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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

Leslie Helgerson

Leslie Helgerson

Program Director | | Started at Bethel: 2002


Nikki Daniels

Nikki Daniels

Associate Professor in Organizational Leadership | | Started at Bethel: 1989

Self Analysis, Self Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Development

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Ross Jahnke

Adjunct Instructor | | 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.

DiAnna Olsen

DiAnna Olsen

Adjunct | | 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.

Jeanine Parolini

Jeanine Parolini

Teaching Partner and Leadership Coach | | 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.

Matthew Putz

Matthew Putz

Instructor | | Started at Bethel: 2008

Philosophy of technology, conflict management, organizational leadership, ethics

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Steve Raimo

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

Chipp Windham

Chipp Windham

Lead Instructor, Adjunct Instructor | | Started at Bethel: 2014

Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Followership

Samuel Zalanga

Samuel Zalanga

Professor of Sociology | | 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.


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