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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| 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
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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."
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2007
Nursing Leadership, curriculum management, educational program development, assessment and evaluation, worked in administrative roles in associate degree nursing and allied health programs. Research Interests: Nursing Leadership and innovative program development.
| email@example.com | 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
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
| email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2007
Economic development and trade, applied econometrics, social networks, and economics of religion. Current working papers include “Institutions, Trade and Geography: A Panel Data Study” and “Religious Values and Beliefs and Economic Development in the Nation State.”
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2008
Susan loves teaching 3 courses at Bethel University. She is deeply committed to making a difference in students lives. Susan has strong organizational skills, excels in group facilitation, writes training manuals for organizations, does training for those same organizations, and likes anything related to communication skills.
| email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2011
Brad has 30+ years of experience as a leader in both the public and private sector. He is the current Mayor of Buffalo, Minn. and also sits on the board of the Buffalo Allina Hospital Foundation. His day job is as the Advisory Business Consultant for Servicenow, advising large corporate clients on Enterprise Service Management initiatives. He is frequently asked to speak on topics ranging from leadership to local government issues.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2010
I have a decade of teaching experience in literacy that spans the kindergarten through college age groups. Now I use these experiences to mentor the teacher candidates I supervise for the undergraduate and graduate teaching education programs.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2015
With a BSN and MPH, Judy has worked in China for the last 23 years. During the last 15 years she worked first in rickets prevention, and most recently in diabetes prevention. Her team completed a translation research project funded by a grant from the International Diabetes Federation, adapting the Diabetes Prevention Project to north China.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 1982
Dr. Peterson's areas of interest include mental health nursing, nursing care of the elderly, gerontology, end of life care, nursing curriculum development and assessment, and the theology of suffering. Her publications and presentations primarily focus on faith and health integration, suffering, and professional boundaries.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2008
Clinical experience includes work in home health, hospice, critical care units, medical-surgical, and obstetrics. Extensive experience leading quality improvement programs related to hospital, home health care, patient safety, and palliative care.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1983
Sue’s nursing and teaching career has focused on maternal/child health. She has published a number of articles related to spiritual care and faith development in children. Sue has also done research and published in the area of perinatal bereavement. In addition to teaching, she is currently working as a Perinatal Nurse Navigator.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2001-2006, 2010
Wide range of nursing experience including NICU, Pediatrics, Adult Med-Surg, Obstetrics, Psych/Mental Health. Teaches OB orientation classes for Allina Health System, and has worked in staff development at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Research interests: Innovative teaching/learning strategies including the use of Virtual Worlds for Nursing Education. Has presented her doctoral project on the use of Virtual Platforms for teaching inclusivity in nursing education at local and international . . . read more.
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.”
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2005
Stephanie specializes in Biblical communication, storytelling, practical theology, missional theology and church governance and structure. She is a Lead Pastor at Mill City Church in Northeast Minneapolis. In addition, she is a consultant in the areas of church leadership, structure, and mission.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.
| firstname.lastname@example.org | 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.
| email@example.com | 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.