Administration and Faculty

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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. Stan Carpenter, 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

Mr. Dale E. Grant, Vice President for Administration and Finance

Dr. James Powell, Dean of Curriculum and Accreditation and the School of Education, Human Performance, Counseling, Psychology and Social Work

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

Dr. Joel R. Hyer, Dean of Graduate Studies and the School of Business, Entrepreneurship, Applied and Mathematical Sciences and Sciences

Faculty

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 P. Bolze1
Associate Professor of Agriculture
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
Instructor 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
Associate 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

John Buttiglieri1
Assistant Professor of Education
AA, Florida State College; BA, MA University of North Florida; EdD, University of Phoenix

Mary Jo Carnot1
Professor of Psychology
BS, Carroll 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

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

Joshua Ellis1
Associate Professor of Family and Consumer 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

Lori Entzminger1
Assistant Professor of Education
BA, Concordia College; MEd, EdD, Columbia International University

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

Aaron Field
Assistant Professor of Agriculture
BS, University of James Town; MS, PhD, North Dakota State University

Shaunda French1
Associate Professor of Communication
BA, Northwest Missouri State University; MA, University of Central Missouri; PhD, University of Southern Mississippi

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

Nathaniel P. Gallegos1
Assistant 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, Florida State University

Jamie Hamaker1
Assistant 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

Jerry L. Haugland1
Professor of Business
BA, MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; PhD, Oklahoma State University

Janice Haynes1
Associate Professor of Communication
BA, MA, University of Houston; PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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

Lorie L. Hunn1
Professor of Education
BSE, MSE, Chadron State College, EdD, University of Wyoming

Todd Jamison
Assistant Professor of Business
BS, Bellevue University; MBA, Chadron State College

Wendy P. Jamison1
Associate Professor of Biology
BS, University of Iowa; MS, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

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

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

Robert Knight1
Associate Professor of Political Science
BA, San Diego State University; MA, University of California-Davis; PhD, Claremont Graduate University

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; JS, 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

Roger W. Mays1
Professor of Theatre
BA, University of Nebraska-Kearney; MA, University of Denver; MFA, University of Georgia

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

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

Yvonne M. Moody1
Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
BSE, MSE, Chadron State College; EdD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

David Nesheim1
Associate Professor of History
BA, Black Hills State, 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
Instructor of Family and Consumer Sciences
BA, Chadron State College; MS Eastern Michigan University

Anthony T. Perlinski
Assistant Professor of Agriculture
BS, Chadron State College; MS, North Dakota State University

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

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
Instructor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
BA, MSOM, Chadron State College

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 Psychology
BS, Ohio State University; MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Susan M. Schaeffer1
Associate 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

Una D. Taylor1
Professor of Music
BME, University of Rhode Island; MM, DMA, University of Connecticut

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

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

Zachary B. Varpness1
Associate Professor of Chemistry
BS, Northwestern College; PhD, Montana 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

Wendy L. Waugh1
Professor of Business
BSE, BA, Wayne State College; MA, University of Nebraska-Kearney; MBA, Chadron State College; PhD, Capella University

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

Jeremy Weremeichik1
Assistant Professor of Geoscience
BA, Hartwick College; MS, PhD, Mississippi State University

Brad K. Wilburn1
Professor of Philosophy
BA, Washington University; PhD, Stanford University

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

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

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