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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.


Brent Adams

| brent-adams@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Acting, drama ministry, development of original works, directing, and playwriting.

Leigh Anne Adams

| l-adams@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Acting, Directing, New Script Development Acting - BUILD Program

Phyllis Alsdurf

| p-alsdurf@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Beth Anderson

| beth-anderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016


Bryan Anderson

| andbry@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1991

Anderson’s research interests include water remediation, fossil excavation, forest and management.

Leith Anderson

| Leith.Anderson@wooddale.org | Started at Bethel: 2010

Pastoring, teaching, writing, speaking, and leadership.

Linda Anderson

| l-anderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Public health nursing, pediatrics, evidence-based practice, and health assessment. Special interest in preceptor development for public health nurses including school and faith community nurses.

Mark Anderson

| mark-anderson@bethel.edu

Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Systems, Group Therapy

Jentine Arkema

| 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 Asfaw

| Hannah_Asfaw@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Cross-cultural communication

Dave Aune

| daa93228@bethel.edu | 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

Lori Ballantyne

| 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 for an acute care hospital.

Andrew Barrett-Bettcher

| a-barrett-bettcher@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Operations experience in the service industry (airline, healthcare), within a wide variety of functions. Leading cross-functional teams to solve complex business challenges through data driven and process focused approaches. Quality, including ISO 9001, Lean and Six Sigma. Medical Ethics.

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak

| lab73285@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Work Based Learning Technology Business Education

Thomas Becknell

| t-becknell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1983

Becknell teaches introductory and advanced courses on American literature, environmental writing, and modern myth makers. He received the Faculty Excellence Award for teaching in 1995. He is the author of a book of spiritual lessons from nature, Of Earth and Sky, and articles on American literary history.

Brian Beecken

| beebri@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Dr. Beecken received his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Minnesota and then spent 2 years on the engineering technical staff at Texas Instruments. One of his research interests is modeling the charging of dielectrics on spacecraft, and he has collaborated with both NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Air Force Research Lab in Boston and Albuquerque. Other research interests are optical detectors, including work on infrared detector limitations at Arnold Engineeri. . . read more.

Jim Beilby

| james-beilby@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Systematic and philosophical theology, apologetics, and ethics

Lisa Bekemeyer

| ldb86486@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

I am passionate about teaching language through CI (Comprehensible Input) and TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling). I base my courses on these tenants and strive to help my learners gain a variety of strategies for teaching language through content.

John Bergeland

| jbergeland@isd12.org | Started at Bethel: 2005

Content Area Literacy, Disciplinary Literacy, Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Reading

Cathy Bergland

| cab77482@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Teaching, leadership development, operations management, strengths-based leadership, coaching, and organizational evaluation.

Jeff Berryhill

| j-berryhill@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Berryhill offers individual counseling for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He also does psychological and pre-adoption evaluations. He specializes in depression, anxiety, ADHD, and relationship problems. He also sees those serving in ministry, including pastors, missionaries, and their families.

Wallace Boeve

| w-boeve@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: March 2012

Professional practice issues of physician assistants, physician assistant faculty job satisfaction, physician assistant reimbursement and legislative issues.

Katie Bonawitz

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

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

Carol Boniface-Hannon

| cah57925@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

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

Jon Bonkoski

| jnb79745@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Strategy and change management, operations, leadership development, project management, transformational leadership.

Cheryl Bostrom

| 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 Services with TeachBeyond.

Andrew Bramsen

| a-bramsen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Comparative politics, political theory, African politics and Islam

Tim Bredow

| 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

Debbie Britt

| deborah-britt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

My work experience and passion is in neonatal intensive care and pediatric nursing. I love working with babies, children, and families and consider it a privilege to be part of their care team. During my time at Bethel, I've enjoyed leading pediatric clinicals and pediatric simulation, and coordinating for pediatric homecare experiences.

Susan Brooks

| susan-brooks@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Teacher conceptions of literature and how they are manifested in the classroom; Preservice teachers' understanding of literary theory; Student engagement

Jeannine Brown

| j-brown@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Dr. Brown has focused much of her research and writing on the Gospels and on hermeneutics. In addition to a book on biblical hermeneutics, she has published two commentaries on Matthew's Gospel and is currently co-writing a third. Brown has also co-written on interdisciplinary topics, such as Christian formation and interdisciplinary integration.

Scott Brown

| sbrown@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Brown has years of practical classroom experience as a mathematics teacher in the public schools of Cody, Wyoming. He teaches a wide range of courses in both mathematics and education and oversees Bethel's 5-8 and 5-12 math education programs, ensuring compliance with Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

Mark Bruce

| mbruce@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Bruce has recently published articles in the areas of Medieval English literature and graduate study of English. What he loves most about Medieval British literature is the energy and intensity of the literature; and he loves helping students to experience it with him.

Nancy Brule

| n-brule@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Brule's research interests include family communication, adolescent/parent communication, high-risk adolescents, conflict, and abusive relationships.

Eric Bryant

| bryeri@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Missional Ministry, Intercultural Communication, Missional Innovation, Missional Contextualization

Jane Burg

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

The personal and spiritual development of a leader

Joni Burgin-Hartshorn

| j-burgin-hartshorn@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Educational Leadership, Policy and Administration

Christina Busman Jost

| cbusman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Systematic theology

Anna Butler

| butann@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Languages: Spanish

Justin Byers

| jbyers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Byers received an alumni faculty grant to equip the motor learning laboratory space and to study the effects of dehydration on cognitive performance vs. subjective concussion measures. He is also interested in the differential diagnoses of shoulder injuries, specifically the misdiagnosis of acromioclavicular sprains with radiographic evaluation in hockey players.

Christopher Carroll

| carchrk@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Carroll's area of expertise includes exercise science and sports performance. Chris' passion resides in evaluating how the body responds to physical stress in an exercise, and more specifically, an athletic environment. Most of his previous and current research revolves around the rate of force production in both aerobic and anaerobic settings. Additionally, he investigated repeat sprint and power ability and the considerations in an anaerobic environment.. . . read more.

Amanda Carter

| a-carter@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Carter has spent her career in the financial analysis field, working for companies like Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, and most recently, The Clifton Group. She also brings extensive experience in investment banking, consultancy, project management, portfolio management, and much more.

Craig Case

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

Research, writing, worldview, humanities and theology, and Bible.

Rod Casey

| rlc28355@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Dr. Casey loves to consider the intersection of a robust theology, a contextualized audience, and best practices of communication. His doctoral project involved the application of Christian education methods into standara evangelical homiletic practice. Or, putting the sermon beyond the lecture format. He likes to experiment and take risks with the preaching process.

Howard Cassidy-Moffatt

| hoc45784@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

The Theology and Practice of Christian Ministry.

Dynna Castillo Portugal

| dec62886@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: June 1st, 2015

Educational Leadership

Norah Caudill

| n-caudill@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Hebrew, Hebrew Exegesis, Old Testament

James Chamberlain

| jrc82432@bethel.edu

Global legal and ethics compliance, distribution issues, risk management, dispute resolution, products liability, acquisitions and compliance training.

Minoa Chang

| m-chang@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Psychotherapy: chronic mental illness; grief/bereavement; spiritual/religious issues; cultural/acculturation issues. Clinical supervision: clinicians working with children, adults, families and group therapy; serving clients with mental illness and survivors of trauma; with a special interest in minority populations.

Yu-Li Chang-Zacher

| ycz54258@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016


David Cheesebrow

| d-cheesebrow@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Emergency Nursing both adult and pediatric care. Critical Care nursing. Simulation learning, Health Policy. CAM therapy and Holistic Nursing

Kari Christensen

| k-christensen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Christensen's teaching specialty is the International Baccalaureate Programmes - the Diploma Programme, the Career-related Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Primary Years Programme.

Katharine Churchill

| k-churchill@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Churchill is currently writing and illustrating a book on painting activities for intermediate and middle school students. Her interests include acrylic painting and art education.

Connie Clark

| c-clark@bethel | Started at Bethel: 2009

Published research and presentations on professional socialization of nursing students, theory of socialization of clinical nursing faculty, and support needs of immigrant Somali mothers in Minnesota; co-authored article on online orientation; focus on leadership, research, and online learning; C.N.E

David Clark

| d-clark@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Dr. Clark's academic discipline is philosophy of religion. He has special interests in epistemology, the problem of evil, religious ethics, and the relation of theology to science. In addition to philosophy of religion, he has taught systematic theology and apologetics. His approach emphasizes dialogue: he invites students to learn how to support their faith perspectives with solid critical reasons. In this day of uncivil discourse, he also challenges them to listen to others, to serve, and. . . read more.

Christian Collins Winn

| ctcollin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Historical and systematic theology, with special interest in post-reformation and modern theology

Patrice Conrath

| conrath@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Her operations research course at Bethel includes an extensive real-world modeling study carried out by her students, such as simulation modeling of Bethel's financial aid office and dining center. Conrath manages the department's placement testing as well as the hiring and training of tutors for the Math Lab. She also serves as the undergraduate Director of Advising.

Melissa Cordes

| m-cordes@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Dr. Cordes is interested in the neural integration of social cues and communication in European starlings as well as the possible rewarding properties of androgens.

Amanda Cornelius

| a-cornelius@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007 (CAS) 2013 (GS)

Women's Issues, Shame Resiliency, Identity Development, Anxiety Management Ethics, Private Practice/Small Business Management

Andrew Craig

| anc75448@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Psychopathology, Objective Assessment, Military and Operational Psychology, and Forensic Psychology including the study of Malingering, Psychopathy, Psychology of Violence and threat assessment.

David Crittenden

| d-crittenden@bethel.edu

Crittenden is a classical guitarist and composer. He has published work through Amoriello Guitar Publications and Alfred Music Publishing and was a member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet for ten years.

Carla Dahl

| cdahl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

She was previously a professor at Luther Seminary in congregational and community care leadership and professor, dean, and program director at Bethel Seminary. A focus of her research surrounds relational formation of helping professionals.

Diane Dahl

| diane-dahl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

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

Jessica Daniels

| j-daniels@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Jessica's research interests are under the broad umbrella of higher education as a platform for positive social change. So past and present topics include diverse student retention and sense of belonging, women in leadership, and faith-based universities contributing to a shared public good.

Nikki Daniels

| n-daniels@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1989

Self Analysis, Self Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Development

Julie De Haan

| jad36622@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Wide range of nursing experience including PICU, adult medical ICU, outpatient services, private duty, clinic nursing, and telemetry; teaches ECG class

Teresa DeGolier

| t-degolier@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1994

DeGolier’s research interests include smooth muscle physiology and pharmacology in vitro, peptide regulation of gastrointestinal, uterine, and vascular smooth muscle motility, and the use of herbs in alternative medicine.

Ken Dean

| kmd78958@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Biological Studies

George Dierberger

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

Strategy and innovation, international marketing and business operations.

Seann Dikkers

| seann-dikkers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Seann Dikkers formerly served fourteen years as a middle school history teacher, high school principal, and education consultant. Dikkers’ work focuses on the integration of new media technologies for formal and informal educational settings. His books, Real-Time Research, Mobile Media Learning, and TeacherCraft: How Teachers use Minecraft in the Classroom (all with ETC Press) are helping educational innovators to integrate technology into classroom learning. His projects include CivWorld. . . read more.

Joyce Doan

| j-doan@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Dr. Doan’s main research interests are in the area of macrophage activation. Macrophages are multifunctional leukocytes that constitute a major first line of defense against infection. Resting macrophages are phagocytic, but macrophages activated by both intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli acquire a broad range of functions ranging from the release of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, cytokine secretion, upregulated phagocytosis, and the ability to participate in the activation of adapt. . . read more.

Jamie Dolieslager

| doljam@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Anthony Dorn

| agd26756@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Data and decision making, managerial finance, and managerial economics.

Karen Drake

| k-drake@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1992

Simulation, development of cultural competence through study abroad

Michael Dreher

| mdreher@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

In addition to teaching, Dreher is director of the forensics program. His research and publishing have focused on political and religious rhetoric, the rhetoric of mathematics and science, and forensic pedagogy. He is also interested in issues of web accessibility and standards.

Bekki Drewlo

| 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.

Connie Dreyer

| 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.

Julia Dreyer

| j-dreyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Julia teaches 2 courses in the Special Education program.

Dale Durie

| d-durie@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Preaching, missional theology, and spiritual formation.

Neal Dutton

| dutnea@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980

Athletic Training, Nutrition, and Well-Being

Amy Dykstra

| abd24256@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Dr. Dykstra’s research interests include the ecology and population genetics of native plants in fragmented prairie habitat.

Alex Eaton

| a-eaton@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

My research focuses on the isolation and identification of bioactive natural products.

Paul Eddy

| eddpau@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Biblical and theological studies, with special interests in life of Jesus research, theology of religions, and theology of covenant relationships

Dennis R. Edwards

| dedwards@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Gregory Ekbom

| g-ekbom@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Surgical oncology, with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, general and vascular surgery, and GI endoscopy.

Nathan Elliott

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

Response to Intervention, instructional technology integration, curriculum development, differentiated instruction, STEM integration, early literacy/numeracy development, formative assessment, continuous improvement process, Professional Learning Communities, professional development, standards based grading, classroom management

Steven Enderlein

| endste@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Biblical theology and New Testament, with special interests in Pauline studies and New Testament Greek

Tim Essenburg

| esstim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1989

The redevelopment of central city neighborhoods; publications include "Investing the Church's Social Capital in the Economy of Welfare.”

Victor Ezigbo

| v-ezigbo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Systematic theology and contextual theology, with special interest in non-Western Christian theologies, particularly Christologies

Karin Farrington

| kkf98786@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Over ten years of professional classroom teaching experience in K-12 Special Education EBD, SLD, and ASD in federal settings I,II,III,IV. Current expertise in the areas of: edTPA training/instruction, SPED student teaching supervision, SPED 608 instruction, and SPED Graduate Thesis advising.

Paul Ferris

| pferris@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Content and exegesis of the First Testament and biblical languages

Lori Fildes

| laf62469@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Fildes has served as the director of special services for the Wayzata Public School District since 2000. Previously, she was a special education teacher and the director of special education with the Buffalo School District.

Anne-Marie Finsaas

| afinsaas@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Faith formation in children and adults; the role of suffering in faith formation; ministry to families; cross-cultural teaching

Denise Fleming

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

Managerial accounting, managerial finance, economics and finance for nursing leaders, personal finance, leadership

Paul Floyd

| paul-floyd@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Business plan development, strategic planning and legal, regulatory and compliance.

Douglas Fombelle

| d-fombelle@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Doctor of Ministry

Mary Fonken-Holden

| m-holden@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Dr. Fonken-Holden has 40 years of experience with Anoka-Hennepin School District as a Teacher, Assistant Principal and Director of Student Services prior to coming to Bethel. Her area of expertise is in culturally responsive instruction in K-12 schools.

Jenna Foss

| jef78965@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Co-occurring Disorders

Chris Frank

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

Clinical counseling, sexuality, spirituality, intercultural sensitivity

Leta Frazier

| fralet@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Frazier conducts research in the areas of family communication, interpersonal communication, gender communication, and higher education.

Phil Frazier

| fraphi@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Frazier's research interests include interpersonal communication and family communication, areas in which he also teaches.

Joel Frederickson

| 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.

Kirk Freeman

| frekir@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1987


Pamela Friesen

| p-friesen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Specialty area of Women's Health; teaching in courses related to cultural diversity/cultural competence; ongoing research in promotion of undergraduate student success; contributing author for the Student TXT column in the Journal of Christian Nursing.

Katie Friesen Smith

| smikatj@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Direction, Leadership, Congregational Systems, Communication, Educational Ministry, Women in Ministry, Team Development, Conflict and Change

Victoria Fuehrer

| victoria-fuehrer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Human Resources and Total Rewards Solutions, Design and Administration

Leo Gabriel

| gableo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1991

Tax policy, asset accumulation, and financial education for low and moderate-income families. Dissertation research examined savings by Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) recipients in Minnesota. Other research includes studies of minority and women owned businesses, individual development accounts for low-income families, and homeownership programs for low and moderate-income families.

Philippe Gagnon

| pmg82224@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Philosophy of science, Philosophy of technology, technology and society studies, mathematics, probability and statistics

Chris Gehrz

| cgehrz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Gehrz teaches courses on international, European, and military history, including the department's travel course in Europe on the history of World War I. His current research focuses on the history of Bethel University and Pietist models of Christian higher education.

Bethany Gerdin

| andbet@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Current staff RN at University of MN Medical Center, Fairview in adult blood and marrow transplant (BMT). Currently pursuing PhD in Nursing from University of MN with a focus on nursing ethics. Dissertation title is "The Process Used by Family Surrogate Decision Makers to Withdraw Life-Sustaining Treatments in the BMT Population."

Andrew Gess

| a-gess@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Gess conducts research in the areas of organizational and corporate communication, rhetorical theory, media ecology, and the study of social movements.

Kelly Gibas

| kjg45999@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Health Psychology

Laura Gilbertson

| laura-gilbertson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Systematic theology, contextual theologies, topics connected to justice and reconciliation.

Cynthia Goetz

| c-goetz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Family Medicine, Retail Medicine, Urgent Care, Bariatric Medicine and obesity issues/management, Professional practice issues of physician assistants.

Charles Goldberg

| c-goldberg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Roman history and digital humanities

Eric Gossett

| gossett@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1984

Gossett pioneered the use of Mathematica within the curriculum and published the textbook Discrete Mathematics with Proof, Second Edition. He developed Bethel's first generation of web services and is the faculty sponsor of the Bethel Anime Club.

Nathan Gossett

| gosnat@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Gossett coaches Bethel's COMAP math team, which competes annually in the International Mathematical Modeling Competition, as well as Bethels ACM International Collegiate Programming Competition teams. His academic publications include works on information visualization, non-photorealistic rendering, tree modeling and rendering, and outdoor laser scanning applications.

Thomas Greenlee

| gretom@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1979

Dr. Greenlee received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the California Institute of Technology. His doctoral dissertation was in experimental atomic spectroscopy applied to the determination of the solar abundance of manganese. Since coming to Bethel, he has had grants from 3M for laser interferometry to measure roughness of surfaces and temperatures of gases. In 1993 and 1994, Dr. Greenlee was awarded a summer research fellowship in temperature measurement by infrared pyrometry at. . . read more.

Alexis Greeves

| alexis@hopeandhealingmn.com | Started at Bethel: 2010

Play therapy with deaf and hard of hearing children

John Greupner

| john-greupner@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Greupner is the associate director of the Bethel University Doctor of Education in Leadership in K-12 and Higher Education and licensing program. He started his career in education in 1970 as a science teacher in the Hopkins Public Schools. He was associate principal and then principal in Wayzata Public Schools, where he served for 24 years. Greupner also served as assessment and evaluation director for Wayzata Schools.

Ryan Gunderson

| ryan-gunderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Couple and family therapy; families as systems; dynamics of interpersonal relationships; personal formation; differentiation of self

Daniel M. Gurtner

| dgurtner@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

New Testament

Kristi Gustafson

| kristina-gustafson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Pediatric inpatient and home-care experience. Current staff RN on the float team at Children's Hospitals and Clinics (St. Paul campus).

Amanda Hamilton

| amanda-hamilton@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Painting, time-based media

Alyssa Hamre

| akh46956@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Prof. Hamre is passionate about teaching, including focusing on the exploration of new physics teaching methodology and doing some work in physics education research. Prior research focused on space plasma physics with a focus on the energy processes associated with the Northern Lights. She co-leads the Society for Physics Students group and she heads the Women in Physics & Engineering Club for the department.

Chuck Hannema

| charles-hannema@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Commercial and investment banking and capital markets, with 20 years in corporate roles. An area of great interest to him is behavioral finance and the role that impact investing plays in promoting social good.

Jamie Hansberger

| jmh69686@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

I have been a registered nurse for 15 years with 10 of those years working as a Nurse Practitioner. I have worked in medical/oncology inpatient and outpatient as well gynecology oncology/women's health. My areas of expertise include oncology, chemotherapy and chemotherapy symptom management, chronic disease management, women's health, reproductive health, cancer screening, cancer survivorship, integrative medicine and health assessment.

Angela Hanson

| adh68496@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Hanson teaches violin lessons, coaches chamber ensembles, and teaches the violin/viola portion of string methods. She performs frequently around the Twin Cities and is in the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, the Minnesota Sinfonia, and is concertmaster of the Dakota Valley Symphony. In addition to teaching at Bethel, she teaches at the Association Free Lutheran Bible School and at home.

Christy Hanson

| c-hanson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Family Medicine; Orthopedics, specializing in spine care; Urgent Care

Raymon Hanson

| 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.

Carol Hargate

| c-hargate@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Community engagement, academic and community collaboration/partnerships, intercultural learning, inter-professional education and practice, advance practice nursing, population focused health care, health equity, and health policy.

Mary Ann Harris

| m-harris@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Creativity and cognitive processing of marketing messages. Dissertation focus was the impact of storytelling advertisements on memory and emotion.

Tedi Anne Hasapopoulos

| tedi-hasapopoulos@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

New product development and strategic planning, applied ethics, data and decision making, business plan development, marketing, customer insights and research.

Leslie Helgerson

| sam-helgerson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Jessica Henderson

| jessica-henderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Graphic Design

Tim Henderson

| timothy-henderson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

New Testament and early Christianity

Steven Henkel

| s-henkel@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1986

Henkel speaks and writes about creative movement, motor skill development, self-esteem, and developmentally appropriate games for children and youth.

Juan Hernandez

| j-hernandez@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

New Testament and early Christianity, with a special interest in New Testament Textual Criticism, especially the text of the Apocalypse and its reception history

John Hite

| joh93566@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Strategic technology management, system architecture, technology innovation, enterprise performance management, and business intelligence.

Krista Hoekstra

| 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.

Brent Hoernemann

| brent-hoernemann@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Hoernemann supervises teaching assistants, oversees greenhouse and animal facilities, maintains equipment, and supplies materials for the department.

Ann Holland

| 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

Brian Holland

| holbri@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1984

Healthcare finance, working capital issues, and consulting with small businesses.

Michael Holmes

| holmic@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

New Testament and early Christianity, with special interests in New Testament textual criticism and the apostolic fathers

Brian Holsten

| 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.

Ketty Holt

| holket@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Adult med-surg, intensive care, staff development, patient education and cardiac rehab. Completing PhD with dissertation focus on affective learning through simulation

Sandi Horn

| sandi-horn@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Horn’s research interests include charter school development, experiential learning for teacher education candidates, and integration of social studies concepts into elementary curriculum. Her teaching specialties include introduction to education and elementary social studies methods.

Joey Horstman

| joey-horstman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Horstman's professional interests in English include contemporary/postmodern literature.

Bonnie Houck

| bhouck@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016


David Howard

| dhoward@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982-1990, 2000-present.

Old Testament, Hebrew, and Hermeneutics

Chad Hoyt

| hoycha@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Dr. Hoyt received his Ph.D. with distinction in optical science from the University of New Mexico in 2003. His dissertation comprised some of the first observations of laser cooling in solids, for which he was awarded a $10,000 prize by the Optical Society of America and New Focus, Inc. He earned an award for outstanding laboratory mentorship of undergraduates in PURSUE, a NASA-funded program that encourages under-represented people in science. After completing his Ph.D., Chad won a post-d. . . read more.

Solveig Hultgren

| hulsol@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Psychometric assessment of child and adolescent psychopathology with a focus on administering and interpreting intellectual, academic achievement, executive functioning, social-emotional, and adaptive behavior development.

James Hurd

| hurd@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Cross-cultural Christianity, Amish and Mennonite culture, sociobiology, Latin America, demography, physical anthropology, concepts of community.

Brian Hyatt

| b-hyatt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Hyatt’s research interests include developmental genetics of early lung development.

Justin Irving

| j-irving@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Leadership Studies; Servant Leadership; Team Effectiveness; Cross-Cultural Leadership; Organizational Change; Ministry Leadership; Purpose in Leadership; Leadership Assessment; Research Methodology and Design; Spiritual and Personal Formation for Leaders

Leah Jackson

| leah-jackson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Physical Therapy

Jeff Jacob

| 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

| 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.

Lori Jass

| ljass@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Jass is the associate vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of the Adult Degree Program at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. She was formerly the Bethel University Academic Dean of the College of Adult & Professional Studies and Graduate School (CAPS/GS) as well as Registrar for Bethel University College of Arts & Sciences and CAPS/GS.

Dana Jensen

| dana-jensen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Joshua John

| jmj48245@bethel.edu

John is a private lesson instructor in bassoon. He is also Principal Bassoon in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra.

Gary Johnsen

| gjohnsen@bethel.edu

Human resource management, human resources transformation, leadership.

Adam Johnson

| adam-johnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Johnson focuses his research on neural and computational components of memory, imagination, and decision-making. He builds human and animal behavior models to understand how the brain uses information from memory to make a choice.

Andy Johnson

| ajohnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Dr. Andy Johnson’s research interests include religion and gender violence. He edited the volume "Religion and Men’s Violence Against Women."

Gregg Johnson

| g-johnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1975

Johnson’s research interests include genetic toxicology, sister chromatid exchange, and behavioral responses in animals to hormonal and chemical stimuli.

Herbert Johnson

| herbert-johnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Johnson teaches piano, piano theory, and piano pedagogy. He is an active solo and collaborative pianist in the Twin Cities and participates in numerous musical activities in the metropolitan area including chamber music recitals, worship services, and sacred concerts.

Janet Johnson

| jl-johnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

In addition to her teaching role, Johnson also serves as an Athletic Trainer and the Physical Therapist for Bethel's athletic teams.

Kevin Johnson

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

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

Ian Johnston

| i-johnston@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Johnston’s research interests include microbial landscapes on the surfaces of reef-coral tissues in relation to coral disease, stewardship of coral reefs, and interactions between science and Christian faith.

Judy Jones

| jej65774@Bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Marketing New Product Development/Commercialization Global Business Leadership

Joel Jueckstock

| juejoe@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

practical theology; pastoral care and counseling; personal and spiritual formation; grief, loss and transition; chaplaincy; leadership; bioethics.

Christina Kaiser

| c-kaiser@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Leadership development, organizational analysis, conflict resolution, mediation

John Kantke

| john.kantke@voamn.org | Started at Bethel: 2011

Ethics and Aging

Peter Kapsner

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

New Testament. Church history and engagement with culture. Leadership in ministry. Human sexuality. Spiritual formation.

Mark Kausch

| mkausch@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1991

Kausch teaches private double bass lessons with research interest in historically-informed performance.

Peggy Kendall

| p-kendall@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Kendall has focused her research and writing on how technology impacts faith. Her current research explores how use of social media by the church impacts the message of the gospel and the role of church leaders.

Lisa Kepple

| patlis@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Rollin King

| rking@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

King’s research is in the area of computational quantum chemistry, which is the application of quantum mechanics using the tools of modern computing to solve problems in chemistry. He is a primary software developer of the PSI4 quantum chemistry package, collaborating with scientists around the world. King’s current research focuses on modeling of polymers in organic photovoltaic cells, the chiro-optical properties of molecules in solution, the generation of machine-readable output fo. . . read more.

Bill Kinney

| bkinney@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Kinney teaches the complete range of mathematics courses. His most recent sabbatical project focused on actuarial math. Kinney's research is in dynamical systems, and he is working with the qualitative theory of differential equations, making geometric assumptions and then proving the existence of certain kinds of solutions.

Alicia Klein

| alk52326@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Herb Klem

| hklem@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980


Andre Koen

| ank73572@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

My focus is in multicultural education in K-12 educational setting and in workplace demographics as they apply to EEO challenges and ADA compliance.

John Koester

| 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

AnneMarie Kooistra

| a-kooistra@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Kooistra’s research involves the study of prostitution in Los Angeles from 1880 to 1940. She examines the process by which a handful of men began a systematic domination of the business and the ways in which the prostitution racket drew people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds together.

Holly Krech Thomas

| holly-krechthomas@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Research, Neuropsychology

William Kron

| wjk97757@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Teaching and Learning

Mitchell Krumm

| mik69385@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

The nature of groups and self-determination

Debra Lamb

| del34899@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Nursing Simulation

Steven Lancaster

| steven-lancaster@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Dr. Lancaster conducts research focused on stressful/traumatic events and how people cope with these types of experiences. Specifically, he looks at how aspects of finding meaning in life, identity, religious functioning, and trying to make sense of the event may impact the post-event coping process.

Judith Landrum

| j-landrum@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

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

Marion Larson

| m-larson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1986

Larson's favorite thing about teaching English is getting to read and think about books that are so different from daily life, yet hold so many important connections; and she loves doing this with faculty and students who also enjoy it. Recently she has published articles in areas related to interfaith dialogue and faculty development, and hospitality as a metaphor for teaching. She received the Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching in 2001.

Amy Lary White

| amy-white@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Amy Lary White has extensive experience and expertise in childhood trauma; homelessness and housing policy; mental health; adoption; and children with special needs. Her 13 years in social work education have been focused on Introduction to Social Work, Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Social Welfare Policy, community practice and faculty liaison work.

John Lawyer

| lawjoh@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1976

Research interests in Celtic studies, international relations, foreign policy, European politics and globalization

Donna LeGrand

| legdon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

LeGrand developed and directs Bethel’s Spain Term and works with the World Languages and Cultures education program at Bethel. Her interests include teaching all levels of Spanish, teaching about and applying theories of second language acquisition, and researching reading in a second language. LeGrand is on the executive board of the Minnesota Council of Teaching Languages and Cultures and has been president of the Minnesota chapter of the Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugues. . . read more.

Joyce LeMay

| j-lemay@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Twin Cities Human Resource Association (TCHRA). Professional activities include consulting top-level management on improvements to work environments based on effective human resource and business strategies with a focus on ethics and organizational culture.

Daniel Leafblad

| d-leafblad@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Infertility, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, laser surgery

Erik Leafblad

| ecl59862@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Missional Ministries

Bernon Peng Yi Lee

| b-lee@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Old Testament, with a focus on the Pentateuch

James Lewis

| j-lewis@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Asian religions and culture; missions and world Christianity; religious freedom and law

Jason Li

| j-li@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1986

Li focuses his research on cross-cultural and multi-cultural competence in counseling. He also has a passion for exploring the integration of psychological and Christian perspectives in counseling.

Ben K Lim

| b-lim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Marriage and Family Therapy

Gregg Lindberg

| lingrem@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

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

Mary Lindell

| mlindell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

I am interested in practices and interventions that support student success in inclusive environments. I enjoy facilitating general and special education teacher development and partnering with schools to better prepare teachers and serve (P-12) students well.

Nathan Lindquist

| n-lindquist@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Dr. Lindquist received his M.S. in Physics and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He also worked for several years developing optical biosensors at Medtronic, Inc. During graduate school and his time at Bethel, Dr. Lindquist has published or presented more than 70 papers as author or co-author, including in the prestigious journals Science, Nature Communications, and Nano Letters. His work has more than 1000 total citations and has been featured as several c. . . read more.

Mike Lindstrom

| m-lindstrom@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Educational Technology Technology Education Mathematics STEM Windsurfing... :-)

Deborah Link

| deborah-link@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Group Therapy, Ethics and Professional Issues, Private Practice Entrepreneurship

Bruce Locklear

| wbl72675@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Locklear is the principal of Edina High School and previously principal of Delano High School. He was a full-time faculty member at Southwest State University and superintendent of Owatonna Public Schools prior to serving as principal and being selected as Minnesota Principal of the Year in 2010.

Gary Long

| glong@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Old Testament studies, with a special interest in Hebrew language studies

Shane Long

| 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.

Sara Lundquist

| s-lundquist@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Managerial Accounting, Treasury Operations.

Trey Maddox

| m-maddox@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Maddox's research focuses on two classical areas of organic chemistry, synthesis and natural product isolation. His main project focuses on the synthesis of modified DNA and RNA nucleosides. These modified nucleosides can be used to study template directed polymerization, the core mechanism in DNA replication, transcription, and translation. His newest project is developing protocols for the isolation and identification of biologically active compounds in different herbal remedies that have. . . read more.

Diana Magnuson

| d-magnuson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1994

Magnuson’s primary fields are the United States Census of Population and the history of women in America. She’s also the Director of the History Center, Archives of Bethel University and Converge Worldwide.

Ashley Mahoney

| amahoney@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Mahoney's research is in chemical education, both curriculum development and scholarship of teaching and learning projects. Mahoney is active with the POGIL (process-oriented guided inquiry learning) Project and has co-authored a collection of POGIL activities for the GOB (allied health) classroom available through Wiley. She has also assembled a national consortium of faculty to write inquiry laboratories for introductory courses. Her research projects focus on incorporating various learni. . . read more.

Gina Maltese-Preciado

| gim74778@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Languages: Spanish

Jill Martin

| jmartin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Martin’s scholarly interests include content area literacy, reflective teaching, and teacher’s use of metacognation. Her teaching specialties include secondary social studies, middle level philosophy and pedagogy, and educational psychology.

Jane Matheson

| j-matheson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Science Education and Assessment

Claudia May

| clm24736@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Ngozi Mbibi

| nfm68299@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Obstetric certified registered nurse with interest in mentoring student nurses on OB clinicals and best practices.

Mark McCloskey

| m-mccloskey@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Biblical theology of leadership, leadership formation, organizational leadership development, team building, virtue-based leadership, strategic planning

Peg McCormick

| p-mccormick@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Peg McCormick's interests and areas of specialization include Behavioral Theory, interventions for the EBD classroom, resilient health for teachers, and best practices for the support of international student teachers.

Sherri McDaniel

| sbm55323@bethel.edu

Leadership and strategy development, organizational behavior, marketing and product management, global operations, and business plan development.

Laurel McKeever

| lam96432@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: Fall 2015

I have been in Nursing since 1983, graduated from the U of M in 2010. I worked as a CNM at Mayo Clinic for 2 years before moving back to Hutchinson were I work full time at Glencoe Regional Health Services in a full scope practice. My passion is for Women's Health with a focus on teen pregnancies, menopause, and obesity.

Karen McKinney

| mckkar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Youth ministries and biblical theology, with a special interest in experiential education, anti-racism, and diversity.

William McVaugh

| w-mcvaugh@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Neuroscience, Neurophysiology, Electrophysiology, Neuropharmacology Human/Clinical Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology

Dmitri Medvedovski

| dmedved@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Family economics and personal finance. Current working paper is "Determinants of Father-Child Time Allocation.”

Patti Meras

| p-meras@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

• Curriculum development • Classroom management • Professional development • Research • Writing • APA & MLA formats • English/language arts education • Social studies education • Special education

Kim Meyer

| k-meyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Dr. Meyer has been teaching since 1989 in nursing theory, fundamentals of nursing, ethics, psychiatric mental health nursing in the undergraduate program; theory and nurse educator courses in the graduate program and psychopathology in the marriage and family therapy program at Bethel Seminary. Areas of specific interest include: theory, ethics, mental health and mental illness in society and the church, women's issues, and innovations in nursing education.. . . read more.

Mary Michener

| 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.

Jay Milbrandt

| miljay@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Intellectual property law and global justice. Authored "Go and Do: Daring to Change the World One Story at a Time" and "The Daring Heart of David Livingstone"

Maia Miller

| maia-miller@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Maia has been teaching in the special education field for 10 years. During this time she has worked with students of all disability areas. For the majority of her teaching career she has taught reading and writing, but has also taught in center-based programs as well as social skills classes for students with autism.

Bernita Missal

| 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.

Randy Moberg

| ram44555@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Moberg has worked at Bethel since 2009.

Deb Moncauskas

| debra-moncauskas@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Dr. Deb Moncauskas is an Adjunct Professor at Bethel Seminary, teaching since 2004 in the Master of Arts degree program in Children and Family Ministry. Her areas of focus are leadership and staff development, generational distinctives and ministry administration. She earned her D.Min in 2012. Her dissertation focused on strengths-based leadership development for pre-teens.

David Montzingo

| djm86768@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Dr. Montzingo is the assisting priest at Holy Spirit Anglican Church, San Diego as well as Canon for Clergy Formation in the Diocese of Western Anglicans, the Anglican Church in North America. As an Adjunct Professor for Anglican Studies at Bethel Seminary San Diego, he brings expertise in the areas of pastoral ministry, spiritual direction, Christian healing, and Anglican history.

Christopher Moore

| c-moore@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Interstate violence including terrorism, insurgency, coups d'état, and weapons of mass destruction; teaching interests in international relations, foreign policy, and political psychology

Scott Morrell

| stm93723@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Conflict Competency Development, Organization development, executive development, team development, employee engagement, and talent management.

Jan Mrozinski

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

Counseling and mental health, teaching students with challenging behaviors, collaboration with outside agencies

Dave Muhovich

| d-muhovich@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Dissertation research on models in advocacy nursing, to give voice to African nurses in the Twin Cities, Uganda, and Nigeria; exploring personal and system barriers to the advancement of nursing

Denise Muir Kjesbo

| denise-kjesbo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Children's and Family Ministry - I am committed to equipping leaders to serve in ministries with children and youth as the crucial mission field of our time - both in the States and around the world. I am passionate about partnering with parents in the spiritual formation of their children and releasing the church as family for all.

Sam Mulberry

| s-mulberry@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Much of Mulberry’s original work centers on media production for both the Christianity and Western Culture program and the Academic Enrichment and Support Center. Currently, he’s focusing on academic podcasting and producing online workshops and training sessions for students.

Susan Mulligan

| s-mulligan@bethel.edu | 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.

David Nah

| d-nah@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Systematic Theology, Christian Social Ethics, Theology in Global Context, Theology of Religions, World Religions

Lisa Naser

| l-naser@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Family practice with an emphasis on women's health, adolescent health and behavioral health, emergency medicine, and urgent care.

Brad Nauman

| 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.

Matthew Neibergall

| m-neibergall@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Neibergall studies the mechanisms by which oxygenase enzymes activate O2 for insertion into organic compounds during cellular metabolism. The formation of DNA nucleotides from their RNA nucleotide precursors, the conversion of the amino acid phenylalanine to tyrosine and then to the neurotransmitter dopamine, and the production of prostaglandins are biological pathways that require oxygenase enzymes. Currently, his research group is studying nitrobenzene-1,2-dioxygenase, a Rieske non-heme i. . . read more.

Wade Neiwert

| w-neiwert@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Neiwert's research focuses on the study of a unique class of inorganic cluster-like compounds known as polyoxometalates (POMs for short). His recent efforts have focused on using POMs as nanoscale building blocks, where they are connected by organic ligands, resulting in inorganic-organic hybrid materials. Multiple spectroscopic techniques are used to characterize POMs and their resulting polymeric materials, including multi-nuclear NMR (1H, 13C, 31P, 29Si, etc), FT-IR, UV-Vis, and single c. . . read more.

Greg Nelson

| gregory-nelson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

International Baccalaureate education.

Ruth Nelson

| rnelson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Nelson’s research interests include adoption and academic achievement, faith integration with disability studies, academic support services for English Language Learners, and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Kirstin Nesbitt

| kln37247@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Technology management, software development, program/project management, technology innovation (e.g., big data, cloud computing, mobile technology), global business initiatives, process improvement.

Katherine Nevins

| k-nevins@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1981

Nevins focuses her research on college student development, women’s lives and choices, strategies for improving teaching and learning, and conflict resolution.

Pauline Nichols

| pauline.nichols@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Find me either in the mountains of San Diego or in the villages of the NI7S in Southeast Asia.

Kristen Nichols-Besel

| kmn39985@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Literacy Education - young adult literature, methods courses for English Education, practicum and student teaching supervision; Writing Center work; College Writing

Lyn Nixon

| nixlyn@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Greek, Hermeneutics, New Testament, Biblical Theology, The Use of the OT in the NT

Molly Noble

| 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

Laura Nugteren

| laura-nugteren@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Adult critical care and cardiovascular care

Sara Nylin

| s-nylin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Labor and delivery; high risk OB

Andrew Odubote

| b-odubote@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Crime and criminal justice, delinquency, race, sociology of family, quantitative research methods

Steve Ogren

| 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.

Cheryl Oie

| coie@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Bruce Olsen

| bruce-olsen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Business combinations, personal financial planning, and financial accounting. Memberships in American Institute of CPAs, Minnesota Society of CPAs, and Minnesota Council of Accounting Educators.

DiAnna Olsen

| dio64579@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Small business financial consultant and project manager. I have been an entrepreneur for 30 years, helping small business owners understand their finances. I consult as well as lead projects from organizational change to process development. I enter into organizations that need to revamp process, reorganize to get the right talent in the right chairs, and automate software systems for efficiency; I utilize the team and talent that is already in place and bring them together to collaborate a. . . read more.

Joel Olson

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

Academic writing

Andre Ong

| a-ong@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

André Ong is Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Bethel Theological Seminary, San Diego.

Bethany Opsata

| b-opsata@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Staffing, compensation, and employment law. Pursuing a Ph.D. with a specialization in Human Resource Development, University of Minnesota.

Chad Osgood

| chad-osgood@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

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

Christine Osgood

| christine-osgood@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001


Sandra Oslund

| s-oslund@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

As director of the St. Paul seminary library, I collaborate with teaching faculty and lead the library staff in fulfilling the seminary’s educational mission.

Sally Padgett

| spadgett@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Theology, Church History, Technology and Ethics, Business Ethics

Seth Paradis

| s-paradis@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Paradis has extensive consulting and research experience within injury prevention and the development of neuromuscular facilitation. He is starting to examine the body’s endocrine response to daily stress and how it relates to chronic disease and the dimensions of wellness.

Tina Park

| l-juan@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Jeanine Parolini

| j-parolin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Leadership theory & development, transformational & servant leadership, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, coaching & mentoring, ethics, self-leadership & assessment, leadership communication, strengths-based leadership, organizational development, change & change leadership, organizational diagnosis & health, and team leadership.

Craig Paulson

| craig-paulson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Craig is a professor and program director of Bethel's Doctor of Education Leadership in K12 Administration program, K12 administrative licenses, Doctor of Education Leadership in Higher Education Program since 2006.

Patricia Paulson

| patricia-paulson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Paulson focuses her research on trustworthy practices for learning science, focusing specifically on scientific practices. She has led the GEMS program, coordinates the STEM certification program, teaches Life Science Concepts, Applied STEM Practices, and Science Curriculum and Methods at all levels. Paulson also teaches in the Ed.D. program.

Bill Paxton

| b-paxton@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Organizational behavior, leadership, strengths development, the future of higher education

Abbey Payeur

| abbeypayeur@bethel.edu | 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.

Jolene Pearson

| jolene-pearson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Pearson has focused her research and professional work in pre-service teacher education, professional development for early childhood educators, online education, and infant mental health. Her teaching specialties include premature infants, infant mental health, early childhood special education, and development of early childhood teachers.

Carrie Peffley

| carrie-peffley@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Peffley is completing a Ph.D. dissertation on 13th century metaphysics at the University of Cambridge. Her area of specialization is in medieval philosophy (Latin and Arabic) and she has written on Neo-Platonism, the Neo-Aristotelian tradition, al-Farabi, Aquinas, and Nominalism. Her interests also include medieval and contemporary ethics, as well as the relationship between philosophy and theology.

Judith Perry

| jlp99262@bethel.edu | 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.

Kenneth Petersen

| k-petersen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Petersen’s research interests include responses of wildlife populations and communities to habitat alterations.

Beth Peterson

| 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.

Gene D. Peterson

| gene-peterson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Richard Peterson

| petric@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980

Dick Peterson received his Ph.D. in physics at Michigan State followed by postdoctoral and several summer VSM positions in optical plasma diagnostics in the Physics Division at Los Alamos. Since coming to Bethel University, he has worked with students in developing new methods for fast interferometric and holographic measurements of all sorts. He has received the American Physical Society's (APS) prize for outstanding research at an undergraduate school and was elected a Fellow of the APS i. . . read more.

Cristina Plaza Ruiz

| cplazaru@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Spanish for Health Professionals, Latino immigration, immigrant families in transition, mental health of immigrants

Amy Poppinga

| a-poppinga@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Poppinga studies the history of Islamic communities in the United States with her current project asking how growing up in a Western, non-Muslim society has impacted young Muslim-Americans' views on marriage. She's also interested in the history of Islamic societies in the Middle East (particularly after the end of colonialism) and the global history of Muslim women.

Jeffrey Port

| jport@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Recent research topics include the use of restored prairies by grassland songbirds, small mammals and insects, and reproductive biology and natural history of Ecuadorian cloudforest songbirds. Dr. Port also is a federally licensed master bird bander and operates a MAPS (www.birdpop.org/pages/maps.php) station in cooperation with Anoka County in the Rum River Central Park during the summer months.

Don Postema

| d-postema@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1978

Don Postema is active in healthcare ethics in a variety of professional communities. His interests include aesthetics, bioethics, healthcare ethics, 19th-20th century history of philosophy, and film studies.

Miranda Powers

| m-powers@bethel.edu | 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.

Al Prentice

| a-prentice@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Marketing and management.

Joseph Pribyl

| jop89365@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families, along with psychological services such as assessments and expert opinions to various organizations. Philosophically, I follow a systems perspective, which understands the human person and his/her well-being within the context of interpersonal relationships. I employ a number of techniques in my clinical work, including scientifically validated models of therapy such as cogn. . . read more.

Linda Probert

| linda-probert@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

My expertise is in Literacy for K-2 children and Kindergarten education. I am passionate about working with teacher candidates as they learn to teach young children in developmentally, active, and creative ways. My research interest is the importance of play in children's school experience.

Matthew Putz

| m-putz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Philosophy of technology, conflict management, organizational leadership, ethics

Karen Quek

| karen-quek@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Gender construction in couples' relationship · International couples relational dynamic · Cultural competency in clinical supervision · Development of the self of the therapist ·Family and couples processes

Jay Rasmussen

| rasjay@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

I have now served for 27 years as a teacher educator and I am currently a Professor of Education at Bethel University. My teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate level courses in literacy education and assessment. My administrative responsibilities include serving as a Faculty Development Coordinator at Bethel and as the Program Director for the M.A. Program in Education: K-12. From 1997-2006 I helped develop and oversee four master’s programs and one doctoral program. . . read more.

Paul Reasoner

| reapau@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1984

Reasoner presents and publishes on Confucian sincerity, reincarnation and karma, and forgiveness in Buddhist and Christian rituals. His interests include Asian philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, and epistemology.

Rick Rees

| reeric@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980

Technical theatre, stage design, costume design, light design, directing, and children's theatre.

Shelby Reigstad

| shelby-reigstad@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Communication Studies

Tracy Reimer

| t-reimer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Tracy studies, teaches, and presents on effective leadership practices. She focuses on the daily actions of school principals that build a culture of a professional learning community and hold high expectations and value added instruction for all students.

Kenneth A. Reynhout

| reyken@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

systematic theology, theology and science, continental philosophy, philosophy of science, ethics

Mark Rhoads

| rhomar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Rhoads teaches courses in church music, music education, and gen. ed. arts courses. He is a member of the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada and is active in discussions on music and worship, with current research in American hymnody, especially the reform movement in the American Protestant church in the early 19th century. Rhoads is active in church music as director, hymn and tune writer, and worship planner. He also writes and publishes poetry.. . . read more.

Gretchen Ricci

| glr55742@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Instructor in American Sign Language

Daniel Ritchie

| d-ritchie@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Ritchie teaches courses in British literature and specializes in the 18th century. In 2002, he guided Bethel’s efforts to begin a Humanities Program, a team-taught, 4-course introduction to the Western tradition. In 2006, he won Bethel’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching. He has edited 2 books on Edmund Burke and has written 2 books of literary criticism, Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age and The Fullness of Knowing: Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer. . . . read more.

Ruben Rivera

| ruben-rivera@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Rivera is currently revising his book on Alberto Rembao and pioneer Latin American Protestantism in the early twentieth century for popular audiences, and working on a new book about the cultural captivity of the gospel that will blend history and reader journey-through-exercises.

Mark Robertson

| mark-robertson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Robertson previously served as superintendent of schools for Fridley Public School District in the Twin Cities area from 2006-10, when he was selected as Minnesota Superintendent of the Year. Over the past 31 years, his experiences working in education have included work as a science teacher, staff developer, activities director, associate principal, and high school principal.

Ken Rohly

| rohly@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1987

My research is focused on solution, surface, and materials chemistry applied to industrial applications. My major area of interest has been the modification of the surface chemistry of metallic and polymeric biomaterials used for devices implanted in the body. Recent research projects include the development and understanding of ion-exchange materials, physical and chemical adsorption phenomena, the application of biocides in medical device processes, microencapsulation and controlled relea. . . read more.

Wayne Roosa

| rooway@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1983

Art history

Dan Rotach

| danny-rotach@bethel.edu

Issues of sexuality, conflict management, relationship dynamics.

Andrew Rowell

| a-rowell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lesslie Newbigin, Eugene Peterson, church planting, church consulting, megachurches, trends in theological education, business management, the quantitative study of congregations in sociology, models of practical theology, the history of pastoral ministry, pastoral ministry in literature.

John Rudberg

| john-rudberg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Managerial economics, managerial accounting.

Andrew Russell

| andrew-russell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

The Keswick Movement, Religious Practices, the Modern Missionary Movement, the East African Revival, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards

Angela Sabates

| abates@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Sabates focuses her research on Christian views of the human condition as they relate to social psychology research, curriculum development in Christian higher education, and Christian perspectives of positive psychology

Matt Saferite

| matthew-saferite@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Administrative leadership Professional development Strengths-based leadership Total Quality Management Curriculum refinement

Chuck Sambs

| c-sambs@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Sambs served as director of curriculum and instruction in the Winona, Minn., school district and the Hudson, Wis., school district. Previously, he was principal and superintendent in the LaCrescent, Minn., school district. He was the high school principal in Idaho Springs, Colo., and began his career as a teacher in Wisconsin and Colorado.

Jessica Samens

| j-samens@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Samens’ research interests include disability and communication; teaching public speaking to international students; and gender communication. She is assistant director of the forensics program.

Laura Sanchez Gonzalez

| laura-sanchez@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Sánchez is from Guadalajara, Mexico, and has taught and administered in a K-12 bilingual school. She has a passion for Latin American culture and film.

Kristin Sandau

| k-sandau@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Over twenty years experience in cardiovascular patient care, maintains clinical expertise as staff RN at United Hospital and teaching ECG classes for Allina Hospitals and Clinics. Research and publications in the areas of health-related quality of life in cardiovascular patients (coronary artery bypass, aortic stenosis, left ventricular assist of devices); staff nurse development and precepting; implementation of practice guidelines; and education on cardiac monitoring for nurses.. . . read more.

John Sanders

| sandersjohng@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 2000

Ministry and writing

Mary Sanders

| Mary-sanders@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Spiritual and Personal Formation and Marriage and Family Therapy.

Shawn Sauve

| shawn-sauve@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Managerial accounting, managerial finance, economics, organizational architecture

Harley Schreck

| h-schreck@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Schreck is an anthropologist who previously worked with World Vision, an international Christian aid and development agency. He teaches courses in Amsterdam and India and often involves students in his research in Northeast Minneapolis, which looks at urban change and social capital. He is also co-director of the Masters of Arts in Gerontology program at Bethel.

Greta Schutte

| ges77279@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Susan Schwope

| s-tag@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Psychology Mental Health Special Education

Glen Scorgie

| g-scorgie@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Systematic theology, historical theology, spiritual theology and ethics.

Jennifer Scott

| jscott@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Bible, Spirituality

Rebecca Seaberg

| rseaberg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1981

With experience teaching junior and senior high mathematics, Seaberg teaches a variety of math courses, including those that train elementary math teachers and the general education math courses. She has also supervised Bethel's senior math education.

Jenna Seal

| jks29647@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Seal has held a variety of leadership roles in the field of aging services, in both assisted living environments and skilled nursing facilities. She is currently serving as the housing director of an assisted living community in St. Paul, and is actively involved in advocacy efforts for senior healthcare.

Stephen Self

| selste@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Self teaches organ, piano, and music history. He also serves in the West­ern Humanity program. He is active as a solo and collaborative pianist throughout the Twin Cities. Self is an active member of the American Guild of Organists. He is a Fellow of the Guild, the highest certification level offered, and in 2000, he received the S. Lewis Elmer prize for the highest score of all major certification recipients of that year. A published musicologist, he specializes in music of the Medieval a. . . read more.

Timothy Senapatiratne

| t-senapatiratne@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Currently, I have focused my research on three separate, but interrelated areas. First, I have focused my research on the Hebrew Bible with a special emphasis on Wisdom Literature. I am particularly interested in how Biblical Wisdom Literature borrows from other wisdom traditions within the Ancient Near East. Second, I am also interested in understanding how our own personal hermeneutics impact the reading of Scripture. I am particularly interested in Asian and Asian American hermeneuti. . . read more.

Sara Shady

| s-shady@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Shady’s interests include the construction of healthy communities and political societies; the role of religion in politics, especially inter-faith dialogue; and early to mid-20th century Continental philosophy.

Angela Shannon

| a-shannon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Shannon is the author of the poetry book "Singing the Bones Together." Her poems have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies, including "Where One Ends Another Begins: 150 Years of Minnesota Poetry"; "Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century"; and the textbook "A Multicultural Reader, Collection One: Many Voices Literature Series." Professor Shannon’s choreopoem "Root Woman" premiered at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater in Evanston, Illinois.. . . read more.

Marta Shaw

| gilmara@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Marta Shaw is a lecturer in the Institute of Public Affairs at Jagiellonian University in Poland, and an Affiliate of the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on international higher education policy, academic ethics and intercultural leadership in education.

Timothy Shaw

| t-shaw@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1981

Shaw’s research interests include development of chick nervous system, the brain and feeding behavior, relationships between the structure of the brain and behavior, progress in new clinical treatment options, and the biology of morality.

Janelle Shearer

| 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.

Linda Shell

| linda-shell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Gerontological nursing, leadership, dementia care

Kevin Shull

| kevin-shull@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Shull oversees the management of all activity of the music department’s performance ensembles including the planning, organization, and promotion of all music tours, performances on campus, as well as the production of Bethel’s annual Festival of Christmas. He conducts the Bethel Handbell Ensemble and coaches smaller handbell ensembles and soloists.

Eydie Shypulski

| eydie-shypulski@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Paul Siebrasse

| p-siebrasse@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Microeconomics, econometrics, statistics

Lisa Silmser

| l-silmser@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Instructional Strategies, Differentiation and Interventions, Special Education, Language Arts and Literacy, Online Instructional Practices

Ken Smith

| kenneth-smith@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Organizational change, followership

Ripley Smith

| r-smith@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Smith has research interests in social networks and socio-cultural adjustment, trust development in partnerships across cultures and organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international crisis intervention processes, and prophetic rhetoric.

James D. Smith III

| jds31@cox.net | Started at Bethel: 1988

Church History; Historical Theology; Christian biography; Spiritual life & ministry; History of Missions; Women in the Christian Tradition; Henri Nouwen; baseball history

Scott Sochay

| socsco@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Sochay's research and teaching interests include media law, media technology, and Native Americans and the media.

Pam Sohriakoff

| psohriak@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Accompanying, vocal coach, private piano lessons

Paula Soneral

| p-soneral@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Soneral’s research interests include cell motility and the cytoskeleton and regulation of motor proteins in cilia/flagellar assembly.

Andrea Sorensen

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

Teach from a Strengths Based approach

Raymond Sperl

| raymond-sperl@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Instructional Technology Integration; Science Instruction

Stacie Stanley

| sts44568@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Instructional Leadership, Systems Change, Leadership in Urban and Urban Like Settings, Quality English Learner Programs

Sue Steen

| 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.

Michelle Steffenhagen

| allmica@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

College Student Development, Crisis Intervention, Conflict Management

Keith Stein

| k-stein@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Research interests include student-faculty studies of supersonic flows and shock waves and Dr. Stein currently is the principal investigator on a $143,557 NSF grant for creating interactive videos on these phenomena.

Kenneth Steinbach

| steken@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Steinbach teaches courses in 3 Dimensional Visual thinking, Sculpture, Senior Seminar, and Creative Practices, and frequently involves students in the research and execution of his own artwork. He is currently working on a research project investigating the activities that support and enrich long term creative viability for visual artists.

Jim Stern

| 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.

Jeffrey Stitt

| jls33348@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016


Angela Stoeckman

| a-stoeckman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

I am interested in the regulation of fatty acid metabolism. Fatty acids are not only important in the generation of ATP/energy, but they are important signaling molecules and inflammatory mediators. Fatty acids are stored as triacylglycerol (TAG) molecules in a dynamic cellular organelle called the lipid droplet. My research focuses on proteins that coat these lipid droplets in the hepatocyte and act to regulate the entry or exit of TAGs.

Scott Strand

| scott-strand@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Personal Formation, Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Direction

Gary David Stratton

| g-stratton@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Spiritual formation and spiritual awakening, discipleship and mentoring, Jonathan Edwards and spiritual leadership, nonprofit leadership, team development

Mark Strauss

| m-strauss@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1993

New Testament, Greek, Bible Translation, and Hermeneutics

Diane Strike

| dstrike@bethel.edu

Mental health professionals’ disability competence and positive psychology.

Chuck Stroud

| c-stroud@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Accounting, managerial accounting, tax, nonprofit.

Barry Sullivan

| b-sullivan@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Sullivan served for more than 25 years with the Office of Government Relations in the Minnesota Department of Education, where he coordinated the development of state education policy recommendations to the legislature, interpreted state and federal education regulations, and acted as a liaison between the department and other federal and state agencies.

Danny Swensen

| d-swensen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Areas of expertise include mathematics and physics education, education technology, and statistics.

Jeanne Szarzynski

| j-szarzynski@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Physician Assistant

Sarah Tahtinen-Pacheco

| s-tahtinen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

30 years experience in teaching & research in: Teacher Education, Bilingual-Bicultural and World Languages and Cultures Ed.; Pre-K -Adult, Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Design, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language Program, Development & Evaluation, Faculty Development/Teaching Mentor, and Doctoral/Masters Thesis Advisor

Artie Terry

| a-terry@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Terry's research interests include screenwriting, film, the history of film, and the films of African American filmmakers.

Deborah Thomas

| thodeb@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Thomas focuses her research in the field of biometrics, specifically automatic face recognition from poor quality video. Her papers include approaches for multiframe face recognition using video data and pose handling for improved face recognition. Most recently, she taught at Eastern Oregon University in the department of Computer Science and Multimedia and worked with students on object size estimation using multiple images.

Lex Thompson

| l-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Photography, Senior Seminar, Professional Practices, Cryptozoology

Steven Thompson

| s-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Thompson teaches courses in instrumental conducting, instrumental pedagogies, private trumpet instruction, and conducts the Bethel Wind Symphony. Thompson maintains an active performing schedule as a trumpeter in the Upper Midwest and the Eastern United States. He is sought after as a clinician and as an adjudicator for numerous con­test events.

Wendy Thompson

| wendy-thompson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1998

Public Health Nursing and Nursing Leadership

Mark Thorson

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

Culturally Competent General education for Adult Learners

Jone Tiffany

| tifjon@bethel.edu | 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.

Jay Tracy

| j-tracy@bethel.edu

As an adjunct professor at Bethel University, Tracy teaches neuropsychology, biological bases of behavior, to the graduate students in counseling psychology. He is the author of two books, "Pain: It's Not All In Your Head; The Test Don't Show Everything", and “Pain: Nerves On Fire; Changing Neuropathic Pain.”

Sandra Traudt

| s-traudt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Sande Traudt has specialized experience in integrative practice; children, youth, and families; gerontology; group work; ethics; supervision; violence prevention and intervention; trauma informed practice; resiliency; justice and spirituality; compassion fatigue; and self-care. Her years in social work education have focused on faculty liaison work, integrative seminar, practice based research, ethics, experiential learning, and utilization of case studies in social work education.. . . read more.

Charlene Turner

| charlene-turner@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

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

Brian Turnquist

| turnquist@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Turnquist has been at Bethel since 1997. His expertise is in Scientific Computing, especially applied in the field of neuroscience. He collaborates with numerous research groups in the U.S. and internationally developing techniques to measure sensation. He teaches both math and computer science courses including: Numerical Methods, Artificial Intelligence, Scientific Computing, Algebraic Structures, Compilers, and Probability and Statistics.

Tiffany Udenberg

| t-udenberg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

General Education, Organizational Leadership

Jonathan Van Berkom

| j-van-berkom@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Fred Van Geest

| f-van-geest@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Intersection of Christianity and politics; teaching interests in comparative politics, public administration, and religion and politics

Ray VanArragon

| rvanarra@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

VanArragon explores the ways Christians ought to deal with religious diversity and disagreement about moral and political issues. His interests also include philosophy of religion, skepticism about religious claims, free will, and moral responsibility.

Lisa VanGerpen

| lav63897@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

I have been practicing at Avera McKennan in Sioux Falls as a Nurse Midwife since 1998. I was initially in solo practice and now have 3 partners.

Jonathan Veenker

| j-veenker@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Veenker teaches composition, music theory, and orchestration courses. He is a frequently commissioned composer and arranger writing primarily for choir, wind ensemble, orchestra, and solo voice.

Joellyn Veninga

| j-veninga@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Organization design, organization development, mergers and acquisitions, change management, succession planning, Compensation and Benefits, leadership development

April Vinding

| a-vinding@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Vinding teaches a full range of writing classes from composition to creative nonfiction. Her primary interests are the lyric essay and creative nonfiction that explores nontraditional forms. Her essays, poetry and creative nonfiction have been published recently in "Ruminate," "Geez," "get born," and "Curator," publications that probe the interplay of faith, community, and the arts.

Julie Ann Vingers

| j-vingers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Dissertation research on lateral violence in nursing and nursing education. Nursing experience in Mental Health and Maternal-Child nursing. Fifteen years spent working as Certified Nurse Midwife serving a diverse population of women. Currently teaching in the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program

Ishaa Vintinner

| isv84686@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Languages: American Sign Language

William Voigt

| bill.voigt@anoka.k12.mn.us | Started at Bethel: 2008

Industrial Internship Coordinator: Conduct career seminar and supervise students on their internship job sites. SkillsUSA Advisor.

Geri Von Grey

| geri-vongrey@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Lindsey Watkins

| ljw43998@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

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

Tina Watson Wiens

| tina-wiens@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Sara Werner

| saw63533@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Child Directed/Experiential Play Therapy, EMDR (Level II), Somatic Experiencing, trauma and PTSD, emotional/behavioral issues with children, parent education, emotion regulation skills, and play therapy training of other professionals.

Ruslana Westerlund

| r-westerlund@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

English language development, bilingual education, academic language, ESL/bilingual program evaluation, teacher change, science of implementation, and policy implementation

Michelle Westmark Wingard

| m-westmark@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Westmark is the Gallery Director for The Johnson Gallery and The Olson Gallery, Bethel's two on-campus galleries.

Melissa Wetterlund

| m-wetterlund@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Melissa specializes in teaching and training in play therapy and child development. She integrates many of the experiences and resources from her personal practice as a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor into her classes.

David Wetzell

| wetzell@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Wetzell specializes in probability and statistics. He advises students on careers in actuarial science, and was active in developing calculus reform materials and extending that approach into the sophomore year in the multivariable calculus and differential equations courses.

Jeff Wetzig

| wetjef@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Drawing, Printmaking

Steve Whiting

| whiste@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

More than 20 years of management, consulting, and information technology experience. Interested in a biblical framework for technology/engineering and business.

Dennis J. Whitman

| d-whitman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Operations management, human resource management, and business management

Mary F. Whitman

| m-whitman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Whitman’s research interests include expatriate and repatriate adjustment, motivation, and job satisfaction. She has also worked on research exploring personality factors with both organizational and self-identified expatriates. Her research participants include expatriates and repatriates from around the world.

Molly Wickam

| m-wickam@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Program management, business education, business capstones, service-learning, marketing

Kara Wicklund

| k-wicklund@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Instructional Design

Mike Wild

| miw77986@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Athletic Training, Anatomy, Clinical Practice

Stephanie Williams

| 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.

Chipp Windham

| Curtis-Windham@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Followership

Scott Winter

| s-winter@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Winter teaches and practices big story reporting. He's energized by journalists and writers who find new ways to tell stories to make them matter to changing audiences. The University of Nebraska Press published his book, "Nebrasketball: Coach Tim Miles and a Big Ten Team on the Rise," in 2015. He teaches high school and collegiate journalism workshops throughout the U.S. and leads students on international reporting projects, including January 2017's Project Guatemala with graphic design p. . . read more.

Brandon Winters

| b-winters@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Dr. Winters' research is currently focused on the chemistry of carbon. Carbon has more known allotropes than any other material with a new one having been discovered as recently as 2015. While many of these allotropes have existed naturally for thousands of years it was not until 2004 that one particularly fascinating one, graphene, was discovered and characterized. This form of carbon is the first 2D material ever discovered and is made up of a single atomic-thin layer of carbons bonded to. . . read more.

Amy Witt

| a-witt@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Medical Surgical nursing, surgical intensive care, trauma, forensic nursing. Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Nursing with dissertation focus on the cultural competence of Baccalaureate nursing students. Currently also practicing as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-RN). Previously served on the Minnesota Board of Nursing.

Jennifer Wood

| jjw57236@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Clinical adult medical/surgical critical care and cardiovascular ICU, and nursing education

Jane Wrede

| j-wrede@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Reproductive Health Topics, Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural Practice, and Nursing Education Program Development.

Catherine Wright

| c-wright@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

New Testament studies, with special interests in the Gospel of Luke and spiritual formation

Gretchen Wrobel

| g-wrobel@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Wrobel conducts research on curiosity as it affects relationships in adoption, including the adopted person, adoptive parents, and birth parents.

Katrina Wu

| katrina-wu@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Katrina is a practicing, full-scope nurse-midwife with experience in home and birth center birth and developing women’s healthcare services. Her clinical interests include family planning, integrative medicine, improving racial and cultural diversity among midwives, and increasing access to midwifery care in underserved communities.

Adam Wyse

| a-wyse@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Wyse is the lead psychometrician for alternative assessments for the Michigan Department of Education. His areas of research specialization include standard setting, equating, item response theory, growth models, and the assessment of students with disabilities.

Sara Wyse

| s-wyse@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Dan Yim

| dyim@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Dr. Yim has interests in early modern philosophy, the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, the philosophy of popular culture, and the epistemology of self-deception.

Barb Ylitalo

| bjy34323@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Carole Young

| youcar@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1990

Young focuses her research on the processes of retrieving knowledge from semantic memory. Specifically, she looks at what retrieval strategies people use and how metacognitive factors influence the choice of strategies.

Samuel Zalanga

| szalanga@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Zalanga’s doctoral fieldwork focused on the comparative role of ruling elite coalitions in development policy formulation and implementation in Malaysia and Nigeria. He specifically studied the process and politics of neoliberal economic reforms and implementation. Zalanga grew up in the northeastern region of Nigeria and brings an international and interdisciplinary perspective to the department.

Meg Zauner

| mzauner@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Directing, Shakespeare, musical theatre, theatre history, dance, and children's theatre.

De Zhang

| d-zhang@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Zhang is from China. Her major research and teaching interests include computer-assisted language learning, heritage language education, technology and teacher education, and multicultural education. Zhang has taught beginning and intermediate level Chinese courses at Iowa State University and at Bethel University.

Annette Ziegler

| annette-ziegler@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Ziegler is the principal of Coon Rapids High School and was the former principal of Coon Rapids Middle School. She served as assistant principal at Sandburg Middle School and Anoka High School following her tenure as dean of students in Kern Unified School District in California.

Larry Zimmerman

| larry-zimmerman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Zimmerman is a professional musician with Grammy award-winning Chestnut Brass Company and principal trombonist in the Duluth-Superior Symphony and the Minneapolis Pop Orchestra. He also actively performs using period brass instruments including Renaissance sackbuts and 19th century saxhorns.

Pamela Zimmerman

| pamela-zimmerman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Social gerontology and aging policy.

Laura Zukanoff

| laz92556@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Zukanoff teaches courses in French.

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