CIS and Mathematics Faculty


Teresa Nickeson
Teresa Nickeson
Computer Information Systems and Mathematics Department Chair, Associate Professor

MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Office Phone: 563.589.3183
E-mail: tnickeson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 218 Dunlap Technology Center
Fax: 563.589.3410
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24 years of information technology industry experience, McGraw-Hill, from programming intern to VP, Sales and Marketing Applications for McGraw-Hill Education.

Two years as a CIS and Accounting adjunct at Scott Community College in Bettendorf, IA.

Two years teaching CIS, Accounting and Business classes for Axia Community College (a division of Phoenix Online).

Full -time CIS instructor at University of Dubuque since 2007.


Hythem Abdalla
Adjunct Professor
PhD; Engineering Science
MS, Alneelain University; Computer Science
BS, Alneelain University; Mathematics and Computer Science

E-mail: habdalla@dbq.edu 

Randy Anderson
Randy Anderson
Adjunct Instructor

MS, Regis University

Office Phone: 563.589.3877
E-mail: raanderson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 229 Dunlap Technology Center

Jennifer Benson
Jennifer Benson
Teaching Specialist Faculty; CIS and Mathematics

MAT, Webster University

Office Phone: 563.589.3426
E-mail: jbenson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 300 Smith Hall
Fax: 563.589.3416

Richard Birkenbeuel
Richard Birkenbeuel
Director of Domestic and International MBA Programs
Associate Professor of Business

MS, Illinois State University; Mathematics
BS, Illinois State University; Mathematics

Office Phone: 563.589.3417
E-mail: rbirkenb@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 113 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Fax: 563.589.3184
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Rich serves as Director of Domestic and International MBA Programs and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of business strategy and technology management. He has 35 years experience in information technology with 30 years spent in senior management positions, including Regional Manager of Business Solutions for Compuware Corporation, Director and Head of Information Systems for Gateway, Vice President and Head of Information Services for Keebler Company, and held senior management positions for Kraft Foods. He earned a B.S. and M.S. degree in mathematics from Illinois State University and completed additional graduate work in mathematics and theoretical and applied mechanics at the University of Georgia and the University of Illinois, respectively.


Connie Connolly
Adjunct Mathematics Faculty

Office Phone: 563.589.3406
E-mail: cconnolly@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 228 Dunlap

Freddy Frick
Freddy Frick
Adjunct Instructor of Computer Information Systems

MBA, University of Dubuque
BS, University of Dubuque

E-mail: ffrick@dbq.edu 
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Worked 2.5 years at IBM in Dubuque, IA as Windows System Administrator Currently working at McGladrey in Dubuque, IA as a Consulting Associate, specializing in Intrusion Protection and Network Security.


Corissa Goertzen
Corissa Goertzen
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD, University of Iowa
MA, University of South Dakota
BA, Wartburg College

Office Phone: 563.589.3413
E-mail: cgoertzen@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 225 Dunlap Technology Center

Alina Klein
Alina Klein
Assistant Professor of Economics and Mathematics

BS, Economics

PhD, Economics



Office Phone: 563.589.3376
E-mail: aklein@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 228 Dunlap Technology Center
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Alina Klein earned a B.S. in Economics at the Academy of Economics in Bucharest, Romania, in 2003, then a Ph.D. in Economics at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, in 2010. Before joining UD, she worked as Assistant Professor of Economics at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA. Alina has publications in the International Economics and International Finance fields.


Rudy Klein
Rudy Klein
Assistant Professor of Economics and Mathematics

BS, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

PhD, West Virginia University



Office Phone: 563.589.3681
E-mail: Rklein@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 219 Dunlap Technology Center
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Rudy Klein received his Ph.D. in economics from West Virginia University (WVU) and B.S. in economics from the Academy of Economic Studies, in Bucharest, Romania. Before joining the University of Dubuque, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant at WVU, where he taught both online and traditional courses. Afterwards, he moved to Virginia and taught economics courses at Lynchburg College and Sweet Briar College. 


Duncan Marshall
Duncan Marshall
Adjunct Professor


E-mail: dmarshall@dbq.edu 

Ann Mauss
Ann Mauss
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems

MBA, Northern Illinois University

Office Phone: 563.589.3612
E-mail: amauss@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 217 Dunlap Technology Center
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I have just started teaching as an adjunct at UD, however, I am in my 17th year teaching at Loras College.,  At Loras, I have been developing and teaching curriculum in Management Information Systems and Computer Science.  I have taught various courses within Computing and Information technology areas, some of which are of: Computing Basics,  Intro to Programming, Visual Basic Programming, Network Management, Database Management, Project Management, and Systems Engineering. 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy my time off with my husband and two sons at our home about 10 miles south of Dubuque.


David McElroy
David McElroy
Adjunct Professor

MBA, Loras College
BS, Loras College

E-mail: dmcelroy@dbq.edu 
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David has been an EDI Specialist with McKesson Health Solutions in Dubuque since July 2012.  Previously,  he was  the Supervisor of Client File Management for Securian Financial Group in Saint Paul, MN.  McElroy has developed production applications in Java, Python, Groovy, C#, PL/1 and PERL.  He has extensive experience with Windows Server, Linux, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, TIBCO BusinessWorks, TIBCO Foresight and MySQL.


Dawn Nelson
Dawn Nelson
Adjunct Professor

MS, Western Illinois University; Instructional Design & Technology
BA, Ashford University; Business Administration

E-mail: dnelson@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 208 Jackaline Dunlap Technology Center
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Dawn Nelson is an adjunct professor teaching Intro to Computers and Computer Applications in Business. She is on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays. Nelson is from Delmar, Iowa and has three children all in college. She enjoys spending time on the river and camping with friends. She loves teaching and working with students. Nelson especially likes helping students succeed with class struggles and/or just to listen and be a supportive ear.


Linda Ressler
Linda Ressler
Adjunct Instructor of CIS; Graduate Assistant of Business Administration


E-mail: lressler@dbq.edu 

Richard (Dick) Smith
Richard (Dick) Smith
Associate Professor of Mathematics

MA, Loras College
BS, Loras College

Office Phone: 563.589.3276
E-mail: dsmith@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 226D Science Center
Fax: 563.589.3688

Lori Welsh
Adjunct Professor
MBA, University of Dubuque
BA, Clarke College

E-mail: lwelsh@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Jackaline Dunlap Technology Center

Roseanne Wolf
Roseanne Wolf
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD, University of Iowa
MS, University of Iowa
BS, Buena Vista University

Office Phone: 563.589.3716
E-mail: rwolf@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 214 Dunlap Technology Center
Fax: 563.589.3688

Gregory Mark Woodhouse
Gregory Mark Woodhouse
Assistant Professor, CIS

MSCTE, Nova Southeastern University
BSEE, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Office Phone: 563.589.3233
E-mail: gwoodhouse@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 226 Dunlap Technology Center
Fax: 563.589.3410
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20+ years of teaching experience, Conference Speaker, Commercial Pilot, Multi-engine, Instrument Ratings, Chief Firearms Instructor, Proficient Defense Training Chaplain with Dubuque Police Department and Sheriff's Office Advisor, UD Computer Club Advisor, UD RC Pilots Club