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Administration of August 2013

 President   Rev. Thomas B. Curran, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., J.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs   Douglas Dunham, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Chief Financial Office   TBD
Vice President for Student Development and Athletics/Dean of Students   Matthew Quick, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice President for University Advancement   Bob Grant, B.S.
Assistant to the President for Mission and Ministry   Ellen Spake, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs-Planning, Office of Institutional Effectiveness   Paula Shorter, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment   Lane Ramey, B.A.
Associate Vice President for Facilities and Technology   Matt Heinrich, B.P.S., M.B.A.
 University Registrar   Minda Thrower, B.S., M.S.
Director of Athletics   Gary Burns, B.S., M.S.
Director of Campus Ministry   Maureen Henderson, B.B.A.
Director of the Career Center   Michael Theobald, B.S.E., M.S.
Director of Financial Aid   Maureen McKinnon, B.A., M.A.
Director of Greenlease Library   Laurie Hathman, B.A., M.L.S.
Director of Human Resources   Cheri Harlow, S.P.H.R.
Director of Marketing   Lauren Hannawald, B.S., M.S.
Director of Public Relations   Katherine Frohoff, B.S., M.A., M.B.A.
Director of Safety and Security   Chief William Evans II, B.A.

College of Arts and Sciences

Interim Dean   Renee Michael, B.A., 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

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

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Interim Dean   Michael Clump, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean   Kris Vacek, B.S.O.T., O.T.D.
Assistant Dean   Rev. Raul A. Navarro, S.J., B.S., M.B.A., M.S., M.Div.

Research College of Nursing

President   Nancy DeBasio, B.S.N., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean   Julie Nauser, R.N., Ph.D.

Board of Trustees

Dennis J. Thum, ‘74, Chairman

Kermit J. Fendler, Pharm.D., ‘68, Vice Chairman 
Marny Donnelly Sherman, ‘75, Secretary

Members

Joseph M. Agnello, ‘89

Clifford Alexander, ‘66

Don H. Alexander

Rev. Michael D. Barber, S.J.

Daniel P. Charles, ‘88

Rev. Thomas B. Curran

Carol A. DiRaimo, ‘04

Charles L. Dunlap, ‘65

Robert P. Dunn, ‘82 ‘90

Kenneth R. Garrett Jr., ‘79

Carol A. Grimaldi, ‘89

Marc B. Hahn, D.O.

Thomas F. Hastings, M.D. FACP, ‘81

Glennon M. Heitmann, ‘83

Dennis P. Hogan III, ‘70

Amber Koon, ‘09

Melvin J. Lavery, ‘68

Duane Lock, ‘01

Rev. William T. Oulvey, S.J., ‘74

Michael C. Ragsdale, ‘07, ‘09

Sylvia Raya

Maryanne L. Roepke, ‘78

Madeline Romious, ‘95

Stephen A. Valentino, ‘88

Rev. Paul H. Vu, S.J.

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J.

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

College of Arts and Sciences

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences   Bill Haefele, Ph.D.
Department of Social & Cultural Sciences   Shirley Scritchfield, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology   Jennifer Oliver, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science   Charles Moran, Ph.D.
     
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts   John Kerrigan, Ph.D.
Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literature   Leslie Merced, Ph.D.
Department of Communication and Fine Arts   Peter Bicak, Ph.D.
Department of English   Daniel Martin, Ph.D.
Department of History   Faith Childress, Ph.D.
     
Division of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies   John Morris, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy   Brendan Sweetman, Ph.D.
Department of Theology and Religious Studies   Daniel 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 Physics   Nancy Donaldson, Ph.D.
Department of Mathematics   Zdenka Guadarrama, Ph.D.
Biochemistry Program   Annie Lee, Ph.D. and 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

Director of Graduate Business Programs   Myles Gartland, Ph.D.
     
Coordinator, B.S.B.A. Curriculum & Assessment   Anna C. Lampe, Ph.D.
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.
Coordinator, MG/MK Curriculum & Assessment and Faculty Chair   Martin Stack, Ph.D.

School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders   Katherine Ermgodts, Ph.D.
Department of Education   Mary Pat Shelledy, Ed.S.
Department of Physical Therapy   Jean Hiebert, Ph.D.
Department of Occupational Therapy   Mylene Schriner, O.T.D.
Department of Exercise and Sport Science   Janet Kupperman, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Program and Paralegal Certificate Program   Kenneth W. Balusek, Ph.D.
Leadership Studies Program   Kenneth Mellard, M.B.A.
Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program   Jennifer Rinella, Ed.D.

Full Time Faculty

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
Associate 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, 2011–2014; Associate Professor, 2014-

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–

Kenneth W. Balusek
Assistant Professor 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; Assistant Professor, 2010-

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, 2003–12; Professor, 2012–

Tracy Richardson Blasdel
Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.A., University of Missouri, 1997;
M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 2007; Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014-

Petia N. Bobadova-Parvanova
Associate Professor of Chemistry
M.S., University of Sofia (Physics), 1993; Ph.D., 2000.
Assistant Professor, 2008–14; Associate Professor, 2014-

Aaron J. Bossert
Lecturer and Lab Manager of Biology
B.S., University of Central Missouri, 2009; M.S., 2011.
Lecturer and Lab Manager of Biology, 2012-

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–

Phillip Brown
Instructor and Fieldwork Coordinator of Education
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1974; M.A., 1978.
Adjunct Instructor, 2001; Associate Professor, 1994-2008;
Professor, 2008-11; Instructor, 2012-

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-

Steven Campbell
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies
B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1973;
M.Div., Saint Paul School of Theology, 1976; D.Min., 1988.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-

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

Faith J. Childress
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, 2006–14; Professor, 2014-

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–

Lynne Clarke
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., North Dakota State University, 1996;
M.S., University of South Dakota, 1999; O.T.D., Creighton University, 2010.
Associate Professor, 2013-

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, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 2011–14; Interim Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 2014-

Mary Katharine Fischer Clune
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Rockhurst University, 1993; M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2000;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2009.
Adjunct Lecturer, 2006; Visiting Instructor, 2007–09;
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2009–11; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Ketti Coffelt
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Kansas State University, 1982; B.S., University of Kansas, 1989;
M.S., 2004; O.T.D., Creighton University, 2013.
Visiting Instructor, 2013-14; Assistant Professor, 2014-

D. Philip Colombo
Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Rockhurst College, 1991; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1996.
Assistant Professor, 1996-02; Associate Professor, 2002–08; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2005-07; Visiting Associate Professor, 2014-

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–

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
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management
B.H.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984; M.B.A, Lincoln University, 1991;
Ed. D., University of Memphis, 2004.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012–13; Assistant Professor, 2013-

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, 2003–11; 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–

Douglas Dunham
Professor of Psychology
B.S., Ball State University, 1984; M.A., 1986; Ph.D., Washington University, 1992.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2014-

Jamie O. Dyer
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Missouri, 2005; Ph.D, University of Kansas, 2010.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-

Ryan Elsenpeter
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2005;
M.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2007; Ph.D., 2012.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-

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.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002–03; Assistant Professor, 2003–

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
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.
Adjunct Lecturer, 1997–2004; Assistant Professor, 2004–09;
Assistant Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 2007–09;
Associate Professor, 2010–

Kendra L. Gagnon
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
M.P.T., University of Missouri, 2001; Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center, 2009.
Associate Professor, 2014-

Myles P. Gartland II
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, 2007–14; Professor, 2014-

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, 2007–12;
Assistant Dean, Helzberg School of Management, 2003–09;
Associate Dean, Helzberg School of Management, 2009–; Associate Professor, 2012–

Mairead Greene
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 2001; M.S., University of Massachusetts, 2005; Ph.D., 2007.
Assistant Professor, 2007–13; Associate Profesor, 2013-

Zdeňka Guadarrama Kleckova
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 1998;
M.S., University of Arkansas, 2003; Ph.D., 2006.
Assistant Professor, 2007–13; Associate Professor, 2013-

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–

Derrick Hart
Visiting Assistant Professor for Mathematics
B.S., University of Missouri, 2002; M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006; Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2008.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-

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 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–

David P. Heller
Visiting Lecturer of Exercise and Sports Science
B.S., Michigan State University, 1997; M.S., University of Kansas-Lawrence, 2008.
Visiting Lecturer, 2012-

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–

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;
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1999–2001; Professor, 2003–

Laura A. Janusik
Associate Professor of Communication
B.S., Clarion State College, 1982; M.A., University of Maryland, 1998; Ph. D., 2004; M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 2013.
Assistant Professor, 2004–10; Associate Professor, 2010–

April Jardes
Clinical Instructor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., University of Central Missouri, 2005; M.S., 2007.
Clinical Instructor, 2014-

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

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–

Janet Kupperman
Professor of Exercise and Sports Science
B.F.A., Stephens College, 1989; B.S., Purdue University; M.S., Colorado State University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado,
Professor, 2013–

Anna C. Lampe
Executive 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, 2010–13; Executive Assistant Professor, 2013-

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, 2010–11; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Janice Loudon
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas Medical Center, 1982; M.S., University of Kansas, 1984; Ph.D., Washington University, 1993.
Associate Professor, 2013-

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, 2009–11

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–

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, 2012–13; Dean, Helzberg School of Management, 2013-

Grace E. McConnell
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.A., 1974; M.A., University of Kansas, 1979; M.A., 1995; Ph.D., 2011.
Assistant Professor, 2014-

Michael D. McCoy
Instructor and Lab Manager for Physics
B.S.M.E., Kansas State University, 1978; M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 1984; M.Ed., 2012.
Instructor, 2013-

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, 2009–2014.

Terence Meehan
Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., Oregon State University, 1987; M.S., University of Kansas, 1993; Ph.D.,  1998.
Assistant Professor, 2013-

Kelly Meiners
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.A., Rockhurst University, 1997; M.P.T, 1999.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014-

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–; Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2012-; Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2014-

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, 2010–11; 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 and Laboratory Coordinator, 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
Associate 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, 2008–14; Associate Professor, 2014-

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–

Jennifer A. Oliver
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, 2003–13; Professor, 2013-

Anne Austin Pearce
Associate Professor of Art and Director of Greenlease Art Gallery
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, 2009–12; Associate Professor, 2012–

Mark Pecaut
Assistant Professor of Physics
B.S., Truman State University, 1988; M.A., University of Rochester, 2010; Ph.D., 2013.
Assistant Professor, 2013-

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–

Kirsten Potter
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., State University of New York, 1985; M.S., Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 1992; D.P.T., Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital-Boston, 2006.
Associate Professor, 2013-

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 Theatre
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–

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–

Jennifer Rinella
Assistant Professor of Non-Profit Leadership
B.A., Rockhurst University, 1993; M.I.H.E., Rockhurst University, 1999; Ed.D., Baker University, 2014.
Director of Non-Profit Leadership, 2008-; Assistant Professor, 2014-

Katherine S. Ryan-Bloomer
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.
Adjunct Instructor, 2002–03; Assistant Professor, 2003–09;
Associate Professor, 2009–

Cecilia A. Samonte
Associate 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, 2008–14; Associate Professor, 2014-

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, 2001–11;
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, 2002–08; Associate Professor, 2008–

Mylene T. 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., The Ohio State University, 1971; Ph.D., 1976.
Professor, 2004-; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2004–09.

Mary Pat Shelledy
Instructor of Education
B.S., University of Nebraska, 1973; M.S., 1980; Ed.S., 1988.
Clinical Instructor, 2003–04; Instructor, 2005-

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–

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, 2012.
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.
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, 2005–11; 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 and Religious Studies
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, 2006–11; 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–

Laura Swartz
Visiting Instructor of Education
B.S., Kansas State Teachers College, 1973; M.S., University of Kansas, 1986; Ed.D., 1999.
Visiting Instructor, 2009-11; Visiting Instructor, 2012-

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.
Adjunct Instructor, 1997–2003; Assistant Professor, 2003–09; Associate Professor, 2009–

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–

Catherine Torrington Eaton
Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.A., Macalester College, 1995; M.S., University of North Carolina, 2004.
Assistant Professor, 2014-

Kris M. Vacek
Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S.O.T., Creighton University, 1993; O.T.D., 1997.
Assistant Professor, 1998–2004; Associate Professor, 2004–11; Professor, 2011–; Interim Associate Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 2014-

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–

Joanna Carraway Vitiello
Associate Professor of History
B.A., Wake Forest University, 1996; M.A., 1998; M.A., University of Toronto, 2000; Ph.D., 2006.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2006-07; Assistant Professor, 2007-12; Associate Professor, 2012–

Richard T. Wagner
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., California State University, 2008; M.A., 2008.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014-

Mindy L. Walker
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Lamar University, 1999; M.S., 2002; Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2005.
Assistant Professor, 2006–12; Associate Professor, 2012–

Maureen L. Walsh
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
B.A., Saint Louis University, 2006; M.A., 2006; M.A., Georgetown University, 2010; Ph.D., 2011.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014-

J. Turner White
Executive Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Colorado College, 1971; M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 1993.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2007–12; Executive Professor, 2012-13; Executive Assistant Professor, 2013-

Christina Wills
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1998; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
Assistant Professor, 2008–14; Associate Professor, 2014-

Christina M. Wisdom
Assistant Professor of Physial Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas, 2002; D.P.T., Washington University-St. Louis, 2006.
Assistant Professor, 2013-

Jeffrey R. Wright
Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Kansas, 1976; M.B.A., 1980; C.P.A., 1981.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012-

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.
Adjunct 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-Kansas City, 2010.
Visiting Instructor, 2007–09; Visiting Assistant Professor, 2009–11; Assistant Professor, 2011–

Elizabeth Zayat
Clinical 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, 2005–11; Assistant Professor, 2011–

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

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

L. 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

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, 1961–1998; 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

 

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

James E. Millard
Professor of Leadership Studies
A.B., Rockhurst College, 1964; M.B.A., 1989; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002.
Rockhurst University, 2004-14; Emeritus 2014

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, 1990–2008; 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

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Content Services Librarian
B.A., Central Missouri State University; M.A., M.L.I.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

Ellie Kohler
Access and Learning Services Librarian
B.A., M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.L.I.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

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Content Management and Discovery Services Librarian
B.A., Quincy University; M.L.I.S, University of Missouri-Columbia

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