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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Program Directors & Lead Faculty

Katie Bonawitz

Katie Bonawitz

Program Director | katie-bonawitz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Dr. Bonawitz researched disabilities amidst world religions for her doctoral work. Other research areas include Finnish Education, collaboration with general and special education, and transformational teacher preparation. Her special education teaching specialties include history, legal issues, mild-moderate disabilities, consultation, collaboration.

Diane Dahl

Diane Dahl

Dean, Health, Medical, and Social Sciences and Chief Nursing Administrator | diane-dahl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Curriculum development; Program assessment; Accreditation; Students with disabilities in healthcare education programs; Online education

Krista Hoekstra

Krista Hoekstra

Program Director | krista-hoekstra@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Nursing Leadership, curriculum management, educational program development, assessment and evaluation, worked in administrative roles in associate degree nursing and allied health programs. Research Interests: Nursing Leadership and innovative program development.

Mary Michener

Mary Michener

Program Director, Department Chair and Adjunct Instructor | mary-michener@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Conflict resolution, problem solving, leadership development, phenomenological research, domestic violence, abuse, emotional healing, emotional and spiritual development, adolescence, youth ministry, family dynamics, health, nutrition and fitness.

Faculty

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Felix Amenumey

AA/AS Faculty | fka83436@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Felix Amenumey's interests include employee training and development, organizational development, international development and environmental sustainability.

Jentine Arkema

Jentine Arkema

Adjunct Instructor | j-arkema@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Leadership communication; women in leadership; interpersonal skills/communication; public speaking skills and methods; gender communication; conflict resolution methods, and family communication.

Hannah Mariam Asfaw

Hannah Mariam Asfaw

Professor of Communication | Hannah_Asfaw@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Cross-cultural communication

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Dave Aune

Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Instructor | daa93228@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Financial accounting, budgeting, construction project management, facility master planning; long-term strategic modeling with educational component for Governance groups; and staff coaching, team-building and career development

Lori Ballantyne

Lori Ballantyne

Adjunct Instructor | lori-ballantyne@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

I am interested in Healthcare Informatics and the use of data to improve patient outcomes. I currently work as a Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego.

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Carol Boniface-Hannon

Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Instructor | cah57925@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Organizational behavior, theory and practices, with a strong focus on contemporary issues in human resources.

Cheryl Bostrom

Cheryl Bostrom

Adjunct Assistant Professor | c-bostrom@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

My areas of expertise include English language learning, teacher education, educational leadership, academic research and writing, and intercultural communication. I am currently serving as the Director of Higher Education Program Development and Innovation with TeachBeyond.

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Tim Bredow

Professor of Nursing | bretim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Family nurse practitioner at North Metro Pediatrics; co-editor of "Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research"; interests in nursing as male profession and a Christian worldview of nursing

Robert Brock

Robert Brock

Adjunct Instructor | r-brock@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Marketing professional with expertise in global market research, user needs assessment, product design, new product development, brand strategy, and global product commercialization.

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Jane Burg

Adjunct Instructor | aeijan@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

The personal and spiritual development of a leader

Craig Case

Craig Case

Teaching Partner and Teaching Partner | craig-case@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Research, writing, worldview, humanities and theology, and Bible. In addition to teaching in the college setting for over 10 years, Case has served in pastoral ministry for 20 years in positions of student ministry, adult ministry, church planting, local and global missions, and senior leadership.  He is currently working on a doctorate regarding the influence of narratives on our spiritual formation.

Nikki Daniels

Nikki Daniels

Program Director, Faculty | n-daniels@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1989

Self Analysis, Self Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Development

Niel Devasir

Niel Devasir

Adjunct Faculty | n-devasir@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Area of expertise: Leadership theory with an emphasis on translating strategy to execution, organization change with a focus on human care, operations management with efficiency at the center, and information management that leads to differentiating analytics.

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George Dierberger

Adjunct Instructor | gfd84368@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Strategy and innovation, international marketing and business operations.

Bekki Drewlo

Bekki Drewlo

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | bld45953@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Over 20 years of experience in home health care. Experience also includes medical-surgical, clinic, phone triage, solid organ and bone marrow transplant.

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Connie Dreyer

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | drecon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1994

Connie is a registered nurse who teaches in the leadership and philosophy courses for the degree completion program. In practice, her areas of expertise are geriatrics and home health care where she provides consultation related to regulatory and compliance issues as well as program development.

David Edgerton

David Edgerton

Adjunct Instructor | dle74464@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Experienced IT Manager | Adjunct Instructor | Diversity Advocate

Nathan Elliott

Nathan Elliott

Teaching Partner | nathan-elliott@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Nathan Elliott has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and educational consultant. He began teaching at Bethel University in 2013, and has since developed several new courses, including the ENVoY Classroom Management Strategies certificate program.

Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming

Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Instructor | d-fleming@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Financial accounting, managerial accounting, managerial finance, personal finance, leadership

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Chris Frank

Adjunct Instructor | christopher-frank@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Clinical counseling, sexuality, spirituality, intercultural sensitivity

Joel Frederickson

Joel Frederickson

Associate Dean of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation | frejoe@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Frederickson’s research interests include the psychological impact of apologies and how students change over four years from participating in college. This includes changes in cognition, beliefs, and spirituality.

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Becky Gerdes

Faculty Member | beg92364@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: Spring 2017

Greetings, I am Becky Gerdes. My educational experience includes serving as an elementary classroom teacher, special education instructional coach and elementary principal. I have been in the educational field for 20 years. I have been taking courses in the Doctoral Program in Leadership: K-12 Administration/Higher Education Administration at Bethel University and hope to be completed with my doctoral degree by Spring 2019. My husband, Scott, graduated from Bethel University in 1992 and . . . read more.

Laura Gilbertson

Laura Gilbertson

Program Director, Faculty | laura-gilbertson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Systematic theology, liberation theologies, sociology of religion, sociology of race, and topics connected to justice and reconciliation.

Amy Gorowsky

Amy Gorowsky

Adjunct Instructor | rohamy@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Amy teaches the Laboratory Safety Workshop and Science Concepts course in Chemistry.

Ryan Gunderson

Ryan Gunderson

Dean for Student Success and Retention | ryan-gunderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Couple and family therapy; families as systems; dynamics of interpersonal relationships; leadership development

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Raymon Hanson

Adjunct Instructor | raymon-hanson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Biblical/historical studies related to the Ancient Near East and to the Jewish background of Christianity, how the teachings of Scripture are relevant for living in today's world.

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Chato Hazelbaker

Adjunct Instructor | lio35998@bethel.edu

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Taylor Hoffer

Adjunct Instructor | tm-hoffer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

I have a passion for Jesus, humanity, the impact of leadership/followership, and being good stewards of our resources. I hope to encourage and inspire you to engage with learning to better yourself and those in your sphere of influence.

Ann Holland

Ann Holland

Professor of Nursing | ann-holland@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Education and leadership roles in adult critical care; leadership in associate-degree nursing education; cultural nursing education; adult medical/surgical nursing in undergraduate education; use of simulation in nursing education; nursing education research; leadership in local chapter of STTI, the honor society of nursing

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Brian Holsten

Adjunct Instructor | bah22553@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Human Resources Management; Compensation and Benefit Plan design; Talent Acquisition; Organizational Development; Mergers and Acquisitions; Employee Relations and Legal Compliance.

(Lily) Xiaoqing Huang

(Lily) Xiaoqing Huang

Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Instructor | xih27523@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

* Learner: I love to learn. I am a quick learner and I can master skills in a short period of time. * Achiever: I am productive. I welcome new tasks and challenges to achieve results and goals. * Planner: I like to see the whole picture, find the best route and plan things in advance. * Exerciser: I practice simple ballet, yoga, Zumba and swimming. I like hiking in nature.

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Paul Ives

Adjunct Professor of Business | pives@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Paul Ives is currently works as a full-time development professional for a Twin Cities based Christian ministry where he is responsible for overseeing nearly 200 missionaries and training and coaching them in their fundraising and ministry partnership skills. He first first started working at Bethel University CAPS/GS in 2008 as an Enrollment Counselor and later as the Director of Admissions for CAPS/GS. Since 2012 he has either been teaching or serving as the SME (Subject Matter Expert) an. . . read more.

Jeff Jacob

Jeff Jacob

Adjunct Instructor | j-jacob@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Economic development and trade, applied econometrics, social networks, and economics of religion. Current working papers include "Institutions, Trade and Geography: A Panel Data Study" and "Religious Values and Beliefs and Economic Development in the Nation State."

Peter Jankowski

Peter Jankowski

Associate Professor of Psychology | pjankows@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Jankowski’s research focuses on differentiation of self and spirituality; forgiveness; faith integration in psychotherapy; narrative and experiential therapy; and clinical supervision.

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Instructor | kb-johnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Communications, Process Improvement, Organizational Leadership

Judy Jones

Judy Jones

Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Instructor | jej65774@Bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Marketing New Product Development/Commercialization Global Business Leadership

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Peter Kapsner

Teaching Partner | kappet@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

New Testament and Practical Theology

Patrick Keefe

Patrick Keefe

Adjunct Instructor | pak83799@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

I began my accounting career with Price Waterhouse (now PWC) in 1983 and eventually promoted to the level of Senior Tax Manager - my practice consisted of providing a variety of accounting, audit and tax services to large, closely held Corporations. From 1992 to 1995, I spent time in the New York Headquarters editing books and providing litigation support on the infamous Willie Nelson v. Price Waterhouse lawsuit. Over the past 20 years, I have served in a variety of Chief Financial Office. . . read more.

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Charlene Koel-Turner

Adjunct Instructor | charlene-turner@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Charlene Koel-Turner specializes in counseling techniques and psychological diagnosis in children and adolescents and Marriage and Family issues.

John Koester

John Koester

Adjunct Instructor | jmk53845@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Systemic individual, couple, and family therapy, with particular interest in the development within a system, the development of individuals within those systems, and how growth and change may happen within those relationships

Judith Landrum

Judith Landrum

Dean of Education, Christian Ministries, and Associate Programs | j-landrum@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Secondary Literacy: Writing instruction practices, K-12 Literature, and Reading in the Content Area

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Erica Lehner

Adjunct | el-lehner@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Erica Lehner graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1996 with a BS in English Education and a minor in ESL. After a year of teaching middle and high school, she began working with CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) at the University of Wisconsin Madison, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and UW River Falls. Teaching has also lead her overseas where she spent 6 years working at a university in China. In 2011 Erica received her MA-ESL from Hamline University and has. . . read more.

Gregg Lindberg

Gregg Lindberg

Teaching Partner and Teaching Partner | lingrem@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Organizational Development, Leadership, Technology, and Public Administration.

Shane Long

Shane Long

Adjunct Instructor | shane-long@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Family systems, differentiation of self, narrative and constructivist approaches in therapy, socio-economic and cultural issues in therapy, and integration of religion and spirituality in the field of psychotherapy.

Bernita Missal

Bernita Missal

Professor of Nursing | b-missal@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Cultural diversity, Cross-cultural childbearing and child-rearing families, Evidence-based practice, obstetrics, mentoring students for international experiences, cross-cultural research, research especially qualitative.

Jan Mrozinski

Jan Mrozinski

Faculty | j-mrozinski@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Professor Mrozinski's education and experiences are in the fields of both mental health and special education. Given this background, she is interested in being a part of preparing teachers to serve students and families in ways that are professional, focused, and compassionate.

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Brad Nauman

Adjunct Instructor | bjnauman@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 2011

Brad has 30+ years of experience as a leader in both the public and private sector. He is the current Mayor of Buffalo, Minn. and also sits on the board of the Buffalo Allina Hospital Foundation.  His day job is as the Advisory Business Consultant for Servicenow, advising large corporate clients on Enterprise Service Management initiatives. He is frequently asked to speak on topics ranging from leadership to local government issues.

Molly Noble

Molly Noble

Adjunct | molly-noble@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008 as an instructional technologist, 2013 as an adjunct

Leadership, Hermeneutics, Biblical Studies, educational technologies, Instructional design and distance education

Stephanie O'Brien

Stephanie O'Brien

Ministry Communication and Spiritual Formation Professor | wilstek@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Stephanie specializes in Biblical communication, storytelling, practical theology, missional theology and church governance and structure. She is a Lead Pastor at Mill City Church in Northeast Minneapolis. In addition, she is a consultant in the areas of church leadership, structure, and mission.

Steve Ogren

Steve Ogren

Adjunct Instructor | s-ogren@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

28 years as management consultant for global accounting and consulting firm in healthcare and public sector industries. Focus in management, finance, and business strategy.

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Joel Olson

Instructor | olsjoee@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Academic writing

Chad Osgood

Chad Osgood

Associate Dean of Health, Medical and Social Sciences | chad-osgood@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Osgood's research interests are upper extremity injuries, instructional technology, concussion management, and integrative medicine.

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Lisa Ouren

Adjunct Professor | Lmo72847@Bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Lisa Ouren is an adjunct professor in the CAPS/GS Special Education Program.

Jeanine Parolini

Jeanine Parolini

Teaching Partner | j-parolini@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Dr. Parolini has developed thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations throughout the world. Her passion is to invest in principled leaders and learning organizations. Jeanine coaches leaders, teams and organizations to be continuous learners, self-aware, trustworthy, responsible, collaborative, empowering and innovative. She speaks and writes on a variety of topics involving effective leadership, teams and organizational life.

Abbey Payeur

Abbey Payeur

Teaching Partner | abbeypayeur@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Payeur has a decade of teaching experience in literacy that spans the kindergarten through college age groups. She currently teaches reading and writing skills to undergrads in CAS, and adult students in CAPS programs.

Beth Peterson

Beth Peterson

Acting Associate Dean of Nursing | e-peterson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Dr. Peterson's areas of interest include mental health nursing, nursing care of the elderly, gerontology, end of life care, nursing curriculum development and assessment, and the theology of suffering. Her publications and presentations primarily focus on faith and health integration, suffering, and professional boundaries.

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Al Prentice

Teaching Partner and Adjunct Instructor | a-prentice@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Marketing and management.

Lance Radziej

Lance Radziej

Adjunct Faculty | Lar49965@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Lance is an accomplished accounting and finance executive who will bring his practical experience into the classroom setting. This experience includes working in multinational public corporations (as a controller), non-profits (as a board treasurer), public accounting (in a “big four” firm and as a managing partner of a boutique firm), and government service (as a state agency public official

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Eric Roesler

Adjunct Professor | err79847@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

I am excited to be teaching adults. I have 15+ years experience teaching high school students about Business, Marketing, and Economics. I am enjoying being able to transfer that knowledge to adults as well.

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Dan Rotach

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology | danny-rotach@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Issues of sexuality, conflict management, relationship dynamics.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical and Theological Studies | jscott@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Personal Spiritual Formation, Bible (historical reading/study and personal application)

Janelle Shearer

Janelle Shearer

Adjunct Instructor | janelle-shearer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Clinical experience includes work in home health, hospice, critical care units, medical-surgical, and obstetrics. Extensive experience leading quality improvement programs related to hospital, home health care, patient safety, and palliative care.

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Linda Shell

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | linda-shell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Gerontological nursing, leadership, dementia care

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Andrea Sorensen

Adjunct Instructor | ae-sorensen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1994

Teach from a Strengths Based approach

Sue Steen

Sue Steen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing | s-steen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1983

Sue’s nursing and teaching career has focused on maternal/child health. She has published a number of articles related to spiritual care and faith development in children. Sue has also done research and published in the area of perinatal bereavement. In addition to teaching, she is currently working as a Perinatal Nurse Navigator with a focus on caring for families who have experienced the loss of a baby. She is currently developing a high risk perinatal program in Mbale, Uganda that is. . . read more.

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Jim Stern

Instructor | jms84372@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

I have taught courses in biology, animal behavior, environmental science, and earth science. I thrive on any adventures that include encounters with wildlife, geologic events, or environmental issues. I have 32 years of teaching experience and enjoy teaching these natural sciences to students from middle school age through adult.

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Rebecca Sutton

Adjunct Professor | rls93494@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Rebecca Sutton received her B.A. in education from Bethel University and M.A. in English as a Second Language from Hamline University. She has worked in education for over 30 years and in the area of English Language Learning for over 25 years. During those years she has acquired a broad spectrum of experiences from teaching English learners at both the elementary and secondary level, to administering an EL program on the district level k-12, to teaching in a teacher preparation program in. . . read more.

Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson

Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | wendy-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Public Health Nursing and Nursing Leadership

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Mark Thorson

Associate Professor | thomara@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Culturally Competent General education for Adult Learners GENS110 Succeeding in College GENS130 Successful Writing GENS135 Workplace Writing GENS150: Reading and Responding to the Arts ENGL214: Film and Modern Myth BUS208 Writing for Business and Industry GENS225 Academic Research Writing GENS240 Christianity and Civilizations BUS304 Business Communication

Jone Tiffany

Jone Tiffany

Professor of Nursing | tifjon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001-2007, 2010-Present

Dr. Tiffany is a Professor of Nursing, Healthcare Education Consultant, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. In her academic role, she is involved in designing and implementing simulations in the lab and in virtual settings; the use educational technology; and teaches Innovations in Nursing Education and Nursing Informatics. She also chairs the Credentialing and Privileging sub-committee of the Board of Directors for the Fairview Care system in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Tiffany has presented n. . . read more.

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Pee Vululleh

Course Developer & Adjunct Instructor | pnv98739@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

IT professional

Lindsey Watkins

Lindsey Watkins

Adjunct Professor, Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Instructor | ljw43998@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Project Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Product Implementation, Account Management, Business Analysis.

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Brinn Watson

Adjunct Faculty | bhw27758@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Research and teaching interests include: Impact of public policy on children and families, low-income families and children, research methods, statistics for the social sciences

Dennis J. Whitman

Dennis J. Whitman

Adjunct Faculty, Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Instructor | d-whitman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Operations management, human resource management, and business management

Molly Wickam

Molly Wickam

Program Director, Faculty | m-wickam@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Dr. Wickam is the program director for the Bethel Graduate School's MA Teaching and the Bethel College of Adult & Professional Studies' business programs.

John Williamson

John Williamson

Adjunct Instructor | jdw83655@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Served as certified public accountant specializing in upstream and midstream oil and gas accounting. Currently serving as partner in CPA practice in the state of Texas focusing on small business accounting and taxation. Also, individual taxation is another focus of practice. Lastly, I get excited to apply accounting and finance to various kinds of entrepreneurial type ventures.

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