Faculty and Administration

Faculty


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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) 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) Associate 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
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
Bratrud, Sharon (2014) Athletic Training Curriculum Program Clinical Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance; B.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead, M.S. University of North Dakota; AT, LAT
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
Burr, Diane (1981) Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance; 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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Cannon, Yvonne (2018) Director of NDSU Elementary Education program; Instructor of Education; B.S. in Ed. Valley City State University, M.Ed. University of Minnesota; Post-Masters Certificate in College Teaching Capella University
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) Assistant Professor of Social Science; B.S. East Tennessee State University, M.A. University of North Dakota

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da Vinha, Luis (2014) Associate Professor of Social Science; B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Coimbra
Dahlberg, Margaret (1996) Vice President for Academic Affairs - Acting Interim President; 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) 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
Dieken, Karri (2014) Assistant Professor of Art; B.S. Black Hills State University, M.F.A. Washington State University
Drenth, Brock (2016) Assistant Professor of Art; B.A. University of Jamestown, B.S. Valley City State University, M.F.A. Academy of Art 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; B.A. University of California, Berkeley, M.Ed. National University San Diego

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Galt, Nicholas (2016) Assistant Professor of Science; B.S. North Dakota State University, Ph.D. University of Alabama
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

H

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
Hanson, David (2017) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.S. Tri-College University
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 Kinesiology and Human Performance; B.S. North Dakota State University, M.Ed. Valley City State University; AT, LAT

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
Jimenez, Kenneth (2017) Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. University of Wyoming, M.M. University of Minnesota Duluth, D.M.A. North Dakota State University

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
Kilgore, Susan (2014) Assistant Professor of Science; B.A. Augustana College, M.S., Ph.D. University of Iowa
King, Steven (2005) 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) Assistant 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. in Ed. Valley City State University, M.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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LeTellier, John (2015) Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. University of Tennessee at Martin, M.M. University of Miami

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Mari, Kaley (2017) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.S. University of North Dakota
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 Kinesiology and Human Performance; 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, D.B.A. Keiser University; C.T.E. Valley City State University

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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
Owen, Jackie (2009) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Brigham Young University, M.Ed. Utah State University, M.S. North Dakota 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

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Redfearn, Christopher (2012) Associate Professor of Music; B.M. Brigham Young University, M.M. Michigan State University, D.A. University of Northern Colorado
Ross, Richard (1999) Associate Professor of Technology; B.A., B.S. Minot State University, M.S. Tri-College University
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
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) Associate Professor of Science; B.S. University of North Dakota, Ph.D. University of Connecticut

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Thompson, Gary (1987) 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.Ed. Valley City State University, M.S., Ph.D. Leiden University (the Netherlands)
VanHorn, Shannon (1999) 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
Williams, Angela (2014) Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance; B.S., M.Ed. Valley City State University, M.A. Western Michigan Univeristy
Williams, Casey (2011) Associate Professor of Science; B.S. Northwestern State University, M.S., Ph.D. Texas State University
Wirth, Jamie (2008) Director for Great Plains STEM Education Center; Associate 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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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) Associate Professor of Communication Arts; B.A., M.A. North Dakota State University, Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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
Burger, Cory (2017) Director of Student Academic Services; B.A. University of California, Davis, M.A. Indiana State University, Ph.D. Indiana State University

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Dahlberg, Margaret (1996) Vice President for Academic Affairs - Acting Interim President; 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. North Dakota State University, M.Ed. North Dakota State University

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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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Gregoryk, Kerry (2017) Director for Instructional Research and Assessment (Interim); B.S. University of Minnesota-Moorhead, M.S.I.T. University of Mary, Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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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

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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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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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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

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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
Pritchert, Marcia (1985) Director for Financial Aid; B.S. Valley City State University, M.B.A. North Dakota 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 Residence Life; B.S., M.Ed. Valley City State University
Rogelstad, Todd (2000) VCSU Bookstore Manager; B.S. University of North Dakota

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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
Stricklin, Kari (1999) Director for Student Center and Student Activities; B.S. Valley City State University

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Tykwinski, Joseph (1986) Executive Chief Information Officer; Assistant Professor; B.S., M.S. Mankato State University

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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, Jamie (2008) Director for Great Plains STEM Education Center; Associate 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

Don Morton, chair
Greg Stemen, vice chair
Kevin Melicher
Mike Ness

Nick Hacker
Kathleen Neset
Casey Ryan
Jacob Dailey, student member
Andy Wakeford, staff adviser
Birgit Pruess, faculty adviser
 

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