Oct 17, 2018  
2017-2018 Winona Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Winona Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Roster



Board of Trustees

MARY BURRICHTER, Winona, MN

BROTHER KEVIN CONVEY, FSC, Chicago, IL

JOHN DOMANICO, Chicago, IL

MICHAEL G. DOUGHERTY, Burnsville, MN, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

MARILYN FROST, Winona, MN

BROTHER NICK GONZALEZ, FSC, El Paso, TX

ROGER HAYDOCK, Spearfish, SD

JAMES HORAN, Chicago, 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

KAYE O’LEARY, Wayzata, MN

PETER PEARSON, Sarasota, FL

BROTHER DAVID POOS, FSC, Memphis, TN

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

TERRANCE RUSSELL, Mendota Heights, MN, Treasurer, Board of Trustees

BROTHER LARRY SCHATZ, FSC, Burr Ridge, IL

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

JOHN SMARRELLI, JR., Memphis, TN

WALTER E. SMITHE III, Chicago, IL

CELESTE SUCHOCKI, Valley View, OH

Dr. ANN TRAUSCHT, Mundelein, IL

MARY PAT WLAZIK, Gresham, OR

 

Trustees Emeriti

Thomas F. Meagher, Burr Ridge, IL

Loras H. Sieve, Edina, MN

David Thies, Edina, MN

Bernie Wagnild, Minneapolis, MN

Council of Regents, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs

Ed Dieter, St. Paul, MN

John G. Doherty, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Janice M. Johnson, Hopkins, MN

Walter Jungbauer, Stillwater, MN

Dr. Craig Junker, Fridley, MN

Farley Kaufmann, Minneapolis, MN

Elizabeth Kautz, Burnsville, MN, Chair, Council of Regents

Chris Kobold, Minneapolis, MN

Christine R. Kowalski, North Oaks, MN

Dale Kurschner, Minnetonka, MN

Matt Mahmood, Hopkins, MN

Lindsay McCabe, Edina, MN, Vice Chair, Council of Regents

Jack Neveaux, Wayzata, MN

Hamid Quraishi, Winona, MN

Dr. Jill M. Reilly, Bloomington, MN

Keith Ryskowski, Apple Valley, MN

Scott Thomas, Eagan, MN

John Wade, Rochester, MN

Tim Weir, Rochester, MN

Kathy R. Wilde, Minneapolis, MN

Amanda Ziebell-Finley, Minneapolis, MN

President’s Cabinet

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; D.Hum., De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, honoris causa

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

Audrey Kintzi, ACFRE, M.S., Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
B.S., M.S., Mankato State University

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

Benjamin Murray, C.P.A., M.P.A., 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, Ed.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
B.A., Kutztown University; M.A., Immaculata College; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer and 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

Office of President Emeritus

Brother Louis DeThomasis, FSC, Ph.D., President Emeritus
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, Edmond A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; Ph.D., The Union Institute and University

Academic Affairs

Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer and 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

Mark Barber, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean - College
B.A., Saint Mary’s College of California; M.A., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., Marquette University

Michael Charron, M.F.A., Dean of Arts and Humanities 
B.A., Saint Mary’s College; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

Sarah Ferguson, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean - SGPP
B.A., Drake University; M.S.W., M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Rebecca Hopkins, Ed.D., Dean of Education
B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Thomas Marpe, Ed.D., Dean of Business and Technology
B.A., M.B.A., Winona State University; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Todd Reinhart, Sc.D., Dean of Sciences and Health Professions
B.A., Hamline University; M.A. Duquesne University; Sc.D., Harvard University

Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary

Very Reverend Robert Horihan, Rector
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Ph.L., The Catholic University of America

Winona Campus Office and Personnel

Mark Barber, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean - College
Barbara Schmidtknecht, Administrative Assistant to Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
 

Accreditation and Compliance

Robin Hemenway, Director

Admissions

Dan Meyer, Vice President for Enrollment
Lindsey Darling, Director of Student Recruitment
Suzanne Deranek, Director for Admission
Conner Ellinghuysen, Senior Admission Counselor
JoAnn Frahm, Administrative Assistant/Visit Coordinator
Nicole Gerdes, Director of Operations
Tim Gleason, Admission Counselor 
Brenda Jones, 
Assistant Regional Director of Admission
Mark Kormann, Senior Director of Admission
Mo Moos, Assistant Regional Director of Admission
Andrea Moore, Assistant Director of Events and Experiences
Vivien Skranka, International Admission Counselor
 

Alumni Relations

Audrey Kintzi, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Robert Fisher, Director 
Christine Ellinghuysen, Assistant Director
Sabrina Kelly, Associate Director
Patricia Beech, Alumni Relations Coordinator

Allied Health Programs

Jeanne Minnerath, Director

Assessment

Roger Peckover, Director

Athletics

Nicole Fennern, Athletic Director
Niels Anderson, Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach
Amber Bartholomew, Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach
Ward Berndt, Head Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Coach; Assistant Track and Field Coach
Sam Borawski, Assistant Softball Coach
Corbin Bowers, Head Men’s Soccer Coach 
Neil Cassidy, Head Women’s Soccer Coach
Jill Collum, Head Athletic Trainer
Blake Duden, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Emily Franz, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Chris Gaskin, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach
Jeffrey Halberg, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach; Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach 
Jackie Kiecker, Head Volleyball Coach
Tyler Zepeda, Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach
Marissa Lindback, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jennifer Miller, Head Softball Coach; Associate Athletic Director/SWA
Greg Moore, Head Women’s Hockey Coach
William Moore, Head Men’s Hockey coach
Donald Nadeau, Sports Information Director
Trevor Oakes, Assistant Baseball Coach, Pitching Coach
Blake Peterson, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Brent Pollari, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
J. Reszka, Assistant Men’s Hockey Coach, Ice Arena Manager
Jamison Rusthoven, Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Matt Sagar, Strength and Conditioning Coach
Amber Sorenson, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
Nicholas Winecke, Head Baseball Coach; Associate Athletic Director
Toni Winter, Athletic Department Office Manager
TBD, Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach
TBD, Assistant Volleyball Coach
TBD, Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach

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
Kelly Boice, Controller
Kimberly Gibbs, Student Accounts Specialist
Bruce Greenwood, Student Accounts Specialist
Paul Wildenborg, Payroll Director

Campus Ministry

Colleen Dunne, Director
Kirsten Rotz, Campus Minister

Campus Safety

Jason Mork, Director

Campus Services

Chris Kendall, Associate Vice President

Cardinal

Robert Conover, Moderator

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Roger Peckover, Director

Central Services

Tami Lubinski, Office Coordinator

Counseling Services

Ruth Mathews, Director of Counseling Services
Holly Courtenay, Counselor
Nazeer Zerka, Counselor

DeLaSalle Language Institute

Rebecca Vogel, Director
Molly Lohnes, ESL Specialist
 

Development

Audrey Kintzi, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Ashley Bollig, Development Operations Coordinator
Sherry Boynton, Development Assistant
Nancy Brown, Senior Development Director-Winona
Carol Byrne, Database Coordinator
Christine Ellinghuysen, Assistant Director Saint Mary’s Fund/Alumni Relations
Brandon Gustafson, Corporate Foundation and Government Support
Sarah Harris, Senior Development Director-Chicago
Coral Logan, Records, Research & Gift Processing Specialist
Matthew Lunde, Prospect Management Director
Denny Majewski, Development Director-FGI and Lasallian Formation 
Jo Nesler, Assistant to the Vice President
Anthony Piscitiello, Senior Advancement Director
Andrea Pengra, Saint Mary’s Fund Director
Annette Roth, Senior Development Director-Twin Cities
Megan Sadowski, Director of Operations and Donor Stewardship
Adam Stasica, Development Director-Chicago
Nancy Wiltgen, Senior Development Director–Planned Gifts

Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

David Miliotis, Director of Human Resources

Event Services

Kathy Pederson, Director

Financial Aid

Paul Terrio, Director
Annette Collins, Associate Director
Lena Collister, Assistant Director
Joy Kelly Rockwell, Associate Director
Leah Mensink-Jacobson, Assistant Director

First Generation Initiative & Countdown to College

Alisa Macksey, Executive Director
Octavia Brown, Director
Anne Conway, Literacy Specialist
 

Fitzgerald Library

Laura Oanes, Director
TBD, 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

David Miliotis, Director
Ashley Zweep, Human Resources Generalist
Abbie Henningson, Administrative Assistant

Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary

Very Reverend Robert Horihan, Rector
Reverend Martin Schaefer, Vice-Rector

Institutional Effectiveness

Tracy Lehnertz, Director

Institutional Research

Kara Wener, Director of Institutional Research
Jennifer Kuderer, Institutional Research Associate

Instructional Technology

Jason Spartz, Director

International Center

Tracy Lehnertz, Associate Dean of International Programs
Vicki McDonald, Coordinator of Study Abroad and International Center Associate
Vivien Skranka, Coordinator of International Student Services
Rebecca Vogel, Director of De La Salle Language Institute

Intramurals

Amber Sorenson, Director

Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries

Rob McColl, Director

Marketing and Communication

Stacia Vogel, Assistant Vice President, Brand Management
Kassondra Burtis,  Marketing and Social Media Specialist
Bob Conover, Senior Communication Director
Virginia Copeman, Web Specialist
Denise Hamernik, Graphic Designer
Lauran Hundshamer, Director of Strategic Marketing
Scott Kneeskern, Director of Creative Services
Terri Lieder, Creative Director
Monta May, Director of Website and Web Development
Deborah Nahrgang, Communication Director
Stacy Popp, Marketing and Communication Coordinator
Dane Whitehead, Digital Content and Video Specialist

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts at the Valéncia Performing Arts Center

Jamie Schwaba, Managing Director
Tammy Schmidt, Director of Dance

Mission

Timothy Gossen, Vice President for Mission and Student Life

Performance Center

Theresa Remick, General Manager
Jason Underferth, Technical Director
Lucas Chase, Audience Services Manager

President

Brother William Mann, FSC, President
Ann Merchlewitz, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Peggy Walters, Executive Assistant to the President
 

Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC)

Denise Sharrock-Mueller, Director

Registrar

Christopher Verch, Registrar

Residence Life

Nathan Wagar, Director

Student Activities

TBD, Director

Student Life

Timothy Gossen, Vice President for Mission and Student Life
Charissa Jakusz, Dean of Students

Student Success Center

Esther Perález, Dean of Student Success

Academic Advising

Anne Thurmer, Student Success Specialist/Student Transitions
Bethany Mota Gonzalez, Student Success Specialist/Academic Advisor

Access Services  

Karen Hemker, Director 

Career Services & Internships

Michael Hagerty, Director 

Learning Assistance

Joseph Dulak, Director

 Writing Services

Peggy Johnson, Director

Study Abroad

Vicki McDonald, Coordinator of Study Abroad and International Center Associate

Technology/Computer Center

Tianna Jonhson, Director of IT and User Services
Thomas Leach, User Services Manager
Heda Najmaie, Application Manager
Mike Ziegler, Network Operation Manager

Title IX

Ann Merchlewitz, Title IX Coordinator

Wellness Center

Christina Nitti, 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

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 Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean; 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

CHRISTINE BEECH, Assistant Professor of Business and Director of Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies 
B.S., Excelsior College; M.S., D.M. candidate, University of Maryland University College

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

JIMMY BICKERSTAFF, Associate Professor and Co-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 of Chemistry 
B.A., Carleton College; M.S., University of Colorado; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison

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 Arts and Humanities; Professor of Theatre and Dance 
B.A., Saint Mary’s College; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

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

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

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

KEVIN DENNIS, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics
B.A., Luther College; M.S., Michigan State University; Ph.D., Central Michigan University

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

GARY DIOMANDES, 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

WALTER ELDER, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University; M.F.A., University of Oklahoma

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/Academic 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

DONALD HEIER, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics 
B.S., South Dakota State University; M.S., Sc.D., Dakota State University

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

JENNIFER HERDINA, ESL Instructor
B.A., B.S., Winona State University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University

REBECCA HOPKINS, Dean of Education
B.A., M.A., Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

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

SHAHID HUSSAIN, Assistant Professor of Business 
B.L., University of Karachi; M.B.A., University of Central Missouri; M.S., University of North Texas; Certified Public Accountant

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; Certified Public Accountant

PEGGY JOHNSON, Director of Writing Services 
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 of English 
B.A., Truman State University; M.M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

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

TRACY LEHNERTZ, Associate Dean of International Programs 
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 and Chair of English 
B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Ph.D., North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

ERICH LIPPMAN, Associate 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, Professor of Education 
B.A., Ed.D., Hamline University; M.A., University of Minnesota

DAVID LYNCH, Professor 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 Business and Technology; 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

ZAKARY MAYO, Assistant Professor of Business 
B.S., Castleton University; M.B.A., College of St. Joseph

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

VICKI McDONALD, Coordinator of Study Abroad and International Center Associate 
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

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 and Chair 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

JOHN NEBECK, Assistant Professor of Business 
B.S., M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana; Ph.D., Capella University

JOHN PAUL NGESO, Teaching Practice Coordinator; Lecturer of Education, Christ the Teacher Institute of Education 
B.Ed., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.Ed., The Catholic University of Eastern Africa

REVEREND PAUL NIENABER, SJ, Associate Professor and Chair 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

BENJAMIN PAULI, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., Lawrence University; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue 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, Instructor of Business 
B.A., B.S., M.B.A., Winona State University

DEBORAH PISCITIELLO, Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., Winona State University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Capella 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; Certified Business Intelligence Professional

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

TODD REINHART, Dean of Sciences and Health Professions
B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Duquesne University; Sc.D., Harvard 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

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, 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 and Chair 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

VIVIEN SKRANKA, Coordinator of International Student Services 
B.S., Winona State University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

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

KENNETH STENSTRUP, Assistant Professor of Theology 
B.A., Creighton University; M.A. School of Theology at Claremont; 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

ANNE THURMER, Student Success Specialist/Student Transitions
B.A., M.A., Winona State University

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, Associate 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

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, Associate 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