Oct 24, 2021  
2021 - 2022 Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 Catalog

Personnel



I. Administration

Monsignor James Patrick Shea, Ph.B., S.T.B., Ph.L.
President, University of Mary
 
Jerome Richter, M.Ed.
Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff
 
Diane Fladeland, R.N., Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs
 
Brenda Nagel, M.S.
Vice President for Public Affairs
 
Tim Seaworth, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Development
 
Christi Schaefbauer, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Vice President for Financial Affairs
 
Dale Lennon, B.A., B.S.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

II. Deans

David Tamisiea (2018)
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
B.A., University of Notre Dame
J.D., University of Texas
M.A., Ph.D., Ave Maria University
 
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
 
Mary Dockter (1998)
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Professor
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.Ed., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Karel Sovak (2005) 
Dean, Gary Tharaldson School of Business
​Associate Professor
A.A.I., Insurance Institute of America 
B.A., M.S., Minot State University 
Ph.D., Walden University
 
Terry Pilling (2015)
Dean, School of Engineering
Associate Professor
B.S., University of Saskatchewan
M.S., Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory
Ph.D., North Dakota State University

III. Scholars

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

IV. Full-Time Teaching Faculty

Gary Tharaldson School of Business


Troy Bichler (2018) 
Assistant Professor, Graduate Business 
B.S., M.M., M.B.A., Ed.D., 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)
Chair, Traditional Undergraduate Programs 
Professor, Accounting 
B.S., Moorhead State University 
Ph.D., University of Iowa 
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
  
Raquel Fischer (2013) 
Assistant Professor, Graduate Business 
B.S., Dickinson State University 
M.B.A., Ed.D., University of Mary 
  
Kevin Fishbeck (2001) 
Professor, Information Technology 
B.S., M.A., Northern State University 
Ph.D., University of North Dakota 
   
Rodney Hair (2018)
Chair, Graduate Programs  
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)
Chair, Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs 
Assistant Professor, Business 
B.A., Jamestown College 
M.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
 
Jeffrey Moser (2020)
Coordinator, Doctor of Business Administration
Associate Professor, Business
B.S., M.M., M.B.A., University of Mary
D.B.A., Keiser University
 
Chad Prososki (2021)
Assistant Professor, Marketing and Management
B.A., North Dakota State University
J.D., University of Notre Dame
  
Karel Sovak (2005) 
Dean
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
 
Chamith Wasage (2021)
Assistant Professor, Management/Marketing
B.S., M.B.A., Bellevue University
M.S., M.P.A., University of Nebraska
D.B.A., Wilmington University

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 
 
Kayla Boepple (2019) 
Assistant Professor, Psychology 
B.S., Dickinson State University 
M.S.C., University of Mary 
Ph.D., Grand Canyon University 
  
Carmen Cain (2017) 
Assistant Professor, Education 
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
​Ed.D., Walden University 
 
Brian Duchscherer (2020)
Instructor, Education
Graduate Internship Program Director
B.S., Minot State University
M.S., Northern State University
Ed.S. North Dakota State University
Ed.D., University of North Dakota
 
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 
 
Christina Jurekovic (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.A., Seattle Pacific University
M.A., University of Colorado
Ph.D., Adams State University
  
Wade Kooiman (2015) 
Assistant Professor, Education 
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary 
Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa 
  
Kathryn Krukenberg (2015) 
Associate 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 
 
Jeffrey Lind (2019) 
Associate Professor 
B.S., M.Ed., North Dakota State University 
Ph. D., University of North Dakota 
 
Chad Litton (2004) 
Professor, Criminal Justice 
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris 
M.A., Bowling Green State University 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 
 
Albert Lukaszewski (2019) 
Assistant Professor, Psychology  
B.A., Rutgers University 
M.A.T., Fuller Theological Seminary 
M.Sc., University of Edinburgh 
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews 
 
Kim Marman (2010) 
Undergraduate Chair, Department of Education 
Associate Professor, Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary 
Ph.D., Cappella University 
  
Rebecca Lynn-Helen Meidinger (2017) 
Chair, Graduate Counseling Program 
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Psychology
B.S., North Dakota State University 
M.S., University of Mary 
Ph.D., Adams State University 
  
Loni Miller (2015) 
Associate Professor, Education 
B.Ed., University of Mary 
M.Ed., Bemidji State University 
Ed.D., University of New England 
 
Heidi Nieuwsma (2014) 
Undergraduate Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences 
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
Ed.D., University of Cumberland 
  
Meghan Salyers (2017) 
Associate Professor, Education 
B.S.Ed., M.Ed. and Ph.D., University of North Dakota 
  
Manisha Sawhney (2014) 
Associate Professor, Psychology 
B.A., M.A., Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, India 
Ph.D., University of Delhi, New Delhi, India 
  
Mike Taylor (2015) 
Associate Professor, Education 
B.A., Lawrence University 
M.A., Ph.D., Marian University 
  
Brenda Tufte (2009) 
Graduate Chair, Department of Education
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
Ph.D., Walden University 

School of Arts and Sciences


 
Daniel Barr (2016) 
Interim Program Chair, Chemistry & Chemistry Education
Associate Professor, Chemistry 
B.S., Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University 
M.S., Utica College 
Ph.D., Arizona State University 
  
Lucas Bernier (2010) 
Associate Professor, Music 
B.M., University of Minnesota, Moorhead 
M.A., D.M.A., University of Iowa 
  
Daniel Bielinski (2015) 
Program Chair, Dramatic Arts
Assistant Professor, Performing Arts 
B.A., Ave Maria University 
M.F.A., Columbia University 
 
Joseph Biggane (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Biology 
B.S., Mayville State University 
 Ph.D., University of North Dakota 
 
John Boyle (2020)  
Assistant Professor, Biology 
B.S., University of Dallas 
Ph.D., Harvard University 
  
Ann Wolfgram Brodeur (2016) 
Administrative Chair, Language & Literature
Assistant Professor, History and Catholic Studies 
B.A., Franciscan University, Steubenville 
M.A., Catholic University 
Ph.D., University of Toronto 
  
Laurence Brodeur (2018) 
Program Chair, History Education
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 
  
Sarah Clark (2017) 
Assistant Professor, English 
B.A., Toccoa Falls College 
M.A., Baylor University 
  
Scott Cleveland (2015) 
Director of Catholic Studies
Associate Professor, Philosophy and Catholic Studies 
B.A., Taylor University 
M.A., Yale Divinity School 
Ph.D., Baylor University 
  
Christopher Collins (2013) 
Assistant Professor, Theology 
B.A., B.S., College of Charleston 
M.A., Ph.D., Ave Maria University 
  
Marek Dojs (2014) 
Program Chair, Communication
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 
 
Amy Duchsherer (2019) 
Assistant Professor, Communications 
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., North Dakota State University 
 
Austin Dukart (2016) 
Lab Instructor, Chemistry 
B.S., University of Mary 
  
David Echelbarger (2014) 
Program Chair, Philosophy
Associate Professor, Philosophy 
B.A., St. Norbert College 
M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University 
  
Alice Erling (2006) 
Laboratory Instructor, Biology 
B.S., Manhattan College 
  
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 
  
Renaud Gauthier (2016) 
Associate 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 
  
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 
  
Daniel Hinman (2019) 
Assistant Professor, Music 
A.A., Bismarck State College 
B.M., North Dakota State University 
M.M., University of Minnesota 
  
Michael Hickman (2014) 
Program Chair, Politics & Pre-Professions
Assistant Professor, Politics 
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 
  
Leroy Huizenga (2011) 
Administrative Chair, Human & Divine Sciences
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 
  
Anne Kerian (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Mathematics 
B.A., Ave Maria University 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln 
 
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 
 

John Kincaid (2019)
Administrative Chair, University-Wide Programs
Associate Professor, Theology
B.A., Geneva College
M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary 
Th.M., Duke University Divinity School
Ph.D., Ave Maria University

 
Kathleen Kirsch (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Classics & Catholic Studies
B.A., Ave Maria University
M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America
  
Valerie Kolbinger (2016) 
Assistant Professor, English 
B.S., M.A., Iowa State University 
Ph.D., University of South Dakota 
  
Michael Lares (1998) 
Program Chair, Biology Education
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 Director 
Assistant Professor, Theology 
B.A., San Francisco State University 
M.A., University of San Francisco 
Ph.D., University of Dayton 
 
Daniel Luttrull (2020) 
Assistant Professor, English 
B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University 
M.A., Baylor University 
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University 
  
Brian Lydeen (2017) 
Associate Professor, Music 
B.S., University of Mary 
M.M., University of Northern Colorado 
D.M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison 
 
Alexander Mains (2021)
Professor, Mathematics 
B.S., Miami University
M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
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 
 
Karen Michalka (2018) 
Program Chair, Social Studies Education
Assistant Professor, Sociology 
B.A., Wheaton College 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  
Michael Milburn (2016) 
Program Chair, English & English Education
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  
  
James Peliska (2017) 
Administrative Chair, Math & Sciences
Associate Professor, Biology 
B.S., Northland College 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison 
  
Philip Porter (2019) 
Program Chair, Theology
Assistant Professor, Theology 
A.A., Saddleback Community College 
B.A., University of California Berkeley 
M.T.S., Loyola University Maryland 
Ph.D., Duke University 
  
Thomas Porter (2008) 
Director, Music Department
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 
D.M.A., North Dakota State University 
  
David Ronderos (2013) 
Associate Professor, Biology 
B.A., Minnesota State University-Moorhead 
Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 
  
Andres Ruiz-Olaya (2018) 
Program Chair, Spanish
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 
   
Daniel Sportiello (2017) 
Associate 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) 
Program Chair, History
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) 
Dean and Associate Professor  
B.A., University of Notre Dame 
J.D., University of Texas 
M.A., Ph.D., Ave Maria University
 
Patricia Traynor (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Communication
B.A., University of Maryland
M.Ed., The George Washington University
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
  
Hannah Venable (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary, University of Auckland
Ph.D., University of Dallas
Heather Wernke (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Physics
B.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado
 
Robert Willenbring (2011) 
Program Chair, Math & Math Education
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
B.A., St. John's University 
Ph.D., Michigan State University 
  
Travis Wolf (2013) 
Associate Professor, Mathematics 
B.S., University of North Dakota 
M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa 

School of Engineering


James Carrico (2018) 
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering 
B.S., University of Nevada 
M.A., University of St. Thomas 
Ph.D., University of Utah 
  
Rodrigo da Costa Aparecido (2017) 
Instructor, Electrical 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 
  
Anthony Garcia (2018) 
Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering 
B.S., California State University 
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology 
Master Recherche, Arts et Métiers Paristech 
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
  
Eric Garcia (2017) 
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering 
B.S., California State University-Long Beach 
Ph.D., University of Nebraska 
 
Richard Garman (2020)
Assistant Professor, Construction Management
B.S.M.E., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
M.B.A., United States Sports Academy
 
Nancy Kelly (2018) 
Chair, Electrical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering 
B.S., University of Rhode Island 
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  
Deacon Damien (Khalid) Oweis (2019) 
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering 
B.S., University of Jordan 
M.S., University of Massachusetts 
Ph.D., George Washington University 
  
Terry Pilling (2015) 
Dean, School of Engineering
Associate Professor, Engineering 
B.S., University of Saskatchewan 
M.S., Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory 
Ph.D., North Dakota State University 
  
Anthony Waldenmaier (2017) 
Chair, Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering 
B.S., North Dakota State University 
Ph.D. (c), North Dakota State University 

Saint Gianna 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 
 
Presley Becker (2020)
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing, Medical/Surgical
B.S.N., University of Mary
M.S.N., Western Governor's University 
 
Sarah Berreth (2020)
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing
B.S.N., MedCenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Deborah Cave (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Graduate Nursing 
B. S., University of Texas 
B.S.N., Regents College 
M.S.N., DNP, University of Mary 
   
Mary Dockter (1998) 
Dean and Professor 
B.S., University of North Dakota 
M.Ed., University of Mary 
Ph.D., University of North Dakota 
 
Madeline Dojs (2016)
Program Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Science
Program Coordinator, Radiologic Technology
Instructor, Science
B.S., University of St. Thomas, Houston
M.S., University of Texas, Dallas
  
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) 
Chair, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy 
B.A., Concordia College 
M.P.T. Mayo College of Health Science 
D.P.T. Boston College 
Ed.D., University of Mary 
  
Lauren Emmel (2013) 
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy 
B.S., D.P.T., College of St. Catherine 
  
Ashlee 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) 
Chair, Undergraduate Nursing
Associate Professor, Nursing 
B.S., M.S.N., University of Mary 
D.N.P., University of Minnesota 
 
Matia Gjellstad (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy 
M.S.O.T, Ed.D., University of Mary 
  
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 
 
Debra Hanson (2019) 
Professor, Occupational Therapy  
B.A., M.A., University of North Dakota 
Ph. D., North Dakota State University 
 
Jenna Herman (2013) 
Associate Professor, Nursing
IRB Co-Chair 
B.A.N., Augustana College 
M.S.N., College of St. Scholastica 
D.N.P., University of Minnesota 
 
Brittany Hernandez (2019) 
Instructor, Speech Language Pathology 
B.S., Minot State University 
M.S., Minot State University 
  
Jason Hogan (2015) 
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy 
M.P.T., University of Mary 
D.Sc., University of Oklahoma 
  
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., D. Bioethics, University of Loyola 
  
Rachel Johnson Krug (2010) 
Chair, Athletic Training & Biomechanics
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 
 
Betsy Kanz (2020)
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Nursing
A.S.P.N., M State, Detroit Lakes
B.S.N., North Dakota State University
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Michelle Keller (2020) 
Instructor, Physical Therapy 
M.S.P.T, University of Mary 
 
Rebecca King (2021)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S.O.T., Xavier University
O.T.D., Easter Kentucky University
 
Paula Kitzenberg (2013
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy 
B.S.O.T., University of North Dakota 
M.H.A., Montana State University-Billings 
O.T.D., University of Utah 
   
Jason Kobes (2005) 
Assistant Professor, Clinical Exercise Science 
B.S., University of Mary 
M.A., Minnesota State University 
 
Paul LaDuke (2020)
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training
B.S., Maranatha Baptist University
M.S.S., United States Sports Academy
D.A.T., University of Maryland, College Park
 
Henry Lang (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Clinical Exercise Physiology 
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., East Tennessee 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 
  
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., Ed.D., University of Mary 
  
Heather Lundeen (2008) 
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy 
M.PT, D.P.T. University of North Dakota 
  
Billie Jo Madler (2005) 
Associate Dean, Division of Nursing
Professor, Nursing 
B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.P., University of Mary 
D.N.P., Minnesota State University-Moorhead 
  
Jill Nustad (1997) 
Chair, Exercise Science
Professor, Clinical Exercise Science 
B.S., Valley City State University 
M.S., Ball State University 
D.Sc., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions 
  
Janelle Olson (2015) 
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology 
B.A., M.A., Adams State University 
 
Kyle Petit (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training 
B.S., University of Wisconsin 
M.S., Illinois State University 
Ph.D., Michigan State University 
  
Julie Sandvig (2018) 
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy 
B.S., M.S.O.T., University of Mary 
P.P.O.T, University of Saint Augustine 
  
Megan Schneider (2017) 
Program Coordinator, RRT to BSRT
Program Coordinator, Bioethics
Assistant Professor, Respiratory Therapy
Program Coordinator, Bioethics 
B.S.R.T., M.S., University of Mary 
 
Matthew Schumacher (2021)
Professor, Physical Therapy 
B.U.S., D.P.T, 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 
 
Nicole Sebastian (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology 
B.S., M.S., Minot State University 
 
Elizabeth Seifert (2021)
Professor, Occupational Therapy 
M.O.T., University of North Dakota
D.O.T., University of Utah
 
Janeene Sibla, OTR/L (2003) 
Associate Dean, Health Professions
Chair, Doctor of Occupational Therapy
Professor, Occupational Therapy 
B.S., University of North Dakota 
M.S., University of Mary 
O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions 
Ed.D., University of Mary 
  
Shawn Small (2017) 
Instructor, Respiratory Therapy 
B.S., M.S.B., University of Mary 
  
Jessica Smith (2014) 
Chair, Speech-Language Pathology
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) 
Chair, Respiratory Therapy
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) 
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy 
B.S., M.S., University of Mary 
O.T.D., University of Utah 
 
Sheila Wagner (2021)
Assistant Professor, Graduate Nursing
B.A., Moorhead State University
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Patrick Walker (2020)
Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S.O.T., University of Findlay
 
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) 
Associate Professor, Athletic Training 
B.S., University of Mary 
M.S., Northeastern Illinois University 
Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions 
  
Tara Wilkens Hovda (2018) 
Assistant Professor, Nursing 
B.S.N., Jamestown College
M.S.N., University of Mary 
  
Robyn Zeltinger (2015) 
Instructor, Communication Sciences & Disorders 
B.S., M.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead 
Ph.D., Capella University 

V. Professional Staff

Tom Ackerman (2001)
Media Relations & Video Production Specialist
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
 
Ethan Andrews (2021)
Instructional Services & Interlibrary Loan Librarian
B.A., University of Mary
 
Stephanie Arbach (2010)
Circulation and Cataloging Librarian
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 
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
M.S., University of Mary
 
Fr. Anthony Baker, OSB (2014)
Assistant Chaplain, University Ministry
A.A., North Hennepin Community College
B.S., University of Mary
M.A., M.Div., Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
 
Evan Baker (2013-2016; 2017)
Mission Advancement Officer
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
M.S., University of Mary
 
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
 
Jeff Beck (2021)
Director of Online Admissions
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Kevin Becker (2012)
Director, Development
B.S., University of Mary
 
Jacob Bennett (2021)
Database Manager, Mission Advancement
B.A., University of St. Thomas
 
Stephen Berard (2019)
Student Support Services/TRIO Advisor
B.A., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
M.S., Indiana University
 
Kary Boehm (2018)
Visit Coordinator, Admissions
B.S., University of Minnesota, Moorhead
 
Melissa Bohl (2021)
Assistant Registrar
IRB Coordinator
B.S., M.M., University of Mary
 
Fr. Dominic Bouck (2020)
University Chaplain & Director, St. John Paul II Center for University Ministry
B.A., University of St. Thomas
S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University
 
Rachael Brash (2008)
Executive Director, University of Mary Online
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
 
John Brickweg (2021)
Admissions Representative
B.S., University of Mary
 
Mary Byington (2015)
Fort Riley Admissions Representative/Advisor
A.A., University of Phoenix
 
Angela Carroll (2020)
Student Development Executive Assistant
B.S., North Dakota State University
 
Logan Christensen (2020)
Assistant Coach, Women's Soccer
B.S., University of Mary
 
Sarah Cook (2009)
Head Women's Soccer Coach
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Alexis Cournoyer (2018)
Director of Residence Life
B.S., University of Mary
 
William Coutts (2014)
Mechanical Systems Supervisor
A.S., North Dakota State College of Science
 
Erik Cutler (2018)
Student Success Center Advisor
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Benjamin Davis (2015)
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
B.A., MacMurray College
 
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
 
Lynn Dodge (2018)
Coordinator for Student Accessibility Services
A.B., Mount Holyoke College
Ed.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ed.D., George Washington University
 
Lauren Dunnigan (2019)
Marketing Specialist
B.A., B.S., University of North Dakota
 
Nicole Eckroth (2018)
Director of Library Services
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University
 
Collin Engelhardt (2017)
Director of Financial Services
B.S., University of Mary
 
Kristi Engle (1998)
Serials Librarian, Archives
B.S., Valley City State University
M.S.L.S., University of North Texas - Denton
 
Naomi Erdahl (2020)
Student Recreation and Wellness Center Coordinator
B.S., Minot State University
M.S.S.L., University of Mary
 
Allison Fitzgerald (2020)
Admissions Representative
B.S., University of Mary
 
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
 
Shannon Frey (2019)
Accountant II
 
Jared Gallatin (2021)
Defense Backs Coach, Football
Academic Liaison
B.S., Rocky Mountain College
M.S., Northern State University
 
Micah Goebel (2019)
General Counsel
B.S., North Dakota State University
J.D., University of Nebraska
 
Jennifer Hackler (2017)
Senior Student Success Advisor
B.S., Bemidji State University
M.S., St. Cloud University
 
Mark Haugen (2007)
Senior Student Success Advisor
Non-traditional Graduate Studies & Retention
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Magdalen Helgeland (2020)
Mission for Life Coordinator and Assistant Residence Director
B.A., University of Mary
 
Benjamin Helget (2021)
Residence Director
B.A., University of Mary
 
Marion Hernandez (2020)
Coordinator for Enrollment & Partnerships
B.B.A., Minot State University
 
Michael Herzog (2020)
Head Coach, Men's & Women's Golf
B.S., University of North Dakota
 
Abby Hill (2020)
Residence Director
B.S., University of Mary
 
Kathi Hilzendeger (2015)
Executive Assistant, Financial Affairs/Human Resources
 
Andrea Hochhalter (2020)
Workforce Development Enrollment Coordinator
B.A., North Dakota State University
M.B.A., Westminster College
 
Jonathon Hofer (2015)
Program Coordinator of Mary College at ASU
B.S., University of Mary
 
Marianne Hofer (2018)
Event Coordinator, University Ministry
B.A., M.A., University of Mary
 
Austin Holgard (2012)
Assistant to the President
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.S., University of Mary
 
Brandon Holt (2013)
Director of Instructional Support & Design
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
 
Karrie Huber (2012)
Director of Student Financial Services
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
 
Michael Jennens (2018)
Student Success Advisor
A.A., Community College of the Air Force
B.S., Grantham University
M.S., University of Mary
 
Celeste Johnson (2019)
Enrollment Marketing Strategist
B.A., University of Montana
M.S., University of Mary
 
Thomas Johnson (2018)
Admissions Representative
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Alexander Kastens (2020)
Assistant Coach, Football
B.A., Caroll College
 
Robert Keller (2006)
Facilities Coordinator/Custodial Supervisor
B.S., University of Mary
 
Kristen Kihle (2017)
Associate Director of Financial Aid
B.S., University of Mary
 
Joseph Kittell (2015)
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.S., North Dakota State University
 
Meagan Kline (2018)
Senior Event Specialist
B.S., Winona State University
 
Edward Konieczka (2013)
Assistant Director of University Ministry
A.S., Prairie State College
B.S., University of Mary
 
Katherine Kurtz (2019)
Website Marketing Specialist
A.A., Bismarck State College
 
Jamie Kuznia (2015)
Residence Director, Roers Hall
B.S., University of Mary
 
Brian Larson (2006)
Director, Sports Information
B.A., University of North Dakota
 
Arianne Lawson (2021)
Excutive Assistant for Academic Affairs
B.S., Black Hills State University
 
Denise Laymon (2019)
Mission Advancement Officer
B.S., M.S.S.L., M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Dale Lennon (2016)
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
B.A., University of North Dakota
B.S., Northern State University
 
Tonya Link (2019)
Director of Human Resources
B.A., Minot State University
MHRA, Central Michigan University
 
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
 
Jacob Markel (2017)
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Alyssa Martin (2016)
Assistant 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
 
Robert Martin (2018)
Senior Curriculum Design Specialist
B.S., Dickinson State University
M.S., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Wayne Maruska (2002)
GoArmy Ed Coordinator
B.F.A., University of North Dakota
M.Mgt., University of Mary
 
Tammy McCleary (2018)
Public Affairs Department Assistant
A.A., Interstate Business College
 
Melissa McDowall (2010)
Registrar
Assistant Professor
IRB Co-Chair
A.A., A.S., Bismarck State College
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Patricia McWilliams (1999)
Director of Graduate and Distance Retention
B.S., M.A., Tennessee Technological University
 
Katherine Mehrer (2012)
Assistant Director of the Student Success Center
B.A., Monmouth University
M.Ed., Seton Hall University
 
Sydnie Mongeon (2021)
HR Generalist
B.S.W., Minot State University
 
Mary Montoya (2019)
TRIO Academic Advisor
B.S., University of Mary
 
Edward (Paul) Murphy (2017)
Assistant Registrar
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)
Vice President for Public Affairs
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
John (Jack) Nelson (2021)
Head Men's Basketball Coach
A.A., Black Hawk College-East Campus
B.A., St. Mary's University of Minnesota
M.S., Winona State University
 
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
 
Grant Nieters (2020)
Admissions Representative
B.S., M.B.A., University of North Dakota
 
Wayne Norman (2018)
Athletic Facilities and Equipment Manager
B.S., North Dakota 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
M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Mike Offerdahl (2009)
Assistant Athletic Director for Operations
B.A., Minot State University
 
Seth Oldham (2021)
Director of Student Life
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Taylor University
 
Rhonda Olson (1999)
Head Athletic Trainer
B.S, North Dakota State University
M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Michael Orris (2020)
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
B.A., Northern Illinois University
 
Ryan Otto (2018)
Grounds Supervisor
B.S., North Dakota State University
 
Thomas Perna (2021)
Director of Mission and Hospitality for Dining Services
B.A., University of San Francisco
M.A., University of Phoenix
M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
 
Aaron Pierce (2019)
Electro-Mechanical Systems Supervisor
A.S., North Dakota State College of Science
 
Paul Podhradsky (2020)
Campus Safety and Security Assistant Coordinator
A.A., Northland Community & Technical College
 
Katherine Pustejovsky (2021)
Website Marketing Specialist
B.S., University of Mary
 
Isaac Popp (2021)
Coordinator of Enrollment and Partnerships
B.A., University of Mary
 
Michael Raber (2016)
Coordinator for Partnerships & Enrollment
B.A., University of Jamestown
 
Rebecca Raber (2016)
Director of Capella, University Ministry
Assistant Professor of Music and Catholic Studies
B.A., University of Jamestown
M.M., University of North Dakota
D.M.A., North Dakota State University
 
Danielle Radosa (2018)
Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning
B.S., Saginaw Valley State University
M.S., Central Michigan State University
 
Carla M. Reinbold (2015)
Campus Safety and Security Coordinator
A.S., Bismarck State College
 
Robert Reinbold (2011)
Facilities Coordinator/Events Supervisor
 
Vaughn Rhodes (2014)
Campus Architect
B.A., North Dakota State University
 
Jerome Richter (2010)
Executive Vice President/Chief of Staff
B.A., M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
Stephanie Roan (2018)
Head Softball Coach
B.S., St Cloud State University
M.S., St Cloud State University
 
Janel Sailer (2016)
Director of Budget
B.S., Dickinson State University
 
Karen (Vida) Saliendra (2012)
Head Tennis Coach
B.A., University of the Philippines at Los Banos
 
Kylee Sandy (2018)
Coordinator of Enrollment and Partnerships
B.S., Wayne State College
 
Christi Schaefbauer (2018)
Vice President for Financial Affairs
B.S., Northern State University
M.B.A., University of Mary
C.P.A.
 
Veronica Schaefbauer (2017)
Student Success Center Academic Advisor
B.S., University of Mary
 
Casey Schaff (2018)
Admissions Representative
B.S., University of Mary
 
Thomas Schulzetenberg (2012)
Mission Advancement
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.A., St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity
 
Kaley Schwab (2019)
Admissions Representative
B.S., Lee University
M.S., University of Mary
 
Laura Scott (2010-14, 2015)
Creative Team Supervisor
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
 
Anne Hook Seidler (2018)
Student Success Center Academic Advisor/Tutor Coordinator
B.A., M.S., University of North Dakota
 
Luke Seidling (2014)
Director of Physical Plant
B.S., M.S., Marquette 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
 
Michael Silbernagel (2011)
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
B.S., Valley City State University
M.S., University of North Dakota
 
Emily Smith (2020)
Enrollment Systems Support Specialist
B.S., Park University
M.S.M., Wilmington University
 
Tina Stanger (2018)
Director of Alumni Relations
B.A., University of Minnesota - Morris
M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
Jerilyn Stocker (2013)
Director of Community Relations
B.A., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.P.M., University of Mary
 
Korie Tetzlaff (2018)
Head Volleyball Coach
B.A., Creighton University
M.Ed., Wayne State College
 
Brendan Thorp (2020)
Residence Director
B.A., M.A., University of Mary
 
Rebecca Thorp (2021)
Admissions Representative
B.A., University of Mary
 
Alexis Tibor (2016)
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
 
Fr. Craig Vasek (2019)
Athletics Chaplain
B.A., North Dakota State University
Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas
 
Gary Vetter (2020)
Coordinator of Enrollment Systems and Operations
A.S., North Dakota State College of Science
B.A., M.M., University of Mary
 
Jennifer Walsh (2020)
Coordinator of Scholar-Athlete Academic Success
B.S., University of Mary
 
Kristi Wanner (2007-2013, 2016)
Student Support Services/TRIO Advisor
B.S., University of Mary
M.A., Saint John's University
 
Shaina Weigel (2021)
Sports Medicine, Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., California Southern University
 
Kate Weinand (2015)
Bookstore Manager
B.A., University of Mary
 
Joan Weltz (1973)
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
 
Anne Yantes (2016)
Residence Director
A.A., College of DuPage
B.S., University of Mary
 
Julie Yarwood (2016)
Assistant Vice President for Student Development
Assistant Professor, History
B.S., Kentucky Christian University
M.Div., Lincoln Christian University
M.A., Ph.D., Catholic University of America
 
Kim Zimmerman (2018)
Weekend Plant Supervisor

VI. 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 (2016)
Director, Graduate Public Administration Program
B.A., Minot State University
M.A., University of North Dakota
 
Mary Hager, CPA (2009) 
Assistant Professor, Accounting 
B.A., Univeristy of North Dakota 
B.S., University of Mary 
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Peter de Keratry (2020)
Director, Institute for Catholic Philanthropy 
B.A., Texas A & M University 
M.A., St. Mary's University of Minnesota   

Liffrig School of Education and Behavioral Science


Mike Bitz (2016)
Instructor, Education
B.S. University of Mary
M.Ed. University of Mary
Ed.D. University of North Dakota
 
Adam Christ (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.S. University of Mary
M.S. MSU Moorhead
School Psychology Specialist, MSU Moorhead
 
Aimee Copas (2010)
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Northern State University
Ed.D., University of South Dakota
 
Kevin Currie (2018)
Instructor, Education
B.S. University of North Dakota
M.Ed. Northern Arizona University
 
Staci R. Dailey (2018)
Instructor, Social Work and Addiction Minor
B.A., University of South Dakota
M.S.W., St. Ambrose University
 
Alison Dollar (2006)
Instructor, Education
B.S., M.Ed., Minot State University
Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan
 
Melissa Dittberner (2020)
Instructor, Counseling
B.S., M.A., Ph.D. University of South Dakota
 
Tom Dubbels (2014)
Instructor, Counseling
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead
 
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
 
Antonio Freeman (2011)
Instructor, Behavioral Sciences
B.S., University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
M.A., Wichita State University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
 
Tara Geigle (2016)
Instructor, Psychology
B.S., Vanderbuilt University
M.Ed., Touro College
M.A., Ph.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology
 
Sheila Hager (2015)
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of Northern Colorado
M.Ed., University of South Dakota
 
Ryan Hanning (2015)
B.A., Arizona State University
M.Ed., Northern Arizona University
Ph.D., Maryvale Institute, Liverpool Hope University
 
Darlene Hill (2013)
Instructor, Social Work
B.S.W., Minot State University
M.S.W., University of North Dakota
 
Cindy Hulm-DeGree (2018)
Instructor, Education
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.A., University of Mary
Title I Reading Credential, Dickinson State University
M.A., University of South Dakota
 
Sarah Jensen (2018)
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of Mary
 
Christina Jurekovic (2019)
Instructor, Counseling
B.A., Seattle Pacific University
M.A., University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Ph.D., Adams State University
 
Julie Kautzmann
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of Mary
M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Robert Klemisch (2012)
University Supervisor, Education
B.S., M.S., 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
M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Jackson Long (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.Ed., University of North Dakota
 
Brynn Luger (2020)
Instructor, Counseling
B.S., North Dakota State University
M.A., University of North Dakota
Ph.D.; North Dakota State University
 
Annie McKenzie (2016)
Instructor, Education
B.S., B.A., University of Mary
M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
Shane Martin (2017)
Instructor, Education
B.A., Jamestown College
M.A., University of Mary
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Janelle Moos (2015)
Instructor, Criminal Justice
B.A., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
M.S., Criminal Justice, Minot State University
 
Kristine Owens
Instructor, Education
B.S., St. Cloud University
M.A. Saginaw State Valley University
 
Michelle Paul-Fiest (2017)
Instructor, Social Work
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.S.W., Minot State University
M.S.W., University of Minnesota
 
Rebecca 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
 
Kristin Ripplinger (2018)
Instructor, Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Mary Rogers (2020)
Instructor, Counseling
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.S., M.S., Minot State University
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Erica Schively (2013)
Instructor, Criminal Justice
J.D., University of North Dakota
 
Tessa Scible (2018)
Instructor, Counseling
B.A., Dickinson State University
M.S., University of Mary
 
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
 
Leah Wheeling (2018)
Instructor, Education
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.S. University of Mary

School of Arts and Sciences


Jerald F. Anderson (1989)
Instructor, Communication
B.U.S., North Dakota State University
B.S., Moorhead State University
 
Carol Andreini (2012)
Part-Time Faculty, Classics
B.A., College of New Rochelle
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
 
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
 
Fr. Dominick Bouck (2020)
Instructor, Theology
B.A., University of St. Thomas
S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University Rome
M.A., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
 
Grace Burns (2016)
Lab Instructor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Mary
 
Pascaline De Mesmay
B.A., Sorbonne University, Paris, France
M.A., Ph.D., Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France
 
Beverly Everett (2015)
Instructor, Music
B.S., M.M., Baylor University
D.M.A., University of Iowa
 
Lawrence Fraher 
Instructor, Catholic Studies
B.A., M.A., St. John's University
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley 
 
Antonio Freeman (2011)
Instructor, Anthropology
B.S., University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
M.A., Wichita State University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
 
Rhonda Gowen (1990)
Instructor, Music
B.A., Minot State University
M.F.A., University of Minnesota
 
Jennifer Gray 
Instructor, English
B.A., Dickinson State University
M.A., Northern Arizona University 
 
Jonathon Hofer (2015)
Instructor, Catholic Studies
B.S., University of Mary
 
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
 
Scott Lefor (2018)
Instructor, Catholic Studies
Ph.L., Ph.B., The Catholic University of America
 
Oscar Everaldo Martinez (2011)
Instructor, Music
B.M., Southeastern Louisiana University
M.M., D.M.A., Texas Tech University
 
Shannon McClernon (2021)
Instructor, English
B.A., University of Mary
M.A., Baylor University
 
Tonya Mertz (2008)
Instructor, Music
B.A., B.S., University of Mary
M.M., University of Northern Iowa
 
Margaret Nordlie (1995)
Professor, Biology
B.S.N., University of North Dakota
M.S., University of Minnesota
D.A., University of North Dakota
 
Gayla Sherman (2015)
Instructor, Music
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.S.W., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Additional Studies, University of Mary
 
James T. Simmons (2018)
Instructor, Philosophy
B.A., Davis and Elkins College
Graduate Diploma, Melbourne College of Divinity
M.A., Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
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
 
Kayla Ver Helst (2019)
Instructor, Communication
B.A., University of Washington
M.A., Minot State University 
 
Ryan Womack (2016, 2019)
Instructor, Catholic Studies
B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University
Ph.D., Baylor University
 
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 Engineering


Nancy Barth (2019)
Instructor, Civil Engineering
B.A., University of California Berkeley
M.S., California State University, Sacramento
Ph.D., University of Iowa
 
Charles (Wes) Dickhut (2018)
Instructor, Civil Engineering
B.S., Colorado School of Mines
M.S., University of Idaho
Professional Engineer
 
Dwight Hinkel (2018)
Instructor, Mechanical Engineering
B.S., North Dakota State University
Professional Engineer
 
Kim Hung (2020)
Instructor, Construction Management
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University
M. Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.S., Purdue
B.S., City College of New York
 
Thomas Volkman (2019)
Instructor, Electrical Engineering
B.S., DeVry Institute of Technology
M.S., University of California San Diego

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


Shila Blend (2018)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Medcenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
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
 
Cindy Cooke (2018)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Texas Arlington
M.S.N., University of Alabama Huntsville
D.N.P., University of Alabama Birmingham
 
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
 
Shawn Ehler (2017)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Grand View University
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Rhea Ferry (2013)
Assistant 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
 
Christine Keller (2020)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Mary
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Julie E. Klein (1982)
Professor, Nursing
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., University of Arizona
Ph.D., University of North Dakota
 
Janet Lakomy (2018)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Corpus Christi State University
M.S.N., Texas Women's University
Ph.D., University of Colorado
 
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
 
Jackie Luchsinger (2018)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., The University of the State of New York
M.S.N., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
M.B.A., Colorado State University
Ph.D., University of Colorado
 
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
 
Teree Rittenbach (2019)
Instructor, Nursing
B.A.N., Jamestown College
M.S.N.,University of Portland
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
 
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
 
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
 
Karen Zimmerman (2013)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Medcenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Mary

VII. 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

VIII. Faculty Emeriti

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Parker (1995-2021)
Professor Emeritus, Physical Therapy

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

Jodi Roller (1995-2021)
Professor Emerita, Physical Therapy

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

Doug Schelhaas (1992-2009)
Professor Emeritus, Biology