Interim Provost Biography
D. Nathan Phinney, Ph.D.
Dr. Nate Phinney came to Malone University in 2004. He holds the M.A., M. Phil, and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, and the Master of Arts in Religion degree from Yale Divinity School. He is a 1990 graduate, summa cum laude, of Taylor University. Phinney began his tenure at Malone as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and continues to maintain his instructional career as an Associate Professor. After serving as an Interim Dean for the College of Theology of Arts and Sciences for one year (2009), Phinney moved to the role of Dean of the College of Theology, Arts & Sciences in 2010. In his current role as Interim Provost, Phinney now provides support and leadership for approximately 96 full-time faculty and part-time faculty. He works collaboratively with Deans and Program Chairs in the areas of hiring, promotion and tenure, operational and capital budgeting and accreditation. Early in his career, Phinney served as an admissions professional, both as a traveling admission counselor and later in the directorship role. In this latter role, he was responsible for developing and executing campus -specific marketing and recruiting strategies and materials.
Dr. Phinney lives just south of Malone's campus with his wife, Janelle, his son, William, and his twin daughters, Claire and Victoria. He can frequently be found biking in the neighborhood with his wife and family. Phinney also enjoys running, disc golf, and sailing local lakes. He really enjoys the pizza from the Malone University cafeteria!