New Appointments at Trinity Western University

Langley, B.C.— Trinity Western University has appointed Bill Acton, PhD. as Director of TWU’s new MA TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Program. Before pioneering the MA program, Acton spent 14 years as a Faculty Professor in the Graduate School at Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, within the Division of Global Business Communication in Japan. He also served as Chairman for the Nagoya International School Board of Directors. Acton holds his doctorate in Linguistics and maintains language fluency in Japanese, Russian, German, and French, as well as his native English.

Dorothy Peters has been appointed Assistant Director of Biblical Studies. Peters returns to TWU after completing her second Master’s, this time in Jewish Studies, at Oxford University. Before beginning her graduate studies, Peters taught at Valley Christian School in Abbotsford for seven years.

Tony Cummins, DPhil, has been appointed as the newest professor of Religious Studies at TWU. Before coming to TWU he taught at the Canadian Theological Seminary and at the University of Regina. Cummins has also spent six years in Ottawa working with several members of Parliament.

Visual artist Betty Spackman has been hired as TWU’s New Media professor. Before coming to TWU, Spackman taught at BIOLA University in Los Angeles and continues to work as a professional artist.

Visual artist Laurel Gasque has been appointed as sessional professor of Art History at Trinity Western University. Gasque has studied art in over 70 countries and currently heads up the faculty and graduate student ministry for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada and serves as adjunct professor at Tyndale Seminary.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,200 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 other graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.


Last Updated: 2015-07-13
Author: Keela Keeping