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    Colorado Christian University
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

Administration and Faculty


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

Office of the President

 

Donald W. Sweeting, Ph.D.
President

Roger Chandler, MBA
Vice President of Student Success, College of Adult and Graduate Studies

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

Shannon Dreyfuss, MBA
Vice President

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

Sarah Scherling, Ed.D.
Vice President of Academic Administration, College of Adult and Graduate Studies

Allison Sievers, MBA
Vice President of CAGS Enrollment, College of Adult and Graduate Studies

Board of Trustees

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Gary E. Armstrong
Terry Considine
Dr. Margaret A. Fomer
Kaye Lynn Fote
Don M. Harwell
Sam Kimbriel
Harold A. Krause
Chick Lee
Terry Leprino
Christine C. Mastin
Dr. Gerald W. May
Douglas I. McDonald
Tim McTavish
Dr. Jeff Myers
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

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.
Assistant Professor, Director of Organizational Leadership Programs
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

John R. 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, Master of Public Administration, Master of Criminal Justice,                                                                                                                                                                              Undergraduate Organizational Management and Leadership Programs; 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 M. Burkhart
Director of M.A. Counseling; Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Oakland City University; M.A., Colorado Christian University
Ed.D., Argosy University

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

Ruth L. Dahlin
Assistant Director of Skills and Simulation; Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Valparaiso University; MSN, Walden University

Mellani J. Day
Dean of Business and Technology; Professor of Business
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
Associate Professor of Classics and Early Christianity
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Colorado Christian University; M.A., University of Colorado
Ph.D., University of Wales

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 of Social Sciences and Humanities
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., M.A., Colorado Christian University

Jenna L. Ellis
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Leadership
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Colorado State University; J.D., University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law

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 of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Regis University; M.A., Denver Seminary; Ed.D., Argosy University

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

Kristy L. Hardwick
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Xavier University; M.A., Ed.D., University of Cincinnati

Tammie L. Huddle
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Metropolitan State College; MSN, University of Northern Colorado

Debra Hudson
Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities; Professor of Social Sciences and Humanities
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

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 S. Kotter
Dean, School of Theology; 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. 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 M. 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

Taylor Lenderink
Instructor of Laboratory Sciences
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Dordt College

Marla Lohmann
Assistant Professor of Special Education
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Kansas State University; M.Ed., University of Houston;
Ph.D., University of North Texas

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

Cheryl A. Mark
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary;
Ph.D., Walden University

Kristen Mauk
Director of RN-BSN & MSN; 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

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

David C. Mulkey
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Pensacola Christian College; MSN, University of South Alabama

Karen L. 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

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

Mark A. 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
Associate Professor of Biology
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Selin Philip
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Indira Gandhi National Open University; M.Ed., University of Alaska;
Ph.D., Regent University

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

Michael Plato
Associate Professor of Intellectual History and Christian Thought
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Toronto; MTS, Brock University; MTS, Toronto Baptist Seminary

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

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

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

Jeff D. Renfrow
Director of Undergraduate Education; Assistant Professor of Education
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 of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., M.Ed., University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; Ed.D., Argosy University

John J. 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 of Academic Administration; Professor of Education
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., Fort Hayes State University
Ed.D., Liberty University

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

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

Jennifer K. Stafford
Assistant Professor of Theatre
College of Undergraduate Studies
BFA, Shenandoah University; MFA, New York University

Carmen R. Stephens
Associate Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, University of Nebraska; MSN, Concordia University

Gary L. 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

Rebecca E. Taylor
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Baylor University, M.A., Ed.D., University of Memphis

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

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 B. 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 of Biblical Studies and Theology; Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology
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 of Social Sciences and Humanites
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Concordia University; MLS, Regis University; Ed.D., University of Wyoming

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 of Curriculum and Instruction Education; Professor of Education
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 M. Whaley
Academic Coordinator; Instructor of Theology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Denver Seminary

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

Bushrod B. White
Director of Graduate Education; Assistant Professor of Education
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
Emeritas 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