Aug 02, 2021  
2020-2021 Winona Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Winona Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Roster



Board of Trustees

JENNIFER BARYL, Chicago, IL

BROTHER ROBERT BIMONTE, FSC, Bronx, NY

REV. JAMES P. BURNS, IVD, Ph.D., Winona, MN, President, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

MARY BURRICHTER, Winona, MN

BROTHER JACK CURRAN, FSC, Bronx, NY

JOHN DOMANICO, DDS, Chicago, IL

BROTHER MICHAEL FEHRENBACH, FSC, Burr Ridge, IL

RAFFI FESTEKJIAN, M.B.A., Winchester, MA

MARILYN FROST, Ph.D., Winona, MN

ROGER HAYDOCK, Spearfish, SD

JAMES HORAN, Chicago, IL

MARK JACOBS, Venice, CA

AMY JOHNSON, Monee, IL

BROTHER THOMAS JOHNSON, FSC, Chicago, IL

MICHAEL LAAK, Maple Grove, MN

BROTHER MICHAEL McGINNISS, FSC, Philadelphia, PA

BROTHER MICHAEL O’HERN, FSC, New York, NY

KAYE O’LEARY, Wayzata, MN

BROTHER DAVID POOS, FSC, Memphis, TN

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

TERRANCE RUSSELL, Mendota Heights, MN, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

SANDRA SIMON, Jupiter, FL, Secretary, Board of Trustees

JOHN SMARRELLI, JR., Ph.D., Cherry Hill, NJ

ANGELA STEGER, Wilmette, IL

GREGORY STEVENS, Roseville, MN, Treasurer, Board of Trustees

ANN TRAUSCHT, MD, Mundelein, IL

MARCY VAN FOSSEN, Ph.D., Winona, MN

JOHN WADE, Rochester, MN

MARY PAT WLAZIK, Plymouth, MN

 

 

Council of Regents, Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs

Edward Dieter, St. Paul, MN

John G. Doherty, Eagan, MN

Robert Edwards, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Janice M. Johnson, Hopkins, MN

Walter Jungbauer, Stillwater, MN

Dr. Craig Junker, Fridley, MN

Elizabeth Kautz, Burnsville, MN

Chris Kobold, Minneapolis, MN

Matt Mahmood, Edina, MN

Amanda Ziebell Mawanda, Minneapolis, MN

Lindsay McCabe, Edina, MN

Jack Neveaux, Wayzata, MN

Hamid Quraishi, Winona, MN

Dr. Jill M. Reilly, Bloomington, MN

Keith Ryskowski, Apple Valley, MN

Tim Weir, Rochester, MN

Kathy R. Wilde, Minneapolis, MN

 

President’s Cabinet

Rev. James P. Burns, IVD, Ph.D., President
B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.A., University of St. Thomas; M.Div., St. Paul Seminary’s School of Divinity; Ph.D., Northeastern University

Andrew Dirksen, M.A., Chief of Staff
B.A., College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University; M.A., Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary 

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

Audrey Kintzi, ACFRE, M.S., Vice President for Advancement and Communication
B.S., M.S., Mankato State University

Brother Stephen Markham, FSC, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry
B.A., M.Ed., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Ph.D. Fordham University

Ann E. Merchlewitz, J.D., General Counsel and University Secretary
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., Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; CPA, Minnesota State Board of Accountancy; M.P.A., University of Minnesota

Brian Schmisek, Ph.D., Provost and Dean of the Faculties
B.A., North Dakota State University; M.A., University of Mississippi; M.A., The Catholic University of America; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Brother Robert Smith, FSC, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Presidential Initiatives and Special Advisor to the President
B.A., Saint Mary’s College; M.A., United Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Marquette University

Office of Presidents Emeriti

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

Brother William Mann, FSC, President Emeritus
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

Academic Affairs

Brian Schmisek, Ph.D., Provost and Dean of Faculties
B.A., North Dakota State University; M.A., Univeristy of Mississippi; M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Lynn Albee, Ed.D., Acting Dean of Education
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Ed.D., National-Louis University

Timothy Albers, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
B.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.S. Capella University

Andrea Carroll-Glover, Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Programs
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.B.A., Capella University

Robin Hemenway, Ph.D., Director of Accredidation and Compliance
B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Alisa Macksey, Dean of Student Success and First Generation Initiative
B.A., Sant Mary’s College of California; M.A., Gonzaga University

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

Susan Cosby Ronnenberg, Ph.D., Dean of the College
B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

Eden Wales Freedman, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculties and Academic Affairs
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Michelle Wieser, Ph.D., Dean of Business and Technology
B.A.J., University of Missouri; M.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

 

College Faculty and Academic Administrators

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LYNN ALBEE, Acting Dean of Education; Assistant Professor and Chair of Education
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Ed.D., National-Louis University

CAROLYN JURSA AYERS, Professor of English and World Languages; Associate Dean of General Education
B.A., M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of Chicago

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

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

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

CHRISTINE BEECH, Assistant Professor of Business andCommunication; 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; Associate Dean of Sciences 
B.S., University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

JIMMY BICKERSTAFF, Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts 
B.A., Lawrence University; M.F.A., DePaul University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

KYLE BLACK, Associate Professor of English and World 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

TAMMY BRIANS, Literacy Specialist; First Generation Initiative Coordinator
B.A., M.A., Winona State University

OCTAVIA BROWN, Coordinator of Countdown to College
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

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

PATRICIA CALTON, Associate 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 Business and Communication 
B.A., Mankato State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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

NICOLE CIULLA, Assistant Professor of English and World Languages
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.A., University of South Dakota

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

JENNIFER COCHRAN-BIEDERMAN, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.S., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Univeristy of Minnesota

SUSAN COSBY RONNENBERG, Dean of the College; Professor of English and World Languages
B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., The University of Oklahoma

HEIDI DAHLMANN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Wisconsin Lutheran College; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., ETH Zurich University

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

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

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

WALTER ELDER, Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts
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

BETHANY MOTA GONZALEZ, Director of Advising
B.A., M.S., Winona State University

ANASTASIA GOODWIN, Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts
B.F.A, University of Central Missouri; M.F.A., University of Washington

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

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

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

ERIC HEUKESHOVEN, Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts 
B.A., University of Minnesota; M.S., Indiana University

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

SHAHID HUSSAIN, Assistant Professor of Business and Communication
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, Associate Professor and Chair of Business and Communication
B.A., Viterbo University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; Certified Public Accountant

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

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

NED KIRK, Professor and Chair of Fine and Performing Arts
B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music; M.M., University of Massachusetts; D.M.A., University of Washington

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

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

DAVID KWON, Assistant Professor of Theology
B.A. Sogang University; M.A., M.Div., The University of Chicago; M.B.A., John Hopkins University; Ph.D. candidate Boston College

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 Librarian 
B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana

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

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

ERICH LIPPMAN, Associate Professor of History and Social Science 
B.A., Asbury College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

MOLLY LOHNES, ESL Specialist and International Center Associate
B.S., MATESL, Iowa State University

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

MARISOL MARTINEZ, Advisor; First Generation Initiative and Countdown to College Assistant Coordinator
B.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

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

SHELLY McCALLUM-FERGUSON, Professor of Business and Communication
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 and Communication
B.S., Castleton University; M.B.A., College of St. Joseph

ROBERT McCOLL, Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.F.A., Ohio University

CHRISTIAN MICHENER, Professor of English and World Languages; 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

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 Fine and Performing Arts 
B.A., University of Michigan; M.F.A., University of Arizona

LAURA OANES, Director of University Library Services
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 of Fine and Performing Arts
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

DENNIS PEDRICK, Assistant Professor of Business and Communication
B.S. Western Kentucky University; M.S., Ph.D., The University of Memphis

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

ADAM POTTHAST, Interim Director of Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching; Professor of Education
B.A. Truman State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut at Storrs

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

MICHAEL RATAJCZYK, Associate Professor of Business and Communication
B.A., M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; Certified Business Intelligence Professional

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

TODD REINHART, Dean of Sciences and Health Professions; Professor of Biology 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 History and Social Science 
B.A., Winona State University; M.S.W., University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

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

TAMMY SCHMIDT, Assistant Professor of Fine and Performing Arts 
B.F.A., Texas Christian University; M.F.A., University of Oklahoma

ELIZABETH SEEBACH, 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 Physics 
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 and World Languages 
B.A., Moorhead State University; M.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., North Dakota State University

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

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

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

JASON SPARTZ, Director of Instructional Technology
B.A.; Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota; 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

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

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

CHRISTOPHER VERCH, Registrar
B.A., Northland College; M.A., Bellevue University

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

ROBYN WANGBERG, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
B.A., Luther College; Ph.D., Oregon State University

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

MICHELLE WIESER, Dean of Business and Technology
B.A.J., University of Missouri; M.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

TAYLOR ZANOTTI, Testing Coordinator and Student Support Specialist
B.S., Winona State University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse