University Organization Faculty

Faculty


M. Brooke Adamson (2002- ), Assistant Professor of Communication 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University 

Jay Akkerman (2003- ), Associate Professor of Practical Theology 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D. Min., Asbury Theological Seminary 

David Alexander (2008- ), President 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.A., California State University; Ed.D., University of Illinois 

Donna M. Allen (2003- ), Associate Professor of Communication 

B.A., M.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut 

Glena L. Andrews (1996- ), Professor of Psychology 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary 

Tim Anstine (1999- ), Associate Professor of Chemistry 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; Ph.D., University of Nevada

Nancy Ayers (2006- ), Registrar 

B.A., Arizona State University; M.B.A., Northwest Nazarene University 

Joseph Bankard (2007- ), Associate Professor of Philosophy 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Catherine Beals (2009- ), Assistant Professor of Education 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene College; M.A., Boise State University; Ed.S., University of Idaho; Ed.D., Boise State University

Stacey L. Berggren (2010- ), Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing 

B.S., Troy University; M.Ed., Northwest Nazarene University

Karen K. Blacklock (1997- ), Professor of Education 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Ed.D., Boise State University 

David Blowers (2008- ), Assistant Professor of Sociology 

B.A., Mid America Nazarene University; M.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.A., Northwest Nazarene University

Duke Bulanon (2011- ), Assistant Professor of Engineering 

B.S., University of San Carlos, Philippines; M.Ag., IWATE University, Japan; D.Ag.S., IWATE University, Japan

Sharon I. Bull (1995- ), Dean, Learning Resources; Professor of Library Services 

B.S.L., Canadian Nazarene College; M.L.S., Vanderbilt University; D.A., Simmons College 

Kathryn M. Burns (2005- ), Assistant Professor of Academic Support 

 B.A., M.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University

Bill Campton (2000- ), Professor of Art 

B.A., Maryville College; M.F.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Rhonda L. Carrim (2004- ), Associate Professor of Practical Theology 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., Asbury Theology Seminary

David Chaplin (2009- ), Associate Professor of Business 

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Jennifer Chase (1996- ), Associate Professor of Biology 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; Ph.D., Yale University 

Casey Christopher (2000- ), Associate Professor of Music 

B.Mus., University of Oregon; M.Mus., D.M.A., Arizona State University 

Caroline Collins (2008- ), Assistant Professor of Social Work

B.A., University of Idaho; M.S.W., Northwest Nazarene University

Carey W. Cook (2001- ), Vice President for Student Development; Education 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.Ed., The College of Idaho; Ph.D., University of Idaho

 Carol Sue Coose (2012- ), Professor of Nursing

B.S., M.S., University of Oklahoma; Ed.D., Idaho State University

John Cossel, Jr. (1999- ), Professor of Biology 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., Oregon State University; D.A., Idaho State University 

Peter Crabb (2000- ), Professor of Business 

B.A., Michigan State University; M.B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Jan Crabill (2006- ), Associate Professor of Nursing 

B.A., Eastern Nazarene University; B.S.N., Boston University; M.S.N., Catholic University of America 

Mary A. Curran (1990- ), Associate Professor of Social Work 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.S.W., Howard University

Kevin Dennis (1979- ), Associate Professor of English 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Idaho State University 

Samuel L. Dunn (1994- ), Professor of Business

B.A., B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; M.B.A., University of Puget Sound; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ben Earwicker (2004- ), Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies  

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Otago, New Zealand

Christian R. Esh (2006- ), Associate Professor of American History 

B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland 

Ezekiel U. Ette (2006- ), Associate Professor of Social Work 

B.S., University of Tennessee; M.Div., Emory University; M.S.W., Ph.D., Portland State University

Lori Fairgrieve (2007- ), Assistant Professor of Counseling 

B.A., Biola University; M.A., Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D., University of Southern California

Benjamin Fischer (2008- ), Assistant Professor of English 

B.A., M.A., Emory University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Kimberly R. Forseth (2003- ), Professor of Kinesiology 

B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University 

Brenda Freeman (1999- ), Professor of Counseling 

B.F.A., Boise State University; M.S., Emporia State University; Ph.D., University of Wyoming

Chanette Fretwell (2010- ), Assistant Professor of Nursing 

B.S., Boise State University; M.S.N., Northwest Nazarene University

Fred C. Fullerton (2009- ), Vice President for Spiritual and Leadership Development 

Th.B., Olivet Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theolgical Seminary; D.D. Eastern Nazarene College

Ronald R. Galloway (1995- ), Associate Dean, Academic Affairs/Professor of Leadership

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., U.S. International University 

Curtis M. Garner (2007- ), Professor of Counseling  

B.A., M.S., Ed. D., Baylor University

Virginia Gilbert (2012- ), Associate Professor of Nursing

B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S., Idaho State University

Mark Gismondi (2001- ), Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies 

B.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma; M.A., The University of Central Oklahoma

Joseph Gorman (2010- ), Associate Professor of Practical Theology 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary

Darrin L. Grinder (1999- ), Associate Professor of English 

B.A., University of Michigan-Flint; M.A., D.A., Idaho State University

Jerry Harris (2003- ), Associate Professor of Chemistry 

B.A., B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Lynette Hill (2004- ), Associate Professor of Education 

B.A., M.A., Northwest Nazarene University; Ed.D., Washington State University 

Barbara S. Howard (1979- ), Associate Professor of Academic Support 

B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Boise State University 

Walden Hughes (1978- ), Professor of Music 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Mus., University of Idaho; D.A., University of Northern Colorado

Brenda G. Johnson (2007- ), Assistant Professor of Business 

B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; Ph.D., Anderson University

Karen E. Jones (2006- ), Assistant Professor of Business 

B.S., Trevecca Nazarene University; M.B.A., Tennessee State University; M.A., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.MGT., University of Phoenix  

Eric J. Kellerer (1998- ), Director of The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Boise State University

Paula Kellerer (2010- ), Associate Professor of Education/Dean, College of Adult and Graduate Studies

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University; Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Idaho

Scott Kinnaman (2007- ), Assistant Professor of Kinesiology 

B.S., Eastern Oregon University; M.S.E.S., Boise State University

R. Paul Kinsman (2007- ), Professor of Art 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.F.A., Indiana University Hope School of Fine Arts 

Michael Kipp (2004- ), Associate Professor of Practical Theology 

B.S., California Polytechnic University; M.R.E., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary 

Edward C. Korntved (1994- ), Professor of Mathematics 

B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; M.S., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., Washington State University

Lawanna Lancaster (2002- ), Associate Professor of Social Work 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S.W., Roberts Wesleyan College; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin 

Dan Lawrence (2001- ), Associate Professor of Physics 

B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Purdue University 

Diane K. Leclerc (1998- ), Professor of Theology 

B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.PHL., Ph.D., Drew University 

Barbara Lester (2002- ), Professor of Nursing 

B.Sc., M.Sc., University of the Witwatersrand; Ph.D., University of South Africa 

Jeff Lineman (2000- ), Professor of Business 

B.S., Eastern Nazarene College; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.S., Baker University; Ph.D., Capella University 

Zhoumiao Luo (2011- ), Instructor in Chinese Language and Culture

B.A., Xiangtan University; M.B.A., Harding University

Mark Maddix (2002- ), Dean, School of Theology and Christian Ministries, Professor of Practical Theology 

B.A., Asbury College; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

Judy L. Marlett (1996- ), Professor of Music 

B.S., Roberts Wesleyan College; M.M., Ithaca College; D.A., Ball State University

Lance McGrath (2006- ), Assistant Professor of Library Services 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., University of North Texas 

Patrece Moody Meza (2007- ) Assistant Professor of Social Work 

B.A., Boise State University; M.S.W., Our Lady of the Lake University, TX; M.P.A., Boise State University 

Stephen C. Mountjoy (2006- ), Professor of Business 

B.S., University of Wyoming; M.S., Colorado School of Mines; Dip.C.S., Regent College; Ph.D., University of Wyoming 

Barry L. Myers (1998- ), Associate Professor of Computer Science 

B.S., Southern Nazarene University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas

Rodney C. Nelson (2000- ), Assistant Professor of Military Science 

B.S., Utah State University; M.S., U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Jamee C. Nixon (2007- ), Associate Professor of Biology 

B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., University of Southern Maine; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Ctr. 

Daniel F. Nogales (1994- ), Professor of Chemistry/Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno

Thomas Jay Oord (2002- ), Professor of Theology and Philosophy 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

William Packard (1999- ), Professor of Physics 

B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Steve Parke (2010- ), Professor of Engineering 

B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Melanie A.L. Person (2012- ), Assistant Professor of Counseling

B.S., University of Idaho; M.S.W., Ph.D., Idaho State University

Joel K. Pearsall (1999- ), Vice President for University Advancement; Business 

B.A. Northwest Nazarene University; J.D., Willamette University College of Law

Susan Perkins (2008- ), Assistant Professor of Counseling 

B.A., Southwest Baptist University; M.A., Hardin-Simmons University; Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Brent D. Peterson (2007- ), Associate Professor of Theology 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary 

Michael Pitts (2008- ), Associate Professor of Counseling 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Idaho

E. Michael Poe (1998- ), Associate Professor of Education 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Ed., The College of Idaho; Ed.S., Ed.D., University of Idaho

Stephen Riley (2011- ), Assistant Professor of Old Testament

B.A., Southern Nazarene University; M.Div., Southern Methodist University

Will Robison (2008- ), Assistant Professor of Biology 

B.S., D.C., Western States Chiropractic College

Ed Robinson (2011- ), Director of Leadership Studies & Servant Leadership

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.R.E., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Al Sanchez (2002- ), Associate Professor of Social Work 

B.S., University of Southern Colorado; M.S.W., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of Idaho 

LoriAnn Sanchez (2012- ), Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., M.Ed., Northwest Nazarene University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

Gene Schandorff (2008- ), Dean of the Chapel 

B.A., M.A., Point Loma Nazarene University

LaRita Schandorff (1995- ), Assistant Professor of Library Services 

B.A., Humboldt State University; M.A., University of Arizona 

Roger Schmidt (1986- ), Associate Professor of Kinesiology 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Central Michigan University 

Stephen Shaw (1979-86, 1987- ), Professor of Political Science 

B.A., Southern Nazarene University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma 

Scott A. Slater (2007- ), Assistant Professor of Social Work 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S.W., Walla Walla College 

Duane L. Slemmer (1997- ), Professor of Education and Media Technology  

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., Western Oregon State University; Ed. D., Boise State University

Karen S. Smucker (1997- ), Professor of Education 

B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Virginia

LeAnn Stensgaard (2001- ), Assistant Professor of Social Work 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S.W., Walla Walla College 

Julie Straight (2004- ), Associate Professor of English 

B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Ronald W. Strohmeyer (2005- ), Associate Professor of Biology 

B.S., Florida International University; Ph.D., Arizona State University 

Fred Sutton (2012- ), Associate Professor of Business

B.S., California State University; M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management

Barry W. Swanson (1991- ), Associate Professor of Music 

B.Mus.Ed., Southern Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University; Ph.D., University of Idaho 

Mollie M. Sweet (2003- ), Associate Professor of Business 

B.S., Miami University; M.B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; Ph.D., Northcentral University

David S. Tarrant (2012- ), Vice President for Financial Affairs

B.B.A., The University of Toledo, OH

Terri Theriot (2001- ), Associate Professor of Social Work 

B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S.W., Walla Walla College 

Richard P. Thompson (2007- ), Professor of Biblical Studies 

B.A., Olivet Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University 

Kevin Timpe (2009- ), Associate Professor of Philosophy 

B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene College; M.A., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Heidi L. Tracht (2010- ), Assistant Professor of Academic Advising & Testing, Director 

B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S., Capella University

Jamie Tucker (2006- ), Associate Professor of Art  

B.A., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, M.F.A., Indiana State University 

George Turner (1974- ), Associate Professor of Music 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., University of Denver

Devon Van Essen (2011- ), Instructor of English

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., University of Oregon

R.G. Vanderpool (2006- ), Associate Professor of Business 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Idaho 

Richard Van Schyndel (2008- ), Associate Professor of Business 

B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A.M., University of Redlands

Dennis R. Waller (1982-87, 1990- ), Professor of Concurrent Credit 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University; Ed.D., Seattle University

Gary Lee Waller (1997-2004, 2009- ), Professor, Director of Non-traditional Programming

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary

Xueyi (Frank) Wang (2008- ), Assistant Professor of Computer Science 

B.A. Zhejiang University; M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Burton J. Webb (2010- ), Vice President for Academic Affairs 

B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., Ball State University; Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine

L. Kay Webb (2010- ), Assistant Professor of Counseling 

B.A., Olivet Nazarene University; M.M., M.A., Ph.D., Ball State University

Konya Weber (2001- ), Associate Professor of Business 

B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.B.A., St. Joseph's University; Ph.D., Touro University International

Eric P. Werth (2012- ), Assistant Professor of E-Learning

B.S., Albertson College of Idaho; M.S., Oregon State University; Ed.D., Liberty University

Loredana Werth (2011- ), Assistant Professor of Education 

B.S., College of Idaho; M.S., Oregon State University; Ph.D., University of Idaho, Boise

Alan Wheatley (2001- ), Associate Professor of World History 

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 

B. Joseph Willey (2012- ), Instructor of English as a Second Language

B.A., M.Ed., Mid-America Nazarene University

Arnold Ytreeide (2005- ), Assistant Professor of Mass Communications 

B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University; Ph.D., University of Vallais

Bonnie J. Zaroban (2009- ), Assistant Professor of Nursing 

B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Nebraska Medical Center