Morningside College recently announced nine new faculty members.

Clemens Gates Glackin Hendrix-Case Nielsen
Paulsen Sells Sorenson Triezenberg  

Morningside College recently announced nine new faculty members.

They are Taylor Clemens, assistant professor of theatre; Steven Gates, professor of education and chair of the graduate program in education; Carolyn Glackin, visiting instructor of education; Suzanne Hendrix-Case, assistant professor of music; Mark Nielsen, assistant professor of accounting; Thomas H. Paulsen, associate professor and chair of applied agricultural and food studies; Lauri Sells, instructor of nursing education; Dianna Sorenson, professor of nursing education; and Christina Triezenberg, assistant professor of English.

Clemens previously was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, and he was a stage manager and director for area theatre companies. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in directing from the University of South Dakota.

Gates has 33 years of experience in education. He has served as a faculty member and senior administrator at the college level. He holds a doctorate in English education from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Glackin previously was a literacy consultant for Woodbury Central Community School District in Moville, Iowa. She has taught at the elementary level and served as a lead trainer/consultant for the Iowa Department of Education. She is working toward a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Dakota.

Hendrix-Case has performed extensively as an opera singer in locations ranging from San Francisco, Calif., to Vienna, Austria, and she has taught at the college level. She holds a doctorate in vocal performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory.

Nielsen previously was an assistant professor of business at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. Before that, he worked as a certified public accountant at Henjes, Conner & Williams in Sioux City. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Paulsen previously served at Iowa State University in Ames as the professor-in-charge of the capstone student-managed Ag 450 Farm and coordinator of the Agricultural Teacher Education Program. He also taught agricultural education at the high school level for over 20 years. He holds a doctorate in agricultural education from Iowa State University.

Sells previously was a clinical nursing instructor at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa, and she has almost 20 years of work experience as a registered nurse. She is working toward a Master of Science in Nursing from University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sorenson has over 20 years of experience teaching nursing at the college level. Most recently, she has been a hospice nurse and a psychiatric-mental health clinical nurse specialist. She holds a doctorate in clinical nursing research from the University of Arizona in Tucson and an M.B.A. in healthcare administration from the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota.

Triezenberg has previously worked as an adjunct professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., and at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She also has taught at the middle and high school levels and worked in academic printing and publishing. She holds a doctorate in English from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.