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Graduate Catalog

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Graduate Faculty 


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 



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  



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