2016 KICA Faculty of Distinction

The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) is proud to announce the selection of nineteen Kansas college faculty members to receive the association’s Faculty of Distinction award. The honorees are recognized at an professional development celebration and award reception on October 13, 2016.

The KICA Faculty of Distinction program celebrates excellence and achievement among faculty at the 19 accredited private colleges and universities in Kansas. Throughout their existence, these colleges, which included the oldest colleges in Kansas, have emphasized the importance of classroom teaching, personal attention to each and every student, and a commitment to character, values, and learning through every facet of their graduates’ lives. The 2016 KICA Faculty of Distinction honorees are exemplars of this approach to college education and serve as models for educators everywhere.


Our 2016 Faculty of Distinction Sponsor Is:
Energy Solutions Professionals


KICA Honors Dr. Kevin J. McCarthy
Dr. Kevin J. McCarthy

Professor of Business & Economics

BAKER UNIVERSITY

KICA Honors Dr. Adam Buhman-Wiggs
Dr. Adam Buhman-Wiggs

Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences

BENEDICTINE COLLEGE

KICA Honors Dr. John Mullen
Dr. John Mullen

Associate Professor of Philosophy

BETHANY COLLEGE

KICA Honors Mallory Marsh
Mallory Marsh

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts

BETHEL COLLEGE

KICA Honors Jamie Sparks
Jamie Sparks

Instructor of Psychology

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE OF KANSAS

KICA Honors Aftab Merchant, MBBS, FCPS
Aftab Merchant, MBBS, FCPS

Professor of Preclinical Sciences

CLEVELAND UNIVERSITY KANSAS CITY

KICA Honors Dr. Melissa Lenos
Dr. Melissa Lenos

Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, English

DONNELLY COLLEGE

KICA Honors Chris Habben
Chris Habben

Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy

FRIENDS UNIVERSITY

KICA Honors Marissa King
Marissa King

Instructor of Education

HESSTON COLLEGE

KICA Honors Barbara J. Marshall Nickell
Barbara J. Marshall Nickell

Associate Professor, Communication Studies & Theatre Arts

KANSAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

KICA Honors Dr. Genilyn McCaffrey
Dr. Genilyn McCaffrey

Professor of Worship Ministry

MANHATTAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

KICA Honors Garrick Green
Garrick Green

Associate Professor of Automotive Restoration

MCPHERSON COLLEGE

KICA Honors Dr. Linda Alexander
Dr. Linda Alexander

Professor of Education

MID-AMERICA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

KICA Honors Dr. Jill Fort
Dr. Jill Fort

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

NEWMAN UNIVERSITY

KICA Honors Dr. Denise Cook
Dr. Denise Cook

Assistant Professor & Licensure Specialist, Teacher Education

OTTAWA UNIVERSITY

KICA Honors Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee

Assistant Professor of Accounting

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE

KICA Honors Daniel Swartz
Daniel Swartz

Assistant Professor of Art

STERLING COLLEGE

KICA Honors Dr. Norman Hope
Dr. Norman Hope

Professor of Business Administration

TABOR COLLEGE

KICA Honors Nancy Dunavant King
Nancy Dunavant King

Professor of Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF ST. MARY