Current Full-Time Faculty

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Heather Amthauer
Associate Professor of Computer Science, 2020-; B.A., Macalester College, 1996; M.S., University of Kansas, 2003; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2008.

Jeffrey Anderson
Associate Professor of Peace Studies, 1992‑; B.S., Saint John's University, 1986; Ph.D., The American University, 1994.

Md Yasin Arafat
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, 2019-; B.S., North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013; M.A., Virginia Tech, 2015; Ph.D., Virginia Poly Technic Institute and State University, 2018.

Jon Armajani
Professor of Peace Studies, 2004-; B.A., Oberlin College, 1988; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1991; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara,1999.

David Arnott
Associate Professor of Music, 2001-; B.M., Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, 1986; D.M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 2001.

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Pamela Bacon
Dean of the Faculty, 2020-; Professor of Psychology, 2003-; B.A, Carleton College, 1993; M.S., Iowa State University, 1996; Ph.D., 2001.

Laura Bauer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Nutrition, 2018-; B.S., University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, 1999; M.S., Colorado State University, 2009; Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2015.  

Dennis Beach, OSB
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1995‑; B.A., Saint John's University, 1978; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1997.

Nickolas Becker
Assistant Professor of Theology, 2016-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1998; M.A., Saint Meinrad Seminary, 2000; M.Div., 2002; S.T.D., Accademia Alfonsiana, 2016.

Robert Bell
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance, 2010-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1994; J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2001.

Bret Benesh
Professor of Mathematics, 2008-; B.S., University of Minnesota, 1998; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002; Ph.D., 2005.

Kelly Berg
Associate Professor of Communication, 2002-: B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1990; M.A., 1995; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002.

Jodi Berndt
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2009-; B.S., College of Saint Benedict, 1998; M.S., Walden University, 2010; Ph. D., Capella University, 2013.

Eleonora Bertranou
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, 2003-; B.A., University of Iowa, 1993; M.A., 1995; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004.

Jennifer Beste
Professor of Theology, 2012-; Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture, 2012-; B.A., Valparaiso University, 1993; M. Div., Vanderbilt University School of Divinity, 1997; Ph.D., Yale University, 2003.

Ellen Block
Associate Professor of Sociology, 2014-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2002; M.A., University of Michigan, 2007; M.S.W., 2007; Ph. D., 2012.

Charles Bobertz
Professor of Theology, 1993‑; B.A., Saint John's University, 1980; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 1983; Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University, 1988.

Catherine Bohn-Gettler
Professor of Education, 2014-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2002; M.A., University of Minnesota, 2005; Ph. D., 2007

Patricia Bolaños Fábres
Professor of Hispanic Studies, 1994‑; B.A., McGill University, 1986; M.A., 1990; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1998.

Christopher Bolin
Assistant Professor of English, 2010-; B.A., University of Montana, 2000; M.F.A., University of Iowa, 2003.

Warren Bostrom
Professor of Accounting and Finance, 2004-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1995; M.B.T., University of Minnesota, 2004; C.P.A., 1997.

Carol Brash
Associate Professor of Art, 2003-; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1991; B.A., 1994; M.A., 2002; Ph.D., 2009.

Carie Braun
Professor of Nursing, 1998-; B.S., College of Saint Benedict, 1992; M.S.N., University of Minnesota, 1997; Ph.D., 2003.

Richard Bresnahan
Artist-in-Residence, 1979-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1976.

Gordon Brown
Associate Professor of Biology, 1994-; B.A., Colby College, 1984; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1992.

Eric Bruger
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2021-; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2016.

Philip Byrne
Professor of Mathematics, 1985‑; B.A., American International College, 1975; M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1978; Ph.D., 1981.

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Kathleen Cahalan
Professor of Theology, 2000-; B.A., Mundelein College, 1983; M.A., University of Chicago Divinity School, 1985; Ph.D., 1998.

Matthew Callahan
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, 1999-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1983; M.F.A., University of Alaska, 1994.

Brian Campbell
Associate Professor of Music, 1997-; B.A., Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, 1980; M.A, University of Minnesota, 1984; Ph.D., 1997.

Bruce Campbell
Professor of Hispanic Studies, 1999-: B.A., College of William and Mary, 1987; M.A., Middlebury College, 1993; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1992; Ph.D., 1999.

Robert Campbell III
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2012-; B.A., University of California, San Diego, 2006; M.S., University of California, Irvine, 2009; Ph.D., 2012.

Manuel Campos
Professor of Biology, 1997-; Cyprian Weaver Professorship 2020-; B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1986; M.A., 1989; Ph.D., 1993.

Katharine Cary
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2020-; B.S., University of California-Irvine, 2013; M.A., University California – Santa Cruz, 2016; Ph.D., 2019.

Shirley Cardozo
Instructor of Hispanic Studies, 2000-2009; 2012-; B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1991; M.A., Princeton University, 1996; Doctoral Candidate.

Terence Check
Professor of Communication, 1994‑; Dean of the Faculty, 2017-20; B.S., Northwestern University, 1989; M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1992; Ph.D., 1997.

Amelia Cheever
Associate Professor of Theater, 2011-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1987; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1992.

Sunil Chetty
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2011-; B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2003; Ph.D., 2009.

Vimbayi Chinopfuktwa
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2021-; B.S., Africa University, Zimbabwe, 2008; M.S., North Dakota State University, 2018.

Philip Chu
Professor of Biology, 1998-; B.A., Calvin College, 1982; Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1993.

Jeanne Cofell
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, 2011-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1979; M.A., Saint Mary's University, 1998; Ed. D., University of Saint Thomas, 2014.

Kristin Colberg
Associate Professor of Theology, 2011-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1994; M.Div., Yale Divinity School, 2000; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2009.

Shawn Colberg
Associate Professor of Theology, 2011-; B.A., St. Olaf College, 1997; M.Div., Yale Divinity School, 2000; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2008.

Ana Conboy
Associate Professor of Languages and Cultures, 2015-; A.B., Bowdoin College, 2004; M.A., New York University, Paris, 2008; Ph.D., Boston College, 2015.

Martin Connell
Professor of Theology, 1998-; B.A., Saint Charles Seminary, 1983; M.A., Villanova University, 1988; M.A., Notre Dame, 1990; Ph.D., 1995.

Christopher R. Conway
Assistant Professor of Theology, 2016-; B.A., Georgetown University, 2002; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005; Th.M., 2006; Ph.D., Boston College, 2014.

Jeanmarie Cook
Professor of Communication, 1989‑; B.A., St. Cloud State University, 1983; M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1984; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1991.

Clark Cotton
Associate Professor of Biology, 2012-; B.A., St. Olaf College, 2000; M.S., University of Wyoming, 2005, Ph.D., 2012

Whitney Court
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2013-; B.S. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2003; M.A., St. Mary's University, 2006; M.A., University of Kansas, 2009; Ph.D., 2012.

James Crumley
Professor of Physics, 2002-; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2002.

Anthony Cunningham
Professor of Philosophy, 1991‑; Blecker Professorship in the Humanities, 2004-2007; B.A., Colby College, 1980; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1987.

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Karyl Daughters
Professor of Communication, 2000-; B.S., St. Cloud State University, 1990; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1997; Ph.D., 2005.

Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman
Associate Professor of Theology, 2004-; B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1996; M.T.S., Duke Divinity School, 1999; Ph.D., Marquette University, 2007.

David DeBlieck
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater, 2015-; B.A., Augsburg College, 1988; M.F.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1997.

David Dies
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, 2015-; B.A., Bemidji State University, 1996; M.M., State University of New York at Potsdam, Crane School of Music, 2001; D.M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007.

Erin Donohue
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2020-; B.S., Worcester State University, 2013; M.A., University of Connecticut, 2016; Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2020.

Sean M. Dooley
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater, 2016-; B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1994; M.F.A., University of Minnesota, 1998.

Pedro dos Santos
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2018-; B.A., Baker University, 2004; M.A., University of Kansas, 2007; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2012.

Dana Drazenovich
Instructor of Communication, 2001-; B.A., St. Cloud State University, 1992; M.A., 2006.

Jeffrey DuBois
Associate Professor of Japanese, 2014-; B.A., University of Rochester, 2003; M.A., Cornell University, 2010; Ph.D., 2013.

Benjamin Durheim
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology; 2016-; B.A. Saint John's University, 2007, M.A., Saint John's University, 2009; Ph.D., Boston College, 2014.

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Nelsy Echávez-Solano
Professor of Hispanic Studies, 2002-; B.A., Universidad de Bogotá, 1990; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1995; M.A., 1997; Ph.D., 2002.

Bernadette Elhard
Associate Professor of Nutrition, 2002-; B.S., College of Saint Benedict, 1982; M.B.A., St. Cloud State University, 1991.

Lisa Engstrom
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2016-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 2006; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2011.

Karen Erickson
Professor of French, 1987‑; Academic Dean, 2014-2017; B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1980; Ph.D., Yale University, 1987.

Emily Esch
Professor of Philosophy, 2006-; B.A., Reed College, 1997; M.A., Cornell University, 2003; Ph.D., 2008.

Shannon Essler-Petty
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education, 2008-; B.A., Bethel University, 2000; M.Educ., Saint Mary's University, 2007; Ed.D., Hamline University, 2013.

Alexa Hanson Evenson
Assistant Professor of Nutrition, 2011-; B.S., University of Minnesota, 2004; M.S., 2008; Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2013.

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Benjamin Faber
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2008-; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 2000; M.A., University of Rochester, 2005; M.A., 2007; Ph.D., 2008.

Md Abul Fazal
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2008-; B.Sc., University of Dhaka, 1993; M.Sc., 1995; M.S., North Dakota State University, 2001; Ph.D., University of Washington, 2005.

Diana Miller Fenton
Associate Professor of Education, 2015-; B.S., North Dakota State University, 1994; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1996; M.S., St. Cloud State University, 2001; Ed.D., Bethel University, 2015.

Ashley Fink
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2018-; B.A., Concordia College, Moorhead, 2009; Ph.D., University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Services, 2014.

Carolyn Finley
Professor of Music, 1988‑; B. Mus., North Texas State University, 1977; M. Mus., 1981; D.M.A., University of Minnesota, 1989.

Daniel K. Finn
Professor of Economics and Theology, Clemens Chair in Economics and the Liberal Arts, 1977‑; Dean of the School of Theology, 1984‑89; B.S., Saint John Fisher College, 1968; M.A., University of Chicago, 1975; Ph.D., 1977.

Donald Fischer
Professor of Exercise Science and Sports Studies, 2001-; B.A., St. Cloud State University, 1991; M.S., Beaver College, 1993; Doctoral Candidate, University of Minnesota.

Marietta Franulic
Instructor of Hispanic Studies, 1997-2000, 2006-; B.A., Arizona State University, 1988; M.A., 1993.

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Jaclyn Gabrielson
Instructor of Accounting and Finance, 2018-; B.S., University of Minnesota, 2014; MAcc, University of Minnesota, 2015.

Zhihui Geng
Associate Professor of Chinese, 2007-; B.A., Shandong Teachers' University, 1998; M.A., Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2001; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007.

Lisa Gentile
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2020-; B.A., Colgate University, 1987; Ph.D., Brown University, 1994.

Mark Glen
Visiting Assistant Professor of Nutrition, 2006-; B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1989; M.S., 1996.

Tania Gomez
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, 2008-; B.A., Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia, 1997; M.A., Minnesota State University-Mankato, 2002; M.A., University of Minnesota, 2004; Ph.D., 2008.

Theodor Strollo Gordon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Integrations Curriculum, 2013-; B.A., Muhlenberg College, 2006; M.A., University of California, Riverside, 2007; Ph.D., 2012. 

Kate Graham
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1994‑; B.S., Montana State University, 1989; M.S., Cornell University, 1991; Ph.D., 1994.

Amy Grinsteiner
Associate Professor of Music, 2012-; B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 1998; M.M., Eastman School of Music, 2000; D.M.A., University of Washington, 2010.

Corrie Grosse
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, 2017-; B.A., University of Idaho, 2011; M.A., University of California Santa Barbara, 2013.

Vicky Jo Grove
Instructor of Nursing 2012-; B.S.N., Bemidji State University, 2001. 

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Claire Haeg
Professor of Political Science, 2002-; B.A., University of Sydney, 1990; M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1996; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2005.

Colin Hannigan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2017-; B.A., Saint John’s University, 2012; M.A., University of New Mexico, Doctoral Candidate, University of New Mexico.

Jessica Harkins
Associate Professor of English, 2006-; B.A., University of Oregon, 1995; M.F.A., Washington University, 2000; Ph.D., 2007.

Matthew Harkins
Professor of English, 2006-; B.A., Duke University, 1994; M.A., Washington University, 1998; Ph.D., 2003.

David Hartz
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1990‑; B.A., Colgate University, 1979; M.A., Duke University, 1981; Ph.D., 1984.

John Hasselberg
Professor of Global Business Leadership, 1989‑; B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1981; M.B.A., University of Minnesota, 1985; J.D., 1985.

Nicholas Hayes
Visiting Professor of History, 2000-; University Chair of Thinking, 2000-; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1969; M.A., University of Chicago, 1970; Ph.D., 1976.

Juliann Heller
Instructor of Theology, 1998-; B.A., Grinnell College, 1991; M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1994, 1995; Doctoral Candidate, Boston College.

Kristi Hendricks
Instructor of Education, 2012-; B.A., University of Minnesota, 1984; M.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1992.

Mark Hennigs
Associate Professor of Theater, 2003-; B.A., Grand View College, 1994; M.F.A., University of Arizona, 1997.

Michael Heroux
Scientist-in-Residence, 2005-; Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 1998-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1983; M.S., Colorado State University, 1986; Ph.D., 1989.

Noreen Herzfeld
Reuter Professor of Science and Religion, 2011-; Professor of Computer Science and Theology, 1982‑; Director of Koch Chair in Catholic Thought and Culture, 2004-2007; B.A., St. Olaf College, 1978; M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1981; M.A., 1982; M.A., Saint John's University, 1994; Ph.D., The Graduate Theological Union, 2000.

Robert Hesse
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2001-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1991; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1996; Ph.D., 1997.

Emily Heying
Associate Professor of Nutrition, 2014-; B.A., Wartburg College, 2010; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014.

Janelle Hinchley
Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, 2004-; B.A., Concordia College, 1992; M.A., University of Denver, 1994.

Georgia Hogenson
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2011-; B.S., College of Saint Benedict, 1998; M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2006; Ph.D., South Dakota State University, 2013.

Kurt Hollender
Visiting Assistant Professor of German, 2017 -; B.A., Kenyon College, 2006; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.

Carrie Hoover
Professor of Nursing, 2003-; B.S.N., University of Arizona, 1993; M.S., University of California, San Francisco, 1998; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2008.

Wei Huang
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance, 2014-; B.A., Tongji University, 2007; M.B.A., Gonzaga University, 2009; Ph.D., Washington State University, 2014.

Hassan Mohamed Hussein
Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Business Leadership, 2017-; B.A., Cairo University, Egypt, 1998; M.A., Sadat Academy for Managerial Science, Business Administration, Cairo, Egypt, 2004; M.A., International Development Policy Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2008; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2014.

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Richard Ice
Provost, 2016-; Interim Provost 2015-16; Vice Provost, 2014-2015; Academic Dean, 2011-2014; Professor of Communication, 1989‑; A.B., Wabash College, 1983; M.A., University of Iowa, 1984; Ph.D., 1988.

Abraham Immelman
Associate Professor of Psychology, 1991‑; B.A., University of Port Elizabeth, 1978; Hons. B.A., University of South Africa, 1982; M.A., University of Port Elizabeth, 1984; Ph.D., 1991.

Madeline Israelson
Associate Professor of Education, 2015-; B.A., Macalester College, 2002; M.Ed., University of Minnesota, 2007; Ph.D., 2014.

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Amanda Macht Jantzer
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2016-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 2004; M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2006; Ph.D., 2009.

Jacob Jantzer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2017-; B.A., Saint John’s University, 2004; M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2006; Ph.D., 2009.

Mary Jepperson
Professor of Accounting and Finance, 2001-; Ralph Gross Chair in Business and the Liberal Arts, 2020-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1980; C.P.A., 1980.

Brian Johnson
Professor of Chemistry, 1986‑; B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1982; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986.

Elizabeth Johnson
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, 2007-; B.A., Concordia College, 1993; M.A., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1995; M.F.A., Bennington College, 2002.

Scott Johnson
Professor of Political Science, 1992‑; B.A., Carleton College, 1983; M.A., University of Chicago, 1985; Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991.

Katherine Johnson
Professor of Communication, 1997-; B.A., Evergreen State College, 1989; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1993; Ph.D., 2000.

Samuel Johnson
Professor of Art, 2005-; B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris, 1996; M.A., University of Iowa, 2004; M.F.A., 2005.

Theresa Johnson
Associate Professor of Education, 2008-; Jackson Professorship 2018-2020; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1987; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1997; Ph.D., 2002.

Todd Johnson
Associate Professor of Physics, 2010-; B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 2002; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008.

Kaarin Johnston
Professor of Theater, 1985‑; B.A., Cornell College, 1972; M.A., University of South Dakota, 1975; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1980.

Louis Johnston
Professor of Economics, 1997-; Farry Professorship, 2013-18; B.S., University of Minnesota, 1983; M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1987; Ph.D., 1990.

Kenneth Jones
Professor of History, 1976‑; B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1969; M.A., Cornell University, 1970; Ph.D., 1975.

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Robert Kachelski
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2006-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1988; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990; Ph.D., 1997.

Jeffrey Kamakahi
Associate Professor of Sociology, 1996‑; B.S., University of Oregon, 1981; M.A., University of Iowa, 1985; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1991.

Jean Keller
Professor of Philosophy, 1996‑; B.A., Boston College, 1985; M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1990; Ph.D., 1998.

John Kendall
Instructor of English, 1998-; B.A., Hamline University, 1986; M.A., St. Cloud State University, 1993.

Patricia Kent
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, 1982‑; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1973; M.A., Queen's College‑City University of New York, 1976; D.M.A., University of Minnesota, 2006.

Roy Ketchum
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, 2005-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1993; M.A., University of Minnesota, 2002; Ph.D., 2010.

Trevor Keyler
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, 2018-; B.A., St. Olaf College, 2007; M.S., University of Minnesota, 2018; Ph.D.

Troy Knight
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, 2009-; B.A., University of Georgia, 1995; M.A., Georgia State University, 2003; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2011.

Robert Koopmann, OSB
Professor of Music, 1975-;President, Saint John's University, 2009-2012; B.A., Saint John's University, 1968; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1970; D.M.A., University of Iowa, 1976; M.Div., Saint John's University, 1981.

Kelly Kraemer
Professor of Peace Studies, 2001-; A.B., Washington University, 1985; Ed.M., Harvard University, 1987; M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1995; Ph.D., 2000.

Jennifer Kramer
Associate Professor of Communication, 1998-2000, 2007-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1994; M.S., Minnesota State University-Mankato, 1997; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2008. 

Elyse Krautkramer
Instructor of Chemistry, 2020-; B.S., St. Norbert College, 2011; M.S., University of Minnesota, 2013; Ph.D., 2017.

Brooke Kreitinger
Visiting Assistant Professor of Languages & Cultures, 2020-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict/Saint john’s University, 2001; Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2012.

Philip Kronebusch
Professor of Political Science, 1992‑; B.S., Saint John's University, 1981; M.A., John Hopkins University, 1987; Ph.D., 1994.

Shilpi Sunil Kumar
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2021-; B.A., Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, India, 2012; M.SC, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2019; Ph.D., 2020.

Channa Kumarage
Instructor of Computer Science, 2019-; B.S., University of Colombo, 2009; M.S., Computer Science, St. Cloud University, 2015.

Sumrat Kunwar
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2019-; B.A., Coe College, 2011; M.A., Florida International University, 2013; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2019.

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William Lamberts
Professor of Biology, 1996‑; B.S., Houghton College, 1981; M.A., Kent State University, 1985. Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1999.

Nicole Lang
Instructor of Nursing, 2011-; B.S., College of Saint Benedict, 1996; M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2013.

Dean Langley
Professor of Physics, 1987‑; B.A., Concordia College, 1978; M.S., Washington State University, 1980; Ph.D., 1984.

Brian Larkin
Professor of History, 2000-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1992; M.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1994; Ph.D., 1999.

Rachelle Larsen
Professor of Nursing, 1998-; B.S., Creighton University, 1988; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1997, Ph.D., 2006.

Demelza Koehn Larson
Associate Professor of Biology, 2015-; B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris, 2002; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2009.

Derek Larson
Professor of History, 1998-; B.A., Lewis and Clark College, 1990; M.A.R., Yale Divinity School, 1993; M.A., Indiana University, 1995; Ph.D., 2001.

Nichole Laudenbach
Instructor of Nursing, 2014-; B.S.N., Minnesota State University-Mankato, 2006; M.S.N., Walden University, 2013.

Dale Launderville, OSB
Professor of Theology, 1986‑; Dean, School of Theology, 1989‑99, 2015-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1973; M.Div., 1979; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1987.

Jean Lavigne
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, 2006-; B.A., Macalester College, 1993; M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1996; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2003.

Matthew Lindstrom
Professor of Political Science, 2005-; Henry Professorship in Political Science, 2008-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1992; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 1997.

Michael Livingston
Professor of Psychology, 1985‑; A.B., University of Michigan, 1976; Ph.D., 1990.

Vincent Longo
Instructor of Mathematics, 2021-; B.A., The College of New Jersey, 2015; M.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2017.

Jeanne Marie Lust, OSB
Associate Professor of Biology, 1990‑; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1973; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1990.

Julie Lynch
Instructor of Communication, 1998-2002; 2007-; B.A., Winona State University, 1983; M.A., Mankato State University, 1995.

Kyhl Lyndgaard

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, 2021-; Writing Center Director 2015-; Director of First Year Symposium, 2015-2020; B.A., St. John’s University, 1999; M.A., University of California-Davis, 2002; Ph.D., University of Nevada-Reno, 2010.

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Cynthia Malone
Professor of English, 1990‑; Associate Dean 2015-16; Welshons Professorship 2018-2020; B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1980; M.A., Boston University, 1983; Ph.D., 1987.

Luke Mancuso, OSB
Associate Professor of English, 1994‑; B.A., McNeese State University, 1977; M. Div., Saint John's University, 1983; M.A., 1988; M.A., University of Iowa, 1993; Ph.D., 1994.

Paul Marsnik 
Professor of Global Business Leadership, 1994‑; B.A., Saint John's University, 1981; M.A., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1992; Ph.D., 1997.

Rachel Marston
Associate Professor of English, 2013-; B.A., University of Utah, 2001; M.F.A., 2006; Ph.D., 2011.

Marina Martin
Professor of Hispanic Studies, 1989‑; Licenciatura, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1978; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1990.

Barbara May
Academic Dean, 2017-; Associate Dean 2016-2017; Professor of Biology, 2006-; B.A., St. Olaf College, 1995; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2002.

Edward McIntee
Professor of Chemistry, 2001-; B.A., University of Minnesota-Morris, 1992; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1997.

Rachel Melis
Associate Professor of Art, 2007-; B.A., Grinnell College, 2001; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004.

Anna Mercedes
Associate Professor of Theology, 2007-; B.A., James Madison University, 1998; M.A., Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2002; S.T.M., 2003; Ph.D., Drew University, 2009.

John Merkle
Professor of Theology, 1977‑; B.A., Saint Vincent de Paul Seminary, 1969; M.A., Catholic University of Louvain, 1974; Ph.D., 1982.

Brittany Merritt
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, 2017; B.A., University of Central Florida, 2006; M.A., 2008, Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2016.

Bradley Miller
Visiting Associate Professor of Music, 2021-; B.A., Concordia College, 2001, M.M., University of Minnesota, 2008; Ph.D, The University of Arizona, 2012.

Lauri Miller
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting & Finance, 2018-; B.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth, 199; M.B.A., Rollins University – Crummer School of Business, 2005.

Shane Miller
Professor of Communication, 2007-; B.A., Concordia College, 1990; M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1992; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1997.

David Mitchell
Professor of Biology, 1997-; B.S., Beloit College, 1989; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1994.

Madhu Mitra
Professor of English, 1989‑; B.A., Presidency College, 1980; M.A., University of Calcutta, 1982; Ph.D., Kent State University, 1989.

Hassan Mohamed Hussein
Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Business Leadership, 2017-; B.A., Cairo University, Egypt, 1998; M.A., Sadat Academy for Managerial Science, Business Administration, Cairo, Egypt, 2004; M.A., International Development Policy Terry Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2008; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2014.

Derek Moore
Instructor of Nursing, 2021-; B.S., College of William and Mary, 1997; M.N., University of Minnesota, 2012.

Sanford Moskowitz
Professor of Global Business Leadership, 2005-; B.S., City College of New York, 1974; M.A., Columbia University, 1981; Ph.D., 1999.

Christina Mougayanni Hennessy
Professor of Hispanic Studies, 2002-; B.A., National University of Athens, 1995; M.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1998; Ph.D., 1998; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2002.

Kingshuk Mukherjee
Associate Professor of Global Business Leadership, 2011-; B.S., Saint Xavier's College, 1996; M.B.A., Coventry University, 1997.

Sucharita Sinha Mukherjee
Professor of Economics, 2007-; B.S., St. Xavier's College, 1996; M.S., University of Calcutta, 1998; M.Phil., India Gandhi Institution of Development and Research, 2000; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2007.

Scott Murphy
Associate Professor of Art, 2008-; B.A., Rutgers University, 1996; M.A., Arizona State University, 2001; M.F.A., 2008.

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Kristen Nairn
Professor of Mathematics, 2003-; B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1987; M.A., Columbia University, 1995; Ph.D., 2003.

Rodger Narloch
Professor of Psychology, 2000-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1991; M.A., University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 1993; Ph.D., 1998.

Jonathan Nash
Associate Professor of History, 2012-; B.A., Xavier University, 2003; M.A., State University of New York at Albany, 2005; Ph.D., 2011.

Margrette Newhouse
Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Business Leadership, 2004-; Myers Chair in Management, 2004-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1988; M.B.A., Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 1991.

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Kathleen Ohman
Professor of Nursing, 1987-; B.S., College of Saint Benedict, 1973; M.S., St. Cloud State University, 1978; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1987; Ed.D., 1997.

Peter Ohmann
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, 2018-; B.A., St. John’s University, 2010; M.S., University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2013; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017.

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Ronald Pagnucco
Associate Professor of Peace Studies, 1999-; B.A., The Catholic University of America, 1979; M.A., 1983; Ph.D., 1992.

Michael Patella, OSB
Professor of Theology, 1995‑; B.A., Iona College, 1977; M.A., Boston College, 1981; M.Div., Saint John's University, 1989; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1993; S.S.D., Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, 1995.

Emily Paup
Assistant Professor of Communication, 2012-; B.A., Boston College, 2006; M.A., University of Minnesota, 2008; Ph.D., 2012

Deborah Jackson Pembleton
Associate Professor of Global Business Leadership, 2011-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1981; M.A., Saint Louis University, 1984; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2010.

Elisheva Perelman
Associate Professor of History, 2015-; B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 2001; M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004; Ph.D., 2011.

Alicia Peters
Instructor of Education, 2012-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 1996; B.S., St. Cloud State University, 1998; M.A., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 2011. 

Travis Peters
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2018-; B.S., Mount Mercy University, 2006; M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2008; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2012.

Alicia Peterson
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2009-; B.A., College of Saint Benedict, 2003; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2009.

Jennifer Peterson
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2011-; B.S., College of Saint Benedict, 1998; M.S.N., Concordia University Wisconsin, 2013; D.N.P., 2016.

Simon-Hoa Phan, OSB
Associate Professor of Art, 2003-; B.A., Saint John's Seminary College, 1986; B.A., Catholic University of Louvain, 1988; B.F.A., Maryland Institute, 1999; M.F.A.,California Institute of the Arts, 2003.

Sarah Pruett
Instructor of Languages and Cultures, 1987-1994; 2012-; B.A., Carleton College, 1980; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983.

Aric Putnam
Professor of Communication, 2003-; B.A., San Francisco State University, 1994; M.A., University of Maine, 1998; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2006.

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Imad Rahal
Professor of Computer Science, 2005-; B.S., Lebanese American University, 2001; M.S., North Dakota State University, 2003; Ph.D., 2005.

Annette Raigoza
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2014-; B.S., University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 2002; M.S., University of Notre Dame, 2006; Ph.D., 2012.

Nicholas Raths
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, 1986‑; B.M., University of Minnesota, 1983; M.M., 1986; D.M.A., 1998.

James Read
Professor of Political Science, 1988‑; Farry Professorship in Political Science, 2009-2012; A.B., University of Chicago, 1980; M.A., Harvard University, 1983; Ph.D., 1988.

Michael Reagan
Professor of Biology, 1997-; B.A., St. Olaf College, 1985; Ph.D., Washington University, 1992.

Scott Richardson
Professor of Languages and Cultures, 1984-; Blecker Professorship in the Humanities, 2007-2010; B.A., Harvard University, 1978; M.A., Stanford University, 1980; Ph.D., 1984.

Terri Rodriguez
Professor of Education, 2013-; B.A., University of Maryland, 1992; M.Ed., Columbus College, 1995; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007.

Michael Rosenbaum
Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2015-; B.A., Tulane University, 1999; M.A., Indiana University, 2002; Ph.D., 2007.

Michael Rubbelke
Assistant Professor of Theology, 2021-; B.A., Saint John’s University, 2008; M.T.S., University of Notre Dame, 2010; Ph.D., 2018.

Anthony Ruff, OSB
Associate Professor of Theology, 1998-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1986; M.Div., 1993; S.T.M., Yale Divinity School, 1994; Th.D., University of Graz, 1998.

Elaine Rutherford
Professor of Art, 1998-; B.F.A., Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, 1990; M.F.A., New Mexico State University, 1995.

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Elena Sánchez Mora
Professor of Hispanic Studies, 1989‑; B.A., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1978; M.A., University of Minnesota, 1982; M.A., 1985; Ph.D., 1989.

Stephen Saupe
Professor of Biology, 1981‑; B.S., Lynchburg College, 1975; M.S., University of Illinois, 1977; Ph.D., 1981.

Sarah Schaaf
Instructor of Hispanic Studies, 2005-; B.A., St. Cloud State University, 2001; M.A., University of Florida, 2005.

Jennifer Schaefer
Associate Professor of Biology, 2011-; B.A., St. Olaf College, 2002; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2010.

Chris Schaller
Professor of Chemistry, 1996‑; B.S., McGill University, 1988; Ph.D., Cornell University, 1993.

Jason Schlude
Associate Professor of Languages and Cultures, 2014-; B.A., Macalester College, 2002; M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004; Ph.D., 2009.

Tonya Schmidt
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance, 2006-; B.A., University of Saint Thomas, 1994; J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1997; C.P.A., 1985.

Gregory Schroeder
Professor of History, 1997-; B.A., Duke University, 1986; M.A., Indiana University, 1992; Ph.D., 1997.

Paul Schumacher
Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science 2021-; B.A., University of Chicago, 1999; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2009.

Stephen Schwarz
Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Business Leadership, 2005-; B.A., Saint John's University, 2001; M.B.A., University of Montana, 2004.

Andrea Shaker
Professor of Art, 1995‑; B.A., Georgetown University, 1986; M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana‑Champaign, 1994.

Megan Sheehan
Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2017-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 2002; M.A., University of Arizona, 2009; Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2016.

Linda Shepherd
Associate Professor of Nutrition, 2002-; B.S., Robert Gordon University, 1996; M.P.H., University of Minnesota, 2002.

Corey Shouse
Professor of Hispanic Studies, 1999-; B.A., Lee Honors College, Western Michigan University, 1992; M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1994; Ph.D., 2002.

Anne Sinko
Professor of Mathematics, 2011-; B.A., Queens University of Charlotte, 2003; B.S., 2003; M.S., University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2006; Ph.D., 2008.

Laura Sinville
Associate Professor of Psychology, 2005-; B.A., Southwest State University, 1999; M.S., University of New Orleans, 2002; Ph.D., Baylor University, 2005.

Christi Siver
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2010-; Farry Professorship 2010- ; B.A., Lewis and Clark College, 1998; M.A., John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 2002; M.A., University of Washington, 2005; Ph.D., 2009.

Vincent Smiles
Professor of Theology, 1992‑; Lecturer in Theology (Nassau, Bahamas), 1976‑92; Ushaw College Seminary,1970; M.A., Saint John's University, 1976; Ph.D., Fordham University, 1989.

Shannon Smith
Associate Professor of History, 2013-; B.A., George Fox University, 1996; M.A., University of Nevada, Reno, 2005; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2013.

Yvette Piggush South
Associate Professor of English, 2013-; B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1999; M.A., University of Chicago, 2002; Ph.D., 2007.

Allison Spenader
Professor of Education, 2008-; B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997; M.A., 1998; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2005.

Mary Stenson
Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sports Studies, 2010-; B.S. Niagara University, 2006; M.S., Springfield College, 2008; Ph.D., 2012.

Columba Stewart, OSB
Professor of Theology, 1983‑; B.A., Harvard University, 1979; M.A., Yale University, 1981; D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1989.

Erica Stonestreet
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2008-; B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 2000; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University, 2003; M.A., University of Michigan, 2006; Ph.D., 2008.

Joseph Storlien
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, 2014-; B.S., St. Cloud State University, 2006; M.S., 2008; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2013.

Julie Strelow
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2004-; B.S.N., Minnesota State University-Moorhead, 2001; M.S.N., Minnesota State University-Mankato, 2003; Ph.D., 2011.

Christen Strollo
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2013-; B.S., Muhlenberg College, 2006; M.S., University of California, Riverside, 2007; Ph.D., 2012.

Erin Szabo
Professor of Communication, 2001-; B.A., Augustana College, 1993; M.S., Illinois State University, 1995; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000.

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Gregory Taft
Visiting Associate Professor of Physics, 2015-; B.A., Saint John's University, 1992; M.Sc., Washington State University, 1994; Ph.D., 1997.

Michael Tangredi
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1980‑; B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977; Ph.D., 1980.

Laura Taylor
Associate Professor of Theology, 2010-2012; 2013-; B.A., Fairfield University, 1998; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, 2001; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2013.

Linda Tennison
Professor of Psychology, 1999-; B.A., Western Michigan University, 1985; M.S., 1988; Ph.D., Washington State University, 1992.

Bruce Thornton
Associate Professor of Music, 1995‑; B.S., Dickinson State University, 1980; M.M., University of Minnesota, 1984; D.M.A., 1990.

Kristina Timmerman
Instructor of Biology, 2007-; B.A., University of California, Davis, 1983; M.S., San Jose State University, 1995.

Blaine Tomkins
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2021-; B.S., Grand Valley State University; M.A., DePaul University, 2017; Ph.D., DePaul University, 2019. 

Christina Tourino
Associate Professor of English, 2000-; B.A., Willamette University, 1990; Ph.D., Duke University, 2001.

Benjamin Trnka
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance, 2014-; B.A., Saint John's University, 2011, MAcc, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, 2015.

Edward Turley
Professor of Music, 1981‑; B.Mus., Northwestern University, 1974; M.M., University of Colorado, 1976; D.M.A., 1982.

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Susan Vollbrecht
Associate Professor of Education, 2013-; B.A., University of Wyoming, 1996; M.A., University of Nebraska, 2003; Ph.D., 2013.

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Pu Wang
Instructor of Biology, 2021-; B.A., Ocean University of China, 2012; M.S., Ocean University of China, 2015.

Steven Welch
Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance, 2008-; B.S., California State University-East Bay, 1995; M.B.A., 1998; M.S., University of New Orleans, 2004; Ph.D., 2007.

Elizabeth Wengler
Professor of History, 2000-; B.A., Trinity College, 1987; M.A., Boston College, 1990; Ph.D., 1999.

Parker Wheatley
Professor of Economics, 2005-; B.A., The University of the South, 1993; M.A., George Mason University, 1999; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004.

Adam Whitten
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, 2004-; B.A., Northwestern University, 1984; M.S., University of Minnesota, 1986; Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1996.

Richard Wielkiewicz
Professor of Psychology, 1988‑; B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1971; M.A., 1973; Ph.D., 1977.

Charles Wright
Associate Professor of Philosophy, 1998-; B.A., Haverford College, 1984; M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992, Ph.D., 1996.

Emily Wright
Instructor of Exercise Science and Sports Studies, 2021-; B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 2014; M.S., Miami University, 2017.

Kelly Wurdelman
Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2018-; B.S., College of St. Scholastica, 2000; MSN, University of North Dakota, 2013; DNP, St. Catherine’s University, 2016.

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Qiang Yan
Associate Professor of Global Business Leadership, 2013-; A.B., Ahhui University of Technology, 1993; M.A., Yangzhou University, 2000; M.A., University of Memphis, 2003; M.A., Clemson University, 2009; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 2013.

Sarah Yost
Associate Professor of Physics, 2007-; B.Sc., University of Manitoba, 1996; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 2004. 

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Justin Zanchuk
Associate Professor of Music, 2014-; B.M., Texas Tech University, 2004; M.M., University of Miami, 2006; D.A., University of Northern Colorado, 2019.

Oscar Zatarain-Vera
Instructor of Mathematics, 2021-; B.S., Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Pachuca, Hidalgo, México, 2012; M.S., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, 2015.

Mary Zelenak
Instructor of Nursing, 2021-; BSN, College of St. Benedict, 1984; MSN, University of North Dakota, 2014.

Katheryn Zielinski
Instructor of Accounting and Finance, 2020-; B.A., St. Olaf College, 1997; M.A., Bethel University, 2007

Updated 7/19/21