Faculty

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Jessica Aakre, 2014. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Athletic Training, Bethel University, 2013. M.S. in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration, University of Minnesota, 2014.

Brent Adams1999. Associate Professor of Music and Theatre. B.A. in Theatre, University of Kentucky, 1985. M.F.A. in Acting, University of Minnesota, 1991.

Leigh Anne Adams, 2006. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and Theatre. B.A. in Theatre and Speech Education, University of Kentucky, 1981. M.A. in Theatre, University of Kentucky, 1983. M.F.A. in Directing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1985.

Dawn Allen, 2014Adjunct Instructor of BUILD. B.A. in Elementary and Special Education, Moorhead State University, 1998. M.Ed. in Special Education, Bethel University, 2005.

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Katie Bonawitz, 2007. Professor of Special Education. B.S., St. Cloud State University, 1996. M.Ed. in Special Education, Bethel University, 2005. Ed.D. in Special Education Administration, Bethel University, 2013.

Heather Bren, 2017. Adjunct Associate Professor of Art and Design. B.A. in Graphic Design, Studio Art, University of Northwestern- St Paul, 1999. M.F.A. in Ceramics, University of Kansas, 2003.

Lisa Bjork, 2017. Adjunct Instructor of BUILD. B.A. in Secondary Education/Language Arts, Bethel University, M.Ed. in Special Education, Bethel University.

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Christopher Carroll, 2010. Associate Professor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Business, Bethel College, 2004. M.Ed. in Exercise Science, University of Minnesota, 2007. Ph.D. in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology, University of Minnesota, 2013.

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Neal Dutton, 1980. Associate Professor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A.Ed. in Physical Education, Eastern Washington University, 1979. M.S. in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, South Dakota State University, 1980.

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Sarah Eckert, 2018. Adjunct Instructor of BUILD. B.S. in Biology, Bethel University.

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Andrew Fernelius, 2017. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Speech Communications/Education and Coaching, University of St. Thomas, 1993. M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary, 2000.

Roman Foore, 2018. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Kinesiology, Texas Lutheran University, 1998. 

Joel Frederickson, 1996. Professor of Psychology. B.A. in Psychology, Bethel College, 1989. M.A. in Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1992. Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/Social Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1997.

Stephen Franklin, 2021. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences.

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Merrin Guice-Gill, 2019. Associate Professor of Music and Theatre. B.A. in Voice Performance, Spelman College, 2002. M.M. in Choral Conducting, Rutgers University, 2004. D.M.A. in Choral Conducting, University of Wisconsin, 2009.

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Alyssa Hamre Kontak, 2014. Assistant Professor of Physics. B.S. in Physics, Wheaton College, 2008. M.S. in Physics, University of Minnesota, 2011.

Misty Harper-Anderson, 2022. Adjunct Instructor for BUILD. B.A. in Christian Studies, Grand Canyon University, 2016. M.Div., Grand Canyon Theological Seminary, 2020.

Jon Herbrechtsmeyer, 2002. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Business/Organizational Management, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1992. M.S. in Physical Education/Sport Management, Wayne State College, 1994.

Paula Holmberg, 2018. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and Theatre. B.S. in Music Education, Minot State University, 1978. M.A. in Choral Conducting, University of Minnesota, 1994.

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Curtis Kettler, 2018. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music and Theatre. B.A. in Church Music, Crown College, 2007. M.Mus. in Choral Studies, University of Cambridge, UK, 2013.

Megan Kirchoff, 2011. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Human Environmental Studies, University of Missouri, 2009. M.Ed. in Sports Management, University of Minnesota, 2010.

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Nicole Lambrecht, 2021. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music. B.F.A. in K-12 Choral Music Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012. M.M. in Music Education with a Conducting Specialization, Colorado State University, 2019.

Katelyn Lane, 2016. Adjunct Instructor of BUILD. B.A. in Communication, Bethel University, 2009. M.Ed. in Student Affairs, Regent University, 2016.

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Michael McElroy, 2019. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.S. in Education, Southern Illinois Unversity, 2012. M.A. in Education, University of Minnesota, 2015.

Elisabeth Meier, 2012. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.S. in Exercise Science, Bethel University, 2012.

Tiffany Moore, 2021. Adjunct Instructor of Languages and Cultures. B.A. in Deaf Education, English, Secondary Education, Augustana College, 2001. M.A. in Reading and Literacy, University of St. Thomas, 2007.

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Doug Novak, 2013. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Psychology, University of Tennessee, 1990. M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, Clemson University, 1992.

Marlena Nord, 2020. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.S. in Geology, Macalester College, 1984. 

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Andrew Parnell, 2017. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Physical Education, K-12, Bethel University, 2006. M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Walden University, 2008.

James Pearson, 2013. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.A. in Physical Education, University of Minnesota, 1964.

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Jaran Roste, 2021. Adjunct Instructor of BUILD. B.A. in Social Studies Education, Business, and Political Science, Bethel University, 2021.

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Jessica Samens, 2009. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. in Communication, Winona State University, 2004. M.A. in Speech Communication, Minnesota State University-Mankato, 2006. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017.

Christopher Shofner, 2021. Associate Professor of Communication Studies. B.A. in Mass Media, Henderson State University, 2005. M.F.A. in Electronic Art, University of Cincinnati, 2008.

Kevin Shull, 1997. Adjunct Instructor of Music and Theatre. B.A. in Music Education, University of Kansas, 1987. M.M. in Music Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996.

Marcus Simmons, 2020. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. in Music Performance/Music Education, University of Maryland/Baltimore County, 2011. M.M. in Voice Performance, Miami University, 2013. D.M. in Voice Performance, Pedagogy & Literature, Indiana University, 2019.

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Becki Tate, 2017. Adjunct Instructor of American Sign Language. B.A. in Elementary Education, Pre-primary, Bethel College, 2003. M.A. in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education, University of Minnesota, 2005.

Arthur Terry, 2006. Associate Professor of Communication Studies Emeritus. B.S. in TV/Radio Production, Syracuse University, 1976. M.A. in Film Production, Regent University, 1991. Ph.D. in Cinema Studies, Regent University, 1995.

Alyssa Tiedens, 2017. Adjunct Instructor of Applied Health Sciences. B.S. in Athletic Training, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2013. M.S. in Health Studies, Portland State University, 2016.

Brady Tongen, 2021. Adjunct Instructor of BUILD. B.A. in Communication, Bethel University, 2020.

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Lauren Van Gomple, 2018. Adjunct Instructor of Education. B.S. in Christian Ministry, Northwestern College, 2005. M.A. in Special Education with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bethel University, 2016.

Jonathan Veenker, 1988. Associate Professor of Music and Theatre. B.A. in Music Education and Applied Performance, Bethel University, 1984. M.M. in Vocal Performance, University of Minnesota, 1987. Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition, University of Minnesota, 1993.

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Jeffrey Wetzig, 2000. Professor of Art. B.A. in Art, Bethel College, 1992. M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing, Brooklyn College, 1994.

Stephen Whiting, 2006. Associate Professor of Business. B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, North Dakota State University, 1988. M.S. in Engineering Management, University of Dayton in Ohio, 1994. M.A. in Pastoral Counseling, Minnesota Graduate School of Theology, 2003. M.A. in Theological Studies, Bethel Seminary, 2007.

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Meg Zauner, 1997. Associate Professor of Music and Theatre. B.A. in Theatre Arts, Bethel College, 1978. M.A. in Theatre Arts, Moorhead State University, 1981.

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