Northwood University Adds Three to Faculty

Michael Cesal
Christin Greiman
Dr. Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride

Northwood University recently announced the addition of three faculty members to various departments. These faculty members are: Michael Cesal, instructor of philosophy and political science; Christin Greiman, assistant professor of management; and Dr. Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride, assistant professor of environmental science.

According to Academic Dean Dr. Lance Lewis, “It is a delight to welcome each of these individuals to the faculty. They all bring significant teaching and academic experience in their disciplines at Northwood University.”

Michael Cesal, instructor of philosophy and political science
Michael Cesal earned a B.A. in psychology from Saginaw Valley State University, an M.A. in philosophy from Western Michigan University, an M.A. in political science from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and is pursuing a doctorate from Temple University. Formerly he was an adjunct faculty at Northwood University teaching American government and ethics. Cesal has five years teaching experience in political theory, American government and international relations. He currently resides in Beaverton.

Christin Greiman, assistant professor of management
Christin Greiman earned a B.S. in biology from Hope College, an M.B.A. from Northwood University and is currently pursuing her doctorate at Northcentral University. While attending Northwood’s DeVos Graduate School, she earned the Who’s Who in American Universities & Colleges Award. Greiman has been teaching as an adjunct professor at Northwood University and the DeVos Graduate School for the last five years. She currently resides in Midland.

Dr. Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride, assistant professor of environmental science
Dr. Shauna Hanisch-Kirkbride earned a B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Montana, an M.P.A. with an environmental and natural resource policy emphasis from Boise State University and a Ph.D. in fisheries and wildlife from Michigan State University. She has taught at Michigan State University and prior to her graduate work there was employed with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for 10 years as a wildlife biologist. Hanisch-Kirkbride currently resides in Sanford.


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in seven states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.