Administration & Faculty

CTU Administration

President’s Office
Andrew H. Hurst
University President
BS, University of Virginia

Connie Johnson
Chief Academic Officer and Provost
EdD, Nova Southeastern University
MBA, Nova Southeastern University

Keith Armstrong
Vice President, Admissions
BS, Illinois State University

Jaimie Aister
Ombudsman
MA, Concordia University – Chicago

Elise Baskel
Chief Operating Officer
MBA, Northwestern University

Jeff Busam
Vice President, Student Services
BA, Northern Illinois University

Carla Caldwell
Vice President, Admissions
BS, University of Pittsburgh

Matthew Friedman
Vice President, Human Resources
MBA, Colorado Technical University

Terri Hines
Vice President, Student Affairs
MM, Northwestern University

Erin Kraft
Director, Financial Analysis and Planning
MBA, Northern Illinois University

Academic Affairs
Connie Johnson
Chief Academic Officer and Provost
EdD, Nova Southeastern University
MBA, Nova Southeastern University

Douglas Stein
Vice Provost
PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison
MBA, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ruth Tarantine
Vice Provost and University Dean, College of Nursing and Health Studies
DNP, Chatham University
MSN, University of Pittsburgh

Melissa Burton-Williams
Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
DM, University of Phoenix
MA, University of Chicago

Jenna Obee
Director, University Libraries
MLS, Emporia State University

Colleen Wilson
University Registrar
MEd, American InterContinental University
 
Colorado Campus Leadership
Jeremy Walker
Vice Chancellor of Colorado Campuses
MBA, Colorado Technical University

Beth Braaten
Campus Vice President, Community Relations
MSM, Minnesota State University – Moorhead

Student Affairs
Terri Hines
Vice President, Student Affairs
MM, Northwestern University

Patrick Condon
Director, Student Success
BA, DePaul University

Benjamin Dixon
Director, Student Success
MBA, American InterContinental University

Nicolette Miller
Director, Student Success
MBA, University of Phoenix

Tricia Sigler
Director, Student Success
BS, Eastern Illinois University

Andre Smith
Director, Learning Solutions
MA, Northern Illinois University

CTU Board of Trustees

Ronald E. Frieson
President of Foundation and External Affairs
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

 

Mark Handler, Chair
Executive VP Managing Director (Retired)
The Walt Disney Internet Group
 
Andrew H. Hurst
University President
Colorado Technical University

Belinda M. Leon, Ed.D
President
Premier Educational Consulting, LLC

Stanley P. Mengel
President and CEO (Retired)
Missouri Council on Economic Education
 
Vito A. Pampalona
Founder and President
Vito Anthony Homes

Thomas W. Peterman, Ph.D.
Vice President for Distance Learning
Park University (Retired)

Stacey Sauchuk, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Church of the Savior
 
Kate Sawyer
Assistant Vice Chancellor
South University (Retired)

Marcia A. Wratcher, Ph.D.
President
EDU Consulting Associates, LLC
 

Faculty

Adjunct Faculty Listing

CTU selects faculty with demonstrated experience, advanced degrees, and teaching qualifications to deliver industry-relevant education. The University's distinguished faculty are focused on fostering student success and highly interactive student development. Information on faculty leadership can be found on the following pages. Information on CTU's adjunct faculty can be found at the following link on the University website:  https://www.coloradotech.edu/Media/Default/CTU/documents/resources/ctu-faculty-listing.pdf

College of Business and Management

College of Business and Management

Ahmed Omar
University Dean, College of Business and Management
DBA, Argosy University
MBA, LaSalle University

Catherine McBride
University Executive Program Director, College of Business and Management
DBA, Northcentral University
MBA, University of Phoenix

David Gliddon
University Executive Program Director, College of Business and Management
PhD, Penn State University
MS, University of Scranton

Amir Al-Nizami
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
PhD, University of Colorado
MPM, Keller Graduate School of Management

Barbara Alston
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
DBA, Nova Southeastern University
MBA, Averett University

Trish Elley
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
PhD, Capella University
MA, Jones International University

Patricia Penrod
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
MBA, Regis University

Josh Rhodes
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
MSM, Colorado Technical University

Kenny Roberts
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
PhD, Argosy University
MBA, University of Detroit-Mercy

Margareta Smith-Knopik
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
PhD, University of Nebraska Lincoln
MPA, University of Nebraska Omaha

Keya Simon
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
DBA, Argosy University
MBA, Webster University

Susan Walker
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
DBA, Walden University
MBA, Avila University

Craig Williams
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
PhD, Kent State University
MBA, Cleveland State University

Trenessa Williams
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
DBA, Walden University
MBA, Nova Southeastern University

 

College of Computer Science and Technology

College of Computer Science and Technology

Yanzhen Qu
University Dean, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, Concordia University (Canada)
ME, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Richard Cai
University Program Director, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
MS, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mazen Haj Hussein
University Program Director, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, University of Ottawa
MCS, University of Ottawa

Janet Durgin
Program Chair, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, Capella University
MISM, Keller Graduate School of Management

Noura Abbas
Lead Faculty, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, University of Southampton
MS, University of Southampton

Mazen Al-Khatib
Lead Faculty, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, University of Louisiana
MSc, Iowa State University

Anastasia Biggs
Lead Faculty, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, Capella University
MIS, University of Phoenix

Howard Evans
Lead Faculty, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, Capella University
MS, North Carolina A&T State University

Derek Sedlack
Lead Faculty, College of Computer Science and Technology
PhD, Nova Southeastern University
MS, Nova Southeastern University

Brent Wilson
Lead Faculty, College of Computer Science and Technology
DCS, Colorado Technical University
MS, Nova Southeastern University

 

College of Engineering

College of Engineering

Richard (Rocky) Hudson
Program Chair, College of Engineering
MS, Naval Postgraduate School

Ricardo Unglaub
Lead Faculty, College of Engineering
PhD, University of Colorado
MS, California State Polytechnic University

 

Department of Doctoral Studies

Department of Doctoral Studies

Karen O’Donnell
University Program Director, Department of Doctoral Studies
PhD, Ohio University
MA, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Sloane Signal DeBose
Program Chair, Department of Doctoral Studies
PhD, Jackson State University
MBA, Tulane University

Debra Burrington
Lead Faculty, Department of Doctoral Studies
PhD, University of Utah
MPA, Brigham Young University

Chris Jenkins
Lead Faculty, Department of Doctoral Studies
PhD, Oklahoma State University
MEd, University of Oklahoma

Lisa Ratliff-Villareal
Lead Faculty, Department of Doctoral Studies
DM, Colorado Technical University
MSM, Indiana State University

Laura Burnham
Doctoral Coordinator
MA, San Diego State University

 

College of Security Studies

College of Security Studies

Lizabeth Jordan
University Dean, College of Security Studies
DM, Colorado Technical University
MPA, University of Colorado

Clarence Moore
University Executive Program Director, College of Security Studies
MA, University of Phoenix

David Browne
Program Chair, College of Security Studies
JD, Case Western Reserve University

Russell Ford
Lead Faculty, College of Security Studies
PhD, Walden University
MS, Walden University

Rhonda Johnson
Lead Faculty, College of Security Studies
JD, University of South Dakota
MS, University of South Dakota

Rhonda Ntepp
Lead Faculty, College of Security Studies
JD, University of Colorado

 

College of Nursing and Health Studies

College of Nursing and Health Studies

Ruth Tarantine
Vice Provost and University Dean, College of Nursing and Health Studies
DNP, Chatham University
MSN, University of Pittsburgh

Rose Nieves
University Associate Dean, College of Nursing and Health Studies
PhD, University of South Florida
MSN, University of South Florida

Laura Sliwinski
University Executive Program Director, College of Nursing and Health Studies
PhD, Alliant International University
MS, Tulane University

Bonnie White
Program Chair,College of Nursing and Health Studies
EdD, Walden University
MSN, Framingham State College

Kim Chapman
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
DNP, American Sentinel University
MSN, University of Missouri

Tiffany Halfacre
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
DHSc, A.T. Still University
MS, University of South Florida

Tasia Hilton-Betton
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
PhD, Walden University
MA, Ashford University

Pazanta (Devonn) Goolsby
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
DHA, University of Phoenix
MBA, University of Phoenix

Gitana Ng
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
DNP, Nova Southeastern University
MS, South University

Bethany Shoemaker
Clinical Coordinator, College of Nursing and Health Studies
MSN, Western Governors University

Margaret LaRose
Nursing Coordinator, College of Nursing and Health Studies
MSN, Regis University

 

College of General Education and Psychology

College of General Education and Psychology

Amy Sloan
University Dean, College of General Education and Psychology
EdD, Argosy University
MA, University of Tennessee

Margaret Carmack
University Executive Program Director, College of General Education and Psychology
PhD, University of North Carolina
MA, College of William and Mary

Jennifer Daines
University Executive Program Director, College of General Education and Psychology
EdD, Benedictine University
MA, University of Texas at San Antonio

Mary Ann Pellengrino
University Executive Program Director, College of General Education and Psychology
EdD, Argosy University
MA, University of South Florida

Lynette Cornelius
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
EdD, Argosy University
MA, University of Phoenix


Max Fassnacht
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MA, University of British Columbia

Tonya Haas
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MS, Johns Hopkins University

Amanda Herwatic
Lead Faulty, College of General Education and Psychology
EdD, University of Nebraska
MS, University of Central Arkansas

Scott Moreno
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MS, Purdue University

Abigail Ngwako
Lead Faulty, College of General Education and Psychology
PhD, Keiser University
MeD, National Louis University 

Regina Peebles
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MA, University of Missouri

Sarah Pingrey
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
PhD, George Washington University

Joshua Rockey
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MA, Ball State University

Sheneka Smith
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MS, University of Fort Lauderdale

Nancy Trojanowski
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
EdD, Grand Canyon University
MS, Illinois Institute of Technology

Leah Willis
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
PhD, University of Virginia

Kristi Yorks
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MFA, Naropa University