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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

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

Faculty

Nikki Daniels

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

Self Analysis, Self Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Team Development

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.

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.

Christina Kaiser

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

Leadership development, organizational analysis, conflict resolution, mediation

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 | 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.

Bill Paxton

Adjunct Instructor | b-paxton@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2007

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

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.

Ken Smith

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

Organizational change, followership

Chipp Windham

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

Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Followership

Samuel Zalanga

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.

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