School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences, as part of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences, is an engaged and Christ-centered community of students and faculty that spans the social sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and natural sciences. We prepare students to be global citizens and servant leaders by developing the skills and knowledge base that are essential for powerful thinkers, communicators, and problem solvers: the competencies and understanding you will need to thrive in a world driven by change, and the abilities and creativity to change that world.

We invite you to study what you love, follow your curiosity, and explore new interests in transformative learning experiences with our amazing faculty. Faith and learning are unified and mutually supported in our small-classes environment, and you will have easy access to professors all the way from initial mentoring in vocational discernment to research experiences and collaboration. Whatever your choice of major, a degree in the arts and sciences, in teaching you how to learn, will stand you in good stead as your experiences and interests expand throughout life, and as you adapt to unpredictable circumstances. Are you currently considering a career in government, law, media, medicine, health care, counseling, teaching, or academia?  Are you intrigued by the idea of continuing your studies some day with an advanced degree or professional school training? We offer the academic foundation for all of these as you pursue God’s calling on your life.

Meet the Dean

Dr. Connie Wilmarth

Dr. Connie Wilmarth, Associate Dean of the Arts and Sciences, has been a faculty member since 2008, and is program director of Mathematics. As dean she plays a key role in defining and implementing the goals of the School within the larger Bushnell mission of wisdom, faith, and service.

Academic Programs





Interdisciplinary Studies (Online)

Interdisciplinary Studies



Psychology (Online)



List of Faculty within School
School of Arts and Sciences
Jonathan W. Alfson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics

Ph.D., Oregon State University M.S. Oregon State University B.A. Arizona State University B.S. Arizona State University Dr. Jonathan Alfson teaches physics and mathematics courses. …

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Paul Allee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology

Ph.D., University of Oregon B.S., University of Southern Maine Dr. Allee arrived at Bushnell in 2014. He teaches a variety of courses within the …

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Stephen Andes, D.Phil.
Professor of History

D.Phil, Oxford M.A., Portland State University   Dr. Andes comes to Bushnell after teaching for the last decade at Louisiana State University and …

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James Berry, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

M.A., Claremont Graduate University B.A., The Master’s College James Berry came to Bushnell University in 2022. He teaches a variety of general …

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Tammy Bovee, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

M.S., California University of Pennsylvania B.A., University of Oregon Tammy Bovee came to Bushnell University in 2016. She will teach courses primarily …

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Jenée Cázares, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Spanish and ESOL

M.A., Central Washington University B.A., Central Washington University Assistant Professor of Spanish and ESOL Jenee Cazares has been teaching at Bushnell University since 2015 …

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Connie Diffenderfer, M.Phil.
Interim Instructor of English

M. Phil., Bushnell University B.A., Bushnell University Ph.D. student at Old Dominion University Connie earned her Master of Philosophy in English Literature here …

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Heike McNeil, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry

Ph.D., University of Oregon B.S., Linfield College American College of Sport Medicine Certified Personal Trainer Dr. Heike McNeil arrived at Bushnell in 2003. …

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Erin A. Mueller, Ph.D.
Program Director & Professor of Psychology
Song Nai Rhee Honors Program Director

Ph.D., Brigham Young University B.A., University of Northern Iowa Dr. Erin Mueller began at Bushnell in 2022, and she teaches various courses …

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Catherine Nani Skaggs, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., George Mason University B.S., George Mason University    Dr. Skaggs arrived at Bushnell in 2009. She teaches a variety of courses within …

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Doyle Srader, Ph.D.
Professor of Speech & Communication

Ph.D., University of Georgia M.A., Baylor University B.A., Baylor University Dr. Doyle Srader arrived at Bushnell in 2007. His primary teaching schedule includes …

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Connie Wilmarth, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D., University of California, Davis M.A., University of British Columbia B.A., University of Oregon Dr. Connie Wilmarth came to Bushnell in 2008, drawn by the …