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Faculty Promotions Announced

By Great Northern University
September 23, 2019

Great Northern University is pleased to announce that two of the University's faculty members are receiving promotions. The university's Academic Affairs committee has approved the promotion of Dr. Michael Kibbe from "Assistant" to "Associate" Professor of Bible, and the promotion of Dr. Kay Tronsen from "Associate" to "Full" Professor of Communication 

The University's faculty handbook defines the following traits of faculty members at Great Northern University: they must be spiritually mature, competent to teach, committed to the local and global church, student-oriented, and collegial. Those seeking promotion must present evidence of exceptional scholarship, partnership with the church, and creative engagement with the mission of the university for the review of the Academic Affairs Committee.

Great Northern University is proud of Dr. Kibbe and Dr. Tronsen's outstanding accomplishments indicating exceptional academic and scholarly contributions, positive peer and student evaluations, and a national reputation in their fields. You can read Dr. Tronsen’s latest creative works on her blog at or read the latest printing of Dr. Kibbe’s book From Topic to Thesis which can be purchased at