Jun 16, 2024  
2015-2016 Winona Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Winona Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Roster



Board of Trustees

MARY BURRICHTER, Winona, MN, Treasurer, Board of Trustees

BROTHER WILLIAM CLAREY, FSC, St. Paul, MN

BROTHER KEVIN CONVEY, Chicago, IL

BROTHER PATRICK CONWAY, FSC, St. Paul, MN

JAMES L. COOGAN, Naples, FL Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

JOHN DOMANICO, La Grange, IL

MICHAEL G. DOUGHERTY, Burnsville, MN

MARILYN FROST, Winona, MN

MICHAEL M. GOSTOMSKI, Winona, MN

ROGER HAYDOCK, Spearfish, SD

JAMES HORAN, Chicago, IL

BETTY KABARA, Galena, IL

LINDA A. KUCZMA, Park Ridge, IL

BROTHER WILLIAM MANN, FSC, Winona, MN President, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

BROTHER MICHAEL MCGINNISS, FSC, Philadelphia, PA

PAUL MEYER, Phoenix, AZ

BROTHER FREDERICK MUELLER, FSC, Providence, RI

KAYE O’LEARY, Orono, MN

RHODA OLSEN, Ham Lake, MN

PETER PEARSON, Minneapolis, MN

BROTHER DAVID POOS, FSC, Memphis, TN

BROTHER GUSTAVO RAMIREZ BARBA, FSC, Roma, Italia

RICHARD J. REEDY, Sleepy Hollow, IL

MARY ANN REMICK, Rochester, MN Chair, Board of Trustees

JOSEPH J. ROSS, Naperville, FL, Treasurer, Board of Trustees

TERRANCE RUSSELL, Mendota Heights, MN

PATRICK A. SALVI, Chicago, IL

BROTHER LARRY SCHATZ, FSC, Burr Ridge, IL

SANDRA SIMON, Glenview, IL, Secretary, Board of Trustees

MICHAEL SLAGGIE, Winona, MN

JOHN SMARRELLI, JR., Germantown, TN

WALTER E. SMITHE III, Chicago, IL

CELESTE SUCHOCKI, Valley View, OH

MARY PAT WLAZIK, Gresham, OR

Trustees Emeriti

Lyle Delwiche, Largo, FL

Thomas F. Meagher, Burr Ridge, IL

Loras H. Sieve, Edina, MN

David Thies, Edina, MN

Bernie Wagnild, Minneapolis, MN

University Administration

Brother William Mann, FSC, President 
B.A., The Catholic University of America; M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.A., Salve Regina University; D.Min., Colgate Rochester Divinity School

Donna Aronson, Vice President for Academic Affairs – the College
B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

James M. Bedtke, Vice President for Facilities
B.A., Winona State University; M.B.A., Saint Cloud State University

Gena Bilden, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Services, SGPP
B.A., College of St. Scholastica; M.A., University of Phoenix

Timothy, Gossen, Associate Vice President for Mission
B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Linka Holey, Associate Vice President and Academic Dean, SGPP
R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Christopher Kendall, Vice President of Student Life, the College
B.A., Saint Mary’s College; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Audrey Kintzi, Vice President for Development
B.S., M.S., Mankato State University; ACFRE, Association of Fundraising Professionals

Scott McMahon, Associate Vice President for External Relations
B.A. Saint John’s University-Collegeville; M.A. University of Minnesota; M.A. University of Notre Dame

Ann E. Merchlewitz, Executive Vice President & General Counsel
B.A., Illinois College; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School

Benjamin Murray, Vice President for Financial Affairs
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; CPA, Minnesota State Board of Accountancy; M.P.A., University of Minnesota

John Pyle, Vice President for Enrollment (College), Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
B.A., Kutztown University; M.A., Immaculata College; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Vice President of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs
B.A., Saint Mary’s College; M.A., United Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Marquette University

Scott Walker, Associate Vice President, Partnerships - Rochester, MN; Executive Director, Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary

Msgr. Thomas Melvin, Rector
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.Div., University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary

Winona Campus Office and Personnel

Academic Affairs

Donna Aronson, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Michael Charron, Dean, School of the Arts; Interim Dean of Humanities
Thomas Marpe, Dean, School of Business; Interim Dean of Mathematics and Sciences
Esther Perález, Dean of Student Success
Tracy Lehnertz, Associate Dean of International Programs
Brother Paulos Welday Mesmer, FSC, Director, Christ the Teacher Institute for Education; Associate Dean, Education
Melissa Luedtke, Associate Dean, School of Education 
Christopher Verch, Registrar
Laura Oanes, Director of Fitzgerald Library
Roger Peckover, Director of Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching; Director of Assessment; Professor of Education
Jason Spartz, Director of Instructional Technology

Admissions

John Pyle, Vice President for Enrollment (College), Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
Mark Kormann, Assistant Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid
Suzanne Deranek, Director for Admission
Conner Ellinghuysen, Admission Counselor
Nicole Gerdes, Direcotr of Operations 
Tod Haring,
International Admission Counselor
Brenda Jones, Assistant Regional Director of Admissions
Alex Klute, Assistant Regional Director of Admission
Andrea Moore, Assistant Director of Events and Experiences
Kenneth Pellegrini, Associate Dean for Admission
Kayla Peterson, Admission Counselor
Joy Kelly Rockwell, Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Kathryn Trnka, Assistant Director for Admission
 

Alumni Relations

Audrey Kintzi, Vice President 
Robert Fisher,
Director of Alumni Relations
Sabrina Kelly, Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Patricia Beech, Alumni Relations Coordinator

Allied Health Programs

Jeanne Minnerath, Director

Athletics

Nicole Fennern, Athletic Director
Niels Anderson, Track and Field Coach
Amber Bartholomew, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach
Ward Berndt, Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Coach; Assistant Track and Field Coach
Carolyn Bray, Assistant Softball Coach; Assistant Cardinal M-Club Director
Neil Cassidy, Women’s Soccer Coach
Jill Collum, Head Athletic Trainer
Jeffrey Halberg, Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach; Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach 
Jackie Kiecker, Assistant Volleyball Coach
Michael Lester, Volleyball Coach; Assistant Athletic Director
Eric Linnell, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Terry Mannor, Head Women’s Hockey Coach; Assistant Ice Arena Manager
Jennifer Miller, Softball Coach; Athletic Facilities Director
Greg Moore, Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach; Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach; Concessions
William Moore, Head Men’s Hockey coach; Director Cardinal M-Club 
Donald Nadeau, Sports Information Director
Trevor Oakes, Assistant Baseball Coach
Nicholas Rardin, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Nick Rizzo, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach 
Jamison Rusthoven, Men’s Basketball Coach, Instructor
Matt Sagar, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Peter Watkins, Men’s Soccer Coach; Instructor
Nicholas Winecke, Head Baseball Coach; Recruiting Coordinator

Bookstore

Sue Shadle, Manager

Buildings and Grounds

James Bedtke, Vice President for Facilities
John Schollmeier, Director of Physical Plant

Business Office

Benjamin Murray, Vice President for Financial Affairs
David Ansell, Financial Analyst
Paul Wildenborg, Payroll Director
Kelly Boice, Controller
Kimberly Gibbs, Perkins Loan Coordinator/Graduate Collections
Bruce Greenwood, Director, Undergraduate Tuition and Collections

Campus Ministry

Steven McGlaun, Dean of Campus Ministry
Eric Styles, Campus Minister

Campus Safety

Martin Williams, Director of Campus Safety

Cardinal

Robert Conover, Moderator

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Roger Peckover, Director

Central Services

Tami Lubinski, Office Coordinator

College Assessment

Roger Peckover, Director

Conference Center

Terrie Lueck, Director

Counseling Services

Ruth Mathews, Director of Counseling Services
Holly Courtenay, Counselor
Fiyyaz Karim, Counselor

Countdown to College

TBD

DeLaSalle Language Institute

Rebecca Vogel, Director
Jane Cyrus, Instructor
Molly Lohnes, ESL Specialist

Development

Audrey Kintzi, Vice President
Jo Nesler, Assistant to the Vice President
Alex Bilski, Assistant Director St. Mary’s Fund/Alumni
Brandon Gustafson, Corporate Foundation and Government Support
Dominic Lawrence, Senior Development Director
Matthew Lunde, Prospect Management Director 
Anthony Piscitiello, Senior Advancement Director
Andrea Pengra, Saint Mary’s Fund Director
Megan Sadowski, Director of Donor Relations
Joseph Sweeney, Senior Development Director–Chicago & U.S.
Adam Stasica, Development Director-Chicago
Nancy Wiltgen, Senior Development Director–Planned Gifts
Sherry Boynton, Development Assistant
Carol Byrne, Database Coordinator
Jodie Heim, Development Operations Coordinator
Coral Logan, Records, Research & Gift Processing Specialist

Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

TBD

Financial Aid

Jayne Wobig, Director
Joy Kelly Rockwell, Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Leah Mensink-Jacobson, Assistant Director
 

First Generation Initiative

Alisa Macksey, Director

Fitzgerald Library

Laura Oanes, Director
Michael DeNotto, Instructional Services Librarian
Lauren Leighton, Periodicals Librarian
Lori Pesik, Catalog Librarian
Ruth Ann Torstenson, Reference Librarian

Food Service

Curt Coshenet, Director
Andy Modjeski, Catering Director

Human Resources

TBD, Director
Amy Whillock, Senior Human Resources Generalist

Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary

Monsignor Thomas Melvin, Rector

Institutional Effectiveness and Institutional Research

Kara Wener, Associate Director of Institutional Research

Instructional Technology

Jason Spartz, Director

International Center

Tracy Lehndertz, Associate Dean of International Programs
Maria Garza-Cienfuengos, Director of International Student Services
Rebecca Vogel, Director of De La Salle Language Institute

Intramurals

TBD, Director

Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries

Rob McColl, Director

Marketing and Communication

John Pyle, Vice President for Enrollment (College), Marketing and Strategic Initiatives
Robert Conover, Senior Communication Director
Virginia Copeman, Interactive Marketing Director
Denise Hammernik, Graphic Designer
Terri Lieder, Creative Director
Monta May, Director, Website & Web Development
Donald Nadeau, Sports Information Director
Deborah Nahrgang, Communication Director

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts at the Valéncia Performing Arts Center

Joelle Harris, Managing Director
Tammy Schmidt, Director of Dance

Mission

Timothy Gossen, Associate Vice President

Performance Center

Alice Flo, Costume Shop Manager
Teresa Remic, General Manager
Jason Underferth, Technical Director
Carmen Hetzel, Assistant Managing Director

President

Brother William Mann, FSC, President
Mary Becker, Executive Assistant to the President
Ann Merchlewitz, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Helen Phillipps, Administrative Assistant Executive Offices

Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC)

Denise Sharrock-Mueller, Director

Registrar

Christopher Verch, Registrar

Residence Life

TBD, Director

Student Activities

Lance Thompson, Director

Student Life

Chris Kendall, Vice President
Stefanie Lucas-Waverly, Dean of Students

Student Success Center:

Esther Perález, Dean of Student Success

Academic Advising

Tracy Lehnertz, Coordinator of Academic Advising
Bethany Mota Gonzalez, Student Success Specialist/Advisor

Career Services & Internships

Michael Hagerty, Director 
Mitchell Lawson, Career Services Associate

Disability Services  

Karen Hemker, Director 

Learning Assistance

Joseph Dulak, Director
Br. Peter Killeen, FSC, Learning Assistance Associate

 Writing Services

Peggy Johnson, Director

Study Abroad

Mitchell Lawson, Director

Technology/Computer Center

Benjamin Murray, Interim Chief Information Officer
Francis Speck, Administrative Computing–Director of Information Technology
Tianna Johnson, Manager of Technology Support Services
Emily Langr, HelpDesk Support Technician
Ryan Ballanger, Server/Network Technician
Brian Behling, HelpDesk Manager/Microcomputing Technician
Donald Cisewski, Multimedia Support Technician
Brother John Grover, FSC, Information Technology Manager–Administrative Computing
Donald Grubb, Telecommunications Coordinator
Casey Ingvalson, Multimedia Technician
Heidi Johnson, Academic Support Technician
Kevin Kotlarz, Administrative Computing–Systems Programmer 
Nathan Lloyd, Administrative Computing–Computer Programmer 
Jeffrey Wieczorek, Academic Computing Support Technician

Title IX Coordinator

Ann Merchlewitz, General Counsel

Wellness Center

Angel Weisbrod, Director of Student Health/Wellness
Julie Buege, Student Health Staff Nurse

Winona Campus Undergraduate Faculty and Academic Administrators

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KJELLGREN ALKIRE, Assistant Professor of Art and Design 
B.A., Concordia University; M.F.A., Arizona State University

ISKANDAR (ALEX) ARIFIN, Assistant Professor of Business 
B.S., B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.B.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Connecticut-Storrs

DONNA ARONSON, Vice President for Academic Affairs – the College; Professor of Theatre and Dance 
B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

CAROLYN JURSA AYERS, Professor of English 
B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of Chicago

MARK BARBER, Associate Dean for Humanities; Associate Professor of Philosophy 
B.A., Saint Mary’s College of California; M.A., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., Marquette University

ROSE BEAL, Associate Professor of Theology 
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Saint Mary’s Seminary and University; M.S., Joint Military Intelligence College; Ph.D., Catholic University of America

DEAN BECKMAN, Associate Professor and Chair of Communication 
B.A., Winona State University; M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

JAMES M. BEDTKE, Vice President for Facilities; Professor of Business 
B.A., Winona State University; M.B.A., Saint Cloud State University

MONI BERG-BINDER, Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.S., University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

JIMMY BICKERSTAFF, Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre and Dance 
B.A., Lawrence University; M.F.A., DePaul University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

KYLE BLACK, Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages 
B.A., St. Cloud State University; M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University

BRETT BODSGARD, Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry 
B.A., Carleton College; M.S., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

BONNIE BREZA, Assistant Professor of Education 
B.A., Mount Mary College; M.A., Winona State University

DANIEL BUCKNAM, Assistant Professor of Psychology 
B.A., Saint Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

PATRICIA CALTON, Assistant Professor of Philosophy 
B.A., University of Scranton; Ph.D., Marquette University

CRYSTAL CARLSON, Assistant Professor of Psychology 
B.A., University of Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois

LORI CHARRON, Professor of Communication 
B.A., Mankato State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

MICHAEL CHARRON, Dean of the School of the Arts; Professor of Theatre and Dance 
B.A., Saint Mary’s College; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

DEMIAN HYUNJAI CHO, Assistant Professor of Physics 
B.S., University of Texas–Austin; M.S., University of Texas–Dallas; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

CASEY CLARK, Assistant Professor of Business 
B.A., University of Wisconsin- La Crosse; M.B.A., Viterbo University

ERIN MAE CLARK, Assistant Professor of English 
B.A., Concordia University; M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University

JANE CYRUS, Instructor, De La Salle Language Institute 
B.S., Winona State University

TYCHO DE BOER, Associate Professor and Chair of History 
B.A., M.A., Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

MICHAEL DeNOTTO, Instructional Services Librarian 
B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., Valparaiso University; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

KEVIN DENNIS, Assistant Professor 
B.A., Luther College; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Central Michigan University

DOROTHY E. DIEHL, Associate Professor and Chair of Modern and Classical Languages 
B.A., Gettysburg College; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

JAN DIMMITT-OLSON, Assistant Professor of Education 
B.S., University of Wisconsin–La Crosse; M.Ed., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

GARY DIOMANDES, Professor of Theatre and Dance; Director of London Study Abroad Program 
B.A., Providence College; M.A.T., Rhode Island College; Ph.D., The Union Institute and University

ELIZABETH DONAHUE, Instructor of  Education 
B.S., Winona State University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

JOSEPH DULAK, Director of Learning Assistance 
B.A., University of Minnesota–Duluth; M.S., Mankato State University

RAYMOND A. FABER, Professor of Biology 
B.S., University of Illinois; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

MARY CATHERINE FOX, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies 
B.A., M.S., Saint Mary’s College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

MARIA GARZA-CIENFUEGOS, Director of International Student Services 
B.A., Normal Regional de Especializacion, Mexico; M.Ed., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

SR. JANE GIKONYO, IBVM, Dean of Studies; Lecturer of Education 
B.Sc., Kenyatta University; PGDE, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa; M.A., Loyola University; Psy.D., California Southern University

BETHANY MOTA GONZALEZ, Student Success Specialist/Advisor 
B.A., M.S., Winona State University

MICHAEL HAGARTY, Director of Career Services and Internships 
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.P.S., Loyola University

JEFFREY HEFEL, Professor of Business 
B.A., Loras College; M.B.A., University of Dubuque

KAREN HEMKER, Director of Disability Services 
B.A., Luther College; M.Ed., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

JENNIFER HERDINA, First Generation Initiative Literacy Specialist 
B.A., B.S., Winona State University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University

ERIC HEUKESHOVEN, Assistant Professor of Music 
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., Indiana University

JANET HEUKESHOVEN, Professor of Music 
B.S., University of Minnesota; M.M., Boston Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison

TODD IVERSON, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics
B.S., Mankato State University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

DAVID JACKSON, Associate Professor of Education 
B.S., Winona State University; M.Ed., University of Nevada; Ph.D., University of Iowa

DEREK JACKSON, Assistant Professor of Business 
B.A., Viterbo University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix

PEGGY JOHNSON, Director of Writing Services; Lecturer of English 
B.S., State University of New York; M.A., University of North Dakota; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER JORDAN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
B.S., B.A., Hope College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

JOHN KERR, Associate Professor and Chair of English 
B.A., Truman State University; M.M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

BROTHER PETER KILLEEN, FSC, Learning Assistance Associate; Lecturer of Theology 
B.A., College of the Holy Cross; M.A., La Salle University; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

NED KIRK, Professor of Music 
B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; M.M., University of Massachusetts; D.M.A., University of Washington

TRICIA KLOSKY, Associate Professor of Social Science 
B.A., University of Minnesota–Duluth; M.A., University of North Dakota; Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Omaha

RANDY KRAINOCK, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology 
B.A., D.V.M., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Iowa

JOSHUA LALLAMAN, Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.S., University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; M.S., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Missouri

PRESTON LAWING, Associate Professor of Art and Design 
B.S., Appalachian State University; M.F.A., University of Florida

MITCHELL LAWSON, Director of Study Abroad; Career Services Associate 
B.A., University of Wisconsin–Whitewater; M.A., Bowling Green State University

TRACY LEHNERTZ, Associate Dean of International Programs; Coordinator of Academic Advising 
B.S., Winona State University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

LAUREN LEIGHTON, Periodicals and Assistant Reference Librarian 
B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana

BROOKE LENZ, Associate Professor of English 
B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CHUN CHIM (DAVID) LEUNG, Assistant Professor of Music 
B.M., Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; M.M., D.M.A., Eastman School of Music

NATHAN LIEN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
B.A., Wartburg College; Ph.D., The University of Iowa

ERICH LIPPMAN, Assistant Professor of History 
B.A., Asbury College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

MOLLY LOHNES, ESL Specialist 
B.S., MATESL, Iowa State University

MELISSA LUEDTKE, Associate Dean of Education; Associate Professor of Education 
B.A., Ed.D., Hamline University; M.A., University of Minnesota

DAVID LYNCH, Professor and Chair of Social Science 
B.A., Iowa State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California–Santa Barbara

BROTHER WILLIAM MANN, FSC, President; Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies 
B.A., The Catholic University of America; M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.A., Salve Regina University; D.Min., Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School; D.Hum., De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, honoris causa

THOMAS MARPE, Dean of the School of Business; Associate Professor of Business 
B.S., M.B.A., Winona State University; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

DEBRA MARTIN, Professor of Biology 
B.S., Upper Iowa University; Ph.D., University of Iowa

SHELLY McCALLUM-FERGUSON, Associate Professor and Chair of Business 
B.A., University of Western Ontario; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; D.B.A., St. Ambrose University

LAURA McCAULEY, Instructor of Education 
B.S., M.Ed., University of Minnesota

ROBERT McCOLL, Assistant Professor and Chair of Art and Design 
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.F.A., Ohio University

BROTHER PAULOS WELDAY MESMER, FSC, Director, Christ the Teacher Institute for Education; Associate Dean of Education; Associate Professor of Education 
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco

CHRISTIAN MICHENER, Professor of English; Director of Lasallian Honors Program 
B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri

MARIANN MILLER, Coordinator of Field Placements, School of Education 
B.S., College of Saint Teresa; M.Ed., University of Minnesota

WESLEY MILLER, Associate Professor of Social Science 
B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Loyola University

JEANNE MINNERATH, Associate Professor of Biology; Director of Allied Health Program 
B.S., St. Cloud State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

JAIME MUELLER, Associate Professor of Chemistry 
B.S., University of Wisconsin–Green Bay; Ph.D., University of Utah

JUDY MYERS, Professor of Theatre and Dance 
B.A., University of Michigan; M.F.A., University of Arizona

REVEREND PAUL NIENABER, SJ, Associate Professor of Physics
B.A., Thomas More College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana

LAURA OANES, Director of Fitzgerald Library 
B.S., Mankato State University; M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

MOLLY O’CONNOR, Assistant Professor of Psychology 
B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

PATRICK M. O’SHEA, Professor and Chair of Music 
B.M., Shenandoah Conservatory of Music; M.M., University of Illinois–Urbana; D.M.A., Arizona State University

STEPHEN PATTEE, Associate Professor and Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies 
B.A., University of California; M.C.S., Regent College; Ph.D., Marquette University

CHRISTOPHER PECKOVER, Assistant Professor of Education 
B.A., College of Saint Scholastica; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

ROGER PECKOVER, Director of Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching; Director of Assessment; Professor of Education 
B.A., McPherson College; M.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D. University of Kansas

ESTHER PERÁLEZ, Dean of Student Success 
B.A., Rocky Mountain College; M.S., Eastern Montana College; Ed.D., University of Minnesota

LORI PESIK, Catalog Librarian and Assistant Reference Librarian 
B.A., Luther College; M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

BLAKE PICKART, Assistant Professor of Business 
B.A., B.S., M.B.A., Winona State University

JOHN POLING, Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy 
B.U.S., The University of New Mexico; M.Div., Yale Divinity School; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

LAWRENCE PRICE, Associate Professor of Business 
B.A., J.D., The University of Miami; J.C.L., Catholic University of Leuven

MICHAEL RATAJCZYK, Assistant Professor of Business 
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

JOHN REED, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages 
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University

KEVIN RICKERT, Associate Professor of Philosophy 
B.A., St. Meinrad College; M.A., Ph.D., University of St. Thomas

VALERIE EDWARDS ROBESON, Associate Professor of Social Science 
B.A., Winona State University; M.S.W., University of Wisconsin–Madison

DARREN ROW, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics 
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University; M.S., South Dakota State University; Ph.D., Iowa State University

MATTHEW ROWLEY, Assistant Professor of Biology 
B.A., Saint Mary’s College of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

BROTHER STEPHEN RUSYN, FSC, Professor of English 
B.A., Catholic University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

PAUL SANNERUD, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance 
B.A., Augsburg College; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

SISTER JUDITH SCHAEFER, OP, Professor of Theology 
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University; M.P.S., Loyola University; M.Div., Aquinas Institute of Theology; Ph.D., Marquette University

STEVEN SCHILD, Associate Professor of Communication 
B.S., M.A., Winona State University; Ed.D., University of St. Thomas

TAMMY SCHMIDT, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance 
B.F.A., Texas Christian University; M.F.A., University of Oklahoma

JANEL SCHULTZ, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics 
B.S., M.S., South Dakota State University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota

ELIZABETH SEEBACH, Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology 
A.B., Washington University; M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

KRISTEN SELLKE, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics 
B.A., University of Minnesota–Morris; M.S., Ph.D., The University of Iowa

DENISE SHARROCK-MUELLER, Director of Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC); Instructor of English 
B.A., Moorhead State University; M.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., North Dakota State University

GREGORY L. SOBOLEWSKI, Professor of Theology 
A.S., Gogebic Community College; B.S., Marian College; Graduate work in Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University; Ph.D., Marquette University

DAVID SOKOLOWSKI, Associate Professor of English 
B.A., Saint Mary’s College; M.A., Ph.D., Marquette University

KAREN SORVAAG, Associate Professor and Chair of Education 
B.A., Augustana College; M.A., South Dakota State University; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

SCOTT SORVAAG, Associate Professor of Education; Director of General Education 
B.A., Augustana College; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

TERESA SPECK, Professor of Business 
B.A., College of Saint Teresa; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin–La Crosse; Certified Management Accountant

KENNETH STENSTRUP, Assistant Professor of Theology 
B.A., Creighton University; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

JOSEPH TADIE, Associate Professor of Philosophy 
B.A., Saint Mary’s College of Minnesota; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College

BETH TOBIAS, Co-Director, Nuclear Medicine Technology Program 
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.B.A., M.Ed., National Louis University

RUTH TORSTENSON LeMASTERS, Reference Librarian 
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., University of Wisconsin–La Crosse

RICHARD M. TRISTANO, Professor of History 
B.A., Manhattan College; M.A., Ph.D., New York University

LISA TRUAX, Assistant Professor of Art and Design 
B.A., Carthage College; M.F.A., Michigan State University

JASON UNDERFERTH, Performance Center Technical Director
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

CHANDU VALLURI, Assistant Professor of Business
B.Sc., University of Western Ontario; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

REBECCA VOGEL, Director and Instructor, De La Salle Language Institute
B.A., College of Saint Teresa; M.Ed., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

SIMON WACHIRA,  Teaching and Practice Coordinator; Lecturer of Education, Christ the Teacher Institute of Education 
B.S., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.Ed., The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

ROBYN WANGBERG, Assistant Professor of Physics 
B.A., Luther College; Ph.D., Oregon State University

PAUL WEINER, Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics 
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

SUSAN WINDLEY-DAOUST, Associate Professor and Chair of Theology 
B.A., Mary Washington College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University