Our Faculty

Molly Wickam

Program Director/Associate Professor
m-wickam@bethel.edu

Education: B.A. Business Marketing and Political Science, Bethel Univeristy; MBA, Northern Illinois University (teaching credentials from National University)

Experience: Former product manager for a software company and held claims and marketing positions in the property and casualty insurance industry; taught high school business and social studies; current co-owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Twin Cities

Chuck Achter

Adjunct Instructor

Education: Ed.S. in Ed. Admin., Mankato State University

Experience: Nearly 40 years in K-12 education

Lisa Bekemeyer

Adjunct Instructor

Education: M.Ed. in Second Language and Cultures, University of Minnesota

Experience: 8 years in K-12 language education

Katie Bonawitz

Associate Professor

Education: M.Ed. in Special Education, Bethel University

Experience: 12 years in K-12 education, in addition to 3 years on faculty at Bethel

Katherine Churchill

Adjunct Instructor

Education: M.A. in Art Education, University of Minnesota

Experience: 33 years in K-12 education

Ken Dean

Adjunct Instructor

Education: B.S. in Science Education, St. Cloud State University

Experience: Nearly 40 years in science education

Doug Frisk

Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Education, University of Minnesota

Experience: Nearly 40 years in K-12 education, in addition to 9 years on faculty at Bethel

Emily Isik

Adjunct Instructor

Education: M.A., Hamline University

Experience: 9 years in K-12 education

Kay Kast

Adjunct Instructor

Education: B.A. in Art Education, Bethel University

Experience: 22 years in 7-12 education

Janice Korstange

Adjunct Instructor

Education: M.A. in Reading, Oakland University

Experience: 23 years in 7-12 education

David Law

Adjunct Instructor

Education: J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

Experience: 20 years as a K-12 teacher and principal

Donna LeGrand

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Literacy and Linguistics, University of Minnesota

Experience: 7 years of K-12 language teaching, in addition to 11 years on faculty at Bethel

Elaine McGillivray

Adjunct Instructor

Education: J.D., Hamline University

Experience: 7 years in K-12 education

Glenn Martin

Adjunct Instructor

Education: M.A. in Math Education, University of Minnesota

Experience: 36 years in K-12 education, including secondary-level principal

Jill Martin

Associate Professor

Education: Ed.D., Nova Southwest University

Experience: 5 years in K-12 education, in addition to 13 years on faculty at Bethel

Jane Matheson

Adjunct Instructor

Education: M.Ed., St. Mary’s University

Experience: 23 yrs in K-12 science education

Robert Salo

Adjunct Instructor

Education: M.S. in Education (Geography), St. Cloud State University

Experience: 41 years in K-12 education

Lisa Silmser

Assistant Professor

Education: M.Ed. in Special Education, Bethel University

Experience: 14 years in K-12 education, in addition to 9 years on faculty at Bethel

Dan Swensen

Associate Instructor

Education: Specialist in Ed. Administration, University of Minnesota

Experience: 22 years in K-12 education, in addition to 2 years on faculty at Bethel

Sarah Tahtinen-Pacheo

Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota

Experience: 13 years in K-12 education, in addition to 4 years on faculty at Bethel

Glenda Wielinski

Adjunct Instructor

Education: M.A., University of St. Mary

Experience: 32 years in K-12 education

Gretchen Wrobel

Professor

Education: Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

Experience: 2 years in K-12 education in addition to 22 years on faculty at Bethel