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William Licht

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Licht came to Maranatha after spending more than ten years as a Christian School teacher and principal. He joined the MBU faculty in 1993. Along with his faculty responsibilities, he served as the Chair of the Department of Humanities and then Dean of the School of Education. Since 2014, he has taken leadership as the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Licht continues to teach selected undergrad History courses and graduate courses in the MEd program. He refers to his moments in the classroom as “my most favorite time of the week.”

“I believe the Lord has called me to invest myself in the lives of others and in doing so, to make a difference for generations to come – Psalm 78.” – William Licht

Education & Credentials

  • EdD Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University
  • MA History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • MS Educational Administration, Bob Jones University
  • BS Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

Get to know William Licht

Campus Involvement

Dr. Licht serves the campus in many areas, including: Vice President for Academic Affairs; Chair, Academic Committee; Strategy Council; Executive Council;  Leadership Council.


Will married his lovely wife Susan in 1980. Together they have four children and six grandchildren.

Other Activities and Interests

In his free time, Will enjoys various other activities such as fishing, hiking, bicycling, and visiting national parks. He cheers for the Sabercats and the Dodgers, and enjoys reading. Some of his favorite books include 1776, The Boys in the Boat, and My Grandfather’s Son.

Church Ministry

Will and Susan are active in their local church. Will is a deacon and leads a home Bible study.