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In recognition of distinguished service to Bethel University’s academic community, emeritus status may be awarded to faculty departing a full-time appointment under honorable circumstances. Designation as professor emeritus is not a recognition of seniority but of sustained and distinguished service to the University, their discipline, and Christ’s kingdom. Each candidate is reviewed individually and recommended by an associate provost or their designate. Upon the subsequent recommendation of the President and the Provost, the Board of Trustees may then grant emeritus status. Emeritus status may also be awarded to professional librarians, academic deans and associate provosts, and administrators who serve on the President’s Cabinet. 


A

Dr. Don Albright, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Dr. Donald Alexander, Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus
Dr. Phyllis Alsdurf, Professor of English Emerita
Dr. Clifford Anderson, Associate Dean and Director of Bethel Seminary San Diego Emeritus
Dr. David Anderson, Professor of Education Emeritus
Rev. Morris Anderson, Director of Seminary Admissions and Financial Aid Emeritus
Dr. Stanley Anderson, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
Dr. Lester Arasmith, Associate Professor of Economics Emeritus

B

Dr. James Barnes, President Emeritus
Dr. Robert Berglund, Professor of Music Emeritus
Dr. John Bower, Professor of Social Work Emeritus
Dr. Timothy Bredow, Professor of Nursing Emeritus
Dr. Patricia Brownlee, Dean of Academic Programs Emerita

C

Dr. John Cionca, Professor of Ministry Leadership Emeritus
Dr. David Clark, Professor of Theology Emeritus
Dr. Thomas Correll, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus

D

Dr. Carla Dahl, Professor of Formation Emerita
Mr. David Danforth, Associate Professor of Business Emeritus
Ms. Patricia Danforth, Assistant Professor of Education Emerita
Dr. William Doyle, Vice President for Information Technology Emeritus
Dr. Karen Drake, Professor of Nursing Emerita
Dr. Michael Dreher, Professor of Communication Emeritus
Mr. Chester Duck, Registrar Emeritus

E

Dr. Eleanor Edman, Professor of Nursing Emerita
Ms. Lorraine Eitel, Associate Professor of English Emerita
Dr. Leland Eliason, Executive Director and Provost of Bethel Seminary Emeritus
Dr. Timothy Essenburg, Professor of Economics Emeritus

F

Ms. Mary Fall, Associate Professor of Music Emerita
Dr. Paul Ferris, Professor of Hebrew Bible Emeritus
Dr. Douglas Fombelle, Dean and Executive Officer of Bethel Seminary of the East Emeritus
Dr. Leta Frazier, Professor of Communication Studies Emerita
Professor Kirk Freeman, Professor of Art Emeritus
Dr. Nils Friberg, Professor of Pastoral Care Emeritus
Dr. Pamela Friesen, Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita

G

Dr. Linde Getahun, Associate Professor of Psychology Emerita
Dr. Eric Gossett, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Emeritus
Dr. Adele Greenlee, Professor of Education Emerita
Dr. Thomas Greenlee, Professor of Physics Emeritus

H

Mr. Charles Hannema, Associate Professor of Business Emeritus
Ms. Dorothy Haugen, Assistant Professor of Physical Education Emerita
Dr. Debra Harless, Executive Vice President and Provost Emerita
Dr. Steven Henkel, Professor of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science Emeritus
Dr. John Herzog, Professor of Biblical Studies Emeritus
Dr. Michael Holmes, University Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity Emeritus
Dr. Sandra Horn, Associate Professor of Education Emerita
Dr. David Howard, Professor of Old Testament Emeritus
Dr. James Hurd, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus

J

Professor Dale Johnson, Professor of Art Emeritus
Dr. Gregg Johnson, Professor of Biological Sciences Emeritus
Dr. Lucie Johnson, Professor of Psychology Emerita
Mr. Thomas Johnson, Associate Professor of Business Emeritus
Dr. Thomas Johnson, Executive Vice President of Enrollment and Information Services Emeritus
Dr. Ian Johnston, Professor of Biological Sciences Emeritus
Ms. Maureen Juárez, Assistant Professor of Nursing Emerita

K

Dr. Denise Muir Kjesbo, Professor and Program Director of Children's and Family Ministry Emerita
Dr. Herbert Klem, Professor of Global and Contextual Ministries Emeritus
Dr. David Klostreich, Associate Professor of Physical Education Emeritus
Dr. James Koch, Professor of Psychology and Director of Counseling Services Emeritus

L

Dr. John Lawyer, Professor of Political Science Emeritus
Dr. John Lillis, Dean and Executive Officer of Bethel Seminary San Diego Emeritus
Dr. Ben Lim, Professor of Marital and Family Therapy Emeritus
Mr. Dwaine Lind, Executive Assistant to the President Emeritus

M

Dr. Diana Magnuson, Professor of History Emerita
Dr. James Mason, Professor of Pastoral Ministries Emeritus
Dr. Karen McKinney, Professor of Biblical Studies Emerita
Ms. Sandra McNeel, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership Emerita
Dr. Steven McNeel, Professor of Psychology Emeritus
Dr. Bernita Missal, Professor of Nursing Emerita
Ms. Judith Moseman, Vice President for Student Life Emerita

N

Ms. Pamela Nelson, Assistant Professor of Nursing Emerita

O

Dr. Nancy Olen, Professor of Nursing Emerita
Dr. G. Keith Olson, Professor and Program Director of Marital and Family Therapy Emeritus

P

Dr. Patricia Paulson, Professor of Science Education Emerita
Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Professor of Nursing Emerita
Dr. Richard Peterson, University Professor of Physics Emeritus
Dr. Sandra Peterson, Professor of Nursing Emerita
Mr. Michael Plinske, Associate Professor of Physical Education Emeritus
Dr. Dennis Port, Professor of Music Emeritus
Dr. Don Postema, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus

R

Dr. Carl Rasmussen, Professor of Old Testament Emeritus
Dr. Jay Rasmussen, Professor of Education Emeritus
Dr. Paul Reasoner, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
Professor Richard Rees, Professor of Theatre Arts Emeritus
Dr. James Reynhout, Professor of Biological Sciences Emeritus
Dr. Ruben Rivera, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor of History Emeritus
Professor George Robinson, Professor of Art Emeritus
Dr. Wayne Roosa, University Professor of Art History Emeritus

S

Dr. Marjorie Schaffer, University Professor of Nursing Emerita
Dr. Harley Schreck, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus
Dr. Richard Sherry, Executive Assistant to the President Emeritus
Dr. James Smith, Professor of Church History Emeritus
Mr. Robert Suderman, Director of the Library Emeritus
Dr. Deborah Sullivan-Trainor, Associate Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Emerita

T

Dr. Paul Tavernier, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Dr. Daniel Taylor, Professor of English Emeritus
Dr. Arthur Terry, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Emeritus
Dr. William Travis, Professor of Church History Emeritus

W

Dr. Joann Wessman, Professor of Nursing Emerita
Dr. David Wetzell, Associate Professor of Mathematics Emeritus
Dr. Glen Wiebe, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Emeritus
Dr. Louise Wilson, Associate Professor of Education Emerita

Y

Dr. Carole Young, Dean of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology Emerita

Z

Dr. Samuel Zalanga, Professor of Sociology Emeritus