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Learn from a Distinguished Faculty of Practitioners

Our faculty members are accomplished professionals in the field of education. All have earned doctorate or master's degrees and are real world practitioners. They bring their expertise in content areas and instruction skills to ensure immediate practical application is brought to each course.

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Program Director

  • Program Director and Professor

    Nancy Van Erp is a former K-12 teacher who taught and coached at the 5-8 and 7-12 grade levels. She has a Master of Arts in Learning Technology and a Ph.D. in Education.


  • Assistant Professor

    Dave is the Director of Technology at Minnehaha Academy. Previous to that he was the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services for Minnetonka Public Schools, MN from 2021-2003 where he created the instructional

  • Adjunct Instructor

    Erik Ellingboe is a science teacher and technology integrationist at Cathedral High School in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Erik received his B.A. from Saint John’s University in 2008 and his M.A.

  • Assistant Professor

    Kari Feldhaus has been teaching high school Spanish for 26 years - 18 of those years online. She is currently the Director of Instruction, working with online teachers, students and programming at Apex Learning. 

  • Professor

    Diana Fenton started her career in education as a middle school science teacher. She worked with K-12 science curriculum alignment initiatives and literacy across all curriculums within her school district.

  • Assistant Professor

    Ryan has been teaching English and Journalism at Buffalo High School since 2001. He has extensive experience working with teachers at all levels as a technology integration specialist.

  • Assistant Professor

    Jen has taught in the Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning, MA in Educational Leadership, and the Learning Design and Technology programs since 2006. Jen has a B.A.

  • Associate Professor

    Dr. Sandra Wieser-Matthews received her Doctoral Degree in Critical Pedagogy with a focus on Race, Class, and Gender from the University of St. Thomas in 2008.