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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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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)
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 1985
M.B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 1994
Senior Vice President, Advancement
Rick Engstrom (2022)
B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University, 2005
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2010
Ed.D., Seattle University, 2020
Vice President, Student Development
James R. Heugel (1999)
B.A., Northwest College, 1979
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1984
Ph.D., University of Washington, 2000
Ryan Porter (2022)
B.A., Pomona College, 1999
M.B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
Chief Financial Officer
Vickie Rekow (2020)
B.A., Northwest University, 1992
Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness

Administrative Directors & Coordinators

Academic Success and Advising, Director Traci Grant
Admissions, Director of Operations Heather Lewis
Admissions, Director of Recruitment Jorine Johnson
Alumni and Parent Relations, Director Development Office
Athletics, Director Gary McIntosh
Campus Facilities, Director Brian Chance
Career Development, Director Levi Davenport
Center for English Language Education, Director Li Lowry
Center for Leadership Studies, Director Earl Creps
Center for Online and Extended Education (COEE), Director George Kelley
College of Social & Behavioral Science, Student Services Director Daniela Steinkamp
College of Social & Behavioral Science, MAICD Student Services Director Lisa San Martin
Conference and Event Services, Director Conference and Event Services
Controller Liz Banas
Development, Senior Director Mollie Bond
Housing Coordinator Housing
Human Resources, Director Amanda Bowman
Information Technology, Director Robert Ford
International Student Services, Director Li Lowry
Library, Director Abigail Dour
Marketing, Director Marketing Office
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
Registrar Sandy Hendrickson
Safety / Security, Director Reuben Gonzales
Student Financial Services, Vice President Vickie Rekow
Student Development, Dean Rick Engstrom
Wellness Center, Director Denise Johnson

How to Contact

Email Contact: Personnel at Northwest can be contacted by email or phone, as listed in the Employee Directory [ https://eagle.northwestu.edu/directory/ ].  The University Receptionist can provide general answers and directory assistance, and can be reached at 425.822.8266 or info@northwestu.edu(We cannot accept collect phone calls.)
  Northwest email addresses generally follow the convention of firstname.lastname@northwestu.edu (employees) or firstname.lastnameYY@northwestu.edu (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 http://eagle.northwestu.edu/directory/.

Graduate Program Faculty

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Troy Bender (2021)
College of Physician Assistant Studies, Dean
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S., University of Phoenix, 2000
M.S.P.A.S., Missouri State University, 2009
D.M.Sc., University of Lynchburg, 2020
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
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
Sarah Drivdahl (2002)
Associate Provost
Professor, Psychology
B.A., Western Washington University, 1994
M.A., Kent State University, 1997
Ph.D., Kent State University, 2000
Jenny Harris (2017, 2022)
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., Eastern Washington University, 2006
Ph.D., Seattle Pacific University, 2012
Brian Humphreys (2022)
Assistant Professor, International Community Development
B.S., Multnomah University, 2006
M.A., Northwest University, 2009
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
Forrest Inslee (1999, 2004)
Visiting Professor, Intercultural Communication
B.A., Northwestern University, 1984
M.A., Northwestern University, 1988
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1992
M.C.S., Regent College, 1998
Elizabeth Irwin (2021)
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology
B.A., Northwest University, 2001
M.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2003
Ph.D., Seattle Pacific University, 2007
Nikki Liu Johnson (2016)
Associate 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
Laird Leavitt (2022)
College of Education, Dean
B.A., Arizona State University, 1990
M.A., Northern Arizona University, 2000
Esther McCartney
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
B.S., North Greenville University, 2012
M.Ed., William and Mary, 2015
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2021
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
Rachel Partsch (2021)
Assistant Professor, Research Psychology
B.A., Northwest University, 2011
M.A., Northwest University, 2014
Ed.S., Regent University, 2018
Ph.D., Regent University, 2021
Tony Pizelo (2017)
Associate Professor, Business                      
B.A., Gonzaga University, 1990                 
M.A., Washington State University, 1993  
Ph.D., Seattle Pacific University, (2019)
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
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
David Troupe (2022)
Assistant Professor, Business
B.S., University of Washington, 1974
M.Ed., Western Washington University, 1996
Ph.D., Walden University, 2010
Matthew Vraa (2021)
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Dean
Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
B.A., Carroll University, 2001
M.P.T., Carroll University, 2002
M.B.A., Argosy University, 2009
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2018
Katherine Winans (2020)
Assistant 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  
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
COEE 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

Questions or matters of business should be directed to the following offices

Academic Information Provost
Admissions Matters Enrollment Management
Alumni Information University Advancement
Deferred Payments Student Financial Services
Employment Administrative Services
Faculty, Curriculum, and Academic Policies Provost
Financial Aid Student Financial Services
Programs and degrees offered (including campus tours) Enrollment Management
Prospective Student Information and Applications Enrollment Management
Scholarships Student Financial Services
Student Housing  
  Non-commuting single students Campus Housing
  On-campus family students Campus Housing
  Off-campus family students Campus Housing
Transfer of Credit Registrar
Veterans Matters Veterans School Certifying Official

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