Cairn University has welcomed new faculty members to the School of Business and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The School of Business welcomed Matthew Garrison as a full-time faculty member teaching computer science. Garrison received a BS and MS in Information Systems at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He brings extensive professional experience in the private sector designing predictive algorithms, architecting software solutions and overseeing system implementations.
Joseph Miller also joined the School of Business as a full-time faculty member teaching courses in law and business. He received his BS in Communication and his JD from Liberty University. As a licensed attorney, Miller has served businesses, churches, nonprofits, municipalities and the general public. He brings experience as an entrepreneur and knowledge gained as MBA director, director of legal affairs, and chair of the business department at Houghton College.
The School of Business also welcomed Phil Feather as he moves from adjunct to assistant professor. He earned an MEd in Sports Administration from Temple University, as well as a BA in Communications from Penn State University. Feather brings unique experience working with the Philadelphia Phillies for over 30 years. He held several positions with the Phillies organization, ending his time as director of ticket services in 2020.
Joining the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is Helen Gelinas. She will serve the English department as a part-time faculty member. Gelinas holds an MA in English and American Studies from the University of Tubingen, Germany and a BMus from the Hartt School, University of Hartford. She brings experience gained from teaching in both public and Christian schools in Connecticut, as well as her time in higher education teaching English literature at Leibniz Kolleg and the University of Tubingen in Germany. She also currently serves as director of transcription for New England’s Hidden Histories in Boston, a project devoted to preserving American Christian history through transcribing and publishing early church records.