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New Professors Join Waldorf University

8/31/2017

FOREST CITY, IOWA, August 31, 2017 –  Waldorf University is pleased to announce the addition of several new professors at our residential campus.
 
“We are pleased to welcome Professors Aberg, Sarver, Bossard, Klauke and Umar as well as Librarian DeYoung to Waldorf,” said Waldorf University President Dr. Robert Alsop. “These individuals bring not only educational expertise by also real-world experience that our students will benefit from. The complement our current faculty well in providing a first-class education to our students.”
 
Brent Aberg, Assistant Professor, Business Department
Aberg holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Business, a MHA in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota - School of Public Health and a bachelor of arts in chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.
 
Aberg has 24 years of work experience in healthcare and human services. The first six were in North and South Dakota in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, senior living, rehabilitation agencies and home health. The past 18 years, Aberg was in an executive role with an agency providing services/supports for people with intellectual disabilities.
 
Bob Sarver, Assistant Professor, Business Department
Sarver holds a DBA from Wilmington University, a MBA from Saint Ambrose University and a bachelor of science degree in engineering management from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
 
Sarver has 34 years of experience in supply chain and logistics, and most recently worked as a senior director of supply chain for Walmart Stores, Inc. He also has international work experience in Mexico.
 
Elaine Bossard, Assistant Professor, Psychology Department
Dr. Bossard earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Iowa, as well as a bachelor of science in psychology and sociology from the University of Iowa.  
 
Dr. Bossard’s background is in social psychology with an emphasis on decision making. In particular, her research interests center on individual differences and external sources of information, including how information is presented, that can contribute to more successful decision making.
 
Jonathan Klauke, Assistant Professor, History Department
Dr. Klauke holds a Ph.D.  and master of arts in history from Central Michigan University, master of science in historical studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, and a bachelor of science in physics and astronomy from Northern Arizona University. 
 
Prior to joining Waldorf, Dr. Klauke developed and taught traditional and online courses in world, European, and U.S. history, as well as political science at Mid-Michigan Community College.  
 
Frederick Umar, Assistant Professor, Music Department
Dr. Umar earned a doctorate of education in music from La Sierra University, with continued education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (performance: conducting) and the Eastman School of Music (theory, composition and arranging). 
 
He is currently engaged in a year-long project to revive some 50 hymns into new arrangements for wind band, commissioned to write for the opening of the Hanson Family Fine Arts Center and has been invited to study choral composition with Alice Parker in developing a new choral line for 2018. Dr. Umar is published in the catalogs of Dan Goeller Music, TRN, Hal Leonard, Imagine Publishing, Oxford University Press, Word Music, and Santa Barbara Publishing (2018).
 
Elizabeth DeYoung – Reference and Instruction Librarian
DeYoung earned her master of science degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor of arts degree in linguistics from Iowa State University.
 
Prior to joining Waldorf, DeYoung was an archivist for the Ellsworth Community College Board of Trustees, and interned in the ISU Special Collections and University Archives.
 
About Waldorf University
Based in Forest City, Iowa, Waldorf University is a liberal arts institution that delivers engaging learning experiences through innovative residential and online instruction while providing students associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates in organizational leadership, criminal justice, fire science, theater, education, biology and more. Visit Waldorf.edu to learn more.