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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.

Faculty

Wallace Boeve

Wallace Boeve

Program Director, Professor | 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.

Jason Byers

Jason Byers

Adjunct Faculty | jason.byers@allina.com | Started at Bethel: 2020

Lead Physician, Allina Coon Rapids Family Medicine Residency, St. John's/U of M

Gregory Ekbom

Gregory Ekbom

Adjunct faculty | 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.

Kacia Engel

Kacia Engel

Adjunct Professor | kle57947@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Strong passion for emergency medicine and acute care issue. Interested in wellness for healthcare providers; given all the stressors faced.

Kelly Gibas

Kelly Gibas

Adjunct Professor | kelly-gibas@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2016

Professor Gibas' research includes the exploration of functional integrative treatments for metabolic pathologies, insulin resistance, diabetes and neurodegeneration, with a focus on the role of the CNS to modulate systemic fuel flux/nutrient partitioning under deranged insulin signaling.

Cynthia Goetz

Cynthia Goetz

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education | 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.

Tammie Haveman

Tammie Haveman

Assistant Professor | t-haveman@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program

Alicia Klein

Alicia Klein

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

Family Practice with a focus toward underserved patient populations. Acute and chronic disease management, women's health, and pediatrics.

Daniel Leafblad

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

Jonathan Lofgren

Jonathan Lofgren

Adjunct | lofjon@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

I'm mainly a hospitalist, but teach adjunct at the PA program.

Lisa Naser

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.

Krista Nauman

Krista Nauman

Adjunct Instructor | naukri@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Adjunct Instructor in the Bethel University Physician Assistant program

Chad Peterson

Chad Peterson

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

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

Daniel Rude

Daniel Rude

Adjunct Professor | daniel-rude@gmail.com | Started at Bethel: 2020

Primary care practice with emphasis on acute care medicine, including urgent care and emergency medicine.

Timothy Shaw

Timothy Shaw

Professor | t-shaw@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 1985

Shaw's research interests include development of chick nervous system, the brain and feeding behavior, relationships between the structure of the brain and behavior, progress in new clinical treatment options, and the biology of morality.

Jeanne Szarzynski

Jeanne Szarzynski

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

Physician Assistant

Accreditation and Program Goals

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Bethel University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bethel University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2026. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

Learn more about the PA program's accreditation, program goals, and first time graduate performance on certification exam.

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