Oct 18, 2019  
School of Online Studies & Graduate School 2015-2016 
School of Online Studies & Graduate School 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration and Faculty

Cabinet Officers

D. Joel Wiggins, PH.D., President

Paul J. Blezien, ED.D., Vice President of Student Development, Interim Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Services

Fawn E. McCracken, ED.D., Dean of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School

Scott H. Moats, PH.D., Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs

Susan R. Wilson, B.S., CPA, Vice President of Finance and Operations

Office of the President

D. Joel Wiggins, PH.D., President

Shirley M. Granlund, B.A., Executive Assistant to the President

Academic Affairs Administration

Scott H. Moats, PH.D., Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs

TBD, Director of Athletics

Cheryl A. Fisk, M.A., ABD, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs/College Registrar

Dennis E. Ingolfsland, D.PHIL., Director of Library/Media Services

Kimberely A. LaQuay, M.A., Associate Registrar

Fawn E. McCracken, ED.D., Dean of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School

Thomas B. McCracken, ED.D., Director of the Learning Lab

Teresa G. Newby, M.S.N., Director of Nursing

Patricia J. Pitts, M.A., Director of Academic Programs

External Relations Administration

Shannon M. Schaaf, B.A., Senior Director of External Relations

Enrollment and Marketing Services Administration

Paul J. Blezien, ED.D., Interim Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Services

Korey A. Compaan, B.A., Dean School of Arts and Sciences Enrollment

Judy H. Bedford, B.A., Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Finance and Operations Administration

Susan R. Wilson, B.S., CPA, Vice President of Finance and Operations

Paul L. Flagstad, B.A., Senior Director of Information Technology

Amy L. Luesse, M.A., SPHR, Director of Human Resources

Ronald L. Straka, B.A., Controller


School of Online Studies & Graduate School Personnel

Emily N. Cano, M.A., Director of Veterans and PSEO and Online Enrollment Data Coordinator

Josiah D. Enns B.A., Graduate Assistant

Nate R. Erickson, M.A., Senior Academic Advisor & Retention Specialist

Joy A. Hardy, B.S., Online Program Manager

Magdalene M. Unger Hess, M.B.A, Director of Graduate Admissions

David L. Jensen, B.A., Graduate Assistant

Jeff S. Johnson, Assistant Director of Admissions

Tamera F. Kempel, Recruitment Manager

Dale L. Lemke, M.DIV., Christian Ministry Program Chair, Assistant Professor of Ministry Leadership

Darin M. Mather, PH.D., Social Science Program Chair, Assistant Professor of Global Studies

Fawn E. McCracken, ED.D., Dean of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School

Renee A. St. Aubin, Online Program Manager

Kathy M. Sutherland, B.S., Academic Advisor

Krystal R. Wiersma, M.A., Academic Advisor



Laura E. Anderson. AA--Central Lakes College; BS--Crown College; MA--Liberty University.

Patricia Angulo. BA -- Metropolitan State University; MA -- Hamline University; EdD -- Hamline University.

Joel A. Arndt. BA--Crown College; M Div--Bethel University.

Shelly A. Baker BS--Colorado Technical University, Sioux Falls; MSM: Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs; PhD--North Central University.

Ross D. Beach. BS, MA, PhD--Michigan State University.

William B. Bedford. B.A. Bob Jones University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Thor K. Benson BS--Wheaton College; MEd--Bethel University; PhD--University of MN.

Michelle D. Bethke-Kaliher. BS--Northwestern College; MA--University of California.

Wanda Siena Blanco. BS--Kansas State University; MA--Fort Hays State University.

Joseph D. Botana. BS--Roosevelt University; MS--Roosevelt University.

Amy C. Bourne.  BBA, MS--Texas Technical University; DBA--Anderson University.

Robert W. Brannon.  BA--St. Paul Bible College; MA--Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions; doctoral studies--Oxford Graduate School.

Jordan J. Brown. BA--Crown College; MA--Wheaton College.

Timothy E. Buckheit. BA--Washington College; MDiv-Columbia International University; doctoral studies- Biola University (Talbot School of Theology).

Gretchen M. Burau. BS--Bradley University; MFA--Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Tina L. Callaway.  BS--University of Phoenix; MS--The University Alabama; MBA--Liberty University.

Dawn M. Casas. BA, MEd--Roberts Wesleyan College; PhD--Regent University.

W. Vernon Caston. BS--Nyack Missionary College; MA--Wheaton College; PhD--New York University.

William L. Chaney.  BS--Philadelphia College of Bible; MDiv--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; MA, EdD--Memphis State University.

Joseph L. Clem.  BA--Bethel University; JD--Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Craig A. Cook. BA--Biola College; MDiv--Talbot Theological Seminary; PhD--Ateneo de Manila University.

Amanda V. Cornelius. BA--Bethel University; MA--Bethel University.

Bari L. Courts. BA--Kenyon College; MBA-University of Cincinnati; PhD-Capella University.

James W. Cowman. BS-Nyack College; MDiv--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; DMin--Trinity International University.

Robert M. Creech. BS--University of Central Florida; MDiv; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; DMin--New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Roberto DeSagun. BA -- University of San Diego; MA -- Crown College;

Kevin A. Dibert. BS--Liberty University; MS--Nova Southeastern University.

Randall P. Dirks. BTH--Canadian Bible College; MDiv--Bethel Seminary; PhD--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Elizabeth G. Driscoll.  BA--Asbury College; MA--Azusa Pacific University; PhD--Regent University.

Brian M. Duggan. BA--Wheaton College; BSN--Lenoir-Rhyne University; MPS--Alliance Theological Seminary; MSN--University of Texas Health Science Center.

Amy B. Dykstra. BA--University of Colorado; BS, MS--University of Wyoming; PhD--University of MN.

Scott Edgar. BS - Calvary Bible College; MDiv -- Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; DMin Ed -- Fuller Theological Seminary.

William G. English. BS, MA--Slippery Rock University of PA; PhD--The Pennsylvania State University.

Sondra C. Epley. BA--Western Kentucky University; MA--Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; MEd, PhD--Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dean M. Erickson. BA--Crown College; MDiv--Denver Seminary; PhD-Luther Seminary.

Nathan R. Erickson. BA, MA-Crown College.

Carol G. Fast. AA--Pensacola Jr. College; BA, MS--Florida State University.

James Ferguson. BA--Northwestern College; MA--Bethel University.

Melissa Ferguson. BS -- Northwestern College; MA -- Univeristy of St. Thomas.

Lambers B. Fisher. BA--University of Minnesota; MS & MDiv--Fuller Theological Seminary.

Jeffrey Fox. BS -- Mary Washington College; MS -- Virginia Commonwealth University; MBA -- North Central University; PhD -- North Central University.

Nickolas A. Fox. BA--Evangel University; MDiv--Bethel Seminary.

Robert E. Freeborough.  BS--Virginia Technical University; MDiv--Regent University; PhD--Capella University.

Richard (Alan) Fuhr. BA--Appalachian Bible College; MA, MDiv--Liberty University; MA-- Multnomah University; PhD--Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Sara J. Garski. BS--University of Wisconsin-Madison; MBA-Upper Iowa University; PhDCapella Unversity.

Tamarah Lynn Gehlen. BA--Concordia St. Paul; MA--LMFT Adler Graduate School.

Kimberly M. Geurts. BS-Crown College; MS-Liberty University.

Karissa J. Godel. BA--Crown College; MS--Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Harold Stephen Graham. BS--University of Phoenix; MBA--LeTourneau University; MEd--Dallas Baptist University.

Melodi Guilbault. BS--University of North Carolina; MBA-Queens College; DBA--Anderson University.

Sara J. Haimes. AS, BA-Crown College; MA, PhD-Biola University (Rosemead School of Psychology).

Bryan Halferty. BA -- Central Washington University; MA - Regent College.

Jo-an A. Hamer. BA--Northwestern College; MA--University of Akron.

Donald G. Hardy. BS--Sioux Falls College; MA--University of South Dakota; PhD--University of Minnesota.

Richard T. Harrell. BA--Coker College; MA--National University; MDiv--Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Melessa R. Henderson. BA--University of Minnesota, Morris; Juris Doctor--William Mitchell College of Law.

Abigail R. Hill. BS--Saint Joseph's College; MA--Liberty University; EdD--Argosy University.

Bryn Houmuth. BA -- Concordia College; MA -- Kansas State University.

Chao-Lun Huang. BA -- Aletheia University; MA -- Tunghai University; ABD -- University of North Texas.

Shawn D. Hunskor. BRE--Prairie Bible Institute; BS-- Minot State University; MS--Winona State University.

Dennis E. Ingolfsland. BA--Calvary Bible College; MA--University of Missouri, Columbia; MA-- Fuller Theological Seminary; D.PHIL--Oxford Graduate School.

Jennifer Jagerson. BA -- Azusa Pacific University; MA -- Azusa Pacific University and Biola University; PhD in process -- Biola University.

Kenneth E. Jones. AA-University of Arkansas; BS--John Brown University; MBA--Webster University; DBA--Anderson University.

Stephen W. Jones. B.A., B.S., Grace University;  M.A., University of the Pacific.

Gary E. Keisling. BA--Nyack College; MDiv--Asbury Theological Seminary; DMin--Fuller Theological Seminary.

Andrew J. Knisely. BA--Houghton College; MDiv--Nyack College; MA--Shippensburg University; EdD--The Pennsylvania State University.

Wilson R. Kuhn. BA--Crown College; MA--Indiana Wesleyan University; EdD--St. Mary's University.

Jeffery L. Lawson. BS--Taylor University; MA--Crown College.

Derek Lee - BS -- Crown College; MA -- Crown College.

Dale L. Lemke. BA--Grace University; MDiv--Alliance Theological Seminary; MA--University of Massachusetts; Doctoral Studies--Talbot School of Theology.

Gregory M. Loomis. BS--Clarion State College; MDiv, DMin--Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Chad Lower. BA -- Ohio State University; MA -- Ashland Theological Seminary; DMin -- Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Barri C. Mallin BA--Stephens College; MBA--Amberton University; PhD--Trinity Theological Seminary.

Darin M. Mather. BLS-University of South Dakota; MDiv--Bethel University; PhD--University of Minnesota.

Fawn E. McCracken. BA--Nyack College; MS--Palm Beach Atlantic; EdD--Regent University.

Thomas B. McCracken. BS--Penn State University; MSEd--Indiana University of PA; EdD-- Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Kerry McRoberts. AS, BS--College of Great Falls; MA--Simon Greenleaf School of Law; Master of Christian Studies--Regent College; DMin--George Fox University.

C. Patrick Mealey. BA--North Central University; MA--Norwich University.

William R. Metcalf. BS--University of Maryland; MA--Crown College.

Adelaide Adams Michlitsch.  BA--University of Minnesota; MA--Bethel University.

Michael B. Mitchell. BA--University of West Florida; MA--Asbury Theological Seminary; Doctoral Studies--Liverpool Hope University.

Scott Moats. BA--Kearney State College; MDIV--Alliance Theological Seminary; MA, MEd, PhD--University of Minnesota.

April D. Moen. BA--Mount Marty College; MA--The College of St. Scholastica; PhD--Capella University.

Lorena Morales. BS--University of Connecticut; MS--Abilene Christian University.

Dennis Morrow. BA -- University of Minnesota; MA -- University of St. Thomas; PhD -- University of Minnesota.

James B. Nichols. B.S. Iowa State University; MBA University of Dallas; DBA, Anderson University.

Richard A. Noble. BA--Geneva College; M Div--Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; D Min--Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Douglas Parkinson. BS -- Crown College; MA -- Crown College.

Nathan D. Pederson. BA--Crown College; M Div--Trinity International University.

Tony Perry. AS -- Penn Foster College; BS -- Bluefield College; MBA -- American Intercontinental University; PhD -- Walden University.

Bethany L. Peterson. BA--University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; MA-Wheaton College; MFA--University of Wyoming; doctoral studies-University of Missouri.

Adam Rasmussen. BA -- Northwestern College; MA -- Wheaton College; Enrolled in PhD -- Biola University.

Elizabeth Reich. BS -- University of Minnesota; MA -- University of Minnesota.

Timothy G. Rupp. AAS--San Antonio College; BSOE--Wayland Baptist University; MSCJ--Texas State University; MA, MDiv--Southwestern Baptist Theological University; DMin--Western Seminary.

Sharon W. Short. BA--Tabor College; MA--Oakland University; MDiv--Trinity Evangelical School; PhD--Talbot School of Theology.

David J. Smith. AA--Los Angeles Valley College; BRE--Canadian Bible College; MTh--Regis College; MDiv--Alliance Theological Seminary.

Koryn A. Smith. BS--Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; MS--Mankato State Universityl; PhD--Walden University.

Janice Spangenburg. BA--Saint Leo University; BA--St. Leo University; MA--Fielding Graduate University; MS--Troy University; PhD--Regent University.

Michael V. Stine. BA--Ohio State University; MDiv, DMin--Ashland Theological Seminary.

Jonathan P. Sutton.  BS--Crown College; MDiv--Liberty University.

Suresh V. Thomas. BA--Harvest Bible College; MA--Ambrose University; MA--University of Madras, India; D Min--Asbury Theological Seminary.

Lawrence Tindall. BS--Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; MDiv--Calvary Baptist Seminary.

Marc Trujillo. AS--College of Eastern Utah; BA--Simpson College; MDiv--Alliance Theological Seminary; PhD-Luther Seminary.

Tanya M. Vanderlinde. BA--South Dakota State University; MA--South Dakota State University.

Cathy P. Vann. BS--Shorter College; MS--Regis University; EdD, EdS--Nova Southeastern University.

David M. Veen. AA--Los Angeles Mission College; BS--University of Phoenix; MM--University of Phoenix; DBA--University of Phoenix.

Shawna J. Warner. BA, MA--Bethel University.

Douglas B. Wicks. AB--Gordon College; MA--Wheaton College.

Krystal R. Wiersma. BS, MS-William Woods University; MA-University of St. Thomas.

Roy L. Williams. BA--Crown College; MDiv--Sioux Falls Seminary; MA--College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University.

William Scott Wilson. BS, MA--West Virginia University; Doctoral Studies--Louisiana State University.

James A. Wood. BA--University of Mobile; MDiv-Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD Regent University.

James L. Zapf. BS--Grace College and Seminary; MA--Grace College and Seminary: PhD Walden University.

Alexander Zell. BS -- Toccoa Falls College; MDiv -- Nyack College; PhD -- Trinity International University.