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Please contact Deb Nahrgang (507-457-6966 or dnahrgan@smumn.edu) or Carissa Hahn (612-728-5119 or chahn@smumn.edu)  in the Advancement and Communication Office for contact information about our faculty and staff experts.

Erin Ayala, Ph.D.

Doctor of Psychology Program - Core Faculty

Christine Beech

Director of the Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Assistant Professor of Business

Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Hybrid Organizations, Succession Planning, Social Entrepreneurship, Women Entrepreneurs, Veteran Entrepreneurs

Veteran Entrepreneurs Social Entrepreneurship Hybrid Organizations Entrepreneurship Succession Planning Women Entrepreneurs Ecosystems Management Consulting Community Engagement

Meet Christine Beech

Moni Berg-Binder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Sciences

Expertise: Invasive plant species and native plants; ecology and animal-plant interactions

Native Plants Invasive Plant Species Animal-Plant Interactions Invasion Ecology

Meet Moni Berg-Binder

Matthew Bluem, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Graduate and MBA Programs

Crystal Carlson, Ph.D.

Psychology - Assistant Professor

Expertise: Educational psychology, educational technology, fostering critical thinking skills, first-year and first-generation students

Educational Psychology Learning and Cognition General Psychology Developmental Psychology

Meet Crystal Carlson

Hyunjai (Demian) Cho, Ph.D.

Department Chair - Physics, Physics - Assistant Professor

Erin Mae Clark, Ph.D.

English and World Languages - Assistant Professor

Expertise: Multiethnic literatures of the United States, Holocaust literature, and trauma theory

English Cultural Studies Education

Meet Erin Mae Clark

Tammy Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

MA in Human Resource Management - Adjunct Associate Professor

Shahid Hussain, M.S., MBA, LL.B, DAIBP, CPA

Business - Assistant Professor

Expertise: Economics, mergers, acquisitions, and re-organizations — domestic and international

Mergers & Acquisitions International and Domestic Federal Tax Tax Business Reorganization International Treasury Functions Tax Planning

Meet Shahid Hussain

John Jankord, M.A.

Certificate in Addiction Studies - Program Director, Marriage and Family Therapy - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Amy Jauman, Ed.D.

Master of Business Admin. Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

Ralf Keysser, D.B.A.

MBA Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

Tricia Klosky, Ph.D.

Criminal Justice Coordinator, History and Social Sciences - Associate Professor

Expertise: Juvenile corrections, criminal justice, delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency and Crime Criminological Theory Justice

Meet Tricia Klosky

Joshua Lallaman, Ph.D.

Biology - Adjunct Lecturer

Expertise: Large-river fish populations within the local pools and backwaters of the Mississippi River

Big Fish Climate Change Invasive Species

Meet Joshua Lallaman

Erich Lippman, Ph.D.

History and Social Sciences - Associate Professor

Expertise: Russian Intellectual history with a focus on the interactions between religion and modernity in revolutionary Russia

Russian History American History Military History

Meet Erich Lippman

David Lynch, Ph.D.

History and Social Sciences - Professor, Political Science Coordinator

Expertise: International relations and political economies, particularly trade, globalization and regional trade agreements

International Trade International Political Economy International Relations

Meet David Lynch

Debra Martin, Ph.D.

Biology - Professor, Department Chair - Biology

Expertise: Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry

Molecular Biology Research

Meet Debra Martin

Zakary Mayo

Business - Assistant Professor

Expertise: Sports marketing and management, forging educational partnerships with outside sport organizations

Sport Management Sport Marketing

Meet Zakary Mayo

Larry Morgan, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Expertise: Compensation Alignment

Human Resources Issues

Meet Larry Morgan

Signe Nestingen, Psy.D.

Psychology Doctorate Program - Core Associate Professor and Internship Director

Expertise: Social Justice and Mental Health Care

Ethics and Diversity Mental Health Human Behavior Abuse Therapy

Meet Signe Nestingen

Matthew Nowakowski, MBA, Ed.D.

Doctor of Business Administration - Program Director and Core Associate Professor

Janet Pladson, Ed.D.

Ed.S. In Educational Admin. - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Michael Ratajczyk, M.A.

Business - Assistant Professor, Program Director, BA & MS Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Expertise: Business intelligence and data analytics

Purchasing Market Research Product Management

Meet Michael Ratajczyk

Todd Reinhart, ScD

Dean, School of Sciences and Health Professions, Professor of Biology and Health Professions

Kirsten Seal, M.A.

MA in Marriage & Family Therapy Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

Daniel Strittmater

MA Health & Human Services Administration - Practicum Director, MA in Health and Human Services Admin - Adjunct Instructor

Holly Tapper, J.D., M.B.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Online Operations, Professor