Faculty


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Bryce Abbey
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 2013, B.S., M.A.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Research and Teaching Interests:Nutrition, Physical Activity and Wellness; School Nutrition

Megan Adkins
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 2008, B.S.Ed., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Research and Teaching Interests:Physical Education; Physical Activity; Technology

Vijay Agrawal
Professor of Marketing and Management Information Systems, 2001, B.E., University of Indore, India; M.B.A, University of Toledo; M.S., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Millia Islamia, India
Research and Teaching Interests:Management Information Systems; Business Analytics; Business Intelligence

Mary E Ailes
Professor of History, 1997, B.A., Pacific Lutheran University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research and Teaching Interests:Early Modern European History; Scandinavia; British Isles; Military and Diplomatic History

Kazuma Akehi
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 2014, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Athletic Training; Therapeutic Interventions; Musculotendinous Architectural and Mechanical Characteristics

Brian Alber
Associate Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 2012, B.A.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; D.A., University of Northern Colorado
Research and Teaching Interests:Wind Band History and Repertoire; Early-Twentieth Century American Music; Development of an American Style

Marc Albrecht
Associate Professor of Biology, 1996, B.S., Denison University; M.S., Miami University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Research and Teaching Interests:Ecology; Mangrove Ecosystems; GIS; Marine Biology

Nita Arellano-Unruh
Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences and Chair, 1999, B.S., Henderson State University; M.S., Florida State University; Ed.D., University of Arkansas.
Research and Teaching Interests:Sports Marketing and Sponsorship; Management and Administration of Sport; Sport Law

Jeremy Armstrong
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2016,

Sylvia Asay
Professor of Family Studies and Interior Design and Chair, 1991, B.S., M.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:International Family Strengths; Premarital Preparation

William Avilés
Professor of Political Science and Chair, 2002, B.A., Florida International University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Research and Teaching Interests:Latin American Politics; Drug Policy; Globalization and Politics of the Developing World

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Todd Bartee
Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 2009, B.S.Ed., University of Nebraska-Lincoln M.A., Ph.D., Univeristy of Alabama
Research and Teaching Interests:Physical Activity and Public Health; School Health Promotion

Pradeep Barua
Professor of History, 1996, B.A., Elphinstone College, India; M.A., University of Bombay, India; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research and Teaching Interests:South Asia; Africa; Military History; British Empire; Developing World

John T Bauer
Associate Professor of Geography, 2006, B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Cartography; Cultural Geography; Historical Geography; Great Plains

Michelle Beissel Heath
Associate Professor of English, 2009, B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A., University of Maine; Ph.D., The George Washington University
Research and Teaching Interests:Children's Literature; British Literature of the Long 19th Century; Cultural Studies

Greg Benson
Associate Professor of Marketing and Management Information Systems, 2009, B.S., Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.P.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Robert Benton
Assistant Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 2016, B.M., Oakland Univeristy; M.M., Michigan State University; D.M.A., University of Michigan

Joel Berrier
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2016, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Matthew R Bice
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 2013, B.S., M.S., University of Texas of the Permian Basin; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Research and Teaching Interests:Physical Activity and Public Health; School Health Promotion, Behavior (Activity) Motivation

Nathaniel Bickford
Associate Professor of Biology, 2015, B.S., Lenoir-Rhyne University; M.S., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., Arkansas State University

Sonja Bickford
Assistant Professor of Communication, 2016, D.B.A., California Intercontinental University

Duane Bierman
Associate Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 2010, B.A., Wartburg College; M.M., University of Northern Colorado; D.M.A., North Dakota State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Wind Band Performance Practice; Percussion Performance Practice; Percussion Pedagogy

Douglas Biggs
Professor of History and Associate Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, 2008, B.A., M.A., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research and Teaching Interests:Fellow, Royal Historical Society; Medieval England; Military History

Jacob Bishop
Assistant Professor of Industrial Technology, 2016, Ph.D., Utah State University

Joan Blauwkamp
Professor of Political Science, 1997, B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research and Teaching Interests:Political Rhetoric; Public Opinion; Campaigns and Elections

Derek Boeckner
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, 2016, B.S., Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.P.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Vijendra Boken
Professor of Geography, 2007, B.S., Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India; M.S., Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; M.S., University of Jodhpur, India; Ph.D., University of Manitoba, Canada
Research and Teaching Interests:Remote Sensing; Water Resources; Agriculture; Natural Disasters

Kurt Borchard
Professor of Sociology, 1998, B.A., University of Alaska; M.A., University of Colorado Colorado Springs; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Research and Teaching Interests:Qualitative Research Methods; Criminology/Deviance; Homelessness; Cultural Studies; The Holocaust

Karl J Borden
Professor of Accounting/Finance, 1986, A.B., Colgate University; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts; M.B.A., University of Cincinnati
Research and Teaching Interests:Short Term and Small Business Financial Management

Lorna Bracewell
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2016, B.A., Flagler College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

Deborah Bridges
Professor of Economics and Director of the General Studies Program, 1997, B.S., M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Washington State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Agricultural Policy, Finance, and Price Analysis

Gregory M Broekemier
Professor of Marketing and Management Information Systems and Chair, 1987, B.S., M.S.Ed., Kearney State College; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Retail Atmospherics; Rural Retailing Issues; Business Ethics; and College Choice

Gregory A Brown
Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 2004, B.S., Utah State University; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Exercise Physiology; Endocrinology and Metabolism; Energy Cost of Physical Activity

Nathan Buckner
Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 1997, B.M., The Juilliard School; M.M., Indiana University; D.M.A., University of Maryland
Research and Teaching Interests:Historic and Contemporary American Piano and Chamber Music Performance and Literature

Derrick Burbul
Professor of Art and Design, 2005, B.S., University of Wisconsin-Superior; M.F.A., University of Idaho
Research and Teaching Interests:Relationship Between Environment and Photography; Merging of Contemporary and Historical Photographic Processes; Visual Culture

Paul R Burger
Professor of Geography, 2003, B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.A., Kansas State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
Research and Teaching Interests:GIS; Economic; Population; Political

Timothy J Burkink
Professor of Marketing and Management Information Systems and Dean of Business and Technology, 2001, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Consumer Behavior; Interfirm Knowledge Transfer; Food Marketing; Rural Economic Development

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Julia N Campbell
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair, 2006, B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Research and Teaching Interests:Victimology; Juvenile Justice and Community Reentry; Criminal Justice Education

Sharon Campbell
Associate Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 2008, B.M., University of New Mexico; M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City; D.M.A., University of Kansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Dramatic mezzo-soprano; Performance Analysis; Vocal Pedagogy

Haishi Cao
Professor of Chemistry, 2007, B.S., M.S., Jilin University, China; M.S., Ph.D., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Research and Teaching Interests:Organic Synthesis; Fluorescence Sensing; Nanoparticles

Joseph R Carlson
Professor of Criminal Justice, 1993, B.A., Brigham Young University; M.B.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Research and Teaching Interests:General Policing; Terrorism; Victimology; Women in Prison; Community Policing

Kimberly A Carlson
Professor of Biology, 2003, B.S., M.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Molecular Genetics of Aging; Transgenic Model Systems; HIV-1 Anti-retroviral gene - OTK18; Educational Research; Scientific Writing

Larry Carstenson
Professor of Accounting/Finance, 1991, B.S., J.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Law and Law Related Fields; Aviation and Aviation Studies

Surabhi Chandra
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2013, B.S., M.S., University of Mumbai, India; Ph.D., Tulane University

Christine Chasek
Associate Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, 2012, B.S., M.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of South Dakota
Research and Teaching Interests:Addiction Counseling and Training Preparation; Counselor Education; Clinical Outcomes in Counseling

Ngan Chau
Associate Professor of Marketing and Management Information Systems, 2012, B.B.A., Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Vietnam; B.S.I.T., Vietnam National University, Vietnam; Ph.D., University of Central Florida
Research and Teaching Interests:Product Introductions; Promotion; Supply Chain Management

Ting-Lan Chen
Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 2004, B.F.A., National Institute of the Arts, Taiwan; M.M., D.M.A., College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati
Research and Teaching Interests:Violin Performance; Chamber Music; Orchestral Performance

Jeong Hoon Choi
Assistant Professor of Management, 2016, Seoul National University; M.S., Ph.D., The State University of New York at Buffalo

H. Jason Combs
Professor of Geography and Chair, 2007, B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.S., Southwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Cultural Geography; Urban Geography

James Cook
Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 1986, B.A., M.A., Conservatory of Music of the University of Missouri-Kansas City; D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Research and Teaching Interests:Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature; Performance Emphasis on Music of the Classical and Romantic Periods

Sherry R Crow
Professor of Teacher Education, 2008, B.S.Ed., Fort Hays State University; M.L.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Emporia State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Teaching: School Library Science, 21st Century Learning, Storytelling; Research: Intrinsic Motivation for Information Seeking

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Scott Darveau
Professor of Chemistry and Chair, 1997, B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research and Teaching Interests:Spectroscopy; Materials Science; Thin Film Photovoltaic

Roger Davis
Professor of History, 1986, B.A., Youngstown State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona
Research and Teaching Interests:General Latin America; Nineteenth Century South American Andean; State Formation and Nationalism; Gilded Age U.S.; Hispanics on the Great Plains

Jonathan Dettman
Associate Professor of Modern Languages (Spanish), 2013, B.A., Arizona State University; M.A.T., Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Research and Teaching Interests:Latin American, Brazilian, and U.S. Latino Literary and Cultural Studies; Cuba; Critical Theory and Marxism

Jeremy S Dillon
Professor of Geography, 2002, B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D., University of Kansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Quaternary Geology; Holocene alluvium; Soils; Geomorphology; Geoarcheology

Anthony Donofrio
Assistant Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 2014, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research and Teaching Interests:Music Composition; Music Theory and Analysis; Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Music

Bree Dority
Associate Professor of Accounting/Finance and Associate Dean of Business and Technology, 2010, B.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Health and Public Policy Analysis; Applied Econometrics

Bryan Drew
Associate Professor of Biology, 2014, University of Wisconsin
Research and Teaching Interests:Phylogenetics of the Mint Family (Lamiaceae); Plant Ecology; Plant Taxonomy

Diane Duffin
Associate Professor of Political Science, 1997, B.J., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Research and Teaching Interests:American Government and Politics; Public Administration

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Bruce Elder
Professor of Accounting/Finance, 1983, B.S., Kearney State College; J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law
Research and Teaching Interests:Employment Law; Commercial Law; Water Law

Mark R Ellis
Professor of History and Chair, 2001, B.A., M.A., California State University, Northridge; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:American West; Plains Indians; Nebraska and the Great Plains; American Legal History; Sports History; History and Film; Great Depression and New Deal; World War II

Brooke Envick
Associate Professor of Management, 2018, Ph.D., University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Brenda Eschenbrenner
Associate Professor of Accounting/Finance, 2010, University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Information Systems Usage; Technology and Education/Training; Emerging Technologies

Christopher L Exstrom
Professor of Chemistry, 1996, B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research and Teaching Interests:Synthesis of Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticles for applications as Sensor Materials and Solar Cell Technology

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Timothy Farrell
Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance and Chair, 2014, D.M.A., University of Oregon

Gene Fendt
Professor of Philosophy, 1987, B.A., Marquette University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Research and Teaching Interests:Ancient and Medieval Philosophy; Kierkegaard; Kant; Philosophy of Religion; Poetry

Rod Flanigan
Associate Professor of Industrial Technology, 2011, B.S., Brigham Young University; M.B.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Utah State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Industrial Organizational Leadership; Engineering and Technology Management

Michelle Fleig-Palmer
Associate Professor of Management, 2008, B.S.Ed., State University of New York College at Geneseo; M.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Trust; Healthcare; Mentoring; Leadership; Careers/Job Search

Anne Foradori
Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 1994, B.M., Ohio University; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music; D.M.A, The Ohio State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Vocal Performance; Contemporary American Composers; Musical Theatre; Opera

Krista D Forrest
Professor of Psychology, 1997, B.S., Old Dominion University; M.S., Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Group Dynamics; Procedural Justice; Psychology and Law

Scott Fredrickson
Professor of Teacher Education, 1992, University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.Ed., Ed.D., Texas Tech University
Research and Teaching Interests:Instructional Technology; Distance Education; Telecommunications; Technology Integration; Multimedia and Web Development; Online Teaching and Program Development

Thomas Freeman
Associate Professor of Biology, 2010, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Krista K Fritson
Professor of Psychology, 2004, B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Psy.D., Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
Research and Teaching Interests:Teaching; Clinical Psychology

Janice Fronczak
Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance (Theatre), 2001, B.A., M.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Research and Teaching Interests:Playwriting; Acting; Directing; Feng Shui; Drama Therapy

Marissa Fye
Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, 2017, Ph.D., Kent State University

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Martonia Gaskill
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, 2012, B.S., Piaui Federal University, Brazil; M.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Keith Geluso
Professor of Biology, 2006, M.S., University of Nevada, Reno; B.S., Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Ladan Ghazi Saidi
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, 2018, Ph.D., University of Montreal

Victoria Goro-Rapoport
Professor of Art and Design, 2004, B.F.A., Moscow Art College, Russia; M.F.A., University of Utah; M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research and Teaching Interests:N

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Steve C Hall
Professor of Accounting/Finance and Chair, 2001, B.S., Weber State College; Ph.D., University of Utah; C.P.A.
Research and Teaching Interests:Financial Accounting; Corporate Reporting

Ralph Hanson
Professor of Communication, 2008, B.S., M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Media Literacy; Mass Media and Society

Sherri K Harms
Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology and Chair, 2001, B.S., Buena Vista University; M.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Research and Teaching Interests:Spatio-Temporal Data Mining; Predictive Modeling for Climatic and Agricultural Decision Support Systems; Computer Science Education; Women in Technology

Mary Harner
Associate Professor of Communication, 2009, B.S., Tulane University; M.S., University of Montana; Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Research and Teaching Interests:Riparian Ecosystem Ecology; Scientific Writing; Biological Statistics

Dena Harshbarger
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 2010, B.A.Ed., M.A.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney

Megan Hartman
Associate Professor of English, 2011, B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
Research and Teaching Interests:English Language Studies; Medieval Literature; Speculative Fiction

John Hastings
Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, 2001, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wyoming

Suzanne K Hayes
Associate Professor of Accounting/Finance, 2004, B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.B.A., East Carolina University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
Research and Teaching Interests:Investments; Personal Finance

Kate Heelan
Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 2001, Drury College; M.A.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Kansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Physical Activity and Obesity

Evan Hill
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2014, M.A., Ph.D., University of Toledo

Toni Hill
Associate Professor of Family Studies and Interior Design, 2010, B.S., M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Kinship Caregiving; Child Welfare; Intergenerational Issues; Research Ethics

Darin Himmerich
Assistant Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance (Theatre), 2007, B.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; M.F.A., University of South Dakota

Nicholas Hobbs
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2018, Ph.D., University of Memphis

Patricia Hoehner
Professor of Educational Administration, 1998, B.A., M.S., Ed.S., Kearney State College; Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Educational Leadership

David D Hof
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, 2000, B.A., M.A., Chadron State College; Ed.D., University of South Dakota
Research and Teaching Interests:High Risk Youth; Sex Offending Behaviors; Advocacy for Underserved Populations

Nanette M Hogg
Associate Professor of Communication, 2002, B.S., Kearney State College; M.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Communication Technology

Jessica Hollander
Assistant Professor of English, 2014, M.F.A., University of Alabama
Research and Teaching Interests:Creative Writing; Fiction; Linked Stories

Angela Hollman
Assistant Professor of Industrial Technology, 2011, B.S., M.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Susan Honeyman
Professor of English, 2002, B.A., M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Wayne State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Children's and Adolescent Literature; Comics

Syed A Hossain
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, 1994, A.S.A., Society of Actuaries; Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Jia Huang
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, 2014, M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

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Thomas Jacobson
Associate Professor of Educational Administration, 1991, B.S., Bemidji State University; M.S., St. Cloud State University; Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Research and Teaching Interests:Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Akbar Javidi
Associate Professor of Communication, 1986, B.A., College of Translation, Iran; M.A., Oklahoma City University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Research and Teaching Interests:Communication Apprehension; Interpersonal Relations; Intercultural Communication; Communication Education

Allan Jenkins
Professor of Economics, 1987, B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Public Economics, Health Care Economics

Adam Jensen
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2014, M.S., Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder

Susan M Jensen
Professor of Management, 2003, B.S., University of Kansas; M.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Timothy Johnson
Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2017, Ph.D., University of California at Davis

Jennifer Joy
Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, 2017,

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Katherine Kime
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, 1997, B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research and Teaching Interests:Control Theory of Partial Differential Equations

Christopher Knoell
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 2005, B.S.Ed., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.A.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney
Research and Teaching Interests:Elementary Education Mathematics Pedagogy; Student-teacher Relationships; Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom

Ron Konecny
Professor of Management, 1988, B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Environmental Economics; Management Science

Kristy Kounovsky-Shafer
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2013, B.S., Wayne State College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Frank A Kovacs
Professor of Chemistry, 2002, B.S., University of West Florida; Ph.D., Florida State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Protein Biochemistry with a Focus on Structure/Function Relationships

Carrie Kracl
Professor of Teacher Education, 2005, B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Elementary Education Language Arts Pedagogy; Classroom Management

Jeff Kritzer
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 2007, B.S., University of Oregon; M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills; Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Martha Kruse
Associate Professor of English, 1996, B.A., University of Iowa; M.A.Ed., Kearney State College; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Children's and Young Adult Literature; Composition and Rhetoric; Language Arts Pedagogy; Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

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Philip Lai
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, 2018, Ph.D., San Diego State University

Michael Langlais
Assistant Professor of Family Studies and Interior Design, 2014, M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Julie Lanz
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2016, B.S., University of Iowa; M.S., Missouri State University; Ph.D., Florida International University

Mariana Lazarova
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2014, M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Research and Teaching Interests:Observational Astronomy; Quasars; Quasar Feedback; Co-evolution of Supermassive Black Holes and their Host Galaxies

Hui Liew
Assistant Professor of Sociology, 2018, Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Linda Lilienthal
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 2012, B.A.Ed., Kearney State College; M.A.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Carol Lilly
Professor of History and Director of the International Studies Program, 1992, B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University
Research and Teaching Interests:Former Yugoslavia; Balkans; Central and Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Cemeteries; Gender; Cultural and Political History

Seth Long
Assistant Professor of English, 2015, B.A., Chapman University; M.A., Ph.D., Syracuse University

Peter J Longo
Professor of Political Science and Interim Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, 1988, B.A., Creighton University; J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Environmental Politics and State Constitutionalism

Sandra Loughrin
Associate Professor of Sociology, 2013, B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

Claude A Louishomme
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program, 2000, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis

Brandon Luedtke
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2015, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Robert M Luscher
Professor of English, 1995, B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University
Research and Teaching Interests:Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Literature; Short Story

Kyle W Luthans
Professor of Management and Chair, 1999, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:High Performance Work Practices; Positive Psychological Capital

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Satoshi Machida
Professor of Political Science, 2007, B.A., Waseda University, Japan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Jude Matyo-Cepero
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 2011, B.A., Montclair State College; M.A., Nova Southeastern University; Ph.D., Capella University.

Suzanne L Maughan
Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair, 2001, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Brigham Young University
Research and Teaching Interests:Family; Social Inequality

Dan May
Professor of Art and Design, 2013, B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis; M.F.A., Academy of Art University

Wendy McCarty
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 2002, B.S.Ed., Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska; M.A.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Alternative Teacher Certification; English Language Learners; Substance Abuse Prevention

Miechelle McKelvey
Professor of Communication Disorders and Chair, 2006, B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Adults with Acquired Communication Disorders; Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Heather Meyer
Associate Professor of Marketing and Management Information Systems, 2011, B.J., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Richard Meyer
Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Chair, 2013, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Matthew Miller
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology, 2015, B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Reverse Engineering, CyberSecurity, and parallel programming

Grace A Mims
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology and Chair, 2008, B.A., University of Central Missouri; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Research and Teaching Interests:Professional and Client Advocacy; Ethics; Family, Group, and Multicultural Counseling

Matthew J Mims
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, 2008, B.A., Alma College; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ed.D., University of South Dakota
Research and Teaching Interests:School Counseling Identity; Global Curriculum and Education; Professional and Client Advocacy; Ethics; Multicultural Counseling; Student Affairs; Student Development

Richard Mocarski
of and Director of Sponsored Programs and Research Development, 2014, B.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Alabama
Research and Teaching Interests:Health Communication; Rhetoric; Critical/Cultural Studies; Transgender Studies; Stigma; Popular Culture Representation and Identity

Dawn L Mollenkopf
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 2003, B.A., Andrews University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Kansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Professional Development for Preservice and Inservice Teachers; Early Childhood Policy Issues

Jan Moore
Professor of Communication Disorders, 2008, B.S.E., University of Central Arkansas; M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research and Teaching Interests:Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults; Speech Development in Children Following Cochlear Implantation; Early Intervention of Children with Hearing Loss; Newborn Hearing Screening

Tami James Moore
Professor of Family Studies and Interior Design, 2000, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., Emporia State University

Marta Moorman
Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 1996, B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.S., State University of New York College at Cortland; Ed.D., University of Arkansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Community Recreation, Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education

Annette C Moser
Professor of Chemistry, 2006, B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Bioanalytical Chemistry; Affinity Chromatography; Environmental Chemistry

Yozan Mosig
Professor of Psychology, 1977, B.A., Eastern New Mexico University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida
Research and Teaching Interests:Non-Freudian Psychohistory of Hannibal and the Punic Wars; Stress Management Through Zen Meditation; Non-Western Conceptions of the Self

Michael Moxley
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2017, Ph.D., University of Nebraska- Lincoln

W. Benjamin Myers
Associate Professor of Communication and Chair, 2016, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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David B Nabb
Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 1994, B.M., M.M., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of North Texas
Research and Teaching Interests:Woodwind Performance and Pedagogy; Music History; Music Education

Amy Nebesniak
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, 2013, B.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.A., Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Mathematics Education; Development of Effective Mathematics Teachers; Instructional Coaching

Ken Nelson
Associate Professor of Educational Administration, 2001, B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.S., Wayne State College; Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Job Satisfaction of School Administrators; Teacher Knowledge of School Law; Assessment Integrity in Schools

Danielle Nguyen
Lecturer of Counseling and School Psychology, 2015, Ed.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney

Austin Nuxoll
Assistant Professor of Professor of Biology, 2016, Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Maria O'Malley
Associate Professor of English, 2013, B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder
Research and Teaching Interests:Early American Literature; Poetry and Poetics; Emily Dickinson; Transnational Literature

Sharon Obasi
Assistant Professor of Family Studies and Interior Design, 2014, M.A., Wilfrid Laurier University; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario

Timothy Obermier
Professor of Industrial Technology, 1996, B.A.Ed., M.S.Ed., Kearney State College; Ph.D., Colorado State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Telecommunication Regulation

Tammi Ohmstede
Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, 2008, B.S., Ed.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Infant/Toddler Mental Health Services; Early Intervention; Problem Solving Consultation in Diverse Settings

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Hector Palencia
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2009, B.S., University of Michoacan, México; M.S., Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México (UNAM); Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln/UNAM
Research and Teaching Interests:Organic Chemistry; Catalysis; Biofuels; Green Chemistry; Organic Synthesis

Noel Palmer
Associate Professor of Management, 2010, B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Leadership; Organizational Behavior; Business Ethics; Ethical Decision-Making; Research Methods

Mahesh Pattabiraman
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2012, University of Madras, India; M.S., Indian Institute of Technology, India; Ph.D., University of Miami.

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Steven Ramsey
Assistant Professor of Art and Design, 2014, B.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art; M.F.A., Illinois State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Glass; Sculpture; Digital Arts

Dustin Ranglack
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2016, B.S., Ph.D., Utah State University

Timothy Reece
Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, 2011, B.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Letitia Reichart
Associate Professor of Biology, 2009, B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Washington State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Behavioral Ecology/Ornithology

Noah Rogoff
Associate Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 2008, B.M., Northwestern University; M.M., M.A., D.M.A., University of Minnesota
Research and Teaching Interests:Cello Performance; Chamber Music; Music Theory

James R Rohrer
Professor of History, 2005, B.A., Kent State University; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University; M.Div., University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Research and Teaching Interests:Early American History; Religion in Revolutionary and Early National America; American Religious Culture; History of Christian Mission

Jacob Rosdail
Assistant Professor of Communication, 2014, M.F.A., Wake Forest University
Research and Teaching Interests:Video Production; Digital Storytelling

Chuck Rowling
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2012, B.A., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington
Research and Teaching Interests:International Relations; Media and U.S. Foreign Policy; Strategic Political Communication; National Identity and International Conflict

David Rozema
Professor of Philosophy and Director, 1992, B.S., Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., University of Utah
Research and Teaching Interests:Philosophy in Literature; Philosophy of Science; Ethics; Plato; and Wittgenstein

Robert F Rycek
Professor of Psychology, 1983, B.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Research and Teaching Interests:Cognitive Development; Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving; Adolescent Egocentrism

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Ed Scantling
Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Enrollment Management, 1985, A.A., Sierra College; B.A., Humboldt State University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Research and Teaching Interests:Sport Pedagogy; Fitness Education

Richard D Schuessler
Professor of Art and Design and Chair, 1993, A.A.S., Mohawk Community College; B.F.A., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
Research and Teaching Interests:Graphic Design; Three-dimensional Design; Typographic Design; and Design Theory/Methodology

Srivatsa Seshadri
Professor of Marketing and Management Information Systems and M.B.A. Program Director, 1993, B.E., University of Mysore, India; Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Research and Teaching Interests:International Marketing; E-Commerce; Competitive Intelligence; Marketing Research; Marketing Strategy; Ethics

Julie J Shaffer
Professor of Biology, 1999, B.S., Sioux Falls College; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Microbial Ecology

Dawn Simon
Professor of Biology, 2009, B.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research and Teaching Interests:Phylogenetics; Introns; Mobile Elements

Amanda Sladek
Assistant Professor of English, 2017, B.A., Midland University; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Kathleen J Smith
Professor of Accounting/Finance, 1989, B.S., J.D., M.P.A., University of South Dakota; LL.M., University of the Pacific; C.P.A.
Research and Teaching Interests:Uniform Accountancy Act and CPA Licensure Issues; Income Taxation History

Christina Sogar
Associate Professor of Social Work, 2013, B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., University of Chicago

Janet E Steele
Professor of Biology and Chair, 1993, B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S., Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D., Miami University
Research and Teaching Interests:"Cardiovascular, Exercise and Renal Physiology

Chris Steinke
Assistant Professor of History, 2015, A.B., Havard University; M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Jeanne Stolzer
Professor of Family Studies and Interior Design, 2002, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Advisory Board member for the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology (ICSPP); Advisory Board Member for International Citizen's Commission on Human Rights (CCHR); Research interests include the biocultural implications of attachment parenting, human lactation, ethology, neurobiology, the multivariational effects of labeling and drugging children and adolescents, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Megan Strain
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2014, B.A., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University

Jane Strawhecker
Professor of Teacher Education and Assistant Chair, 2000, B.A., Kearney State College; M.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Research and Teaching Interests:Math Education

Ye Su
Assistant Professor of Economics, 2016, Ph.D., University of Missouri

Laurie Swinney
Professor of Accounting/Finance, 1991, B.S., Nebraska Christian College; M.B.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; C.P.A. (inactive)
Research and Teaching Interests:Professionalism; CPA Licensure Issues

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Marguerite Tassi
Professor of English, 1997, B.A., Columbia University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
Research and Teaching Interests:Shakespeare; Renaissance Drama; Ancient Literature; Literature of Revenge

Allen Ross Taylor
Associate Professor of Marketing and Management Information Systems, 2004, M.B.A., Webster University; B.S., Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Computer-Aided Decision Making; Technology and Innovation; Software Quality Assurance

Frank Tenkorang
Professor of Economics and Chair, 2006, B.S., University of Ghana; M.S., University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Purdue University
Research and Teaching Interests:Agriculture Related Issues; Econometric Analysis

Allen Thomas
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2014, B.S., M.S., Baylor University; Ph.D., Kellogg School of Science and Technology at The Scripps Research Institute
Research and Teaching Interests:Designing Drugs that Utilize Blood-Brain Barrier Transporter Proteins for Alzheimer’s and other Brain Diseases

Douglas Tillman
Associate Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, 2012, B.S., M.S.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney; Ph.D., University of South Dakota
Research and Teaching Interests:Spirituality in Counseling; Clinical Supervision; Counseling Theories and Social Media

Glenn E Tracy
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 1999, B.S.Ed., M.A., Truman State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University
Research and Teaching Interests:English as a Second Language; Language Acquisition

Kenneth W Trantham
Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Engineering Program Director, 2009, B.S., Arkansas Tech University; M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla; P.h.D., University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Janet Trewin
Professor of Accounting/Finance, 2004, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Individual, Corporate, and Estate & Trust Taxation; Behavioral Issues in Taxation

Jinny Turman
Associate Professor of History, 2013, B.A.D., North Carolina State University; M.A., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., West Virginia University
Research and Teaching Interests:Modern U.S., Public, Social, and Environmental History

Paul Twigg
Professor of Biology, 1992, B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Research and Teaching Interests:Plant Molecular Biology; Genomics of Bioenergy Crops; Gene Expression in Plant-Insect Interactions; Plant Physiology

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Rebecca Umland
Professor of English and Martin Distinguished Professor, 1989, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research and Teaching Interests:Nineteenth Century British Literature; Arthurian Literature; Continental Literature

Sam Umland
Professor of English and Chair, 1988, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Film Studies; Critical Theory; Media Studies

Scott Unruh
Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 1999, B.S., School of the Ozarks; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Arkansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Athletic Training Education; Assessment of Student Learning and Program Effectiveness; Athlete Satisfaction of Care

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David Vail
Assistant Professor of History, 2016, B.A., Southern Oregon University; M.A., Utah State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Linda Van Ingen
Professor of History and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, 2001, B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Research and Teaching Interests:Twentieth-century U.S. History; Women's History; Civil Rights; Race and Gender; Historical Methods

Jody Van Laningham
Associate Professor of Social Work, 2007, B.A., Doane College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Welfare Policy; Marriage and Family Well-being; Race, Class and Gender

Denys Van Renen
Associate Professor of English, 2012, B.S., B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; M.S., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Research and Teaching Interests:John Milton; Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature; Ecocriticism

Dana Vaux
Assistant Professor of Family Studies and Interior Design, 2014, B.A., M.A., Washington State University

Vernon Volpe
Professor of History, 1987, B.A., M.A., Youngstown State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Nineteenth-century U.S. History; Civil War and Reconstruction; Slavery; Antislavery; Western Expansion and Exploration; U.S. Constitution; Political, Military, and Quantitative History

Phu Vu
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 2013, B.A., Quy Nhon University, Vietnam; M.A., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Research and Teaching Interests:Online Learning; Game-Based Learning; Gamification; Technology Integration in Education; ESL

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Theresa A Wadkins
Professor of Psychology and Chair, 1990, B.S., Kearney State College; M.S., Fort Hays State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Teaching Issues; Procrastination and Stress of Emergency Responders

Christopher Waples
Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2015, B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.S., Ph.D., Kansas State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Performance Feedback, Work Motivation, and Job Attitutdes

Michelle Warren
Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2013, B.A., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Theatre; Film; Narrative from Spain, Latin America, and the United States; Themes of Culture, Nationality, and Ethnicity; How Comedy Contributes to the Affirmation and Questioning of Theatre and Perfomrance

Doug Waterfield
Professor of Art and Design, 2010, B.F.A., M.F.A., Louisiana Tech University; M.A., Louisiana State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Mid-Century Art and Culture; Atomic Testing Imagery; Art History; Painting

Jacob Weiss
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, 2007, B.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Time Scales; Differential Equations; Difference Equations

Robert (Jeff) Wells
Associate Professor of History, 2014, M.A., Missouri State University; Ph.D., Texas Christian University

Mallory Wetherell
Assistant Professor of Art and Design, 2014, M.F.A., University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Research and Teaching Interests:Ceramics; Drawing; Three-Dimensional Design

Andrew White
Professor of Music, Theatre and Dance, 2005, B.M., M.M., A.D., D.M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University
Research and Teaching Interests:Diction; Contemporary Music; Art Song; Musical Theatre

Beth Wiersma
Professor of Criminal Justice, 2001, B.S., Moorhead State University; M.S., Northern State University; Ph.D., South Dakota State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Sex Offenders; Institutional and Community Based Corrections

Barton Willis
Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and Chair, 1992, B.S., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Mathematical Physics; Functional Analysis; and Computer Algebra Systems

Brian Wojcik
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, 2013, B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Ed.D., Illinois State University
Research and Teaching Interests:Assistive Technology; Universal Design for Learning; Technology Supports for Diverse Learners

William Wozniak
Professor of Psychology, 1978, A.B., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Ph.D., Miami University
Research and Teaching Interests:Irrational Belief Systems; Teaching Techniques; Cognitive and Environmental Psychology

Melissa Wuellner
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2018, Ph.D., South Dakota State University

Timbre Wulf-Ludden
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, 2014, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Maha Younes
Professor of Social Work and Chair, 1991, B.A., University of Nebraska at Kearney; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
Research and Teaching Interests:Domestic and International Social Policy; Multicultural and Global Education; Adult Education, Child Welfare, and Advocacy and Social Action

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Jane Ziebarth-Bovill
Associate Professor of Teacher Education, 1984, B.A., M.A.Ed., Kearney State College; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research and Teaching Interests:Field-based Education; Service-Learning; Democratic Teaching Strategies; Brain-based Learning; Human Relations; Classroom Civility

Fletcher Ziwoya
Associate Professor of Communication, 2013, B.A., African Bible College, Malawi; M.A., M.A., Ph.D., Ohio University