Applied Science Faculty

Meet the Department Chair

Dr. Paul Molitor, the acting chair of the Applied Science Department came to Maranatha from the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked as a spectroscopist maintaining, operating and training others in the operation of the device used to measure chemical structure. When asked what he loves about teaching at Maranatha, Molitor says, “Making a difference for the Lord. Contributing to that work is fulfilling. There are many examples of prominent scientists who were also Christians, and understanding that is important. My desire is to show students the benefits and importance of studying how God’s creation works.”

Dr. Marcos Garza-Madrid

Dr. Marcos Garza-Madrid is an MD who spent most of his life in Mexico, earned a doctorate in an engineering specialty, once taught high school biology and college linguistics at the same time, and recently completed a research fellowship at John Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Garza’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed scholarly journals, and he has been active in making numerous scholarly and medical peer presentations.
He is fluent in Spanish and English and has experience in scholarly activity and research, both internationally and in the United States. He teaches in the ESL (English as a Second Language) class at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown and assists in translating the services for Spanish speakers.

Phil Price

Phil Price taught and coached on the high school level from 1995-2002 and has been a member of the Maranatha faculty since 2002. Mr. Price has had three articles about coaching football published in The Point After II, a magazine produced by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association. He has an MAT in Teaching Mathematics from the University of Idaho.