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    • Rose Boreseth, M.Ed.

      Student Success Coach
      Academic Achievement Center

      Email: rose.borseth@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8296

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.Ed. (2018)
      Southwest Minnesota State University

      B.S. in Education (2006)
      Drake University

    • Lydia Gray

      Office Coordinator
      Academic Achievement Center

      Email: grayl@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8209

      Available on campus.

    • Nicholas Kennicker, M.A.

      Student Success Coach
      Academic Achievement Center

      Email: nicholas.kennicker@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8597

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Student Affairs

    • Olivia Swiderski, B.A.

      Student Success Coach
      Academic Achievement Center

      Email: olivia.swiderski@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8484

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Business with emphasis in Management, Finance& Banking (2020); Magna Cum Laude
      Waldorf University; Forest City, Iowa

    • Kristin Wempen, M.S.Ed.

      Director of AAC, Director of Retention
      Academic Achievement Center

      Email: kristin.wempen@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8211

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      M.S. in School Guidance & Counseling
      Buena Vista University

      B.A. in Health Promotion
      University of Northern Iowa

    • Sue Burrack, Ph.D.

      Director of Institutional Effectiveness
      Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

      Email: sue.burrack@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 563-419-3167

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
      Iowa State University

      M.A. in Education/Principalship
      University of Northern Iowa

      B.A. in English Education, minor in Business
      University of Northern Iowa

      Endorsements in Reading, Multi-occupations

    • Jennifer Edwards, B.A.

      Administrative Assistant
      Academic Affairs

      Email: edwardsj@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8134

      Available on campus.

    • Michael Gatlin, Ph.D.

      Vice President for Academic Affairs
      Academic Affairs

      Email: mike.gatlin@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8785

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. (2014)
      Auburn University

      M.S. (2010)
      Western Michigan University

      B.S. (2009)
      North Carolina State University

    • Sheryl Barbour, B.A.

      Database & Gifts Officer
      Alumni

      Email: sheryl.barbour@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8682

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A in English
      Central College

    • Severin Roberts, M.A.

      Vice President for Engagement & Avancement/Executive Director for the Waldorf Lutheran College Foundation
      Alumni

      Email: severin.roberts@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8140

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      M.A. Geography, Population Geography
      University of Kansas; Lawrence, Kan.

      B.A. Geography, minor in Anthropology and Spanish
      University of Missouri; Columbia, Mo.

    • Theodore Schoneman, B.A.

      Director of Enagement & Alumni Relations
      Alumni

      Email: theodore.schoneman@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8148

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Communications with emphasis in Digital Media, Public Relations, & Journalism (2020)–Summa Cum Laude
      Waldorf University; Forest City, Iowa

      A.A. in General Education (2017)
      North Iowa Area Community College; Mason City, Iowa

    • Gina Fulcher, M.Ed.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Art

      Email: regina.fulcher@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.Ed. in Art Education
      Columbus State University

      B.F.A. in Art/Art Education
      University of Georgia

    • Keely McLain, M.F.A.

      Art Gallery Directory, Adjunct Faculty
      Art

      Email: keely.mclain@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8210

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.F.A. in Studio Art (2019)
      Texas A&M University- Commerce; Commerce, Texas

      B.A. in Studio Art (2016)
      Dallas Baptist University; Dallas, Texas

    • Gary Coombs, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor
      Biology

      Email: gary.coombs@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8396

      Available online.

      Education

      Postdoctoral fellowship (1997-98)
      The Scripps Research Institute; San Diego, Calif.

      Ph.D in Molecular Biophysics (1997)
      University of Texas SW Med. Cntr.; Dallas, Texas

      B.S. in Microbiology (1991)
      Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah

    • David Flagel, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Biology

      Email: david.flagel@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (2015)
      University of Notre Dame, Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellow

      B.S. in Biology (2008)
      University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Honors and Summa Cum Laude

    • Valerie Houghton, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Biology

      Email: valerie.houghton@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Health Psychology (2008)
      Capella University

      M.S. in Biology (1998)
      California State University Northridge

      B.A. in Biology (1992)
      California State University Northridge

    • Eric Linder, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Biology

      Email: eric.linder@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8236

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Zoology
      Brigham Young University

      M.S. in Zoology
      Eastern Illinois University

      B.S. in Biology
      B.A in Art
      St. John's University

    • Allison Shackelton, M.S.

      Faculty & Lab Manager
      Biology

      Email: allison.shackelton@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.S. in Biological Sciences (2021)
      Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, Ill.

    • Richard Bell, Ed.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: richard.bell@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Sport Management
      United States Sports Academy

      J.D.
      University of South Carolina

      M.A. in History
      The Citadel

      B.S. in Pre-Medicine
      Clemson University

    • Ashley Blake, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: ashley.blake@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Organizational Leadership
      Columbia Southern University

      B.A. in English
      University of West Florida

      A.A. in Pre-Law and Legal Studies
      Pensacola State College

    • Bari Courts, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: bari.courts@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 515-724-0737

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Organizational Management (July 2001-October 2005)
      Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      M.B.A. in Management
      University of Cincinnati

      B.A. in Mathematics (1989)
      Kenyon College

    • Jimmie Flores, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: jimmie.flores@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development
      Fielding Graduate University

      D.M. in Information Systems and Technology
      University of Phoenix

      M.B.A in Finance, Marketing and Management
      University of St. Thomas

    • Denny Gilbertson, M.B.A., M.A.

      Program Director, Assistant Professor
      Business

      Email: denny.gilbertson@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-430-4376

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      Columbia Southern University

      M.A.
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A.
      University of Northern Iowa

      A.A.
      Waldorf College

    • Angela Golden, M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: angela.golden@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. in Business Administration (2001)
      Columbia Southern University; Orange Beach, AL

      Post-Graduate Studies in International Studies (1999)
      The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

      B.A. in International Studies (1998)
      The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

    • Dawn Johnson, M.S., M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: johnsond@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of St. Thomas; St. Paul, Minn.

      M.S.
      Minnesota State; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A.
      Concordia College; Moorhead, Minn.

      A.A.
      Waldorf College

    • Joanna Lin, M.B.A., C.P.A.

      Assistant Professor
      Business

      Email: joanna.lin@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8294

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of Nebraska; Omaha, NE

      B.S. in Accounting
      Wayne State College; Wayne, NE

    • C. Elizabeth Littell Courson, J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: elizabeth.littell@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      J.D. (2002)
      Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

      B.A. (1999)
      University of Tennessee; Knoxville

    • Russell Meade, J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: russ.meade@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 828-625-4744

      Available online.

      Education

      J.D. in Law
      St. John's Univeristy, School of Law; New York, N.Y.

      B.A. in Political Science
      Adelphi University

    • Lori Michael, M.B.A., J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: lori.michael@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Licensed Attorney State of Minnesota (2001-2023)

      J.D.
      Law Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Hamline School of Law); St. Paul, Minn.(2000)

      Hamline Healthcare Compliance Program
      Hamline Health Law Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; St. Paul, Minn. (2015)

      M.B.A.
      Keller School of Business Management; Edina, Minn. (2009)

      B.A., Co-ordinate Majors Biology and Environmental Studies, Minor in Chemistry
      Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Mich. (1985)

    • Joseph Milczewski, D.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: joseph.milczewski@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      D.B.A. in Leadership
      Baker Center for Graduate Studies; Mich.

      M.B.A. in International Business
      University of South Carolina

      B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Technology
      Kent State University

      A.A.S. in Aviation Maintenance
      Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

    • Todd Neuhaus, Ph.D.

      Professor
      Business

      Email: todd.neuhaus@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (2013)
      University of Arkansas; Fayetteville, Ark.

      M.S. in Management, Business Administration and Management (2003)
      Boston University; Brussels, Belgium

      M.S. in Education, School Administration (1999)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

      B.A. in Education, Social Sciences and History (1995)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

      B.S. in Geo-Studies (1989)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

    • Valentina Parsa, M.B.A., C.P.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: valentina.parsa@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. in Accounting & Business Administration
      University of West Florida

       

    • John Robinson, M.A., M.B.A.

      Professor
      Business

      Email: jr@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8215

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A. with studies in finance
      University of St. Thomas; St. Paul, Minn.

      M.A. in Accounting & Computer Systems
      Mankato State University

      B.A. in Accounting & Finance
      Mankato Sate University

    • Bob Sarver, D.B.A.

      Associate Professor
      Business

      Email: bob.sarver@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8258

      Available on campus.

      Education

      D.B.A.; Sigma Beta Delta
      Wilmington University; Administration Award for Academic Excellence

      M.B.A.
      Saint Ambrose University

      B.S. in Engineering Management
      University of Illinois; Chicago, Ill.

    • Janice Spangenburg, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: janice.spangenburg@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 757-650-2369

      Available online.

      Education

      Graduate Certificate in Logistics
      American Military University

      Ph.D. in Business & Organizational Leadership
      Regent University

      M.A. in Organizational Leadership
      Fielding Graduate University

      M.S. in Management
      Troy University

      B.A. in Business
      St. Leo University

      A.A.S. in Data Processing
      Tidewater Community College

    • Lauren VanTalia, D.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: lauren.vantalia@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      D.B.A. in International Business (2007- 2012 Face-to-Face, blended & online)
      Argosy University; San Diego, Calif.

      M.B.A. in Business (2005- 2007 online & on-ground)
      University of Phoenix; San Diego, Calif.

      B.S. in Computerized Business Administration (2002-2005)
      Coleman University; San Diego, Calif.

       

    • Renee Weeks, M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: renee.weeks@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 701-866-3053

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. with emphasis Human Resources Management (2007)
      University of Wisconsin; Whitewater, Wis.

      B.S.B.A. with emphasis Human Resources Management (2005); Summa Cum Laude
      University of Wisconsin; Platteville, Wis.

       

    • Richard Bell, Ed.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: richard.bell@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Sport Management
      United States Sports Academy

      J.D.
      University of South Carolina

      M.A. in History
      The Citadel

      B.S. in Pre-Medicine
      Clemson University

    • Ashley Blake, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: ashley.blake@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Organizational Leadership
      Columbia Southern University

      B.A. in English
      University of West Florida

      A.A. in Pre-Law and Legal Studies
      Pensacola State College

    • Bari Courts, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: bari.courts@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 515-724-0737

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Organizational Management (July 2001-October 2005)
      Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      M.B.A. in Management
      University of Cincinnati

      B.A. in Mathematics (1989)
      Kenyon College

    • Jimmie Flores, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: jimmie.flores@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development
      Fielding Graduate University

      D.M. in Information Systems and Technology
      University of Phoenix

      M.B.A in Finance, Marketing and Management
      University of St. Thomas

    • Denny Gilbertson, M.B.A., M.A.

      Program Director, Assistant Professor
      Business

      Email: denny.gilbertson@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-430-4376

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      Columbia Southern University

      M.A.
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A.
      University of Northern Iowa

      A.A.
      Waldorf College

    • Angela Golden, M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: angela.golden@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. in Business Administration (2001)
      Columbia Southern University; Orange Beach, AL

      Post-Graduate Studies in International Studies (1999)
      The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

      B.A. in International Studies (1998)
      The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

    • Dawn Johnson, M.S., M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: johnsond@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of St. Thomas; St. Paul, Minn.

      M.S.
      Minnesota State; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A.
      Concordia College; Moorhead, Minn.

      A.A.
      Waldorf College

    • Joanna Lin, M.B.A., C.P.A.

      Assistant Professor
      Business

      Email: joanna.lin@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8294

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of Nebraska; Omaha, NE

      B.S. in Accounting
      Wayne State College; Wayne, NE

    • C. Elizabeth Littell Courson, J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: elizabeth.littell@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      J.D. (2002)
      Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

      B.A. (1999)
      University of Tennessee; Knoxville

    • Russell Meade, J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: russ.meade@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 828-625-4744

      Available online.

      Education

      J.D. in Law
      St. John's Univeristy, School of Law; New York, N.Y.

      B.A. in Political Science
      Adelphi University

    • Lori Michael, M.B.A., J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: lori.michael@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Licensed Attorney State of Minnesota (2001-2023)

      J.D.
      Law Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Hamline School of Law); St. Paul, Minn.(2000)

      Hamline Healthcare Compliance Program
      Hamline Health Law Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; St. Paul, Minn. (2015)

      M.B.A.
      Keller School of Business Management; Edina, Minn. (2009)

      B.A., Co-ordinate Majors Biology and Environmental Studies, Minor in Chemistry
      Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Mich. (1985)

    • Joseph Milczewski, D.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: joseph.milczewski@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      D.B.A. in Leadership
      Baker Center for Graduate Studies; Mich.

      M.B.A. in International Business
      University of South Carolina

      B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Technology
      Kent State University

      A.A.S. in Aviation Maintenance
      Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

    • Todd Neuhaus, Ph.D.

      Professor
      Business

      Email: todd.neuhaus@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (2013)
      University of Arkansas; Fayetteville, Ark.

      M.S. in Management, Business Administration and Management (2003)
      Boston University; Brussels, Belgium

      M.S. in Education, School Administration (1999)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

      B.A. in Education, Social Sciences and History (1995)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

      B.S. in Geo-Studies (1989)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

    • Valentina Parsa, M.B.A., C.P.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: valentina.parsa@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. in Accounting & Business Administration
      University of West Florida

       

    • John Robinson, M.A., M.B.A.

      Professor
      Business

      Email: jr@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8215

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A. with studies in finance
      University of St. Thomas; St. Paul, Minn.

      M.A. in Accounting & Computer Systems
      Mankato State University

      B.A. in Accounting & Finance
      Mankato Sate University

    • Bob Sarver, D.B.A.

      Associate Professor
      Business

      Email: bob.sarver@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8258

      Available on campus.

      Education

      D.B.A.; Sigma Beta Delta
      Wilmington University; Administration Award for Academic Excellence

      M.B.A.
      Saint Ambrose University

      B.S. in Engineering Management
      University of Illinois; Chicago, Ill.

    • Janice Spangenburg, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: janice.spangenburg@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 757-650-2369

      Available online.

      Education

      Graduate Certificate in Logistics
      American Military University

      Ph.D. in Business & Organizational Leadership
      Regent University

      M.A. in Organizational Leadership
      Fielding Graduate University

      M.S. in Management
      Troy University

      B.A. in Business
      St. Leo University

      A.A.S. in Data Processing
      Tidewater Community College

    • Lauren VanTalia, D.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: lauren.vantalia@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      D.B.A. in International Business (2007- 2012 Face-to-Face, blended & online)
      Argosy University; San Diego, Calif.

      M.B.A. in Business (2005- 2007 online & on-ground)
      University of Phoenix; San Diego, Calif.

      B.S. in Computerized Business Administration (2002-2005)
      Coleman University; San Diego, Calif.

       

    • Renee Weeks, M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: renee.weeks@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 701-866-3053

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. with emphasis Human Resources Management (2007)
      University of Wisconsin; Whitewater, Wis.

      B.S.B.A. with emphasis Human Resources Management (2005); Summa Cum Laude
      University of Wisconsin; Platteville, Wis.

       

    • Melissa Anderson, M.A.

      Director of Student Accounts
      Business Affairs Office - Residential, Business Office - Residential

      Email: melissa.anderson@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8498

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A.
      Waldorf University

    • Richard Bell, Ed.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: richard.bell@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Sport Management
      United States Sports Academy

      J.D.
      University of South Carolina

      M.A. in History
      The Citadel

      B.S. in Pre-Medicine
      Clemson University

    • Ashley Blake, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: ashley.blake@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Organizational Leadership
      Columbia Southern University

      B.A. in English
      University of West Florida

      A.A. in Pre-Law and Legal Studies
      Pensacola State College

    • Bari Courts, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: bari.courts@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 515-724-0737

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Organizational Management (July 2001-October 2005)
      Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      M.B.A. in Management
      University of Cincinnati

      B.A. in Mathematics (1989)
      Kenyon College

    • Jimmie Flores, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: jimmie.flores@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development
      Fielding Graduate University

      D.M. in Information Systems and Technology
      University of Phoenix

      M.B.A in Finance, Marketing and Management
      University of St. Thomas

    • Denny Gilbertson, M.B.A., M.A.

      Program Director, Assistant Professor
      Business

      Email: denny.gilbertson@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-430-4376

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      Columbia Southern University

      M.A.
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A.
      University of Northern Iowa

      A.A.
      Waldorf College

    • Angela Golden, M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: angela.golden@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. in Business Administration (2001)
      Columbia Southern University; Orange Beach, AL

      Post-Graduate Studies in International Studies (1999)
      The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

      B.A. in International Studies (1998)
      The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio

    • Daisy Halvorson, M.B.A., Ed.D.

      Vice President for Finance & Business Affairs
      Business Affairs Office - Online, Business Affairs Office - Residential, Business Office - Residential

      Email: daisy.halvorson@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8496

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of South Dakota

      Ed.D.
      University of St. Thomas

    • Dawn Johnson, M.S., M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: johnsond@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of St. Thomas; St. Paul, Minn.

      M.S.
      Minnesota State; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A.
      Concordia College; Moorhead, Minn.

      A.A.
      Waldorf College

    • Joanna Lin, M.B.A., C.P.A.

      Assistant Professor
      Business

      Email: joanna.lin@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8294

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of Nebraska; Omaha, NE

      B.S. in Accounting
      Wayne State College; Wayne, NE

    • C. Elizabeth Littell Courson, J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: elizabeth.littell@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      J.D. (2002)
      Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

      B.A. (1999)
      University of Tennessee; Knoxville

    • Russell Meade, J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: russ.meade@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 828-625-4744

      Available online.

      Education

      J.D. in Law
      St. John's Univeristy, School of Law; New York, N.Y.

      B.A. in Political Science
      Adelphi University

    • Lori Michael, M.B.A., J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: lori.michael@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Licensed Attorney State of Minnesota (2001-2023)

      J.D.
      Law Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Hamline School of Law); St. Paul, Minn.(2000)

      Hamline Healthcare Compliance Program
      Hamline Health Law Institute, Mitchell Hamline School of Law; St. Paul, Minn. (2015)

      M.B.A.
      Keller School of Business Management; Edina, Minn. (2009)

      B.A., Co-ordinate Majors Biology and Environmental Studies, Minor in Chemistry
      Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Mich. (1985)

    • Joseph Milczewski, D.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: joseph.milczewski@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      D.B.A. in Leadership
      Baker Center for Graduate Studies; Mich.

      M.B.A. in International Business
      University of South Carolina

      B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Technology
      Kent State University

      A.A.S. in Aviation Maintenance
      Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

    • Todd Neuhaus, Ph.D.

      Professor
      Business

      Email: todd.neuhaus@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (2013)
      University of Arkansas; Fayetteville, Ark.

      M.S. in Management, Business Administration and Management (2003)
      Boston University; Brussels, Belgium

      M.S. in Education, School Administration (1999)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

      B.A. in Education, Social Sciences and History (1995)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

      B.S. in Geo-Studies (1989)
      Wayne State College; Wayne, Neb.

    • Valentina Parsa, M.B.A., C.P.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: valentina.parsa@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. in Accounting & Business Administration
      University of West Florida

       

    • Sara Poppy, B.A.

      Cashier
      Business Office - Residential

      Email: sara.poppy@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8135

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Finance (1997)
      UNI; Cedar Falls, Iowa

       

    • John Robinson, M.A., M.B.A.

      Professor
      Business

      Email: jr@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8215

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A. with studies in finance
      University of St. Thomas; St. Paul, Minn.

      M.A. in Accounting & Computer Systems
      Mankato State University

      B.A. in Accounting & Finance
      Mankato Sate University

    • Bob Sarver, D.B.A.

      Associate Professor
      Business

      Email: bob.sarver@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8258

      Available on campus.

      Education

      D.B.A.; Sigma Beta Delta
      Wilmington University; Administration Award for Academic Excellence

      M.B.A.
      Saint Ambrose University

      B.S. in Engineering Management
      University of Illinois; Chicago, Ill.

    • Janice Spangenburg, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: janice.spangenburg@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 757-650-2369

      Available online.

      Education

      Graduate Certificate in Logistics
      American Military University

      Ph.D. in Business & Organizational Leadership
      Regent University

      M.A. in Organizational Leadership
      Fielding Graduate University

      M.S. in Management
      Troy University

      B.A. in Business
      St. Leo University

      A.A.S. in Data Processing
      Tidewater Community College

    • Lauren VanTalia, D.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: lauren.vantalia@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      D.B.A. in International Business (2007- 2012 Face-to-Face, blended & online)
      Argosy University; San Diego, Calif.

      M.B.A. in Business (2005- 2007 online & on-ground)
      University of Phoenix; San Diego, Calif.

      B.S. in Computerized Business Administration (2002-2005)
      Coleman University; San Diego, Calif.

       

    • Renee Weeks, M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Business

      Email: renee.weeks@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 701-866-3053

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. with emphasis Human Resources Management (2007)
      University of Wisconsin; Whitewater, Wis.

      B.S.B.A. with emphasis Human Resources Management (2005); Summa Cum Laude
      University of Wisconsin; Platteville, Wis.

       

    • Bharat Bhattarai, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Chemistry

      Email: bharat.bhattarai@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Chemistry and Molecular Cell Biology (2009)
      Inha University; Incheon, South Korea.

      M.Sc. in Chemistry Specialized in Inorganic Chemistry (1999)
      Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

    • David Damm, M.A.

      Program Director, Professor, Honors College Adjunct Faculty
      Communications

      Email: dammd@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8246

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Communication Studies, emphasis in Photography
      University of Iowa

      B.A. in Communications, History and Political Science
      University of Iowa

      A.A.
      Waldorf College; Forest City, Iowa

    • Joy Newcom, M.A.T., B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Communications

      Email: joy.newcom@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-590-5399

      Available online.

      Education

      M.A.T. in Teaching (2011); Summa Cum Laude
      Morningside University; Sioux City, Iowa

      B.A. in Journalism, emphasis in public relations (1986); Magna Cum Laude
      Wartburg College; Waverly, Iowa

    • Mark Newcom, M.A.

      Associate Professor, Director of Electronic Media
      Communications

      Email: newcomm@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8244

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Communication
      Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Fort Worth

       

    • Tiffany Olson, M.F.A.

      Professor
      Communications

      Email: olsont@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8190

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.F.A. in Graphic Design (2006)
      Iowa State University

      B.A. in Humanities, with a concentration in Fine Arts (1999)
      Waldorf College

    • Jonathan Powers, Ed.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Communications

      Email: jonathan.powers@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (May 2023)
      Liberty University

      Ed.S. in Educational Leadership (May 2019)
      Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for Education
      Liberty University

      M.S. in Adult Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instructional Design (October 2017)
      Troy University

      B.S. in Social Science, minor in Military Operations (October 2016)
      Pi Mu Gamma Honor Society for the Social Sciences (2016)
      Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (2007)
      Troy University

    • Carlos Ruiz, M.F.A.

      Assistant Professor, Media Specialist
      Communications

      Email: carlos.ruiz@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8242

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      M.F.A. in Screenwriting
      Asbury University

      B.A. in Communications
      Waldorf College

    • Betsy Yaros, M.F.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Communications

      Email: betsy.yaros@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.F.A. in Art & Technology
      School of the Art Institue of Chicago

      B.F.A. in Film, Video & New Media
      Art Institute of Chicago

      B.A. in Visual Arts
      The Pennsylvania State University

    • Heather Yeoman, M.A.

      Assistant Professor
      Communications

      Email: heather.yeoman@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8249

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Theology
      Wartburg Theological Seminary

      B.A. in Public Relations
      Eastern Kentucky University

    • Shanti Schumaker, B.A.

      Warrior Cross & Vending
      Conferences & Dining Services

      Email: shanti.schumaker@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8590

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Biology (2016)
      Waldorf University; Forest City, Iowa

      A.A (2014)
      Iowa Central Community College; Fort Dodge, Iowa

    • Ryan Clark, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Creative Writing, English

      Email: ryan.clark@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8146

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in English Studies, Creative Writing concentration (2013)
      Illinois State University

      M.F.A. in Writing/Poetics, Poetry concentration (2008)
      Naropa University

      B.A. in English, minor in Political Science (2006)
      University of Mississippi

    • Korey Hurni, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Creative Writing, English

      Email: korey.hurni@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing (2023)
      University of Wisconsin; Milwaukee

      M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry (2015)
      Western Michigan University

      B.A. with a double major in English and Philosophy (2012)
      Michigan State University

    • Joe Milan, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Creative Writing

      Email: joe.milan@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8735

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph. D. in English with emphasis in Creative Writing, (2020)
      Barrick Graduate Fellow, Black Mountain

      Institute Ph.D. Fellow
      University of Nevada; Las Vegas

      M.F.A. in Fiction (2012)
      Vermont College of Fine Arts

      B.A. in English with emphasis in Drama (2006)
      University of Washington

    • Wendie Albert, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Criminal Justice

      Email: wendie.albert@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. Human Services and Criminal Justice
      Capella University

      M.S. in Criminal Justice
      University of Central Florida

      B.A. in Psychology
      University of South Florida

    • Erik Burks, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Criminal Justice

      Email: erik.burks@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Emergency Services, specialization in Emergency Management
      California State University, Long Beach

      B.A. in Criminal Justice
      Chapman University; Orange, Calif.

    • Tyrone Carter, A.B.D., Q.M.H.P., C.S.A.C.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Criminal Justice

      Email: tyrone.carter@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administrations Criminal Justice, A.B.D. (dissertation)
      Walden University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administrations Criminal Justice, A.B.D. (2020)
      Walden University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      M.C.J. in Public Safety (2016)
      Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      B.S. in Criminal Justice (2014)
      Bryant and Stratton College; Milwaukee, Wis. 

      Certification EMT Services (2009)
      Sanford Brown College; St. Louis, Mo.

      A.S.A. Criminal Justice Law Enforcement & Corrections (2005)
      Forest Park Community College; St. Louis, Mo.

    • Anastasia Lawrence, M.A.

      Assistant Professor
      Criminal Justice

      Email: anastasia.lawrence@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Criminal Justice (2000)
      Indiana University; Bloomington, Ind.

      B.A. in Public Justice, Legal Studies (1994)
      San Antonio, Texas

      Certification in Crime Scene Investigation (2010)
      University of California; Riverside, Calif.

    • Kristie Milby, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Criminal Justice

      Email: kristie.milby@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Criminal Justice; Summa Cum Laude

       

    • Kristin Pickett, M.P.A.

      Online Program Directory, Adjunct Faculty
      Criminal Justice

      Email: kristin.pickett@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.P.A. & B.S. in Criminal Justice & Criminology
      Ball State University

    • Adam Sauer, J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Criminal Justice

      Email: adam.sauer@waldorf.edu

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      J.D. (2008)
      William Mitchell College of Law; St. Paul, Minn.

      B.A. in Business Administration (2004)
      Grand View College; Des Moines, Iowa

    • Christian Schlaerth, Ph.D.

      On Campus Department Chair, Assistant Professor
      Criminal Justice

      Email: christian.schlaerth@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8154

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. & M.A. in Sociology (Theory, Stats and Methods, Social Psychology, Race)
      University of Miami; Coral Gables, Fla.

      B.A. in History (Russian and Middle Eastern) & Sociology (Criminology and Criminal Justice); Magna Cum Laude
      LeMoyne College; Syracuse, N.Y.

    • Mith Weiss, J.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Criminal Justice

      Email: mitch.weiss@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      J.D.
      Florida Coastal School of Law

      M.E. in Environmental Engineering
      University of Florida

      B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
      Columbia University

    • Gary Will, M.S.C.J.

      Assistant Professor
      Criminal Justice

      Email: gary.will@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8279

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.S. in Criminal Justice (2008)
      Andrew Jackson University; Birmingham, Ala.

      Undergraduate Certificate, School of Police Staff & Command (2003)
      Northwestern University; Evanston, Ill.

      B.S. in Liberal Studies, minor in Criminal Justice & a minor in Political Science (2000)
      Eastern Oregon University; La Grande, Ore.

      A.S. in General Studies, Occupational Minor in Criminal Justice (1988)
      Clackamas Community College; Oregon City, Ore.

    • Robert Burdwell, Ph.D

      Adjunct Faculty
      Cybersecurity

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Organization and Management
      Capella University

      M.S. in Computer Information
      University of Phoenix

      B.S. in Occupational Education
      Wayland Baptist University

      A.A.S. in Business Administration
      Wayland Baptist University

    • Jared Gill, D.B.A.

      Program Director
      Cybersecurity

      Email: jared.gill@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 337-292-2808

      Available online.

      Education

      Doctor of Business Administration
      Columbia Southern University

    • Clifton Krahenbill, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Cybersecurity

      Email: clifton.krahenbill@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 520-549-3155

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Information Technology (2007)
      Capella University

      B.S. in Information Technology (2005)
      Capella University

    • Debbie Manzano, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Cybersecurity

      Email: debbie.manzano@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 520-226-6645

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Information Technology/Information Security (2012); Graduate with Distinction (4.0)
      Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      M.A. in Information Systems Engineering (2017); Highest Honors
      Western International University; Tempe, Ariz.

      B.A. in Information Systems (2014); Summa Cum Laude
      Western International University; Tempe, Ariz.

    • Sancho Manzano, Jr., Ph.D.

      Program Director, Adjunct Faculty
      Cybersecurity

      Email: sancho.manzano@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 520-226-7767

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Information Technology/Information Security (2012); Graduation with Distinction 4.0
      Capella University

      M.S. in Information Systems Engineering (2003)
      Western International University

      B.S. in Information Systems (2000)
      Western International University

    • John Nord, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Cybersecurity

      Email: john.nord@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Information Systems Security (2006)
      Colorado Technical University

      B.S. in Computer Information Systems (2004)
      Strayer University

    • Skyler Ahrens, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Education

      Email: skyler.ahrens@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Coaching and Athletic Administration (2018)
      Concordia University-Irvine; Irvine, Calif.

      B.A. in Physical Education with endorsements in Health Education and K-12 Athletic Coaching (2011)
      Wartburg College; Waverly, Iowa

    • Pamela Aitchison, M.A.

      Assistant Professor
      Education

      Email: pamela.aitchison@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Educational Leadership (2012)
      St. Ambrose University; Davenport, Iowa

      B.A. in Elementary Education, minor in Special Education (2002)
      Buena Vista University; Storm Lake, Iowa

    • Melanie Espeland, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor
      Education

      Email: melanie.espeland@waldof.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8285

      Available on campus.

    • Ryan Friedrich

      Adjunct Faculty
      Education

      Email: ryan.friederich@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

    • Tamalita Funches, D.Ed.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Education

      Email: tamalita.funches@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      D.Ed. in Transformational Leadership (2018); Dissertation title: “Elementary Teachers' Perceptions on How Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Relate to Academic Achievement”
      Concordia University; Portland, Ore.

      M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics (2012)
      Concordia University; Portland, Ore.

      B.S. in Elementary Education: English and Reading (2003); cum laude
      Jackson State University; Jackson, Miss.

    • Julia Hart, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Education

      Email: julia.hart@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 850-291-3243

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Instructional Design and Online Learning (2018)
      Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      M.Ed. in Secondary Education (1995)
      University of South Alabama; Mobile, Ala.

      B.A. in English (1991)
      University of South Alabama; Mobile, Ala.

    • Debra Hild, M.M.E.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Education

      Email: deb.hild@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.M. (1997)
      University of Northern Iowa

      B.M.E. (1979)
      Westmar College

      A.A. (1977)
      Waldorf College; Forest City, Iowa

    • Rebecca Hill, Ed.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Education

      Email: hillb@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Exceptional Student Education
      Northcentral University

      M.S. in Special Education & Learning Disabilities
      Mankato State University

      Graduate courses in special education
      University of Iowa

      B.S. in Elementary Education, Science Concentration
      Mankato State University

      A.A.
      Waldorf College

    • Sarah Owen, Ed.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Education

      Email: sarah.owen@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8285

      Available online.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership
      Northcentral University; Calif. (online)

      Ed.S. & M.A. in Education
      University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

      B.S. in Elementary Education, Minor in Early Childhood
      University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

      National Board Certification in Early Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early & Middle Childhood

      Reading Specialist & Educational Leadership Certification
      University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Ala.

    • Melia Slinger, M.Sci.Ed.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Education

      Email: melia.slinger@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.Sci.Ed. in Reading & Literacy PreK-6
      Walden University; Minn.

      B.A. in Elementary Education
      Wartburg College; Waverly, Iowa

    • Patti Strukel, Ed.D.

      Department Chair, Assistant Professor
      Education

      Email: patti.strukel@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8489

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ed. D. in Educational Leadership (2018)
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

      M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction (2008)
      College of St. Catherine; St. Paul, Minn.

      B.A. in Secondary Education with emphasis in Social Studies, minor in English (1996); Honors
      University of Minnesota; Morris, Minn.

    • Becky Stumme

      Administrative Assistant
      Education

      Email: stummeb@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8488

      Available on campus.

    • Vincent Beach, Ph.D.

      Manager of Special Projects & Adjunct Faculty
      English, President's Office

      Email: vince.beach@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8133

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. and M.Phil. in English
      The Graduate School and University Center; City University of New York

      M.A. in World and Comparative Literature
      San Francisco State University

      Master's certificate (15 hrs.) in Organizational Leadership
      Mountain State University

      B.A. in Philosophy
      Cum Laude – San Francisco State University

    • Sabrina Chambers, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      English

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership
      Northcentral University; San Diego, Calif.

      M.A. in English
      East Tennessee State University

      B.S. in Marketing
      Tennessee Technological University

    • Ryan Clark, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Creative Writing, English

      Email: ryan.clark@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8146

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in English Studies, Creative Writing concentration (2013)
      Illinois State University

      M.F.A. in Writing/Poetics, Poetry concentration (2008)
      Naropa University

      B.A. in English, minor in Political Science (2006)
      University of Mississippi

    • Mary Eggebraaten, M.S.

      Adjunct Factulty
      English

      Email: mary.eggebraaten@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8225

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Organizational Leadership
      Columbia Southern University

      B.A. in English
      South Dakota State University

    • Suzanne Falck-Yi, Ph.D.

      Professor, Director of Honors College
      English

      Email: falckyis@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8218

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in English (1990)
      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

      M.A. in English (1984)
      Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, Ill.

      B.A. in English (1982)
      Eureka College; Eureka, Ill.

    • Jordana Hall, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor of Technical Writing
      English

      Email: jordana.hall@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in English Studies, Children's Literature & Literary Theory (2019)
      Illinois State University

      M.A. in English with emphasis in Children's Literature & Film (2010)
      Texas A&M University; Commerce, Texas

      B.A. in English with emphasis in British Literature, minor in Interdisciplinary Studies (2002)
      Texas A&M University; Commerce, Texas

    • Korey Hurni, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Creative Writing, English

      Email: korey.hurni@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing (2023)
      University of Wisconsin; Milwaukee

      M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry (2015)
      Western Michigan University

      B.A. with a double major in English and Philosophy (2012)
      Michigan State University

    • Jennifer Jackson, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      English

      Email: jennifer.jackson@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.A. in Writing & Rhetoric (2011)
      Missouri State University

      B.A. in English & Political Science respectively (2008)
      Blackburn College

    • LeAnn Nash, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      English

      Email: leann.nash@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 903-244-5333

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in English (2010)
      Texas A&M University-Commerce; Commerce, Texas

      M.A. in English, minor in Education (2005)
      Texas A&M University-Texarkana; Texarkana, Texas

      B.A. in English, minor in History (1975)
      University of Texas at Arlington; Arlington, Texas

    • Heidi Aitchison, B.A.

      Assistant Director of Residential Financial Aid
      Financial Aid

      Email: heidi.aitchison@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8122

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Finance and Banking 
      Buena Vista University

    • Amber Anderson, B.S.W.

      Financial Aid Counselor
      Financial Aid

      Email: amber.anderson@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8142

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.S.W. in Social Work
      Luther College; Decorah, Iowa

    • Adam Buehler, B.A.

      Senior Financial Aid Counselor
      Financial Aid

      Email: adam.buehler@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8784

      Available online.

      Education

      B.A. in Banking & Finance
      Waldorf College

    • Valerie Gibbs

      Federal & State Award Specialist
      Financial Aid

      Email: val.gibbs@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8115

      Available online and on campus.

    • Nick Kaufman, B.A.

      Financial Aid Counselor & Verification
      Financial Aid

      Email: nick.kaufman@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8286

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Communications
      University of Dubuque

    • HP Kobriger

      Financial Aid Counselor/Reporting Specialist
      Financial Aid

      Email: hp.kobriger@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8892

      Available online.

    • Duane Polsdofer, Jr., B.A.

      Director
      Financial Aid

      Email: duane.polsdofer@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8121

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Financial Management (1987)
      University of Northern Iowa

       

    • Jill Thorson

      Financial Aid Counselor II, Reporting Specialist
      Financial Aid

      Email: jill.thorson@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8363

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      Administrative Assistant/Word Processing Specialist
      Hamilton Business College

       

    • Cristen True, M.A.

      Associate Director Online Financial Aid
      Financial Aid

      Email: cristen.true@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8784

      Available online.

      Education

      M.A. in Organizational Leadership with concentration in Human Resource Development
      Waldorf University

      B.A. in Elementary Education
      Western Governors University

      A.A.S. in Community Service Aid
      Sauk Valley Community College

    • Steven Bardwell, M.S.

      Program Director, Assistant Professor
      Fire Science Administration

      Email: steven.bardwell@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 601-624-3777

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Executive Fire Service Leadership
      Grand Canyon University; Phoenix, Ariz.

      B.S. in Fire Prevention Technology
      The University of Memphis; Memphis, Tenn.

    • Alan Joos, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Fire Science Administration

      Email: alan.joos@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Ex Fire Service Leadership
      Grand Canyon University

      B.S. in Tech Management
      Utah Valley University

      A.A.S. in Fire Science
      Utah Valley University

    • James Olds, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Fire Science Administration

      Email: james.olds@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Engineering Technology
      Murray State

      B.S. in Government/Psychology
      University of Maryland

    • Edmond Rodriguez, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Fire Science Administration

      Email: edmond.rodriguez@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Executive Fire Serv. Leadership
      Grand Canyon State University

      B.S. in Fire Science
      Columbia Pacific University

      A.A.S. in Nursing
      Excelsior College

    • Robert Seccuro, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Fire Science Administration

      Email: robert.seccuro@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.A. in Emergency & Disaster Management
      American Public University

      B.S. in Fire Science Management
      American Public University

    • Todd Weidman, M.P.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Fire Science Administration

      Email: todd.weidman@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.P.A. in Fire Science Management
      Anna Maria College

      M.B.A. in Human Resource Management
      Columbia Southern University

      B.S. in Fire Science Administration
      Waldorf College

      B.S. in Fire Science
      Columbia Southern University

      A.A.S. in Fire Science Technology
      Pikes Peak Community College

    • Donnie West, Jr., M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Fire Science Administration

      Email: donnie.west@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.A. in Executive Leadership (in progress)
      Grand Canyon University

      M.A. in Occupational Health & Safety Engineering
      Columbia Southern University

      B.S. in Public Safety Administration
      Athens State University

      A.S. in Fire Science
      Jefferson State Community College

      Paramedic degree
      University of Alabama in Birmingham

    • Danica Brouwer, M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Health Care Management

      Email: danica.brouwer@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A. in Health Care Administration
      North Central University

      B.S.
      Kaplan University

      A.A.S. in Medical Assistant
      Hamilton College

    • Reginald McCoy, D.B.H.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Health Care Management

      Email: reginald.mccoy@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      D.B.H., minor in Healthcare Administration (2019)
      Arizona State University, School of Health Solutions; Tempe, Ariz.

      M.P.A., minor in Health Care Management (2010)
      Keller Graduate School of Management; Chicago, Ill.

      M.B.A., minor in Human Resource Management (2009)
      Keller Graduate School of Management; Chicago, Ill.

      B.S. in Technical Management (2007)
      DeVry University; Addison, Ill.

    • Kelsey Schwei, Ph.D.

      Undergraduate Program Director, Adjunct Faculty
      Health Care Management

      Email: kelsey.schwei@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Biomedical & Health Informatics (2015)
      University of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wis.

      M.S. in Healthcare Informatics (2012)
      University of Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wis.

      B.S. in Health Sciences (2010)
      Texas A & M University; College Station, Texas

    • Eric Steelman, D.H.Sc.

      Graduate Program Director, Adjunct Faculty
      Health Care Management

      Email: eric.steelman@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 336-287-1562

      Available online.

      Education

      D.H.Sc. in Health Sciences
      A.T. Still University

      M.S. in Biology
      University of Nebraska; Kearney

      M.P.H. in Public Health
      A.T. Still University

      B.S. in Biology
      East Carolina University

    • Deana Thomas, M.S.N., Ed.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Health Care Management

      Email: deana.thomas@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Adult Education with focus on HRD/OD
      North Carolina State University

      M.S.N. in Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
      University North Carolina; Greensboro

      B.S.N.
      University North Carolina; Greensboro

    • Christopher Beiting, D.Phil. (Oxon.)

      Library Tech & Adjunct Faculty
      History, Library

      Email: chris.beiting@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Organizational Leadership (in process)
      Waldorf University; Forest City, Iowa

      D.Phil. in Modern History (1997)
      Exeter College, The University of Oxford; Oxford, England

      M.A. in Medieval Studies (1990)
      Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Mich.

      B.A. in History, minor in English (1986)
      Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo, Mich.

    • Paul Edleman, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      History

      Email: paul.edleman@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph. D. in Political Science
      Syracuse University

      M.A. in Political Science
      Syracuse University

      M.A. in Communication Studies
      University of Kansas

      B.S. in Political Science
      University of South Dakota

    • Bruce Franklin, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      History

      Email: bruce@franklin@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.A. in History
      Southeastern OK State University

      B.A. in Social Studies & Spanish
      Southeastern OK State University

      B.S. in Business & Electronics
      Southeastern OK State University

    • Jonathan Klauke, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      History

      Email: jonathan.klauke@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8321

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in History (2014)
      Central Michigan University

      M.A. in History (2010)
      Central Michigan University

      M.Sc. in Historical Studies (2010); with Distinction
      University of Strathclyde

      B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, minor in History (2004)
      Northern Arizona University

    • Kevin Mason, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      History

      Email: kevin.mason@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8222

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Rural & Environmental History (2020)
      Iowa State University

      M.A. in Organizational Leadership (2016)
      Waldorf University

      M.A. in History (2013)
      Wayland Baptist University

      B.S. in Social & Behavioral Sciences (2011)
      University of Mary

      A.A. (2009)
      North Iowa Area Community College

    • Jeffrey Pilz, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      History

      Email: jeffrey.pilz@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. & M.A. in History
      University of Minnesota

      B.S. in History, Social Science and Secondary Education
      University of Wisconsin

    • Jamie Gauthier, Ph.D., MSCJ, MBA, CHPP

      Program Director of Homeland Security
      Homeland Security

      Email: jamie.gauthier@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 800-292-1903

      Available online.

      Education

      Certified Fraud Specialist (CFS)
      Association of Certified Fraud Specialists (ACFS)

      Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP)
      National Sheriff's Association (NSA)

      Ph.D. Criminal Justice and Homeland Security
      Liberty University

      M.S.C.J. Leadership (2013)
      Northeastern University

      M.B.A. in Public Administration (2005)
      Columbia Southern University

      B.S.B.A. in Human Resource Management (2003); Cum Laude
      Columbia Southern University

    • Barry Goodson, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Homeland Security

      Email: barry.goodson@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 817-458-1539

      Available online.

      Education

      B.B.A.
      Texas Christian University

      M.S. in Administration Justice & Security
      Univ. of Phoenix

      Uncompleted efforts:
      30 hours toward a Psy.D.; Rocky Mountain Univ
      30 hours toward a Ph.D.; Liberty Univ.

    • Heather Holt, M.B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Homeland Security

      Email: heather.holt@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of Phoenix

      B.S. in Human Services
      Thomas Edison

      A.A.S. in Disaster Preparedness
      Community College of the Air Force

    • Rynele Mardis, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Homeland Security

      Email: rynele.mardis@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D.​ in ​Public Safety, specialization in Emergency Management
      Capella University

      M.S. in ​Strategic Intelligence
      National Intelligence University

      M.A. in ​Business & Organizational Security Management
      Webster University

      B.S. in ​Criminal Justice
      University of Alabama at Birmingham

      Certificate in ​Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age
      Harvard University

      Certificate in Emergency Management Institute's Professional Development Series

    • Richard Rempo, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Homeland Security

      Email: richard.rempo@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Homeland Security-Safety & Security
      Wilmington University

      B.S. in Criminal Justice
      Columbia Southern University

    • Chris Spoons, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Homeland Security

      Email: chris.spoons@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration/Terrorism, Mediation and Peace
      Walden University

      M.P.A. in Public Policy and Administration/Homeland Security
      Walden University

      B.A. in Broadcast Communications
      Illinois State University

      B.A. in Russian Studies, French and German
      Illinois State University

    • Gregory Vecchi, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Homeland Security

      Email: gregory.vecchi@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 605-920-0229

      Available online.

    • Mark Clouse, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty: Spanish, Head Golf Coach
      Humanities

      Email: mark.clouse@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8212

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Teaching
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A. in Business Management
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

      B.S. in Spanish
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

    • Eric Franco, Ed.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Humanities

      Email: eric.franco@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.Ed. in History Ed & Instruction
      Cardinal Stritch University

      Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
      Edgewood College

      B.S. in History/Secondary Education
      Edgewood College

    • Janet Lewis, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Humanities

      Email: janet.lewis@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Education
      Northern Illinois

      B.S. in Education
      University of Wisconsin

    • Renae Littrell, M.Ed.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Humanities

      Email: renae.littrell@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.Ed. Education Leadership
      Lamar University

      B.A. Exercise Science
      Wichita State University

    • Megan Rasmussen, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Humanities

      Email: megan.rasmussen@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Fisheries Biology
      Iowa State University

      B.S. in Marine Biology
      Texas A&M at University Galveston

    • Stephanie Storby, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Humanities

      Email: stephanie.storby@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.A. in Special Education
      Grand Canyon University

      B.A. in Psychology & Human Services
      Buena Vista University

       

    • Ruth Tweto, M.Ed.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Humanities

      Email: ruth.tweto@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.Ed.
      University of Alaska Anchorage

      B.A. in Elementary Education, minor in Physical Education
      College of Saint Scholastica

    • Julie Eischen

      Technical Support Specialist
      Institutional Technologies

      Email: eischenj@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8150

      Available online and on campus.

    • Jacob Grobe, B.A.

      I.T. Technical Support Specialist
      Institutional Technologies

      Email: jacob.grobe@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8152

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Creative Writing, minor in Humanities
      Mankato State University; Mankato, Minn.

      A.A.
      Riverland Community College; Austin, Minn.

    • Tammy Larson

      Manager
      Institutional Technologies

      Email: larsont@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8151

      Available online and on campus.

    • Casey Zabel

      Information Technology Support Analyst
      Institutional Technologies

      Email: casey.zabel@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8155

      Available online and on campus.

    • Sue Burrack, Ph.D.

      Director of Institutional Effectiveness
      Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment

      Email: sue.burrack@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 563-419-3167

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
      Iowa State University

      M.A. in Education/Principalship
      University of Northern Iowa

      B.A. in English Education, minor in Business
      University of Northern Iowa

      Endorsements in Reading, Multi-occupations

    • Tricia Baker, B.A.

      Library Services & Operations Asst.
      Library

      Email: tricia.baker@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8109

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Art
      Grand Valley State University

    • Jodi Barkema, B.A.

      Library Technician
      Library

      Email: barkemaj@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8108

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Elementary Education
      library media endorsement

    • Sarah Beiting, M.L.I.S., M.S.

      Library Director
      Library

      Email: sarah.beiting@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8671

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.S. in Business Management, concentrating on organizational management with coursework in finance, economics, international business, ethics and contract law, and workplace diversity (2011-2013)
      Argosy University: Chicago, Ill.

      M.L.I.S. in Library Science, concentrating on academic librarianship with a specialty in technical services (2000-2002)
      Wayne State University; Detroit, Mich.

      B.A. in History, minor in Theater /Communications (1980-1984)
      Kalamazoo College: Kalamazoo, Mich.

    • Christopher Beiting, D.Phil. (Oxon.)

      Library Tech & Adjunct Faculty
      History, Library

      Email: chris.beiting@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Organizational Leadership (in process)
      Waldorf University; Forest City, Iowa

      D.Phil. in Modern History (1997)
      Exeter College, The University of Oxford; Oxford, England

      M.A. in Medieval Studies (1990)
      Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Mich.

      B.A. in History, minor in English (1986)
      Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo, Mich.

    • Katy Grobe

      Content Specialist
      Marketing

      Email: katy.grobe@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8147

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Attended Hennepin Technical College for Professional Photography but never graduated

      Graduated High School from an Online Learning school called Trio Wolf Creek

    • Tara Kingland, B.A.

      Director of Marketing
      Marketing

      Email: tara.kingland@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8268

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Communications, emphasis in Graphic Design and Journalism; Summa Cum Laude (2015)
      Waldorf College; Forest City, Iowa

    • Andrea Blanchard, M.A.

      Department Chair, Assistant Professor
      Mathematics

      Email: andrea.blanchard@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8186

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in Mathematics
      University of Northern Iowa

      B.A. in Mathematics, certificate in I/O Psychology
      University of Northern Iowa

      A.A. in Mathematics
      North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)

    • Levi Molenje, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Mathematics

      Email: levi.molenje@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8226

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Mathematics Education
      Syracuse University; Syracuse, N.Y.

      M.Sc. in Mathematics
      University of Nairobi; Nairobi, Kenya

      B.Ed. in Science
      Kenyatta University; Nairobi, Kenya

    • Sheana Mullen, M.Ed.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Mathematics

      Email: sheana.mullen@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Traditional Mathematics Education
      Troy University

      B.A. in Comprehensive Mathematics Education
      Troy University

    • Shukhrat Usmanov, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Mathematics

      Email: shukhrat.usmanov@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Mathematics
      North Dakota State University; Fargo, North Dakota

      Ph.D., M.S. and B.S., in Mathematics
      Tashkent State University; Uzbekistan

    • Garrett Arensdorf, B.A.

      Adjunct Director of Bands, Low Brass Studies, Jazz Music
      Music

      Email: garrett.arensdorf@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Music Education (Instrumental Emphasis)-2020
      Wartburg College; Waverly, Iowa
      Cum Laude

    • Emilie Bertram, D.M.A.

      Co-Department Chair, Director of Choral Activities, Assistant Professor
      Music

      Email: emilie.bertram@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      D.M.A. in Choral Conducting & Literature
      University of Colorado Boulder

      M.M. in Music Education
      Ithaca College

      B.M. in Secondary Vocal Music Education
      Concordia College

      Emilie Bertram serves as Director of Choral Activities, Music Department Co-Chair and Assistant Professor of Music at Waldorf University where she conducts the Waldorf University Choir, Schola Cantorum and teaches courses in conducting and choral methods.

      Prior to her appointment at Waldorf, Dr. Bertram conducted various ensembles during her studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, including the TrebleChorus, University Choir and University Singers. She has taught in the public and private school systems in Minn., N.Y. and Calif., instructing general music, piano, voice and choral music. Dr. Bertram’s ensembles have enjoyed invited performances in San Francisco, Anaheim, Seattle, Vancouver, Ireland, New York City and were featured at the 2017 California ACDA State Convention. Dr. Bertram enjoys creating intergenerational, community-based music experiences and has collaborated with groups such as the ASTER Women’s Chamber Chorus, Nordkor Children’s Choir, North Iowa Choral Society and Austin Symphony Orchestra.

      An active clinician and scholar, Dr. Bertram has presented various research and pedagogy topics at National Collegiate Choral Organization National Conference, Iowa Music Educators Association StateConference, California State Music Educators Conference, has led workshops on the collaborative pianist/choral conductor relationship, and is an adjudicator for the Iowa High School Music Association. Her research on “Utilizing the Principles of Storytelling to Create Engaging Concert Programs” was published as a featured article in the Choral Journal. She was also chosen as a contributing author to In Search of Inspiration: Interviews with Notable Choral Conductors, published in 2022. Dr. Bertram believes in employing ensemble pedagogy focused on active listening, technical skill development, musical nuance, the intentional fostering of intrinsic motivation and the building of community, resulting in communicative, authentic performance experiences. She aspires to positively impact the profession of choral music by cultivating a model of longevity and vitality for our art form.

      Dr. Bertram holds degrees from the University of Colorado Boulder (D.M.A., Choral Conducting and Literature), Ithaca College (M.M., Music Education) and Concordia College (B.M., Secondary Vocal Music Education). She has been privileged to study with conductors René Clausen, Janet Galván, Ann Howard Jones, Gregory Gentry, Elizabeth Swanson, Gary Lewis, Joan Conlon, Sharon Hansen and Richard Bjella. She has sung as a member of numerous performing ensembles, including the Concordia Choir, University of Colorado Boulder University Singers, and The Choral Project (San Jose, Calif.).

    • Claire Boyken

      Administrative Assistant
      Music

      Email: claire.boyken@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8278

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Business Administration
      College De Comptabilite De Gestion et D'Informatique

      C.P.C.
      Certified Professional Coder

      A.A.P.C.

      Linguistics:
      Fluent in French
      Fluent in Creole

    • Jackie Burk, M.M.

      Adjunct Faculty of Music Education, Collaborative Pianist
      Music

      Phone: 641-585-8492

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ma.M.Ed.
      University of Northern Iowa

      B.M.E. in Music Education
      University of Northern Iowa

      Jackie Burk graduated with Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees with emphasis in Piano and Organ from the University of Northern Iowa. She taught music education in the public schools for 36 years until taking early retirement in 2014. She directed numerous plays and musicals, and prepared hundreds of students for state show choir, solo, small ensemble and large group contests. She has been an approved adjudicator for the Iowa High School Music Association for 30 years and is the past Iowa All State Chorus chair. She has been the Chorus Director at Iowa Girls State for 41 years. She is the past president of the Iowa Music Educators Association and has been active in the Iowa Choral Directors Association at the local, district and state level her entire career. She is currently adjunct professor/collaborative pianist at Waldorf University and NIACC. She is organist, chancel choir and bell choir director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belmond, tour representative for Good News Tour and Travel and has been a substitute teacher, All State choral consultant and piano accompanist for area schools. She served on the 75th Anniversary Committee Iowa All State and the 75th Anniversary Committee Iowa ALA Girls State, was the President of the Board of Directors at Belmond-Klemme Community School District and was County President for the American Legion Auxiliary. She was the 2010 VFW Iowa Teacher of the Year, 2010 Outstanding Religious Leader for Belmond, 2010 ISEA Excellence in Education nominee and 2016 American Legion Service to Education recipient. She is married to her husband Tom. Together they have three grown sons and eight grandchildren.

    • Scott Courtney, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Music

      Email: scott.courtney@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. (2014)
      University of Hawai‘i; Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

      Ph.D. in Music Education

      M.M.Ed (1998)
      The Boston Conservatory; Boston, Mass.

      B.A. (1994)
      Mount Vernon Nazarene University; Mount Vernon, Ohio

    • Mark Dorr, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty of Percussion
      Music

      Email: mark.dorr@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8278

      Available on campus.

      Education

      D.M.A. in Percussion Performance & Pedagogy
      University of Iowa (ABD)

      M.A. in Percussion Performance & Pedagogy
      University of Iowa

      B.M. in Music Education (Instrumental Music, K-12)
      Iowa State University

      Mark Dorr teaches applied percussion lessons, percussion skills classes for music education majors and conducts the Percussion Ensemble at Waldorf University. He is active as a professional percussionist and guest conductor as well as a band/percussion clinician and adjudicator throughout North America. He is Principal Percussionist and the Personnel/Operations Manager with the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra and also performs frequently as a percussionist with Orchestra Iowa.

      Mark has played as a local musician in over a dozen touring Broadway shows including Wicked and West Side Story. He has also performed with such artists and groups as Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick Jr., Doc Severinsen, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Wicked Divas, the Fifth Dimension, Heartland of America Air Force Band, The New Sousa Band and Mannheim Steamroller, in addition to the American and Joffrey Ballet Companies. Mark has served as chair of both the Percussive Arts Society’s (PAS) International Composition Contest Committee and the College Affairs Committee with the Iowa Bandmasters Association. He has also been a member of the PAS Education Committee as well as serving as a volunteer field logistics coordinator for Bands of America national marching competitions.Mark has presented performance/education clinics at the Percussive Arts Society International Conventions for timpani, concert percussion and drum set. He has been awarded the University of California-Berkeley Medal of Honor for Distinguished Musical Performance during its International Music Festival as well as the national “Outstanding Chapter President of the Year Award” in recognition of his service to the Percussive Arts Society.

      Mark collects percussion related instruments from all over the world and frequently incorporates these into his performing as well as in clinics and masterclasses.

    • Ericka Forsberg, M.A.

      Adjunct Faculty of Vocal Studies
      Music

      Email: ericka.forsberg@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.Mus. in Vocal Performance (2005); With Distinction
      DePaul University; Chicago, Ill.

      B.Mus. in Vocal Performance (2001)
      University of Northwestern; St. Paul, Minn.

    • Melissa Phillips, M.Ed.

      Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Faculty of Piano, Collaborative Pianist
      Music

      Email: melissa.phillips@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8494

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.Ed.
      Waldorf University

      B.M.Ed. with piano emphasis
      Wartburg College

      Melissa serves as Instructor of Music: Keyboard Coordinator and Waldorf Community Artist Series Coordinator. As Instructor of Music, she teaches applied piano lessons and group piano classes as well as Aural Skills and other piano courses. Additionally, she works as Collaborative Pianist for the Waldorf University Choir, Schola Cantorum, recitals and vocal lessons. In her role as Waldorf Community Artist Series Coordinator, she oversees the planning and implementation of each WCAS season.

      Prior to her work at Waldorf University, Melissa taught the comprehensive Yamaha Music Education method at Children’s Yamaha Music School in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. In addition, at the Yamaha Corporation in Buena Park Calif., she led seminars training beginning Yamaha teachers the curriculum and techniques. She contributed articles for Yamaha publications providing teaching helps and insights for all Yamaha teachers throughout the United States. Melissa has stayed connected with Yamaha by serving as a Yamaha Music Education Specialist.

      Throughout her teaching career, Melissa has maintained her own piano studio teaching piano students of all ages. Her students participate in area festivals, recitals, district competitions and state competitions. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Iowa Music Teachers Association where she serves on the state repertoire committee. She is also the coordinator for the local IMTA piano festival held at Waldorf University each January. In addition, Melissa began the first MTNA Collegiate Chapter at Waldorf where student members benefit from educational programming designed to further their future music vocations.

      Melissa holds a Master of Education degree from Waldorf University and a Bachelor of Music Education degree with piano emphasis from Wartburg College. During her undergraduate studies, she was privileged to serve as the principal accompanist for the choir and accompanied many colleagues for their degree recitals. 

    • Dawn Rutt, B.A.

      Adjunct Faculty of Music Education & Woodwinds
      Music

      Email: rutt.dawn@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A.
      Upper Iowa University

      Dawn Rutt came to Waldorf University in 2016 as an adjunct professor. Mrs. Rutt’s teaching duties at Waldorf have included Applied Instrumental Music Studies for French horn, flute, clarinet and alto saxophone. She also teaches some education classes such as Woodwind Methods, Brass Methods and Methods of Performances.

      Mrs. Rutt continues to teach at Forest City Community Schools in a part-time capacity, teaching middle school instrumental music lessons, including, assisting high school students in preparation for the High School All State Music Festival, High School State Solo and Ensemble Contest, and Honor Band Festivals.

      Dawn Rutt is the French horn advisor for the 2023 Iowa Ambassadors of Music tour to Europe; Band and Choir performances in London, England; Paris France; Crans-Montana, Switzerland; Salzburg, Austria and Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.

      Mrs. Rutt taught full-time Middle School Instrumental Music at Forest City Community Schools from 1999-2014. During her time at Forest City Schools, she developed the Middle School Marching Band, 7 & 8 Grade Jazz Band, 6 Grade Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Choir and Woodwind Choir. Many of her students were selected to participate in the various honor bands and yearly, 8 Grade Students were selected to the honor of participating in the All Iowa 8 Grade Honor Band.

      Dawn Rutt serves as a certified adjudicator for the Iowa High School Music Association; adjudicating at the high school and middle school level for concert band clinics and solo & ensemble contests.

      Mrs. Rutt is a member of the Iowa Bandmasters Association, North Iowa Bandmasters Association and NAfME/Iowa Music Education Association.

      Other schools Mrs. Rutt has served are Charles City Community Schools, Fort Madison Community Schools, Marquette Schools, Central Lee Community Schools and Southeast Warren Community Schools.

      Each summer, Mrs. Rutt enjoys participating in the Clear Lake Municipal Band and the Forest City Municipal Band.

      Mrs. Rutt has a B.A. in Music Education from Upper Iowa University and graduate studies from University of Iowa.

      Dawn lives in Forest City with her husband, David. Daughter Leighanna lives in Forest City and daughter Laura (Andy) and grandson, Kevin lives in Johnston, Iowa.

    • Melissa Shallberg, M.Mu.Ed.

      Adjunct Faculty of Vocal Studies
      Music

      Email: melissa.shallberg@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.Mu.Ed. in Choral Pedagogy; Phi Beta Kappa
      University of Kansas

      B.Mu.Ed. in K-12 Vocal/Choral Music Education; Sigma Alpha Iota
      Iowa State University

      Majors in Vocal/Choral Music Education & Biology
      Luther College

    • Glen Wegge, Ph.D.

      Co-Department Chair, Associate Professor
      Music

      Email: weggeg@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8181

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Music Theory (1999)
      Indiana University

      Masters in Composition
      Ithaca College

      Undergraduate degree in Saxophone Performance
      Western Connecticut State University

       

    • Carole Collins, M.S.N., Ph.D.

      Course Writer, Adjunct Faculty
      Nursing

      Email: carole.collins@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Education Policy & Leadership
      University of Maryland; College Park

      M.S.N.in Community Health Nursing
      University of Texas Health Science Center; San Antonio, Texas

      B.S. in Nursing
      Georgetown University; Washington, D.C.

    • Cherry Karl, M.S.N., Ph.D.

      RN to BSN Adjunct Faculty
      Nursing

      Email: cherry.karl@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Education, curriculum Theory & Development
      University of Maryland; College Park, Md.

      M.A. in Education, Instructional Development
      University of Maryland; Baltimore Couny, Md.

      M.S.N. in Gerontology & Rehabilitation
      George Mason University; Fairfax, Va.

      B.S.N.
      George Mason University; Fairfax, Va.

      S.R.N. Diploma
      King George Hospital; Ilford, Essex, England

    • Jean Loes, M.S., B.S.N., R.N.

      RN to BSN Consultant
      Nursing

      Email: jean.loes@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Nursing (2004); Sigma Theta Tau
      Winona State University

      B.S.N. (1998); Sigma Theta Tau
      University of Iowa (1998)

      A.D. in Nursing (1982)
      North Iowa Area Community College

    • Tara Nichols, D.N.P.

      Program Director, Adjunct Faculty
      Nursing

      Email: tara.nichols@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8891

      Available online.

      Education

      D.N.P. Health Innovation and Leadership, Concentration: Healthcare Design certificate (2020); Magna cum laude
      University of Minnesota

      M.S. Adult-Gerontology (Acute & Critical Care), Concentration: Education-Teaching certification (2010); Cum Laude and B.S.N. (1994); Cum Laude
      University of Michigan

      A.D.N. (1990)
      Highland Park Community College

      B.A. in Psychology (1987)
      Oakland University

    • Rasika Mohottige, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Physics

      Email: rasika.mohottige@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8229

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Physics (2018)
      University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, N.D.

      M.Phil. in Physics (2012)
      Open University of Sri Lanka

      B.S. in Physics (2006)
      Open University of Sri Lanka

    • David Riese, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Physics

      Email: david.riese@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Geology (2014)
      Indiana University

      M.S. in Geology (2011)
      University of Kansas

      B.S. in Geology (2007); Magna Cum Laude
      Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

    • Aneeq Ahmad, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: aneeq.ahmad@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. and M.S. in Psychology
      University of Wisconsin; Madison, Wis.

      M.Sc. in Psychology
      Government College University of Pakistan

    • Natalie Alsop, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Assistant Professor
      Psychology

      Email: alsopn@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8483

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Child Psychology
      Southern Illinois University

      B.A.
      Concordia College; Moorhead, Minn.

    • Freda Barnett-Braddock, Ed.D.

      Graduate Program Director, Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: freda.braddock@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 662-587-0210

      Available online.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction
      Liberty University

      M.S. in Educational Leadership (Administration)
      Walden University

      M.S. in Psychology
      Walden University

      B.S in Education
      Blue Mountain College

    • Nick Benesh, Ph.D.

      Online Program Director, Associate Professor
      Psychology

      Email: nick.benesh@waldorf.edu

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Psychology, minor in Cognitive
      University of Memphis

      M.S. in Psychology
      University of Memphis

      B.S. in Psychology
      University of Wisconsin; River Falls

    • Elaine Bossard, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Psychology

      Email: elaine.bossard@waldorf.edu

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Psychology
      University of Iowa

      B.S. in Psychology & Sociology
      University of Iowa

    • Joni Caldwell, Ph.D

      Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: joni.caldwell@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Psychology/Literature
      University of Dallas

      M.A. in Psychology/Literature
      University of Dallas

      B.A. in Literature/Psychology
      University of Dallas

    • Autumn Cartagena, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: autumn.cartagena@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Psychology
      Iowa State University

      B.S. in Psychology
      Iowa State University

    • Michelle Garland, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Psychology, Sociology

      Email: michelle.garland@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D in Education with emphasis in Multicultural Education and International Curriculum Studies
      Iowa State University (2010)

      M.S.E. in Curriculum and Teaching Management
      Drake University (2004)

      B.S. in Elementary Education and minor in Communication and Theatre Arts
      University of Northern Iowa (1996)

    • Vickie Hayes, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: vickie.hayes@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Psychology
      Alabama A&M

      B.S. in Psychology
      Athens State University

    • Callie Morrow, M.S.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: callie.morrow@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      B.A. in Political Science, minor in Sociology
      Iowa State University

      M.S. in Human Services
      Capella University

    • Aaron Norton, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: aaron.norton@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Social Psychology
      University of California; Davis, Calif.

      M.A. in Psychology
      University of California; Davis, Calif.

      B.A. in Psychology
      St. Mary's College of Maryland

    • Kevin Sweers, Psy.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: kevin.sweers@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. in Counseling Studies
      Capella University

      B.A. in Banking & Finance
      Buena Vista University

    • Michelle Wright, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Psychology

      Email: michelle.wright@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology
      DePaul University

      M.S. in General Psychology
      Auburn University Montgomery

      B.S. in Psychology
      University of Central Florida

    • Darrell Barbour, M.A.

      University Registrar and Chief Regulatory Officer
      Registrar

      Email: darrell.barbour@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8138

      Available online and on campus.

    • Amber Goodman, M.B.A.

      Assistant Registrar
      Registrar

      Email: amber.goodman@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8139

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      Ohio University; Athens, Ohio

      B.S. in Art
      University of Oregon; Eugene, Ore.

    • Karen Hehman, M.B.A.

      Online Registrar
      Registrar

      Email: karen.hehman@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 877-267-2757

      Available online.

      Education

      M.S. Counseling & Human Development
      Troy State University

      M.B.A.
      Columbia Southern University

      B.S. in Education & Rehabilitation Services
      Auburn University

    • Andrew Jermeland, B.A.

      Online Academic Advisor
      Registrar

      Email: andrew.jermeland@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8698

      Available online.

      Education

      B.A. in English, minor in Humanities (2013)
      Waldorf College

       

    • Tammy McComb

      Assistant Registrar for Online Programs
      Registrar

      Email: tammy.mccomb@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 877-267-2157

      Available online.

    • Scott Pitcher, B.S.

      Senior Associate Registrar
      Registrar

      Email: pitchers@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8117

      Available on campus.

    • Mike Heitkamp, M.B.A.

      Vice President of Residential Enrollment & Head Men’s DI Hockey Coach
      Residential Enrollment

      Email: mike.heitkamp@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8695

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.B.A.
      University of Mary; Bismarck, N.D.

      B.S. in Management
      University of Mary; Bismarck, N.D.

    • Michelle Garland, Ph.D.

      Assistant Professor
      Psychology, Sociology

      Email: michelle.garland@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D in Education with emphasis in Multicultural Education and International Curriculum Studies
      Iowa State University (2010)

      M.S.E. in Curriculum and Teaching Management
      Drake University (2004)

      B.S. in Elementary Education and minor in Communication and Theatre Arts
      University of Northern Iowa (1996)

    • Barry Smart, M.Ed.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Sociology

      Email: matthew.smart@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ed.D. in Developmental Education (in progress)
      Sam Houston State University

      M.Ed. in Secondary Education
      University of West Alabama

      Bachelor's degree
      University of Alabama

    • Mike Brosenne, M.S.A.

      Director of Intramurals & Recreation, Transportation, Area Coordinator: Theme Housing, Ormseth & Rasmussen
      Student Life

      Email: mike.brosenne@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8728

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.S.A in Sports Administration
      Upper Iowa University

      B.S. in Physical Education/Sports Management
      Idaho State University

    • Nicolas Determann, M.S., M.H.C.

      Counselor
      Student Life

      Phone: 641-585-8164

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2020); graduation with distinction
      Capella University; Minneapolis, Minn.

      B.A. in Family Services, minor in women's studies with a conflict resolution certificate (2008)
      University of Northern Iowa; Cedar Falls, Iowa

    • Megan Gabriell, M.P.A.

      Director of International Student Services
      Student Life

      Email: megan.gabriell@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8490

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.P.A. with an emphasis in Financial Resources
      Drake University

      B.A. in English
      Drake University

      Certificate in Mandarin Chinese
      Ludong University

    • Sharese Hall, M.S.

      Director of Residence Life, First-Year Experience Coordinator
      Student Life

      Email: sharese.hall@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8727

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.S. in Higher Education
      Kaplan University

      B.A. in Communications
      College of Mount Saint Vincent

    • Mary Mathiasen, B.A., R.N.

      Director of Student Health Services, Nurse, Adjunct Faculty
      Student Life

      Email: mathiasem@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8157

      Available on campus.

      Education

      B.A. in Nursing
      Luther College

       

    • Anna Moklestad

      Administrative Coordinator
      Student Life

      Email: moklestam@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8160

      Available on campus.

    • Jason Ramaker, M.Ed.

      Dean of Students
      Student Life

      Email: ramakerj@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8161

      Available on campus.

      Education

      M.Ed. in Counseling & Human Relations
      Northern Arizona University

      B.S. in Speech Communications
      University of Wisconsin; River Falls

    • Robert Aufrance, Ph.D.

      Professor of Theatre, Director of Theatre, Assistant Dean of Fine Arts
      Theatre

      Email: aufrancer@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8288

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Theatre History, Criticism and Playwriting
      University of Missouri; Columbia

      M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism
      Kent State University

      B.A. in Theatre/Speech Education and History Education
      University of Findlay; Findlay, Ohio

    • Marla Britton-Johnson, Ph.D.

      Associate Professor
      Theatre

      Email: marla.britton.johnso@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8287

      Available on campus.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Theatre
      Texas Tech University

      M.A. in Theatre, Dramatic Literature
      Western Washington University

      B.A. in Theatre & Music
      Rocky Mountain College

    • Ryan Johnson, Ph.D.

      Adjunct Faculty
      Theatre

      Email: ryan.johnson@waldorf.edu

      Available online.

      Education

      Ph.D. in Fine Arts Theatre, concentrations Acting/Direction & History/Theory/Criticism (2017)
      Texas Tech University

      M.F.A. in Fine Arts Theatre, concentration Acting/Directing (2005)
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A. in Journalism (2002)
      Ball State University

    • Kristi White, M.A.

      Director, Adjunct Faculty
      Writing Center

      Email: kristi.white@waldorf.edu

      Phone: 641-585-8676

      Available online and on campus.

      Education

      M.A. in English Literature (2010)
      Minnesota State University; Mankato, Minn.

      B.A. in English, minor in Humanities (2007); Magna Cum Laude
      Waldorf College; Forest City, Iowa

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