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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

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak

Program Director and Adjunct Faculty | lab73285@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Teaching Specialty

Work Based Learning Technology Business Education

Wallace Boeve

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

Areas of expertise

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

Katie Bonawitz

Program Director and Associate Professor of Education | katie-bonawitz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Areas of expertise

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, mil. . . read more.

Diane Dahl

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

Areas of expertise

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

Pamela Friesen

Program Director and Associate Professor of Nursing | p-friesen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Areas of expertise

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.

Leslie Helgerson

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

Greg Nelson

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

Areas of expertise

International Baccalaureate education.

Craig Paulson

Program Director and Professor | craig-paulson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Areas of expertise

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

Adjunct Instructor and Program Director | patricia-paulson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Areas of expertise

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 l. . . read more.

Bill Paxton

Program Director and Associate Professor | b-paxton@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Areas of expertise

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

Jay Rasmussen

Program Director and Professor of Education | rasjay@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Areas of expertise

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 Facu. . . read more.

Molly Wickam

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

Areas of expertise

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

Jane Wrede

Program Director and Associate Professor of Nursing | j-wrede@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Areas of expertise

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

Pamela Zimmerman

Program Director and Adjunct Instructor | pamela-zimmerman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Areas of expertise

Social gerontology and aging policy.


Mark Anderson

Adjunct Instructor, LP and LMFT | mark-anderson@bethel.edu

Areas of expertise

Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Systems, Group Therapy

Jodi Baker

Adjunct Instructor | jodi-baker@bethel.edu

Andrew Barrett-Bettcher

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Lisa Bekemeyer

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

Areas of expertise

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

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

Areas of expertise

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

Cathy Bergland

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

Areas of expertise

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

Jeff Berryhill

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

Areas of expertise

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, inclu. . . read more.

Jon Bonkoski

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

Areas of expertise

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

Cheryl Bostrom

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Tim Bredow

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

Areas of expertise

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

Joni Burgin-Hartshorn

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

Teaching Specialty

Educational Leadership, Policy and Administration

Dynna Castillo Portugal

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

Teaching Specialty

Educational Leadership

James Chamberlain

Adjunct Instructor | jrc82432@bethel.edu

Areas of expertise

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

Alex Chan

Adjunct Instructor | alex-chan@bethel.edu

Kari Christensen

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

Teaching Specialty

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

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

Areas of expertise

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

Professor of Nursing | c-clark@bethel | Started at Bethel: 2009

Areas of expertise

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;. . . read more.

Amanda Cornelius

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

Areas of expertise

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

Andrew Craig

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

Research interests

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

Carla Dahl

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Jessica Daniels

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

Research interests

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

Associate Professor in Organizational Leadership | n-daniels@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1989

Teaching Specialty

Self Analysis, Self Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Development

Ken Dean

Adjunct Assistant Professor | kmd78958@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

Areas of expertise

Biological Studies

George Dierberger

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

Areas of expertise

Strategy and innovation, international marketing and business operations.

Anthony Dorn

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

Areas of expertise

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

Karen Drake

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

Areas of expertise

Simulation, development of cultural competence through study abroad

Michael Dreher

Program Director of M.A. in Communication | mdreher@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Research interests

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.

Julia Dreyer

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

Areas of expertise

Julia teaches 2 courses in the Special Education program.

Gregory Ekbom

Director of Clinical Education | g-ekbom@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Areas of expertise

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

Nathan Elliott

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

Areas of expertise

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. . . read more.

Karin Farrington

Adjunct Professor, Student Teacher Supervisor and Thesis Advisor | kkf98786@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Areas of expertise

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.

Lori Fildes

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Denise Fleming

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

Areas of expertise

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

Paul Floyd

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

Areas of expertise

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

Mary Fonken-Holden

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Phil Frazier

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Communication Studies | fraphi@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1988

Areas of expertise

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

Cynthia Goetz

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

Areas of expertise

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

Alexis Greeves

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

Areas of expertise

Play therapy with deaf and hard of hearing children

John Greupner

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

Areas of expertise

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 Wayza. . . read more.

Jamie Hansberger

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

Areas of expertise

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, ch. . . read more.

Christy Hanson

Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator | c-hanson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Areas of expertise

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

Carol Hargate

Adjunct Professor of Nursing | c-hargate@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Areas of expertise

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.

Tedi Anne Hasapopoulos

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

Areas of expertise

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

John Hite

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

Areas of expertise

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

Ann Holland

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

Areas of expertise

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. . . read more.

Solveig Hultgren

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Jeff Jacob

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

Areas of expertise

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.”

Lori Jass

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

Areas of expertise

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 fo. . . read more.

Gary Johnsen

Adjunct Instructor | gjohnsen@bethel.edu

Areas of expertise

Human resource management, human resources transformation, leadership.

Andy Johnson

Associate Professor of Psychology | ajohnson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1995

Areas of expertise

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

Don Johnson

Adjunct Instructor | dpj34378@bethel.edu

Christina Kaiser

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

Areas of expertise

Leadership development, organizational analysis, conflict resolution, mediation

John Kantke

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

Areas of expertise

Ethics and Aging

Alicia Klein

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

William Kron

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

Areas of expertise

Teaching and Learning

Donna LeGrand

Adjunct Associate Professor of Spanish Education | legdon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001

Teaching Specialty

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 languag. . . read more.

Daniel Leafblad

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Medical Director of Physician Assistant Studies | d-leafblad@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

Areas of expertise

Infertility, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, laser surgery

Jason Li

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Mary Lindell

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Mike Lindstrom

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

Areas of expertise

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

Deborah Link

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

Teaching Specialty

Group Therapy, Ethics and Professional Issues, Private Practice Entrepreneurship

Bruce Locklear

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Sara Lundquist

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

Areas of expertise

Managerial Accounting, Treasury Operations.

Jill Martin

Associate Professor of Education | jmartin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Areas of expertise

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

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

Teaching Specialty

Science Education and Assessment

Peg McCormick

Associate Professor of Education | p-mccormick@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

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

Faculty | sbm55323@bethel.edu

Areas of expertise

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

Laurel McKeever

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

Areas of expertise

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 pregnan. . . read more.

Patti Meras

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

Teaching Specialty

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

Kim Meyer

Associate Professor of Nursing | k-meyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

Areas of expertise

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.. . . read more.

Maia Miller

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

Teaching Specialty

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 . . . read more.

Bernita Missal

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

Areas of expertise

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

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

Areas of expertise

Moberg has worked at Bethel since 2009.

Scott Morrell

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

Areas of expertise

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

Jan Mrozinski

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

Areas of expertise

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

Lisa Naser

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

Areas of expertise

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

Janet Nelson

Adjunct Instructor | jln56272@bethel.edu

Kirstin Nesbitt

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

Areas of expertise

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

Kristen Nichols-Besel

Adjunct Faculty Instructor | kmn39985@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Areas of expertise

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

Jeanine Parolini

Instructor, Leadership Coach, Thesis Advisor and Dissertation Adviser | j-parolin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

Areas of expertise

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, organiza. . . read more.

Abbey Payeur

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

Teaching Specialty

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.

Beth Peterson

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

Areas of expertise

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, sufferin. . . read more.

Sandy Pettingell

Adjunct Assistant Professor | sandra-erickson@bethel.edu

Joseph Pribyl

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

Areas of expertise

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. . . read more.

Matthew Putz

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

Teaching Specialty

Philosophy of technology, conflict management, organizational leadership, ethics

Tracy Reimer

Associate Professor and Leadership in K-12 Administration | t-reimer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Areas of expertise

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.

Mark Robertson

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

Areas of expertise

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, s. . . read more.

Dan Rotach

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology | danny-rotach@bethel.edu

Areas of expertise

Issues of sexuality, conflict management, relationship dynamics.

John Rudberg

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

Areas of expertise

Managerial economics, managerial accounting.

Matt Saferite

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

Areas of expertise

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

Chuck Sambs

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

Areas of expertise

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 . . . read more.

Susan Schwope

Teaching Partner Adjunct Instructor | s-tag@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Teaching Specialty

Psychology Mental Health Special Education

Jenna Seal

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

Areas of expertise

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 . . . read more.

Larry Selin

Adjunct Instructor | l-r-selin@bethel.edu

Marta Shaw

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

Areas of expertise

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 intercul. . . read more.

Paul Siebrasse

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

Teaching Specialty

Microeconomics, econometrics, statistics

Lisa Silmser

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

Teaching Specialty

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

Ken Smith

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

Areas of expertise

Organizational change, followership

Raymond Sperl

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

Areas of expertise

Instructional Technology Integration; Science Instruction

Stacie Stanley

Adjunct Faculty Member | sts44568@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Areas of expertise

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

Diane Strike

Counselor and LP | dstrike@bethel.edu

Areas of expertise

Mental health professionals’ disability competence and positive psychology.

Barry Sullivan

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

Areas of expertise

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. . . read more.

Danny Swensen

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

Areas of expertise

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

Jeanne Szarzynski

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

Teaching Specialty

Physician Assistant

Jay Tracy

Adjunct Instructor and LP | j-tracy@bethel.edu

Areas of expertise

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 . . . read more.

Joellyn Veninga

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

Areas of expertise

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

Julie Ann Vingers

Assistant Professor of Nursing | j-vingers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Areas of expertise

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

William Voigt

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

Teaching Specialty

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

Sara Werner

Adjunct Instructor, LP and RPT-S | saw63533@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Areas of expertise

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

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

Areas of expertise

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

Melissa Wetterlund

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Mary F. Whitman

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

Research interests

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 . . . read more.

Kara Wicklund

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

Areas of expertise

Instructional Design

Chipp Windham

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

Teaching Specialty

Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Followership

Gretchen Wrobel

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

Areas of expertise

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

Katrina Wu

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

Areas of expertise

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 m. . . read more.

Adam Wyse

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

Areas of expertise

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.

Samuel Zalanga

Professor of Sociology and Professor of Sociology | szalanga@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Areas of expertise

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 nor. . . read more.

Annette Ziegler

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

Areas of expertise

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.

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