University of Dubuque

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Vice President for Academic Affairs

A University of Dubuque education is designed to be bridge to your future.  It is an education grounded in a strong liberal arts core and developed through rigorous professional preparation.  As a Christian university, we understand college to be about more than a piece of paper or a high paying job.  The UD experience is about building a life of meaning:  discovering and developing your God-given gifts, and discerning opportunities to make a difference in the world.

This journey of discovery is not traveled alone.  Faculty members offer the knowledge and experience that guides your learning.  Staff members encourage your development as a whole person.  Fellow students bring a diversity of experiences that will inform and inspire you in college and beyond.  It is a journey of discipline and hard work, but one that is full of rewards as well.

Together, let’s make this the journey of a lifetime.

 

 

 

Mark Ward, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs

College and Emeriti Faculty

COLLEGE FACULTY

Marta Abele, Professor of Education. PhD, Capella University; MEd, University of Missouri; BS, Phillips University 

Steven Accinelli, Professor of Aviation and Head of Aviation Dept. MS, Case Western Reserve University; MS, National Defense University; BS, University of Idaho

Lauren Alleyne, Assistant Professor of English. MFA, Cornell University; MA, Iowa State University; BA, St. Francis College

Charles Barland, Professor of Music and Head of Fine and Performing Arts Dept. PhD, University of Kansas; MA, University of Iowa; BA, Carroll College

Ben Bartels, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. JD, Loyola University; BA, University of Iowa

Jonathan Barz, Professor of English and Head of Language & Literature Dept. PhD, University of Minnesota; MA Western Washington University;
BS, Concordia College

Phil Baskerville, Teaching Specialist of Criminal Justice. MA, University of Northern Iowa; BS, Upper Iowa University

Jennifer Benson, Teaching Specialist of Mathematics and Education.  MAT, Webster University; BA, Maryville University

Sean Benson, Professor of English.  PhD, Saint Louis University; MA, BA, University of Iow 

Chad Biermeier, Instructor of Education. ABD, Walden University;  MS & BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Rich Birkenbeuel, Associate Professor of Business.  MS, BS, Illinois State University

David Birkett, Assistant Professor of Business, MBA & BA, Xavier University

Katie Boyer, Assistant Professor of Education.  MA & BA, Loras College

Angela Brandel, Assistant Professor of Education. ABD, Walden University; MA, Loras College; BS, Southwest State University

Peggy Brandon, Assistant Professor of Nursing. MSN & BSN, Regis University

Nicholas Bratcher, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music.  ABD, University of Georgia; MA & BA, Coastal Carolina University

Becky Canovan, Reference & Instruction Librarian.  MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BA, Cornell College

Kevin Cattani, Associate Professor of Sport Marketing & Management. PhD, MS & BS, University of Florida

Carol Chesterman, Assistant Professor of Nursing. MSN, University of Iowa; BS, Upper Iowa University; RN, Finley Hospital School of Nursing

Richard Cowart, Professor of Biology. PhD, MS, Texas A & M University; BS, West Texas State University

Ricardo Cunningham, Associate Professor of Business and Head of Business Dept. PhD, Anderson University; MBA, Indiana Wesleyan University; BA, Anderson University

Kathleen Darland, Assistant Professor of Education. ABD, University of Northern Iowa; MA, Upper Iowa University; BS, Cleveland State University

Pam DeMoss, Assistant Professor of Nursing. RN, MSN, Walden University; BSN, Clarke College

Dale Easley, Professor of Geology. PhD, MS University of Wyoming; BS Guilford College

Roger Ebertz, Professor of Philosophy & Religion and Head of Philosophy, History and Religion Dept. PhD, MA, University of Nebraska; MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; BA, Carleton College

Alan Garfield, Professor of Computer Graphics/Interactive Media and Head of CGIM Dept. MA, State University of New York‑Binghamton; BA, University of Iowa

Dennis George, Assistant Professor of Business. MBA, University of Dubuque; BA, Loras College

Ken Godwin, Assistant Professor of Aviation.  MBA, BS, University of Dubuque

Corissa Goertzen, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. PhD, University of Iowa; MA, University of South Dakota; BA, Wartburg College

Robert Gregory, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. PhD, Purdue University; BS, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Henry Grubb, Professor of Psychology. PhD, MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; BS, Eastern Michigan University.

Anne Marie Gruber, Assistant Director for Library Instruction and Public Services. MALS, University of Iowa; BA, University of Northern Iowa

Brian Hallstoos, Assistant Professor of History. PhD, University of Iowa; MA, Rutgers University; BA, University of Minnesota

Jonathan Helmke, Assistant Director for Library Systems and Technical Services and University Archivist. MLS, Indiana University; BS, Wartburg College

Kim Hilby, Assistant Professor of Sociology. MSW, St. Ambrose University; BA, Loras College

Adam Hoffman, Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry. PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madision; BA, University of Minnesota

Jean Holdener, Assistant Professor of Computer Graphics/Interactive Media. MFA, Memphis College of Art; BA, University of Wisconsin‑Whitewater

Lalith Jayawickrama, Teaching Specialist in Health Sciences. MS, University of Delaware; BS, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Paul Jensen, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Religion. PhD, University of Virginia; JD, University of Iowa; MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; BA, North Park College

Polly Kadolph, Assistant Professor of Aviation and Flight.  MBA, BS, University of Dubuque

William Karkow, Associate Professor of Biology. MD, University of Illinois-Chicago; General Surgery Residency, University of Iowa; BA, University of Illinois-Urbana

Peg Kerr, Associate Professor of Nursing and Head of Nursing Dept.  PhD, BSN, University of Iowa; MS, Winona State University

Mary Anne Knefel, University Librarian.  MBA, University of Dubuque; MLS, University of Illinois; BA, Knox College

David Koch, Associate Professor of Environmental Science. PhD & MS, Kansas State University; BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lisa Kragenbrink, Assistant Professor of Nursing.  RN, MSN, Clarke College; BSN, University of Iowa 

Neil MacNaughton, Associate Professor of Nursing. PhD & MA, University of Iowa; BSN, Graceland University 

Craig Marty, Associate Professor of Business.  MBA, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Linda McKeag, Assistant Professor of Accounting. MBA, University of St. Thomas; BS, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse 

Michele McKinlay, Instructor of English. MA, BA, University of Northern Iowa 

Monica Meissen, Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  PhD, University of Iowa; BA, Beloit College 

Rasika Mudalige-Jayawickrama, Associate Professor of Plant Biology.  PhD, University of Hawaii; MS, Louisiana University; BS, University of Colombo,
Sri Lanka

Eric Munshower, Professor of Economics. PhD, Purdue University; BS, Saint John's University 

Lawrence Muzinga, Associate Professor of Business.  PhD, University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana; BS, University of Kinshasa, D.R. of Congo

Beth Neyen, Assistant Professor of Nursing. MS & BSN, Clarke University 

Teresa Nickeson, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems and Head of CSM Dept.  MBA, BS, University of Dubuque

Alice Oleson, Associate Professor of Sociology. PhC, MA, University of Wisconsim‑Madison; BA, University of Iowa

Julie Phillips, Assistant Professor of Education. PhD, Edgewood College; MBA, Nova University; MA, University of Iowa; BA, University of Northern Iowa

Chaminda Prelis, Assistant Professor of Aviation and Assistant Head of Aviation Dept. MS, BS, University of North Dakota 

Brett Ray, Assistant Professor of Aviation. MA, Drake University; BS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 

Amy Ressler, Professor of Theatre Arts. MFA, Arizona State University; MAT National-Louis University; BA, Clarke College 

Jim Romagna, Assistant Professor of Health, Wellness and Sport and Head of HWS Dept. MA, BA, Loras College 

Sheila Sabers, Instructor of Computer Graphics/Interactive Media. MAC, University of Dubuque; BA, Iowa State University 

Erica Scheidecker, Assistant Professor of Accounting. MS, Northern Illinois University; BS, Iowa State University 

Nolan Schneider, Instructor of Aviation.  BS, University of Dubuque 

Jessica Schreyer, Associate Professor of English.  PhD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of Northern Iowa; BA, University of Iowa

Kimberly Schwartz, Assistant Professor of Communication.  MAC, University of Dubuque; BA, Wartburg College 

John Shook, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice.  MPA, Ohio State University; BS, Pennsylvania State University 

Rafic Sinno, Assistant Professor of Business. MBA, University of Dubuque; BA, Clarke University 

Mark Sinton, Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  PhD, Michigan State University; MS, University of Denver, BA, University of Denver 

Dick Smith, Associate Professor of Mathematics.  MA, BS, Loras College 

Richard Smith, Assistant Professor of Physics. MA, Mankato State University; BS, University of Dubuque 

Kristine Steinbeck, Assistant Professor of Nursing.  MSN, Walden University; BSN, Valparaiso University 

Mark Stevens, Professor of Psychology and Head of Psychology Dept. PhD, MA, Bowling Green State University; BA, Baldwin‑Wallace College 

Debra Stork, Associate Professor of Education and Head of Education Dept. ABD, University of Wyoming-Laramie; MA, BA, University of Northern Iowa 

Jenn Supple Bartels, Assistant Professor of Communication. MA, University of Northern Iowa; BFA, Drake University 

Josh Thomas, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science. PhD & MS, Iowa State University; BA, Northwestern College 

Roseanne Wolf, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. PhD, University of Iowa; BS, Buena Vista University 

Katelyn Wolff, Reference and Instruction Librarian in the Humanities. MLS, Kent State University; BA, University of Dubuque; BA, University of Iowa

Franklin Yartey, Assistant Professor of Communication.  PhD, Bowling Green University; MA, Indiana State University; BA, Northwestern College

Gerald Zuercher, Professor of Biology & Vertebrate Ecology and Head of DNAS Dept. PhD, Kansas State; MS, University of Alaska‑Fairbanks; BS, Mississippi State

 

EMERITI FACULTY & STAFF

John S. Baird, Professor Emeritus of Homiletics and Ministry. STM & STD, Temple University; BD, San Francisco Theological Seminary; BA, Maryville College

William N. Berg, Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology. BS, Bethany College

Donald G. Bloesch, Professor Emeritus of Theology. PhD, University of Chicago; BD, Chicago Theological Seminary; BA, Elmhurst College

G. Bert Carlson, Professor Emeritus of English. PhD, University of Maryland; MA, University of Iowa; BA, Upsala College

Arthur C. Cochrane, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology. LHD, Iowa Wesleyan College; DD, Knox Theological College;PhD, University of Edinburgh; BD, Knox Theological College; BA, University of Toronto

Calvin Colquillette, Assistant Professor Emeritus of History. PhD & MA, University of Iowa; MAR, University of Dubuque; MBA, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Ripon College

Samuel Deaver, Assistant Professor Emeritus of Business. MBA, University of Dubuque; BS, Peru State University

Richard H. Drummond, Florence Livergood Warren Professor Emeritus of the History of Comparative Religions. PhD, University of Wisconsin; BD, Gettysburg Theological Seminary; BA & MA, University of California

Arlo D. Duba, Professor Emeritus of Worship. PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary; BA, University of Dubuque

Henry Fawcett, Professor Emeritus of Ministry. D.D., Buena Vista College; D.D., University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Frank J. Fillwalk, Associate Professor Emeritus of Business. BS, MA, University of Northern Iowa

Leroy H. Giles, Professor Emeritus of Education and Psychology. MEd, DEd, University of Colorado; BA, Nebraska Wesleyan University

William B. Gould, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies. Post Doctoral, Yale University; PhD, University of Edinburgh; MDiv, Union Theological Seminary; BA, Wesleyan University

John Hoekstra, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. PhD, Wayne State University; BS, Calvin College

William Jamison, Professor Emeritus of Ministry. EdD, University of Colorado; MS, Pennsylvania State University; BD, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary; BA, University of Southern California

Edward J. Jochumsen, Professor Emeritus of Business. BS, MA, PhD, University of Iowa

Mary Jane Jones, Professor Emerita of English. PhD, University of Iowa; MA, University of Missouri; BA, Milwaukee‑Downer College

Lawrence R. Odegard, Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Social Work.  MSW, University of  Iowa School of Social Work; BD, Berkeley Baptist Divinity School; ACSW, BA, San Francisco State College

Carl Osuch, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.  PhD, University of Pittsburgh; BS, Antioch College

Walter F. Peterson, Chancellor Emeritus. BA, MA, PhD, University of Iowa

Elizabeth Platt, Professor Emerita of Old Testament.  PhD, Harvard University; MA, Union Theological Seminary, New York; MA, Columbia University; BA, College of Wooster

Edward S. Rebholz, Associate Professor Emeritus of Aviation Management. MA, Ball State University; BS, University of Wisconsin

Robert S. Reid, Professor Emeritus of Communication. PhD, MA, University of Washington; MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; BA, California State University

Joel Samuels, Professor Emeritus of Bibliography. ThM, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary; MA, Graduate Library School, University of Chicago; BD, Evangelical School of Theology; BA, Houghton College

Calvin Schnucker, Professor Emeritus of Applied Theology. DD, Witworth College; BD, Rutgers University; BA, University of Northern Iowa

Rodney Smith, Professor Emeritus of English. PhD, MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; BS, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Earl W. Steininger, Professor Emeritus of Education. BA, MS, DEd, University of Illinois

John Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Communication. PhD, University of Southern California; MA, Northwestern University; BA, Pacific Lutheran University

Joseph Suarez, Professor Emeritus of Aviation.MEng, University of Toronto; MBA, York University; BA, Queens University

C. Howard Wallace, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology. DTh, University of Basel; BD, McCormick Theological Seminary; BA, Park College

Helen Streed Watts, Professor Emerita of Education. MA, Iowa State University; BA, Iowa State Teachers College

William C. Wellner, Professor Emeritus of Education and Psychology. EdD, University of Illinois; MA, University of Iowa; BA, Central College

Jacqueline Wilcox, Associate Professor Emerita of Education. PhD, University of North Dakota; MA, St. Cloud University; BS, Minot State University