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    Colorado Christian University
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration and Faculty


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Office of the President
Board of Trustees
Faculty
Emeriti Faculty
Distinguished/Visiting Lecturers

Office of the President

 

William L. Armstrong
President

Daniel L. Cohrs, CPA
Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

Shannon Dreyfuss, MBA
Vice President

Paul J. Eldridge, J.D.
Vice President of Development

Jeff Hunt, M.Div., M.A.
Director, Centennial Institute

James S. McCormick, M.A.
Vice President for Student Development, College of Undergraduate Studies

Steven Miller, J.D.
University Counsel

Cherri Parks, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Undergraduate Studies

Board of Trustees

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William L. Armstrong
Gary E. Armstrong
Dr. James S. Dixon
Dr. Margaret A. Fomer
Kaye Lynn Fote
Don M. Harwell
Harold A. Krause
Chick Lee
Terry Leprino
Christine C. Mastin
Dr. Gerald W. May
Douglas I. McDonald
Tim McTavish
William Pauls
Dr. Dale W. Schaefer
Donald E. Siecke
Dr. Donald W. Sweeting
Dr. John A. Turner
William J. White
Dr. Robert L. Woodson, Sr.

Trustees Emeriti

Ms. Virginia Mullin
Dr. Kenell J. Touryan

Faculty

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Matthew D. Aernie
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Hannibal La-Grange College; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Wales-Lampeter

Danielle K. Aguillon
Instructor of English
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos

John W. Aldridge, Jr.
Director, Organizational Management; Assistant Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Regis University
M.A., Ph.D., Fielding Graduate University

Diane M. Badzinski
Professor of Communication
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., St. Cloud State University; M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Janet M. Black
Associate Professor of English
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Eastern College; M.A., Bucknell University; Ph.D., University of Denver

Colette Blakely
Assistant Professor, M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., North Carolina A&T University; M.A.,Concordia University;
Ph.D., Regent University

John Borman
Associate Professor of Education
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A. (2), M.A., University of Northern Colorado

David E. Bosworth
Assistant Professor of Theology and Missions
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., The Master’s College; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary

Derek Branstrom
Director, Outdoor Leadership; Associate Professor
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Wyoming; M.A., University of Northern Colorado

Bob Brooks
Director, Public Administration; Assistant Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BBA, McMurry University; MBA, Abilene Christian University

Travis Buchanan
Assistant Professor of Theological Studies
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Denver; M.Div., Phoenix Seminary
M.Litt., Ph.D., University of St. Andrews

Tamara M. Bultje
Associate Professor of Education
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.A., University of Phoenix

Ryan Burkhart
Director, M.A. Counseling; Assistant Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Oakland City University; M.A., Colorado Christian University

Steve Cappa
Assistant Professor, M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Denver Seminary
M.A., Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University

Pamela Cassellius
Assistant Professor, M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., North Central University; M.A., Bethel University
Ed.D., Argosy University

Mellani J. Day
Dean, Business and Technology; Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., University of Maryland; M.S., University of Southern California
DBA, Nova Southeastern University

Charles Denler
Instructor, Coordinator of Music Composition
College of Undergraduate Studies
Berkshire Christian College
Berklee Conservatory of Music

Megan D. DeVore
Assistant Professor of Classics and Early Christianity
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.A., University of Colorado
Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Wales

Diann DeWitt
Director, RN-BSN Option; Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Northern Illinois University; MSN, University of Illinois
Ph.D., Indiana University

Mark S. Dorn
Professor of Music
College of Undergraduate Studies
BME, M.M., Indiana University; M.A., Colorado Christian University

Delana P. Durough
Assistant Professor of Economics
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Johns Hopkins University

Laura E. Dykstra
Director of Curriculum Development; Assistant Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., M.A., Colorado Christian University

Gary W. Ewen
Dean, School of Business and Leadership; Professor of Management and Leadership
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Illinois State University; M.Ed., Colorado State University
DSL, Regent University

Deborah Fenton-Nichols
Assistant Professor, M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Regis University; M.A., Denver Seminary

Nahanni Freeman
Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology, Biola University

Leontine L. Galante
Assistant Professor of Biology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Fairfield University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Kristen J. Goree
Director, Nursing Pre-Licensure BSN Option; Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., BSN, MSN, DNP, University of Colorado

Kyle R. Greenwood
Associate Professor of Old Testament
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
M.Phil., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Gayle C. Gunderson
Librarian, Library Director
B.M., University of Colorado; MLS, Emporia State University

Sarah Haney
Assistant Professor, M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Ed.D., University of Cincinnati

Janice A. Holvoet
Assistant Director, Western Colorado Nursing; Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., BSN, MSN, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Debra Hudson
Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities; Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., M.A., Colorado Christian University 
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Lene M. Jaqua
Associate Professor of Physical and General Science
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Arizona

Matthew L. Jones
Assistant Professor of Theology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Bryan College; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary

Johann D. Kim
Professor of New Testament
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of California Los Angeles
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; STM, Yale University Divinity School
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary-Virginia

Charles E. King
Professor of Business, Law and Ethics; Dean Emeritus
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Southwestern College; MBA., Northwestern University; J.D., University of Denver

Cheryl King
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, MSN, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

David Kotter
Associate Professor of Theology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., University of Illinois, M.Div., M.A., Trinity International University
MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Ph.D. Candidate, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Christa R. Koval
Associate Professor of Chemistry
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Hope College; M.S., California State University; Ph.D., University of Colorado

Christopher Leland
Professor of Communication and Director of Debate
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Ripon College; M.A., University of Arkansas; Ph.D. University of Oklahoma

Kelton F. Lustig
Professor of Education
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Bethel College; M.A., University of Colorado; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Kristen Mauk
Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Valparaiso University; MSN, Purdue University
GNP, University of Virginia-Charlottesville; DNP, Valparaiso University
Ph.D., Wayne State University

Mark Mayfield
Assistant Professor, M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.A., Denver Seminary

Sanne McCarthy
Associate Professor of Theatre
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.H., University of Colorado at Denver

Christelle E. Menth
Professor of Music
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Concordia College; M.M., University of Wisconsin-Madison; DMA, University of Illinois

William B. Mesa
Associate Professor of Accounting and Management
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., M.S., New Mexico State University; D.M., Colorado Technical University; CPA

M. Kevin Miller
Executive in Residence, Distinguished Professor of Business and Leadership
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., M.S., Oklahoma State University

Philip D. Mitchell
Professor of History
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Wyoming, Laramie; M.Div., Denver Seminary
Ph.D., University of Colorado

Raymond R. Mitsch
Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Wabash College; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana State University

Ryan P. Murphy
Associate Professor of Christian Thought and Social Ethics
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., University of the Nations; M.A., Regent College
Ph.D., King’s College, London

Karen Neville
Associate Librarian, Technical Services Librarian
B.A., University of Colorado at Denver; MLIS, University of Denver

Jason Ney
Assistant Professor of English
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Cedarville University; M.A., University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., University of Denver

Richard Niezen
Instructor of Music
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.M., University of Victoria; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music
Ph.D., University of Colorado

Dennis Ondrejka
Director of Nursing Graduate Programs, Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, University of Wisconsin; MSN, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., University of Denver

Susan Pahlau
Assistant Professor of Communication
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Colorado State University; M.A., University of Colorado, Denver

Mark Parker
Associate Professor of Biology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Denver

Cherri S. Parks
Vice President, Academic Affairs; Professor of Psychology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S. Emporia State University
M.Ed., Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Damon Perez
Assistant Professor of Biology
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Windy Counsell Petrie
Associate Professor of English
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Pepperdine University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware

Alfredo Pinto
Assistant Librarian, Collection Management Librarian
A.A., College of the Sequoias; B.A., Northwest Christian College
MLS, Emporia State University

Jeremy Porier
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Colorado Christian University; M.S., University of Colorado, Denver

Leandra Price
Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Eastern Kentucky University; MSN, DNP, University of Kentucky

Bernard M. Prokop
Assistant Professor of English
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., University of Iowa

Shane Ratzell
Assistant Librarian, Outreach and Instruction
B.A., University of Northern Colorado; MLIS, Drexel University

Jeff Renfrow
Director, Undergraduate Education; Assistant Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Northern Arizona University

Ronald L. Rex
Executive in Residence, Associate Professor of Management and Marketing
College of Undergraduate Studies
Director of Employment Management Services (EMS)
B.S., Northern Kentucky University; M.S., Xavier University

R. Colby Rogers
Assistant Professor, M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., M.Ed., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; Ed.D., Argosy University

John Russo
Instructor of Accounting
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Western State College, CPA

William R. Saxby
Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences; Professor of Psychology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Vermont; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Vermont

Gregory A. Schaller
Assistant Professor of Political Science
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Eastern University; M.A., Villanova University

Debora L. Scheffel
Dean, School of Education; Professor of Education
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Bob Jones University; M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., Northwestern University

Sarah E. Scherling
Vice President, Academic Administration; Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., Fort Hayes State University
Ed.D., Liberty University

Stephen Shumaker
Professor of Political Science
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., The Master’s College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Dallas, Irving

Susan Spear
Instructor of English
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Geneva College
MFA, Western State College; M.A., University of Denver

Gary Steward
Assistant Professor of History
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., South Dakota State University; M.A., Westminster Theological Seminary
M.Div., Ph.D. Candidate, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Steven T. Taylor
Dean, School of Music; Professor of Music
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.M., M.A., University of Denver

Paula Tipton
Assistant Professor; M.A. Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., California State University at Hayward; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.A., Trinity International University; Ph.D., Regent University

Kevin J. Turner
Professor of Youth Ministry and Theology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Washington Baptist College; M.Div., Multnomah Biblical Seminary
D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary

Kyle Usrey
Professor of Finance and International Business
College of Undergraduate Studies
BBA, Hardin-Simmons University; MBA, University of Colorado
J.D., University of Colorado

Lewis Earl Waggoner
Dean, Biblical Studies and Theology; Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Kristen Jensen Wall
Director of Faculty Development, Assistant Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Concordia University; MLS, Regis University

William C. Watson
Professor of History
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., California State Polytechnic University; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Wendy Elliott Wendover
Dean, Curriculum and Instruction Education; Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Keene State College; M.A., University of Rhode Island; M.A., University of Phoenix
Ph.D., University of Denver

Kristine Whaley
Academic Coordinator; Instructor of Theology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Denver Seminary

Barbara J. White
Dean, Nursing and Health Sciences; Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, University of Illinois; MSN, University of Colorado; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Bushrod B. White
Director, Graduate Education; Assistant Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Western State College of Colorado; M.A., Colorado State University
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University

John A. Wind
Assistant Professor of Theology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Northwestern College; M.Div., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Julie A. Woodman
Assistant Professor of Biology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus

Priscilla B. Wright
Professor of Education
College of Undergraduate Studies
BSEd., M.Ed., Miami University (Ohio); Ed.D., Clayton University

Emeriti Faculty

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Richard S. Beal, Jr.
Emeritus Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Sara E. Dallman
Emeritus Professor of Education
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Larry R. Donnithorne
President Emeritus, Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Ethics
B.S., United States Military Academy (West Point); M.S., M.A., Stanford University; Ed.D., Harvard University

Distinguished/Visiting Lecturers

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Lawrence J. Crabb, Jr.
Distinguished Scholar in Residence
B.A., Ursinus College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois