There are different social organizations to explore on Bethany College campus, among them local Greek sororities and fraternities.
Alpha Theta Chi
Joyce Pigge is a Professor of Political Science at Bethany College. As a member of the Bethany College faculty since 1970, she is the History/Political Science Department Chair. She coordinates the Social Studies Teaching major and is the Pre-law advisor.
At Bethany College, Pigge teaches classes in government, constitutional history, constitutional law, international relations, comparative government and sports law.
Pigge is the Bethany College faculty athletics representative and is Eligibility Chair of the Kansas Collegiate Athletics Conference and the Midlands Collegiate Athletics Conference. Pigge has also served Bethany as Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Head Volleyball Coach, and Head Softball Coach.
Pigge received the Bethany College Teaching Award in 1991, the Bethany Distinguished Service Award in 2003, the Meredith Humphreys Teaching and Service to Students Award in 2006 and the NAIA Wally Schwartz Award as Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year in 2009.
Twice, Pigge was a member of the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University (England). Her work has been presented at the Second Annual National Conference on Legal Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics, The University of Kansas Hall Center for the Humanities program, Conference of the Association of the Lutheran College Faculties and an Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association.
Pigge holds a D.A. in Government from Lehigh University. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Maryville College and an A.A. from Mt. Vernon Community College, now Rend Lake College.
Pigge has done further study at the Washington University School of Law, Washburn University School of Law and Southern Illinois University. She also has interned with the U.S. House of Representatives, the Illinois House and with McPherson/Harvey County Court Services
Kappa Gamma Phi
Sigma Phi Omega
Alpha Delta Zeta
Dr. Douglas has been an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Bethany College since 2006, where she teaches General Psychology, The Psychology Major, Statistics, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Educational Psychology, and Learning. She has also taught courses for Wichita State University, University of Phoenix Online, and Upward Bound Math/Science.
Dr. Douglas earned a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Psychology with a minor in Math, a M.A. in Experimental Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Community/Clinical Psychology, all from Wichita State University. Her research interests include student perceptions of cheating, human/companion animal attachment and relinquishment, and student perceptions of teaching effectiveness. She has co-chaired the Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Convention, and presented papers, posters, and symposia at various research conferences.
Dr. Douglas is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Teaching Psychology (Division 2, APA), Society for Community Research and Action, Southwestern Psychological Association, Society for Applied Multivariate Research, and Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology.
Currently, Dr. Douglas volunteers as a consultant for the Branch Community Garden in Lindsborg, Kan., and as a Fellowship Committee member at University Friends Church in Wichita, Kan.. She is also a Master Gardener and volunteers with special events at the Kansas Humane Society. She chairs the Assessment Subcommittee at Bethany, and is a member of the Teaching Education Committee and the Online Course Committee.
Her main hobby is her incredibly fascinating, amazingly perfect 22-month-old grandson, and she also enjoys spending time with her husband, two cats and her extended family.
Alpha Kappa Omega
Alpha Sigma Nu
Pi Sigma Chi
Gamma Kappa Alpha
Carl Isaacson, professor of communication, has been at Bethany College since 2004.
Isaacson teaches classes in public speaking, rhetoric, mass communication, argumentation and human communication. His fields of interest include Swedish Americana. He has served as educator/curator of the Swedish American Museum Center in Chicago, and his research has been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Communication Journal.
For the 2006 Messiah Festival of the Arts, Isaacson translated, adapted and directed a student production of “Barabbas” based on Pär Lagerkvist’s 1950 novel of the same title.
Isaacson received his Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Minnesota, Minn. He also holds a M.Div. with a major in Parish Ministry from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C.
The governing board of the Bethany College Greek system is Greek Council. Greeks at Bethany do not maintain residential housing and are not affiliated with national organizations.