham, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, said.
Grove City College’s faculty is comprised of Christian scholars who are accomplished in their fields. Many conduct groundbreaking research in the sciences and humanities and all are dedicated professors who teach and mentor students in the classroom and laboratory. The College’s 14:1 student faculty ratio means students and professors also have the opportunity to form strong and meaningful relationships. More than 85 percent of the College’s 153 full-time faculty members hold terminal degrees in their disciplines