2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Administration and Faculty



Board of Trustees 

Marsha Benney
Patricia Clune, CSJ
Patricia Coleman
Roseanne Cook, CSJ
Dotti Fischer
Karen S. Gedera
Allen J. Grieve, CSJA
Amy Hereford, CSJ
Sandra G. Lehrer
Richard J. Mark
Anne Miller
Mary Ann Nestel, CSJ
Julianne C. Niemann
Eileen Petito
Brian Abel Ragen
Eve Riley
Bernard Shore
Rita Schmitz, CSJ
Thomas Schunk
Buzz Sztukowski
Latoya Thompson
Monsignor Michael Turek
Richard Greenberg, General Counsel

Council of Regents

Jeanice Baker ‘94 ‘98
Tim Fitch ‘99
Rhonda Jones ‘01
Garrett Ray ‘97
Kyle Segelle
 

Executive Officers

Nancy H. Blattner (2020)
President
B.S., Southeast Missouri State
M.A., Southeast Missouri State
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
 
Maria Buckel (2009)
Vice President for Operations and Athletics
B.S., Fontbonne University
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University
 
Quinton Clay (2020)
Vice President for Enrollment Management
B.A., Communication Arts
 
Janelle Julian (2011)
Dean of Students
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.A., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
 
Gale Rice (1984-91, 1999)
Dean
Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
M.S., Bradley University
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia
 
Ann Spall (2014)
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Chief Financial Officer
B.S., Florida State University
M.S.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis
 
Adam Weyhaupt (2016)
Provost
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University
 
Deanna Williams (2021)
Special Advisor to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.Ed., University of Missouri, St. Louis

Administrative Staff

Joanna Boyd-Wilhite (2020)
Director of Campus Ministry
B.A., St. Louis University
M.A., Marquette University
M.A., St. Louis University
 
Jeff Brown (2022)
Director of Philanthrophy
B.S., University of Missouri - St. Louis
 
Stephanie Dane (2021)
Director of Integrated Marketing Communications
B.A., Webster University
M.A., Webster University
 
N. Lee DeLaet (2009)
Director of Academic Advising
B.A., Purdue University
M.Ed., Louisiana State University
 
Danielle Doerfler (2019)
Athletic Director
B.S., Illinois College
M.S.Ed., Canisius College
 
Alexandra Gwydir (2004)
Director of Paraprofessional Pathways to Teaching Program
B.A., Harris Stowe State University
M.S., M.Ed., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
 
Julianne Hayes (1993)
Director of IT
B.S., Maryville University
M.S., Fontbonne University
 
Joel Hermann (2012)
Sr. Director, Leadership and Community Engagement
B.A., Maryville University
M.B.A., Maryville University
M.A., Saint Louis University
 
Jill Hofherr (2012)
Executive Director for Advancement
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.M., Fontbonne University
 
Emily Huey (2021)
Director of Career Development
B.S., Washington University, St. Louis
M.A., St. Louis University
 
Therese Jacques (2019)
Director of Counseling and Wellness
B.S., Washington University, St. Louis
M.A., St. Louis University
 
Janice Johnson (2005)
Director of Assessment, Accreditation and Academic Services
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.S., Fontbonne University
M.B.A., Fontbonne University
M.M., Fontbonne University
Ed.D., Fontbonne University
 
Steven S. Loher (2021)
Director of Human Resources
B.S.B.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis
 
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
 
Megan Morton (2011)
Director of Financial Services
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.M., Fontbonne University
 
Meaghan Ong (2015)
Assistant Vice President for Information Systems
B.S., Fontbonne University
 
Katie Piacentini (2011)
Registrar
B.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis
M.Ed., University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
 
Melissa Telles (2021)
Director of Admission
B.S., Western Illinois University
M.S., University of Tennessee at Knoxville
 
Karmen Tovar (2021)
Interim Director of Residential Life
B.S., Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
M.Ed., University of Florida
 
Larry Vertrees (2015)
Director of Public Safety
B.A., Missouri Baptist University
M.A., Webster University
 
Regina Wade Johnson (2017)
Director of the Kinkel Center, Academic Support and Accommodations
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University
M.S., Missouri Western State University
 
Heather Sweeney
Director of Grants
B.A., Webster University
M.S., University of Kansas
 
Wendi Valenti
Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving
B.S., Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
M.B.A., Western Governors  University
 
Danielle Weinmann (2015)
Director of Grant Support
B.A., Fontbonne University

Faculty

Date denotes first appointment

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
 
Goutham Alavalapati (2022)
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity
B.S., Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
M.S., Christ University
Ph.D., Kyungpook National University
 
Amanda Albert (2022)
Assistant Professor
University Librarian
B.A., Webster University
M.S., Syracuse 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
 
Kelley Barger (2002)
Professor of Education/Special Education
Chair, Department of Education/Special Education
B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
M.Ed., University of Houston
Ed.D., Texas A& M University
 
Susan Basil (2021)
Assistant Professor of Biological and Behavioral Science
B.S., Columbia University
M.S., University of Tennessee
Ph.D., Georgia State University
 
Anthony Borchardt (2011)
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
B.F.A., Fontbonne University
M.F.A., Fontbonne University
 
Klaire Brumbaugh (2021)
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.S., Kansas State University
M.S., Kansas State University
ClinScD, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
 
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
 
Amy Ruffus-Doerr (2014)
Assistant Professor of Biological and Behavioral Sciences
B.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis
B.S., University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D., University of Missouri, St. Louis
 
Jamie Dorokin (2011)
Associate Professor 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
 
Aaron Doubet (2018)
Instructor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
MA., Western Illinois University
M.S., Fontbonne University
 
Mark Douglas (1996)
Associate Professor of Fine Arts
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
Ph.D., University of Missouri - St. Louis
 
Allison Edwards (2007)
Associate Professor of Education
B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City
Ed.D., University of Missouri, Columbia
 
Daffney Felton (2018)
Associate Professor of Business Administration
A.S., Onondaga Community College
B.S., State University of New York 
M.B.A., Jackson State University
Ph.D., Jackson State University
 
Joanne Fish (2013)
Associate Professor of Education/Special Education
B.A., Pittsburgh State University
M.A., Pittsburgh State University
M.Ed., William Woods University
Ph.D., University of Missouri
 
Dena French (2014)
Assistant Professor of Dietetics
B.S., Fontbonne University
M.F.N. Bowling Green State University
Ph.D. Maryville University
 
Erica Frost (2022)
Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator in Nursing
A.S., Deaconess College of Nursing
B.S., University of Missouri, St. Louis
M.S., Chamberlain University
Ph.D., University of North Colorado
 
Kathryn Graves (1995)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Benedictine College
M.S., Iowa State University
 
Paula Gross (2011)
Assistant Professor of Communications Disorders and Deaf Education
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.A., Fontbonne University
Ed.D., Fontbonne University
 
Michael Hauge (2022)
Instructor in Communication Disorders
B.A., St. Louis University
M.S., West Virginia University
 
Phillip Hewitt (2022)
Instructor in Communication Disorders
B.S., Truman State University
M.S., University of Central Missouri
 
Sarah Huisman (2007)
Professor of Education/Special Education (Early Childhood)
Director of Early Childhood Program
B.S., Northern Arizona University
M.Ed., National University, San Diego
Ph.D., University of Missouri, St. Louis
 
Lauren Jennings (2022)
Instructor in Communication Disorders
B.S., University of Missouri
M.S., University of Missouri
 
Deanna Jent (1995)
Professor of Performing Arts
B.F.A., Illinois Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Northwestern University
 
Adna Karamehic-Oates (2021)
Instructor of Humanities and Director of Bosnia Memory Center
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.A., University of Kentucky
 
Melinda Kittleman (2022)
Assistant Professor in Biological and Behavioral Sciences
B.A., Drury University
M.A., University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D., University of Missouri, St. Louis
 
Ethan Kristek (2021)
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.S., Fontbonne University
M.S., Fontbonne University
Ed.D., Fontbonne University
 
Kelly Lane-deGraaf (2014)
Associate Professor of Biological and Behavioral Sciences
Chair, Department of Biological and Behavioral Sciences
Program Director, One Health
B.S., University of Denver
M.S., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
 
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
Chair, Department of Business Administration
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
 
Elizabeth Lyons (2014)
Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., Rockhurst College
M.S.W., St. Louis University
 
Linda Magrath (1999)
Professor of Business Administration
B.S., Saint Louis University
J.D., Saint Louis University
CPA
 
Corinne Wohlford Mason (2000)
Associate Professor of Humanities
Chair, Department of Humanities
B.A., Wittenberg University
M.F.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. Saint Louis University
 
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)
Professor
B.A., Kansas State University
M.L., Emporia State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
 
Elizabeth Merritt (2021)
Associate Professor and Director of Nursing
B.S., University of Missouri, St. Louis
M.S., University of Missouri, St. Louis
Ph.D., St. Louis University
 
MaShyllia Minor (2022)
Assistant Professor in Communication Disorders
B.S., University of Central Oklahoma
M.A., St. Louis University
Ed.S., Southwest Baptist University
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University
 
James Mixco (2020)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.S., University of Central Missouri
M.A., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University
 
Matthew Morgan (2021)
Instructor in Biological and Behavorial Sciences
B.S., North Carolina State University
M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of Georgia
 
Andrea Nelson (2022)
Instructor and Director of Clinical Education - Communication Disorders
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
M.A., University of Colorado
 
Dorie Noll (2022)
Assistant Professor in Communication Disorders
B.S., Jacksonville State University
M.S., Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D., University of Ottawa
 
Heather Norton (2002)
Professor of Communication Studies
B.S., Manchester College
M.A., University of South Dakota
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
 
Lisa Oliverio (2011)
Associate 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 Behavioral 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
 
Kimberly Prather (2022)
Instructor in Business Administration
B.S., Abilene Christian University
M.Ed., University of Missouri, St. Louis
 
Melissa Ramel (2021)
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
B.A., University of Nothern Colorado
M.P.H., St. Louis University
M.S., St. Louis University
Ph.D., St. Louis University
 
Elizabeth Rayhel (1998)
Professor of Biological and Behavioral Sciences
B.A., University of Missouri, Columbia
Ph.D., Indiana State University
 
Peter Ribic (2021)
Instructor of Humanities
B.A., Bennington College
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
Gale Rice (1984-91, 1999)
Dean
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
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
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
B.A., Southwest Baptist University
M.S., University of Texas at Dallas
Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia
 
Daniel Salvucci (2015)
Instructor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.S., University of Massachusetts
M.Ed., Smith College
Ed. M., Smith College
 
Catherine Schroy (2015)
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.S., Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D., Washington University
 
Renata Sledge (2020)
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Chair, Department of Social Work
B.S., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
M.S.W., Indiana University-Purdue University
 
Uma Soman (2021)
Instructor in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.A., University of Pune
M.Ed., Smith College - Clarke School for the Deaf
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
 
Jami Swindell (2020)
Assistant Professor of Education/Special Education
B.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
M.S., Missouri State University
Ed.D., University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
 

Rebecca van Kniest (2012)

 

Assistant Professor
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)
Associate Professor and Grant Mentor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
Chair, Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.A., Fontbonne University
M.A., Fontbonne University
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
 
Li Wang (2021)
Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
B.A., Jilin University
M.E., Peking University
M.S., George Mason University
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
 
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
 
Adam Weyhaupt (2016)
Provost
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., Indiana University
 
Lauren Wright-Jones (2022)
Assistant Professor in Communication Disorders
B.S., Fontbonne University
M.S., Fontbonne University
Ph.D., St. Louis University
 
Nicole York (2022)
Instructor and Simulation Coordinator in Nursing         
B.S., Chamberlain College of Nursing
M.S., Chamberlain College of Nursing
Kelly Zarifa (2021)
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
B.S. Wichita State University
M.S. University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Professors Emeriti

Mary Abkemeier (1977)
Professor of Mathematics and Computer Sciences
(1977-2021)

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 Foster
Business Administration
(1982-2019)

William Freeman
Education/Special Education
(1997-2012)

William M. Friedman
Business Administration
(1976-2000)

Hans Helbling
Business Administration
(1990-2015)

Henry Knickmeyer
Art
(1969-2013)

Susan Lenihan
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
(1994-2021)

Richard Lewis
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
(2001-2022)

Jeanne Manley
History
(1959-2004)

Benjamin Moore
English
(1994-2021)

M. Elizabeth Newton
Mathematics
(1978-2019)

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

Gene Schwarting
Education/Special Education
(1998-2012)

Michael Sullivan
Fine Arts
(1984-2020)

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)

Daryl Wennemann (1996)
Philosophy
(1996-2019)

Part-time Faculty

The part-time faculty list is available by following the below link.