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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

Diane Dahl

Diane Dahl

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

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

Neal Dutton

Neal Dutton

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science | dutnea@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1980

Athletic Training, Nutrition, and Wellbeing

Leslie Helgerson

Leslie Helgerson

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

Judith Landrum

Judith Landrum

Dean of Education, Christian Ministries, and Associate Programs and Program Director | j-landrum@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

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

Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson

Program Director | jen94387@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Clinical Supervision and Training; Trauma and Loss; Identity Development; Relationship Development; and Issues of Faith and Spirituality in the therapeutic process

Chad Osgood

Chad Osgood

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

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

Patricia Paulson

Patricia Paulson

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

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

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton

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

Organizational behavior, leadership, strengths development

Jay Rasmussen

Jay Rasmussen

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

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

Lisa Silmser

Lisa Silmser

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

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

Molly Wickam

Molly Wickam

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

Dr. Wickam is the program director for the Bethel Graduate School's MA Teaching and the Bethel College of Adult & Professional Studies' business programs.

Pamela Zimmerman

Pamela Zimmerman

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

Social gerontology and aging policy.

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Mark Anderson

| mark-anderson@bethel.edu

Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Systems, Group Therapy

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Dave Aune

| daa93228@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Financial accounting, budgeting, construction project management, facility master planning; long-term strategic modeling with educational component for Governance groups; and staff coaching, team-building and career development

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak

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

Work Based Learning Technology Business Education

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Becki Beckman

| becki-beckman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Becki taught in Anoka-Hennepin for 12 years before joining Bethel University.

Lisa Bekemeyer

Lisa Bekemeyer

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

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

John Bergeland

John Bergeland

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

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

Randy Bergen

Randy Bergen

| r-bergen@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Randy's primary job as associate provost is to help ensure the academic quality of all adult undergraduate, seminary, and graduate programs. Before becoming an academic administrator, he was a psychology professor with research interests in academic success and failure.

Jeffrey Berryhill

Jeffrey Berryhill

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

Dr. Berryhill is trained as a clinical psychologist. He typically teaches courses in psychopathology and ethics in the graduate counseling program, and he has co-taught the history of psychology study abroad course with undergraduates. In his counseling practice, Dr. Berryhill offers individual counseling for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He works with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and relationship problems. He also does diagnostic, pre-ministry and. . . read more.

Wallace Boeve

Wallace Boeve

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

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

Katie Bonawitz

Katie Bonawitz

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

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

Cheryl Bostrom

Cheryl Bostrom

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

My areas of expertise include English language learning, teacher education, educational leadership, academic research and writing, and intercultural communication. I am currently serving as the Director of Higher Education Program Development and Innovation with TeachBeyond.

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Greg Bourland

| g-bourland@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2006

Business Management, Talent Management, Senior Level Human Resources Leadership, Quality (Lean/Six Sigma/Baldrige), Mergers and Acquisitions.

Joni Burgin-Hartshorn

Joni Burgin-Hartshorn

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

Educational Leadership, Policy and Administration

Joe Burk

Joe Burk

| ijb83464@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

I have taught International Baccalaureate Middle Years Science and Diploma Program Biology for over 20 years and I have worked as the IB MYP Principal Examiner for Biology for over five years. I have also worked as a graduate level instructor for over five years and enjoy many aspects of adult education.

Dynna Castillo Portugal

Dynna Castillo Portugal

| dec62886@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2015

Educational Leadership

Meg Cavalier

Meg Cavalier

| cavmeg@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

I received a B.A. in Elementary and Science Middle School Education, M.A. in K-12 Education and Ed.D. in Education Administration from Bethel University. I currently serve as the Executive Director at River's Edge Academy, a charter high school in Saint Paul. My work in education has varied from teaching at the Minnesota Zoo to, an elementary Special Education teacher, 7-12 science teacher and secondary principal and a private school in Bloomington, MN. I have had the opportunity to suppor. . . read more.

Kari Christensen

Kari Christensen

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

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

Renee Clark

Renee Clark

| r-clark@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Renee currently practices midwifery full-time in a free standing birth center. For the past 10 years she has worked alongside women and children both stateside and abroad, living in Costa Rica for several years. She has experience in both hospital and out-of-hospital birth and believes that every woman deserves equitable access to high-quality, holistic care.

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Vicki Clark

| vic58924@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

A lifelong learner paying forward the encouragement I received from others.

Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig

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

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

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich

| dawn-roemmich@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Research interests include waterbirth vs conventional birth and the outcome differences

Jessica Daniels

Jessica Daniels

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

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

Nikki Daniels

Nikki Daniels

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

Self Analysis, Self Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Development

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Ken Dean

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

Biological Studies

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Leona Derden

| ler43264@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

I am married and have five wonderful children and four grandchildren. My educational background includes me completing my Doctor of Education degree this spring at Bethel University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from St. Thomas University and my Principal Licensure from St. Mary’s University. I started my career as a social worker working with abused and neglected children in Chicago, Illinois and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In 1997, I relocated to Minnesota and was looking for a career . . . read more.

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George Dierberger

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

Strategy and innovation, international marketing and business operations.

Jamie Dolieslager

Jamie Dolieslager

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

Associate Professor Dolieslager teaches in the Human Kinetics and Applied Health Sciences department.

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Julia Dreyer

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

Julia teaches 2 courses in the Special Education program.

Gregory Ekbom

Gregory Ekbom

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

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

Nathan Elliott

Nathan Elliott

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

Nathan Elliott has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and educational consultant. He began teaching at Bethel University in 2013, and has since developed several new courses, including the ENVoY Classroom Management Strategies certificate program.

Karin Farrington

Karin Farrington

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

Current professional role as a K-5 elementary art classroom teacher with over 10 years of professional classroom teaching experience in K-12 Special Education EBD, SLD, and ASD in federal settings I,II,III,IV. University instruction includes: Expertise in the area of: edTPA training/instruction, SPED student teaching supervision, SPED 608 instruction, SPED751 instruction, SPED Graduate Thesis advising, and Visual Arts Graduate Thesis advising.

Paul Floyd

Paul Floyd

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

Capstone/Business plan development, strategic planning and leadership ethics

Joel Frederickson

Joel Frederickson

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

Frederickson’s research interests include the psychological impact of apologies and how students change over four years from participating in college. This includes changes in cognition, beliefs, and spirituality.

Cynthia Goetz

Cynthia Goetz

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

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

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Herb Grant

| h-grant@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2012

Dr. Grant's clinical and research interests focus on couples therapy, mental health for underserved populations and clinical supervision.

Alexis Greeves

Alexis Greeves

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

Play therapy with deaf and hard of hearing children

Cindy Hansen

Cindy Hansen

| cjm54467@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Honored to serve God as a teacher and principal in PK-12 public education since 2000

Todd Harmening

Todd Harmening

| trh46824@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Todd has been in public higher education for 17 years engaging in system and institution level strategic and academic planning and in advancement of academic programs and initiatives. His professional and research interests are development of organizational leadership and effective governance and collaboration within and across institutions.

Tedi Anne Hasapopoulos

Tedi Anne Hasapopoulos

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

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

Erica Hering

Erica Hering

| e-hering@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

Erica is a former elementary school teacher who has served in higher education for 12 years. Erica has worked with the Doctoral and Licensing Program in Educational Leadership since 2006. She also received her doctoral degree through Bethel's program.

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Nicole Higgins

| nih45543@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

Education Professional Committed to: Special Education Inclusion Developmental Disabilities Transition Programs Person Centered Planning Education Technology

Jenny Hill

Jenny Hill

| jch93249@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Jenny Hill (@Bibliophile84) has been recognized on WCCO TV for her work as an elementary school library media specialist. She recently completed her Doctorate of Education from Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. Jenny loves drinking strong coffee, reading good books, and savoring deep thoughts. You can find her book and blog online at walkingwithtension.com. Jenny lives in central Minnesota and attends Genesis Covenant Church.

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John Hite

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

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

Krystal Humphreys

Krystal Humphreys

| k-d-humphreys@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Research Includes: Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking; Non-Suicidal Self-Injury; and Children and Adolescents in Military families.

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Thomas Hutchinson

| thutchin@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Tom teaches in Bethel's Ed.D. program, Leadership in Higher Education.

Jeff Jacob

Jeff Jacob

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

Teaching and research interests in applied econometrics, economic development and business analytics.

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Ross Jahnke

| ross-jahnke@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Ross Jahnke teaches courses on leadership and theology. He holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary, a Th.M. from Duke University, and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Bethel University. Ross also serves as the Dean of Academic and Business Operations for Bethel University's College of Adult and Professional Studies, Seminary, and Graduate School.

Peter Jankowski

Peter Jankowski

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

Jankowski’s research focuses on differentiation of self and spirituality; forgiveness; faith integration in psychotherapy; narrative and experiential therapy; and clinical supervision.

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Gary Johnsen

| gjohnsen@bethel.edu

Human resource management, human resources transformation, leadership.

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

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

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

Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson

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

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

Kevin L. Johnson

Kevin L. Johnson

| klj84696@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Dr. K.L. Johnson is a Teaching Partner (Adjunct Associate Professor) at Bethel University. He teaches in the Undergraduate (CAS Business and Economics Department), as well as both the Adult Undergraduate, and Graduate MBA Programs of Bethel (CAPS/GS).

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Rachel Jorgensen

| rra35368@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: Fall of 2017

Special education teacher with a particular interest in effective collaboration with all stakeholders.

John Kantke

John Kantke

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

Ethics and Aging

Alicia Klein

Alicia Klein

| alicia-klein@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Family Practice

William Kron

William Kron

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

Teaching and Learning

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Susan Larson

| Sag42948@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Experienced Speech Language Pathologist and Professor with a demonstrated history of working in public schools, charter schools and the higher education industry. Skilled in Speech and Language Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Phonology, Child Development, Clinical Supervision, Course Development and Teaching. Strong education professional with Masters of Arts and Science (M.A., M.S.) degrees focused in Speech Language Pathology and related Mental Health Counseling. . . read more.

Donna LeGrand

Donna LeGrand

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

LeGrand developed and directs Bethel's Spain Term and oversees 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 16th and 17th century literature from Spain and Latin America. LeGrand is on the board of the Minnesota Council of Teaching Languages and Cultures and has been president of the Minnesota chapter of the Association of Teachers of S. . . read more.

Daniel Leafblad

Daniel Leafblad

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

Infertility, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, laser surgery

Jason Li

Jason Li

| j-li@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

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

Mary Lindell

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

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

Mike Lindstrom

Mike Lindstrom

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

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

Sara Lundquist

Sara Lundquist

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

Managerial Accounting, Treasury Operations.

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Stephanie Mars

| sam57368@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Stephanie is currently a Special Education Administrator with the Anoka Hennepin School District. Before that, she was a Behavior Intervention Specialist and a Special Education teacher.

Jill Martin

Jill Martin

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

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

Jane Matheson

Jane Matheson

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

Science Education and Assessment

Peg McCormick

Peg McCormick

| p-mccormick@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2009

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

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Sherri McDaniel

| sbm55323@bethel.edu

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

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Laurel McKeever

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

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

Patti Meras

Patti Meras

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

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

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Alison Meyer

| alison-meyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Currently practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Tri-County Health Care in rural central Minnesota. Interests include pediatrics and preventative care.

Kim Meyer

Kim Meyer

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

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

Michael Mignard

Michael Mignard

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

Introduction to Education

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Melissa Miller

| mam95375@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

2017. Adjunct Instructor. Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology minor, University of Saint Thomas, 1996. Master of Arts in Education, University of Saint Thomas, 2000. Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership, University of Saint Thomas, 2004.

Maia Miller

Maia Miller

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

Maia has been teaching in the special education field for 14 years. During this time she has worked with students of all disability areas. For 10 years Maia worked with middle school students teaching reading, writing and social skills classes. She also taught in a center-based program for multiple years. For the past 4 years, Maia has been a Work-Based Learning Coordinator for high school students.

Scott Moats

Scott Moats

| moatss@crown.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

I have been in Christian Higher Education for about 28 years. I have worked in many areas including: teaching, administration, and operations.

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Randy Moberg

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

Moberg has worked at Bethel since 2009.

Scott Morrell

Scott Morrell

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

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

Jan Mrozinski

Jan Mrozinski

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

Professor Mrozinski's education and experiences are in the fields of both mental health and special education. Given this background, she is interested in being a part of preparing teachers to serve students and families in ways that are professional, focused, and compassionate.

Lisa Naser

Lisa Naser

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

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

Greg Nelson

Greg Nelson

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

International Baccalaureate education.

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Janet Nelson

| jln56272@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Janet received her B.A. in K-6 Elementary Education at Bethel.

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Kirstin Nesbitt

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

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

Kristen Nichols-Besel

Kristen Nichols-Besel

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

Literacy Education, Education for Multilingual Learners, Qualitative Research, Writing

Steve Ogren

Steve Ogren

| s-ogren@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2005

28 years as management consultant for global accounting and consulting firm in healthcare and public sector industries. Focus in management, finance, and business strategy.

DiAnna Olsen

DiAnna Olsen

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

Small business financial consultant and project manager. I have been an entrepreneur for over thirty years, helping small business owners: understand their finances for sound decision making, implement effective leadership behaviors and financial systems, act as a project manager, and teach the value in diversity. Teaching cultural diversity, and diversity as a whole in the workplace is of great interest to me. I try to help organizations understand how entrepreneurship and diversity can . . . read more.

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Alecia Pankratz

| a-pankratz@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2010

Alecia Pankratz is an adjunct faculty member in the Special Education Graduate program as a reading field experience instructor. She graduated from Bethel University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Literature and in 2008 with a Master of Arts in Literacy. She teaches high school English and reading at Anoka High School in Anoka, MN.

Jeanine Parolini

Jeanine Parolini

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

Dr. Parolini has developed thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations throughout the world. Her passion is to invest in principled leaders and learning organizations. Jeanine coaches leaders, teams and organizations to be continuous learners, self-aware, trustworthy, responsible, collaborative, empowering and innovative. She speaks and writes on a variety of topics involving effective leadership, teams and organizational life.

Craig Paulson

Craig Paulson

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

Craig is a tenured faculty member within the Bethel University Doctor of Education: Leadership in Higher Education Program as well as the Doctor of Education: Leadership in K12 Administration and K12 Administrator Licenses Program. He has moved from full-time to phased-in retirement focusing on Comprehensive Examinations, Institutional Review Board approvals, and dissertation advising.

Abbey Payeur

Abbey Payeur

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

Payeur has a decade of teaching experience in literacy that spans the kindergarten through college age groups. She currently teaches reading and writing skills to undergrads in CAS, and adult students in CAPS programs.

Chad Peterson

Chad Peterson

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

Pharmacy practice, clinical pharmacy, medication access and transitions of care

Beth Peterson

Beth Peterson

| e-peterson@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1982

Dr. Peterson's areas of interest include mental health nursing, nursing care of the elderly, gerontology, end of life care, nursing curriculum development and assessment, and the theology of suffering. Her publications and presentations primarily focus on faith and health integration, suffering, and professional boundaries.

Heather Petridis

Heather Petridis

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

Currently serves as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Chief Enrollment Officer 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 Affairs. . . . read more.

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Joseph Pribyl

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

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

Linda Probert

Linda Probert

| linda-probert@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1996

Beginning as an elementary teacher, Associate Professor Probert has taught at Bethel since 1996 in both the CAS and the Graduate levels. Her main responsibilities are teaching Reading Foundations and working with students as they complete their edTPA.

Matthew Putz

Matthew Putz

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

Philosophy of technology, conflict management, organizational leadership, ethics

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Steve Raimo

| steve-raimo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

With an undergraduate degree in accounting, a masters in business administration, and a doctorate in strategic leadership (from the School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Regent University), Dr. Raimo's thirty-plus years of organizational leadership and management experience in the United States and over-seas with multi-national corporations, small business, government, and non-profit organizations give him a distinctive perspective and expertise as an organizational coach and . . . read more.

Tracy Reimer

Tracy Reimer

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

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

Ruben Rivera

Ruben Rivera

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

Ruben is the Chief Diversity Officer at Bethel University, but has long been a faculty of the history department and continues to teach one course each semester at the college and one in the summer at the graduate school. As Chief Diversity Officer, Ruben is engaged in numerous strategic initiatives across all our schools, including the Shalom seminar, developing institutional capacity in cultural intelligence and intergroup dialogue, racial and other forms of bias mitigation, hiring for in. . . read more.

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Mark Robertson

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

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

Leon Rodrigues

Leon Rodrigues

| l-rodrigues@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2003

Passionate educator and advocate for social justice

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Eric Roesler

| err79847@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

I am excited to be teaching adults. I have 15+ years experience teaching high school students about Business, Marketing, and Economics. I am enjoying being able to transfer that knowledge to adults as well.

Kristi Romo

Kristi Romo

| kristi-romo@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Kristi Romo is an adjunct faculty member in the Special Education Graduate program as a reading field experience instructor. She graduated from University of Northwestern-St. Paul in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Literature and in 2008 with a Master of Arts in Literacy. She also graduated from Hamline University in 2015 with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. She is a Q-Comp Peer Evaluator for the Anoka-Hennepin School District. . . read more.

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Dan Rotach

| danny-rotach@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Issues of sexuality, conflict management, relationship dynamics.

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John Rothchild

| jfr67788@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

John is an adjunct business professor at Bethel University.

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John Rudberg

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

Managerial economics, managerial accounting.

Emily Rustman

Emily Rustman

| emily.rustman@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 2019

Emily is passionate about developing special education programs for students with special needs, focusing on social-emotional learning. She enjoys collaborating and learning with other educational professionals to promote a growth mindset while developing high expectations for all students.

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Chuck Sambs

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

Dr. 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.

Kristin Sandau

Kristin Sandau

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

Dr. Sandau started at Bethel as a Nursing faculty member in 2006. She has extensive experience in cardiovascular patient care and maintains her clinical expertise as a staff RN at United Hospital, (part of Allina Health). She chaired the 2017 AHA Scientific Statement's: Update to Practice Standards for Electrocardiographic Monitoring in Hospital Settings: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.

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Shawn Sauve

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

Managerial accounting, managerial finance, economics, organizational architecture

Greta Schutte

Greta Schutte

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

Susan Schwope

Susan Schwope

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

Psychology Mental Health Special Education

Jenna Seal

Jenna Seal

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

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

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Marta Shaw

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

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

Krista Soria

Krista Soria

| ksoria@umn.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Dr. Soria teaches research courses for the Educational Leadership program.

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Raymond Sperl

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

Instructional Technology Integration; Science Instruction

Stacie Stanley

Stacie Stanley

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

District Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Systems Change, Leadership in Urban and Urban Like Settings, Curriculum Instruction & Assessment, Quality English Learner Programs

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Allison Steinke

| aja66338@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2019

I am a Ph.D. Student, Graduate Instructor of Record, and Minnesota Journalism Center Research Assistant at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. My research interests involve journalism, digital and social media, and social justice with an emphasis on the anti-human trafficking movement. I am also a professional journalist and editor, formerly employed at Christianity Today and at Wheaton College (IL) as editor of the award-winni. . . read more.

Brielle Stoyke

Brielle Stoyke

| brj44642@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Brielle Stoyke was inspired to become a midwife at the age of ten when a family friend became a midwife. The adults in her life tell her that the first birth she attended was when she was five, then she saw her sister's birth at age 12 and shadowed her family friend at age 14 and saw her friend catch a baby! She became a candy striper when she was 14 working in maternity, then became a labor and delivery nurse and then a certified nurse-midwife. She practiced for 17 years, mostly all in ful. . . read more.

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Charles Strand

| c-strand@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

I enjoy my work at Bethel University in the area of Special Education! As a retired special educator, my greatest passion now is to help Graduate Students be more successful as special education teachers!

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Barry Sullivan

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

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

Danny Swensen

Danny Swensen

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

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

Jeanne Szarzynski

Jeanne Szarzynski

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

Physician Assistant

Teresa Maria Taylor

Teresa Maria Taylor

| t-taylor@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Dr. Taylor is a teacher at heart. Since 2014, she has served as an educational leader in higher education. Before transitioning to her current administrator role, she served as a K-12 educator. Dr. Taylor is passionate about empowering others through education and teaches a variety of graduate-level courses. Her research is in culturally responsive teaching and is an advocate for educational equity. Dr. Taylor received her doctoral degree from Bethel University.. . . read more.

Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson

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

Public Health Nursing and Nursing Leadership

Jone Tiffany

Jone Tiffany

| tifjon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2001-2007, 2010-Present

Dr. Tiffany is a Professor of Nursing, Healthcare Education Consultant, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. In her academic role, she is involved in designing and implementing simulations in the lab and in virtual settings; the use educational technology; and teaches Innovations in Nursing Education and Nursing Informatics. She also chairs the Credentialing and Privileging sub-committee of the Board of Directors for the Fairview Care system in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Tiffany has presented n. . . read more.

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Robert (Bob) Timmons

| ret97546@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

15 years of graduate and undergraduate teaching and course development, traditional and online/remote, bolstered by 25 years of professional working experience in accounting, finance, and senior management. Married to Joyce an elementary music teacher and a classically trained concert harpist. Born and raised in southern California, a naturalized Kansan, we live in Siloam Springs, Arkansas home of John Brown University.

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Jay Tracy

| j-tracy@bethel.edu

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

Lisa VanGerpen

Lisa VanGerpen

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

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

Julie Ann Vingers

Julie Ann Vingers

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

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

Sara Werner

Sara Werner

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

Child Directed/Experiential Play Therapy, EMDR (Level II), Somatic Experiencing Pracitioner, specialize in trauma and PTSD, emotional/behavioral issues with children, parent education, emotion regulation skills, and play therapy training of other professionals. Co-Developed Somatic Experiential Play therapy with Melissa Wetterlund, MA, LP, LMFT, RPT-S

Ruslana Westerlund

Ruslana Westerlund

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

Drawing on her identity as a Christ-following Ukrainian immigrant, Professor Westerlund's passion is to advocate for linguistically and culturally minoritized people, including students in school systems at various levels. She tries to live Christ's highest calling to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Mary F. Whitman

Mary F. Whitman

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

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

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Kara Wicklund

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

Instructional Design

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Brian Wiersma

| bdw75429@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Adjunct Faculty, M.B.A. program.

Chipp Windham

Chipp Windham

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

Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Followership

Jodi Wolkerstorfer

Jodi Wolkerstorfer

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

Passionate about supporting students and families of those with special needs, including educating soon-to-be teachers on ways to collaborate and find success for all.

Jane Wrede

Jane Wrede

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

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

Gretchen Wrobel

Gretchen Wrobel

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

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

Katrina Wu

Katrina Wu

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

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

Samuel Zalanga

Samuel Zalanga

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

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

Annette Ziegler

Annette Ziegler

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

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

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