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Residential Faculty

Accounting, Small Business, and Insurance Studies
Lily Davidov, Faculty Chair
B.S., Arizona State University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix; D.B.A., University of Phoenix

Addictions and Substance Use Disorders
Kirk Bowden, Faculty Chair
B.A., Brigham Young University; M.A., Ottawa University; Ph.D., Northcentral University
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Administration of Justice and Paralegal
Angela Kwan, Faculty Chair
B.A., Grand Canyon University; M.A., University of Phoenix

Health Sciences and Sustainability
Shelley Dennis, Faculty Chair
B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago; M.A., Northern Arizona University; M.A., Andover Newton Theological School; M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D., Drew University

Applied Technology and Engineering
Richard Cuprak, Jr., Faculty Chair
B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., Arizona State University

Robert Semmler II, Faculty Chair
A.A., Northern Essex Community College, Massachusetts; B.S., M.Ed., Boston State College; M.S., University of New Mexico

Business, Management, Public Administration, and Corporate/Government Programs
Gina Pinch, Faculty Chair
B.S., Arizona State University; M.A.Ed., University of Phoenix

Julie Cober, Faculty Chair
B.A., Arizona State University; M.S., Grand Canyon University

Computer Technology and Honors Program
Kerrie Specker, Faculty Chair
A.A., Rio Salado College; B.A., Governors State University; M.A., Webster University; Ed.D., Northcentral University

Counseling and Personal Development
Melanie Abts, Faculty Chair
B.S., University of Arizona; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University; Ed.D., Arizona State University

Mitra Mehraban, Counseling Faculty
B.S., Grand Canyon University; M.ED., Northern Arizona University

Dental Programs
Holly S. Harper, Faculty Chair
R.D.H., Temple University; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University

Educator Preparation Programs
Jennifer Gresko, Faculty Chair
B.S., Grand Canyon University; M.Ed., Arizona State University; Ed.D., Arizona State University

English, Creative Writing, and New Media Studies
Jennifer K. Shantz, Faculty Chair
A.G.S., Rio Salado College; A.A., Glendale Community College; B.A., Arizona State University; M.Ed., Northern Arizona University; Ed.D., Northern Arizona University

History, Humanities, and Design
Janine Adkins, Faculty Chair
B.S., The American University; M.A., Brown University; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Angela Felix, Faculty Chair
B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Capella University

Library Services
Hazel M. Davis, Faculty Chair
B.A., Higher Diploma in Librarianship, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; M.L.S., University of Arizona

Karen Docherty, Library Faculty
B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sarah Stohr, Library Faculty
B.A., Lewis & Clark College; M.S., University of Kentucky

John Jensen, Faculty Chair
B.A., Fordham University; M.A., Arizona State University

Physical Sciences
Shawn Korman, Faculty Chair
B.A. Arizona State University; M.Ed Northern Arizona University

Psychology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
Wanda Tucker, Faculty Chair
B.A., Saint Leo; M.Div., Virginia Union University, Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology; M.A., Arizona State University; Ed.D., Northern Arizona University

Reading and ESL
Rosslyn Knight, Faculty Chair
B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education

Social Sciences
Tristan Marble, Faculty Chair
B.A., University of Idaho; M.A., Prescott College

STEM Initiatives
Rick Vaughn, Faculty Chair
B.S., University of San Francisco; M.A., University of California; Ph.D., University of California

Emeritus Distinction
Diana Abel, Ed.D.
Angela Ambrosia, Ph.D
Julie Bertch, Ph.D.
Patricia Case, Ph.D
Beatriz Cohen, M.C.
Laura Helminski, M.A.
Janet Johnson, Ph.D.
Tom Lombardo, Ph.D.
Willie Minor, Ed.D.
Jean Tease, Ed.D.
Barry Wukasch, Ph.D