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  • Meet the Professional Management Faculty & Staff

  • Abbott, Stephen
    Adjunct Faculty
    Professional Management Department

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    Email: stephen.abbott@mnstate.edu


    Andersen, Norma
    Faculty
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211D
    Phone: 218.477.2464
    Email: andersen@mnstate.edu

    Dr. Andersen is a full professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). In addition to teaching Construction Management at MSUM, Dr. Andersen is Vice President of KWA Constructors, Inc., a residential contractor in Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Andersen joined the Construction Management faculty at MSUM in the fall of 1999. Prior to this she was a Professor in the M. E. Rinker School of Building Construction at the University of Florida and Professor of Building Construction Management at Michigan State University. Dr. Andersen received her PhD in 1991 from Colorado State University. She was also a visiting professor at Milton Margi College in Freetown, Sierra Leone for the academic year 1996-1997. Prior to her graduate studies, Dr. Andersen was Vice President of Andersen Construction, Inc., a commercial construction business in Casper, Wyoming. The corporation completed construction projects in both the public and private sectors including new construction, renovation, and maintenance contracts. Her direct involvement in the construction business, allows Dr. Andersen the opportunity to develop practical realistic approaches to project management including human resource management. Having worked at all levels of the construction business, she has a broad understanding of issues confronting all aspects of construction management. Construction management experience, educational background, and teaching experience provides Dr. Andersen with the foundation necessary to combine concepts, theories with practical applications to develop management training which will enable owners, designers, and contractors to implement the concepts of total quality management into their projects. Dr. Andersen is active in the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) serving on various committee and accreditation teams. She was the first female educator appointed to the ACCE Board of Trustees.2003-2007. In 2010, she received the W.A. Klinger Construction Education Award presented by the national organization, American Institute of Constructors. In 2011, Dr. Andersen was appointed by the American Institute of Constructors to represent the organization on the American Council for Construction Education Board of Trustees and now serves as the Secretary of the Board. In April 2015, she will begin a four term on the Constructors Certification Commission Board of Governors.

    Atchison, Jan
    Office & Administrative Specialist Int.
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211
    Phone: 218.477.2104
    Email: atchison@mnstate.edu


    Axness, Rachel
    Faculty
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211
    Phone: 218.477.2828
    Email: rachel.axness@mnstate.edu

    Rachel Axness is an Assistant Professor in the Construction Management department at Minnesota State University Moorhead. This is her first year as an educator at MSUM, teaching Estimating, Construction Cost Control, and Sustainability. Prior to that, she worked in the heavy/industrial construction industry as a Project Manager and Estimator for John T. Jones Construction, Fargo, ND. Rachel graduated in 2006 with a B.S. degree in Construction Management from MSUM. In 2013 she graduated with a MBA from the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND.

    Baana, Carolyn
    Adjunct Faculty
    Professional Management Department

    Office:
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    Email: carolyn.baana@mnstate.edu


    Behl, Joshua
    Faculty
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211H
    Phone: 218.477.2667
    Email: joshua.behl@mnstate.edu


    DeLaPointe, Patrick
    Adjunct Faculty
    Professional Management Department

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    Email: patrick.delapointe@mnstate.edu


    Fuder, Brian
    Adjunct Faculty
    Professional Management Department

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    Email: brian.fuder@mnstate.edu

    Brian Fuder is an adjunct for Construction Management and has served in this capacity for his fourth year now. He teaches Highway/Heavy Materials and Construction Statics. Brian is also the Engineering Training Manager for Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at NDSU. His main responsibility is to develop and deliver engineering technical training and outreach with the NDDOT. He works to research, develop, coordinate and deliver technical training certification courses to NDDOT and other agencies, along with assisting the Program Directors for the Transportation Learning Network and DOT Support Center. Brian previously worked at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, where he served as Associate Professor in Civil Engineering Technology for ten years. Prior to that he was at Mn/DOT in the areas of maintenance, construction, surveys and Right of Way. He also served as Director of Emergency Management for Wilkin County and City of Breckenridge, Minnesota for 8 years. He is a retired volunteer Firefighter/EMT with 21 years and was an active EMS educator during that time. Brian and his wife Rochelle live in Moorhead, MN

    Healy, Thomas
    Adjunct Faculty
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA
    Phone:
    Email: Tom.healy@mnstate.edu


    Larson, Brandon
    Adjunct Faculty
    Professional Management Department

    Office:
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    Email: brandon.larson@mnstate.edu


    McGee, Pamela(Pam)
    Faculty
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211G
    Phone: 218.477.2466
    Email: mcgeepa@mnstate.edu
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    Miller, Tina
    Adjunct
    Professional Management Department

    Office:
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    Email: tina.miller@mnstate.edu


    Osmani, Atif
    Faculty, Management
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211F
    Phone: 218.477.2489
    Email: atif.osmani@mnstate.edu


    Seltveit, Scott
    Faculty
    Professional Management Department

    Office: HA 211I
    Phone: 218.477.2469
    Email: seltveit@mnstate.edu

    Scott Seltveit is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Construction Management program at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he has taught for the past 26 years. He was also a Project Manager for 10 years in Heavy Civil and Commercial construction. Scott graduated with a B.S. degree Construction Engineering from NDSU in 1979 and earned a MBA from MSU Moorhead in 1992. Scott worked on the construction of power lines for two summers prior to graduation. After that he worked for a bridge contractor for a year prior to joining the estimating group for Kaiser Engineers. Scott worked on two projects over a four year span with Kaiser. The first was the Coal Gasification Plant in Beulah, ND which was a $2 billion project in the early 1980’s. The second project, where Scott was the Project Estimator for the $100 million project, involved constructing sub-size missile silos and then blowing them up to simulate a nuclear explosion. From 1985 to 1989 Scott worked for a local construction firm, John T. Jones Construction Inc. where he was a Project Manager. In the fall of 1989 Scott got the opportunity to take over the management of the Construction Management program at MSU Moorhead. There were 12 students in the program when he began. The CM program earned American Council of Construction Education accreditation in the late 1990’s. Scott has served as the CM Program Coordinator and the Department Chair for several years.