Our team has the real-world experience and quality education you need



ADMINISTRATION

Atieh, Lute

Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board
Lute@abtu.edu
816-279-7000 Ext 1401
LinkedIn Profile

Master of Business Administration - International Business, Bryan University
In Progress: Doctor of Law (JD), Law, Abraham Lincoln University School of Law
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."

Atieh, Ramsey

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."

Campbell, Michael

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Drechsel, Nicholas

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

Haggard, Luanne

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
Certified Higher Education Professional - Campus Operations

"It is a privilege and honor to be a part of ABTU. I have been an educator for 30 years and could not ask for more dedicated, knowledgeable, experienced, and caring faculty and staff. I am proud to work with our students to help them succeed in achieving their educational goals. My experience has been vast in many educational settings and positions and I have gained extensive knowledge in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Transitioning from the classroom to administrative leadership has broadened my expertise into the operational functions of education in areas of policy and process development, accreditation, and compliance. My passion continues to be helping students by offering quality education in a unique online student-centered learning environment."

Marlow, Daniel

Chief Financial Officer
cfo@abtu.edu

LinkedIn Profile

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



FACULTY

Balthrop, Chris

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Barnett, Dennis

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

LinkedIn Profile

Master of Information Systems (MIS), 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

Boley, Damien

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Brand, Amanda

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Brantley, Lafarrah

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Brooks, Brian

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

Cal, Rosanna

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

LinkedIn Profile

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)

Callahan, Kellie

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Cheasty, Michelle

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Cohen, Jan

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Covey, Cheryl

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

LinkedIn Profile

Master of 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 Instructor certification

Crabb, Randy

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Dickey, Robin

Sociology/Psychology - General Education
robin.dickey@faculty.abtu.edu

LinkedIn Profile

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Texas Wesleyan University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Sociology, University of Texas at Arlington
Associate of Arts in Psychology, Tarrant County College

Elinsky, Alexandra

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Everhart, Katrina

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

Ferns, Brent

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Francis, Dexter

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Fresh, Dimitric

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Gorospe, Michael

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

LinkedIn Profile

Master in Business Administration, University of Phoenix
Bachelor in Information Technology - Information Security, University of Phoenix

Harding, Dimitria

Master of Science – Community Health Professions, Health Education and Promotion, Old Dominion University
Bachelor of Science –Health Sciences, Old Dominion University
Diploma – Dental Assistant, 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

Hutchinson, Phillip

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Jackson, Harry

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Jacobs, Leonard

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Johnson, Virginia

Master of Science – Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction, New York Chiropractic College
Bachelor of Nursing, Kent State University

Jones, Melissa

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Koelliker, Deanna

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

Krause, Debra

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

Kulcsar, Alex

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

Lightcap, Richard

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Moore, Stephanie

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Morgan, Jacqueline

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

Otte, Steve

Information Technology - Vocational
steve.otte@faculty.abtu.edu

LinkedIn Profile

Bachelor of Arts - Computer Information Systems, Washburn University
Associate of Arts - Business, Johnson County Community College

Paulikens, Patricia

Doctor of Business Administration, Southern California University for Professional Studies
Master of Business Administration, Monmouth University
Bachelor of Arts – Economics, Montclair State

Randolph, Melvin

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

Rivera-Clarkson, Zia

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

Ruffin, Chris

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Sosnicki, Bowen

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Stone, Nicole

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Tillman, Valerie

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Uko, George

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Uko, Stephen

Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, Kansas State University

Walters, Felicia

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Watjen, Mark

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

LinkedIn Profile

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

Zapinski, Michael

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

LinkedIn Profile

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



STAFF

Atieh, Amber

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

Atieh, Sami

Bachelor of Arts - Psychology and Spanish, Missouri Western State University

Brunner, Daniel

Bachelor of Science - Economics, Missouri Western State University

Hayes, Debra

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

Jessen, Paula

Bachelor's Degree - Speech Communication and Public Relations, Missouri Western State University

Johnson, Kristy

Muff, Brooke

Bachelor of Arts - English, Missouri Western State University

Potter, Rick

Financial Controller
rick.potter@abtu.edu

LinkedIn Profile

Rauch, Kimberly

Academic Department Coordinator
kimberly.rauch@abtu.edu

LinkedIn Profile

Reese, John

Scott, Jeffrey

Townsend, Heather

Wardlow, Kinsey

Office Information Systems, Northwest Missouri State University

Wietlisbach, Karl

Financial Aid Processing
karl.wietlisbach@abtu.edu

LinkedIn Profile



BOARD

Atieh, Lute

Chen, Jeff

Oh, Justin CPA

Park, Hyung MBA, JD

Sung, Joshua