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Montana State University-Northern Faculty

ANDRECHAK, Laurel (2008)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  A.D.N., North Idaho College, 1979;
  B.S.N., Gongaza University, 1985, APRN;
  M.S.N., Gonzaga University, 1996
PETERSEN, Theresa (2004)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  A.S.N., Northern Montana College, 1976;
  B.S.N., Northern Montana College, 1988;
  M.S.N., Gonzaga University, 1998
BALDWIN, Denise (2008)
  Assistant Professor, Education
  B.A., University of Florida, 1995;
  M.S., Barry University, 2000;
  Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2006
PLAGENZ, Victoria (2007)
  Instructor, Nursing
  B.S.N., Marian College, 1997
BLOSSER, Terry (2001)
  Assistant Professor, Communication/Composition
  B.S., Ohio University, 1971;
  M.A., Purdue University, 1974
POLLINGTON, Charles (2004)
  Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1990;
  M.S., Montana State University, 1993
BOYSUN, Wane (1997)
  Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
      and Agricultural Mechanics

  B.S., Montana State University-Northern, 1996;
  M.Ed., Montana State University-Northern, 1999
PUISTO, Jaakko (2006)
  Assistant Professor, History and Native
      American Studies

  Fil. Kand
(Bachelor's), University of Turku,
      Finland, 1991;
  M.A., Arizona State University, 1995;
  Phil. Lic (Master's), University of Turku,
      Finland, 2000;
  Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2000
BRICKER, Darlene (2003)
  Associate Professor, Education
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1970;
  M.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1973;
  Ed.D., Waldon University, 2008
RAWN, Will (1990)
  Professor, English
  B.A., Oberlin College, 1965;
  M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1973;
  Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1984
CALLAHAN, Joseph P. (2007)
  Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs;
      Professor of Education

  B.S., East Stroudsburg University, 1971;
  M.Ed., East Stroudsburg University, 1973;
  Ed.D., University of Montana, 1979
REIFSCHNEIDER, Carol (1995)
  Chair, College of Education, Arts & Sciences,
      and Nursing; Associate Professor Water
      Quality Technology: Environmental Health

  B.A., University of Kansas, 1977;
  M.S., University of Kansas, 1982;
  Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1993
CARLSON, Kevin S. (1986)
  Professor, Business
  B.T., Northern Montana College, 1983;
  M.B.A., University of Montana, 1986
RICHMAN, Tracy (2007)
  Assistant Professor; Nursing
  B.S.N, Montana State University-Bozeman, 2002;
  M.S.N., University of Wyoming, 2007;
  R.N.
CLOUSE, Gregory S. (1987)
  Professor, Diesel Technology
  B.T., Northern Montana College, 1984;
  M.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1989
RUNDQUIST, Vaughn M. (1988)
  Associate Professor, Biology
  B.A., Moorhead State College, 1966;
  M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1969;
  Ph.D., Montana State University, 1973
CLOUSE, Vickie (2002)
  Assistant Professor, Biology and Earth Science
  B.S. Northern Montana College, 1989;
  M.Ed., Montana State University-Northern, 2001
SCHEND, Terry (2007)
   Instructor, Electrical Technology
DANLEY, William H. (1973)
  Associate Professor, Agricultural Technology
  B.S., New Mexico State University, 1971;
  M.S., New Mexico State University, 1973
SCHERESKY-O’NEIL, Lisa (2001)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1992;
  A.D.N., Northern Montana College, 1993;
  B.S.N., Montana State University-Northern, 1997;
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2002;
  R.N.
DOLEZAL, Stacey (2004)
  Assistant Professor, Education
  B.S., Montana State University-Bozeman, 1995;
  M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University, 1999
SCHLOTFELDT, Lorren (2007)
  Instructor of Plumbing Technology
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1978
DON, Steven (2003)
  Assistant Professor, Automotive and
      Diesel Technology

  A.S., Northern Montana College, 1994;
  B.C., University of Canterbury, 1984;
  M.Ed., Montana State University-Billings, 2008
SEIFFERT, Mark A. (1994)
  Professor, Theatre and Speech Communication
  B.A., Montana State University, 1984;
  M.A., Texas Tech University, 1985;
  Ed.D., West Virginia University, 1990
EDWARDS, James R. (1988)
  Professor, Economics
  B.A., Brigham Young University, 1966;
  Ph.D., University of Utah, 1983
SELLERS, Darlene (1998)
  Professor, Education
  B.S., University of Wyoming, 1988;
  M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi, 1990;
  Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1995
FOLEY, John (2001)
  Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
  B.S., Central Missouri State, 1972;
  M.A., Central Missouri State, 1973;
  M.A., University of North Dakota, 1984;
  Ph.D., University of North Dakota, 1986
SIEMENS, Jeremy (2005)
  Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology
  B.S., Montana State University, 1994
GILMARTIN, Brian G. (1988)
  Professor, Psychology and Sociology
  B.A., University of Colorado, 1962;
  M.S., University of Utah, 1964;
  Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1969
SKORNOGOSKI, Brenda F. (1986)
  Associate Professor, Business
  B.A., University of Montana, 1980;
  M.B.A., University of Montana, 1984
HAWKINSON, Virgil C. (1984)
  Professor, Manufacturing and Metals Technology
  B.A., St. Cloud State University, 1969;
  M.S., St. Cloud State University, 1978;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 2000
SMEBY, Curtis (1998)
  Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  B.A., Acadia University, 1980;
  M.S., University of Oregon, 1981;
  Ed. Specialist, University of Southern
      Mississippi, 1990;
   Ph.D, University of Wyoming, 1996
HENEHAN, Maureen (2005)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  B.S.N., St. Xavier University, 1982;
  M.S.N., Rush University, 1987
SMILEY, Frederick (2008)
  Associate Professor of Education
  B.A., California State University-Chico, 1966;
  M.A., Chapman College, 1982;
  Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 1992
HESSKE, Steve D. (1994)
  Professor, English
  B.S., Ohio University, 1971;
  M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1981;
  Ph.D, Bowling Green State University, 1992
SNIDER, John M. (1989)
  Professor, English
  B.A., Dickinson College, 1972;
  M.A., University of Illinois, 1974;
  Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1983
HESTER, Gregory Alan (1995)
  Professor, Water Quality Technology:
      Environmental Health

  B.S., Western Kentucky University, 1974;
  M.A., Western Kentucky University, 1980;
  Ed. Specialist, Montana State University, 1983;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 1997
SOISETH, Joel K. (1988)
  Professor, Art
  B.A., University of North Dakota, 1970;
  B.F.A., University of North Dakota, 1980;
  M.F.A., University of North Dakota, 1983
HOWLAND, James C. (1990)
  Professor, Computer Information Systems
  B.S., Oregon State University, 1986;
  M.I.S., City University, 1992
STILGER, Lynn (1990)
  Professor, Diesel Technology
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1977;
  M.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1993
HUSE, Shawn (2002)
  Assistant Professor, Education; Head
      Men’s Basketball Coach

  B.S., Montana Tech of the University of
      Montana, 1995;
  B.A., University of Montana, 1997;
  M.A., University of Nebraska- Kearney, 2002
STRIZICH, Lawrence J. (1988)
  Chair, College of Technical Sciences;
      Professor, Electronics Engineering
      Technology

  B.S.E.E., University of Colorado, 1974;
  M.E., University of Idaho, 1996;
  PE-Licensed Engineer
JOHNKE, Robert (2004)
  Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., Eastern Montana College, 1966;
  M.N.S., Oklahoma University, 1971
SWARTZ, JR., William J. (1991)
  Associate Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., Montana State University, 1974;
  M.S., Oregon State University, 1977;
  Ed.D., Montana State University, 1992
JOHNSON, Kevin H. (1980)
  Professor, Automotive Technology
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1978;
  M.S., Central Washington University, 1987
TAYLOR, Penny (2005)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  B.S.N., Mary College, 1982;
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2006;
  R.N.
KEGEL, Gregory D. (1982)
  Dean, College of Technical Sciences;
     Professor, Design Drafting and
     Manufacturing Technology

  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1976;
  M.S., Central Washington University, 1987
THACKERAY, Darryll H. (1974)
  Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1973;
  M.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1993
LOCKWOOD, Stephen P. (1988)
  Professor, English
  B.A., San Jose University, 1970;
  Ph.D., Indiana University, 1985
TRETHEWEY, Janet M. (1988)
  Professor, Education
  B.S., Montana State University, 1985;
  M.S., Montana State University, 1988;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 1997
LOCKWOOD, Suzanne F. (1988)
  Professor, Nursing
  Nursing, St. Thomas Hospital, 1968;
  B.S.N., Indiana University, 1980;
  M.S.N., Indiana University, 1984;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 1997;
  R.N., A.P.R.N., C.S.
THIVIERGE, Tyson (2008)
  Head Wrestling Coach, Instructor
  B.S., Montana State University-Northern, 2003
MAGELSSEN, Trygve (2006)
  Assistant Professor, Electrical Technology
  B.S., Montana State University-Northern, 2002;
  M.S., University of North Dakota, 2004
TOWNE, Forrest (2009)
  Assistant Professor, Chemistry/Physics
  B.S., George Fox University, 2002;
  Ph.D., University of Montana, 2009
MILLER, Michael (2005)
  Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Technology
  B.S., University of Illinois, 1977;
  M.S., University of Illinois, 1979;
  B.S., Bemidji State University, 1999
UNDERWOOD, Jamie (2005)
  Assistant Professor, History
  B.A., West Georgia College, 1990;
  B.A., Valdosta State College, 1991;
  M.A., Valdosta State College, 1992
MILLIGAN, Krista (2002)
  Instructor, Design Drafting Technology
  A.S., Northern Montana College, 1988;
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1990
VERPLOEGEN, Mary (2000)
  Assistant Professor, Computer Information
      Systems

  B.S.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1987;
  M.S., Oregon State University, 1988
MOUAT, Chris (2005)
  Head Women’s Basketball Coach
  B.Ed., University of Montana-Missoula, 1993
WELCH, Thomas M. (1981)
  Professor, Agricultural Technology
  B.S., South Dakota State University, 1979;
  M.S., Montana State University, 1984
OBERQUELL, Christian (2001)
  Instructor, Education
  B.S., University of Mary, 1994;
  NATA Certified, 1995
WIBERG, Janice L. (1979)
  Professor, Music
  B.M.E., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1968;
  M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1972;
  D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1979
OPHUS, Byron (2002)
  Assistant Professor, Business
  B.T., Northern Montana College, 1983
WILKE, Lanny (1996)
  Assistant Professor, Business
  A.A., Pensacola Junior College, 1981;
  B.A., Montana State University-Northern, 1995;
  B.S., Montana State University-Northern, 1996;
  M.Ed., Montana State University-Northern, 1998
PAPPAS, Mary M. (1986)
  Director of Nursing; Professor, Nursing
  A.D.N., Northern Montana College, 1969;
  B.S.N., Montana State University, 1982;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 2006;
  M.S., University of Portland, 1989;
  R.N.
WILLIAMS, Arlys (2005)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  B.S.N., Valparaiso University, 1974;
  M.S., University of Colorado, 2005;
  A.P.R.N., P.N.P., B.C.
PATTISON, Vonnie (2006)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  A.S.N., Regents College: University of New
      York, 2000;
  B.S.N., Montana State University-Northern, 2003;
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2006
WILLIAMS, Katherine Knapp (2002)
  Associate Professor, Community Service
      and Communications

  B.S., Appalachian State University, 1976;
  M.A., Appalachian State University, 1980;
  Ed.D., Ball State University, 1991
PEASE, Norton (2002)
  Associate Professor, Graphic Design
  B.F.A., Iowa State University, 1995;
  M.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis 1999
ZUCK, Barbara (2008)
  Assistant Professor, Business
  B.A., Luther College;
  M.P.A., Portland State University;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman. 2007

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