Student Life Staff

Raymond Anderson
Raymond Anderson
Hall Director

BBA

Office Phone: 563.589.3163
E-mail: RLAnderson@dbq.edu 

Lenell Andrews
Lenell Andrews
Hall Director


Office Phone: 563.589.3163
E-mail: lenellandrews@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Peters Commons

Tabitha Bartelme
Tabitha Bartelme
Mental Health Therapist for Student Support Services;
Assistant Director of Programming for Advocacy and Prevention

PsyD, Capella University

Office Phone: 563.589.3253
E-mail: tbartelme@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 205 Peters Commons

Amy Baus, Psy.D
Amy Baus, Psy.D
Director of Vocation, Civic Engagement, and Life Services; Assistant Professor of Psychology

PsyD., Southern California
MA, Roosevelt University; University for Professional Studies
BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Office Phone: 563.589.3132
E-mail: abaus@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 207 Peters Commons
Fax: 563.589.3419

Mike Durnin
Mike Durnin
Dean of Student Formation

MA, Minnesota State University - Mankato
BS, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse



Office Phone: 563.589.3270
E-mail: MDurnin@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Peters Commons, Second Floor
Biography - Click Here

Mike Durnin joined the University of Dubuque in January of 2013 as the Assistant Head Coach for the Spartans. Durnin had been the head football coach at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa from 2008-2012.

He will enter his 29th year in the collegiate coaching ranks and will be coaching the defensive line at UD along with coordinating special teams for the Spartans. In 2015’s Iowa Conference Championship run, the Spartans utilized a pair of All-IIAC selections on the defensive line that helped anchor the league’s top scoring (15.4 ppg) and total defense (314.7 ypg). UD recorded 10 sacks and also led the league in rush defense at 125.6 yards per game while allowing a league-low five touchdowns on the ground. The Spartan defense helped post a +13 turnover margin, the best in the IIAC. In his three years at UD, he has coached six All-IIAC selections on the defensive line.

Durnin began his collegiate coaching career with Spartan head coach Stan Zweifel at Minnesota State – Mankato under head coach Dan Runkle, where he coached wide receivers and defensive backs. The pair left Mankato for Yankton College where they spent two seasons, with Durnin serving as defensive coordinator.

Durnin moved on and spent seven years at the University of Puget Sound (UPS) (4 yrs.–defensive coordinator, 3 yrs. – offensive coordinator). During this time, UPS experienced its last multiple winning seasons, with numerous players earning All-Conference honors. From there, he went to Illinois State serving as backfield coach and recruiting coordinator. While at ISU, he coached a record-setting running back, quarterback, kicker, and punter, all of whom still grace the record books at Illinois State.

Durnin returned to his alma mater, UW-La Crosse in 2001; serving as defensive line coach and defensive coordinator. While at UW-L, he coached 10 All-Conference defensive linemen, including the 2002 WIAC Player of the Year. Twenty defensive players earned All-Conference honors during his time at UW-L as the defensive coordinator. UW-L appeared in the NCAA DIII playoffs four of his seven years.

Mike took over the Luther College Football program in 2008. During his time at Luther, his teams produced 17 All-Conference Players, the 2011 IIAC Defensive Player of the Year, along with setting numerous school records, including the career and single game tackles record holder and the career passing yardage, touchdown passes and total offense leader.

An active member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Durnin serves on the Public Relations Committee. He has also served on the NCAA DIII West Region Advisory Committee and has been a frequent playoff site rep for the NCAA DIII Football Playoffs.

Durnin is a frequent clinic speaker and is active each summer coaching at various camps throughout the United States. This past summer Durnin was published in the AFCA Summer Manual. 

He and his wife, Karen, have three daughters: Jena (son-in-law, Josh Oeltjen), Krista and Caitlin (son-in-law, Andrew Fjerstad), along with three grandchildren (Philip, Lillian, and Trent).


Nelson Edmonds
Nelson Edmonds
Dean of Student Engagement


Office Phone: 563.589.3867
E-mail: NEdmonds@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 306F Heritage Center

Emily Entsminger
Emily Entsminger
Ministry Coordinator, Administrative Assistant for Campus Ministry


Office Phone: 563.589.3557
E-mail: eentsminger@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 203 Blades Hall

Anne Funke
Anne Funke
Assistant Director of Vocation and Civic Engagement

MA, University of Northern Iowa, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
BA, University of Northern Iowa

Office Phone: 563.589.3167
E-mail: afunke@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Peters Commons

Phyllis Garfield
Phyllis Garfield
Director of International Student Services and Study Abroad

MAC, University of Dubuque
BA, Midland Lutheran College

Office Phone: 563.589.3712
E-mail: pgarfiel@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 306-F Heritage Center
Fax: 563.589.3482

Rev. James Gunn
Rev. James Gunn
Edwin B. Lindsay Undergraduate Campus Chaplain

MDiv, Dubuque Theological Seminary
BA, BBA, Eastern Washington University

Office Phone: 563.589.3582
E-mail: jgunn@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 203 Blades Hall
Fax: 563.589.3419

Sandy Jewett
Sandy Jewett
Assistant Director of Employer Relations

BBA, University of Dubuque
BA, Golden Gate University

Office Phone: 563.589.3633
E-mail: sjewett@dbq.edu 
Office Location: First Floor, Peters Commons
Fax: 563.589.3155

Mary Kruser
Mary Kruser
Administrative Assistant to Vice President/Dean of Student Life

BS, University of Dubuque

Office Phone: 563.589.3128
E-mail: mkruser@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 200 Peters Commons
Fax: 563.589.3419

Rick Merfeld
Rick Merfeld
Director of Residence Life

MSE, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
BA, Luther College

Office Phone: 563.589.3438
E-mail: rmerfeld@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Peters Commons, Second Floor
Fax: 563.589.3419

Dana Perreard
Dana Perreard
Campus Pastor and Associate Chaplain for Worship

MDiv, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary BA, Whitworth University

Office Phone: 563.589.3540
E-mail: dperreard@dbq.edu 

Katie Reid
Katie Reid
Resident Hall Director

BA, Elementary Education



Office Phone: 563.589.3163
E-mail: kreid@dbq.edu 

James Sizer
James Sizer
Director of Multicultural Student Engagement

MEd, Grand Valley State University
BA, Grano Valley State University

Office Phone: 563.589.3129
E-mail: jsizer@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 306B Heritage Center

Barbara Smeltzer
Barbara Smeltzer
Undergraduate Student Resources Advisor; Campus Mom

BA, University of Dubuque
MA, Clarke College

Office Phone: 563.589.3455
E-mail: bsmeltze@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 210 Peters Commons
Fax: 563.589.3419

Rachel Sprayberry
Rachel Sprayberry
Hall Director

BS, William Woods University

Office Phone: 563.589.3163
E-mail: rsprayberry@dbq.edu 
Office Location: Peters Commons

Jodi Troutman
Jodi Troutman
Director of Student Activities


Office Phone: 563.589.3583
E-mail: JTroutman@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 306D Heritage Center

Lindsey Ward
Lindsey Ward
Director of First-Year Experience

MSE, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
BS, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Office Phone: 563.589.3866
E-mail: lward@dbq.edu 
Office Location: 306-B Heritage Center
Fax: 563.589.3482