Department of Social Sciences Faculty
The faculty members in the Department of Social Sciences are highly regarded by their peers. Most of the instructors have earned a doctorate degree and each instructor has a special academic interest which contributes to his expertise in the field.
Dedicated and concerned, the instructors care deeply about the success of their students and their concern is demonstrated by informal conversations and formal consultations. Close mentoring by faculty members guarantee students have the benefit of individual appraisal and assistance.
Dr. David Meier
Chair of the Department of Social Sciences
Professor of History
Office: Stickney Hall 422
Phone: (701) 483-2116
University of Wisconsin, M.A.; Ph.D.
Eastern Illinois University, B.A.
Dr. Gary Cummisk
Assistant Professor of Geography
Office: Stickney Hall 412
Phone: (701) 483-2410
Dr. Cummisk’s web page
University of Oregon, Ph.D.
Cornell University, M.F.A.
Central Washington University, M.S.
Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A.
Dr. Steven Doherty
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office: Stickney Hall 419
Phone: (701) 483-2065
Loyola University Chicago, Ph.D.
Iowa State University, M.A.
University of Wisconsin - Superior, B.S.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Office: Stickney Hall 414
Phone: (701) 483-2423
Mr. Quijano’s web page
University of North Dakota, M.A.
University of Alaska, Fairbanks, B.A.
Lecturer of Mathematics and Economics
Office: Klinefelter Hall 308
Phone: (701) 483-2474
University of North Dakota, M.S.
Dickinson State University, B.S.
Dr. Frank P. Varney
Assistant Professor of History
Office: Stickney Hall 411
Phone: (701) 483-2144
Cornell University, M.A., Ph.D.
William Paterson University of New Jersey, B.A.
Adjunct Instructor of History
Office: Stickney Hall 418
Phone: (701) 222-0284
Drake University, B.A., M.A.
Instructor of Sociology
Office: Stickney Hall 421
Phone: (701) 483-2494
The University of Kansas, M.A
Mid-America Nazarene University, B.A