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Kent Trainor Saunders

Professor of Finance and Economics

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics, Ball State University
Master of Arts in Economics, Clemson University
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Economics, Clemson University
Phone Number:
(864) 622-6023

In seeking to teach at an institution such as Anderson University, Kent was “looking for a place where I can share my whole self. I do not need to compartmentalize my academic knowledge and keep it separate from my faith. My faith is an important part of who I am and who I want to be.”

When he was young, Kent always wanted to be a teacher. “Now that I am older, I have seen the impact of teaching in a broader sense. Former students of mine are now young adults and are making a positive impact on the world and society.”

He makes a conscious effort to integrate his Christian faith into his classes. “Some classes begin by reading and discussing scripture passages. In some classes, students have the opportunity to write a biblical integration essay and read it to the class. Through faith-integration exercises I hope to create an environment that enables students to share their perspective and make their own connections between their faith and the course content.”