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Graduate Catalog

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Graduate Faculty 

Business

Mike Behan Assistant Professor

B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis/St. Paul; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Sara Schwarz Cook Assistant Dean, Dahl School of Business/MBA director/Associate Professor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.B.A., University of Baltimore; Ph.D., Capella University 


Heather Kujak-Coon Adjunct Professor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, M.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


Derek Cortez Assistant Professor

B.A., Trinity College, M.S., University of Portland, M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin   


Robyn Gaier  Instructor, Philosophy 

B.S., B.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ohio University, Ph.D., Saint Louis University   


Kem Gambrell  Assistant Professor 

B.S. Concordia University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln   


Karen Gleason Adjunct Professor

B.S.N., M.S., Winona State University; Ed.D., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

 

Thomas E. Knothe Dean, Dahl School of Business/Associate Professor

B.S., Viterbo University, J.D., Willamette University College of Law   


J. Todd Ondell Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Ed., University of Florida; Ed.D., Indiana University   


John Robinson Assistant Professor

B.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Arizona State University   


Paul Robinson Assistant Professor

B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison; J.D., Brigham Young University 

 

Annette Roter Assistant Professor

B.S., Mount Senario College; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Stout; Ph.D., Capella University  


Gary Van Domelen  Adjunct Professor 

B.A., St. Norbert College; J.D., Marquette University Law School    


Lisa Wied  Adjunct Professor 

B.S., M.B.A., Viterbo University   


Anita Wood Assistant Professor

B.A., Concordia College; M.B.A., Monterey Institute for International Studies 

 

Education

James Bagniewski Wisconsin Educational Leadership Program Specialist
B.S., Winona State University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
 

Susan Smith Batell Dean, School of Education/Professor
B.A., Clarke College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
 

JoAnn Berkowitz Instructor
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ashland University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
 

Todd Braun Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.A.Ed., Viterbo University
 

John Burnett Instructor
B.S. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.S., Winona State University
 

Gregg Butler Instructor
B.S. Mount Senario College; M.S. Winona State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
 

John Conrath Instructor
B.A., Ohio Northern University; M.S., University of Florida; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
 

Joseph Crozier Instructor
B.A., Graceland University; M.A., Truman University; Ed.S., Drake University
 

Richard Detert Instructor
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
 

Vicky Eiben Assistant Professor, Education
B.A., Wartburg College; B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., Antioch University; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University
 

Lynda Fernholz Assistant Professor, Education
B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., Viterbo University
 

Roger Fish Instructor
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
 

Pam Foegen Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Kathleen Forslund Instructor
B.A., Viterbo University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Nancy Graese Instructor
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
 

Jill Gurtner Instructor
B.S., Marquette University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Melisa Herek Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.A.Ed., Viterbo University
 

Diane Hietpas Instructor
B.S., Silver Lake College; M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
 

Susan Hughes Master of Arts in Education Program Specialist/Assistant Professor, Education
B.A., Saint Mary of the Woods; M.Ed., University of Cincinnati; Ed.D., Benedictine University
 

Barry Kamrath  Instructor
B.M.E., M.M., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Ed.D., University of Minnesota
 

Diane Kehm Research Advisor
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Drake University
 

Michael Krumm Instructor
B.A., University of Upper Iowa; M.A., University of Northern Colorado
 

Anne Kruse Iowa Educational Leadership Program Specialist/Professor, Education
A.A., Iowa Western Community College; B.S.Ed, University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.E., Ph.D., Iowa State University
 

Robert Lecheler Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.A., Saint John's University; D.Min., University of St. Thomas
 

Nicole G. Lehr Instructor
B.A., Concordia University


Teresa Lien Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A.Ed., Viterbo University
 

Thomas Lueschow Instructor
B.S., M.A.T., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

George Mavroulis Instructor
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Annette Milula Instructor
B.A., University of Kentucky; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
 

Kathryn Mueller Instructor
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 

Cathy Nevens Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; M.A.Ed., Viterbo University
 

Wendy Otto-Pliska Instructor
B.A., Marian University; M.S. Concordia University
 

David Perrodin Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior
 

Robert Peterson Adjunct Professor
B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Drake University
 

Wendy Anne Prigge Instructor
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
 

Rhonda Rabbitt Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, School of Education/Assistant Dean, School of Education/Assistant Professor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; B.A., Universidad de Valladolid; M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara
 

Sandra Richert Instructor
B.S., M.S., Winona State University
 

Bradford Saron Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.S., Winona State University; Ed.D., Edgewood College
 

Steven Smolek Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; M.S., Winona State University; Ed.D., Edgewood College
 

Christine Stratton Instructor
B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; Ph.D., University of St. Thomas
 

Thomas Thibodeau Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership/Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership/Associate Professor, Religious Studies/Philosophy
B.A., Saint John's University; M.A., St. Mary's University of Minnesota
 

Jerry Trochinski Instructor, Education
B.A., Ripon College; M.S.Ed., University of Wisconsin-Superior; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
 

Edward Wenzel Associate Professor, Education
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Sherwood Williams Instructor
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Mental Health Counseling

Nina Albanese-Kotar Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Ph.D., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Michael Brandt Adjunct Professor

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology

 

Tim Hatfield Adjunct Professor

A.B., Harvard College, Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

 

Debra Murray Director, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling/Professor (Core Faculty), Psychology

B.S., Viterbo University; M.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; Psy.D., University of Saint Thomas

 

Maureen Neuville Adjunct Professor, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, M.S., Winona State University

 

Gary Robbins Assistant Professor (Core Faculty), Psychology

B.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

David Saunders-Scott Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato; Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University

 

Stephanie Thorson-Olesen Associate Professor, Psychology

B.S., M.S., Winona State University; Ph.D., Capella University

 

LeeAnn VanVreede Adjunct Professor

B.S., Viterbo University, M.A., University of St. Thomas

 

Colin Ward

Adjunct Professor

B.A., University of Northern Colorado, M.S., Winona State University, Ph.D., Oregon State University  

 

Nursing

Judy Anderson Professor

B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Ph.D. Widener University


Kathryn Asp Adjunct Professor

BSN, Carlon College; MSN, Boston University; Post MSN Certificate, Winona State University

 

Janet Bahr Adjunct Professor

BSN, Viterbo University; MSN, Viterbo University

 

Dorie Vaughn Beres Adjunct Faculty, Professor Emerita

B.S.N., Alverno College; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; NP Graduate Certificate, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Karen Briggs Adjunct Professor

B.S.N., Viterbo University, M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


Kim Dowat Adjunct Professor

B. S. N., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.S.N., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

David Chakoian Adjunct Professor

B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.D., Mayo Medical School


Adam Gregg Adjunct Professor PharmD., Drake University

Pat Karpinsky

Adjunct Professor

B. S., University of Wisconsin-Madison: M.S.N., University of Tennessee-Knoxville

 

Jennifer Kaus Adjunct Professor

BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MSN, Winona State University


Jackie Kuennen Professor

B.S.N., University of Iowa; M.S., University of Minnesota; Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa


Bonnie Nesbitt

Professor Director, Graduate Nursing Program/Assistant Dean, School of Nursing

B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

   

Rebecca Perz Assistant Professor

BSN, Viterbo University; MSN, Graceland University


Sarah Rudie Adjunct Professor

BSN, Winona State University; MSN, Northern Illinois University

 

Kathy Schams Assistant Professor, D.N.P. Coordinator

B.S.N., Viterbo College, M.S.N.; University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; D.N.P; Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

 

Mary Simon Adjunct Professor

B.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire: M.S. N., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Mary Ellen Stolder Assistant Professor

B. S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M. S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

Silvana Richardson Dean, School of Nursing/Professor

B.S.N., Loyola University, Chicago; M.H.S.N., Governors’ State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale  


Servant Leadership

Matthew Bersagel Braley  Coordinator, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership/Assistant Professor
B.A. Luther College; M.A., United Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Emory University
 

Georgia Christensen, FSPA  Affiliate Faculty
B.S., Viterbo University, M.Ed., Eastern Washington State University, Ph.D. Stanford University
 

Barbara Gayle  Vice President for Academic Affairs/Professor
B.S., M.A., University of Portland; Ph.D., University of Oregon
 

Richard Kyte  Director, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership/ Associate Professor
B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University
 

Rev. William Reese  Associate Professor
B.S.Ed., M. Ed., Concordia University; M.Div., S.T.M., Th.D., Concordia Seminary, D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
 

Glena Temple  Dean, School of Letters and Sciences/Professor
B.S., Allegheny College, M.A., University of Minnesota, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
 

Thomas Thibodeau  Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership/Director, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership/Associate Professor
B.A., Saint John’s University, M.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota