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

Siri Anderson, Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Carleton College; M.A.Ed., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ed.D., University of St Thomas, MN

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

B

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

Kathleen Bell, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ed.D., Hamline University

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

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

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

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

Carie Cox, Assistant Professor of Public Health
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Univ

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

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

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

Lisa Dutton, Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Madison; M.S., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

E

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

Vicki Ericson, Associate 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

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, Associate 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

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

Jocelyn Gorlin, Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Villanova University; MSN, Yale University; Ph.D., 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

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

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

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

K

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

Catherine Kelly, ERRORAssoc Prof of Eduction
B.A., Luther College; M.A.Ed., St Mary's University, Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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

L

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

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; MLS, Buffalo State, State University of New York; M.A., Buffalo State, State University of New York; M.A., Ewha Womens University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

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

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

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

Kathleen Matuska, Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Jessica Miehe, Professional Faculty of the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health
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; Ph.D., Dominican University IL

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

N

Julie Nelsen, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; MBA, Arizona State University

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., Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S., University of Wisconsin - River Falls; 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

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.S., University of North Texas; M.A., University of North Texas; M.A., University at Buffalo, State University of New York; 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

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

Vincent Skemp, Associate Professor of Theology
B.A., St John's University; M.A., Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Catholic University of America

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

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

T

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

V

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

W

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

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

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 City New York

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

Z

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