Faculty

Stuart Jones

Stuart earned his M.S. in Statistics from Auburn University in 2019, where he also worked as a graduate teaching assistant for two years. Prior to Auburn, he also earned an M.S. in Mathematics Education from Troy University in 2017, where he also taught as an adjunct instructor in 2019, teaching Statistics and Mathematics courses. Stuart has a passion for many areas of mathematics and loves riddles and recreational mathematics, and of course statistics. Having a competitive side, Stuart also loves to play all types of games and is a fan of competitions.

Morgan Benham

Morgan Benham's hometown is Marshall, Michigan. She graduated from Marshall High School & then attended Albion College where she earned a Bachelors of Arts in athletic training. Morgan took a gap year & worked as a nanny and served as an AmeriCorps VISTA. In 2018, she began her graduate assistantship at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. Morgan studied psychology & worked as the GA athletic trainer there. Her parents still reside in Marshall, and her younger sister, Mackenzie, studies sport management/business and plays volleyball at Defiance College in Ohio.

Dr. Maxwell Patchet

Max joined Sterling in the Fall of 2020. Originally from Wisconsin, Max attended The Master's College where he earned a B.A. in English. He then completed an M.A. at Brandeis University before returning to Wisconsin to complete his Ph.D. at Marquette University. Max specializes in the intersection of philosophy and literature, focusing primarily on existentialism in late 19th and early 20th century Britain and the authors Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, and G. K. Chesterton. In his free time, Max plays disc golf and runs a couple of fantasy football leagues.

Koltyn Ratliff

Koltyn Ratliff grew up in Ness City, KS. He went to Sterling College as an undergrad majoring in Biology, playing football there as well. Koltyn decided to be part of the first class ever for Sterling College's Masters program in Athletic Training. He will be coming back to Sterling as an Assistant Athletic Trainer once he finishes an internship with the Arizona Cardinals.

Richard Webb

Professor Richard Webb provides Sterling College's Criminal Justice Program experience from a police and investigative perspective. Mr. Webb has been actively involved during his career in the training or education of students and active law enforcement professionals. He has spent 35 years serving in the criminal justice system as a law enforcement officer, investigator, forensic discovery analyst, or academic instructor in Texas, Wyoming, and Colorado. Mr. Webb will also oversee the Sterling College Title IX program as Coordinator.

Micah Oelze

Micah Oelze ’16, returns to his alma mater as instructor of communications and digital media. Oelze majored in Communications, with a concentration in multimedia, during his time as a student at Sterling. He also worked with the Office of Admissions, Ministry Teams, and the Communications department on the creation, development, and delivery of media productions. Since that time, he has served as the public relations and social media specialist at Barton Community College, followed by a position as the video communication specialist at Newman University.

Dr. Adam Hill

Adam Hill arrived at Sterling College in the fall of 2019 after previously teaching at Concordia College in New York and Saint Cloud Christian School in Minnesota.  Before entering the teaching profession, he managed movie theaters for several years.  He holds a BA in history from the University of Missouri at Saint Louis, an MA in history from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a PhD in modern European history from the University of Connecticut.  

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