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Idaho State University

Richard (Rick) Wagoner, Ph.D.

Faculty Senate Chair, Associate Professor, School Psychology & Educational Leadership, College of Education

Office: College of Education, 921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8059, Pocatello, ID 83209


Jerry Leffler, MBA

Faculty Senate Vice Chair, Clinical Assistant Professor of Accounting, College of Business

Office: College of Business, 921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8020, Pocatello, ID 83209


Jerry Leffler earned is BBA and an MBA with an Accounting Emphasis from Idaho State University. Jerry is a CPA licensed in Idaho and has worked for both small and large companies in his career.  He teaches Managerial and Cost accounting along with Financial Accounting.  Jerry was born and raised here in Southeastern Idaho and is happy to be returning to his roots.

Laura Ahola-Young

Laura Ahola-Young, MFA

Former Faculty Senate Co-Chair 2018-2019, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, College of Arts and Letters

Office: Department of Art, 921 S 8th Avenue, Stop 8004, Pocatello, ID 83209


Laura Ahola-Young received her MFA from San Jose State University in 2001.  She is an Assistant Professor of Art and leads the Painting and Drawing program. Originally from northern Minnesota, Laura has been influenced by landscapes, winters, ice and resilience. She is currently developing work that incorporates scientific research, Landscape and personal narrative. Her paintings and drawings have been on exhibit nationally.

Former Faculty Senate Chairs

Faculty Senate Chairs