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
Anna Sigrídur Arnar is a Professor of Art History in the Sch...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4631218.477.4631
Office: CA 201E
Ashok Aryal
PhD, MS, BA
Assistant Professor
Mathematics Department
Send Email | Office: 218-477-4014218-477-4014
Office: MA 375B
John Benson
PhD, MA, BS, BA
Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2012218.477.2012
Office: LO 214E
Rochelle Bergstrom
PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Psychology Department
I began teaching at MSUM in 2005, after earning a Ph.D. in S...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4084218.477.4084
Office: BR 360E
Nandita Bezbaruah
PhD, MSW, MPA, BA
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2190218.477.2190
Office: LO 114C
Boyd Bradbury
PhD
Professor
Department of Leadership & Learning
Dr. Boyd Bradbury is a professor of Curriculum & Instruction...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2471218.477.2471
Office: LO 214N
Ellen Brisch
PhD, BA
Professor
Biosciences Department
Research interests: in cell division, endocrine disruptors o...
Office: HA 407T
Nathan Clarke
PhD, MA, BA
Professor
History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies, Department of
I grew up near Vancouver. In 1991, I went to Mexico on stude...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2728218.477.2728
Office: MA 374A
Russell Colson
PhD, BS
Professor
Anthropology & Earth Science Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5832218.477.5832
Office: KH 201
Michael Coquyt
EdD
Associate Professor
Department of Leadership & Learning
Dr. Coquyt is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadersh...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2019218.477.2019
Office: LO 216C
Rinita Dalan
PhD, MS, BA
Professor
Anthropology & Earth Science Department
Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Ancient Studies, Universit...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5900218.477.5900
Office: KH 234
Keri DeSutter
PhD, MS, BA
Associate Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5942218.477.5942
Office: LO 211H
Travis Dolence
MFA, MLS, MS, BA
Distance Learning/Web Librarian, Professor
Library
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2358218.477.2358
Office: LI 117
Mary Dosch
PhD, PsyS, MS, BA
Professor
Psychology Department
I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at MSUM, re...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2977218.477.2977
Office: BR 360O
Mary Drake
Au.D, CCC-A
Professor | Department Chair
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5953218.477.5953
Office: MU 223H
Sarah Edwards
PhD, MS, BS
Associate Professor
Psychology Department
Dr. Edwards received her Ph.D. from Iowa State University an...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2502218.477.2502
Office: BR 360F
Mohamed Elbannan
PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Mohamed Elbannan is a tenured professor of accounting at the...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2594218.477.2594
Office: CB 204C
Sheri Erickson
PhD, MBA, CPA
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Education: PhD Communication, NDSU, Dissertation “Extending...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4073218.477.4073
Office: CB 204G
Laura Fasick
PhD, MA, BA
Professor
English Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4679218.477.4679
Office: WE 208
Wendy Frappier
PhD
Professor
Health & Physical Education Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2314218.477.2314
Office: NZ 103B
Erin Gillett
PhD, MS, BA
Professor and Chair
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4330218.477.4330
Office: LO 216D
Marci Glessner
PhD, MS
Associate Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2727218.477.2727
Office: LO 214J
Dawn Hammerschmidt
PhD, MEd, BS
Associate Professor
Health & Physical Education Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2318218.477.2318
Office: NZ 103A
Stephen Hamrick
PhD, MA, BA
Professor
English Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4687218.477.4687
Office: WE 230
Tonya (T. J.) Hansen
PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Economics, Law & Politics, Department of
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4030218.477.4030
Office: MA 380H
Timothy Harms
PhD
Professor
Mathematics Department
Tim Harms, Professor, Mathematics Education; Ph.D. Education...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4016218.477.4016
Office: MA 375F
Aimee Hilgers
MA, BA
Assistant Professor | TEFL Program Coordinator
English Department | History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies, Department of
Send Email | Office: 218.477.4267218.477.4267
Office: MA 279G
Jill Holmstrom
EdD, MSN, RN, COS
Associate Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Send Email | Phone: 701.799.9977701.799.9977
Office: 213F Hagen Hall
Linda Houts-Smith
PhD
Associate Professor
History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies, Department of
Linda Houts-Smith, Associate Professor and Program Coordinat...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4059218.477.4059
Office: MA 279B
Justin James
PhD
Professor
Mathematics Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4011218.477.4011
Office: MA 375M
Shirley Johnson
PhD, MS, BS
Assistant Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2008218.477.2008
Office: LO 214F
Lisa Karch
PhD
Interim Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning
Office of Graduate & Extended Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2699218.477.2699
Office: CB 115C
Wooyang Kim
PhD, MBA, MSc, BBA
Associate Professor
Paseka School of Business
EDUCATION: Ph.D., Business Administration: Marketing, Templ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2268218.477.2268
Office: CB 207D
Elizabeth Kirchoff
PhD
Professor
English Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4684218.477.4684
Office: WE 231
Julie Knutson
PhD, MS, BA, AA
Associate Professor
Health & Physical Education Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2051218.477.2051
Office: NZ 103E
Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
Ed.D., MFA
Professor
School of Media Arts & Design
Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson is a filmmaker and media arts educa...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4624218.477.4624
Office: CA 31
David Kupferman
PhD, MA, BA
Assistant Professor of Social Foundations of Education
School of Teaching & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4252218.477.4252
Office: LO 216K
Vinod Lall
PhD, MS, BS, CSCP
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Vinod Lall, Ph.D., CSCP is the co-chair and professor of Ope...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4648218.477.4648
Office: CB 207B
Ruth Lumb
PhD, MBA, BA
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Dr. Lumb is also a member of the faculty at Xi'an University...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4652218.477.4652
Office: CB 207G
Christine Malone
PhD, MA, BA
Professor
Psychology Department
I am currently Chair and Professor of Psychology. I have bee...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2804218.477.2804
Office: BR 360G
Barbara Matthees
PhD, MPH, RN, PHN, CNE
Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2695218.477.2695
Office: HA 213 C
Ralf Mehnert-Meland
JD, BA
Assistant Professor
Paseka School of Business
Ralf holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University,...
Send Email | Phone: 701.361.0657701.361.0657 | Office: 218.477.4663218.477.4663
Office: CB 207M
Joni Mehrhoff
MS, BS
Assistant Professor
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2725218.477.2725
Office: MU 221
Kim Mollberg
CPA, CMA, CGMA, MBT
Associate Professor
Paseka School of Business
Kim is a full-time, tenured, Associate Professor of Accounti...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4647218.477.4647
Office: Center for Business 207E
Annette Morrow
PhD
Professor
History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies, Department of
Annette Kleinkauf Morrow, Ph.D. specializes in Ancient and M...
Send Email | 218.477.2813218.477.2813
Elizabeth Nawrot
PhD, MA, BS
Dean
College of Science, Health & the Environment
I have a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Californi...
Send Email | 218.477.5892218.477.5892
Office: Hagen 107
Carol Okigbo
PhD, MEd, MA, BS
Professor
Mathematics Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2188218.477.2188
Office: MA 375X
Atif Osmani
PhD, MS, BSE
Associate Professor
Paseka School of Business | Professional Management Department
Atif is a PhD in Industrial Engineering from North Dakota St...
Send Email | 218.477.2489218.477.2489
Office: CB 204C
Eduardo Pablo
PhD, MBA
Associate Professor
Paseka School of Business
Education: Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Busine...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4655218.477.4655
Office: CB 207P
Nancy Paul
PhD, MS, CCC-SLP
Professor | Graduate Coordinator
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4642218.477.4642
Office: MU 223F
Margaret (Peg) Potter
PhD, NCSP
Professor
Psychology Department
I am a School Psychologist (Ph.D., University of Minnesota)....
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2805218.477.2805
Office: BR 360N
Elaine Pyle
Ph.D., MS/CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2393218.477.2393
Office: MU 223A
Raymond (Ray) Rea
MFA
Professor
School of Media Arts & Design
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4621218.477.4621
Office: CA 30
Carol Roth
DNP, MS, RN, PHN, CNE
Co-Chair | Associate Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2543218.477.2543
Office: HA 213 B
Gokce (Greg) Serdar
PhD, MBA, BS
Assistant Professor
Paseka School of Business
Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Syracuse University. MBA, Em...
Send Email | Office: 218-477-4650218-477-4650
Office: CB 207I
Brandi Sillerud
DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Program Coordinator | Associate Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Send Email | Phone: 218.205.6781218.205.6781
Office: Hagen 213M
Jitendra Singh
DHSC, MHA, BDS
Co-Chair | Program Coordinator | Associate Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Co-Chair, School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership | Progra...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2693218.477.2693
Office: Hagen 213E
Leonard Sliwoski
PhD, MA, BS
Professor
Paseka School of Business
From 1982 until 2010, I was an accounting professor and ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2666218.477.2666
Office: CB 207C
Brian Smith
PhD, MAT, BS, AA
Associate Professor
School of Teaching & Learning
Brian Smith, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations; P...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2697218.477.2697
Office: LO 214K
Lisa Stewart
PhD, NCSP
Professor
Psychology Department
I teach in the graduate School Psychology Program and also t...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4081218.477.4081
Office: BR 359E
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
Office: Hagen 213 M
Donna Stockrahm
PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Biosciences Department
Educational history: B.Sc. Marian College, M.Sc. University ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2576218.477.2576
Office: HA 407S
Mary Stone
PhD, MS, BS, CMA
Professor
Paseka School of Business
Co-Chair, Accounting Education: PhD in Accounting, Virgi...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4660218.477.4660
Office: CB 204I
Ximena (Hee-may-nah) Suarez-Sousa
M.Ed., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Leadership & Learning
Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa’s professional background is in educ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2007218.477.2007
Office: LO 211C
Julie Swaggert
EdD, MS, BA
Associate Professor
Department of Leadership & Learning
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2898218.477.2898
Office: LO 214D
Sean Taylor
PhD
Professor
History, Languages, Critical Race & Women's Studies, Department of
I have always loved history. I grew up in New England surrou...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2814218.477.2814
Office: MA 374F
Lee Vigilant
PhD, MA, BA
Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice Department
Lee Garth Vigilant (Ph.D. Boston College 2001) is professor ...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2034218.477.2034
Office: LO 212J
Stacy Voeller
MS, MSLS, BA
Professor
Library
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2348218.477.2348
Office: LI 107
Kris Vossler
PhD, MS, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4200218.477.4200
Office: MU 223E
Pam Werre
MLS, MS
Interim Executive Director for Library Services | Professor
Library
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction (1997) Illinois State Unive...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5818218.477.5818
Office: LI 108D
Deborah White
PhD, BA, AAS
Professor
Sociology & Criminal Justice Department
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2041218.477.2041
Office: LO 212C
Brian Wisenden
PhD, MSc, BSc
Professor, Department Chair
Biosciences Department
Education history: B.Sc. University of Guelph, M.Sc. Lakehea...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5001218.477.5001
Office: HA 407O
Patricia Wisenden
MS, BS
Professor
Biosciences Department
Research Interests: Effects of endocrine disruptors on aquat...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5010218.477.5010
Office: HA 407Q
Tracy Wright
PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Program Coordinator | Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Send Email | Phone: 218.766.2336218.766.2336
Office: Hagen 213M
Siwei Zhu
PhD, MS, BS
Assistant Professor
Paseka School of Business
Siwei holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneur...
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4512218.477.4512 | Mobile: 551.580.6257551.580.6257
Office: CB 207Q