Jul 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Personnel, Faculty & Administration



Effective for the 2019-20 board year.

Kevin F. Asher, partner assurance services, Ernst and Young, LLP, San Jose, California (2022 T).

David A. Bard, bishop, Michigan area United Methodist Church, Lansing, Michigan (2021).

Joseph S. Calvaruso, executive director, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Grand Rapids, Michigan (2021 T).

Mauri A. Ditzler, president, Albion College, Albion, Michigan.

Mae Ola Dunklin, director (retired), Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development, Albion College, Albion, Michigan (2021 T).

Faith E. Fowler, executive director, Cass Community Social Services, Detroit, MI (2022).

Douglas R. Goering, professor of art, emeritus, Albion College, Flint, Michigan (2021 RF).

Michael J. Harrington, senior vice president and general counsel, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana (2021 T). *Chair of the Committee for Institutional Advancement.

Thomas L. Ludington, judge, U.S. District Court, Bay City, Michigan (2020 T). *Chair of the Committee on Finance and Business Affairs.

Mark E. Newell, J.D., vice chairman (retired), Latham & Watkins, L.L.P., McLean, Virginia (2022 T). *Chair of the Committee for Enrollment and Marketing.

Jeffrey A. Ott, attorney, Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP, Grand Rapids, Michigan (2021 T).

Jeffrey C. Petherick, portfolio manager, Northpointe Capital, Troy, Michigan (2020 T).

Lawrence B. Schook, vice president for research, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois (2021 T). *Chair of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs.

Samuel J. Shaheen, surgeon, Saginaw, Michigan (2020 T).

J. Donald Sheets, chief financial officer, Dow Corning Corp., Midland, Michigan (2021 T). *Chair of the Board.

Dennis W. Wahr, president and CEO, Holaira, Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota (2022 T).

Jeffrey D. Weedman, CEO/CBW, Cintrifuse (retired), Cincinnati, Ohio (2020 T).

Michael E. Williams, CEO, Orchards Children’s Services, Southfield, Michigan (2021 A).

The year in parentheses after each name indicates the date the individual’s term on the Board of Trustees expires. T—elected by the Board of Trustees; A—elected by the Albion College Alumni Association; D—elected by the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church; WM—elected by the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. R—recent graduate trustee .

*Indicates officer of the Board of Trustees.

Honorary Trustees

Richard L. Baird, partner, Global ABAS Operations (retired), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Palatine, Illinois.

David M. Barrett, chief executive officer (retired), Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts.

Prentiss M. Brown, Jr., partner, Brown & Brown attorneys, St. Ignace, Michigan.

Chris T. Christ, attorney, Battle Creek, Michigan.

Janet M. Goudie, fashion consultant, Doncaster, Rochester, Michigan

Todd W. Herrick, president and chief executive officer (retired), Tecumseh Products Company, Petoskey, Michigan.

Edmund L. Jenkins, chairman (retired), Financial Accounting Standards Board, Tucson, Arizona.

James A. Klungness, president (retired), Cable Constructors, Inc., Florence, Wisconsin.

Bruce A. Kresge, physician (retired), Lake Angelus, Michigan.

Arnold G. Langbo, chairman (retired), Kellogg Company, Stowe, Vermont.

Alan W. Ott, chairman of the board (retired), Chemical Financial Corporation, Midland, Michigan.

Judy Dow Rumelhart, vocalist, director, producer, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Justin L. Sleight, ophthalmologist (retired), Byron Center, Michigan.

Wendell B. Will, president, Capital Ideas, Glendale, California.

Jess Womack, interim general counsel, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, California.


Life Trustee

Richard M. Smith, president, The Pinkerton Foundation, New York, New York



Additional information on the following faculty members is given with the academic department.
This is the faculty list as of August 2019.

Abbott, David W., professor of music
Albertson, Roger, associate professor of biology
Anderson, Paul L., professor of mathematics and computer science

Ash, Drew D., visiting assistant professor of mathematics and computer science

Baker, Vicki L., professor of economics and management
Balke, Maureen, professor of music
Ball, James S., professor of music

Barrios Ramirez, Elizabeth, assistant professor of modern languages and cultures

Bartels, William S., professor of geological sciences
Bedient, John B., chair and associate professor of economics and management
Betz, Heather M., chair and associate professor of kinesiology
Bidar, Reza, visiting assistant professor of mathematics and computer science

Bieler, Craig R., professor of chemistry
Bollman, Mark E., chair and professor of mathematics and computer science
Brade, Laura E., assistant professor of history

Brown, Danit, chair and associate professor of English

Brown, Lauren M., assistant professor of English

Bruno, Robert J., visiting assistant professor of communication studies

Cahill, Abigail, assistant professor of biology

Carlson, John M., associate professor of economics and management

Cervantes, Marcella D., assistant professor of biology

Chase, Bradley A., chair and associate professor of anthropology and sociology
Christensen, Nels A., associate professor of English
Christopher, Andrew N., professor of psychological science
Chytilo, Lynne, professor of art
Collar, Mary L., professor of English

Cousins, Julie M., assistant professor of kinesiology

Cox, Jeffrey G., assistant professor of communication studies

Demerdash-Fatemi, Nancy N., assistant professor of art history

Dick, Wesley A., professor of history
Dixon, Michael J., chair and associate professor of art

Elischberger, Holger B., professor of psychological science
Erlandson, Karen T., chair and professor of communication studies

Feagin, Ashley R., assistant professor of art and art history

Fischer, Zachary M., chair and assistant professor of theatre

Francis, Andrea P., assistant professor of psychological science
Franzen, Trisha, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies

Grossman, Andrew D., professor of political science
Guenin-Lelle, Dianne P., professor of modern languages and cultures and associate provost for advising and assessment

Harnish, Allison D., associate professor of anthropology and sociology
Harris, Clifford E., professor of chemistry
Henderson, Stephanie F., visiting assistant professor of theatre

Henke, Suellyn M., professor of education

Hill, Eric D., associate professor of psychological science
Hill, Holly M., visiting instructor of kinesiology

Hill, Megan R., assistant professor of communication studies
Ho, Joseph W., assistant professor of history

Hoffland, Mark E., staff lecturer in theatre
Hooks, Jon A., professor of economics and management

Jaqua, Daniel H., assistant professor of economics and management

Jechura, Tammy J., associate professor of psychological science
Jensen-Abbott, Lia M., associate professor of music

Kanter, Deborah E., chair and professor of history
Kennedy, E. Dale, professor of biology and director of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Keyes, Barbara J., professor of psychological science

Kirby, Jeremy S., chair and professor of philosophy

Lewis, Lisa B., professor of chemistry
Li, Zhen, professor of economics and management
Lincoln, Beth Z., professor of geological sciences
Lincoln, Timothy N., professor of geological sciences
Lyons-Sobaski, Sheila A., associate professor of biology

MacInnes, Ian F., professor of English
Madhok, Bindu, professor of philosophy and chair of the international studies program
Marshall, Madeline S., assistant professor of geological sciences

Mason, Darren E., professor of mathematics and computer science
McCaffrey, Vanessa P., professor of chemistry and director of the Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity
McCauley, Anne M., professor of art

McIlhagga, Samuel D., chair and professor of music
McRivette, Michael W., associate professor of geological sciences
McWhirter, Jocelyn, chair and professor of religious studies
Melzer, Scott A., professor of anthropology and sociology and chair of the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program
Menold, Carrie A., chair and professor of geological sciences
Mesa, Helena G., associate professor of English
Metz, Kevin M., chair and professor of chemistry
Miller, Ashley M., assistant professor of English

Mittag, Daniel M., associate professor of philosophy
Moreau, Charles E., chair and associate professor of physics
Moss, Carol P., staff lecturer in kinesiology
Moss, Robert I., professor of kinesiology
Mourad, Ronney B., professor of religious studies
Myers, Perry W., professor of modern languages and cultures

Noble, Marcie A., staff lecturer in modern languages and cultures

Okwako-Riekkola, Betty A., assistant professor of education

Olapade, Ola A., professor of biology
Oswald, Kalen R., associate professor of modern languages and cultures

Pain, Emily A., visiting assistant professor of anthropology and sociology

Parr, Clayton G., professor of music

Preston, Charles, visiting assistant professor of religious studies

Price, Katey A., assistant professor of communication studies

Quesenberry, Krista D., visiting assistant professor of English

Quinney, Dominick N., assistant professor of ethnic studies

Rabquer, Bradley J., associate professor of biology and director of the Wilson Institute for Medicine
Reimann, David A., professor of mathematics and computer science
Riedel, Christopher T., visiting assistant professor of history

Roberts, Jessica F., professor of English
Rohlman, Christopher E., professor of chemistry
Rose, William D., professor of political science

Sacks, Marcy S., professor of history
Saltzman, Gregory M., professor of economics and management
Saville, Kenneth J., chair and professor of biology
Schoene, Matthew C., assistant professor of anthropology and sociology

Seely, David G., professor of physics
Shanton, Kyle D., chair and professor of education
Skean, James D., Jr., professor of biology

Solomon, Emmeline C., assistant professor of art

Streu, Craig N., associate professor of chemistry

Tatarczyk, Dawid T., assistant professor of political science

TenHulzen, Lisa M., assistant professor of theatre

Valdina, Peter M., associate professor of religious studies
Verduzco-Baker, Lynn M., associate professor of anthropology and sociology

Voss, Philip J., assistant professor of physics

Walling, Carrie B., chair and associate professor of political science and associate director of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program
Webb, Meghan F., assistant professor of anthropology and sociology

Wickre, Bille, professor of art history
Wieth, Mareike B., chair and professor of psychological science
Wilch, Thomas I., professor of geological sciences
Wilson, W. Jeffrey, professor of psychological science

Yewah, Emmanuel T., chair and professor of modern languages and cultures
Yocum, Derek S., assistant professor of kinesiology

Yoshii, Midori, professor of international studies

Zellner, Nicolle E.B., professor of physics


Faculty Emeriti

This list is current as of August 1, 2019.

Robert L. Armstrong, professor of chemistry, emeritus.
B.S., 1961, Heidelberg College; M.S., 1963, Ohio State University; Ph.D., 1966, Michigan State
University. On staff 1974-2001. Emeritus since 2001.

Ingeborg Baumgartner, professor of modern languages and cultures, emerita.
A.B., 1958, University of Michigan; M.A., 1959, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., 1970,
University of Michigan. On staff 1966-2001. Emerita since 2001.

Betty Beese, professor of physical education, emerita.
B.S., 1947, Purdue University; M.S., 1950, Wellesley College. On staff 1951-1985. Emerita
since 1985.

Leonard G. Berkey, professor of anthropology and sociology, emeritus.
B.A., 1969, Colgate University; M.A., 1975, Ph.D., 1982, Michigan State University, On staff
1978-2012. Emeritus since 2012.

Marian D. Bishop, catalog librarian, emerita.
B.S., 1943, Eastern Michigan University; B.A., 1962, Michigan State University; M.S.L., 1971,
Western Michigan University. On staff 1971-1988. Emerita since 1988.

Albert G. Bolitho, professor of music, emeritus.
B.M., 1950, M.M., 1952, Wayne State University; Ph.D., 1968, Michigan State University. On
staff 1967-1994. Emeritus since 1994.

Jeffrey C. Carrier, professor of biology, emeritus.
B.S., 1971, M.S., 1973, Ph.D., 1974, University of Miami. On staff 1979-2010. Emeritus since

Russell G. Clark, Jr., professor of geological sciences, emeritus.
B.A., 1966, Amherst College; M.S., 1968, Michigan State University; Ph.D., 1972, Dartmouth
College. On staff 1973-2006. Emeritus since 2006.

H. Eugene Cline, professor of philosophy, emeritus.
B.R.E., 1969, Baptist College; M.A., 1977, Ph.D., 1980, Michigan State University. On Staff
1979-2010. Emeritus since 2010.

James W. Cook, professor of English, emeritus.
B.A., 1954, Wayne State University; M.A., 1955, University of Michigan; Ph.D., 1964, Wayne
State University. On staff 1962-2000. Emeritus since 2000.

E. Scott Cracraft, associate professor of economics and management, emeritus.
B.B.A., 1960, M.S., University of Mississippi; C.P.A., 1968. On staff 1977-1997. Emeritus since

John W. Crump, professor of chemistry, emeritus.
A.A., 1951, Santa Rosa Junior College; B.A., 1953, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D.,
1957, University of Illinois. On staff 1962-1997. Emeritus since 1997.

Ralph M. Davis, professor of philosophy, emeritus.
A.B., 1958, Stanford University; Ph.D., 1967, University of Oregon. On staff 1967-2005.
Emeritus since 2005.

Dean G. Dillery, professor of biology, emeritus.
B.S., 1952, M.S., 1955, Ph.D., 1961, Ohio State University. On staff 1960-1994. Emeritus since

Robert E. Dininny, professor of chemistry, emeritus.
B.S., 1954, Allegheny College; M.S., 1956, Ph.D., 1959, Western Reserve. On staff 1962-1995.
Emeritus since 1995.

Thomas Doran, professor of music, emeritus.
B.M., 1957, M.M., 1959, D.M., 1967, Northwestern University. On staff 1962-2000. Emeritus
since 2000.

David G. Egnatuk, professor of physical education, emeritus.
A.B., 1971, Albion College; M.S., 1974, University of Southern California; M.S., 1978, Eastern
Michigan University. On staff 1975-2010. Emeritus since 2010.

Ronald C. Fryxell, professor of mathematics, emeritus.
B.A., 1960, Augustana College; M.A., 1962, Ph.D., 1964, Washington State University. On staff
1964-2002. Emeritus since 2002.

Carolyn J. Gaswick, periodicals and government documents librarian, emerita.

B.A., 1964, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.L.S., 1972, Western Michigan University. On
staff 1984-2006. Emerita since 2006.

Dennis C. Gaswick, professor of chemistry, emeritus.
A.B., 1964, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Ph.D., 1968, Oregon State University. On staff
1969-2005. Emeritus since 2005.

Douglas Goering, professor of art, emeritus.
B.F.A., 1974, M.F.A., 1976, University of Michigan. On staff 1986-2008. Emeritus since 2008.

William N. Hayes, professor of psychology, emeritus.
B.A., 1956, University of North Carolina; Ph.D., 1961, Princeton University. On staff 1973-
2000. Emeritus since 2000.

David K. Hogberg, professor of psychology, emeritus.
B.A., 1959, Alma College; M.S., 1961, Lehigh University; Ph.D., 1968, State University of New
York, Buffalo. On staff 1966-1999. Emeritus since 1999.

Allen H. Horstman, professor of history, emeritus.
B.S., 1965, Purdue University; LL.B., 1968, Harvard University; M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1977,
University of California, Berkeley. On staff 1977-2005. Emeritus since 2005.

Thomas R. Johnson, associate professor of physical education, emeritus.
B.S., 1971, Illinois State University; M.A., 1990, 1992, Western Michigan University; Ph.D.,
1996 Walden University. Emeritus since 2011.

Sarah Jordan, professor of English, emerita.
B.A., 1980, Salem College; Ph.D., 1994, Brandeis University. Emerita since 2015.

David W. Kammer, professor of physics, emeritus.
B.S., 1960, M.S., 1963, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., 1967, Washington State University. On
staff 1967-1999. Emeritus since 1999.

John P. Kondelik, director of libraries, emeritus.
B.A., 1964, University of Florida; M.L.S., 1966, Florida State University; Ph.D., 1993,
University of Michigan. On staff 1993-2010. Emeritus since 2010.

G. Robina Quale Leach, professor of history, emerita.
B.A., 1952, M.A., 1953, Ph.D., 1957, University of Michigan. On staff 1957-1992. Emerita since

Judith Lockyer, professor of English, emerita.
B.A., 1971, M.A., 1980, University of Kentucky; Ph.D., 1984, University of Michigan. On staff
1985-2018. Emerita since 2018.

Paul Loukides, professor of English, emeritus.

B.A., 1961, University of Pittsburgh; M.A., 1963, University of Iowa. On staff 1962-1999.
Emeritus since 1999.

Martin A. Ludington, professor of physics, emeritus.
A.B., 1964, Albion College; M.S., 1965, Ph.D., 1969, University of Michigan. On staff 1969-
2005. Emeritus since 2005.

Frank J. Machek, professor of art, emeritus.
B.F.A., 1964, Illinois Wesleyan University; M.F.A., 1966, Cranbrook Academy of Art. On staff
1967-2004. Emeritus since 2004.

Philip L. Mason, professor of music, emeritus.
B.Mus., 1955, Western Michigan University; M.M., 1961, D.M.A., 1969, University of
Michigan. On staff 1962-1994. Emeritus since 1994.

Robert A. Messer, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, emeritus.
B.S., 1971, University of Chicago; Ph.D., 1975, University of Wisconsin. On staff 1981-2007.
Emeritus since 2007.

Eugene E. Miller, professor of English, emeritus.
B.A., 1955, University of Notre Dame; M.A., 1962, Ohio University; Ph.D., 1967, University of
Illinois. On staff 1967-1995. Emeritus since 1995.

Alice W. Moore, document access librarian; B.A., 1973, Albion College; M.I.L.S., 1988,
University of Michigan.

Richard D. Mortensen, professor of biology, emeritus.
B.S., 1961, Bates College; M.S., 1963, Ph.D., 1967, Purdue University. On staff 1967-2002.
Emeritus since 2002.

Max E. Noordhoorn, professor of modern languages and cultures, emeritus.
A.B., 1961, M.A., 1963, Ph.D., 1971, University of Michigan. On staff 1968-2002. Emeritus
since 2002.

Martha R. O’Kennon, professor of mathematics and computer science, emerita.
B.A., 1961, University of Richmond; M.S. in mathematics, 1970, M.S. in computer engineering,
1981, Ph.D., 1973, Clarkson University. On staff 1985-2004. Emerita since 2004.

J. Thomas Oosting, professor of theatre, emeritus.
B.A., 1963, Hope College; M.A., 1964, Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., 1970, University
of Iowa. On staff 1970-2003. Emeritus since 2003.

Gaylord N. Smith, professor of economics and management, emeritus.
B.B.A., 1966, University of Michigan; M.B.A., 1967, Michigan State University; C.P.A., 1975.
On staff 1976-2010. Emeritus since 2010.

Johan H. Stohl, professor of religious studies, emeritus.
B.Mus., 1955, Eastman School of Music; A.B., 1957, Oberlin College; M. Div., 1961, Andover
Newton Theological School; Ph.D., 1972, University of Chicago. On staff 1967-1995. Emeritus
since 1995.

Lawrence D. Taylor, professor of geological sciences, emeritus.
B.A., 1954, M.A., 1958, Dartmouth College; Ph.D., 1962, Ohio State University. On staff 1964-
1998. Emeritus since 1998.

Michael M. Turner, professor of physical education, emeritus.
A.B., 1969, Albion College; M.Ed., 1970, University of Arizona. On staff 1970-2009. Emeritus
since 2009.

Royal A. Ward, professor of theatre, emeritus.
B.A., 1968, MacMurray College; M.A., 1969, University of Illinois; Ph.D., 1984, University of
Michigan. On staff 1979-2010. Emeritus since 2010.

Bruce J. Weaver, professor of speech communication, emeritus.
B.A., 1965, Moravian College; M.S., 1966, Kansas State University; Ph.D., 1974, University of
Michigan. On staff 1981-2005. Emeritus since 2005.

John A. Wenzel, professor of mathematics and computer science, emeritus.
B.A., 1963, Carleton College; M.A., 1965, Ph.D., 1969, University of Kansas. On staff 1969-
2003. Emeritus since 2003.

John A. Williams, professor of physics, emeritus.
A.B., 1959, University of Michigan; Ph.D., 1963, University of California, Berkeley. On staff
1970-2002. Emeritus since 2002.

Timothy H. Williams, professor of physical education, emeritus;
B.A., 1962, Ripon College; M.S., 1972, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse; Ed.D., 1975,
University of Northern Colorado. On staff 1975-2002. Emeritus since 2002.


These lists are current as of August 19, 2019.

Office of the President

Mauri A. Ditzler, president; B.S., 1975, Wabash College; Ph.D., 1979, Duke University.

Jeanne M. Bachus, executive secretary to the president; B.S., 1982, Eastern Michigan University.

Office of Academic Affairs

Marc M. Roy, provost; B.A., 1982, Lawrence University; Ph.D., 1989, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Delores A. Duff, assistant to the provost; B.A., 2009, Albion College.

Erik A. Achenbach, associate registrar; B.A., 1992, M.A. 2001, Western Michigan University.

Cheryl M. Blackwell, bibliographic instruction/reference librarian; B.S., 1980, Wayne State University; M.I.L.S., 1987, University of Michigan.

David B. Carey, chemical hygiene officer, Chemistry Department; B.S., 1980, Western Michigan University.

Cristen T. Casey, director, Center for International Education; B.A., 1993, Kalamazoo College; M.P.A., 2012, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Guy M. Cox, director, Ferguson Center for Technology-Aided Learning and Teaching; B.A., 1978, University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., 1984, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkeley.

Claudia A. Diaz, co-director of libraries; B.A., 1976, College of William and Mary; A.M.L.S., 1984, University of Michigan.

Laurel L. Draudt, director, Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management; B.A., 1997, Marietta College; M.A., 2006, Ohio State University.

Andrew M. Dunham, associate dean for academic affairs and registrar; B.A., 1986, San Jose State University; M.M.E., 1990, Ph.D., 2000, University of Northern Colorado.

Amelia J. Gamel, learning support specialist, Learning Support Services; B.A., 1977, M.A., 2007, Spring Arbor University.

Matthew Hansen, events manager, Music Department, B.M., 2010, Eastern Michigan University; M.M., 2012, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; D.M.A., 2015, Michigan State University.

Robert D. Harris, technician, Geological Sciences and Physics Departments; B.S., 1971, Michigan State University; M.S., 1972, Michigan Technological University.

Kurt C. Hellman, technician, Biology Department; B.S., 1988, University of Michigan; M.S., 1991, Eastern Michigan University.

Scott A. Hendrix, director, Academic Skills Center, and director of writing; B.A., 1983, Oregon State University; M.F.A., 1987, University of Oregon; Ph.D., 1999, University of Kansas.

Dawn J. Hernandez, assistant director, Career and Internship Center; B.A., 1990, Albion College; M.A., 1998, Wayne State University.

Karen S. Hoaglin, liaison, Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development; B.A., 1993, Hope College; M.A., 1997, Western Michigan University.

F. Troy Kase, director, Career and Internship Center; B.B.A., 1992, M.A., 1997, Idaho State University.

Joel D. Klain, technical director, Theatre Department; B.S., 2001, Central Michigan University.

Renee M. Kreger, assistant director, Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program and FURSCA.

Nicholas J. Laban, accompanist, Music Department; B.A., 2011, Albion College; M.M., 2013, Western Michigan University.

Robyn M. Laditka, health professions advisor, Wilson Institute for Medicine; .B.A., 2001, The College of Wooster; M.A., 2006, The University of Akron.

Rebecca M. Markovich, library circulation services coordinator; B.A., 1998, Spring Arbor University.

Jill M. Mason, associate director of library and head of library systems and technology; B.F.A., 2001, Albion College, M.L.I.S., 2005, University of Pittsburgh, M.F.A., 2010, Indiana University.

Lauri A. Maurer, health professions advisor, Wilson Institute for Medicine; B.S., 1991, Western Michigan University, M.A., 2008, Olivet College.

Karla R. McCavit, director, Quantitative Skills Center; B.S., 1993, Adrian College; M.S., 1995, Michigan State University.

Patrick A. McLean, director, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service; B.A., 1985, University of Dayton; M.A., 1987, Miami University (Ohio).

Margaret J. Meier, experiential learning and recruiting coordinator, Wilson Institute for Medicine; B.S., 2015, Michigan State University.

Marion F. Meilaender, library serials coordinator; B.A., 1975, Northwestern University; M.A., 1977, Ph.D., 1979, Princeton University.

Christine N. Merritt, technician, Geological Sciences Department; B.A., 2018, Albion College.

Jason M. Moritz, education certification officer; B.A., 1992, Northwestern University; M.A., 1998, University of Iowa; M.L.I.S., 2002, University of California, Los Angeles.

Nicholas M. Mourning, Learning Support Specialist, Learning Support Services; B.A., 2005, Albion College; M.A., 2014, Eastern Michigan University.

Robyn R. Murphy, associate director, Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management; B.A., Michigan State University.

Elizabeth C. Palmer, archivist and special collections librarian, Library; B.A., 2010, Albion College; M.S., 2013, Eastern Michigan University.

Lea D. Rakistaba, coordinator, Center for Career & Internship Center, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service, and the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management; B.A., 2013, Calvin College.

Elizabeth A. Rudolph, assistant director, Learning Support Services; B.S., 2004, Eastern Michigan University; M.A., 2009, Western Michigan University.

Erin M. Schultz, operations manager, Center for Career & Internship Center; B.A., 2005, Albion College.

Pamela M. Schwartz, director, Learning Support Services; B.A., 1970, University of Michigan; M.S., 1972, Purdue University; Ph.D., 1978, University of Michigan.

Erin C. Smith, technical services librarian, Library; B.A., 2003, Western Michigan University, M.L.I.S., 2010, Wayne State University.

Bobbie J. Van Eck, assistant registrar; B.A., 1978, Albion College; M.A., 1988, Western Michigan University.

Michael A. Van Houten, co-director of libraries; B.S., 1975, Central Michigan University; A.M.L.S., 1978, University of Michigan.

Edward J. Visco, associate director, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service; B.A., 2004, Albion College; M.Ed., 2006, Chestnut Hill College.

Douglas W. White, acting director, Center for Sustainability and the Environment; B.S., 1976, Pennsylvania State University; M.S., 1978, University of Tennessee; Ph.D., 1989, Rutgers University.

John W. Woell, associate vice-president for academic affairs; B.A., 1993, Valparaiso University; M.A., 1995, Vanderbilt University; M.A., 2000, Ph.D., 2002, Claremont Graduate University.

Barry L. Wolf, director, First-Year Experience Student Mentor Program; director, Academic Success Program; B.A., 1998, University of Michigan; M.A., 2001, Psy.D., 2005, Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.

Athletic Department

Matthew R. Arend, director of athletics; B.S., 1998, M.A., 2000, Western Michigan University.

Nick Barry, assistant men’s soccer coach, B.S., 2015, University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh.

Marco D. Bernardini, assistant women’s soccer coach, B.S., 2015, Spring Arbor University.

Dustin A. Beurer, head football coach; B.A., 2005, Albion College; M.A., 2007, Morehead State University.

Doreen A. Carden, head women’s basketball coach; B.S., 1995, Oakland University.

Scott J. Carden, head baseball coach; equipment manager; B.A., 1998, Bowling Green State University.

Lance C. Coleman, head men’s and women’s track and field coach; B.A., 1991, Albion College.

Jacob N. DeCola, head men’s lacrosse coach; B.F.A., 1995, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; M.F.A., 1998, University of Utah.

Kristin M. de St. Aubin, head volleyball coach; B.A., 2007, Albion College; M.A. candidate, Western Michigan University.

Emily R. DeWaters, assistant women’s lacrosse coach, B.A., 2016, Albion College; M.A., 2017, Wayne State University

Alexander W. Dowley, assistant tennis coach, B.A., 2015 Greenville College.

Stephen Draper, assistant men’s basketball coach, B.A., 2010, Spring Arbor University, RX, 2012, Spring Arbor University.

Alora Goodey, assistant volleyball coach; B.A., 2019 Millikin University

Andrew Herriott, assistant men’s lacrosse coach, B.A., 2012, University of Cincinnati,M.Ed., 2018, University of Washington

Erik Kutas, assistant women’s basketball coach, B.A., 1997, Central Michigan University.

Leigh Ann LaFave, head softball coach; B.A., 2005, Alma College; M.A., 2007, Minnesota State University; M.B.A., 2010, Ellis University.

Andrew T. Lawrence, head athletic trainer; B.A., 2008, Michigan State University; M.A., 2010, Western Michigan University.

Robert T. Lee, director of sports information; B.S., 1992, Ohio University; M.A., 1994, Ohio State University.

William J. Maas, assistant golf coach; B.A., 2016, Olivet College.

Jody R. May, head men’s basketball coach; B.A., 1993, Ohio Northern University; M.A., 1995, Bowling Green State University.

Jordan F. McArleton, head men’s and women’s golf coach; B.A., 2003, Albion College.

Laurie Merian, head women’s lacrosse coach, B.A., 2010, Belmint Abbey College.

Wytse Molenaar, head men’s soccer coach; B.B.A., 2006, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

MariKate Murphy, interim co-head cross country coach; B.A., 2018 Cornell College

Gregory W. Polnasek, associate athletic director, compliance; assistant football coach; B.A., 1979, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; M.A., 1980, Ohio State University; M.Ed., 1981, Bowling Green State University.

Robert Rariden, assistant swim & dive coach, B.A., 2017, Michigan State University.

Matthew E. Rix, assistant baseball coach; B.A., 2000, Kalamazoo College; J.D. 2004, Michigan State University.

Adrian Sanchez, assistant athletic trainer; B.A., 2017, Boise State, M.A.; 2019 Western Michigan University

Edward Schaeffer, assistant athletic trainer, B.A., 2016, Adrian College, M.S., 2017, Adrian College, AT, ATC, 2017, NREMT, 2017

Amanda E. Schneider, assistant softball coach; B.A., 2014, Alma College.

Eric P. Scott, head women’s soccer coach; B.A., 2001, Albion College, M.A., 2004, Wayne State University.

Mark Sheridan, assistant football coach/defensive coordinator; B.A., 2014 Albion College

Tino Smith II, assistant football coach/wide receivers; B.A., 2018 Savannah State University.

Nicholas Stone, head swim & dive coach,B.A., 2010, Hope College, M.A.,2012,  Ithaca College.

Justin J. Sweeney, assistant football coach/ recruiting coordinator, special teams coordinator, defensive backs;  B.A., 2013; M.A., 2016, Central Michigan University.

Melissa A. Walton, senior associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator; B.A., 1996, Olivet College; M.A., 1998, Central Michigan University.

Stephen A. Wasil, assistant football coach/offensive coordinator; B.A., 2005, Albion College.

Whitney Williams, assistant athletic trainer; B.A., 2015 Winoma State University, M.A., 2018 Illinois State University.

Kacie A. Zuck, head men’s & women’s tennis coach; B.S., 2013, Ferris State University.

Office of Enrollment Management

Steven J. Klein, vice president for enrollment management; B.S., 1977, Cornell University; M.S., 1980, Indiana University.

Amanda L. Zienert, administrative assistant for enrollment management.

Amanda M. Dubiel, director of admission; B.A., 1995, Western Michigan University.

Ann A. Whitmer, director of student financial services; B.A., 1986, M.S., 1992, Michigan State University.

Joshua W. de St. Aubin, admission counselor; B.S., 2008, Northern Michigan University

Darci A. Dakin, associate director of student financial services; B.A., 1995, Albion College.

Heather A. Fuchs, associate director of admission; B.A., 2005, Western Michigan University; M.A., 2013, Michigan State University.

Marcus L. Gill, assistant director of admission and multicultural coordinator; B.A., 2004, Albion College; M.A., 2009, Siena Heights University.

Corey R. Grazul, admission counselor; B.A., 2008, Albion College; M.B.A., 2012, Spring Arbor University.

Trevor L. Markovich, admission counselor; B.A., 2009, Adrian College.

Lloyd J. McPartlin, associate director of admission; B.S., 1996, Central Michigan University.

Kristin A. Padilla, associate director of admission; B.A., 2006, University of Northern Colorado.

Molly A. Thompson-Vander Heyden, admission counselor; B.A., 2011, Roosevelt University.

Lars P. Zabel, senior associate director of student financial services; B.A., 1977, Albion College.

Office of Finance and Administration

Deanna S. McCormick vice president for finance and administration and chief operating officer; MBA, 1987, Indiana University.

Catherine G. DeFazio, executive assistant to the vice president for finance and administration, business office and auxiliary services; A.S., 1981, Fisher College.

Amber D. Barber, accounting manager; B.S. Business Administration, 1997, Central Michigan University.

Eric W. Beadle, director of systems and networking; B.S., 1987, DeVry Institute of Technology.

Janice F. Best, support services specialist; B.A., 1998, Albion College.

Scott J. Boulanger, audiovisual and technology specialist.

G. Alan Bruce, programmer/analyst; A.A., 1991, Baker College.

Nancy Chapman, Director of Conference Services;

Edward J. Cheladyn, database and applications administrator; B.S., 2014, Lake Superior State University.

Emma Chervinsky-Reynolds, Director of College Events.

Susan L. Clark, purchasing manager.

Adam Coco, director of maintenance operations.

Michael K. Dever, chief information officer; B.S., 1973, University of Michigan.

Prudie K. DeWaters, office manager; Information Technology.

Timothy J. DeWitt, business manager; B.S., 1981, Central Michigan University.

Amanda M. Ewers, senior finance analyst; A.B., 2009, Lansing Community College; B.B.A., 2011, Siena Heights University.

Dawn M. Green, payroll supervisor.

Jesse D. Gyger, associate systems security administrator.

Steven Heleski, enterprise application analyst; M.S., 2003, Lawrence Technological University.

John Hibbs, director of grounds; B.S., 1995, Michigan State University

Mark S. Holbrook, controller; B.A., 1986, Michigan State University.

Ralph H. Houghton, AV Specialist - Ludington; A.A., 1987, Community College of the Air Force; B.S., 1973, University of Tampa; M.S.C.I.S., 1986, Boston University.

Kurt Juday, assistant instructional technologist; A.S., 2009, B.S., 2010, Full Sail University.

Angela N. Konkle, payroll/human resources assistant.

Mitchell R. Kyser, network administrator.

Doug Laditka, associate vice president for facilities management and development; B.A., 2000, College of Wooster.

Jess Lampkin, programmer analyst; B.S., 2016, Liberty University

Catherine E. Lessnau, assistant director of human resources; B.S., 2007; M.H.R.L.R., 2009, Michigan State University.

Pamela A. Levay, network administrator; B.S., 1987, Indiana Institute of Technology.

Lisa A. Locke, director of human resources and Title IX coordinator; B.S., 1988, Aquinas College; M.A., 1991, Central Michigan University.

Robin R. Mohler, director of instructional technology and media services; A.A., A.G.S., 2009, Kellogg Community College; B.A., 2011, Spring Arbor University; M.S.M., 2013, Spring Arbor University.

Sarah Noah, instructional technologist; B.A., 2010, Goshen College; M.A., 2014, Full Sail University.

Ruth L. Reese, assistant controller; A.A., 2002, B.B.A., 2006, M.B.A., 2010, Baker College.

Chad Rocco, AV Specialist; B.A., 2000, Spring Arbor University

Kaisha Simpson, helpdesk associate.

Jim Stuart, programmer analyst; B.A., 1981, Olivet College

Laura K. Ward-McDowell, campus services supervisor; B.A., 1992, Albion College.

Ellen H. Yoakam, programmer analyst; B.S., 1978, Michigan State University.


Office of Institutional Advancement

Robert A. Anderson, vice president for alumni relations and advancement, B.A., 1980, Oakland University.

Luann K. Shepherd, administrative assistant to the vice president for institutional advancement.

Kimberly F. Arndts, lead director of donor relations and stewardship; B.A., 1984, Albion College.

Milton D. Barnes, director of student success initiatives; B.A., 1979, Albion College.

Anne-Marie P. Berk, lead director of corporate and foundation relations; B.A., 1988, Millikin University.

Erik A. Braun, lead director of advancement; B.A., 2013, University of Michigan.

Chuck Carlson, director of communications and media relations; B.A., 1979, American University.

Amanda I. Cole, assistant director of prospect development and analytics; B.S., 2010, Michigan Technological University.

Anna B. Coulter, chief advancement officer—operations and managing partner; B.A., 1988, University of Chicago.

Amy Everhart Perry, associate director of campaign and leadership engagement; B.A., 2008, Albion College; M.A., 2018, Michigan State University.

Kathryn K. Fitzsimmons, director of advancement; B.A., 1998, Kenyon College; M.Ed., 2006, University of Virginia.

Andrew N. French, major gift relationship officer and former professor of chemistry, B.A., 1986, Ohio Wesleyan University; Ph.D., 1992, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; CFRM, 2019, Indiana University.

Ann M. Garrett, assistant director of advancement services, B.S., 1993, Michigan State University.

Katherine M. Hibbs, executive director of marketing and creative services; B.F.A., 1991, Grand Valley State University.

Garrett D. Hoogendoorn, engagement officer; B.S., 2018 Grand Valley State University.

Erik T. Lyman, assistant director of marketing and social media; B.S., 2014, Spring Arbor University.

Jordan A. Marshall, stewardship officer; B.S., 2012, Western Michigan University.

Jordan A. McNickle, engagement officer; B.A., 2014, The College of Wooster

Wendy Miller Bueche, chief advancement officer—campaign and managing partner; B.S.B.A., 2003, Trinity College; M.A., 2017, Anglia Ruskin University.

Anne E. Noble, marketing specialist; B.A., 1982, Kalamazoo College.

Steven D. Oursler, director of the stockwell society; B.A., 1997, Hope College.

John F. Perney, chief communications and marketing officer and managing partner; B.A., 1994, Drake University.

Amy M. Richardson, development generalist; A.A.S., 1998, Kellogg Community College.

Ryan M. Robinet, director of philanthropy—strategic fundraising initiatives; B.B.A., 2009, Siena Heights University.

Leah M. Rose, engagement and event strategist; B.A., 2018 Spring Arbor University.

Tamara A. Rummel, chief philanthropy officer and managing partner; A.A., 1983, Ferris State University; B.S., 1997, Michigan State University.

Michael M. Turner, major gift relationship officer; B.A., 1969, Albion College; M.Ed., 1970, University of Arizona.

Michael G. Wallace, chief collaboration officer and managing partner; B.A., 2008, Kalamazoo College.

Julia “Jake” Weber, communications assistant; B.A., 1988, San Jose State University.

Eric L. Westmoreland, associate director of web technology; B.A., 2008, M.A., 2010, Saginaw Valley State University.


Office of Student Development

Leroy Wright, vice president for student development and dean of students; B.S., Ferris State University; M.S.Ed., Northern Arizona University.

Michelle L. Owens-Koeppen, assistant to the vice president for student development; B.A., Albion College.

Travis R. Allen, assistant director for campus safety.

Barry L. Beilfuss, associate director for campus safety.

Amanda M. Bode, psychologist/substance abuse specialist; B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Eastern Michigan University.

Hilary D. Clark, residence hall director; B.A., Hope College.

Johnnie R. Collins, senior associate director for campus safety and emergency management coordinator; B.A., Olivet College.

Michelle L. Croce, psychologist and training director; B.A., California State University; M.A., Chapman University; Psy.D., Union Institute and University.

Marcus K. Dawson, director for residential life; B.A., University of Toledo; M.Ed., University of Northern Colorado.

Kelsey Earle, residence hall director; B.S., Saginaw Valley State University; M.P.A., Saginaw Valley State University.

Trista Geier, associate director for residential life and sophomore year experience; B.A., Alma College; M.Ed., Grand Valley State University.

Karen M. Hiatt, assistant director for Kellogg Center.

Tracey L. Howard, assistant dean of program development; B.A., Marietta College; M.Ed., Ohio University.

Vanesa J. Jackson, intercultural affairs coordinator; B.A., Western Michigan University.

Franklin A. Kelemen, director for counseling services; B.A., Beloit College; M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Temple University.

Cheryl A. Krause, director for student health services; Diploma in Nursing, Henry Ford Hospital School; board certified in college health nursing, B.S.N., Robert B. Miller College.

Andrew J. Mattson, residence hall director, B.A., Albion College.

Reverend Donald L. Phillips, III, chaplain; B.S., Michigan State University; M.Div., Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenomination Theological Center.

Kristen Sarniak, assistant director for Greek life and student organizations; B.S., Grand Valley State University; M.Ed., Grand Valle State University.

Pamela A. Schuler, assistant director for service and leadership; B.S., Northern Michigan University.

Connie L. Smith, associate dean of students; B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.A., Ed., Michigan State University.

Kenneth E. Snyder, associate dean of students and director for campus safety; B.A., Aquinas College.

Clarence J. Stirgus, assistant director for global diversity; B.A., Albion College.

Shannon K. Ufkes, psychologist/substance abuse specialist, B.S., Western Michigan University; M.A., Western Michigan University.

Keena S. Williams, associate dean and president’s special advisor for global diversity; B.A., Albion College.

Ryan D. Woods, assistant director for campus safety.

Jennifer A. Yawson, director for campus programs and organizations and associate director for Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center; B.A., M.A., Siena Heights College.

Staff Emeriti

Sarah F. Briggs, associate vice president for communications; B.A., 1974, Ohio Wesleyan University; M.S., 2011, Eastern Michigan University. On staff 1978-2015. Emerita since 2015.

Tamara M. Crupi, director of Whitehouse Nature Center emerita; A.B., 1979, Albion College.

Bernard T. Lomas, president emeritus; A.B., 1946, Albion College; B.D., 1948, Oberlin Graduate School of Theology; D.D., 1965, Albion College. On staff 1970-1983. Emeritus since 1983.

Donald Masternak, director of facilities operations emeritus; Emeritus since 2019.

Peter T. Mitchell, president emeritus; B.A., 1967, Albion College; M.A., 1968, University of Michigan; Ed.S., 1972, Indiana University; Ed.D., 1981, Northeastern University. On staff 1997-2007. Emeritus since 2007.

Katharine L. Padgett, director of career planning and placement, emerita; B.S., 1950, Juniata College; M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1978, University of Michigan. On staff 1975-1991. Emerita since 1991.

Scott Stephen, vice president for information technology/CIO. Emeritus since 2012.