Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Sep 26, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

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

Janet M. Black, Ph.D.
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, College of Undergraduate Studies

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

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

Daniel L. Cohrs, CPA
Executive Vice President

Shannon Dreyfuss, MBA
Vice President of Campus Development

Eric Hogue, M.Th.
Vice President of University Advancement

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

James S. McCormick, M.A.
Senior Vice President and Vice President of Student Life, College of Undergraduate Studies

Thom Scheffel, J.D.
University Counsel

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

Board of Trustees

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Gary E. Armstrong
Wil Armstrong
Brad Benson, J.D.
Dr. Margaret A. Fomer
Don M. Harwell
Jerry Jenkins
Sam Kimbriel
Harold A. Krause
Chick Lee
Terry Leprino
The Hon. Kevin Lundberg
Douglas I. McDonald
Tim McTavish
Dr. Jeff Myers
Dr. Jerry Nelson
Dr. Mark Sheehan
Don Siecke
Dr. Donald W. Sweeting
William J. White

Trustee Emeritus
Dr. Kenell J. Touryan

Advisory Council

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The Hon. Hank Brown
The Hon. Terry Considine
Hugh Hewitt
Alan Mason
The Hon. Jane Norton
William Pauls
Dr. Robert Woodson

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.
Director of Graduate Leadership; Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change Management
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., University of Colorado
M.A., Regis University
M.A., Ph.D., Fielding Graduate University

Krystyne Aleksandr-Mendoza
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
A.S., Amarillo College
B.S., M.A., West Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Texas Tech 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

Martin C. Beeson
Assistant Professor of Business and Leadership
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Hardin-Simmons University
J.D., Baylor University 

Andreas Bienert
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
A.S., Bundesbildungsanstalt für Kindergartenpädagogik  
A.S., A.A., B.A., Southwestern A/G University
M.A., Ph.D., Regent University

Janet M. Black
Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs; Professor of English
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Eastern College
M.A., Bucknell University
Ph.D., University of Denver

Mark E. Bolte
Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Tennessee Temple University
M.S., Loyola College
M.S., Psy.D., Florida Institute of Technology

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

William Bart Brock
Program Director; Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BBA, Georgia College & State University
MBA, Emory University
Ph.D., Benedictine University

Bob Brooks
Assistant Professor of Public Administration 
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; Associate 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
Associate Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., North Central University
M.A., Bethel University
Ed.D., Argosy University

Y. Isaac Chilima
Assistant Professor of Economics and Business
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.Soc.Sc., University of Malawi
M.A., Yakohama National 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

Jeff Cline
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.Soc.Sc., M.A., Arkansas State University 
M.A., Harding University
Ph.D., Regent University

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

Frances L. Dailey
Associate Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Indiana University 
M.A., Ph.D., Regent University

Heather T. Day
Associate Professor of Communications
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Andrews University

Mellani J. Day
Dean, School 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
Coordinator of Composition & Music Production; Assistant Professor of Music
College of Undergraduate Studies
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

Jonathan Dimos
Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Taylor University
M.A., Trinity Graduate School
M.A., Colorado Christian University
Ph.D., University of Denver

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

Gregory M. Elliott
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., William Jewell College
M.A., University of Texas, San Antonio
Ph.D., Adams State 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 Emeritus, 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

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

Amanda M. Furness
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physical Science
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., B.S., Briar Cliff University
Ph.D., University of Kansas 

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

Kristen J. Goree
Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., BSN, MSN, DNP, University of Colorado

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

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

Ryan Hartwig
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor of Communication 
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., B.S., Colorado Christian University
M.Ed., Purdue University
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

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
ADN, St. John’s College
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

Mark Hudson
Director of Music Education; Associate Professor of Music
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Harding University 
M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

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
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

Peter A. Kerr
Associate Professor of Marketing
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., United States Air Force Academy
M.A., University of Washington, Seattle
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Northcentral University, San Diego 

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

John P. Lesko
Associate Professor of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education 
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., B.S., Pensacola Christian University
M.A., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh 

L. Renee Lizcano
Associate Professor of Education
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Stanford University

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

Bryan Malone
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Science 
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BBA, M.Ed., Eastern New Mexico University  
DCS, Colorado Technical University

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

Briana Martin
Assistant Librarian, Research and Instruction
B.A., Evangel University
M.A., Southwestern Assemblies of God University
MLIS, University of Southern Mississippi

Kristen Mauk
Director of Nursing Graduate Programs; 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 of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Colorado Christian University
M.A., Denver Seminary
Ph.D., Walden University

David McNeil
Director of Choral Studies; Assistant Professor of Music
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Trinity International University
M.M., Indiana University
DMA, Yale University School of Music

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
Professor of Psychology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., Wabash College
M.S., Ph.D., Indiana State University

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
Coordinator of Strings; 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
Dean, School of Science and Engineering; Professor of Biology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Indiana University
M.A., Colorado Christian University
Ph.D., University of Denver

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

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
Associate Librarian, Information Services
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
B.S., Northern Kentucky University
M.S., Xavier University

Seth Rodriquez
Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.A., The Master’s University
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
M.Th., Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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 Emeritus; 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 Affairs; 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, Technical Services
B.A., Union University
M.Div., M.Th., The Master’s Seminary
MLIS, San Jose State University

Sherry Schulz
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., Union University
M.A., University of Florida

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

Albert Smith
Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Seminary

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

Mary Spencer
Director of Assessment; Assistant Professor of Education
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., University of Rhode Island
M.Ed., Boston University

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

Aaron Stampfl
Coordinator of Keyboard Studies; Assistant Professor of Piano 
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.M., Wheaton College
M.M., Indiana University
D.M., Northwestern 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

Shane T. Stone
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice 
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., University of Central Missouri 
M.S., Lindenwood University
M.A., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of the Cumberlands 

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

Emily Tetrault
Assistant Professor of Biological Laboratory Sciences
College of Undergraduate Studies
B.S., M.A., Colorado Christian University

Bren Triplett
Director of CIT, ISM, and Project Management; Assistant Professor of Computer Information Technology
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Eastern Washington University
M.A., Regis 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

Barry Vann
Dean, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Professor of Historical Geography 
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.S., Tennessee Technological University
M.S., Western Kentucky University
Ed.D., University of Arkansas
Ph.D., University of Glasgow

Lewis Earl Waggoner
Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies; Professor of Theological Studies 
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

Abigail L. Wegert
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
BSN, Mercy College of Ohio
MSN, The University of Toledo 

Wendy Elliott Wendover
Dean, School of Education Professions; 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, School of Nursing and Health Professions; 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
Associate 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

Elizabeth C. Wiggins
Assistant Professor of Counseling
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Nazarene Bible College
M.A., Ph.D., Adams State University

Emily Willcott 
Assistant Professor of Nursing
College of Adult and Graduate Studies
B.A., Azusa Pacific University
BSN, Belmont University
M.S., University College London

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

Faculty Emeriti

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Sara E. Dallman
Professor Emeritus 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

Cherri S. Parks
Vice President Emeritus
B.S. Emporia State University
M.Ed., Ph.D., Mississippi State 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