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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The Metropolitan State University of Denver is governed by the Board of Trustees-Metropolitan State University of Denver. The members are appointed by the Governor of Colorado and approved by the Senate.

Board of Trustees

Date of First Appointment

Term Expires 

Kenneth Bisio, Faculty Trustee



Terrance Carroll, J.D.



Wendy Dominguez



Elaine Gantz Berman



Judith George, Alumni Representative



Barbara Barnes Grogan



Walter Isenberg



Michelle M. Lucero, J.D.,  Chair



James Mulligan, J.D.



John Pogge, J.D.



William Jeffrey Shoemaker




Office of the President


Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

General Counsel


Associate to the President for Diversity

Myron Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate to the President for Marketing and Communications/Chief of Staff

Catherine B. Lucas, M.A.

Executive Director, Equal Opportunity

Percy A. Morehouse, Jr., Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Vicki L. Golich, Ph.D.

Vice President for Administration, Finance and Facilities/CFO

Steve Kreidler, M.B.A.

Vice President of University Advancement and CEO of the MSU Denver Foundation


Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Anthony Grant, Ph.D.


Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Vicki L. Golich, Ph.D.

Deputy Provost

Sandra Haynes, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies


Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Academic Effectiveness

Chad Harris, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Lori Kester, M.P.A.

Associate Vice President for Innovative & LIfelong Learning

Nancy Sayre, D.H.Ed.

Associate Vice President for Student Engagement and Wellness/Dean of Students

Braelin Pantel, M.A.

Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President of Information Technology Services

Kevin Taylor, M.B.A.

Executive Director of the Office of International Studies

Akbarali Thobhani, Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Center for Visual Art

Deanne Pytlinski, Ph.D.

Director of Client Services

Nick Pistentis, B.S.

Director of Academic Advising

Ned Muhovich, Ph.D.

Director of the Access Center

Greg Sullivan, M.S.

Executive Director of Admissions and Outreach

Vaughn Toland, M.A.

Director of Advising Systems

Stephanie Allen, M.A.

Director of the Applied Learning Center

Rhonda Eaker, Ph.D.

Director of Campus Recreation


Director of Career Services

Bridgette Coble, M.S.

Director of the Counseling Center

Gail Bruce-Sanford, Ph.D.

Director of the Educational Technology Center


Director of the Center for Equity and Student Achievement

Brandi Scott, M.S.

Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence

Michael Kolb, Ph.D.

Director of Financial Aid

Cindy Hejl, B.S.

Director of First Year Success

Lunden MacDonald, Ph.D.

Director of the LGBTQ Student Resource Center

Steve Willich, B.S.

Director of the Health Center at Auraria

Steve Monaco, M.S.

Director of High School Upward Bound

Nahum Kisner, M.S.

Director of the Honors Program

Megan Hughes, Ph.D.

Director of The Center for Individualized Learning

Elizabeth Parmelee, Ph.D.

Director of Infrastructure Services & Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Hart, B.S.

Director of Internal Operations

Tan Bui

Director of ITS Application Services


Director of ITS Business Services

Patsy Hernandez, M.B.A.

Director of MSU Denver Testing Services

Russell Reynolds

Interim Director of New Student Orientation

Megan Baker

Co-Director of Program Review

Andrew Holt, Ph.D.

Co-Director of Program Review

Pamela Troyer, Ph.D.

Director of Recruitment

Morgan Raleigh

Director of Student Academic Success

Matt Kring, M.A.

Director of Student Activities

Angela LeValley, M.A.

Director of Student Media

Steven Haigh, B.A.

Director of Student Support Services

Allyson Garcia, M.A.

Director of the Veterans Upward Bound Program

Leroy Chavez, B.A.


James Tisdale, Ph.D.


Office of the Vice President for Administration, Finance, and Facilities

Vice President for Administration, Finance, and Facilities

Steve Kreidler, M.B.A

Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance

George Middlemist, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Chief of Staff to the Vice President for Administration, Finance, and Facilities

Leone Schulz, B.A

Director of Accounting Services

Liza Larsen, M.B.A, C.P.A.

Director of Budget

Jinous Lari, M.B.A., C.P.A.


Christina Nguyen

Director Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis

Sarah Harman, M.F.A.

Director of Facilities Planning and Space Management


Director of Human Resources

Joshua Mackey, Ed.D.

Director of Institutional Research

Ellen Boswell, B.S.

Executive Director of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

Gwendolyn Mami, J.D.

Director, Team DELTA

Sarah Harman, M.F.A.


Office of the Vice President for University Advancement

Vice President of University Advancement and CEO of the MSU Denver Foundation


Associate Vice President of University Advancement

Steve DeVisser

Director of Alumni Relations and Giving

Jamie Hurst

Director of Major Gifts

Steve Galpern

Senior Director of Development

Gwen Thompson

Director of Scholarships

Lora Hansen

Director of Donor Engagement

Traci McBee Rowe


Academic Administrators

College of Business


Ann B. Murphy, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Rey Hernandez-Julian, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Chittibabu Govindarajulu, Ph.D.

Chair, Accounting

Gregory Clifton, J.D.

Chair, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

Abel Moreno, Ph.D.

Chair, Economics

Arthur Fleisher III, Ph.D.

Chair, Finance

Paul Camp, Ph.D.

Chair, Management

Debora Gilliard, Ph.D.

Chair, Marketing

Nicole Vowles, Ph.D.

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


Joan L. Foster Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Ibon Izurieta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Jason Janke, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Linda Lang-Peralta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Marina Pereira, M.S.W.

Chair, Africana Studies

Douglas Mpondi, Ph.D.

Chair, Art

Deanne Pytlinksi, Ph.D.

Chair, Biology

Ford Lux, Ph.D.

Chair, Chemistry

Andrew Bonham, Ph.D.

Chair, Chicano Studies

Ramon del Castillo, Ph.D.

Chair, Communication Arts and Sciences

Karen Lollar, Ph.D.

Interim Chair, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

David Ruch, Ph.D.

Interim Chair, English

Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, Ph.D.

Chair, History

James Drake, Ph.D.

Chair, Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Lindsay Packer, Ph.D.

Chair, Modern Languages

Maria Akrabova, Ph.D.

Chair, Music

Peter Schimpf, Ph.D.

Chair, Philosophy

Brian Hutchinson, Ph.D.

Chair, Physics

Richard Krantz, Ph.D.

Chair, Political Science

Robert Hazan, Ph.D.

Chair, Psychology

Layton Curl, Ph.D.

Chair, Sociology and Anthropology

Melissa Monson, Ph.D.

Chair, Theatre

Marilyn Hetzel, Ph.D.

Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services

Arlene Sgoutas, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Advanced STEM Education

Hsiu-Ping Liu, Ph.D.

Director of the Mathematics Peer Study Program

Elena Foster

Director of the First Year Writing

Jessica Parker, Ph.D.

Director of the Family Literacy Program

Adriann Wycoff, Ph.D.

Director of the Writing Center

Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Ph.D.

College of Professional Studies

Interim Dean

Jennifer Capps, Ph.D.

Associate Dean


Director, Institute for Advanced Manufacturing

Robert Park, Ph.D.

Chair, Aviation and Aerospace Science

Jeffrey Forrest, Ph.D.

Chair, Criminal Justice and Criminology

Henry Jackson, Jr., Ph.D.

Chair, Engineering and Engineering Technology

Mingli He, Ph.D.

Chair, Health Professions

Emily Matuszewicz, D.C.

Interim Chair, Hospitality, Tourism and Events

Clay Daughtrey, Ed.D.

Chair, Human Performance and Sport

Ruth Ann Nyhus, Ph.D.

Chair, Human Services

Annie Butler, M.A.

Chair, Industrial Design

Ted Shin, M.F.A.

Chair, Journalism and Technical Communication

Shaun Schafer, Ph.D.

Chair, Nursing

Linda Stroup, Ph.D.

Chair, Nutrition

Kathy Heyl, M.S.

Interim Chair, Social Work

AnnJanette Alejano-Steele, Ph.D.

Director of the One World One Water Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship

Tom Cech, M.S.

School of Education


Elizabeth Hinde, Ed.D.

Associate Dean


Chair, Elementary Education and Literacy

Deborah Horan, Ph.D.

Chair, Secondary, K-12, and Educational Technology

Hsin-Te Yeh, Ph.D.

Chair, Special Education, Early Childhood and Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Education

Rebecca Canges, Ed.D.


(Administration Updated August 29, 2017)