St. Norbert College welcomes new faculty
From St. Norbert College, August 25, 2012
by Stefanie Trinkl, email@example.com, 920-403-3089
St. Norbert College welcomes the following new faculty and staff members for the
2012-2013 academic year:
Priyanka Basu: Dr. Priyanka Basu joins the St. Norbert College community as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art. Priyanka received her B.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.A. in Art Theory and Criticism from the Art Center College of Design, and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Southern California. She recently received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Southern California, specializing in modern German art, the history of art history, and aesthetic theory. Priyanka was granted an Andrew W. Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellowship
and a Fulbright Fellowship.
William Bryan: The college welcomes the return of Mr. Bill Bryan as visiting assistant
professor of chemistry. Bill is an alum of St. Norbert College and received his M.S.
from the University of Oregon. He has extensive industrial experience, most recently
at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, and has held various teaching positions through
Mark Glantz: Dr. Mark Glantz, assistant professor of communication and media
studies, is welcomed into the college community. He joins us from Coker College,
where he most recently served as an assistant professor of communication. Mark
received his B.S. from State University of New York, College at Oneonta, his M.A. from
State University of New York, College at Brockport, and his Ph.D. from the University
of Missouri with areas of specialization of media studies and political communication.
Eric Hagedorn: Mr. Eric Hagedorn joins St. Norbert College as a teaching fellow of
philosophy. A graduate of Iowa State University, Eric received his B.S. with honors in
computer science and philosophy. He went on to receive his M.A. from the University
of Notre Dame, where he is pursuing his Ph.D.
Anders Hendrickson: Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Anders Hendrickson returns to the
area and the college is pleased to have him join the community as an assistant
professor of mathematics. Anders received his B.A. in mathematics, classics and
philosophy from St. Olaf College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was most recently an assistant professor of
mathematics at Concordia College in Minnesota.
Sarah Jones: The college welcomes Sarah Jones as visiting assistant professor of
psychology. Sarah received her B.A. from Smith College and her Ph.D. from Duke
Hyang-Sook (Sook) Kim: Dr. (Hyang) Sook Kim joins the college as an assistant
professor of communication & media studies. She received her B.A. and M.A. from
Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. She then earned a second M.S. from Kansas
State University and her Ph.D. from Penn State University.
Maureen Manion: Dr. Maureen Manion returns to teaching at St. Norbert College as an
adjunct professor of political science. Maureen, a professor emerita of the college,
lives in De Pere with her husband.
Seth Meyer: St. Norbert College welcomes another assistant professor of
mathematics, Dr. Seth Meyer. Seth earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Carleton
College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kaija Mortensen: The college is pleased to welcome Dr. Kaija Mortensen as a teaching
fellow of philosophy, who joins St. Norbert most recently from Davidson College.
Kaija earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Colorado College and her Ph.D. from
the University of California-Santa Cruz.
Jennifer Nissen: The college welcomes Dr. Jennifer Nissen, who joined the staff as
the assistant director of the Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning.
Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies and comes to the
college from Iowa State University, where she served as the coordinator of leadership
Jamie O'Brien: Dr. Jamie O'Brien began teaching at St. Norbert in January 2012 and
will continue as a visiting assistant professor of business administration for the 2012-
2013 academic year. Recently from Limerick, Ireland, where he studied, taught and
worked in the private sector, Jamie earned his B.B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of
Bruce Robertson: St. Norbert College welcomes Dr. Bruce Robertson as senior director
for counseling and career programs. Bruce earned his B.S. from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, his M.S. from The Florida State University, and his Ph.D. in clinical
psychology also from The Florida State University. Originally from Green Bay, Bruce is
a licensed psychologist and joins the college from the University of Wisconsin-Green
Bay where he served as a consulting/supervising psychologist.
Marc Schaffer: Dr. Marc Schaffer is welcomed as an assistant professor of economics.
He received his B.A. from Augustana College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Western
John Schatzman: St. Norbert College is pleased to welcome Mr. John Schatzman as
adjunct instructor of social science. John received his B.A. from Marquette University
and his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He joins the college from
Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, where he continues to be employed.
Keith Sherony: The college is pleased that Dr. Keith Sherony will continue at the
college as a professor of economics. Keith started at the college in the fall of 2011 as
a visiting professor of economics. He received his B.A. from Rosary College, his M.S.
from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and his Ph.D. from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Keith joined the college from the University of Wisconsin-La
Crosse, where he was part of the faculty starting in 1983.
Anthony Sigismondi: Mr. Anthony Sigismondi joins St. Norbert College as information
literacy and instruction librarian. Anthony received his B.A. and M.A. from Northern
Illinois University, and his A.B.D. in history from the University of Illinois, Urbana-
James Stobaugh: Visiting assistant professor of sociology, James Stobaugh, is
welcomed to the St. Norbert College community. James earned his B.A. from the
University of Hawaii, Manoa; two M.A.s, one from the University of Memphis and the
other from the University of California, Irvine; and his Ph.D. from the University of
Bill VanEss: An alum of St. Norbert College and board of trustees member, Mr. Bill
VanEss will also assist the college this year as an adjunct instructor of business
administration. Besides earning his B.A. at St. Norbert, Bill earned his M.B.A. from the
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and has several other certificates pertaining to
financial planning. He is a financial advisor and employee benefit specialist as part of
Spectrum Insurance Group.
Michael Weber: Fr. Michael Weber returns to St. Norbert College as an adjunct
instructor of religious studies. Michael is a member of the Norbertine order in De
Pere. He received his B.A. from Southwest State University, his M.Div. and M.A. from
the Catholic Theological Union, his Bachelor of Canon Law from the Catholic
University of America and his Doctor of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary,
as well as degrees from the Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff
College, and Air War College. Michael served in the United States Air Force as a
chaplain and is recently retired.