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Amy C. Ackley (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Innovation
B.A., M.Ed., Northwest Nazarene University
M. Brooke Adamson (2002- ), Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University
Jay Akkerman (2003- ), Professor of Practical Theology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D. Min., Asbury Theological Seminary
Donna M. Allen (2003- ), Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., M.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Tim Anstine (1999- ), Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; Ph.D., University of Nevada
Nancy Ayers (2006- ), Registrar
B.A., Arizona State University; M.B.A., Northwest Nazarene University
Joseph Bankard (2007- ), Associate Professor of Philosophy
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
Mike Bartlett (2013- ), Instructor of Graphic Design
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University
Catherine Becker (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Academic Support
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Mercy College
David Blowers (2008- ), Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., Mid America Nazarene University; M.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.A., Northwest Nazarene University
Lynn Bohecker (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout; M.S., California State University-Sacramento; Ph.D., Idaho State University
Rick Boyes (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Boise State University; M.A., Idaho State University; Ph.D., Idaho State University
Jesse Buchholz (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology
B.A., Dickinson State University; M.Ed., University of Phoenix; Ed.S., Northwest Nazarene University
Duke Bulanon (2011- ), Associate Professor of Engineering
B.S., University of San Carlos, Philippines; M.Ag., IWATE University, Japan; D.Ag.S., IWATE University, Japan
Drey V. Campbell, (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., The College of Idaho; M.S.W., Northwest Nazarene University; Ph.D., Northwest Nazarene University
Rhonda L. Carrim (2004- ), Associate Professor of Theology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary
David Chaplin (2009- ), Professor of Business
B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.S., Texas Christian University; Ph.D., Colorado State University
Jennifer Chase (1996- ), Professor of Biology
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; Ph.D., Yale University
Casey Christopher (2000- ), Professor of Music
B.Mus., University of Oregon; M.Mus., D.M.A., Arizona State University
Justin Clardie (2014- ), Associate Professor of International Relations
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University; M.A., Indiana State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Michelle Claverie (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Innovation
B.A., Boise State University; M.Ed., Northwest Nazarene University
Jason Colwell, (2013- ), Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S., M.S., University of Alberta; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology
Carey W. Cook (2001- ), Vice President for Student Life
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.Ed., The College of Idaho; Ph.D., University of Idaho
John Cossel, Jr. (1999- ), Professor of Biology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., Oregon State University; D.A., Idaho State University
Peter Crabb (2000- ), Professor of Business
B.A., Michigan State University; M.B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon
Jan Crabill (2006- ), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.A., Eastern Nazarene University; B.S.N., Boston University; M.S.N., Catholic University of America; Ph.D., Capella University
Mary A. Curran (1990- ), Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.S.W., Howard University
Heidi Curtis (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D., Northwest Nazarene University
Kevin Dennis (1979- ), Associate Professor of English
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Idaho State University
Christian R. Esh (2006- ), Associate Professor of American History
B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland
Lori Fairgrieve (2007- ), Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., Biola University; M.A., Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D., University of Southern California
Benjamin Fischer (2008- ), Associate Professor of English
B.A., M.A., Emory University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fred C. Fullerton (2009- ), Executive Director, Office of University Mission and Ministry
Th.B., Olivet Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.D. Eastern Nazarene College
Ronald R. Galloway (1995- ), Professor of Psychology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., U.S. International University
Curtis M. Garner (2007- ), Professor of Counseling
B.A., M.S., Ed. D., Baylor University
Amy S. Gilles (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Studio Art
B.A., Hope College; M.F.A., University of Illinois
Joseph Gorman (2010- ), Associate Professor of Practical Theology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
Joshua Griffin (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.S., LeTourneau University; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Darrin L. Grinder (1999- ), Professor of English
B.A., University of Michigan-Flint; M.A., D.A., Idaho State University
Aileen Hale (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ed.D., University of San Francisco
Dale Hamilton (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Seattle Pacific University; M.S., University of Montana
Jerry Harris (2003- ), Professor of Chemistry
B.A., B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Jessica B. Henderson (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Counseling
B.S., Boise State University; M.A., University of Montana; Ph.D., Idaho State University
Jennifer Hill (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., Northwest Nazarene University
Ayokunle Hodonu (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., M.A., Boise State University; ABD, Idaho State University
Barbara S. Howard (1979- ), Associate Professor of Academic Support
B.S., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Boise State University
Walden Hughes (1978- ), Professor of Music
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Mus., University of Idaho; D.A., University of Northern Colorado
Michelle R. Hunt (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Northwest Nazarene University
Joshua D. Jensen (2016- ) Assistant Professor of Business
B.S., University of La Verne; M.P.A., California State University, Northridge; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
Brenda G. Johnson (2007- ), Associate Professor of Business
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; D.B.A., Anderson University
Eric J. Kellerer (1998- ), Director of The DoceĊ Center
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ed.D., Boise State University
Paula Kellerer (2010- ), Dean, College of Adult and Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University; Ed.S., Ph.D., University of Idaho
Scott Kinnaman (2007- ), Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.S., Eastern Oregon University; M.S.E.S.S., Boise State University
R. Paul Kinsman (2007- ), Professor of Art
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.F.A., Indiana University Hope School of Fine Arts
Michael Kipp (2004- ), Associate Professor of Practical Theology
B.S., California Polytechnic University; M.R.E., Nazarene Theological Seminary; D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
Edward C. Korntved (1994- ), Professor of Mathematics
B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse; M.S., Western Kentucky University; Ph.D., Washington State University
Lawanna Lancaster (2002- ), Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S.W., Roberts Wesleyan College; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
Dan Lawrence (2001- ), Professor of Physics
B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; Ph.D., Purdue University
Diane K. Leclerc (1998- ), Professor of Theology
B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.PHL., Ph.D., Drew University
Barbara Lester (2002- ), Professor of Nursing
B.Sc., M.Sc., University of the Witwatersrand; Ph.D., University of South Africa
Jeff Lineman (2000- ), Professor of Business
B.S., Eastern Nazarene College; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.S., Baker University; Ph.D., Capella University
Elizabeth List (2013- ), Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., M.A., Psy.D., Azusa Pacific University
Louber, Becky (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., Baylor University
Kimberly Nelson Lowe (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., California State University; M.S.W., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Regent University
Zhoumiao Luo (2011- ), Instructor in Chinese Language and Culture
B.A., Xiangtan University; M.B.A., Harding University
Judy L. Marlett (1996- ), Professor of Music
B.S., Roberts Wesleyan College; M.M., Ithaca College; D.A., Ball State University
Tracy Marshall (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Education
B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.Ed., University of Texas at Arlington
Dean L. Matlock (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University
Bethany Mello (2015- ), Associate Professor of Nursing
B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., Walden University; D.N.P., North Dakota State University
Dustin Metcalf (2014- ), Director of Spiritual Formation and University Chaplain
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; MA., Nazarene Theological Seminary
Olivia Metcalf (2014- ), Director of Spiritual Formation and University Chaplain
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary
Philip Miller (2013- ), Professor of Music
B.M.E., Oklahoma Baptist University; M.M., D.M.A., University of Oklahoma
Barry L. Myers (1998- ), Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Southern Nazarene University; M.S., Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., University of North Texas
Jamee C. Nixon (2007- ), Associate Professor of Biology
B.S., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., University of Southern Maine; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Ctr.
Daniel F. Nogales (1994- ), Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Chemistry
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno
Thomas Jay Oord (2002- ), Professor of Theology and Philosophy
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
April Orduno (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S., College of Western Idaho; M.S.N., Northwest Nazarene University
William Packard (1999- ), Professor of Physics
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Shannon Panfilio-Padden (2016- ), Assistant Professor of Education
A.A., Lassen Community College; B.A., Whitworth University; M.A., Concordia University; Ed.S., Ph.D., Northwest Nazarene University
Steve Parke (2010- ), Professor of Engineering
B.S., M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Joel K. Pearsall (2015- ), President
B.A. Northwest Nazarene University; J.D., Willamette University College of Law
Brent D. Peterson (2007- ), Associate Professor of Theology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Michael Pitts (2008- ), Associate Professor of Counseling
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.A., University of Missouri; Ph.D., University of Idaho
E. Michael Poe (1998- ), Professor of Education
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Ed., The College of Idaho; Ed.S., Ed.D., University of Idaho
Amy C. Rice (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Library Services
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S.L.S., Simmons College; M.A., Northwest Nazarene University
Stephen Riley (2011- ), Assistant Professor of Old Testament
B.A., Southern Nazarene University; M.Div., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Ryan M. Roberts (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.Ed., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Northwest Nazarene University; D.Min., Drew University
Gregg D. Russell (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Innovation
B.S., Boise State University; M.Ed., University of Idaho; Ed.S., Northwest Nazarene University
LoriAnn Sanchez (2012- ), Associate Professor of Education
B.A., M.Ed., Northwest Nazarene University; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Roger Schmidt (1986- ), Associate Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Central Michigan University
Stephen Shaw (1979-86, 1987- ), Professor of Political Science
B.A., Southern Nazarene University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Scott A. Slater (2007- ), Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S.W., Walla Walla College
Duane L. Slemmer (1997- ), Professor of Education and Media Technology
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S., Western Oregon State University; Ed. D., Boise State University
LeAnn Stensgaard (2001- ), Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.S.W., Walla Walla College
Julie Straight (2004- ), Associate Professor of English
B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bethani Studebaker (2015- ), Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., Idaho State University; M.Ed., University of Idaho; Ed.D., University of Idaho
John D. Stutz (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Engineering
B.S., University of Alabama; M.S., University of Alabama in Birmingham; Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville
Leonie L. Sutherland (2014- ), Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of Phoenix; M.S., Azusa Pacific University; Ph.D., University of San Diego
Fred Sutton (2012- ), Associate Professor of Business
B.S., California State University; M.B.A., Keller Graduate School of Management; D.B.A., Argosy University
Mollie M. Sweet (2003- ), Associate Professor of Business
B.S., Miami University; M.B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; Ph.D., Northcentral University
David S. Tarrant (2012- ), Vice President for Finance and Operations
B.B.A., The University of Toledo, OH; M.B.A., Crown College
Maureen Tarrant (2016- ), Instructor of Nursing
B.A., University of Western Ontario/Kings College; B.S., Crown College
Richard P. Thompson (2007- ), Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University
Heidi L. Tracht (2010- ), Assistant Professor of Academic Advising & Testing, Director
B.S., Olivet Nazarene University; M.S., Capella University
Jamie Tucker (2006- ), Associate Professor of Art
B.A., Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, M.F.A., Indiana State University
George Turner (1974- ), Associate Professor of Music
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., University of Denver
Devon Van Essen (2011- ), Instructor of English
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., University of Oregon
Dennis R. Waller (1982-87, 1990- ), Professor of Concurrent Credit
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University; Ed.D., Seattle University
Konya Weber (2001- ), Professor of Business
B.A., Mount Vernon Nazarene University; M.B.A., St. Joseph's University; Ph.D., Touro University International
Jane Weis (2013- ), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S., University of San Francisco; M.S.N., University of Cincinnati
Alan Wheatley (2001- ), Associate Professor of World History
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; C.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B. Joseph Willey (2012- ), Instructor of English as a Second Language
B.A., M.Ed., Mid-America Nazarene University
Celia I. Wolff (2014- ), Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M. Div., Duke University Divinity School
Arnold Ytreeide (2005- ), Associate Professor of Mass Communications
B.A., Northwest Nazarene University; M.A., Boise State University; Ph.D., University of Vallais
Bonnie J. Zaroban (2009- ), Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., University of Nebraska Medical Center