Faculty

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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
B.A., DePauw University
Ph.D., Indiana University - Bloomington

Dr. Kim Bro, 2010-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
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. 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

Janelle Clymer, 2016-
Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.A., Coe College
M.B.A., Mount Mercy 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. Bryan Cross, 2013-
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.S., University of Michigan - Anne 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-
Associate 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

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
Department Chair
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-
Lecturer in 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
B.A., Briar Cliff University
M.S., University of St. Francis

Dr. Taylor Houston, 2016-
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., M.A., Texas State University
Ph.D., University of Georgia

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
Department Chair
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. Elizabeth Kleiman, 2010-
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Ben-Gurion University
M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

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

Nancy Merryman, 1978-
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University

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

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

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

Nikki Robson, 2016-
Lecturer of Nursing
B.S.N., Mount Mercy College
M.S.N., University of Iowa

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

Eyad Said, 2018-
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Damascus
M.S., University of Damascus
M.S., 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

Kelly Siems, 2014-
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Mount Mercy University
M.S.N., Regis University

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. Mary Tarbox, 1977-
Professor of Nursing
Department Chair
B.S., Mount Mercy College
M.S., University of Minnesota
Ed.D., Columbia University

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

Dr. Carol Tyx, 2000-
Professor of English
B.A., Otterbein College
M.A., Wright State University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Marcie Van Note, 2014-
Lecturer 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-
Assistant Professor of English
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