Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Officials and Faculty of Concordia College

Concordia College Corporation

Officers 2021-2022

Ms. Mary S. Ranum, Chair
Mr. John E. Ydstie, Vice Chair
Dr. Julie A. Blehm, Secretary
Ms. Linda J. Brown, Treasurer

Board of Regents

Ms. MaryAnn Anderson
Dr. Julie A. Blehm 
Mr. Troy J. Butner
Ms. Jean E. Bye
Mr. Victor A. Everson
Mr. Corey L. Haaland
Dr. Kathryn (Katie) E. Hasbargen
Mr. Douglas Hastad
Rev. Gary R. Henderson
Mr. David J. Horzadovsky
Mr. Keith A. Johanneson
Mr. Mark Jordahl
Ms. Tammy Lee
Ms. Stephanie Lundquist
Rev. Dr. Roland D. Martinson
Dr. Bradley Miller
Rev. Jennifer Nagel
Mr. Ronald D. Offutt
Ms. Karen A. Paul
Rev. Mary Pechauer
Mr. Harold Pope
Ms. Mary S. Ranum
Ms. Beth Ann Renner
Mr. James E. Senske
Rev. William Tesch
Dr. Richard L. Torgerson
Dr. Mark N. Wilhelm
Mr. John E. Ydstie

Advisory Members

Ms. Karen Paul, President, Concordia National Alumni Board
Rev. Dr. Mark N. Wilhelm, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities

President’s Cabinet

William J. Craft (2011), President of the College. B.A., Westminster College (Penn.); M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jill M. Abbott (2019), Deputy to the President. B.S., Southwest Minnesota State University; M.S., South Dakota State University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota.

Edward P. Antonio (2017), Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Humanities. Dip.HE., B.A., National Academic Awards (London); B.D., Luther Rice Seminary; M.Litt., University of Aberdeen; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

Terry A. Brandt (2020), Vice President for Advancement. B.A., Southwest Minnesota State University; M.Div., Luther Seminary.

Linda J. Brown (1985), Treasurer and Vice President for Finance. B.S., Concordia College; B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Susan J. Larson (1998), Provost and Dean of the College and Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of Manitoba; Ph.D., McMaster University.

Lisa M. Sethre-Hofstad (1996), Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life, and Professor of Psychology. B.A., Concordia College; M.S. and Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Karl A. Stumo (2015), Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. B.A., Concordia College; M.Ed., Iowa State University; Ed.D., Seattle University.

Faculty

Ahmed Afzaal (2007), Associate Professor of Religion. B.S., Dow Medical College, Pakistan; M.S. and Ph.D., Drew University.

Stephanie L. Ahlfeldt (2004), Associate Dean of the College, and Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.S. and Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Ellen L. Aho (1990), Professor of Biology. B.A., Concordia College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Shontarius D. Aikens (2016), Assistant Professor of Management. B.M. and M.Ed., University of Arkansas; M.B.A., Walden University; Ph.D., Capella University.

Alexander Aldrich (2019), Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A. and M.A., Brigham Young University. Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Najla G. Amundson (1999-2000, 2017), Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.S., South Dakota State University; M.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Daniel V. Anderson (1993), Associate Professor of Healthcare Management. Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, State of Minnesota. B.A., Concordia College; M.B.A., University of North Dakota; Ph.D., Walden University.

Douglas R. Anderson (1997), Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Augustana College; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Edward P. Antonio (2017), Chief Diversity Officer and Professor of Humanities. Dip.HE., B.A., National Academic Awards (London); B.D., Luther Rice Seminary; M.Litt., University of Aberdeen; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

Gladys Antonio (2017), Assistant Professor of Economics, Offutt School of Business. M.S. and Ph.D., University of Denver.

Jennie B. Archer (2017), Assistant Librarian. B.S., Mayville State University; M.A., North Dakota State University; M.S., University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign.

Seth A. Archer (2017), Instructor of English. B.A. and M.A., North Dakota State University.

W. Vincent Arnold (1991), Professor of History. B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene College; M.A. and Ph.D., Miami University, Ohio.

Jason M. Askvig (2012), Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., University of North Dakota.

Nathan D. Axvig (2013), Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. B.S., University of North Dakota; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kevin W. Baggett (2014), Instruction and Outreach Librarian. B.A., University of Mississippi; M.L.I.S., Louisiana State University.

J. Elijah Bender (2017), Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Missouri State University; M.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.

Thelma S. Berquó (2011), Associate Professor of Physics. P.B., Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil; M.Sc. and Ph.D., University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Daniel P. Biebighauser (2006), Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Concordia College; M.S. and Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

D. Bryan Bishop (1998), Professor of Biology. B.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Ohio University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Theresa A. Borchert (1981-85, 1988), Associate Librarian. B.S., Valley City State University; M.L.S., Emporia State University.

Sonja M. Bosca-Harasim (2013), Associate Professor of Music. B.Mus., Cleveland Institute of Music; M.M. and D.M.A., Rice University, Texas.

Christian H. Boy (2012), Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Augustana College; M.F.A., The University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Daniel F. Breedon (1974), Professor of Music. B.A. and B.S., University of California; D.M.A., University of Washington.

Michael R. Bush (2016-2017, 2020), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S. and Ph.D. , Florida International University

Aileen L.S. Buslig (2000), Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.Arch., University of Miami; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Arizona.

Gregory B. Carlson (2001), Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead; M.A. California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Angel F. Carrete Rodriguez (2017), Assistant Professor of Finance. B.S., Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente A.C., Guadalajara, Mexico; M.B.A., University of West Florida; Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University.

Cynthia R. Carver (1976-79, 1989), Dean of Health Professions and Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Concordia College; M.A., Bradley University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Mark G.A. Causapin (2018), Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., University of the Philippines; M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D., Columbia University.

Richard M. Chapman (1989), Professor of History. B.A., Bethel College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Jonathan P. Clark (1994), Associate Professor of German. B.A., University of Washington; M.A. and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

George B. Connell (1986), Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Mercer University; M.A. and Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Virginia H. Connell (2009), Associate Librarian. B.A., Mercer University; M.A., North Carolina State University; M.L.S., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

David A. Creech (2013), Associate Professor of Religion. B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Loyola University.

Michael P. Culloton (2012), Associate Professor of Music and Conductor of The Concordia Choir. B.M., Concordia College; M.M., University of Arizona; D.M.A., North Dakota State University.

Laurie K. Dahley (2003-05, 2005), Assistant Professor of Social Work. B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead; M.S.W., Augsburg College; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Jennifer L. DeJong (2002), Associate Professor of Nursing. B.A., Concordia College; M.S. and F.N.P. certified, University of Minnesota; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Nathaniel H. Dickey (2003), Associate Professor of Music and Conductor of Symphonic Band. B.A., Oberlin College; B.M., Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., Rice University; D.M.A., University of Minnesota.

Nathan D. Dicks (2019), Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Science. B.S., North Dakota State University; M.A., Webster University; M.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Eric Eliason (2013), Data Projects Coordinator, Office of Institutional Effectivness, and Professor of English. B.A., Augustana College (Ill.); M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Nicholas R. Ellig (1982), Professor of Sociology and Social Work. B.A., University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Susan P. Ellingson (1988), Professor of Education. B.A., Concordia College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

David P. Eyler (1987), Professor of Music, and Director of the Percussion Ensemble and Marimba Choir. B.S., Frostburg State University; M.M., The Ohio State University; D.M.A., Louisiana State University.

John A. Flaspohler (1999), Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Kristen M. Ford (2010), Associate Professor of Education. B.A., Concordia College; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Kenneth W. Foster (2007), Professor of Political Science. B.S., Cornell University; M.A. and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Richard A. Gilmore (1993), Professor of Philosophy. B.A., Middlebury College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Cassandra L. Glynn (2012-13, 2014), Assistant Professor of Education and German, and Director of the Master of Education in World Language Instruction Program. B.A., Concordia College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Heidi A. Goldberg (1995), Professor of Art. B.A., Hamline University; M.F.A., University of Michigan.

Shelly K. Gompf (1996-97, 2002-03, 2015), Director of Healthcare Administration and Assistant Professor of Healthcare. B.A., Concordia College, M.A., Ottawa University.

Peter J. Haberman (2012), Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands. B.M., Concordia College; M.M., University of Montana-Missoula; D.M.A., University of Minnesota.

Peter D. Halverson (1983), Associate Professor of Music. B.M., Concordia College; M.M., University of Wisconsin.

David L. Hamilton (1994), Professor of Music. B.M., University of Iowa; M.M., The Juilliard School.

Gregory R. Hamilton (2008), Associate Professor of Music. B.M., The Oberlin Conservatory; M.M., Northern Illinois University; D.M.A., The University of Kansas.

Douglas Harbin (2015), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M. and B.A., Taylor University; M.M., Ball State University; D.M.A., Arizona State University.

Debora J. Harris (2001), Associate Professor of Music. B.M., Bradley University; M.M., Florida State University.

Jay A. Hershberger (1992), Professor of Music. B.M., University of Tulsa; M.M., Wichita State University; D.M.A., Arizona State University.

Ross A. Hilgers (1998), Professor of Art. B.F.A. and M.F.A., Fort Hays State University.

Karin Hillstrom (1998-00, 2014), Assistant Professor of German and Spanish. B.A. and M.A., Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Indira Neill Hoch (2019), Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago.

Emily C. Huber-Johnson (2018), Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Science. B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., South Dakota State University.

Mona M. Ibrahim (2000), Professor of Psychology. B.A., American University, Cairo; M.A. and Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Jane E. Indergaard (2002-15, 2015), Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.S. and M.S., University of North Dakota; D.N.P., Cappella University.

Erika L. Izaguirre (2021), Instructor of Music. B.M., University of Texas at Austin; M.M., Baylor University; D.M.A., Eastman School of Music.

Holly A. Janz (2006), Professor of Music. B.M., University of Wisconsin Stevens Point; M.M., University of Colorado; D.M.A., University of Kansas.

Mark B. Jensen (1997), Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Northwestern College, Iowa; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Jiani Jiang (2019), Assistant Professor of Marketing. B.S., Roger Williams University; M.B.A., Bryant University, Ph.D., University of North Texas, Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Adriana M. Johnson (2001-06, 2007), Assistant Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. B.S., Anahuac University, Mexico; M.S., University of Navarra, Spain.

Albert Kagan (2010), Professor of Research in Management Information Systems. Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Ahmed M. Kamel (2005), Professor of Computer Science. B.S. and M.S., Cairo University; M.B.A., North Dakota State University, Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Grigor Khachatryan (2014), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., M.M. and D.M., Indiana University, Bloomington.

Karla Knutson (2008), Associate Professor of English. B.A., Concordia College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Mary Maus Kosir (2020), Executive Director of Concordia Language Villages. B.A., College of St. Benedict; M.A., University of Minnesota.

Mark J. Krejci (1987), Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of North Dakota; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Donald A. Krogstad (2002), Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Damian J. Lampl (2015), Assistant Professor of Computer Science. B.S., Northern State University; M.S. and Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Bree Langemo (2019), Assistant Professor of Law and Entrepreneurship. B.S., Minnesota State University-Moorhead; J.D., Ohio Northern University of Law.

Teri J. Langlie (2009), Associate Professor of Education. B.A., Concordia College; M.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead; Ph.D., University of North Dakota.

Susan J. Larson (1998), Provost and Dean of the College and Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of Manitoba; Ph.D., McMaster University.

Cindy L. Larson-Casselton (1988), Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Concordia College; M.A. and Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Anthony W. Leathem (2017), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., University of Hartford; M.M., New England Conservatory; D.M.A., University of Connecticut.

James C. Lee (2020), Assistant Professor of Physics. B.S., University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Susan Jung Lee (2008), Associate Professor of Art. B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Hongik University, Seoul, Korea; M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Michelle M. Lelwica (2001), Professor of Religion. B.A., The College of St. Benedict; M.T.S. and Th.D., Harvard Divinity School.

Philip C. Lemaster (2014), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. and M.A., Marietta College; Ph.D., West Virginia University.

Sarah B. Lindemann (2013), Instructor of Accounting. B.S. and M.Acc., North Dakota State University.

Matthew L. Lindholm (2001), Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Work. B.A., Carleton College; M.Div., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., City University of New York.

Joy K. Lintelman (1989), Professor of History. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Kristi K. Loberg (2002), Professor of Sociology and Social Work. B.A., Concordia College; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Ingrid Luna Lopez (2019), Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A. and M.A., Universidad de Los Andes (Columbia); Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Julie R. Mach (2002), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Mayville State University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Steven L. Makela (2002), Assistant Professor of Music. B.A. and B.S., Bemidji State University; M.A., University of Minnesota; D.M.A., University of North Texas.

Luiz A. Manzoni (2008), Professor of Physics. B.A., Federal University of Santa Maria, RS, Brazil; M.S. and Ph.D., Institute of Theoretical Physics, State University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Christopher J. Mason (2013), Dean, Offutt School of Business, and Associate Professor of Finance. B.A., Concordia College; M.B.A., Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Robert L. Mayo (2017), Assistant Professor of Economics. B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.A. and Ph.D., George Mason University.

Jeffrey T. Meyer (2000), Professor of Music. B.M., Wheaton College Conservatory of Music; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Anne T. Mocko (2012), Associate Professor of Religion. B.A., The College of William and Mary; M.A. and Ph.D., The University of Chicago.

Rebecca R. Moore (1994), Professor of Political Science. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Pamela S. Mork (1991), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.S., Oral Roberts University; M.S., University of Oklahoma.

Christian E. Mortenson (2016), Assistant Professor of Art. B.F.A., University of South Dakota; M.A. and M.F.A., University of Iowa.

A. Jennifer Nash (2012), Associate Professor of Music. B.A., Dickinson College (Penn.); M.M. and Graduate Performance Diploma, John Hopkins University; D.M.A., University of Michigan.

Faith W. Ngunjiri (2013), Associate Professor of Ethics and Leadership. B.Ed., Kenyatta University; M.A., Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology; M.A. and Ed.D., Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Kari L. Novak (2019), Instructor of Nursing. B.S., B.S.N. and M.S.N., University of North Dakota.

W. Scott Olsen (1987), Professor of English. B.A. and M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Mikel L. Olson (2006), Professor of Psychology. B.S., Northwestern College; M.S. and Ph.D., Washington State University.

Dwight J. Peterson (2016), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A. and M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno.

Russell M. Peterson (1996), Associate Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Ensemble I. B.M., Youngstown State University; M.M., Bowling Green State University.

Shauna Satrom Pickens (2019), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., Texas Tech University; M.M., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

James A. Postema (1989), Professor of English. B.A., Calvin College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Jan H. Pranger (2005), Associate Professor of Religion. M.A. and M.Div., The University of Groningen; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The University of Groningen.

Carol I. Pratt (1991), Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., Luther College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Laura K. Probst (2013), Director of the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library. B.A., Luther College; M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana; M.A., University of Minnesota.

Gay G. Rawson (2001), Professor of French. B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., Miami University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Vincent J. Reusch (2009), Associate Professor of English. B.S., Western Michigan University; M.A., Northern Michigan University; Ph.D., Western Michigan University.

Mary K. Rice (1988), Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. B.A., Luther College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Fanny Roncal Ramirez (2012), Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. B.A., Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú; M.A., Universidad de Piura, Perú; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Drew Rutherford (1996-97, 1998), Associate Professor of Chemistry. B.A., University of Minnesota Morris; M.S. and Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Julie C. Rutherford (1998), Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of North Dakota.

Jack E. Rydell (2006), Professor of Nursing. B.A., Jamestown College; M.S., University of North Dakota; D.N.P., University of Minnesota.

Jorge E. Scarpin (2017), Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.S., University of São Paulo, Brazil; M.B.A., Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil; M.S., University of North Parana, Brazil; Ph.D., University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Eric R. Schmidt (2021), Instructor of Political Science. B.A., University of Wisconsin; A.M., Political Science; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Sarah E. Seger (2019), Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.S., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., Rice University.

Darcie R. Sell (2009), Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., Concordia College; M.A. and Ph.D., University of North Dakota.

Anna M. Semanko (2021), Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., Hamline University; M.S. and Ph.D., North Dakota State University

Lisa M. Sethre-Hofstad (1996), Vice President for Student Development and Campus Life, and Professor of Psychology. B.A., Concordia College; M.S. and Ph.D., University of New Mexico.

Lisa M. Sjoberg (2002), Registrar. B.A., Concordia College; M.A., North Dakota State University; M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Elna K. Solvang (1998), Professor of Religion. B.S., University of Hartford; M.A., Lutheran School of Theology; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary.

Stephen J. Stapleton (2020), Professor of Nursing. B.S. and M.S., Western Illinois University; B.S.N., Saint Louis University; M.S.N., Aurora University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.

Jonathan M. Steinwand (1993), Professor of English. B.A., Concordia College; M.A. and Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

Fred B. Sternhagen (1982), Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Concordia College; M.S., North Dakota State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Darrell W. Stolle (2013), Professor of Education. B.A., Concordia College; M.Ed., North Dakota State University; Ed.D., Northern Arizona University.

Krys Strand (2006), Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., Concordia College; M.B.S., University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michelle G. Strang (2017), Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Science, and Director of Didactic Program in Dietetics. B.S., M.S. and Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Odile J. Streed (2004), Director of International Business and Professor of Marketing. B.S., University of Bretagne Occidentale; M.B.A., University of Paris; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Rennes I.

Kevin F.E. Sütterlin (2016), Assistant Professor of Music and Director of The Concordia Orchestra. B.A.Mus., Hochschule Luzeron School of Music, Switzerland; M.M. and D.M.A., University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.

Jennifer L. Sweatman (2016), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S. and M.S., Texas A&M University, Ph.D., Florida International University.

Gregory M. Tanner (2019), Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. B.S., South Dakota State University; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Mallorie Taylor-Teeples (2021), Assistant Professor of Biology. B.S., Pacific Lutheran University; Ph.D., University of California - Davis.

Kirsten E. Theye (2009), Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Valparaiso University; M.A. and Ph.D., The University of Kansas.

Tally R. Tinjum (2012-2016, 2016), Assistant Professor of Nursing. B.A., Concordia College; M.S., Nebraska Methodist College; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Kelley I. Tracz (2021), Assistant Professor of Music. B.M., Kansas State University; M.M., University of Minnesota; D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Amanda L. Tracy (2017), Assistant Professor of Nursing. M.S.N., Aspen University.

Ronald G. Twedt, C.P.A. (1991), Assistant Professor of Accounting. B.A., Concordia College; M.B.T., University of Minnesota.

Lisa A. Twomey (2004-07, 2008-15, 2016), Assistant Professor of Spanish. B.A., Marquette University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Darin J. Ulness (1998), Professor of Chemistry. B.A., Concordia College; M.S. and Ph.D., Cornell University.

Darren J. Valenta (2021), Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Linfield College; M.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

C. Tess Varner (2016), Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.S., Oklahoma Christian University; M.L.A., Oklahoma City University; Ph.D., University of Georgia.

Sara B. Vinje (2000), Professor of Education. B.S., Mayville State University; M.A., University of St. Thomas; B.A. and Ph.D., University of North Dakota.

Heather Waddell (2009), Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies. B.A., Concordia College; M.A. and Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

Meredith G. Wagner (2008-2013, 2013), Director of the Combined Dietetic Internship and Master of Science in Nutrition Program, and Associate Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics and Exercise Science. B.A., Concordia College; M.S., Kent State University; Ph.D., North Dakota State University.

Karin Wakefield (1988), Instructor of Music. B.M.Ed., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Leigh G. Wakefield (1988), Professor of Music. B.A., University of Minnesota; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music; D.M.A., University of Minnesota.

Julia C. Walk (2016), Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Luther College; M.S. and Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Anne B. Walker (2019), Professor of Education. B.A., Carleton College; M.Ed., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Amy S. Watkin (2005), Associate Professor of English. B.A. and M.A., North Dakota State University; Ph.D., University of North Dakota.

Sonja P. Wentling (2003), Professor of History. M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Kent State University.

Joseph C. Whittaker (2011), Associate Professor of Biology. B.A., DePauw University; M.S., University of Minnesota, Duluth; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Hannah K. Wilson (2021), Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics. B.S., Georgia Southern University; Ph.D., University of Georgia

Kira J. Winter (2020), Assistant Professor of Music. B.A., St. Olaf College; M.M., Boston University.

David T. Wintersteen (1998), Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Art. B.A., Luther College; M.F.A., Minnesota State University Mankato; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

Leann K. Wolff (2016), Assistant Professor of Ethics, Offutt School of Business. M.A., University of St. Thomas.

Graeme R.A. Wyllie (2006), Assistant Professor of Chemistry. B.S., University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Postgraduate Diploma, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Leila Zakhirova (2013), Associate Professor of Political Science. B.A., Bethany College; M.A., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Emeriti Faculty

Retired faculty are granted emeriti status based on years of service and other criteria determined by the President’s Cabinet.

Aageson, Dr. James W., Religion

Alderink, Dr. Larry J., Religion

Anderson, Dr. Per M., Religion and Global Learning

Anderson, Dr. Verlyn D., Library, History, Scandinavian Studies

Bartz, Dr. Albert E., Psychology

Bath, Dr. Michael G., Political Science

Bjerkness, Odell M., French, Language Villages, May Seminars

Bokinskie, Dr. Jean C., Nursing 

Burchill, Madelyn C., German

Cabello-Cobo, Dr. Francisco L., World Languages And Cultures

Capistran, Jane Linde, Music

Cermak, James F., Communication Studies And Theatre Art

Christopherson, James M., Head Coach-Football, Physical Education And Health

Clausen, Dr. René K., Music

Cohen, Joanne, Music

Coomber, Dr. James E., English

Cordes-Green, Dr. Susan J., Psychology

Covey, Dr. Mark K., Psychology

Dahl, Ingolf C., Social Work

Dahlberg, Dr. Carol Ann, Education

Dahlberg, Dr. Duane A., Physics

Dinga, Dr. Gustav P., Chemistry

Dovre, Dr. Paul J., President Of The College, Speech Communication And Theatre Art

Duncan, Dr. Dawn E., English

Eglitis, Mirdza Z., German, Norwegian

Engebretsen, Dr. A. Rune, Scandinavian Studies/Norwegian

Engelhardt, Dr. Carroll L., History

Fagerstrom, Dr. Duwain A., Business Education And Office Administration

Falk, Dr. Laurence L., Sociology

Forde, Dr. James L., Mathematics And Computer Science

Foss, Robert K., Accounting

Foss, Dr. Nancy E., French

Glasrud, Barbara, Art

Guy, Dr. Marilyn J., Education

Hallquist, Dr. Mary W., Family And Nutrition Sciences

Halvorson, Dr. Patricia A., Psychology

Hammerling, Rev. Dr. Roy, Religion

Hammerstrom, Janice E., Family And Nutrition Sciences

Haney, Dr. James L., Religion

Hanson, Dr. J. Robert, Music

Harvey, Dr. Gretchen G., History

Herman, Dr. Stewart W., Religion

Heuer, Dr. Charles V., Mathematics And Computer Science

Hiebert, Willard E., German

Hiestand, Dr. Thomas, Offutt School Of Business

Houglum, Bruce M., Music

Hovde, Dr. Peter C., Political Science

Hoverson, Sharon R., Library

Hustuft, Carol A., Library

Ingberg, Dr. Alfhild, English

Iverson, Dr. Stanley A., Classical Studies

James, Linda S., Nutrition And Dietetics

Johnson, Dr. Ivan M., Biology

Johnson, Dr. Linda L., History

Keup, Dr. Linda C., Offutt School Of Business

Kloster, Dr. Polly K., Nursing

Kohler, Robert, Physical Education And Health

Kopperud, Dr. Joan L., English

Larson, Dr. Betty J., Nutrition, Dietetics, and Exercise Science

Larson, Dr. George S., English

Larson, Mary E., Library

Legler, Dr. James R., Offutt School Of Business

Luther, Dr. Bryan A., Physics

McCauley, Dr. Barbara A., Classical Studies

McMullen, Catherine O., English

Mcrae, Michele T., ACCORD, English, Reading-Writing Center

Mcrae, Tony, French

Meléndez, Dr. Pedro S., Spanish And Hispanic Studies

Moewes, Dr. David S., Business, Accounting And Economics

Mork, Dr. David S., Chemistry

Nellermoe, Dr. Ronald L., Biology

Nelson, Dr. Lois F., Nursing

Nick, Robert J., Physical Education And Health

Nygaard, Peter A., Music

Olive, Dr. Barbara A., English

Osborn, Howard H., Biology

O’Shaughnessy, Dr. Susan M., Philosophy

Paulson, Dr. Carlton, Biology

Pavek, Dr. Bernice J., Head Coach-Women’s Tennis, Physical Education

Pederson de Castañeda, Dr. Viann M., Spanish And Hispanic Studies, Master Of Education In World Language Instruction

Peterson, Dr. Constance L., Nursing

Pipho, Dr. Armin P., Physical Education And Health

Prom, Lynn H., Education

Rauschnabel, June, Music

Rice, Allen E., Physical Education

Rice, Dr. Donald E., Communication Studies and Theatre Art

Richmond, Dr. Thomas L., Music

Rood, Vilera M. “Val,” Business Education And Office Administration

Rowell, Gerald V., Mathematics

Sandgren, Dr. David P., History

Sawyer, Dr. Lisa Lee, Music

Schmoll, Dr. Edward A., Classical Studies

Scott, Dr. Linda M., Nursing

Valderrama de Sillers, Dr. Leonor, Spanish And Hispanic Studies

Simmons, Rev. Dr. Ernest L. Jr., Religion

Siverson, Duane E., Head Golf Coach, Health, Physical Education And Exercise Science

Skaar, Donna J., Spanish

Smart-Morstad, Dr. Karla J., Education

Smerud, Dr. Warren D., Philosophy

Snyder, Dr. William J. Jr., English

Sprunger, Dr. David A., English

Stoen, Dr. Linda L., Education

Stradley, Dr. Scot A., Offutt School Of Business

Swanson, Linda, Library

Thureen, Daniel J., Offutt School Of Business

Todt, Dr. WIliam L., Biology

Tomhave, Dr. William K., Mathematics

Ulness, Dr. James D., Psychology

Van Amburg, Dr. Gerald L., Biology

Vitalis, Luella M., Nursing

Witteman, Dr. Barbara, Education

Wohlfeil, Dr. Michael D., Education

Worth, Dr. David M., Music

Zeng, Dr. Xueqi, Mathematics