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Our Team


Susan “Sue” Hines

Sue Hines is the Director of CELT, and she also serves as faculty in the Ed.D. in Leadership Program. Sue chairs the Faculty Development Committee, guides the CELT programs, and provides support to all faculty in their journey of developing themselves as educators. | 612-728-5194

Laureen Gibson

Laureen Gibson is our administrative assistant, who provides support for all CELT programs. | 612-728-5185

Faculty Development Committee

The faculty development committee serves as advisors and facilitators for our CELT programs. This 7 person committee meets twice a month, and it includes representatives from the library, writing center, and each academic school and degree level.


Alex Urquhart, Writing Center – Consultant

Laureen Gibson, Coordinator of Academic Administration

Greta Poser, Geographic Information Science – Associate Professor, Resource Analysis – Analyst

Heather Johnson, Program Director, Master of Arts in Counseling & Psychological Services

Judy Nagel, MA in Special Education Program – Program Director

Matthew Nowakowski, Doctor of Business Administration Program – Core Associate Professor

Melanie Torborg, BS and MS in Accounting Program – Program Director

Sara Heinzen, Marriage and Family Therapy – Associate Program Director & Associate Professor

Sarah Jane Brown, Instructional Design Librarian

Susan Hines, Director of CELT

Tracy Lysne, GSOE, M.Ed. In Teaching & Learning – Program Director

Adjunct Faculty CELT Advisory Committee

This committee consists of 6-7 adjunct faculty, who actively teach in Saint Mary’s programs. Committee members meet twice a year, providing input and guidance to ensure that the faculty development (CELT) programs meet the needs of Saint Mary’s adjunct faculty. The membership rotates every 2 years. Contact us if you’re interested in serving on this committee.


Amy Erickson, MA in Human Resource Mgmt – Adjunct Assistant Professor

Bev Kile, Accountancy Program – Adjunct Associate Professor

Jeffrey Cookson, Human Resource Management – Adjunct Instructor

Larry Graber, MA in Organizational Leadership Program – Adjunct Instructor

Nickey Larson, Human Development – Adjunct Program Assistant Professor

Sara Heisler, Education Program – Adjunct Assistant Professor