Board of Trustees

Harry J. Ashenhurst, PhD, Chair (2021), Scottsdale, AZ

Sue Bevington, Vice-Chair (2023), Kirkland, WA

David J. Brown, MBA, Treasurer (2023), Blue Springs, MO

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

Robert G. (Bob) Ackerley, (2022), Houston, TX

Michele Black, MBA, (2021), Lee's Summit, MO

Joe Booz, JD, (2021), Scottsdale, AZ

Stassi D. Cramm, PhD, (2021), St. Charles, MO

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

John Glaser, PhD, (2022), Independence, MO

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

Ivan Joseph, PhD, (2023), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Aleksander (Aleks) Memca, (2024), San Diego, CA

John Sheehy, (2022), Blue Springs, MO

Dennis Shields, JD, (2023), Platteville, WI

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

Julia Snethen, PhD, (2023), Kenosha, WI

Ryan Watson, (2021), Overland Park, KS

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

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

Executive Council

Patricia H. Draves, PhD, President

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

Talia Brown, MEd, Chief Information Officer

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

Jill Rhea, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

David Schaal, EdD, 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

David L. Siddall, JD, LLM, Vice President for Business and Finance

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

Academic Affairs

Jill Rhea, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty

Jen Abraham-White, MS, Sustainability Coordinator

Kevin Brunner, PhD, Dean, Sciences, Math and Health and Movement Science; Director, Ackerley Computer Science and Technology Scholars Program

Sabrina Davis, MLS, Director of University Libraries

Michele Dickey-Kotz, EdD, Dean, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education and Social Science

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

Jeffrey Draves, PhD, Director of Data Science and Analytics

Zac Harmon-McLaughlin, DMin, Director, Community of Christ Seminary

Pat Hoffman, Coordinator, Special Programs

Donna Hurt, MSW, Director, TRIO Student Support Services

Sharon Little-Stoetzel, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing

Jolene Lynn, PhD, Associate Dean, School of Nursing

Jeffery McElroy, EdD, Dean, C.H. Sandage School of Business

Julie Neas, MEd, Director, Educational Talent Search

Brian J. White, PhD, Dean, Arts and Humanities

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

Business Services

David L. Siddall, JD, LLM, Vice President for Business and Finance

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

Talia Brown, MEd, Chief Information Officer

Ondrea Greene, BA, Director of Human Resources

Lisa Libich, MS, Director of Retention Operations for CGCS

Paula M. Smith, Associate Treasurer

Katie Still, BA, Director of Accounting Services

Janice K. Tiffany, JD, Executive Director of Business Services

Independence Campus

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

Alison Choate, MOL, Assistant Registrar

Sariah Martinko, Financial Aid Advisor

Lisa Libich, MS, Director of Retention Operations for CGCS

Sharon Little-Stoetzel, PhD, Dean, School of Nursing

Jolene Lynn, PhD, Associate Dean, School of Nursing

TBD, Director of the Charles F. Grabske Library

Constance Wright, MA, Director of Instructional Design

Institutional Advancement

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

Paula Anderson, MBA, Director of Annual Fund/Stewardship

Pam Combs, BA, Senior Director of Development

Dennis Core, Director of Facility Services

Paul J. Davis, BA, Senior Director of Development

Rick Isham, MBA, Senior Director of Development/Alumni Program Director/Grants and Foundations

Stuart Sherman, MS, Senior Director of Development

Joe Worlund, MA, Senior Director of Development

Institutional Effectiveness

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

Peggy Mothershead, BA, Registrar

Stephanie Shields, AA, Administrative and Research Assistant

Stacy Gibbs, MA, Director of Institutional Research

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Graduate Faculty 2019-20

Year in parentheses designates date of appointment.

Community of Christ Seminary - Faculty

Zac Harmon-McLaughlin (2019), David and Betty Nipper Endowed Dean's Chair
BA, MAR Graceland University; DMin, San Francisco Theological Seminary

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

Community of Christ Seminary - Faculty Associates

David Anderson (2018), Faculty Associate
MAR, Graceland University; DMin, Lipscomb University

Jared R Beverly (2017), Faculty Associate
MTS, Chandler Divinity School of Emory University; PhD, The Chicago Theological Seminary

Matt Frizzell (2020), Faculty Associate
MTS, Saint Paul School of Theology; PhD, The Chicago Theological Seminary

Katie Harmon-McLaughlin (2020), Faculty Associate
MAR, Graceland University; DMin, San Francisco Theological Seminary

Brittany Longsdorf (2020), Faculty Associate
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; Dmin, Boston University School of Theology

Barbara Walden (2019), Faculty Associate
MA, State University of New York

Gleazer School of Education - Faculty

Tanya Coffelt (2006), Associate Professor of Education
BS, Iowa State University; MA, Ed Specialist, University of Missouri - Kansas City; EdD, Drake University

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

Allison Dudley (2009), Associate Professor of Education
BSE, MA, Truman State University; EdD, University of Missouri-Columbia

Beth Gregory (2020), Visiting Assistant Professor of Education
BS, MS Northwest Missouri State University; EdD, University Missouri-Columbia

Gleazer School of Education - Faculty Associates

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

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

School of Nursing - Graduate Faculty

(Doctoral faculty are noted with an asterisk.)

Melanie Hijaz (2017), Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
BSN, Washburn University; MSN, University of Kansas

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

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

*Sharon Little-Stoetzel (2012), Dean, 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, Chamberlain College of Nursing

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

Allison Roberts (2020), Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, BSN, Missouri State University, MSN, Duke University

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

*Ginger Vaughn-Pullin (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

School of Nursing - Graduate Faculty Associates

Teresa Blanc (2020), Faculty Associate
BSN, Missouri Western State University, MSN-FNP University of Kansas, MSN-ACNP Wichita State University, DNP, University of Missouri-Kansas City

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

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

*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

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

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

Jeanie Kaeberle (2018), Faculty Associate
BSN, MSW, University of Kansas; MSN, Walden University

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

Katie Kincaid (2020), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City, MSN, Graceland University

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

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

Anastasia Moore (2019), Faculty Associate
BSN, Mid-America Nazarene University; MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Cindy Moore (2019), Faculty Associate
BSN, Drury College; BS, MSN, University of Kansas-Kansas City

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

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

Fletcher Schubert (2020), Faculty Associate
BSN University of Missouri-Kansas City, MSN-FNP, Saint Luke’s College of Nursing, MSN-AGACNP, Saint Luke’s College of Nursing

Saundra Small (2018), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Toledo; MSN, Graceland University

*Kit Smith (2018), Faculty Associate
BSN, Graceland University; MN, PhD, University of Kansas

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

Peggy Ward-Smith (2020), Faculty Associate
BSN, Rush University, MSN, St. Xavier University, MS-Counseling Psychology, Avila University, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dana Zinn (2020), Faculty Associate
BSN, University of Central Missouri, MSN Walden University