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At MNU, we believe in high quality academics with purpose. Our Faculty invite you to confront challenging questions and find authentic answers. Respected for their academic reputations, MNU Faculty have one passion greater than their discipline: your success. Get to know them and their accomplishments by reading their profiles.

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Linda Alexander, Professor of Teacher Education
Gary Andersen, Associate Professor of Science Education
Brenda Austin, Assistant Professor in Nursing


Terry L. Baldridge, Professor of Music
Lorie Beckum, Director, Center for Global Studies and Service Learning
Randy Beckum, Vice President of Community Formation
Tyler Blake, Professor of English
Cayla Bland, Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Earl Bland, Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling
Donna Bohn, Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Mark Brown, Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics
Tricia Brown, Associate Professor of Counseling
Kimberley Brownlee, Assistant Professor of Nursing


Amy Cain, Instructor, Behavioral Sciences
Bo Cassell, Associate Professor of Sociology
Rebeca Chow, Play Therapy Certificate Program Coordinator
Yorton Clark, Chair, Business Administration Department
Randy Cloud, Chair, Department of Bible, Theology, and Mission 
Stephen Cole, Professor of Biology
Kata Conde, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Tish Conejo, Professor in Nursing
Marcelle Cooper, Director, Kresge Academic Support Center
Tracy Cory, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Chris Crawford, Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program
Marty Crossland, Chief Technology Officer


Lon Dagley, Computer Services Librarian
Nancy Damron, Dean, School of Education
Graydon Dawson, Chair, Graduate Studies in Management
Jonathan Downs, Assistant Professor of Business
Donald Dunn, Instructor of Business
Martin Dunlap, Chair, Graduate Studies in Education


James Edlin, Professor of Biblical Literature and Languages
Lynne Erickson, Assistant Professor of Accounting


Larry Fine, Professor of Practical Theology
Bruce Flanders, Director, Learning Commons and Mabee Library
Dean Flemming, Professor of New Testament and Missions
Mark Ford, Associate Academic Vice President
Neil Friesland, Professor of Education
Mary Fry, Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Todd Frye, Chair, Counselor Education Department


James Garrison, Registrar
Jill Gonzalez-Bravo, Director of Clinical and Field Placements, School of Education
Acha Goris, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Mike Gough, Professor of Business Administration
Leanna Graham, Director, Graduate Reading Specialist Program


Mark Hamilton, Professor of Communication
Susannah Hart, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Jamie Hatchette, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Victoria Haynes, Associate Professor in Nursing
Lauren Hays, Instructional and Research Librarian
Mark Hayse, Director, Honors Program
Todd Hiestand, Professor of Criminal Justice
Deborah Highfill, Associate Dean, Prelicensure Nursing Education
Abby Hodges, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Elizabeth Hornor, Assistant Professor of History
Kim Humerickhouse, Professor of Education
Bob Humphrey, Chair, Professional Studies in Management


Luke Johnson, Director of Bands and Music Education
Jack C. Jones, Sports Management & Compliance Officer for MNU Athletics
Mary Jones, Provost and Chief Academic Officer


Brad King, Associate Professor of Health & Exercise Science
Scott Koeneman, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education


Jo Lamar, Professor of Teacher Education
Susan Larson, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Science
John Leavitt, Professor of Music
James Leininger, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Lauren Loyd, Assistant Professor in Nursing


Jordan Mantha, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Joanne McDermott, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Brian Merriman, Assistant Professor Graphic Design
Sarah Miller, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Brent Moore, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
William Morrison, Associate Professor of Biology
Mary Murphy, Associate Professor of Management
Jamie Myrtle, Dean, School of Business


Jimmy Ntelekos, Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Clinical Coordinator


Arvin Oke, Professor of Psychology
Andrew Overholt, Assistant Professor of Physics


Cynthia Peterson, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Science
Deborah Petty, Assistant Professor in Nursing


Michael Ramirez, Assistant Professor of Education
Russ Reglin, Associate Professor of Psychology


Andrew Secor, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
David J. Spittal, President
Kelvin St. John, Instructional Technologist
Rachel Storm, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Ramona Stowe, Associate Professor of Education


Rion G. Taylor, Associate Professor of Biology
Shanti Thomas, Professor of English


Lisa Wallentine, Associate Professor of Business 
David Wegley, Professor Business Administration
Karen Wiegman, Associate Dean, Post-Licensure and Graduate Nursing Education


LeAnn Yantis, Assistant Professor in Professional Studies in Business
Allyson Young, Assistant Professor in Nursing

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