Faculty & Staff

Mount Mercy was founded on academic excellence, offering students a values-based curriculum. The university’s accomplished faculty and adjunct faculty guide students in exploring and working towards a more just, equal and peaceful world. Graduate program instructors focus their courses on providing the skills, knowledge, experiences and confidence their students need to enhance their careers. 

Mount Mercy University 
Faculty & Administration

Marcie Van Note, Doctoral Candidate
MBA Director, Graduate Programs  
Graduate Center 175A | 319-363-1323 ext. 1868 | mvannote@mtmercy.edu

Dr. Ayman Amer
Associate Professor MBA, Graduate Programs 
Graduate Programs | Basile Hall 260 | 319-363-1323 ext. 1308 | aamer@mtmercy.edu

Dr. Tom Castle 
Associate Provost & Executive Director for Academic Innovation
Graduate Programs | Basile 265 | 319-363-1323 ext. 1843 | tcastle@mtmercy.edu

Todd Hutcheson
Assistant Professor of MBA/Business
Graduate Programs | 319-363-1323 ext. 1554 | thutcheson@mtmercy.edu

Adjunct Faculty

» Graduate Programs Faculty & Staff Directory

  • Brian Draeger, MBA 
  • Nancy Garberson, MOL 
  • Larry Long, PhD 
  • Steve Miller, MMA 
  • Paula O’Rourke, MBA 
  • Celina Peerman, PhD
  • Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, JD
  • Carl Shank, MBA
  • Jason Lee, MBA
  • Kristy Butterfield, MBA
  • Rogan Stoops, MBA
  • Cherri Spurlin, MSL
  • Deb Harrison, MSL
  • Allison Parr, MBA

Visit us

Our team will happily help put you on the road to career success. Contact us to learn more about achieving your goals.

Graduate Programs Admissions 
Mount Mercy University, University Center
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-363-1323
gradprograms@mtmercy.edu 

Tyler Poldervaart, MSL 
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
University Center, 240CC
319-363-1323 ext.1652 
tpoldervaart@mtmercy.edu

Tiffany Digman
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
University Center, 240BB
319-363-1323 ext.1865 
tdigman@mtmercy.edu