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2014–2015 Graduate Catalog

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Administrative Directory

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

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

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

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

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



Thomas Knothe

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

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


Silvana Richardson

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

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


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  


Master's Program Directors

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


Debra Murray Director, Master of 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


Rhonda Rabbitt

Assistant Dean, College of Education, Science and Mathematics/Assistant Professor, Education

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


Mary Ellen Stolder

Director, Graduate Programs in Nursing/Assistant Professor, Nursing

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


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


Master's Program Coordinators

Ruth Badciong
Wisconsin Graduate Early Childhood Program Specialist
B.A., Concordia University; M.Ed., Cardinal Stritch University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern 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

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


Michael Gonzalez

Iowa Off-Campus Coordinator

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


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


Tiffany Morey

Coordinator, Master of Business Administration

B.S., Winona State University; M.B.A., Viterbo University


Christine Valenti

Wisconsin Off-Campus Coordinator