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In recognition of distinguished service to Bethel University’s academic community, the Board of Trustees may grant emeritus status to those who retire from teaching or from major administrative posts at Bethel. Emeritus status is awarded as an honorary designation for full-time faculty and certain administrators upon the recommendation of the President and the Provost. The awarding of emeritus status is not automatic upon retirement. Each candidate is reviewed individually with special consideration given to contributions to the school.


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, San Diego Campus, and Professor of Christian Education Emeritus
Dr. David Anderson, Professor of Education Emeritus
Mr. 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. Clarence Bass, Professor of Theology Emeritus
Dr. Robert Berglund, Professor of Music Emeritus
Dr. Jeannine Bohlmeyer, Professor of English Emerita
Dr. John Bower, Professor of Social Work Emeritus
Dr. Timothy Bredow, Professor of Nursing Emeritus
Dr. Patricia Brownlee, Dean of Academic Programs Emerita
Dr. George Brushaber, President Emeritus

C

Dr. John Cionca, Professor of Ministry Leadership Emeritus
Dr. Thomas Correll, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus
Dr. Kevin Cragg, Professor of History 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
Mr. Chester Duck, Registrar Emeritus

E

Ms. Lorraine Eitel, Associate Professor of English Emerita

F

Ms. Mary Fall, Associate Professor of Music Emerita
Dr. Paul Ferris, Professor of Hebrew Bible Emeritus
Dr. Douglas Fombelle, Dean of Bethel Seminary of the East Emeritus
Dr. Leta Frazier, Professor of Communication Studies Emerita
Mr. 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. Adele Greenlee, Professor of Education Emerita

H

Mr. Charles Hannema, Associate Professor of Business Emeritus
Ms. Dorothy Haugen, Assistant Professor of Physical Education Emerita
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

Mr. Dale Johnson, Professor of Art Emeritus
Dr. Gregg Johnson, Professor of Biological Sciences Emeritus
Dr. James Johnson, Professor of History Emeritus
Dr. Lucie Johnson, Professor of Psychology Emerita
Mr. Thomas Johnson, Associate Professor of Business Emeritus
Mr. Thomas Johnson, Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Information Services Emeritus
Dr. William Johnson, Professor of Political Science 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 Emeritus
Dr. Herbert Klem, Professor of Global and Contextual Ministries Emeritus
Dr. David Klostreich, Associate Professor of Physical Education Emeritus
Dr. James Koch, Professor of Psychcology and Director of Counseling Services Emeritus

L

Dr. John Lawyer, Professor of Political Science Emeritus
Dr. John Lillis, Dean and Executive Officer, San Diego Campus, and Professor of Discipleship and Community Emeritus
Dr. Ben K Lim, Professor of Marital and Family Therapy Emeritus
Mr. Dwaine Lind, Executive Assistant to the President Emeritus
Mr. Stewart Luckman, Professor of Art Emeritus

M

Dr. James Mason, Professor of Pastoral Ministries Emeritus
Ms. Sandra McNeel, Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership Emerita
Dr. Steven McNeel, Professor of Psychology Emeritus
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. Gordon Olson, Professor and Program Director of Children's and Family Ministry Emeritus

P

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
Dr. Fred Prinzing, Dean and Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministries Emeritus

R

Dr. Carl Rasmussen, Professor of Old Testament Emeritus
Dr. Jay Rasmussen, Professor of Education Emeritus
Dr. Paul Reasoner, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
Mr. Richard Rees, Professor of Theatre Arts Emeritus
Dr. James Reynhout, Professor of Biological Sciences Emeritus
Mr. George Robinson, Professor of Art Emeritus
Mr. Dale Rott, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts 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
Dr. Melville Stewart, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
Mr. Robert Suderman, Director of the Library Emeritus

T

Dr. Paul Tavernier, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
Dr. Daniel Taylor, Professor of English 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

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