Faculty in Residence 2022-2023
Dr. Timothy "Tim" Willis
Professor of Religion, Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College
Tim Willis is a professor of religion at Seaver College. He has taught REL 101 and other (mostly) Old Testament classes at Pepperdine for more than 30 years. Tim and his wife, Jan, have served in Heidelberg on three occasions (1994-95, 2002-2003 and the Fall 2017 term), one year in Florence (2006-07) and a few summer programs. Their two sons both returned to Heidelberg when they went to Pepperdine. Tim and Jan absolutely love Heidelberg and watching it change from summer to fall to winter to spring. They can’t wait to explore the Hauptstrasse and the broader area on foot and by bike again, and then hop a train on the weekends to visit cities large and small all over Germany and in other parts of Europe. Most of all, they love that they get to live in Moore Haus again and share the special experience with all of you.
Faculty in Residence 2023-2024
Associate Professor of Art, Studio Art Program Coordinator
CAC 116 (Office), CAC 118B (Studio)
Ty Pownall is a professor of Studio Art at Seaver College and teaches classes in sculpture, collage, and installation art. He has been teaching at Pepperdine for 14 years. He is a practicing artist and curator and is part of the art collective Durden and Ray in Los Angeles.
Ty and his wife, Amanda, and two little girls, June and Alice, have served in the Florence IP all year program and have also served in the summer program there. Ty visited Heidelberg once when he was 15 and mostly remembers that it was a cuter town than he thought existed in real life and that the walk up the hill to the Moore Haus was a bit of a workout but worth it! His favorite part, by far, of being IP faculty is just hanging out with the students as they experience a life changing time abroad!