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At Rasmussen College, you can confidently pursue your degree knowing our diverse and experienced team of faculty are dedicated to your success. Not only do our faculty teach as instructors, but they are professionals in their field who collaborate with you and help you along your educational journey.

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Introducing Our Experts

Surgical Technology Program Coordinator Krista Vylasek, CST, BS

In 2019, Vylasek received the Chris Keegan Memorial Educator Scholarship Award for her commitment to the advancement of the surgical technology and surgical assisting fields. Vylasek uses her firsthand student experience to help support and encourage her students.

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I can honestly say the instructor made all the difference in my experience. He took the time to engage students and reach out at every level. The instructor made the class feel inclusive and encouraged a lot of conversations.

School of Business Graduate

What Sets Our Faculty Apart?

Real-World Experience

There’s no better way to learn than from industry-experienced faculty who are experts in their field.

Professional Development

Rasmussen College invests in faculty development preparing them to teach today’s learners.

Student-Centered Instruction

Whether on campus, online or through competency-based education (CBE), our focus is to maximize student learning and success.

Practitioner Faculty

Empowering Students with Qualified Faculty

Every student has a unique story and unique needs. Our faculty are qualified in their field of study, bringing practical and professional experience to the classroom to support student learning.

Graduate Faculty

Graduate faculty guide and support student learning through activities enhancing independent thinking, research skills and the application of knowledge. Our full-time graduate faculty are actively involved in scholarly work with deep educational and industry experience. As experts in their field, they are equipped to help students manage their unique experience and complete a rigorous program of study.

Undergraduate Faculty

Whether students want to move forward in their current career or are ready for a change, faculty teaching undergraduate students have the curriculum and resources to help. Combining their academic and professional experience, our faculty are committed to helping students attain the advanced skills and knowledge needed to meet their career goals.

There are a lot of factors people face when deciding to go back to school. What I’ve learned is that when you feel down and are having a hard time—befriend the experts. Your professors are your experts and they will guide you to the next phase of your life.

School of Design Graduate

Student-Faculty Connection

Collaborating Beyond the Classroom: Graphic Design Instructor and Alumnus for the Win

The Rasmussen College Mankato campus provided the platform for Eric Melhorn, a Graphic Design instructor, and Doug Monson, a Graphic Design graduate, to build their futures on. Little did they know, their paths would stay connected outside of the classroom, too.

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Eric Melhorn and Doug Monson winning awards
Professor Eric Melhorn and Doug Monson accepting the Region III National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) first place award in 2018.

My goal is to make sure each student enrolled in my course feels valued, encouraged and motivated from start to finish.

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