Meet the Faculty

Faculty List Alphabetically

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Steven Nelson
Professor
Political Science
201 V Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2182
Began teaching at NMU in 1992
  • B.A., University of Iowa
  • J.D., University of Iowa
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa
Madison Ngafeeson
Graduate Program Director
Assistant Professor
College of Business
309 A Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2699
Fax: 906-227-2930
Began teaching at NMU in 2013
  • B.S., University of Buea
  • M.S., Southern University at New Orleans
  • Ph.D., University of Texas-Pan American
Amy Orf
Assistant Professor
Modern Languages and Literatures
170 Whitman Hall
Phone: 906-227-1876
Fax: 906-227-2533
Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • A.B.D. , University of Michigan
  • B.A., Iowa State University
  • M.A., University of Michigan
Erich Ottem
Associate Professor
Biology
2109 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-1072
Fax: 906-227-1063
Began teaching at NMU in 2008
  • B.S., Tennessee Technological University
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Mark Paulsen
Department Head
Professor
Chemistry
3127 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-1064
Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • B.S., University of Nebraska
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
J.D. Phillips
Department Head
Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science
2204 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2020
Fax: 906-227-2010
Began teaching at NMU in 2009
  • B.S., Briar Cliff College
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University
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Russell Prather
Professor & MA Program Director
English
3250 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2857
Began teaching at NMU in 2002
  • B.A., University of British Columbia-Canada
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • M.F.A., University of Washington
  • Ph.D., University of Washington
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Adam Prus
Department Head
Professor
Psychology
306 Gries Hall
Phone: 906-227-2941
Began teaching at NMU in 2006
  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • M.A., Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
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David Prychitko
Professor
Economics
208B Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1216
Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., George Mason University
  • Ph.D., George Mason University
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Judith Puncochar
Professor
School of Education/Leadership/Public Services
195 Whitman Hall
Phone: 906-227-1366
Began teaching at NMU in 2004
  • B.S., University of California-Davis
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
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Lesley Putman
Professor
Chemistry
3306 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-1071
Began teaching at NMU in 1993
  • B.S., Wheaton College
  • Ph.D., Purdue University
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Charles Rayhorn
Professor of Finance
College of Business
304F Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1839
Began teaching at NMU in 1989
  • B.A., Idaho State University
  • M.B.A., University of Missouri
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado
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David Rayome
Dean
College of Business
304c Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2947
Began teaching at NMU in 1991
  • B.S., University of Akron
  • M.B.A., University of Akron
  • Ph.D., Kent State University
Melanie Reaves
Assistant Professor
School of Education/Leadership/Public Services
179 Whitman Hall
Phone: 906-227-2780
Fax: 906-227-2764
Began teaching at NMU in 2014
  • A.A., Columbia Gorge Community College
  • B.S., Eastern Oregon University
  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming
  • M.T.E, Eastern Oregon University
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John Rebers
Department Head
Professor
Biology
2011 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-1585
Began teaching at NMU in 1988
  • B.A., Dartmouth College
  • B.S., Iowa State University
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., Harvard University
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Alan Rebertus
Professor
Biology
2005 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-2351
Began teaching at NMU in 1997
  • B.S., University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Louisiana State University
  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Robert Regis
Professor
Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences
3009 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-1176
Began teaching at NMU in 1990
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Indiana State University
  • Ph.D., Michigan Technological University
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Martin Reinhardt
Associate Professor
Native American Studies
112c Whitman Hall
Phone: 906-227-2374
Fax: 906-227-1396
Began teaching at NMU in 2010
  • A.A.S., Lansing Community College
  • B.S., Lake Superior State University
  • M.A., Central Michigan University
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
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Laura Reissner
Professor
School of Education/Leadership/Public Services
216 Whitman Hall
Phone: 906-227-2740
Began teaching at NMU in 1996
  • B.A., Gettysburg College
  • M.S., St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • Ed.D., West Virginia University
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Kia Richmond
Professor
English
3232 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2713
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.A., Texas Christian University
  • M.A., Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Ph.D., Illinois State University
Kristi Robinia
Coordinator
Professor
School of Nursing
3312 New Science Facililty
Phone: 906-227-2484
Fax: 906-222-1658
Began teaching at NMU in 1995
  • B.S.N., University of Utah
  • M.S.N., University of Utah
  • Ph.D., Western Michigan University
Julie Rochester
Professor
School of Health and Human Performance
201D Physical Education Instructional Facility
Phone: 906-227-2026
Began teaching at NMU in 1998
  • B.S., Springfield College
  • M.S., Northern Michigan University
  • Ed.D., University of Phoenix
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Melissa Romero
Associate Professor
FNP Coordinator
School of Nursing
2131 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-2488
Fax: 906-227-1658
Began teaching at NMU in 2007
  • B.S.N., Northern Michigan University
  • M.S.N., Northern Michigan University
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
FNP-BC
Shelley Russell
Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
215 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1657
Began teaching at NMU in 1983
  • B.A., Otterbein College
  • M.A., Miami University
  • Ph.D., Florida State University
Josh Sharp
Assistant Professor
Biology
2001 New Science Building
Phone: 906-227-2310
Began teaching at NMU in 2012
  • B.S., Western Michigan University
  • Ph.D., New York University
Mark Shevy
Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
212 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2046
Began teaching at NMU in 2007
  • B.A., Michigan State University
  • M.A., Colorado State University
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Jaspal Singh
Professor
English
3254 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-1832
Began teaching at NMU in 2001
  • B.S., University of Delhi, India
  • M.A., Oregon State University
  • M.A., Agra University, India
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
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Eileen Smit
Professor
School of Nursing
2127 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-1672
Fax: 906-227-1658
Began teaching at NMU in 1980
  • B.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S.N., University of Wisconsin-Madison
FNP Post Master's Certificate Northern Michigan University
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Mark Smith
Professor
English
3224 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2676
Began teaching at NMU in 1970
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Seattle University
  • D.A., University of Michigan
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Laura Soldner
Professor
English
3226 Jamrich Hall
Phone: 906-227-2672
Began teaching at NMU in 1986
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Gary Stark
Associate Professor
College of Business
304g Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-1244
Began teaching at NMU in 2005
  • B.S., Kansas State University
  • M.B.A., Kansas State University
  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska
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Michael Strahan
Reference/Instruction Coordinator
Professor
Academic Information Services
233 Harden Learning Resources
Phone: 906-227-2463
Began teaching at NMU in 1990
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • M.L.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Roger Strand
Professor
Biology
2121 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-2365
Began teaching at NMU in 1999
  • B.S., Gustav Adolphus
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University
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Mary Stunkard
Assistant Professor
School of Clinical Sciences
3511 West Science Building
Phone: 906-227-1662
Began teaching at NMU in 2006
  • B.S., Michigan Technological University
  • M.S., Michigan Technological University
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
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James Suksi
Professor
Psychology
334 Gries Hall
Phone: 906-227-1507
Began teaching at NMU in 1986
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
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Katherine Teeter
Associate Professor
Biology
2015 New Science Facility
Phone: 906-227-2177
Began teaching at NMU in 2006
  • A.B., Princeton University
  • M.S., University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan
Jessica Thompson
Associate Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
203 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2045
Began teaching at NMU in 2012
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.S., University of Utah
  • Ph.D., University of Utah
Paul Truckey
Professor
Communication and Performance Studies
211 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2705
Began teaching at NMU in 2002
  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., University of Nevada-Las Vegas
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