Faculty and Administration

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Board of Trustees

Harry J. Ashenhurst, PhD, Chair (2018), Scottsdale, Arizona

Robert G. (Bob) Ackerley, Vice-Chair (2022), Houston, Texas

David J. Brown, Treasurer (2020), Blue Springs, Missouri

Michelle Waite, Secretary (2022), Des Peres, Missouri

Sue Bevington, (2020), Kirkland, Washington

Michele Black, (2018), Lee's Summit, Missouri

Stassi Cramm, PhD, (2018), St. Charles, Missouri

Heather Donofrio, PhD, (2018), Cantonment, Florida

Nancy Tanner Edwards, PhD, (2022), St. Joseph, Missouri

Ronald E. (Ron) Gillilan, MD, (2020), Reisterstown, Maryland

Laurie Heintz, (2018), Fort Myers, Florida

Karen Jewell, JD, (2022), Houston, Texas

Sue Johnson, (2020), Bethesda, Maryland

Ivan Joseph, PhD, (2023), Aurora, Ontario, Canada

Michael D. Lewis, JD, (2018), Los Angeles, California

Dale W. Lick, PhD, (2018), Tallahassee, Florida

Kay Johnson Mussell, PhD, (2018), Washington, DC

John Sheehy, (2020), Blue Springs, Missouri

Dennis Shields, JD, (2020), Platteville, Wisconsin

Samuel G. (Sam) Smalldon, (2022), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rachel Tovey, (2020), Lee's Summit, Missouri

Michael R. Wiley, PhD, (2023), Zionsville, Indiana

K. Michael (Mike) Zabel, MD, (2018), Lawrence, Kansas

(Terms expire at midnight the day before the summer meeting of the year indicated.)

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Executive Council

Patricia H. Draves, PhD, President

Kathleen M. Clauson Bash, PhD, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Lee Bash, PhD, Dean, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education

Scott Briell, MA, Vice President for Enrollment Management

R. Paul Davis, MA, Vice President of Business Services

Kelly W. Everett, BA, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Matthew Frizzell, PhD, Dean, Community of Christ Seminary

Claudia D. Horton, PhD, Interim Vice President for the Independence Campus and Dean, School of Nursing

Robert A. Poulton, PhD, Dean, C.H. Sandage School of Business

David Schaal, MA, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students

Jodi L. Seymour, Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Brian J. White, PhD, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Office of the President

Patricia H. Draves, PhD, President

Jodi L. Seymour, Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees

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Academic Affairs

Brian J. White, PhD, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Judy Badder, MS, Director, Educational Talent Search

Lee Bash, PhD, Dean, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education

Erin Bodnar, DMA, Chair, Division of Visual and Performing Arts

Kevin Brunner, PhD, Director, Ackerley Computer Science and Technology Scholars Program

Jared Doty, BS, MBA, Director, Center for the Study of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Matthew Frizzell, PhD, Dean, Community of Christ Seminary

Brian Gatzke, MS, Chair, Division of Health and Movement Science

Pat Hoffman, Coordinator, Special Programs

Cathie L. Hosie, MSEd, Director, Student Support Services and Academic Skills Center

M. Joyce Lighthill, MA, Registrar

Robert A. Poulton, PhD, Dean, C.H. Sandage School of Business

Daniel V. Pratt, PhD, Chair, Division of Science and Math

Isaac Pressnell, MFA, Chair, Division of Humanities

Brian C. Smith, PhD, Chair, Division of Social Science

Brian J. White, PhD, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Pam Worlund, BA, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Constance Wright, MA, Director of Instructional Design

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Business Services

Paul Davis, MA, Vice President for Business Services

Jim Collins, MSM, Director of Information Technology Services

Ondrea Dory, BA, Director of Human Resources

Jim McKinney, BS, Director of Facility Services

Paula M. Smith, Associate Treasurer

Katie Still, BA, Director of Accounting Services

Janice K. Tiffany, JD, Director of Business Services

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Independence Campus

Claudia Horton, PhD, Interim Vice President for Independence Campus

Paul Binnicker, MBA, Director, Center for Graduate and Continuing Studies

Alison Choate, MOL, Assistant Registrar

Matt Curtis, Information Technology Specialist

Claudia Horton, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing

Stephanie Hunt, AS, Financial Aid Advisor

Lisa Libich, MS, Director of Retention Operations

Sharon Little-Stoetzel, PhD, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, School of Nursing

Janet Rice, PhD, Associate Dean, School of Nursing

Lee Williams, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Charles F. Grabske Library

Constance Wright, MA, Director of Instructional Design

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Institutional Advancement

Kelly W. Everett, BA, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Pam Combs, BA, Director of Development

Paul J. Davis, BA, Senior Director of Development/Alumni Programs Director

Rick Isham, MBA, Senior Director of Development for Foundation and Corporate Relations

Stuart Sherman, MS, Senior Director of Development

Peggy J. Sturdevant, BA, Director of Annual Fund/Stewardship

Wade Wallace, BA, Director of Development

Joe Worlund, MA, Director of Development

Institutional Effectiveness

Kathleen M. Clauson Bash, PhD, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Gary L. Heisserer, PhD, Director of Assessment

Stephanie Shields, AA, Administrative and Research Assistant

Jim Uhlenkamp, EdD, Director of Institutional Research

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Graduate Faculty 2016-17

Year in parentheses designates date of appointment.

Community of Christ Seminary - Faculty

Anthony Chvala-Smith (2002), Assistant Professor of Theology and Scripture
BA, Central Michigan University; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; PhD, Marquette University

Matthew J. Frizzell (2011), Dean
BA, Graceland University; MTS, Saint Paul School of Theology; PhD, Chicago Theological Seminary

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Community of Christ Seminary - Faculty Associates

Dale Luffman (2001), Faculty Associate
BA, Mt. Angel College; MEd, Lewis & Clark College; MA, Princeton Theological Seminary; DMin, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Mark Scherer (2002), Faculty Associate
BA, Graceland College; MA, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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Gleazer School of Education - Faculty

Deborah Nalani Leialoha (2001), Professor of Education
BS, Southern Illinois University; MAT, Webster University; PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Shelly Leialoha-Hartsack (2004), Associate Professor of Education
BS, Northwest Missouri State University; MEd, Graceland University; PhD, Walden University

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Gleazer School of Education - Faculty Associates

Tammy E. Everett (1999), Faculty Associate
BS, University of Missouri-St. Louis; MS, National Louis University; PhD, University of Iowa

Kevin Graziano (2004), Faculty Associate
BA, University of Connecticut; MS, Central Connecticut University; EdD, University of San Francisco

Mary Jean Jeanae (2000), Faculty Associate
BA, Graceland University; MEd, University of Missouri-Columbia; EdD, University of Northern Colorado

Sherry Leialoha-Waipa (2007), Faculty Associate
BS, Bellevue University; MEd, Graceland University; PhD, Walden University

Michael Mott (2014), Faculty Associate
BA, State University of New York; MS, Bank Street College of Education; PhD, Mississippi State University

Randy Parker (2008), Faculty Associate
BA, MA, Western Michigan University; MS, University of Nebraska; EdD, Western Michigan University

Thomas Scheira (2005), Faculty Associate
BA, EdM, PhD, State University of New York – Buffalo

Kathleen Tate (2005), Faculty Associate
BA, MEd, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, Florida State University

Lisa Thomas (2004), Faculty Associate
BS, MS, PhD, Mississippi State University

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School of Nursing - Graduate Faculty

(Doctoral faculty are noted with an asterisk.)

Obie Austin (2016), Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
BSN, Missouri Western State College; MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Angela Gaba (2016), Clinical Instructor of Nursing
BSN, University of Texas; MSN, University of Central Missouri

*Carolyn J. Green (2006), Professor of Nursing
BSN, MN, PhD, University of Kansas

*Claudia D. Horton (1994), Dean, Professor of Nursing
BSN, Graceland College; MSN, University of Missouri; PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kathleen Lenz (2011), Assistant Clinical Professor
BSN, MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia

*Jolene Lynn (2017), Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Pittsburg State University; MSN University of Missouri-Kansas City; PhD University of Missouri-St. Louis

Sharon Little-Stoetzel (2012), Professor of Nursing
BS, Truman State University; MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia; PhD, University of Phoenix

Kathleen Mammen (2006), Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Maryland at Baltimore; MSN, Medical University of South Carolina

*MaryAnn Martin (2015), Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, The College of New Jersey; MBA, Tarleton State University; MSN, University of Central Florida; DNP, Charmberlain College of Nursing

*Jan Rice (2007), Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Professor of Nursing
BSN, Avila College; MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City; PhD, University of Kansas

*Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat (2009), Professor of Nursing
BSN, Sappasittiprasong Nursing College; MA, University of Kansas, Lawrence; PhD, University of Kansas

Ginger Vaughn (2014), Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN, University of Kansas

*Susan K. Vogelsmeier (2007), Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN, Graceland University; DNP, University of Alabama-Birmingham

*Dustin Williams (2014), Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN, DNP, Graceland University

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School of Nursing - Graduate Faculty Associates

Patricia Allen (2015), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Graceland University

Judy Beyer (2012), Faculty Associate
BSN, Wilkes College; MSN, Boston University; PhD, University of Texas-Austin

Renee Boland (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, Central Missouri State University; MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia

Bethany Brown (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Kansas; MSN, Graceland University

Lisa Bourne (2010), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, University of New Mexico

Deborah Brunkhorst (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Mid-America Nazarene University; DNP, Graceland University

*Ava Chase (2003), Faculty Associate
BA, BSN, Graceland College; MS, Indiana University; MSN, Graceland College; DNP, Case Western Reserve University

Stephanie Day (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Graceland University

Tonya Erickson (2015), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Graceland University

Leigh Erion (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Graceland University

Irvilene Gardner (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, Avila College;  MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City

*Andrea Garner (2018), Faculty Associate
BSN, Webster University; MSN, University of Phoenix; DNP, PhD, Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College

Laura Geoghegan (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, Graceland University; MSN, Georgetown University

*Jean Gordon (2006), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Miami; MSN, Kaplan University, DBA, Nova Southeastern

Melanie Hajiz (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, Washburn University; MSN, University of Kansas

Susan Kasal-Chrisman (2000), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, St. Louis University; PhD, University of Kansas

Debra Koch (2016), Faculty Associate
BSN, Missouri Western State College; MSN-FNP, University of Central Missouri

Susan Larson (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, Mid-America Nazarene University; MSN, PhD, University of Kansas

Meghan E. Macy (2011), Faculty Associate
BSN, Rockhurst University-Research College of Nursing; MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kathleen Mallett (2015), Faculty Associate
BSN, Missouri Western State College; MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City

*Penny Marshall-Chura (2012), Faculty Associate
BS, Washburn University; MN, PhD, University of Kansas

Lori Mathis (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, DNP, Graceland University

*Sonia McClinton (2015), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Southern Mississippi; MSN, Mississippi University for Women; DNP, University of Southern Mississippi

Gayle Moussa (2015), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Graceland University

*Lori Parke (2007), Faculty Associate
BSN, Lycoming College; MSN, Graceland University; DNP, Wilkes University

*Russ Pryor (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Phoenix; DNP, Brandman University

Heather Reed (2015), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Oklahoma; MSN, Graceland University

Judi Roling (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, Columbia Union College; MSN, The Catholic University of America

*Jan Russell (2015), Faculty Associate
BSN, Oklahoma City University; MSN, Texas Woman's University; PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Patricia Russell (2012), Faculty Associate
BSN, Mercy College of Health Science; MSN-FNP, Graceland University

*Pamela Sandvig (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Southwest Baptist University; DNP, Chamberlain College (in-progress)

*Maricela Sobranes (2017), Faculty Associate
MSN, University of Tennessee HSC; DNP (Anesthesia), Baylor College of Medicine

Amy Straley (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Toledo; MSN, Graceland University

Tiffany Taylor (2017), Faculty Associate
BSN, Missouri Western State University; MSN, Walden University

*Peggy Van Dyke (2011), Faculty Associate
BSN, Truman State University; MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia; DNP, University of Alabama-Birmingham

*Nicole Webb (2015), Faculty Associate
MSN, University of South Alabama; DNP, University of Alabama-Birmingham

Diane Weinreich (2013), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Central Missouri; MSN, Graceland University

Laurel Welty (2011), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Graceland University

*Grace Willard (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, Medical College of Georgia; MSN, Texas Woman's University; PhD, University of Texas-Austin

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Faculty Emeriti

Catherine M. Anthony (1971-1991)/Nursing
BSN, University of Kansas; MSN, The Catholic University of America

William L. Armstrong (1991-2010)/Education
BA, Graceland College; MA, University of West Florida; EdD, University of Kansas

Alma R. Blair (1955-1994)/History
BA, MA, University of Iowa

Howard J. Booth (1969-2000)/Religion
BA, Graceland College; MA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; PhD, University of Iowa

Richard I. Clothier (1960-77;1980-2000)/Music
BA, Pittsburg State University; MA, University of Iowa; EdD, University of Northern Colorado

Jerome D. DeNuccio (1987-2012)/English
BS, MST, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; MA, PhD, University of Minnesota

Paul M. Edwards (1960-1982)/Religion
BA, Washburn University; MA, University of South Dakota; PhD, University of St. Andrews

MaryBeth C. Evans (1952-1988)/Education
BS, Northwest Missouri State University; MA, University of Iowa; EdD, Wayne State University

Tom S. Freeman (1960-1997)/Psychology and Education
BSEd, Northwest Missouri State University; MS, Colorado State University; EdD, University of Northern Colorado

Arthur L. Gardner (1973-1996)/History
BA, MA, PhD, University of Hawaii

Bruce M. Graybill (1961-1994)/Chemistry
BS, Iowa State University; PhD, Florida State University

Gerald E. Hampton (1960-2010)/Physical Education
BS, William Jewell College; MS, Northwest Missouri State University; EdD, Columbia University Teachers College

Thomas J. Hart (1986-2010)/Music
BA, Olivet College; MM, DMA, Michigan State University

Nicholas L. Hartwig (1965;1967-2000)/Biology
BS, MS, University of Washington; PhD, University of Iowa

Winston E. Inslee (1955-1985)/Theatre and Speech
BA, MA, University of Washington

Mary Jean Jeanae (1975-2004)/Education
BA, Graceland College; MEd, University of Missouri-Columbia; EdD, University of Northern Colorado

Robert L. Johnson (1965-1991)/Education
BS, MS, Central Missouri State University; PhD, University of Oregon

James S. Jones (1983, 2002-2014)/Computer Science
BS, University of Missouri-Rolla; MA, DePaul University; PhD, University of Iowa

William E. Juhnke (1974-2009)/History
BA, Bethel College; PhD, University of Kansas

Sharon M. Kirkpatrick (1980-2010)/Nursing
BSN, California State University; MN, PhD, University of Kansas

Richard K. Lindgren (1980-1985, 2002-2008)/Business
BBA, MBA, University of Michigan; MAT, Xavier University

Barbara Hiles Mesle (1987-2016)/English
BA, Graceland College; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, University of Kansas

C. Robert Mesle (1980-2016)/Philosophy
BA, Graceland College; MA, University of Chicago Divinity School; PhD, Northwestern University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Stephen K. Murdock (1984-2012)/Mathematics
BA, Graceland College; MA, Northwest Missouri State University; PhD, University of Iowa

William H. Norman (1984-2010)/Sociology
BA, MA, University of Northern Iowa; PhD, University of Iowa

Phyllis O'Daniels (1987-2010)/Education/Physical Education
BA, Graceland College; MS, HSD, Indiana University

Brenda S. Parkes (1978-1998)/Nursing
BSN, MPH, University of Michigan; PhD, University of Texas-Austin

Bob N. Ramsey 1960; 1968-2003)/Chemistry
BS, MS, Pittsburg State University

William D. Russell (1966-2007)/Political Science and History
BA, Graceland College; MDiv, St. Paul School of Theology; JD, University of Iowa

Ronald K. Smith (1978-2017), Professor of Mathematics
BA, Graceland College; MS, PhD, Iowa State University

Patricia K. Trachsel (1992-2012)/Nursing
BSN, Mid-America Nazarene College; MSN, University of Kansas; PhD, Walden University

Glen E. Trullinger (1971-1990)/Business Education
BA, Graceland College; MSEd, Northwest Missouri State University; EdS, Central Missouri State University

Betty L. Welch (1959-1985)/Physical Education
BS, University of Kansas; MS, University of Colorado

Darlene V. Wight (1961-1987)/Speech and English
BA, MA, University of Kansas

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