Faculty and Instructional Staff

Faculty and Instructional Staff

Charles D. Adamson – B.F.A., M.A., University of Central Missouri; Ph.D. 2013, Texas Tech University. – Assistant professor of theatre

Mark Babcock – B.A., Central College; M.M. 1993, Westminster Choir College. – M. Joan Kuyper Farver Endowed chair in Music, Professor of music

Mark C. Barloon – B.A., Iowa State University; M.A., The University of Iowa; Ph.D. 2001, University of North Texas. – Senior lecturer of history

Jeffrey D. Bass – B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D. 2000, University of California, San Diego. –Associate professor of anthropology

Russell A. Benedict – B.A., M.S., University of Nebraska, Omaha; Ph.D. 1997, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.– Professor of biology

Valerie Billing–B.A., University of Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., University of California.– Assistant professor of English

Shelley Bradfield – B.A., Andrews University; B.A., M.A., Rand Afrikaans University; Ph.D. 2010, Indiana University. – Associate professor of communication studies

Crystal Bruntz - B.A., Central College; M.B.A. 1993, Drake University, C.P.A. -- Lecturer of accounting

Anya Z. Butt – B.A., Mount Holyoke; M.Sc., University of Toronto; Ph.D 1999, University of Nevada. – Professor of biology

Anna Christensen- B.A. Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, A.M., Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis- Lecturer of philosophy

Amanda Clark—B.A., Simpson College; M.S., Drake University—Instructor of education

Karen Cleveland - B.A. Central College; M.A., Ph.D. 2008 Fuller Theological Seminary. - Lecturer of psychology

Jennifer Counts- B.A. Luther College; M.Ed., Drake University—Instructor of education

Stanley E. Dahl – B.M., Iowa State University; M.M. 1997, Arizona State University. – Senior lecturer of music

Kris DeWild  - B.A., Central College; GC 2005, Drake University. -  Lecturer of music

Jennifer A. Diers – B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.Ed., University of North Carolina; Ph.D. 2008, Iowa State University. – Associate professor of education

Joshua A. Dole┼żal – B.A., King College; M.A., Ph.D. 2005, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. – Professor of English

Dennis M. Doyle – B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S., North Texas State University; Ph.D. 1988, Southern Illinois University. – Professor of communication studies

Leslie Duinink – B.A., Central College; M.S. 1994, Indiana State University. – Associate professor of exercise science

James F. Dunne – B.S., Grove City College; Ph.D. 2011, Iowa State University. – Assistant professor of chemistry

Ellen J. DuPré – B.S., Mankato State University; Ph.D. 1992, Wright State University. – Professor of biology

Gabriel Espinosa – B.A., Central College; M.M. 1995, University of Northern Texas. – Associate professor of music

Robert D. Franks – B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.S., Ph.D. 1992, Iowa State University. –Professor of computer science

Stephen A. Fyfe – B.A., Central College; M.S., Ph.D. 1995, Iowa State University. – Professor of computer science

Chad Garber—B.S., M.E., 2017, Iowa State University—Lecturer of physics

Ashley N. Garr – B.S., Truman State University; M.S., Ph.D. 2012, University of Minnesota. – Associate professor of chemistry

Elizabeth Golovatski –B.S., St. Ambrose University; Ph.D. 2011 University of Iowa. - Assistant professor of physics

Russell E. Goodman – B.S., M.S., University of Texas, Arlington; Ph.D. 2002, University of Oklahoma. – Professor of mathematics/computer science

Andrew D. Green – B.A., Wartburg College; M.A., Ph.D. 2005, University of California – Riverside. – Professor of political science

Shelli Green – B.A., Central College; M.S. 2009, Southwest Minnesota State University. – Instructor of exercise science

Alan Hastings—B.A., Michigan State University, Ph.D. 2016, Michigan State University—Assistant professor of education

Catherine A. Haustein – B.A., Central College; M.S., M.F.A., Ph.D. 1982, University of Iowa. – Professor of chemistry

Michael (Cody) Huisman– B.A., Central College; D.C. 2011, Palmer College of Chiropractic. – Assistant professor of exercise science

Meryl Irwin– B.A., Concordia College; M.A., University of Nebraska; Ph.D., University of Iowa. – Lecturer of communication studies

Mark J. Johnson – B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D. 1994, University of Wisconsin, Madison. –Ruth and Marvin Denekas Endowed Chair in Science and Humanities, Professor of mathematics and computer science

Keith T. Jones – B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Ph.D. 1997, West Virginia University. – Mark and Kay DeCook Endowed Chair in Character and Leadership Development, Professor of psychology

Kate Kanne, B.S. South Dakota State University, M.F.A. 2016 Minnesota State University. - Lecturer of theatre

Nicole Kaplan – B.A., M.A., Ph.D. 1996, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.– Professor of French

Mathew R. Kelly – B.F.A., University of New Hampshire; M.F.A. 1994, Syracuse University. – Associate professor of art

Terence J. Kleven – B.A., University of Calgary; M.A., Ph.D. 1990, McMaster University. – Professor of religion

Kathy E. Korcheck – B.S.E., M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D. 2007, Washington University. – Professor of Spanish

Cynthia K. Krenzel – B.M., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point; M.M., Kent State University; D.M.A. 2004, University of Wisconsin – Madison. – Associate professor of music

Allison Krogstad – B.A., North Central College; M.A., Ph.D. 1999, University of Minnesota. – Professor of Spanish

Linda Laine – B.A., Abilene Christian University; M.A., Ph.D. 1990, University of Florida. – Kenneth J. Weller Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts, Professor of communication studies

Graham Lemke -  B.S., M.B.A. University of Alberta, M.S. Cornell University, a Ph.D. 2000   Binghamton University. - Professor of finance and Donald T. Butler Endowed Chair

Thomas Linton – B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D. 1991, University of Wisconsin-Madison. – Associate professor of mathematics and computer science

Mitchell B. Lutch – B.M., University of Lowell; M.M., New England Conservatory of Music; D.M.A. 2008, University of Washington. – Associate professor of music

Lee Macomber – B.S., Cornell University; M.S. & Ph.D. 2009 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. - Assistant professor of biology

Cynthia K. Mahmood – B.A., New College; M.A., Ph.D. 1986, Tulane University. – Frank Moore chair of anthropology and professor of anthropology

Viktor Martisovits – RNDr., Comenius University; M.S., Ph.D. 1999, Ohio State University. – Associate professor of physics

Samuel E. Mate-Kodjo – B.A., University of Ghana Leson; Ph.D. 1992, Ohio State University. – Associate professor of Spanish

Melissa McAninch -  B.S. Truman State University; M.A. 2012, Truman State University, Ph.D 2015 University of Iowa – Associate professor of education

Elizabeth E. McMahon – B.A., Antioch College; M.A., Ohio State University; M.L.I.S. 2004, Kent State University. – Associate professor of library science

Paulina A. Mena – L.B., Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; Ph.D. 2009, University of Iowa. – Associate professor of biology

Mark Mills – B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., Ph.D. 1999, Iowa State University. – Professor of mathematics

Ian Moschenross– B.A., Hanover College; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Nebraska- Lincoln. – Professor of Music

Kate Nesbit – B.A., St. Olaf College; Ph.D., University of Iowa—Instructor of English

Chia Ning – B.A., Beijing Normal University; M.A., Illinois State University; M.A., Ph.D. 1991, Johns Hopkins University. – Professor of history

Tuan Nguyen– B.B.A, M.A, M.S., University of Texas; Ph.D., University of Oregon.– Instructor of economics

Jeremia Njeru -  B.Sc. the University of Nairobi-Kenya, M.A. Miami University in Ohio; Ph.D. 2008, University of Milwaukee.   - Assistant professor of sociology/anthropology

Uwaoma G. Nwaogu – B.A., University of Botswana; M.A., Ph.D. 2012, Western Michigan University. – Associate professor of economics

Timothy Olin - B.A., M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, M.A., Ph.D. 2015 Purdue University. - Assistant professor of history

Nicole M. Palenske – B.S., M.S., Emporia State University; Ph.D. 2009, University of North Texas. – Associate professor of biology

David J. Pavlat – B.S., Iowa State University; M.P.E., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ed.D. 2002, University of Northern Colorado. – Associate professor of exercise science

Brian Peterson – B.S., University of Dayton in Ohio; M.A., Ph.D. 2000, Indiana University. – Professor of economics

Pavrithra Premaratne – B.S., M.S., Ph.D., 2018, Iowa State University. - Assistant professor of physics and engineering

Alexey Pronin – B.S., M.S., Saint-Petersburg State University; Ph.D. 2008, Virginia Tech. – Associate professor of physics

Dawn R. Reece – B.A., Central College; M.A., Ph.D. 1999, Iowa State University. – Associate professor of sociology

Randall A. Renstrom – B.S., Ohio State University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D. 2010, Loyola University. – Associate professor of psychology

Oscar S. Reynaga – B.A., University of California Berkeley; M.A. 2002, University of Iowa. – Lecturer of Spanish

Pamela E. Richards – B.S., East Stroudsburg State College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ed.D. 1985, University of Northern Colorado. – Associate professor of exercise science

Brian M. Roberts – B.A., Central College; M.A., Iowa State University; M.F.A. 2001, Miami University. – Professor of art

John Roslien – B.S., University of Iowa; M.S. 1986, Western Illinois University. – Associate professor of exercise science, athletic training education program director

Jaclyn J. Rundle – B.S., University of Maryland; M.A. , New Mexico State University; Ph.D. 1992, University of Utah. – Associate professor of business management

Margaret Schlerman -  B.A., Central College; M.A. 2012, Iowa State University. – Associate professor of accounting

Jessica R. Schuring – B.A., Central College; M.B.A. 2007, Drake University, Ph.D. 2013, Iowa State University. –  Associate professor of economics

Ashley J. Scolaro – B.S., Drake University; M.S., Ph.D. 2011, Iowa State University. – Associate professor of psychology

Sara Shuger Fox – B.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D. 2010, University of South Carolina. – Assistant professor of exercise science

James A. Shriver – B.S., M.S., West Virginia University; Ph.D. 2002, University of Texas at Austin. – Professor of chemistry

Kristin L. Siewert – B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S. 1993, Iowa State University. – Lecturer of biology

H. Maria Snyder – B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., University of Illinois Chicago; M.A., Ph.D. 2003, Washington University. – Assistant professor of German and French

Mary Jo Sodd – B.A., College of St. Catherine; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D. 1993, University of Colorado, Boulder. –Professor of theatre

Mary V. Stark – B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D. 1990, University of Iowa. – John and Anna Poole Endowed Chair in the Humanities, professor of English

Sean Stephenson -- B.M., Millikin University; M.M., 2010 University of Missouri-- Lecturer of music

Tamala Strawser- B.A. University of Dubuque, M.A. Viterbo- Lecturer of education

Julie Summers – B.A., University of Northern Iowa, M.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ph.D., 2005, Iowa State University – Lecturer of management and marketing

Susan Swanson -  B.S.N., Arizona State University, M.A. 2006, University of Minnesota; Ph.D 2015, University of Minnesota  – Associate professor of art

Julianne Taylor - B.A. Buena Vista College, M.S. 2000 Buena Vista University.  - Lecturer of education

Mark Thomas – B.A. University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D. 2013 Boston College. - Assistant professor of philosophy

David E. Timmer – A.B., Calvin College; Ph.D. 1983, University of Notre Dame.- Dr. Jacob and Gela Schnucker Sessler Endowed Chair in Philosophy and Religion – Professor of religion

Katelin M. Valster – B.A., Wartburg College; M.S. 2010, University of Illinois at Chicago. – Lecturer of exercise science

Sarah Van Waardhuizen, B.A. Drake University, M.A. University of Kansas – Assistant professor of music

Elena Vishnevskaya – B.A., M.Div., Gardner-Webb University; M.Phil, Ph.D. 2004, Drew University/Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. – Associate professor of religion

Puneet Vishwarkarma, B.S. University of Mumbai, M.S. University of Oklahoma, Ph.D. 2015 University of Central Florida. – Lecturer of physics

Jay W. Wackerly – B.S., Winona State University; Ph.D. 2008, University of Illinois. – Associate professor of chemistry

Wendy Weber – B.A., College of Saint Benedict; M.A., Ph.D. 1999, University of Kentucky. – Professor of mathematics

Paul E. Weihe – A.A., Schoolcraft Community College; B.S., University of Michigan-Dearborn; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D. 1996, Ohio State University. –Associate professor of biology

Shawn M. Wick – B.A., Loras College; M.S. 2004, Illinois State University. – Associate professor of sociology

Jonathan L. Witt – B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Ph.D. 1998, Loyola University Chicago. – Professor of sociology

Lori L. Witt – B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Ph.D. 2001, Loyola University Chicago. –Associate professor of history

Keith M. Yanner – B.A., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; Ph.D. 1992, Washington University. –Professor of political science

Amy D. Young – B.A., Simpson College; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D. 2004, University of Nebraska. – Associate professor of German

James J. Zaffiro – B.A., Marquette University; M.A., Ph.D. 1984, University of Wisconsin;– Professor of political science