2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Personnel



Board of Trustees

Betty Adams, ASC, ‘66, ‘10

Lori Benge ‘13

Vicki Bergkamp, ASC ‘72

David Borho, ‘11, ‘01

Michael Bukaty

Yolanda Camarena

John Carney, ‘75

Marcelo Casenove, ‘13

Mary Catherine Clark, ASC

Rev. Frank Coady

Diana Crook, ‘85

Patrick Do

Raymond Dondlinger, ‘05

Wendy Glick

Adam Gomez, ‘94

Kathleen Jagger
President

Bishop Carl A. Kemme

Gerry Killeen, ‘69

J.T. Klaus, ‘87
Chair of the Board

Laurie Labarca

Jeffrey Lipp, ‘88

Jennifer Magaña

Cindy Miles, ‘09

Ron Rabe, ‘96
Vice Chair of the Board

Thomas Schulz, ‘87

Fran Schumer, ASC

Jason Searl

Diana Stanley ‘17

Jenifer Stone ‘93

Alicia Thompson, ‘97

Susan Welsby, ASC, ‘73

Brad Yaeger

Adorers of The Blood of Christ - United States Region

Vicki Bergkamp, ASC
Region Leader

Mary Catherine Clark, ASC
Councilor/Treasurer

Maria Hughes, ASC
Councilor

Angela Laquet, ASC
Councilor/Secretary

Janet McCann, ASC
Councilor

President’s Cabinet

Kathleen S. Jagger, Ph.D., MPH
President

Anthony B. Beata, B.S.A.
Vice President for Finance and Administration

Bob Beumer, M.P.A.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Christine Schneikart-Luebbe, M.Ed.
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success

J. Alden Stout, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Joanna Pryor, M.S.Ed.
Director of Athletics

Clark Schafer, B.S.
Director of University Relations

Therese Wetta, ASC, Ph.D.
Director of Mission Effectiveness

Administrative Directors

Deacon Chuck Ashburn, M.A.
Assistant Vocation Director, Development and Academic Advising, Little Rock, AR

Dana Beitey, B.A.
Director of Alumni Relations

Case Bell, M.S.
Director of Equitable Access & International Student Services

Kate Bussell, M.S.Ed.
Director of Student Support Services

Morris Floyd
Director of Safety and Security

Jill Fort, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Jason Fugikawa, Ph.D.
Director for Christian Leadership Development, Oklahoma City, OK

Lori Gibbon, M.A.
Registrar

Paco Gonzales
Director of Facilities

Vacant
Director of Institutional Research

Diana Griblin, M.B.A.
Controller

Steve Hamersky, M.L.S.
Library Director

Laura Hartley, M.A.
Director of Annual Giving

Chris Keener, B.S.
Director of Human Resources

Sara Mata, Ph.D.
Dean of Students

Angela McCoy, M.B.A.
Director of the MBA Program

Richard Meloche, Ph.D.
Director of Pastoral Ministries, Tulsa, OK

Mendel Folefac, B.S.
Director of Residence Life

Enid Ortiz, B.A.
Director of Multicultural Engagement and Campus Life

Myra Pfannenstiel
Director of Financial Aid

Sarah Rupp, M.S.Ed.
Director of Career Services

Clark Schafer, B.S.
Director of University Relations

Coleen Stein, B.S.
Director of Pastoral Ministries, Dodge City, KS

Icer Vaughan, B.A.
Chief Information Officer

Therese Wetta, ASC, Ph.D.
Director of Mission Effectiveness

Deans

Jessica Bird, M.S.
Interim Dean of the School of Education and Social Work

Rev. Joseph Gile, S.T.D.
Dean of the School of Catholic Studies and Interim Dean of the School of Business

Lorraine Steiner, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Geraldine Tyrell, D.N.P.
Dean of the School of Health Care Professions

Faculty

Mallory Arellano, M.S.Ed., Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.S., Fort Hays State University; M.S.Ed., Newman University

Jordan Bani, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Technology
B.A., Yarmouk University; M.M.I.S. Friends University; Ph.D. Capella University

Kristi Barton Edwards, J.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Truman State University; J.D., University of Kansas

Kyle Betzen, B.S.N., Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Newman University

Jessica Bird, M.S., Associate Professor of Education and Interim Dean of the School of Education and Social Work
B.S.Ed., M.S., Fort Hays State University

Bo Bonner, M.Div.., Visiting Instructor of Theology
B.A., Oklahoma State University; M.Div., Duke University

Sonja Bontrager, M.A., Assistant Professor of Spanish
B.A., Goshen College; M.A., Wichita State University

Michael Bradley, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
B.A., M.A., University of the Pacific; Ph.D., University of Southern California

John Brungardt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Thomas Aquinas College; L.P., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

John Burke, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., DePauw University; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Rachel Cheek, M.S.N, Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.A, Tabor College; B.S.N., Bethel College; M.S.N. Frontier Nursing University

Timothy Cho, M.S. Assistant Professor, Director of Respiratory Care and Clinical Education
A.S.H.S. Newman University; B.A., M.S. Northwestern University; R.R.T. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

David Cochran, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Business
B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Indiana University

Megan Cook, D.N.A.P., Director of DNAP Program
B.S.N., Wichita State University; M.S.N.A., Newman University; D.N.A.P., Texas Wesleyan University

Susan Crane-Laracuente, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English
B.A., State University of New York at Geneseo; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Audrey Curtis Hane, Ph.D., Professor of Communication, Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences, Director of Navigator
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Nancy Dahlinger, M.S.Ed., Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
B.S., University of Kansas; M.S.Ed., Newman University

Bryan Dietrich, Ph.D., Professor of English
B.A., University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma; M.P.W., University of Southern California; Ph.D., University of North Texas

Michael Duxler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S., Illinois State University; M.S.S.W., Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

Brian Epperson, Ph.D., Professor of Business
B.A., Northeastern State University; M.A., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Sherry Ewing, B.B.A., Instructor of Radiologic Technology and Clinical Coordinator of the Radiologic Technology Program
A.S.H.S., Newman University; B.B.A., Friends University

Joan Felts, Ph.D., Professor Emerita (Nursing)
B.S.N.Ed., St. Mary College; M.Ed., Ed.S., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Jamey Findling, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., Villanova University

Jill Fort, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor of Criminal Justice
B.S., M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha

Christopher Fox, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Seattle University; Ph.D., University of Memphis

Kaitlin Gaul, B.S., Instructor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Louisiana at Monroe

Rev. Joseph Gile, S.T.D., Associate Professor of Theology, Dean of The School of Catholic Studies, and Interim Dean of the School of Business
B.G.S., Wichita State University; M.Div., Pontifical College Josephinum; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University

Cheryl L. Golden, Ph.D., Professor of History and Director of International Studies
B.A., M.A., University of Houston; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Rev. Adam Grelinger, M.T., Assistant Professor of Theology, Chaplain, and Director of Campus Ministry
B.S., Newman University; M.Div., M.A.T., Mount St. Mary’s Seminary

Steve Hamersky, M.L.I.S., Assistant Professor and Library Director
B.A., Wichita State University; M.L.I.S., University of Oklahoma

Lindsay Harris, B.S., Instructor of Sonography and Clinical Director of Sonography; B.S. Newman University

C. Laurence Heck, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (Sociology)
B.A., M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Amelia Hopper, M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Mount Mercy University

Ryan Huschka, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Newman University; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University

Yelando Johnson, Ed.D. Associate Professor of Social Work and Interim Director of the MSW Program
B.S.W., Southern University; M.S.W., M.B.A., Newman University; Ed.D. Wichita State University

Shannon Johnston, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Art, Director of the Steckline Gallery.
B.A., Bellhaven University; M.F.A. Wichita State University

Janet Jump, M.Ed., Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., B.Ed., M.Ed., Wichita State University

Sarah Kelly, DNAP, Assistant Director of DNAP Program
B.S.N., Wichita State University; MSNA, Newman University, DNAP, Midwestern University in Glendale AZ

Lori Link, D.N.P., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Southwestern College; M.S.N., Grand Canyon University; D.N.P., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Nancy Lugo-Baez, D.N.P., Associate Professor of Nursing
A.S.N., Newman University; B.S.N., Southwestern College; M.S.N., Fort Hays State University; D.N.P., American Sentinel University

Mark Mannette, M.F.A, Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre and Division Chair of Arts and Humanities
A.A., Dean College; B.F.A., University of Bridgeport; M.A., M.F.A., Mary Baldwin College

John McCormick, Ph.D., Professor of Theology
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville College of Ohio; M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne University; M.B.A., Newman University

Angela McCoy, M.B.A., Assistant Professor and Director of the MBA Program

Robert J. McElroy, J.D., Associate Professor of Business Law and International Business
B.A., Friends University; M.B.A., University of Kansas; J.D., Washburn University

Kelly McFall, Ph.D., Professor of History and Chair of the Division of Humanities
B.A., Michigan State University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

Jeskan McGovern, B.S., Instructor of Radiologic Technology and Clinical Coordinator of the Radiologic Technology Program
A.S., Century College; B.S., Fort Hays State University

Charles Merrifield, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (Psychology)
B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University

Patrick Nance, M.B.A., Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., M.B.A., Newman University

Ramona Nance, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education and Outreach Education Liaison 
B.S. Oklahoma State University; M.S., Northeastern State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

Kathryn Nelson, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
B.A.E., M.Ed., Wichita State University; Ed.D., Southwestern College

Alan Oberley, M.S., Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., St. Mary of the Plains College; B.S., Kansas State University; M.S., Emporia State University

Susan Orsbon, M.A., Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., M.A., Wichita State University

Stephen J. Palubicki, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (Biology)
B.A., St. Mary’s College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Joshua Papsdorf, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology, Director of Graduate Theology Programs and Director of the Gerber Institute
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Fordham University

Jenna Persons, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. Newman University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Carole Pracht, B.A., Instructor of Arts and Humanities
B.A., Kansas Newman College

Marguerite Regan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English
B.A., M.Ed., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Vanessa Rials, M.S.W., Director of Field Education for B.S.W. and M.S.W. Programs.
B.S.W., M.S.W., Wichita State University

Melissa Romaneschi, D.N.P., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Newman University; M.H.C.L., Friends University, D.N.P., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dana Rose, M.S.N., M.T.S., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; M.S.N., Walden University; M.T.S., Newman University

Tarcisia Roths, ASC, Ph.D., Professor Emerita (History)
B.S.Ed., Sacred Heart College; Ph.D., St. Louis University

Wendy Sahatjian, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Marketing and Management
B.A., M.B.A., Wichita State University; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

Jesse Sealey, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Education Program
B.A. Mount Mary College, M.A. Dakota Wesleyan University, Ed.D. University of South Dakota

Ann-Michelle Sherman, M.S.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Kansas; M.S.N., Wichita State University

Surendra Pratap Singh, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus (Biology)
B.Sc., M.Sc., Agra University, India; M.S., New Mexico State University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Gregory B. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University

Melissa Smith, Instructor of Occupational Therapy and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
B.S., University of Kansas

Barbara Sponsel, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics
B.A., M.S., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Brittany Stahnke, D.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., M.S.W., D.S.W., Florida Atlantic University

Lorraine Steiner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
B.S., Wichita State University; M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Lindsey Stillwell, M.S.W., Assistant Professor of Social Work and Interim Director of BSW Program
B.S.W., M.S.W., Wichita State University

Larry Straub, D.M. Director of the DBA Program
B.G.S., M.S., Fort Hays State University; MBA, Friends University; O.P.M., Harvard Business School; D.M., Case Western Reserve University

Debbie Strickert, M.N., Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.N., Wichita State University

Geraldine Tyrell, D.N.P., Associate Professor of Nursing and Dean of the School of Health Care Professionals
B.S.N., Bethel College; M.S.N., University of Oklahoma, Health Science Center at Tulsa; D.N.P., American Sentinel University

Matthew Umbarger, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology
B.Th., Ozark Christian College; M.A., Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; M.A.T., Newman University

Jeffery Vaughn, M.S., Assistant Professor of Radiologic Technology; and Director of the Radiologic Technology Program and Director of Allied Health
B.S., Jacksonville State University; M.S. Troy State University

Teresa Vetter, M.S.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing and Director of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Wichita State University

John D. Vogt, M.S., Associate Professor of Decision Sciences and Information Technology and Division Chair of Science and Math
B.S., Emporia State University; M.S., Kansas State University

Brooke Ward, B.S., Instructor of Sonography and Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
A.S.H.S., B.S., Newman University

Jane Weilert, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus (Nursing)
B.A., St. Louis University; B.S.N., St. Mary of the Plains College; M.N., University of Kansas; M.P.H., University of Oklahoma; Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

Huachuan Wen, Ed.D. Associate Professor of Education
B.A., M.A., Shenyang Normal University; Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Teresa Wilkerson, M.A., Assistant Professor of Business and Assistant Dean of the School of Business
B.A., Friends University; M.A., Wichita State University

LeAnn Wittman, Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., M.S.W., University of Missouri - Columbia; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Deanna Zitterkopf, Ph.D., Professor Emerita (English)
B.A., Kansas State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Deanne Zogleman, B.M.E., Instructor of Choral Music and Director of Music
B.M.E., Emporia State University