Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

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Adams, Connor
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and First-Year Math Coordinator
BS, MA, University of Saint Francis

Allard, Jill
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Fort Wayne
RT (R) (CT), ARDMS, (ABD, OBGYN), RVT (VT) AS, University of Saint Francis

Assaf, Ashlee
Instructor in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
AS, Delta College


Bailey, Kaitlin
AS, BS-HEAS University of Saint Francis

Baldassari, Mario 
Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, Lake Forest College; MS, PhD, University of Victoria

Barnes, Megan
Assistant Professor of Nursing
MSN, RN, FNP-BC, University of Saint Francis

Becerra, Rachel 
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator of Surgical Technology Crown Point
CST, AS, Ivy Tech

Bechill, Michael P.
Associate Professor of Biology, Instructor Coordinator
BS, University of Saint Francis; PhD, University of Toledo College of Medicine

Bequette, John
Professor of Theology
BA, University of Missouri-Saint Louis; MA, PhD, Saint Louis University

Bradtmiller, Theresa
Assistant Professor of Nursing
DNP, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Breece, R Matten
Assistant Professor of Inorganiz Chemistry
BS, Butler University; MS, Miami University; PhD, University of New Mexico

Brigham, Indira
Assistant Professor of Biology, USF-Crown Point
BS, Loyola University; MS, University of Illinois

Brinkman, John
Professor of Psychology and Counseling  
BA, Bluffton University; MA, PhD, Ball State University

Bugajski, Ken
Professor of English; Director of the John Duns Scotus Honors Program
BA, University of Notre Dame; MA, Marquette University; PhD, Texas A&M University

Bugajski, Tricia
Director of the Graduate School, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Teaching and Learning Services, Assistant Professor of General Education
AA, South Suburban College; BA, Saint Mary’s College; MA, Purdue University Northwest; MSEd, Texas A&M

Buttram, Clifford
Assistant Professor of Management, Division Director of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership
BS, University of Tennessee; MBA, Baker College; MA, Diplomacy Norwich University; PhD, University of Phoenix



Carlson, Eric
Associate Professor of Art; Studio Art
BFA, Illinois State University; MFA University of Missouri-Columbia

Caudill, Lori
Assistant Professor and Simulation Assistant Director
RN, MSN Nursing University of Virginia

Chairse, Tareylon
Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at Crown Point
ASN, South Suburban College; BSN, MSN University of Phoenix

Connelly, Sarah
Instrucotr, Crown Point Site Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy Program 
AS, BA, Indiana University

Cussen, Chad
Professional Advisor
BA, Indiana University; MA, Eastern Illinois University

Cutter, Weston
Associate Professor of English
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College; MFA, Virginia Polytechnic Institute


Daining, Nicole
Professional Advisor
BA, Calvin University

Dale, Miranda
Assistant Professor in the Division of Nursing
BSN, MSN, Western Governors University

Day, Rachel
Assistant Professor in the Division of Nursing at the Crown Point site, ADN Track Director
BSN, MSN, Western Governors University

Decker, Lisa
Assistant Professor of Nursing
RN, Indiana University, MSN, FNP-C, Indiana Wesleyan University 

Deville, Adam
Associate Professor of  Psychology and Theology
BA, MA, University of Ottawa; Ph.D, St. Paul University

Dreyer, Krista
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN, Chamberlain College

Duke, Carrie
First Year Writing Coordinator
Ph.D., Ball State

Dutcher, Abigail
Assistant Professor of Education
BA, Grace College and Theological Seminary; MA, Purdue Fort Wayne



Eckel, Kelly
Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Undergraduate Field Experiences
M.Ed, Indiana Wesleyan University; Ed.S., National Louis University

Edlund, Brittany 
Assistant Professor of Radiologic Technology

MHA, AS, University of Saint Francis; BSBA, Indiana Wesleyan University

Everetts, Mark
Assistant Professor of Music Technology, Studio Manager
AA, Rick Valley College; BS, Middle Tennessee State University; M.A., Middlesex University


Felkner, Morgan
Professional Advisor
BS, Purdue University; MS, University of Saint Francis

Fish, Darcy
Surgical Technology Instructor
AS, University of Saint Francis; BA, Western Governors University

Fransen, Mark
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Program, Program Director of Physical Therapy
AS, PTA, Saint Francis University; BS, Indiana Wesleyan; MHA, MBA, University of Saint Francis

Fulwider, Miles
Associate Professor of Music Technology, Associate Division Director for Creative Arts, Digital Media Management, Dance Programs Director 
AS, BS, Utah Valley University; MM, New York University, Tonmeister, New York University


Gagle, Allison
Instructor of Radiologic Technology
AS, BS, University of Saint Francis

Gardner, Julie
Assistant Dean for Crown Point, Associate Professor of Biology, Director of the Medical Laboratory Technician and Phlebotomy Programs, USF-Crown Point
BS, MS, MBA, Purdue University

Ganger, Kendra
Instructor Physical Therapist Assistant
AS, University of Saint Francis; BGS, Indiana University 

Garst, Steven
Assistant Professor of Art, Art Foundations Director
BFA, MA, Ball State University; MFA Miami University

Gernhardt, Phyllis
Associate Professor of History
BA, University of Texas at Tyler; MA, Ball State University; PhD, Bowling Green State University

Geyer, Andrea
Professor of Chemistry, Director for Academic Initiatives
BA, DePauw University; MS, PhD, University of Michigan

Gibbons-Brown, Karen
Instructor of Dance, Artistic Director of Dance

Gilson, Rachel
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Undergraduate Clinical Director
BSN, Purdue; MS Ball State

Giltner, T. Alexander
Assistant Professor of Theology, Theology Program Director
BA, Ozark Christian College; MA, Saint Louis University; PhD, Saint Louis University

Gratton, Matthew
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Director of Clinical Education, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
AS, University of Saint Francis; BS, Ball State University


Haag, Jade
Assistant Professor of Communications
BA, University of Saint Francis; MA, Indiana University

Harman, Marianne
Assistant Professor of Nursing at Crown Point
ASN, BSN, Indiana University; MSN-Ed, Ball State University

Harrell, Angie
Professor, Associate Vice President for Healthcare Relations, Dean, College of Health Sciences
AS, Indiana University; BS, University of Nebraska Omaha; MS, University of Saint Francis; DHSc, A.T. Still University

Harrington, Debora
Lab Instructor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Crown Point
AS, ARDMS, Jackson College

Heller, Monica
Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling, Director of BA in Psychology Program, Psychology Course Coordinator
BA, Purdue University-Fort Wayne; MA, Adler University; PhD, Ball State University

Hileman, Michelle
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Saint Francis; MSM, Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University (Jefferson University)

Hoffman, Michelle
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant Program
BS, Doane University; MSPT, Washington University School of Medicine; DPT, College of St. Scholastica

Holzmer, Sister M. Anita O.S.F.
Assistant Professor in Theology and Franciscan Studies, Assistant Vice President for Mission Integration; Director, Center for Franciscan Life
BSEd, MSEd, University of Saint Francis; Diploma in Franciscan Spirituality, Università Pontificia Antonianum

Hopf, Matthew S.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Exerercise Science, Program Director in Kinesiology and Nutrition Faculty, Athletic Representative
BS, University of Saint Francis; DC, Palmer College of Chiropractic

Humbarger, Nicole
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Saint Francis; MSN-Ed, Western Governors University 

Humpfer, Evelyn
Assistant Professor in the Division of Nursing
ASN, BSN, Indiana University Northwest; MSN, DeVry University




Jackson, Holly
Biology Lecturer, Biology Service Coordinator
BS, University of Saint Francis; MS, Indiana University

Jeffries, Heather
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Program Director of Criminal Justice and Criminology
AS, BS, Indiana University; MS, Indiana State University; MS, University of Saint Francis

Johnson, David
Professor of Nursing
BSN, Purdue, MSN Ball State, PhD Indiana University


Karns, Tyler
Associate Professor of Biology
DC, Parker University

Katugampola, Pushpika
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
BS, University of Sri Jayewardenepura; MS, Southern Illinois University; PhD, Delaware State University

Kirby, Susan
Associate Professor of Business
BA, MA, Bethel University; MBA, University of Notre Dame 

Koerpel, Robert
Assistant Professor of Theology
BA, University of Saint Thomas; MTS, Duke University; PhD, The Catholic University of America

Koldyke, Audra
Instructor and Program Director of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Program Director, Medical Imaging and Echocardiography
RT(R)(CT), (M) ARDMS (AB,OBGYN, BR), RVT (VT); AS, University of Saint Francis; BS, Indiana University

Kuebler-Wolf, Elizabeth
Associate Professor of Art History
BA, MA, PhD, Indiana University

Kutsenok, Victor
Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics Course Coordinator
BS, MS Equivalency; Kiev State Pedagogical Institute; PhD, Moscow Scientific Research Institute of General Education


Layton, Melissa
Director of Academic Advising
BA, Taylor University; MOL, University of Saint Francis

Lee, Robert W.
Professor of Accounting
BS, MBA, Ball State University; PhD, Business Administration, Northcentral University

Lehman, Stacy
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN Ball State University

Levan, Michael
Associate Professor of English, English Program Director
BA, Allegheny College; MA, University of North Texas; MFA, Western Michigan University; Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Lewandowski, Devon 
Associate Professor of Nursing, BSN Program Director
BSN, MSN University of Saint Francis; DNP Samford University

Lewis, Ronald 
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Marketing Program Director, Ph.D., Indiana Institute of Technology
BS, Broadcast Communications; MS Sports Management, Barry University; MBA, University of Saint Francis

Lortie, Heather 
Assistant Professor, Program Director of Radiologic Technology
AS, MS University of Saint Francis; BS, Southern New Hampshire University

Lown, Susan
Associate Professor of Nursing
BSN, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center; MS, University of North Florida; MSN, University of Saint Francis; DNP, Indiana Wesleyan University

Luckey, Patricia
Assistant Professor in the Division of Nursing
BSN, MSN, MS University of Saint Francis



Maier, Nancy
Instructor of Nursing
BSN, University of Evansville; MSN Indiana University

Maldonado, Jenny S.
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
BS, MS University of Saint Francis

Martin, Jane
Professor of Film, Program Director for Communication 
BA, Lenoir Rhyne College; MFA, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

McCorkle, Chelsie
Assistant Professor of English, Writing Center Director
BA, University of Saint Francis; MA, Purdue University

McIlroy, Grace
Medical Laboratory Technician and Phlebotomy Faculty at Crown Point
 BS, Louisiana State University

Milicki, Kaelyn
Instructor of Radiologic Technology
AS, BS, Indiana University Northwest

Miyauchi, C. Alison
Executive Division Director for the Creative Arts
BA, University of Alberta, MA, Mawr College

Moellering, Beverly 
Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Registered Dietician, Coordinated Program in Dietetics Director
BS, Purdue University; MS, Ball State University


Nauts, Alan A.
Assistant Professor of Art, Program Director for Graphic Design
BA, MA, University of Saint Francis

Nelson, Nicole
Assistant Professor of Biology, Environmental Program Director
BS, Indiana University; MS, University of Wisconsin

Nolt, Jake
Assistant Professor of Animation, Game & Application Development, Division Director of the Division of Communication, Animation, and Technology
BS, The Art Institutes; MFA, Bowling Green State University


Oberley, Juanita
Associate Professor of Education; Director of the Divison of Teacher Education, Education Instructor Coordinator
BSEd, University of Saint Francis; MA, Ball State University; EdD, Indiana University

Obringer, Amy R.
Professor of Biology, Pre-Med Program Advisor
BS, University of Saint Francis; PhD, Wright State University

Oetting, Stephanie
Professor of Nursing
BSN, MSN, Indiana University Indianapolis; PhD, University of Michigan


Papenbrock, Amanda
Instructor of Radiologic Technology 
AS, BS Indiana University

Parker, Dawn
Director, SOHS Simulation Lab and Assistant Professor
BSN, MSN, Indiana University

Parsley, Tim
Associate Professor of Art, Program Director, Studio Art
BS, Cincinnati Christian University; BFA University of Cincinnati; MA, Cincinnati Christian University; MFA, Miami University Oxford

Pearson, Lewis
Professor of Philosophy, Coordinator of Philosophy, Interim Dean College of Arts, Sciences and Business
BA, BS, Christian Brothers University; MA, PhD, Baylor University

Pejoski, Rosie
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Crown Point
ASN, BS, Indiana University Northwest

Peterson, Danielle
Assistant Professor of Social Work
BSW, Huntington University; MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
Pillie, Janay
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, Indiana University; MSN, University of Saint Francis

Powers, Valerie
Assistant Professor, Department Director in Kinesiology & Nutrition
ACSM-EP, NSCA-CP, RYT; BS, MS California State University


Richard, Jennifer
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Assistant BSN Program Director
BSN, MSN, University of Saint Francis

Richey, Lance
Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Interim President 
BA, Furman University; PhD, Marquette University

Riepenhoff, Mary
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Licensing Advisor and Accreditation Coordinator
BSEd, MA, Ohio State University; EdD, University of Findlay

Riggle, Patrick
Assistant Professor of Animation
BS, MA, University of Saint Francis

Rinker, Patricia
Instructor of Nursing, ADN Program Director
BSN, MBA Indiana Wesleyan; MS, Purdue University

Roberts, Mason
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, University of Saint Francis, MSN, Indiana Wesleyan
Ross, Diana
Instructor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
BS, RDMS, RVT, Platt College


Schurger, Phillip
Instructor of Music Technology; Director University Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Electronic Music Ensemble
BA, MM, Northern Illinois University

Shaffer-Childers, Ashley
Nursing Faculty
BSN, MSN, Indiana Wesleyan University
Shidler, Latesa
Nursing Faculty
BS, Baptist Health Sciences, MSN, Western Governors University
Shultz, Sheena
Instructor, Director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Therapy Program
AS, Ivy Tech; BS, Trine University
Smith, Corey
Assistant Professor, Respiratory Therapy Program Director
AS, Ivy Tech; BS, MBA, University of Saint Francis

Smith, Greg 
Assistant Professor of Accounting, Accounting Program Director
BA, Manchester University; MBA, University of Saint Francis

Smith, Janet
Assistant Professor, Exercise Science
BS, MS - Kinesiology/Adapted Physical Education, MS Education Administration, Indiana University

Sorgen-Burleson, Theresa 
Assistant Professor of Surgical Technology; Chair, Department of Surgical Technology
CST, AS, BA, MBA, University of Saint Francis

Srboniski, Nikolina
Instructor of Radiologic Technology
AS, BS, Indiana University
Stehlik, David DSL
Associate Professor of Management and Leadership; Business Administration Program Director
DSL, Regent University; MBA & MHA, University of Saint Francis, B.A., Hillsdale College

Straub, Brittany
Assistant Professor of Education; Director of Special Education (Undergraduate and Graduate) and Director of Master of Arts in Teaching/Transition to Teaching- Secondary Education
BSEd University of Saint Francis; MAT, Indiana University; EdD, National Louis University


Torlone, Daniel
Professor of Education; Director of Graduate Field Experiences
BA, Marshall University; MEd, Boston University; MEd, EdD, Teachers College Columbia University




Valich, Kimberly
Assistant Professor of Nursing
BSN, St. Xavier University; MSN, University of Phoenix


Wade, Cara
Professor of Art 
AAS, Georgia Military College; BA, Armstrong Atlantic State University; MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design

Webb, Kathi
Director of Simulation Lab and Nursing Resource Center
ASN, University of Indianapolis; BSN, MSN Grand Canyon University 

Weber, Louise M.
Professor of Biology and Environmental Science, Biology Program Director, Division Director of Sciences
BS, Saint Mary’s College; MS, University of Notre Dame; PhD, Clemson University

Wemhoff, Gregory
Associate Professor of Biology
BS, Purdue University; PhD University of Chicago

Westropp, Lori
Associate Professor of Social Work, Social Work Program and Field Director
BS, Indiana University; MSW, LCSW Loyola University, Chicago

Williams, Andrea
Assistant Professor of Nursing at Crown Point
ASN, South Suburban; BSN, Bellevue University; MSN, MHA, University of Phoenix, PhD, Logan University

Williams, Angela
Assistant Professor of Nursing at Crown Point
ASN, BSN, Indiana University Northwest; MSN South University

Winegarden, Megan
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Graduate Program Director of Nursing
BS, College of Saint Francis; MSN, University of Saint Francis; EdM, Boston University; DNP, Case Western Reserve University

Wise, Cayla
Assistant Professor of Education; Director of Elementary Education (Undergraduate and Graduate) and Educational Studies
BA, University of Saint Francis; MA, Ball State University; EdS, National Louis University


Yoder, Carolyn DNP, RN, CNE
Division Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer
BSN, Purdue University; MSN, Indiana University; DNP, Rush University



Avdul, Richard
Professor Emeritus of Education
Bard, Gary
Associate Professor Emeritus of Physical Sciences
Beam, Teresa A.
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Blauvelt, Margaret
Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing
Calvert, Jeanne A.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology
Camara, Esperanca
Associate Professor Emeritus of Art History 
Carl, Jacqueline
Assistant Professor Emerita of Education
Chubinski, Sue
Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing

Clark, Wendy
Professor Emerita of Nursing

Clements, Nancy 
Associate Professor Emeritus of Education

Daniel, Rolf
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Counseling

Deininger, Rita
Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing

DePew, Renee
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Nursing 

DeYoung, Margaret
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Nursing 

Dorsett, Sister M. Felicity O.S.F.
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Theology

Elick, Jean
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Erickson, Cheryl
Associate Professor Emerita of Mathematics

Gillespie, Nancy
Professor Emeritus of Nursing

Greulich, Carol
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Nursing

Hankee, Nancy
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Education

Hernandez, Ann
Professor Emeritus of Education

Hurley, Richard
Professor Emeritus of Biology

Jain, Jay
Professor Emeritus of Business 

Jylland-Halverson, Carl
Professor of Emeritus Psychology and Counseling

King, Marsha
Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing

Klopfer, Mary
Associate Professor Emeritus of Art

Krauskopf, Frances
Associate Professor Emeritus of History and Social Science

Kumfer, Earl
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Theology

Lyke, Donna
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Nursing

Martin, Diane
Professor Emeritus of Physical therapy Studies

Meador, Douglas
Professor Emeritus of Economics

Meyers, Sr. M. Carol
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Art; 

Middleton, Debra
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Nursing

Papier, Maurice
Professor Emeritus of Art 

Penland, Kimberly
Associate Professor Emeritus of Nursing

Pryor, Warren W.
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Biology

Prall, Andrew
Professor Emeritus of English

Scheetz, Sister M. JoEllen O.S.F.
Professor Emeritus of English

Schuler, Paul
Professor Emeritus of Education

Short, Gerald E.
Associate Professor Emeritus of Biology

Slagle, Elizabeth
Associate Professor Emeritus of Surgical Technology
Smith, Matthew
Professor Emeritus of English
Spath, Mary
Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing
Solon, Mary Kay, Geoffrey
Professor Emeritus of Physical Therapy Assistant
Sullivan, Stephen
Professor Emeritus of English
Swiss, Jane
Professor Emeritus of Education
Tieben, Gary L.
Professor Emeritus of Biology
Weissner, Marcie
Professor Emeritus of Nursing
Wiedman, Katie MEd
Assistant Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology and Nutrition
Wiedman, Lawrence A.
Professor Emeritus of Biology