Faculty Directory

Dr. Neil Nedley
President of Weimar Institute; Professor of Health Sciences

Dr. George Araya
VP of Academic Affairs


Erica Kinjo

Maryann Krueger
Student Success Coordinator, Library Manager

Rodolfo Ramírez
Director of Student Services

Wanda Swensen
Director of Enrollment Management


Sally Hess
Student Finance Advisor

Gary Hess
Men’s Dean

Dora Hunter
Ladies Dean

Heidi Marcoux
Admissions Representative

General Education

Dr. Karl Wilcox
Director of General Education

John Peacock
General Education Committee Chair

Erwin Nanasi
Faculty in General Education

Dr. Eddie Ramirez
Faculty in General Education

Melissa Garcia
Faculty in General Education

Mariko Kinjo
Faculty in General Education

Andrés Mendoza
Faculty in General Education

Darren Greenfield
Adjunct Faculty in General Education


Dr. Lenora Follett
Chair of Nursing Department

Dr. Phyllis Collins
Faculty in Nursing Department

Alison Chong
Faculty in Nursing Department

Cheryl Guarin
Faculty in Nursing Department

Alma Esparagoza
Faculty in Nursing Department

Health Science

Dr. Christina Harris
Director of Assessment & Institutional Research, Chair of Health Sciences

Dr. Berquin Feese
Assistant Director of Assessment & Institutional Research, Faculty in Health Sciences

Dr. Ron Celestine
Diversity Committee Chair, Faculty in Health Sciences

Dr. Masato Mark Kinjo
Faculty in Health Sciences

John Peacock
Faculty in Health Sciences

Dr. Roger Gallant
Adjunct Faculty in Health Sciences

Education Department

Dr. George Araya
Chair of Education

Carolyn Ramirez
Adjunct Faculty in Education

Religion Department

Don Mackintosh
Chair of Religion, Director of HEALTH, Campus Chaplain

Dr. Dojcin Zivadinovic
Faculty in Religion

Phodidas Ndamyumugabe
Faculty in Religion

Business Department

Julie Farmer
Interim Chair of Business

Carolyn Haisler
Adjunct Faculty in Business

Russell Mallott
Adjunct Faculty in Business

HEALTH Department

Nicole Ramos
HEALTH Secretary

Henry Escamilla
Faculty in HEALTH

Esther Juarez
Faculty in MAP

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Visit Weimar

Campus life at Weimar Institute offers a unique blend of spiritual fellowship, academic camaraderie, and opportunities for personal growth. You’ll be blessed by classes anchored in God’s Word and teachers who care about your spiritual growth. You’ll enjoy outings with godly friends to the nearby rivers or ski resorts.

You’ll form life-long friendships while you relish delicious, healthy food in the cafeteria. You’ll work alongside teachers and work supervisors dedicated to helping you develop practical skills you can use throughout life. We invite you to come and experience what campus life can be when Christ is the center and everything revolves around Him.

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We offer degrees in Religion/Theology, Natural Science (i.e., pre-med, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician’s assistant, pre-dental), Pre-Nursing/Nursing, Christian Education, General Studies, and Business. We believe education must be relevant and practical. Our students graduate not just with required knowledge, but with the ability to use that knowledge meaningfully in their life work. It is our prayer that our students will know God better and be more fully prepared to serve Him through each class they take.

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Weimar Institute offers students the opportunity to gain the advantages of a distinctively Seventh-day Adventist higher education experience, with nearly 60% of students incurring zero debt, and over 85% with under $2000 of debt! At Weimar College, you will not only discover a school which gives you intentional spirituality, stellar academics, an emphasis on health, and training in practical skills, but also one that will place you at a clear financial advantage upon graduation.

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Why Study Here?

Weimar Institute exists to help our students gain one thing. That one thing is the foundation of all true education and of all true service. It is the only real safeguard against temptation. It is the only thing that can make us like God in character. It is A Knowledge of God (Ministry of Healing page 409).

Weimar Institute was founded to impart a knowledge of God to its students. In order to do this, we embrace the principle that God offers the best, most effective methods of education, and that only by following these methods can we be sure of imparting true education to our students.

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