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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Renee Gunderson

Academic Administrative Assistant

Amanda Huinker

Adjunct Faculty in Education

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

Elliott Johnson

Assistant Professor of Education

Jill Leet-Otley

Associate 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

Rebecca Newhouse

Instructor in Education

Deborah Norland


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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Claire Martin

Instructor in Education

Jill Wilson

Associate Prof in Education and Coordinator for Music Educat

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


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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Jeannette Pillsbury


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

Ellen Drewes-Stoen


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)

Odette Bruneau


Education: Ph.D., Special Education, Texas Woman's University; M.A., Special Education, University of St. Thomas; B.S., Elementary Education, University of Minnesota