Teacher Education Faculty

Meet the Department Chair

William Licht has earned two master’s degrees and is currently writing his doctoral dissertation. He teaches history and education classes at Maranatha and has previously served as Humanities Department Chair as well as faculty representative to the NCAA. He has also been a member of several academic committees. “If my students only learn one thing from my classes, I hope they would learn to be excited about what they teach,” Mr. Licht said. “Enthusiasm is contagious.”

Dr. Christine Lincoln

Dr. Christine Lincoln brings both academic and practical skills to her classes. She taught in an elementary school for 20 years, but also earned a master’s degree and a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her experience prior to coming to Maranatha in 2011 also includes being chair of an Elementary Education Department. “I love helping my students acquire the tools they will need to be successful in the classroom,” Dr. Lincoln said. “My desire is to train quality Christian teachers.”

Jeff Pill

Maranatha men’s soccer coach Jeff Pill teaches several courses in the Physical Education and Health, Coaching, and Sport Management programs. Coach Pill previously served as Women’s National Staff Coach for U.S. Soccer and assistant coach for the U19 National Team. He also helped train the 1996 U.S. Women’s Olympic team. Pill’s teams at The Derryfield School in New Hampshire won 69 consecutive games and claimed seven consecutive state championships (1986-1992).