Academics

Meet the Faculty

Debra Arfsten, PhD

Debra Arfsten, PhD

Professor of Christian Education
College of Education
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Naveeda Athar, EdD

Naveeda Athar, EdD

Associate Professor of Counselor Education
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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David Barker

David Barker

Assistant Professor, Human Performance
College of Arts and Sciences
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Timothy Basadur, MBA

Timothy Basadur, MBA

Assistant Professor of Business
College of Business
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David Bates

David Bates

Assistant Professor of History
College of Arts and Sciences
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Patrick J. Bayens

Patrick J. Bayens

Professor of Theology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Donald E. Beers

Donald E. Beers

Visiting Professor
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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James Bender

James Bender

Associate Professor of Pyschology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Daniel W. Bishop, PsyD

Daniel W. Bishop, PsyD

Professor of Counselor Education
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Donna Blaess, PhD

Donna Blaess, PhD

Professor, Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Benjamin Boche

Benjamin Boche

Assistant Professor of Education
College of Education
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Kathy Bonnar, EdD

Kathy Bonnar, EdD

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Kevin Borchers, MS

Kevin Borchers, PhD

Assistant Professor of Christian Education
College of Education
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Maurice Boyer, DMA

Maurice Boyer, DMA

Associate Professor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
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Kevin Brandon, EdD

Kevin Brandon, EdD

Dean, College of Education
College of Education
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Kathleen Briseno

Kathleen Briseno

Associate Professor of Special Education
College of Education
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Charles Brown, DMA

Charles Brown, DMA

Associate Professor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
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Paul Bucchi, PhD

Paul Bucchi, PhD

Visiting Associate Professor of Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Robert Carr, PhD

Robert Carr, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Chelsea Chandler

Chelsea Chandler

Assistant Professor
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Astrida Cirulis, DA

Astrida Cirulis, DA

Professor of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
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Gerald Corbin

Gerald Corbin

Assistant Professor of Human Services
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Jacob Corzine

Jacob Corzine

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Kathleen Craft, PhD

Kathleen Craft, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Kathleen R. Curtin, PhD

Kathleen R. Curtin, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
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Elisabeth Dellegrazie, MBA

Elisabeth Dellegrazie, MBA

Assistant Professor of Marketing
College of Business,College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Jodie Dewey, PhD

Jodie Dewey, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology, Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program
College of Arts and Sciences
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Andrea Dinaro

Andrea P. Dinaro

Associate Professor of Special Education
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Tom Do

Tom Do

Assistant Professor of English Rhetoric & Composition
College of Arts and Sciences
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Sandra Doering, EdD

Sandra Doering, EdD

Professor of Curriculum, Language and Literacy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Joan DuChane

Joan DuChane, EdD

Ambassador, Principal Preparation Program
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Charlene Dunfee

Charlene Dunfee

Visiting Associate Professor
College of Business
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Rachel Eells, PhD

Rachel Eells, PhD

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
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Susan Ericsson, PhD

Susan Ericsson, PhD

Associate Professor of Media
College of Arts and Sciences
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Israel Espinosa, PsyD

Israel Espinosa, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Richard Fischer, DMA

Richard Fischer, DMA

Distinguished Professor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
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Andrea Flynn, PhD

Andrea Flynn, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Wanda Foster, MBA

Wanda Foster, MBA

Assistant Professor of Management
College of Business
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Sarah Frielink

Sarah Frielink

Adjunct Professor of Foundations, Social Policy and Research
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Brian Fruits

Brian Fruits

Visiting Assistant Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences
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Denise Glasgow

Denise Glasgow

Assistant Professor of Leadership
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Mary Goetting, PhD

Mary Goetting, PhD

Professor of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
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Visvasuresh (Victor) Govindaswamy, PhD

Visvasuresh (Victor) Govindaswamy, PhD

Associate Professor of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
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Brenda F. Graham, EdD

Brenda F. Graham, EdD

Professor of Educational Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Yurimi Grigsby, PhD

Yurimi Grigsby, PhD

Professor
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Todd M. Hauser

Todd M. Hauser

Assistant Professor of Journalism
College of Arts and Sciences
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Christian Hauser

Christian Hauser

Associate Professor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
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H. Robert Hayes, PhD

Robert Hayes, PhD

Professor of Political Science and Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
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Bridgett Henry

Bridgett Henry

Visiting Assistant Professor of Special Education
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Neida Hernandez-Santamaria

Neida Hernandez-Santamaria

Associate Professor of Management (ADP)
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Kathryn Hollywood, PhD

Kathryn Hollywood, PhD

Professor of Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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John Holton

John Holton

Visiting Associate Professor of Gerontology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Rebecca E. Hornberger

Rebecca E. Hornberger

Visiting Assistant Professor
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Vince Hradil, PhD

Vince Hradil, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
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Nikkole Huss, MFA

Nikkole Huss, MFA

Associate Professor of Art
College of Arts and Sciences
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Carol Jabs, PhD

Carol Jabs, PhD

Professor of Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences,College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Gregory Jackson

Gregory Jackson

Ambassador of Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Quentin Jackson, DBA

Quentin Jackson, DBA

Assistant Professor - MBA Program
College of Business
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Thomas Jandris, PhD

Thomas Jandris, PhD

Dean, College of Innovation and Professional Programs
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Marilyn Kayman, EdD

Marilyn Kayman, EdD

Associate Professor of Adult Education
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Jeffrey Keiser

Jeffrey Keiser

Jeffrey Keiser
College of Education
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Aaron Kessler

Aaron Kessler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Educational Technology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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David Knoell

David Knoell

Improvisation Artist in Residence
College of Arts and Sciences
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Jonathan Kohrs, MCM

Jonathan Kohrs, MCM

Assistant Professor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
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Katarzyna Konior

Katarzyna Konior

Assistant Professor of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Pamela Konkol, PhD

Pamela Konkol, PhD

Associate Professor of Foundations and Social Policy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Thomas J. Korcok

Thomas J. Korcok

Associate Professor of Theology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Jamie Kowalczyk

Jamie Kowalczyk

Assistant Professor in Curriculum & Instruction
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Aimee Krall-Lanoue, PhD

Aimee Krall-Lanoue, PhD

Associate Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences
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Samuel M. Kwon, PhD

Samuel M. Kwon, PhD

Associate Professor of Educational Technology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Laura LaSalle

Laura LaSalle

Visiting Assistant Professor of Differentiated Instruction
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Kimberly Lavado

Kimberly Lavado

Assistant Professor of Lutheran Teacher Education
College of Education
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Christina Leinicke

Christina Leinicke

Design Artist in Residence
College of Arts and Sciences
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Xuechao Li

Xuechao Li

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
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Christopher Lilly, PhD

Christopher Lilly, PhD

Chair, Department of Education Technology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Daniel Low, PhD

Daniel Low, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education
College of Education,College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Craig Lusthoff, JD

Craig Lusthoff, JD

Associate Professor of Business
College of Business
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Jenna Mahay, PhD

Jenna Mahay, PhD

Professor of Sociology, Sociology Department Chair
College of Arts and Sciences
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Lydia K. Manning, PhD

Lydia K. Manning, PhD

Associate Professor of Gerontology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Anastassia McNulty, PhD

Anastassia McNulty, PhD

Associate Professor of Curriculum, Language & Literacy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Robert Mechikoff

Robert Mechikoff

Visiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sports Studies
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Marlene Meisels, PhD

Marlene Meisels, PhD

Associate Professor of Reading, Language and Literacy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Laura Merwin

Laura Merwin

Assistant Professor of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Margaret Miles

Margaret Miles

Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences
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Maja Miskovic

Maja Miskovic

Associate Professor of Research
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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BettyAnn Mocek, MFA

BettyAnn Mocek, MFA

Professor of Art
College of Arts and Sciences
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Shirley Morgenthaler, PhD

Shirley Morgenthaler, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Curriculum, Language and Literacy
College of Education
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Michelle Morkert, PhD

Michelle Morkert, PhD

Professor, Women's and Gender Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
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Joy A. Mullaney

Joy A. Mullaney

Assistant Professor of Education
College of Education
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Jason Narvy, PhD

Jason Narvy, PhD

Associate Professor of Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
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Sandra Niemiera

Sandra Niemiera, EdD

Ambassador of Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Isabel Nuñez, PhD

Isabel Nuñez, PhD

Associate Professor of Foundations and Social Policy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Kevin O'Mara

Kevin O'Mara

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Ardelle Pate, EdD

Ardelle Pate, EdD

Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Kari Pawl, PhD

Kari Pawl, PhD

Associate Professor of Literacy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Andrew Pederson, MFA

Andrew Pederson, MFA

Associate Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences
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William Pierros, MA

William Pierros, MA

Assistant Professor of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
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Mark Podrazik

Mark Podrazik

Instructor of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
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Laura Pollom, PhD

Laura Pollom, PhD

Professor of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences
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Jason Pych

Jason Pych

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Rekha S. Rajan, EdD

Rekha S. Rajan, EdD

Visiting Associate Professor of Research
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Edgar A. Ramos

Edgar A. Ramos

Assistant Professor of Human Services
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Erin Real, MA

Erin Real, MA

Assistant Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
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Christopher S. Reigstad, PhD

Christopher S. Reigstad, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Carol Reiseck, EdD

Carol Reiseck, EdD

Assistant Dean, Learning Technology and Innovation
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Veronica M. Richard, PhD

Veronica M. Richard, PhD

Associate Professor of Curriculum, Language and Literacy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Richard Richter, MA

Richard Richter, MA

Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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John Richy

John Richy, D.Min.

Visiting Associate Professor of Theology
College of Arts and Sciences,College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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David Rogner, PhD

David Rogner, PhD

Professor of English
College of Arts and Sciences
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Pat Rose

Pat Rose

Professor of Geography
College of Arts and Sciences
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Brenda M. Ross

Brenda Ross, MA

Assistant Professor of Human Services
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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L. Arthur Safer, PhD

L. Arthur Safer, PhD

Professor of Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Claudia Santin, EdD

Claudia Santin, EdD

Dean, College of Business
College of Business,College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Kristen Schemmerhorn

Kristen Schemmerhorn

Associate Professor of Math
College of Arts and Sciences
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Craig Schilling, PhD

Craig Schilling, PhD

Associate Professor of Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Scott Schuth, MA

Scott Schuth, MA

Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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David Settje, PhD

David Settje, PhD

Professor of History
College of Arts and Sciences
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Alan Simon, EdD

Alan Simon, EdD

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Paul Sims, PhD

Paul Sims, PhD

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Amy Skeen

Amy Skeen

Assistant Professor of Social Work
College of Arts and Sciences
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Meghan Sleezer, MA

Meghan Sleezer, MA

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
College of Arts and Sciences
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Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith

Assistant Professor
College of Education
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Peggy A. Snowden

Peggy A. Snowden

Assistant Professor of Special Education
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Dara Soljaga, PhD

Dara Soljaga, PhD

Professor of Curriculum, Language and Literacy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Steve Song, EdD

Steve Song, EdD

Associate Professor of Research
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Robert Sorensen, PhD

Robert Sorensen, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology and Greek
College of Arts and Sciences
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Joseph M. Stachnik

Joseph M. Stachnik

Assistant Professor of Business
College of Business
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Kurt Stadtwald, PhD

Kurt Stadtwald, PhD

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
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Jonathan Stahlke, DMA

Jonathan Stahlke, DMA

Professor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
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Andrew Steinmann, PhD

Andrew Steinmann, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew
College of Arts and Sciences
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Jared Stiek

Jared Stiek

Assistant Professor of Lutheran Teacher Education
College of Education
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Daniel Stiller

Daniel Stiller

Adjunct Professor
College of Business
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Kristi Stricker, PhD

Kristi Stricker, PhD

Associate Dean, College of Education
College of Education
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Kimberly K. Strike, PhD

Kimberly T. Strike, PhD

Associate Professor of Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Stephanie Stroud

Stephanie Stroud

Assistant Professor of Theater
College of Arts and Sciences
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Simeon Stumme, PhD

Simeon Stumme, PhD

Assistant Professor of Foundations and Social Policy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Joseph Sumrak, PhD

Joseph Sumrak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
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Brian A. Sundermeier

Brian A. Sundermeier

Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Carolyn Theard-Griggs, EdD

Carolyn Theard-Griggs, EdD

Associate Professor of Curriculum, Language and Literacy
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Daniel Tomal, PhD

Daniel Tomal, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Margaret Trybus, EdD

Margaret Trybus, EdD

Professor of Educational Leadership
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Michelle Turner Mangan, PhD

Michelle Turner Mangan, PhD

Associate Professor of Research
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Annette Vanaken

Annette VanAken

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
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Beth Venzke, PhD

Beth Venzke, PhD

Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Thomas Von Hagel, PhD

Thomas Von Hagel, PhD

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
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Suzanne Walsh, PhD, ATC

Suzanne Walsh, PhD, ATC

Associate Professor of Human Performance
College of Arts and Sciences
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Michael Adolu Wannah, PhD

Michael Adolu Wannah, PhD

Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning and Diversity
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Ronald Warwick, EdD

Ronald Warwick, EdD

Professor
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Kristin R. Wassilak

Kristin R. Wassilak

Assistant Professor of Theology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Lauren Wellen, EdD

Lauren Wellen, EdD

Distinguished Professor of Education
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Steven Wente, DMus

Steven Wente, DMus

Distinguished Professor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences
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Robert K. Wilhite, EdD

Robert K. Wilhite, EdD

Dean, College of Graduate Studies
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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Damian Williams, PhD

Damian Williams, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
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Dennis Witte, PhD

Dennis Witte, PhD

Professor of Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences
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Kathryn M. Wozniak, PhD

Kathryn M. Wozniak, PhD

Assistant Professor, Instructional Design and Technology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
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O. John Zillman, PhD

O. John Zillman, PhD

Senior Vice President for Academics and Chief Academic Officer
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William Ewald, MBA

William Ewald, MBA

Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Business
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Eunice Eifert, PhD

Eunice Eifert, PhD

Professor Emeritus
College of Arts and Sciences
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