The Wendt Mentors are five University faculty members who serve as leaders for the Wendt Character Scholars.

Mentors attend weekly meetings and all required Wendt Character Scholar events. Each mentor leads a group of 10 scholars, facilitating discussion and leading group activities to enhance the scholars' experience, understanding, and growth.


Ben Bartels

Ben BartelsDirector for the Mediation Team and Moot Court Programs

Phone: 563.589.3562 Fax: 563.589.3576 Department: Sociology and Criminal Justice Office: 317 Severance Hall


JD, Loyola University; MAE, University of Iowa.

Katie Boyer

Katie BoyerAssistant Professor of Education

Phone: 563.589.3853 Fax: 563.589.3410 Department: Education Office: 306 Smith Hall


EdD, National Louis University; MA, Loras College; BA, Loras College.

Molly Hein

Molly HeinAssistant Professor of Business

Phone: 563.589.3709 Department: Business and Accounting Office: 121 Charles & Romona Myers Center


Ed.D, University of Phoenix; MS, Western Illinois University; BA, Loras College.

Adam Kleinschmit

Adam KleinschmitAssociate Professor of Biology

Phone: 563.589.3142 Fax: 563.589.3688 Department: Natural and Applied Sciences Office: 204A University Science Center


PhD, University of Minnesota; BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Ken Turner, Jr.

Ken Turner, Jr.Associate Professor of Science Education

Phone: 563.589.3799 Fax: 563.589.3688 Department: Natural and Applied Sciences Office: 104C University Science Center


EDD, National Louis University; MAT, DePauw University; BA, Valparaiso University.