University of the Rockies Catalog - Faculty

University of the Rockies Catalog - Faculty

Section Twelve: Faculty

The faculty of University of the Rockies is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of our graduate programs. University of the Rockies faculty members are experts in the subject matter they teach, well educated, highly credentialed, and committed to student success. Faculty are involved in the professional community through writings, publications, and presentations. Faculty members all have earned doctorates and have recent experience practicing what they teach. At University of the Rockies, both the theory and its practical application are taught. Instructors will enliven discussions and provide feedback with real-world lessons from their workplace experience.


Full-Time Faculty

The Full-Time Faculty form the academic foundation of University of the Rockies. Its members design and recommend course curriculum, provide instruction in the classroom and advise, mentor, and supervise students in the Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Psychology, and Master of Arts programs. Members of the Full-Time faculty are practicing professionals in the fields of psychology, mental health, organizational leadership, education, human services, consulting, business, or research. All Full-Time Faculty members hold earned Doctorates. Most have taught at the graduate level for many years, and all hold professional licensure, certification, or memberships in professional organizations appropriate to their disciplines.


Kristin Ballard

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Maryland; Master of Science, Professional Counseling, Capella University; PhD, Human Services, Capella University.


Professional: American Psychological Association; Society for Military Psychology; Sigma Mu Psychology Honor Society.


Specializations: Human Services, Lifespan Development, Qualitative Research, Non-Traditional Student Development, Social Psychology, Development and Learning.


Jim Castleberry

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin; Master of Science in Sociology/Corrections, Minnesota State University; PhD in Human Services, Cappella University; Juris Doctorate, William Mitchell College of Law.


Professional: American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, member; Arizona Bar Association, member; Maricopa County Bar Association, member; Veterans Administration Community Advisory Board, member; Naval Academy Information Officer Program, reserve officer; US Department of Agriculture, mediator; Mental Health Commitment Hearings, hearing officer; consultant and pro bono counsel to the regional housing coalition; 20 years’ experience in labor law, regulatory law, and administrative law; served as a legal officer (JAG) for the Coast Guard.


Specializations: Human Services Administration, Crisis Intervention, Social Problems, Criminology, Ethics and Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Allen E. Cornelius

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College; Master of-Forensic Sciences, George Washington University; Master of Arts in Sport Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Professional: Member, American Psychological Association.


Specializations: Research Methods, Statistics, Counseling, Sport Psychology, Youth Development through Sport.


Paul Greenberg

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Macalester College; Master of Arts in Psychology, University of Arizona; PhD in Psychology, University California at San Diego.


Specializations: Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Speaking, Creativity & Innovations, Leadership, Higher Education & Teaching.


Gina Hernez-Broome

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University; PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University.


Professional: Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP); American Evaluation Association (AEA); American Psychological Association (APA); Society for Human Resource Professionals (SHRM); American Society for Training and Development (ASTD); International Coaching Federation (ICF).


Specializations: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Evaluation, Testing, Research, and Measurement, Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Human Resources, and Instructional Systems Design.


Donna Chandler Kornegay

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of North Carolina At Wilmington; Master of Arts in Counselor Education, North Carolina Central University; PhD in Counselor Education, North Carolina State University.


Professional: American Counseling Association (ACA), Professor/Program Lead, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and Marriage and Family Counseling, University of the Rockies, Director of Wellness at North Carolina Central University School of Law, Walden University, Professor. Mobile clinician with Raleigh, NC police department, 25 years of counseling and social work experience. Liberty University, Adjunct Professor, On-Call Clinician for the Crisis and Assessment Unit in Raleigh, NC, provided supervision to new clinicians at Solay Counseling and Research Center.


Licensure/Certification: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS), National Certified Counselor (NCC).


Specialization: Racial Identity Development, Multiculturalism, Crisis Intervention, Diversity, Counseling individuals with Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis and Social Concerns as it Relates to Race.


Eric Muenks

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Stetson University; Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development, Troy State University; PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Capella University.


Professional: Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Clinical Supervisor (State of Florida).


Specializations: Counseling and Human Development, Mental Health Administration, Executive Coaching, Performance Enhancement and Motivation, Health and Wellness, Human Services and Healthcare Quality. Non-traditional Student Development, LGBT Issues.


Timothy H. Rice

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Mobile College; Master of Sport Science degree in Sport Management, United States Sports Academy; Doctor of Sports Management, United States Sports Academy.


Professional: North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).


Specializations: Sport Psychology, Sport Management, Sport Coaching, Sport Fundraising.


Irene F. Stein

Education: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bucknell University; Master of Science in Computer Science and Applications, Virginia Polytechnic Institute; Master of Arts in Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate Institute, Master of Arts in Communication Development, Colorado State University, Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University.


Professional: Board Member, Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC); Host, International Coach Federation (ICF) Research Community of Practice; Member, International Coaching Federation; Member, Institute of Coaching Professionals Association; Editorial Board, Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice; Certified Hudson Institute Coach.


Specializations: Coaching, Coaching Research, Communication, Organizational Leadership, Adult Development, Transformational Learning, Qualitative Research.


Peggy Sundstrom

Education: Masters of Public Health in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, University of California Los Angeles; PhD Social Research Methodologies, University of California, Los Angeles.


Jennie Walker

Education: Bachelor of Science Mass Communication, University of Colorado Boulder; Bachelor of Arts Spanish Language and Literature, University of Colorado Boulder; Master of Arts in Mass Communication, University of Colorado Boulder; PhD Higher Education, University of Denver.


Professional: Professional in Human Resources (PHR), certification; 20 years of experience in professional learning and performance; consultant and facilitator for many Fortune 500 companies; direct study and work experience in Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Suriname; fluent in Spanish; Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), member; American Educational Research Association (AERA), member; International Leadership Association (ILA), member; Academy of Management (AOM), member; Academy of International Business (AIB), member; Hogan Assessments, certification; Global Mindset Inventory, certification; Insights Discovery Trainer, certification; Insights Transformational Leadership Trainer, certification; Booth 360 Assessment and Coaching, certification; Influencer Trainer, certification; Achieve Global Leadership Development Suite of Courses Trainer, certification; Crucial Conversations Trainer, certification; Crucial Confrontations Trainer, certification; Workin’ It Out Trainer, certification; Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Master Instructor.


Specializations: Leadership Development; Global Leadership; Human Resources; Management; Professional Learning and Development; Higher Education; Diversity and Global Cultures; Mixed Methods Research.


Dianne Weinstein

Education: Bachelor of Arts, New York University; Master of Business Administration, Hofstra University; PhD Applied Organizational Psychology, Hofstra University; numerous certifications including distance learning, human resources, coaching, behavioral analysis, motivational analysis, etc.


Professional: Global executive coach and consultant; Former Vice President – Human Resource, Chief Ethics Office and Change Agent for various global Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial organizations; Online course designer and facilitator for 15 + years; Association membership including: Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, American Psychological Association, Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, Society of Human Resources Management, Academy of Management, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, International Federation of Coaching.


Specializations: Business Psychology, Leadership, Management, Change Management, Human Resources Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Coaching, and Business Ethics.


Associate Full-Time Faculty

Associate Full-Time Faculty are appointed from among Adjunct Faculty who have taught with high degrees of success online, on campus, or both, and provide important supplemental support to the University’s programs and to the Full-Time Faculty. In addition to their teaching duties, Associate Full-Time Faculty serve as content area coordinators, peer reviewers, new faculty mentors, student mentors, doctoral dissertation committee members, academic governance committee members, clinical supervisors of students in practica and internships (for licensure track programs) and are voting members of School Faculty Councils. Associate Full-Time Faculty members, like Full-Time/Ranked Faculty, play significant roles in course, curriculum and program development and governance, supporting the achievement, assessment and improvement of student learning, and advancing the scholarship of the University.


Denise Antoon

Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina; Master of Science, Capella University; Juris Doctorate, McGeorge School of Law.


Professional: Member, California Association of Licensed Investigators; Member, American Society of Trial Consultants; Member, National Criminal Justice Association; Member, American Psychology and Law Society; Member, American Judicature Society; Member, Association for Criminal Justice Research; Member, Society for Human Resource Management, Member, Ladies Who Launch.


Specializations: Criminal Justice, Professional and Business Ethics, Conflict Resolution, Forensic Research, Legal Investigations and Research, Mediation and Jury Research.


Julie Frese

Education: BS & MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MA, Regis University; PhD, University of Denver.


Professional: Member, Phi Delta Kappa, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


Specializations: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Curriculum Leadership; Instructional Technology; Literacy; Special Education; K-12 Education; Instructional Design.


Rena M. Palloff

Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Master Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Master of Arts, Organizational Development, Fielding Graduate University; PhD, Human and Organizational Systems, Fielding Graduate University.


Professional: State of California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Member, Sloan-C; Member, Advisory Board, Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, Madison, WI.


Specializations: Distance Learning; Online Teaching and Learning; Online Community Building; Assessment; Educational Technology; Learning Theory; Faculty/Professional Development; Organizational Development; Group Process; Substance Abuse and Addiction; Action Research; Qualitative Research.


Debora Scheffel

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Bob Jones University (with honors); Master of Arts, University of Denver; PhD, Northwestern University.


Professional: Elected Official, Colorado State Board of Education, 6th Congressional District Seat (R); Special Assistant to the Colorado Commissioner of Education; Director, Competitive Grants and Awards/Literacy Grants and Initiatives, Colorado Department of Education; Director of Academic Assessment, University of Northern Colorado; Special Education Due Process Hearing Officer, Kansas; Board, The Book Trust; Invited Reviewer, Journal of Research in Childhood Education; Advisory Board, Global Media Journal; Editorial Board, Colorado Reading Council Journal; Editorial Board, Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; Editorial Board, Learning Disabilities Research in Practice; Member, International Dyslexia Society, International Neuropsychological Society, Council for Exceptional Children; post-doctoral fellow, University of California, San Diego, Laboratory for Comparative Human Cognition; visiting scholar, United States Air Force Academy.


Specializations: Education Policy and Reform; Literacy/Oral Language Disabilities; Higher Education Accreditation; Neuropsychology; Education Leadership Development and Training; Higher Education and Cognitive Assessment; Research Design and Evaluation.



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