Programs of Instruction

Westminster's instructional programs are characterized by an experienced and available faculty and staff; liberal arts, interdisciplinary and professional programs emphasizing both theoretical and practical learning; an administration committed to academic excellence; a genuine concern for each student's plans and aspirations; small classes that encourage involvement and active learning; and a diverse and friendly student body.

The college welcomes students from all backgrounds and ages, and believes that the knowledge and discipline acquired through the rigors of higher education will lead to new and expanded opportunities.

The college's instructional programs are organized and administered through four schools: the School of Arts and Sciences; the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business; the School of Education; and the St. Mark's‑Westminster School of Nursing and Health Science. Students choose majors in schools that will best assist them in achieving their academic goals and career interests, and they take courses through the other schools to ensure a balance in their academic endeavors. Close working relationships among the faculty in all four schools are of utmost importance to the college in assisting its students.

Each school is directed by a dean and has its own faculty. Instructional programs and procedures are recommended by the faculty members of each school and approved by the entire college faculty. The four academic deans and the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, who constitute a Council of Deans, are responsible for the day‑to‑day administration of the instructional programs.

Westminster's academic calendar is divided into fall and spring semesters, followed by a four‑week May Term and the annual commencement exercise. One eight‑week  undergraduate summer term is also offered. The MBA, MED, MPC, and MSN graduate programs hold a twelve‑week summer term beginning in May.

During May Term, undergraduate students concentrate on one or two offerings in a more time‑intensive experience than would occur during the rest of the academic year. Some of the May Term courses are offered abroad, with recent May Term study tours to Mexico, Asia, Kenya, France, England, and Greece.

The instructional programs and faculty of Westminster's four schools, as well as the independent ROTC programs, are listed and described on the following pages. Courses listed are subject to change following normal academic procedures that call for action by each school and by the entire college faculty. Additions, deletions, or changes effected since the publication of this academic catalog are on file in the Office of the Registrar.

School of Arts and Sciences

Mary Jane Chase, Dean


Stephen Baar, Professor (English)

Bonnie Baxter, Assistant Professor (Biology)

Karlyn Bond, Assistant Professor (Music)

Bradford (Bill) Bynum, Instructor (Mathematics)

Deirdre Caplan, Instructor (Psychology)

Mary Jane Chase, Associate Professor (History)

Christopher Cline, Associate Professor (Physics)

Patricia Truxler Coleman, Professor (English)

Carolyn Connell, Professor (Mathematics)

Susan Cottler, Professor (History)

Alan Davison, Associate Professor (Spanish)

Georgiana Donavin, Associate Professor (English)

Richard Erwin, Associate Professor (Computer Science)

Fred Fogo, Professor (Communication)

Gregory Gagne, Instructor (Computer Science)

Michael H.Gaschler, Professor (Sociology and Social Science)

Patricia Gay, Professor, Psychology

Craig Glidden, Assistant Professor (Art)

Gothard Grey, Associate Professor (Physics)

Susan Gunter, Professor (English)

Elree Harris, Professor (English)

A. Tyrone Harrison, Associate Professor (Science)

Stephen Haslam, Assistant Professor (French and Spanish)

Elizabeth Herrick, Assistant Professor (Mathematics)

Helen Hodgson, Professor (Communication)

Paul Hooker, Assistant Professor (Chemistry)

Linda Jones Assistant Professor (Chemistry)

Catherine Kuzminski, Professor (Art)

Michael Markowski, Associate Professor (History)

Jeffrey McCarthy, Assistant Professor (English)

Nicholas More, Assistant Professor (Philosophy)

Bridget Newell, Associate Professor(Communication)

Jeff Nichols, Assistant Professor (History)

Ray Ownbey, Professor (English and Communication)

Robert (Bob) Palais, Associate Professor (Mathematics)

William Pool, Associate Professor (Chemistry)

Michael Popich, Associate Professor (Philosophy)

Paul Presson, Assistant Professor (Psychology)

Barry G. Quinn, Professor (Biology)

Christopher Quinn, Associate Professor (Music)

Gita Rakhsha, Assistant Professor (Psychology)

Judith Rogers, Associate Professor (Biology)

Natasha Sajé, Assistant Professor (English)

Marilyn Scharine, Instructor (Speech)

Gretchen Siegler, Associate Professor (Anthropology)

Barbara Smith, Assistant Professor (Psychology)

David Stanley, Professor (English)

Charles Tripp, Professor (Political Science and Psychology)

Michael Vought, Assistant Professor (Theatre)

Janine Wanlass, Associate Professor (Psychology)

Joy Woolf, Assistant Professor (Spanish)

The School of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse of the four schools at Westminster. Programs range from the traditional arts and sciences to professional offerings such as communication and computer science. Most of the college's liberal education courses are offered through the School of Arts and Sciences.

The School of Arts and Sciences encompasses the instructional offerings listed


Anthropology                                                         Mathematics

Art                                                                          Music     

Biology                                                                   Philosophy

Chemistry                                                               Physical Education

Communication                                                       Physics

Computer Science                                                   Political Science

Earth Systems Science                                            Political Studies

Engineering                                                              PreDental

English                                                                    PreLaw

Environmental Studies                                            PreMedical

French                                                                     Psychology

Geography                                                              Religious Studies

History                                                                   Social Sciences

Honors Program                                                      Sociology

Latin                                                                        Spanish

Master of Professional Communication                 Speech and Theatre Arts

See individual programs in Arts and Sciences to determine whether a B.A. or B.S. degree is conferred.

The Bill and Vieve Gore

School of Business

James E. Seidelman, Dean


Brad Baird, Assistant Professor (Management)

Jean Beaulieu, Associate Professor (Accounting)

Shannon Bellamy, Assistant Professor (Management)

Gaylen Bunker, Assistant Professor (Accounting)

Richard Chapman, Professor (Economics)

Charles Ehin, Professor (Management)

Ann Hansen, Professor (Economics)

Dara A. Hoffa, Assistant Professor (Accounting)

Stephen S. Hurlbut, Assistant Professor (Management)

Aric Krause, Assistant Professor (Economics)

Kenneth Meland, Professor (Management)

Arthur Ritter, Associate Professor (Aviation)

Alan Rogers, Professor (Accounting)

Nancy Panos Schmitt, Associate Professor (Marketing)

James E. Seidelman, Associate Professor (Economics)

Robert J. Stock, Associate Professor (Management)

Daniel J. Taylor, Assistant Professor (Aviation)

Jerry Van Os, Professor (Accounting and Management Information Systems)

John P. Watkins, Professor (Economics)

Vicki Whiting, Assistant Professor (Management)

Maria Wrotniak, Professor (Economics)

The Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business is dedicated to providing distinctive academic programs based on the integration of business and liberal arts education. This integration in both our curriculum and delivery systems is requisite to preparing our students for life‑long learning and to aid their adaptation to changing social, technological and economic conditions. In addition, this integration enhances the capabilities of our graduates in written and oral communication, computing and technology, international dimensions, critical thinking, ethics, social responsibility, and team effectiveness.

Accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the programs of the Gore School of Business reflect Westminster College's continuing commitment to provide a student‑oriented learning environment and innovative education of exceptional quality. The integration of business and liberal arts education contributes to students' effectiveness as citizens and agents of change. Whether students are preparing for entry‑level or mid‑career qualifications, the programs of the Gore School of Business offer them a solid foundation of business knowledge and an understanding of the complexity of organizations as they function in a global environment.

The school also develops and presents non‑credit classes, seminars, institutes, and workshops to meet the training and professional development needs of local businesses, government and non‑profit agencies, and community groups.

Undergraduate Programs of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business

Accounting                                  Aviation Studies

Business Studies                                      - Flight Operations

  Concentrations in                                   - Aviation Management

- Accounting                           Economics

- Finance                                 Information Resource Management

- Human Resource Management  International Business

- Management

- Marketing

- General Business

Graduate Programs of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business

Master of Business Administration

Graduate Business Certificates: Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Resource Management, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Development.

Legal Assistant Program: The Legal Assistant Program is an eleven‑month post-baccalaureate evening program designed to prepare students to work in law firms, government, and corporate law offices. Westminster's program has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1990. The program prepares graduates to assist attorneys

in drafting legal documents, gathering information, organizing documents, and conducting legal research. Classes meet three to four evenings a week for three 14‑week semesters.

For further information, please refer to the Program’s listings under the Alphabetical Listings of Undergraduate Instructional Programs in this catalog.

All programs within the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business are accredited by ACBSP with the exception of the Flight Operations major of the Aviation Studies program, the Economics program, and the Legal Assistant Program. The Legal Assistant Program is accredited by the American Bar Association.

See individual programs in the School of Business to determine whether a B.A. or B.S. degree is conferred.

School of Education

Janet Dynak, Dean


Margaret (Peggy) Cain, Instructor

Janet Dynak, Associate Professor

Lorel Preston Huhnke, Assistant Professor

Peter Ingle, Assistant Professor

Carolyn Jenkins, Assistant Professor

Douglas Pardon, Associate Professor

Joyce Sibbett, Assistant Professor

Vicki Sleiman, Associate Professor

Susan R. Smith, Assistant Professor

David Stokes, Assistant Professor

Heidi Van Ert, Instructor

Field Placement Director, Linda Barlow

Teacher Education

The Teacher Education Programs are accredited by the Utah State Board of Education and Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or completion of requirements for Secondary Licensure leads to satisfaction of the requirement for the Basic Utah Teaching Licensure.

The School offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Educations, as well as preparation for Secondary Teaching Licensure, to accompany a variety of teaching majors and minors.

Master of Education

David Stokes, Director

The Master of Education Program has an instructional focus and is offered for students who are teachers in a public, private or corporate setting.

Special Education Endorsement Program

The college offers a program that leads to a state endorsement in Special Education of students with mild to moderate learning disabilities. Students may enroll in this program for an endorsement-only undergraduate minor or for an area of specialization in the Master of Education (MED) program.

For further information, please refer to the Program’s listings under the Alphabetical Listings of Undergraduate Instructional Programs in this catalog.

St. Mark's‑Westminster School of

Nursing and Health Sciences

Marj Peck, Dean                              


Gerrie Barnett, Associate Professor.............................. (Family Nursing)

Bonnie Benson, Professor..... (Adult Health Nursing)

Marilyn Chan, Assistant Professor..................... (Child Health Nursing

and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

Yeou-Lan Duh Chen, Professor... (Community Nursing, Theory and Research)

Judy Coletti, Assistant Professor (Adult and Critical Care Nursing)

Diane Forster‑Burke, Associate Professor (Nursing Leadership and

          Community Health Nursing)

Marsha Morton, Professor.... (Adult Health Nursing)

Lorrie D. Mudgett, Assistant Professor.................... (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Ellen Hearn Parker, Assistant Professor.......... (Psychiatric‑Mental Health

  Nursing and Nursing Leadership)

Marj Peck, Associate Professor.. (Administration and Child Health Nursing)

Diane Van Os, Professor........ (Community and Child Health Nursing)

The St. Mark's‑Westminster School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers programs leading to the bachelor of science and master of science degrees. The undergraduate program prepares students to begin practice as professional nurse generalists. The program is designed for all qualified applicants including high school graduates, transfer students, those with degrees in other fields, and licensed practical and registered nurse students.

The bachelor of science program and the master of science program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Both programs are approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing.

International Travel/Study/Service/Work


Westminster College offers travel/study tours during May Term under the direction of Westminster faculty and, during regular semesters and summers through individual arrangements. May Term trips are listed and described each year in the May Term schedule.

Dean of Students Carolyn Perkins is Westminster’s contact person for study abroad semesters and is available to counsel and assist interested students concerning  international educational service/volunteer opportunities.

Westminster College is also a member of the Utah Asian Studies Consortium. This consortium consists of all the universities and colleges in Utah, and it exists to promote connections between faculty and students in Utah and businesses and schools in Asia. The consortium offers May Term trips, internships, semester study abroad programs, and other opportunities in several Asian countries for Westminster students. Scholarships are available (through the consortium) for most of these activities. Please see Assistant Professor Steve Hurlbut in the Gore School of Business for more information.

Reserve Officers Training Corps Programs

Westminster offers students an opportunity to participate in the ROTC programs of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy through cooperative programs at the University of Utah.

ROTC programs offered through Westminster College appear as a complete unit in the alphabetical listing of instructional programs. Students are advised to contact the personnel listed under the appropriate military program for detailed information.