- MA Washington University in St. Louis
- PhD Washington University in St. Louis
English major seminars in Restoration and Enlightenment, Romantic British Literature, Victorian Literature, Honors Western Thought, composition, Literature and the Arts and Environmental Literature
She has a particular interest in the intersection between literature and the arts as reflected in her dissertation, "Jubal's Journey: The Musician as Exile in Victorian Literature."
Nineteenth- century British literature
Playing viola and piano, hiking, mountaineering
- Joined the faculty at WWU in 2017
- Served as Chair and Professor of English at Pacific Union College and Columbia Union College
- PhD Washington State University, 1999
- MSEE Washington State University, 1990
Digital logic, embedded system design, digital design, VLSI design, analog system design, computer architecture and instrumentation
- School of Engineering, Walla Walla College, 1987, 1989-Present
- Biomedical Engineering, Loma Linda University Medical Center, six years
- Active research in medical instrumentation: Tissue Water Monitoring
Audio, acoustics and time domain relectometry
- Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- Audio Engineering Society (AES)
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- BA Walla Walla University, 1993
- PhD University of Oregon, 2002
Literature, Composition and Honors Western Thought
- Joined the Walla Walla English Department in 2004
- Served as College Writing Coordinator from 2005-2009
Modern poetry is the focus of her research, as it was at the University of Oregon—specifically the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Carl Sandburg, and Sterling Brown.
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, modern literature, poetry, composition
Basketball, cats, reading novels and reading poems
- MA University of Notre Dame
- PhD University of Notre Dame
Biblical, medieval, and Renaissance literature, composition and Honors Western Thought
"Remembering the Sabbath: Law, Labor, and Liberty in Milton and His Contemporaries"
English Renaissance literature, and interactions between religion and literature
- PhD Washington State University, 2011; U.S. History
- MA Washington State University, 2004; American Studies
History of the U.S., Modern East Asian History, Spain and Latin America, History of the Pacific Northwest and Western Thought
Cultural exchanges between Japan and the U.S. from the 1920s-1950s, particularly focused on the lives on Nobuo Tatsuguchi and B.P. Hoffman
Twentieth Century American History; Japan, particularly from the Meiji-Era to the American Occupation; America during World War II and the Cold War; US foreign policy
Other Activities: Member-at-Large, Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Board.
Family, travel, literature, camping and cooking
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- PhD Claremont Graduate University, 2004; History
- MBA Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, 2000
Medieval and early modern Europe, History of Christianity, Science and the Enlightenment, women and society in early modern Europe, History of England, Western Thought and summer study tours in England
The Common People and Religious Toleration in Restoration England
Early Modern Europe, the History of Christianity, Desiderius Erasmus, post-reformation England
Family, travel, golf and water sports
- Chair of the community council for the Walla Walla Children's Home Society
- Executive officer of the Erasmus of Rotterdam Society
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(B.A., Walla Walla College; M.Div, Andrews University; Ph.D., Andrews University)
Paul Dybdahl was born in Thailand and spent the first eight years of his life in Asia before moving to the Walla Walla Valley. He attended grade school and high school in College Place, and graduated from Walla Walla College in 1992. He then accepted a call to be a pastor in the Oregon Conference, where he served for nearly five years. His time as a pastor included a sojourn to Andrews University, where he earned his M.Div in 1995. Paul later returned to Andrews for his doctorate and received his Ph.D. in Missiology in 2004. His academic interest centers on the issues related to the effective communication of the gospel, especially across cultural barriers. Paul has been teaching at Walla Walla University since 2001.
Paul and his wife, Kristyn (also a graduate of Walla Walla College), have three children: Noah, Alyssa, and Sarah.
(BA, Seminar Marienhoehe, Darmstadt, Germany; PhD, Andrews University)
Mathilde Frey comes to Walla Walla University with a European background. She grew up in communist Romania where she attended elementary and high school, and graduated with the Baccalaureate. In 1984, she immigrated to West Germany, studied Theology in Austria and Germany, and served as a pastor in the South German Conference for five years. In 2003, she moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan, and earned a PhD in Old Testament from Andrews University. Her dissertation is titled, The Sabbath in the Pentateuch: An Exegetical and Theological Study.
In 2008, Mathilde received a call to teach Old Testament and Hebrew Language at the Adventist Internationa Institute of Advanced Studies in the Philippines, a graduate level school conferring master and doctoral degrees in Theology, Education, Business, and Public Health. In addition to teaching in the Biblical Studies Department, Mathilde was the editor of the Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary (JAAS) and the chair of the Master of Arts Theology Program until she moved across the globe to the Walla Walla Valley in 2014.
Mathilde's academic interest is focused on close reading of the Hebrew Bible. She has written articles and book chapters on the Sabbath, has authored the Deuteronomy commentary for the Andrews Study Bible, and is currently writing a commentary on the book of Judges for the Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary. Her international experience combined with pastoral ministry and academic work enriches her teaching in the classroom and her other contributions to the Walla Walla University campus.
In 1990, Mathilde married Marcus H. Frey, currently an Advancement Officer in the Alumni and Advancement Department at Walla Walla University. They have two daughters, Delia Sarah and Eva Chiara.
- PhD University of Utah, 1977
General sociology, sociological theory, sociology seminar, social research methods, social policy and advocacy
The Social Transformation of Seventh-day Adventist Medicine and Health Care, Church and Sect in Postmodern America, Navajo Health Disparities
Traveling, indigenous art, reading, skiing and golf
- Pacific Sociological Association
- Walla Walla University Seventh-day Adventist Church
- BA Walla Walla University
- MA Claremont Graduate University; literature and film
- PhD Claremont Graduate University; textual studies
Literature, film and writing
He uses film (a) as an effective way to examine narrative structure, (b) as the focus of College Writing Research papers, and (c) as a dialogue base toward understanding whole-person care for medical students. His recent publications include two research volumes on gospel sources published by Peeters Press, Leuven, Belgium.
- Directs the campus Film Studies minor
- MFA University of Washington; creative writing
Humanities Program Director, Fulbright adviser and Oxford (CMRS) year abroad program adviser
- Author of On the River through the Valley of Fire: The Collaborative Ceramics of the Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman (American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2008)
- Contributing editor to Poetry Northwest
- Delivered over 100 lectures on Washington’s poets and artists for Humanities Washington’s state speaker’s bureau
- Lectured for the Teachers as Scholars program
- Taught at the University of Washington
- Created a northwest literary history anthology in cooperation with the University of Washington history department