Religion & Humanities

You can lead by following Christ.

The religion and humanities division aims to provide a rigorous, classical liberal arts education within the context of the Christian faith. This division exists to educate students in areas of Bible, theology, Christian history, ministry, writing, literature, foreign languages, philosophy and ethics with the additional goal of engaging students in Christian spiritual formation.

Christian Spiritual Formation

You can change your mind, change your heart and change the world.

English, Bachelor of Arts

Pursuing a degree in English involves coursework in writing and literature to gain wisdom in effective decision-making.

Religion & Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts

Not one to be satisfied with surface answers, you can earn a degree in religion and philosophy and learn to think beyond what seems resolute.

Spanish, Bachelor of Arts

A degree in Spanish opens many doors for graduates in both the private and public sectors.


With this interdisciplinary degree in communications, you can tailor your education to your specific interests and future profession.




Dr. Jeremy Gallegos

  • Associate Professor Philosophy/Ethics; Division Chair Religion & Humanities; General Education Assessment Coordinator
  • B.A., Wichita State University; M.A., Purdue University; Ph.D., Purdue University

Dr. Stan Harstine

  • Professor of Religion
  • Religion and Humanities
  • B.S., Kansas State University; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University

Dr. Marv Hinten

  • Professor of English
  • Religion and Humanities
  • B.S., M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Dr. Megan Hughes-Zarzo

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish; Honors Program Director
  • Religion and Humanities
  • B.A., Friends University; M.A. Kansas State University; Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Dr. Chris Kettler

  • Professor of Theology and Philosophy; Program Director of Master of Arts in Christian Ministries
  • B.A., Friends University; M.A., M. Div., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Vicki Ronn

  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Religion and Humanities
  • B.A., St. Mary of the Plains; M.A., Fort Hays State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Dr. Jerry Smartt

  • Professor of Spanish
  • Religion and Humanities
  • B.A., University of Texas; M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., Wichita State University

Dr. Jim Smith

  • Associate Professor of Religion; Executive Director of the Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation
  • Religion and Humanities
  • B.A., Friends University; M.Div., Yale University Divinity School; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary

Dr. Manuel Urrutia Zarzo

  • Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • Religion and Humanities
  • M.A., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Stony Brook University