Faculty

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Jessica Aakre, 2014. Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science. 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 Theatre Arts. 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 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.

Alyssum Anderson, 2019. BUILD Residential Supervisor and Instructor. B.A. in Athletic Training, Bethel University, 2010. M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, Bethel University.

Ryan Anderson, 2017. BUILD Internship Supervisor and Instructor. B.S. in Elementary Education, Taylor University, 2008. M.B.A., Bethel University, 2017.

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Becki Beckman, 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.

Steven Bennett, 2017. Associate Professor of Education. B.S. in Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, 1984. M.S. in Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, 1986. Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 2017.

Katie Bonawitz, 2007. Associate 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. 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. BUILD Assistant Director and Instructor. 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 Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science. 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. Athletic Training Program Director and Associate Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science. 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. BUILD Internship Supervisor and Instructor. B.S. in Biology, Bethel University.

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Andrew Fernelius, 2017. Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and 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 BUILD. 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.

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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.

Jon Herbrechtsmeyer, 2002. Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and 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. B.S. in Music Education, Minot State University, 1978. M.A. in Choral Conducting, University of Minnesota, 1994.

Brianna Huston, 2018, Adjunct Instructor of BUILD. B.S. in Exercise Science, North Dakota State University, 2014. 

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Leah Jackson, 2016. Assistant Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science. B.S., Exercise Science, Bethel University, 2009. D.P.T., Physical Therapy, Saint Catherine University, 2012.

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

Kristin Krueger, 2019. Adjunct Instructor of Communication Studies. B.A. in Communication, Bethel University, 2005. M.A. in Communication, Bethel University, 2010.

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Katelyn Lane, 2016, BUILD Residential Supervisor and Instructor. 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 Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science. B.S. in Education, Southern Illinois Unversity, 2012. M.A. in Education, University of Minnesota, 2015.

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

Jan Mrozinski, 2016. Adjunct Instructor of Special Education. B.A. in Individual/Family Studies, Kent State University, 1993. M.A. in Professional Counseling, Colorado Christian University, 1997. M.Ed. in Emotionally and Behaviorally Disordered, Specific Learning Disabilities, Bethel University, 2003.

Kristi Murchie, 2017. BUILD Residential Supervisor and Instructor. B.A. in Spanish, Bethel University, 2004.

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Andrew Parnell, 2017. Adjunct Instructor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science. 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 Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science. B.A. in Physical Education, University of Minnesota, 1964.

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Jessica Samens, 2009. 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.

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

Jason Steffenhagen, 2015. Adjunct Assistant Professor of General Education. B.A. in Business, Bethel University, 2004. M.A. in Theological Studies, Lee University, 2010. D.Min. in Church Leadership, Bethel Seminary, 2017.

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Arthur Terry, 2006. Associate Professor of Communication Studies. 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.

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Jonathan Veenker, 1988. Associate Professor of Music. B.A., Bethel University, 1984. M.M., University of Minnesota, 1987. Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1993.

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Laura Wennstrom, 2015. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art. B.A. in Studio Art, North Park University, 2009. M.F.A. in New Media, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015.

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 Theatre. B.A. in Theatre Arts, Bethel College, 1978. M.A. in Theatre Arts, Moorhead State University, 1981.

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