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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 & 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
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2471218.477.2471
    Office: LO 214N
    Russell Colson
    PhD, BS
    Professor
    Anthropology & 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
    Department of Leadership & Learning
    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
    Liaison to: Nursing, Anthropology & Earth Science, Publishin...
    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
    Sarah Edwards
    PhD, MS, BS
    Assistant 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
    Rhonda Ficek
    PhD
    Professor
    Computer Science & Information Systems Department
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2339218.477.2339
    Office: BR 160F
    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 | Chair of School of Teaching and Learning
    School of Teaching & Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4330218.477.4330
    Office: LO 216D
    Marci Glessner
    PhD, MS
    Assistant Professor
    School of Teaching & 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 & Politics, Department of
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4030218.477.4030
    Office: MA 380H
    Renee Harmon
    PhD, MA, BA, AA
    Assistant Professor
    Educational Leadership | Department of Leadership & Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.227.9117218.227.9117
    Office: LO 216J
    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 & 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
    Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
    MFA
    Professor
    School of Media Arts & Design
    Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson’s films have screened at festivals...
    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
    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
    Professor, Nursing | PhD, MPH, RN, PHN, CNE
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2695218.477.2695
    Office: LO 213
    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
    Interim 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
    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
    Peggy Rittenhouse
    PhD, MS, BME
    Professor
    School of Teaching & Learning
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2004218.477.2004
    Office: LO 216P
    Rebecca Rudel
    PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, CNE
    Professor
    School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
    Professor | PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, CNE | Faculty: Nursing | Onli...
    Send Email | Phone: 701.361.1485701.361.1485
    Office: LO 213D
    Gokce (Greg) Serdar
    PhD, MBA, BS
    Assistant Professor
    Paseka School of Business
    Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Syracuse University MBA, Emp...
    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
    Program Coordinator, Masters of Health Administration | Asso...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.205.6781218.205.6781
    Office: LO 216M
    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: LO 213B
    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
    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, MS, BS, CMA
    Associate 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 Suarez-Sousa
    PhD
    Associate Professor
    Department of Leadership & Learning
    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
    Liaison to Athletics, Biosciences/Biology, Career Developmen...
    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
    Curriculum Materials Librarian | Professor
    Library
    Liaison to School of Teaching and Learning and Speech, Langu...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.5818218.477.5818
    Office: LI 205
    Deborah White
    PhD, BA, AAS
    Professor
    Sociology & Criminal Justice Department
    Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2041218.477.2041
    Office: LO 212C
    Tracy Wright
    PhD, RN-BC, CNE
    Program Coordinator | Professor
    School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
    Program Coordinator, Graduate Nursing | Professor | PhD, MSN...
    Send Email | Phone: 218.766.2336218.766.2336
    Office: LO 213