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    Jul 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Faculty Directory

Year following name is first year of appointment
* indicates part-time

The Creative Writing Programs

John Brandon, 2012
Associate Professor
BA 1999, University of Florida
MFA 2001, Washington University

Sheila O’Connor, 1992
BA 1982, University of Minnesota
MFA 1986, Iowa Writers Workshop

Angela Pelster-Wiebe, 2015
Assistant Professor
B.Ed. 2001, University of Alberta
MFA 2012, University of Iowa

Richard Pelster-Wiebe, 2015*, 2019
BA 2004, University of Minnesota
BA 2004, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
MA 2009, PhD 2018, University of Iowa

Mary Rockcastle, 1991
BA, Douglass College
MA 1980, University of Minnesota

Katrina Vandenberg, 2013
Associate Professor
BFA 1992, Bowling Green State University
MFA 1997, University of Arkansas

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Graduate Legal Education

Stephen Arnott, 2008
Associate Professor
BA 1981, Political Science, University of Tasmania
JD 1994, William Mitchell College of Law

Leondra Hanson, 2008
Associate Professor
BA 1995, Political Science, Concordia College
JD 1999, University of Minnesota

Jeanne Kosieradzki, 1992-1996*, 1996
BS 1986, Paralegal Studies, Winona State University
JD 1991, William Mitchell College of Law

Jennifer Will, 2018 
Assistant Professor
BA 1990, Hope College 
JD 1994, University of Michigan Law School

School of Business

Peggy Andrews, 2011
Senior Lecturer
BA 1989, Ambassador University
MA 1999, St. Mary’s University
PhD, University of Minnesota

David Berg, 2009
Associate Professor
BA 1981, St. Olaf College
MIBS 1984, University of South Carolina
PhD 1998, University of Minnesota

Stacie Bosley, 2012
Associate Professor
BBA 1994, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD 2001, University of Minnesota

Samantha Snyder Cakir, 2020
Assistant Professor
BA 2000, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
MS 2008, PhD 2011, Purdue University

Brett Devine, 2019
Assistant Professor
BS 2012, Brigham Young University
PhD 2018, Washington State University

Kenneth Fox, 1996
Director, Conflict Studies
Senior Fellow, Dispute Resolution Institute
BA 1979, University of California
JD 1985, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College

Sonal Gerten, 2019
BA 1999, Johns Hopkins University
MBA 2004, UCLA

Elizabeth Gunderson, 1980
Professor, Interim Dean
BAS 1976, University of Minnesota
MBA 1981, College of St. Thomas
PhD 1991, Management, The Union Institute

Jae Hawn Lee, 2015
Associate Professor
BA 2000, MA 2006, Seoul National University
MBA 2008, Brigham Young University
PhD 2015, Texas Tech University

J. Dan Lehmann, 2008
Senior Lecturer
BS 1974, University of Illinois
MS 1975, University of Illinois
PhD 1982, University of Illinois

Anne M. McCarthy, 2011
Professor, Dean
AB 1980, Georgetown University
MBA 1986, University of Connecticut
PhD 1992, Purdue University

Austin Miller, 2018
Assistant Professor
BA 2010, Brigham Young University
MPP 2012, Brigham Young University
PhD 2018, Washington State University

Kristen Norman-Major, 2001
BA 1987, Hamline University
MA 1990, University of Minnesota
PhD 1996, Vanderbilt University

James Scheibel, 2006*, 2014
Professor of Practice
BA 1969, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
Master of Public Affairs 2014, University of Minnesota

Chad Sponsler, 2009
Senior Lecturer
BA 2002, MBA 2003, University of North Dakota
JD 2008, Hamline University

Lucas Threinen, 2021
Assistant Professor
BS 1997, University of Minnesota
MA 2008, University of Chicago
PhD 2012, University of Chicago

Nancy Webber, 2008
Senior Lecturer
BS 2002, MBT 2004, University of Minnesota

School of Education and Leadership

Letitia Basford, 2008
Associate Professor
BA 1995, University of Minnesota
MA 2000, San Francisco State University
PhD 2008, University of Minnesota

Michelle Benegas, 2015
Associate Professor
BA 2000, University of St. Thomas
MA 2003, Hamline University
PhD 2015, University of Minnesota

Patty Born-Selly, 2015
Assistant Professor
BA 2001, Metropolitan State University
MA 2005, Hamline University
EdD 2019, Hamline University

Jennifer Carlson, 2006
Associate Professor
BS 1991, Winona State University
MS 1998, Minnesota State University, Mankato
PhD 2001, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Kim Hartung, 2007
Associate Professor
BS 1980, University of Minnesota, Duluth
MA 1995, University of Minnesota
EdD 2005, Hamline University

Trish Harvey, 2014
Assistant Professor
BA 1992, Luther College
MS 1996, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
EdD 2003, University of Minnesota

Sarah Hick, 2007
Associate Professor
BA 1992, Grinnell College
MA 1996, Yale University
PhD 2008, University of Minnesota

Joe Lewis, 2006
Associate Professor
BA 1989, Grinnell College
MA 1999, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
EdD 2006, Columbia University Teachers College

Karen Moroz, 2011
Associate Professor
BS 1992, Saint Cloud State University
MA 1997, Saint Mary’s University
EdD 2004, Hamline University

Rebecca Neal, 2015
Associate Professor
BS 1993, Hampton University
MEd 1994, College of William and Mary

Betsy Parrish, 1991
BA 1982, MA 1985, University of Minnesota

Julia Reimer, 1997
Associate Professor
BA 1986, Goshen College
MSW 1988, Wilfrid Laurier University
MAT 1999, School for International Training

Maggie Struck, 2016
Assistant Professor
BA 2000, University of St. Thomas
MA 2012, University of Minnesota
PhD 2017, University of Minnesota

Linnette Werner, 2019
Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean 
BS 1995, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
MA 1998, University of Minnesota
PhD 2001, University of Minnesota