Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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, Brigham Young University; PhD, Washington State 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. Alex Fayman, Associate Professor- Finance
B.A., Knox College; M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Dr. Julian Friedland, Assistant Professor-Marketing
B.A., University of Colorado-Boulder; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Paris 1-Pantheon Sorbonne

Dr. Glen Furton,
Assistant Professor-Economics
B.S., University of Colorado-Colorado Springs; M.S., Texas Tech University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Dr. Joseph Hasley, Associate Professor-Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Colorado-Denver

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

Dr. Edgar Maldonado, Associate Professor-Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
B.S., Simon Bolivar University-Venezuela; Ph.D., Penn State University

Dr. Alexandre Padilla, Chair and 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. Letitia Pleis, Professor-Accounting
B.B.A., M.B.A., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Northern Texas; C.P.S.; C.M.A.; C.F.M.

Dr. Salina Siddique, Associate Professor-Accounting
M.P.A.C.C., University College Central Queensland; Ph.D., Victoria University-Melbourne, Australia

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

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

Dr. Annie Butler, 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, Human and Social Services, Walden University

Ms. Claire Critchlow, Faculty in Human Services and Counseling
BA Psychology University of Missouri: Kansas City; MA Mental Health Counseling: Southeast Missouri State University; EdS Counselor Education and Supervision: Southeast Missouri State University; BA Psychology University of Missouri: Kansas City; BA Psychology University of Missouri: Kansas City; PhD student, Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Northern Colorado

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. 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, Chair 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, Interim Chair and 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, Associate 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, Associate 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., Capital Normal University; 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. Any Draper, Adjunct Faculty
B.S., Economics and Art History, University of Kansas; M.H.A., University of Kansas Medical Center; Ph.D., Heath Administration, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Ms. Melinda Gisbert, Adjunct Faculty, Health Care Management and Master of Health Administration
B.S., Health Care Management, Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.S., Strategic Leadership in Health Care, University of Denver.

Mr. Michael Lin, Adjunct Faculty, Health Care Management and Master of Health Administration
MSPH in Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina; Ph.D. Health Services and Policy Analysis, University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Jim Lord, Adjunct Faculty, Health Care Management and Master of Health Administration
B.S. Finance, St. Louis University; MHA/MBA, St. Louis University

Mr. Ezekiel Peters, Lecturer, Health Care Management, Public Health, Master of Health Administration
B.A., JD, University of Colorado.

Dr. Dea Robinson, Lecturer, Health Care Management and Master of Health Administration
M.A., Organizational Communication, University of Colorado-Denver; Ph.D., Colorado State University

Ms. Yvonne Rockwood, Adjunct faculty, Health Care Management and Master of Health Administration
MBA, Chapman 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

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; International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Lucía Briceño, Lecturer of Nutrition
B.S., R.D.N., Universidad Central de Venezuela; M.S., San Jose State University; Certified Specialist in Pediatrics; Certified Nutrition Support Clinician

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

Dr. Diana DiMarco, Lecturer
B.S. Western Washington University; M.S. and Ph.D. University of Connecticut; R.D.N. Iowa State University

Dr. Cynthia Gillette Dormer, Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Montana State University; R.D.N., Penrose-St Francis Health Services; 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

Dr. Cynthia Heiss, Associate Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Texas Christian University; M.S., Colorado State University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University

Anne Hovinen, Lecturer of Nutrition
B.S., Colorado School of Mines; M.S., R.D.N., Colorado State University

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

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

Dr. Erin Murray, Assistant Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Colorado State University; R.D.N., Washington University; M.S.P.H., University of Colorado School of Medicine; 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, Chair and Associate Professor of Nutrition
B.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.P.H., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Philip Skaff, Senior Lecturer of Nutrition
B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.S., Colorado State University; R.D.N., Department of Education, Florida

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

Ms. Amanda “Jo” Erven, Director of Internal Audit Education and Lecturer of Accounting
B.B.A., M.A., University of Georgia; CPA, CFE, CIA

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

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

Ms. Kristina Kesselring, Lecturer of Accounting
BBA, Business Administration, Accounting, Colorado State University - Pueblo; MS, Professional Accountancy, Taxation, MSU Denver; 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

Dr. Salina Siddique, Assistant Professor of Accounting
M.P.A.C.C., University College Central Queensland; M.S., Ph.D., Victoria University-Melbourne, Australia

Master of Social Work Faculty

Ms. Ozy Aloziem, MSW, Lecturer in Social Work
B.A., Creighton University; M.S.W., University of Denver

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

Dr. Amanda Baranski
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.S.W., University of Michigan; DSW, 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. Bianca Brandon, Lecturer in Social Work
B.S.W., Metropolitan State University of Denver; M.S.W. Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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

Ms. Devon Cozens, Clinical Field Faculty
B.A., University of Colorado Boulder; MSW, Metropolitan State University of Denver

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

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

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

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

Ms. Louise Haimowitz, Senior 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 

Ms. Laura Montero, Lecturer in Social Work
B.S., Arizona State University; M.S.W., University of Michigan 

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

Dr. Eileen Starr, Associate 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

Ms. Sarah Beckman, Clinical Educator
B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Lesley Edwards-Gaither, Assistant Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
B.S., Howard University; M.S., Miami University, Ph.D., Howard University 

Dr. Kathryn Hardin, Associate Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
B.A., St. Olaff College; M.A., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine

Ms. Ilana Oliff, Director of Clinical Education
B.A., American University; M.A., George Washington University

Dr. Jessica Rossi-Katz, Department Chair, Graduate Program Director and Professor of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
B.S., University of New Hampshire; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

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. 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, Ed.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. Lina Martin Corredor, Assistant Professor, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
B.A. Universidad Pedagógica Nacional; M.A., Carthage College, Ph.D., The University of Texas at San Antonio

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

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

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

Dr. Corey Sell Chair and 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