Faculty and Staff

Brian Solberg

Associate Professor in Health Promotion and Exercise Science

Education: M.A., Athletic Training, University of Iowa, L.A.T.; B.A., Physical Education, Luther College

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Kris Agena

Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Exercise Science

Education: DAT (Athletic Training), A.T. Still University; MS (Exercise Science), University of Iowa; BA (Biology), Simpson College

Jeff Boeke

Adjunct Faculty in HPE

Education: Doctor of Education (EdD); Educational Leadership and Management; M.S.; Exercise Science and Adventure Education

Teaches Applied Leadership Studies, Adventure-Based Experiential Education

Professional Experience: CEO and Owner of ABEE, Inc. for 28 years. ABEE Corporation is an industry leader in program development for challenge course, leadership training, and adventure education disciplines serving a variety of education-based, corporate, and government clients worldwide. Following the sale of ABEE, Inc. in 2010, Boeke joined the Luther faculty to develop adventure and leadership disciplines of study. Previous teaching experience through contract and adjunct positions include the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and Wartburg Theological Seminary. In addition, Boeke has provided adventure programming service to the national ELCA Youth Gathering events for the past 30 years.  

John Androus

Assistant Men's Basketball Coach/Staff Instructor in HPE

Teaches HES 100 Lifetime Health & Wellness

Amanda Bailey

Hd Women's Basketball/Sr Woman Administrator/Comp Officer


Teaches HES 110 High Intensity Aerobic Training

Caleb Barnes

Asst Fball Coach-Special Teams Recruiting Coord/Staff Inst

Steve Hornbacher

Adjunct Faculty in HPES

Teaches HES 110 Yoga I, HES 110 Yoga II

Roger Jaeger

Adjunct Faculty in HPES

Dave Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Teaches LS 132 Team Dynamics

Jeffrey O'Gara

Equipment Room Manager and Assistant Wrestling Coach

Adjunct Faculty

Teaches HES 110 Archery

Steven Pasche

Director of Men's Track and Field and Cross Country

Education: M.S., University of Iowa

Teaches HES 110 Rock Climbing


Yarrow Pasche

Director of Women's Track and Field and Cross Country

Teaches HES 110 Trail Running

Brittany Sisk

Head Volleyball Coach/Staff Instructor in HPE

Teaches HES 100 Lifetime Health & Wellness, HES 110 Volleyball

Adam Strand

Hd Men's and Wmen's Tennis Coach/HPE Instructor

Teaches HES 100 Lifetime Health & Wellness, HES 110 Racquet Sports, HES 110 Badminton

Ellen Drewes-Stoen


Education: M.A., Mankato State University

Betty Hoff


Su Oertel


Joe Thompson


Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Education: M.A., University of Iowa

Jacki Wright