University of Dubuque

Faculty and staff

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Committed to the Church

"One of the great things about Dubuque Seminary is that we are committed at every level to the church. Most of our faculty are ordained, and most have years of experience serving as pastors. We are active in our congregations and denominations. Our students also have a strong sense that God has called them to serve Christ in pastoral ministry. It is a joy to teach among people who share this clear, common mission."
- Dr. Gary Neal Hansen
Assistant Professor of Church History
Annette Bourland Huizenga Assistant Professor of New Testament

Jeffrey F. Bullock

President of the University and Professor of Hermeneutics and Homiletics

Kimberly Burnett-Hackbarth Director of Seminary Admissions

Elmer M. Colyer

Professor of Historical Theology and Stanley Professor of Wesley Studies

Elesha Coffman

Assistant Professor of Church History

Susan Forshey

Instructor of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

Gary Neal Hansen

Associate Professor of Church History

Robert Hoch

Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship

Mary Anne Knefel

Director, Charles C. Myers Library

Bonnie Sue Lewis

Associate Professor of Mission and Native American Christianity

Bradley J. Longfield

Dean of the Seminary and Vice President of the University, Professor of Church History

Beth McCaw

Pastor to Students and Assistant Professor of Ministry

Sue LeFeber

Director of Field Education and Placement, Instrutor of Ministry

Matthew Schlimm Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Richard J. Shaffer Jr.

Associate Dean of the Seminary and Assistant Professor of Ministry

Timothy Slemmons Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship

Lyle D. Vander Broek

Professor of New Testament



Carla Gibbons

Seminary Distance Education Coordinator
228 Severance Hall
Ph: 563-589-3630

Jill Dodds

Administrative Assistant to the Dean
119 Severance Hall
ph. 563-589-3122

Luann (Lu) LeConte
Academic and Program Support Secretary
216 Severance Hall
ph. 563-589-3109

Lu LeConte joined the Seminary in 1998.



Beth Fleming

Seminary Admissions Coordinator
104 Severance Hall
ph. 563-589-3112

Beth Fleming has worked at UD since 1990. Her first job at the University of Dubuque was in the Public Relations department. Beth joined the seminary in 1998.

Nicole M. Story

Director of Seminary Technology
231 Severance Hall
ph. 563-589-3647

Nicole M. Story graduated from the University of Dubuque with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Business Administration in 2001. Since then, she has worked in the seminary as the Assistant Director of Technology in Distance Learning. Nicky has also completed her MAR. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and web design.

Rachel Vander Broek

Secretary of Field Education
123 Severance Hall
ph. 563-589-3115

Rachel Vander Broek worked in the Student Accounts Office of the University from 1983-2000. She started working for the Seminary as the Admissions Assistant in January 2003 and became Secretary of Field Education in 2005.

Dana Weitz
Seminary Admissions Assistant
104 Severance Hall
Dana started at the seminary on February 5, 2010.


Professors Emeriti

John S. Baird, Professor of Homiletics and Ministry, Emeritus, 1976-1994; B.A., Maryville College; B.D., San Francisco Theological Seminary; S.T.M. and S.T.D., Temple University

Arlo D. Duba, Professor of Worship, Emeritus, 1982-1992; B.A., B.D., University of Dubuque; Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Richard H. Drummond, Florence Livergood Warren Professor of the History of Comparative Religions, Emeritus, 1984-1987; B.A. and M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; B.D., Gettysburg Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Henry E. Fawcett, Professor of Ministry, Emeritus, 1986-2003. D.D., Buena Vista College; D.D., University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

William Jamison, Professor of Ministry, Emeritus, 1955-1971, 1990-1996; B.A., University of Southern California; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ed.D., University of Colorado; B.D., University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Calvin Schnucker, Professor of Applied Theology and Dean of the Seminary, Emeritus, 1942-1970; B.A., Northern University of Iowa; B.D., Rutgers University; D.D., Whitworth College

Leicester Longden, Associate Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship, Emeritus, 2001-2013; B.A., Lewis and Clark College; B.D., Union Theological Seminary; M.Phil., Ph.D., Drew University

Elizabeth Ellen Platt, Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus, 1988-2007; B.A., College of Wooster, Ohio; M.A., Union Theological Seminary, New York and Columbia University; Ph.D., Harvard University;

C. Howard Wallace, Professor of Biblical Theology, Emeritus, 1959-1996; B.A., Park College; B.D., McCormick Theological Seminary; D.Theol., University of Basel