Our Faculty

All program faculty have extensive teaching experience in a K–12 setting and maintain regular contact with some of the best classroom teachers in the area. They are knowledgeable about school environments locally, nationally, and in international arenas. Our adjunct faculty are educational leaders who bring cutting-edge experience and respected credentials to the program.

This group of accomplished educators includes, among others, the following:

Jay Rasmussen

Program Director

Education: B.S., Florida State University; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Mary Fonken-Holden

Education: B.S. and M.S., St. Cloud State University; Ed.D., University of Minnesota

Randy Moberg

Education: B.A., Bethel University; M.Ed., University of Minnesota

Lisa Silmser

Education: B.A. and M.Ed., Bethel University; Ed.D., Bethel University (candidate)

Ruslana Westerlund

Education: B.A. and M.A., Cherkassy National University; Ed.D., Bethel University (candidate)

Louise Wilson

Education: B.A., North Park College; M.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Gretchen Wrobel

Education: B.A., Hamline University; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D. University of Minnesota