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    Rockhurst University
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rockhurst Community



Administration

As of August 2011

 President   Rev. Thomas B. Curran, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., J.D.
Vice President for University Advancement
  Bob Grant, B.S.
Vice President for Business and Finance   Guy Swanson, B.S., CPA, M.B.A.
Intermim Vice President for Academic Affairs   Jeffrey R. Breese, B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant to the President for Mission and Ministry   Ellen Spake, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Administration   Matt Heinrich, B.P.S., M.B.A.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment   Lane Ramey, B.A.
Vice President for Student Development and Athletics/Dean of Students   Matthew Quick, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Director of Campus Ministry
  Maureen Henderson, B.B.A.
Director of Human Resources   Mary R. Burnett, SPHR, B.A.
Director of Athletics   Gary Burns, B.S., M.S.
Director of Safety and Security   William Evans II, B.A.
Director of the Career Center   Michael Theobald, B.S.E., M.S.
Director of Financial Aid   Angela Karlin, B.A., M.P.A.
Director of Greenlease Library   Laurie Hathman, B.A., M.L.S.
Director of Public Relations   Katherine Frohoff, B.S., M.A., M.B.A.
Director of Marketing   Lauren Debiak, B.S., M.S.
Registrar   Minda Thrower, B.S., M.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

Dean   Timothy McDonald, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean   Joseph Cirincione, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean   Koleen M. Kolenc, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Helzberg School of Management

Interim Dean   Cheryl McConnell, M.P.A., C.P.A.
Associate Dean   Richard Graham, B.S.Ed., M.B.A.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Interim Dean   James Millard, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean   Michael Clump, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Research College of Nursing

President/Dean   Nancy DeBasio, B.S.N., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Programs TBA and Community Partnerships   TBA

Board of Trustees

As of July 1, 2011

Mr. James G. Castellano, ’73, Chairman

Rev Michael D. Barber, S.J.

Mr. Raymond F. Beagle Jr.

Rev. Lawrence Biondi, S.J.

Mr. Daniel P. Charles, ’88

Rev. Thomas B. Curran

Mrs. Ellen Z. Darling, ’00

Ms. Carol A. DiRaimo, ’04

Mr. Charles L. Dunlap, ’65

Mr. Robert P. Dunn, ’82, ’90

Kermit J. Fendler, Pharm.D., ’68

Mr. Thomas A. Gerke, ’82

Mr. Greg Graves, ’87

Mrs. Karen T. Haren, ’82

Mr. Dennis P. Hogan III, ’70

Mr. Duane Lock, ’01

Mr. Walter B. McCormick Jr.

Mr. Thomas A. McDonnell, ’66

Rev. William T. Oulvey, S.J., ’74

Rev. Nicholas S. Rashford, S.J.

Ms. Madeline Romious, ’95

Ms. Young W. Sexton

Ms. Marny Donnelly Sherman, ’75, Secretary

Mr. Richard T. Sullivan Jr., ’73

Mr. Dennis J. Thum, ’74, Vice Chairman

Mr. Stephen A. Valentino, ’88

Rev. Paul H. Vu, S.J.

Mr. Clyde F. Wendel

Mr. Matthew J. Wengert, ’07

Ms. Emily Werner, ’08

Trustees Emeriti

Mr. Arthur J. Doyle

Mr. Richard W. Miller, ’52

Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J.

Mr. Byron G. Thompson

Honorary Trustee

Mr. William H. Dunn Sr., ’46

Divisional & Departmental Chairpersons and Directors of Special Programs

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences   Risa Stein, Ph.D.
Department of Social and Cultural Sciences   Shirley A. Scritchfield, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology   Paul Scott, Ph.D.
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts   Patricia Cleary Miller, Ph.D.
Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literature
  Kathleen Madigan, Ph.D.
Department of Communication and Fine Arts   Susan Proctor, Ph.D.
Department of English   Daniel Martin, Ph.D.
Department of History   Faith Childress, Ph.D.
Division of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies   Craig Prentiss, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy   Brendan Sweetman, Ph.D.
Department of Theology and Religious Studies   Daniel F. Stramara, Ph.D.
Division of Natural, Applied and Quantitative Sciences   Chad Scholes, Ph.D.
Department of Biology   Laura Salem, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry   Annie Lee, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics and Physics   Nancy Donaldson, Ph.D.
Biochemistry Program   Annie Lee, Ph.D.
    Laura Salem, Ph.D.
Center for Arts and Letters   Cynthia Cartwright, B.S.
Catholic Studies Program   Richard J. Janet, Ph.D.
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program   Janet L. Cooper, Ph.D.
Honors Program   Mindy Walker, Ph.D.
Women’s Studies Program   Janet L. Cooper, Ph.D.

Helzberg School of Management

Faculty Chair and Coordinator Faculty Development   Cheryl A. McConnell, M.P.A., C.P.A.
Director, Center Leadership and Ethics   John P. Meyer
Director, Professional Development   Daniel Jensen, B.S., M.B.A., M.S.
Coordinator, B.S.B.A. Curriculum & Assessment   J. Turner White, M.B.A.
Coordinator, B.A. Economics Curriculum & Assessment   Laura Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Coordinator, M.B.A. Curriculum & Assessment   Myles Gartland, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Executive M.B.A. Curriculum & Assessment
  Craig Sasse, Ph.D.
M.B.A. Curriculum & Assessment   Martin Stack, Ph.D.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders   Carol Koch, Ph.D.
Department of Education   James Millard, Ph.D.
Department of Physical Therapy   Brian McKiernan, Ph.D.
Department of Occupational Therapy   Kris M. Vacek, OTD
Department of Exercise and Sport Science   Jeff Roitman, Ed.D.
Criminal Justice Program   Kenneth W. Balusek, Ph.D.
Leadership Studies Program   Kenneth Mellard, M.B.A.
Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program   Jennifer Rinella, M.I.H.E.
Paralegal Certificate Program   Kenneth W. Balusek, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty

As of August 2010

Shahid I. Ali
Associate Professor of Production Operations Management
B.S., N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, 1982;
M.B.A., Emporia State University, 1987; Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1998.
Assistant Professor, 2000-06; Associate Professor 2006–

Jason G. Arthur
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Rockhurst University, 1999; M.A., Creighton University, 2001;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2007.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2010–2011; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Tina M. Baceski
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Assumption College, 1991; M. Litt., University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 1998;
M.A., St. John’s College, 1993; Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2007.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2007–2011; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Rebecca Ballou
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., University of Missouri, 1994; M.A., Central Missouri State University, 1995;
Ph D., University of Kansas, 2003.
Assistant Professor, 2009–

Kenneth W. Balusek
Instructor of Criminal Justice / Program Director and Coordinator
of Paralegal Certificate Program

B.S., Texas State University-San Marcos, 1988;
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1991;
Ph.D., Sam Houston State University, 2011.
Director of Criminal Justice Program, 2010–; Instructor, 2010–

R. Matthew Beverlin
Assistant Professor of Political Science
B.A., Rockhurst College, 1998; M.B.A., Saint Mary College, 2002;
M.A., University of Kansas, 2005. Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2010.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2008– 2012; Assistant Professor, 2012–

Peter J. Bicak
Professor of Communication
B.A., Kearney State College, 1989; M.A., University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1991;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1997.
Lecturer, 1995–96; Visiting Instructor, 1996–97; Visiting
Assistant Professor, 1997–98; Assistant Professor, 1998–2003;
Associate Professor, 2003–2012; Professor, 2012–

Petia N. Bobadova-Parvanova
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
M.S., University of Sofia (Physics), 1993; Ph.D., 2000.
Assistant Professor, 2008–

Keith A. Brandt
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of California-Irvine, 1983;
M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1986; Ph.D., 1992.
Associate Professor, 2000–09; Professor, 2009–

Rev. Martin J. Bredeck, S.J.
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
A.B., Saint Louis University, 1957; M.A., 1958; Ph.L., 1958; S.T.B., 1966;
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1977.
Assistant Professor, 1978–81; Associate Professor, 1981–89;
Professor, 1989– 2011; Emeritus 2011

Jeffrey Breese
Professor of Sociology
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1987; M.A., Ohio University, 1989;
Ph.D., University of Akron, 1993.
Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 2009–

Steven W. Brown
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Central State University, 1981;
M.S., University of Oklahoma, 1984; Ph.D., 1987.
Assistant Professor, 1988-94; Associate Professor, 1994-2008;
Professor, 2008-

Judith Carlson
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S.Ed., University of Kansas, 1975; M.S.Ed., 1989; Ph D., 1996.
Assistant Professor, 2009–

Joanna Carraway Vitiello
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Wake Forest University, 1996; M.A., University of Toronto, 2000; Ph.D., 2006.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2006–10; Assistant Professor,
2010–2012; Associate Professor, 2012–

Stephen Chamberlain
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Westmont College, 1991; M.A., Boston College, 2003;
Ph.D., Fordham University, 2010.
Assistant Professor, 2011–

James M. Chapman
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Tarleton State University, 1985; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1990.
Assistant Professor, 1993–2001; Associate Professor, 2001–08; Professor, 2008–

Faith J. Childress
Associate Professor of History
B.M.E., Winthrop University, 1983; M.M.E., 1985; M.A., 1992;
Ph.D., University of Utah, 2000.
Assistant Professor, 2000–06; Associate Professor, 2006–

Joseph A. Cirincione
Professor of English
B.A., Canisius College, 1967; M.A., Michigan State University, 1969;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978; M.B.A., Rockhurst College, 1989.
Assistant Professor, 1978–82; Associate Professor, 1982–92;
Professor, 1992–; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2011–

Michael Clump
Associate Professor of Communication Science and Disorders
B.A., Wabash College, 1997; M.A., 1999; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2001.
Associate Dean, 2011–

Mary Katharine Fischer Clune
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Rockhurst University, 1993; M.A., University of Missouri- Columbia, 2004;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2009.
Lecturer, 2007; Visiting Instructor, 2007–09;
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2009–2011; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Janet L. Cooper
Professor of Biology
B.A., Culver-Stockton College, 1980; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1984.
Associate Professor, 1999–2011; Professor, 2011–

James M. Daley
Professor of Marketing

B.S.B.A., University of Alabama, 1968;
M.S., University of Arkansas, 1974; Ph.D., 1977.
Dean, Helzberg School of Management, 2002–2012;
Professor, 2012–

Ann Marie Decker
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Academic Coordinator
for Clinical Education in Physical Therapy

B.S.P.T., Marquette University, 1986; M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1992.
Instructor, 2000–04; Clinical Assistant Professor, 2004–

James Dockins
Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Care Leadership
B.H.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984; M.B.A, Lincoln University, 1991;
Ed. D., University of Memphis, 2004.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012–

Nancy Donaldson
Professor of Physics
B.A., University of Virginia, 1978;
M.Ed., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1994;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2004.
Lecturer, 1999–2002; Instructor 2002–04; Assistant
Professor 2004–07; Associate Professor, 2007–2012; Professor, 2012–

James A. Dronberger
Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Kansas State University, 1975;
Certificate of Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center, 1975;
M.B.A., Rockhurst College, 1986; D.P.T., Creighton University, 2003.
Visiting Instructor, 1989–92; Instructor, 1992–95; Assistant
Professor, 1995–2003; Associate Professor, 2003–2011; Professor, 2011–

Rocío De La Rosa Duncan
Associate Professor of Spanish
B.A., Universidad Veracruzana, 1986;
M.A., Washington University, 1989; Ph.D., 2007.
Visiting Instructor, 1995–2001; Assistant Professor, 2001–07;
Associate Professor, 2007–

Katherine Ermgodts
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator for Communication Science & Disorders
B.A., Michigan State University, 1991; M.A., University of Houston, 1994.
Instructor, 2011–

Elizabeth I. Evans
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., Kansas State University, 1977; D.V.M., 1980.
Instructor, 2001–02; Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002–03;
Assistant Professor, 2003–2009; Associate Professor, 2009–

Lisa K. Felzien
Associate Professor of Biology
B.A., Bethany College, 1990; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1995.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999–2001; Assistant Professor, 2001–07;
Associate Professor, 2007–

Brian D. Fitzpatrick
Professor of Finance
A.A., Meramec Community College, 1973;
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 1975;
M.B.A., Saint Louis University, 1980; Ph.D., 1991.
Assistant Professor, 1990–98; Associate Professor, 1998–2004;
Professor, 2004–

Laura E. Fitzpatrick
Professor of Economics and Hall Family Chair
B.A., College of St. Thomas, 1982;
M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1985; Ph.D., 1995.
Visiting Instructor, 1992–93; Instructor, 1993–95; Assistant Professor, 1995–99;
Associate Professor, 1999–2009; Professor, 2010–

Amy Foley
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.P.T., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1979; M.A., 1996;
D.P.T., Creighton University, 2002.
Lecturer, 1997–2004; Assistant Professor, 2004–09;
Assistant Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 2007–09;
Associate Professor, 2010–

Myles P. Gartland II
Associate Professor of Economics
B.G.S., University of Kansas, 1990; M.B.A., Baker University, 1995;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998; Ph.D., 2003.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2001–02; Assistant Professor, 2002–07;
Associate Professor, 2007–

Crystall S. Gomillion
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education

B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2000;
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2004; Ph.D, 2007.
Clinical Instructor, 2009–11; Visiting Assistant Professor 2011–

LaKresha Graham
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Saint Louis University, 2002; M.A., Howard University, 2004;
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008.
Assistant Professor, 2008–

Richard D. Graham
Associate Professor of Management
B.S.Ed., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1976;
M.A., Webster University, 1990; M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 2011.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999–2007; Assistant Professor, 2007–2012;
Associate Professor, 2012–;
Assistant Dean, Helzberg School of Management, 2003–09;
Associate Dean, Helzberg School of Management, 2009–

Mairead Greene
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 2001;
M.S., University of Massachusetts, 2005; Ph.D., 2007.
Assistant Professor, 2007–

Zdeñka Kali Guadarrama
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 1998;
M.S., University of Arkansas, 2003; Ph.D., 2006.
Assistant Professor, 2007–

William F. Haefele
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., College of St. Thomas, 1976; M.A.T.,
1978; M.S., Memphis State University, 1982; Ph.D., 1985.
Assistant Professor, 1985–91; Associate Professor, 1991–;
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, 1999–2001;
Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2001–11;
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Development, 2007–10

Curtis L. Hancock
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1972; M.A., 1974;
Ph.D., Loyola University-Chicago, 1985.
Assistant Professor, 1985–89; Associate Professor, 1989–96;
Professor, 1996–

Dale W. Harak
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Phillips University, 1989; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1995.
Assistant Professor, 1995–2001; Associate Professor, 2001–

Pamela Hart
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Central Missouri State University, 1995; M.S., 1997;
Ph.D., Wichita State University, 2003.
Assistant Professor, 2007–09; Associate Professor, 2010–

Mary F. Haskins
Professor of Biology
B.S.E., Northeast Missouri State University, 1978;
M.S., 1982; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1989.
Visiting Instructor, 1988–89; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1989–91;
Assistant Professor, 1991–95; Associate Professor, 1995–2009; Professor, 2009–

Robert F. Hegarty
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
B.S.E.S., Rockhurst College, 1969;
M.S.M.E., University of Notre Dame, 1971; Ph.D., 1973.
Assistant Professor, 1973–80; Associate Professor, 1980–91;
Professor, 1991–

Sarah Hicks
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Rockhurst University, 2003; M.Ed., University of Missouri, 2006;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2010.
Instructor, 2010–11; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Jean M. Hiebert
Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Wichita State University, 1977;
M.S., University of Kansas, 1983; Ph.D., 1997.
Instructor, 1983–87; Assistant Professor, 1987–98;
Associate Professor, 1998–2006; Professor, 2006–

Donald Hoover
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Indiana State University, 1987; M.S., Kansas State University, 1990;
M.S., University of Kansas Medical Center, 1994;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2002.
Visiting Instructor, 2001; Assistant Professor, 2007–09;
Associate Professor, 2010–

Richard J. Janet
Professor of History
B.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 1977; M.A., 1979;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1984.
Assistant Professor,1985-89; Associate Professor, 1989–2003;
Acting Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1999–2001; Professor, 2003–

Laura A. Janusik
Associate Professor and McGee Chair of Communication
B.S., Clarion State College, 1982; M.A., University of Maryland, 1998; Ph. D., 2004.
Assistant Professor, 2004–10; Associate Professor, 2010–

Daniel Jensen
Visiting Professor of Management
B.S., University of Minnisota, 1996; M.B.A., Rockhurst
University, 1999; M.S., American University, 2001.
Visiting Professor, 2010–

Shatonda S. Jones
Visiting Instructor of Communication Science & Disorders
B.S., University of Tulsa, 2003; M.A., University of Iowa, 2005.
Visiting Instructor, 2011–

John C. Kerrigan
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Dickinson College, 1993;
M.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1995; Ph.D., 2001.
Assistant Professor, 2003–07; Associate Professor, 2007–

Carol Koch
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Center Michigan University, 1986; M.A., 1987;
Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2009.
Instructor, 2005–08; Assistant Professor, 2008–2012;
Associate Professor, 2012–

Mohamed M. Kohia
Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Cairo University, Egypt, 1985; M.P.T., 1991;
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 1997.
Associate Professor, 2005–08; Professor, 2008–

Charles M. Kovich
Professor of English
B.A., Rockhurst College, 1970; M.A., Saint Louis University, 1973; Ph.D., 1981.
Associate Professor, 1985–97; Professor, 1997–

Mark Kramer, S.J.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1990; M.A., 1991;
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994;
M.A., Saint Louis University, 1999; M. Div., Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 2005;
S.T.L., Pontifical Gregorian University-Rome, 2008; S.T.D., 2011.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012–

Anna C. Lampe
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., Indiana University, 1973; M.S., 1974; M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 1981;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1998.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2010–

Mary Ann Lee
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Rockhurst University, 1994; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1999.
Assistant Professor, 2001–07; Associate Professor, 2007–

Hilary Harms Logan
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Baker University, 2001;
M.S. Ed., University of Kansas-Lawrence, 2006; Ph. D., 2009.
Visiting Assistant Professor ; 2010–2011; Assistant Professor, 2011–

M. Kathleen Madigan
Professor of Modern Languages
B.A., College of New Rochelle, 1980;
M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1982; Ph.D., 1988.
Associate Professor, 1999–2003; Professor, 2003–;
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2009–2011

Saz M. Madison
Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., Rockhurst University, 1993;
M.S., Central Michigan University, 1997; M.A., 2000; Ph.D., 2006.
Assistant Professor, 2005–

Daniel J. Martin
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Xavier University, 1983; M.A., Saint Louis University, 1988;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1997.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999–2001; Assistant Professor, 2001–06;
Associate Professor, 2006–

Amy C. McAninch
Associate Professor of Education
B.A. Kirkland College, 1978; M.S., University of Illinois, 1985; Ph.D., 1989.
Assistant Professor, 2001–05; Associate Professor, 2005–

Cheryl A. McConnell
Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., Wichita State University, 1984; M.P.A., 1984;
C.P.A. Instructor, 1988–91; Assistant Professor, 1991–96;
Associate Professor, 1996–2008; Professor, 2008–
Interim Dean, Helzberg School of Management, 2012–

Timothy L. McDonald
Professor of Music
B.A., Rutgers University, 1977; M.A., 1980; Ph.D., 1990
Assistant Professor, 1991–95; Associate Professor, 1995– 2001; Professor, 2001–;
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,
2009–

Brian McKiernan

Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas Medical Center, 1985; Ph.D., 1998.
Associate Professor, 2003–09; Professor, 2009–

Leslie A. Merced
Associate Professor of Spanish
M.A., Universität Augsburg, Germany, 1993; M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1996;
Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004.
Associate Professor, 2011–

Renee L. Michael
Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Nebraska, 1987; M.A., 1989; Ph.D., 1991.
Assistant Professor, 1991-97; Associate Professor, 1997–2007;
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2007–09; Professor, 2007–

Patricia Cleary Miller
Professor of English
B.A., Harvard/Radcliffe, 1961; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1970;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1979.
Assistant Professor, 1983–92; Associate Professor, 1992–2003; Professor, 2003–

Nicole Gandy Moodie
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., Truman State University, 2003; M.S.Ed., Baylor University, 2006;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2010.
Instructor, 2010–2011; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Charles R. Moran
Professor of Political Science
A.B., Rockhurst College, 1961;
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1962; Ph.D., 1971.
Instructor, 1970–71; Assistant Professor, 1971–76;
Associate Professor, 1976–91; Professor, 1991–

Paula M. Morehouse
Lecturer of Chemistry and Laboratory Coordinator

B.S., Rockhurst College, 1999; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2007.
Lecturer, 2008–

John F. Morris
Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Saint Louis University, 1989; B.A., 1989; M.A., 1992; Ph.D., 1995.
Assistant Professor, 1996–2002; Associate Professor, 2002–09; Professor, 2009–

Kevin D. Motes
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1998; M.L.I.S., 2001; M.A., Brandeis University, 2005;
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2008.
Assistant Professor, 2008–

Mark Nanos
Soebbing Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and Visiting
Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1981;
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews-Scotland, 2000.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011–

Katherine M. Nicolai
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Saint Thomas, 1988;
M.S., Iowa State University, 1992; Ph.D., 1995.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1995–96; Assistant Professor, 1996–2001;
Associate Professor, 2001–

Jeremy J. O’Connor
Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., Rockhurst University, 1999; M.B.A., 2002;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010.
Assistant Professor, 2010–

Rev. Louis J. Oldani, S.J.
Professor of English
A.B., Saint Louis University, 1957; Ph.L., 1959; M.A., 1962; S.T.B., 1966;
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1972.
Instructor, 1971–73; Assistant Professor, 1973–77; Associate Professor, 1977–85;
Professor, 1985–2011; Emeritus 2011

Jennifer A. Oliver
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Illinois State University-Normal, 1986; M.S., 1988;
Ph.D., Clark University, 1992.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1997–99; Assistant Professor, 1999–2003;
Associate Professor, 2003–

Anne A. Pearce
Associate Professor of Communication and Fine Arts
B.F.A., University of Kansas, 1990; M.F.A., James Madison University, 1996.
Adjunct Professor, 1999–2006; Visiting Assistant Professor, 2006–09;
Assistant Professor, 2009–2012; Associate Professor, 2012–

G. Victor Penniman
Associate Professor of Music

B.A., Marylhurst University-Oregon, 1993; M.A., Florida State University, 1997;
D.M.A., Indiana University, 2004.
Associate Professor, 2011–

Emmett Perry, Jr.
Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., Norwich University, 1978; M.S., University of Southern
California, 1990; M.S., U.S. Army Command and General
Staff College, 1992; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2005.
Assistant Professor, 2007–

Kelly A. Phipps
Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Graceland University, 1991; M.A., 2002;
J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 1994;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009.
Assistant Professor, 2010–

Martin Power
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Missouri Western State College, 1983; Ph D., Iowa State University, 1989.
Assistant Professor, 2009–

Craig Prentiss
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
B.A., Bates College, 1988; M.A., University of Chicago, 1991; Ph.D., 1997.
Visiting Instructor, 1996–97; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1997–98;
Assistant Professor, 1998–2003; Associate Professor, 2003–09; Professor, 2009–

Susan Proctor
Associate Professor of Communication and Fine Arts
B.A., State University of New York, 1974;
M.F.A., Catholic University of America, 1977; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1996.
Associate Professor, 2005–

James E. Puetz
Associate Professor of Marketing
B.S., Saint Louis University, 1968; M.B.A., San Diego State University, 1977;
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 1987.
Assistant Professor, 1987–98; Associate Professor, 1998–

Sudhakar S. Raju
Professor of Finance

B.A., Loyola University, India, 1983; M.A., University of Toledo, 1986;
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1992.
Instructor, 1991–93; Assistant Professor, 1993–97; Associate Professor, 1997–2003;
Professor, 2003–

Jeffrey L. Roitman
Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science, Program Director
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1967;
M.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1970; Ed.D., 1972.
Associate Professor, 2008–

Katherine S. Ryan
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.A., Rockhurst University, 2001; M.O.T., 2003; Ph.D.,
Texas Woman’s University, 2011.
Assistant Professor, 2009–

Laura Salem
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Rockhurst College, 1994; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2000.
Instructor, 2002–03; Assistant Professor, 2003–09;
Associate Professor, 2009–

Cecilia A. Samonte
Assistant Professor of History
B.A., University of the Philippines, 1989; M.A., University of Kansas, 1993;
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2003.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2007–08; Assistant Professor, 2008–

Craig Sasse
Associate Professor of Management
B.S., William Jewell College, 1980; M.Ed., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1992;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1998–2001; Assistant Professor, 2001–2011;
Associate Professor, 2011–

Chad M. Scholes
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., South Dakota State University, 1985; M.A., University of South Dakota, 1989;
Ph.D., South Dakota State University, 1996.
Assistant Professor, 2002–2008; Associate Professor, 2008–

Mylene Schriner
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S.E., University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1989; B.S., 1994; M.S., 2001;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2010.
Assistant Professor, 2010–

Randolph E. Schwering
Associate Professor of Management
A.B., Drury College, 1972; M.P.A., University of Kansas, 1978; Ph.D., 1987.
Instructor, 1988–89; Assistant Professor, 1989–95; Associate Professor, 1995

Paul D. Scott
Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Mount Union College, 1990; M.A., Emory University, 1993; Ph.D., 1996.
Assistant Professor, 1997–2003; Associate Professor, 2003–

Shirley A. Scritchfield
Professor of Sociology
B.S., Iowa State University, 1969; M.A., Ohio State University, 1971; Ph.D., 1976.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2004–09; Professor, 2004–;

Mary Pat Shelledy
Visiting Instructor of Education
B.S., University of Nebraska, 1973; M.S., 1980; Ed.S., 1988.
Visiting Instructor, 2003–

Paula A. Shorter
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Duke University, 1988; M.S., University of Virginia, 1994; Ph.D., 1996.
Assistant Professor, 1994–2000; Associate Professor, 2000–

Mandi Sonnenberg
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997;
M.Ed., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2001;
Ed.D., Saint Louis University, 2006.
Visiting Instructor, 2007–09; Assistant Professor, 2009–

Ellen F. Spake
Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas, 1973; M.S., 1977; Ph.D., 2003.
Assistant Professor, 1983–95; Associate Professor, 1995–2006; Professor, 2006–

Joann Spillman
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
B.A., Trinity College, 1968; M.A., Temple University, 1972; Ph.D., 1978.
Assistant Professor, 1979–86; Associate Professor, 1986–2001; Professor, 2001–

Martin H. Stack
Professor of Management
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1985;
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1999.
Instructor, 2001–03; Associate Professor, 2003–09; Professor, 2009–

Margot Stafford
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of King’s College, 1995;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2001;
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 2011.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011–

Wilburn T. Stancil
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
B.A., Memphis State University, 1970;
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975; Ph.D., 1979.
Lecturer, 1994–95; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1995–97;
Associate Professor, 1997–2006; Professor, 2006–

Risa J. Stein
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Maryville College Tennessee, 1987;
M.S., University of Memphis, 1989; Ph.D., 1993.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1998–2000; Assistant Professor, 2000–05;
Associate Professor, 2005–2011; Professor, 2011–

Michael J. Stellern
Professor of Economics
B.A., Rockhurst College, 1970; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1971;
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1983.
Instructor, 1979–1984; Assistant Professor, 1984–98;
Associate Professor, 1998–2008; Professor, 2008–

Daniel F. Stramara Jr.
Professor of Theology
B.A., Messiah College, 1978; M.A., University of Strasbourg, 1978;
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 1996.
Lecturer, 1997–2000; Assistant Professor, 2000–06;
Associate Professor, 2006–2011; Professor, 2011–

William Sturgill
Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1974; M.A., 1976;
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1985.
Assistant Professor, 1989-95; Associate Professor, 1995–2009; Professor, 2010–

Wenbin Sun
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Bachelor in Economics, China University of M&T, 1999;
M.Sc., Stockholm School of Economics, 2005;
M.B.A., University of Mississippi, 2006; Ph.D., 2010.
Assistant Professor, 2010–

Brendan Sweetman
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University College, Dublin (Ireland), 1983; M.A., 1986;
Dip.R.S., University of Cambridge, 1987;
M.A., University of Southern California, 1990; Ph.D., 1992.
Assistant Professor, 1992–97; Associate Professor, 1997–2003; Professor, 2003–

Marcie Swift
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Kansas State University, 1994; M.S., 1996; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2007.
Assistant Professor, 2011–

Michael M. Tansey
Professor of Economics
B.A., Harvard College, 1970; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1975; Ph.D., 1978.
Associate Professor, 1982–92; Professor, 1992–

Catherine R. Thompson
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Colorado Medical Center, 1976;
M.S., University of Kansas Medical Center, 1981;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2001.
Instructor, 1997–2002; Assistant Professor, 2003–09;
Associate Professor, 2009–

Chanasai Tiengtrakul
Assistant Professor of Global Studies
B.A., Columbia University, 1987; M.A., Brown University, 1990; Ph.D., 1996.
Assistant Professor, 2008–

Anthony L. Tocco
Professor of Accounting
B.S., Saint Louis University, 1967; M.S., 1969; Ph.D., 1986.
Instructor, 1969–75; Assistant Professor, 1975–87; Associate Professor, 1987–93;
Professor, 1993–

Kris M. Vacek
Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S.O.T., Creighton University, 1993; O.T.D., 1997.
Assistant Professor, 1998–2004; Associate Professor, 2004–2011; Professor, 2011–

David B. Vicknair
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., Millsaps College, 1976; M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1977;
D.B.A., University of Tennessee, 1983.
Assistant Professor, 1993–99; Associate Professor, 1999–

Robert Vigliotti
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Iona College, 1984; M.A., Fordham University, 1992; Ph.D., 2001.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2001–05; Assistant Professor, 2005–09;
Associate Professor, 2009–

Mindy L. Walker
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Lamar University, 1999; M.S., 2002; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2005.
Assistant Professor, 2006–2012; Associate Professor, 2012–

Rev. James D. Wheeler, S.J.
Professor of Chemistry
A.B., Saint Louis University, 1947; Ph.L., 1948; M.S.(R), 1952;
S.T.L., 1956; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1965.
Instructor, 1956–61; Assistant Professor, 1961–66; Associate Professor, 1966–74;
Professor, 1974– 2011; Emeritus 2011

J. Turner White
Executive Professor of Management
B.A., Colorado College, 1971; M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 1993.
Visiting Professor, 2006–

Christina Wills
Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1998; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
Assistant Professor, 2008–

Margaret E. Wye
Professor of English
B.S., University of Nevada-Las Vegas, 1971; M.A., 1973;
M.A., University of Southern California, 1988; Ph.D., 1992.
Lecturer, 1994–95; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1995–98;
Assistant Professor, 1998–2001; Associate Professor, 2001–08;
Professor, 2008–

Glenn Young
Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1992; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1999;
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2010.
Visiting Instructor, 2007–09; Visiting Assistant Professor,
2009–2011; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Mary Jane Youngstrom
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas, 1968; M.S., University of South Florida, 1977.
Assistant Professor, 2009–

Elizabeth Zayat
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for Occupational Therapy

B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1989; M.S., University of Kansas Medical Center, 2007.
Clinical Instructor, 2005–2011; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Lecturers and Part Time Academic Appointments

Anne Belote
Lecturer in Communication
M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia

Mark T. Benedict
Lecturer in Political Science
J.D., Boston College

Elizabeth A. Bono
Lecturer in French
M.S., University of Kansas

Lisa J. Boudrieau
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
M.S.P.T., Simmons College

Constance Bridges
Lecturer in Communication
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Phillip Brown
Lecturer in Education
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kelly Burns
Lecturer in Physical Education
M.Ed., Rockhurst University

Stephan Burton
Lecturer in Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Erin Butterworth
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
M.P.T., Wichita State University

Steven Byers
Lecturer in Non-Profit Leadership Studies
M.P.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Linda Callaway-Hughes
Lecturer in Education
M.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

Steve Campbell
Lecturer in Theology
D.Min., St. Paul School of Theology

Jennifer M. Cannady
Lecturer in Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.A., Wichita State University

Carl J. Capra Jr.
Lecturer in Physical Education,
Assistant Athletic Director

M.S.E., Central Missouri State University;
M.A., University of Kansas

Xánath Carza
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Matthew P. Clune
Lecturer in Organizational Leadership Studies
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law

John Coakley
Lecturer in English, Program Director
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Ketti Coffelt
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
M.S., University of Kansas-Kansas City

William Collins
Lecturer in Paralegal Studies
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Casey L. Cordell
Lecturer in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Au.D., A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Raquel D. Coy
Lecturer in Education
Ed.Spec., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Thomas B. Curran
Lecturer in Catholic Studies
M.A., DeSales School of Theology

Scott Currier
Lecturer in Education
M.S., Pittsburg State University

Fernando Delgado
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Juan Jimenez Diaz
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., Université de Bourgogne

Roscoe Dickison
Lecturer in Chemistry
Ph.D. Howard University

Deborah Dickson
Lecturer in Art
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Laura E. Dollase
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies
M.B.A., Pfeiffer University

Kristine Doohan
Lecturer in Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.S., Central Missouri State University

Mary Jo Draper
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia

Jacqueline S. Dwyer
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
B.S., Rockhurst University

Mark K. Dwyer
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
M.H.S.A., University of Kansas

Kelly Edmiston
Lecturer in Finance
Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Cynthia Egger
Lecturer in Music
M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Helen Emmott
Lecturer in Theology
M.A., Loyola Chicago

Merritt A. Engel
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership
StudiesM.A., University of Kansas

Claudine Evans
Lecturer in French

M.S., University of Strasbourg

Michael Fabrizio
Lecturer in Communication and English
M.A., Jersey City State College

Kimberly A. Flynn
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies
M.S., Kansas State University

William Joseph Fossati
Lecturer in History
Ph.D., University of Kansas

A. Rex Gabbert
Lecturer in Paralegal Studies
J.D., Mississippi College School of Law

Marina Ganter
Lecturer in English
M.F.A., San Diego State University

Christine Garrett
Lecturer in Education
M.A., St. Mary College

Merrill Goldberg
Professor Emeritus in Mathematics
Ph.D., University of California-San Diego

Charles Golden
Lecturer in Education
M.A., Baylor University

Charles Gosselin
Lecturer in Physics
M.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dennis V. Green
Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science
M.S., University of Louisville

Sean Grube
Lecturer in Residence Living
M.Ed., University of Georgia

Ann Hakan
Lecturer in Psychology
M.A., George Washington University

Robert Hamilton
Lecturer in Communication
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kevin David Hanzlick
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies
M.A., George Washington University

Keith D. Harris
Lecturer in Economics
M.A.B., Kansas State University

Allison Hartnett
Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Stephen Heiner
Lecturer in Management
M.B.A., Saint Louis University

David P. Heller
Lecturer in Exercise and Sports Science
M.S., University of Kansas

Barnett Helzberg
Lecturer in Marketing
B.B.A., University of Michigan

Judith A. Hensley
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
D.P.T., Rocky Mountain University Health Professionals

Zackary Hill
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
D.P.T, Rockhurst University

Carol Hobbs
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
M.P.T., U.S. Army-Baylor University

John S. Hoffman
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies
M.A., Webster University

Stephen Holland-Wempe
Lecturer in Study Abroad
M.I.I.M. School for International Training

David Hudgins
Lecturer in Physics
Ph.D., University of South Africa

Michael C. Hurd
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies
M.S., Kansas State University

Jennifer Jewell
Lecturer in Accounting
M.A.C.C., University of Missouri-Columbia

Tracey D. Johnson
Lecturer in Paralegal Studies
J.D., Washburn University School of Law

Jennifer Kittlaus
Lecturer in Philosophy
M.A., University of Kansas

Sue A. Klein
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas

Ellen Reiter Klem
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
M.O.T., Rockhurst University

Kristin Knopik Gillette
Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science
M.A., Gonzaga University

John Koelzer
Professor Emeritus in Mathematics
M.S., University of Iowa

Silvia Marie Kofler
Lecturer in English
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Christopher Kopecky
Lecturer in Paralegal Studies
J.D., Saint Louis University

Edward S. Kos
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Lecturer in Natural Science

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Kairy Koshoeva
Lecturer in Music
D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Conservatory of Music

Nichole D. Krueger
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
D.P.T., Creighton University

Inger Lillis
Lecturer in Education
M.A., Baker University

Sabina Lopez Ennen
Lecturer in Economics
A.B.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Daniel Lorenz
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
D.P.T., Univeristy of St. Augustine-St. Augustine

Adriaan Louw
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Stellenbosch

Jessica Lumetta
Lecturer in Education
M.Ed., Rockhurst University

Lawrence D. MacLachlan
Lecturer in Paralegal Studies
J.D., Wayne State University

Ronald L. Malcolm
Lecturer in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ed.D., Northern Arizona University

Rabbi Herbert J. Mandl
Lecturer in Theology
Ph.D., University of Montreal

Diane Marty
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies
M.A., Dartmouth College

Anne B. McKnight
Lecturer in Marketing
M.B.A., Duke University

Amy A. McMinn
Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science
D.V.M., University of California-Davis

Kelly Meiners
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
M.P.T., Rockhurst University

Kenneth M. Mellard
Lecturer in Organizational Leadership Studies,
Program Director
M.B.A., Rockhurst University

Murray Messner
Lecturer in Accounting
M.B.A., Rockhurst University

Kristie L. Meyer
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
M.P.T., Rockhurst University

James E. Millard
Interim Chair, Department of
Education; Lecturer in Organizational Leadership Studies
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Chester Moyer
Lecturer in Accounting
M.A.C.C., University of Missouri-Columbia

Patricia Mullins-Freeman
Lecturer in Management
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Richard Alan Nichols
Lecturer in Theater
Uta Hagen Studio, NY

Kelly O’Rourke Burns
Lecturer in Education
M.Ed., Rockhurst University

William Oulvey, S.J.
Lecturer in Catholic Studies
M.Div., S.T.M., Regis College, Toronto

Daniel L. Partrich
Lecturer in Criminal Justice
M.S., Central Missouri State University

Alan Penrose
Lecturer in Education
Ed.D., St. Louis University

Xuan Hong Pham
Lecturer in Economics
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Jennifer Powell
Lecturer in Music
M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Margaret Rausch
Lecturer in Theology
Ph.D., Free University of Berlin

Leone Reeves
Lecturer in Art
M.F.A., School of The Art Institute of Chicago

Tracy A. Rietzke
Lecturer in Physical Education
B.A., Kansas Wesleyan University

Jennifer A. Rinella
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies, Program Director
M.I.H.E., Rockhurst University

Robert S. Rogers
Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science
B.S. H.E.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

Robert Roney III
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., Saint Louis University

Martha Rossell-McClung
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., Universidad Mexicana

Jane Rues
Professor Emeritus in Occupational Therapy
Ed.D., University of Kansas

Joel P. Sealer
Lecturer in Criminal Justice
J.D., University of Nebraska

Leroy Seat
Lecturer in Theology
Th.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dale Smith
Lecturer in Theology
S.T.M., Yale University

Joan Spencer
Lecturer in Journalism
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia

David A. Stallings
Lecturer in Nonprofit Leadership Studies
M.P.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Gary Stanton
Lecturer in Management
M.B.A., Rockhurst University

Denise R. Steenstra
Lecturer in Education
M.S., University of Kansas

Douglas Stone
Lecturer in Mathematics
M.S., Carnegie-Mellon University

Laura Swartz
Lecturer in Education
Ed.D., University of Kansas

Michael Theobald
Lecturer in Communication
M.S., Kansas State University

Christopher Thomas
Lecturer in Art
M.F.A., University of Kentucky

Debra Thompson
Lecturer in Biology
M.S., Friends University

Magda Patricia Tijerina Valenzuela
Lecturer in Spanish
M.B.A., Trend College Canada

Dana N. Tiller
Lecturer in Education
M.Ed., Rockhurst University

Justin Trent
Lecturer in Physics
B.A., Rockhurst University

Stacia M. Troshynski Brown
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
D.P.T., University of Nebraska Medical Center

Vince Vandeharr
Lecturer in Marketing
M.B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Ann Volin
Lecturer in English
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Patrick White
Lecturer in Political Science
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Suzanne Wiley
Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
B.S., Ohio State University

Christina Wisdom
Lecturer in Physical Therapy
D.P.T., Washington University in St. Louis

Lisa Witcher
Lecturer in Psychology
Psy.D., Spalding University

Sophie Woodworth
Lecturer in Paralegal Studies
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law

Herbert Woolley
Lecturer in Biology
Ph.D., Kansas State University

Advanced College Credit Program

Michael Ababneh
Lecturer in Mathematics
M.S., Long Island University

Amy Ahart
Lecturer in English
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Margarita Adler
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies

Alice Amick
Lecturer in French
M.A., University of Kansas

Philip Baker
Lecturer in Mathematics
M.S., US Naval Postgraduate School

Linda Blasdel
Lecturer in Psychology
M.S., Emporia State University

Kimberly Brownlee
Lecturer in English
M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia

Stephen Coult
Lecturer in Mathematics
M.S., Northwest Missouri State University

Mickey Dyer
Lecturer in English
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Kelly Fast
Lecturer in English
M.Ed., Boston College

Julia Gargallo
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., Rice University

Susan Helwig
Lecturer in Biology
M.A., Webster University

Mary Lou Johnson
Lecturer in Mathematics
M.S., Pittsburg State University

Victoria Jones
Lecturer in English
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Julie Kramschuster
Lecturer in Mathematics
J.D., University of Missouri -Columbia

Susan Marquis
Lecturer in Latin
M.A., University of Kansas

Maryvonne Marshall
Lecturer in French
M.A., University of Kansas

Marilyn McSpadden
Lecturer in English
M.A., Wichita State University

Michael O’Leary
Lecturer in Biology
M.S., Kansas State University

Paul Peterson
Lecturer in Biology
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Brenton Sams
Lecturer in French
M.A., University of Kansas

Linette Sanjur
Lecturer in Mathematics
M.A.T., Webster University

April Schendel
Lecturer in Spanish
M.A., Michigan State University

Ronald Scrogham
Lecturer in French
M.A., University of Kansas

Sharon Showalter
Lecturer in English
M.A., University of Kansas

Richard P. Staihr
Lecturer in Spanish
Ed.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Mary Pat Storms
Lecturer in English
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Jorge Taracido
Lecturer in Spanish
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Kathleen Teel
Lecturer in Biology
M.A., University of New Mexico

John Veal
Lecturer in History
M.A., Wichita State University

JoAnn Weller
Lecturer in Mathematics
M.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Ann Wright
Lecturer in History
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia

Emeritus Faculty

Rev. Eugene Arthur, S.J.
Associate Professor of Economics and Management
A.B., Saint Louis University, 1959; Ph.L., 1960; A.M., 1963; S.T.L., 1967;
M.B.A., Indiana University, 1971; D.B.A., 1976
Rockhurst College, 1968–99;
Emeritus 1999

Rev. Martin J. Bredeck, S.J.
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
A.B., Saint Louis University, 1957; M.A., 1958; Ph.L., 1958; S.T.B., 1966;
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 1977
Rockhurst University, 1978–2011;
Emeritus 2011

Marilyn N. Carroll
Professor of Sociology
B.A., University of Miami, 1962;
M.A., University of California- Los Angeles, 1967; Ph.D., 1970
Rockhurst University, 1969–2007;
Emerita 2007

Sister Rosemary Flanigan, C.S.J.
Professor of Philosophy
A.B., Avila College, 1947; M.A., St. Louis University, 1956;
Ph.D., 1964
Rockhurst College, 1975–1992;
Emerita 1992

Merle E. Frey
Professor of Management

B.S., University of Iowa, 1950;
M.B.A., New York University, 1961; M.S., 1974; Ph.D., 1977
Rockhurst University 1981–2001;
Emeritus 2003

Daryl D. George
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Wichita State University, 1968; M.A., University of Kansas, 1975;
M.S., Ohio State University, 1984; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1978
Rockhurst University, 1985–2003;
Emeritus 2007

Merrill B. Goldberg
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1964;
M.A., University of California-San Diego, 1965; Ph.D., 1969
Rockhurst University 1973–2007;
Emeritus 2007

Catherine Green
Professor of Philosophy
B.S.N., Texas Woman’s University, 1968; M.S.N., University of San Diego, 1979;
M.A., The Catholic University of America, 1987; Ph.D., 1996
Rockhurst University, 1997–2011;
Emerita 2012

John J. Hill
Professor of Physics
A.B., Rockhurst College, 1942; M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1948;
Ph.D., St. Louis University, 1964
Rockhurst College, 1953–1987;
Emeritus 1987

Bryce J. Jones
Professor of Economics
B.S., Creighton University, 1950; M.S., St. Louis University, 1951; Ph.D., 1955
Rockhurst College, 1964–92;
Emeritus 1992

M. R. Knickerbocker Jr.
Professor of English
A.B., Providence College, 1948; A.M., Brown University, 1950
Rockhurst University, 1950–2007;
Emeritus 1988

John G. Koelzer
Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Aquinas College, 1964; M.S., University of Iowa, 1966
Rockhurst University 1969–2007;
Emeritus 2007

Edward S. Kos
Professor of Biology
B.S., Loyola University-Chicago, 1950; M.S., Marquette University, 1952;
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1958
Rockhurst University, 1961– ;
Emeritus 1998

Rev. Wilfred L. LaCroix, S.J.
Professor of Philosophy
B.S., Marquette University, 1955; M.A., Saint Louis University, 1965;
Ph.L., 1965; M.A., 1969; S.T.L., 1969
Rockhurst University 1971–2010;
Emeritus 2010

Thomas L. Lyon
Professor of Finance
B.A., Rockhurst College, 1965;
M.A., Univeristy of Missouri-Columbia, 1967; Ph.D., 1970
Rockhurst University 1975–2009;
Emeritus 2009

Rev. Robert J. Mahoney
Professor of Sociology
A.B., St. Benedict’s College, 1952; S.T.B., Gregorian University of Rome, 1954;
M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1968, Ph.D., 1970
Rockhurst University 1970–2007;
Emeritus 2007

Weslynn S. Martin
Professor of Communication
B.S., University of Texas-Austin, 1964;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1973
Rockhurst University, 1973–2003;
Emerita 2003

Francis J. Murphy, S.J.
Associate Professor of Industrial Relations
A.B., Rockhurst College, 1942; Ph.L., St. Louis University, 1952; S.T.L., 1958;
M.I.L.R., Cornell University, 1960
Rockhurst College, 1966–1991;
Emeritus 1991

Rev. Walter G. Nesbit, S.J.
Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
A.B., Saint Louis University, 1952; Ph.L., 1954; A.M., 1958; S.T.L., 1960;
Ph.D., Marquette University, 1969
Rockhurst College 1966–1994;
Emeritus 1994

Rev. Louis J. Oldani, S.J.
Professor of English
A.B., Saint Louis University, 1957; Ph.L., 1959; M.A., 1962; S.T.B., 1966;
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1972.
Rockhurst University, 1971–2011;
Emeritus 2011

Genevieve Robinson, O.S.B.
Professor of History
B.A., Mount St. Scholastica College, 1968; M.A., New Mexico Highlands University, 1974;
Ph.D., Boston College, 1986
Rockhurst University 1985–2007;
Emerita 2007

Rita Roth
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of Pittsburgh, 1951; M.A.T., Webster College, 1972;
Ed.D., Washington University, 1982
Rockhurst University, 1981–2001;
Emerita 2001

Jane Rues
Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas, 1970; M.S., 1975; Ed.D., 1981;
O.T.R. Rockhurst University, 1990–;
Emerita 2009

William J. Ryan
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Kansas State University, 1963; M.Div., University of Dubuque, 1967;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1971
Rockhurst University, 1976–2003;
Emeritus 2003

Anita Salem
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Park College, 1967; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1973
Rockhurst University 1973–2007;
Emerita 2007

Richard D. Shaw
Professor of Marketing
B.S.B.A., Rockhurst College, 1960; M.S.C., Saint Louis University, 1964
Rockhurst University, 1981–2003;
Emeritus 2004

Frank J. Smist, Jr.
Professor of Political Science
B.A., American International College, 1973; M.A., 1974;
M.Div., St. Mary’s Seminary and University, 1979; M.A.,
University of Oklahoma, 1982; Ph.D., 1988
Rockhurst University 1989–2007;
Emeritus 2007

Alice G. Tunks
Professor of French
Propedeutique, Sorbonne, 1953; Northwest Missouri State College, 1955;
M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1961;
M.A., University of Kansas, 1967; Ph.D., 1970
Rockhurst College, 1969–1999;
Emerita 1999

John G. Valenta, S.J.
Professor of Chemistry and Counselor
B.S., St. Louis University, 1944; Ph.D., 1962
Rockhurst College, 1964–1999;
Emeritus 1987

Rev. James D. Wheeler, S.J.
Professor of Chemistry
A.B., Saint Louis University, 1947; Ph.L., 1948; M.S.(R), 1952; S.T.L., 1956;
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1965.
Rockhurst University, 1956–;
Emeritus 2011

University Librarians

Laurie Hathman
Director
B.A., Rockhurst University; M.L.S.,
University of Michigan

Jennifer Peters
Head of Technical Services
B.A., Quincy University; M.L.I.S,
University of Missouri-Columbia

Danielle Theiss
Head of Public Services
B.S., Central Missouri State University;
M.A., M.L.I.S, University of Missouri-Columbia