Our Staff

Our staff looks forward to fostering a positive academic experience at Mount Mercy for all students. We encourage you to contact us directly with any questions you may have.

Jan HandlerDr. Janet Handler
319-363-1323, ext. 6482
Office: 214 Warde Hall

Handler received her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, subsequently becoming an Associate Professor at that institution. She obtained her masters degree from Rutgers University, serving also as a classroom teacher in a nearby New Jersey district. Conference presentations, publishing, and consulting in such areas as mathematical thinking and instructional improvement are among her professional activities, along with special interests in planning and assessment. Handler previously serves as a Professor in the Education Division, where she taught and advised students planning to be elementary or secondary teachers. 

Tom Castle Dr. Tom Castle
Associate Provost
Graduate Center 171B
319-363-1323 ext. 1834

Castle will oversee Mount Mercy's growing adult accelerated programs and graduate programs. Tom Castle has been with Mount Mercy since 1990. Before coming to Mount Mercy, Castle served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Iowa, and worked as a marketing consultant. Castle is an active member of the Commission for Accelerated Programs (CAP). In 2008, Castle developed and directed Mount Mercy's accelerated MBA program for working adults, and he continues to provide direction for all adult-focused and off-campus initiatives. Castle earned his BBA and MBA from the University of Iowa. 

Patti Roman Patti Roman
Office Manager
319-368-6482, ext. 1291
Office: 214 Warde Hall