Faculty

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Elizabeth Allen, Assistant Professor of Public Health
MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Erica Alley, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting
M.A., Gallaudet University; Ph.D., Gallaudet University

Christina Anderson, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.A., St Olaf College; MPT, St. Catherine University, St. Paul; DPT, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Jennifer Andrews-Gonzaga, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Certificate, Augsburg University; B.A., University of St Thomas, MN

B

Katherine Barrett, Associate Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.S., Creighton University; B.A., Creighton University; OTD, Creighton University

Rebeca Barroso, Associate Professor of Nursing
Certificate, College 1 Unknown; DNP, College 1 Unknown

Julie Bass, Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Janet Benz, Assistant Professor of Interprofessional Education
B.S., Viterbo University; M.A., Augsburg University; DNP, Augsburg University

Heather Bidinger, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., University of St Thomas, MN; M.S., St Louis University, Missouri

Claire Bischoff, Assistant Professor of Theology
Ph.D., Emory University

L. Jaynie Bjornaraa, Associate Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison; MPH, San Diego State University; M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Linda Buxell, Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.A., University of Southern California

C

Colleen Carpenter, Associate Professor of Theology
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Chicago

David Chapman, Associate Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; B.S., University of Iowa; M.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Michael Chovanec, Professor of Social Work
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; MSW, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Olivia Christensen, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Lewis Clark College; M.A., Loyola Univ Maryland

Cort Cieminski, Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of North Dakota Grand Forks; M.S., Boise State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Kari Colucci, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; B.S., St Catherine University; M.S., St Catherine University

Diane Compo Milow, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Utah; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; DNP, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Robert Connor, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Ph.D., Univ Pennsylvania Coll Gen Std

Darla Coss, Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
A.A., St Cloud State University; B.A., College of St. Scholastica; M.A., College of St. Scholastica; OTD, St Catherine University

D

Janet Dahlem, Associate Professor of Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., St Mary's University, Minnesota

Sarah Dahlen, Associate Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Stephanie de Sam Lazaro, Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; OTD, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Donna DeGracia, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., Ohio State University Columbus; MPAS, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Renee DeVries, Professor of Interprofessional Education
B.S., Northwstrn Health Sci Univ; D.C., Northwstrn Health Sci Univ; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Cynthia Dols Finn, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.A., College of St. Scholastica; M.A., University of Phoenix; M.S., University of Phoenix

E

Teresa Eide, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Vicki Ericson, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Century College; B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; DNP, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

F

Patricia Fahey Bacon, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Iowa Lakes Community College; B.S., Bethel University; MSN, Minnesota State University, Mankato; M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato; DNP, St Catherine University

Debra Filer, Professor of Nursing
A.A., Northland Community and Technical College; B.S., Bemidji State University; M.S., University of North Dakota Grand Forks; Ph.D., University of North Dakota Grand Forks

Patricia Finch Guthrie, Assistant Professor of Interprofessional Education
BSN, University of Iowa; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Diane Fittipaldi, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Ed.D., University of St Thomas, MN

John Fleming, Associate Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., University of St Thomas, MN

Brenda Frie, Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; Ed.D., St Cloud State University

G

Paula Gajewski-Mickelson, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting
B.A., Metropolitan State University; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Carol Geisler, Associate Professor of Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.A., Northern Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Laura Gilchrist, Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.A., Lawrence University; B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Patricia Gordon, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting
M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Yasemin Gunpinar, Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Marmara Univ; M.A.Ed., Marmara Univ; Ph.D., University of Florida

H

Linda Hadden, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S., Minneapolis Community and Technical College; B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; DNP, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Kristine Haertl, Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.S., Cardinal Stritch University; Ph.D., Capella University

Susan Hageness, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., St Olaf College; M.A., St Mary's University, Minnesota; DNP, Rush University

Heidi Hammond, Associate Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Kari Hartwig, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., St Olaf College; M.A., Clark University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sarah Hassebroek, Assistant Professor of Montessori
Ed.S., University of Iowa; B.A., University of South Dakota Vermillion; M.A., St Catherine University

Mary Hearst, Associate Professor of Public Health
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Nanette Hoerr, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., St Olaf College; M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; DNP, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Stacy Husebo, Instructor of Social Work
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; MSW, University of St Thomas, MN

Jennifer Hutson, Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago

I

Amy Ihlan, Associate Professor of Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
B.A., Macalester College; J.D., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Mary Ingman, Associate Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

J

Elaine James, Assistant Professor of Theology
B.A., Gordon College MA; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Th.M, Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Ingrid Johansen, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; MAN, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Brian Jonart, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant
MPT, Mayo Clinic Col of Med & Sci

K

Suzanne Kaback, Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Hobart/William Smith College; M.A.Ed., Boston University; Ed.D., University of Maine, Orono

Megan Kalina, Professor of Business Administration
B.A., St John's University; MBA, University of St Thomas, MN

Catherine Kelly, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Luther College; M.A.Ed., St Mary's University, Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Lisa Kiesel, Assistant Professor of Social Work
BSW, Augsburg University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Kara Koschmann, Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Valparaiso Universty; MSN, St Louis University, Missouri

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Mary Lagaard, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., St John's University; B.S., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; DNP, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Vicky Larson PBVM Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., South Dakota State University; M.S., South Dakota State University

David Lesniaski, Associate Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; MMU, University of Kansas; DMA, University of Arizona

Sook Lim, Associate Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
B.A., Ewha Womens University; M.A., Buffalo State, State University of New York; MLS, Buffalo State, State University of New York; M.A., Ewha Womens University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Karen Loewenson, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Christine Luna Munger, Professional Faculty of Theology
B.A., College of Saint Benedict; M.A., Creighton University; Ph.D., St Thomas University FL

M

Patricia MacGillivray, Assistant Professor of Nursing
DNP, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Robert Mackin, Associate Professor of Education
Ed.D., Bethel University

Deborah Madanayake, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., College of St. Scholastica; J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

Janet Marinelli, Assistant Professor of Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
B.S., Arkansas State University; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Catherine Marrs Fuchsel, Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Arizona State University; MSW, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ph.D., Arizona State University

Lisa Martin, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Meghan Mason, Assistant Professor of Public Health
MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

William McDonough, Professor of Theology
B.A., St John's University; STD, Alphonsian Academy, Lateran University

Jessica Miehe, Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Clark University; MSN, University of Iowa

Karen Mielke, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., Randolph-Macon Womans College; J.D., University of Montana; M.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Jennifer Miller, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison; MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Leslie Milteer, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
M.A., University of Nebraska Medical Center

Mary Moberg, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Gretchen Moen, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S., Normandale Community College; B.S., University of North Dakota Grand Forks; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; DNP, College of St. Scholastica

Anthony Molaro, Assistant Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
MLS, Dominican University IL; MLS, Dominican University IL; Ph.D., Dominican University IL

Leso Munala, Assistant Professor Master of Public Health
Ph.D., Univ Mass Amherst

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Kjersti Nelson, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; BSN, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Kelli Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
DPT, Mayo Clinic Col of Med & Sci

Paul Niemuth, Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Wisconsin - La Crosse; M.A., University of St Thomas, MN; D.Sc., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals

Emily Nowak, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

O

Deborah Organ, Professional Faculty of Theology
B.A., University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.A., Harvard University; MSW, University of St Thomas, MN

P

VaLinda Pearson, Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Iowa; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Cora Peine, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
M.S., Augsburg University

Margaret Pharris, Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Q

Dawn Quigley, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A.Ed., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

R

Paula Rabaey, Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.S., Boston University; M.A., Boston University

Sharon Radd, Assistant Professor of Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
B.S., University of Wisconsin - River Falls; B.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato; M.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato; Ed.D., University of St Thomas, MN

Mehrdad Rafiei, Assistant Professor of Health Informatics
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Lisa Richardson, Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Marlboro College; MSW, Bryn Mawr College

Sara Rippie, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.S., St Catherine University

Teresa Ripple, Assistant Professor of Montessori
Certificate, St. Catherine University, St. Paul; B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Sheri Ross, Associate Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
B.S., George Mason University; M.A., University of North Texas; M.A., University at Buffalo, State University of New York; M.S., University of North Texas; Ph.D., Florida State University

Joyce Rudenick, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Inver Hills Cmty College; B.S., Bethel University; M.A., St Catherine University; DNP, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

S

Karen Sames, Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison; MBA, University of St Thomas, MN; OTD, Chatham College

Laurie Sathe, Associate Professor of Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies
B.A., Concordia College Moorhead MN; M.A., University of St Thomas, MN; Ed.D., University of St Thomas, MN

John Schmitt, Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.A., Central College Iowa; M.S., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Jessica Scholl, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant
A.A.S., Anoka Technical College; B.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.A., St Catherine University

Debra Sellheim, Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of North Dakota Grand Forks; M.A., University of North Dakota Grand Forks; Ph.D., University of North Dakota Grand Forks

Gwendolyn Short, Associate Professor of Nursing
MSN, Univ Kentucky Lexington; DNP, Univ Kentucky Lexington

Laurie Sieve, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.A., Rochester Community and Technical College; B.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato; DNP, St Catherine University

Onkar Singh, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., Excelsior College; A.A.S., Hennepin Technical College; B.S., Excelsior College; M.S., Excelsior College; Ph.D., William Carey College

David Stricker, Associate Professor of Education
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A.Ed., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Catherine Sullivan, Associate Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.A., School of Social and Teaching Studies; M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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Mary Thomas, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
MBA, Metropolitan State University; Ed.D., St Mary's University, Minnesota

James Tift, Assistant Professor of Interprofessional Education
B.A., St John's University; M.A., Univ South Florida

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Carolyn Valo, Assistant Professor of Health Information Specialist
M.S., Cardinal Stritch University

Gay Varecka, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Dyouville College; M.S., Buffalo State, State University of New York; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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Elizabeth Whalen, Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Jennie Whitehouse, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Macalester College; M.S., Baylor University; MAN, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Michelle Wieser, Associate Professor of Master of Business Administration
MBA, Washington University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Y

Natasha Yates, Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Beloit College; M.A., Columbia Univ Columbia College

Kyunghye Yoon, Associate Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
M.S., Syracuse University; Ph.D., Syracuse University

Joyce Yukawa, Associate Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; MLS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ph.D., University of Hawai'i West O'ahu

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Katrice Ziefle, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; M.A., Bethel University; Ph.D., Capella University