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    Our faculty strive to provide the best curriculum and learning experiences for our students. They are current in their content areas, and continue to learn and grow by attending and presenting at various conferences, writing articles and books, and continuing their own education. Learn more about some of our outstanding faculty members.   

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    Adam Rafalovich

    Adam Rafalovich is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the School of General Education at Kaplan University.

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    Aine Lorie

    Áine is a full-time faculty member with research interest in medical sociology as well as mental illness and religion in Irish society.

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    Alan J. Hall

    Alan J. Hall joined the Kaplan University faculty in 2008.

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    Ami Gates

    Dr. Ami Gates, full-time professor of math and statistics, has been teaching and developing courses and learning resources for 24 years, both traditionally and online.

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    Amy Smith

    Amy Smith began as an adjunct in the Science Department at Kaplan University in 2010, and has worked as a full-time faculty member since 2013.

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    Ann Reich

    Ann Reich began teaching at Kaplan University online part-time in 2004 and was hired full-time in 2005.

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    Annissa Furr

    Dr. Furr is a full-time science department faculty member and has been teaching science classes for 12 years.

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    Barbara Green

    Barbara Green is one of two assistant chairs in the Composition Department.

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    Betsy Duke

    Betsy began teaching at Kaplan University as an adjunct faculty member in July of 2002, and became a full-time faculty member in the next term.

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    Brenda Beach

    Dr. Brenda Beach joined Kaplan University in 2008 and was awarded Kaplan’s Outstanding Instructor Award in August 2010.

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    Carla Vause

    Carla Vause joined the Kaplan University faculty as a part-time instructor in 2009 and was promoted to full-time adjunct instructor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2015.

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    Carolyn N. Stevenson

    Carolyn is a full-time faculty member in the Open College division of the School of General Education at Kaplan University.

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    Chris Powers

    Chris Powers has been teaching at Kaplan University for 4 years.

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    Dr. Celine Santiago Bass

    Dr. Celine Santiago Bass has been the Science Department Chair in the School of General Education at Kaplan University since 2009.

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    Crystal Hofegartner

    Crystal Hofegartner is a full-time professor and serves as course lead for two humanities courses.

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    Dan Burrello

    Dan Burrello is a full-time professor who also serves as a subject matter expert for portfolio evalutation.

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    David Healey

    David Healey lives in Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to teaching at Kaplan University, he is the author of nonfiction books and novels.

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    Darcy Mikal

    Darcy Mikal is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the School of General Education at Kaplan University.

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    Eric Holmes

    Eric Holmes is a full-time faculty member in the composition department at Kaplan University.

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    Fran Gregg

    Fran Gregg has taught writing classes at Kaplan University for the past eleven years and at ground based colleges prior to that.

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    Gabriel Jewell

    Gabriel holds an MEd in Heritage Studies and is a full-time faculty member with Kaplan University.

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    Galia Fussell

    Dr. Fussell has more than 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education.

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    Ginger Harper

    Ginger Harper has taught math, physics, education, and astronomy for more than 30 years at the high school and college level. 

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    Jan Stallard

    Jan Stallard has been a composition professor for Kaplan University since 2004 and has been a teacher for 15 years total.

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    James Bailey

    James is a faculty member with extensive and varied learning and teaching experiences in the U.S. and Canada.

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    Jamie Thornton

    Dr. Thornton received her PhD in rhetoric and composition from Texas Christian University in 2007.

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    Jennifer Caseldine-Bracht

    Jennifer Caseldine-Bracht holds a master's degree and PhD in philosophy.

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    Jennifer Graham

    Jennifer Graham has taught at Kaplan University since 2011 and is currently a full-time adjunct instructor.

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    Jennifer Harrison

    Jennifer Harrison is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, and course lead for the American Women course.

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    Jeremy Bolton

    At Kaplan University, Dr. Bolton has taught undergraduate and graduate statistics and has served as course lead, faculty mentor, and subject matter expert for course redevelopments.

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    Jon Racster

    Jon Racster has taught at Kaplan University since 2013 and is currently a full-time adjunct instructor.

     

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    Josef Vice

    Josef Vice has been a composition professor for Kaplan University for the past 10 years and has been a teacher for 30 years total.

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    Kate Scarpena

    Kate Scarpena, Assistant Academic Chair for Humanities and Social Sciences for Kaplan University, specializes in 20th century U.S. History. 

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    Katherine Oneil

    Katherine Oneil is a composition professor at Kaplan University.

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    Kerrie Houchens

    Kerrie Houchens is the chair for Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU), which operates the university’s open courses (or MOOCs).

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    Kevin Muir

    Kevin Muir is a full- time adjunct faculty member of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the School of General Education.

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    Kira Shank

    Kira has holds a Professional Teaching Certificate from the state of Florida and has taught at the college level for 12 years.

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    Kirsten Meymaris

    Kirsten K. Meymaris is a math educator with over 14 years of experience in online education.

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    Lea Rosenberry

    Lea began teaching at Kaplan University as an adjunct faculty member in July of 2005, and became a full-time faculty member in 2008.

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    Leslie Johnson

    Leslie Johnson is an assistant department chair of mathematics, with over 10 years of experience in teaching mathematics.

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    Linda Deaver

    Linda Deaver has taught for Kaplan University for 6 years.  She received a PhD in Humanities with an emphasis on the History of Ideas from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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    Mark Johnston

    Mark Johnston has worked in education for over 15 years. Mark became a full-time faculty member in 2006.

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    Mary Laksa

    Dr. Laska joined Kaplan University as an adjunct professor in the fall of 2008 and was hired full time in 2009.

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    Michael Keathley

    Michael Keathley is an award-winning faculty member and administrator.

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    Michelle Lis

    Michelle Lis is one of two assistant chairs in the Mathematics Department.

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    Nancy Johnson

    Nancy Johnson is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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    Nikki Williams

    Nikki Williams is assistant academic chair for the science department at Kaplan University.

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    Paige M. Erickson

    Paige M. Erickson has been teaching in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences with Kaplan University for 5 years.

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    Peg Hohensee

    Peg Hohensee is the Mathematics Department Chair, bringing over 20 years of experience in education.

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    R. Dean Davenport

    R. Dean Davenport is an adjunct faculty member and critical thinking course lead for the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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    Rathi Krishnan

    Rathi Krishnan teaches CM 107 and CM 220 in the Composition Department in the School of General Education. She began teaching for Kaplan University in 2004.

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    Robert Vaughan

    Robert Vaughan has been teaching at Kaplan University for 12 years.

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    Russell Fail

    In the Humanities Department, Dr. Fail is a course leader in our Ethics course. He has been a strong member of the team since 2002. 

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    Sheryl Bone

    Sheryl Bone is a faculty member in the Composition Department.

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    Stephanie Lewis Thompson

    Stephanie Lewis Thompson began teaching composition at Kaplan University in 2007 and became a full-time faculty member in 2009.

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    Steve DeLong

    Steve DeLong has taught mathematics for over 20 years.

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    Stuart Collins

    Stuart Collins joined Kaplan University in 2008 and was ecently promoted to course lead within the Humanities and Social Sciences Department.

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    Teresa Marie Kelly

    A long-time educator, Teresa Marie Kelly joined Kaplan University in 2002 as an adjunct before becoming full-time in 2003.

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    Tyra Hall-Pogar

    Dr. Hall-Pogar started with Kaplan University in 2010 as an adjunct instructor and was promoted to a full-time faculty position in 2014.

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