Faculty and Administration

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Board of Trustees

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

W. Gary Howard, PhD, Vice-Chair (2016), Cantonment, Florida

Cheryl F. Hansen, Secretary (2018), St. Louis, Missouri

Cherry M. Hartnett, Treasurer (2020), Devon, Pennsylvania

Robert G. (Bob) Ackerley, (2016), Houston, Texas

Sue Bevington, (2020), Kirkland, Washington

Hon. Leonard L. Boswell, (2016), Davis City, Iowa

John A. (Jack) Cave, (2020), Honolulu, Hawaii

Denise Dudley, PhD, (2016), Santa Margarita, California

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

Sharon Graybill, (2016), Coppell, Texas

Laurie Heintz, (2018), Fort Myers, Florida

Tom Hiles, (2020), Columbia, Missouri

Karen Jewell, JD, (2016), Houston, Texas

Sue Johnson, (2020), Bethesda, Maryland

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

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

Becky Savage, (2018), Lee's Summit, Missouri

David Seda, (2020), Los Altos, California

Mickey Seeman, (2018), Jonesboro, Arkansas

John Sheehy, (2020), Blue Springs, Missouri

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

Samuel G. (Sam) Smalldon, (2016), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Michelle Waite, (2016), Des Peres, Missouri

Robert L. (Bob) White, (2020), Lee's Summit, Missouri

Janet Ward Worthington, (2018), Redmond, Washington

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

John D. Sellars, PhD, CPA, President

Steven L. Anders, PhD, Dean, C.H. Sandage School of Business and Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Kirk D. Bjorland, BA, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Paul Davis, MA, Chief Information and Facilities Officer

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

Tammy E. Everett, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty

Claudia D. Horton, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing

Scott Huddleston, EdD, Interim Dean, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education

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

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

Matt Shelton, MS, Interim Athletic Director

Janice Tiffany, JD, Vice President for Business Services

Office of the President

John D. Sellars, PhD, CPA, President

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

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Academic Affairs

Tammy Everett, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Danise A. Remmenga, MEd, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Justin Akers, MS, Director, Center for the Study of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Steven L. Anders, PhD, Dean, C.H. Sandage School of Business and Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Judy Badder, MS, Director, Educational Talent Search

Diane Bartholomew, DHSc, Chair, Division of Health and Movement Science

Don Compier, PhD, Dean, Community of Christ Seminary

Scott Huddleston, EdD, Interim Dean, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education

Sandra Hamar, EdD, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education

Pat Hoffman, Coordinator, Special Programs

Claudia Horton, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing

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

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

Susan Knotts, MSE, Director, Chance Program and Student Disabilities Services

Deborah Nalani Leiloha, PhD, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education

M. Joyce Lighthill, MA, Registrar

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

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

Janet Rice, PhD, Associate Dean, School of Nursing

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

Zane Vredenburg, MFA, Chair, Division of Visual and Performing Arts

Brian J. White, PhD, Chair, Division of Humanities

Constance Wright, MA, Director of Instructional Design

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Business Services

Janice K. Tiffany, JD, Vice President and Treasurer

Paula M. Smith, Associate Treasurer

Ondrea Dory, BA, Director, Human Resources

Katie Still, BA, Director, Accounting Services

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Information Technology and Facility Services

Paul Davis, MA, Chief Information and Facilities Officer

Jim Collins, MSM, Director of Information Services

Ronald A. Ellis, PhD, Director of Instructional Technology Services

Alisha M. Linam, MA, MLIS, Director of Frederick Madison Smith Library

Jim McKinney, BS, Director of Facility and Technology Services

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

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Independence Campus

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

Matt Curtis, Information Technology Specialist

Stephanie Hunt, AS, Financial Aid Advisor

Lisa Libich, MS, Director of Retention Operations

Drew Schaefer, MBA, Director of Marketing

Cheri Testerman, MSEd, Associate Registrar

Lee Williams, MLIS, 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, Associate Director of Development

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

Rick Isham, MBA, Senior Director of Development

Tom Morain, PhD, Director of Government Relations

Stuart Sherman, MS, Senior Director of Development

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

Amber Shelton, Donor Relations

Wade Wallace, BA, Director of Development

Institutional Effectiveness

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

Debbie J. Kepple-Mamros, MA, Director of Institutional Research

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Graduate Faculty 2014-15

Year in parentheses designates date of appointment.

Community of Christ Seminary - Faculty

Anthony Chvala-Smith (2002), Community of Christ Seminary Faculty
BA, Central Michigan University; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; PhD, Marquette University

Don Compier (2002), Dean
BA, University of the Pacific; MAR, Park College; PhD, Emory University

Priscilla Eppinger (2002), Associate Professor of Religion
BA, Agnes Scott College; MDiv, Andover Newton Theological School;
PhD, Northwestern University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

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Community of Christ Seminary - Faculty Associates

Matt Frizzell (2011), Faculty Associate
BA, Graceland University; MTS, Saint Paul School of Theology; PhD, Chicago Theological Seminary

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

Brad Martell (2010), Faculty Associate
BA, Graceland College; M Environmental Edu., Lesley University; PhDc, Antioch University New England

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

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Gleazer School of Education - Faculty

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

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

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

Lisa Thomas (2004), Associate Professor of Education
BS, MS, PhD, Mississippi State University

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Gleazer School of Education - Faculty Associates

Michele Dickey-Kotz (2000), Faculty Associate
BA, MA, University of Northern Iowa; EdD, University of Missouri-Columbia

Itasha Douglas (2007), Faculty Associate
BA, University of Maryland; MA, West Chester University; PhD, Immaculata University

Allison Dudley (2014), Faculty Associate
BSE, MA, Truman State University; EdD, University of Missouri-Columbia

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

Sandra Griswold (2005), Faculty Associate
BM, Boston University; MM, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; PhD, Capella University

Nancy E. Halferty (1997), Faculty Associate
BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; MA, Northeast Missouri State University; EdD, Nova Southeastern University

Scott Huddleston (2014), Faculty Associate
BS, MS, EdS, University of Central Missouri; EdD, University of Missouri-Columbia

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

Leigh Mobley (2010), Faculty Associate
BA, University of Mississippi; MS, University of Mississippi; PhD, Mississippi State

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

Russ Pieken (2009), Faculty Associate
MS, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ed Spec, Northwest Missouri State University

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

Otto Strasburg (2006), Faculty Associate
BS, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point; MA, MEd, University of West Florida; EdD, University of Southern Mississippi

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

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School of Nursing - Faculty

(Doctoral faculty are noted with an asterisk.)

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

*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), Clinical Instructor of Nursing
ADN, Central Methodist College; BSN, MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia

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

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

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

*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), Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, Sappasittiprasong Nursing College; MA, University of Kansas, Lawrence; PhD, University of Kansas

*Larry Simmons (2013), Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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

Ginger Vaughn (2014), Clinical Instructor
BSN, MSN-FNP, University of Kansas

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

*Dustin Williams (2014), Assistant Clinical Instructor
BSN, MSN-FNP, DNP, Graceland University

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School of Nursing - Faculty Associates

Judy Beyer (2012), Faculty Associate
BSNE, Wilkes College; MS-nsg, Boston University; PhD, University of Texas-Austin

Lisa Bourne (2010), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, University of New Mexico; Post-MSN FNP, Graceland University

*Nancy Crigger (2011), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Kansas; MS, Texas Woman's University; MA, PhD, University of Florida; FNP, University of Central Florida

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

Kim Ford (2013), Faculty Associate
AS, University of Maine-Augusta; BS, Excelsior College; MSN, Graceland University

Angela Gaba (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Texas; MSN-FNP, University of Central Missouri

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

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

Melinda Hart (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, Central Methodist University-Fayette; MSN-FNP, Graceland University

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

Susan Klaus (2010), Faculty Associate
BSN, Graceland University; MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City; PhD, University of Kansas

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

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

Sandra Moser (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, California State College-Bakersfield; MSN, University of Missouri-Columbia

Lori Parke (2007), Faculty Associate
BSN, Lycoming College; MSN-FNP, Graceland University

Mark Priola (2011), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN-FNP, Graceland University

Ali Roth (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, Research-Rockhurst College; MSN-FNP, University of Central Missouri

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

Sandra Scholten (2013), Faculty Associate
BSN, Tennessee Technical University; MSN, Tennessee State University

Lisa Sitler (2012), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSN, Maryville University; PhDc, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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

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

Grace Williard (2014), Faculty Associate
BSN, Medical College of Georgia; MSN, Texas Women'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

Shirley M. Atkinson (1978-1997)/Nursing
BSN, University of Denver; MSN, University of Texas-El Paso

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

Raymonde A. Bulger (1980-1992)/French
BS, University of North Dakota; MA, DML, Middlebury College

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

John A. Edwards (1959-1989)/Biology
BS, University of Maryland; MBS, University of Colorado

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

William E. Heath (1994-2003)/Business Administration
BA, Bellevue College; MA, Webster University; PhD, Colorado State University

Clayton G. Henry (1966-1982)/Physical Education and Mathematics
BA, MA, 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

Betty W. Mortimore (1965-1988)/Biology
BA, Graceland College; MA, Drake University; PhD, University of Illinois

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 N. 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

Velma N. Ruch (1946-1986)/English
BA, University of Iowa; MA, University of Michigan; PhD, University of Wisconsin

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

Mildred Camp Smith (1969-1986)/Nursing
BS, Washington University; MS, University of Colorado

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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