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Pendleton Hall 112
allen.bedford@brynathyn.edu
267-502-2567

BA, Bryn Athyn College
MA, Temple University
PhD, Temple University

Dr. Bedford enjoys drawing his students into the tension between what we observe and how we understand those observations. The study of chemistry demands attention to observed fact while also constructing meaning in those facts so that we can understand phenomena well enough to predict outcomes in unfamiliar settings. Theory and observation create tension because the two constantly challenge each other. Dr. Bedford’s research interests include exploring this tension between science and religion. He is also involved with the development, implementation, and assessment of the Core Program at Bryn Athyn.

Doering Center, Room 107
muriel.brisbon@brynathyn.edu
(267) 502-6038

Claflin University, MBA
Professional Certification in Human Resources (PHR Certification)

My name is T. Muriel Brisbon. I joined Bryn Athyn College in July 2012 with 12 years of progressive human resources experience in higher education. It is a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful institution.

Pitcairn Hall
jessica.carswell@anc-gc.org
(267) 502-2565

BA, The Pennslyvania State University
MS.Ed., University of Pennsylvania

Doering Center 204
wendy.closterman@brynathyn.edu
267-502-4849

PhD, Johns Hopkins University
BA, Bryn Athyn College

Dr. Closterman teaches ancient history, biblical Greek, and material culture studies. Her research focuses on the funerary practices, religion, and social history of ancient Greece. In her teaching, she explores what archaeology as well as textual evidence reveals about the ancient world. Dr. Closterman has led groups of Bryn Athyn students and faculty on summer tours of Greece and Italy.

Pendleton Hall 2
stephen.cole@brynathyn.edu
267-502-2614

BS, Bryn Athyn College
MDiv, Bryn Athyn College
After more than 20 years as a pastor, Rev. Cole came to college teaching in 1999. His research interests lie in cognitive science and the philosophy of symbolic forms.
Pendleton Hall 129 (Theological School)
andrew.dibb@brynathyn.edu 
267-502-2582

BA, Bryn Athyn College
MDiv, Bryn Athyn College
BTh, University of South Africa
MTh, University of South Africa
DTh, University of South Africa
Rev. Dr. Dibb came to Bryn Athyn College in 2002 after serving as a pastor in Johannesburg, South Africa. He teaches religion and Christian church history, with a special interest in seeing the doctrines of the New Church in the context of those of the Christian Church. In addition to teaching in the College, Rev. Dibb also serves as Dean of Bryn Athyn College Theological School and teaches a number of graduate courses. Recent areas of research include a history of the New Church in South Africa and a paper comparing the doctrines of Michael Servetus and Emanuel Swedenborg.
Pendleton Hall 102
thane.glenn@brynathyn.edu
267-502-4844

BA, Washington College
MA, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, Temple University
MDiv, Bryn Athyn College

Rev. Dr. Glenn specializes in rhetoric and composition, late medieval and early modern literature, theology, and Biblical studies. He is particularly interested in the intangible reaches of language—the spirit within words that affects us as readers, as writers, and as students of Scripture.

Pitcairn Hall, Lower Level
lelia.howard@anc-gc.org
(267) 502-2535

BA, Bryn Athyn College

Pitcairn Hall
duane.hyatt@anc-gc.org
(267) 502-2635

AA, Bryn Athyn College
BS, University of Maryland

Pendleton Hall
matthew.kennedy@brynathyn.edu
(267)-502-4566

Matthew Kennedy has been working in college athletics for the past thirteen years as both a coach and an administrator. Kennedy came to Bryn Athyn with experience working at both Neumann University of Aston, PA and Quinnipiac University of Hamden, CT. As the Assistant Athletic Director at Neumann University, Kennedy aided the Department of Athletics through major projects and initiatives. In the fall of 2009, Neumann opened the doors to their $29 million athletic center and turf field, a project that Kennedy worked on from the inception. Kennedy supported a re-branding and logo creation initiative as the college was transitioning to university status. This was the first official logo of the Neumann University Athletic Department.

Brickman Center
president@brynathyn.edu


BA, College of William and Mary
MA, Boston University
PhD, Boston University

Dr. King joined the faculty at Bryn Athyn College in 1995, teaching English literature and writing. She specializes in 19th century literature, Shakespeare, Henry James, and the novel. Her research carries her into textual analyses ranging from slave narratives to sacred texts. In addition to teaching as an Associate Professor of English and pursuing scholarship in Henry James studies, Dr. King has served the College in many administrative roles, including: Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director of the English Major & Writing Program, Chair of the Curriculum & Academic Policy Committee, and Head of the Humanities Division. She began serving as President of the College in 2010.


carroll.odhner@brynathyn.edu
267-502-2547

BA, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan

Carroll Odhner serves as Director of the Swedenborg Library at Bryn Athyn College. She is responsible for all library operations—budgeting, staffing, and services. She represents the library on campus and with other academic institutions, professional organizations, and the scholarly world, and is also responsible for reference services and maintaining library systems.

Pendleton Hall 109
kiri.rogers@brynathyn.edu
267-502-2551

BSW, West Chester University
MSW, Temple University

Doering 111
dan.synnestvedt@brynathyn.edu
267-502-2503

BA, Bryn Athyn College
MA, Bowling Green State University
PhD, Temple University

What began as a personal quest for the Truth in college, led “Dr. Dan” into philosophy. He edited the book Faith and Learning at Bryn Athyn College (2004) while contributing a chapter to it titled “Philosophy: Friend or Foe of Faith?” His article on happiness was published by the Swedenborg Scientific Association in its journal The New Philosophy. His research areas include the perennial philosophy, ethics, political thought and naturalism. He was general editor for The World Transformed: Swedenborg and the Last Judgment (2011) and authored “Naturalism and the Last Judgment,” an article in the book. He recently served as Chair of the college’s Faculty Council.

Brickman Center (mail: PO Box 462)
stephanie.walker@brynathyn.edu
267-502-6073

Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Walker. I joined the Bryn Athyn family in the summer of 2013. I am excited to be a part of such a wonderful community that cares about developing students’ civil, moral, and spiritual life with the purpose of the greater good. Here at BAC, you will find a wonderful environment in which to grow and become engaged with the world around you. I have worked in higher education for seven years and have a passion to help students find the right college for them to continue on their educational journey. I am more than happy to help answer any questions you may have regarding BAC or the college search process. Please feel free to contact me any time!

 

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