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ADMINISTRATION

Dan Marlow

Chief Financial Officer
cfo@abtu.edu

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Bachelor in Business Administration - Accounting Concentration, DeVry University
Master in Accounting and Financial Management, Keller Graduate School of Management

Debra Hayes

Executive MBA, Rockhurst University
Bachelor of Science in Education, Truman University

Luanne Haggard

Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Missouri Columbia
Master of Arts - History, Northwest Missouri State University
Bachelor of Arts - Education, Missouri Western State University
National Board Certified Teacher

Lute Atieh

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board
Lute@abtu.edu
816-279-7000 Ext 1401
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In Progress: Doctor of Jaw (JD), Law, Abraham Lincoln University School of Law
Master of Business Administration - International Business, Bryan University
Management Information Systems BAS, I.T. and Project Management, CalUniversity
Associate’s Degree - Network Administration and Security, American College of Technology
Bachelor of Arts - Communication, Business & Communication, Missouri Western State University

"I have enjoyed being an integral part of the American Business & Technology University’s framework since its founding in 2001, serving in nearly every capacity while gaining extraordinary insight into what it takes to run a successfully innovative institution of higher education. I have also been honored to serve on the Missouri Department of Higher Education’s School Advisory Committee for a term of three years (2014 – 2016), the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Business Standards Committee, the Board of Directors for The Missouri and Kansas Association of Private Career Colleges and Schools, and the St. Joseph School District Board of Education. My passion for education and technology drive my daily pursuits to use technological advancements to bring quality, convenient and affordable education to busy adults seeking skills training and educational advancement."

Michael Campbell

Vice President for Financial Aid and Compliance
Michael.campbell@abtu.edu

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Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University
Master of Arts, Wheaton Graduate School
Bachelor of Arts, Wheaton College
All 14 National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators-U Credentials

Nicholas Drechsel

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice and Legal Studies, Missouri Western State University

Ramsey Atieh

Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Missouri
Master of Science - Educational Curriculum & Instruction, Northwest Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science - Educational Curriculum & Instruction, Northwest Missouri State University
Board Member 2018 - Kansas City International Academy

"I am proud to be part of an extraordinary group of educators who care deeply about our students and work tirelessly to ensure their success. Educational Leadership is my passion and online education is my expertise. In my unique experiences I have gained extensive knowledge of higher education accreditation, strategic planning, compliance, curriculum, assessment, policy development and administration. In the past I have developed and managed admissions, registrar, and retention processes, as well as faculty and curriculum evaluation processes. Currently, I administer annual outcomes assessment studies, state and federal reporting, and compliance monitoring. Dissertation research is one of the factors influencing online student persistence and retention."

Rick Potter

Financial Controller
rick.potter@abtu.edu

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FACULTY

Alex Kulcsar

Master of Science – Computer Science, American Sentinel University
Bachelor of Science – Mathematics, University of Michigan

Alexandra Elinsky

Business/Finance - AAS, BAS | Psychology - General Education
alexander.elinsky@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctorate of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Pending 2018
Master of Business Administration in Finance, Ursuline College
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Ursuline College

Amanda Brand

Sociology/Communications - General Education
amanda.brand@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Arts in Applied Sociology, Northern Arizona University
Master of Arts in Applied Communication, Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, Northern Arizona University

Bowen Sosnicki

Business Technology - AAS, BAS
bo.sosnicki@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Science in Biology, Delaware State University
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, State University of New York
Associate of Applied Science in Forestry and Natural Resources, Morrisville College

Brent Ferns

Information Resource Management - AAS, BAS
brent.ferns@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Business Administration, Northcentral University
Master of Science in Administration, Central Michigan University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Northwood University

Brian Brooks

Master of Business Administration – Baker University
Bachelor of Science – Management, Baker University

Cheryl Covey

Information Technology - AAS, BAS
cheryl.covey@faculty.abtu.edu

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Masters In Education, Instructional Design for Online Learning,Capella University
Bachelors of Science, Information Technology, Franklin University
Associate of Technical Studies, Web, TQM, Computer Electronics & Executive Secretarial
Associate of Applied Business, Executive Secretarial
Microsoft Office 2010 Master
A+ Service Technician certification
IC3 Certified Instructor

Chris Balthrop

Information Technology Networking – BAS, AAS
chris.balthrop@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Science – Computer Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
Bachelor of Business Administration – Management Information Systems, University of Georgia
CompTIA A+ Certified

Chris Ruffin

Information Technology - AAS, BAS | Math - General Education
Chris.ruffin@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Information Technology, Walden University (currently in progress)
Master of Science in Information Technology, Florida Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, minor in Software Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Damien Boley

Information Technology - AAS, BAS
damien.boley@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Science - Information Systems with an emphasis in Web Technologies, University of Central Missouri
Bachelor of Science - General Studies, University of Central Missouri

David Jordan

Master of Science - Educational Administration and Curriculum Design, William Woods University
Graduate Studies in Career and Adult Education, Central Missouri State University
Business Education Certification, Northwest Missouri State University
BS Business Administration/Marketing and AS Retail Management, Missouri Western State College

Deanna Koelliker

Master of Arts degree in English, Northwest Missouri State University
Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership, Northwest Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science degree in English, Northwest Missouri State University

Debra Krause

Doctorate of Business Administration, Walden University
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, United States Merchant Marine Academy

Dennis Barnett

Information Technology - AAS, BAS
dennis.barnett@faculty.abtu.edu

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MIS – Information Systems Management, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science – Information Technology/Software Engineering, University of Phoenix
Associate of Arts – General Education, University of Phoenix
Military- Signal Support Systems Specialist (700 Hours), Fort Gordon, GA, U.S. Army

Dexter Francis

Information Technology - AAS, BAS, MBA | Business - AAS, BAS
dexter.francis@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Philosphophy - Information Technology, Capella University
Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, University of Florida

Dimitria Harding

Master of Science, Community Health Professions, Health Education and Promotion, Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, Old Dominion University
Diploma, Dental Assisting, Penn Foster Education Services
Diploma, Pharmacy Technician, Penn Foster Education Services
Diploma, Advanced Medical Coding, Penn Foster Education Services
Diploma, Medical Billing and Coding, Penn Foster Education Services

Dimitric Fresh

Health Care Management - AAS, BAS
dimitric.fresh@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Business Administration – Health Care Management, Western Governors University
Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing, Minor in Management, Baker College

Felicia Walters

Information Technology - MBA, BAS, AAS
felicia.walters@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Philosophy – Doctor of Information Technology, Capella University
Master of Human Resource Management, Keller Graduate School of Management
Master of Business Administration – Information Systems Management, Keller Graduate School of Management
Bachelor of Science – Family and Consumer Sciences (Sequence in Apparel, Merchandising and Design), Illinois State University

George Uko

Business & Technology - AAS, BAS
george.uko@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Business Administration – Organizational Management, Phoenix University
Bachelor of Arts – Communications, Arizona State University

Harry Jackson

Information Technology/Security - AAS, BAS, MBA
harry.jackson@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Education, Strategic Security, Henley-Putnam University
Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College
Master of Arts, Strategic Intelligence, American Military University
Bachelor of Science, General Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Jacqueline Morgan

Masters of Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science – Computer Information Systems, High Point University

Jan Cohen

Business - AAS, BAS, MBA
jan.cohen@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Philosophy in Business – Organizational and Behavioral Management, Capella University
Masters Degree in Accountancy, University of Phoenix
Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration, Lynn University
Bachelor of Science Degree in Hotel Restaurant Administration, University of Massachusetts

Katrina Everhart

Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP), London College of Osteopathy
Masters Certificate in Osteopathy (MCO), London College of Osteopathy
Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Missouri
Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Human Development and Humanities, Stephens College
Associates of Arts in Science (AAS) in Emergency Management, Frederick Community College
Associates of Art (AA) in General Education, Stephens College

Kellie Callahan

Criminal Justice - MBA, BAS, AAS
kellie.callahan@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Philosophy – Psychology, Walden University
Master of Forensic Sciences – Forensic Science, National University
Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology, Boise State University
Bachelor of Science – Psychology, Boise State University

Lafarrah Brantley

Health Information Technology - AAS, BAS
lafarrah.brantley@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Health Services Administration, Strayer University
Bachelor of Science – Technology Support and Training Management, University of South Carolina

Leonard Jacobs

Technology - AAS, BAS | Math - General Education
leonard.jacobs@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Science in Management, Computing and Systems, Houston Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Indiana University

Mark Watjen

Business and Information Systems - AAS, BAS
mark.watjen@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Business Administration, Technology Management, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science, Information Technology, University of Phoenix
Associate in Business Management, University of Phoenix

Melissa Jones

Health Information Management - AAS, BAS
melissa.jones@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Healthcare Administration and Health Policy, Capella University
Bachelor of Business Administration, American Intercontinental University
Associate of Applied Science in Business; American Intercontinental University

Melvin Randolph

Doctor of Business Administration – Concentration in Marketing, Argosy University
Master of Science – Integrated Marketing Communication, Roosevelt University

Michael Gorospe

Information Technology/Security - AAS, BAS
michael.gorospe@faculty.abtu.edu

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Masters in Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelors in Information Technology/ Information Security, University of Phoenix

Michael Zapinski

Business/Project Management - AAS, BAS
Michael.zapinski@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master in Business Administration (Project Management), Colorado Technical University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Aspen University

Michelle Cheasty

Business Technology and Accounting - MBA, BAS, AAS
michelle.cheasty@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Capella University
Master of Educational Technology and Educational Administration, The College of New Jersey
Bachelor in Business Administration, Accounting, Seton Hall University

Nicole Stone

Information Technology - AAS, BAS
nicole.stone@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Business Administration, Franklin University
Bachelor in Applied Science in Information Technology and Management of Information System, Franklin University
Associate in Applied Science in Network Security and Advanced Computer Networking, Rhodes State College

Patricia Paulikens

Doctorate of Business Administration, Southern California University for Professional Studies
Master of Business Administration, Monmouth University
Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics Montclair State

Phillip Hutchinson

Healthcare/Pharmacy Technician, Vocational
Phillip.Hutchinson@faculty.abtu.edu

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Bachelor of Science in Biology, Wofford College
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Wofford College
Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician, PTCB
State Certified Pharmacy Technician, South Carolina Board of Pharmacy

Randy Crabb

Business Administration/Technology - AAS, BAS, MBA
randy.crabb@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Northcentral University
Master of Science in Technology, Texas State University
Bachelors in Industrial Technology, Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Richard Lightcap

Network and Programming - AAS, BAS
richard.lightcap@faculty.abtu.edu

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Doctor of Business Administration, Argosy University
Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, University of Phoenix
ITIL v4 Certified
Digium Certified Asterisk Administrator
Microsoft Certified Professional

Robert Mullins

Master of Arts – Homeland Security, American Military University
Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice, Union Institute & University

Rosanna Cal

Business Technology - MBA, BAS, AAS
rosanna.cal@faculty.abtu.edu

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Juris Doctor, InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Central Florida
Associate in Arts, Valencia Community College
Fully bilingual (English and Spanish)

Stephanie Moore

Computer Programming - AAS, BAS
stephanie.moore@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Science in Computer Science, Troy State University
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Alabama State University

Stephen Uko

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Kansas State University

Valerie Tillman

Business - AAS, BAS | Information Technology - AAS
Valerie.tillman@faculty.abtu.edu

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Master of Arts – Accounting & Finance, Keller Graduate School
Master of Business Administration – Business Administration, Keller Graduate School
Bachelor of Science – Information Technology, DeVry University
Associates Degree – Computer Information, Rio Salada College

Virginia Johnson

Masters of Science in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, New York Chiropractic College
Bachelors of Nursing, Kent State University

Zia Rivera-Clarkson

Master of Business Administration, Forbes School of Business, Ashford University
Bachelor of Arts - Healthcare Administration, Ashford University
Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, AMCA
Certified Medical Office Administrator, AMCA
Certified Electronic Health Records, AMCA
Certified Billing and Coding Specialist, NHA
New York State Licensed Vocational Teacher for Medical Billing, Coding and Medical Office Administration
Certified Professional Coder, AAPC


STAFF

Amber Atieh

School Certifying Official
ambera@abtu.edu
816-350-9293
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Bachelor of Science - Political Science, Northwest Missouri State University (2010)
Board Member 2018 - Association for Veterans Education Certifying Officials
5 years experience in processing VA and DOD funding sources

Brooke Muff

Bachelor of Arts - English, Missouri Western State University (2000)
5 years experience in processing Federal Student Aid

Paula Jessen

Sami Atieh


BOARD

Hyung Park, MBA, JD

Jeff Chen

Joshua Sung

Justin Oh, CPA

Lute Atieh