Sep 18, 2020  
NSU Catalog 2020-2021 
    
NSU Catalog 2020-2021

Faculty


A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
                                               

*Member of Graduate Faculty


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Elvira Allison, Professor of Education. B.A., Uzbekistan State University of World Languages; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2018.

Kane Anderson, Assistant Professor of Theater. B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.F.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., University of California - Santa Barbara. 2019.

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Megan Baule, Master Teacher of English. B.A., South Dakota State University; M.F.A., Minnesota State University - Moorhead. 2016.

Terry Beckler, Professor of Music.* B.M.E., South Dakota State University; M.M., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 2007.

Lysbeth Benkert-Rasmussen, Professor of English.* B.A., Chatham College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University. 1995.

Kenneth Blanchard, Professor of Political Science.* B.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School. 1989.

Kristi Bockorny, Associate Professor of Management and Marketing. B.S., B.S.Ed., Northern State University; M.A., Ph.D., Bellevue University. 2010.

Kenneth Boulton, Dean - School of Fine Arts.* B.M.; Washington State University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Maryland. 2016.

Kristi Brownfield, Assistant Professor of Sociology.* B.A., Eastern Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. 2015.

Erin Brownlee, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., B.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead; Ph.D., North Dakota State University. 2017.

Darci Bultema, Professor of Music.* B.S., North Dakota State University; M.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., North Dakota State University. 2007.

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Susan Citrak, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Mills College; Ph.D., University of California - Santa Cruz. 2020.

Stephanie Cossette, Librarian. B.A., North Dakota State University; M.Sc., University of Glasgow. 2018.

Mary Cundy, Principal and Master Teacher of Mathematics. B.S., Huron University; M.Ed., South Dakota State University; Ed. Spec,. University of Sioux Falls. 2001.

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Derek Decker, Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A., Indiana University; M.F.A., Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. 2019.

Ric Dias, Professor of History.* B.A., Sonoma State University; M.A., Humboldt State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California - Riverside. 1995.

Guangwei Ding, Associate Professor of Chemistry.* B.S., Shanxi Agricultural University; M.S., Beijing Agricultural University; M.S., University of London; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 2005.

Alexis Doerr, Lecturer of Art. B.A., Northern State University, University of Northern Colorado. 2019.

Amy Dolan, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., Portland State University. 2018.

Andrzej Duszenko, Professor of English.* M.A., Wroclaw University, Poland; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. 1989.

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Marcela Faflak, Professor of Music.* Maturita and Absolutorium of Conservatory, Conservatory in Prague. 1996.

Shuhui Fan, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education. B.S., Southwest University, China; M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., William & Mary. 2020.

Amanda Fa'onelua, Master Teacher of Mathematics. B.S., Brigham Young University - Hawaii. 2016.

Beata Ferris, Master Teacher of Science. B.S., Black Hills State University; M.A., University of South Dakota. 2016.

Noah Files, Assistant Professor of Theater. B.A., Minot State University; M.F.A., Minnesota State University - Mankato. 2020.

Kami Fischbach, Master Teacher of Mathematics. B.S.Ed., Northern State University; M.S.Ed., Ed.D., University of South Dakota. 2009.

Carli Flemmer, Master Teacher of English. B.A., Augustana University. 2019.

Marla Fogderud, Assistant Professor of Music.* B.M., Concordia College; M.M., Wichita State University; D.M.A., Michigan State University. 2013.

Justin Foote, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. B.A., St. Cloud State University; M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., Ohio University. 2017.

Lisa Foreman, Master Teacher of Spanish. B.S., St. Cloud State University. 2020.

Erin Fouberg, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Graduates Studies, Professor of Geography.* B.S. University School of Foreign Service.; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln. 2007.

Alison Fridley, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education. B.A., Mars Hill University; M.A., University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Arkansas. 2020.

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Theresa Giannavola, Assistant Professor of Banking and Financial Services.*  B.A., University of New York College at Buffalo; J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law; LL.M., Boston University School of Law.  2018.

Joanna Goetz, Master Teacher of Spanish. B.S., M.S., Northern State University. 2001.

Juan Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Spanish. B.A., M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison. 2009.

Steve Gough, Master Teacher of Spanish. B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Northern Sate University. 2006.

David Grettler, Professor of History.* B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware. 1993.

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Elizabeth Haller, Associate Dean - College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Professor of English.* B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Kent State University. 2009.

Peggy Hallstrom, Registrar. B.S., University of Minnesota; M.A., Hamline University. 2000.

Ben Harley, Assistant Professor of English. B.A., Benedictine University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., University of South Carolina. 2018.

Frederic Hemke, Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., M.M., Northwestern University. 2003.

Amber Henderson, Assistant Professor of Marketing. B.A., Jamestown College; M.B.A., University of Mary; D.B.A, Anderson University. 2015.

Tara Hofer, Master Teacher of Spanish. B.A., Buena Vista University. 2014.

Timothy Houge, Professor of Education.* B.S., Valley City State University; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Nevada - Las Vegas. 2000.

Jeffrey Howard, Associate Professor of Psychology.* B.S., Kansas State University; B.A., Washburn University; M.S., Fort Hays State University; M.A., Ph.D., Wichita State University. 2009.

Lindsey Huber, Instructor of Management Information Systems. B.S.E.d., M.S., Northern State University. 2017.

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Melanie Jacobson, Instructor/Math Lab Program Supervisor. B.S., M.S., South Dakota State University. 2018.

Nuurianti Jalli, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. B.C.S., Universiti Putra Malaysia; M.M.C., Universiti Teknologi MARA; Ph.D., Ohio University. 2021.

Jeffrey Jay, Professor of Education.* B.S., M.A., Truman State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri. 1994.

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Alyssa Kiesow, Interim Dean - College of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Biology.* A.A., Winona State University; B.S., M.S., South Dakota State University; Ph.D. University of South Dakota. 2007.

Peter Kilian, Professor of Art.* B.A., Augustana College; M.F.A., University of California - Santa Barbara. 1995.

Marissa Kleinhans, Master Teacher of English. B.A., Augustana University; M.S., University of Illinois. 2019.

Lynn Klundt, Reference Librarian. B.A., Northern State University. 2012.

Craig Kono, Associate Professor of Education.* B.S., M.S., Northern State University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota. 2001.

Joy Korman, Master Teacher of Science. B.S., M.S., South Dakota State University. 2016.

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Keun Lee, Professor of Economics. B.B., University of California, Berkeley; M.P., Ph.D., Columbia University. 2001.

Virginia Lewis, Professor of German.* B.A., Auburn University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 2005.

John Long, Assistant Professor of Computational Biology.* B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.A.S., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Ed.D., University of West Florida; M.A.T., Minot State University; B.S., State University of New York; M.S., Ph.D., Montana State University. 2015.

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Breanne Mack, Instructor of Psychology. B.S., M.S.Ed., Northern State University. 2019.

Grant Manhart, Professor of Music.* B.M., University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.M., University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., Indiana University. 1998.

Arthur Marmorstein, Professor of History.* B.A., Stanford University; M.A., California State University; Ph.D., University of California - Davis. 1988.

Gayla Martens, Master Teacher of Spanish. B.A., M.S.Ed., Northern State University. 2004.

Shalini Mathew, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education.* B.S., M.S., Mahatma Gandhi University; M.Ph., Martin Luther Christian University; Ph.D., North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University. 2019.

Karyl Meister, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education.* B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., South Dakota State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas. 2014.

Audrey Miller, Assistant Professor of Music.* B.M., Western Washington University; M.M., Florida State University; D.M.A., Arizona State University. 2015.

Jon Mitchell, Associate Professor of Biology.* B.S., University of Illinois - Champaign; Ph.D., Purdue University. 2010.

Eman Momeni, Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S., University of Isfahan; M.S., California State University - Fullerton; Ph.D., University of Isfahan. 2020.

Pamela Monaghan-Geernaert, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., University of Calgary; M.A., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. 2019.

Tracy Moody, Master Teacher of Science. B.S.E., Dakota State University. 2020.

Andria Moon, Associate Dean - Millicent Atkins School of Education, Associate Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education.* B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; M.A., Ed.D., Central Michigan University. 2013.

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Michelle Nelin-Maruani, Master Teacher of Social Science. B.S., Black Hills State University; M.A.T., Bethel University. 2016.

Christopher Near, Assistant Professor of Sociology. B.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. 2020.

George Nora, Associate Professor of Chemistry.* A.S., Illinois Valley Community College; B.S., University of Illinois - Urbana; M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. 2010.

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Douglas Ohmer, Dean - College of Professional Studies, Associate Professor of Management.* B.A., Thomas More College; M.B.A., Northern Kentucky University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky. 1994-2001, 2003.

Candi Olson, Instructor of Accounting.* B.S., Northern State University; M.B.T.; University of Minnesota. 2017.

Rolf Olson, Professor of Music.* B.A., Augustana College; M.M.; University of South Dakota; D.A., University of Northern Colorado. 2016.

Jacqueline Omland, Master Teacher of Physics. B.S., University of North Dakota. M.S., Northern State University. 2002.

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Pen Pearson, Professor of English*. B.A., Briar Cliff College; M.A., South Dakota State University; Ph.D., University of South Dakota. 2002.

John Peterson, Associate Professor of Finance. B.S., South Dakota State University; M.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Kansas. 1992.

Lisa Peterson, Master Teacher of Mathematics. B.S.Ed., Northern State University. 2016.

Scott Peterson, Instructor of Management Information Systems. B.S., M.P.A., University of South Dakota. 1987.

Amy Pierson, Master Teacher of Business. B.S.Ed., Dakota State University. 2017.

David Pierson, Master Teacher of Chemistry and Physics. B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Northern State University. 2005.

Robert Preston, Associate Professor of Management and Marketing.* B.A., University of Minnesota - Minneapolis; M.B.A., Carlson School of Management; J.D., William Mitchell College of Law. 2012.

Nadya Preszler, Instructor of Art.* B.S.Ed., Northern State University; M.Ed., Lesley University. 2009.

Eric Pulis, Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S., University of North Dakota; Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi. 2018.

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Peter Ramey, Associate Professor of English.* B.A., Westmont College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia. 2012.

Jodie Ramsay, Professor of Biology*. B.S., M.S., North Dakota State University; Ph.D., University of South Dakota. 2001.

Carter Rockhill, Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education. B.A., Marquette University; M.S., Ph.D., Ohio State University. 2020.

Ricardo Rojas, Associate Professor of Mathematics.* B.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. 2008.

Andrew Russell, Associate Professor in Biology. B.S., Hillsdale College; Ph.D., Indiana University. 2014.

Robert Russell, Assistant Professor of Library Science. B.S., M.A., Minnesota State University - Mankato; M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. 2004.

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Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science. B.A., St. John's University; M.A., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Loyola University - Chicago. 2001.

Sara Schmidt, Associate Dean - School of Business, Associate Professor of Accounting.* B.S., M.B.A, University of Mary; Ed.D., University of South Dakota. 2008.

Julie Schroer, Greenhouse Manager/Instructor of Biology. B.A., University of Minnesota - Morris; M.S., North Dakota State University. 2015.

Meredith Schumacher, Master Teacher of Spanish. B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Northern State University. 2018.

Anna Schwan, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education.* B.A., South Dakota State University; M.Ed., Valley City State University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota. 2017.

Daniel Shannahan, Assistant Professor of Business. B.S., M.Ed., Grand Valley State University; Ph.D., University of Utah. 2020.

Chelsee Shortt, Assistant Professor of PE/Exercise Science.* B.L.A., Coe College; M.A.Ed., University of Northern Iowa. 2019.

Elizabeth Sills, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies.* B.A., Transylvania University; M.A., University of Montana; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. 2016.

Michael Skyles, Instructor of Music. B.S., University of Illinois; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music. 2009.

Christopher Stanichar, Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., B.A., Central Washington University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati. 2018.

Peter Stevenson, Lecturer of Art. B.F.A., Atlanta College of Art; M.A., University of Wisconsin - Superior; M.F.A., University of North Dakota. 2019.

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Jennifer Thiel, Master Teacher of Mathematics. B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Northern State University; M.S.Ed., University of Texas at Arlington. 2016.

Danielle Thooft, Master Teacher of Spanish.  B.A., South Dakota State University. 2014.

Asa Toombs, Chemistry Lab Manager/Instructor. B.A., B.S., Newman University; Ph.D., Iowa State University. 2018.

Josh Trandall, Master Teacher of Spanish.  B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Northern State University. 2018.

Stacy Trentham, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.A., University of Minnesota - Morris; Ph.D., North Dakota State University. 2016.

William Trentham, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.A., University of Tennessee - Knoxville; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.  2017.

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Steven Usitalo, Professor of History.* B.A., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; M.A., Carleton University; Ph.D., McGill University. 2005.

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Wendy van Gent, Associate Professor of Music.* B.A., Western Michigan University; M.M.Ed., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Oakland University. 2011.

Josh VanLaecken, Instructor of Accounting. B.B.A., M.P.A., University of South Dakota. 2020.

Stacie Varnson, Executive Director, Student Success Center. B.A., B.S.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., University of North Dakota. 2020.

Salvador Villegas, Assistant Professor of Business. B.A., College of Idaho; M.B.A., Western Governors University; D.B.A., George Fox University. 2020.

Jessica Vogel, Instructor of Special Education.* B.S., Northern State University; M.S., Southwest Minnesota State University. 2016.

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Lori Wagner, Master Teacher of Social Science. B.S., M.S., Northern State University. 2016.

Courtney Waid-Lindberg, Associate Professor of Sociology.* B.A., University of Kentucky; M.S.C.J., University of Alabama; Ph.D., Florida State University. 2013.

Hannah Walters, Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing. B.A., Dakota Wesleyan; M.B.A., University of South Dakota; D.B.A., Anderson University. 2012.

Jeff Walz, Master Teacher of History and Government. B.A., M.A., University of South Dakota. 2014.

Michael Wanous, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs. B.S., University of Minnesota - St. Paul; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., University of Missouri. 2012.

Tetiana White, Instructor of Communication Studies and Spanish. B.A., Kiev National Linguistic University; M.A., University of North Dakota; M.A., Arizona State University. 2018.

William Wieland, Professor of Music.* B.A., Valley City State University; M.A., University of Minnesota; D.M., Northwestern University. 1994.

Cheryl Wold, Associate Professor of Special Education.* B.S.Ed., Northern State University; M.S.Ed., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of North Dakota. 2013.

Timothy Woods, Associate Professor of Music.* A.B., Harvard University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Arizona. 1999.

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Emeritus Faculty

Syed Ahsan, Emeritus Professor of English, 1969-1995.

Clyde Arnold, Jr., Emeritus Professor of Economics and Emeritus Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1988-2009.

Mark Bartusis, Emeritus Professor of History, 1985-2014.

Gayle Bortnem, Emeritus Associate Professor of Education. 2000-2017.

Lynn Carlsgaard, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Art, 1970-2006.

Richard Chuang, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, 1968-2001.

Lester Clarke, Emeritus Professor of Education and Emeritus Vice President and Dean of the College, 1959-1984.

Dayton Cook, Emeritus Professor of German, 1972-2003.

Kathie Courtney, Emeritus Associate Professor of Health Education, 1995-2013.

A. S. Elkhader, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics. 1990-2017.

Paul Everson, Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting, 1977-2007.

Frances Falen, Emeritus Associate Professor of Education, 1981-1993.

Elton Fors, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, 1960-1997.

Patricia Fors, Emeritus Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education, 1957-1996.

Constance Geier, Emeritus Professor of Education, 1997-2020.

William Haigh, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, 1963-2003.

A. Thomas Hansen, Emeritus Associate Professor of English, 1967-2002.

Illona Hansen, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Speech, 1970-2002.

Courtney Haussman, Emeritus Professor of Education, 1965-1994.

W. Thomas Hawley, Emeritus Professor of Education, 2007-2015.

William Hoar, Emeritus Professor of Art, 1977-2009.

Allan Jacobson, Emeritus Professor of Music, 1976-2016.

Janice Jirouch, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, 1971-2003.

Ron Johnson, Emeritus Professor of Business Education, 1965-2000.

James Kennedy, Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting. 1999-2017.

Walter King, Emeritus Professor of History, 1980-2005.

Wilmer Kirschenmann, Emeritus Professor of Music, 1964-1991.

Richard Kline, Emeritus Assistant Professor of English and Emeritus Registrar, 1964-1994.

James Kretchman, Emeritus Professor of Health and Physical Education and Emeritus Director of Athletics, 1967-1999.

R. James Krueger, Emeritus Professor of Business Law, 1986-2005.

Susan Landon-Arnold, Emeritus Professor of Biology, 1988-2014.

Henry Linares, Emeritus Professor of Spanish, 1972-2004.

John Lockwood, Emeritus Associate Professor Music, 1994-2011.

Raj Markanda, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, 1986-2008.

James McAreavey, Emeritus Associate Professor of Special Education. 1970-2010.

Mark McGinnis, Emeritus Professor of Art, 1976-2006.

John Meyer, Emeritus Professor of Business Law. 1986-2010.

J. Philip Mulvaney, Emeritus Associate Professor of Library Science, 1993-2009.

John Naughten, Emeritus Professor of Biology, 1981-2006.

Hillar Neumann, Jr., Emeritus Professor of Economics, 1983-2013.

David Newquist, Emeritus Associate Professor of English, 1979-1999.

Sharon Paranto, Emeritus Professor Management Information Systems, 1989-2011.

Janis Pearson, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Music, 1964-2000.

Dwayne Rehfeld, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, 1977-2000.

Stacy Richards, Emeritus Associate Professor of Psychology, 1985-2000.

Terry Richardson, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Technologies, 1966-2001.

Jerome Rosonke, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, 1974-2002.

Lowell Rost, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, 1966-1996.

Dennis Scott, Emeritus Assistant Professor of English, 1966-2004.

Mark Shekore, Emeritus Professor of Art, 1968-2005.

Dan Tallman, Emeritus Professor Biology, 1979-2006.

Erika Tallman, Emeritus Professor Biology, 1980-2007.

Anthony Urbaniak, Emeritus Professor of Business, 1977-2011.

Patrick Whiteley, Emeritus Professor of English, 1989-2018.

Larry Wild, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Theatre, 1979-2011.

Mark Zaidel, Emeritus Professor of E-learning and Educational Technologies, 2001-2014.