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

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

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 Affairs
BA, DePaul University

Benjamin Dixon
Director, Student Affairs
MBA, American InterContinental University

Kristina Park
Director, Student Affairs
MSM, Colorado Technical University

Tricia Sigler
Director, Student Affairs
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

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 Computer Science, Engineering and Technology

College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology

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

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

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

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

Richard (Rocky) Hudson
Program Chair, College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology
MS, Naval Postgraduate School

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

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

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

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

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

Ricardo Unglaub
Lead Faculty, College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology
PhD, University of Colorado
MS, California State Polytechnic University 

Brent Wilson
Lead Faculty, College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology
DCS, Colorado Technical University
MS, Nova Southeastern 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
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 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
Executive Program Director, College of Business and Management
DBA, Northcentral University
MBA, University of Phoenix

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

Cynthia Solari
Executive Program Director, College of Business and Management
DBA, University of Phoenix
MBA, California Coast University

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

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

Joel Light
Lead Faculty, College of Business and Management
PhD, Capella University
MA, Wichita State 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 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

Kelly White
Executive Program Director, College of Nursing and Health Studies
PhD, Florida Atlantic University
MSN, Florida Atlantic University

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

Tammy Fields
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
DNP, Wilkes University
MSN, Florida Atlantic University

Candace Florence
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
EdD, Nebraska Methodist College
MS, Indiana State University

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

Christina Opoien
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
DHS, A.T. Still University
MPH, A.T. Still University

Anita Renshler Brown
Lead Faculty, College of Nursing and Health Studies
PhD, Walden University
MSN, University of Phoenix

Susan Sciacca
MSN/DNP Nursing Student Success Coordinator
MSN, Regis University

 

 

College of General Education and Psychology

College of General Education and Psychology

Jennifer Palmer
University Dean, College of General Education and Psychology
PhD, Mercer University
MA, Georgia College and State University

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

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

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

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 Rhodes
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MSM, Colorado Technical University

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

Lara Seng
Lead Faculty, College of General Education and Psychology
MA, University of Colorado

Sheneka Gioffredi
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