Meet the Faculty

Faculty by Department

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Chet DeFonso
Associate Professor
208C Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2514
Began teaching at NMU in 1990
  • A.B., Washington University
  • M.A., University of Illinois
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois
Robert Goodrich
208E Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2037
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Dale Kapla
Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Programming & Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor
610 Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2920
Fax: 906-227-2928
Began teaching at NMU in 2006
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.P.A., Northern Michigan University
  • Ph.D., West Virginia University
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Keith Kendall
Associate Professor
Head and Associate Professor
208G Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1648
Began teaching at NMU in 2003
  • B.A., Hamline University
  • M.Div., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University
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Gabe Logan
Associate Professor
203C Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1744
Began teaching at NMU in 2005
  • B.A., Missouri Southern State College
  • M.A., Northern Illinois University
  • Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Rebecca Mead
208D Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1365
Began teaching at NMU in 2002
  • B.S., University of New Mexico
  • M.A., San Francisco State University
  • Ph.D., University of California- Los Angeles
Howard Nicholson
Assistant Professor
203B Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2586
Began teaching at NMU in 2000
  • B.S., Ball State University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • M.A., Ball State University
  • Ph.D., Miami University
Alan Willis
208DD Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1228
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.A., Emory University
  • M.A., Emory University
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University