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

Sarah Beman, Associate Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., North Hennepin Community College; B.A., Beloit College; Second Major, 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, 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

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

Katelyn Brady, Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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

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., 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; 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, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S., Ridgewater College; BSN, Excelsior College; MSN, Excelsior College

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

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

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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, 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, 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

Kimberley Dinsey-Read, Assistant Professor of Nursing
DI, St Lawrence College; BSN, Northrn Kentucky University; B.A., St Lawrence College; B.A., Northrn Kentucky University; M.A., Northrn Kentucky University; MSN, Northrn Kentucky University; M.A., Univ Hawaii Manoa;

Delford Doherty, ERRORAssoc Prof of Nursing DNP

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

E

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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, Assistant Professor 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

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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, 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

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

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

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

M

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

Cynthia Manns, Professional Faculty of Theology

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

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., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; B.S., St Catherine University

Michelle Messer, ERRORAsst Prof of OTD

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Q

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 Science and 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

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

Mary Rinella, Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S., St Catherine University, Minneapolis; B.S., St. Catherine University, St. Paul; M.A., St. Catherine University, St. Paul

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

Octavian Robinson, Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting

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

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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

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

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Kristin Thomanschefsky, Assistant Professor of Doctor of Physical Therapy

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

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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

Lori Winchell, Associate Professor of Nursing
DRPH, Loma Linda University

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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