Augustana Welcomes New Faculty Members to Campus

New faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year

Augustana welcomed new faculty members and staff to campus for the start of the 2016-17 academic year. Back row, left to right: Dr. Satya Sadhu (chemistry), Dr. Carrie Olson-Manning (biology), Brian Hanegan (music), Dr. Sandra Hoover-Kinsinger (education) and Dr. Timothy Hanna (psychology). Front row, left to right: Dr. Cynthia Johnson-Edler (chemistry), Cathy Marsh (business administration), Jody Serfling (nursing) and Dr. Heidi Sackreiter (education).

Thirteen new faculty have joined the Augustana community this fall. They come from all across the United States to board the Viking ship as we set sail on a new academic year.

At the start of the 2016-17 academic year, please take the time to welcome our newest full-time faculty members:

  • Megan Bell, assistant professor of genetic counseling, has a Master of Science in genetic counseling from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She is currently an Imagenetics genetic counselor at Sanford Health.
  • Brian Hanegan, visiting instructor of music, is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts with a specialization in saxophone performance from North Dakota State University. Before coming to Augustana, he was a graduate teaching assistant at NDSU, where he assisted with the Gold Star Marching Band and Jazz Lab Band. Hanegan was also an artist teacher at the International Music Camp, International Peace Gardens.
  • Dr. Timothy Hanna, visiting instructor of psychology, holds a terminal degree in sociology from South Dakota State University. He has been a guest lecturer at both the University of South Dakota and SDSU several times. Hanna also is a lab member at the Baugh Neuro Lab.
  • Dr. Sandra Hoover-Kinsinger, assistant professor of education, has a terminal degree in philosophy of human development and educational psychology from the University of South Dakota. She comes to us from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, where she was an assistant professor of psychology.
  • Dr. Cynthia Johnson-Edler, assistant professor of chemistry and academic chemical hygiene technician, has a doctorate in chemistry from South Dakota State University. Before joining us for the spring 2016 semester, she worked as a graduate assistant in the chemistry and biochemistry departments at SDSU.
  • Rebecca Loman, assistant director of genetic counseling and assistant professor, holds a Master of Science in clinical anatomy from Creighton University and a Master of Science in genetic counseling from the University of North Carolina. Loman currently works as a pediatric genetic counselor at Sanford Health.
  • Cathy Marsh, assistant professor of business administration, has a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. She comes to us from the University of Sioux Falls and Southeast Technical Institute, where she was an adjunct faculty member.
  • Dr. Carrie Olson-Manning, assistant professor of biology, has her doctorate from Duke University. She comes to us from the University of Chicago where she worked in the Department of Ecology and Evolution.
  • Dr. Heidi Sackreiter, assistant professor of content literacy and language learning, holds a doctorate in education from the University of South Dakota with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction. She comes to us from South Dakota State University where she was an ESL Specialist. Sackreiter has also been an adjunct professor with Northern State University and Dakota State University for seven years.
  • Dr. Satya Sadhu, assistant professor of chemistry, holds a doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences from South Dakota State University. He was recently a post-doctoral research associate for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at SDSU.
  • Jody Serfling, assistant professor of nursing, holds a Master of Science in nursing from South Dakota State University. She recently worked as an instructor in adult medical-surgical nursing at the University of South Dakota. Serfling is also a staff nurse in the cardiopulmonary unity at Avera McKennan Hospital.
  • Dr. Li Sun, assistant professor of elementary math and science, has a terminal degree in mathematics education from the University of Houston, Texas. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Houston and also worked as a certified mathematics quality of instruction (MQI) rater at Harvard University.
  • Taylor Zuck, assistant professor of genetic counseling, has a Master of Science in genetic counseling from the University of North Carolina. She currently works at Sanford Health as a pediatric genetic counselor.