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Office of Academic Affairs


Providing a rigorous and biblical education and preparing students to grow intellectually and spiritually to serve and honor God in their professions and leadership.

The Office of Academic Affairs, under the guidance of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Academic Affairs Council, oversees all of the academic departments, programs, and faculty at University of Northwestern.

Learn more about Northwestern's Philosophy of Education.

Northwestern's educational central core is steeped in the revealed Word of God. We endeavor to provide a well-rounded education that equips students with a broad understanding of the world God has created.

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Academic Affairs Office 651-631-5201

Academic Affairs Council


Janet B. Sommers, Ph.D.

Provost | Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Dan Crane, Ph.D.

Special Assistant to the Provost
Chair of Interdisciplinary...
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Kendra Dodd

Senior Director of Career and Leadership Development
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Todd Harmening, Ed.D.

Dean, College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning
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Joel Johnson, Ed. D.

Senior Director of Academic Initiatives and Continuous...
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Susan Johnson, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Professional Studies
Professor of Elementary...
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Kirk Moss, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Arts & Humanities
Interim Dean, College of...
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Cheryl Norman, Ed.D.

Dean of Assessment and Academic Administration
Adjunct Instructor
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Academic Affairs Staff


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Rebecca Hasselblad

Senior Manager, Academic Operations
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Sue Terhark

Adm Assistant, Senior VP of Academic Affairs
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Delise Welsch

Administrative Coordinator

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