2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Faculty and Administration

Ankerberg, Erik: Senior Vice President for Academics/Professor of English
B.A. Concordia University, River Forest, IL; M.A. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Ph.D. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. At Concordia since 2017

Arfsten, Debra: Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of Christian Education
B.S. St. John’s College, Winfield, KS; M.A. Concordia College, Seward, NE; Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. At Concordia since 2004

Arzuaga, Carlos: Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; M.S. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL. At Concordia since 2016

Bates, David: Assistant Professor of History
B.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA; M.A. & Ph.D. University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. At Concordia since 2017

Bayens, Patrick: Professor of Theology
B.S. Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska; M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN; Ph.D. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. At Concordia since 2014

Bishop, Dan: Professor of Human Services
B.A. Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; M.S. Concordia University, River Forest, IL; Psy.D. The Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2005

Blaess, Donna A.: Professor of Leadership
B.A. University of Tampa, Tampa, FL; M.A. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; Ph.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; A.A. Florida Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach, FL. At Concordia since 2009

Boyer, Maurice: Professor of Music
B.Mus. Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ, M.M. Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ D.M.A. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. At Concordia since 2007

Briseno, Kathleen: Associate Professor of Special Education
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL; M.S. & Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2016

Brown, Charles P.: Professor of Music
B.M., M.M. Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Princeton, NJ; D.M.A. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. At Concordia since 2000

Bucchi, Paul: Visiting Assistant Professor of Leadership
B.S. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; M.B.A. Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ; Ph.D. Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ. At Concordia since 2010

Calendo, Karen: Assistant Professor of ADP
B.A. Central Missouri State, Warrensburg, MO; M.A. Webster University, St. Louis, MO. At Concordia since 2018

Cazas-Moreno, Vanessa: Assistant Professor of Applied Exercise Science
B.A. Whittier College, Whittie, CA: M.S. California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA; Ph.D. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Il. At Concordia since 2021

Corzine, Jacob: Assistant Professor of Theology
B.A. Bradley University, Peoria, IL; M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN; D.Th. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. At Concordia since 2017

Craft, Kathleen: Professor of Biology
B.S. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; M.S. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2009

Cruz, Karen: Assistant Professor of English
B.A. Manhattan College, Bronx, NY; M.A. & Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. At Concordia since 2016

Curtin, Kathleen: Associate Professor of English
B.A. University of South Carolina; M.A. University of North Carolina; Ph.D. University of North Carolina. At Concordia since 2013

Dellegrazie, Elisabeth: Chair, International Business Programs, Assistant Professor of Business
B.A. Loyola University, Chicago, IL; M.B.A. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2008

Dinaro, Andrea: Associate Professor of Special Education
B.S. Illinois State University, Normal, IL; M.S. Benedictine University, Lisle, IL; Ed.D. Illinois State University, Normal, IL. At Concordia since 2016

DuChane, Joan: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
M.S. Nova Southeastern, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, IN. At Concordia since 2015

Fischer, Richard R.: Distinguished Professor of Music, The Fred and Jane Wittlinger Endowed Chair in Music Performance
Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA; Triton Junior College, River Grove, IL; B.M.Ed., M.Mus. DePaul University, Chicago, IL; University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO; D.M.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. At Concordia since 1974

Francisco, AdamAssistant Provost for Mission & Identity/Professor of History
DPhil. Oxford University, Oxford, UK. At Concordia since 2020

Frkovich, Ann: Associate Professor of Research
B.A. Webster University, St. Louis, MO; M.A. Teachers College, New York, NY; Ed.D. DePaul University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2018

Garvin, StaciVisiting Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.A. & M.A.E. Truman State University, Kirksville, MO; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2019

Glasgow, Denise: Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S., M.S., & Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2016

Globokar, Julie: Associate Professor of Sociology
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI; M.A. & Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2019

Goetting, Mary: Professor of Mathematics
B.A. St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; M.S. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, MD. At Concordia since 2001

Govindaswamy, Victor: Associate Professor of Computer Science
B.S. University of Texas, Austin, TX; M.S., PhD. University of Texas, Arlington, TX. At Concordia since 2013

Grigsby, Yurimi: Professor of Teaching, Learning and Diversity
B.A. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; M.A.T. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN; Ph.D. University of Tennessee. At Concordia since 2006

Hanson, Karla: Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S. & M.S. Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, IL. At Concordia since 2016

Hestermann, Eli: Dean of the College of Health, Science & Technology/Professor of Biology
B.S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.; M.A. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA; Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. At Concordia since 2021

Hollywood, Kathryn: Professor of Leadership
B.A. St. John’s University, New York, NY; M.A. St. John’s University, New York, NY; Ed.S. Fordham University, New York, NY; Ph.D. Fordham University, New York, NY. At Concordia since 2008

Hornberger, Rebecca: Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S. Ohio University, Patton College of Education, Athens, Ohio; M.S. Ashland University, Ashland, OH; Ph.D. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL. At Concordia-Chicago since 2016

Hradil, Vince: Associate Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. At Concordia since 2012

Huss, Nikkole: Professor of Art / Curator of the University Art Collection
B.S. Ed. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2007

Hynes, Jeffrey: Assistant Professor of Education
B.A. Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin, M.A. Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI.

Jabs, Carol A.: Professor of Social Work
B.A. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 1981

Kohrs, Jonathan: Associate Professor of Music
B.A., M.C.M. Concordia University, River Forest, IL. M.F.A. Vermont College of the Fine Arts.  At Concordia since 2001

Konior, Katarzyna: Associate Professor of Biology
B.S. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2013

Konkol, Pamela J.: Professor of Research
B.S. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; M.Ed., Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2006

Kowalczyk, Jamie: Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.A. University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; MAT University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. At Concordia since 2015

Krall-Lanoue, Aimee: Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies
B.F.A Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA; M.A. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2018

Kwon, Samuel: Associate Professor of Education Technology
B.S., MIT, Cambridge, MA; M.S., MIT, Cambridge, MA; Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. At Concordia since 2010.

Lazich, Samantha: Visiting Assistant Professor of Reading & Literacy
B.S. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; M.Ed., Ph.D. DePaul University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2016

Lee, James: Assistant Professor of Theology
B.A. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL; M.Div Concordia Theological Seminary,  Fort Wayne, IN; S.T.M Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT; Ph.D. St. Louis University , St. Louis, MO. At Concordia since 2018

Lewis, Gena: Associate Professor of Reading & Literacy
B.S. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL; M.A. & Ed.D. National Louis University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2019

Lilly, Christopher: Associate Dean of Academic Quality (College of Business), Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
B.A., M.Ed., & Ed.D DePaul University, Chicago, IL; Ph.D. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL. At Concordia since 2012

Lyutykh Elena: Associate Professor of Research
B.A., M.A. Voronezh State University, Voronezh, Russia; MS. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2012

Mahay, Jenna: Professor of Sociology
B.A. Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; M.A. University of Chicago; Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2006

Mangan, Michelle: Professor of Research
B.S. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL; M.S. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. At Concordia since 2012

McGarry, Joan: Associate Professor of Education
B.A., M.A. Governors State University, University Park, IL; Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2018

Merwin, Laura: Associate Professor of Biology
B.S. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; M.S. & Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2015

Miskovic, Maja: Professor of Research
B.A. University of Nove Sad, Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; M.Ed. & Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2013

Mitereva, Svetlana: Chair, College of Business Graduate Programs, Associate Professor of Business
B.S. Washington State University, Pullman, WA; M.B.A & Ph.D. Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. At Concordia since 2019

Miyashita, Theresa: Associate Professor of Health & Human Performance
B.S. Canisius College, Buffalo, NY; M.A. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Ph.D. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. At Concordia since 2018

Mocek, Betty Ann: Professor of Art / Director of the Ferguson Art Gallery
B.A. Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; M.F.A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. At Concordia since 2002

Nelson, Jenna: Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.M. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.M. Eastman School, Rochester, NY; Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2018

Niemiera, Sandra: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
M.A., C.A.S., Ed.D Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2015

O’Brien, Ann: Visiting Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S., M.S. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2019

Ortegon, Nicole: Visiting Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
B.A. University of Illinois, Urbana, IL; Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA; PhD. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2020

Owolabi, Elizabeth: Professor of Research, Director of Institutional Research
B.H.E., M.A., University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada; Ph.D. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. At Concordia since 2011

Parent, Krista: Visiting Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.H.E., M.A. University of Britain, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Ph.D. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. At Concordia since 2018

Pawl, Kari: Associate Professor of Reading and Literacy
B.A. Barat College, Lake Forest, IL; M.A. National-Louis University, Evanston, IL; Ed. D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2010

Pederson, Andrew: Professor of English
B.A. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL; M.A. Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT; MFA Goddard College, Plainfield, VT. At Concordia since 2009

Pollom, Laura Hudson: Associate Dean of CAS/Professor of Communication   
B.A. DePauw University, Greencastle, IN; M.A. Ball State University, Muncie, IN; Ph.D. University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO. At Concordia since 2005

Pych, Jason: Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.A. University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; Ph.D. University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. At Concordia since 2017

Rajan, Rekha: Visiting Associate Professor of Research
B.M., M.A. Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL; Ed.M., Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University. At Concordia since 2013

Ramos, Edgar: Associate Professor of Human Services
B.A. Governors State University, University Park, IL; M.A. & Psy.D.  Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2014

Real, Erin: Visiting Associate Professor of Spanish  
B.A. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL; M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. At Concordia since 2021

Richter, Richard: Assistant Professor of Education Technology
B.A., M.A. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL. At Concordia since 2009

Rogner, David W.: Distinguished Professor of English
B.A. Concordia College, River Forest, IL; M.A. Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO; Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 1986

Ross, Brenda: Assistant Professor of Human Service
B.A. Bradley University, Peoria, IL; M.A. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL. At Concordia since 2013

Safer, L. Arthur: Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A. Miami University, Miami, OH; M.Ed. Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH; Ph.D. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; M.P.A. Kennedy School of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. At Concordia since 2010

Salek, Thomas: Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A. Dominican University, River Forest, IL; M.A. New York University, New York, NY; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. At Concordia since 2018

Sanei, Jenna: Assistant Professor of Education
B.A., M.A. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2018

Santin, Claudia: Dean of the College of Business/Professor of Leadership
B.A. College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ; M.A. College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ; Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. At Concordia since 2008

Schemmerhorn, Kristen: Associate Professor of Math
B.A. Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA; Ph.D. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. At Concordia since 2014

Schilling, Craig A.: Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S. University of Maryland, College Park, MD; M.S. Boston University, Boston, MA; M.A.,
C.A.S., Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2009

Schlichting, Glenn: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A. Knox College, Galesburg, IL; M.S Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2018

Schneider, Teresa: Principal Internship Ambassador
Ed.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2021

Schwartz, John: Visiting Assistant Professor of Research
Ph.D. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2019

Sekulich, Kim: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A. Barat College, Lake Forest, IL; M.Ed. & Ed.D. National-Louis University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2016

Sendziol, Dana: DBA Faculty, Associate Professor of Business
B.A. Dominican University, River Forest, IL; M.B.A Loyola University Chicago, IL; Ph.D. The University of Texas, Austin, TX. At Concordia since 2018.

Sieka, MargieVisiting Associate Professor of Mental Health Counseling
B.A. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; M.A. Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL; Ph.D. Adler University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2020

Sims, Paul: Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A. University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; M.Div., Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO; M.Ed. DePaul University, Chicago, IL; Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2009

Sleezer, Meghan: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.A. Concordia University, Austin, TX; M.A. DePaul University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2010

Smith, Melissa: Assistant Professor & Early Childhood Coordinator
M.A. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; B.A., Ed.D. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL. At Concordia since 2015

Snowden, Peggy: Associate Professor of Special Education
B.A. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL; M.Ed,  & Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2014

Snyman, Kristen: Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance
M.S. California State University, Fullerton, CA; Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE. At Concordia since 2018

Song, Steve: Associate Professor of Research
B.A., M.A. University of Illinois, Champaign, IL; M.Ed., Ed.D. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. At Concordia since 2015

Sorensen, Robert A.: Professor of Theology/Language
B.A. Concordia College, Austin, TX; MF. Instituto de Filologia, Hispanica, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; M.Div. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO; Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2006

Stadtwald, Kurt: Professor of History
B.A. William Jewell College, Liberty, MO; M.A. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. At Concordia since 1991

Stahlke, Jonathan: Professor of Music
B.M. Baylor University, Waco, TX; M.A. Duke University, Raleigh, NC; D.M.A. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH. At Concordia since 1996

Stapleton, Paul: Visiting Associate Professor of English
B.A. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; M.A. Fordham University, Bronx, NY; Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. At Concordia since 2019

Steinmann, Andrew E.: Distinguished Professor of Theology and Hebrew
B.S. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN; Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. At Concordia since 2000

Stiek, Jared: Assistant Professor of Lutheran Teacher Education
B.M.E. Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, NE; M.A. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL. At Concordia-Chicago since 2017.

Stradtmann, Amy: Assistant Professor of Education
B.S. Concordia University Nebraska, NE; M.S. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. At Concordia since 2018

Sundermeier, Brian: Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A. St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Ph.D. University of Minnesota, MN. At Concordia since 2014

Tallmon, James: Associate Professor of Classical Education and Forensics
B.S., Black Hill State University, Spearfish, SD; M.A. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Ph. D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA. At Concordia since 2021

Thies, Anne: Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
M.S., Ed.D. University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL. At Concordia since 2018

VanAken, Annette: Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
B.A. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI; M.S. University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN; Ed.D. Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. At Concordia since 2017

Walsh, Suzanne: Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science
B.S. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL; M.S. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; Ph.D. TUI University, Cypress, CA. At Concordia since 2002

Wassilak, Kristin: Assistant Professor of Theology, Director of the Deaconess Program
B.A., M.A. Concordia College, River Forest, IL. At Concordia since 2014

Wilhite, Robert: Dean of College of Graduate Studies, Professor of Educational Leadership
B.A. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; M.Ed. Loyola University, Chicago, IL; Ed.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL. At Concordia since 2008

Zaharis, Mary: Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
B.S. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; M.Ed. University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Ph.D. Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL. At Concordia since 2016

Zogaria, ChristinaVisiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
B.A., M.A. Canisius College, Buffalo, NY. At Concordia since 2021

Emeriti Faculty

The following faculty members served honorably at Concordia University Chicago or another Concordia University System institution for ten or more years before retiring from full-time service. The University has granted them, as well as other sainted colleagues not listed, the distinguished title of “Professor Emeritus” and all the privileges thereto.

Bartell, Marvin H., B.S. Ed., M.S., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Natural Science and Geography
At Concordia-Chicago from 1968 to 2003

Bertels, Gary L., B.S.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Theology
At Concordia-Chicago from 1981 to 2013

Boos, Manfred B., B.S., M.S.T., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
At Concordia-Chicago from 1980 to 2011

Brandon, Katherine
Associate Professor of Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 2009 to 2017

Brandon, Kevin
Professor of Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 2009 to 2018

Briedis-Bilsens, Anita, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
At Concordia-Chicago from 1981 to 2011

Brockberg, Harold F., Ph.D., Ed.D.
Professor of Physical Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 1956 to 1990 

Buerger, Jane, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
At Concordia-Chicago from 2005 to 2013

Richard C. Calhoun

At Concordia-Chicago from 1973 to 2014

Champagne, Ruth, B.A., M.A.T., M. Phil., Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics
At Concordia-Chicago from 1983 to 2009

Cirulis, Astrida, B.S., M.A.T., M.S., D.A.
Professor of Mathematics
At Concordia from 2005 – 2021

Doering, Sandra, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Professor of Literacy
At Concordia-Chicago from 2008 to 2021

Domroese, Kenneth A. B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Natural Science
At Concordia-Chicago from 1958 to 1997 

Dubois, Alton Clark, B.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.
Professor of Social Work & Gerontology
At Concordia-Chicago from 1992 to 2012

Eifert, Eunice R., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Communication and Theatre
At Concordia-Chicago from 1968 to 2011

Ewald, William M., B.A., M.A., M.B.A.
Professor of Business Management and Accounting
At Concordia-Chicago from 1966 to 2010

Fahrenkrog, Darlene M., M.A.
Professor of Art
At Concordia-Chicago 1963 to 1969 and from 1978 to 2001

Faszholz, Thomas O., B.A., M.Div., M.A.
Associate Professor of Physical Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 1964 to 1999 

Flandermeyer, Roger H., A.B., A.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Geography
At Concordia-Chicago from 1976 to 2001 

Gard, Daniel
President
At Concordia-Chicago from 2014 to 2019 

Hayes, H. Robert, B.S., J.D., M.A.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and History
At Concordia-Chicago from 1978 to 2020

Helmke, Richard
Associate Professor or Computer Science
At Concordia-Chicago from 1970 to 2012

Hermann Alfred, B.S. Ed., M.Ed.
Associate Professor of Human Performance
At Concordia-Chicago from 1968 to 2003 

Herman, Debra, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art
At Concordia-Chicago from 2002 to 2017

Jenne, Natalie R., B.A., M.A., D.M.A.
Professor of Music
At Concordia-Chicago from 1960 to 1999 

Johnson, John F., B.A., M.Div., ThD., Ph.D.
President
At Concordia-Chicago from 2004 to 2013

Kammrath, William H., B.S., MA., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Geography and Economics
At Concordia-Chicago from 1968 to 2011

Kayman, Marilyn, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Adult Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 1998 to 2018

Kirchenberg, Ralph J., M.S.
Professor of Natural Science and Geography
At Concordia-Chicago from 1963 to 2003 

Klatt, Lois A., B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Human Performance
At Concordia-Chicago from 1963 to 2003

Klotz, Vern, M.S.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
At Concordia-Chicago from 1986 to 2017

Kreiss, Paul T., B.S., Ed.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Foreign Language
At Concordia-Chicago from 1960 to 1997 

Krentz, Eugene L., B.Th., B.D., M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.
President, Professor of Social Science
At Concordia-Chicago from 1983 to 1995 

Kretzschmar, Judith C., B.S. Pe., M.P.E
Associate Professor of Human Performance
At Concordia-Chicago from 1968 to 2003 

Kurth, Lyle J., B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Professor of Teacher Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 1974 to 1998 

Kurth, Ruth B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Professor of Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 1993 to 2003 

Laabs, Charles W., B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed.
Professor of Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 1968 to 1994 

Lucht, Wayne E., B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
At Concordia-Chicago from 1963 to 1991

Lusthoff, Craig, B.A., J.D.
Professor of Business
At Concordia-Chicago from 2009 to 2019

Martin, Walter W., B.S.Ed., M.A.
Professor of Art
At Concordia-Chicago from 1957 to 1995 

Moehlenkamp, Marilyn
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
At Concordia-Chicago from 1985 to 2014

Morgenthaler, Shirley, B.S.Ed., M.S., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Teaching, Learning & Diversity
At Concordia-Chicago from 1974 to 2020

Nielsen, George
Distinguished Professor of History

Pate, Ardelle, B.A., M.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Professor of Education Technology
At Concordia-Chicago from 2010-2021

Przeklasa, Anthony
Professor of Educational Leadership
At Concordia-Chicago from 2004 to 2014

Rietschel, William C., B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D. 
Professor of Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 1974 to 2004 

Rimbach, Evangeline L., B.A., M.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Music
At Concordia-Chicago from 1964 to 1997 

Rose, Patricia, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Geography
At Concordia-Chicago from 1978 to 2020

Smith, Curtis A., B.Ed., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
At Concordia-Chicago from 1993 to 2001 

Toepper, Robert, B.S., M.A., AG.C., Ph.D.
Professor of Education and Business
At Concordia-Chicago from 1979 to 2002

Von Hagel, Thomas, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
At Concordia-Chicago from 2001 to 2018

Warwick, Ronald, B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Professor of Leadership
At Concordia-Chicago from 2008 to 2018

Wellen, Lauren, B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
Distinguished Professor of Education
At Concordia-Chicago from 1984 to 2021

Wente, Steven F., B.A., M.C.M., D. Mus.
Distinguished Professor of Music
At Concordia-Chicago from 1984 to 2020

Wenzel, Gary E., B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Professor of English
At Concordia-Chicago from 1991 to 2013

Witte, Dennis, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
At Concordia-Chicago from 1974 to 2018.

Young, Norman E., B.S.Ed, M.S., Ed.D.
Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Provost Emeritus
At Concordia-Chicago from 1966 to 2000

Zillman, O. John, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
At Concordia-Chicago from 1989 to 2020

Administrative Personnel

Name Position
Dr. Russell Dawn President
Dr. Erik P. Ankerberg Provost, Senior Vice President for Academics and CAO
Jeffrey Hynes Senior Vice President for University Advancement, Foundation President and CEO
Dr. Lisa Kralina Senior Vice President for Finance and CFO
Eric Matanyi Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Kathryn Gebhardt Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Glen Steiner Associate Vice President for Operations
Timothy Wier Assistant Vice President for Information Technology
Dr. Claudia Santin Dean, College of Business
Dr. Robert K. Wilhite Dean, College of Education
Dr. Eli Hestermann Dean, College of Health, Science & Technology
Dr. Adam Francisco Assistant Provost for Mission and Identity, and Dean, College of Theology, Arts and Humanities
Dr. Jeffrey Leininger University Pastor

Concordia University Chicago Board of Regents

Rev. Gary Bertels MA '82
Rev. Mark C. Bestul
Dr. C. Ross Betts
John Blakkan
Rev. Allan Buss (NID-LCMS President)
Dr. Russell Dawn (CUC President)
Rev. Roger B. Gallup BA '79 (Vice Chair)
Nathan Haak
Carol (Umbach) Johnson BA '79 
Michelle M. Kazmierczak
Dr. John Krause
Thomas McCain
Orlando Pabon BA '06
Dominic Salvino (Chairman)
Bruce D. Schultz
Jeff Schwarz (Secretary)
Virginia Terrell
Dr. Alison (Maas) Witte BA '05

Consulting Member
Susan Rosborough (Foundation Board Chair)

Concordia University Chicago Foundation Board of Directors

Rev. Edward Bertram
Mrs. Karen Jean Doering BA '78
Dr. Richard Herman BA '74
Mr. Charles Kraft
Mr. Roger L. Kruel BA '79, MA'87
Dr. Robert Libka BA '75, MA'79             Board Secretary
Mrs. Susan L. Rosborough                    Board Chair
Mr. Randall Schnack BA '70, MA'74
Mr. William Stevenson BA '76
Mr. Joel P. Zielke BA '05

Dr. Russell P. Dawn, President, Concordia University Chicago
Mr. Jeff Hynes, Foundation President and CEO
Dr. Lisa Kralina, Senior Vice President for Finance and CFO

Consulting Member
Mr. Dominic Salvino                Board of Regents Chair