Faculty

Loras College Faculty

Shikhar Acharya
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics
563.588.7784 | shikhar.acharya@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2017
B.E., Kathmandu University, 2004
M.B.A., Ace Institute of Management, 2007
Ph.D., Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2015

Robert Adams
Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning
563.588.4091 |robert.adams@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2000
B.Mus., Central Michigan University, 1974
M.Mus., University of North Texas, 1981
M.A., Clarke College, 1984

Kristin Anderson-Bricker, Ph.D.
Professor of History
563.588.7403 | Kristin.Anderson-Bricker@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1997
B.A., Aquinas College, 1990
M.A., Syracuse University, 1992
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1997

Andrew Auge, Ph.D.
Professor of English
563.588.7218 | Andrew.Auge@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1987
B.S., Loras College, 1978
M.A., University of Iowa, 1981
Ph.D., Marquette University, 1987

Michelle Bechen, L.M.S.W.
Associate Professor of Social Work
563.588.7325 | Michelle.Bechen@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2001
B.A., Clarke College, 1996
M.S.W., The University of Iowa, 1998
L.M.S.W., State of Iowa, 1998

Valerie Bell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
563.588.7757 | Valerie.Bell@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2010
B.S., Boise State University, 2003
M.A., Boise State University, 2005
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2012

Devayan Bir
Assistant Professor of Engineering
563.588.7186 | devayan.bir@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2019
B.E., Hindustan University, 2012
M.S., Iowa State University, 2017
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2019

Elaina Biechler, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Kinesiology Program Coordinator
563.588.7020| elaina.biechler@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2014
B.A., Coe College, 2008
M.A., Springfield College, 2010
Ph.D., Springfield College, 2013

Joshua Bolton
Assistant Professor of Public Relations
563.588.7521 | Joshua.Bolton@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2017
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
M.S., University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, 2012
Ph.D., University of Missouri – Columbia, 2018

Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
563.588.7279 | Christopher.Budzisz@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2000
B.S., Radford University, 1993
M.A., Southern Illinois University, 1996
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2000

Sarah Cassella
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
563-588-7184 | sarah.cassella@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2017
B.A., Oberlin College, 2009
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2015

Bradley Cavanagh, L.I.S.W.
Associate Professor of Social Work
563.588.7996 | Bradley.Cavanagh@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2010
B.A., University of Iowa, 2000
M.S.W., Saint Louis University, 2003
L.I.S.W., State of Iowa, 2005

Jeremiah Cawley
Assistant Professor of Music
563.557.4096 | jeremiah.cawley@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2018
B.M.E., University of Wisconsin—Madison, 2004
M.M., University of Washington, Seattle, 2011
D.M.A., University of Washington, Seattle, 2016

Roman Ciapalo, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
563.588.7434 | Roman.Ciapalo@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1982
B.A., Loyola University – Chicago, 1972
M.A., Loyola University – Chicago, 1978
Ph.D., Loyola University – Chicago, 1987

Naomi Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
563.588.7402 | Naomi.Clark@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2014
B.A., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 2005
M.A., University of Missouri, 2010
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2014

David Cochran, Ph.D.
Professor of Politics
Director of the Archbishop Kucera Center
563.588.7262 | David.Cochran@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1996
B.A., Drew University, 1991
M.A., University of Maryland, 1994
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1996

Kate Cooper, Ph.D.
Division of Molecular, Life & Health Sciences Chair
Associate Professor of Biology
563.588.7956 | Kate.Cooper@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2008
B.A., Luther College, 2002
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2008

Susan Crook, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
563.588.7794 | Susan.Crook@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2012
B.A., University of South Carolina, 2007
B.S., University of South Carolina, 2007
M.S., North Carolina State University, 2009
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2013

Brent Daigle
Assistant Professor of Education
563.588.4989 | brent.daigle@loras.edu

Loras College, 2019
B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2002
M.Ed., Northwestern State University, 2004
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2008

Benjamin Darr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Politics
563.588.7507 | Benjamin.Darr@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2012
B.A., Northwestern College, 2003
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2011

Thomas Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
563.588.7767 | Thomas.Davis@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1989
B.S., University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 1979
M.S., Iowa State University, 1983
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1987

Len Decker, Ph.D.
Division of Teacher Education & Behavioral Sciences Chair
Professor of Criminal Justice
563.588.7030 | Leonard.Decker@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1976-77, 1985
B.A., Loras College, 1974
M.A., University of Nebraska – Omaha, 1976
Ph.D., South Dakota State University, 1980

Ryan Decker
Assistant Professor & Director of Theatre
563.588.7941 | ryan.decker@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2018
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2012
M.F.A., University of New Orleans, 2018

Kathryn DeShaw
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
563.588.7088 | kathryn.deshaw@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2019
B.S., University of North Dakota, 2013
M.S., University of North Dakota, 2015
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2019

Emily DiFilippo
Assistant Professor of Spanish
563.588.7802 | emily.difilippo@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2018
B.A., Washington University – St. Louis, 2003
M.A., Washington University – St. Louis, 2005
M.F.A., University of Notre Dame, 2010
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

John Eby, Ph.D.
Professor of History
563.588.4929 | John.Eby@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1998
B.A., Westmont College, 1988
M.A., University of Washington, 1992
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1998

Christina Edwards, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
563.588.7012 | Christina.Edwards@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2014
B.S., University of Iowa, 2008
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2014

Eric Eller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
563.588.7202 | Eric.Eller@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2014
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, 1989
M.A., University of Missouri, 1991
M.A., University of Virginia, 1993
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1998

Rebecca Fabricius M.S.
Director of Clinical Education
Licensure Official
563.588.4911 |rebecca.fabricius@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2006
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1995
M.A., University of Nebraska – Omaha, 2001

Katrina Neely Farren-Eller
Assistant Professor of Public Relations
563.588.7268 | Katrina.FarrenEller@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2018
B.A., Michigan Technological University, 2002
M.A., Michigan Technological University, 2004
Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, 2010

Nancy Zachar Fett, L.M.S.W.
Associate Professor of Social Work
563.588.7029 | Nancy.Fett@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1995
B.A., Loras College, 1990
M.S.W., University of Illinois – Chicago, 1993
L.M.S.W., State of Iowa, 1997

Molly M. McDonald Figgins, MS, ATC
Athletic Training Program Director
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
563.588.7995 | molly.figgins@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2015
B.S., Clarke College, 2004
M.S., University of Northern Iowa, 2006

Lynn Gallagher
Director of Lynch Office of Disability Services
563.588.7921 | lynn.gallagher@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2011
B.S., Mundelein College of Loyola University, 1979
M.S. Ed., University of Wisconsin – Platteville, 2004
Ed.D., National-Louis University, 2008

Douglas Gambrall, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
563.588.7910 | Douglas.Gambrall@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2011
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1979
M.B.A., University of Evansville, 1985
Ed.D., Spalding University, 2005

Lisa Garoutte, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
563.588.7022 | Lisa.Garoutte@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2007
B.A., Hood College, 1999
M.A., The George Washington University, 2001
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007

Matthew Garrett, Ph.D.
Professor of Sport Management
Chairperson for Faculty Senate
563.588.7165 | Matthew.Garrett@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2005
B.A., Millikin University, 1992
M.S., Illinois State University, 1995
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2004

Michael Gibson
Director of Center for Dubuque Area History
563.588.7163 | michael.gibson@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1983
B.A., Idaho State University, 1970
M.A., Loras College, 1991

Sara Glover, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Instruction & Assessment
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
563.588.7006 | Sara.Glover@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2006
A.A., American River College, 1996
B.S., California State University-Sacramento, 2000
M.S., California State University-Sacramento, 2003
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2006

Hugh Graham, M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
563.588.7765 | Hugh.Graham@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1988
B.B.A., Wichita State, 1984
M.B.A., Wichita State, 1987

Lisa Grinde, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
563.588.7113 | Lisa.Grinde@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2001
B.A., Northern Michigan University, 1994
M.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1999

Jacob Heidenreich, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
563.588.7793 | Jacob.Heidenreich@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2006
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1996
B.S., Northern Illinois University, 1996
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1999
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2005

Karen Heidenreich
Instructor of Mathematics
563.588.7971 | karen.heidenreich@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2016
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1995
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 1997
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2000

Aaron Herbst, ATC, LAT
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Clinical Coordinator of Athletic Training Education
563.588.7211 |aaron.herbst@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2017
B.S., Clarke College, 2007
M.S., University of Iowa, 2012

William Hitchcock, M.B.A.
Professor of Management Information Systems
563.588.7286 | William.Hitchcock@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1989
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, 1984
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1988

William Jablonsky, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of English
563.588.7499 | William.Jablonsky@loras.edu
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Loras College Associate Professor of English, 2008
A.A., Sauk Valley Community College, 1993
B.A., Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, 1995 M.A., Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, 1997 M.F.A., Bowling Green State University, 1999

Brian J Kallback (’02) M.A. M.S. CFP® CLU® QPA CTFA AWMA®
Assistant Professor of Finance
563.588.7626 | Brian.Kallback@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2017
B.A., Loras College, 2002
M.A., Loras College, 2004

Will Kanyusik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
563.588.7727 | William.Kanyusik@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2015
B.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2001
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2006
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2013

Andrew Kehr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
563-588-7133 | andrew.kehr@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2019
B.A., DePauw University, 2009
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2015

Mark Kehren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
563.588.7633 | Mark.Kehren@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2006
B.A., Miami University, 1997
M.A., State University of New York – Stony Brook, 2000
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2006

Robert Keller, Ph.D.
Division of Mathematics, Engineering, & Computer Science Chair
Professor of Mathematics
563.588.7015 | Robert.Keller@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1999
B.A., St. Olaf College, 1993
Ph.D., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 1999
MBA, Loras College, 2018

Kevin Koch, Ph.D.
Professor of English
563.588.7536 | Kevin.Koch@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1983
B.A., Loras College, 1981
M.A., University of Iowa, 1983
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1992

Paul Kohl, Ph.D.
Professor of Media Studies
563.588.7233 | Paul.Kohl@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1995
B.A., University of California – Los Angeles, 1981
M.S., University of Utah, 1988
Ph.D., University of Utah, 1993

Angela Kohlhaas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
563.588.7152 | Angela.Kohlhaas@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2010
B.A., Wartburg College, 2005
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 2007
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2010

Jacob Kohlhaas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Moral Theology
563.588.7308 | Jacob.Kohlhaas@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2014
B.A., Wartburg College, 2004
M.A., Catholic Theological Union, 2009
Ph.D., Duquesne University, 2015

Marissa Krein
Instruction Coordinator & Assessment Librarian
563.588.7917 | marissa.krein@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2019
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2011
M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2015
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

 

Michelle Kruger
Assistant Professor of Finance
563.588.7755 | michelle.kruger@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2019
B.B.A., The University of Georgia, 2015
Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 2019

Jake Kurczek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
563.588.7045 | jake.kurczek@loras.edu
Personal Webpage | Lab Webpage
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Loras College, 2016
B.A., St. Olaf College, 2009
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2014

Luke Lammer, M.A., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.A.
Associate Professor of Accounting
563.588.7379 | Luke.Lammer@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2011
B.A., Clarke College, 2006
M.A., University of Iowa, 2007
C.P.A., C.M.A., C.I.A.

Christoffer Lammer-Heindel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Division Chair of Philosophical, Theological, Social, & Cultural Studies
563.588.7733 | Christoffer.Lammer-Heindel@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2012
B.A., University of Dubuque, 2005
M.A., University of Iowa, 2009
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2012

Kirstin Lauritsen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
563-588-7228 | kirstin.lauritsen@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2019
B.A., Luther College, 2005
M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2011
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2017

Dale Lehman, Ph.D.
Center for Business Analytics Director
Professor of Business
563.588.7725 | Dale.Lehman@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2014
B.A., State University of New York – Stony Brook, 1972
M.A., University of Rochester, 1975
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1981

Amy Lorenz, Ph.D.
Professor of Modern Languages & Culture
563.588.7806 | Amy.Lorenz@loras.edu
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B.A., University of Missouri – St. Louis, 1981
M.A., Marquette University, 1984
M.A., Loras College, 2011
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1991

Anne Marx Scheuerell, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Sport Management
563.588.7216 | Anne.Marx@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2011
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1997
M.S., Arizona State University, 2003
Ed.D., University of Arkansas, 2006

Patrick Marzofka, M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
563.588.7283 | Pat.Marzofka@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1987
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, 1981
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1982

Biniv Maskay, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
563.588.7915 | Biniv.Maskay@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2012
B.S., Illinois Wesleyan University, 2007
M.S., University of Kentucky, 2009
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2012

Kate McCarthy-Gilmore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director of Modes of Inquiry
Division of Language & Literature Chair
563.588.7808 | Kate.McCarthy-Gilmore@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2009
B.A., Western Michigan University, 2001
M.A., Western Michigan University, 2003
Ph.D., Washington University in Saint Louis, 2009

Erin McGovern
Assistant Professor of Accounting
563.588.7245 | erin.mcgovern@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2018
B.A., Loras College, 2004
M.B.A., St. Ambrose University, 2005
C.P.A.

Kenneth McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Professor of Engineering
563.588.7581 | Kenneth.McLaughlin@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1998
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1979
M.S., Texas A & M University, 1983
Ph.D., University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1995

Mark Mederson
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
563.588.7960 | mark.mederson@loras.edu
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Loras College,
B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1983
M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos, 2011

Deone Merkel
Instructor of Communication Arts
563.588.7174 |deone.merkel@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2015
B.A., University of North Dakota, 1994
B.S., Moorhead State University, 1996
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2004

Rebecca Monhardt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
563.588.7161 | Rebecca.Monhardt@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2009
B.S., University of Houston, 1980
M.Ed., Texas A&M University, 1983
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1996

Adam Moser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
563.588.7920 | Adam.Moser@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2009
B.A., Wabash College, 2003
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2009

Daniel Mulligan
Academic Success Coordinator
563-588-7829 | daniel.mulligan@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2016
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1992
M.A., University of Saint Mary, 2006

Seth Myers, M.F.A
Associate Professor of Media Studies
563.588.7940 | Seth.Myers@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2009
B.A., Muhlenberg College, 1999
M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute, 2003

Danial Neebel, Ph.D., PE
Professor of Engineering and Computer Science
563.588.7815 | Danial.Neebel@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1998
B.S., Iowa State University, 1983
M.S.E.E., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1990
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1994

Julia Omarzu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
563.588.7524 | Julia.Omarzu@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2002
B.S., San Diego State University, 1983
M.A., California State University – Fresno, 1995
Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1999

David Oostendorp, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
563.588.7259 | David.Oostendorp@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1987
B.S., University of Missouri – Rolla, 1981
Ph.D., University of Missouri – Rolla, 1990

Amanda Osheim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Director of Breitbach Catholic Thinkers and Leaders Program
563.588.7506 | Amanda.Osheim@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2010
B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1998
M.A., University of St. Thomas,
St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, 2005
Ph.D., Boston College, 2010

David Paine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
563.588.7226 | david.paine@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2018
B.A., Harvard University, 2008
M.A., William James College, 2011
Ph.D., Boston University School of Education, 2017

Kathrin Parks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
563.588.7819 | Kathrin.Parks@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2007
B.A., Loras College, 1998
M.S., Texas A&M University, 2003
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2007

Heidi Pettitt
Access Services & Special Collections Librarian
563-588-7873 | heidi.pettitt@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2008
A.A.S., State University of New York at Cobleskill, 2000
B.S., Morrisville State University, 2004
M.L.I.S., Syracuse University, 2008

David Pitt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
563.588.7324 | David.Pitt@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2007
B.A., St. Jerome’s University, 1997
M.A., St. John’s University, 1998
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2007

Glenn Pohland, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Music
563.588.7153 | Glenn.Pohland@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2009
B.A., St. Olaf College, 1983
M.M.Ed., University of Minnesota, 1989
D.M.A., Arizona State University, 1995

James Pollock, Ph.D.
Professor of English
563.588.7225 | James.Pollock@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2002
B.A., York University, 1991
M.A., University of Houston, 1994
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2001

Matthew Rissler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
563.588.7792 | Matthew.Rissler@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2008
B.A., Goshen College, 2003
M.S., University of Notre Dame, 2005
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2008

David Salyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
563.588.7836 | David.Salyer@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1999
B.A., Mount Mercy College, 1981
M.A., Northeast Missouri State University, 1987
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1991

Craig Schaefer, MA
Division of Communication and Fine Arts Chair
Professor of Media Studies
Director of TV Studio
563.588.7385 | Craig.Schaefer@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1993
B.A., Loras College, 1989
M.A., Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, 1993

Scott Scheuerell, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
563.588.7201 | Scott.Scheuerell@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2005
B.A., Loras College, 1995
M.A., University of Kansas, 1999
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2006

Steffanie Schilder, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Psychology
Master of Arts in Counseling Program Director
563.588.7783 | steffanie.schilder@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2015
B.S., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2004
M.S., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2006
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, 2011

Debra Schleicher, L.L.M., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.F.M.
Associate Professor of Business Administration
563.588.7404 | Debra.Schleicher@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2000
B.A., Loras College, 1984
M.Acc., Southern Illinois University, 1987
J.D., Southern Illinois University, 1987
L.L.M., DePaul University, 1992
C.P.A., C.M.A., C.F.M.

Fred Schnee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
563.588.7247 | Fred.Schnee@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1990
B.S., Brooklyn College, 1976
M.A., Brooklyn College, 1978
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1983

David Shealer, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
563.588.7678 | David.Shealer@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1998
B.A., Colgate University, 1988
M.S., Rutgers University, 1992
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1995

Aditi Sinha, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
563.588.7231 | aditi.Sinha@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2001
B.S., Osmania University – India, 1988
M.S., Pondicherry University – India, 1990
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 2000

Jennifer Smith, P.h.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
563.588.7952 | Jennifer.Smith@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2009
B.S., Illinois State University, 1995
M.S., Illinois State University, 1997
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2008

Kristen Smith
Information Services Librarian
563.588.7042 |kristen.smith@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1984
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1983
M.S., University of Illinois, 1984

 

 

Susan Stone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
563.588.7185 | Susan.Stone@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2001
B.A., Emory University, 1991
M.A., University of South Carolina, 1997
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2001

Margaret Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
563.588.7516 | Maggie.Sullivan@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1998
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1992
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1993
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1999

Kristen Stauffer-Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering
563.588.7122 | Kristen.Thompson@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2010
B.S., Michigan Technological University, 1996
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2008

Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
563.588.7570 | Michael.Thompson@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2007
B.A., Central College, 1998
M.S., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2003
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2007

Keith Thraen-Borowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
563.588.7475 | keith.thraenborowski@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2016
B.S., Illinois State University, 2001
M.S., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2011
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2015

Allison Tringale, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
563.588.7609 | allison.tringale@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2018
B.A., Clarke University, 2014
M.A., University of Houston, 2016
Ph.D., University of Houston, 2018

Kimberly Tuescher
School Counseling Program Director
Professor of School Counseling
563.588.7739 | kimberly.tuescher@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2016
B.S., University of Wisconsin  – Oshkosh, 1980
M.S., University of Wisconsin  – Oshkosh, 1983
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin  – Madison, 1997

Luke Tyler, DA
Assistant Professor of Music
563.588.7785 | Luke.Tyler@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2015
B.A., Hanover College, 2008
M.M., Miami University, 2010
D.A., Ball State University, 2015

Erin VanLaningham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
563.588.7200 | Erin.VanLaningham@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2011
B.A., Luther College, 1996
M.A., Northeastern University, 1999
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2004

John Waldmeir
Professor of Religious Studies
563.588.7966 | John.Waldmeir@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1997
B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1982
M.A., The University of Chicago, 1984
Ph.D., The University of Chicago Divinity School, 1991

Rev. Douglas Wathier, S.T.D.
Professor of Theology
563.588.7013 | Douglas.Wathier@loras.edu
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Loras College, 1991
B.A., Loras College, 1978
S.T.B., Angelicum University – Rome, 1983
M.A., Gregorian University – Rome, 1984
S.T.L., Gregorian University – Rome, 1988
S.T.D., Gregorian University – Rome, 1991

Kathy Weber
Academic Counselor
563.588.7943 | kathleen.weber@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2016
B.A., St. Norbert College, 1987
M.A., Ball State University, 1990

Hilarie Welsh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
563.588.7994 | Hilarie.Welsh@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2012
B.A., St. Norbert College, 2001
M.Ed., University of South Florida – Sarasota-Manatee, 2005
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012

Miriam Wolff, Ph.D.
Academic Counselor
563.588.7312 | miriam.wolff@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2010
B.A., University of Iowa, 1985
M.A., The Johns Hopkins University, 1997
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 2015

Lee Zhu, Ph.D.
Professor of History
563.588.7199 | Lee.Zhu@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2000
M.A., Fudan University, 1981
Ph.D., State University of New York – Stony Brook, 1996