Mar 25, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Catalog 
  
2018 - 2019 Catalog

Personnel



I. Board of Trustees

Chris Baumgartner
Senior VP of Member Services and Administration, Basin Electric
Bismarck, ND

Dan Butler
Chairman of the Board
President, Butler Machinery Company
Fargo, ND

Kevin Cramer
Representative to Congress
Bismarck, ND

Bill Daniel
President, Daniel Companies
Bismarck, ND

Scott Davis
Executive Director,
North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission
Mandan, ND

Pauline Economon
Retired-Director of FirstChoice Clinic
Fargo, ND

David Ehlis
President and CEO, American Bancorp, Ltd.
Bismarck,  ND

Tom Engelhardt
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Bismarck, ND

Julie Liffrig Fedorchak
ND Public Service Commission
Bismarck, ND

Kathleen Gaddie
Business Owner, Ryan Chevrolet
Minot, ND

Tim Hennessy
President, US Bank
Bismarck, ND

Mikey Hoeven
Former First Lady of the State of North Dakota
Bismarck, ND

Niles Hushka
Retired-CEO, KLJ Solutions Co.
Bozeman, MT

Nicole Kivisto
President/CEO MDU Resources Group
Bismarck, ND

Sister JoAnn Krebsbach, O.S.B.
Annunciation Monastery
Bismarck, ND

Sister Nicole Kunze, O.S.B.
Prioress, Annunciation Monastery
Bismarck, ND

A. Kirk Lanterman
Chairman Emeritus, Holland America Line, Inc.
Seattle, WA

Sister Susan Lardy, O.S.B.
Retired Vice President -Mission Effectiveness
St. Alexius Medical Center
Bismarck, ND

Abbot Daniel Maloney, O.S.B.
Assumption Abbey
Richardton, ND

Gary Miller
Retired-President St. Alexius Medical Center
Bismarck, ND

Kathy Miller
Nurse and Owner, Miller Insulation
Bismarck, ND

Sister Agatha Muggli, O.S.B.
Director of Formation, Annunciation Monastery
Bismarck, ND

Sister Agnes Reiner, O.S.B.
Spritual Care, Garrison Memorial Hospital
Garrison, ND

Dr. Jonathan Reyes
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Virginia Beach, VA

Sister Patricia Schap, O.S.B.
Oblate Director, Annunciation Monastery
Bismarck, ND

Msgr. Gregory Schlesselmann
St. Paul’s Newman Center
Fargo, ND

Kurt Schley
Market CEO/President CHI St. Alexius Health
Bismarck, ND

Monsignor James P. Shea
President, University of Mary
Bismarck, ND

Bill Simmons
Founder, Simmons Mechanical
Denver, CO

Gary Tharaldson
Tharaldson Companies
Fargo, ND

Dr. Gary Watts
Emeritus Vice President of Academic Affairs,
University of Jamestown
Spokane, WA

II. Administration

Monsignor James Patrick Shea, Ph.B., S.T.B., Ph.L.,
President, University of Mary

Greg Vetter, M.B.A.
Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff

Diane Fladeland, R.N., Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jerome Richter, M.Ed.
Vice President for Public Affairs

Tim Seaworth, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development

Michael McMahon, M.S.
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Christi Schaefbauer, M.B.A.
Vice President for Financial Affairs

Dale Lennon, B.A., B.S.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

III. Deans

David Fleischacker (2010)
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
B.A., College of St. Thomas
M.A., Boston College
M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Rodney Jonas (1989)
Dean, Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Professor
B.A., Augsburg College
M.S., North Dakota State University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Jodi Roller (1995)
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., M.P.T., D.P.T., University of North Dakota
Ed.D., St. Thomas University

Position Vacant
Dean, Gary Tharaldson School of Business

IV. Scholars

Clay Jenkinson (2014)
School of Arts and Sciences
Scholar of Humanities
B.A., University of Minnesota, Moorhead
B.A., M.A., Oxford University

V. Full-Time Teaching Faculty

Gary Tharaldson School of Business


Troy Bichler (2018)
Assistant Professor, Graduate Business
B.S., M.M., M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Susann Cuperus (1998)
Assistant Professor, Business
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Fraud Examiner
B.A., Augustana College
B.S., University of North Dakota
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Robert Dosch (2017)
Associate Dean and Professor, Accounting
B.S., Moorhead State University
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
 
Jennifer Fennewald (2013)
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.A., M.B.A., University of Dubuque
M.S., M.B.A., D.H.A., University of Phoenix
 
Raquel Fischer (2013)
Assistant Professor, Graduate Business
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Kevin Fishbeck (2001)
Professor, Information Technology
B.S., M.A., Northern State University
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Mary Hager (2007-2015, 2016)
Assistant Professor, Business
Certified Public Accountant
B.A., University of North Dakota
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Rodney Hair (2018)
Associate Professor, Business
A.S., Community College of the Air Force
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary
Ph.D., Trident University
 
Caroline Kozojed (2010)
Assistant Professor, Business
B.A., Jamestown College
M.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
 
Levi Krein (1987)
Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.S., University of North Dakota
 
Rhoda Sautner (2006)
Associate Professor, Business
Certified Public Accountant
B.A., B.S., M.S., Minot State University
Ph.D., Capella University
 
Myron Schulz (1995)
Assistant Professor, Sport and Leisure Management
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Montana State University
 
Karel Sovak (2005)
Associate Professor, Business
A.A.I., Insurance Institute of America
B.A., M.S., Minot State University
Ph.D., Walden University
 
Todd Van Orman (2017)
Assistant Professor, Business
B.B.A., University of North Dakota
M.B.A., University of Mary

Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences


Janet Bassingthwaite (2008)
Assistant Professor, Education
B.A., North Dakota State University
M.S., University of Mary
 
Kristi Bitz (2011)
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., Valley City State University
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Carmen Cain (2017)
Assistant Professor, Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Lisa Holter (2014)
Assistant Professor, Counseling
Graduate Counseling Program Director
B.A., Mayville State University
M.A., University of North Dakota
 
Rodney Jonas (1989)
Dean and Professor
B.A., Augsburg College
M.S., North Dakota State University
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
 
Wade Kooiman (2015)
Assistant Professor, Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa
 
Kathryn Krukenberg (2015)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
B.S.W., University of North Dakota
M.S.W., Florida State University
 
Carmelita Lamb (2014)
Associate Dean and Professor, Graduate Education
B.S., Texas A & M University
M.S., Ph.D., North Dakota State University
 
Chad Litton (2004)
Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
 
Kim Marman (2010)
Assistant Professor, Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Rebecca Lynn-Helen Meidinger (2017)
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Psychology
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.S., University of Mary
Ph.D. (abd), Adams State University
 
Loni Miller (2015)
Assistant Professor, Education
B.Ed., University of Mary
M.Ed., Bemidji State University
 
Julijana Nevland (2013)
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Psychology
A.A., A.S. Bismarck State College
B.A., Minot State University
M.S., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Heidi Nieuwsma (2014)
Assistant Professor, Social Work
B.S.W., Minot State University
M.S.W., Florida State University
 
Jaylia Prussing (2015)
Assistant Professor, Education
B.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Meghan Salyers (2017)
Associate Professor, Education
B.S.Ed., M.Ed. and Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Manisha Sawhney (2014)
Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., M.A., Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India
Ph.D., University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
 
Aaron Suomala Folkerds (2018)
Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris
M.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato
M. Div., Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Ed.D. (ABD), Minnesota State University-Mankato
 
Mike Taylor (2015)
Associate Professor, Education
B.A., Lawrence University
M.A., Ph.D., Marian University
 
Brenda Tufte (2009)
Associate Professor, Education
B.S., Minot State University
M.S., Fort Hays State University
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Jenise Wilson (2016)
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Psychology
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Stephen Young (2018)
Associate Professor, Education
B.S., B.S., University of Missouri- St. Louis
M.A., Holy Apostles College & Seminary
M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University

School of Arts and Sciences


Carol Andreini (2011)
Professor, Classics and Catholic Studies
B.A., College of New Rochelle
M.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
 
Russell Ballenger (2014)
Assistant Professor, Music
B.M., Indiana University
M.M., University of New Mexico
D.M.A., University of Alabama
 
Daniel Barr (2016)
Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.S., Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University
M.S., Utica College
Ph.D., Arizona State University
 
Lucas Bernier (2010)
Assistant Professor, Music
B.M., University of Minnesota, Moorhead
M.A., D.M.A., University of Iowa
 
Daniel Bielinski (2015)
Assistant Professor, Performing Arts
B.A., Ave Maria University
M.F.A., Columbia University
 
Ann Wolfgram Brodeur (2016)
Assistant Professor, History and Catholic Studies
B.A., Franciscan University, Steubenville
M.A., Catholic University
Ph.D., University of Toronto
 
Laurence Brodeur (2018)
Assistant Professor, Communications
B.A., Concordia University-Montreal
M.A., Ph.D. (abd), University of Toronto
 
Matthew Brumit (2017)
Assistant Professor, English
B.H., Southern Methodist University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Dallas
 
Donald Bungum (2016)
Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Catholic Studies
S.B., University of Chicago
M.S.T., M.S.P., Oxford University
Ph.D., St. Louis University
 
James Carrico (2018)
Assistant Professor, Engineering
B.S., University of Nevada
M.A., University of St. Thomas
Ph.D., University of Utah
 
Sarah Clark (2017)
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Toccoa Falls College
M.A., Baylor University
 
Richard Cleary (2006)
Instructor, Mathematics
B.A., St. John’s University
M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
Scott Cleveland (2015)
Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Catholic Studies
B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Yale Divinity School
Ph.D., Baylor University
 
Rodrigo da Costa Aparecido (2017)
Instructor, Engineering
B.S., Universidade de Sao Paulo Sao Carlos, SP/Brazil
Electronics Technician Title, Escola Técnica Professor Everardo
Passos - S J Campos, SP/Brazil
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Christopher Collins (2013)
Assistant Professor, Theology
B.A., B.S., College of Charleston
M.A., Ph.D., Ave Maria University
 
Marek Dojs (2014)
Associate Professor, Communications
B.A., University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
Certificate in Documentary Filmmaking,
George Washington University
M.F.A., University of North Texas
 
Austin Dukart (2016)
Lab Instructor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Mary
 
David Echelbarger (2014)
Associate Professor, Philosophy
B.A., St. Norbert College
M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University
 
Alice Erling (2006)
Laboratory Instructor, Biology
B.S., Manhattan College
 
Christine Fleischacker (2011)
Associate Professor, Biology
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.S., Ph.D., George Washington University
 
David Fleischacker (2010)
Dean and Professor
B.A., College of St. Thomas
M.A., Boston College
M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
 
Alessandra Franco
Assistant Professor, History and Italian
Laurea in Lettere Classiche, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Ph.D., Brown University
 
Chris Franz (2015)
Instructor, Art
B.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.A., Ohio University
 
Eric Garcia (2017)
Assistant Professor, Engineering
B.S., California State University-Long Beach
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
 
Anthony Garcia (2018)
Assistant Professor, Engineering
B.S., California State University
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
Master Recherche, Arts et Métiers Paristech
Ph.D. (abd), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 
Renaud Gauthier (2016)
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Columbia University
M.A., M.A., SUNY at Stony Brook
Ph.D., Kansas State University
 
Krystyna Gorzelska (1994)
Professor, Chemistry
B.Sc., Ph.D., University of Windsor
 
Dennis Gowen (1987)
Professor, Music
B.S., B.M., University of Southern Maine
M.M., Western Michigan University
 
Sister Nancy Gunderson, O.S.B. (2008)
Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Theology
B.S., B.S., M.EPD. University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
 
Patrick Hall (1984)
Professor, Philosophy and Theology
B.A., St. Mary’s College
M.Div., Pontifical College Josephinum
D. Min., Graduate Theological Foundation
 
Youna Hartgraves (2018)
Assistant Professor, Music
B.M., M.M., Temple University
D.M.A., University of North Texas
 
Wesley Hellman (1992)
Professor, English
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.A., Fort Hays State University
Ph.D., Indiana University - Pennsylvania
 
Michael Hickman (2014)
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.S., College of Charleston
B.S., Radford University
M.P., University of Dallas
J.D., Ave Maria School of Law
Ph.D., Catholic University of America
 
Amy Hollar (2006)
Assistant Professor, Communication
B.S., University of Mary
M.A., University of Nevada
 
Karen Hooge Michalka (2018)
Assistant Professor, Sociology
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
 
Leroy Huizenga (2011)
Associate Professor, Theology
B.A., Jamestown College
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Duke University
 
Ivan Jankovic (2016)
Assistant Professor, Economics
B.A., University of Belgrade, Serbia
M.A., University of Windsor
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University
 
Nancy Kelly (2018)
Assistant Professor, Engineering
B.S., University of Rhode Island
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Patrick Kelly (2017)
Associate Professor, Physics
B.S., University of Waterloo
M.S., Ph.D., University of Toronto
 
Nathan Kilpatrick (2014)
Associate Professor, Language and Literature
B.A., Azusa Pacific University
Ph.D., Baylor University
 
Valerie Kolbinger (2016)
Assistant Professor, English
B.S., M.A., Iowa State University
Ph.D., University of South Dakota
 
Michael Lares (1998)
Professor, Biology
B.S., Southampton College, Long Island University
M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa
 
James Leinart (2018)
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., University of Virginia
M.S., Ph.D., Air Force Institute of Technology
 
Michael Lombardo (2016)
Rome Campus
Assistant Professor, Theology
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., University of San Francisco
Ph.D., University of Dayton
 
Brian Lydeen (2017)
Associate Professor, Music
B.S., University of Mary
M.M., University of Northern Colorado
D.M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
James Maskey (2009)
Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., M.S.,  Northern Michigan University
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Michon Matthiesen (2014)
Associate Professor, Theology
A.B., Occidental College
M.A., University of Chicago
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Boston College
 
Michael Milburn (2016)
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Franciscan University, Steubenville
M.A., Institut Catholique de Toulouse
Ph.D., Baylor University
 
Michael Morris (2018)
Assistant Professor, Theology
B.A., University of Mary
M.A., Augustine Institute
Ph.D., University of Dublin
 
Margaret Nordlie (1995)
Professor, Biology
B.S.N., University of North Dakota
M.S., University of Minnesota
D.A., University of North Dakota
 
James Peliska (2017)
Associate Professor, Biology
B.S., Northland College
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
Terry Pilling (2015)
Associate Professor, Physics & Engineering
B.S., University of Saskatchewan
M.S., Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
 
Thomas Porter (2008)
Professor, Music
B.A., University of Mary
M.M., DePaul University
M.A., University of Notre Dame
D.M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City
 
Rebecca Raber (2016)
Assistant Professor, Music and Catholic Studies
Campus Ministry, Director of Chapel Choirs
B.A., Jamestown College
M.M., University of North Dakota
 
Nita Ritzke (2000)
Associate Professor, Communication and English
B.S.E., Minot State University
M.A., University of North Dakota
Ph.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln
 
David Ronderos (2013)
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.A., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
 
Andres Ruiz-Olaya (2018)
Assistant Professor, Spanish
B.S., Universidad de Antioquia
M.A., M.A., Sam Houston State University
Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
 
Jared Schumacher (2018)
Assistant Professor, Theology and Catholic Studies
B.S., Texas A&M University
M. Div., Duke University
M.A., Ph.D. (c), Catholic University of Louvain
 
Jeremy Skrzypek (2017)
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., University of Saskatchewan
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
 
Jeremie Solak (2018)
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Jagiellonian University
M.A. (c), Holy Apostles College and Seminary
 
Daniel Sportiello (2017)
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
 
Mark Springer (2006)
Associate Professor, Social Sciences
B.A., M.A., University of North Dakota
Ph.D., University of Nebraska
 
Joseph Stuart (2010)
Associate Professor, History and Social Sciences
A.A.S., Ferris State University
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
M.Litt., University of St. Andrews
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
 
David Tamisiea (2018)
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Notre Dame
J.D., University of Texas
M.A., Ph.D., Ave Maria University
 
Dennis Viernes (2015)
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
B.S., De La Salle University, Philippines
M.Phil., Ph.D., Syracuse University
 
Anthony Waldenmaier (2017)
Assistant Professor, Engineering
B.S., North Dakota State University
Ph.D. (c), North Dakota State University
 
Robert Willenbring (2011)
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.A., St. John’s University
Ph.D., Michigan State University
 
Travis Wolf (2013)
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

School of Health Sciences


Donald Allen (1997)
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., Manhattan College
M.P.T., University of Mary
Ph.D., Rockefeller University
 
Cindy Anderson (2008)
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S. University of North Dakota
M.S.O.T. University of Mary
O.T.D, University of St. Augustine for Health Science
 
Kevin Anderson (2018)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
A.A., Minot State University
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., Moorhead State University
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
 
Javad Anjum (2018)
Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
M.B.B.S., Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science
M.Ed., Ph.D., Ohio University
 
Jessica J. Arndt (2013)
Assistant Professor, Respiratory Therapy
B.S.R.T., M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Deanna Babb (2014)
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Montana State University
D.N.P., University of Missouri
 
Afua Blay (2017)
Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology
B.S., University of Ghana
M.S., Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Laura Beyer (2018)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Sanford School of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Mary Bruun (2008)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Certificate, North Dakota State College of Science
A.S.N., Presentation College
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Brandy Currie (2011)
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training
B.S., M.Ed., University of North Dakota
 
Alanna Dennison (2018)
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training
B.S., Missouri State University
M.Ed., Central Methodist University
 
Mary Dockter (1998)
Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.Ed., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Megan Dooley (2016)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S.O.T., University of Mary
O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
 
Kayla Dressler (2012)
Assistant Professor, Clinical Exercise Science
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Ball State University
 
Jocelyn Dunnigan (1992)
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Mary
M.S.N., University of Texas
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Jody Eckert (2008)
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.A., Concordia College
M.P.T. Mayo College of Health Science
D.P.T. Boston College
 
Lauren Emmel (2013)
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., D.P.T., College of St. Catherine
 
Ashley Fettig (2017)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of North Dakota
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Sara Gebhardt (2006)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S., University of North Dakota
 
Annie Gerhardt (2018)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., M.S.N., University of Mary
D.N.P., University of Minnesota
 
Margie Hair (2013)
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.A.N., St. College of Saint Scholastica
M.S.N., University of Phoenix
Ph.D., New Mexico State University
 
Ray Hall (2009)
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.Mgt., University of Mary
 
Jenna Herman (2013)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.A.N., Augustana College
M.S.N., College of St. Scholastica
D.N.P., University of Minnesota
 
Jason Hogan (2015)
Instructor, Physical Therapy
M.P.T., University of Mary
 
DeeAnn Huss (2017)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., MedCenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Stacey Hutzenbiler (2012)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Mary Beth Johnson (2007)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., University of Mary
M.N., University of Washington
M.A., University of Loyola
 
Rachel Johnson Krug (2010)
Associate Professor, Athletic Training
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Fort Hayes State University
Ed.D., North Dakota State University
 
Nicole Jonas (2018)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.A., Concordia University-Nebraska
B.S., University of Sioux Falls
M.S., Nebraska Methodist College
 
Danyal Kafer (2018)
Instructor, Speech-Language Pathology
B.S., Minot State University
M.A., University of South Dakota
 
Paula Kitzenberg (2013)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S.O.T., University of North Dakota
M.H.A., Montana State University-Billings
O.T.D., University of Utah
 
Julie E. Klein (1982)
Professor, Nursing
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., University of Arizona
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Jason Kobes (2005)
Assistant Professor, Clinical Exercise Science
B.S., University of Mary
M.A., Minnesota State University
 
Joanne Lassiter (2009)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.A.N., Jamestown College
M.S.N., University of Mary
Ed.D., Capella University
 
Jason Lawson (2011)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.U.S., M.S.O.T., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Brian Leary (2018)
Assistant Professor, Clinical Exercise Physiology
B.S., M.S., West Virginia University
Ph.D. (c), University of Texas at Austin
 
Molly Leer (2006)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.N.Sc., Medcenter One School of Nursing
M.S., University of North Dakota
 
William Littlefield (2016)
Assistant Professor, Emerging Leaders Academy
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Heather Lundeen (2008)
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
M.PT, D.P.T. University of North Dakota
 
Billie Jo Madler (2005)
Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.P., University of Mary
D.N.P., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
 
Michelle Noel (2018)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Puget Sound
O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
 
Jill Nustad (1997)
Professor, Clinical Exercise Science
B.S., Valley City State University
M.S., Ball State University
D.Sc., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
 
Carol Hankins Olson, OTR/L (1997)
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., Moorhead State University
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Janelle Olson (2015)
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
B.A., M.A., Adams State University
 
Michael Parker (1995)
Professor, Physical Therapy
Human Performance Sciences
B.S., M.S., Western Illinois University
B.S.PT., Ph.D. University of Utah
 
Glenda Reemts (1990)
Professor, Nursing
B.S., South Dakota State University
M.S.N., University of Mary
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
 
Karen Rohr (2014)
Associate Professor, Bioethics
B.S., M.S.N., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Jodi Roller (1995)
Dean and Professor
B.S., M.P.T., D.P.T., University of North Dakota
Ed.D., St. Thomas University
 
Kathy Roth (2011)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Medcenter College of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Julie Sandvig (2018)
Instructor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Megan Schneider (2017)
Instructor, Respiratory Therapy
B.S.R.T., M.S., University of Mary
 
Jennifer Schroeder (2008)
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
O.T.D., University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
 
Robert Schulte (1997)
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., Chicago Medical School, Finch University of Health Science
M.B.A., University of Nebraska
D.Sc., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
 
Janeene Sibla, OTR/L (2003)
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., University of Mary
O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
 
Shawn Small (2017)
Instructor, Respiratory Therapy
B.S., M.S.B., University of Mary
 
Jessica Smith (2014)
Assistant Professor, Speech and Language Pathology
B.A., B.A., University of Northern Colorado
M.S., Northern Arizona University
Ed.D., University of Mary
 
Christine Sperle (2002)
Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy
B.S., University of Mary
M.Ed., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Melissa Taylor (2010)
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., D.P.T., University of Mary
 
Joscelyn Varland (2014)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
O.T.D., University of Utah
 
Kara Vollrath (2013)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S., Northwest Technical College
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Joanie Weigel (2013)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of North Dakota
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Susan Weigum (2017)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Jamestown
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Lark Welch (2014)
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Northeastern Illinois University
Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
 
Tara Wilkens (2018)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Jamestown College
 
Robyn Zeltinger (2015)
Instructor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
B.S., M.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead

VI. Professional Staff

Tom Ackerman (2001)
Media Relations Specialist/Video Production
B.A., University of North Dakota

Adam Aho (2014)
Head Wrestling Coach
B.S., North Dakota State University

Kevin L. Allan (2005)
Career & Counseling Services Coordinator
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., University of Kansas

David Anderson (2015)
Coordinator of Military Student Services
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.S., U.S. Army War College

Elizabeth Anderson (2015)
Graduate Assistant-Athletic Training
B.S., University of Mary

Jerald F. Anderson (1989)
Director, Publications
Instructor, Communication
B.U.S., North Dakota State University
B.S., Moorhead State University

Michael Annese (2018)
Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball
B.A., Colorado State University
M.Ed., Iowa State University

Stephanie Arbach (2010)
Librarian
M.S., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
B.S., Dickinson State University

Tyler Atkinson (2015)
Maintenance Supervisor

Craig Bagnell (2017)
Head Football Coach
B.S., University of Mary
M.B.A., Bemidji State University

Julia Bagnell (2018)
Student Success Advisor
B.S., Idaho State University

Evan Baker (2017)
Admissions Representative
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville

Debra Balzer-Plagemann (2014)
Assistant Director of Non-Traditional Undergraduate Admissions
B.A., Augsburg College

Jennifer Barry (2014)
Graduate Admissions Representative
B.S., University of Mary
M.Ed., Grand Canyon University

Jeff Beauchamp (2016)
Director of Mission Advancement
A.A.S., North Dakota State College of Science
A.S., Hennepin Technical Center
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary

Kevin Becker (2012)
Director, Development
B.S., University of Mary

Timothy Belmore (2014)
Major Gifts Officer
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College

Matthew Best (2016)
Coordinator of Enrollment Operations & Systems
A.A., B.A., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.S., University of Mary

Trina Black (1996)
Student Counselor
B.S.W., Moorhead State University
M.S.C., University of Mary

Kary Boehm (2018)
Visit Coordinator, Admissions
B.S., University of Minnesota, Moorhead

Christopher Brakke (2018)
Student Success Advisor
B.S., North Dakota State University

Rachael Brash (2008)
Executive Director, University of Mary Worldwide
B.A., Concordia College
M.Ed., Northern Arizona University

Sahlenia Braun (2014)
Director of Payroll and Budget
B.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.B.A., University of Mary

Mary Byington (2015)
Fort Riley Admissions Representative/Advisor
A.A., University of Phoenix

Ra’Shi Common (2017)
Student Support Services/TRIO Advisor
B.A., National Louis University
M.A., Lakeland University

David Cook (2005)
Head Men’s Soccer Coach
B.S., University of Mary

Sarah Cook (2009)
Head Women’s Soccer Coach
B.S., M.S., University of Mary

William Coutts (2014)
Mechanical Systems Supervisor
A.S., North Dakota State College of Science

Alexis Cournoyer (2018)
Residence Director
B.S., University of Mary

Carlo Dacumos (2015)
Chief Information Officer
Dynamic Campus

Bonnie Dahl (2015)
Director of Human Resources
B.A., North Dakota State University
MHRM, Kennedy Western University

Benjamin D. Danielson (2017)
Director, Residence Life
B.A., Loras College
M. Div., Saint John’s University

Sara M. Danielson (2017)
Director, Mission for Life Program
B.A., College of Saint Benedict

John Dinkel (2018)
Rome Campus Student Life Coordinator
B.S., University of Mary

Jeff Dockter (2002)
Admissions Representative
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.Ed., University of Mary

Morgan Dowling (2017)
Resident Director
B.A., University of Mary

Darko Draganic (2017)
Retention Specialist
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.S., Mintor State University

Sarah Eberle (2015)
Director of Student Life
B.A., B.S., M.A., Saint Mary’s College of California

Nicole Eckroth (2018)
Instructional Services, Interlibrary Loan Librarian
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.S., San Jose State University

Collin Engelhardt (2017)
Accounting Specialist
B.S., University of Mary

Kristi Engle (1998)
Library Associate
B.S., Valley City State University
M.L.S., University of North Texas - Denton
Further study: St. Cloud State University

Diane Fladeland (1985)
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Mercy College
M.S.N., University of Portland
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Rachael Flagstad (2017)
Marketing Content Specialist
B.A., Augustana University

Travis Gavin (2017)
Admissions Representative
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Minot State University

Charles Gitter (2017)
Assistant Registrar for Catalog & Data Systems
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.F.A., Minnesota State University, Moorhead

David Gray (2015)
Director of Library Services; University Archivist
Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., Wright State University
M.Mgmt., University of Mary
M.Ed., Central Michigan University
M.LIS., Southern Connecticut University
Post-Master’s certificate, San Jose University

Emily Haagenson (2017)
Coordinator for Global Studies
B.S., University of Mary

Jennifer Hackler (2017)
Student Success Advisor
B.S., Bemidji State University
M.S., St. Cloud University

David Hanson (2000)
Associate Director of Student Financial Assistance
B.S., University of Mary

Mark Haugen (2007)
Senior Student Success Advisor
Non-traditional Graduate Studies & Retention
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary

Karen Herzog (2013)
Writing and Communications Specialist
B.A., Jamestown College

Kathi Hilzendeger (2015)
Executive Assistant, Financial Affairs

Richard (Chip) Hinton (2016)
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
B.S., Benedict College

Jonathon Hofer (2015)
Rome Campus Student Life Coordinator
B.S., University of Mary

Austin Holgard (2012)
Assistant to the President
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.S., University of Mary

Brett Holinka (2017)
Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., University of North Dakota

Brandon Holt (2013)
Director of Instructional Support & Design
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Anne Hook (2018)
Student Success Center Academic Advisor/Tutor Coordinator
B.A., M.S., University of North Dakota

Karrie Huber (2012)
Director of Financial Aid
B.A., North Dakota State University
M.B.A., University of Mary

Daniel Huntely (2016)
Associate Athletic Director of Internal Operations
B.S., College of St. Scholastica
M.Ed., University of St. Thomas

Shelby Imdieke (2010)
Assistant Director of Graduate & Distance Retention
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary

Adam Jacobson (2018)
Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball
B.S., University of North Dakota

DeeAnn Jahner (2013)
Director of Financial Affairs
B.S., Dickinson State University

Tristan Johnson (2018)
Assistant Coach, Football
B.S., University of Kentucky

Jamie Keis (2016)
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
B.B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth

Robert Keller (2006)
Facility Coordinator
B.S., University of Mary

Kristen Kihle (2017)
Financial Aid Counselor
B.S., University of Mary

Joseph Kittell (2015)
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.S., North Dakota State University

Meagan Kline (2018)
Residence Director
B.S., Winona State University

Edward Konieczka (2013)
Assistant Director of University Ministry
A.S., Prairie State College
B.S., University of Mary

Kasper Kraft (2008)
Electro/Mechanical Systems Supervisor
A.S., North Dakota State College of Science

Jamie Kuznia (2015)
Residence Director, Roers Hall
B.S., University of Mary

Zachary Kuznia (2016)
Director, Student Recreation and Wellness Program
B.A., University of Mary

Shenille Laber (2016)
Website Marketing Specialist
B.S., North Dakota State University

Brian Larson (2006)
Director, Sports Information
B.A., University of North Dakota

Korie Lebeda (2018)
Head Volleyball Coach
B.A., Creighton University
M.Ed., Wayne State College

Christine Lennon (2016)
Grant Writer
B.S.S.W., University of North Dakota
M.Ed., Northern State University

Dale Lennon (2016)
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
B.A., University of North Dakota
B.S., Northern State University

Matthew Lewellen (2018)
Admissions Representative
B.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Michael Lombardo (2016)
Director of the Rome Campus
Assistant Professor
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.A., University of San Francisco
Ph.D., University of Dayton

Kathy Lowe (2016)
Financial Aid Counselor II
B.S., Dickinson State University

Julie Lytle (2016)
Database & Research Specialist
B.S., University of Mary

John M. Macias (2017)
Residence Life Scholar, North Hall
Assistant Professor, Theology
B.A., Benedictine College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Saint Thomas

Joan Ryan Mangino (2014)
Admissions Representative: Grand Forks, Bioethics
Coordinator for Partnerships & Enrollment
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary

Dave Marion (2017)
Major Gifts Officer
B.S., North Dakota State University

Jo Ann Markette (2012)
Director of Curriculum and Academic Programming, Tempe
B.S., Indiana Universitysayler
M.A., Villanova University
M.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
Ed.D., Grand Canyon University

Jacob Markel (2017)
Executive Assistant to the VP for Public Affairs
B.S., University of Mary

Alyssa Martin (2016)
Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Mark Martin (2017)
Assistant Coach, Football
A.A., North Hennepin Community College
B.S., St. Cloud State University

Wayne Maruska (2002)
GoArmy Ed Coordinator
B.F.A., University of North Dakota
M.Mgt., University of Mary

Allan McCallum (2016)
Head Coach, Women’s Swimming and Diving
B.S., Texas Christian University
M.Ed., Northern State University

Patrick McCloskey (2014)
Director of Research and Publications
B.A., Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
M.S., Columbia University

Joseph P. McDonald (2017)
Residence Director - North Hall

Melissa McDowall (2010)
Registrar
Assistant Professor
A.A., A.S., Bismarck State College
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Michael S. McMahon (2007)
Vice President for Enrollment Management
B.A., Carroll College
M.S., Utah State University

Patricia McWilliams (1999)
Director of Graduate and Distance Retention
B.S., M.A., Tennessee Technological University

Katherine Mehrer (2012)
Director of Academic Advising & First-Year Experience
B.A., Monmouth University
M.Ed., Seton Hall University

Harold J. Miller (1968)
Chairman Emeritus, Board of Trustees
B.S., Valley City State University
M.Ed., Ed.D., University of North Dakota

Mark Moriarty (2018)
Head Coach, Baseball
B.B.M., College of St. Scholastica
M.S., Augustana University

Maureen Moriarty (2009)
Student Support Services/TRIO Advisor
B.S., M.S., University of Mary

Edward (Paul) Murphy (2017)
Transcript Evaluator/Advising Module Specialist
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.A., M.A., University of North Dakota

Laura Murphy (2017)
Military Student and Veterans Affairs Specialist
A.S., Northwest Technical College
B.S., University of Mary

Brenda Nagel (2017)
Director of Public Affairs
B.S., M.S., University of Mary

Luke Nasers (2016)
Department Assistant, Enrollment Management
B.A., University of Mary

Donna Nelson (2010)
Executive Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs

Robert Nelson (2016)
Coordinator of Enrollment and Partnerships
B.A., University of Anchorage

Rick Neumann (2003)
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary

Dennis Newell (2006)
Head Coach, Cross Country & Track and Field
Instructor, Physical Education and Exercise Science
B.S., Black Hills State University
M.S., University of North Dakota

Wayne Norman (2018)
Athletic Facilities and Equipment Manager
B.S., North Dakota State University

Jordan Noskowiak (2017)
Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach
B.S., Bemidji State University

Brenda Nottestad (2013)
Director, Student Support Services/TRIO
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.U.S., Dickinson State University
M.Ed., North Dakota State University

Lucas Oerter (2016)
Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force
B.S., South Dakota State University

Mike Offerdahl (2009)
Assistant Athletic Director for Advancement
B.A., Minot State University

Kenna Olsen (201)
Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., St. Cloud State University

Rhonda Olson (1999)
Head Athletic Trainer
B.S, North Dakota State University
M.Ed., University of Mary

Brian Opp (2018)
Mission Advancement Officer II
B.S, North Dakota State University

Ryan Otto (2018)
Grounds Supervisor
B.S., North Dakota State University

Karmen Pfieffer Sorenson (2015)
Coordinator for Strategic Partnerships & Enrollment
B.A., University of North Dakota
M.S., National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Abigail Pollart (2018)
Assistant Volleyball Coach
A.S., Northeastern Junior College
B.S., St. Gregory’s University
M.Ed., University of Arkansas at Monticello

Renee Polsfuss (1985)
Student Development Office Coordinator

Michael Raber (2016)
Coordinator for Partnerships & Enrollment
B.A., University of Jamestown

Danielle Radosa (2018)
Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning
B.S., Saginaw Valley State University
M.S., Central Michigan State University

Phil Reese (2012)
Director of Enterprise Applications and Institutional Research, Dynamic Campus
B.S., Northland International University

Carla M. Reinbold (2015)
Campus Safety and Security Coordinator
A.S., Bismarck State College

Robert Reinbold (2011)
Facility Coordinator

FaBreahnne Renner (2014)
Assistant Registrar for Transcripts & Records
B.S., Kennesaw State University
M.A.T., Mercer University

Vaughn Rhodes (2014)
Facilities Project and Planning Manager
B.A., North Dakota State University

Jerome Richter (2010)
Vice President for Public Affairs
B.A., M.Ed., North Dakota State University

Janel Sailer (2016)
Senior Accountant
B.S., Dickinson State University

Vida Saliendra (2012)
Head Tennis Coach
B.A., University of the Philippines at Los Banos

Jonathan Salmon (2015)
Admissions Representative - Tempe
B.S., Washington State University

Christi Schaefbauer (2018)
Vice President for Financial Affairs
B.S., Northern State University
M.B.A., University of Mary

Veronica Schaefbauer (2017)
Student Success Center Academic Advisor
B.A., University of Mary

Holly Schaeffer (2014)
Graphic Design Specialist
A.S., North Dakota State College of Science

Andrew Schindler (2017)
Admissions Representative
B.S., University of Mary

Jason Schmitz (2014)
Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball
B.S., University of Mary

Thomas Schulzetenberg (2012)
Mission Advancement
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.A., St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity

Laura Scott (2010-14, 2015)
Graphic Design Specialist
B.A., Moorhead State University

Harris (Monty) Seagren, Jr. (2000)
Director of Bookstore and Mart
B.A., University of North Dakota

Tim Seaworth (2000)
Vice President for Student Development
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Luke Seidling (2014)
Assistant Director of the Physical Plant
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Marquette University

Melinda Seidling (2015)
Residence Director-Apartment Communities
B.S.N., Marquette University
M.S., Bemidji State University

Kerry Shaw (2016)
Head Coach, Softball
B.S., Missouri Western State University

Monsignor James Patrick Shea (2009)
President
Ph.B., Ph.L., Catholic University of America
S.T.B., The Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Further study: Pontifical Lateran University - John Paul II
Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family; Rome, Italy

Father Robert Shea (2016)
University Chaplain
B.A., B.P.S., M.Phil., Franciscan University

Lance Shuler (2013)
Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of Mary

Michael Silbernagel (2011)
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
BS, Valley City State University
M.S., University of North Dakota

Matthew Splon (2017)
Recruiting Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach
B.B.A., Winona State University

Mark Stephens (2007)
Director of Facilities
B.A., Silver Lake College

Jerilyn Stocker (2013)
Director of Community Relations
B.A., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.P.M., University of Mary

Roger Ternes (2016)
Major Gifts Officer
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.Ed., Chadron State College

Ashley Theisen (2015)
HR Coordinator
B.A., College of St. Benedict
M.S., University of Mary

Alexis Tibor (2016)
Admissions Representative
B.S., University of Mary

Nicole Ugland (2018)
Assistant Coach, Women’s Swimming and Diving
A.A., Bismarck State College

Reece Vega (2017)
Assistant Coach, Track and Field
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.S., Minot State University

Greg Vetter (2013)
Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff
B.B.A., University of North Dakota
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin,
Madison Graduate School of Banking

Jackson Wandler (2016)
Admission Representative
B.A., University of Mary

Kristi Wanner (2007-2013, 2016)
Student Support Services/TRIO Advisor
B.S., University of Mary
M.A., Saint John’s University

Kate Weinand (2015)
Bookstore Merchandiser
B.A., University of Mary

Joan Weltz (1973)
Coordinator for Transfer Student Admissions

Sister Thomas Welder, O.S.B. (1963)
President Emerita
B.A., College of St. Scholastica
M.M., Northwestern University
Further study: Northwestern University, Harvard University

Seth Westby (2016)
Admissions Representative
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.B.A., North Dakota State University

Eric Winiger (2012)
Information Technology Operations Manager
Dynamic Campus

Anne Yantes (2016)
Residence Director
A.A., College of DuPage
B.S., University of Mary

Julie Yarwood (2016)
Residence Life Scholar Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor, History
B.S., Kentucky Christian University
M.Div., Lincoln Christian University
M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America

Sister Janet Zander, O.S.B. (1989)
Assistant to the President
B.A., University of Mary
M.A., University of Notre Dame

Kim Zimmerman (2018)
Weekend Plant Supervisor

VII. Adjunct & Part-Time Faculty

Gary Tharaldson School of Business


Mark Fitzloff (2008)

Director, Graduate Project Management Program
Certified Project Management Professional
B.M.I.S., Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.
M.B.A., M.P.M., Ed.D., University of Mary
 
William G. Goetz
Director, Graduate Public Administration Program
B.A., Minot State University
M.A., University of North Dakota
 
Patrick Diener (2018)
Director, Institute for Catholic Philanthropy
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte
M.T.S., John Paul II Institute on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America

Liffrig School of Education and Behavioral Science


Jennifer Anderson (2009)
Instructor, Education
B.S., Minot State University
 
Dean Beck (2010)
Instructor, Counseling
A.S., Bismarck State College
B.S.W., University of Mary
M.S.W., University of North Dakota
 
Ariana Best, L.I.C.S.W. (2012)
Instructor, Counseling
B.S.W., University of North Dakota
M.S.W., Eastern Washington University
 
Vanessa Boehm, L.A.C., L.P.C. (2010)
Instructor, Counseling
B.S., M.Ed. North Dakota State University
 
Tara Brandner (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of Mary
M.B.A., J.D., University of St. Thomas
 
Aimee Copas (2010)
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Northern State University
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
 
Shanna Crouse (2016)
Instructor, Education
B.A., University of North Dakota
M.A., University of Iowa
 
Alison Dollar (2006)
Instructor: Education
B.S., M.Ed., Minot State University
Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan
 
Tim Erhardt (2013)
Instructor, Counseling
B.A., B.S.W., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.A., M.S.W., University of North Dakota
 
Linda Fisher (2012)
Instructor, Counseling
B.S., Mayville State University
M.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
 
Tara Geigle (2016)
Instructor, Psychology
B.S., Vanderbuilt University
M.Ed., Touro College
M.A., Ph.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology
 
Mark Halvorson (2007)
Instructor, Social and Behavioral Science
B.A., University of North Dakota
M.A., Montana State University, Bozeman
 
Darlene Hill (2013)
Instructor, Social Work
B.S.W., Minot State University
M.S.W., University of North Dakota
 
Carmen Johnson (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Ann Kempf (1990)
Instructor, Education
A.A., Bismarck Junior College
B.S., Arizona State University
 
Robert Klemisch (2012)
University Supervisor, Education
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Darren King (2015)
Instructor, Music
B.M., McNally Smith College of Music
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Annette Kost (2004)
Instructor, Education
B.S., Ed.S., Minot State University
 
Julie Kost (2011)
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of North Dakota
Ed.S., Minot State University
 
Eileen Larson (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.S., Dickinson State University
 
Annie McKenzie (2016)
Adjunct Faculty, Education
B.S., B.A., University of Mary
M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
Shane Martin (2017)
Adjunct Faculty, Education
B.A., Jamestown College
M.A., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Angela Nagel (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., University of North Dakota
 
Michelle Paul-Fiest (2017)
Instructor, Education
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.S.W., Minot State University
M.S.W., University of Minnesota
 
Rebeccar Pitkin (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.S., Gordon College
M.Ed., University of Las Vegas
M.Ed., University of Nevada
Ph.D., Iowa State University
 
Tina Pletan (2012)
Instructor, Education
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Mike Porter (2015)
Instructor, Physical Education
B.S., M.S., North Dakota State University
 
Roberta Pytlik (2017)
Instructor, Graduate Counseling Program
B.A., M.S.C., University of North Dakota
 
Russ Riehl (2006)
Instructor, Education
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
Ryan Riehl (2010)
Instructor, Education
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.S., North Dakota State University
 
Erica Schively (2013)
Instructor, Criminal Justice
J.D., University of North Dakota
 
Catherine Shanahan (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.S., Georgetown University
Ed.D., Arizona State University
 
Whitney Spah (2013)
Instructor, Education
B.S., M.Ed., Minot State University
 
Tamara Waters-Wheeler (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.A., University of Regina, Canada
B.S.W., Ed.S., Minot State University
Ed.S., University of North Dakota
 
Michelle Weber (2011)
Instructor, Counseling
B.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
M.Ed., North Dakota State University

School of Arts and Sciences


Jerald F. Anderson (1989)
Instructor, Communication
B.U.S., North Dakota State University
B.S., Moorhead State University
 
David Augustadt (2003)
Lecturer, Music
B.A., B.S., University of Mary
 
Nicole Bernier (2015)
Instructor, Music
B.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
M.A., University of Iowa
 
Grace Burns (2016)
Lab Instructor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Mary
 
Sara Boyd (1998)
Lecturer, Music
B.A., University of Akron
M.S., Baylor University
 
Michael Carlin (2017)
Instructor, Catholic Studies
B.A., Williams College
M.A., Fordham University
Ph.D., Catholic University of America
 
Nancy Dietz (1999)
Lecturer
B.A., English, University of Mary
 
Madeline Dojs (2016)
Instructor, Science
B.S., University of St. Thomas, Houston
M.S., University of Texas, Dallas
 
Robert Drapeau (2016)
Adjunct Faculty
B.A., University of Arizona
M.A., University of Phoenix
 
Ben Ehrmantraut (1992)
Instructor, Music
B.A., University of Mary
 
Beverly Everett (2015)
Instructor, Music
B.S., M.M., Baylor University
D.M.A., University of Iowa
 
Father Benedict Fischer, O.S.B. (2008)
School of Arts and Sciences
Instructor, Philosophy and Theology
B.A., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.A., St. John’s School of Theology
 
Rhonda Gowen (1990)
Instructor, Music
B.A., Minot State University
M.F.A., University of Minnesota
 
Darren King (2015)
Instructor, Music
B.M., McNally Smith College of Music
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Michael Langer (2017)
Instructor, Music
B.A., B.S., University of Mary
M.M., Boise State University
 
John Macias (2017)
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Benedictine College
M.A., Ph.D., University of St. Thomas, Houston
 
Father Daniel Maloney, O.S.B. (1973)
Associate Professor, Philosophy and Theology
B.A., St. John’s University
M.A., Fordham University
Further study, Fordham University
 
JoAnn Markette (2012)
Assistant Professor, Arizona Campus
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
M.A., Villanova University
Ed.D. Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
 
Everaldo Martinez (2011)
Instructor, Music
B.M., Southeastern Louisiana University
M.M., D.M.A., Texas Tech University
 
Julia McGuire (2017)
Instructor, Arts & Sciences
B.S., Iowa State University
 
Tonya Mertz (2008)
Instructor, Music
B.A., B.S., University of Mary
M.M., University of Northern Iowa
 
Hannah Porter Occena (2017)
Instructor, Music
B.M., University of Missouri, Kansas City
M.M., Royal Academy of Music, London
 
Craig Schweitzer (2012)
Instructor, Music
B.A., University of Mary
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
 
Fr. Robert Shea (2016)
Instructor, Catholic Studies
B.A., B.P.S., M.Phil., Franciscan University
 
Gayla Sherman (2015)
Instructor, Music
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.S.W., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Additional Studies, University of Mary
 
Sam Unruh (2016)
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., North Dakota State University
 
Sr. Hannah Vanorny (2017)
Instructor, History
B.A., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
M.S., North Dakota State University
 
Amanda Willenbring (2011)
B.A., College of St. Benedict
B.S., College of St. Scholastica
 
Julie Yarwood (2016)
Assistant Professor, History
B.S., Kentucky Christian University
M.Div., Lincoln Christian University
M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America

School of Health Sciences (Adjunct Nursing and Part-Time Nursing Only)


Jessica Ahmann (2016)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of North Dakota
M.S.N. (F.N.P.), University of New Mexico
D.N.P., University of North Dakota
 
Tara Brandner (2016)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Mary
M.S.N., D.N.P., George Washington University
 
Roger Buechler (2003)
Clinical Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., MedCenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Carol Ann Cavouras (2013)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., De Paul University
M.S.N., University of Minnesota
 
Susan Clouse-Smith (2010)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Pittsburg State University
M.S.N., University of Oklahoma
F.N.P., P.N.P., University of Missouri, Columbia
D.N.P., Winona State University, Rochester
 
Claudia Dietrich (2010)
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Mary College
M.S.N., University of Portland
 
Joan Doerner (1995)
Associate Professor, Nursing
M.S., B.S.N., University of North Dakota
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
 
Valerie Eschiti (2014)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Indiana State University
M.S.N., Ball State University
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University
 
Shawn Ehler (2017)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Grand View University
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Rhea Ferry (2013)
Association Professor, Nursing
B.A.N., Jamestown College
M.S.N., (F.N.P.) University of North Dakota
D.N.P., University of Minnesota
 
Diane Fladeland (1985)
Professor, Nursing
Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.S.N., Mercy College
M.S.N., University of Portland
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
 
Teresa Formo (2017)
Instructor, Nursing
B.A., University of Jamestown
M.S.N., University of North Dakota
 
Julie Howard (2014)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Union College
M.S.N., Clarkson College
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic
 
Melissa Horner (2008)
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N. (F.N.P.), D.N.P., University of Mary
 
Tim Kolsrud (2014)
Instructor, Nursing
M.S., Colorado State University
B.S.Ed., Mayville State University
 
Allison Lesmann (2017)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Minot State University
M.S.N. (F.N.P.), University of Mary
D.N.P., College of Scholastica
 
Linda Liebert-Hall (2007)
Instructor, Business, Nursing
B.S., Washington University, St. Louis, MO
M.B.A., J.D., St. Louis University
 
Andrea Malucky (2011)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Kari Mongeon Wahlen (2017)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead
 
Cheryl Rising (2017)
Instructor, Nursing
L.P.N, Wahpeton State School of Science
B.S., Moorhead State University
A.D.N., M.S., F.N.P., University of North Dakota
 
Carey Rivinius (2017)
Instructor, Nursing
B.A., Jamestown College
M.S.N. (F.N.P.), University of Mary
D.N.P., Frontier Nursing University
 
Catherine Robichaux (2013)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Cornell University
M.S.N., Incarnate Word College
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
 
Melanie Schlittenhardt (2008)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N. (F.N.P.), D.N.P., University of Mary
 
Roxanne Schroeder (2018)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., University of Mary
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Ann Shepard (2018)
Instructor, Nursing
R.N., Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Drake University
 
J. Thayer (2013)
Instructor, Nursing
M.S., Ed.S., Nova University, Fort Lauderdale
Ed.D., Florida International University
 
Lauren Terzo (2017)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Rutgers University - Newark
M.S.N./M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Shila Thorson (2018)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Medcenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Gwen Witzel (2016)
Instructor, Nursing
A.D.N., North Dakota State University
B.S.N., Moorhead State University
M.S.N. (F.N.P.), University of North Dakota
 
Karen Zimmerman (2013)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Medcenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary

VIII. Lead Facilitators

Jennifer Bandy (2002)
B.A., B.S., Michigan State University

Bruce Davidson (1999)
B.S., South Dakota State University
M.S.N., University of North Dakota
M.Mgt., University of Mary

Elaine Doll-Dunn (2004)
B.S., Black Hills State University
M.Ed., South Dakota State University

Ruth Doyle (2004)
B.S., M.S.Ed., Montana State University - Billings
Ed.D., University of Wyoming

Marilyn Evenson (2003)
B.A., North Dakota State University
M.S., Illinois State University
Ph.D., Fielding Institute

Tamara Flemmer (2006)
B.S.N., Union College
M.S.N., University of Mary

Jacquelyn Grewell (2004)
B.A., Michigan State University
J.D., Detroit College of Law

Cordell Hull (2001)
B.S., M.Mgt., University of Mary

Jane Pettinger (1999)
B.S., M.B.A., North Dakota State University

Justin Reynolds (2001)
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.S.A., Central Michigan University
Ph.D., North Dakota State University

Steven Scherling (2000)
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.B.A., University of Arizona
D.B.A., University of Oklahoma

Faculty Emeriti

Carole Barrett (1983-2016)
Professor Emerita, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Will Beachey (1990-2015)
Professor Emeritus, Respiratory Therapy

Marla R. Behm (1975-2015)
Professor Emerita, Chemistry

Janet Beltran (1974-1995)
Professor Emerita, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Marvin Borgelt (1982-2008)
Professor Emeritus, Business

Dan Chaussee (1979-2002)
Professor Emeritus, Nursing

Sister Mariah Dietz, O.S.B. (1971-2011)
Professor Emerita, Nursing

Loran L. Eckroth (1974-2000)
Professor Emeritus, Music

Father Victor G. Feser, O.S.B. (1975-2014)
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

Father Denis Fournier, O.S.B. (1986 - 2003)
Professor Emeritus, Humanities

Charles Fortney (1973-2006)
Professor Emeritus, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Sister Terence Glum, O.S.B. (1970-1996)
Professor Emerita, Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Jayne Hardy (2003-2017)
Professor Emerita, Theology

Roger Haug (1987-2015)
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

Thomas P. Johnson (1970-2000)
Professor Emeritus, Education and Academic Affairs

Sister Helen Kilzer, O.S.B. (1956-1993)
Professor Emerita, French, Spanish and German

Sister JoAnn Krebsbach, O.S.B. (1980-2008)
Professor Emerita, Philosophy & Theology

Mary Leetun (1993-2005)
Professor Emerita, Nursing

David Nix (1971 - 2001)
Professor Emeritus, Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Sally N. Olsen (1977-2002)
Professor Emerita, Nursing

Kathryn Perrin (1996-2011)
Professor Emerita, Occupational Therapy

Jeannine Saabye (1974-1982, 1986-2018)
Professor Emerita, Art

Doug Schelhaas (1992-2009)
Professor Emeritus, Biology

Eleanor S. Wertz (1980-1996)
Professor Emerita, Nursing

Sister Kathryn Zimmer, O.S.B. (1962-66, 1976-1990)
Professor Emerita, Nursing