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Faith Bell

Faith Bell

Faith Bell holds a dual Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and Human Resource Development. Prior to her career in higher education, she spent 14 years in both non-profit and for-profit organizations as a key change agent serving on various committees. Mrs. Bell’s military career included five years of active duty in the Army and eight years in the reserve component in the field of Preventive Medicine/Environmental Health. Early on during her enlistment, she earned an advance promotion and was placed on the nomination list for Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer.

Theresa Connolly

Theresa Connolly

Theresa Connolly teaches English Composition, Speech and Literature. She has also trained hundreds of teachers in classroom management and discipline. Ms. Connolly graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Awarded one of six teaching fellowships, she completed her Master of Arts in English.

Amanda Crowe

Amanda Crowe

Dr. Amanda Crowe earned a Master of Business Administration from William Woods University and a Doctorate in Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship emphasis from Walden University. She’s been an instructor in higher education for four years. Prior to Dr. Crowe’s career in higher education, she worked in both the public and private sectors with business owners in the insurance industry, and also spent several years as a freelance business consultant. Dr. Crowe served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Preventive Medicine Specialist for five years.

Jonathan Dolen

Jonathan Dolen

Jonathan Dolen teaches political science, sharing his expertise in Politics and Voting Behavior, American Government and Public Opinion. Before joining the faculty at Grantham University, he spent six years in the financial services industry, most recently as the Organizational Effectiveness Analyst at DST Systems. He is an active participant in the American Political Science Association and closely follows national politics. Mr. Dolen received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Fara Dyke

Fara Dyke

Fara Dyke earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at Missouri Western State University and a Master of Science in Biological Sciences at Missouri State University. She joined the Foundations Program Faculty to teach courses in life sciences, physical science and environmental science. Prior to joining Grantham, Professor Dyke worked as a veterinary technician, a leader of Ecology Clubs for kids, a park naturalist and a laboratory manager. She has taught in higher education for 20 years.

Greg Gildersleeve

Greg Gildersleeve

Greg Gildersleeve teaches English Composition, Technical Writing and American Literature at Grantham University. He is an author, publishing comics and novels while keeping his blog, The Semi-Great Gildersleeve, up-to-date. His work has also appeared in Show & Tell, Teenagers from the Future and Faculty Focus. Mr. Gildersleeve earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Missouri Western State University and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

Dane Howard

Dane Howard

Dane Howard received bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology in 2008 from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He then received his Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 2012. His teaching experiences range from substitute teaching K-12 to being a graduate assistant at UMKC, where he taught composition. Professor Howard is currently working toward his Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing at UMKC.

Eric Hughlett

Eric Hughlett

Eric Hughlett earned a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Phoenix. Before coming to Grantham University, Professor Hughlett spent the majority of his career in management. He was most recently employed with global reinsurer Swiss Re for 15 years, where he managed and trained an underwriting support staff for the casualty line of business.

Sandi Jacobs

Sandi Jacobs

Sandi Jacobs earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, and Master of Arts in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Sociology from Baker University. Her professional experience includes serving six years as a probation officer in Johnson County, Kansas, as well as in marketing-related partnership roles for Hallmark and Cerner Corporation. Before coming to Grantham to teach humanities and sociology, Professor Jacobs taught undergraduate psychology, and medical law and ethics.

Qianlan Liu

Qianlan “Anna” Liu

Anna Liu earned a bachelor’s degree in business English from Beijing University of Technology and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Central Missouri. She has worked as a tutor and teaching assistant for both mathematics and computer science at the University of Central Missouri. Professor Liu teaches Chinese through the Kansas City Institute of Chinese Language and Culture, a non-profit organization. In addition, she is the founder of Grantham’s Multicultural Education Club.

Pamela Monroe

Pamela Monroe

Pamela Monroe is a registered radiographer and occupational therapist with over 16 years of experience in the Allied Health field. She has worked in several different healthcare facilities, ranging from emergency rooms to rehabilitation services. She is a member of the American Public Health Association Student Assembly and the American Society of Radiologic Society. Mrs. Monroe earned a Bachelor of Science in Radiography and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology at Walden University.

Dan Neal

Dan Neal

Dan Neal is a web designer, developer and instructor at Grantham University. An experienced programmer and software developer, he has worked for internet companies like Harris Interactive. Mr. Neal earned a degree in Information Technology from Slippery Rock University and his Master in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University. He is also a member of the Gold Key Honor Society and the nationally recognized computer science honor society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

William Neville

William Neville

William Neville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Politics from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and earned a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His focus of study was international relations. Before joining Grantham University, Professor Neville taught high school and college courses in China. At Grantham, he teaches international relations and political science courses.

Mark Olson

Mark Olson

Mark Olson earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and his master’s degree in political science from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a member of the American Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association. Professor Olson’s expertise is in campaigns and elections, and he has worked on campaigns with candidates and organizations of both major parties for almost a decade.

Ashley Page

Ashley Page

Ashley Page teaches communication courses at Grantham University. She has worked in various fields of communication, including sports and news broadcasting on both television and web series productions. Mrs. Page earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communication from Pittsburg State University.

Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell

Sarah Powell earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in natural science education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a member of the National Audubon Society, Kansas Association for College and Biology Educators, and the Association of College and University Biology Educators. Before joining Grantham in 2013, Mrs. Powell taught informal science programs for several different government agencies and private organizations. She volunteers for citizen science projects and habitat restoration work.

Carol Pugh

Carol Pugh

Carol Pugh, a veteran of the U.S. Army, has devoted most of her life to the service of others in military, corporate and academic environments. She works diligently to help students understand themselves, appreciate their distinctive talents and find their own unique place in the world. Ms. Pugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Park University, a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from American Intercontinental University. She is currently working toward a Doctor of Philosophy in Education at North Central University.

Rachael Renneisen

Rachael Renneisen

Rachael Renneisen teaches business courses at Grantham University. Education has been instrumental in her life and helping others improve their lives by modeling the VIP2 process through education has become her life-long goal. Ms. Renneisen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Fitness and an MBA at Kansas Wesleyan University.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith

Amy Smith attended Bard College, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Following, Amy went on to earn a master’s degree in counseling education at Canisius College, while spending her last year of study working with those who suffer from learning disabilities and emotional disturbance. She joined Grantham University as a student advisor and is now a member of the Foundations Faculty. Prior to her work with Grantham, Professor Smith worked in the social services field, counseling school-aged children and adults living in group homes or other care facilities.

Suzie Tousey

Suzie Tousey

Suzie Tousey earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Before joining Grantham University, she worked in law enforcement as a deputy sheriff and taught criminal justice at the collegiate level. Professor Tousey has worked as both a police officer and a deputy. She’s also worked in the Community Policing Unit, teaching the D.A.R.E. program, and in public schools, as a school resource officer. She remains a part-time officer for a local Kansas police department.

Michael Turner

Michael Turner

Michael Turner earned his Bachelor of Science in English from Missouri Western State University in 1999 before spending 13 years teaching English to at-risk high school students. He also spent time teaching adult learners job readiness and communication skills through Kansas City, Missouri’s Full Employment Council, and earned a master’s degree in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. At Grantham University, Professor Turner teaches English Composition I and II, Technical Writing, and the General Education Studies Capstone course.

Richard Wrobel

Richard Wrobel

Richard Wrobel teaches in the Mark Skousen School of Business. He has more than 20 years of management, marketing, sales and small business development experience. As a small business owner in the internet marketing sector, he also practices what he teaches. Mr. Wrobel earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Emporia State University. He holds a Master of Science Information Management Technology degree and an MBA, both from Grantham University.