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Section VIII

Administration & Graduate Faculty

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Administration
Bemidji State University Past Presidents
Bemidji State University Administrative Officers
Bemidji State University Graduate Faculty


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Dr. Steven J. Rosenstone, Chancellor
Dr. Larry Litecky, Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Ms. Laura M. King, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Lori Lamb, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Mr. Darrel Huish, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology Services, and Chief Information Officer

MnSCU Board

 
Brett Anderson, Rosemount
Duane Benson, Lanesboro
Cheryl Dickson, St. Paul
Jacob Englund, Minneapolis
Clarence Hightower, Plymouth
Philip Krinkie, Shoreview
Dan McElroy, Burnsville
Alfredo Oliveira, St. Cloud
David Paskach, Cottonwood
Thomas Renier, Duluth
Christine Rice, Lake Elmo
Louise Sundin, Minneapolis
C. Scott Thiss, Edina
James Van Houten, Minneapolis
Michael Vekich, St. Louis Park


Past Presidents of Bemidji State University

Manfred W. Deputy 1919-1938
E.W. Beck, Acting President 1938
C.R. Sattgast 1938-1964
A.C. Clark, Acting President 1942-1946, 1964
Harry F. Bangsberg 1964-1967
Bevington Reed, Acting President 1967
John S. Glas, Acting President 1967-1968
R.D. Decker 1968-1980
Rebecca Stafford 1980-1982
Richard R. Haugo, Acting President 1982
Lowell R. Gillett 1982-1990
Leslie C. Duly 1990-1993
Linda L. Baer, Interim President, 1993-1994
M. James Bensen, 1994-2001
Jon E. Quistgaard, 2001-2010


Bemidji State University Administrative Officers

President
Dr. Richard A. Hanson
Vice President for Academic Affairs (Interim)
Mr. Robert J. Griggs, J.D.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Mr. William D. Maki
Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment
Dr. Mary Ward
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Interim)
Dr. Patrick Guilfoile
Associate Vice President for Library Services
Mr. Robert J. Griggs, J.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. P. Joan Poor
Interim Dean, College of Business, Technology, and Communication (Interim)
Ms. Carol Nielsen, J.D.
Dean, College of Health Sciences and Human Ecology & School of Graduate Studies
Dr. Patricia L. Rogers
Athletic Director
Dr. Richard A. Goeb
Director of Communications and Marketing
Mr. Scott Faust
Director of Distance Learning (Interim)
Ms. Lynn Johnson
Director of Human Resources
Ms. Linda F. Gilsrud
Chief Information Officer (Interim)
Mr. Tim Gilsrud
Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center
Dr. Donald Day
Executive Director for University Advancement
Mr. Robert Bollinger


Bemidji State University Graduate Faculty

Hanson, Richard A., 2010

President
B.A. North Dakota State University
M.S. North Dakota State University
Ph.D. University of California-Davis

Amasay, Tal, 2008

Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
B.Ed. Zinman College at Wingate Institute
M.Sc. Saint Cloud State University
Ph.D. University of Oregon

Anderson, Siri, 2007

Assistant Professor of Professional Education
B.A. Carleton College
M.Ed. University of Minnesota
Ed.D. University of St. Thomas

Bahr, David, 2000

Associate Professor of Physics
Chair, Department of Physics
B.S. Bemidji State University
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Bakken, Virgil, 2005

Associate Professor of Mass Communication
B.S. Evangel College
M.A. Regent University
Doctoral Study: Regent University

Beech, Thomas, 1999

Associate Professor of Political Science
B.A. University of Manitoba
M.A. University of Manitoba
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Bennett, Russell L., 1978

Professor of Psychology
B.A. Ohio University
M.S. Ohio University
Ph.D. Ohio University

Benson, David B., 1987

Associate Professor of Professional Education
B.S. University of North Dakota
M.A. University of North Dakota
M.S. University of North Dakota
Ph.D. University of Iowa

Bilanovic, Dragoljub, 2000

Professor of Environmental Studies
B.S. University of Sarajevo
M.S. Israel Institute of Technology
D.S. Israel Institute of Technology

Bolte, Brent, 2003

Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
Assistant Football Coach
B.S. Cornell College
M.S. Bemidji State University

Bradel, Donald, 1974

Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S. Southern Illinois University
M.S. Southern Illinois University
J.D. University of North Dakota
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Bridges, Barbara R., 1997

Professor of Professional Education
Professional Education Distance Learning Programs
B.S. University of Maine
M.Ed. University of Maine
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Brockman, Timothy, 2002

Associate Professor of Technological Studies
B.S. Illinois State University
M.S. Illinois State University
Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Brouwer, James R., 1987

Professor of Professional Education
Director, Clinical Experiences
B.A. Parsons College
M.A. Northeast Missouri State University

Burgess, Benjamin, 2006

Assistant Professor of Indian Studies
B.A. Augsburg College
M.A. University of California

Byers, Cheryl, 2001

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Director, Social Work
B.S. University of Tennessee
M.S.W. University of Illinois
Ph.D. Capella University

Carpenter, Leah J., 2009

Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A. Bemidji State University
J.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. University of Arizona

Carriere, Patrick, 2005

Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A. Carleton College
B.A. Bemidji State University
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.A. University of Kansas
ABD: University of Kansas

Chang, Fu-Hsian, 1981

Professor of Environmental Studies
Director, Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, Economics, and Sociology
B.S. National Chung-Hsing University
M.S. University of North Texas
M.B.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of California-Davis

Christensen, Kit, 1981

Professor of Philosophy
B.A. Moorhead State University
Ph.D. Purdue University

Christensen, Mark, 1990

Professor of English
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Superior
M.E. University of Wisconsin-Superior
M.A. University of Minnesota-Duluth
Ph.D. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
M.F.A. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Cloutman, Donald, 1998

Associate Professor of Biology
Coordinator, Aquatic Biology
B.S. Fort Hays State University
M.S. University of Arkansas
Ph.D. Mississippi State University

Cobb, Lauren, 2001

Assistant Professor of English
B.A. University of California
M.A. Iowa State University
Ph.D. University of Georgia-Athens

Crews, William, 1990

Head Athletic Trainer
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.S. Bemidji State University

Crocker, Kyle R., 1985

Associate Professor of Visual Arts
Chair, Department of Visual Arts
B.A. University of Oregon
M.A. University of Oregon
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Davgun, Satish K., 1986

Professor of Geography
Chair, Department of Geography and Political Science
B.A. Panjab University (Chandigarh, India)
M.A. Panjab University (Chandigarh, India)
M.A. University of Akron
Ph.D. Kent State University

Desiderato, Laurie, 1993

Professor of Psychology
B.A. Connecticut College
M.A. West Virginia University
Ph.D. West Virginia University

Donnay, Patrick, 1991

Professor of Political Science
Coordinator, Political Science Program, Social Studies, Pre-Law, and Applied Public
Policy
B.A. St. Cloud State University
Ph.D. University of Iowa

Donovan, Brian, 1990

Professor of English
B.A. Amherst College
D.A. State University of New York at Albany

Driscoll, Marsha, 2001

Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of North Carolina-Greensboro
M.A. University of East Anglia-England
M.A. Ohio State University
Ph.D. Ohio State University

Erickson, Nancy C., 1981

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Professor of German
B.A. Concordia College-Moorhead
M.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Falk, M. Colleen, 1999

Industrial Training Coordinator, CRI
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.S. Bemidji State University

Forsyth, Eric, 1996

Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
A.A. Casper College
B.A. San Francisco State University
M.A. San Francisco State University
Ph.D. University of New Mexico

Fournier, Angela, 2008

Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S. Christopher Newport University
M.S. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Frauenholtz, Todd, 2001

Professor of Mathematics
B.S. St. Cloud State University
M.Ed. South Dakota State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Fulton, Mark, 1998

Professor of Biology
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden)

Fultz, Dwight E., 1989

Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. William Jennings Bryan College
M.Ed. Georgia State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Gangeness, Jeanine, 2003

Associate Professor of Nursing
Chair, Department of Nursing
B.S. University of North Dakota
M.S. University of North Dakota
Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Gibbon, Maureen, 2006

Associate Professor of English
B.A. Barnard College
M.A. University of Iowa

Gilbertson, Troy, 2004

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A. Hamline University
M.S. St. Cloud State University
Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Gilling, Bertrum, 2001

Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
Assistant Men's Hockey Coach
B.A.A. University of Minnesota, Duluth
M.S. Bemidji State University

Gilman, Muriel B., 1975

Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
B.A. Macalester College
M.S. Indiana State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Gonzalez, John, 2008

Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.A. University of North Dakota
Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Graefe, Lisa, 2010

Assistant Professor of German
B.A. St. Olaf College
M.A. University of Illinois

Graham, Andrew, 2009

Assistant Professor of Technological Studies
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.S. Bemidji State University

Greer, Colleen, 1999

Professor of Sociology
B.S. Kearney State College
M.A. University of Kansas
Ph.D. University of Kansas

Gritzmacher, Hal L., 1987

Professor of Professional Education
B.A. Concordia College
M.S. St. Cloud State University
Ph.D. University of Missouri

Guelda, Debbie, 2001

Professor of Biology
B.A. University of Louisville
M.S. University of Louisville
Ph.D. University of Louisville

Guilfoile, Patrick G., 1994

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Biology
B.S. Northland College
M.A.T. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hamann, Michael, 2007

Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. Bemidji State University
B.A. Bemidji State University
Ph.D. Iowa State University

Hanson, Richard A., 2010

President
B.A. North Dakota State University
M.S. North Dakota State University
Ph.D. University of California-Davis

Hanus, Lawrence J., 2008

Assistant Professor/Counselor, Student Center for Health and Counseling
B.A. University of Toledo
M.A. University of Toledo
M.A. University of North Dakota

Hauser, Susan Carol, 1998

Professor of English
B.A. Northern Michigan University
M.S. Northern Michigan University
M.F.A. Bowling Green State University

Haworth, Janice, 2000

Associate Professor of Music Education
B.M. Carson-Newman College
M.M. University of Tennessee
Ph.D. University of Florida

Herbert, Michael H., 2004

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Chair, Department of Criminal Justice
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.A. Bemidji State University
Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Higgins, Bonnie, 2003

Associate Professor of Technological Studies
B.A. University of Sioux Falls
M.S. Southwest State University
Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Holden, John ("Butch") G., 1983

Professor of Visual Arts
Chair, Department of Visual Arts
B.A. University of Minnesota
M.F.A. University of Indiana

Hook, Richard, 1993

Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology
B.A. State University of New York-Binghamton
M.A. West Virginia University
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Hrenchir, Mary J., 1992

Associate Professor of History
Coordinator, Religious Studies
B.A. University of California
M.A. University of Nebraska
Ph.D. University of Nebraska

Jahner, Richard, 1996

Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
B.S. Minot State University
M.S. Central Missouri State University

Jones, Ellen E., 2008

Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.F.A. Indiana University, Bloomington

Ketel, Carrie, 2009

Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Kippenhan, B. Christina, 1998

Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
Staatsexamen (master's) Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Germany)
Ph.D. University of Iowa

Knicker, Carol M., 2010

Assistant Professor of Professional Education
B.S. Southwest State University
M.S. Mankato State University
Ed.D. University of St. Thomas

Koch, Richard, 2002

Professor of Biology
B.A. Thomas More College
M.S. University of Cincinnati
Ph.D. University of Louisville

Kranz, Sandra J., 1992

Professor of Accounting
B.S. Eastern Illinois University
M.B.A. Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D. Illinois State University
C.P.A.

Kroeger, Timothy J., 1994

Professor of Geology
Coordinator, Earth Science and Geology
B.A. University of Minnesota-Morris
M.S. South Dakota School of Mines
Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Larson, Julie E., 1990

Professor of Chemistry
B.S. St. Cloud State University
Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Lawrence, Mark, 2001

Assistant Professor of Geography
B.A. Grinnell College
M.A. University of Iowa
M.A. University of Iowa
Ph.D. University of Iowa

Leif, Douglas, 1990

Professor of Business Administration
Chair, Department of Business Administration
B.S. Mankato State University
M.S. Iowa State University

Lillestol, Janne, 2010

Assistant Professor of Professional Education
B.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead
M.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead
Ed.D. University of Minnesota

Livingston, Colleen, 1995

Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Utah State University
M.S. Colorado State University
Ph.D. Colorado State University

Logan, P. Bradley, 1998

Professor of Music
Chair, Department of Music
Director of Choral Activities
B.S. North Dakota State University
M.A. California State University-Long Beach
D.M.A. University of Illinois

Ludeman, Randall B., 1988

Assistant Director, Residential Life
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.S. Mankato State University
Ph.D. Iowa State University

Ludlow, Brian, 2009

Assistant Professor of Professional Education
B.S. Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, National University
Ed.D, Brigham Young University

Lund, Eric E., 1990

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Coordinator, Mathematics Program
B.A. Concordia College-Moorhead
M.S. University of Iowa
Ph.D. University of Iowa

Lyren, Delon, 1998

Professor of Instrumental Music
B.A. South Dakota State University
M.M. Arizona State University
D.M.A. Arizona State University

Marek, Keith, 2001

Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A. Jamestown College
Ph.D. University of Illinois

Mastro, James, 1998

Professor of Professional Education
B.A. Augsburg College
M.A. University of St. Thomas
Ph.D. Texas Women's University

McCracken, James R., 1984

Professor of Technological Studies
Chair, Department of Technological Studies
Director, Center for Career and Technical Education
B.S. University of Wisconsin-Stout
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Stout
Ed.D. Texas A&M University

McManus, Brendan, 1998

Associate Professor of History
Chair, Department of Humanities
M.A. Syracuse University
Ph.D. Syracuse University

Mengelkoch, Louise, 1988

Professor of Journalism
Chair, Department of Mass Communication
B.S. University of Minnesota
M.A. Bemidji State University
M.L.S. University of Minnesota

Morgan, Michael C., 1986

Professor of English
Director, Composition
B.A. St. Cloud State University
M.A. St. Cloud State University
Ph.D. Bowling Green State University

Morine, Gerald, 1984

Professor of Chemistry
B.S. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Murphy, John Thomas, 2001

Professor of History
B.A. Purdue University
M.A. Northern Arizona University
Ph.D. University of Illinois

Narum, Dianne, 2006

Assistant Professor of Library and Library Services
Catalog/Electronic Resources Librarian
B.A. Augustana College
M.L.I.S. Dominican University

Nielsen, Carol L., 1985

Interim Dean, College of Business, Technology, and Communication
Professor of Business Administration
B.S. University of Montana
J.D. William Mitchell College of Law
C.P.A.

Norris-Raynbird, Carla, 2006

Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A.H. University of Winnipeg
M.S. Texas A&M University
Ph.D. Texas A&M University

Olson, Judy, 1999

Associate Professor of Professional Education
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.S. Bemidji State University

Openshaw, Kerry L., 1984

Professor of Biology
B.S. Brigham Young University
M.S. Brigham Young University
Ph.D. Utah State University

Palivec, Donna K., 1994

Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
Chair, Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
B.S. Indiana University
M.A. Ball State University
Ed.D. University of Minnesota

Peterson, Debra, 1999

Professor of Sociology
Coordinator, Sociology
B.A. Bemidji State University
M.P.A. University of North Dakota
Ph.D. University of Nebraska

Phukan, Sanjeev, 1982

Professor of Business Administration
Director, International Studies
M.S. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (India)
M.B.A. Illinois State University
Ph.D. Charles Sturt University (Australia)

Rafferty, James M., 1976

Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of California-Los Angeles
M.A. University of California-Los Angeles
Ph.D. University of California-Los Angeles

Rave, Elizabeth H., 1993

Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Biology
B.A. St. Olaf College
M.S. Auburn University
Ph.D. University of North Dakota

Richgels, Glen W., 1993

Professor of Mathematics
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rivera, Blanca, 2000

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Chair, Department of Languages and Ethnic Studies
B.A. Princeton University
M.A. Cornell University
Ph.D. Cornell University

Rogers, Patricia L., 1996

Dean, College of Health Sciences and Human Ecology & School of Graduate Studies
Professor of Professional Education
B.S. University of Minnesota
M.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Salscheider, Karl W., 1981

Professor of Health
B.S. Northern Michigan University
M.A. Northern Michigan University
Ph.D. University of Utah

Scheela, William J., 1980

Professor of Business Administration
B.A. University of Minnesota-Duluth
M.B.A. Mankato State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Graduate Study: Indiana University

Schlemper, CarolAnn, 1988

Professor of English
B.A. St. Cloud State University
M.A. University of Montana
M.F.A. University of Montana
Ph.D. University of Nebraska

Scrivner, Susan J., 1975

Professor of English
B.A. University of South Florida
M.A. Florida State University
Ph.D. Florida State University
Graduate Study: Northwestern University

Smith, David, 2002

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.A. Purdue University
M.B.A. Indiana State University
Ph.D. Capella University
Graduate Study: Mississippi State University

Sonsteng, Kathleen A., 2000

Associate Professor of Professional Education
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.S. Bemidji State University
Ed.D. University of North Dakota

Stone, James, 2002

Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
Head Soccer Coach
B.A. Concordia College
M.S. St. Mary’s University

Traxler, Kenneth W., 1997

Professor of Chemistry
Chair, Department of Chemistry
B.A. University of Minnesota-Morris
Ph.D. University of Denver

Treuer, Anton, 2000

Professor of Ojibwe
B.A. Princeton University
M.A. University of Minnesota
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Truedson, John R., 1993

Professor of Physics
Coordinator, Science
B.S. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Colorado State University
Ph.D. Colorado State University

Urban, Michael, 2009

Assistant Professor of Professional Education
A.A. Rainy River Community College
B.A.S. University of Minnesota, Duluth
M.A. University of Northern Colorado
Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado

Vohnout, Vincent, 2005

Associate Professor of Technological Studies
B.S. Cleveland State University
M.S. Ohio State University
Ph.D. Ohio State University

Wallingford, Valerie, 2004

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.S. Central Michigan University
M.B.A. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Ph.D. Northcentral University
Certified Medical Practice Executive, American College of Medical Practice Executives

Wang, Xiaovi (Eva), 2010

Visiting Professor of Chinese

Weaver, Rosalie M., 1987

Professor of English
Chair, Department of English
B.A. University of Minnesota
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.A. Bemidji State University
Ph.D. University of Manitoba

Webb, Derek, 2002

Professor of Mathematics
B.S. University of Wisconsin--Madison
M.S. Montana State University
Ph.D. Montana State University

Welle, Patrick G., 1982

Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
B.A. St. John's University
M.A. University of Wisconsin
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin

Westhoff, Randy, 1994

Professor of Mathematics
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A. Eastern Washington University
M.S. Eastern Washington University
Ph.D. University of Utah

White, James, 2006

Associate Professor of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
B.A. Bemidji State University
M.S. University of Kentucky
Ph.D. North Dakota State University

Wolf, Marty, 1998

Professor of Computer Science
B.A. University of Minnesota-Morris
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wood, Kari, 2000

Professor of Business Administration
B.S. Bemidji State University
M.B.A. Moorhead State University
Ph.D. Capella University

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