School of Arts & Sciences

 
 
 

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A DIVERSE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

The School of Arts and Sciences offers diverse areas of study in humanities, natural and mathematical sciences, and social sciences providing a firm foundation for your education.

Courses range from language, religion, history, and philosophy, to chemistry, biology, computer science, and political science.

Departments include Humanities, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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School of Arts & Sciences Programs

Undergraduate

Biology

Major, Minor

Chemistry

Major, Minor

Communication

Major, Minor

Computer Science

Major, Minor

Criminal Justice

Major, Minor

English

Major, Minor

General Psychology

Major, Minor

History

Major, Minor

Mathematics

Major, Minor

Political Science

Major, Minor

Pre-Chiropractic

Pre-professional

Pre-Dentistry

Pre-professional

Pre-Law

Pre-professional

Pre-Medicine

Pre-professional

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-professional

Pre-Optometry

Pre-professional

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-professional

Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-professional

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Pre-professional

Religious Studies

Major, Minor

Spanish

Major, Minor

DEPARTMENTS

The Department of Humanities include English and Rhetoric Programs, History Programs, Religious Study Programs, Spanish Programs, and Philosophy.

Leslie Werden – Department Head

Lewis Hall (LH) 309

712-274-5226

werden@morningside.edu

The Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences includes Biology Programs, Chemistry Programs, Computer Science Programs, Math Programs, and Physics.

Randy Campbell – Department Head

James and Sharon Walker Science Center (SC) 149

712-274-5235

campbell@morningside.edu

The Department of Social Sciences includes Political Science Programs, Psychological Science Programs, Criminal Justice Programs, and Sociology.

Jack Hill – Department Head

James and Sharon Walker Science Center (SC) 147

712-274-5145

hill@morningside.edu

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MEET THE FACULTY/STAFF

Brandon Boesch

Brandon Boesch, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

I love teaching at Morningside because I have the freedom to try novel approaches to really complex human questions–designing unique courses and class experiences to help pursue answers to those complex questions.

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Brendan Todt

Brendan Todt

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Elizabeth Coody

Elizabeth Coody

Assistant Professor

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David Elder

David Elder

Associate Professor

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Gregory Guelcher

Gregory Guelcher

Professor

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Jeffrey Thelander

Adjunct Faculty

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Jennifer Peterson

Jennifer Peterson

Associate Professor

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John Christianson

Adjunct Faculty

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Leslie Werden

Leslie Werden

Professor

To witness the growth and increase in confidence of students from day one to commencement is the most rewarding part of working here.

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Patrick Bass

Professor

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Samantha Mackey

Adjunct Faculty

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Stacey Alex

Stacey Alex

Assistant Professor

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Susanne Lubbers

Associate Professor

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Vickie Larsen

Vickie Larsen

Associate Professor

I hope students will learn how to build a rich and rewarding life for themselves, filled with meaningful work, a life of the mind, a commitment to their society, and an appreciation for their own culture and the cultures of others.

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Wilfrido Suarez

Adjunct Faculty

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Aaron Bunker

Aaron Bunker

Professor

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Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

Associate Professor

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Angela Zuehl

Angela Zuehl

Admin. Assistant Walker Science Ctr

Morningside is a warm, welcoming place that enables me to be part of a team whose mission supports, guides, and transforms our students into successful individuals.

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Anni Moore

Associate Professor

I love teaching at Morningside because I get to work with amazing students, teach them about the great world of microbiology, guide many of them through research projects, and see them graduate and go on to do good things in the world. As an educator, I cannot think of anything more rewarding!

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Chad Leugers

Chad Leugers

Associate Professor

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Christopher Schwartz

Visiting Assistant Professor

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David Slaven

David Slaven

Associate Professor

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Dean Stevens

Dean Stevens

Professor

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Eric Canning

Eric Canning

Associate Professor

I love helping people reach their goals.

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James Stroh

James Stroh

Professor

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Kurt Spearing

Kurt Spearing

Associate Professor

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Randolph Campbell

Randolph Campbell

Professor

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Megan Struck

Adjunct Faculty

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Timothy Sesterhenn

Timothy Sesterhenn

Associate Professor

My students are why I do this. I love getting to know them, watching them grow, and seeing them succeed in life after Morningside.

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Wade Bloomquist

Assistant Professor

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Andrew Gerodias

Adjunct Faculty

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Barry Trunk

Adjunct Faculty

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Jack Hill

Jack Hill

Professor

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Jessica Comstock

Jessica Comstock

Adjunct Faculty

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Jessica LaPaglia

Jessica LaPaglia

Associate Professor

I love the people at Morningside. Interacting with students and colleagues is always a highlight of my day.

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Jessica Pleuss

Jessica Pleuss

Associate Professor

Watching students develop from their first day on campus through to their senior year is a real privilege, and knowing I have a small part to play in that transformation is incredibly rewarding.

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Kevin Erickson

Adjunct Faculty

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Lillian Lopez

Lillian Lopez

Professor

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Marie Roeder

Marie Roeder

Adjunct Faculty

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Nicky Dalbir

Assistant Professor

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Patricia Feese

Adjunct Faculty

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Patrick McKinlay

Patrick McKinlay

Professor

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Shannon Claxton

Shannon Claxton

Associate Professor

I love working at Morningside because the small class sizes create a dynamic and engaging learning environment where I can connect with each student on a personal level. I also love having the opportunity to collaborate with psychology honors students on their own research projects.

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