Faculty

Loras College Faculty

Robert Adams
Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning
563.557.4091 |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

Mary Anderson
Instruction, Outreach & Assessment Librarian
Academic Resource Center
563.588.7917 | Mary.Anderson@loras.edu
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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

Stacey Bales, M.S.
Academic Counselor
Lynch Disability Resource & Cultural Center
563.588.7312 | Stacey.Bales@loras.edu
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B.S., Northern Arizona University, 2002
M.S.(CSP-CSA), Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2005

Lindsey Bartgis, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
563.588.7226 | Lindsey.Bartgis@loras.edu
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B.S., Oklahoma State University, 2008
M.A., Roosevelt University, 2011
Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University, 2019

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

Elaina Biechler, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Coaching Leadership Program Director
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

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

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, Ph.D.
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

Jeremiah Cawley, D.M.A.
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Choral & Vocal Activities
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

Sooyeon Choi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
563.588.7765 |
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Loras College, 2021
B.B.A., Ewha Woman’s University, 2008
B.A., Ewha Woman’s University, 2008
M.A., Ewha Woman’s University, 2010
Ph.D., Purdue University, 2020

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.
Associate Professor of English
Director of Writing Center
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
Co-Director of Peace and Justice Minor
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.
Professor of Biology
Chair, Division of Molecular, Life & Health Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Program Director
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, Ph.D.
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

Ryan Decker, M.F.A.
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, Ph.D.
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, Ph.D.
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

Angella Donovan, D.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
563.588.7283 | Angella.Donovan@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2021
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1998
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 2013
D.B.A., Northcentral University, 2019

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., CFA.
Associate Professor of Finance
Chairperson of the Faculty
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
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, Ph.D.
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

Sharon Feld, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Athletic Training Clinical Education Coordinator
563.588.7211 | sharon.feld@loras.edu 
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B.A., Buena Vista University, 2014
M.S., Illinois State University, 2016
Ed.D., Ball State University, 2021

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, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Professor of Athletic Training
Athletic Training Program Director
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
Ph.D. Concordia University, Chicago, 2021

Lynn Gallagher, Ed.D., CAS, AES
Director of Lynch Disability Resource & Cultural Center
Academic Counselor
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
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

Sara Glover, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Instruction & Assessment
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

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, Ph.D.
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

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, 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

Aaron Joy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
563.588.7786 | 
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Loras College, 2021
B.S., University of Kansas, 2011
M.S., University of Kansas, 2013
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2017

Brian J Kallback (’02) M.A. M.S. CFP® CLU® QPA CTFA 
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

William (Will) Kanyusik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
First Year Director
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

Aimee Kathleen
Assistant Professor of Psychology
563.588.7226 | 
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Loras College, 2021
M.S., Punjab, Pakistan 2009
MSEd., Southern Illinois University,  2014
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Spring 2022

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
Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, 2019

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.
Chair, Division of Mathematics, Engineering, & Computer Science
Professor of Mathematics
Applied Analytics Program Director
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 Communication Arts
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.
Associate Professor of Moral Theology
Director of Honors Program
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

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
Chair, Division of Philosophical, Religious, 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
Practicum and Internship Coordinator
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.
Professor of Business Administration
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

Kenny Loui, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
563.588.7030 | kenny.loui@loras.edu 
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Loras College, 2020
B.A., San Francisco State University, 2005
M.A., San Francisco State University, 2008
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2017

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

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

Andrew Massena, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
563.588.7104 | andrew.massena@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2020
B.A., Westmont College, 2008
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, NY, 2012
Ph.D., Boston College, 2020

Kate McCarthy-Gilmore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Chair, Division of Language & Literature
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, C.P.A., M.B.A.
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 and Engineering
Heitkamp Planetarium Director
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, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
563.588.7960 | mark.mederson@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2018
B.A., University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1983
M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos, 2011
Ph.D., UW-Madison, 2019

Deone Merkel, J.D.
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

Adam Moser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
563.588.7920 | Adam.Moser@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2012
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.
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Division of Teacher Education and Behavioral Sciences
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
Endowed Professorship, 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

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
Academic Resource Center
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

Traci Phillipson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
563.588.7013 | Traci.Phillipson@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2020
B.A., Nazareth College of Rochester, 2007
M.A., Marquette University, 2012
Ph.D., Marquette University, 2017

David Pitt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology
Sacramental/Liturgical Theologian
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
Director of Instrumental Activities
Chair, Division of Communications and Fine Arts
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 (Jim) 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

David Salyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Director of Teacher Education Program
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
Director of TV Studio
Professor of Media Studies
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
Counseling and General Psychology 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

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

Seungho Shin, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance
563.588.7755 | 
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Loras College, 2021
B.S., University of Central Florida, 2013
M.B.A., Rollins College, 2015
M.S., University of New Orleans, 2018
Ph.D., University of New Orleans, 2021

 

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, Ph.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
Academic Resource Center
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

 

 

Rebecca Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
563.588.7161 | 
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Loras College, 2021
B.A., Miami University, 1998
M.A., Lipscomb University, 2007
Ed.S., Middle Tennessee State University, 2010
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2017

Susan Stone, Ph.D.
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

Bryce Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
563.588.7247 | Bryce.Taylor@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2021
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2015
Postdoctoral, University of Washington, 2016-2021

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.
Associate 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, Ph.D.
Professor of School Counseling
School Counseling Program Director
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.
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

Kathleen (Kathy) Weber
Academic Counselor
Lynch Disability Resource & Cultural Center
563.588.7943 | Kathleen.Weber@loras.edu
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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

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