Feb 05, 2023  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration & Graduate Faculty



Board of Trustees

Stephen D. Dunn (2007)
Joseph T. Fahey (1998)
Bob Fisher (2016)
David W. Frantze (2002)
Tom Freeman (2008)
Sister Paulette Gladis, CSJ, Ph.D. (2002)
Kenneth V. Hager (2007)
Bob Hardin (2015)
Brad Hunt (2012)
Robert T. Hunter (2004)
Sister Mary Frances Johnson, CSJ, Ph.D. (2008)
Kay Julian (2016)
Mike Kelley (2015)
David D. Kerr (2012)
Greg Kratofil, Jr. (2015)
Vercie L. Lark (2014)
Sister Patricia A. Lorenz, CSJ, Ph.D. (2007)
Sister Shawn Madigan, CSJ, Ph.D. (2008)
Sister Mary McKay, CSJ, Ph.D. (2014)
Christine Ojile (2011)
Jeanne Hamilton Olofson (2000)
Sister Irene O’Neill, CSJ, Ph.D. (2014)
Sister Rita Marie Schmitz, CSJ, Ph.D. (2001)
Gary Smith (2016)
Mark C. Thompson, J.D. (2007)
Anna Valdez (2011)
Rick Weller (2007)

Executive Officers

Ronald A. Slepitza, Ph.D. , CSJ (2006)

President. B.A., St. Vincent’s College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Cathryn G. Pridal, Ph.D. (2015)

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College; M.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook University.

Angie Heer (2011)

Vice President for Advancement and External Relations. B.S.B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia.

Brandon Johnson (2010)

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Athletics. B.A., Buena Vista; M.Ed. University of St. Mary.

Sue King, Ph.D. (1999)

Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Information Services. B.A. Avila University; M.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D. University of Kansas.

Paul Toler, CGFM (2015)

Vice President of Finance. B.S.B.A. Finance & Banking; B.S.B.A., Real Estate, M.B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

Administrative and Professional Staff

Dave Armstrong (2002)

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

Jason F. Baldwin (2001)

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

Bethany Bauer (2007)

Senior Director of Admissions. B.A., College of Saint Benedict; M.S.O.D., Avila University.

Joe Barnhill (2004)

Director of Disability Services. B.A., Millersville University; M.A., University of Central Missouri.

Crystal M. Bruntz (2011)

Director of Financial Aid. B.B.A., M.S., Fort Hays State University.

Kari Clevenger (1999)

Associate Dean, School of Professional Studies B.A., M.S.O.D., Avila University.

Aaron Coffey (2012)

Director of Graduate Psychology Admissions. B.S., M.B.A., Missouri State University.

David Deitch (2004)

Coordinator of Information Management. B.S., University of Florida; M.A., Kansas State University.

Michelle Driscoll (2014)

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

Kathleen Finegan (1994)

Director of the Library. B.A., M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.L.S., University of Missouri- Columbia.

Carol Frevert (1981)

Director of Health Services. B.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia.

David Gebauer (1973)

Director of Maintenance, Residence Life.

Darby Gough (2007)

Assistant Vice President of Student Development and Success. B.A., Western Washington University; M.A.,Virginia Technical University.

Bruce Inwards (1989)

Director of International Student Services. B.A., Bethel College; M.A.Ed., Oral Roberts University.

Stacy Keith (2012)

Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Education. B.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.E., Graceland University; Ed.D., St. Louis University.

Cathy Mahurin (2006)

Director of Enrollment Management. B.S., California State University; M.H.R.M., Keller Graduate School of Management.

Jamie McConnell (2012)

Director of Graduate and Advantage Admission. B.A., University of Kansas; M.A., Wheaton College.

Anna McDonald (2011)

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

Janet McManus (2005)

Director of Human Resources. B.G.S., University of Kansas; M.S., Baker University.

Alicia Murillo (1998)

Assessment Coordinator and Certification Officer. School of Education. B.A., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Chris Neher (2015)

Director of Major Gifts. B.A., University of Memphis; M.P.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Deanna Nelson (2012)

Senior Director of Development - Major Gifts. B.A., University of Memphis; M.P.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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.

Mike Stuckey (2012)

Director of Campus Services.

Administrative and Professional Staff Emerita

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 and Associate Dean of the School of Business. B.S., Kansas State University; M.B.A., Avila University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Grant Beck (2008)

Associate Professor of Accounting. B.S.B.A., Rockhurst University; M.A.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D.,University of Missouri-Columbia.

Amy Bucher (2003)

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Counseling 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)

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

Wendy Donnell (2010)

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

Doris Ann Frede, C.P.A. (1988)

Assistant Professor of Business. B.S., M.A., University of Central Missouri.

Karen Garber-Miller (1995)

Professor of Education and Dean of the School of Education. B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University, M.A., Southern Nazarene University, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Leah 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.

Judy Gibbs (1983)

Associate Professor of Business. B.A., Graceland University; J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Malcolm Gold (2013)

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

Charlene Gould (1995)

Professor of Theatre and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and SocialSciences, B.S., Kansas State University;  M.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Steve Iliff (1995)

Associate Professor and Director of Faculty and Curriculum for the School of Professional Studies. B.A., Upper Iowa University; M.P.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Sue Ellen McCalley (1993)

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

Marcia Smith Pasqualini (2006)

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

Bradley Poos (2014)

Assistant Professor of Education. B.A., The University of Kansas; M.A., Rockhurst University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dominick Scalise (2014)

Assistant Professor of Psychology. B.A., M.A., Truman State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri- Kansas City.

Regina Staves (2005)

Associate Professor of Psychology. B.A. University of Kansas; M.S., Avila University; Ph.D., Capella University.

Andria Stokes (2007)

Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Transformational Learning. B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.S., University of Kansas, Ed.D., University of Phoenix.

Jordan Wagge (2009)

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

Richard Woodall (1994)

Professor of Business and Dean of the School of Business. B.A., University of South Florida; M.A., University of Iowa; D.A., Illinois State University.

Ling Zhang (2013)

Assistant 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

Avila Advantage

James Biggs (2013)

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

Shari Blank (1997)

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

Richard G. Bradford (2001)

Lecturer in Organizational Development. B.A., William Paterson University; M.A., M.P.A., M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

James Doyle (2015)

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

Karen Hendrix (2014)

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

Bonnie Johnson (2014)

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

Sunny Jones (2012)

B.S., University of Central Missouri; M.S.O.D., Avila University.

J. Dale Marrant (2013)

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

Brian C. Owens (2013)

B.G.S., University of Kansas; M.S.O.D., Avila University.

Maureen Purcell (2009)

M.A., Fielding Graduate University; M.S. University of Kansas.

Joyce Rozmiarek-Hill, SPHR (2007)

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

Adrian Sargeant (2010)

Visiting Professor in the Hartsook Institute for Fundraising. M.B.A., Heriot-Watt University, Ph.D., University of Exeter.

Mary “Mickie” Schroeder (2014)

B.A., Kansas State University; M.A.,University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Marchita Stanton (2005)

Lecturer in Organizational Development. M.S.O.D., The American University/NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science.

Jean Stephens (2007)

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

Tony J. Taylor (2013)

B.S., Park University; M.B.A., Mid-America Nazarene University.

David Winans (2016)

M.Ed., Antioch University; Ed.D., Kansas University.

Business

J. Richard Anderson (2004)

B.A., M.B.A., Rockhurst University.

Christine Brough (2004)

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

Sara Carvalho (2006)

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

Daniel Fluke (2011)

B.S., California State University; M.B.A., University of Nevada; Ph.D., California Coast University.

Michael Rabbitt (2014)

B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Toledo; M.A., Bowling Green; M.A., Washington University.

Jeff Randolph (2006)

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

Stan J. Salva (1991)

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

Terry Uhl (2014)

B.S., South Dakota State University; M.B.A., Rockhurst University; M.S., The University of Kansas; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Education

Lawrence Altman (2014)

B.S., Washington State University in St. Louis; J.D., Saint Louis University.

Tricia Betts (2003)

B.S., University of Central Missouri; M.A., Webster University, Ed.D., Saint Louis University.

Krista Calvert (2016)

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

Steve Ferguson (2001)

B.A., William Jewell College; M.S.Ed., University of Central Missouri.

Bruce Inwards (1989)

B.A., Bethel College, M.A.Ed., Oral Roberts University.

Nancy “Carol” McLean (2014)

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

Staci M. Mathes (2012)

B.S. Missouri State University; M.A.T., Webster University; Ed.D., Saint Louis University.

Emmanuel Ngomsi (2016)

B.S., M.S., University of Yaounde-Cameroon; Ed. Spec., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Psychology

Matt Arnet (2007)

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

Karyn Bentley (2003)

B.A., Washington University; M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina.

Barry Berglund (2007)

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

Michael Blair (2011)

B.A. Rockhurst University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia.

Stella Fernandez (2015)

B.A., M.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City; Psy.D., The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute.

Nekita Fuller (2008)

B.S., Park University; M.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University.

Shani Higgins (2016)

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

Jennifer Keller (2014)

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

M. Shawn McDaniels (2016)

B.S., University of Alaska - Fairbanks; M.A., Psy.D., Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.

Lawrence (Larry) Marsh (1995)

M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University.

Danience Moreland (2014)

B.S., Park University; M.A., University of Saint Mary.

L. Kenneth (Kent) Noel, II (2016)

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

Jeff Peterson (2015)

B.A., University of Iowa; M.S., Walden University.

Alexandra (Alex) Ross (2016)

M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Eric Shult (2013)

M.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Memphis.

Dean Skadeland (2005)

B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.A., Abilene Christian University; Psy.D., Florida Institute of Technology.

Dean Streitwieser (2009)

B.A., Hastings College; Psy.D., Spalding University.

John Wade (2005)

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

Bart Whaley (2004)

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

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 and a Member of the North Central Association
230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411 800-621-7440; Fax 312-263-7462
Internet: info@hlcommission.org

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
P.O. Box 3960
Olathe, KS 66063

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri State Board of Education

P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-4446

Address of Interest to Teacher Education Students:
Kansas Department of Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612