Administration and Faculty

Board of Trustees of Nebraska State Colleges

Hon. Gary Bieganski, Chadron

Hon. Matt Blomstedt, Lincoln

Hon. John Chaney, Auburn

Hon. Bob Engles, Auburn

Hon. Carter “Cap” Peterson, Wayne

Hon. Michelle Suarez, Lincoln

Hon. Jess Zeiss, Omaha

Hon. Paul D. Turman, Chancellor, Lincoln

Three student representatives, one from each of the state colleges, serve one year terms on the Board of Trustees. They are recommended by each campus President and appointed by the Governor.

Officers of Administration

Dr. R. Randy Rhine, President

Dr. Charles E. Snare, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mr. Jon P. Hansen, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing, and Student Services

Ms. Kari J. Gaswick, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Dr. James H. Powell, Dean of Curriculum and Accreditation and Dean of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences

Dr. James A. Margetts, Dean of Essential Studies and Dean of Liberal Arts

Dr. Wendy L. Waugh, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and Dean of Business, Mathematics and Science

Faculty

Comfort Akuh1
Assistant Professor of Business
AAS, Kalamazoo Valley Community College; BS, University of Buea; MSA, Western Michigan University; DBA, Walden University

Timothy E. Anderson1
Professor of Business
BSE, MSE, Chadron State College; EdD, University of Nebraska

Laura A. Bentz
Professor of Art
BFA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; MA, MFA, University of New Mexico

E. Patricia Blundell1
Professor of Education
BSE, MSE, Chadron State College; EdD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Michael P. Bogner1
Professor of Justice Studies
BA, Chadron State College; MS, University of Cambridge; JD, University of South Dakota School of Law

Ronald Bolze1
Associate Professor of Agriculture and Rangeland Management
BS, Pennsylvania State University; PhD, Kansas State University

Dawn D. Brammer1
Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
BSE, MSE, Chadron State College; PhD, Northcentral University

Robin Brierly
Assistant Professor of Education
BA, Buena Vista University; MAE Viterbo University

August P. Bruehlman1
Professor of Business
BS, University of Wisconsin; MS, PhD, Colorado State University

Mathew L. Brust1
Professor of Biology
BS, University of Wisconsin; MS, University of Nebraska-Kearney; PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ann Marie Buchmann1
Professor of Biology
BA, Saint Mary’s College; PhD, Northwestern University

Mary Jo Carnot1
Professor of Psychology
BS, Carrol College; MS, PhD, Ohio State University

Scott B. Cavin
Associate Professor of Theatre
BFA, Stephens College; MFA, Illinois State University

Steven Coughlin1
Assistant Professor of English
BA, University of Massachusetts; MFA, University of Idaho; PhD, Ohio University

Kimberly Cox1
Assistant Professor of English
BA, University of California; GC, PhD. State University of New York at Stony Brook

Trudy Denham
Assistant Professor of Art
BFA, Northwest Missouri State University; MEd, MFA, University of Missouri

Mary P. Donahue1
Professor of Art
BFA, MFA, Utah State University

Gary Dusek1
Assistant Professor of Business
BBA, MBA, Texas State University; PhD, Nova Southeastern University

Elisabeth Ellington1
Professor of English
BA, Vesalius College; MA, University of New Hampshire; PhD, Brandeis University

Joshua Ellis1
Associate Professor of Applied Sciences
BA, MSEd, Northern State University; PhD, Walden University

Karen A. Enos1
Professor of Education
BA, California State University; MAE, EdD, University of South Dakota

Matthew Q. Evertson1
Professor of English
BA, MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; PhD, Arizona State University

Aaron Field1
Assistant Professor of Agriculture 
and Rangeland Management
BS, University of Jamestown; MS, PhD, North Dakota State University

Shaunda French-Collins1
Associate Professor of Communication
BA, Northwest Missouri State University; MA, University of Central Missouri; PhD, University of Southern Mississippi

Teresa Frink1
Professor of Agriculture and Rangeland Management
BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; MS, PhD, South Dakota State University

Allison Fritz1
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
BA, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga; MA, University of Wyoming; PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nathaniel P. Gallegos1
Associate Professor of Business
BS, University of Utah; MS, New Mexico State University; JD, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law; LLM, University of San Diego School of Law

Laura L. Gaudet1
Professor of Psychology
BS, University of Texas-Austin; MEd, Antioch College; PhD, University of Northern Colorado

Brooks Hafey
Assistant Professor of Music
BM, University of Missouri-Columbia; MM, DMA, Florida State University

Jamie Hamaker1
Associate Professor of Business
BS, MBA, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Joyce M. Phillips Hardy1
Professor of Biology
BA, MAE, Chadron State College; PhD, Brigham Young University

Brittany Helmbrecht
Instructor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
BS, Central Michigan University; MAE, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Bruce L. Hoem
Professor of Social Work
BA, Eastern Montana College; MA, MSW, University of Southern Mississippi

William G. Hoffman1
Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
BSE, MSE, Chadron State College; EdD, United States Sports Academy

A.G. Hughes
Assistant Professor of Communication
BA, North Carolina State University; MA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 
University

Lorie L. Hunn1
Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
BSE, MSE, Chadron State College, EdD, University of Wyoming

Markus E. Jones
Assistant Professor of English
BA, Appalachian State University; MFA, Eastern Kentucky University

Mary Clai Jones1
Assistant Professor of English
BA, MA, Appalachian State University; PhD, University of Kentucky

Tim J. Keith1
Professor of Chemistry
BS, University of Minnesota; MS, PhD, University of North Dakota

Mary E. Keithly1
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BS, University of Missouri-St. Louis; PhD, Vanderbilt University

Michael Kennedy
Instructor of Communication
BA, California University of Pennsylvania; MA, Marshall University

Richard H. Kenney, Jr.
Associate Professor of Social Work
BA, University of Arizona-Tucson; MSW, University of Texas-Austin

Zunaira Khalid
Assistant Professor of Business
BBA, University of Houston; MS, Texas A&M University; MS, Texas Tech University

Pil Joon Kim
Assistant Professor of Business
BS, MBA, Soong Sil University; MS, Illinois Institute of Technology

Donald R. King1
Professor of Education
BA, MA, California Polytechnic State University; ME, University of California; PhD, Iowa State University

Kurt E. Kinbacher1
Associate Professor of History
BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; BA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; MA, University of Alabama-Birmingham; PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kathleen C. Kirsch1
Professor of Communication
BA, MA, PhD, University of Wyoming

James F. Koehn1
Professor of Business
BA, MACTG, Rice University; JD, Baylor University

Richard A. Koza1
Professor of Business
BSE, MSE, MBA, Chadron State College; PhD, University of Wyoming

Lisette D. Leesch1
Professor of Justice Studies
BS, University of South Dakota; JD, University of South Dakota School of Law

Michael B. Leite1
Professor of Geoscience
BA, Minot State University; MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; PhD, University of Wyoming

Barbara J. Limbach1
Professor of Business
BSE, MSE, EdD, Chadron State College; PhD, University of Wyoming

Kim A. Madsen1
Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
BSE, MSE, Chadron State College; EdD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Henry McCallum1
Associate Professor of Education
BA, MA, Lynchburg College; EdD, University of Northern Colorado

Christopher McCarthy
Assistant Professor of Business
BS, University of Florida; MA Colorado State University

Brandon L. Miller1
Professor of English
BA, MDiv, Abilene Christian University; PhD, Texas Women’s University

Peter Moriasi1
Assistant Professor of Education
BA, MA, New Jersey City; PhD, University of Oklahoma

Gregory Moses1
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BA, Lycoming College; MA, PhD, Ohio University

David Nesheim1
Associate Professor of History
BA, Black Hills State University, MA, Northern Arizona University; PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tracy L. Nobiling1
Professor of Justice Studies
BA, University of Northern Iowa; MS, PhD, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Erin M. Norman
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
BA, Chadron State College; MS Eastern Michigan University

Anthony T. Perlinski1
Assistant Professor of Agriculture 
and Rangeland Management
BS, Chadron State College; MS, North Dakota State University; PhD, University of Wyoming

Rick Puzzo1
Assistant Professor of Music
BM West Virginia University; MFA, Troy State Univeristy; MM, DMA, University of Arizona

Shafiqur M. Rahman1
Professor of Communication 
BA, MA, Dhaka University Bangladesh; MA, University of Louisiana Monroe; PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Eric E. Rapp
Assistant Professor of Education
BA, University of Minnesota Duluth; MA, PhD, University of Nevada, 
Las Vegas

Rachelle Rider
Assistant Professor of Biology
BS, Wayne State College; DC, Northwester College of 
Chiropractic

Cassandra Ritzen
Instructor of Business
BA, MBA, Chadron State College

Donna R. Ritzen1
Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
BA, Adams State College; MAE, Chadron State College; PhD, Northcentral University

John C. Ritzen
Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
BA, MSOM, Chadron State College; EdD, United States Sports Academy

Scott L. Ritzen1
Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
BA, MA, Adams State College; PhD, University of New Mexico

William E. Roweton1
Professor of Education and Psychology
BS, Ohio State University; MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Catherine Rust
Instructor of Education
BSE, Chadron State College; MAE, University of Phoenix

Detsinh Sayaloune
Instructor of Mathematics
BS, Chadron State College; MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Susan M. Schaeffer1
Professor of Counseling
BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; MA, University of Nebraska-Omaha; PhD, University of Wyoming

Joel T. Schreuder1
Professor of Music
BME, Pacific Lutheran University; MA, Washington State University; PhD, Arizona State University

Thomas Smith1
Associate Professor of History
BA, University of Kansas; MA, University of Denver; PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Robert V. Stack1
Professor of Mathematics
BS, MA, EdD, University of South Dakota

Michael Stephens1
Professor of Music
BM, MS, Kent State University; PhD, University of Pittsburgh

S. McKay Tebbs
Assistant Professor of Music
BM, Berklee College of Music; MM, DMA, University of Southern California

Tawny LB Tibbits
Assistant Professor of Geoscience
BA, BS, University of Iowa; MA, University of Texas-San Antonio; PhD, University of Iowa

Thomas D. Tucker1
Professor of Humanities
BA, MA, University of West Florida; PhD, Florida State University

Michael Vogl
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BA, MAE, Chadron State College

James C. Wada1
Professor of Justice Studies
BACJA, MACJA, Boise State University; PhD, Washington State University

Don E. Watt
Professor of
 Health, Physical Education and Recreation
BSE, Chadron State College; MS, Central Missouri State University

Beth R. Wentworth1
Professor of Mathematics
BS, Minot State University; MA, Northern State University; PhD, University of Minnesota

Tara Wilson1
Assistant Professor of Counseling
BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; MSE, Chadron State College; PhD, University of Wyoming

John Wojcik
Associate Professor of Music
BME, Michigan State University; MM, University of Oklahoma; DMA, University of Kansas

Terrie L. Wood
Instructor of Business
BSE, MA, Chadron State College

Kathleen Woods1
Associate Professor of Counseling
BA, MEd, PhD, Texas Tech, EdD, Texas Christian University