LBC | Capital Faculty Members Serve, Write, Present & More

by ECHO Magazine

January 24, 2022

(These updates originally appeared in the Faculty Accomplishments section of the Winter 2022 issue of The ECHO Magazine.)

Eric Brandt. Eric Brandt (’07), Director of Digital Learning, helped organize the Association for Biblical Higher Education’s first-ever leadership conference on online education. The September event brought together leaders in online learning from Christian colleges and universities across the country. He also led one of the conference workshops on “Cultivating a Biblical Imagination in Online Education.”

Dr. Mark Coté. Dr. Mark Coté, Adjunct Professor in the Church & Ministry Leadership Department, accepted an invitation to join the leadership team of Safe Place Ministry as the Director of Member Care Services. Safe Place Ministry provides guidance, care, support and training for those serving in ministry and missions domestically and internationally. Visit

Ryan Geesaman. Ryan Geesaman, Chair of the Communication & Media Arts Department and Director of the Media Arts Production Program, presented two sessions at the Capture Content Creation + Filmmaking Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina, in August. Capture is an annual conference for church filmmakers.

Dr. Gene HabeckerDr. Gene Habecker, Adjunct Professor in the Church & Ministry Leadership Department for the PhD in Leadership Program, gave the Installation Address and Charge to the new President of the American Bible Society.

Dr. Michael KucksDr. Michael Kucks, Associate Professor in the Arts & Sciences Department, presented at a creation seminary in Trenton, Maine, on Oct. 30. In his talk, “Biogenesis: What Are the Chances?,” he discussed the probability of life arising spontaneously by random processes and presented the calculation of the time required for such an event.

Dr. James R. Love Sr.Dr. James R. Love Sr., Adjunct Professor in the Arts & Sciences Department, released a new book titled, “So, You Want to Study the Bible?” It is an excellent source for those who want a systematic method for studying the Word of God.

Dr. Thomas RandolphDr. Thomas Randolph, Professor in Health & Physical Education, successfully defended his dissertation for the United States Sports Academy on July 21, 2021. With the defense, he has completed all the requirements for the EdD in Sports Management. The title of his dissertation was “Challenges Faced by Women Entering a Sport Coaching Profession.”

Dr. Geoffrey ReiterDr. Geoffrey Reiter, Associate Professor in the Arts & Sciences Department and Coordinator of Literature, wrote an article, “Does ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Have the Right Stuff?” for the online Christian Research Journal. His accompanying podcast also appeared on the site. Additionally, Reiter’s short story, “Two Souls on a Shore,” was published in the 2021 issue of The Mythic Circle. His poems, “Permian/Triassic,” “Termination Shock” and “A Word,” appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of Spectral Realms. His poem, “The Absence,” and his short story, “A Green Shade,” appeared in the 2021 issue of Penumbra. His essay, “‘New Knowledge of Lost Worlds’? Edward Hitchcock’s ‘Sandstone Bird’ and the Poetic Exploration of Science and Faith,” appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of Renascence.

Dr. Ed ScheuermanDr. Ed Scheuerman, Director of the Intercultural Studies Program in the Church & Ministry Leadership Department, assumed the role of moderator for Missio Nexus podcasts.

Dr. Timothy SheaDr. Timothy Shea (’88), part-time Professor in the Education Department, led three LBC | Capital students as they presented their research in a roundtable discussion titled, “But This Isn’t Writing Class! Learning Through Writing in Middle-Level Content Areas,” at The Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in October. This research came from the literacy case studies the students completed in Shea’s course, Reading and Writing Across Content Areas, a required course in the Middle-Level Education Program.

Dr. Mark SooyDr. Mark Sooy (’21), Adjunct Professor in the Bible & Theology Department, earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from LBC | Capital in December. His dissertation study was titled, “Enhancing the Spiritual Well-Being of Adjunct Faculty in Online Accelerated Higher Education.”

Amanda ZuschmidtAmanda Zuschmidt (’03), Assistant Professor in Health & Physical Education, chaired a re-accreditation site visit for Endicott College in Beverly, Mass., in November 2021 on behalf of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) for its undergraduate and graduate sport management programs.

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