Meet Our Faculty

Sure, there are bigger schools, but our caring, professional faculty sets William Peace University apart.

The instructors at WPU are some of the best and brightest, offering personal attention, insight and wisdom to students that few universities can match. More than 70% of professors hold a doctorate, and many others hold decades of industry experience and expertise in their respective fields of study. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, it’s virtually impossible to get lost at WPU. You’re more than just a number here. 


Department Chair of Humanities and Professor of English
Brian Aurand, WPU Professor
Assistant Professor of Business
​Assistant Professor of Special Education
Lisa Bonner, Ph.D.
Department Chair of Science and Mathematics; ​Professor of Biology
​Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Biology
Chaplain; Assistant Professor of Religion
Department Chair of Art, Communication, and SGD; Associate Professor of Art, Communication, and SGD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Xandra Daniels, WPU Professor
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
John Eze, WPU Professor
Assistant Professor of Business
​Associate Professor of Business Administration
Matt Hodge, WPU Professor
​Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Theatre
Caleb Husmann, WPU Professor.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Janelle Jennings-Alexander, WPU Professor
Assistant Professor of English
Justin Johnson, WPU Professor
Assistant Professor of Communications and Simulation and Game Design
Beth Kusko, WPU Professor.
Program Director of Criminal Justice, Political Science, and Pre-Law; Assistant Professor of Political Science
Assistant Professor and Program Director of Exercise and Sport Science
Assistant Professor of English
Kate Maddalena, WPU Professor
Assistant Professor of Writing
Marti Maguire, WPU Professor
Assistant Professor of Communication
Scott McElreath, Ph.D.
Program Director of Liberal Studies and Professor of Philosophy
​Kayce Meginnis-Payne, WPU Professor
​Associate Professor of Psychology
Vinnie Melomo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Department Chair of Culture, History, and Politics
Patrick Myer, Ph.D.
​Associate Professor of Biology
Program Director of Theatre; Associate Professor of English
Program Director of Business and Assistant Professor of Business and Analytics
Program Director of History; Assistant Professor of History
Jashaun Peele, WPU Professor
​Assistant Professor of Mathematics
​Adair Robertson, WPU Professor
​Associate Professor of Mathematics; Coordinator of International Studies
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education
Assistant Professor of Education and Field Placement Coordinator
Amy White, WPU Professor
​Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre
Department Chair of Psychology and Business; Professor of Psychology