Faculty and Administration

Administration: University

Office of the President

James (Jay) H. Barnes III, Ed.D. President
Ruben Rivera, Ph.D. Chief Diversity Officer

Office of the Provost

Debra K. Harless, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Provost
Randall S. Bergen, Ph.D. Associate Provost of CAPS, Seminary, and the Graduate School

Academic Deans

Diane L. Dahl, Ph.D. Dean of Health, Medical, and Social Sciences Division
Judith E. Landrum, Ph.D. Dean of Education and Ministries Division
Chad Osgood, M.S., A.T.C. Associate Dean of Health, Medical, and Social Sciences
William W. Paxton, Ed.D. Dean of Business and Leadership Division

Admissions

Kate Gunderson, M.A. Director of Admissions CAPS, Seminary, & GS

Financial Aid

Jeffrey D. Olson, M.B.A. Director of Financial Aid
Debra R. Cordova, B.A. Associate Director of Financial Aid
Marla J. Rupp, B.A. Associate Director of Financial Aid
Laura B. Ellwanger, B.A. Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Library

David R. Stewart, M.L.I.S. Director of University Libraries
Rhonda Gilbraith, M.L.I.S. Associate Director/Collection Development
Karen Dubay, M.L.S. Research and Instruction Librarian
Lyndi Fabbrini, M.L.I.S. Research and Instruction / Assessment Librarian
Kent T.K. Gerber, M.L.I.S. Digital Library Manager
Scott A. Kaihoi, M.L.I.S. Research and Instruction Librarian / Copyright Liaison
Kaylin Creason, B.A. Research and Instruction / Interlibrary Loan Librarian
Amy Reinhold, M.L.I.S. Materials Service Librarian
Earleen J. Warner, M.L.S. Reference and Instruction Librarian
Serena K. Giese, M.L.I.S. Research and Instruction / User Experience Librarian
Tim Senapatiratne, M.A., M.L.I.S., Ph.D. Research and Instruction Librarian
Sandra Oslund, M.A., M.L.I.S Collections Planning Manager

Registrar

Diane Krusemark, Ed.D Registrar
Lori Beyer, B.A. Associate Registrar, CAPS, Seminary, & GS

Student Life

Natalie Beazer, M.Ed. Director of Disability Resources and Services
David Broza, M.A. Director of Career Development and Calling
Ryan T. Gunderson, M.A. Dean of Student Success and Retention
Miriam Hill, Ph.D. Director of Counseling Services
Elizabeth K. Miller, R.N. Director of Health Services
 

Administration: Graduate School

Randall S. Bergen, Ph.D. Associate Provost of CAPS, Seminary, and the Graduate School
Ryan T. Gunderson, M.A. Dean of Student Success and Retention
Ross Jahnke, Ed.D. Dean of Academic and Business Operations
Diane Dahl, Ph.D., RN Dean of Nursing and CAPS-GS Health, Medical, and Social Science Programs
Judith Landrum, Ph.D. Dean of Education and Ministries Division
William W. Paxton, Ed.D. Dean of Business and Leadership Division; Program Director, MBA
Chad Osgood, M.S., A.T.C. Associate Dean of Health, Medical and Social Sciences, Program Director, Athletic Training
Kandice J. Bierle, M.A. Academic Quality & Assessment Manager
Bailee Humphrey, B.A. Lead Administrative Assistant

Business and Leadership Division

The business and leadership division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in business and leadership.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

L. J. "Sam" Helgerson, Ph.D. Program Director, Strategic Leadership
William W. Paxton, Ed.D. Program Director, MBA

Education Division

The education division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in education. Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak, M.Ed. Program Director, Work-Based Learning License; Teachers of Computer, Keyboarding, and Related Technology Applications License
Katie Bonawitz, Ed.D. Program Director, Special Education
Jessica Daniels, Ph.D. Program Director, Leadership in Higher Education
Gregory R. Nelson, M.Ed. Program Director, International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Tracy Reimer, Ph.D. Program Director, Leadership in K-12 Education
Molly J. Wickam, Ph.D. Program Director, Teaching; Director, Academic Resource Center
Lisa Silmser, Ed.D. Program Director, Education K-12

Health, Medical, and Social Sciences Division

The health, medical, and social sciences division oversees academic matters pertaining to the graduate programs in health, medical, and social sciences.  Faculty members and academically qualified administrators are designated as program directors for graduate programs.

Chad Osgood, M.S., A.T.C. Associate Dean of Health, Medical, and Social Sciences; Program Director, Athletic Training
Jane M. Wrede, Ph.D. Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery
Jennifer Nelson, Ph.D. Program Director, Counseling
Wallace D. Boeve, Ed.D. Program Director, Physician Assistant
Wendy Thompson, DNP, MPH, PHN, RN Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Department of Nursing

Diane Dahl, Ph.D. Dean of Nursing
Jane M. Wrede, Ph.D. Program Director, Nurse-Midwifery
Wendy Thompson, DNP, MPH, PHN, RN Program Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Faculty advisor: Each student is assigned a faculty advisor.

Thesis advisor: The thesis advisor will supervise the preparation and defense of the Master's Capstone.

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