Nov 30, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Rockhurst Community



Administration as of August 2021

 President   Rev. Thomas B. Curran, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., J.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs   Douglas Dunham, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Chief Financial Officer   Gerald Moench, C.P.A.
Vice President for Student Development & Athletics/Dean of Students   Matthew Quick, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice President for Strategy & Innovation   Hubert Benitez, DDS., Ph.D.
Vice President for University Advancement   Mary Mooney Burns, B.S.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry   Cindy Schmersal, B.A., M.A.
Associate Provost for Enrollment Services   Paula Shorter, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Student Success   Mindy Pettegrew
Associate Vice President of Technology   Bart Klein
Associate Vice President of Facilities Operations   Jason Riordan, B.S.
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion   Hubert Benitez, DDS., Ph.D.
University Registrar   Brenda Laney, B.S.
Director of Athletics   Christy Bayer, M.Ed.
Director of Campus Ministry   Bill Kriege, B.A., M.A.
Director of Center for Arts and Letters   Kristy Peterson, M.A.
Director of the Career Center   Michael Theobald, B.S.E., M.S.
Director of Compliance and Risk Management   Kimberly Brandt King, J.D.
Director of Assessment and Accreditation   Annalisa Gramlich, M.S., M.A., L.P.C.
Director of Student Financial Services   Jennifer Wright
Director of Operations and Technology, Financial Services   Tierra Johnson, M.A.
Director of Greenlease Library   Laura Horne-Popp
Director of Human Resources   Jackie Michaels
Director of Marketing   Dave Hunt, B.A., M.A.
Director of Public Relations   Katherine Frohoff, B.S., M.A., M.B.A.
Director of Security   Chief Randy Hopkins

College of Arts and Sciences

Dean   Jennifer Friend, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean   Michael Clump, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

Dean   Myles Gartland, Ph.D.
Associate Dean   Laura Fitzpatrick, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Dean   Kris Vacek, OTR/L, B.S.O.T., O.T.D.
Interim Associate Dean of Nursing and Chief Academic Administrator   Kristina Henry, DNP
Associate Dean of Health Sciences   Mylene Schriner, Ph.D

Research College of Nursing

   President    Thad Wilson, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean of Nursing   Rebecca Saxton, Ph. D., R.N.

Board of Trustees

Dr. Thomas F. Hastings, M.D., FACP, ‘81, Chairman

Ms. Nancy Creasy, ‘84, Vice Chairman

Mr. Kenneth R. Garrett, ‘79, Secretary

Members

Mr. Clifford Alexander, ‘66

Rev. Dr. Kent A. Beausoleil, S.J.

Mr. Gary Belske, ‘77

Mr. Robert Bonney

Mr. Christopher W. Booker, ‘18, ‘19

Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J.

Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J.

Ms. Peggy J. Dunn

Ms. Lisa Ginter, ‘87

Mr. Jim Glynn, ‘74

Ms. Carol A. Grimaldi, ‘89

Mr. Glennon M. Heitmann, ‘83

Mr. Sylvester James, ‘80

Mr. Reed Murphy, III

Mr. Juan M. Rangel, Jr.

Ms. Sylvia Raya

Mr. Jim Reavey, ‘95

Ms. Maryanne L. Roepke, ‘78

Dr. Thomas M. Sack, Ph.D., ‘80

Rev. William Sheahan, S.J.

Rev. Matthew Stewart, S.J.

Ms. Diane Trimble, MSN, RN-BC

Rev. Hung Trung Pham, S.J.

Dr. Lisa Vansaghi, M.D.

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J.

Ms. Chanelle Zak, ‘16

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

Department of Psychology, Justice & Society   Jennifer Oliver, Ph.D.
    Ken Balusek, Ph.D. (Associate Chair)
Department of English,Modern Languages & Fine Arts   Jason Arthur, Ph.D.
    Leslie, Merced Ph.D. (Associate Chair)
    Timothy McDonald, Ph.D. (Associate Chair)
Department of History   Joanna Vitiello, Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy   Brendan Sweetman, Ph.D.
Department of Theology and Religious Studies   S.J. Crasnow, Ph.D. and Craig Prentiss, Ph.D.
Science Coordinator   Joanna Cielocha, Ph.D.
Department of Biology   Jamie Dyer, Ph.D. and Laura Salem, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry   Annie Lee, Ph.D. and Michael Marvin, Ph.D.
Medical Laboratory Sciences Program   Janet L. Cooper, Ph.D.
Department of Physics   Nancy Donaldson, Ph.D. and Mark Pecaut, Ph.D.
Associates of Allied Health   Rhiannon Dickerson, M.A.
Biochemistry   Ryan Elsenpeter, Ph.D. and Michael Marvin, Ph.D.
Catholic Studies   Brian Frain, S.J., Ed.D.
Engineering   Deb O’Bannon, Ph.D.
School of Education   Sarah J. Hicks, Ph.D.
Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.)   Nilufer Guler, Ph.D.
Field Experience Director   Janet Spallo Mitchelson, M.A.
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program   Leslie Anne Merced, Ph.D.

College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives   Jennifer Rinella, Ed.D.
Director, Curriculum Management & Assessment   David Vicknair, D.B.A.
Program Chair, Analytics Programs   Craig Sasse, Ph.D.
Program Chair, BSBA, MBA, MA Business Programs   Jeremy O’Connor, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Computer Science Program   Matt Heinrich, D.B.A.
Program Chair, D.O.M.B.A. Programs   David Lingerfelt, M.B.A.
Program Chair, Executive Education   Craig Sasse, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Executive Education   Linda Endecott
Division and Academic Chair, Accounting and Finance   Anthony Tocco, Ph.D.
Division and Academic Chair, Management, Marketing, and Leadership   Tracey Blasdel, Ph.D.
Division and Academic Chair, Mathematics, Analytics, and Technology   Zdenka Guadarrama, Ph.D.
Division and Academic Chair, Policy and Communication   Thomas Ringenberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Chair, Policy and Communication Assistant Chair   LaKresha Graham, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Leadership Development Minor   Kenneth Mellard, M.B.A.

Saint Luke’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders   Pamela Hart, Ph.D.
Department of OTD and Health Science Chair   Lynne Clarke, OTD
Department of Exercise Science Chair   Kelly Meiners, Ph.D.
Department of Exercise Science Discipline Coordinator   Nicole Moodie, Ph.D.
Department of Health Science Discipline Coordinator   Liz Zayat, MS
Department of Medical Assisting   Donna Gardner, MPA
Director of Advising School of Health Sciences   Terry Forge, B.P.S.
Director of Nursing-BSN   Caroline Olawaiye, DNP
Nursing-RN to BSN Coordinator   Melissa Lawson, MSN
Director of Nursing-MSN   Shane Hagen, DNP


Full Time Faculty

Ishrat Ali
Assistant Professor of Management
B.S., University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1998; M.S. University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1999; MBA, University of Virginia, 2006; Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2013.
Assistant Professor, 2020-

Sunni Alford
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas, 1990; O.T.D., 2012.
Assistant Professor, 2015-

Shahid I. Ali
Professor of Business Intelligence and Analytics
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 2006–15; Professor, 2015-

Jessica Allen
Visiting Instructor of Biology
B.A., University of Northern Colorado, 1999; M.A., James Madison University, 2003; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2012.  
Visiting Instrucotr, 2015-                           

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, 2010–11; Assistant Professor, 2011–14; Associate Professor, 2014-

Tina M. Baceski
Associate 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, 2007–11; Assistant Professor, 2011–15; Associate Professor, 2015-

Lynne Bahr
Assisting Professor of Theology & Religious Studies
Ph.D., Assisting Professor, 2020-

Kenneth W. Balusek
Associate 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, 2010-16; Associate Professor, 2016-

Elizabeth Barnett
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.F.A., New York University, 2006; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 2009; Ph.D., 2013.  Assistant Professor, 2015-

Andrew Bayne
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Nursing Central M, 1996; MSN, University of Central Missouri, 2011; DNP, Regis University, 2014.
Assistant Professor, 2018-21; Associate Professor, 2021-

Victoria Bennett
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, DePauw University, 1979; Masters of Christian Counseling, 2003; MSN, Webster University, 2013; Doctorate of Religious Education, Faith Bible College, 2006.
Instructor, 2013-15; Assistant Professor, 2015-15; Associate Professor, 2018-

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
Associate Professor of Marketing and Business Communications
B.A., University of Missouri, 1997; M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 2007; Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014-16, Assistant Professor, 2016-2020; Associate Professor, 2020-

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–

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, 1994-08;
Professor, 2008-

Tammy Bruegger
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S.O.T., University of Kansas, 1982; M.S. Sped, University of Kansas, 1996; OTD, University of Kansas, 2019.
Visiting Instructor, 2019-20; Assistant Professor, 2020-

Kourtney Burnett
Assistant Professor of Nursing, FNP Practicum Coordinator
BSN, Graceland University, 2010; MSN-FNP, Maryville University, 2016.
Graduate Practicum Coordinator, Assistant Professor, 2019-

Rachele Burriesci
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., NY Institute of Technology, 2007; DPT, NY Institute of Technology, 2009.
Assistant Professor, 2018- 

Lindsey Carlson
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, William Jewell College, 1999; MSN-FNP, University of Kansas, 2002.
Assistant Professor, 2018-

Stephen Chamberlain
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Westmont College, 1991; M.A., Boston College, 2003;
Ph.D., Fordham University, 2010.
Assistant Professor, 2011–16; Associate Professor, 2016-

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-

Lynne Clarke
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, 2013-18, Professor, 2018-

Michael Clump
Associate Professor of Psychology
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, 2014-15; Interim Dean, College of Health and Human Services, 2015-16; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2016-

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–

Amanda Cobb
Assistant Professor for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
B.S., Missouri Western State University, 2001; Ph.D., Baylor University, 2011.
Assistant Professor, 2019- 

Ketti Coffelt
Associate 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, 2014-2020; Associate Professor, 2020-

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–

SJ Crasnow
Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
M.Ed., University of California; M.A., University of California; Ph.D., University of California.
Assistant Professor

Madeline Critchfield
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Georgia.
Assistant Professor, 2021-

Jennifer Davis
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSW, Baylor University, 2008; MSW, California State University, 2013; BSN, William Jewell College, 2016; MSN, WGU, 2020.
Adjunct Professor, 2019-20; Assistant Professor, 2020-

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–

Joan Ziegler Delahunt
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas Medical Center, 1998; M.S., 2002.
Visiting Instructor, 2015-16; Assistant Professor, 2016-21; Associate Professor, 2021-

Lauren Dercher
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Avila University, 2010; MSN, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 2015.
Clinical Instructor, 2013-2015; Assistant Professor, 2015-

Rachel Derenski
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Cincinatti, 2008; MSN-ACPN, University of Cincinatti, 2012.
Assistant Professor

Elif Dilden
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., Gazi University, 2011; M.S., Gazi University, 2014.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2021-

James F. Dockins
Associate Professor of 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, 2013-18; Associate Professor, 2018-

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, 2007–12; Professor, 2012–

Rocío De La Rosa Duncan
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, 2007–15; Professor, 2015-

Douglas N. Dunham
Professor of Psychology
B.S., Ball State University, 1984; M.A., 1986; Ph.D., Washington University, 1992.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2014-2018; Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, 2018-

Jamie O. Dyer
Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., University of Missouri, 2005; Ph.D, University of Kansas, 2010.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2013-15; Assistant Professor, 2015-2020; Associate Professor, 2020-

Jennifer Elder
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Fresno State University, 2014; M.A., Fresno State University, 2016.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2021-

Ryan Elsenpeter
Associate 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, 2013-15; Assistant Professor, 2015-2020; Associate Professor, 2020-

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

Lisa K. Felzien
Professor of Biology
B.A., Bethany College, 1990; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1995.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999–01; Assistant Professor, 2001–07;
Associate Professor, 2007–18; Professor, 2018-

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, 1998–04;
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, 1999–10; Professor, 2010–; Associate Dean, Helzberg School of Management, 2018-19; Associate Dean, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis, 2019-

Catherine Flanagan
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN., Saint Louis University, 2008; MSN-FNP, Saint Louis University, 2013; DNP, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2021.
Assistant Professor, 2017-

Brian Frain
Assistant Professor of Education; Director, Thomas More Center for Catholic Thought and Culture
B.A., Saint Joseph’s University, 1986; M.S., Saint Joseph’s University, 1994; M.A., Fordham University, 1997; M.Div., Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 2002; Ed.D., University of Rochester, 2016. Assistant Professor, 2017-

Pamela Gardner
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Undergraduate Program

Myles P. Gartland II
Professor of Business Intelligence and Analytics
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- ; Interim Dean, College of Business, Influence and Information Analysis, 2019-

Sierra Grady
Assistant Professor for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
B.A., Rockhurst University, 2008; MOT, Rockhurst University, 2009; OTD, Creighton University, 2019.
Visiting Instructor, 2017-19; Assistant Professor, 2019-

LaKresha Graham
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., Saint Louis University, 2002; M.A., Howard University, 2004; Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2008.
Assistant Professor, 2008–17; Associate Professor, 2017-

Debra Grandstaff
Associate Professor of Nursing
AA, Spoon River College, 1978; BSN, Bradley University, 1987; MSN, Webster University, 2010.
Associate Professor, 2012-

Mairead Greene
Professor of Mathematics
B.A., NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 2001; M.S., University of Massachusetts, 2005; Ph.D., 2007.
Assistant Professor, 2007-13; Associate Professor, 2013-19; Professor, 2019-         

Laura Grier
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2007; MSN, University of Minnesota, 2009; MSN-FNP, University of Kansas Medical Center, 2014.
Assistant Professor, 2016-

Zdeňka Guadarrama
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, 2013-19; Professor, 2019-

Diego Gutierrez
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing
B.A. 2004; Executive M.B.A., Rockhurst University, 2014.
Adjunct Lecturer, 2016-18; Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, 2018-

Shane J. Hagen
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN., Graceland University, 2009; MSN, University of Phoenix, 2012; MSN, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 2015; DNP, Frontier Nursing University, 2020.
Assistant Professor, 2016-16; Director of AGACNP Program, 2016-19; Director of Graduate Nursing Program, 2020-

Erin Hamer-Beck
Visiting Professor of English
MFA, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Visiting Professor, 2021-

Dale W. Harak
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Phillips University, 1989; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1995.
Assistant Professor, 1995–01; Associate Professor, 2001–19; Professor, 2019-

Pamela Hart
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., Central Missouri State University, 1995; M.S., 1997;
Ph.D., Wichita State University, 2003.
Assistant Professor, 2007–10; Associate Professor, 2010–2020; Professor, 2020-

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-

Lauren Hawthorne 
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of Florida; M.S., Montana State University; Ph.D., University of Maine; Assistant Professor, 2017-

David P. Heller
Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Science
B.S., Michigan State University, 1997; M.S., University of Kansas-Lawrence, 2008. PhD, University of Kansas, 2020.
Visiting Lecturer, 2012-14; Lecturer, 2014-2020; Assistant Professor, 2021-

Kristina Henry
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Central Missouri, 1994; MSN, University of Kansas, 2008; DNP, University of Kansas, 2011.
Assistant Professor, 2011-15; Associate Professor, 2016-; Interim Associate Dean of Nursing and Chief Academic Administrator, 2021-

Shelley Hepler
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Eastern Washington University, 2007; M.A., Gonzaga University, 2015.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2021-

Matt Heinrich
Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence and Analytics
B.P.S., Rockhurst University, 2003; Executive M.B.A., 2006.
Adjunct Instructor, 2016-2018; Clinical Assistant Professor, 2019-

Kristina Henry
Associate Professor of Nursing
DNP, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Graduate Program

Michael Hessel-Mial
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., Emory University.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2021-

Sarah J. Hicks
Associate 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, 2011–17; Associate Professor, 2017-

Marguerite Huster
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Missouri, 1977; MSN, University of Kansas, 2011; Ph.D., William Carey University, 2019.
Associate Professor, 2019-

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, 1989–03;
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1999–01; Professor, 2003–

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

Amber Jenkins
Assistant Professor and Capstone Coordinator in Occupational Therapy 
B.S., University of Kansas, 2000; M.L.S., Fort Hays State University, 2005; O.T.D., Mount Mary University, 2020. 
Assistant Professor, 2021- 

Marla Jones
Professor of Exercise Science
B.S., Arkansas State University, 1995; M.S., Arkansas State University, 1997; PhD, University of Mississippi, 2001.
Professor, 2021-

Shatonda S. Jones
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
B.S., University of Tulsa, 2003; M.A., University of Iowa, 2005.
Visiting Instructor, 2011-15; Assistant Professor, 2015-19; Associate Professor, 2019-

Brenda Keller
Instructor 
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Allied Health ProgramJohn C. Kerrigan
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, 2007–18; Professor, 2018-       
 

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–

Logan Kochendorfer
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Kent State University.
Assistant Professor, 2021-    

Jameelah Lang
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Houston.
Assistant Professor, 2021-

Melissa Lawson
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Washburn University, 2014; MSN, Western Governors University, 2017.
Assistant Professor, 2018-; Clinical Placement Coordinator, 2019; RN-BSN Coordinator, 2020-       

Mary Ann Lee
Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Rockhurst University, 1994; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1999.
Assistant Professor, 2001–07; Associate Professor, 2007–15; Professor, 2015-

David Lingerfelt
Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Intelligence and Analytics
B.S., Kansas State University, 2003; M.B.A., Park University, 2008.
Adjunct Lecturer, 2015-2017; Clinical Assistant Professor, 2017-

Melissa Ling
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance
B.S., Missouri State University, 1990; MBA, Rockhurst University, 2012.
Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, 2021-

Yu Liu
Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S., Peking University-Bejing China, 2005; Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2011. Assistant Professor, 2015-21; Associate Professor, 2021-

Hilary Harms Logan
Associate 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, 2011–16; Associate Professor, 2016-

Andrew Ryan Lum
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Rockhurst University, 2009; MOT, Rockhurst University, 2012; OTD, University of Kansas, 2019.
Visiting Professor, 2018-19; Assistant Professor, 2019-

Barbara Ludwig
Assistant Professor of Nursing
ASN, College of Saint Mary, 2006; BSN, Nebraska Methodist College, 2009; MSN, Nebraska Methodist College, 2019.
Assistant Professor, 2020-

M. Kathleen Madigan
Professor of French and Spanish
B.A., College of New Rochelle, 1980; M.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1982; Ph.D., 1988.
Associate Professor, 1999–03; Professor, 2003–; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2009–11

Madeline Malley
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Emporia State University, 2016; MSN, Western Governors University, 2020.
Assistant Professor, 2020-

Daniel J. Martin
Professor of English
B.A., Xavier University, 1983; M.A., Saint Louis University, 1988;
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1997.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1999–01; Assistant Professor, 2001–06;
Associate Professor, 2006–19; Professor, 2019-       

Michael Marvin
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Albion College; Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Assistant Professor
        
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, 1995–01; Professor, 2001–; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2009–14

Vicki Meek
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, Northern Illinois University, 1982; MSN, Kansas University, 1993.
Associate Professor, 2013-

Kelly Meiners
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.A., Rockhurst University, 1997; M.P.T, 1999; Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2015.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2014-15; Assistant Professor, 2015-2020; Associate Professor, 2020-

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, 97–2007;
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2007–09; Professor, 2007–; Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2012-2018; Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2014-15

John Miller
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Houston, 2014; Ph.D., Baylor University, 2020.
Assistant Professor, 2020-

Janice Spallo Mitchelson
Instructor & Fieldwork Director of Education
B.S., Kansas State University, 1978; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2000.
Instructor, 2015-

Nicole Gandy Moodie
Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science
B.S., Truman State University, 2003; M.S.Ed., Baylor University, 2006; Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2010.
Instructor, 2010–11; Assistant Professor, 2011–16; Associate Professor, 2016-

Paula M. Morehouse
Lecturer of Chemistry
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, 1996–02; Associate Professor, 2002–09; Professor, 2009–

Jill Morsbach
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Fort Hays State University, 1997; MSN, University of Missouri, 2003.
Assistant Professor, 2018-

Katherine M. Nicolai
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, 1996–01; Associate Professor, 2001–19; Professor, 2019-

Elizabeth O’Brien Walter
Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., University of Kansas, 1999; M.S., University of Kansas, 2001; Ed.D., Baker University.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2016-20; Assistant Professor, 2020-

Jeremy J. O’Connor
Associate Professor of Management
B.S., Rockhurst University, 1999; M.B.A., 2002; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010.   
Assistant Professor, 2010–16; Associate Professor, 2016-

Caroline Olawaiye
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2009; MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2013; DNP, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2018.
Instructor, 2013-15; Assistant Professor, 2015-19; Associate Professor, 2019-; RN-BSN Coordinator, 2019-20; Interim Director, Undergraduate Program, 2020; Director, 2020-

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, 1999–03; Associate Professor, 2003–13; Professor, 2013-

Jingjing Pan
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 2014; MSN, University of Central Missouri, 2019. Adjunct Clinical Instructor, 2017-18; Assistant Professor, 2020-

Jamie Parks
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Saint Mary, 2010; MSN, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016.
Instructor, 2015-17; Assistant Professor, 2017-20; Associate Professor, 2020-

Mark Pecaut
Associate Professor of Physics
B.S., Truman State University, 1988; M.A., University of Rochester, 2010; Ph.D., 2013.
Assistant Professor, 2013-19; Associate Professor, 2019-

Mayuri Perera
Assistant Professor of Physics
University of Georgia, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, 2017-

Kelly A. Phipps
Associate 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, 2010–15; Associate Professor, 2015-

Mary Poskin
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, St. Mary of the Plains College, 1988; MSN, University of Kansas, 1993.
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, 2014-15; Assistant Professor, 2015-

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, 2013-2016; Professor, 2017- ;Director of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2018-

Michael Powers
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Florida, 1999; MSPT, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2004; DPT, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2011.
Assistant Professor, 2019-

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, 1998–03; Associate Professor, 2003–09; Professor, 2009–

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, 1997–03; Professor, 2003–

Debra Rico
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., Florida International University, 1992; DPT, University of Kansas, 2012.
Assistant Professor, 2019-
 

Jennifer F. Rinella
Associate Professor of Management and Non-Profit Leadership
B.A., Rockhurst University, 1993; M.I.H.E., Rockhurst University, 1999; Ed.D., Baker University, 2014.
Assistant Professor, 2014-2020; Associate Professor, 2020-

Thomas Ringenberg
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., Drury University, 2010; M.A., University of Kansas-Lawrence, 2012; Ph.D., 2015.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2015-16; Assistant Professor, 2016-21; Associate Professor, 2021-

Marissa Roffler
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Assistant Professor, 2020-

Katherine S. Ryan-Bloomer
Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
B.A., Rockhurst University, 2001; M.O.T., 2003; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2011.
Assistant Professor, 2009–21; Associate Professor, 2021-

Laura Salem
Professor of Biology
B.S., Rockhurst College, 1994; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2000.
Adjunct Instructor, 2002–03; Assistant Professor, 2003–09;
Associate Professor, 2009–19; Professor, 2019-

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, 1998–20; Assistant Professor, 2001–11;
Associate Professor, 2011–

Matthew Schmidli
Assistant Professor of Theatre
B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.F.A., Purdue University.
Assistant Professor

Chad M. Scholes
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, 2008–18; Professor, 2018-

Mylene T. Schriner
Associate 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, 2010–16; Associate Professor, 2016-; Associate Dean, College of Health and Human Services, 2018-

Paul D. Scott
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Mount Union College, 1990; M.A., Emory University, 1993; Ph.D., 1996.
Assistant Professor, 1997–03; Associate Professor, 2003–19; Professor, 2019-

Jamison K. Shipman
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2003; LL.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2005.
Assistant Professor, 2017-21; Associate Professor, 2021-

Emma Shotton
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN,Saint Luke’s College of Nursing,1997;MSN, University of Central Missouri, 2013.
Assistant Professor, 2014-

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–

Risa J. Stein
Professor of Psychology
B.A., Maryville College-Tennessee, 1987; M.S., University of Memphis, 1989; Ph.D., 1993.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1998–00; 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, 1998–08; Professor, 2008–

Leigh Ellen Stephenson
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of South Alabama, 2001; MSN, University of South Alabama, 2015; Nursing Education Certification, University of South Alabama, 2017; DNP, University of South Alabama, 2017.
Adjunct Professor, 2016-17; Assistant Professor, 2017-

Brian Stoltenberg
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Nebraska, 2006; DPT, Baylor University, 2009; D.Sc, Baylor University, 2017.
Assistant Professor, 2021-

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, 1997–00; Assistant Professor, 2000–06; Associate Professor, 2006–11; Professor, 2011–

Wenbin Sun
Associate 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, 2010–16; Associate Professor, 2016-

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, 1997–03; 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, 2011–2016; Associate Professor, 2017-

Marie Ann Taboada
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Cebu Normal University, 1992; MS, Avila University, 2010; MBA, Avila University, 2012; MSN, University of Central Missouri, 2017; MSN-FNP, Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 2019.
Assistant Professor, 2017-

Diana Tilton
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences Undergraduate Program

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, 1998–04; Associate Professor, 2004–11; Professor, 2011–; Interim Associate Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 2014-15; Interim Associate Dean, College of Health & Human Services, 2015-16; Associate Dean, 2016-2018; Dean, 2018-

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
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, 2012–18; Professor, 2018-

Maureen L. Walsh
Associate 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, 2014-2020; Associate Professor, 2020-

James Waterman
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BA, Drury College, 1975; BSN, William Jewell College, 1979; MSN, University of Missouri, 1992.
Assistant Professor, 2015-

Craig Watz
Instructor of Criminal Justice
B.A., University of Notre Dame; J.D., Notre Dame Law School.
Lecturer, 2016-21; Instructor, 2021-    

Jennifer Wessol
Associate Professor of Nursing
PhD, RN.
Adjunct Professor, 2017-18; Assistant Professor, 2018-21; Associate Professor, 2021-
             
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
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Kansas, 2002; D.P.T., Washington University-St. Louis, 2006.
Assistant Professor, (Jan) 2013-19; Associate Professor, 2019-

Jeffrey R. Wright
Executive Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., University of Kansas, 1976; M.B.A., 1980; C.P.A., 1981.
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2012-16; Executive Assistant Professor, 2016-21; Executive Associate Professor, 2021-

Glenn Young
Associate 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, 2011–21; Associate Professor, 2021-

Elizabeth Zayat
Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for Master of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1989; M.S., University of Kansas Medical Center, 2007. Clinical Instructor, 2005–11; Clinical 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

Sally Bass
Instructor of Nursing
RN, Ph.D.; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1968-88;        Emerita 2015*

Kathleen Brewer
Professor of Nursing
RN, PhD., Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 2009-2014; Emerita 2015*

Carol Byrd
Associate Professor of Nursing
RN, Ph.D.; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1974-94;  Emerita 2015*

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

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.
Rockhurst Univeristy, 1978-2018; Emeritus 2018

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.
Rockhurst University, 1989–2016; Emeritus 2016

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, 1975–92; Emerita 1992

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, 1997–04; Assistant Professor, 2004–10;
Assistant Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, 2007–09; Associate Professor, 2010–2020; Emerita 2020

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

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, 1991–2020;
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, 1999–2001;
Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2001–2011;
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Development and Athletics, 2007–2010; Emeritus 2020

Curtis L. Hancock
Professor of Philosophy
B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1972; M.A., 1974;
Ph.D., Loyola University-Chicago, 1985.
Rockhurst University, 1985-2018; Emeritus 2018

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.
Rockhurst University, 1973–2016; Emeritus, 2016

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, 1998–06; Professor, 2006–2020; Emerita 2020

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, 1953–87; Emeritus 1987

Lucy Hood
Professor of Nursing
RN, Ph.D.; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1989-2015; Emerita 2015*

Kathy Hughes
Associate Professor of Nursing
RN, MN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1979-2013; Emerita 2015*

Laura A. Janusik
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, 2010–16; Professor, 2016-2020; Emerita 2020

Linda Jones
Assistant Professor of Nursing
MS, MA, RN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1965-2009; Emerita 2015*

Jackie Kampmann
Associate Professor of Nursing
MN, RN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1980-2015; Emerita 2015*

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

Karen Komoroski
Professor of Nursing
RN, PhD.; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 2012-2018; Emerita 2019*

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, 1961–98; Emeritus 1998

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, 1997–2019; Emeritus 2019

Nancy Krahl
Associate Professor of Nursing
RN, MAE, MSN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1972-2020; Emerita 2020*

Karen Lea
Associate Professor of Nursing
MN, RN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1982-2015; Emerita 2015*

Kay Luft
Associate Professor of Nursing
RN, MN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1983-2018; Emerita 2019*

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

Connie McAllister
Assistant Professor of Nursing
MSN, RN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1997-2003; Emerita 2015*

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

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.
Rockhurst University, 1983-2015; Emerita 2015

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, 1991–2020; Emeritus 2020

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

Dorothy Phillips
Assistant Professor of Nursing
MA, MSN, RN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1963-2007; Emerita 2015*

Susan Proctor
Professor of Theatre Arts
B.A., State University of New York, 1974; M.F.A., Catholic University of America, 1977; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1996.
Rockhurst University, 2005-18; Emerita 2018

Diana Prouty
Associate Professor of Nursing
RN, PhD; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1979-2007; Emerita 2015*

Charles Ramirez
Assistant Professor of Nursing
RN, MN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1978-2010; Emeritus 2015*

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

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

Patricia Schwerdtfeger-Campbell
Assistant Professor of Nursing
CCRN, RN, MSN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1973-1998; Emerita 2015*

Randolph E. Schwering
Associate Professor of Management
A.B., Drury College, 1972; M.P.A., University of Kansas, 1978; Ph.D., 1987.
Instructor, 1988–1989; Assistant Professor, 1989–1995; Associate Professor, 1995-2020; Emeritus 2020

Shirley A. Scritchfield
Professor of Sociology
B.S., Iowa State University, 1969; M.A., The Ohio State University, 1971; Ph.D., 1976.
Rockhurst University, Professor, 2004-2015; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 2004-2009; Emerita 2015

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

Mary Pat Shelledy
Instructor of Education
B.S., University of Nebraska, 1973; M.S., 1980; Ed.S., 1988.
Clinical Instructor, 2003-05; Instructor, 2005-2017, Emerita 2017

Susan Shinkle
Assistant Professor of Nursing
RN, MN; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1989-2002; Emerita 2019*

Ellen F. Spake
Professor of Physical Therapy
B.S. University of Kansas, 1973; M.S., 1977; Ph.D., 2003.
Rockhurst University, 1983-2018; Emerita 2018

Joann Spillman
Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
B.A., Trinity College, 1968; M.A., Temple University, 1972; Ph.D., 1978.
Rockhurst University, 1979–2016; Emerita 2016 

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.
Adjunct Lecturer, 1994-95; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1995–97; Associate Professor, 1997–06; Professor, 2006–2020; Emeritus 2020

Melva Steen
Instructor of Nursing
RN, PhD.; Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 1971-76; Emerita 2018*

William Sturgill
Professor of Psychology
B.A., University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1974; M.A., 1976; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1985.
Assistant Professor, 1989-1995; Associate Professor, 1995–2010; Professor, 2010–2020; Emeritus 2020

Michael M. Tansey
Professor of Economics
B.A., Harvard College, 1970; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1975; Ph.D., 1978.
Rockhurst University, 1982-2015; Emeritus 2015

Catherine R. Thompson
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, 1997–03; Assistant Professor, 2003–09; Associate Professor, 2009–15; Professor, 2015-19; Emerita 2019

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, 1969–99; Emerita 1999

Rev. 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

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, 1994–1995; Visiting Assistant Professor, 1995–1998; Assistant Professor, 1998–2001; Associate Professor, 2001–2008; Professor, 2008–2017; Emerita 2017

 

* Granted Emeritus status by Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences prior to 2021.

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