Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Nov 16, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019

Administration and Faculty


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Office of the President
Board of Trustees
Advisory Council
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

Eric Hogue, M.Th.
Vice President of Advancement

Jeff Hunt, M.Div., M.A.
Director of the Centennial Institute, Vice President of Public Policy

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
Wil Armstrong
Dr. Margaret A. Fomer
Don M. Harwell
Sam Kimbriel
Harold A. Krause
Chick Lee
Terry Leprino
Dr. Gerald W. May
Douglas I. McDonald
Tim McTavish
Dr. Jeff Myers
Dr. Jerry Nelson
Dr. Dale W. Schaefer
Donald E. Siecke
Dr. Donald W. Sweeting
Dr. John A. Turner
William J. White

Trustee Emeritus

Dr. Kenell J. Touryan

Advisory Council

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Terry Considine
Hugh Hewitt
Alan Mason
William Pauls

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

John W. Aldridge, Jr.
Assistant Professor, Program Director
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
Associate 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
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

Ian H. Clary
Assistant Professor of Historical Theology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.Th., M.Th., M.Div., The Toronto Baptist Seminary & Bible College
Ph.D., University of the Free State

Thomas E. Copeland
Professor of Political Science
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Geneva College
MPIA, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

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

Daniel T. DeLau
Associate Professor of Accounting
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Indiana University
M.A., Denver University, CPA

Charles Denler
Director, Worship Arts; Assistant Professor
College of Undergraduate Studies
Berkshire Christian College
Berklee Conservatory of Music
B.A., Colorado Christian University

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

Trigg Even
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Southwestern University
M.S., Ph.D.,Texas A&M 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 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

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

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

Kristi Hargrave
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, University of Texas at Arlington
M.S., Texas Woman’s University

Cory Hixson
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Mary Hobus
Assistant Director of Nursing; Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Saint Mary of the Plains College
MSN, Andrews University 
Ph.D., Marquette University

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
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., M.A., Colorado Christian University 
Ph.D., Colorado State University

Katherine Hyon
Assistant Professor of English
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Boston College
MFA, Florida International University 
Ph.D., Georgia 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

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

Matthew L. Jones
Assistant Professor of Theology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Bryan College
M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Regent University

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

Mark R. Knox
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Nebraska Christian College
M.Div., Emmanuel School of Religion
M.S., Tarleton State University
D.Min., Louisville Presbyterian Seminary
Ph.D., Regent University

David S. Kotter
Dean, School of Theology; Professor
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
Professor of Chemistry
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Hope College
M.S., California State University
Ph.D., University of Colorado

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

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

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
Director of Skills and Simulation; Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Pensacola Christian College
MSN, University of South Alabama

John Murray
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., M.Ed., University of Virginia
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., Auburn University

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
Assistant Professor 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

Jennifer Park
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Biblical Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Regent University

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

Damon Perez
Assistant 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

Michael Plato
Assistant 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
Associate 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
Assistant Professor 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

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

John Schreiber
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, University of Colorado
MSN, Regis University
M.A., Denver Seminary

Oliver Schulz
Associate Librarian, Collection Management
B.A., Union University
M.Div., M.Th., The Master’s Seminary
MLIS, San Jose State 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

Brenda E. Slusser
Associate Professor of Business and Leadership
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., University of Washington
MBA, University of Phoenix 
Ph.D., Capella University

Susan D. Spear
Assistant Professor 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

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., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ronald C. Stites
Assistant Professor of Business
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., University of Kansas
MBA, Regis College

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
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
Associate Professor
College of Adult and Graduate 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

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

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

Jeffrey W. White
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BBA, University of Memphis
M.A., M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Drexel University

Andrew Wichterman
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Cornerstone University
Ph.D., Regent University

Duane C. Wilson
Assistant Professor of Cyber Security
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Claflin University
M.Eng., Cornell University
M.S., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

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

Ronda Wood
Director of Undergraduate Education; Assistant Professor
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Covenant College
M.Ed., Northcentral University

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

Faculty Emeriti

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Sara E. Dallman
Professor Emerita 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