2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Administration and Faculty



Board of Trustees 

Patricia Clune, CSJ
Roseanne Cook, CSJ
Thomas S. Etling
Dotti Fischer
Karen S. Gedera
Nancy B. Georgen
Dennis G. Gipson
Allen J. Grieve, CSJA
Marie Joan Harris, CSJ
Amy Hereford, CSJ
Barbara Jennings, CSJ
Joan A. Kelly
Doug Koch
Lisa Ann Lazio, CSJ
Sandra G. Lehrer
Shawn Madigan, CSJ
Peggy Maguire, CSJA
Richard J. Mark
Mary Ann Nestel, CSJ
Julianne C. Niemann
Joseph M. Noelker
Valerie E. Patton
Brian Abel Ragen
Carol C. Spehr
Monsignor Michael Turek

Richard Greenberg, General Counsel

Council of Regents

Jeanice Baker ‘94 ‘98
Matthew Banderman
Caroline Battles
Valerie Beason
Kristen Brokaw ‘98
Kurt Brown ‘03
Brett Cox
Lucas Diffey
Kevin Drollinger
Tim Fitch
Sr. Pat Giljum, CSJ ‘65
Sarajeni Hammond ‘00
Rhonda Jones ‘01
Lauren Miller
Andrea Purnell ‘03
Garrett Ray ‘97
Katherine Sengheiser
Kyle Segelle
Rhonda Travers
Ibrahim Vajzovic

Executive Officers

J. Michael Pressimone (2014)
President
B.F.A., Catholic University of America
M.A., Regis University
Ed.D., Benedictine University

Carey H. Adams (2015)
Vice President for Academic Affairs
B.A., William Jewell College
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Joseph Deighton (2014)
Vice President for Student Affairs
B.A., Walsh University
J.D., Case Western Reserve University

Kitty Nangle Lohrum (2015)
Vice President for Advancement
B.S., Regis University
M.A., Saint Louis University

Lisa Vansickle (2017)
Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
BS, Southwest Missouri State University

Administrative Staff

Rebecca Bahan (2005)
Director of International Affairs
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
M.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Elizabeth Brennan (2009)
Director Communications and Marketing
B.A., McKendree University M.S., Fontbonne University

Maria Buckel (2009)
Director of Athletics/Senior Woman’s Administrator
B.S., Fontbonne University
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University

Seth Carruthers (2014)
Registrar
B.M., Missouri Baptist University
M.A.C., Missouri Baptist University

Claudia Charles (2011)
Director, Counseling and Wellness
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.A., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
LCSW

Jennifer Chism (2017)
Director of Admission
B.S., University of Missouri
M. Ed., University of Missouri

N. Lee DeLaet (2009)
Director of Academic Advising
Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies
B.A., Purdue University
M.Ed., Louisiana State University

AJ Friedhoff (2016)
Director of Residence Life
B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
M.A., Saint Louis University

Kate Flatley (2015)
Director of Alumni Relations
B.A., Truman State University

Jill Hofherr (2012)
Senior Director of Advancement Services
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.M., Fontbonne University

Alexandra Gwydir (2004)
Director of Paraprofessional Pathways to Teaching Program
Senior Lecturer in Education/Special Education
B.A., Harris Stowe State University
M.S., M.Ed., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Carla Hickman (1986)
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
B.S., Murray State University
M.B.A., Fontbonne University
M.Ed., University of Missouri, St. Louis

Janice Johnson (2005)
Director of Grant Support-CDDE
B.A. Fontbonne University
M.S. Fontbonne University
M.B.A. Fontbonne University
M.M. Fontbonne University

Janelle Julian (2011)
Director of Leadership Education and Student Activities Lecturer
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.A., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Linda Markway, CSJ (2015)
Director of Mission Stewardship/Campus Ministry
B.S., Incarnate Word University
M.A., Saint Louis University

Christine Keller (2014)
Director of Career Development
B.A., Illinois College
B.A., Webster University
M.A., Webster University

Jo Ann Mattson (2013)
Director of eLearning
Director of M.S. Instructional Design and Technology and Learning Technologies
B.S. Ed., University of Missouri, Columbia
M.A.T., Webster University

Katie Piacentini (2011)
Director of Accreditation and Academic Support, Eckelkamp College of Global Business
B.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis
M.Ed., University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia

Linda Pipitone (2008)
Director of Human Resources
B.A., Webster University
M.A., Webster University

Sara Rayfield (2018)
Director of English as a Second Language
B.A., Truman State University
M.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
M.F.A., Lindenwood University

Heather Rich (2015)
Assistant Vice President for Advancement
B.F.A., Arkansas State University
M.A., Saint Louis University

Amy Simons (2016)
Director of Kinkle Center for Academic Resources
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brent Spies (1986)
Director of Physical Plant

Larry Vertrees (2015)
Director of Public Safety
B.A., Missouri Baptist University
M.A., Webster University

Faculty

Date denotes first appointment

Mary Abkemeier (1977)
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Director of Master of Science in Computer Science
B.S., Saint Louis University
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Ruth Adikorley (2017)
Assistant Professor of Fashion Merchandising
B.A., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
M.S., Ohio University
Ph.D., Carolina State University 

Mark Alexander (2001)
Instructor of Business Administration
B.S.B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
M.B.A., Saint Louis University

Dyanne Anthony (2005)
Associate Professor of Education/ Special Education
B.A., Harris Teacher College
M.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Zahid Anwar (2016)
Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Eng. GIK Institute of Eng. Sci. & Tech., Pakistan
M.S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Kelley Barger (2002)
Professor of Education/Special Education
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
M.Ed., University of Houston
Ed.D., Texas A& M University

Laura Beaver (2008)
Assistant Professor
B.S.W., Baylor University
M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis

Jessica Blaxton (2017)
Assistant Professor 
B.A., University of Dallas
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Anthony Borchardt (2011)
Assistant Professor 
B.F.A., Fontbonne University
M.F.A., Fontbonne University

Barbara Braddock (2018)
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.H.S., University of Missouri - Columbia
M.H.S., University of Missouri - Columbia
M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia
Ph.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Jamie Daugherty (2016)
Assistant Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences 
Chair, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
B.A., St. Louis University
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago
M.S., St. Louis University
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Jamie Dorokin (2011)
Associate Professor of Education/Special Education
Chair, Department of Education/Special Education
M.Ed., University of Central Oklahoma
B.S.E., Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Mark Douglas (1996)
Associate Professor 
B.A., Truman State University
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Amanda Eaton (2011)
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.S., Fontbonne University
M.S., Fontbonne University

Allison Edwards (2007)
Associate Professor 
B.S., University of Missouri - Columbia
M.A., University of Missouri - Kansas City
Ed.D., University of Missouri - Columbia

Daffney Felton (2018)
Associate Professor 
A.S., Onondaga Community College
B.S., State University of New York 
M.B.A., Jackson State University
Ph.D., Jackson State University

Jason Finley (2015)
Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles
M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Joanne Fish (2013)
Assistant Professor of Education/Special Education
B.A., Pittsburgh State University
M.A., Pittsburgh State University
M.Ed., William Woods University

Dena French (2014)
Assistant Professor of Dietetics
B.S., Fontbonne University
M.F.N. Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. Maryville University

Kathryn Graves (1995)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Benedictine College
M.S., Iowa State University

Paula Gross (2011)
Instructor of Communications Disorders and Deaf Education
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.A., Fontbonne University

Julie Hamdi (2013)
Assistant Professor of Biological and Physical Sciences
Chair, Department of Biological and Behavioral Sciences
B.S., Texas A&M University
M.S., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Sarah Huisman (2007)
Professor of Education/Special Education (Early Childhood)
Director of Early Childhood Program
Director, Center for Excellence of Teaching and Learning
B.S., Northern Arizona University
M.Ed., National University, San Diego
Ph.D., University of Missouri, St. Louis

Sharon Jackson (2000)
Associate Professor of Social Work
Chair, Department of Social Work
Director of Human Services Program
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis
LCSW; BCD

Deanna Jent (1995)
Professor of Performing Arts
Director of Theatre Program
B.F.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Speratus Kamanzi (2016)
Instructor in Theology
University Chaplain
B.A., Apostles of Jesus Major Seminary
M.A. Leuven Catholic University
Ph.D., Leuven Catholic University

Kelly Lane-deGraaf (2014)
Assistant Professor of Biological and Physical Sciences
Program Director, One Health
B.S., University of Denver
M.S., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Susan Lenihan (1994)
Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Director of Deaf Education Program
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.Ed., Trinity University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Richard Lewis (2001)
Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.S., Clarion University
M.Ed., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Tim Liddy (1995)
Professor of Fine Arts
B.F.A., Center for Creative Studies, Detroit
M.F.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Angie Dowell Liljequist (2009)
Associate Professor of Business Administration (Fashion Merchandising)
Chair, Department of Fashion Merchandising
B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
M.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D. University of Kansas

Jack Luzkow (2004)
Professor of History
B.A., Wayne State University
M.A., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Linda Magrath (1999)
Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Saint Louis University
J.D., Saint Louis University
CPA

Brian Matz (2015)
Professor–Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Endowed Chair in Catholic Thought
B.S., Washington University in St. Louis
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., St. Louis University
Ph.D., S.T.D., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Sharon McCaslin (2005)
University Librarian
Professor
B.A., Kansas State University
M.L., Emporia State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Jaimette McCulley (1998)
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences (Dietetics)
A.S., Rend Lake College
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Eastern Illinois University

Justin Megahan (2012)
Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian
Associate Professor
B.S., Fontbonne University
M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia

Benjamin Moore (1994)
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Furman University
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Nicholas Moramarco (2018)
Assistant Professor 
B.A., Beloit College
M.F.A., Lindenwood University 

David Newton (2014)
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
B.F.A., College of Creative Studies
M.F.A., The New York Academy of Art

Heather Norton (2002)
Professor of Communication Studies
Chair, Department of Humanities
B.S., Manchester College
M.A., University of South Dakota
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Mary Beth Ohlms (2009)
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences (Dietetics)
B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
M.Ed., University of Missouri, St. Louis

Lisa Oliverio (2011)
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Fordham University
M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Stephenie Paine-Saunders (2004)
Professor of Biological and Physical Sciences
B.S., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Deborah Phelps (1993)
Professor of Sociology
B.A., Washington University in St. Louis
M.A., M.Phil., Yale University
Ph.D., Yale University
C.S.P., Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
M.P.E., Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

Julie Portman (2004)
Technical Services Librarian
Professor
B.A., B.S., Southeast Missouri State University
M.L.I.S., University of Missouri, Columbia

Bahareh Rahmani (2016)
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
M.S., Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
Ph.D., University of Tulsa

Elizabeth Rayhel (1998)
Professor of Biological and Physical Sciences
B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D., Indiana State University

Deanna Kay Rice (2015)
Assistant Professor of Education/Special Education
B.S., Southern Nazarene University
M.S., University of Central Arkansas
M.A., Louisiana State University
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Gale Rice (1984-91, 1999)
Dean of the College of Education and Allied Health Professions
Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
M.S., Bradley University
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

Peggy Ridlen (2004)
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Professor
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University
M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia

Kathleen Roy (2016)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Avila College
M.S., Central Missouri State University
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City

Carmen Larimore Russell (2000)
Professor of Communication Disorders
Chair, Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.A., Southwest Baptist University
M.S., University of Texas at Dallas
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

Kristen Schroath (2015)
Assistant Professor of Business-Marketing
B.A., John Carroll University
M.B.A., Kent State University
Ph.D., Kent State University

Catherine Schroy (2015)
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.S., Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D., Washington University

Scott Sellnow-Richmond (2018)
Assistant Professor 
B.A., Western Michigan University
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ph.D., Wayne State University

Michael Sullivan (1984)
Associate Professor of Performing Arts
Technical Director of the Performing Arts Program
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University
M.A., Saint Louis University
M.B.A., Fontbonne University

Guanyu Tian (2014)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., Ramapo College of New Jersey
Ph.D., Florida State University

Alex Traugutt, (2018)
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
B.A., Kenyon College
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Minh Truong (2007)
Associate Professor of Biological and Physical Sciences
B.S., University of Missouri, St. Louis
M.S., University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Rolla

Rebecca van Kniest (2012)
Instructor
B.A., Truman State University
M.A., University of Missouri - St. Louis
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis
M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia 

Jenna Voss (2014)
Assistant Professor and Grant Mentor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.A., Fontbonne University
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Victor Wang (1991)
Professor of Art
B.A., College of Education, Qiqihaer, PRC
B.F.A., The Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, PRC
M.A., M.F.A., Fontbonne University

Daryl Wennemann (1996)
Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.A., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Marquette University

Adam Weyhaupt (2016)
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University

John Whicker (2015)
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., University of Utah
M.A., University of Utah
Ph.D., Ohio University

Kasi Williamson (2015)
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Quincy University
M.A., Loyola University, Chicago
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Corinne Wohlford (2000)
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of American History and Culture
B.A., Wittenberg University
M.F.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. Saint Louis University

Lauren Wright-Jones (2018)
Instructor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.S. Fontbonne University
M.S. Fontbonne University

Yi Yang (2013)
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Director of Cybersecurity Program B.S., Huazhong Normal University M.S., Huazhong Normal University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Professors Emeriti

Mary Carol Anth, CSJ
Human Environmental Sciences/Dietetics
(1965-2011)

Donald Paul Burgo
Religion and Philosophy
(1971-2008)

Margaret Camper, CSJ
English
(1965-1989)

Janet S. Crites
Human Environmental Sciences/Family
& Consumer Sciences
(1972-2005)

Nancy English
Mathematics
(2001-2013)

Judith Failoni
Education/Special Education
(1991-2017)

William Freeman
Education/Special Education
(1997-2012)

William M. Friedman
Business Administration
(1976-2000)

Henry Knickmeyer
Art
(1969-2013)

Jeanne Manley
History
(1959-2004)

M. Elizabeth Newton
Mathematics
(1978-2019)

Rita Marie Schmitz, CSJ
Education/Special Education
(1968-2014)

Gene Schwarting
Education/Special Education
(1998-2012)

Rudolph Torrini
Art/Artist in Residence
(1968-1991)

Margaret Eugene Tucker, CSJ
Biology
(1960-1985)

John Rex Van Almsick
Social Science/History and Law
(1981-2011)

Janie von Wolfseck
Speech-Language Pathology
(1981-2005)