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2014–2015 Graduate Catalog

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Graduate Faculty 


Mike Behan Associate Professor

B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis/St. Paul; Ph.D., Capella University


Eric Bolland, Assistant Professor

M.P.A., UW-Madison; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University


Sara Schwarz Cook Assistant Dean, Dahl School of Business/MBA director/Associate Professor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.B.A., University of Baltimore; Ph.D., Capella University 


Heather Kujak-Coon Adjunct Professor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, M.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Derek Cortez Assistant Professor

B.A., Trinity College, M.S., University of Portland, M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin   


Robyn Gaier Instructor, Philosophy 

B.S., B.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ohio University, Ph.D., Saint Louis University   


Karen Gleason Adjunct Professor

B.S.N., M.S., Winona State University; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota


Thomas E. Knothe Dean, College of Business and Leadership/Associate Professor

B.S., Viterbo University, J.D., Willamette University College of Law   


J. Todd Ondell Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Ed., University of Florida; Ed.D., Indiana University   


John Robinson Assistant Professor

B.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Arizona State University   


Paul Robinson Assistant Professor

B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; J.D., Brigham Young University 


Annette Roter Assistant Professor

B.S., Mount Senario College; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Stout; Ph.D., Capella University  


Gary Van Domelen Adjunct Professor 

B.A., St. Norbert College; J.D., Marquette University Law School    


Lisa Wied  Adjunct Professor 

B.S., M.B.A., Viterbo University   



JoAnn Berkowitz Instructor

B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ashland University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University  

Todd Braun Instructor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.A.Ed., Viterbo University


Norene Bunt Iowa Educational Leadership Program Specialist/Assistant Professor, Education

B.A., Morningside College; M.Ed., Northwestern College; Ed.S., Drake University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota  

John Burnett Instructor

B.S. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.S., Winona State University


Gregg Butler Instructor

B.S. Mount Senario College; M.S. Winona State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota  

Joseph Crozier Instructor B.A., Graceland University; M.A., Truman University; Ed.S., Drake University


Richard Detert Instructor

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University  

Vicky Eiben Assistant Professor

B.A., Wartburg College; B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., Antioch University; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University  

Lynda Fernholz Associate Professor

B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., Viterbo University  

Roger Fish Instructor

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse  

Pam Foegen Instructor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Kathleen Forslund Instructor

B.A., Viterbo University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Melissa Herek Instructor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.A.Ed., Viterbo University  

Susan Hughes Master of Arts in Education Program Specialist/Assistant Professor

B.A., Saint Mary of the Woods; M.Ed., University of Cincinnati; Ed.D., Benedictine University  

Barry Kamrath  Instructor

B.M.E., M.M., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Ed.D., University of Minnesota  

Diane Kehm Research Advisor

B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Drake University  

Michael Krumm Instructor

B.A., University of Upper Iowa; M.A., University of Northern Colorado  

Robert Lecheler Instructor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.A., Saint John's University; D.Min., University of St. Thomas  

Teresa Lien Instructor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A.Ed., Viterbo University

Thomas Lueschow Instructor

B.S., M.A.T., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison  

George Mavroulis Instructor

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Annette Mikula Instructor

B.A., University of Kentucky; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout  

Kathryn Mueller Instructor

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Wendy Otto-Pliska Instructor

B.A., Marian University; M.S. Concordia University  

David Perrodin Instructor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior  

Rhonda Rabbitt Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, School of Education/Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; B.A., Universidad de Valladolid; M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara


Sandra Richert Instructor

B.S., M.S., Winona State University  

Bradford Saron Instructor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.S., Winona State University; Ed.D., Edgewood College  

Christine Stratton Instructor

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; Ph.D., University of St. Thomas  

Thomas Thibodeau Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership/Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership/Associate Professor, Servant Leadership

B.A., Saint John's University; M.A., St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Jerry Trochinski Instructor, Education

B.A., Ripon College; M.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-Superior; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado  

Edward Wenzel Professor Emeritus

B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Sherwood Williams Instructor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Mental Health Counseling  

Michael Brandt Adjunct Professor

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology


Tim Hatfield Adjunct Professor

A.B., Harvard College, Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., University of Minnesota


Jessie Latten Assistant Professor (Core Faculty)

B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A.C, Ph.D., University of Alabama


Debra Murray Director, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling/Professor (Core Faculty)

B.S., Viterbo University; M.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; Psy.D., University of Saint Thomas


Maureen Neuville Adjunct Professor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, M.S., Winona State University


Gary Robbins Assistant Professor (Core Faculty)

B.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa


David Saunders-Scott Assistant Professor

B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato; Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University


Stephanie Thorson-Olesen Associate Professor, Psychology

B.S., M.S., Winona State University; Ph.D., Capella University


Colin Ward

Adjunct Professor

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, M.S., Winona State University, Ph.D., Oregon State University  



Judy Anderson Professor

B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Ph.D. Widener University


Kathryn Asp Adjunct Professor

BSN, Carlon College; MSN, Boston University; Post MSN Certificate, Winona State University


Janet Bahr Adjunct Professor

BSN, Viterbo University; MSN, Viterbo University


Dorie Vaughn Beres Adjunct Faculty, Professor Emerita

B.S.N., Alverno College; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; NP Graduate Certificate, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Kim Dowat Adjunct Professor

B. S. N., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.S.N., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


David Chakoian Adjunct Professor

B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.D., Mayo Medical School


Adam Gregg Adjunct Professor PharmD., Drake University


Pat Karpinsky Adjunct Professor

B. S., University of Wisconsin-Madison: M.S.N., University of Tennessee-Knoxville


Jackie Kuennen Professor

B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa


Bonnie Nesbitt Professor Emerita

B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Colleen Paramesh Coordinator, DNP/Assistant Professor

B.S.N., Kansas Newman College; M.S.N., Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing; D.N.P., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Rebecca Perz Assistant Professor

BSN, Viterbo University; MSN, Graceland University


Sarah Rudie Adjunct Professor

BSN, Winona State University; MSN, Northern Illinois University


Mary Simon Adjunct Professor

B.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: M.S. N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


Mary Ellen Stolder Director, Graduate Programs in Nursing/Assistant Professor

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


Silvana Richardson Dean, College of Nursing, Health and Human Behavior/Professor

B.S.N., Loyola University, Chicago; M.H.S.N., Governors’ State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale  


Servant Leadership  

Jennifer Anderson-Meger Professor

B.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.S.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., Capella University


Matthew Bersagel Braley  Coordinator, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership/Assistant Professor

B.A. Luther College; M.A., United Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University  

Georgia Christensen, FSPA Affiliate Faculty

B.S., Viterbo University, M.Ed., Eastern Washington State University, Ph.D. Stanford University  

Barbara Gayle  Vice President for Academic Affairs/Professor

B.S., M.A., University of Portland; Ph.D., University of Oregon  

Richard Kyte  Director, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership/ Associate Professor

B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University

Raymond Preiss Professor

B.S., Missouri State University; M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Oregon


Rev. William Reese  Associate Professor

B.S.Ed., M. Ed., Concordia University; M.Div., S.T.M., Th.D., Concordia Seminary, D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary  

Thomas Thibodeau  Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership/Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership/Associate Professor

B.A., Saint John’s University, M.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota


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