Sep 22, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emeriti Faculty/Faculty Listing

Emeriti Faculty

Everett Browning (1969-1986) Professor Emeritus of Journalism
Paul Kruse (1969-1994) Assistant Professor Emeritus of Library Science
Kelly Liewer (1968-1997) Registrar Emeritus
David Pippert (1977-1999) Professor Emeritus of Natural Science
David Edris (1974-2008) Professor Emeritus of Music
Bill Snyder (1979-2011) Professor Emeritus of Business
Ken Anderson (1984-2016) Professor Emeritus of Art
Dan Holtz (1987-2016) Professor Emeritus of English
Spencer Davis (1984-2017) Professor Emeritus of History
Daryl Long (1967-2017) Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
Bill Clemente (1992-2018) Professor Emeritus of English
Judy Grotrian (1998-2019) Professor Emeritus of Business
Christy Hutchison (2004-2021) Professor Emeritus of Business
Jim Nevitt (1984-2022) Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Sara Crook (2002-2022)  Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Faculty Listing

(Date indicates year in which service at Peru State College began.)

Gul Ahmad, Professor of Biology (2012)

  • B.S., Ph.D., Aligarh Muslim University

Heidi Jo B. Bartlett, Instructor of Education (2017)

  • B.S., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  • M.A., University of Central Florida

Jacob Bartlett, Associate Professor of Music (2012)

  • B.S., M.S., Northwest Missouri State University
  • M.A., D.M.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Gina Bittner, Associate Professor of Education (2006)

  • B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • M.A.Ed., University of Northern Colorado
  • Ph.D., Capella University

Stacy Bliss, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2022)

  • B.S., Peru State College
  • M.S., Ph.D. University of Tennessee

Anthony Citrin, Professor of Education (1986)

  • B.A., M.A., University of Kentucky
  • Ed.S., Central Michigan University
  • Ed.D., Western Michigan University

Richard Clopton, Professor of Biology (1995)

  • B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Kenneth Curtis, Assistant Professor of Art (2019)

  • B.S., Eastern New Mexico University
  • M.A., M.F.A., West Texas A & M University

Helane Folske-Starlin, Assistant Professor of Special Education (2018)

  • B.A., M.A.T., Saginaw University
  • Ph.D., Wayne State University

Greg Galardi, Associate Professor of Business (2004)

  • B.A., Bellevue College
  • M.S., Central Michigan University
  • M.B.A., D.B.A., Northcentral University
Kelli Gardner, Associate Professor of Psychology (2009)
  • B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Matthew Gleason, Instructor of Business (2015)

  • B.A., M.B.A., Pittsburgh State University

Mary Goebel-Lundholm, Professor of Business (2006)

  • B.S., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • M.B.A., Wayne State College
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Kenneth Bradley Griffin, Instructor of CMIS (2004)

  • B.S., Peru State College
  • M.B.A., Chadron State College

Sheri Grotrian, Professor of Business (2007)

  • B.S., Peru State College
  • M.B.A., Ph.D. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Daniel Hayes, Instructor of Criminal Justice (2012)

  • B.S., Peru State College
  • M.F.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University

Charles Hicks, Associate Professor of English (2018)

  • B.A., Texas Tech. University
  • B.S., Ph.D. University of Texas

Matthew Hill, Associate Professor of Music (2014)

  • B.A., Dana College
  • M.M., Oklahoma State University
  • D.M.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Stephanie Huddle, Instructor of Criminal Justice (2019)

  • B.S., University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • M.F.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University

Robert Ingram, Associate Professor of Education (2015)

  • B.S., M.S., Ed.D. University of Nebraska at Omaha

Max Kathol, Instructor of Business (2018)

  • B.S., M.S., Peru State College

Ananta Khatri, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2019)

  • B.S., Mercy College
  • M.S., Ph.D. Albizu University

Zachary Killebrew, Assistant Professor of English (2020)

  • B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Kelly Kingsley, Associate Professor of Education (2014)

  • B.A., Kearney State College
  • M.A., Doane College
  • Ed.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lukas Klicka, Assistant Professor of Biology (2020)

  • B.S., University of Minnesota
  • M.Sc., San Diego State University
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas 

Laura Lippman, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (2016)

  • B.A., Bennington College
  • M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon

Frank Lynott, Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (2014)

  • B.A., Humboldt State University
  • M.Ed., University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Laura McCauley, Associate Professor of Mathematics (2013)

  • B.A., Huntingdon College
  • M.S., Ph.D. Auburn University

Susan Moore, Assistant Professor of Art (2018)

  • B.F.A., Iowa State University
  • M.F.A., University of North Texas

Kenneth Myers, Instructor of Mathematics (2014)

  • B.S., M.S., Peru State College

Kathleen Nehls, Associate Professor of History (2017)

  • B.A., University of Central Oklahoma
  • Ph.D., University of Georgia

Nathan Netzer, Associate Professor of Chemistry (2017)

  • B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of South Dakota

Kristi Nies, Associate Professor of English (2009)

  • B.A., Milliken University
  • M.S., University of Illinois
  • Ph.D., Trident University

Turkan Ocal, Assistant Professor of Psychology (2019)

  • B.S., M.S., Minnesota State University
  • M. Phil., Ph.D., The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Lisa Parriott, Instructor of CMIS (2012)

  • B.S., M.S.O.M., Peru State College

Jason Phillips, Assistant Professor of History (2019)

  • B.A., Sterling College
  • M.A., Eastern Tennessee State University
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Rachel Rolf, Assistant Professor of Business Administration (2022)

  • B.S., Creighton University
  • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law

Judith Ruskamp, Professor of Education (2002)

  • B.S., University of South Dakota
  • M.S.Ed., Peru State College
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Kyle Ryan, Professor of Kinesiology (2009)

  • B.A., M.S., Humboldt State University
  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Joseph Schreiner, Instructor of Criminal Justice (2021)

  • B.A., Colorado Mesa University
  • M.S., St. Joseph’s University

Darolyn Seay, Associate Professor of Education (2008)

  • B.S., M.Ed. University of Central Oklahoma
  • Ed.D., Northcentral University

Cassandra Tangen, Instructor of Mathematics (2017)

  • B.S., Peru State College
  • M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha

Spencer Vogt, Assistant Professor of Education (2015)

  • B.A., York College
  • M.S., University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Ph.D., Walden University

Cassandra Weitzenkamp, Instructor of Business (2014)

  • B.A., M.P.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Dennis Welsh, Professor of Chemistry (2001)

  • B.A., Benedictine College
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Sara Westerlin, Assistant Professor of Education (2018)

  • B.A., Dana College
  • M.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Ed.D., Northcentral University

Jody Woodworth, Associate Professor of Business (2019)

  • B.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • M.A., University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska at Lincoln

B. Jude Wright, Assistant Professor of English (2018)

  • B.A., Flagler College
  • M.A., Boston College
  • Ph.D., University of South Florida

Executive Officers

Michael Evans Jesse Dorman
  President (2021)   Vice President for Enrollment Management (2015)
  B.A., Bowdoin College
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
  B.A., Gannon University
M.A., Franciscan University
Ed.D., George Washington University
Tim Borchers Jennifer Rieken
  Vice President for Academic Affairs (2015)   Vice President for Administration and Finance (2022)
  B.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
M.A., Ph.D., Wayne State University
  A.A., Iowa Western Community College
B.S., Bellevue University
Matthew Thielen      
  Associate Vice President for Student Affairs (2022)    
  B.A., Grandview University
​M.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato

Academic Deans

Dwayne Chism Amber Mahan
  Dean of the School of Education (2020)   Dean of the School of Professional Studies (2021)
  B.S., M.S., Ed.D., University of Nebraska at Omaha   B.A., Morehead State University
M.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Capella University
Paul Hinrichs Greg Seay
  Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences (2017)   Dean of the Graduate Programs (2008)
  B.S., Concordia College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  B.A., M.A., Southern Nazarene University
M.B.A., University of Phoenix
Ed.D., Oklahoma State University

Academic Directors

Kevin Blobaum Heather Rinne
  Director of Distance Education (2019)   Registrar (2020)
  B.S., M.B.A., Northwest Missouri State University   B.S., Wayne State College
Veronica Meier Paul Trana
  Director of Library (2013)   Assessment and Accreditation Director (2021)
  A.A., Cloud County Community College
B.A., M.L.S., M.A., Emporia State University
  B.A., Northland College
M.A., Central Michigan University
Ed.D., University of Kansas