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Human Resource Management Graduate Program Faculty

The instructors teaching in the online master’s in Human Resource Management program at Saint Mary’s University are currently working in the field and bring their day-to-day experience to the classroom, resulting in lessons that you can put to work right away.

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Program Director

  • Director of Online Operations and Professor, School of Business & Technology

    Holly Tapper is currently the Director of Online Operations for Saint Mary’s University, having served as the Director of the Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Human Resource Management programs there for the previous six...

Faculty

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Genelle is a managing partner and HR consultant for PeopleFirst HR Solutions, which provides customized and integrated human resources solutions to organizations of any size and industry.

  • Assistant Professor

    Amy Erickson is an assistant professor at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has taught and developed online coursework since 2007 and was a program dean at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Fitzpatrick has a doctorate in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Walden University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Troy University.

  • Adjunct Program Assistant Professor

    K. David Hirschey is the principal of Personnel Management, Inc.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Dr. Jepma works as a Deputy Director for Hennepin County Transportation Department. Prior to that, she worked at the Minnesota Supreme Court and in various healthcare organizations.

  • Assistant Professor

    James A. (Jim) Laumeyer, MBA, SPHR, SCP is an Assistant Professor, the principal of his HR consulting firm, and a labor arbitrator. His career has included senior leadership positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Lucia has worked in human resources field for more than 25 years, in both the public and private sectors, primarily in health care.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Karen Lundquist is an attorney and teacher who enjoys bringing together in the classroom her passion for the law with her love of teaching and sharing information with students.

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Larry Morgan has a B.A. from Augsburg College in Communications and Political Science with a minor in Psychology and an M.A. in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Katrina Neckuty-Fodness is an instructor in the Graduate Management program, and has taught at Saint Mary’s University for nearly 10 years.

  • Associate Professor

    Catherine Neset is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law. She teaches in the Master of Human Resource Management program.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Kristen O’Connell has a B.A.in English and Psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College and an M.B.A. from Minnesota School of Business. She received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education and Adult Learning from Walden University.

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr. Cranmer has worked in the field of business form many years. Along the way he studied psychology extensively, obtaining a B.A., M.A., and eventually a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology.