Meet the Graduate Faculty & Staff

You’ll learn from graduate faculty who bring a wealth of real-world experience and scholarly expertise to the classroom. They are committed to being flexible in accommodating your work, life and school responsibilities.

Anna Arnar, PhD, MA, BA
Professor
School of Art
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4631218.477.4631
CA 201E
Anna Sigrídur Arnar is a Professor of Art History in the School of Visual Arts as well as ...

Ashok Aryal, PhD, MS, BA
Assistant Professor
Mathematics Department
Send Email | Office: 218-477-4014218-477-4014
MA 375B

John Benson, PhD, MA, BS, BA
Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2012218.477.2012
LO 214E

Rochelle Bergstrom, PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Psychology Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4084218.477.4084
BR 360E
I began teaching at MSUM in 2005, after earning a Ph.D. in Social/Health Psychology from N...

Nandita Bezbaruah, PhD, MSW, MPA, BA
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2190218.477.2190
LO 114C

Yurii Boreisha, PhD, MA, BS
Adjunct
Computer Science & Information Systems Department
Send Email | Office : 218.477.4315218.477.4315
BR 160G

Deanne Borgeson, PhD, MS, BS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Teaching & Learning

Boyd Bradbury, PhD
Professor
Department of Leadership & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2471218.477.2471
LO 214N
Dr. Boyd Bradbury is a professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership at...

Ellen Brisch, PhD, BA
Professor
Biosciences Department
HA 407T
Research interests: in cell division, endocrine disruptors of development, and STEM educat...

Russell Colson, PhD, BS
Professor
Anthropology & Earth Science Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5832218.477.5832
KH 201

Michael Coquyt, EdD
Associate Professor
Department of Leadership & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2019218.477.2019
LO 216C
Dr. Coquyt is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Curriculum & Instructio...

Keri DeSutter, PhD, MS, BA
Associate Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5942218.477.5942
LO 211H

Travis Dolence, MFA, MLS, MS, BA
Distance Learning/Web Librarian, Professor
Library
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LI 117

Mary Dosch, PhD, PsyS, MS, BA
Professor
Psychology Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2977218.477.2977
BR 360O
I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at MSUM, returned for my master’s and spe...

Mary Drake, Au.D, CCC-A
Professor
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5953218.477.5953
MU 223H

Sarah Edwards, PhD, MS, BS
Associate Professor
Psychology Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2502218.477.2502
BR 360F
Dr. Edwards received her Ph.D. from Iowa State University and did her clinical internship ...

Mohamed Elbannan, PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2594218.477.2594
CB 204C
Mohamed Elbannan is a tenured professor of accounting at the Paseka School of Business at ...

Sheri Erickson, PhD, MBA, CPA
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4073218.477.4073
CB 204G
Education: PhD Communication, NDSU, Dissertation “Extending Institutional Theory through ...

Erica Evans, DNP, MSN, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
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HA 213J

Laura Fasick, PhD, MA, BA
Professor
English Department
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WE 208

Peter Geib, PhD, MA, BA
Adjunct
Paseka School of Business
Dr. Peter Geib, Professor of international business and management, has earned a post-doct...

Erin Gillett, PhD, Early Childhood: Literacy emphasis; MS, Curriculum and Instruction; BA, Elementary Education and Spanish
Professor and Chair
School of Teaching & Learning
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LO 216D

Marci Glessner, PhD, MS
Associate Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
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LO 214J

Dawn Hammerschmidt, PhD, MEd, BS
Associate Professor
Health & Physical Education Department
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NZ 103A

Tonya (T. J.) Hansen, PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Economics, Law & Politics, Department of
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4030218.477.4030
MA 380H

Timothy Harms, PhD
Professor
Mathematics Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4016218.477.4016
MA 375F
Tim Harms, Professor, Mathematics Education; Ph.D. Educational Research with a Minor Field...

Jill Holmstrom, EdD, MSN, RN, COS, CNE-cl
Associate Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
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HA 213F

Linda Houts-Smith, PhD
Associate Professor
History, Languages & Humanities Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4059218.477.4059
MA 279B
Linda Houts-Smith, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, TESL; Ph.D. in English, M....

Justin James, PhD
Professor
Mathematics Department
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MA 380F

Shirley Johnson, PhD, MS, BS
Assistant Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
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LO 216E
Shirley Johnson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Special Education and The Undergradu...

Wooyang Kim, PhD, MBA, MSc, BBA
Associate Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2268218.477.2268
CB 207D
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Business Administration: Marketing, Temple University, USA MBA, Market...

Elizabeth Kirchoff, PhD
Professor
English Department
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WE 231

Julie Knutson, PhD, MS, BA, AA
Associate Professor
Health & Physical Education Department
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NZ 103E

Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Ed.D., MFA
Professor
School of Media Arts & Design
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2950218.477.2950
CA 29
Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson is a filmmaker and media arts education researcher. K-Nelson’s fi...

David Kupferman, PhD, MA, BA
Assistant Professor of Social Foundations of Education
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4252218.477.4252
LO 216K

Vinod Lall, PhD, MS, BS, CSCP
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4648218.477.4648
CB 207B
Vinod Lall, Ph.D., CSCP is the co-chair and professor of Operations and Supply Chain Manag...

Ruth Lumb, PhD, MBA, BA
Assistant Professor of Management
Paseka School of Business
Dr. Lumb is also a member of the faculty at Xi'an University of Science and Technology, Xi...

Christine Malone, PhD, MA, BA
Professor
Psychology Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2804218.477.2804
BR 360G
I am currently Chair and Professor of Psychology. I have been at MSUM for about 18 years. ...

Ralf Mehnert-Meland, (he/him/his) Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Arts
Assistant Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 701.361.0657701.361.0657 | Office: 218.477.4663218.477.4663
CB 207M
Ralf holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Arts in Marketi...

Joni Mehrhoff, Ph.D., MS/CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
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MU 221G

Kim Mollberg, CPA, CMA, CGMA, MBT
Associate Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4647218.477.4647
CB 207E
Kim is a full-time, tenured, Associate Professor of Accounting in the AACSB-accredited Pas...

Annette Morrow, PhD
Professor
History, Languages & Humanities Department
Send Email | 218.477.2813218.477.2813
MA 374B
Annette Kleinkauf Morrow, Ph.D. specializes in Ancient and Medieval European History. Her ...

Elizabeth Nawrot, PhD, MA, BS
Dean
College of Science, Health & the Environment
Send Email | 218.477.5892218.477.5892
HA 107
I have a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of California Berkeley and specialize in i...

Carol Okigbo, PhD, MEd, MA, BS
Professor
Mathematics Department
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MA 375X

Atif Osmani, PhD, MS, BSE
Associate Professor
Paseka School of Business | Professional Management Department
Send Email | 218.477.2489218.477.2489
CB 204C
Atif is a PhD in Industrial Engineering from North Dakota State University. His research i...

Eduardo Pablo, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4655218.477.4655
CB 207P
Education: Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Ph.D. in Finance 2001 Tul...

Nancy Paul, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP
Professor | Graduate Coordinator
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4642218.477.4642
MU 223F

Elaine Pyle, Ph.D., MS/CCC-SLP (She/Her/Hers)
Associate Professor | Department Chair
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
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Raymond (Ray) Rea, MFA
Professor
School of Media Arts & Design
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4621218.477.4621
CA 30

Carol Roth, DNP, MS, RN, PHN, CNE
Co-Chair | Associate Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
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HA 213B

Gokce (Greg) Serdar, PhD, MBA, BS
Assistant Professor
Paseka School of Business
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CB 207I
Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Syracuse University. MBA, Emphasis in Management, Universi...

Wendy Short, PhD
Professor
Health & Physical Education Department
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NZ 103B

Brandi Sillerud, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Program Coordinator | Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
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HA 213M
Program Coordinator, Master of Healthcare Administration | Professor | DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-B...

Jitendra Singh, DHSC, MHA, BDS
Co-Chair | Program Coordinator | Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
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HA 213E
Co-Chair, School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership | Program Coordinator, Health Services...

Brian Smith, PhD, MAT, BS, AA
Associate Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2697218.477.2697
LO 214K
Brian Smith, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations; Ph.D. in Educational Psychology...

Lisa Stewart, PhD, NCSP
Professor
Psychology Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4081218.477.4081
BR 359E
I teach in the graduate School Psychology Program and also teach undergraduate Psychology ...

Nancy Stock, DNP, MS, APRN-CNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC
Associate Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Send Email | Phone: 218.556.3022218.556.3022
HA 213M

Donna Stockrahm, PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Biosciences Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2576218.477.2576
HA 407S
Educational history: B.Sc. Marian College, M.Sc. University of North Dakota, Ph.D. Ohio St...

Mary Stone, PhD, MS, BS, CMA
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4660218.477.4660
CB 204I
Co-Chair, Accounting Education: PhD in Accounting, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and ...

Ximena (Hee-may-nah) Suarez-Sousa, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Leadership & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2007218.477.2007
LO 211C
Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa’s professional background is in educational psychology. She holds ...

Julie Swaggert, EdD, MS, BA
Associate Professor
Department of Leadership & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2898218.477.2898
LO 214D

Sean Taylor, PhD
Professor
History, Languages & Humanities Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2814218.477.2814
MA 374F
I have always loved history. I grew up in New England surrounded by Colonial and Early Ame...

Lee Vigilant, PhD, MA, BA
Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2034218.477.2034
LO 212J
Lee Garth Vigilant (Ph.D. Boston College 2001) is professor of sociology at Minnesota Stat...

Stacy Voeller, MS, MSLS
Professor
Library
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2348218.477.2348
LI 107
Liaison to Athletics, Biochemistry, Biosciences/Biology, Career Development Center, Chemis...

Kris Vossler, PhD, MS, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4200218.477.4200
MU 223E

Pam Werre, MLS, MS
Interim Executive Director for Library Services | Professor
Library
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5818218.477.5818
LI 108D
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction (1997) Illinois State University, Normal, IL M.A. Libr...

Deborah White, PhD, BA, AAS
Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2041218.477.2041
LO 212C

Brian Wisenden, PhD, MSc, BSc
Professor, Department Chair
Biosciences Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5001218.477.5001
HA 407O
Education history: B.Sc. University of Guelph, M.Sc. Lakehead University, Ph.D. University...

Patricia Wisenden, MS, BS
Professor
Biosciences Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5010218.477.5010
HA 407Q
Research Interests: Effects of endocrine disruptors on aquatic life, Educational research ...

Tracy Wright, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Program Coordinator | Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Send Email | Phone: 218.766.2336218.766.2336
HA 213M

Siwei Zhu, PhD, MS, BS
Assistant Professor
Paseka School of Business
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4512218.477.4512 | Mobile: 551.580.6257551.580.6257
CB 207Q
Siwei holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from Stevens Institute of...

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