Faculty

Dr. Ayman Amer, 2000-
Associate Professor of Economics
Graduate Diploma, Ain Shams University, Egypt
M.B.A, Indiana University-Pennsylvania
D.Sci., University of New Haven

Dr. Richard Barrett, 2016-
Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., University of Chicago
J.D., Yale Law School
Ph.D., University of California - San Diego

Dr. Dawn Behan, 2008-
Professor of Education
Director of Graduate Program in Education
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Matthew Bejar, 2016-
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., Gonzaga University
M.A., San Jose State University
Ph.D., University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Dr. Ryan Bezy, 2010-
Associate Professor of Biology
Department Chair
B.A., DePauw University
Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington

Dr. Kim Bro, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Department Chair
B.A., Mount Mercy College
M.S.N., Clarke College
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University

Deb Brydon, 1999-
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., M.A., J.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Thomas Castle, 1990-
Associate Professor of Business
Associate Provost
B.B.A, M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Mohammad Chaichian, 1994-
Professor of Sociology
Director of Faculty Development
M.S., University of Tehran, Iran
M.S., University of Michigan
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Candace Chihak, 2014-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Director of the R.N. to B.S.N. Program
B.S.N., M.S.N., Mount Mercy University

Jose Clemente, 2012-
Associate Professor of Art
B.F.A, M.F.A, Kansas State University

Dr. Elaine Cook, 2012-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Iowa
M.S.N., South Dakota State University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Chandice Covington, 2019-
Professor of Nursing
Dean, Martin-Herold College of Nursing and Health
B.S.N, University of Texas
M.S.N., University of Texas
Ph.D., University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

Dr. Bryan Cross, 2013-
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.S., University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
M. Div., Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis
Ph.D., St. Louis University

Dr. Christopher DeVault, 2009-
Associate Professor of English
B.A, Wake Forest University
M.A., Georgetown University
Ph.D., University of Miami

Dr. Dennis Dew, 2009-
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department Chair
B.S., John Carroll University
M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University-Chicago

Dr. April Dirks, 2008-
Professor of Social Work
B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Philip Drey, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., Ph.D., Andrews University

Dr. Mary Ducey, 1994-
Professor of Philosophy
Department Chair
B.A., Maryville College
M.A., St. Louis University
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Melissa Fiacco
Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Loras College
M.B.A., St. Ambrose University

Dr. Paula Ganzeveld, 2009-
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Iowa State University
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Stephen Gilmour, 1985-
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.A.S., Northern Illinois University
CPA

Dr. Sharon Guthrie, 1999-
Associate Professor of Nursing
Director of Graduate Program in Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Kathryn Hagy, 2003-
Professor of Art
B.A., University of Washington
M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design

Anne Hartman, 2012-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N, University of Iowa

Eric Hearn, 2011-
Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.B.A., University of Iowa

Carol Heim, 1983-
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Mount Mercy College
M.A., University of Iowa

Mary Ann Hindman, 2016-
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration
Department Chair
B.A., Briar Cliff University
M.S., University of St. Francis

Joni Howland, 1995-
Associate Professor of Social Work
Director of the Social Work Program
B.A., Luther College
M.S.W., University of Iowa

Dr. Alesia Hruska, 2007-
Professor of Biology
B.A., Luther College
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Dr. Amanda Humphrey, 2006-
Professor of Criminal Justice
Director of Graduate Program in Criminal Justice
B.A., M.S., New Mexico State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Omaha

Dr. Jonathan Humston, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., B.S., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Todd Hutcheson, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., Western Illinois University
M.B.A., University of Iowa

Melodie Jolly, 2017-
Lecturer in Nursing
B.S.N., Winona State University
M.S.N., Mount Mercy University

Dr. Kristopher Keuseman, 2009-
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., St. Olaf College
Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Dr. Nathan Klein, 2014-
Assistant Professor of Business
B.B.A., Mount Mercy University
M.B.A., Emory University
Ed.D. Creighton University

Dr. Daniel Kleinknecht, 1993-
Associate Professor of Music
B.M., Oberlin College
M.M., Indiana University
D.M.A., University of Iowa

Dr. David Klope, 2001-
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Biola University
M.S., San Diego State University
Graduate Work in Rhetorical Studies, University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Utah

Dr. Jennifer Lee, 2012-
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Luther College
M.A., University of Dayton
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Chad Loes, 2001-
Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Mount Mercy College
M.A., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Randall Lyle, 2010-
Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Director of Graduate Program - Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A., Lorreto Heights College
M.Div., Seabury-Western Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Dr. Norma Mattingly, 2000-
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.Ed., U.T. - Pan America
M.Ed., University of Wisconsin
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Kellee McCrory, 2016-
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S., California State University
M.P.H., M.S.W., University of Iowa

Julie McIntosh, 2005-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Mount Mercy College
M.S.N., University of Phoenix

Allison McNeese, 1990-
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., M.A., University of Mississippi

Dr. Anthony Mielke, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A., University of Saint Thomas
M.A., St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Argosy University

Kent Miller, 2017-
Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., M.Ed., University of Arkansas
M.B.A., University of Florida
J.D., College of William and Mary

Steve Miller, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., University of Iowa
M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Dr. Joseph Nguyen, 2010-
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Creighton University
M.S., Indiana State University
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Timothy O'Conner, 2019-
Assistant Professor of Business
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.B.A., University of Iowa
J.D., University of Iowa

Dr. K. Kathleen O'Neill, 2016-
Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership
Director of Graduate Program in Strategic Leadership
B.A., Indiana University - Bloomington
M.A., University of Alaska-Anchorage
Ph.D., Antioch University

Dr. Taylor O'Neill, 2017-
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
B.S., University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
M.A., Catholic University of America
Ph.D., Ave Maria University

Dr. Joy Ochs, 2001-
Professor of English
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Edy Parsons, 2005-
Professor of History
Department Chair
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Cathy Penn, 1988-
Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Mount Mercy College
M.A., University of Iowa

Malinda Poduska, 1991-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., Mount Mercy College
M.S.N., Drake University

Dr. Jennifer Rasmussen, 2007-
Professor of Education
Department Chair
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A.T., Nova Southeastern University
Ph.D., University of Northern Iowa

Jodee Reed, 2014-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Mount Mercy University
M.S.N., Allen College

Robert Rittenhouse, 1985-
Associate Professor of Business
B.S., South Dakota State University
M.B.A., University of South Dakota
CFA, CPA

Dr. Janet Rohner, 1992-
Professor of Education
B.S., Lindenwood College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Darcey Rosenblum, 2013-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Iowa
M.S.N., Mount Mercy University

Dr. Danielle Rudd, 2017-
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S.E., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Eyad Said, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Damascus
M.S., University of Damascus
M.S., Louisiana State University
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Dr. Jennifer Schmidt, 2010-
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Earlham College
M.Ed., Lesley College/Shady Hill School
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Audrey Sheller, 2005-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Marycrest College
M.S.N., University of Missouri - Columbia

Joseph Sheller, 2001-
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Marycrest College
M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia

Lisa Smith, 2009-
Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Dana College
M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Heather Sowada, 2017-
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
B.A., M.A., Mount Mercy University

Dr. Belkis Suarez, 2011-
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Universidad Central de Venequela
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Jaclynn Sullivan, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan - Bloomington
M.A., University of Toledo

Dr. Robert Todd, 2015-
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Tracy Tunwall, 2001-
Associate Professor of Business
Department Chair
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.B.A., St. Ambrose University
Ph.D., Northcentral University

Marcie Van Note, 2014-
Assistant Professor of Business
Director of Graduate Program in Business Administration
B.A., Buena Vista University
M.S., Capella University

Dr. Mary Vermillion, 1994-
Professor of English
B.A., Saint Mary College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Eden Wales Freedman, 2016-
Associate Professor of English
Department Chair
B.A., Swarthmore College
M.A., Boston College
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Dr. Ellen Warrington, 1998-
Professor of Education
B.A., Rivier College, NH
M.A., University of Northern Colorado
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Anna Waterman, 2012-
Associate Professor of Biology
Director of Honors Program
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Tabitha Webster, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
B.S., Westminster College
M.MFT., Ph.D., Brigham Young University