SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce the following new faculty members to the BCU community:
Patrick Cross, PT, DPT, RHF, program director for BCU’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program, which is in the pre-accreditation stage of accreditation of a new physical therapist education program by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, holds a DPT degree from Creighton University, Omaha; a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo.; and was the first physical therapist in the nation to be a Rural Health Fellow for the National Rural Health Association in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cross comes to BCU from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, where he was on the faculty in the physical therapy department and directed the Transitional DPT program. He also served for over 10 years as a physical therapist for the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.
Lindsey Dutler, FNP, assistant instructor of nursing, holds a master’s in nursing degree from Briar Cliff University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa. Dutler will complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Creighton University, Omaha, in December. Most recently, Dutler was a family nurse practitioner at Carl T. Curtis Health Center on the Omaha Indian Reservation and served as a kidney transplant educator at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
Cathy Grimsley, RN, BSN, assistant instructor of nursing, holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Briar Cliff University, where in May 2014 she will complete the master’s degree in nursing. Grimsely comes to Briar Cliff from Mercy Medical Center, where she was an RN in Quality Services/Risk Management. Previously, she was an adjunct nursing instructor at Briar Cliff and Western Iowa Tech.
Paul Korchin, Ph.D., professor of theology, holds a doctorate degree from Harvard University, a master’s from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Previously, Dr. Korchin taught religion at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks and Nome, where he developed and taught core curriculum courses in Biblical Studies and World Religions.
Mark Nielsen, CPA, assistant professor of accounting, holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Augustana College, Sioux Falls. Nielsen comes to Briar Cliff from Henjes, Conner & Williams, Sioux City, where he was an accounting manager. Previously, he was a principal consultant for Keane, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Tommy Raulston, CPA, assistant professor of accounting, holds a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University, where he has done doctoral work in business administration and a bachelor’s degree from Cameron University, Lawton, Okla. Previously, Raulston taught accounting and federal income tax courses at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, and at Oklahoma State University, Tulsa.
Joshua Ruk, assistant professor of mathematics, holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and a master’s degree from the University of Texas, Dallas. Most recently, Ruk was assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Alaska, Chuckchi.
Corey Stocco, Ph.D., BCBA, assistant professor of psychology, holds a doctorate degree from Western New England University, Springfield, Mass.; a master’s degree from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Most recently, Dr. Stocco was an adjunct faculty member at Western New England University. Previously, he was a program therapist and team leader for The University of Wisconsin’s Campus Autism Program and a team leader for Applied Behavioral Intervention Solutions, Eau Claire.
Bobbie Weber, assistant professor of nursing, holds a master’s in nursing from Clarkson College, Omaha, Neb., and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Briar Cliff University. Prior to coming to Briar Cliff, Weber was registered nurse in the intensive care unit at St. Anthony’s Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Clarkson College.
Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service.