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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 | lab73285@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

I am currently the program director and faculty in the Work Based Learning and Teachers of Computers, Keyboarding and Related Technology programs. I have been a work-based learning coordinator for 15 years as well as being a business education teacher at Anoka High School for 38 years.

Wallace Boeve

Program Director | 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

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

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

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

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.

Neal Dutton

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

Athletic Training, Nutrition, and Wellbeing

Pamela Friesen

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

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

Leslie Helgerson

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

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

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

Greg Nelson

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

International Baccalaureate education.

Chad Osgood

Associate Dean of Health, Medical and Social Sciences and 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.

Craig Paulson

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

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

Patricia Paulson

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

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

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

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.

Tracy Reimer

Program Director | 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.

Molly Wickam

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

Wickam has a corporate background in software product marketing, insurance risk management, and property & casualty claims and marketing. In addition, she owns Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Minnesota.   In higher education, she has started two graduate education licensure endorsement programs and three adult undergraduate business degrees. She currently directs both the MA Teaching (licenses in Business 5-12, Comm. Arts & Literature 5-12, General Science 5-8, Chemistry 9-12, Life Science 9-12, Ph. . . read more.

Jane Wrede

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

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

Social gerontology and aging policy.


Mark Anderson

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

Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Systems, Group Therapy

Dave Aune

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

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

Jodi Baker

Adjunct Instructor | jodi-baker@bethel.edu

Andrew Barrett-Bettcher

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

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

Laura BeMent-Jaroscak

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

Work Based Learning Technology Business Education

Lisa Bekemeyer

Adjunct Instructor | 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

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

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

Cathy Bergland

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

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

Jeff Berryhill

Adjunct Instructor | 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. 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 psychological and pre-adoption evaluations. He regularly serves people who work in vocational ministry, including pa. . . read more.

Jon Bonkoski

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

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

Cheryl Bostrom

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

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

Greg Bourland

Instructor | 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.

Tim Bredow

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

Family nurse practitioner at North Metro Pediatrics; co-editor of "Middle Range Theories: Application to Nursing Research"; interests in nursing as male profession and a Christian worldview of nursing

Joni Burgin-Hartshorn

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

Educational Leadership, Policy and Administration

Joe Burk

Adjunct Faculty | 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

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

Educational Leadership

James Chamberlain

Adjunct Instructor | jrc82432@bethel.edu

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

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.

Connie Clark

Professor of Nursing | 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

Renee Clark

Adjunct Faculty | reneelynnclark@gmail.com | 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.

Vicki Clark

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

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

Amanda Cornelius

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

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

Andrew Craig

Adjunct Faculty | 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.

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.

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich

Clinical Director and Adjunct Faculty | dawn-roemmich@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Research interests include waterbirth vs conventional birth and the outcome differences

Nikki Daniels

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

Self Analysis, Self Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Development

Ken Dean

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

Biological Studies

Leona Derden

Adjunct Professor | 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.

George Dierberger

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

Strategy and innovation, international marketing and business operations.

Jamie Dolieslager

Associate Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Sciences, Athletic Trainer | doljam@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1999

Anthony Dorn

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

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

Karen Drake

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

Simulation, development of cultural competence through study abroad

Michael Dreher

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

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

Julia Dreyer

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

Julia teaches 2 courses in the Special Education program.

Steven Droll

Associate Professor | std57766@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

I have been married for over 30+ years (to the same woman) and have 2 wonderful sons and a daughter-in-law. While I am not a military offspring, it feels like it at times given the number of places I lived: Argentina, Colombia, Connecticut, Georgia, Germany, Honduras, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas. Additionally, I have traveled extensively through Central/South America, Europe and Israel. These travels and living experiences have shaped me into the person I am today, whic. . . read more.

Gregory Ekbom

Director of Clinical Education | 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

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

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

Karin Farrington

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

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

Lori Fildes

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

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

Paul Floyd

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

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

Phil Frazier

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

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

Joel Frederickson

Adjunct Faculty and Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Becky Gerdes

Faculty | beg92364@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: Spring 2017

Greetings, I am Becky Gerdes. I started my educational journey by earning my Bachelor of Science Degree at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN in elementary education with a minor in Social Welfare. That background in social welfare has provided me with an opportunity over the years to build connections in the communities to provide parents with resources (social services, food stamps, counseling, dental health). My teaching experience includes teaching fourth grade, . . . read more.

Cynthia Goetz

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

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

Amy Gorowsky

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

I teach the Laboratory Safety Workshop and Science Concepts in Chemistry.

Alexis Greeves

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

Play therapy with deaf and hard of hearing children

Jamie Hansberger

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

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

Cindy Hansen

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

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

Christy Hanson

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

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

Carol Hargate

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

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

Tedi Anne Hasapopoulos

Adjunct Instructor | 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

Enrollment Counselor, Program Coordinator, Adjunct Faculty | 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.

Jenny Hill

Adjunct Professor | 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.

John Hite

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

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

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

Solveig Hultgren

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

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

Krystal Humphreys

Assistant Professor | 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.

Jeff Jacob

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

Economic development and trade, applied econometrics, social networks, and economics of religion. Current working papers include "Institutions, Trade and Geography: A Panel Data Study" and "Religious Values and Beliefs and Economic Development in the Nation State."

Peter Jankowski

Associate Professor of Psychology | pjankows@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2004

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

Lori Jass

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.

Gary Johnsen

Adjunct Instructor | gjohnsen@bethel.edu

Human resource management, human resources transformation, leadership.

Andy Johnson

Associate Professor of Psychology | 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."

Don Johnson

Adjunct Instructor | dpj34378@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2008

Dr. Johnson is a retired public educator (40 years) who enjoys teaching and advising Bethel doctoral students, and driving school bus for a small rural school district in northwest Wisconsin. He spends his winters in Colorado, downhill skiing and remodeling homes.

Janet Johnson

Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist | 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.

Rachel Jorgensen

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

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

Christina Kaiser

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

Leadership development, organizational analysis, conflict resolution, mediation

John Kantke

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

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

Teaching and Learning

Steven Lancaster

Assistant Professor of Psychology and 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.

Susan Larson

Adjunct Professor | 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.

Susan Larson

Adjunct Professor | 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

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

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

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

Infertility, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, laser surgery

Elisabeth Lefebvre

Adjunct Faculty | eel54258@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Dr. Elisabeth E. Lefebvre is a postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education with a minor in Sociocultural Studies in Education at the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Oregon. Before attending graduate school, she worked as an elementary school teacher in Louisiana, USA, and in Morocco. Lefebvre’s interdisciplinary research examines the mutually constitutiv. . . read more.

Jason Li

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

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

Mary Lindell

Associate Professor | 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

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

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

Deborah Link

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

Group Therapy, Ethics and Professional Issues, Private Practice Entrepreneurship

Sara Lundquist

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

Managerial Accounting, Treasury Operations.

MIchael MIgnard

Director of Educational Clinical Practice | m-mignard@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2002

Introduction to Education

Jill Martin

Associate Professor of Education | 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

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

Science Education and Assessment

Peg McCormick

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

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

Sherri McDaniel

Faculty | sbm55323@bethel.edu

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

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

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

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

Kim Meyer

Associate Professor of Nursing | 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.

Melissa Miller

Adjunct Instructor | 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

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

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

Bernita Missal

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

Cultural diversity, Cross-cultural childbearing and child-rearing families, Evidence-based practice, obstetrics, mentoring students for international experiences, cross-cultural research, research especially qualitative.

Randy Moberg

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

Moberg has worked at Bethel since 2009.

Scott Morrell

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

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

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

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

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

Steve Ogren

Adjunct Instructor | 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

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

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

Jeanine Parolini

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

Dr. Parolini has developed thousands of leaders in hundreds of organizations throughout the world. 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.

Abbey Payeur

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

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

Chad Peterson

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

Chad is an alumni of the Bethel chemistry department and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy in 2011 with his doctor of pharmacy degree.  Following graduation, he completed a post-graduate year one residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. At Abbott, Chad is currently the lead pharmacist for central operations and automation.  He is board certified in pharmacotherapy and has clinical experience in behavioral health and emergency medicine. Chad . . . read more.

Beth Peterson

Acting Associate Dean of Nursing and Professor of Nursing | 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

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.

Joseph Pribyl

Adjunct Instructor | 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

Associate Professor of Education | linda-probert@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1997

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

Matthew Putz

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

Philosophy of technology, conflict management, organizational leadership, ethics

Steve Raimo

Faculty of CAPS and GS (College of Adult & Professional Studies and Graduate School) | 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.

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.

Mark Robertson

Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Eric Roesler

Adjunct Professor | 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.

Alba Romero Arteaga

Adjunct Faculty | 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.

Dan Rotach

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology | danny-rotach@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2000

Issues of sexuality, conflict management, relationship dynamics.

John Rudberg

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

Managerial economics, managerial accounting.

Matt Saferite

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

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

Chuck Sambs

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

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

Shawn Sauve

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

Managerial accounting, managerial finance, economics, organizational architecture

Greta Schutte

Assistant Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science | ges77279@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2013

Susan Schwope

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

Psychology Mental Health Special Education

Jenna Seal

Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Marta Shaw

Adjunct Instructor and 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.

Paul Siebrasse

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

Microeconomics, econometrics, statistics

Lisa Silmser

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

Ken Smith

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

Organizational change, followership

Raymond Sperl

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

Instructional Technology Integration; Science Instruction

Stacie Stanley

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

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

Brielle Stoyke

Adjunct Instructor | 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.

Diane Strike

Counselor and LP | dstrike@bethel.edu

Mental health professionals’ disability competence and positive psychology.

Chuck Stroud

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

Accounting, managerial accounting, tax, nonprofit.

Barry Sullivan

Adjunct Instructor | 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

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

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

Jeanne Szarzynski

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

Physician Assistant

Jone Tiffany

Professor of Nursing | 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.

Jay Tracy

Adjunct Instructor and LP | 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

Instructor | 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.

Joellyn Veninga

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melissa Wetterlund

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

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

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.

Kara Wicklund

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

Instructional Design

Brian Wiersma

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

Adjunct Faculty, M.B.A. program.

Mike Wild

Instructor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science | miw77986@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Athletic Training, Anatomy, Clinical Practice

Chipp Windham

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

Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Followership

Gretchen Wrobel

Professor | 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

Nurse-Midwifery Instructor | 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

Professor of Sociology and Professor of Sociology | 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

Adjunct Instructor | 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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