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
Program Director and Associate Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Program Director, Department Chair | email@example.com | 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.
Program Director | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2005
Wickam has a corporate background in software product marketing, insurance risk management, and property & casualty claims and marketing. In addition, she owns Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Minnesota. In higher education, she has started two graduate education licensure endorsement programs and three adult undergraduate business degrees. She currently directs both the MA Teaching (licenses in Business 5-12, Comm. Arts & Literature 5-12, General Science 5-8, Chemistry 9-12, Life Science 9-12, Ph. . . read more.
Adjunct Instructor and Adjunct Instructor | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2014
Financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting; construction project management and facility master planning; long-term strategic modeling with educational component for Governance groups; and staff coaching, team-building and career development
Adjunct Assistant Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 Services with TeachBeyond.
Adjunct Faculty | email@example.com | 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.
Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Associate Dean of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation | email@example.com | 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.
Professor of Nursing | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
Adjunct Instructor | email@example.com | 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.”
Adjunct Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
Professor of Nursing | email@example.com | 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.
Adjunct Faculty | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2008
Susan loves teaching 3 courses at Bethel University. She is deeply committed to making a difference in students lives. Susan has strong organizational skills, excels in group facilitation, writes training manuals for organizations, does training for those same organizations, and likes anything related to communication skills.
Adjunct Instructor | email@example.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.
Adjunct Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2010
I have a decade of teaching experience in literacy that spans the kindergarten through college age groups. Now I use these experiences to mentor the teacher candidates I supervise for the undergraduate and graduate teaching education programs.
Adjunct Instructor in Nursing | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2015
With a BSN and MPH, Judy has worked in China for the last 23 years. During the last 15 years she worked first in rickets prevention, and most recently in diabetes prevention. Her team completed a translation research project funded by a grant from the International Diabetes Federation, adapting the Diabetes Prevention Project to north China.
Acting Associate Dean of Nursing | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Associate Dean for Campus Engagement | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2013
Powers has been working as a Career Counselor and part time Clinical Counselor for the past 3 years. She has worked in higher education for a total of 9 years in a variety of roles. For the past 4 years, she has taught as an instructor in the College of Arts & Sciences at Bethel University in the General Studies Program.
Adjunct Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing | email@example.com | 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.
Instructor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Nursing | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2001-2006, 2010
Wide range of nursing experience including NICU, Pediatrics, Adult Med-Surg, Obstetrics, Psych/Mental Health. Teaches OB orientation classes for Allina Health System, and has worked in staff development at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Research interests: Innovative teaching/learning strategies including the use of Virtual Worlds for Nursing Education. Has presented her doctoral project on the use of Virtual Platforms for teaching inclusivity in nursing education at local and international . . . read more.
Adjunct Professor | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.