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Meet Graceland University’s New Faculty Members



August 28, 2018

Graceland University welcomes new faculty to both the Independence and Lamoni campuses for the 2018-19 school year.


Lamoni Campus:

Justin Akers – Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Dr. Kesong Hu – Assistant Professor of Psychology

Bilawal Khoso – Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Kimberly Manuel – Assistant Professor of Theater and Scene Design

Dr. Donovan Nelson – Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Dr. Kyung Eun Park – Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Technology

Brandi Shay – Assistant Professor of Accounting

Dr. Amanda Sims – Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Chee Weng Yim – Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands


Independence Campus:

Michele Gerdes– Assistant Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Elise Craig – Assistant Professor of Nursing

Melanie Hijaz – Assistant Professor of Nursing

Michelle Schaefer – Assistant Professor of Nursing

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