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Administrative Officers    

Richard B. Artman
President/Professor, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership
A.B., M.Ed., Ph.D. University of Miami

 

Diane Brimmer
Vice President for Student Development
B.S., Oakland University; M.E., Loyola University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

 

Todd Ericson
Vice President of Finance andAdministration
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Robert Forget
Dean of Admission
B.S., Northern Michigan University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

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

 

Gary Klein
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
B.S., University of South Dakota; M.A., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

 

Patrick Kerrigan
Vice President for Communications and Marketing
B.S., St. Cloud State University; M.A.S.L., Viterbo University

 

Deans     

Thomas Knothe
Dean, Dahl School of Business/Associate Professor, Business
B.S., Viterbo University; J.D., Willamette University


Gerald Kember
Interim Dean, School of Education/Professor, Education
B.S., Ithaca College; M.S., Syracuse University

 

Silvana Richardson
Dean, School of Nursing/Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Loyola University, Chicago; M.H.S.N., Governors' State University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

 

Timothy Schorr
Dean, School of Fine Arts/Associate Professor, Music
B.M., Eastern Illinois University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

 

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

 

Full-time Faculty  

Michael Alfieri
Associate Professor, Biology

B.S., Binghamton University; Ph.D., University of Louisville

 

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

 

Nancy Allen
Associate Professor, Music

B.M., Viterbo University; M.M., University of Northern Iowa

 

Judy Anderson
Professor, Nursing

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

 

Jennifer Anderson-Meger
Associate Professor, Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice

B.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.S.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Richard B. Artman
President/Professor, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

A.B., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Miami

 

Kyle Backstrand
Associate Professor, Chemistry

B.S., North Dakota State University; Ph.D., University of Utah

 

Nikki Balsamo
Instructor, Theatre and Music Theatre B.F.A., University of Minnesota


William Bakalars

Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.S., M.S., Saint Mary’s University

 

Carl Bargabos

Associate Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., Minot State University; M.S.N., Medical College of Georgia

   

David Bauer

Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.S., Hope College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Susan Smith Batell

Dean, School of Education/Professor, Education

B.A., Clarke College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., The Ohio State University

 

Michael Behan

Assistant Professor, Business

B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire;

M.B.E., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Maribel Bird

Associate Professor, World Languages

B.A., M.L.S., University of Puerto Rico; M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Matthew Bersagel Braley

Coordinator, Master of Arts in Servant Leadership/Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and/Philosophy

B.A., Luther College; M.A., United Theological Seminary

 

Stacey Boehm Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Winona State University

 

Karen Briggs

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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

 

Rochelle Brooks

Professor, Business

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., Capella University

 

Norene Bunt

Iowa Educational Leadership Program Specialist/Assistant Professor, Education

B.A., Morningside College; M.Ed., Northwestern College; Ed.S., Drake University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota

 

Mary Burke

Associate Professor, Nursing

.S.N., Viterbo University, M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Judy Casto

Associate Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., Georgia State University; M.N., Emory University


Diana Cataldi

Assistant Professor, Music 

B.M., M.M., University of Cincinnati


Tammy Clark

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

B.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Rochester

 

Sara Schwarz Cook

Assistant Dean, Dahl School of Business/Associate Professor, Business

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

 

Derek Cortez

Assistant Professor, Business

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

 

Debra Daehn-Zellmer

Professor, Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice

B.S., Augsburg College; M.S.W., University of Iowa

 

Ruth Davis

Instructor, Chemistry

B.S., M.E.P.D., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

Apryl Lea Denny

Professor, English and Women’s Studies

B.A., M.A., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., University of Colorado

 

Emily Dykman

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Philosophy

B.M., Viterbo University; M.A., Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

 

Vicky Eiben

Assistant Professor, Education B.A., Wartburg College;

B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., Antioch University; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate University

 

Jan Eriksen

Assistant Dean, School of Letters and Sciences/Associate Professor, Psychology

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

 

Lyon Evans, Jr.

Professor, English

A.B., Swarthmore College; M.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

 

Marilyn Fernandes

Assistant Professor, Art

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A. California State University, Long Beach; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Lynda Fernholz

Assistant Professor, Education

B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., Viterbo University

 

Marlene Fisher

Associate Professor, Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice

B.A., Drake University; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

 

Connie Fossen

Associate Professor, Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice

B.S., Mankato State University; M.S.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

 

Jodie Fox

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Kim Fredricks

Professor, Biology

B.A., Coe College; M.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Scott Gabriel

Assistant Professor, Biology/Biochemistry

B.S., University of Pittsburgh; Ph.D., Cornell University

 

Robyn Gaier

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

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

 

Kem Gambrell

Assistant Professor, Business

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

 

David Gardiner

Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre

C.F.A., DePaul University; B.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A., University of Arizona

 

Barbara M. Gayle

Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of Graduate Studies/Professor, Business

B.S., M.A., University of Portland; Ph.D., University of Oregon

 

Anthony L. Gerig

Associate Professor, Chemistry/Physics

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

 

Karen Gibson

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

B.S., Mankato State University; M.S., University of Kentucky; Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

 

Vicente Guillot

Associate Professor, World Languages

B.A., Universitat de Valencia; M.A., Villanova University


Andrew Hamilton

Associate Professor, History 

B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Larry Harwood

Professor, Religious Studies/Philosophy

B.S., North Carolina State University; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Marquette University

 

Deane Hatteberg

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., University of Minnesota; M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Mary Ellen Haupert

Associate Professor, Music

B.A., College of Saint Scholastica; M.M., Ph.D., Washington University

 

Jennifer Hedrick Erickson

Assistant Dean, School of Nursing, BSN Completion Program/Associate Professor, Nursing  

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

 

Alida Herling

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

B.S., Stout State University; M.P.H., University of Minnesota

 

Janet Holter

Assistant Professor, Sociology

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

 

Jason Howard

Associate Professor, ReligiousStudies/Philosophy

B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University; M.A., Brock University; Ph.D., Catholic University of Couvain

 

Karla Hughes

Assistant Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre

B.A., Colorado State University; M.M., Wichita State University

 

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

 

Sheryl Jacobson

Associate Professor, Nursing

B.S., Luther College; M.S., University of Alaska

 

Jesús Jambrina

Associate Professor, History/World Languages

B.A., University of Havana; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

Jan Janiszewski

Associate Professor, Business

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

Professor, Music

B.A., Saint John’s University; M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Ward Jones

Professor, Biology

B.S., M.S., Ball State University; Ph.D., Montana State University

 

Carol Klitzke

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

B.S., University of Minnesota; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout

 

Thomas Knothe

Dean, School of Business/Associate Professor, Business

B.S., Viterbo University; J.D., Willamette University

 

Pam Knowles

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Keith Knutson

Professor, History

B.S., M.Ed., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Chad Kolbe

Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre

B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.F.A., Purdue University

 

Jackie Kuennen

Professor, Nursing

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

 

Theresa Kunavich

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Loyola University-Chicago

 

Richard Kyte

Director, D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership/Professor, Religious Studies and Philosophy

B.A., Hamline University; M.A., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University

 

Charlie Lawrence

Assistant Professor, Biology

B.S., Mount Union College; Ph.D., Kent State University

 

Sarah Lee

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N, M.S.N., Viterbo University


Sheldon Lee

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.S., Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., Colorado State University

 

Sherri Lisota

Associate Professor, Art

B.A., University of South Carolina; M.F.A., Vermont College of Norwich University


Michael Lopez-Kaley

Director, Honors Program/Assistant Professor, Religious Studies and Philosophy

B.A., The Catholic University of America; M.A. St. John’s University; Ph.D., Marquette University

 

Frank Ludwig

Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre

B.F.A., University of South Dakota; M.F.A., University of Iowa

 

Venancio Luz

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

B.A., Viterbo University

 

Jessica Madson

Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics

B.S., Iowa State University; M.S., Illinois State University

 

Jo Ann Marson

Associate Professor, Business

B.A., Marian College; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

Elizabeth Marzoni

Assistant Professor, English

B.A. Knox College; Ph.D., Western Michigan University

 

Janet McLean

Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre

A.A., Rochester Community College; B.F.A., University of South Dakota; M.A., University of Idaho; Ph.D., University of Kansas

 

Julie Meyers

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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

   

Joe Miller

Assistant Professor, Art

B.S., Viterbo University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa

 

Christopher Mooney

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

B.A., Transylvania University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

Debra Murray

Director, Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling/Professor, Psychology B.S.,

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

 

Andrew Myer

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice

B.A., Saint John’s University; M.S., University of Cincinnati


Laura Nettles, FSPA

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies/Philsosophy

B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., St. Bonaventure University; M.A., Theological Union

 

Bonnie Nesbitt

Director, Master of Science in Nursing/Assistant Dean, School of Nursing/Professor, Nursing

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

 

Thomas Neumann

Associate Professor, Nursing

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S., University of Minnesota

 

Jeffrey Nyseth

Associate Professor, Communication Studies

B.A., Winona State University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout

 

Alissa Oelfke

Director, Center for Adult Learning/Associate Professor, Business

B.S., Marquette University; M.B.A., Viterbo University

 

Todd Ondell

Assistant Professor, Business

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

 

Anika Paaren-Sdano

Assistant Professor, Education

B.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Ed., Xavier University

 

Michael Parker

Assistant Professor, Psychology

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.S., University of Massachusetts

 

Deborah Peetz

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Rebecca Perz

Assistant Professor, Nursing

A.A.S., Madison Area Technical College; B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Graceland University

 

Raymond Preiss

Professor, Communication Studies

B.S., Missouri State University; M.A., West Virginia University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

 

Rhonda Rabbitt

Director, Graduate Studies, School of Education/Assistant Dean School of Education/Associate Professor, Education

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; ME-PD, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ed.D., Fielding Graduate Institute

 

Reverend William Reese

Professor, Religious Studies/Philosophy

B.S. Ed., M.Ed., Concordia University; M.Div., S.T.M., Th.D., Concordia Seminary; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

 

Shane Rhoades Instructor, Theatre and Music Theatre


David Richardson

Instructor, Music

B.M., Boston University; M.M., Manhattan School of Music

   

Silvana Richardson

Dean, School of Nursing/Professor, Nursing

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

 

Mary Therese Rinzel

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Northern Illinois University

 

Gary Robbins

Assistant Professor, Psychology

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

 

John Robinson

Assistant Professor

B.S., Brigham Young University

 

Paul Robinson

Assistant Professor, Business

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

 

Susan Cosby Ronnenberg

Associate Professor, English

B.A., Hendrix College; M.A., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

 

Jennifer Sadowski

Director, Distance Education/Associate Professor, Biology

B.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky

 

Jean Saladino

Associate Professor, Music

B.M.E., Wichita State University; M.M., Florida State University

 

Rolf Samuels

Director of the Core Curriculum/Associate Professor, English

B.A., Earlham College; M.A., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Anna Sanders-Bonelli

Associate Professor, Sociology/Social Work/Criminal Justice

B.A., Miami University; M.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., University of Delaware

 

David Saunders-Scott

Assistant Professor, Psychology

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

 

Linda Schams

Assistant Instructor, Biology

B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

 

Ann E. Schoenecker

Assistant Professor, Music

B.A., Luther College; M.M., University of Missouri; D.M.A., University of Minnesota

 

Lisa Schoenfielder

Professor, Art

B.F.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

 

Timothy Schorr

Dean, School of Fine Arts/Professor, Music

B.M., Eastern Illinois University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Cincinnati

 

Lucy Slinger, FSPA

Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies

B.S., Viterbo University; M.A.S.L., Viterbo University; M.S., Ph.D., Michigan State University

 

Michael Smuksta

Professor, History

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

 

Judy Stafslien

Instructor, Music

B.M., Viterbo University

 

Naomi Stennes-Spidahl

Director of Academic Assessment and Institutional Research/Instructor, English

B.A., University of Minnesota; M.A., University of North Dakota

 

Gretel Stock-Kupperman

Director, Todd Wehr Memorial Library/Assistant Professor

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.S.L., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Benedictine University

   

Mary Ellen Stolder

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Jeffrey Stolz

Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre

B.F.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Tim Szmanda

Assistant Professor, Business

B.S., M.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville; M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

 

Glena Temple

Dean, School of Letters and Sciences/Professor, Biology

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, Religious Studies/Philosophy

B.A., Saint John’s University; M.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

 

Stephanie Thorson-Olesen

Associate Professor, Psychology

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

 

Delayne Vogel

Assistant Dean, School of Nursing/Associate Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., Winona State University

 

Rick Walters

Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre

B.S., University of Evansville; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

 

Rick Walters

Associate Professor, Theatre and Music Theatre

B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

 

Kathleen Warner

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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

 

David Waters

Associate Professor, Business

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

 

Edward Wenzel

Associate Professor, Education

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

 

Toni Wissestad

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., M.S.N., Viterbo University

 

Michael Wodzak

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

B.Ed., University of London; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Victoria Wodzak

Assistant Professor, English

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Michelle Wolf

Assistant Professor, Nursing

B.S.N., Viterbo University; M.S.N., Winona State University

 

Anita Wood

Associate Professor, Business

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

   

Emeriti  

La Vonne Abts, FSPA

Professor Emerita, Chemistry

 

Ronald Amel

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

 

Susan Batell

Professor Emerita, Education

 

Dorie Beres

Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Michael John Collins

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry


Tim Crane

Professor Emeritus, Art

 

Nancy Danou

Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Diane Foust

Professor Emerita, Music

 

Vivien Edwards

Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

John Havertape

Professor Emeritus, Education

 

Joan Keller-Maresh

Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Lawrence Krajewski

Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

 

James Larson

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry

 

Marie Leon La Croix, FSPA

Professor Emerita, Theatre

 

Arlene Laverdiere, FSPA

Professor Emerita, Music

 

Richard Maresh

Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

 

Richard Morehouse

Professor Emeritus, Psychology


Roland Nelson

Professor Emeritus, English


Darrell Pofahl

Professor Emeritus, Sociology

 

Robert Richgels

Professor Emeritus, History


Susan Rush

Professor Emerita, Music Theatre

 

Vaughn Rodgers

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry


Marcus Saegrove

Professor Emeritus, Mathematics

 

Ronald Schafer

Professor Emeritus, Psychology

 

John Schroeder

Professor Emeritus, Business/Education

 

Grant Smith

Professor Emeritus, English


Bernyne Stark, FSPA

Professor Emerita, French

 

Judith Talbott

Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Carlene Unser, FSPA

Professor Emerita, Art

 

Patricia Wessels

Professor Emerita, Nursing

 

Wayne Wojciechowski

Professor Emeritus

 

Patricia Zander

Professor Emerita, Nursing