Dec 02, 2022  
2022 - 2023 Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 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
 
Reed Ruggles, M.Ed.
Vice President for Student Development
 
Christi Schaefbauer, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Vice President for Financial Affairs
 
Daniel Huntely, M.Ed.
Interim Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Associate Athletic Director of Internal Operations

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, Saint Gianna 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, Hamm 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 
Certified Public Accountant
B.S., Moorhead State University 
Ph.D., University of Iowa 
  
Raquel Fischer (2013) 
Assistant Professor, Graduate Business 
B.S., Dickinson State University 
M.B.A., Ed.D., University of Mary 
  
Kevin Fishbeck (2001) 
Professor, Cyber Security
B.S., M.A., Northern State University 
Ph.D., University of North Dakota 
  
Matthew Frohlich (2022)
Assistant Professor, Cyber Security
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Dakota State University
 
Caroline Kozojed (2010)
Chair, Non-Traditional Undergraduate Programs 
Assistant Professor, Business 
B.A., Jamestown College 
M.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
 
Joe Morrissette (2022)
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Certified Public Accountant
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Jeffrey Moser (2020)
Coordinator, Doctor of Business Administration
Assistant Professor, Business
B.S., M.M., M.B.A., University of Mary
D.B.A., Keiser University
 
Thomas Orr (2022)
Associate Professor, Sports & Leisure Management and Business
B.A., University of North Dakota
M.S., Ph.D., Indiana 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 
  
Tanya Taplin (2022)
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems
A.A.S., Bismarck State College
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., Dakota State University
 
Todd Van Orman (2017) 
Assistant Professor, Business 
B.B.A., University of North Dakota 
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Jennifer Wegleitner (2022)
Chair, Graduate Programs
Associate Professor, Business
B.S., Northern State University
M.B.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Ph.D., Indiana Institute of Technology

Hamm School of Engineering


Surendra Batukdeo (2022)
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
B.S., Wichita State University
M.S., California State University
 
James Carrico (2018) 
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering 
B.S., University of Nevada 
M.A., University of St. Thomas 
Ph.D., University of Utah 
  
Jerika Cleveland (2022)
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
A.S., Bismarck State College
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., North Dakota State University
 
Rodrigo da Costa Aparecido (2017) 
Assistant Professor, 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) 
Chair, Construction Management
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Construction Managemet
B.S., California State University-Long Beach 
Ph.D., University of Nebraska 
 
Assal Haddad (2022)
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
B.S., M.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology
Ph.D., University of Central Florida
 
Nancy Kelly (2018) 
Chair, Electrical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering 
B.S., University of Rhode Island 
M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  
Dayakar Lavadiya (2022)
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
B.Tech, National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, MP
M.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, TN
Ph.D., Utah State University
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
 
Father Athanasius (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, Hamm School of Engineering
Associate Professor, Engineering 
B.S., University of Saskatchewan 
M.S., Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory 
Ph.D., North Dakota State University 
 
Thomas Volkman (2022) 
Chair, Computer Science
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
B.S., Devry Institute of Technology
M.S., University of California-San Diego
  
Anthony Waldenmaier (2017) 
Chair, Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering 
B.S., North Dakota State University 
Ph.D. (c), North Dakota State University 

Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences


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 
 
Tina Ding (2022)
Assistant Professor, Education & Early Childhood Education Program Director
B.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead
M.S., Minot State University
 
Franchesca Garza-Fraire (2022)
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Psychology
B.A., University of Texas at El Paso
M.Ed., Texas Christian University
 
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) 
Program Co-Chair, Counseling
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 
 
Jeffery Lind (2019) 
Associate Professor 
B.S., M.Ed., North Dakota State University 
Ed.D., University of North Dakota 
 
James Link (2022)
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S.W., Minot State University
M.A., Ph.D., University of St. Thomas
 
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) 
Undergraduate Chair, Department of Education 
Associate Professor, Education
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary 
Ph.D., Cappella 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 
  
Seth O’Neill (2022)
Assistant Professor, Social Work & Social Work Field Director
B.S.W., Minnesota State University Moorhead
M.S.W., University of Minnesota Duluth
J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law
 
Alison Podhradsky (2022)
Assistant Professor, Education & Elementary Education Online Program Director
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.S., University of Concordia-Portland
 
Jaylia Prussing (2015) 
Associate 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 
  
Mike Taylor (2015) 
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) 
Program Co-Chair, Counseling
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Psychology 
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
Ph.D., Walden 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   
 
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 
 
Carrie Axt (2022)
Instructor, Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Educator
B.A., University of North Dakota
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
 
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, Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences
Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., University of North Dakota 
M.Ed., University of Mary 
Ph.D., University of North Dakota 
 
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 University 
Ed.D., University of Mary 
  
Lauren Emmel (2013) 
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy 
B.S., D.P.T., College of St. Catherine 
  
Sara Gebhardt (2006) 
Assistant Professor, Nursing 
B.S.N., M.S., University of North Dakota 
 
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 
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 Chair for Biomedical Research
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) 
Associate 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 
 
Cindy Kolsrud-Anderson (2008) 
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 
 
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
 
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, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, & Biomechanics
Clinical Education Coordinator, Kinesiology
Director, Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences 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
Associate Professor, Nursing 
B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.P., University of Mary 
D.N.P., Minnesota State University-Moorhead 

Katherine (Katie) Mathern (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., B.A., University of North Dakota
M.S.N., University of Mary  

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 
  
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., Ed.D., 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 
 
Matthew Schumacher (2021)
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy 
B.U.S., D.P.T, University of Mary
 
Nicole Sebastian (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology 
B.S., M.S., Minot State University 
 
Elizabeth Seifert (2021)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy 
M.O.T., University of North Dakota
O.T.D., 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
Associate 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 
 
Kate Turner (2021) 
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy 
B.A., Adams State University
​M.A., O.T.D., St. Catherine University
 
Emily Tyrrell (2021)
Assistant Professor, Clinical Exercise Physiology
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
  
Joscelyn Varland (2014) 
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy 
B.S., M.S., University of Mary 
O.T.D., University of Utah 
 
Patrick Walker (2020)
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.S., M.S.O.T., University of Findlay
O.T.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
 
Joanie Weigel (2013) 
Assistant Professor, Nursing 
B.S.N., University of North Dakota 
M.S.N., University of Mary 
  
Susan Weigum (2017) 
Associate 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 
 
Alicia Wells (2022)
Instructor, Athletic Training
B.S., M.S., University of Mary
  
Tara Wilkens Hovda (2018) 
Assistant Professor, Nursing 
B.S.N., Jamestown College
M.S.N., University of Mary 
  
Robyn Zeltinger (2015) 
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders 
B.S., M.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead 
Ph.D., Capella University 

School of Arts and Sciences


 
Daniel Barr (2016) 
Program Chair, Chemistry & Chemistry Education
Associate Professor, Chemistry 
B.S., Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University 
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
Associate Professor, History & 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) 
Program Chair, Philosophy
Associate 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., Ph.D., 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 
  
Alice Erling (2006) 
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 
  
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 
  
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) 
Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Theology 
B.A., Jamestown College 
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 
M.B.A., University of Mary
Ph.D., Duke University 
  
Ivan Jankovic (2016) 
Associate Professor, Economics 
B.A., University of Belgrade, Serbia 
M.A., University of Windsor 
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University 
  
Patrick Kelly (2017) 
Associate Professor, Physics 
B.S., University of Waterloo 
M.S., Ph.D., University of Toronto 
 
Anne Kerian (2020) 
Assistant Professor, Mathematics 
B.A., Ave Maria University 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln 
  
Nathan Kilpatrick (2014) 
Associate Professor, Language and Literature 
B.A., Azusa Pacific University 
Ph.D., Baylor University 
 

John Kincaid (2019)
Director of the Christian Leadership Center (CLC)
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)
Instructor, Mathematics 
B.S., Miami University
M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
James Maskey (2009) 
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 
 
Melissa McCann (2021)
Assistant Professor, Music
B.M., University of the Pacific
M.F.A, University of California, Irvine
A.D., San Francisco Conservatory of Music
D.M.A, James Madison University
 
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
Professor, Chemistry
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 
 
Benjamin Rusch (2022)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Boston College
  
Jared Schumacher (2018) 
Assistant Professor, Theology
B.S., Texas A&M University 
M. Div., Duke University 
M.A., Ph.D. (c), Catholic University of Louvain 
   
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
  
Hannah Venable (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
B.A., B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Reformed Theological Seminary
M.A., 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 

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 David (2015)
Graduate Assistant: Athletic Training, Athletic Trainer
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
 
Grace Ballatak (2021)
Photography Specialist
B.A., 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
 
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
Assistant Professor, Catholic Studies
B.A., University of St. Thomas
S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University
M.A., Dominican House of Studies
 
Rachael Brash (2008)
Executive Director, University of Mary Online
B.A., Concordia College
M.Ed., Northern Arizona University
 
Brady Braun (2021)
Graphic Design Specialist
 
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
 
Nadine Butts (2022)
Director of Student Support Servicces/TRIO
B.S., University of North Dakota
M.Ed., North Dakota State University
 
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
 
Mary Cordero (2022)
Academic Advisor
B.A., Gettysburg College
M.A., Duquesne University
Ed.S., Lincoln Memorial University
 
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
 
Benjamin Davis (2015)
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
B.A., MacMurray College
 
John Dinkel (2018)
Retention 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
 
David Echelbarger (2014) 
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Non-Traditional Programs
Associate Professor, Philosophy 
B.A., St. Norbert College 
M.A., Ph.D., Baylor 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
 
Andrew Feist (2021)
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President
A.A., Bismarck State College
B.B.A., Dickinson State University
 
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
 
Melanie Ford (2013)
Department Assistant, Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences
A.S., North Dakota State College of Science
 
Shannon Frey (2019)
Accountant II
 
Jared Gallatin (2021)
Defense Backs Coach, Football
Academic Liaison
B.S., Rocky Mountain College
M.S., Northern State University
 
Ryan Gartner (2021)
Electro/Mech Systems Supervisor
C.Th., Global University
 
Micah Goebel (2019)
General Counsel
B.S., North Dakota State University
J.D., University of Nebraska
 
Mark Haugen (2007)
Senior Student Success Advisor
Non-traditional Graduate Studies & Retention
B.S., M.Ed., 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
 
Kathi Hilzendeger (2015)
Executive Assistant, Financial Affairs/Human Resources
 
Anna Hobbs (2022)
Bookstore Manager
A.S., Northwood Technical College
B.A., University of Mary
 
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
 
Keith Holzer (2021)
Facilities Operations Manager
HVAC, Bismarck State College
 
Rebecca Hoops (2021)
Residence Director
B.S., Benedictine College
 
Karrie Huber (2012)
Director of Student Financial Services
B.A., North Dakota State University
M.B.A., University of Mary
 
Stephanie Huber (2020)
Student Support Services/TRIO Advisor
B.A., Carleton College
M.A., Boise State University
 
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
 
Andrea Johnson (2020)
Department Assistant, Physical Plant
B.S., Rassmussen College
 
Celeste Johnson (2019)
Enrollment Marketing Strategist
B.A., University of Montana
M.S., University of Mary
 
Lisa Johnson (2021)
Marketing Content Specialist
B.A., University of Noth Dakota
M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara
 
Seth Johnson (2022)
Database Specialist
 
Thomas Johnson (2018)
Admissions Representative
B.S., M.B.A., University of Mary
 
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
 
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
 
Eva Lahlum (2022)
Residence Director, Roers Hall
B.S., University of Mary
 
Brian Larson (2006)
Director, Sports Information
B.A., University of North Dakota
 
Arianne Lawson (2021)
Executive 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
 
Scott Lefor (2019)
Online Community Coordinator, Mary College @ ASU
B.A., Ph.L., Catholic University of Mary
 
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
 
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
 
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 Chair for Social/Behavioral Research
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
 
Lindsay Miller (2021)
Coordinator of Grants & Compliance
 
Sydnie Mongeon (2021)
HR Generalist
B.S.W., Minot State University
 
Mary Montoya (2019)
TRIO Academic Advisor
B.S., University of Mary
 
Michael Mortenson (2021)
Mission Advancement Officer II
B.S., University of Mary
 
Edward (Paul) Murphy (2017)
Associate 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
 
Rick Neumann (2003)
Head Women’s Basketball Coach
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
 
Wayne Norman (2018)
Athletic Facilities and Equipment Manager
B.S., 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
 
Cecelia O’Keefe (2022)
Student Success Advisor
B.A., Minnesota State University, Moorhead
 
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
 
Abby Pollart (2021)
Head Coach - Women’s Volleyball
A.S., Northeastern Junior College
B.S., St. Gregory’s University
M.Ed., University of Arkansas
 
Isaac Popp (2021)
Coordinator of Enrollment and Partnerships
B.A., University of Mary
 
Magdalen Popp(2020)
Director of Mission for Life; Assistant Residence Director
B.A., University of Mary
 
Katherine Pustejovsky (2021)
Website Marketing Specialist
B.S., 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, 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
 
Daniel Revier (2020)
Admissions Representative
B.A., University of Mary
 
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
 
Reed Ruggles (2022)
Vice President for Student Development
B.S., M.Ed., University of Mary
 
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
 
Audrey Sayler (2005)
Financial Aid Counselor
A.A., North Dakota State University
 
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
 
Thomas Schulzetenberg (2012)
Mission Advancement
B.A., University of St. Thomas
M.A., St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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   

Hamm 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

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
 
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
 
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

Stacy Schaffer (2021)
Instructor, Behavioral Sciences
B.S., University of Mary
M.P.A., Hamline University

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

Saint Gianna School of Health Sciences


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
 
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
 
DiAnn Ecret (2021)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Wilmington University
Ph.D., Duquesne University
 
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
 
Annie Gerhardt (2018) 
Associate Professor, Nursing 
B.S., M.S.N., University of Mary 
D.N.P., University of Minnesota 
 
Ray Hall (2009) 
Assistant Professor, Athletic Training 
B.S., North Dakota State University 
M.Mgt., University of Mary
 
Justine Jenshus (2021)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Wyoming
M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Mary
 
Rhonda Jolliffe (2021)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Medcenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Mary
 
Christine Keller (2020)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Mary
M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Rachael Kjelden (2021)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., South Dakota State University
D.N.P., University of Mary
 
Brittany Kudrna (2021)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Dickinson State University
D.N.P., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
 
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

Tracy Miller (2021)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S., University of Mary
M.S., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Walden University

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
 
Melanie Schlittenhardt (2021)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P., University of Mary
 
Catherine Staloch (2021)
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., D.P.T., University of North Dakota
 
Dawn Sugg (2021)
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Montana State University
D.N.P., University of Mary
 
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
 
Sheila Wagner (2021)
Assistant Professor, Graduate Nursing
B.A., Moorhead State University
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Mary
 
Karen Zimmerman (2013)
Instructor, Nursing
B.S.N., Medcenter One College of Nursing
M.S.N., 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., Dominican House of Studies
 
Grace Burns (2016)
Lab Instructor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Mary
 
Madeline Dojs (2016)
Lab Instructor, Science
Program Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Science
Program Coordinator, Radiologic Technology
B.S., University of St. Thomas, Houston
M.S., University of Texas, Dallas
 
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
 

Elizabeth Lev
Instructor, Art
B.A., University of Chicago
Dotterato di Ricerca, University of Bologna

 
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
 
Patricia Traynor (2021) 
Assistant Professor, Communication
B.A., University of Maryland
M.Ed., The George Washington University
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
 
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

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

Carol Andreini (2011-2022)
Professor Emerita, Classics

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

Margaret Nordlie (1995-2020)
Professor Emerita, Chemistry

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

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

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

Glenda Reemts (1990-2021)
Professor Emerita, Nursing

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

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

Doug Schelhaas (1992-2009)
Professor Emeritus, Biology