Apr. 26, 2017
After teaching adjunct for Biola Nursing Program last year she now joins as a full faculty member in the Nursing Department as an Associate Professor. Her professional career includes over 35 years nursing experience in various settings including, Intensive Care, Medical, Surgical, Home Health and Community Services with more than 15 years in management of Medical, Surgical, Social Service, Cardiopulmonary Service, and Education departments. She served as Chief Educator at a Medical Center and has taught adjunct several years at University of Great Falls, RN - BSN Nursing Program. Her Master Thesis was focused on the use of a mentor model in the orientation and education of new graduate nurses as they enter the workplace. Other research interests include mentoring, management, leadership, community based nursing, communication and conflict management. She has published on the topics of Collaborative Training Efforts Within a Rural Hospital Setting, Reduction of Burnout and the Benefits of Short Term Medical Work, and Communication and Conflict Management. Donell has three adult children, and one grandchild; she and her husband Clark attend Whittier Area Community Church. Over the years she has been very involved in ministry and numerous community activities.
Dr. Keith J. Edwards is a Professor of Psychology in the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He holds a Ph. D. in quantitative methods from New Mexico State University and a Ph. D. in clinical and social psychology from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed clinical psychologist. His primary clinical interests are marital and individual therapy using emotionally focused, attachment based, and experiential approaches. He has received Level I & II training in Emotion Focused Therapy for individuals with Dr. Leslie Greenberg, the founder of EFT. He is a certified EFT Couple therapist having received training from Dr. Susan Johnson. He teaches courses in individual and couple therapy at Rosemead using EFT and Brief Dynamic approaches. He has conducted seminars presenting EFT to professionals in the US and Asia. He also has conducted seminars on marriage and missionary care in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Dr. Edwards conducts research on relationships and spirituality integrating emotion theory, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. His research interests include emotion, relationship functioning, and spirituality integrating Christian theology, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. He is the co-developer with Dr. Todd Hall of the Spiritual Assessment Inventory. He has held prior faculty positions at Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Eltiti completed her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Following doctoral studies, she worked on several research grants. The most noteworthy of which, investigated possible health effects from exposure to electromagnetic fields produced by cell phone base stations. Here at Biola, Dr. Eltiti teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of statistics, experimental, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Eltiti supervises both Ph.D. research projects and Psy.D. doctoral papers. She also, serves as co-chair of the Protection of Human Rights in Research Committee.
Dr. Jung's interests lie in hermeneutics and spiritual formation. Her research of the English Puritans, specifically their spiritual practices and community, continues to fuel Dr. Jung's passion to nurture her students' growth in their knowledge of the Bible and seeing that knowledge impact their spiritual transformation. This passion to see others grow in Christ extends beyond her students, serving those within her local church and community.
Dr. Lister joined the faculty of the Talbot School of Theology in 2006. His primary research interests currently lie in the areas of Theology Proper, Christology, and Sanctification—doctrines that all fused together at the hub of his doctoral dissertation on divine impassibility. Dr. Lister sees his teaching role as both academic and pastoral in nature—a role that occupies a place outside as well as inside the classroom. He cares deeply about his students, and desires that they know God better, so that ultimately they might love Him more passionately and follow Jesus more devotedly.
Dr. Millán teaches graduate courses in marriage & family therapy, child/adolescent therapy, family psychopathology, multicultural issues in therapy, and an undergraduate course in the psychology of family. Dr. Millán's research interests focus on family and child/adolescent issues. She is also interested in understanding how cultural and racial factors influence identity development and mental health. In addition, combat related PTSD and depression is an area of interest that emerged from her experience as a commissioned officer with the United States Air Force Reserve. Dr. Millán is currently inactive on Individual Ready-Reserve Status. Dr. Millán conducts parenting workshops and seminars on various topics, including ethnic minorities in education. Dr. Millán maintains a small clinical practice specializing in depression and anxiety, as well as family and child/adolescent issues.
While teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Muehlhoff received his department's highest award for teaching and has been recognized by the International Communication Association for outstanding teaching. In his M.A. thesis Dr. Muehlhoff developed a method of encouraging civil dialogue and perspective-taking between groups who perceive themselves as morally opposed with no room for, or interest in, connection. Extending his thesis research, his dissertation focused on a performative approach to enriching marital communication. His research interests also include social justice, gender, family communication, interpersonal communication, and persuasion. Outside the classroom Dr. Muehlhoff and wife Noreen are frequent speakers at marriage conferences and seminars. His current project involves understanding the narratives of oppressed women in rural parts of New Delhi, India.
Patricia Pike is currently vice provost for academic administration and professor of psychology at Biola University. She is a licensed psychologist in California and a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development and was a lead delegate for over 10 years of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. Pike received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and later went on to earn a doctoral specialty certificate in psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She previously taught at the University of Hawaii, Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas, and the University of Texas, Arlington. Pike has invested her time outside of the classroom at the Child Guidance Center in Santa Ana, California, and the Biola Counseling Center.
Professor of Spirituality and Marriage and Family, Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, Director of Talbot’s Spiritual Formation Program, Spiritual Director, Associate Director of The Center for Spiritual Renewal, Founder of Hilltop Renewal Center, B.A., California State University, Fullerton, M.A., Talbot School of Theology, M.A. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Ph.D. in Marital and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology.
Dr. TenElshof’s goal as Director of Talbot’s Spiritual Formation program is to have all Talbot students understand the nature, process and practices of spiritual growth and to have them experience deeper intimacy with God and others.Her expertise as a teacher and conference speaker is in helping individuals and families grow relationally, morally, and spiritually.
She has established and directed counseling centers in churches and Christian schools and is founder of Hilltop Renewal Center for Christian leaders.She has co-edited Women and Men in Ministry, authored several journal articles, along withchapters in Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation; Short-Term Missions Boom: The Guide to International and Domestic Involvement; and the Christian Education Dictionary.
Lorena Vidaurre was born in Ecuador, South America, and was raised in Los Angeles, California. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration/computer information systems, a master’s degree in early childhood education, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Education. Her dissertation focused on decreasing school failure through parental involvement in literacy intervention for disadvantaged Hispanic kindergarten entrants. She also holds a Bilingual and Cross-Cultural Multiple Subject credential and a Program Director Permit, Level VI from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Vidaurre has been an educator for over 20 years in the roles of classroom teacher, parent educator, mentor, consultant and college instructor. She has thoroughly enjoyed teaching primarily in kindergarten bilingual programs in inner city Los Angeles and specializes in working with linguistically diverse students and their families.
Lorena Vidaurre serves Biola students as the Undergraduate Studies Chair/Liberal Studies Coordinator. She also serves Biola students as the Founding Director and professor of Early Childhood Education, implementing a fully online and on ground program. Her current research project is regarding theological and personal faith integration in education. Vidaurre’s personal mission is to “equip early education pre-service teachers and leaders in mind, character and spiritual warfare through Bible-centered education, service, research and endowed scholarships that will prepare them in their career and personal journey to impact their students, colleagues, school communities, and the world for Jesus Christ.” She has published articles pertaining to global perspectives on spiritual warfare in the preK-12 classroom and co-authored curriculum for English Language Development in Latin American countries.
Lorena Vidaurre enjoys leading, speaking and teaching in Spanish-speaking ministry settings throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. She loves to spend time with her husband, children, extended family and dogs. Vidaurre maintains an active lifestyle ranging from Zumba to CrossFit. Her main passions are Jesus, reading and language learning.