Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration & Graduate Faculty



Board of Trustees

Ibraheem T. Badejo (2018)
Theodore Brooks (2021)
Kate Thompson (2019)
Thomas Burns (2019)
Bill Conway (2021)
Aggie Cooper (2021)
Joseph T. Fahey (1998)

Sr. Helen Flemington (2018)
Kenneth V. Hager (2007)
J. Robert Hardin (2015)
Sister Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D. (2017)
Sister Jeanne Janssen, CSJ, M.S. (2019)
Sister Mary Frances Johnson, CSJ, Ph.D. (2008)
David D. Kerr (2012)
Gregory M. Kratofil, Jr. (2015)
Vercie L. Lark (2014)
S. Mary Margaret Lazio (2017)
Stuart Lindeman (2021)
Patricia D. Lyon (2017)
Sister Shawn Madigan, CSJ, Ph.D. (2008)
Ellen S. Martin (2017)
Timothy D. O’Brien (2017)
Christine Ojile (2011)
Lisa Sackuvich (2019)
Gary D. Smith (2016)
Phillip R. Smith (2018)
Michael J. Van Dyke (2017) 
Rick Weller (2007)


Executive Officers

James Burkee, Ph.D., (2022)

President. B.S., Concordia University Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Alexandria Adams, Ed.D. (2018)

Executive Vice President. B.S., Calumet College-St. Joseph; M.S., National-Louis University; Ed.D, Benedictine University. 

Stacy Keith, Ed.D. (2012)

Vice President for Academic Affairs. B.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.E., Graceland University; Ed.D., St. Louis University.

Maggie Mohrfeld (2015)

Vice President of Advancement and External Relations. B.S., M.S., University of Kansas. 

Josh Parisse (2016)

Vice President of Enrollment Management. B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.S., Avila University.

Alicia Murillo (1998)

Vice President of Student Affairs. B.A., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Klocko (2019)

Vice President of Finance. B.A, Science; M.B.A., Northwest University.

J. Anthony Snorgrass (2005)

Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. B.A., University of Kansas; M.P.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Walden University.

Administrative and Professional Staff

Dave Armstrong (2002)

Director of Mission Effectiveness and Campus Ministries. B.A., Benedictine College; M.P.S., Loyola University.

Kenny Baker (2018)

Director of Undergraduate Admission. B.S., Avila University.

Jason F. Baldwin (2001)

Director of Student Life. B.F.A.; M.S., Emporia State University.

Emma Carter (2021)

Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. B.A., Baker University; MA.Ed., University of Montevallo.

Michelle Driscoll (2014)

Registrar and Director of Registration & Student Records. B.A., Hannibal-LaGrange University; M.A., Olivet Nazarene University.

Philip Gebauer (2017)

Enrollment and Retention Manager, Graduate Psychology. B.A., M.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Craig Haile (2021)

Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Director of Institutional Research, and Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Southwest Baptist University; M.S., University of Missouri Columbia; Ph.D., University of Missouri Columbia. 

Anna McDonald (2011)

TRIO Project Director. B.A., Midland University; M.A., Creighton University.

Mike Pepple (2020)

Director of Student and Financial Services. B.S., Avila University; 

Darren Roubinek (2016)

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. B.S., University of Kansas.

Joseph Sjuts (2003)

Controller. B.S., Midland Lutheran College; M.B.A., Bellevue University.

Administrative and Professional Staff Emeritae


Sister Olive Louise Dallavis (1952)

President Emerita. B.M., Fontbonne University; M.M., University of Illinois.

Sister Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D. (1970)

Provost Emerita. B.A., Fontbonne University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Members of the Full-time Faculty

Wendy Acker (1992)

Assistant Professor of Business, Chair of the School of Business, and Director of Graduate Business Programs. B.S., Kansas State University; M.B.A., Avila University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Grant Beck (2008)

Associate Professor of Business. Ph.D., University of Missouir-Columbia

Jared Branch (2020)

Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of Utah; M.S. & Ph.D., Bowling Green University.

Amy Bucher (2003)

Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A., University of California-Irvine; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Brian Buckler (1996)

Professor of Business and Director of Undergraduate Business Development. B.S., M.B.A., Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Texas.

Natalie Cobb (2013)

Associate Professor of Education and Director of Clinical and Field-Based Experiences. B.S.E., M.S.E., Ed.D., University of Kansas.

Nicole Esquibel (2007)

Associate Professor of Communication and Chair of the School of Visual and Communication Arts. B.A., University of Denver; M.F.A., University of Iowa.

Leah K. Gensheimer (2013)

Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., University of New Haven; M.A., Adelphi University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Daniel George (2005)

Professor of Management. B.S., University of Calcutta; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Malcolm Gold (2013)

Associate Professor of Economics. B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris; M.S., Baylor University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jessica Kamuru (2020)

Assistant Professor of Education. B.S., Central Missouri State University-Warrensburg; M.A., UMKC; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia  

Gerald Larson (2008)

Associate Professor and Director of the Kinesiology Program. B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Jon Mandracchia (2020)

Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., Truman State University; M.A., Ph.D., Texas Tech University.

Sue Ellen McCalley (1993)

Professor of Education. B.S., Northwestern University; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Michael Norwood (2018)

Instructor of Kinesiology. Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Debra Olson-Morrison (2021)

Assistant Profess of Social Work.  BMMT., Evansville University; M.S., Ph.D., Utah University.

Marcia Smith Pasqualini (2006)

Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department. B.S., Tulane University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Regina Staves (2005)

Associate Professor of Psychology and Interim Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. B.A., University of Kansas; M.S., Avila University; Ph.D., Capella University.

Jordan Wagge (2009)

Associate Professor of Psychology. B.S., Northern Kentucky University; M.A., Ph.D., Miami University.

Lindee Petersen Wilson (2002)

Assistant Professor and Field Director for the Social Work Program. B.S.W., B.A., M.S.W., University of Iowa.

Ling Zhang (2013)

Associate Professor of Finance. B.A., Nankai University, China; M.S., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; Ph.D., Temple University.

Members of the Part-time/Adjunct Faculty

School of Innovative Professional & Graduate Studies

Katherine Alsip (2020)

B.S., Clarke University; M.S.O.D., Avila University.

Shari Blank (1997)

B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Wanda Cumberlander (2021)

B.S., Rutgers University; M.S., American University.             

James Doyle (2015)

B.S., M.P.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Rachelle Huddleston (2021)

B.A., School of the Ozarks Point Lookout. MO; M.S., Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. 

Bonnie Johnson (2014)

B.S., Langston University; M.S., Kansas State University.

J. Dale Marrant (2013)

B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Derrick Nelson (2021)

B.S.B.A., Fontbone University; M.A., M.B.A., Webster University 

Joyce Rozmiarek-Hill, SPHR (2007)

B.S., M.S., Friends University.

Stephanie Smith (2021)

B.A., Fisk University; M.S., University of Tennessee.

Marchita Stanton (2005)

M.S.O.D., American University/NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.

Tony J. Taylor (2013)

B.S., Park University; M.B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University, Ph.D., University of Phoenix.

School of Business

Christine Brough (2004)

B.A., Rockhurst University; M.S., Texas Women University.

Sara Carvalho (2006)

B.S., DeVry University; M.B.A., Avila University.

Timothy Hamilton (2012)

M.A., University of Kansas, J.D., University of Kansas

Stan J. Salva (1991)

B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.S., University of Central Missouri.

Brian Webb (2020)

B.S.B.A., Wayne State College; M.B.A., University of South Dakota.

School of Education

Cathy Allie (2021)

B.S., Truman State University; M.A., University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg.

Krista Calvert (2016)

B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., University of Kansas; Ed.D., University of Missouri.

Lovie Driskill (2021)

B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO; Ph.D., Williams Wook University.

Daniel Garrison (2018)

B.S., Central Missouri State University; M.A. University of St. Mary’s; M.A.,  American Public University.

Gina Garrison (2019)

B.S., University of Kansas, Lawrence KS; M.A., Avila University; EDSP., University of Missouri-Kansas City MO. 

Jennifer Harris (2007)

B.A., B.S., M.S.Ed., Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Mark Heck (2019)

School of Education. B.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Jessica Jankowski (2021)

B.S., Avila University; M.A., University of Central Missouri-Warrensburg. 

Julie Jensen (2017)

B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.S., University of Central Missouri; Ed.D., Baker University.

Stacy King (2017)

B.S., Avila University; M.A., Baker University; M.S., University of Phoenix; Doctoral Candidate, Baker University.

Deborah Kingrey (2021)

B.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City, MO; M.A., Webster University; Educaiton Specialist, University of Central Missouri -Warrensburg.

Karen Kroh (2021)

B.S., Auburn University; M.A., Auburn University; Ph.D., St Louis University. 

Shazon McKinney (2019)

B.A., MidAmerica Nazarence University-Olathe; M.A., Friends University-Wichita. 

John McKinney (2018)

B.A. Ottawa University; M.A., Friends University; Ed.D University of Kansas

Nancy “Carol” McLean (2014)

B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Charles McLean (2017)

Ed.D., Oklahoma State University.

Melissa Mattingly (2016)

B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ed.D., St. Louis University.

Mary Jane Pearson (2020)

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Kansas

School of Psychology

Jennifer Arasmith (2009)

M.S., Avila University

Matt Arnet (2007)

B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.S., Avila University.

Barry Berglund (2007)

B.S., University of Missouri; B.A., University of Central Texas; M.S., Avila University.

April Dixon (2020)

B.A., Cedarville University; M.S., Avila University

Stella Fernandez (2022)

PsyD., Forest Institue of Professional Psychology.

Shelby Finley (2021)

M.A., Murray State University

Bryan Fox (2019)

B.A., M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Shani Higgins (2016)

B.A. Spelman College; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Alfred Hoppert (2019)

M.S., Avila University.

Matthew Kane (2020)

M.S., Seton Hall University.

Jennifer Keller (2014)

B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.A., Psy.D., Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.

Amanda Lappin (2021)

B.A., Creighton University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Kansas 

L. Kenneth (Kent) Noel, II (2016)

M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Sydney Renwick (2019)

M.S., California Lutheran University.

Jessica Ross (2017)

B.A., B.S., University of Florida; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Tyler Staples (2020)

M.S., Avila University.

John Wade (2005)

B.A., University of Dallas; M.A., University of North Texas; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Allie Wagner (2020)

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Colleges Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Avila University

Kansas City, Missouri

Fontbonne University

St. Louis, Missouri

Mount St. Mary’s College

Los Angeles, California

The College of St. Catherine

St. Paul, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota

The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York

Addresses for Accreditation/Approval Agencies

The Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
800-621-7440 • fax 312-263-7462
Internet: info@hlcommission.org

Accreditation Council of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036-0077
Internet: http://caepnet.org/

International Accreditation Council for Business Education

11960 Quivira Rd., Suite 300
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-631-3009 • fax 913-631-9154
Internet: https://iacbe.org/

International Coaching Federation

2365 Harrodsburg Rd., Suite A325
Lexington, KY  40504
859-219-3580 • fax 859-226-4411
Internet: https://coachingfederation.org/

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Missouri State Board of Education
205 Jefferson
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65101-4446
573-751-4212
Internet: https://dese.mo.gov/

Society for Human Resource Management

1800 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA  23314 
800-283-7476
Internet:  https://www.shrm.org/

The Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC):

595 New Loudon Road #265
Latham, New York 12110
518-764-7581
Internet: http://mpcacaccreditation.org/

Address of Interest to Teacher Education Students:

Kansas Department of Education
900 SW Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-3201 • fax 785-296-7933
Internet: https://www.ksde.org/