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

Program Directors & Lead Faculty

Jessica Daniels

Program Director | 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.

Faculty

Carla Dahl

Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Joel Frederickson

Adjunct Faculty | 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.

Lori Jass

Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Steven Lancaster

Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Mike Lindstrom

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

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

Kristen Nichols-Besel

Adjunct Instructor | 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

Patricia Paulson

Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Heather Petridis

Adjunct Instructor | hip77679@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Currently serves as the Vice President for Graduate and Professional Enrollment and Student Services for Azusa Pacific University. Her leadership experience in higher education spans private and for-profit education, career services, enrollment management, military-veteran resources, student affairs, and regional campus operations. Dr. Petridis is the founding vice president at Azusa Pacific University for the Offices of Military-Veteran Resources and Graduate and Professional Student Aff. . . read more.

Tracy Reimer

Faculty | 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.

Ruben Rivera

Associate Professor of History | 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.

Alba Romero Arteaga

Adjunct Instructor | apr78769@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

ALBA ROMERO ARTEAGA holds a J.D. and LL.M from Hamline University School of Law and a M.A. in Management from Hamline University. She also earned her law degree from Universidad Santa Maria in her natal Venezuela. She currently serves as a Senior Regulatory Specialist at Capella University. Previously, she was the Associate Director of International Students and Scholars at Hamline University. She is committed to lifelong learning and appreciative of the commitment and discipline of adult . . . read more.

Marta Shaw

Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Mary F. Whitman

Associate Professor | 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.

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