Faculty Directory
The year after the titles indicates the year they joined Jewell.
Updated August 2017.

Laurie C. Accardi
Director of the Core Writing Program and Assistant Professor, 1994
B.A., Webster University; M.A, University of Maine; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Kenneth D. Alpern
Senior Tutor of the Oxbridge Honors Program; Professor of Philosophy, 2006
B.A., Kenyon College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Gary T. Armstrong
Professor of Political Science; Associate Dean for the Core Curriculum, 1992
B.A., University of Oklahoma; Ph.D., Georgetown University

D. Blane Baker
Wallace Hilton Chair of Physics, Professor of Physics, 1999
B.A., William Jewell College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Annette K. Behney
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2015
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; B.S.N., Creighton University; M.S.N., University of Missouri

Brendon Benz
Assistant Professor of Religion, 2011
B.A., Taylor University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., New York University

Kristen L. Blochlinger
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2011
B.S.N., Pittsburg State University; M.H.A., Webster University

Yuriy O. Bots
John W. Boatwright Professor of Economics; Assistant Professor of Economics, 2013
B.A., M.S., Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas; M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

Keli A. Braitman
Associate Professor of Psychological Science and Chair, 2012
B.S., Frostburg State University; M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

L. Anthony Brandolino
Professor of Music; Director of Strings, 2000
B.M., M.M., Northwestern University; D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Abigail L. Broadbent
Archives and Technical Services Librarian, 2016
B.A., William Jewell College; M.L.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

Patrick H. Bunton
Professor of Physics, 2000
B.A., East Tennessee State University; M.S., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Lindsey L. Carlson
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2002
B.S.N, William Jewell College; M.S.N, University of Kansas

J. Bradley Chance
Professor of Religion and Chair; Director of Academic Advising, 1982
A.B., University of North Carolina; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Duke University

Deborah L. Chasteen
A. Major and Dorothy Hull Chair of Communication in Business and Leadership, Professor of Communication, 2001
B.A., William Jewell College; M.A., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Ian D. Coleman
Professor of Music and Chair, 2002
B.A., Bath College of Higher Education; P.G.C.E., University of Exeter; M.M., D.M.A., University of Kansas

Jennifer M. Cotter
Associate Professor of English, 2009
B.A., M.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Fletcher D. Cox
Assistant Professor of Political Science, 2015
B.S. William Jewell College; M.T.S., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Denver

Kyle B. Dennis
Instructor of Communication; Director of Debate, 2012
B.A., Southern Illinois University; M.A., Texas Tech University

Ruth B. Edwards
Professor of Nursing, 1973
B.S.N., University of Missouri; M.S.N., University of Texas; Ed.D., University of Kansas

David Fox, II
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2017
B.S., Houghton College; M.A.T.S., Columbia International University; M.D., SUNY Upstate Medical University

Donna M. Gardner
Frances S. Evans Chair in Education; Professor of Education and Chair, 2003
B.A., B.S.Ed., M.A., Northeast Missouri State University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Jeanine L. Haistings
Associate Professor of Education, 2006
B.S., William Jewell College; M.Ed., University of Memphis; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Tabetha L. Hazels
Associate Professor of Business, 2016
B.S., William Jewell College; M.B.A., J.D., University of Kansas

Langston F. Hemenway
Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Instrumental Studies, 2014
B.M.E., University of Oklahoma; M.Mus., University of Kansas; D.M.A., University of Michigan

W. Alan Holiman
Professor of Political Science and Chair, 1997
B.A., University of Arkansas; M.A., The Ohio State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Joshua F. Hoops
Assistant Professor of Communication, 2012
B.A., M.A., Wheaton College (IL); M.A., California State University-Long Beach; Ph.D., Washington State University

Milton P. Horne
Professor of Religion; Coordinator of Faith and Learning, 1986
B.A., University of Missouri; M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Phil., University of Oxford

R. Thomas Howell
Professor of History, 2006
B.A., Louisiana College; M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Taqsim Husnain
Assistant Professor of Engineering, 2017
B.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology; M.Eng., Asian Institute of Technology; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., George Washington University

Marguerite (Jan) R. Huster
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2011
B.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.S.N., University of Kansas

Aaron M. Keller
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2015
B.S., Washburn University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

Amy N. Kerzmann
Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Director of Premedical Advising, 2011
B.A., Jamestown College; Ph.D., Indiana University

Paul D. Klawinski
Professor of Biology, 2000
B.S., M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., University of Texas-Arlington

Gina E. Lane
Professor of Communication and Chair, 1985
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Sarah E. Light
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2015
B.S., William Jewell College; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Will D. Lindquist
Assistant Professor of Engineering, 2016
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Kansas

J. David Lisenby
Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2015
B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Nancy Mabry
Instructor in Nursing, 2015
B.S.N., Fort Hays State University; M.S.N., Walden University

Anthony J. Maglione
Associate Professor of Music; Director of Choral Studies, 2010
B.M., Westminster Choir College of Rider University; M.M., East Carolina University; D.M.A., University of California Los Angeles

Erin E. Martin
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2009
B.S., Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah

Leesa A. McBroom
Associate Professor of Nursing and Chair, 2003
B.S.N., Dominican University of San Rafael; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City; Ph.D., University of Missouri

Christopher McCoy
Assistant Professor of Theatre; Stage Director, Jewell Theatre Company, 2015
B.S., University of Kansas; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.A., Emerson College; Ph.D., University of California-Davis

Christopher M. McCullick
Assistant Professor of Accounting, 2013
B.S., Missouri State University; M.Acc., Missouri State University; C.P.A., Missouri

David M. McCune
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 2012
B.S., Baylor University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Lincoln-Nebraska

Aimee W. McDonald
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2016
B.S.N., M.S.N., Research College of Nursing; Ph.D., University of Missouri

Shelly L. McVay
Assistant Professor of Business, 2013
B.B.A., Baylor University; M.B.A., Rockhurst University

Claudia McVicker
Associate Professor of Education, 2014
B.S., Kansas State University; M.S.Ed., Fort Hays State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University

Ashley Minnich
Assistant Professor of Accounting, 2016
B.S., William Jewell College; M.A., The College of William & Mary; C.P.A., Missouri

Jason A. Morrill
Professor of Chemistry and Chair, 2004
B.S., Central Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Randall C. Morris
Professor of Philosophy, 1993
B.A., M.A., D. Phil., University of Oxford

Sara L. Morrison
Associate Professor of English, 2005
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Susan M. Myers
Professor of French and Chair, 1995
B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University

Anne Nickel
Instructor of Biology, 2003
B.A., William Jewell College; M.S., Iowa State University

Nano A. Nore
Professor of Digital and Visual Art, 1988
B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute; M.A., M.F.A., Texas Woman’s University; M.A.R.S., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

C. Ray Owens
Professor of Psychological Science, 1983
B.S., Houston Baptist University; M.A., University of Houston at Clear Lake City; Ph.D., Utah State University

Calvin C. Permenter, Jr.
Robert H. McKee Chair of Music, Professor of Music, 1980
B.M., University of Cincinnati; M.M., Drake University; D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

E. Shane Price
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2008
B.A., William Jewell College; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Robert L. Quinn
Assistant Professor of Digital and Visual Art and Chair, 2000
B.S. Ed., M.S.Ed., Northwest Missouri State University

Azadeh Rafizadeh
Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2012
B. A., California State University Northridge; M.S., Ph.D., University of California Riverside

Lilah Rahn-Lee
Assistant Professor of Biology, 2015
A.B., Bryn-Mawr College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Elaine A. Reynolds
Oxbridge Chair in History; Professor of History, 1986
B.A., State University of New York-Buffalo; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University

Rose M. Reynolds
Dr. Burnell Landers Professor of Biology, Assistant Professor of Biology and Chair, 2012
B.S., Arizona State University West; Ph.D., University of Illinois

Patricia Richter
Visiting Instructor of Nursing, 2017
B.S.N., Saint Luke’s College of Health Services; M.S.N., University of Central Missouri

Ann Marie Rigler
Professor of Music; College Organist, 2004
B.Mus., Southern Methodist University; M.S., M.M., University of Illinois; D.M.A., University of Iowa

Patricia A. Schoenrade
Professor of Psychological Science, 1989
B.A., Purdue University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas

Kelli J. Schutte
Professor of Business and Chair, 2004
B.A., Calvin College; M.B.A., Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Kevin W. Shaffstall
Assistant Professor; Director of the Pryor Leadership Studies Program, 2001
B.S., Kansas State University; M.A., Webster University

Mary Margaret Sherer
Professor of Physics and Chair, 2004
B.S., Emory and Henry College; M.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Nichole T. Spencer
Associate Professor of Nursing, 2006
B.S.N., William Jewell College; M.S.N., University of Kansas

Elizabeth A. Sperry
Professor of Philosophy and Chair, 1996
B.A., Houghton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Rein J. Staal
Professor of Political Science, 1995
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz; M.A., Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley

Clayton L. Stephenson
Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, 2016
B.A., Fort Lewis College; M.A., Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Michael R. Stoll
Assistant Professor of Education, 2011
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., M.S., Northwestern University; Ph.D. Candidate, New York University

Melissa J. Timmons
Assistant Professor of Nursing, 2011
B.S.N, M.S.N., Rockhurst University

Thomas M. Vansaghi
Assistant Professor of Non-Profit Leadership, 2015
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.P.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Bhupinder Pal Singh Vohra
Monte Harmon Professor of Biology, Associate Professor of Biology, 2014
M.Sc., Ph.D., Kurukshetra University

Mark J. Walters
Oxbridge Chair of Languages and Literature; Professor of English and Chair, 1991
B.A., Fort Hays State University; M.A., M.F.A., Wichita State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Robert S. Wells
Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2015
B.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Lori A. Wetmore
Professor of Chemistry, 2001
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

J. Gregg Whittaker
Professor of Economics and Business, 1999
B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Christopher D. Wilkins
Assistant Professor of History and Chair, 2012
B.A., Duke University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University

Ruth C. Williams
Assistant Professor of English, 2013
B.A., Wheaton College; M.F.A., Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Ronald K. Witzke
Professor of Music, 1984-1992, 1995
B.M.E., Southern Nazarene University; M.M., University of Texas; D.M.A., Indiana University

Jane F. Woodruff
Professor of History and Classical Languages, 1997
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University; M.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Nathan A. Wyman
Professor of Theatre; Producing Director of Jewell Theatre, 1998
B.A., William Jewell College; M.F.A., Northern Illinois University

 

William Jewell College Adjuncts
Updated August 2017

William Adams
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.A., M.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., Columbia University

Kimberly Alberg
Adjunct Instructor in Education
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

James Albright
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Omaima Aljubouri
Adjunct Instructor in Languages
B.A., University of Baghdad; M.S., Utah State University; Ph.D., Washington State University

Andrew Bayne
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., Central Missouri State University; M.S.N., University of Central Missouri; D.N.P., Regis University

Ruth Bendetti
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
Certified Pilates Instructor

Marissa Bland
Adjunct Instructor in College Wide Courses
B.A., M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dacus Bowles
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.A., William Jewell College

DeAnna Briant
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., MidAmerica Nazarene University

Colleen Britt
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City; M.S.N., University of Kansas; R.N., C.N.P.

Elaine Brown
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M.E., Emporia State University; M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Jeff Buscher
Adjunct Instructor in Vocational and Spiritual Exploration
D.Min., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Jay Carter
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.S., William Jewell College; M.M., Yale University

Colette Clemens
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.S.E., M.S.E., Northwest Missouri State University

Mark Cohick
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory

Dustin Combs
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.S.E., Northeastern State University; M.Ed., William Woods University

Patricia Compton
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., Missouri Western State University; M.S.N., M.B.A., University of Mary; R.N.

Tiffany Condren
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N., Western Governors University; R.N., Bakersfield College

Randall Cunningham
Adjunct Instructor in Music
M.M., D.M., Indiana University

Brad Cutcliffe
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.A., M.A., University of Denver; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Waine Deines
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., University of Kansas; M.S.N., Webster University; R.N.

Zel Fischer
Adjunct Instructor in Political Science
B.A., William Jewell College; J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Pharamond Guice
Adjunct Instructor in College Wide Courses
B.A., Kansas State University; M.S, Avila University

Jamie Hatchette
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
M.S.N., M.B.A., University of Mary

Rebecca J. Hamlett
Adjunct Instructor in CTI
B.A., William Jewell College; M.L.I.S., University of North Texas

Christopher Hand
Adjunct Instructor in Education
B.A., Loras College; M.A.S.L., Baker University

Lawrence Holley
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.A., William Jewell College; M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia

Don Huntington
Instructor in Business
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University

Tracey Johnson
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M., M.M., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Philip Jones
Adjunct Instructor in Digital and Visual Art
B.A., William Jewell College; B.F.A., School of Art

Rebecca Jones
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., William Jewell College

Wesley Kelly
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M. University of Missouri-Kansas City

Cynthia Lancaster
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., M.B.A., M.S.N., MidAmerican University

Farah Lange
Adjunct Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., William Jewell College; M.S.N., University of Central Missouri

Marina Layvand
Adjunct Instructor in Accounting
B.B.A., M.B.A., Pace University

Alice Anne Light
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.A., Harding University; M.M., University of Mississippi; D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory

Stephen Martin
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M., Central Michigan University; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin

Margaret Mata
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., Western Governors University

Charles Miller
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.A., Doane College; M.A., University of Nebraska

Christy Miller
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.A., William Jewell College; M.M., D.M.A., The University of Kansas

Sarah Miller
Adjunct Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., William Jewell College

Nicole Murray
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.S., William Jewell College; M.A., University of Denver

Thomas Nelson
Adjunct Instructor in Digital and Visual Art
B.F.A., Columbia College

Devon O’Neal
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., William Jewell College; M.S.N., Chamberlain College of Nursing; R.N.

Debra Penrod
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., William Jewell College; M.S.N., University of Kansas Medical Center

Shelley Peters
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M.E., University of Kansas; M.M.E., University of Missouri Kansas City

Christina Phillips
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., William Jewell College; M.S.N., D.N.P, The University of Kansas; R.N.

Brooke Powers
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.A., Bethel College; M.S., Concordia University

Juan Rangel
Adjunct Instructor in CTI
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University; M.S., Kansas State University

Phillip Schaefer
Emeritus Assistant Professor in Music
B.A., University of Northern Iowa; M.S., University of Illinois

Leilani Seaborn
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.S., William Jewell College

Robert Sims
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M., University of Maryland

Ashley Slaughter
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
M.S.N., William Jewell College

Jill Slominski
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Susan Speck
Adjunct Instructor in Digital and Visual Art
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia

Jennifer Stammers
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M.E., Benedictine College

Richard Stonum
Adjunct Instructor in Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics
B.S., William Jewell College

Nancy R. West
Adjunct Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., Pittsburg State University; M.S.N., University of Kansas

Chris White
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.M., University of Central Oklahoma; M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Christie White
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.S., William Jewell College; M.A., Central Missouri State University

Charlene Wickam
Clinical Instructor in Nursing
B.S.N., Graceland College; M.S.N., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Dana Woolard-Hughlett
Adjunct Instructor in Music
B.A., M.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City