Dec 06, 2021  
School of Online Studies & Graduate School 2014-2015 
School of Online Studies & Graduate School 2014-2015 [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

JOSHUA R. DUNWOODY, M.A., 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, EDS., Director of the Learning Lab

TERESA G. NEWBY, M.S.N., Director of Nursing

PATRICA J. PITTS, M.A., Director of Academic Programs

External Relations Administration

JULIE M. JOHNSON, M.A., Director of Alumni 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

SHANNON M. SCHAAF, B.A., Director of Financial Aid

Finance and Operations Administration

SUSAN R. WILSON, B.S., CPA, Vice President of Finance and Operations

AMY L. LUESSE, M.A., SPHR, Director of Human Resources

RONALD L. STRAKA, B.A., Controller

GARY A. THOMPSON, Senior Accountant

School of Online Studies & Graduate School Personnel

EMILY N. CANO, M.A., Director of Academic Support and Program Implementation

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

JEFF S. JOHNSON, Assistant Director of Admissions

TAMERA F. KEMPEL, Recruitment Manager

KEVIN R. KLINGBIEL, B.S., Communications Manager

DALE L. LEMKE, M.DIV., Christian Ministry Program Chair

DARIN M. MATHER, PH.D., Social Science Program Chair

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

EMILY J. SVENDSEN, B.A., Recruitment Manager

KRYSTAL R. WIERSMA, M.A., Academic Advisor



ALLEN, WILLIAM. BS–Pensacola Christian College; MA–Pensacola Christian College

ANDERSON, LAURA. AA–Central Lakes College; BS–Crown College; MA–Liberty University.

ARNDT, JOEL. BA–Crown College; M Div–Bethel University.

BAKER, SHELLY. BS–Colorado Technical University, Sioux Falls; MSM: Colorado Technical University – Colorado Springs; PhD–North Central University.

BEACH, ROSS. BS, MA, PhD-Michigan State University.

BENSON, THOR. BS–Wheaton College; MEd–Bethel University; PhD–University of MN.

BLANCO, SIENA. BS–Kansas State University; MA–Fort Hays State University.

BOTANA, JOE. BS–Roosevelt University; MS–Roosevelt University.

BOURNE, AMY.  BBA, MS–Texas Technical University; DBA–Anderson University.

BOWMAN, PAUL.  BA–Lee University; MA–University of Memphis.

BRANNON, BOB.  BA–St. Paul Bible College; MA–Columbia Graduate School of Bible and Missions; doctoral studies–Oxford Graduate School.

BROWN, JORDAN. BA–Crown College; MA–Wheaton College.

BUCKHEIT, TIM. BA–Washington College; MDiv-Columbia International University; doctoral studies- Biola University (Talbot School of Theology).

BURAU, GRETCHEN. BS–Bradley University; MFA–Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

CALLAWAY, TINA.  BS–University of Phoenix; MS–The University Alabama; MBA–Liberty University.

CANO, EMILY. BS, MA–Crown College.

CANNON, DR ROBERT. BS–St. Joseph’s University; MS–University of Pennsylvania;  Ed.D–University of Pennsylvania.

CASAS, DAWN. BA, MEd–Roberts Wesleyan College; PhD–Regent University.

CASTON, VERNON. BS–Nyack Missionary College; MA–Wheaton College; PhD–New York University.

CASTOR, KEN.  BA–Taylor University; MDiv–Regent College; DMin–ACTS/Trinity Western University.

CHANEY, WILLIAM.  BS–Philadelphia College of Bible; MDiv–Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; MA, EdD–Memphis State University.

CHAVEZ, ELIZABETH.  BA–Asbury College; MA–Azusa Pacific University; PhD–Regent University.

CLEM, JOE.  BA–Bethel University; JD–Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

COOK, CRAIG. BA–Biola College; MDiv–Talbot Theological Seminary; PhD–Ateneo de Manila University.

COOK, JENNIFER. BA, MA, PhD–Washington State University.

CORNELIUS, AMANDA. BA–Bethel University; MA–Bethel University.

COURTS, BARI. BA–Kenyon College; MBA-University of Cincinnati; PhD-Capella University.

COWMAN, JAMES. BS-Nyack College; MDiv–Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; DMin–Trinity International University.

CREECH, MARK. BS–University of Central Florida; MDiv; Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; DMin–New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

DIBERT, KEVIN. BS–Liberty University; MS–Nova Southeastern University.

DIRKS, RANDY. BTH–Canadian Bible College; MDiv–Bethel Seminary; PhD–Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

DUGGAN, BRIAN. BA–Wheaton College; BSN–Lenoir-Rhyne University; MPS–Alliance Theological Seminary; MSN–University of Texas Health Science Center.

DYKSTRA, AMY. BA–University of Colorado; BS, MS–University of Wyoming; PhD–University of MN.

EDGAR, SCOTT. BS–Calvary Bible College; MDiv–Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; PhD– University of Wales; DMinEd–Fuller Theological Seminary.

ENG, ROGER. BS–St. Paul Bible College; MA Southern Evangelical Seminary.

ENGLISH, WILLIAM. BS, MA–Slippery Rock University of PA; PhD–The Pennsylvania State University.

EPLEY, SONDRA. BA–Western Kentucky University; MA–Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; MEd, PhD–Virginia Commonwealth University.

ERICKSON, DEAN. BA–Crown College; MDiv–Denver Seminary; PhD–Luther Seminary.

ERICKSON, NATE. BA, MA-Crown College.

FAST, CAROL. AA–Pensacola Jr. College; BA, MS–Florida State University.

FERGUSON, JAMES. BA–Northwestern College; MA–Bethel University.

FERGUSON, MELISSA. BS– Northwestern College; MA–University of St. Thomas.

FISHER JR, LAMBERS. BA–University of Minnesota; MS & MDiv–Fuller Theological Seminary.

FOX, NICK. BA–Evangel University; MDiv–Bethel Seminary.

FREEBOROUGH, ROB.  BS–Virginia Technical University; MDiv–Regent University; PhD–Capella University.

FUHR, RICHARD (ALAN). BA–Appalachian Bible College; MA, MDiv–Liberty University; MA– Multnomah University; PhD–Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

GARSKI, SARA. BS–University of Wisconsin-Madison; MBA-Upper Iowa University; PhDCapella Unversity.

GEHLEN, TAMARAH. BA–Concordia St. Paul; MA–LMFT Adler Graduate School.

GEURTS, KIM. BS-Crown College; MS-Liberty University.

GLEIBE, DR SUDI. BS–Crown College; MA–Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD–Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

GODEL, KARISSA. BA–Crown College; MS–Minnesota State University-Mankato.

GRAHAM, STEVE (HAROLD STEPHEN). BS–University of Phoenix; MBA–LeTourneau University; MEd–Dallas Baptist University.

GUIBAULT, MELODI. BS–University of North Carolina; MBA-Queens College; DBA–Anderson University.

HAIMES, SARA. AS, BA-Crown College; MA, PhD–Biola University (Rosemead School of Psychology).

HAMER, JO-AN. BA–Northwestern College; MA–University of Akron.

HARDY, DON. BS–Sioux Falls College; MA–University of South Dakota; PhD–University of Minnesota.

HARRELL, RICK. BA–Coker College; MA–National University; MDiv–Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

HEFNER, JON. BA–Crown College; MA–Wheaton College.

HENDERSON, MELESSA. BA–University of Minnesota, Morris; Juris Doctor–William Mitchell College of Law.

HILL, ABBY. BS–Saint Joseph’s College; MA–Liberty University; EdD–Argosy University.

HUNSKOR, SHAWN. BRE–Prairie Bible Institute; BS– Minot State University; MS–Winona State University.

HUNTER, JIM. BS–Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; MA–Crown College; PhD–University of MN.

INGOLFSLAND, DENNIS. BA–Calvary Bible College; MA–University of Missouri, Columbia; MA– Fuller Theological Seminary; D.PHIL–Oxford Graduate School.

JOHNSON, ANDREW. BA–Bethel University; MA–Temple University; PhD–University of Minnesota.

JONES, KEN. AA-University of Arkansas; BS–John Brown University; MBA–Webster University; DBA–Anderson University.

KEISLING, GARY. BA–Nyack College; MDiv–Asbury Theological Seminary; DMin–Fuller Theological Seminary.

KING, PAUL. BA, MA, DMin–Oral Roberts University; DTh–University of South Africa.

KNISELY, ANDREW. BA–Houghton College; MDiv–Nyack University; MA–Shippensburg University; EdD–The Pennsylvania State University.

KORTHALS, LISA. BS–Wayne State College; MATS–Bethel Theological Seminary.

KUHN, BILL. BA–Crown College; MA–Indiana Wesleyan University; EdD–St. Mary’s University.

LAMBERTSON, MARK. BS–Nyack College; MA–Regent University.

LAWSON, JEFF. BS–Taylor University; MA–Crown College.

LEMKE, DALE. BA–Grace University; MDiv–Alliance Theological Seminary; MA–University of Massachusetts; Doctoral Studies–Talbot School of Theology.

LOCKLEAR, DAWN. BA–St. Olaf College; MS–University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D– Walden University.

LOOMIS, GREG. BS–Clarion State College; MDiv, DMin–Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

MACDONALD, MELISSA. BS–Crown College; MA–Simpson University (AW Tozer Seminary).

MALLIN, BARRI. BA–Stephens College; MBA–Amberton University; PhD–Trinity Theological Seminary.

MATHER, DARIN. BLS-University of South Dakota; MDiv–Bethel University; PhD–University of Minnesota.

MCCRACKEN, FAWN. BA–Nyack College; MS–Palm Beach Atlantic; EdD–Regent University.

MCCRACKEN, TOM. BS–Penn State University; MSEd–Indiana University of PA; EdD– Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

MCROBERTS, KERRY. AS, BS–College of Great Falls; MA–Simon Greenleaf School of Law; Master of Christian Studies–Regent College; DMin–George Fox University.

MEALEY, PATRICK. BA–North Central University; MA–Norwich University.

MITCHELL, MIKE. BA–University of West Florida; MA–Asbury Theological Seminary; Doctoral Studies–Liverpool Hope University.

MOATS, SCOTT. BA–Kearney State College; MDIV–Alliance Theological Seminary; MA, MEd, PhD–University of Minnesota.

MOEN, APRIL. BA–Mount Marty College; MA–The College of Saint Scholastica; PhD–Capella University.

MORALES, LORENA. BS–University of Connecticut; MS–Abilene Christian University.

MORROW, DENNY. BA–University of Minnesota; MA–University of St. Thomas; PhD–University of Minnesota.

MUNCH, HOLLY. BS–University of Wisconsin, River Falls; MS–Washington State University.

NEHRING, DAVID. BA–Anderson College; MA, MA, PhD–Fuller Theological Seminary.

NOBLE, DR RICHARD. BA–Geneva College; M Div–Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; D Min–Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

PEDERSON, NATHAN. BA–Crown College; M Div–Trinity International University.

PETERSON, BETHANY. BA–University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; MA-Wheaton College; MFAUniversity of Wyoming; doctoral studies-University of Missouri.

RUPP, TIM. AAS–San Antonio College; BSOE–Wyland Baptist University; MSCJ–Texas State University; MA, MDiv–Southwestern Baptist Theological University; DMin–Western Seminary.

SANKO, HANNA. Bachelor of Economics–National University of Kyiv-Moyla Academy (Ukraine); Master of Accounting & Audit-Kyiv Economic University (Ukraine).

SHORT, SHARON. BA–Tabor College; MA–Oakland University; MDiv–Trinity Evangelical School; PhD–Talbot School of Theology.

SMITH, DAVID. AA–Los Angeles Valley College; BRE–Canadian Bible College; MTh–Regis College; MDiv–Alliance Theological Seminary.

SMITH, FRED. BS–Toccoa Falls Bible College; MA, PhD–Fuller Theological Seminary.

SMITH, DR KORYN. BS–Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; MS–Mankato State Universityl; PhD–Walden University.

SPANGENBURG, JANICE. BA–Saint Leo University; AA–Tidewater Community College; MA–Fielding Graduate University; MS–Troy University; PhD–Regent University.

STEPANIAK, MARK. BS–University of Wisconsin; MBA–University of St. Thomas.

STINE, MICHAEL. BA–Ohio State University; MDiv, DMin–Ashland Theological Seminary.

SUTTON, JON.  BS–Crown College; MDiv–Liberty University.

SWEENEY, RYAN. BS–University of Wisconsin, Stout; MBA–Regis University.

THOMAS, SURESH. BA–Harvest Bible College; MA–Ambrose University; MA of Social Work–University of Madras, India; D Min–Asbury Theological Seminary.

TINDALL, LARRY. BS–Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; MDiv–Calvary Baptist Seminary.

TRUJILLO, MARC. AS–College of Eastern Utah; BA–Simpson College; MDiv–Alliance Theological Seminary; PhD-Luther Seminary.

VANDERLINDE, TANYA. BA–South Dakota State University; MA–South Dakota State University.

VANN, CATHY. BS–Shorter College; MS–School of Professional Studies; EdD, EdS–Nova Southeastern University.

VEEN, DAVID. AA–Los Angeles Mission College; BS–University of Phoenix; Master of Management–University of Phoenix; DBA–University of Phoenix.

WARNER, SHAWNA. BA, MA–Bethel University.

WAURMS, BEN. BS–Crown College; MBA–University of St. Thomas.

WEAVER, ADELAIDE. BA, Addiction Studies PBACC Certificate–University of Minnesota; MA–Bethel University.

WICKS, DOUG. AB–Gordon College; MA–Wheaton College.

WIERSMA, KRYSTAL. BS, MS-William Woods University; MA-University of St. Thomas.

WILLIAMS, ROY. BA–Crown College; MDiv–Sioux Falls Seminary; MA–College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.

WILSON, SCOTT. BS, MA–West Virginia University; Doctoral Studies–Louisiana State University.

WOOD, ANDY. BA–University of Mobile; MDiv-Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD Regent University.

ZAPF, JAMES. BS–Grace College and Seminary; MA–Grace College and Seminary: PhD Walden University.