Faculty and Staff

Barbara Bohach

Associate Professor of Education

Education: Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Northern Iowa; M.A.E., Elementary Reading and Language Arts, University of Northern Iowa; B.S., Elementary Education, Viterbo College

Education Department Head

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Kristin Bigler

Field Placement Officer/Staff Instructor in Education

Education: PK-12 Principal Certification, Iowa Principal Leadership Academy; M.A., Middle Grades Mathematics, University of Northern Iowa; B.S., Elementary Education with Endorsements in Reading, Health, Middle School Generalist, & Coaching, Iowa State University

Renee Gunderson

Education Administrative Assistant

Amanda Huinker

Adjunct Faculty in Education

Education: M.A.E., Education, Viterbo University; B.A., English, Luther College

Jill Leet-Otley

Assistant Professor of Education

Education: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction: Culture & Teaching, University of Minnesota; M.Ed., Special Education, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; B.A., Religion, Williams College

Jodi Meyer-Mork

Associate Professor of Education

Education: Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis in Early Childhood, University of Northern Iowa; M.A., Special Education, University of Northern Iowa; B.A., Elementary and Special Education, University of Northern Iowa

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Deborah Norland

Professor of Education

Education: Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of Minnesota; M.A., Bilingual Education, New Mexico State University; B.A., Anthropology and Elementary Education, Luther College

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Jennifer Olufsen

Teacher Certification Officer and Student Records Manager

Education: B.A., State University of New York, College at Oneonta

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Jeannette Pillsbury

Associate Professor of Education and Assessment Coordinator

Education: Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Virginia; M.Ed., Administration and Supervision, University of Virginia; B.A., Music, Sweet Briar College

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Susan Potvin

Adjunct Faculty in Education

Heidi Snell-Anderson

Adjunct Faculty in Education

Education: M.A.E., Teaching and Learning with Technology, Ashford University; Technology and Special Education, University of LaVerne; B.S., Elementary Education, Iowa State University; B.A., Biology, Luther College;

Dean Vesperman

Assistant Professor of Education

Education: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies, Indiana University; M.E., Education, Cardinal Stritch University; B.S., History/International Studies, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Jill Wilson

Asst. Prof. of Education and Coordinator for Music Education

Education: D.M.A., Music Education, Boston University; M.M.E.,  Music Education, University of Northern Iowa; B.M.,  Music Education, St. Olaf College

Jacki Wright

Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education

Education: Ed. D., Physical Education and Sports Psychology, University of Kansas; M.A., Physical Education, University of Northern Iowa; B.A., Physical Education and Health, Luther College

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Ellen Drewes-Stoen

Emerita

Education: A.B.D., Physical Education and Special Education, University of Minnesota; M.A., Special Education,  Minnesota State University; B.A., Early Childhood Physical Education and Mental Disabilities, Augustana College (SD)

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