Faculty and Staff

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Position: Asst Professor, EDU
Department: Education
Phone: (218) 625-4995
E-Mail: JBauman@css.edu

John earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from Moorhead State University. His M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction was earned at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. John taught elementary students in the towns of Wabasso, MN and Northfield, MN. He is currently working to complete his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through the University of St. Thomas. John teaches in the School of Education,the Dignitas program for First-Year students, and is the chair of the SOE Undergraduate Admissions Committee. His passions include his family, Faith, reading, and numerous outdoor activities.

Position: Assoc Professor/Chair, EDU
Department: Education
Phone: (218) 723-5971
E-Mail: bfischer1@css.edu
Position: Asst Professor, EDU
Department: Education
Phone: 733-2236
E-Mail: BLavigne@css.edu
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Beth received her bachelor's degree in Natural Science from The College of St. Benedict. She completed a teaching certificate at UMD, and an M.Ed. from St. Scholastica. Beth taught middle and secondary level science classes including life, earth, and physical science for 13 years in the Duluth Schools, and has conducted workshops for teachers and volunteered in elementary science classrooms.  Her focus is on increasing teacher's abilities to use hands-on science activities that promote critical thinking.

Position: Admin Spec/Data Coord, SOE
Department: Education
Phone: (218) 723-6108
E-Mail: SLohman@css.edu
Position: Asst Professor, EDU
Department: Education
Phone: 733-2237
E-Mail: RPayne@css.edu

Rachel earned her B.A. in English from the University of Rochester. She pursued a career in the media industry in Chicago until she moved with her family to Duluth in 1993. She earned her Bachelor's degree in education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, and her Master's degree in education from St. Mary's University. She has taught in the Duluth public schools for the past six years. Her academic interests are technology integration, elementary math methods, working with at-risk students, and educational reform. She enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, theatre, and spending time with her husband Bill, sons Connor and Nate, and her dog Cosmo.

Position: Assoc Professor, EDU
Department: Education
Phone: (218) 723-6155
E-Mail: nwitikko@css.edu

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