Nov 30, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 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

Administrative Directors & Coordinators

Academic Success and Advising, Director Traci Grant
Admissions (Traditional), Director Andy Hall
Alumni and Parent Relations, Director Ron 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
Controller Reba Mart
Conference and Event Services, Director Shelly Hinson
Development, Executive Director Justin Kawabori
Housing Coordinator Abigail Stovall
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 Blake Small
NU Foundation, Executive Director Justin Kawabori
Office of the President, Director Office of the President
Office of the Provost, Assistant Provost Ben Thomas
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: or by sending an email message to and the message will be forwarded to the correct person.
The student convention is firstname.lastname19 (year of entrance)
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:

Graduate Program Faculty

Erin-Joy Bjorge (2017)
Mark and Huldah Butain College of Nursing Dean
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Seattle Pacific University, 1987
M.S.N., Seattle Pacific University, 1991
D.N.P., American Sentinel University, 2018
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)
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)
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)
Associate 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
Autumn Witt (2010)
Associate Provost of International Studies
Associate Professor, English, ESOL
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
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 Coordinator