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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

Christine Beech
Moni Berg-Binder, Ph.D.

Biology - Associate Professor

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

Moni Berg-Binder Ph.D.
Matthew Bluem, Ph.D.

GSOB&T - Program Director of M.A. in International Development, Program Director of Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Program Director of Human Resource Management

Matthew Bluem Ph.D.
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

Crystal Carlson Ph.D.
Hyunjai (Demian) Cho, Ph.D.

Department Chair - Physics, Physics - Assistant Professor

Hyunjai (Demian) Cho Ph.D.
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

Erin Mae Clark Ph.D.
Jennifer Elmquist, M.A.

Master of Arts in MFT - Adjunct Instructor

Expertise: Relationships and Family Therapy

Relationships Marriage Therapy Family Relationships

Meet Jennifer Elmquist

Jennifer Elmquist M.A.
Tammy Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

MA in Human Resource Management - Adjunct Associate Professor

Tammy Fitzpatrick Ph.D.
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

Shahid Hussain M.S., MBA, LL.B, DAIBP, CPA
John Jankord, M.A.

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

John Jankord M.A.
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

Tricia Klosky Ph.D.
Joshua Lallaman, Ph.D.

Biology - Assistant Professor

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

Big Fish Climate Change Invasive Species

Meet Joshua Lallaman

Joshua Lallaman Ph.D.
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

Erich Lippman Ph.D.
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

David Lynch Ph.D.
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

Zakary Mayo
Larry Morgan, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

Expertise: Compensation Alignment

Human Resources Issues

Meet Larry Morgan

Larry Morgan M.A.
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

Janet Pladson Ed.D.
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

Expertise: Infectious diseases and microbiology

Regenerative Medicine Infectious Diseases Cancer Biology AIDS

Meet Todd Reinhart

Todd Reinhart ScD
Kirsten Seal, M.A.

MA in Marraige & Family Therapy Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

Kirsten Seal M.A.
Daniel Strittmater

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

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

Director of Online Operations, Professor

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

Executive Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement

Expertise: Culturally Responsive Engagement, Diversity and Inclusivity, and Intercultural Leadership

Educational Leadership Equity Gaps Professional Development Culturally Responsive Engagement Community Outreach

Meet Teresa Taylor

Teresa Taylor Ed.D.