2010-2011 Catalog 
    
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2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HARRIET NAPIERKOWSKI
Instructor of Leadership, Foundations, and Research
BA, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; MA, University of Colorado, Boulder; PhD, University of Colorado, Denver

THOMAS J. NAPIERKOWSKI
Professor of English
BA, University of Wisconsin; MA, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

MARY BETHE NEELY
Senior Instructor of Chemistry
BS, Kansas State University; MA, Arizona State University

MICHELLE NEELY
Senior Instructor of English
BA, MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

DAVID NELSON
Chair, Communication; Associate Professor of Communication
BA, National College of Education; MFA, University of California, Los Angeles

JENENNE NELSON
Dean of the Graduate School; Professor of Graduate Nursing
BS, Pennsylvania State University; MA, University of Northern Colorado; MS, University of North Dakota; PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

M. KAREN NEWELL
Markert Endowed Chair and Professor of Biology; Chief Executive Scientific Director, CU-Institute of Bioenergetics
BS, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

JOHN D. NORGARD
Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BSEE/Co-Op, Georgia Institute of Technology; MS, PhD, California Institute of Technology

JAMES A. NULL
Chair, Political Science; Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for the Study of Government and the Individual
BA, MA, University of Nevada; PhD, University of Arizona

MARY MARGARET NUSSBAUM
Instructor of English
BA, University of Notre Dame; MFA, University of Iowa

GERALD M. OLESZEK
Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BS, Wayne State University; MS, PhD, Syracuse University

DOROTHEA OLKOWSKI
Professor of Philosophy
BA, State University of New York, Binghamton; MS, PhD, Duquesne University

GERALYNN OLVEY
Senior Instructor of Special Education
BAE, MEd, University of North Florida; EdD, University of Northern Colorado

EDWARD B. OPPERMANN
Professor Emeritus of Management Science and Information Systems
BS, U.S. Naval Academy; MBA, Air Force Institute of Technology; PhD, Indiana University

KIRSTEN BARTHOLOMEW ORTEGA
Assistant Professor of English
BA, New York University; MA, PhD, University of Florida

JANEL E. OWENS
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
BS, Southwestern University; PhD, University of California, Davis

GREGORY W. PAULS
Instructor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering
BS, Walla Walla College; MS, Washington State University; PhD, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

C. KENNETH PELLOW
Professor of English
BA, Northern Michigan University; MA, PhD, University of Nebraska

TRAVIS PETERSON
Chair and Associate Professor of Health Sciences
BS, Utah State University; MS, PhD, Brigham Young University

JON C. PIGAGE
Assistant Professor of Biology
BS, University of Wyoming; MS, PhD, University of North Dakota

GEORG PINGEN
Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace
BA Sanford University, MS Washington University; PhD University of Colorado at Boulder

ANATOLIY O. PINCHUK
Assistant Professor of Physics
BS, Kyiv Electric-Mechanical College; MS, National Taras Shevchenko University; PhD., National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

LEWIS J. PINSON
Associate Professor Emeritus of Computer Science
BS, University of Alabama; MS, PhD, University of Florida

GREGORY L. PLETT
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BEng, Carleton University; MSEE, PhD, Stanford University

JOSEPH POSTELL
Assistant Professor of Political Science
BA, Ashland University; MA, Institute of Philosophic Studies; PhD, University of Dallas

EDWARDO PORTILLOS
Assistant Professor of Sociology
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder; MA, PhD, Arizona State University

REBECCA POSUSTA
Instructor of English
BA, MA, Georgia State University

JENNIFER PRICE
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BS, University of Oklahoma; MS, University of Washington; PhD, University of California, San Diego

JUDITH E. PRICE
Senior Instructor of History
BA, Colorado Women’s College; BA, MA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

BARBARA PRINARI
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of Lecce

THOMAS A. PYSZCZYNSKI
Professor of Psychology
BA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; MA, PhD, University of Kansas

SARA HONN QUALLS
Kraemer Family Professor of Aging Studies, Director, Gerontology Center; Professor of Psychology
BS, Middle Tennessee State University; MA, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

MAURA LEON RAINEY
Senior Instructor of Spanish
BS, MA, University of Alabama

AL RAMIREZ
Chair, Leadership, Research and Foundations; Associate Professor of Leadership, Research and Foundations
BA, Southern Illinois University; MA, Northeastern Illinois University; MEd, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; EdD, University of Nevada, Reno

KULUMANI M. RANGASWAMY
Professor Emeritus of Mathematics
BS, MS, PhD, Madras University (India)

CLAIRE RAU
Instructor of Visual Arts
BA, University of Maine; MFA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

JOAN E. RAY
Professor of English and President’s Teaching Scholar
BA, State University of New York, Stony Brook; AM, PhD, Brown University

JUDITH A. RICE-JONES
Reference Librarian; Senior Instructor, Library
BA, University of Colorado; MA, University of Illinois; MLS, University of California, Los Angeles; Certificate d’etudes superieurs, Universite de Strasbourg

LEONARD RILEY
Instructor of Political Science
BA, MPA, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; MA, Regis University

JAMES T. ROTHE
Professor of Emeritus Marketing, Strategy, and International Business
BBA, MBA, PhD, University of Wisconsin

RONALD R. RUMINSKI
Professor of Chemistry
BA, BS, MS, PhD, University of New Mexico

GEORGE A. RUS
Instructor of Mathematics
BS, University of Bucharest, Romania; MS, Western Illinois University; PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

ROBERT E. SACKETT
Chair, History; Professor of History; Director of History Graduate Studies
BA, Grinnell College; AM, PhD, Washington University

ROGER SAMBROOK
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
BA, University of Leeds, England; PhD, Florida Atlantic University

DENA SAMUELS
Senior Instructor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies
BA, Brandeis University; MA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

RAPHAEL SASSOWER
Professor of Philosophy
BA, Lake Forest College; MA, PhD, Boston University

LONNIE M. SCHAIBLE
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
BA, MA, University of Montana, Missoula; PhD, Washington State University

RINALDO B. SCHINAZI
Professor of Mathematics
PhD, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

DAVID K. SCHMIDT
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
BSAE, Purdue University; MSAE, University of Southern California; PhD, Purdue University

ALLEN M. SCHOFFSTALL
Professor of Chemistry
BS, Franklin and Marshall College; PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo

CAROLE SCHOFFSTALL
Dean Emerita, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
BA, University of Colorado; MS, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; PhD, University of Maryland

JEFFREY E. SCHOLES
Instructor of Philosophy
BA, Baylor University; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; PhD, University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology

SUSAN SCHWEITZER
Research Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
BS, Colorado State University; MS, University of Nebraska Medical Center; PhD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

ROBERT W. SEBESTA
Emeritus Associate Professor of Computer Science
BS, University of Colorado; MS, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

RONALD M. SEGA
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BS, U.S. Air Force Academy; MS, Ohio State University; PhD, University of Colorado

DANIEL SEGAL
Professor of Psychology; Director of Clinical Training, Psychology
BS, Tulane University; PhD, University of Miami

SUDHANSHU K. SEMWAL
Professor of Computer Science
BS, University of Roorkee, India; MS, University of Alberta, Canada; PhD, University of Central Florida

PATRICIA G. SHAFFER
Senior Instructor of Economics
BS, MBA, Regis University

HARLOW ELIZABETH SHEIDLEY
Associate Professor Emerita of History
AB, Stanford University; MA, PhD, University of Connecticut

MORGAN M. SHEPHERD
Associate Professor of Information Systems
BSME, University of Virginia; PhD, University of Arizona

JACK E. SHERMAN
Professor Emeritus of Education
BS, Wisconsin State University; MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin

JU YOUNG SHIN
Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Nursing
BSN, MSN, PhD, Barry University

CHARLES M. SHUB
Professor of Computer Science
BS, MS, University of Maryland; PhD, University of Kansas

AMY SILVA-SMITH
Assistant Professor of Graduate Nursing
BS, MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin

AMANDA SINCLAIR
Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
BA, Adams State College; MA, San Jose State University; DEd, Oklahoma State University

RASHNA SINGH
Instructor of English
BA, University of Calcutta; MA, Mount Holyoke College; PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

DIANA SIRKO
Instructor for Leadership, Research, and Foundations
BA, University of Northern Colorado; MA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; PhD, University of Colorado, Denver

EMILY SKOP 
Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies; Director of Graduate Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies
BA, University of Miami, Florida; MA, PhD, Arizona State University

CURTIS F. SMITH
Senior Instructor of Music
BS, Southern Colorado State College; MA, Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester

HILARY R. SMITH
Assistant Professor of Sociology
BS, Texas Christian University; MS, PhD, Arizona State University

KIMBRA L. SMITH
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
AB, Princeton University; MA, PhD, University of Chicago

NANCY SMITH
Dean of Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
BS, California State University; MS, California State University; MS, PhD, University of Colorado

BEVERLY A. SNYDER
Professor Emeritus of Counselfor Education
BA, University of Florida; MEd, EdD, University of Central Florida

ALEXANDER SOIFER
Professor of Mathematics and Interdepartmental Studies
MS, PhD, Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, USSR

SEUNG H. SON
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
BS, Seoul National University; MS, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; PhD, University of Illinois

PAUL C. SONDROL
Associate Professor of Political Science
BA, MA, Mankato State University; PhD, University of Arizona

HOYOUNG SONG
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BS, MS, Woman’s University, South Korea; PhD, University of California, Davis

VALMIKI SOOKLAL
Instructor
BS University of West Indies; MS Tulane University; PhD Tulane University

STEPHANY R. SPAULDING
Assistant Professor of Women’s and Ethnic Studies
BA, Clark Atlanta University; MA, PhD, Purdue University

CONSTANCE M. STALEY
Professor of Communication; Director of Freshman Seminar
BS, Ball State University; MA, PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

MARLENA STANFORD
Instructor of English
BA, Western State College; MA, Colorado State University

JANAE STANSBERY
Senior Instructor of Communication
BA, MA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

CARMEN STAVROSITU
Assistant Professor of Communication
BA, University of Bucharest; MA, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

GLENN STEIMLING
Instructor of Sport Management
BS, Plymouth State College;  ME, University of Arizona;  PhD, University of New Mexico

ERIC STEEN
Instructor of Visual Arts
BFA, Oregon State University; MFA, Portland State University

MARIA SERGIA STEEN
Associate Professor of Spanish
Licenciatura en Filosofia y Letras, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain; MA, PhD, University of Colorado

JAMES W. STEVENS
Chair, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, Brigham Young University

SHARON STEVENS
Senior Instructor; Coordinator of Teaching Technology Center
BA, Christopher Newport University; MA, George Washington University

GREGORY N. STOCK
Associate Professor of Technology Management
BSE, MS, Duke University; PhD, University of North Carolina

ILSE STRATTON
Senior Instructor Emerita of German and Latin
BS, Ruhr University, Duisburg, Germany; MA, University of Colorado, Boulder

DALLAS H. STRAWN
Senior Instructor of Leadership, Research, and Foundations
BA, Olivet Nazarene University; MA, PhD, Michigan State University

GORDON M. STRINGER
Instructor of Finance and Information Systems
BA, University of Colorado, Boulder; MBA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

ANDREW SUBUDHI
Assistant Professor of Biology
BA, Colorado College; MS, Colorado State University; PhD, University of Utah

MARY JANE SULLIVAN
Instructor of Philosophy
BA, Cabrini College; MA, New School University; PhD, European Graduate School

BARBARA R. SWABY
Professor of Education
BA, Tusculum College; MA, PhD, University of Minnesota

KENNETH SYLVESTER
Instructor of Management
BS, Pacific University;  MS, Pacific Lutheran University;  EdD, Seattle University

SONJA TANNER
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
BA, University of California, Irvine; MA, PhD, New School for Social Research

SUSAN TAYLOR
Professor of English
BA, Swarthmore College; AM, PhD, Brown University

MARIYAM THOHIRA
Assistant Professor Kraemer Family Library
BA, MA, University of Southern Mississippi

JANICE THORPE
Instructor of Communication
BS, University of Tennessee; MA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

FORREST D. TIERSON
Associate Professor of Anthropology
BA, MA, PhD, State University of New York, Albany

MEGHAN TIFFT
Senior Instructor of English
BA, MFA, University of Arizona

RAMON TIRADO
Instructor of Physics
BS, University of Maryland European Division, Heidelberg, Germany & Vicenza, Italy; MS, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

STEVEN G. TRAGESSER
Assistant Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
BS, University of Illinois; MS and PhD, Purdue University

TRACI TREECE
Instructor, Kraemer Family Library
BA, Colorado College; MLS, Indiana University

SARAH TRESCHL
Senior Instructor of English
BA, Elon University; MA, North Carolina State University

SHERI TRUMPFHELLER
Instructor of Accounting
BA, Colorado State University; MBA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

GREGORY TUMBUSH
Instructor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BS, Wright State University; MS The Ohio State University; PhD University of Cincinnati

DEBORAH C. USREY
Instructor for Special Education
BS, Butler University; MA, University of Northern Colorado; EdD, University of Northern Colorado

BRANDON J. VOGT
Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
BS, University of Missouri; MA, PhD, Arizona State University

SALLY M. VON BRETON
Senior Instructor of Organizational Management
BA, Stanford University; MAT, Harvard University; MA, PhD, University of Michigan

ROBERT VON DASSANOWSKY
Professor of German and Visual and Performing Arts; Head, German Program; Director of Film Studies
BA, MA, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

THOMAS WAHL
Instructor of English
BA, Seattle University; MA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

KIM B. WALKER
Professor of Communication
BA, Millikin University; MS, PhD, Southern Illinois University

CHIA-JIU (Charlie) WANG
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BS, National Central University (Taiwan); MSEE, Tatung Institute of Technology (Taiwan); PhD, Auburn University

KEE R. WARNER
Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity; Professor of Sociology
BA, Haverford College; MPCD, University of Colorado, Denver; MA, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

DONALD D. WARRICK
Professor of Management and Organizational Change
BA, MBA, University of Oklahoma; DBA, University of Southern California

LINDA K. WATTS
Associate Professor of Anthropology
BA, State University of New York College at Buffalo; MA, State University of New York Center at Buffalo; PhD, Arizona State University

JOHN WEATHERS
Assistant Professor of Leadership, Research, and Foundations
BA, Wesleyan University; MS, University of Pennsylvania; PhD, University of Pennsylvania

JOSEPH D. WEHRMAN
Assistant Professor of Counselor Edication
BS, Montana State University, Billings; MS, St. Cloud State University; PhD, The University of South Dakota

REBECCA WEBB
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
PhD, Oregon State University; MS, Pennsylvania State University; BS, University of Rhode Island

BARRY K. WEINHOLD
Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education
BS, Millersville University; PhD, University of Minnesota

DAVID J. WEISS
Associate Professor of Chemistry
BS, University of California, Riverside; PhD, University of Kansas

ROBERT C. WELSHON
Associate Dean, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences; Professor of Philosophy
BA, MA, Colorado State University; PhD, Brown University

ANDREA WENKER
Instructor of English
BA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; MA, Colorado State University

SAM E. WHITE
Senior Instructor of Business Administration, Professional Golf Mgmt. Program Internship Coordinator
BS, California State University; MBA, PhD, University of Washington

GLEN WHITEHEAD
Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Music Program
BA, New England Conservatory of Music; MA, DMA, University of California, San Diego

MARK A. WICKERT
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BSEE, MSEE, Michigan Technological University; PhD, University of Missouri, Rolla

RICHARD S. WIENER
Chair, Associate Professor of Computer Science
BEE, MEE, City College of New York; PhD, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

KIRKLAND A. WILCOX
Senior Instructor of Accounting
BS, BA, MBA, University of Arkansas; PhD, University of Texas

RHONDA WILLIAMS
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
BS, Kansas State University; MA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; EdD, Kansas State University

STEVEN H. WILLIAMS
Senior Instructor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
BA, Cornell University; MS, PhD, Arizona State University

GAYNELLE R. WINOGRAD
Assistant Professor of Communication
BS, MA, Northwestern University; PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

REGINA WINTERS
Senior Instructor of Public Administration
BA, University of Wyoming; MPA, University of Wyoming

TOM D. WOLKOW 
Associate Professor of Biology
AB, Lafayette College; PhD, Purdue University

G. CAROLE WOODALL
Assistant Professor of History/Women’s and Ethnic Studies
BA, Southwestern University, Texas; MA, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey; PhD, New York University

GEORGE WOODWARD
Assistant Professor of Finance
BA, San Jose State University; MA, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, Monash University

DANIEL WORDEN
Assistant Professor of English
BA, Texas Christian University; MA, PhD, Brandeis University

RICHARD M. WUNDERLI
Professor Emeritus of History
BA, MA, University of Utah; PhD, University of California, Berkeley

SANDY K. WURTELE
Professor of Psychology; Director of Undergraduate Training, Psychology
BA, University of Nebraska; MA, PhD, University of Alabama

THOMAS G. WYNN
Professor of Anthropology
AB, Occidental College, Los Angeles; AM, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana

PATRICK YARNELL
Senior Instructor of Philosophy
BA, Kansas State University; MA, PhD, University of Nebraska

BRIAN R. YOCHIM
Assistant Professor of Psychology
BS, BA, Truman State University; MA, PhD, Wayne State University

ROBERT A ZAWACKI
Professor Emeritus of Management and International Business
PhD, University of Washington

RODGER E. ZIEMER
Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BS, MS, PhD, University of Minnesota

YU ZHANG
Professor of Mathematics
BS, Beijing Normal Institute (China); MS, PhD, Cornell University

XIAOBO (Joe) ZHOU
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
BS, MS, PhD, Nanjing University, China

THOMAS J. ZWIRLEIN
Chair, Professor of Finance
BS, MBA, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse; PhD, University of Oregon