• Chair of GTSB Online Undergraduate Program
  • Assistant Professor of Leadership and Management
Gary Tharaldson School of Business

About Me

I've been working in higher education since 2002 and in human resource development since 1998. I teach courses in leadership, organizational behavior & change, and human resource & strategic management. My husband, Tony, and I have two children, Anton & Claire. We enjoy camping, boating, and watching our kids enjoy their activities (hockey and tennis; curling and music, respectively). I've been serving on the Mandan Public School District School Board since 2015. I was born and raised in North Dakota and returned to the state after a five-year run in Tennessee. I love to travel!

Why I’m At Mary

I started working at the University of Mary in 2010. I absolutely love the Benedictine values and servant leadership culture that the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery developed at Mary. I especially enjoy the opportunities to work with our students. My favorite days at Mary are the first day of class each term and Commencement day!


My background is in industrial/organizational psychology — that is, psychology applied to the workplace. My professional experience and graduate studies in management, training & development, educational policy, and institutional research have given me expertise that fits perfectly in the work that I get to do as a faculty member and chair.


MS: University of Tennessee "Chattanooga, 1998
BA: University of Jamestown, 1996
PhD(c): North Dakota State University, 2006-2010


I also do some consulting work with University of Mary's Workforce Development.