Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Faculty


 

Master of Business Administration Faculty

Dr. Angelica Bahl, Professor of Marketing
BA, MA, Far-Eastern Institute of Trade; PhD, G.V. Plekhanov Academy of Economics

Dr. David Bechtold, Associate Professor of Management
B.S., Arizona State University; MBA, University of Hawaii at Manoa; PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr. Gregory S. Black, Professor of Marketing
BA, Brigham Young University; MBA, Brig

ham Young University; PhD, Washington State University

Dr. Nicolas Cachanosky, Associate Professor-Economics
Licentiate in Economics, UCA-Argentina; M.A., ESEADE-Argentina; M.S., Ph.D., Suffolk University

Dr. Yunkyang Cho, Assistant Professor of Management
B.Sc., M.Sc., Seoul National University, South Korea; M.B.A., University of Guelph-Canada; Ph.D., University of Western Ontario-Canada

Dr. Anna Dai, Assistant Professor-Finance
MS Finance (University of Texas-San Antonio), PhD Finance (University of Texas-San Antonio).

Dr. Wossen Kassaye, Professor of Marketing
MA, University of Illinois; PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana

Dr. Rajendra Khandekar, Professor of Management
B. Tech (Honors), Indian Institute of Technology; P.G.D.M, Indian Institute of Management; PhD, University of Kansas

Dr. Viktor Kiss, Assistant Professor of CIS & BA
B.A., M.A., Middlesex University of London; Ph.D., University of Pecs-Hungary

Dr. Elizabeth R. McVicker, Professor of Management
BA, The University of Texas at Austin; MA, Johns Hopkins University; JD, University of Denver; PhD, New York University

Dr. Alexandre Padilla, Professor of Economics
BS, Universite de Droit, d'Economie, et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille III; MA., Universite de Droit, d'Economie, et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille III; PhD, Universite de Droit, d'Economie, et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille III

Dr. Norman E. Pence, Professor of CIS & BA
BA Mathematics, Southern Illinois University; MS Mathematics, Southern Illinois University; PhD, Colorado School of Mines

Dr. Mark A. Segall, Professor of CIS & BA
BS Chemistry, Purdue University; MS Information Systems, University of Colorado - Denver; PhD, Temple University

Dr. Johannes Hendrik Snyman, Professor of Management
BA, Harding University; MA, Radford University; MBA, New Mexico State University; PhD, New Mexico State University

Dr. Nicole S. Vowles, Chair and Professor of Marketing
BBA, University of San Diego; MBA, Ohio State University; PhD, Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, Emphasis in Addictions Counseling

Ms. Annie Butler, Chair and Professor of Human Services and Counseling
BS, Psychology, Colorado State University; MA Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, University of Colorado at Denver; MP, Human and Social Services, Walden University; PhD Candidate, Human and Social Services, Walden University

Mr. Patrick Griswold, Associate Professor of Human Services and Counseling
AB, Psychology, Hamilton College; MEd, Counseling Psychology, University of Massachusetts; MSN, Nursing Education, University of Massachusetts-Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Fellow, Addictions Studies, Harvard Medical School, Center for Addictions Studies

Mr. Jason Rose, Assistant Professor of Human Services and Counseling
BA, Music Theory & Composition, Whitman College; MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Argosy University; PhD Candidate, Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Tricia Hudson Matthew, Associate Professor of Human Services and Counseling
BS, Human Services, Metropolitan State University of Denver; MA, Community Counseling, University of Northern Colorado; EdD, Counselor Education and Supervision, Argosy, University of Denver

Dr. Shawn Worthy, Professor of Human Services and Counseling
BA, Mass Communication, University of Illinois; MA, Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University; PhD, Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Faculty

Dr. Rosemarie Allen, Associate Professor-Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., California State University; M.Ed., Lesley University; Ed.D., University of Colorado-Denver

Dr. Philip Bernhardt, Professor-Secondary Education, K-12 Education & Educational Technology
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Boston University School of Education; Ed.D., George Washington University

Dr. P. Charlie Buckley, Associate Professor-Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.S., M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Kara Halley, Associate Professor-Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., Adams State University; M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Tina Herring, Professor-Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., University of Washington; M.Ed., Lewis and Clark College; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Dr. Sandra Leu Bonanno, Assistant Professor-Elementary Education
B.A., Michigan State University: M.Ed., University of California-San Diego, Ph.D., University of Utah

Dr. Ofelia Schepers, Associate Professor-Elementary Education & Literacy
B.S., M.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder

Dr. Dorothy Shapland, Associate Professor-Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.A., University of Denver; Ed.D., University of Colorado-Denver

Dr. Kathryn Young, Professor-Secondary Education, K-12 Education & Educational Technology
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., North Carolina Central University; Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

Master of Science in Cybersecurity Faculty

Dr. Steven Beaty, Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

Dr. Janos Fustos, Professor of CIS & BA
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Veszprem-Hungary

Dr. Henry Jackson, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
B.S., Wichita State University; M.P.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Mr. Shane Jackson, Computer Information Systems
M.S., University of Denver

Dr. Di Jia, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
B.S., Hebei University of Economics and Business; M.A., Chinese People's Public Security University; Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Dr. Feng Jiang, Assistant Professor of Computer Science
B.S., Minzu University of China-Beijing; M.S., Chinese Academy of Science-Beijing, China; Ph.D., Purdue University

Dr. LiYing Li, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
B.A., Beijing Teachers' College-China; M.S., University of California; Ph.D., University of Utah

Dr. Abel Moreno, Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
B.S., Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; M.S., Ph.D., North Dakota State University

Dr. Denise Mowder, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
B.A., University of Colorado-Denver; J.D., Willamette University College of Law; M.A., Ph.D., Washington State University

Dr. Wieying Zhu, Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
B.S., Xi'an Jiaotong University; M.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Master of Health Administration Faculty

Mr. Garrett Chism, Health Professions
BS, Health Care Management, Metropolitan State University of Denver; MBA, Health Care Management, Regis University

Dr. Amy Dore, Professor of Health Care Management and Master of Health Administration
BS, Health Care Management, Metropolitan State University of Denver; MHS, Health Systems, University of Denver; DHA, Health Administration, Central Michigan University

Dr. Erin Seedorf, Assistant Professor of Health Care Management and Master of Health Administration
BS, Psychobiology, Hastings College, MPH, Health Behavior Health Education, Michigan Public Health, DrPH, Doctor of Public Health, Colorado School of Public Health, CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Dr. Garvita Thareja, Assistant Professor of Health Professions
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University; M.S., Middle Tennessee State University; M.B.A., Sharda University; B.S., Delhi University

Dr. Xiaohui You, Assistant Professor of Health Professions
B.A., Shandong University; B.A., University of North Carolina; M.S. University of North Carolina; M.A., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Memphis

Dr. Kevin Zeiler, Professor of Health Care Management and Master of Health Administration
BS, Health Care Management, Metropolitan State University of Denver; MBA, Health Care Management, Regis University; JD, Law, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law

Note: PhDc faculty are ABD and are expected to defend dissertations within the year

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Faculty

Dr. Micah Battson, Assistant Professor of Nutrition
B.S., University of California; M.S., University of Colorado; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Dr. Jennifer Powell Bolton, Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Arizona State University; M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Dr. Ann Diker, Professor of Nutrition
B.A., Briar Cliff College; R.D., University of California; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

Dr. Cynthia Gillette Dormer, Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Montana State University; M.S., Ph.D., Colorado State University

Dr. Jerald Foote, Associate Professor of Nutrition
B.A., University of Northern Colorado; M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Mr. Jesse Lunsford, Assistant Professor of Nutrition
B.A., Colorado State University; B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.S., North Dakota State University

Dr. Melissa Masters, Professor of Nutrition
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Erin Murray, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Dietetic Internship Director
B.S., Colorado State University; M.S.P.H., University of Colorado School of Medicine; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Dr. Bruce Rengers, Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Utah State University; M.S., University of California; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Dr. Prabhdeep Sandha, Assistant Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Punjab Agricultural University; Ph.D., The University of Mississippi

Dr. Rachel Sinley, Associate Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.P.H., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Master of Professional Accountancy Faculty

Ms. Sheri Betzer, Lecturer of Accounting
B.S., Colorado Mesa State University; CPA, CFE

Dr. Gregory T. Clifton, Chair and Associate Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., Georgia Southern University; J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School; LL.M., University of Denver

Mr. Joe Giordano, Senior Lecturer of Accounting
B.S., University of Florida; M.B.A., M.S., University of Colorado-Denver; CPA, CIA

Dr. Theresa DiPonio Hilliard, Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A. Western State University of Colorado; MS Walsh College of Accountancy and Business; Ph.D. Georgia State University; CPA

Dr. Andrew Holt, Professor of Accounting
M.Sc., Ph.D., University of London

Mr. Tony Lopez, Lecturer of Accounting
B.S. Accounting Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.B.A. Regis University; CPA

Dr. Bill Mesa, Assistant Professor, Accounting
B.S., M.S. New Mexico State University; D.M. Colorado Technical University; CPA, CGMA

Dr. Minga Negash, Professor of Accounting
B.A., Addis Ababa University; M.B.A., Catholic University of Leuven; Doctor of Economic Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussels

Dr. Letitia Meier Pleis, Professor of Accounting
B.A., M.A., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of North Texas; CPA, CMA, CFM

Dr. Richard L. Russell, Associate Professor of Accounting
B.B.A., M.P.A., Jackson State University College of Business; J.D., University of Iowa College; CPA

Master of Social Work Faculty

Dr. Kristen Atkinson, Lecturer in Social Work
B.A., Eastern Michigan University; M.S.W., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago 

Dr. Jo Daugherty Bailey, Professor of Social Work
A.A., San Jacinto College; B.S., M.A., University of Houston-Clear Lake; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Houston 

Dr. Amanda Marsh Baranski, Clinical Field Faculty
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.S.W., University of Michigan; D.S.W., Rutgers University 

Dr. Dawn R. Matera Bassett, Professor of Social Work
B.S., Radford University; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Denver 

Dr. Erin Boyce, Lecturer in Social Work
B.S., M.S.W., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Denver 

Ms. Perri Corvino, Lecturer in Social Work
B.A., SUNY Potsdam; M.S.W., M.A., Loyola University Chicago 

Dr. Kristin Danhoff, Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S.W., University of Nebraska-Omaha; Ph.D., Colorado State University 

Ms. Lori Darnel, Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., M.S.W, University of Denver 

Ms. Barbara Decker, Lecturer in Social Work
B.A., M.S.W., University of Denver 

Dr. Matthew Drake, Lecturer in Social Work
B.A., Weber State University; M.S.W., University of Utah; Ph.D., Colorado State University 

Dr. Tanya Greathouse, Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder; M.S.W., University of Denver; Ph.D., Smith College 

Ms. Louise Haimowitz, Lecturer in Social Work
B.A., M.S.W., University of Denver 

Dr. Christian Marcel Itin, Professor of Social Work
B.S., Cornell University; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Denver 

Dr. Shawna Margesson, Lecturer in Social Work
B.A., Humboldt State University; M.S.W,  Colorado State University; Ph.D., University of Denver 

Dr. Ann Obermann, Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., St. Olaf College; M.S.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Denver 

Dr. Jessica Retrum, Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work
B.S., Illinois State University; M.S.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ph.D., University of Denver 

Dr. Jessica Ritter, Professor of Social Work
B.S.W., University of Texas at Austin; M.S.S.W., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin 

Dr. Adjoa Robinson, Lecturer in Social Work
B.S., University of Maryland-College Park; M.S.W., Howard University; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis 

Dr. K Scherrer, Professor of Social Work
B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder; M.S.W., M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan 

Dr. Eileen Starr, Assistant Professor of Social Work
B.A., Marywood Catholic University; M.S.W., Ph.D., Widener University 

Dr. Ann Sullivan, Clinical Field Faculty
B.S., Santa Clara University; M.S.W. and PhD., Colorado State University. 

Dr. Kathryn A. Trujillo, Associate Professor of Social Work
B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder; M.S.W., Ph.D., University of Denver

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Faculty

Dr. Paula McGuire, Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
B.S. & PhD., Northwestern University; M.A., University of Iowa

Dr. Jessica Rossi-Katz, Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.A. & Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Dr. Siva priya Santhanam, Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
B.A. & M.S., Sri Ramachandra University - India; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University

Dr. Marcia Walsh-Aziz, Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.S., Nazareth College of Rochester - NY; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Master of Arts in Teaching Faculty

Dr. Lisa Altemueller, Associate Dean and Professor of Special Education Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Appalachian State University; Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Peggy Anderson, Professor of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.S., University of Florida; B.A., Flagler College; M.Ed., The Citadel; Ph.D., University of Denver

Dr. Philip Bernhardt, Professor of Secondary Education, K-12 Education & Educational Technology
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., Boston University School of Education; Ed.D., George Washington University

Dr. Courtney Berry, Alternative Licensure Program Faculty
B.A., University of Texas, Austin; M.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Ms. Jeanne Bonds, Alternative Licensure Program Faculty
B.S., Colorado State University; M.Ed., Grand Canyon University; EdS, Arkansas State University.

Dr. Pamela (Charlie) Buckley, Associate Professor of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.S., M.S., Colorado State University; PhD., University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Rebecca Canges, Associate Professor of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., M.A., California State University, Long Beach; Ed.D., University of Southern California

Dr. Ingrid Carter, Professor of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz; M.S., California State University-East Bay; Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

Dr. Lorretta Chavez, Professor of Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

Dr. Krista Griffin, Associate Professor of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.A., M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Kara Halley, Associate Professor of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., Adams State College; M.A., Ed.D, University of Northern Colorado

Ms. Cody Harrington*, Lecturer of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.A., University of Colorado Denver; M.A., University of Colorado Denver; PhD., University of Colorado Denver
(*Defending in April 2021)

Dr. Tina Herring, Professor of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., University of Washington; M.Ed., Lewis and Clark College; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Dr. Deborah Horan, Chair and Professor of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.A., M.A., University of Colorado at Denver; Ph.D., Boston College

Dr. Sandra Leu Bonanno, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.A.,  Michigan State University; M.Ed., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of Utah 

Dr. Kathleen Luttenegger, Professor of Elementary Education & Literacy
BA, Mount Holyoke College; MA, Columbia University Teachers College; MBA, University of Denver; PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

Dr. Eron Reed, Alternative Licensure Program Faculty
B.A., University of Cincinnati; M.Ed., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of Denver

Dr. Roland Schendel, Professor of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.A., University of Puget Sound; M.A., Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Dr. Ofelia Schepers, Associate Professor of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.S., M.S., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder

Dr. Corey Sell Associate Professor of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.A., University of Mary Washington; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ph.D., George Mason University

Dr. Michele Trujillo, Associate Professor of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., Colorado State University; M.A., University of Northern Colorado; Ed. D., Northern Arizona University

Dr. Peter Vigil, Professor of Special Education, Early Childhood, & Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Dr. Jessica Voorhis, Category II Faculty, Department of Elementary Education & Literacy
B.S., University of Northern Colorado;  M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver

Dr. Kathryn Whitmore, Chair and Professor of Special Education, Early Childhood Education, and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
B.S., M.A., University of New Mexico; Ph.D., University of Arizona

Dr. Hsin-Te Yeh, Chair and Professor of Secondary Education, K-12 Education, and Educational Technology
B.Ed., National Tainan Teachers College, Tainan, Taiwan; M.A., Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

 

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