Faculty by Department

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Faculty by Department

Behavioral Sciences

Earl Bland, Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences and Counseling
Bo Cassell, Associate Professor of Sociology
Todd Hiestand, Professor of Criminal Justice
Arvin Oke, Professor of Psychology
Russ Reglin, Associate Professor of Psychology

Business Administration

Yorton Clark, Chair, Business Administration Department
Lynne Erickson, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Mike Gough, Professor of Business Administration
Jack C. Jones, Sports Management & Compliance Officer for MNU Athletics
Jamie Myrtle, Dean, School of Business
Lisa Wallentine, Associate Professor of Business
David Wegley, Professor Business Administration

Bible, Theology & Mission

Randy Cloud, Chair, Department of Bible, Theology, and Mission
Donald Dunn, Instructor of Business
James Edlin, Professor of Biblical Literature and Languages
Larry Fine, Professor of Practical Theology
Dean Flemming, Professor of New Testament and Missions
Mark Hayse, Director, Honors Program

Counselor Education

Cayla Bland, Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Tricia Brown, Professor of Counseling
Amy Cain, Instructor, Behavioral Sciences
Rebeca Chow, Play Therapy Certificate Program Coordinator
Mary Fry, Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Todd Frye, Chair, Counselor Education Department
Scott Koeneman, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Brent Moore, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Andrew Secor, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education


Linda Alexander, Professor of Teacher Education
Nancy Damron, Dean, School of Education
Martin Dunlap, Chair, Graduate Studies in Education
Neil Friesland, Professor of Education
Jill Gonzalez-Bravo, Director of Clinical and Field Placements, School of Education
Leanna Graham, Director, Graduate Reading Specialist Program
Kim Humerickhouse, Professor of Education
Jo Lamar, Professor of Teacher Education
Michael Ramirez, Instructional Technologist, Assistant Professor of Education
Ramona Stowe, Associate Professor of Education

Fine and Performing Arts

Terry Baldridge, Professor of Music
Donna Bohn, Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Luke Johnson, Director of Bands and Music Education
John Leavitt,Professor of Music

Health and Exercise Science

Chris Crawford, Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program
Brad King, Associate Professor of Health & Exercise Science
Jimmy Ntelekos, Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Clinical Coordinator


Tyler Blake, Professor of English
Mark Hamilton, Professor of Communication
Elizabeth Hornor, Assistant Professor of History
Brian Merriman, Assistant Professor Graphic Design
Shanti Thomas, Professor of English

Graduate Studies in Management

Graydon Dawson, Chair, Graduate Studies in Management
Mary Murphy, Associate Professor of Management

Professional Studies in Management

Jonathan Downs, Assistant Professor of Business
Bob Humphrey, Chair, Professional Studies in Management
LeAnn Yantis, Assistant Professor in Professional Studies in Business


Brenda Austin, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Kata Conde, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Tish Conejo, Professor in Nursing
Tracy Cory, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Susannah Hart, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Jamie Hatchette, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Victoria Haynes, Associate Professor in Nursing
Deborah Highfill, Associate Dean, Prelicensure Nursing Education
Susan Larson, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Science
Joanne McDermott, Associate Professor in Nursing
Sarah Miller, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Deborah Petty, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Rachel Storm, Assistant Professor in Nursing
Karen Wiegman, Associate Dean, Post-Licensure and Graduate Nursing Education
Allyson Young, Associate Professor in Nursing

Science and Mathematics

Gary Anderson, Associate Professor of Science Education
Mark Brown, Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics
Stephen Cole, Professor of Biology
Abby Hodges, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Jordan Mantha, Associate Professor of Chemistry
William Morrison, Associate Professor of Biology
Andrew Overholt, Associate Professor of Physics
Rion Taylor, Associate Professor of Biology

Additional Faculty

Lorie Beckum, Director, Center for Global Studies and Service Learning
Randy Beckum, Vice President of Community Formation
Marcelle Cooper, Director, Kresge Academic Support Center
Marty Crossland, Chief Technology Officer
Lon Dagley, Computer Services Librarian
Bruce Flanders, Director, Learning Commons and Mabee Library
Mark Ford, Associate Academic Vice President
James Garrison, Registrar
Lauren Hays, Instructional and Research Librarian
Mary Jones, Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Cynthia Peterson, Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Science
David J. Spittal, President
Kelvin St. John, Instructional Technologist

Contact MNU

Main Campus
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Phone: 913.782.3750
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Santa Fe Commons Site
13563 South Mur-len Rd.
Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: 913.971.3800
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Liberty Site
105 N. Stewart Ct., Suite 210
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.407.3070
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North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816.691.2000

MNU Europe
Junkerstrasse 68-70
78266 B├╝singen, Germany
Phone: 913.971.3261

Office Hours
Most University offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.