Faculty and Administration

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Board of Trustees

Kenneth B. McClain, J.D., Chair (2014), Independence, Missouri

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

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

John A. (Jack) Cave, Treasurer (2014), Honolulu, Hawaii

Robert G. (Bob) Ackerley, (2014), Houston, Texas

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

Matthew J. Beem, (2014), Independence, Missouri

Hon. Leonard L. Boswell, (2014), Des Moines, Iowa

Denise Dudley, Ph.D., (2016), Santa Margarita, California

Ronald E. (Ron) Gillilan, M.D., (2014), Reisterstown, Maryland

Sharon Graybill, (2016), Coppell, Texas

Cherry M. Hartnett, (2014), Denville, New Jersey

Laurie Heintz, (2018), Fort Myers, Florida

Karen Jewell, J.D., (2016), Houston, Texas

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

Kay Johnson Mussell, Ph.D., (2018), Washington, D.C.

Jennings Jay Newcom, J.D., (2014), Westminster, Colorado

William H. (Bill) Pennington, (2014), Baldwin, Maryland

David Schaal, (2018), Independence, Missouri

Mickey Seeman, (2018), Jonesboro, Arkansas

Dennis Shields, J.D., (2014), Platteville, Wisconsin

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

Helen Pearson Smith, (2014), Stone Mountain, Georgia

Michelle Waite, (2016), Des Peres, Missouri

Robert L. (Bob) White, (2016), Lees Summit, Missouri

Janet Ward Worthington, (2018), Redmond, Washington

K. Michael (Mike) Zabel, M.D., (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, Ph.D., C.P.A., President

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

Kathleen M. Clauson Bash, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Kirk D. Bjorland, B.A., Vice President for Enrollment Management

Paul Davis, M.A., Chief Information and Facilities Officer

Kelly W. Everett, B.A., Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Tammy E. Everett, Ph.D., Dean, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education

Jeff Falkner, M.A., Athletic Director

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

David D. Schaal, M.A., 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

Janice K. Tiffany, J.D., Vice President for Business Services

Parris R. Watts, H.S.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dean of Faculty

Office of the President

John D. Sellars, Ph.D., C.P.A., 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, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

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

Justin Akers, M.S., Director, Center for the Study of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

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

Judy Badder, M.S., Director, Educational Talent Search

Diane Bartholomew, D.H.Sc., Chair, Division of Health and Movement Science

Don Compier, Ph.D., Dean, Community of Christ Seminary

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

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

Pat Hoffman, Coordinator, Special Programs

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

Cathie L. Hosie, M.S.Ed., Director, Student Support Services and Academic Skills Center

Kevin Brunner, Ph.D., Director, Ackerley Computer Science and Technology Scholars Program

Susan Knotts, M.S.E., Director, Chance Program and Student Disabilities Services

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

M. Joyce Lighthill, M.A., Registrar

Sharon Little-Stoetzel, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, School of Nursing

Daniel V. Pratt, Ph.D., Chair, Division of Science and Math

Janet Rice, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of Nursing

Brian C. Smith, Ph.D., Chair, Division of Social Science

Zane Vredenburg, M.F.A., Chair, Division of Visual and Performing Arts

Brian J. White, Ph.D., Chair, Division of Humanities

Constance Wright, M.A., Director of Instructional Design

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Business Services

Janice K. Tiffany, J.D., Vice President and Treasurer

Paula M. Smith, Associate Treasurer

Ondrea Dory, B.A., Director, Human Resources

Katie Still, B.A., Director, Accounting Services

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Information Technology and Facility Services

Paul Davis, M.A., Chief Information and Facilities Officer

Jim Collins, M.S.M., Director of Information Services

Ronald A. Ellis, Ph.D., Director of Instructional Technology Services

Alisha M. Linam, M.A., M.L.I.S., Director of Frederick Madison Smith Library

Jim McKinney, B.S., Director of Facility and Technology Services

Lee A. Williams, M.L.I.S., AHIP, Director of the Charles F. Grabske Library

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Independence Campus

Paul Binnicker, M.B.A., Director, Center for Graduate and Continuing Studies

Matt Curtis, Information Technology Specialist

Stephanie Hunt, A.S., Financial Aid Advisor

Lisa Libich, M.S., Director of Retention Operations

Drew Schaefer, M.B.A., Director of Marketing

Cheri Testerman, M.S.Ed., Associate Registrar

Lee Williams, M.L.I.S., Director of the Charles F. Grabske Library

Constance Wright, M.A., Director of Instructional Design

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Institutional Advancement

Kelly W. Everett, B.A., Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Pam Combs, Associate Director of Development

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

Rick Isham, M.B.A., Senior Director of Development

Tom Morain, Ph.D., Director of Government Relations

Stuart Sherman, M.S., Senior Director of Development

Peggy J. Sturdevant, B.A., Director of Annual Fund/Stewardship

Amber Shelton, Donor Relations

Wade Wallace, B.A., Director of Development

Institutional Effectiveness

Kathleen M. Clauson Bash, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Debbie J. Kepple-Mamros, M.A., Director of Institutional Research

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Graduate Faculty 2013-14

Year in parentheses designates date of appointment.

Community of Christ Seminary - Faculty

Anthony Chvala-Smith (2002), Community of Christ Seminary Faculty
B.A., Central Michigan University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Marquette University.

Don Compier (2002), Dean
B.A., University of the Pacific; M.A.R., Park College; Ph.D., Emory University.

Priscilla Eppinger (2002), Associate Professor of Religion
B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.Div., Andover Newton Theological School;
Ph.D., Northwestern University and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

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Community of Christ Seminary - Faculty Associates

Matt Frizzell (2011), Faculty Associate
B.A., Graceland University; M.T.S., Saint Paul School of Theology; Ph.D., Chicago Theological Seminary.

Dale Luffman (2001), Faculty Associate
B.A., Mt. Angel College; M.Ed., Lewis & Clark College; M.A., Princeton Theological Seminary; D.Min., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Brad Martell (2010), Faculty Associate
B.A., Graceland College; M. Environmental Edu., Lesley University; Ph.Dc., Antioch University New England.

Mark Scherer (2002), Faculty Associate
B.A., Graceland College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Gleazer School of Education - Faculty

Tammy E. Everett (1999), Dean
B.S., University of Missouri-St. Louis; M.S., National Louis University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Deborah Nalani Leialoha (2001), Professor of Education
B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.A.T., Webster University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Shelly Leialoha-Hartsack (2004), Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.Ed., Graceland University; Ph.D., Walden University.

Sherry Leialoha-Waipa (2007), Associate Professor of Education
B.S., Bellevue University; M.Ed., Graceland University; Ph.D., Walden University.

Lisa Thomas (2004), Associate Professor of Education
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mississippi State University.

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Gleazer School of Education - Faculty Associates

Michele Dickey-Kotz (2000), Faculty Associate
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Itasha Douglas (2007), Faculty Associate
B.A., University of Maryland; M.A. West Chester University; Ph.D. Immaculata University.

Allison Dudley (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S.E., M.A., Truman State University; Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kevin Graziano (2004), Faculty Associate
B.A., University of Connecticut; M.S. Central Connecticut University; Ed.D., University of San Francisco.

Sandra Griswold (2005), Faculty Associate
B.M., Boston University; M.M., University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Ph.D., Capella University.

Nancy E. Halferty (1997), Faculty Associate
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.A., Northeast Missouri State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

Scott Huddleston (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S., M.S., Ed.S., University of Central Missouri; Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Mary Jean Jeanae (2000), Faculty Associate
B.A., Graceland University; M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Leigh Mobley (2010), Faculty Associate
B.A., University of Mississippi; M.S., University of Mississippi; Ph.D., Mississippi State.

Michael Mott (2014), Faculty Associate
B.A., State University of New York; M.S., Bank Street College of Education; Ph.D., Mississippi State University.

Randy Parker (2008), Faculty Associate
B.A., M.A., Western Michigan University; M.S., University of Nebraska; Ed.D., Western Michigan University.

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

Thomas Scheira (2005), Faculty Associate
B.A., Ed.M., Ph.D., State University of New York – Buffalo.

Otto Strasburg (2006), Faculty Associate
B.S., University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point; M.A., M.Ed., University of West Florida; Ed.D., University of Southern Mississippi.

Kathleen Tate (2005), Faculty Associate
B.A., M.Ed., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Florida State University.

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School of Nursing - Faculty

(Doctoral faculty are noted with an asterisk.)

*Nancy Crigger (2011), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Kansas; M.S., Texas Woman's University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida; F.N.P., University of Central Florida.

Mary Dugan (2003), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Eastern Michigan University; M.S.N., Wayne State University; FNP, University of Missouri-Columbia.

*Ava Chase (2003), Senior Instructor of Nursing
B.A., B.S.N., Graceland College; M.S., Indiana University; M.S.N., Graceland College; D.N.P., Case Western Reserve University.

*Carolyn J. Green (2006), Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.N., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

*Claudia D. Horton (1994), Dean, Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Graceland College; M.S.N., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Kathleen Lenz (2011), Clinical Instructor of Nursing
A.D.N., Central Methodist College; B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Sharon Little-Stoetzel (2012), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Truman State University; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D., University of Phoenix.

Meghan E. Macy (2011), Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Rockhurst University-Research College of Nursing; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Kathleen Mammen (2006), Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Maryland at Baltimore; M.S.N., Medical University of South Carolina.

*Jan Rice (2007), Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Avila College; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

*Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat (2009), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., Sappasittiprasong Nursing College; M.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

*Larry Simmons (2013), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

*Peggy Van Dyke (2011), Associate Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., Truman State University; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia; D.N.P., University of Alabama-Birmingham.

*Susan K. Vogelsmeier (2007), Associate Clinical Instructor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., F.N.P., Graceland University; D.N.P., University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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School of Nursing - Faculty Associates

Judy Beyer (2012), Faculty Associate
B.S.N.E., Wilkes College; M.S-nsg., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.

Lisa Bourne (2010), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of New Mexico; Post-M.S.N. F.N.P., Graceland University.

Leigh Erion (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., M.S.N.-F.N.P., Graceland University

Kim Ford (2013), Faculty Associate
A.S., University of Maine-Augusta; B.S., Excelsior College; M.S.N., Graceland University.

Angela Gaba (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., University of Texas; M.S.N.-F.N.P., University of Central Missouri.

Irvilene Gardner (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., Avila College;  M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Jean Gordon (2006), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., University of Miami; M.S.N., Kaplan University, D.B.A., Nova Southeastern

Susan Kasal-Chrisman (2000), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., M.S.N., St. Louis University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Susan Klaus (2010), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., Graceland University; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Penny Marshall-Chura (2012), Faculty Associate
B.S., Washburn University; M.N., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Sandra Moser (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., California State College-Bakersfield; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kristi Ott (2010), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., University of Central Missouri; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Lori Parke (2007), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., Lycoming College; M.S.N.-F.N.P., Graceland University.

Mark Priola (2011), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., M.S.N.-F.N.P., Graceland University.

Ali Roth (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., Research-Rockhurst College; M.S.N.-F.N.P., University of Central Missouri.

Patricia Russell (2012), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., Mercy College of Health Science; M.S.N.-F.N.P., Graceland University.

Sandra Scholten (2013), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., Tennessee Technical University; M.S.N., Tennessee State University.

Lisa Sitler (2012), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., M.S.N., Maryville University; Ph.Dc., University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Ginger Vaughn (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., M.S.N.-F.N.P., University of Kansas.

Diane Weinreich (2013), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., University of Central Missouri; M.S.N.-F.N.P., Graceland University.

Laurel Welty (2011), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., M.S.N.-F.N.P., Graceland University.

Dustin Williams (2014), Faculty Associate
B.S.N., M.S.N.-F.N.P., D.N.P., Graceland University

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Faculty Emeriti

Catherine M. Anthony (1971-1991)/Nursing
B.S.N., University of Kansas; M.S.N., The Catholic University of America.

William L. Armstrong (1991-2010)/Education
B.A., Graceland College; M.A., University of West Florida; Ed.D., University of Kansas.

Shirley M. Atkinson (1978-1997)/Nursing
B.S.N., University of Denver; M.S.N., University of Texas-El Paso.

Alma R. Blair (1955-1994)/History
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa.

Howard J. Booth (1969-2000)/Religion
B.A., Graceland College; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Raymonde A. Bulger (1980-1992)/French
B.S., University of North Dakota; M.A., D.M.L., Middlebury College.

Richard I. Clothier (1960-77;1980-2000)/Music
B.A., Pittsburg State University; M.A., University of Iowa; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Jerome D. DeNuccio (1987-2012)/English
B.S., M.S.T., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

John A. Edwards (1959-1989)/Biology
B.S., University of Maryland; M.B.S., University of Colorado.

Paul M. Edwards (1960-1982)/Religion
B.A., Washburn University; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of St. Andrews.

MaryBeth C. Evans (1952-1988)/Education
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of Iowa;
Ed.D., Wayne State University.

Tom S. Freeman (1960-1997)/Psychology and Education
B.S.Ed., Northwest Missouri State University; M.S., Colorado State University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Arthur L. Gardner (1973-1996)/History
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Hawaii.

Bruce M. Graybill (1961-1994)/Chemistry
B.S., Iowa State University; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Gerald E. Hampton (1960-2010)/Physical Education
B.S., William Jewell College; M.S., Northwest Missouri State University; Ed.D., Columbia University Teachers College.

Thomas J. Hart (1986-2010)/Music
B.A., Olivet College; M.M., D.M.A., Michigan State University.

Nicholas L. Hartwig (1965;1967-2000)/Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

William E. Heath (1994-2003)/Business Administration
B.A., Bellevue College; M.A., Webster University; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Clayton G. Henry (1966-1982)/Physical Education and Mathematics
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa.

Franklin S. Hough (1965-1988)/Economics
B.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri.

Oliver C. Houston (1956-2004)/Music
B.A., University of Kansas City; M.M., University of Michigan; Ed.D., University of Colorado.

Winston E. Inslee (1955-1985)/Theatre and Speech
B.A., M.A., University of Washington.

Mary Jean Jeanae (1975-2004)/Education
B.A., Graceland College; M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia;
Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.

Robert L. Johnson (1965-1991)/Education
B.S., M.S., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Oregon.

William E. Juhnke (1974-2009)/History
B.A., Bethel College; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Sharon M. Kirkpatrick (1980-2010)/Nursing
B.S.N., California State University; M.N., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Richard K. Lindgren (1980-1985, 2002-2008)/Business
B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Michigan; M.A.T., Xavier University.

Betty W. Mortimore (1965-1988)/Biology
B.A., Graceland College; M.A., Drake University; Ph.D., University of Illinois.

Stephen K. Murdock (1984-2012)/Mathematics
B.A., Graceland College; M.A., Northwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

William H. Norman (1984-2010)/Sociology
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., University of Iowa.

Phyllis N. O’Daniels (1987-2010)/Education/Physical Education
B.A., Graceland College; M.S., H.S.D., Indiana University.

Brenda S. Parkes (1978-1998)/Nursing
B.S.N., M.P.H., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.

Bob N. Ramsey 1960; 1968-2003)/Chemistry
B.S., M.S., Pittsburg State University.

Velma N. Ruch (1946-1986)/English
B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

William D. Russell (1966-2007)/Political Science and History
B.A., Graceland College; M.Div., St. Paul School of Theology;
J.D., University of Iowa.

Mildred Camp Smith (1969-1986)/Nursing
B.S., Washington University; M.S., University of Colorado.

Patricia K. Trachsel (1992-2012)/Nursing
B.S.N., Mid-America Nazarene College; M.S.N., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Walden University.

Glen E. Trullinger (1971-1990)/Business Education
B.A., Graceland College; M.S.Ed., Northwest Missouri State University;
Ed.S., Central Missouri State University.

Betty L. Welch (1959-1985)/Physical Education
B.S., University of Kansas; M.S., University of Colorado.

Darlene V. Wight (1961-1987)/Speech and English
B.A., M.A., University of Kansas.

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