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Online Faculty

The online faculty at Globe University/Minnesota School of Business is a group of instructors with both professional experience and academic qualifications. These dedicated individuals provide rich course content, informal mentoring and ongoing support to students. During weekly office hours, they can be reached by phone, email and IM.

ACSM certified Health Fitness Specialist, Pilates instructor certified by Balanced Body University

  • Doctoratee in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in Education from Northeastern University
  • Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University
  • Bachelors in Health Studies with minors in Psychology and Dance from Boston University

Meredith has worked in the fitness field since 1998, and in physical therapy since 2002. She formerly was a personal training manager, trainer and group fitness instructor. Her employers have included Wellbridge Athletic Club in Boston, MA and Northwest Athletic Club/Lifetime Fitness in St. Louis Park, MN.

Currently, Meredith works in the field as a physical therapist in an out-patient sports and orthopedic practice. She also collaborates in research and education projects with TRIA Orthopedic Center, Minnesota Dance Medicine and Just for Kix.

Meredith’s teaching experience includes writing and presenting national and regional education for the Wellbridge Company and Lifetime Fitness. She has also been an instructor with our college since 2007.

Microsoft Office Certified Master Instructor

  • Master’s in Computer Science, Politechnica University of Bucharest
  • Master’s in International Business, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies

Ioana has been with the online division for over 8 years. Currently Ioana is the Online Information Technology Program Chair. She has developed many of our information technology courses for online delivery.

Positions she has held include Database Developer and Systems Engineer at Aqua Nova in Bucharest, where she transitioned into an IT Training Manager role. She is passionate about education and IT training and started a non-profit training company (Infotricks) which now delivers computer training courses to more than 5000 students in 12 schools in Bucharest. Ioana has also led many IT training sessions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute and Pemco. Ioana participates in Microsoft Learning exam development sessions as a subject matter expert.

Ioana, her husband and children previously lived in and loved Minneapolis. They now live in the Seattle, WA, area and enjoy the Pacific Northwest with lots of skiing, biking and hiking.

Ioana encourages all students to use Campus Connect’s instant messaging service, Pronto, and e-mail to stay connected with instructors, and to take full advantage of the great materials provided with our courses, and learn more about IT through reading, discussions, and experimenting with new technologies!

  • Juris Doctorate, University of Idaho College of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Brigham Young University
  • 1997-1998 Jesse Unruh Assembly Fellow at California State University, Sacramento

Brian is program chair for the legal sciences in the online division . He teaches constitutional issues, intellectual property, cyber law and legal research. An adjunct instructor from 2005-2008, Brian became a full-time instructor in March 2008 and assumed his current role in January 2009.

Prior to teaching at our schools, Brian Craig worked as an attorney at Thomson-Reuters from 2002-2008, as a legal editor for Wolters Kluwer, judicial law clerk for Idaho District Court Judge Carl Kerrick and legislative aide for Senator George Runner in the California state legislature. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School and an articles reviewer for the American Business Law Journal.

His research interests focus on intellectual property, privacy, and constitutional issues with emerging technologies. He has written scholarly articles appearing in the North Dakota Law Review, Real Estate Law Journal, Real Estate Review, Perspectives: Teaching Legal & Writing, and Raven: A Journal of Vexillology. Brian is currently writing a cyberlaw textbook for Pearson. He currently lives in Providence, Utah, with his wife and two sons.

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing, University of Kansas

Sam is the creator, head writer, and host of Radio Happy Hour, a live variety show that began in June 2009 in New York City. The show, which features popular musicians and entertainers as guest stars, is centered around a radio-style murder mystery/comedy, in which the guest stars play themselves. Previous guests have included Norah Jones, Michael Showalter, The Hold Steady, Murray Hill, Cursive, Jesse Eisenberg, and more.

Osterhout co-wrote and performed in over 35 episodes of his previous radio narrative, The Electric Arc Radio Show, which ran for over two years in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current. The Electric Arc was an hour-long episodic comedy, also taped before a live audience, which was loosely based on the lives of four writers who shared a home in South Minneapolis. In addition to writing radio sitcoms, Osterhout has written television sitcom pilots, web series and feature films.

Osterhout’s writing has also appeared in City Pages (Minneapolis), The Pulse (Minneapolis), The Rake (Minneapolis), The Onion A/V Club (Minneapolis), VitaMN (Minneapolis), MNArts.com (Minneapolis), InDigest Magazine (online), Bathtub Gin, and elsewhere. His story, Soap, was a finalist in the 2003 GlimmerTrain fiction contest for new writers.

Sam teaches humanities and writing courses at our school.

  • Master of Science in Psychology, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology, Park University, Parkville, Missouri

Julie is currently in ABD status for her doctoral degree in education from Capella University. She teaches social science and other general education courses. Julie is also the service learning coordinator for the online division.

  • Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Management with an emphasis in Organizational Change and leadership, Metropolitan State University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State University

Scott has completed all but his dissertation in education with an emphasis in youth violence from Capella University.

Our Criminal Justice Online Program Chair, Scott also works as a state trooper for the Minnesota State Patrol. Past positions include deputy sheriff for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, water patrol deputy for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, community service officer for the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Police Department, and loss prevention specialist for Marshalls Department Store.

  • Master of Arts in Educational Technology, Saint Mary’s University
  • Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University

Melonie also possesses a realtor’s license and Microsoft Expert Certification in Excel, Word, and Access. Melonie has been an online instructor with our school for 11 years. She loves the flexibility that online courses offer to both students and faculty.

  • Master of Arts in Communications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications and English, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Heather teaches communications, social science and business courses, including Mass Communications, Intercultural Communications, Interpersonal Communications, Art of Persuasion, Organizational Behavior, The Researcher’s Role in Business, Composition, Writing and Research, Creative Writing and Speech Communications.

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