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Longest Serving Professors Surpass Three Decades of Teaching

Published October 18, 2017

Clarks Summit University is known for distinguished faculty members who care deeply for their students. Two are particularly outstanding as the longest serving active professors at CSU. Coach Sherrie Holloway and Dr. Brian Maxwell are beginning their 32nd year of educating and edifying students.

Meet Sherrie Holloway

Holloway (’85, ’10) began her career at CSU as a part-time assistant coach. She is now chair of the Health and Human Performance Department and professor of health and physical education. She also served as the head women’s basketball coach for two decades.

Above all, Holloway wants people to know it’s not about her—she’s only able to do what she does because of God’s work and grace in her life. She loves working with college students and believes God gave her the desire to interact with them about things that truly matter.

“I love what I do. I think I have the best job in the world. I get to have a front row seat of what God is doing, and the view is incredible.”

Meet Dr. Brian Maxwell

Maxwell (’93) became the chair of the Department of English and Communications in 2016 and is the director of the Master of Arts in Literature program. He has directed 56 main-stage theatre productions at CSU.

He holds degrees in speech from Cornerstone University, secondary education from Calvin College and theatre from Bowling Green University. His Doctor of Philosophy in educational theatre from New York University included international study in London and Scotland. He also earned his M.Min. at BBS, drawn to learn under the late Dr. Bill Arp. Maxwell and his wife Andréa have five children and three grandchildren.

“I hope that my students will find their passion. It is my hope they will have a sense of empowerment in the abilities that God has given them and assurance in the fact that God is leading them. I want them to leave here knowing that ‘Dr. Maxwell believes in me. I can do this.'”


Jessica Eddy is a junior in the Communications-Writing program

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