Education & Exercise Science


Education & Exercise Science

Pamina Abkowitz

Assistant Professor of Special Education
B.A., Kent State University; M.S., Nazareth College; M.S. Ed., St. John Fisher College; Ed.D., St. John Fisher College

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Casey Baker

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
ABD, Counselor Education and Supervision; MS, Mental Health Counseling; BS, Psychology Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN

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Amy Barth

Assistant Professor of Education
B.H.S., University of Missouri Columbia; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Kansas; Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Houston; Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Certificate of Clinical Competence,State of Missouri: Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts Speech Language Pathologist, License No. 116598

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John Bedward

Assistant Professor of Education
BSc, Technology Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; MS, Technology Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; PhD, Science Education, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

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Lisa Bengtson

Clinical Education Coordinator/Instructor
BA, Athletic Training, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD; MS, Athletic Training, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa; EdD (in progress), Interdisciplinary Leadership, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

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Janet Berry

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
B.S., Iowa State University; M.A., Mankato State University

Erica Boettcher

Instructor of Special Education
B.A. in Elementary Education, Buena Vista University; M.A. in Special Education, Morningside University

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Shaley Cullen

Instructor of Education
M.Ed Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University; BA English, Secondary Education, Buena Vista University

Grace Eason

Professor of Environmental & Science Education
Bachelor of Science: Marine Biology, Florida Institute of Technology; Masters of Education, University of Central Florida; PhD.: Environmental Science Education, Florida Institute of Technology

James Farnsworth

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
B.A. University of North Carolina Wilmington; M.S. Ohio University; Ph.D. Middle Tennessee State University

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Callè Friesen

Assistant Professor of Education
BA English and Secondary Education, Buena Vista University; MSE Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development with Reading Specialist, Drake University; Ed.D Cultural Literacy and Educational Leadership, Drake University

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Brittany Garling

Assistant Professor of Education
BA Spanish and Secondary Education, Wartburg College MA Foreign language Education and ESL, University of Iowa PhD Foreign Language Education and ESL University of Iowa

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Ashley Heiberger

Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language
Ph.D., English (specialization in English as a Second Language), Northern Illinois University; M.A., English, University of Tulsa; B.A., English, St. Ambrose University

Mark Hopkins

Assistant Professor Education
B.A. Buena Vista University; M.S. Peru State College; M.S. Northwest Missouri State University; ABD, University of Iowa

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Michelle Huntress

PT Faculty- Literacy/Early Childhood
B.A.; M.A.; Administrative Certificate

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Robbie Ludy

Professor of Special Education
B.S., M.A., Northeast Missouri State University; Ed.D., University of Missouri, Columbia

Dominic Morales

Assistant Athletic Trainer
B.S.in Athletic Training, Lindenwood University; M.A. Leadership, Boise State University

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Melissa Regelstad

PT Faculty- Literacy/Early Childhood
A.A., Iowa Lakes Community College; B.A., Elementary Education/Early Childhood Endorsement, Buena Vista University; M.S., Educational Leadership, Southwest Minnesota State University

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Jamie Schoenherr

Instructor of Exercise Science
B.A., Buena Vista University; M.S., Western Illinois University

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Jill Siefken

PT Faculty- Literacy/Early Childhood
B.S., Elementary Education, Iowa State University; M.A., Professional Educator, Morningside College; Licensure, Iowa PK-12 Principal/Supervisor of Special Education, Viterbo University

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Jessy Smith

PT Faculty- Physical Education
B.A., M.A., Buena Vista University

Daniel Strohmyer

Director & Asst. Professor M.Ed. Program
Undergraduate: Biology major/Chemistry minor, University of Nebraska Masters: Integration of Technology into the Classroom, Walden University Doctorate: Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Walden University

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Karin Strohmyer

Assistant Professor of Special Education
B.S., University of Nebraska, Kearney; M.A., University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Ph.D., Walden University

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Shinichiro Sugiura

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Ph.D. in Exercise Science, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH (Emphasis on Exercise Physiology); M.S. in Athletic Training, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN;  B.S. in Athletic Training, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

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Jacalyn Swink

PT Faculty- Literacy/Early Childhood
B.A., Spanish Secondary Education, Western Illinois University; M.S., Reading  Primary/Secondary Education, Western Illinois University

Robert Williams

PT Faculty- Literacy/Early Childhood
B.S. Elementary Education, Iowa State University; M.A., Elementary Education and Educational Leadership

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Tessa Yackle

PT Faculty- Literacy/Early Childhood
A.A., Iowa Central Community College; B.A., Elementary Education, Buena Vista University; M.A., Professional Education, Morningside College