Faculty and Administration

Faculty


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Aberle, Amber Ussatis (2013) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.Ed. Valley City State University, Ph.D. Capella 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., 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

B

Bass, Dave (1981) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.Ed. University of North Dakota
Baughman, Kiersten (2019) Associate Professor of Social Science; B.S. Moorhead State University, M.S., Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
Becker, Daniel (2018) Assistant Professor of Music; B.M. Central Washington University, M.M., D.M.A University of Arizona
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
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
Brown, Gratia (2019) Assistant Professor of Art; B.A. University of Pittsburgh, M.F.A. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Brown, Sabrina (2019) Instructor of Science; B.S., M.S. Indiana State University
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

C

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

D

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; 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 Science; 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
Dockter, Jason (2018) Instructor of Technology; B.S. Minnesota State University - Moorhead, M.Ed. Valley City State University
Du, Yang (2019) Assistant Professor of Computer Systems and Software Engineering; B.E.E., Ph.D. Beihang 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

F

Fenster, Emily (2013) Associate 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

G

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

Hanson, David (2017) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S. Valley City State University, M.S. Tri-College University
Heide, Jerrold (2018) Instructor of Music; A.F.A. Dawson Community College, B.M. Dickinson State University, M.M. University of South Dakota
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
Hooper, Ralph (1979) Associate Professor of Business; B.S., J.D. University of North Dakota; CPA
Hunt, Rachelle (2007) Director for Athletic Training Program; Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance; B.S. North Dakota State University, M.Ed. Valley City State University; AT, LAT

J

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

Katuin, Tammy (2018) Assistant Professor of Business; A.S. Reedley College, B.A. Fresno Pacific University, M.B.A. University of North Dakota
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
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
Kostick, Michael (2019) Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance; B.S.Ed. Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, M.Ed. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Kruger, Lee (2001) Associate Professor of Language and Literature; B.A. Wartburg College, M.A. University of Nebraska-Omaha
Krumwiede, Lisa (2019) Instructor of Technology; B.S. North Dakota State University, B.S., M.Ed. Valley City State University
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

M

Mari, Kaley (2017) Assistant Professor of Education; B.S., M.S. University of North Dakota
McGlade, Jacqueline (2018) Assistant Professor of Business; B.A., M.A. University of Nebraska, Ph.D. The George Washington University, I.M.B.A. Southern New Hampshire University
Meyers, Nicholaus (2012) Assistant Professor; B.M. Augusta State University, M.M. University of Tennessee, D.M.A. North Dakota State University
Michaelson, Timothy (2018) Instructor of Education; B.S. Dickinson State University, M.S.Ed. Northern State University
Milner, Sarah (2010) Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Human Performance; B.A Dana College, M.A Adams State College; CSCS
Mircsov, Angela (2018) Assistant Professor of Art; B.F.A. Millikin University, M.F.A. Lindenwood University
Moser, Jeffrey (2016) Associate of Business; B.S., M.M., M.B.A. University of Mary, D.B.A. Keiser University
Murphy, Kevin (2018) Assistant Professor of Science; A.A. Chemeketa Community College, B.S. Eastern Oregon University, M.S. Portland State University, Ph.D. Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry University of Georgia

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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

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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
Richman, Harmony (2018) Instructor of Education; B.S., M.Ed. Minnesota State University - Moorhead
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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Sandoval, Brooke (2019) Instructor of Language and Literature; B.A. Concordia College, M.A. Minnesota State University Moorhead
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

T

Thompson, Gary (1987) Professor of Education; B.S. in Ed. Moorhead State University, M.Ed., Ed.D. University of North Dakota
Tyre, Brenda (2013) Associate Professor of Business; B.S. Minnesota State University Moorhead, M.B.A. University of Mary; CPA

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 Graduate; B.S., M.S., Ph.D. North Dakota State University

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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


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
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

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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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

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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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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
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
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, 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

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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
Nick Hacker, vice chair
Kathleen Neset
Casey Ryan
Dan Traynor
Jill Louter
Ashley Thornton, student member
Andy Wakeford, staff adviser
Birgit Pruess, faculty adviser
 

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