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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.

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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

Christ-centered higher education promotes both knowledge and action. It fosters in students a compelling desire to pursue truth and lifelong learning and to use knowledge and skills for the good of others and, ultimately, for the glory of God.
Janet Sommers, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Provost | Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs Council


Janet B. Sommers, Ph.D.

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

Dean, College of Behavioral & Natural Sciences
Professor of...
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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, M.A.

Senior Director of Project Management and Academic Technology
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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
Chair, Department of Music &...
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Cheryl Norman, Ed.D.

Dean of Assessment and Academic Administration
Adjunct Instructor
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Academic Affairs Staff


Rebecca Hasselblad

Senior Manager, Academic Operations

Sue Terhark

Adm Assistant, Senior VP of Academic Affairs

Delise Welsch

Administrative Coordinator

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