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

Faculty

Nikki Daniels

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

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.

Ross Jahnke

Ross Jahnke

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

Ross Jahnke teaches courses on leadership and higher education administration. He also serves as the Dean of Academic and Business Operations for Bethel University's College of Adult and Professional Studies, Seminary, and Graduate School. His research has examined empowering leadership behaviors and trust in higher education contexts. Ross has also presented at accreditation conferences on topics including assessment of student learning and strategic decision-making. With graduate degrees . . . read more.

DiAnna Olsen

DiAnna Olsen

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

President of Owl Bookkeeping and CFO Services and Small Business Consultant - Entrepreneur. I took over as President of Owl Bookkeeping and CFO Services, in 2019. We have a staff of over 30 employees and over 200 clients. Leadership, strategy development, collaboration, delegation, problem solving, and conflict resolution is a daily affair. Having spent 35 years in this industry, and graduating with a Masters degree from Bethel, has equipped me for this role. We operate as collaborative . . . read more.

Jeanine Parolini

Jeanine Parolini

Teaching Partner, Leadership Coach | 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 people, 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 | m-putz@bethel.edu | 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) | 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.

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Allison Steinke

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

Allison J. Steinke is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Mass Communication at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her research interests involve journalism, digital and social media, and social justice with an emphasis on the anti-human trafficking movement. She is minoring in sociology and is a research assistant at the Minnesota Journalism Center. She is an active member of the International Communication Association (ICA) and . . . read more.

Chipp Windham

Chipp Windham

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

Organizational Leadership, Leadership, Followership

Samuel Zalanga

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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