Middle Level Education Faculty

Concordia University, Nebraska's Middle Level Education Faculty are distinguished by excellence in teaching and scholarship. Their expertise inspires in the classroom, makes them leaders in their academic field and impacts the church and world.

Amanda Geidel

Professor of Education, Special Education Program Director, Department of Education Chair

I am most passionate about preparing general education majors to have successful inclusive classrooms once they become teachers.

Education professor Dr. Amanda Geidel wants to help you learn to build an inclusive classroom. Learn more about Dr. Geidel in this Faculty 5 video.

Kristen Nugent

Associate Professor of Education, Program Director of Secondary Education

I enjoy collaboration with my colleagues and the ability to design courses that fulfill current educational best practices to serve church and world.

Education professor Dr. Kristen Nugent knows that the most important thing she can teach her students is to build strong relationships in their future classrooms. Learn more about Dr. Nugent in this Faculty 5 video:

Shanna Opfer

Associate Professor of Education, Elementary Education Director

Education professor Shanna Opfer wants you to know that as a teacher you may not see the end results of your hard work. But if you put your trust in God, He will do amazing things. Learn more about Professor Opfer in this Faculty 5 video.

Beth Pester

Director of Dual Credit and School Partnerships, Associate Professor of Education

Meet Beth Pester, professor of middle level education. She wants you to grow God's kingdom, wherever you are and whatever you're doing. Learn more about Dr. Pester in this Faculty 5 video.