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.

    The following Graduate Faculty at MSU Moorhead are eligible to teach graduate-level courses (600 and 700 level), advise graduate students, chair and/or serve on graduate student committees, and be appointed to the Graduate Council. Appointment to the Graduate Faculty is for a six-year term.

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    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
    John Benson
    PhD, MA, BS, BA
    Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2012218.477.2012
    Office: LO 214E
    Rochelle Bergstrom
    PhD
    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
    Yurii Boreisha
    PhD, MA, BS
    Professor
    Computer Science and Information Systems Department
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2389218.477.2389
    Office: BR 160B
    Deanne Borgeson
    PhD, MS, BS
    Associate Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2002218.477.2002
    Office: LO 216R
    Boyd Bradbury
    PhD
    Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2471218.477.2471
    Office: LO 214N
    Magdalene Chalikia
    PhD
    Professor
    Psychology Department
    I am an Experimental Psychologist with a Ph. D. from McGill...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4082218.477.4082
    Office: BR 360H
    Layna Cole
    PhD, MS, BA
    Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2545218.477.2545
    Office: LO 216J
    Russell Colson
    PhD, BS
    Professor
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department
    Professor of Geology; Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5832218.477.5832
    Office: KH 201
    Michael Coquyt
    MA, BA
    Associate Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2019218.477.2019
    Office: LO 216C
    Kandace Creel Falcon
    PhD
    Associate Professor
    History, Languages, Critical Race and Women's Studies, Department of
    Kandace Creel Falcón, Ph.D. earned her doctorate degree in F...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4075218.477.4075
    Office: MA 175
    Rinita Dalan
    PhD, MS, BA
    Professor
    Anthropology and Earth Science Department
    Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Ancient Studies, Universit...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5900218.477.5900
    Office: KH 234
    Debra DeMinck
    EdD, MS, BA, LPCC
    Associate Professor
    University Studies
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4273218.477.4273
    Office: FR 154
    Keri DeSutter
    PhD, MS, BA
    Associate Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5942218.477.5942
    Office: LO 211H
    Travis Dolence
    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
    Associate 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
    Associate Professor | Department Chair
    Speech Language Hearing Sciences
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5953218.477.5953
    Office: MU 223D
    Mohamed Elbannan
    PhD, MS, BS
    Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    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 204B
    Laura Fasick
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4679218.477.4679
    Office: WE 208
    Rhonda Ficek
    PhD
    Professor
    Computer Science and Information Systems Department
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2339218.477.2339
    Office: BR 160F
    Wendy Frappier
    PhD
    Professor
    Health and Physical Education Department
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2314218.477.2314
    Office: NZ 103B
    Peter Geib
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    Dr. Peter Geib, Professor of international business and mana...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4657218.477.4657
    Office: CB 207K
    Erin Gillett
    PhD, MS, BA
    Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4330218.477.4330
    Office: LO 216D
    Marci Glessner
    PhD, MS
    Assistant Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2727218.477.2727
    Office: LO 214J
    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 and Politics, Department of
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4030218.477.4030
    Office: MA 380H
    Thomas Hanson
    PhD, CFA, MBA, MS
    Assistant Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4069218.477.4069
    Office: CB 207O
    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
    Linda Houts-Smith
    PhD
    Associate Professor
    History, Languages, Critical Race and Women's Studies, Department of
    Linda Houts-Smith, Associate Professor and Program Coordinat...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4059218.477.4059
    Office: MA 279B
    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
    Assistant Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    Education: Ph.D., Business Administration: Marketing, Templ...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2268218.477.2268
    Office: CB 207D
    Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
    MFA
    Professor
    School of Media Arts and Design
    Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson’s films have screened at festivals...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4624218.477.4624
    Office: CA 31
    Vinod Lall
    PhD, MS, BS
    Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    Co-Chair
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4648218.477.4648
    Office: CB 207B
    Ok-Hee Lee
    Dean of the College of Education and Human Service
    College of Education and Human Services
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2096218.477.2096
    Office: LO 107
    Ruth Lumb
    PhD, MBA, BA
    Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4652218.477.4652
    Office: CB 207G
    Lynn Mahlum
    PhD
    Director of Field Experiences and SARTE
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Student teaching and practicum experiences, Student Teaching...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2256218.477.2256
    Office: LO 211E
    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
    Sheila Marquardt
    PhD, MA, BA
    Associate Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2896218.477.2896
    Office: LO 216Q
    Barbara Matthees
    PhD, MPH, RN, PHN, CNE
    Professor
    School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
    Professor, Nursing | PhD, MPH, RN, PHN, CNE On sabbatical s...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2695218.477.2695
    Office: LO 213
    Olivia Melroe
    EdD, MS, NCSP
    Professor
    Psychology Department
    I am a graduate of MSU Moorhead’s school psychology program...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4083218.477.4083
    Office: BR 359B
    Kim Mollberg
    MS, BS
    Associate Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4647218.477.4647
    Office: CB 207E
    Elizabeth Nawrot
    PhD, MA, BS
    Professor
    Psychology Department | Center for Engaged Learning
    I have a Ph.D in Psychology from the University of Californi...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4079218.477.4079
    Office: BR 360K
    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
    Assistant Professsor
    Paseka School of Business | Professional Management Department
    Send Email | 218-477-2489218-477-2489
    Office: HA 211F
    Eduardo Pablo
    PhD, MBA
    Assistant 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 Rea
    MFA
    Professor
    School of Media Arts and Design
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4621218.477.4621
    Office: CA 30
    Peggy Rittenhouse
    PhD, MS, BME
    Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2004218.477.2004
    Office: LO 216P
    Rebecca Rudel
    PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, CNE
    Professor
    School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
    Professor | PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, CNE | Faculty: Nursing | Onli...
    Send Email | Phone: 701.361.1485701.361.1485
    Office: LO 213D
    Sharon Scapple
    PhD, MSEd, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4673218.477.4673
    Office: WE 204
    Brandi Sillerud
    DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    Associate Professor
    School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
    Program Coordinator, Masters of Health Administration | Asso...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.205.6781218.205.6781
    Office: LO 216M
    Jitendra Singh
    DHSC, MHA, BDS
    Associate Professor | Program Coordinator
    School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
    Certified in Lean Process Improvement Methodology & Online T...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2693218.477.2693
    Office: LO 213B
    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 and 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 and Healthcare Leadership
    Associate Professor | DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC | Online
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4699218.477.4699
    Office: LO 213
    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, CMA
    Associate Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    Co-Chair, Accounting
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4660218.477.4660
    Office: CB 204I
    Thomas Strait
    DA, MM, BME
    Professor
    School of Performing Arts
    Dr. Tom Strait is has been a faculty member at MSUM since 20...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4096218.477.4096
    Office: CA 141
    Ximena Suarez-Sousa
    PhD
    Associate Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2007218.477.2007
    Office: LO 211C
    Julie Swaggert
    EdD, MS, BA
    Associate Professor
    School of Teaching and Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2898218.477.2898
    Office: LO 214D
    Sean Taylor
    PhD
    Professor
    History, Languages, Critical Race and 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 and 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
    Alison Wallace
    PhD, BA
    Professor
    Biosciences Department
    Education history: B.A. in Biology, St. Olaf College; Ph.D....
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2843218.477.2843
    Office: HA 407P
    Karla Wenger
    OAS Principal, Graduate Studies
    Office of Graduate & Extended Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2344218.477.2344
    Office: CB 115D
    Pam Werre
    MLS, MS
    Curriculum Materials Librarian | Professor
    Library
    M.S. Curriculum and Instruction (1997) Illinois State Unive...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5818218.477.5818
    Office: LI 205
    Deborah White
    PhD, BA, AAS
    Professor
    Sociology and 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
    Tracy Wright
    PhD, RN-BC, CNE
    Professor
    School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
    Program Coordinator, Graduate Nursing | Professor | PhD, MSN...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.766.2336218.766.2336
    Office: LO 213