Faculty and Administration

Faculty


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Aberle, Amber Ussatis (2013) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.Ed. Valley City State University, Ed.D. Capella University
Aus, Joan (2000) Associate Professor of Education; B.S. Black Hills State University, M.Ed. South Dakota State University, Ed.D. University of North Dakota

B

Boe, James (2000) Director for Graduate Studies and Research; Professor of Graduate; B.S. Valley City State University, M.Ed. University of North Dakota, Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Bremer, Abigail (2019) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.S. Michigan State University
Brister, J. Gregory (2011) Associate Professor of Language and Literature; B.A. Hamline University, M.A. St. Cloud State University, Ph.D. University of Kansas

C

Chao, Shou-Ching (2010) Associate Professor of Language and Literature; Baccalaureate University of Henan, China, M.A. University of Henan, China, M.A, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

D

Dahlberg, Margaret (1996) Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Language and Literature; B.A. University of Wisconsin-Platteville M.A., Ph.D. University of North Dakota
Dockter, Jason (2018) Instructor of Technology; B.S. Minnesota State University - Moorhead, M.Ed. Valley City State University

J

James, Donna (1999) Instructor; B.S. Valley City State University, M.L.S. Emporia State University
Jenness, Jennifer A. Grothe (2007) Director for Library Services; Associate Professor of Communication Arts; B.A. Concordia College, M.A. Minnesota State University-Mankato, M.S.L. University of North Texas

K

Ketterling, Gary (2012) Great Plains STEM Education Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Science; B.S., M.S. North Dakota State University, Ph.D. University of Iowa
Klingenberg, Erin D. (1990) Director for Counseling Services; Assistant Professor of Social Science; B.A. Jamestown College, M.Ed. University of North Dakota, M.Ed., Ph.D. North Dakota State University; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Kvilvang, Heather (2002) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. in Ed. Valley City State University, M.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

O

Okland, Sheri (2010) Dean for School of Education and Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Education; B.S., M.Ed. Moorhead State University, Ph.D. North Dakota State University;; Special Endorsement University of South Dakota
Olson, Alan (1990) Professor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.S. Northern State University, Ph.D. University of North Dakota

R

Redfearn, Christopher (2012) Associate Professor of Music; B.M. Brigham Young University, M.M. Michigan State University, D.A. University of Northern Colorado
Reule, Jonna (2008) Associate Professor of Communication Arts; B.A., M.A. North Dakota State University, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Russell, Julee (1995) Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Language and Literature; B.S. Bemidji State University, M.A., Ph.D. University of North Dakota

T

Thompson, Gary (1987) Professor of Education; B.S. in Ed. Moorhead State University, M.Ed., Ed.D. University of North Dakota

V

van Gijssel, Hilde (2002) Professor of Science; M.Ed. Valley City State University, M.S., Ph.D. Leiden University (the Netherlands)
VanHorn, Shannon (1999) Professor of Communication Arts; B.S., M.S., Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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Wirth, Jamie (2008) Director for Great Plains STEM Education Center; Associate Professor of Communication Arts; B.A. University of North Dakota, B.S. Mayville Sate University, M.A. Minot State University, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

Administration


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Boe, James (2000) Director for Graduate Studies and Research; Professor of Graduate; B.S. Valley City State University, M.Ed. University of North Dakota, Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Buchholz, Erica (2010) Controller; B.S. Valley City State University

D

Dahlberg, Margaret (1996) Vice President for Academic Affairs; Professor of Language and Literature; B.A. University of Wisconsin-Platteville M.A., Ph.D. University of North Dakota
DeVries, Jill (2014) Director for Athletics; B.S., M.Ed. North Dakota State University

G

Gregoryk, Kerry (2017) Director for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning; B.S. University of Minnesota-Moorhead, M.S.I.T. University of Mary, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

J

Jenness, Jennifer A. Grothe (2007) Director for Library Services; Associate Professor of Communication Arts; B.A. Concordia College, M.A. Minnesota State University-Mankato, M.S.L. University of North Texas

K

Klettke, Kari (2020) Director for Career Services; B.S. Bemidji State University, M.S. University of Nebraska at Omaha
Klier, Jody (2005) Registrar; B.S. Valley City State University
Klingenberg, Erin D. (1990) Director for Counseling Services; Assistant Professor of Social Science; B.A. Jamestown College, M.Ed. University of North Dakota, M.Ed., Ph.D. North Dakota State University; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Knodle, Kim (2010) Director for Field Experiences; Instructor of Education; B.S. Mayville State University, M.Ed. North Dakota State University
Kotta, Christopher (CJ) (1996) Director for Network Services and Campus IT Security Officer; B.S. Valley City State University
Kringlie, Erik (1990) Director for Data Centers and Virtualization; B.U.S. Valley City State University

L

LaFave, Alan (2018) President; B.M.E. Northern State College, M.M., D.M.A. Arizona State University
Larson, Jennifer (2013) Director for Human Resources; B.S. Valley City State University

M

Mills, Bradley (1999) Director for Enterprise Applications; B.A. University of Jamestown

N

Nix, Mike (1996) Director for Technology Service Desk; B.S. Valley City State University

O

Okland, Sheri (2010) Dean for School of Education and Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Education; B.S., M.Ed. Moorhead State University, Ph.D. North Dakota State University;; Special Endorsement University of South Dakota

P

Peterson, Kaleen (2011) Director for Student Academic Services; B.A., J.D. University of North Dakota
Potts, Mark (2013) Director for Sports Information; B.S. North Dakota State University
Pritchert, Marcia (1985) Director for Financial Aid; B.S. Valley City State University, M.B.A. North Dakota State University

R

Robinson, Larry (1975) Executive Director for University Advancement; B.S., M.S. North Dakota State University
Rogelstad, Todd (2000) VCSU Bookstore Manager; B.S. University of North Dakota

S

Smithhisler, Peter (2015) Vice President for Student Affairs; B.A., M.S. Western Illinois University
Sorby, Kayla (2019) Graphic Designer; A.A.S. Bismarck State College
Stenson, Charlene (1999) Director for Enrollment Services; B.S. Valley City State University, B.S. Moorhead State University
Stricklin, Kari (1999) Director for Student Center and Student Activities; B.S. Valley City State University

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Tykwinski, Betty (2018) Director for Health Services/Worksite Wellness Coordinator; B.S.N. Mankato State University, M.S.N. Waldon University
Tykwinski, Joseph (1986) Executive Chief Information Officer; Assistant Professor; B.S., M.S. Mankato State University

V

Vanney, Greg (2013) Director for Marketing and Communications; B.A. Luther College

W

Wintch, Wesley (2015) Vice President for Business Affairs; B.A., B.S. University of Utah, M.B.A. Brigham Young University
Wirth, Jamie (2008) Director for Great Plains STEM Education Center; Associate Professor of Communication Arts; B.A. University of North Dakota, B.S. Mayville Sate University, M.A. Minot State University, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

NDUS Chancellor

Mark Hagerott

North Dakota State Board of Higher Education


The State Board of Higher Education is the policy-setting and advocacy body for the North Dakota University System and the governing body for North Dakota's 11 publicly supported colleges and universities. The SBHE also oversees the NDSU Extension Service and Agricultural Research Stations, Northern Crops Institute, State Forest Service and the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute.


The SBHE is made up of seven citizen members appointed to four-year terms by the governor and one student appointed by the governor to serve a one-year term. The Council of College Faculties selects the board's non-voting faculty adviser, and the NDUS Staff Senate selects the board's non-voting staff adviser.

Board Members

Nick Hacker, chair
Kathleen Neset
Casey Ryan
Tim Mihalick
Jill Louter
Don Morton
Kaleb Dsckaak, student member
Retha Mattern, staff adviser
Debora Bragseth, faculty adviser
 

For more information, visit ndus.edu/state-board-of-higher-education/board-members.