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MSU-Northern 2010-2011 Catalog

Montana State University-Northern Faculty

ANDRECHAK, Laurel (2008)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  A.D.N., North Idaho College, 1979;
  B.S.N., Gongaza University, 1985, APRN;
  M.S.N., Gonzaga University, 1996
PETERSEN, Theresa (2004)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  A.S.N., Northern Montana College, 1976;
  B.S.N., Northern Montana College, 1988;
  M.S.N., Gonzaga University, 1998
BLOSSER, Terry (2001)
  Assistant Professor, Communication/Composition
  B.S., Ohio University, 1971;
  M.A., Purdue University, 1974
PLAGENZ, Victoria (2007)
  Instructor, Nursing
  B.S.N., Marian College, 1997
BOYSUN, Wane (1997)
  Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
      and Agricultural Mechanics

  B.S., Montana State University-Northern, 1996;
  M.Ed., Montana State University-Northern, 1999
POLLINGTON, Charles (2004)
  Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1990;
  M.S., Montana State University, 1993
BRICKER, Darlene (2003)
  Associate Professor, Education
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1970;
  M.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1973;
  Ed.D., Waldon University, 2008
PUISTO, Jaakko (2006)
  Assistant Professor, History and Native
      American Studies

  Fil. Kand
(Bachelor's), University of Turku,
      Finland, 1991;
  M.A., Arizona State University, 1995;
  Phil. Lic (Master's), University of Turku,
      Finland, 2000;
  Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2000
CARLSON, Kevin S. (1986)
  Professor, Business
  B.T., Northern Montana College, 1983;
  M.B.A., University of Montana, 1986
RAWN, Will (1990)
  Professor, English
  B.A., Oberlin College, 1965;
  M.F.A., University of Iowa, 1973;
  Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1984
CLOUSE, Gregory S. (1987)
  Professor, Diesel Technology
  B.T., Northern Montana College, 1984;
  M.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1989
REIFSCHNEIDER, Carol (1995)
  Chair, College of Education, Arts & Sciences,
      and Nursing; Associate Professor Water
      Quality Technology: Environmental Health

  B.A., University of Kansas, 1977;
  M.S., University of Kansas, 1982;
  Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1993
CLOUSE, Vickie (2002)
  Assistant Professor, Biology and Earth Science
  B.S. Northern Montana College, 1989;
  M.Ed., Montana State University-Northern, 2001
RUNDQUIST, Vaughn M. (1988)
  Associate Professor, Biology
  B.A., Moorhead State College, 1966;
  M.S., University of Wisconsin, 1969;
  Ph.D., Montana State University, 1973
DANLEY, William H. (1973)
  Associate Professor, Agricultural Technology
  B.S., New Mexico State University, 1971;
  M.S., New Mexico State University, 1973
SCHEND, Terry (2007)
   Instructor, Electrical Technology
DOLEZAL, Stacey (2004)
  Assistant Professor, Education
  B.S., Montana State University-Bozeman, 1995;
  M.Ed., Azusa Pacific University, 1999
SCHERESKY-O’NEIL, Lisa (2001)
  Associate Professor, Nursing
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1992;
  A.D.N., Northern Montana College, 1993;
  B.S.N., Montana State University-Northern, 1997;
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2002;
  R.N.
DON, Steven (2003)
  Assistant Professor, Automotive and
      Diesel Technology

  A.S., Northern Montana College, 1994;
  B.C., University of Canterbury, 1984;
  M.Ed., Montana State University-Billings, 2008
SCHLOTFELDT, Lorren (2007)
  Instructor of Plumbing Technology
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1978
EDWARDS, James R. (1988)
  Professor, Economics
  B.A., Brigham Young University, 1966;
  Ph.D., University of Utah, 1983
SEIFFERT, Mark A. (1994)
  Professor, Theatre and Speech Communication
  B.A., Montana State University, 1984;
  M.A., Texas Tech University, 1985;
  Ed.D., West Virginia University, 1990
FOLEY, John (2001)
  Assistant Professor, Counselor Education
  B.S., Central Missouri State, 1972;
  M.A., Central Missouri State, 1973;
  M.A., University of North Dakota, 1984;
  Ph.D., University of North Dakota, 1986
SELLERS, Darlene (1998)
  Professor, Education
  B.S., University of Wyoming, 1988;
  M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi, 1990;
  Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1995
GILMARTIN, Brian G. (1988)
  Professor, Psychology and Sociology
  B.A., University of Colorado, 1962;
  M.S., University of Utah, 1964;
  Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1969
SIEMENS, Jeremy (2005)
  Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology
  B.S., Montana State University, 1994
HAWKINSON, Virgil C. (1984)
  Professor, Manufacturing and Metals Technology
  B.A., St. Cloud State University, 1969;
  M.S., St. Cloud State University, 1978;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 2000
SMEBY, Curtis (1998)
  Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
  B.A., Acadia University, 1980;
  M.S., University of Oregon, 1981;
  Ed. Specialist, University of Southern
      Mississippi, 1990;
   Ph.D, University of Wyoming, 1996
HESSKE, Steve D. (1994)
  Professor, English
  B.S., Ohio University, 1971;
  M.A., Bowling Green State University, 1981;
  Ph.D, Bowling Green State University, 1992
SMILEY, Frederick (2008)
  Associate Professor of Education
  B.A., California State University-Chico, 1966;
  M.A., Chapman College, 1982;
  Ed.D., Oklahoma State University, 1992
HESTER, Gregory Alan (1995)
  Professor, Water Quality Technology:
      Environmental Health

  B.S., Western Kentucky University, 1974;
  M.A., Western Kentucky University, 1980;
  Ed. Specialist, Montana State University, 1983;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 1997
SNIDER, John M. (1989)
  Professor, English
  B.A., Dickinson College, 1972;
  M.A., University of Illinois, 1974;
  Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1983
HOWLAND, James C. (1990)
  Professor, Computer Information Systems
  B.S., Oregon State University, 1986;
  M.I.S., City University, 1992
SOISETH, Joel K. (1988)
  Professor, Art
  B.A., University of North Dakota, 1970;
  B.F.A., University of North Dakota, 1980;
  M.F.A., University of North Dakota, 1983
HUSE, Shawn (2002)
  Head Men’s Basketball Coach;
      Assistant Professor, Education

  B.S., Montana Tech of the University of
      Montana, 1995;
  B.A., University of Montana, 1997;
  M.A., University of Nebraska- Kearney, 2002
STRIZICH, Lawrence J. (1988)
  Chair, College of Technical Sciences;
      Professor, Electronics Engineering
      Technology

  B.S.E.E., University of Colorado, 1974;
  M.E., University of Idaho, 1996;
  PE-Licensed Engineer
JOHNKE, Robert (2004)
  Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., Eastern Montana College, 1966;
  M.N.S., Oklahoma University, 1971
SWARTZ, JR., William J. (1991)
  Associate Professor, Mathematics
  B.S., Montana State University, 1974;
  M.S., Oregon State University, 1977;
  Ed.D., Montana State University, 1992
JOHNSON, Kevin H. (1980)
  Professor, Automotive Technology
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1978;
  M.S., Central Washington University, 1987
TAYLOR, Penny (2005)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  B.S.N., Mary College, 1982;
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2006;
  R.N.
KEGEL, Gregory D. (1982)
  Dean, College of Technical Sciences;
     Professor, Design Drafting and
     Manufacturing Technology

  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1976;
  M.S., Central Washington University, 1987
TEMPLETON, Rosalyn (2010)
  Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
 M.Ed., American University, 1985; Ph.D.,
 University of Oregon, 1990
LOCKWOOD, Stephen P. (1988)
  Professor, English
  B.A., San Jose University, 1970;
  Ph.D., Indiana University, 1985
THACKERAY, Darryll H. (1974)
  Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1973;
  M.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1993
MAGELSSEN, Trygve (2006)
  Assistant Professor, Electrical Technology
  B.S., Montana State University-Northern, 2002;
  M.S., University of North Dakota, 2004
TRETHEWEY, Janet M. (1988)
  Professor, Education
  B.S., Montana State University, 1985;
  M.S., Montana State University, 1988;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 1997
MILLER, Michael (2005)
  Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Technology
  B.S., University of Illinois, 1977;
  M.S., University of Illinois, 1979;
  B.S., Bemidji State University, 1999
THIVIERGE, Tyson (2008)
  Head Wrestling Coach, Instructor
  B.S., Montana State University-Northern, 2003
MILLIGAN, Krista (2002)
  Instructor, Design Drafting Technology
  A.S., Northern Montana College, 1988;
  B.S., Northern Montana College, 1990
TOWNE, Forrest (2009)
  Assistant Professor, Chemistry/Physics
  B.S., George Fox University, 2002;
  Ph.D., University of Montana, 2009
MOUAT, Chris (2005)
  Head Women’s Basketball Coach
  B.Ed., University of Montana-Missoula, 1993
UNDERWOOD, Jamie (2005)
  Assistant Professor, History
  B.A., West Georgia College, 1990;
  B.A., Valdosta State College, 1991;
  M.A., Valdosta State College, 1992
OBERQUELL, Christian (2001)
  Instructor, Education
  B.S., University of Mary, 1994;
  NATA Certified, 1995
VERPLOEGEN, Mary (2000)
  Assistant Professor, Computer Information
      Systems

  B.S.Ed., Northern Montana College, 1987;
  M.S., Oregon State University, 1988
OPHUS, Byron (2002)
  Assistant Professor, Business
  B.T., Northern Montana College, 1983
WELCH, Thomas M. (1981)
  Professor, Agricultural Technology
  B.S., South Dakota State University, 1979;
  M.S., Montana State University, 1984
PAPPAS, Mary M. (1986)
  Director of Nursing; Professor, Nursing
  A.D.N., Northern Montana College, 1969;
  B.S.N., Montana State University, 1982;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman, 2006;
  M.S., University of Portland, 1989;
  R.N.
WILKE, Lanny (1996)
  Assistant Professor, Business
  A.A., Pensacola Junior College, 1981;
  B.A., Montana State University-Northern, 1995;
  B.S., Montana State University-Northern, 1996;
  M.Ed., Montana State University-Northern, 1998
PATTISON, Vonnie (2006)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  A.S.N., Regents College: University of New
      York, 2000;
  B.S.N., Montana State University-Northern, 2003;
  M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2006
WILLIAMS, Arlys (2005)
  Assistant Professor, Nursing
  B.S.N., Valparaiso University, 1974;
  M.S., University of Colorado, 2005;
  A.P.R.N., P.N.P., B.C.
PEASE, Norton (2002)
  Associate Professor, Graphic Design
  B.F.A., Iowa State University, 1995;
  M.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis 1999
WILLIAMS, Katherine Knapp (2002)
  Associate Professor, Community Service
      and Communications

  B.S., Appalachian State University, 1976;
  M.A., Appalachian State University, 1980;
  Ed.D., Ball State University, 1991
  ZUCK, Barbara (2008)
  Assistant Professor, Business
  B.A., Luther College;
  M.P.A., Portland State University;
  Ed.D., Montana State University-Bozeman. 2007

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