Jul 14, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Program Faculty


Joseph L. 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, 1986
M.A., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, 2002

Administrative Directors & Coordinators

Academic Success and Advising, Director Traci Grant
Admissions (Traditional), Director Andy Hall
Alumni and Parent Relations, Director Ronnie Hastie
Athletics, Director Gary McIntosh
Career Development, Director Levi Davenport
Center for English Language Education, Director Autumn Witt
Center for Leadership Studies, Director Earl Creps
College of Adult & Professional Studies, Dean Jim Jessup
College of Social & Behavioral Science, Assistant Director Rachel Smulski
Comptroller Reba Mart
Conference and Event Services, Director Shelly Hinson
Development, Executive Director Justin Kawabori
Housing Coordinator Abigail Stovall
Financial Aid Services, Director Roger Wilson
Human Resources, Director Victoria Clark
Information Technology, Director David Bazan
International Student Services, Director Li Lowry
Library, Director Adam Epp
Marketing, Director Steve Bostrom
Multicultural Life, Director Nina Hanson
NU Foundation, Executive Director Justin Kawabori
Office of the President, Director Office of the President
Office of the Provost, Assistant Provost Ben Thomas
Online Operations, Director Greg Fennessy
Plant Facilities, Director Kristian Andal
Registrar Sandy Hendrickson
Residence Life and Housing, Director Sarah Jobson
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 via email using the following convention: firstname.lastname@northwestu.edu or by sending an email message to mail@northwestu.edu and the message will be forwarded to the correct person.
The student convention is firstname.lastname18 (year of entrance)@northwestu.edu.
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

Thomas Alsbury (2017)

Professor, Education
B.S., University of Washington, 1983
B.A. University of Washington, 1983
M.E., University of Washington, 1987
D.E., Washington State University, 2001

Erin-Joy Bjorge (2017)

Mark and Huldah Butain School of Nursing Associate Dean
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Seattle Pacific
B.S.N., Seattle Pacific University, 1987
M.S.N., Seattle Pacific University, 1991

Kari Brodin (1992)

Professor, Bible, Biblical Languages
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 1982
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1992
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2000

Robert Campbell (2015)

Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., Northwest University, 2010
M.A., Northwest University, 2012
Psy.D. Northwest University, 2015

Carl Christensen (1999)

Mark and Huldah Butain School of Nursing Acting Dean
Professor, Nursing
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

Jeffrey Cook (2018)

Visiting Associate Professor, Counseling
B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1993
M.Div., Denver Theological Seminary, 1998
M.A., George Fox University, 2006
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2009

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)

Assistant Professor, Education
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2005
M.A.T., Seattle Pacific University, 2007
Ed.D., Seattle Pacific University, 2011

Don Doty (1999)

Professor, Business Management
B.S., California Polytechnical State Univ., 1980
M.B.A., California Polytechnical State Univ., 1982
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2008

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)

Associate Professor, Psychology
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

Edward Ewe (2018)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.A. Oral Roberts University (2004)
M.A. Oral Roberts University (2005)
Ph.D. Oregon State University (2018)

Teresa Gillespie (2000)

College of Business Dean
Professor, Business

B.A., California State University, 1972
J.D., University of Washington, 1985

Kevin Hall (2016)

Associate Professor, Practical Theology
BA., Northwest College, 1985
M.Div., Regent College, 2005
D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2014

Jenny Harris (2017)

Associate Professor, Psychology
B.S., Eastern Washington University, 2006
Ph.D., Seattle Pacific University, 2012

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)

Professor, Global Studies
B.A., Northwestern University, 1984
M.A., Northwestern University, 1988
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1992
M.C.S., Regent College, 1998

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

Paul E. Kress (1999)

Professor, Education
B.A., Azusa Pacific University, 1969
M.R.E., Golden Gate Baptist Theo. Seminary, 1972
Ed.D. University of San Francisco, 1987

Kim Lampson (2010)

Associate 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)

Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2003
M.A., Northwest University, 2007
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2017

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)

Assistant Professor, Management
B.A., Whitman College, 1984
J.D., University of Notre Dame, 1988
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013

Molly Quick (2014)

Associate Professor, Education
B.A., Western Washington University, 2000
M.Ed., Seattle Pacific University, 2004
Ph.D., Seattle Pacific University, 2014

Cherri Seese (2016)

Assistant Professor, Psychology
B.S., Florida State University, 1987
MS., Florida State University, 1991
Ph.D. Florida State University, 1997

Thomas Sill (1999)

Associate Professor, Business
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

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)

Assistant Provost
B.A., Northwest University, 1999
M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2005
M.B.A., Northwest University, 2007
Ph.D., Azusa Pacific University, 2016

Merry van Zoeren (2016)

Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2003
M.S.N., University of Phoenix, 2008
Ed.D. University of Phoenix, (candidate)

Autumn Witt (2010)

Assistant Professor, English, ESOL
B.A., Northwest University, 2001
M.A., University of Arizona, 2007
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2010

Joshua Ziefle (2011)

Professor, History
B.A., Houghton College, 2002
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2011

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 Financial Aid
Programs and degrees offered (including campus tours) Enrollment Management
Prospective Student Information and Applications Enrollment Management
Scholarships Financial Aid
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 Coordinator