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Faculty and Staff Directory

The faculty and staff of the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Education Department are committed to developing teacher candidates who, according to the “Teacher as Reflective Decision Maker” conceptual framework, will make professional decisions that help all students achieve their full potential as persons and as responsible world citizens in a democratic society. This commitment is supported by our departmental philosophy and mission statement.

Full-Time Faculty/Staff

Catherine Bohn-Gettler, Associate Professor
HAB 135

(320) 363-5087
[email protected]

Del Brobst
Director of Secondary/K-12 Teacher Interns
HAB 125E
(320) 363-5261
[email protected]

Jeanne Cofell, Assistant Professor
HAB 102A
(320) 363-5104
[email protected]

Susan Cogdill, Assistant Professor
BAC 118A
(320) 363-5888
[email protected]

Melisa Dick
Director of Elementary Teacher Interns
HAB 125D
(320) 363-5180
[email protected]

Shannon Essler-Petty, Assistant Professor
HAB 139
(320) 363-5919
[email protected]

Diana Fenton
HAB 127 D/E
(320) 363-5968
[email protected]

Janet Grochowski, Professor
Department Chair/Marie and Robert Jackson Professor/Director of ITE
HAB 125C
(320) 363-5709
[email protected]

Madeliene Israelson, Assistant Professor
HAB 137
(320-363-5616
[email protected]

Terry Johnson, Associate Professor
HAB 138
(320) 363-5155
[email protected]

Brian Mumma
Director of Teacher Education
HAB 125B
(320) 363-5902
[email protected]

Mark Mortrude
Education Advisor and Director of Partnerships
HAB 140
(320) 363-5309
[email protected]

Alicia Peters, Instructor
HAB 126B
(320) 363-5987
[email protected]

Terri Rodriguez, Associate Professor
HAB 134
(320) 363-5130
[email protected]

Lynn Schnettler, Instructor
HAB 127 C/F
(320) 363-5283
[email protected]

Allison Spenader, Associate Professor
HAB 136
(320) 363-5028
[email protected] 

Part-Time Faculty

Luke Feierabend, Adjunct Instructor
(320) 363-5709

Jim Forsting, Adjunct Instructor
HAB 127A
(320) 363-5709

Kazimir Gazdzik, Adjunct Instructor
HAB 125

Kristi Hendricks, Adjunct Instructor
HAB 127B
(320)-363-5037
[email protected]

Pamela Immelman, Adjunct Instructor
RICHA P3
(320) 363-5920
[email protected]

Mike Leach
(320) 363-5709

Natalie Prasch, Adjunct Instructor
HAB 125

Matthew Siers
(320) 363-5709

Gretchen Starks-Martin, Adjunct Assistant Professor
HAB 126D
(320) 363-5787
[email protected]

Full-Time Staff

Maryjean Opitz
Administrative Assistant
HAB 125F
(320) 363-5508
[email protected]

Connie Schiff
Department Secretary
HAB 125
(320)-363-5709
[email protected]