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Christine Beech

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

Saint Mary's Hall, SM408

Campus Box: # 15

(507) 457-6978

cbeech@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: 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

St. Mary's Press, SMPC

Campus Box: # 10

(507) 457-6989

mbergbin@smumn.edu

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

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

Assistant Dean, Graduate and MBA Programs

Brother Louis Hall, BLH202

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4535

mbluem@smumn.edu

Area of Expertise: Political and Economic Development, Inernational Development

Meet Matthew Bluem
Crystal Carlson, Ph.D.

Psychology - Assistant Professor

Hendrickson Center, HC134

Campus Box: #1497

(507) 457-1515

ccarlso@smumn.edu

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

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

Assistant Professor - Physics

St. Mary's Press, SMPD

Campus Box: # 32

(507) 457-1551

hcho@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Physical Sciences including Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Thermodynamics, Energy, Space

Meet Hyunjai (Demian) Cho
Erin Mae Clark, Ph.D.

English and World Languages - Assistant Professor

Saint Mary's Hall, SM403

Campus Box: #1411

(507) 457-6643

eclark@smumn.edu

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

Meet Erin Mae Clark
Farhiya Farah, Ph.D.

Program Director, Master of Public Health

Brother Louis Hall, BLH03

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4522

ffarah@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Public Health

Meet Farhiya Farah
Tammy Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

MA in Human Resource Management - Adjunct Associate Professor

tfitzpat@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Leadership and Job Satisfaction

Meet Tammy Fitzpatrick
Shahid Hussain, M.S., MBA, LL.B, DAIBP, CPA

Business - Assistant Professor

Saint Mary's Hall, SM429D

Campus Box: #1517

shussain@smumn.edu

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

Meet Shahid Hussain
John Jankord, M.A.

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

Brother Louis Hall, BLH227

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5243

jjankord@smumn.edu

John Jankord is a mental health clinician who brings more than 18 years of varied substance use and mental health disorder treatment experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed alcohol and drug counselor, licensed professional clinical counselor, and Master Addiction Counselor to the Addiction Studies Certificate program and classroom.

Area of Expertise: Counseling

Meet John Jankord
Amy Jauman, Ed.D.

Program Director, MA in Human Resource Management

Brother Louis Hall, BLH236

Campus Box: # 28

ajauman@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Coaching and Adult Education

Meet Amy Jauman
Ralf Keysser, D.B.A.

MBA Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

rkeysser@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Finance and Business

Meet Ralf Keysser
Tricia Klosky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - History and Social Sciences

Griffin Hall, GR184

Campus Box: #1513

(507) 457-6677

tklosky@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Juvenile corrections, criminal justice, delinquency

Meet Tricia Klosky
Erich Lippman, Ph.D.

History and Social Sciences - Associate Professor

Saint Mary's Hall, SM237

Campus Box: #1505

(507) 457-6944

elippman@smumn.edu

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

Meet Erich Lippman
David Lynch, Ph.D.

Professor - History and Social Sciences

Griffin Hall, GR195

Campus Box: #1430

(507) 457-1526

dlynch@smumn.edu

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

Meet David Lynch
Debra Martin, Ph.D.

Department Chair - Biology, Professor - Biology

St. Mary's Press, SMPG

Campus Box: # 10

(507) 457-1628

dmartin@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry

Meet Debra Martin
Zakary Mayo

Business - Assistant Professor

Saint Mary's Hall, SM429B

Campus Box: #1528

(507) 457-1491

zmayo@smumn.edu

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

Meet Zakary Mayo
Larry Morgan, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty

lmorgan@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Compensation Alignment

Meet Larry Morgan
Signe Nestingen, Psy.D.

Professor and Internship Director - Psychology Doctorate Program

Brother Louis Hall, BLH138

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4571

snesting@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Social Justice and Mental Health Care

Meet Signe Nestingen
Matthew Nowakowski, MBA, Ed.D.

Doctor of Business Administration - Program Director and Core Associate Professor

Brother Louis Hall, BLH249

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5142

mnowakow@smumn.edu

Dr. Nowakowski is the program director and a core associate professor in the Doctor of Business Administration program, and additionally teaches and serves on dissertation committees in the Doctor of Education in Leadership program. His scholarly interests include the study of resilience, perseverance, community development and the adaptability of people and economic systems.

Areas of Expertise: Community Development and Resilience

Meet Matthew Nowakowski
Janet Pladson, Ed.D.

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

jpladson@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Leadership Skills

Meet Janet Pladson
Michael Ratajczyk, M.A.

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

Saint Mary's Hall, SM429A

Campus Box: #1434

(507) 457-1698

mratajcz@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Buisness intelligence and data analytics

Meet Michael Ratajczyk
Todd Reinhart, ScD

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

Brother Louis Hall, BLH239

Campus Box: # 82

(507) 457-1758

treinhar@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Infectious diseases and microbiology

Meet Todd Reinhart
Kirsten Seal, M.A.

MA in Marriage & Family Therapy Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

klseal12@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Marriage and Family Therapy

Meet Kirsten Seal
Ashley Sovereign, Psy.D.

Program Director and Core Professor, Doctor of Psychology Program

Brother Louis Hall, BLH137

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4557

asoverei@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Psychotherapy and Counseling

Meet Ashley Sovereign
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

Adjunct Professor - School of Business & Technology

Martin DePorres Hall-TC Campus, MDP124

Campus Box: # 28

htapper@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Law and Business

Meet Holly Tapper