May 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Joseph Castleberry (2007) President

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) Provost

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, 1984
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
Center for Leadership Studies, Director Earl Creps
College of Adult & Professional Studies, Dean Jim Jessup
College of Social & Behavioral Science, Dean Matt Nelson
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, Assistant 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, Administrative Coordinator Wellness Center

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.)

Phone Contact:

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

Graduate Program Faculty

Erin-Joy Bjorge (2017)
Mark and Huldah 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
Robert Campbell (2015)
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Northwest University, 2010
M.A., Northwest University, 2012
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 Chamber (2018)
Assistant Professor, Business                      
B.A., Northwest University, 1996               
M.B.A., University of Washington, 2002
Ph.D., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2019

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 
Earl Creps (2017)
Center for Leadership Studies, Dean
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
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
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
Leihua Edstrom (2015)
Professor, Psychology, Doctoral Program in Psychology Director
B.A., University of Washington, 1988
M.Ed., University of Washington, 1994
Ph. D., University of Washington, 2000
Mary Ewart (2017)
Assistant Professor, Education
B.A., California State University, 2004
M. Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 2016

Kevin Hall (2016)

Associate Professor, Practical Theology
BA., Northwest College, 1985
M.Div., Regent College, 2005
D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2014
David Hymes (2014)
Associate Professor, Bible
B.A., Bethany Bible College
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Th. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Wales
Nikki Liu 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 University of New York at Stony Brook, 1982
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1985
Brooke Lundquist (2014)
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2003
M.A., Northwest University, 2007
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2017
Steve 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, Management
B.A., Whitman College, 1984
J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013
William Oliverio (2020)
Associate Professor, Theology
B.A., North Central University, 1999
M.A., Bethel Theological Seminary, 2003
Ph.D., Marquette University, 2009
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
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
MS., Florida State University, 1991
Ph.D. Florida State University, 1997
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, Global Studies
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
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, Education
B.A., Northwest University, 2001
M.A., University of Arizona, 2007
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2010
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 Washington, 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.

Correspondence Register

Mail contact may be addressed to Northwest University
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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Transfer of Credit Registrar
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