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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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Administrative Officers    

Richard B. Artman
President/Professor, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
A.B., M.Ed., Ph.D. University of Miami

 

Diane Brimmer
Vice President for Student Development
B.S., Oakland University; M.E., Loyola University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

 

Todd Ericson
Vice President of Finance andAdministration
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Robert Forget
Dean of Admission
B.S., Northern Michigan University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Barbara Gayle
Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Graduate Studies/Professor, Business
B.S., M.A., University of Portland; Ph.D., University of Oregon

 

Gary Klein
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
B.S., University of South Dakota; M.A., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

 

Patrick Kerrigan
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
B.S., St. Cloud State University; M.A.S.L., Viterbo University

 

Deans     

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

B.S., Viterbo University; J.D., Willamette University

 

Vacant
Dean, College of Nursing, Health and Human Behavior/Professor, Nursing

 

Timothy Schorr
Dean, College of Arts and Letters/Professor, Music
B.M., Eastern Illinois University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

 

Ted Wilson Dean, College of Education, Science and Mathematics

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

 

Full-time Faculty  

Michael Alfieri Associate Professor, Biology B.S., Binghamton University; Ph.D., University of Louisville

 

Nancy Allen Associate Professor, Music B.M., Viterbo University; M.M., University of Northern Iowa

 

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

 

Jennifer Anderson-Meger Professor, Social Work B.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.S.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Richard B. Artman President/Professor A.B., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Miami

 

Kyle Backstrand Professor, Chemistry B.S., North Dakota State University; Ph.D., University of Utah

 

William Bakalars Assistant Professor, Psychology B.S., M.S., Saint Mary’s University

 

Carl Bargabos Associate Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Minot State University; M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia

 

David Bauer Associate Professor, Psychology B.S., Hope College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Michael Behan Associate Professor, Business B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.B.E., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Capella University

   

Maribel Bird Associate Professor, World Languages B.A., M.L.S., University of Puerto Rico; M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Matthew Bersagel Braley Coordinator, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership/Assistant Professor, Servant Leadership B.A., Luther College; M.A., United Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University

 

Stacey Boehm Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Winona State University

 

Eric Bolland Associate Professor, Business B.A., M.A., UW-Madison; D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

 

Rochelle Brooks Professor, Business B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., Capella 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

 

Mary Burke Associate Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Viterbo University, M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Matthew Campbell Assistant Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre B.A, Missouri Southern State University; M.F.A., Illinois State University

 

Judy Casto Associate Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Georgia State University; M.N., Emory University 


Diana Cataldi Assistant Professor, Music B.M., M.M., University of Cincinnati; D.M.A., The Ohio State University

 

Tammy Clark Associate Professor B.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Rochester

 

Sara Schwarz Cook Assistant Dean, College of Business and Leadership/Associate Professor, Business B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.B.A., University of Baltimore, Ph.D., Capella University

 

Derek Cortez Assistant Professor, Business B.A., Trinity College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.S., University of Portland; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

 

Debra Daehn-Zellmer Professor, Social Work B.S., Augsburg College; M.S.W., University of Iowa

 

Ruth Davis Instructor, Chemistry B.S., M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

Apryl Lea Denny Professor, English B.A., M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Colorado

 

Emily Dykman Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Philosophy B.M., Viterbo University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; D.M., Luther Seminary

 

Vicky Eiben Assistant Professor, Education B.A., Wartburg College; B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., Antioch University; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University

 

Jan Eriksen Associate Professor, English B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

   

Lynda Fernholz Assistant Professor, Education B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., Viterbo University; Ph.D., Cardinal Stritch University

 

Marlene Fisher Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice B.A., Drake University; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

 

Connie Fossen Professor, Social Work B.S., Mankato State University; M.S.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

 

Jodie Fox Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Scott Gabriel Assistant Professor, Biology/Biochemistry B.S., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Cornell University

 

Robyn Gaier Assistant Professor, Philosophy B.S., B.A.; Bowling Green State University; MA Ohio University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University

 

David Gardiner Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre C.F.A., DePaul University; B.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A., University of Arizona

 

Barbara M. Gayle Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Graduate Studies/Professor B.S., M.A., University of Portland; Ph.D., University of Oregon

 

Anthony L. Gerig Associate Professor, Mathematics and Physics B.S., Taylor University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Karen Gibson Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics B.S., Mankato State University; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

   

Andrew Hamilton Associate Professor B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Larry Harwood Professor, Religious Studies/Philosophy B.S., North Carolina State University; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Marquette University

 

Deane Hatteberg Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., University of Minnesota; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Mary Ellen Haupert Associate Professor, Music B.A., College of Saint Scholastica; M.M., Ph.D., Washington University

 

Jennifer Hedrick Erickson Assistant Dean, School of Nursing, BSN Completion Program/Associate Professor, Nursing   B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Alida Herling Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics B.S., Stout State University; M.P.H., University of Minnesota

 

Janet Holter Assistant Professor, Social Work B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; B.S., Winona State University; M.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Jason Howard Associate Professor, ReligiousStudies/Philosophy B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University; M.A., Brock University; Ph.D., Catholic University of Couvain

 

Karla Hughes Assistant Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre B.A., Colorado State University; M.M., Wichita State University

 

Susan Hughes Master of Arts in Education Program Specialist/Assistant Professor, Education B.A., Saint Mary-of-the Woods; M.Ed., University of Cincinnati; Ed.D., Benedictine University


Sheryl Jacobson Associate Professor, Nursing B.S., Luther College; M.S., University of Alaska

 

Jesús Jambrina Associate Professor, History/World Languages B.A., University of Havana; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

Jan Janiszewski Associate Professor, Business B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Daniel Johnson-Wilmot Professor, Music B.A., Saint John’s University; M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Ward Jones Professor, Biology B.S., M.S., Ball State University; Ph.D., Montana State University

 

Carol Klitzke Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; Ph.D., Iowa State University

 

Thomas Knothe Dean, College of Business and Leadership/Associate Professor, Business B.S., Viterbo University; J.D., Willamette University

 

Keith Knutson Professor, History B.S., M.Ed., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Chad Kolbe Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.F.A., Purdue University

 

Jackie Kuennen Professor, Nursing B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa

 

Theresa Kunavich Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Loyola University-Chicago

 

Richard Kyte Director, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership/Professor, Religious Studies and Philosophy B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University

 

Jessie Latten Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A.C, Ph.D., University of Alabama

 

Charlie Lawrence Assistant Professor, Biology B.S., Mount Union College; Ph.D., Kent State University

 

Sheldon Lee Associate Professor, Mathematics and Physics B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.S., Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., Colorado State University

 

Sherri Lisota Associate Professor, Art B.A., University of South Carolina; M.F.A., Vermont College of Norwich University

 

Michael Lopez-Kaley Director, Honors Program/Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Philsophy B.A., The Catholic University of America; M.A. St. John’s University; Ph.D., Marquette University

 

Frank Ludwig Director, Core Curriculum/Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre B.F.A., University of South Dakota; M.F.A., University of Iowa

 

Venancio Luz Assistant Professor, Communication Studies B.A., Viterbo University

 

Jo Ann Marson Associate Professor, Business B.A., Marian College; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

Elizabeth Marzoni Assistant Professor, English B.A. Knox College; Ph.D., Western Michigan University


Christopher Mayne Assistant Professor, Biology B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Janet McLean Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre A.A., Rochester Community College; B.F.A., University of South Dakota; M.A., University of Idaho; Ph.D., University of Kansas

 

Julie Meyers Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Joe Miller Assistant Professor, Art B.S., Viterbo University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa

 

Christopher Mooney Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Physics B.A., Transylvania University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

Debra Murray Director, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling/Professor, Mental Health Counseling B.S., Viterbo University; M.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; Psy.D., University of Saint Thomas

 

Kimberly Nelson Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S., Winona State University; M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Laura Nettles, FSPA Assistant Professor Religious Studies and Philosphy B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., St. Bonaventure University; M.A., Theological Union

 

Thomas Neumann Associate Professor, Nursing B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., University of Minnesota

 

Jeffrey Nyseth Associate Professor, Communication Studies B.A., Winona State University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout

 

Alissa Oelfke Director, Center for Adult Learning/Associate Professor, Business B.S., Marquette University; M.B.A., Viterbo University; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Todd Ondell Assistant Professor, Business B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Ed., University of Florida; Ed.D., Indiana University

 

Colleen Paramesh Coordinator, Doctor of Nursing Practice/Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Kansas Newman College; M.S.N., Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing; D.N.P., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Michael Parker Assistant Professor, Psychology B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.S., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

 

Deborah Peetz Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Rebecca Perz Assistant Professor, Nursing A.A.S., Madison Area Technical College; B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Graceland University

 

Mark Peterson Assistant Professor, Biology/Mathematics and Physics B.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Indiana University

 

Raymond Preiss Professor, Communication Studies B.S., Missouri State University; M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

 

Rhonda Rabbitt Director, Graduate Studies, School of Education/Assistant Dean, College of Education, Science and Mathematics/Associate Professor, Education B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; ME-PD, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate Institute

 

Reverend William Reese Professor, Religious Studies/Philosophy B.S. Ed., M.Ed., Concordia University; M.Div., S.T.M., Th.D., Concordia Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

 

Shane Rhoades Instructor, Theatre and Music Theatre David Richardson Instructor, Music B.M., Boston University; M.M., Manhattan School of Music

 

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

 

Mary Therese Rinzel Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Northern Illinois University

 

Gary Robbins Assistant Professor, Mental Health Counseling B.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

    

Paul Robinson Assistant Professor, Business B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; J.D., Brigham Young University

 

Susan Cosby Ronnenberg Associate Professor, English B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

 

Annette Roter Assistant Professor, Business B.A., B.S., Mount Senario College; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Stout; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Jennifer Sadowski Director, Distance Education/Associate Professor, Biology B.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

 

Jean Saladino Associate Professor, Music B.M.E., Wichita State University; M.M., Florida State University

   

Rolf Samuels Associate Professor, English B.A., Earlham College; M.A., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Anna Sanders-Bonelli Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice B.A., Miami University; M.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., University of Delaware

 

David Saunders-Scott Assistant Professor, Psychology B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato; Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University

 

Linda Schams Instructor, Biology B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

Ann E. Schoenecker Associate Professor, Music B.A., Luther College; M.M., University of Missouri; D.M.A., University of Minnesota

 

Lisa Schoenfielder Professor, Art B.F.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

Timothy Schorr Dean, College of Arts and Letters/Professor, Music B.M., Eastern Illinois University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

 

Lucy Slinger, FSPA Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies B.S., Viterbo University; M.A.S.L., Viterbo University; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

 

Michael Smuksta Professor, History B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

 

Judy Stafslien Instructor, Music B.M., Viterbo University

 

Naomi Stennes-Spidahl Director of Academic Assessment and Institutional Research/Instructor, English B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of North Dakota

 

Gretel Stock-Kupperman Director, Todd Wehr Memorial Library and Instructional Design Services/Assistant Professor B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.S.L., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Benedictine University

 

Mary Ellen Stolder Director, Graduate Studies, School of Nursing/Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Jeffrey Stolz Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre B.F.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Tim Szmanda Assistant Professor, Business B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

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

 

Stephanie Thorson-Olesen Associate Professor, Psychology B.S., M.S., Winona State University; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Dawn Udenberg Assistant Professor, Nursing A.D.N., Anoka Ramsey Community College; B.S.N., Bethel University; M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Delayne Vogel Assistant Dean, College of Nursing, Health and Human Behavior/Associate Professor, Nursing B.S.N., M.S.N., Winona State University

 

Rick Walters Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre B.S., University of Evansville; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

 

Liza Ware Assistant Professor, Psychology B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University


Kathleen Warner Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

David Waters Associate Professor, Business B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

 

Toni Wissestad Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Michael Wodzak Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Physics B.Ed., University of London; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Victoria Wodzak Assistant Professor, English B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Michelle Wolf Assistant Professor, Nursing B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Winona State University

   

Emeriti  

La Vonne Abts, FSPA Professor Emerita, Chemistry

 

Ronald Amel Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

 

Susan Batell Professor Emerita, Education

 

Dorie Beres Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Michael John Collins Professor Emeritus, Chemistry


Tim Crane Professor Emeritus, Art

 

Nancy Danou Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Lyon Evans, Jr. Professor Emeritus, English


Diane Foust Professor Emerita, Music

 

Vivien Edwards Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

John Havertape Professor Emeritus, Education

 

Joan Keller-Maresh Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Lawrence Krajewski Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

 

James Larson Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

 

Marie Leon La Croix, FSPA Professor Emerita, Theatre

 

Arlene Laverdiere, FSPA Professor Emerita, Music

 

Richard Maresh Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

 

Richard Morehouse Professor Emeritus, Psychology


Roland Nelson Professor Emeritus, English


Bonnie Nesbitt Professor Emerita, Nursing


Darrell Pofahl Professor Emeritus, Sociology

 

Robert Richgels Professor Emeritus, History


Susan Rush Professor Emerita, Music Theatre

 

Vaughn Rodgers Professor Emeritus, Chemistry


Marcus Saegrove Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

 

Ronald Schafer Professor Emeritus, Psychology

 

John Schroeder Professor Emeritus, Business/Education

 

Grant Smith Professor Emeritus, English


Bernyne Stark, FSPA Professor Emerita, French

 

Judith Talbott Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Carlene Unser, FSPA Professor Emerita, Art

 

Edward Wenzel Professor Emeritus, Education


Patricia Wessels Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Wayne Wojciechowski Professor Emeritus

 

Patricia Zander Professor Emerita, Nursing