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, Associate 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

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Rebeca Barroso, Associate Professor of Nursing
Certificate, ; DNP,

Julie Bass, Professor of 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

Sarah Beman, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., North Hennepin Community College; B.A., Beloit College; Second Major Certificate, St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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

Jennifer Biggs, Associate 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

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; M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MPH, San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Susan Bosher, Professor of English
B.A., Beloit College; M.A., Columbia University School of Continuing Education; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Amy Bowers, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., Univ Nebraska Omaha; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Katelyn Brady, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
OTD, Creighton University; OTD, Creighton University; OTD, Creighton University; OTD, Creighton University

Joyce Brettner, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Licensure, St Paul College-Comm And Tech; A.A.S., Inver Hills Cmty College; B.S., Bethel University; M.A., St Catherine University; DNP, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Candice Bruhjell, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S., Anoka-Ramsey Community College; MSN, Walden University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., Capella University

Matthew Byrne, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., St John's University; M.S., Winona State University; Ph.D., Winona State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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Colleen Carpenter, 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., University of Iowa; B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; 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; B.A., Lewis Clark Community College; M.A., Loyola Univ Maryland; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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

Renee Colsch, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S., Ridgewater College; BSN, Excelsior College; M.S., Excelsior College; MSN, Excelsior College; Ph.D., University of North Dakota Grand Forks

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

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

Teresa Cyrus, Assistant Professor of Nursing-Doctor of Nursing Practice
A.S., North Hennepin Community College; B.A., Metropolitan State University; BSN, Metropolitan State University; M.A., St Josephs College ME; M.S., St Josephs University; DNP, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

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

Sharyn DeZelar, Assistant Professor of Social Work
DSW, 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; DNP, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

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Angela Ekwonye, Assistant Professor of Public Health
M.S., Seton Hall University; Ph.D., Seton Hall University

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

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

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

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Grace Gao, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; B.A., Lawrence University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Jocelyn Gorlin, Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, Villanova University; MSN, Yale University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Catherine Graeve, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., College of Saint Benedict; MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Davis Graham, Associate Professor of Nursing
M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; DNP, Duke University

Mari Ann Graham, Associate Professor of Social Work
BSW, Univ Nebraska Omaha; MSW, Univ Nebraska Omaha; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Univ

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

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Kristine Haertl, Professor of 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

Kari Hartwig, Associate Professor of Master of Public Health
B.A., St Olaf College; M.A., Clark University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

Mary Hearst, 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, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., St Olaf College; M.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ed.D., Concordia University St Paul; DNP, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Stacey Hurrell, Associate Professor of Nursing
DNP, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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

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

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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; Ph.D., Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals

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James Johanning, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
MPAS, University of Iowa

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

Craig Kage, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
DPT, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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

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

Hugo Klaers, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; DPT, St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Michelle Koopman, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; A.S., St Catherine University; A.A.S., Minnesota Sch Business Rchfld; B.A., Bethel University; B.S., Bethel University; MSN, Walden University; M.A., Walden University;

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

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Nicole Lamb, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
MPAS, Marquette University

Kate Larson, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
MPAS, Marquette University

Suzanne Lehman, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul

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., Ewha Womens University; M.A., Buffalo State, State University of New York; MLS, Buffalo State, State University of New York; 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

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

Kristen Maisano, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy Assistant
B.A., Coll Misericordia; OTD, Boston University

Cynthia Manns, Professional Faculty of Theology
D.Min, Grad Theological Foundation

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

Carrie Marzolf, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
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Kathleen Matuska, Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; MPH, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Lori Maxfield, Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of Nebraska Lincoln; M.A.Ed., University of Nebraska Lincoln; Ph.D., Univ Connecticut

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

Rachael McGraw, Assistant Professor of Master of Science in Nursing Entry Level
B.A., Birthingway Coll of Midwifery; B.S., St Catherine University; B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.S., St Catherine University; M.A., St Catherine University, Minneapolis

Mary Moberg, Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.S., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Ph.D., 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, Associate Professor of Master of Library and Information Science
MLS, Dominican University IL; Ph.D., Dominican University IL

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

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

Kelli Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
DPT, Mayo School of Health Sciences

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

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Tara Olson, Professional Faculty of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
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Michelle Palmborg, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Certificate, Minneapolis Community and Technical College; A.S., St Catherine University; BSN, Metropolitan State University; M.A., Augsburg University; DNP, Augsburg University

Mehnaz Parvez, Assistant Professor of Master of Physician Assistant Studies
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John Pellegrini, Professor of Biology
B.A., Vassar College; Ph.D., Buffalo State, State University of New York

Kimberley Persons, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Ph.D., Univ Indianapolis

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Dawn Quigley, Assistant 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

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

Sharon Radd, Associate 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 Education
Certificate, St. Catherine University, St. Paul; B.A., University of Minnesota Twin Cities; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; Ed.D., Bethel University

Judy Rognli, Assistant Professor of Nursing
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

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Karen Sames, Professor of 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

Allison Scheel, Assistant Professor of Social Work
MSW, Augsburg University

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

Arturo Sesma Jr. Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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

Justin Small, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting
M.S., Univ Wisc Stout/Menomonie

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 Therapy
B.A., School of Social and Teaching Studies; M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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Kristin Thomanschefsky, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy
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Mary Thomas, Assistant Professor of Business Administration
A.A., Inver Hills Cmty College; B.A., St Catherine University, Minneapolis; M.A., Metropolitan State University; MBA, Metropolitan State University; Ed.D., St Mary's University, Minnesota; Ph.D., St Mary's University, Minnesota

Maria Tice, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; B.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul

Andrea Toft, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Augsburg University; M.A.Ed., Northeastern University; MSN, Marquette University

Katherine Tolcser, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., St John's University; M.A., St Catherine University

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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

Teresa Wickboldt, Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Creighton University; OTD, Creighton University

Lori Winchell, Associate Professor of Nursing
MSN, University of California, Los Angeles; DRPH, Loma Linda University

Carey Winkler, Assistant Professor of Social Work
DSW, University of St Thomas, MN

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

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

Tamara Zurakowski, Associate Professor of Master of Science in Nursing Entry Level
M.A., New York University