May 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Board of Directors Faculty
Administration Administrator and Faculty Emeriti
Directors and Coordinators How to Contact




Board of Directors

Chair Dr. Barbara Petty
Vice-Chairman Dr. Chris Edwardson
Treasurer Mr. Ron Hastie
Secretary Mr. Jim Rice
University President Dr. Joseph Castleberry


Dr. Joseph Castleberry Kirkland, WA President 2007
Mr. Ron Hastie Olympia, WA Board Appointee 2014
Dr. Maxine Hayes Bellevue, WA Board Appointee 2015
Mr. Ryan Kidwell Redmond, WA Alumni Association President 2018
Mrs. Kirsten Miller Medina, WA Board Appointee 2016
Mr. George Reece Bellevue, WA Board Appointee 2001
Dr. Don Ross Snoqualmie, WA District Designate 2014
Mr. Dan Schimelpfenig Kirkland, WA Board Appointee 2012
Rev. Gini Smith Bellevue, WA Board Appointee 2008
Mr. Dave Veach Tacoma, WA Board Appointee 2012


Dr. Byron Perkins Anchorage, AK District Designate 2001
Ms. Janet Weiss Anchorage, AK Board Appointee 2019
Rev. Bill Welch Anchorage, AK District Designate 2000


Rev. Klayton Ko Aiea, HI District Designate 2018


Rev. Dave Phillips Lolo, MT Board Appointee 2012
Mr. Jim Rice Helena, MT District Designate 2012

Northwest Hispanic

Rev. Hilario Garza Kennewick, WA District Designate 2014

North Pacific Latin American

Rev. Jesse Galindo Elk Grove, CA District Designate 2014


Dr. Chris Edwardson Dallas, OR Board Appointee 2002
Rev. William Wilson Tualatin, OR District Designate 2003

Southern Idaho

Rev. Doyle A. Fulkes Nampa, ID District Designate 1990
Dr. Barbara Petty DeSmet, ID Board Appointee 2007
Rev. Kent Sullivan Nampa, ID District Designate 2019


Rev. Alan Schaberg Casper, WY District Designate 2012


Joseph Castleberry (2007)


  B.A., Evangel University 1983  
  M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary (1988)  
  Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University (1999)


Kenneth E. Cornell (2013)

Senior Vice President, Advancement

  B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 1985  
  M.B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 1994  


James R. Heugel (1999)


  B.A., Northwest College, 1979  
  M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1984  
  Ph.D., University of Washington, 2000  


John Jordan (2012)

Chief Financial Officer

  B.S., Central Washington University, 1981  


Phil Rasmussen (2001)

Vice President, Campus Ministries and Church Relations

  B.A., Northwest College, 1986  
  M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2002  
  D.Min., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2018  


Vickie Rekow (2020)

Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness 

  B.A., Northwest University, 1992

Administrative Directors & Coordinators

Academic Success and Advising, Director Traci Grant
Alumni and Parent Relations, Director Cole Hastie
Athletics, Director Gary McIntosh
Career Development, Director Levi Davenport
Center for English Language Education, Director Li Lowry
College of Adult & Professional Studies, Dean Jim Jessup
CAPS Operations, Director Bev Westlake
CAPS Curriculum & Faculty Development, Director Lesley Gabel
CAPS Northwest Partnership Program, Director Cary Peterson
CAPS Student Success & Advising, Director Jessica Herbison
College Social & Behavioral Science, Assistant Director Rachel Smulski
Controller Reba Mart
Conference and Event Services, Director Shelly Hinson
Development, Executive Director Justin Kawabori
Enrollment Management, Senior Director Andy Hall
Housing Coordinator Abigail Stovall
Human Resources, Director Amanda Bowman
Information Technology, Director Robert Ford
International Student Services, Director Li Lowry
Library, Director Adam Epp
Marketing, Director John Vicory
Multicultural Life, Director Blake Small
NU Foundation, Executive Director Justin Kawabori
Office of the President, Special Assistant, Project Manager Office of the President
Office of the Provost, Associate Provost Ben Thomas
Plant Facilities, Director Kristian Andal
Registrar Sandy Hendrickson
Safety / Security, Director Matthew Wilkinson
Student Financial Services, Senior Director Vickie Rekow
Student Development, Dean Rick Engstrom
Wellness Center, Director Wellness Center
Oregon Extension  
Program Dean Debbie Lamm Bray
Admissions Counselor and Marketing Coordinator Rosa Gonzalez
Office Assistant Caitlin Noble

How to Contact

Email Contact:

Personnel at Northwest can be contacted by email or phone, as listed in the Employee Directory [ ].  The University Receptionist can provide general answers and directory assistance, and can be reached at 425.822.8266 or  (We cannot accept collect phone calls.)


Northwest email addresses generally follow the convention of (employees) or (students, including their 2-digit entrance year YY).

Phone Contact: Personnel at Northwest can be contacted by phone through the University Receptionist at 425.822.8266. No collect phone calls can be accepted. A complete Directory can be found at: 


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Judy Anderson (2012)
Associate Professor, Nursing                       
B.S., Jamestown College, 1983                   
M.N., University of Washington, 2012       
Erin-Joy Bjorge (2017) 
Buntain College of Nursing Dean               
Associate Professor, Nursing                       
B.S.N., Seattle Pacific University, 1987     
M.S.N., Seattle Pacific University, 1991    
D.N.P., American Sentinel University, 2018    
Michael Boling (2020)
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
B.A., Bryan University, 2007
M.A., Regent University, 2010
Ph.D., Regence University, 2016
Renee Bourdeaux (2016)
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
B.A., University of North Dakota, 1997     
M.A., University of North Dakota, 2001    
Ph.D., North Dakota University, 2016        
Clint Bryan (2015)
Associate Professor, English                        
B.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1988    
M.H., Tiffan University, 2011                     
Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University; 2016
 ​Robert Campbell (2015)
Associate Professor, Psychology                  
B.A., Northwest University, 2010               
M.A., Northwest University, 2013              
Psy.D., Northwest University, 2015            
Rowlanda Cawthon (2015)
College of Business Dean
Associate Professor, Business                      
B.A., University of Puget Sound, 1999       
M.A., Brandman University, 2006              
Ed. D., Brandman University, 2014      
Jeremy Chambers (2018)
Assistant Professor, Business                      
B.A., Northwest University, 1996               
M.B.A., University of Washington, 2002
Ph.D., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2019
Craig Chapman (2019)  
Creatio Center for Technology and Media, Dean                            
Assistant Professor, Computer Science 
B.A., Occidental College, 1976     
Blaine Charette (1995) 
Professor, Bible, Greek                               
B.A., Central Bible College, 1980              
M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1982
Ph.D., University of Sheffield, 1992    
Hannah Co (2015)
Associate Librarian, Library
B.M., Nyack College, 2002                         
M.L.I.S., University of Washington, 2013 
Earl Creps (2017)
Center for Leadership Studies, Director      
Professor, Leadership Studies                     
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1976           
M.A., Northwestern University, 1978         
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1980        
D.Min., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2002
Kimberly D’Angelo (2017)
Special Instructor, Psychology                    
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2002        
M.A., Northwest University, 2009              
Jeremy Delamarter (2012)
Associate Professor, Education                    
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2005        
M.A.T., Seattle Pacific University, 2007    
Ed.D., Seattle Pacific University, 2011   
Abigail Dour (2018)
Metadata Librarian
B.A., Northwest University, 2010
M.L.I.S., University of Washington, 2018
Sarah Drivdahl (2002)
College of Arts and Sciences Dean             
Professor, Psychology                                 
B.A., Western Washington University, 1994
M.A., Kent State University, 1997              
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2000         
Janet Dubois (2012)  
Associate Professor, Nursing                       
B.S.N., Valparaiso University, 1986           
M.N., University of Washington, 2003      
Charlotte Easterling (2019)
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., University of Tampa, 2012
Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2017
Leihua Edstrom (2015)
Professor, Psychology                 
B.A., University of Washington, 1988        
M. E., University of Washington, 1994      
Ph. D., University of Washington, 2000     
Adam Epp (2000)
Librarian, Library Director                          
B.A., Western Washington University, 1994
M.L.I.S., University of Washington, 1998  
Mary Ewart (2017) 
Assistant Professor, Education                    
B.A., California State University, 2004      
M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 2016      
Naomi Fanshier (2018)
Assistant Professor, Music
B.M., Pacific Lutheran University, 2006
M.M., Messiah College, 2018
Mizue Yamada Fells (1985)
Associate Professor, Music                         
B.A., Musashino Music Conservatory, 1977
B.A., Northwest College, 1979                   
M.M., University of Washington, 1982      
Shannon Fletcher (2019)
Associate Professor, Business Management
CAPS Program Faculty Lead
B.A., Arizona State University, 2006
M.B.A., Capella University, 2010
Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 2016
Cheri Goit (2005)
Associate Professor, Nursing                      
B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, 1981     
M.N., University of Washington, 2003       
Kevin Hall (2017)
Associate Professor, CAPS Program Faculty Lead
B.A., Northwest College, 1985                   
M.Div., Regent College, 2005                     
D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2015
Chrystal Helmcke (2016)
Assistant Professor, Theatre                        
B.A., Whitworth University, 1991              
M.A. Western Washington University, 2007
Sandy Hendrickson (1996)
B.A., Northwest College, 2001                   
M.B.A., Northwest University, 2014             
David Hymes (2014)
Professor, Bible                           
B.A., Bethany Bible College, 1978             
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1983
Th. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1984
Ph.D., University of Wales, 2010                
Jim Jessup (1995) 
College of Adult & Professional Studies, Dean
B.A., Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 1985
M.A., Dallas Baptist University, 1987
D.Min, Assembly of God Theological Seminary, 2013
Alexander Johnson (2019)
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.A., Northwest University, 2007
M.S., California State University, 2014
Nikki Johnson (2016)
Assistant Professor, Psychology                  
B.A., Azusa Pacific University, 2010          
M.A., Azusa Pacific University, 2013         
Psy.D., Azusa Pacific University, 2016               
Suzan Kobashigawa (1995)
Professor, Education, TESOL                     
B.A., Northwest College, 1987                   
TESL Certificate, Seattle University, 1990 
M.A., School for International Training, 1995
Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2006
Kim Lampson (2010)
Professor, Psychology                                 
B.S., University of New Hampshire, 1974  
M.E., University of Georgia, 1977              
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1984      
Kevin Leach (1996)
Professor, Psychology                                 
B.A., Eastern Nazarene College, 1975        
M.Ed., Georgia State University, 1977       
M.A., State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook, 1982
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1985
Brooke Lundquist (2014)
Associate Professor, Counseling                  
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2003        
M.A., Northwest University, 2007  
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2017 
Joseph McQueen (2016)
Assistant Professor, English                        
B.A., Northwest University, 2008               
M.A., Ohio State University, 2012              
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2020  
Steven Mills (2015)
Assistant Professor, Ministry                       
B.A., Northwest University, 1980               
M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2008
Matt Nelson (1997)
College of Social and Behavioral Science Dean
Professor, Psychology                                 
B.A., Vanguard University, 1982                
M.A., Pepperdine University, 1985             
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1995
Todd Nelson (2014) 
Associate Professor, Business                      
B.A., Whitman College, 1984                     
J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988         
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013
Leland Nielsen (2019)
Associate Professor, Exercise Science
B.S., Central Washington University, 2004
M.S., Central Washington University, 2006
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2010
Lenae Nofziger (2008)
Professor, English                       
B.A. Goshen College, 1994                         
M.F.A., Eastern Washington University, 1998
William Oliverio (2020)
Associate Professor, Theology
B.A. North Central University, 1999
M.A. Bethel Theological Seminary, 2003
Ph.D. Marquette University, 2009
Kathryn Orr (2021)
Assistant Professor, Sound Design
B.F.A., Northwest University, 2018
M.F.A., North Carolina School of the Arts, 2021
Les Parrott (2017) 
Professor, Psychology                                 
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University, 1984     
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1988  
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1990  
Tony Pizelo (2017)
Associate Professor, Business                      
B.A., Gonzaga University, 1990                 
M.A., Washington State University, 1993  
Ph.D., Seattle Pacific University, (2019)
Molly Quick (2014)
College of Education Dean             
Professor, Education                   
B.A., Western Washington University, 2000
M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 2004      
Ph.D., Seattle Pacific University, 2014       
Brenda Rasmussen (2001)
Instructor, Music                                          
B.A., Northwest College, 1983                
Lisa Russi (2019)
Assistant Professor, Intercultural Studies
B.A. Evangel University, 2003
M.A. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2009
Leanne Schamp (2020)
Associate Professor, Counseling
B.A., California State University, 1978
M.A. George Fox University, 2000
Ph.D. Oregon State University, 2010
Cherri Seese (2016)
Assistant Professor, Psychology                  
B.S., Florida State University, 1987           
M.S., Florida State University, 1991           
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1997         
Steve Smith (2009)
Special Instructor, Creatio Center for Technology and Media, Business 
Greg Spyridis (2011)
Associate Professor, Chemistry                   
B.Sc., Seattle University, 1985                   
Ph.D., University of Washington, 1996      
Robert Stallman (2001)
Professor, Bible, Biblical Languages          
B.A., Northwest College, 1979                   
M.Div., Regent College, 1985                     
Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1999
Eric Steinkamp (1998)
Professor, Life Sciences                              
B.S., University of Illinois, 1982                
M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1986
M.Div., Assemblies of God Theo. Seminary, 1998
Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1991      
Ben Thomas (2002)
Associate Provost                                         
B.A., Northwest University, 1999               
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2005  
M.B.A., Northwest University, 2007          
Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University, 2016      
Millicent Thomas (2004)
Professor, Mathematics                               
B.S., Nirmala College, India, 1975             
M.S., Nirmala College, India, 1977            
Ph.D., Ramanujam Institute for University of Madras, 1998               
Clarisse van der Feltz (2020)
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S. Leiden College, 2008
M.S. Leiden College, 2009
Ph.D. Brandeis University, 2015
Danette Ver Woert (2017)
Assistant Professor, Nursing                       
B.S., Northwest University, 2011               
M.N., University of Washington, 2015       
Eve Wade (2019)  
Assistant Professor, History
B.A., Northern Illinois University, 1995
M.A., Roosevelt University, 2008
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, (candidate)
Jeremiah Webster (2012) 
Associate Professor, English                       
B.A., Whitworth University, 2001              
M.I.T., Whitworth University, 2002           
M.F.A., Eastern Washington University, 2006 
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2009         
Katherine Winans (2020)
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Carroll College, 1990
M.A., California School of Professional Psychology, 1992
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, 1995
Jack Wisemore (1994, 2001)
Professor, Theology, Philosophy                 
B.A., University of Washington, 1987        
M.Div., Mennonite Brethren Biblical Sem., 1991  
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, 2001      
Autumn Witt (2010)
Associate Professor, Global Studies
B.A., Northwest University, 2001               
M.A., University of Arizona, 2007             
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2010    
Jacob Witt (2011)
Associate Professor, English                        
B.A., Northwest University, 1999               
M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 2007   
M.A., ESL, University of Arizona, 2009    
Ph.D., University of Arizona, (2018)          
Joshua Ziefle (2011)
College of Ministry Dean
Professor, History                                        
B.A., Houghton College, 2002                    
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005                       
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2011              
Tiffany Zyniewicz (2019)
Associate Professor, Nursing
CAPS Academic Program Coordinator
B.S. University of Washing, 2003
M.S. Seattle Pacific University, 2008
Ph.D. The University of Southern Mississippi, 2019

In addition to these full-time faculty, adjunct faculty are used to augment the curriculum based on their recognized academic and professional achievements in specific disciplines. Consult individual course syllabi for the instructor’s background and professional expertise.

Applied Music Faculty

Seth Ahnert Percussion, Jazz Piano
Bernadette Bascom Voice
Tatiana Benbalit Piano
Anne Bergsma Voice
Barney Brazitis Bass
Rodger Burnett French Horn
Ron Cole Trumpet
Heather Donovan Harp
Naomi Fanshier Woodwinds
Mizue Fells Piano
Celine Ferland Flute
Jared Hall Trumpet
Laura Harper Oboe
Cherlyn Johnson Violin, Viola
Bernie Kwiram Voice
Michael Tavani Strings
Joy Tjoelker Piano
Kelsey Tryon Bassoon
Ryan Wagner Low Brass
Doug Wight Guitar

Adjunct Aerospace Studies and Military Science Faculty

The Air Force and Army ROTC program courses at Northwest University are instructed by qualified personnel from the University of Washington and military services.

Administrator & Faculty Emeriti

Dwaine F. Braddy (1977)  
  Professor Emeritus 2003
  B.A., Central Bible College, 1966  
  M.A.R., Concordia Seminary, 1978  
  D. Min., Drew University, 1981  
Kari Brodin (1989)  
  Professor Emerita 2021
  B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 1982  
  M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1992  
  D. Min., Drew University, 1981  
Kristi Lynn Brodin (1970)  
  Professor Emerita 2016
  B.S., Seattle Pacific University, 1970  
  M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 1977  
  M.S., Seattle Pacific University, 2000  
Carl Christensen (1999)  
  Professor Emeritus 2018
  A.S., Anderson University, 1976  
  A.D., Mt. Hood Community College, 1977  
  B.A., Anderson University, 1973  
  B.S.N., Oregon Health Sciences University, 1978  
  M.N., Oregon Health Sciences University, 1980  
  Ph.D., The George Washington University, 1990  
Lucinda Garrett (2001)  
  Professor Emerita 2014
  B.S., Texas Tech University, 1970  
  M.S. Kansas State University, 1984  
  M.S., University of Washington, 1988  
Gary Gillespie (1985)  
  Professor Emeritus 2016
  Certificate, Capernwray Bible School, 1976  
  B.A., Western Washington University, 1979  
  M.A., Western Washington University, 1982  
Teresa Gillespie (2000)  
  Professor Emeritus 2020
  B.A., California State University, 1972  
  J.D., Univesity of Washington, 1985  
J. Philip Gustafson (1966)  
  Professor Emeritus 1999
  B.S., Oregon State University, 1956  
  M.S., Oregon State University, 1960  
  D.Litt. Northwest College, 1999  
Moses Harris (1994)  
  Professor Emeritus 2015
  B.A., Central Washington University, 1966  
  M.A., University of Washington, 1969  
  M.R.E., United Theological Seminary, 1985  
  Ph.D., University of Washington, 1976  
Darrell Hobson (1973)  
  Professor Emeritus 2016
  B.A., Northwest College, 1970  
  Th.B., Northwest College, 1970  
  M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1981  
  D.Min. Gordon Conwell Theo. Seminary, 1993  
LeRoy D. Johnson (1967)  
  Meritorious Professor  
  Professor Emeritus 2012
  B.S., St. Cloud State University, 1961  
  M.S., St. Cloud State University, 1967  
  D.A., University of North Dakota, 1989  
Paul E. Kress (1999)  
  Professor Emeritus 2021
  B.A., Azusa Pacific University, 1969           
  M.R.E., Golden Gate Baptist Theo. Seminary, 1972  
  Ed.D., University of San Francisco, 1987  
Sheron Mohan (1997)  
  Professor Emerita       2013      
  B.A., University of Washington, 1966  
  M.S., Western Washington University, 1975  
Gary Newbill (1999)  
  Professor Emeritus 2012
  A.A., Olympic College, 1962  
  B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 1964  
  M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 1970  
  J.D., University of Washington, 1973  
  Ed.D. Seattle Pacific University, 1999  
William E. Owen (1999)  
  Professor Emeritus 2020
  B.S., North Central University, 1979  
  M.M., Duquesne University 1995  
Carol Prettyman (2000)  
  Professor Emerita 2014
  B.A., Southern California College, 1995  
  M.S., Northern State University, 1995  
Ken Prettyman (2000)  
  Professor Emeritus 2014
  B.A., California State University, 1989  
  M.A., Fresno State University, 1992  
Jacqualyn Randolph (1983)  
  Professor Emerita 2008
  A.A., Northwest College, 1962  
  B.A., Northwest College, 1982  
  M.A., Assemblies of God Theo. Seminary, 1985  
William Randolph (1968)  
  Professor Emeritus 2006
  B.A., Cascade College, 1964  
  B.A., Northwest College, 1988  
  M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 1971  
  Ed.D. Washington State University, 1992  
Dan Schimelpfenig (1991)  
  Administrator Emeritus 2012
  B.S., Oregon State University, 1967  
  M.S., The Johns Hopkins University, 1974  
  C.M.M., University of Santa Clara, 1982  
  C.E.M., Stanford University, 1985  
Thomas Sill (1999)  
  Professor Emeritus 2020
  A.S., Reedley Community College, 1978  
  A.A., Highline Community College, 1983  
  B.A., Central Washington University, 1984  
  M.B.A, Seattle Pacific University, 1990  
William R. Swaffield (1969)  
  Professor Emeritus 1999
  A. Mus., University of Saskatchewan, 1955  
  B.A., University of Saskatchewan, 1956  
  B.Ed., University of Alberta, 1959  
  M.M., University of Montana, 1967  
  D.Litt. Northwest College, 1999  
  Ph.D., University of Washington, 1972  
Julia Young (1992) 2012
  Professor Emerita  
  B.A., Valdosta State College, 1968  
  M.A., Auburn University, 1970  

Correspondence Register

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P.O. Box 579, Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
Telephone contact: 425.822.8266 Fax: 425.827.0148
Street address: 5520 - 108th Ave. NE – Kirkland, WA 98033

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