Faculty and Administration


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Aberle, Amber Ussatis (2013) Instructor of Business; B.S., M.Ed. Valley City State University
Allebach, Robin (2007) Instructor of Music; B.S. Bemidji State University, M.M. Northwestern University; Certificate DePaul University
Anderson, Bob (2005) Associate Professor of Science; B.S. South Dakota State University, Ph.D. South Dakota State University
Anderson, Heather (2015) Instructor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.Ed. University of North Dakota
Aus, Joan (2000) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Black Hills State University, M.Ed. South Dakota State University, Ed.D. University of North Dakota

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Bass, Dave (1981) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.Ed. University of North Dakota
Bennett Zaun, Kathleen (2009) New Teacher Support Coordinator; Instructor of Education; B.A. San Jose State University, M.A. National University
Bilski, Jerzy (2008) Assistant Professor of Science; B.S, M.S University of Technology and Agriculture in Poland, Ph.D. Central Agricultural University of Warsaw, Poland
Boe, James (2000) Director for Graduate Studies and Research; Associate Professor of Graduate; B.S. Valley City State University, M.Ed. University of North Dakota, Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Bratrud, Sharon (2014) Athletic Training Curriculum Program Clinical Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education; B.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead, M.S. University of North Dakota; AT, LAT
Brister, J. Gregory (2011) Assistant Professor of Language and Literature; B.A. Hamline University, M.A. St. Cloud State University, Ph.D. University of Kansas
Burr, Diane (1981) Professor of Health and Physical Education; B.S., M.S. Northern State College; AT, LAT
Bush, Preston (1994) Associate Professor of Mathematics; B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S. Boston College, Ph.D. Northeastern University, Boston

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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
Clark, Travis (2016) Instructor of Social Science; B.S. East Tennessee State University, M.A. University of North Dakota

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da Vinha, Luis (2014) Assistant Professor of Social Science; B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Coimbra
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
DeLorme, Andre (1996) Professor of Science; B.A. Valley City State University, M.A. Bemidji State University, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
DeMuth, David (2012) Director of Undergraduate Research; Professor of Mathematics; B.S. University of Louisville, M.S. University of Louisville, Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Dennhardt, Lauren (2016) Assistant Professor of Science; B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris, Ph.D. North Dakota State University; STEM College Teaching, North Dakota State University
Dieken, Karri (2014) Assistant Professor of Art; B.S. Black Hills State University, M.F.A. Washington State University
Dutton, Anthony (2009) Associate Professor of Social Science; B.S.Ed. Valley City State University, M.A. University of North Dakota, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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Fenster, Emily (2013) Assistant Professor of Social Science; B.A. University of North Dakota. M.G.S., Ph.D. Miami University
Figueroa, Daisy (2013) Assistant Professor of Education; D.A. University of California, Berkeley. M.Ed. National University San Diego
Finger, Brenda (2009) Associate Professor of Business; B.S. Minnesota State University - Moorhead, M.S. University of Mary, D.M. Management Colorado Technical University
Fornes, Lana (2010) Instructor of Technology; A.S. North Dakota State College of Science, B.A. Western Illinois University, M.Ed. Valley City State University

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Galt, Nicholas (2016) Assistant Professor of Science; B.S. North Dakota State University, Ph.D. University of Alabama
Gegelman, Patricia (1999) Associate Professor of Education; B.S. Minot State University, M.Ed. North Dakota State University, Ed.D. University of Wyoming
Gjovik, K. Peder (2006) Associate Professor of Technology; A.A. Lake Region State College, B.S. Valley City State University, M.S. University of North Dakota, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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Hammer, Jane (1998) Assistant Professor of Computer Systems and Software Engineering; B.S. Valley City State University and North Dakota State University, M.S.I.T. University of Mary
Hill, Curt (1995) Professor of Computer Systems and Software Engineering; B.S. University of Iowa, M.S. University of Nebraska, Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Holten, Ronald (2015) Associate Professor of Technology; B.S. Westmar College, M.S. Iowa State University, Ph.D. Iowa State University
Hooper, Ralph (1979) Associate Professor of Business; B.S. J.D. University of North Dakota; CPA
Hunt, Rachelle (2007) Director for Athletic Training Program; Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education; B.S. North Dakota State University, M.Ed. Valley City State University; AT, LAT

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

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Keasler, Morgan (2013) Assistant Professor of Business; B.S. Iowa State University, M.S. Louisiana State University; SPHR
Keasler, Samuel (2013) Assistant Professor of Science; B.S. Iowa State University, Ph.D. Louisiana State University
Ketterling, Gary (2012) Great Plains STEM Education Coordinator; Assistant Professor; B.S., M.S. North Dakota State University, Ph.D. University of Iowa
Kilgore, Susan (2014) Assistant Professor of Science; B.A. Augustana College, M.S., Ph.D. University of Iowa
King, Steven (2005) Associate Professor of Social Science; B.A. Oak Hills Christian School, M.A. St. Cloud State University, D.A. University of North Dakota
Klein, Joan (2016) Assistand Professor of Education; B.S. Minnesota State University - Moorhead, M.S. Northern 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
Kruger, Lee (2001) Associate Professor of Language and Literature; B.A. Wartburg College, M.A. University of Nebraska-Omaha
Kuipers, Gilbert (1981) Associate Professor of Science; B.S. North Georgia College, Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology
Kvilvang, Heather (2002) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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Laczkoski, Jason (2014) Instructor of Music; B.A. Mansfield University, M.A. University of Iowa
LeTellier, John (2015) Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. University of Tennessee at Martin, M.M. University of Miami

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Maher, Elizabeth (2011) Instructor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.Ed. North Dakota State University
Meyers, Nicholaus (2012) Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. Augusta State University, M.M. University of Tennessee, D.M.A North Dakota State University
Milner, Sarah (2010) Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education; B.A Dana College, M.A Adams State College; CSCS
Moser, Jeffrey (2016) Instructor of Business; B.S., M.M., M.B.A. University of Mary; C.T.E. Valley City State University

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Okland, Sheri (2010) 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) Associate Professor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.S. Northern State University, Ph.D. University of North Dakota
Ong, Geraldine (2013) Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. Missouri State University, M.M. Northwestern University, D.M.A. University of Houston
Owen, Jackie (2009) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Brigham Young University, M.Ed. Utah State University

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Paurus, Jamie (2005) Academic Alliance Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Computer Systems and Software Engineering; B.U.S., M.B.A. North Dakota State University; SAP Certified Associate
Pfeifer, Susan (2005) Associate Professor of Computer Systems and Software Engineering; B.A. Jamestown College, M.S. University of St. Thomas; P.M.P.; SAP Certified Associate
Poole, Angela (2016) Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education; B.S. Cumberland University, M.A. University of North Alabama

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Redfearn, Christopher (2012) Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. Brigham Young University, M.M. Michigan State University, D.A. University of Northern Colorado
Rohla, Robert (2012) Instructor of Education; B.S., M.A. North Dakota State University
Ross, Richard (1999) Associate Professor of Technology; B.A., B.S. Minot State University, M.S. Tri-College University
Russell, Julee (1995) Professor of Communication Arts; B.S. Bemidji State University, M.A., Ph.D. University of North Dakota
Russi, Jenni Lou (2009) Director of Theatre; Associate Professor of Communication Arts; B.A. Judson University, M.F.A. Kent State University

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Shorma, Jodi (2009) Assistant Professor of Language and Literature; B.A., M.A. University of North Dakota
Sundstrom, Teather (2012) Assistant Professor of Science; B.S. University of North Dakota, Ph.D. University of Connecticut

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Thompson, Gary (1987) Dean for School of Education and Graduate Studies; Professor of Education; B.S. in Ed. Moorhead State University, M.Ed., Ed.D. University of North Dakota
Tyre, Brenda (2013) Assistant Professor of Business; B.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead, M.B.A. University of Mary; CPA

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van Gijssel, Hilde (2002) Professor of Science; M.S., Ph.D. Leiden University (the Netherlands)
VanHorn, Shannon (1999) Director for Distance Learning and Faculty Development; Professor of Graduate; B.S., M.S., Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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Westby, Laurel (2014) Instructor of Education; A.A. Lake Region Junior College, B.S. Valley City State University, M.S. Walden University
Western, Kai (2016) Assistant Professor of Communication Arts; B.A. Concordia College, M.A. Missouri State University, Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Williams, Angela (2014) Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education; B.S., M.Ed Valley City State University
Williams, Casey (2011) Assistant Professor of Science; B.S. Northwestern State University, M.S., Ph.D. Texas State University
Wirth, James (2008) Director for Great Plains STEM Education Center; Assistant Professor of Mathematics; B.A. University of North Dakota, B.S. Mayville Sate University, M.A. Minot State University, Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Woehl, Kathryn (2010) Associate Professor of Social Science; B.S. North Dakota State University, M.S. St. Cloud State University, M.A, Ph.D. University of North Dakota

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Yamauchi, Takayuki (2007) Assistant Professor of Mathematics; M.A. Western Michigan University, M.S. Michigan Technological University, M.A., Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

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Zahn, Cindy (2005) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. in Ed. Moorhead State University, M.Ed. University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Ziniel, Jonna (2008) Assistant Professor of Communication Arts; B.A., M.A. North Dakota State University, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

A

Andrick, John (2015) Director for Student Academic Services; B.U.S. North Dakota State University, M.A. Lewis University

B

Boe, James (2000) Director for Graduate Studies and Research; Associate 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

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Carlson, Gregory (2012) Director for Institutional Resource and Assessment; A.A. Minot State University-Bottineau, B.A. University of North Dakota, M.Ed. University of Mary, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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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
DeMuth, David (2012) Director of Undergraduate Research; Professor of Mathematics; B.S. University of Louisville, M.S. University of Louisville, Ph.D. University of Minnesota

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Egeberg, Patricia (1992) Director for Health Services/Worksite Wellness Coordinator; B.S.N. South Dakota State University

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James, Donna (1999) Director for Library Services; B.S. Valley City State University, M.L.S. Emporia State University

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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

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Larson, Jennifer (2013) Director for Human Resources; B.S. Valley City State University

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Mason, Tisa (2014) President; B.A. Transylvania University, M.S. Eastern Illinois University, Ph.D. College of William and Mary
Mills, Bradley (1999) Director for Enterprise Applications; B.A. University of Jamestown

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

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Pommerer, Ronald (1989) Director For Facilities Services;
Potts, Mark (2013) Director for Sports Information; B.S. North Dakota State University
Praska, Tara (2008) Faculty Material Center Director; B.S. Valley City State University

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Robinson, Larry (1975) Executive Director for University Advancement; B.S., M.S. North Dakota State University
Roelfema, Stephanie (2007) Director for Housing; B.S. Valley City State University
Rogelstad, Todd (2000) VCSU Bookstore Manager; B.S. University of North Dakota

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Schumacher, Betty Kuss (1971) Director for Financial Aid; B.S. Valley City State University
Smithhisler, Peter (2015) Vice President for Student Affairs; B.A., M.S. Western Illinois University
Stenson, Charlene (1999) Director for Enrollment Services; B.S. Valley City State University, B.S. Moorhead State University
Steward, Nathan (2016) Director for Athletics; B.S. Ronoke College, M.S. Marshall University
Stricklin, Kari (1999) Director for Student Center and Student Activities; B.S. Valley City State University

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Thompson, Gary (1987) Dean for School of Education and Graduate Studies; Professor of Education; B.S. in Ed. Moorhead State University, M.Ed., Ed.D. University of North Dakota
Tykwinski, Joseph (1986) Executive Chief Information Officer; Assistant Professor; B.S., M.S. Mankato State University

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VanHorn, Shannon (1999) Director for Distance Learning and Faculty Development; Professor of Graduate; B.S., M.S., Ph.D. North Dakota State University
Vanney, Greg (2013) Director for Marketing and Communications; B.A. Luther College

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Wintch, Wesley (2015) Vice President for Business Affairs; B.A., B.S. University of Utah, M.B.A. Brigham Young University
Wirth, James (2008) Director for Great Plains STEM Education Center; Assistant Professor of Mathematics; 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

Kathleen Neset, chair
Don Morton, vice chair
Nick Hacker
Kevin Melicher
Mike Ness

Kari Reichert
Greg Stemen
Nick Evans, student member
Ernst Pijning, faculty adviser
Andy Wakeford, staff adviser
 

For more information, visit ndus.edu/board/sbhe-members/.