Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Directories



FACULTY

Department of Accounting, Agriculture, Business, and Finance

Mariea Schnor, Associate Professor of Accounting (2017)

B.S., M.B.A. Upper Iowa University; C.P.A.

Blair Seim, Associate Professor of Accounting (2016)

B.A., M.Acc University of Northern Iowa; C.P.A. State of Iowa

Tanner Thompson, Lecturer of Finance and Economics (2023)

B.S., MBA Upper Iowa University

Department of Business and Health Services Administration

Christopher Kragnes, Associate Professor of Business (2010)

B.A. Baker University, M.B.A., J.D., Drake University

Richard Patrick, Professor of Business (2009)

B.A. Simpson College; M.S. Purdue University; Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Andres Department of Education

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Billie Cowley, Dean of Academic and Educational Affairs and Professor of Education (2008)

B.A., M.Ed. Upper Iowa University; Ed.D. University of Northern Iowa

Teresa Freking, Associate Professor of Education (2022)

B.S., M.A. University of Iowa; Ed.S. Eastern Illinois University; Ed.D. Illinois State University; M.S. Western Illinois University

Alex Hansen, Assistant Professor of Education (2022)

B.A. Upper Iowa University; M.A. Viterbo University

Gina Kuker, Professor of Education (2001)

B.A. Concordia College; M.Ed. University of North Texas; Ed.D. University of Northern Iowa

Katie Laux, Assistant Professor of Education (2022)

B.S. State University of New York; M.S., Ph.D. University of South Florida

Amy Updegraff, Assistant Professor of Education (2022)

B.A. Luther College; M.Ed. Iowa State University

Department of Humanities and Social Science

NiCole Dennler, Assistant Professor of Communications (2014)

B.A. Wartburg College; M.S. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Matt Foy, Associate Professor of Communication (2014)

B.A. Waldorf College; M.A. University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

John Grummel, Master of Public Administration Program Director and Professor of Political Science (2008)

B.A. San Jose State University; M.A.T. College of Notre Dame; M.A. San Francisco State University; Ph.D. Kent State University

Shilpashri Karbhari, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (2021)

B.A. St. Xavier’s College; M.A. Texas Women’s University; Ph.D. Texas Women’s University

Charles Nick Serra, Professor of English (1999)

B.A. University of Notre Dame; M.A. Drake University; Ph.D. Binghamton University

Department of Management and Marketing

William King, Lecturer of Business (2022)

B.S. Upper Iowa University; M.B.A. Upper Iowa University

Steven Smith, Associate Professor of Business (2007)

B.A. Mount Senario College; M.S. Cardinal Stritch University; Ph.D. Bellevue University

Department of Nursing

Sheila Crook-Lockwood, Interim Director of Nursing (2013)

B.S.N. Coe College; M.S.N. University of Phoenix

Department of Psychology and Human Services

Shelby Kaura, Associate Professor of Human Services (2007)

B.A., M.S., Ph.D. Iowa State University

Hillary Wehe, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2021)

B.S. St. Ambrose University; M.S. Colorado State University; Ph.D. Colorado State University

Department of Science and Mathematics

Jeffrey Butikofer, Professor of Chemistry (2005)

B.S. Upper Iowa University; Ph.D. University of Wyoming

Scott Figdore, Professor of Science (1992)

B.S. Pennsylvania State University; M.S., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Angela Leete, Associate Professor of Exercise Science (2006)

B.S. Iowa State University; M.S. Emporia State University

Rachel Majewski, Associate Professor of Exercise Science (2009)

B.A. Coe College; M.S., Ed.D. University of Northern Iowa

Cheryl Northrop, Lecturer of Mathematics (1991)

B.S., M.Ed Upper Iowa University

Erik Olson, Professor of Chemistry (1994)

B.A. Juniata College; Ph.D. Dartmouth College

Sara Sheeley, Professor of Biology (2010)

B.S. University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D. University of Iowa

Paul Skrade, Associate Professor of Biology (2015)

B.A. Luther College, Ms., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Jennifer Stoffel, Professor of Biology/Robert L. Fox Endowed Chair of Science (2009)

B.S. Loras College; M.S., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Richard H. Walker, Assistant Professor of Biology (2021)

B.S. University of Central Arkansas; M.S. University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D. University of Wyoming

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Rebecca Wissmiller, Masters of Business Administration Program Director and Lecturer of Business (2014)

B.A. Luther College; M.S. Western Illinois University

Master of Education (MEd)

Susan Massey, Master of Education Program Director and Associate Professor of Education (2018)

B.S. University of Illinois; M.Ed. Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. University of Virginia

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)

John Grummel, Master of Public Administration Program Director and Associate Professor of Political Science (2008)

B.A. San Jose State University; M.A.T. College of Notre Dame; M.A. San Francisco State University; Ph.D. Kent State University

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

John Grummel, Master of Public Administration Program Director and Associate Professor of Political Science (2008)

B.A. San Jose State University; M.A.T. College of Notre Dame; M.A. San Francisco State University; Ph.D. Kent State University

Master of Science in Counseling (MSC)

Andrew Eisenman, Lecturer of Counseling (2023)

B.A. Wartburg College; M.A. University of Northern Iowa

Kathleen Jones-Trebatoski, Assistant Professor of Counseling (2022)

B.S. University of Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Kimberly King, Assistant Professor of Counseling (2016)

B.A., M.A. University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D. University of Iowa

Panagiotis (Panos) Markopoulos, Program Director of the Master of Science in Counseling and  Assistant Professor of Counseling (2019)

B.A. Western Kentucky University; M.A. National & Capodistrian University; M.A. Eastern Kentucky University; Ph.D. University of New Orleans

Emeritus Faculty

Maureen Busta, Professor of Mathematics (1994-2017)

James Janecke, Delano Professor of Science, Professor of Mathematics and Physics (1966-1997)

Janet Kehe, Professor of Education (1997-2017)

Rick Klann, Delano Professor of Science (1989-2017)

Don McComb, Professor of Graphic Design (2000-2020)

Katherine (Kata) McCarville, Professor of Geosciences (2005-2023)

Douglas McReynolds, Bissell Professor of English (1980-2021)

Gail Moorman Behrens, Professor of Education and Dean of the Andres School of Education (1995-2020)

Cynthia Waters, Professor of Education (2002-2017)

University Administration and Staff

University Administration

Kathy Franken, Interim President and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Doug Binsfeld, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Tim Guyer, Executive Director of Human Resources

Rick Hartzell,  Vice President for Athletics

Dawn Novak, Vice President for Marketing and Enrollment Management

Jen Webb, Vice President for Distance Education

Andrew Wenthe, Vice President for External Affairs

Holly Wolff, Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Board Of Trustees

Emeritus Trustees

Barry Smith, Cedar Rapids, IA

Board of Trustees

Richard Andres, Medina, MN

Dr. Margaret Lawson, Winnetka, IL

Nancy Betz, Des Moines, IA

Scott Lebin, Geneva, IL

Mary Cheddie, Bonita Springs, FL

Roger Mangan, Littleton, CO

Peter Clemens, Hawthorn Woods, IL

Laverne McCoy, Milwaukee, WI

William R. Cook, West Des Moines, IA

Dennis Murdock, Marion, IA

Josem Diaz, Peoria, Ill.

Mike Prochaska, Stewartville, MN

John R. Falb, Minneapolis, MN

Brian Sims, Hermiston, OR

Steve Harms, West Des Moines, IA

Lowell Tiedt, Anamosa, IA

Angie Joseph, Yorktown, VA

David Vaudt, Norwalk, CT

Neil Wilkinson, Fairbank, IA