Faculty & Leadership

Faculty & Leadership

Our talented faculty and administration team at Kirkwood Community College provides the expertise and leadership that help students reach their full potential in their future careers. 

Leadership Team 

Our Mission: Kirkwood Community College identifies community needs; provides accessible, quality education and training; and promotes opportunities for lifelong learning.

Our Vision: To be the community college leader in regional, national, and global education.

Our Core Values:

  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Responsibility
  • Diversity

The majority of our faculty members have earned master's or doctorate degrees, so they are able to share a high-level of experience and expertise. The average class size is 23 students and many classes are as small as 15.

To ensure the quality of your education, Kirkwood follows the criteria established by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in partnership with state and federal governments.

Institutional Effectiveness

The department is responsible for facilitation and support processes involving Process Improvement, Institutional Research, The Innovation Fund, Strategic Planning, and Accreditation.

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Institutional Research

Kirkwood's Institutional Research office works to develop data that informs decisions that advance the college’s goals through the collaborative creation and stewardship of knowledge.

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Abby Kerr - Kirkwood Student

“Kirkwood just feels like home. Everyone here is so welcoming and really makes you feel like you belong. It was so easy to make friends here.”

Abby Kerr,
Wapello, Iowa

Faculty and Leadership Team Directory

Mark A. Abel
Professor, Marketing
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Steven W. Abram
Professor, Management
B.S., M.S., East Carolina University

Melanie Abu-Nameh
Associate Professor, Culinary Arts
A.A.S., A.A., Kirkwood Community College

Dr. Randy D. Ackman
Professor, Animal Health
D.V.M., Iowa State University

Dr. Bailey Allard
Instructor, Biology
B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University
M.A., University of Nebraska
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Nicole Alsaker
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S., Minnesota State University
M.S.N., Mount Mercy University

Tamara S Alt
Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Mount Mercy University
M.B.A., University of Dubuque

Carrie Anderson
Assistant to the President
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Mount Mercy University

Scott A. Anderson
Professor, Diesel Truck Technology
A.A., Des Moines Area Community College

Carla A. Andorf
Dean, Skills-To-Employment
B.S., Iowa State University

Dr. Lisa Angelella
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., University of Scranton
M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Anthony L. Arduini
Professor, Speech
A.S., Sauk Valley Community College
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Mick S. Arnett
Professor, Physics
B.S., Wright State College
M.S., Iowa State University

Tim Arnold
Assistant Professor, Energy Production/Distribution
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force
B.A., Thomas Edison State College

Colette Atkins
Dean, Business and IT
B.B.A., University of North Dakota
M.Ed., University of Oklahoma

Betsy Baertlein
Assistant Professor, ELA
B.A., St Marys University
M.A., St Cloud State University

Arbe Bareis
Assistant Professor, Art
B.A., Coe College
M.A., M.A.S.T., M.F.A., University of Iowa

Sarah E. Barfels
Professor, Sociology
B.A., Oberlin College
M.A., University of Wisconsin

Michael Barshis
Assistant Professor, Hospitality
B.A., University of Iowa

Jim Bayne
Senior Director, Facilities & Security
B.G.S., University of Iowa

Diane L. Bean
Professor, Mathematics
B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University
M.S., University of Iowa

Bill Beaty
Professor, LAN Management
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Dr. Kimberly A. Becicka
Vice President, Continuing Education
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Darek Benesh
Associate Dean, International Programs
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., B.A.C., M.A., M.A.S.T., University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Bryan Bennett
Assistant Professor, LAN Management
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., M.M., University of Northern Iowa
D.M.A., University of Iowa

Kristy L. Black
Dean of Regional & County Centers
B.A., University of Iowa
M.Ed. Iowa State University

Dr. Eliot M. Blake
Professor, English
B.A., Georgetown University
J.D., Emory University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

David Boelman
Instructor, Industrial Maintenance
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Jacolyn Bohr
General Manager, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Dr. Blaise Boles
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Nick Borders
Director, Student Services, Iowa City Location
A.A., Southeastern Community College
B.S., Western Illinois University
M.Ed., Iowa State University

Marci Bowden
Instructor, English
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Jennifer L. Bradley
Executive Dean, Arts & Humanities and English
B.A., Simpson College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Nebraska

David E. Brandstetter
Professor, Graphic Communication Technology
A.A.S., A.A., Hawkeye Community College

Stephanie Bredman
Director, Continuing Ed & Training Services
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
A.A.S., Hawkeye Community College

Mark W. Bromwich
Associate Professor, Information Technology
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Emily M. Brown
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., DePaul University
M.A., University of Wisconsin

Philip E. Brown
Professor, English
B.A., Drake University
M.A., Purdue University
M.A., University of Iowa

Jacqueline M. Brucher Moore
Professor, Speech
B.A., Simpson College
M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Lara Buckles
Director, Risk Management
B.S., Wartburg College

Dr. David S. Bullwinkle
Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Brown University
M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University, Chicago

Michael A. Burkle
Associate Professor, Horticulture
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Luther College

Jon D. Buse
Vice President, Student Services
B.A., M.E., University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Mark Butland
Dean, Iowa City Location
B.A., M.A., Texas State University
Ed.D., Roueche Graduate Center, National American University

Chris Caldwell
Instructor, ACE
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Brian Carlson
Instructor, Auto Collision
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Doug Carlson
Instructor, Diesel Auto Tech
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Melissa M. Carnahan
Professor, Surgical Technology
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Coe College

Kenneth J. Carroll
Professor, Horticulture
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Upper Iowa University
M.S., Drake University

Janae Cavanagh
Associate Professor, Dental Assisting
Diploma, A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Bellevue University

Mel D. Cerveny
Associate Professor, Respiratory Therapy
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.L.S., University of Iowa

Austin G. Chapman
Assistant Professor, Industrial Maintenance Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Terry L. Chapman
Professor, Ag Production Management
B.S., Western Illinois University

Dr. Natalia A. Cherjovsky
Associate Professor, Communication
B.A., Hunter College
M.A., Rollins College
Ph.D., University of Central Florida

James N. Choate
Vice President, CFO
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Melissa Christianson
Director, Finance
B.A., Minnesota State University
M.A., University of South Dakota
M.S., Ohio University

Dr. Joseph N. Christopher
Professor, Chemistry
B.A., Grinnell College
M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Viktor Chupryna
Instructor, Physics
Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Shaunda L. Clark
Professor, Dental Hygiene
A.A.S., Parkland College
B.S., Illinois State University
M.Ed., Iowa State University

Patrick M. Clemence
Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness
A.S., Eastern Iowa Community College
B.S., Mount Mercy University
M.B.A., St. Ambrose University

Gregory L. Clevenger
Associate Professor, Paralegal Program
B.A., J.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Nichelle L. Cline
Dean, Allied Health, Professor, Occupational Therapy
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
B.S., St. Ambrose University
M.P.A., Drake University
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Anne Clinton-Cirocco
Counselor/Clinical Coordinator
B.A., Oakland University
M.S.W., California State University-Sacramento

Rhonda L. Clough
Professor, Ag Business
B.S., Iowa State University

Cindy S. Cochran
Professor, Speech
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

James A. Cochran
Professor, Math
A.A., Marshalltown Community College
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., Viterbo University

Leah Coleman
Program Director, Dental Technology
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., University of Iowa

Eric Conklin
Assistant Professor, Diesel/Auto Technology
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Christopher Cronbaugh
Associate Professor, Reading
B.S.S., Cornell College
B.A., Mount Mercy University
M.A., University of Iowa

James W. Crowther
Professor, Accounting
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.B.A., University of Iowa

Jennifer Cunningham
Associate Dean, Arts & Humanities
B.M., M.M., University of Arkansas
D.M.A., University of Iowa

Erin Dahlstrom
Instructor, Animal Health
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., University of Iowa

Chad P. Daugherty
Professor, Industrial Maintenance
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Dr. John P. Dawson
Professor, Math
B.A., Colby College
M.S., University of Massachusetts
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Ryan A. Dehner
Associate Professor, ELA
B.A., University of Wyoming
M.A., University of Iowa

Dane Dermody
Instructor, Welding
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Peggy L. DeJong
Professor, Accounting
B.S., M.S., San Diego State University

Haley Dohrmann
Instructor, Mathematics
B.S., Kansas State University
M.S., University of Iowa

Dr. Kathryn Dolter
Dean, Nursing
B.S.N., M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco

Peggy C. Donohoe
Professor, Medical Assistant
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Tia L. Doyle
Associate Professor, Remedial Math
B.S., Boston University

Kellie Elliott-Kapparos
Director, Heritage Area Agency on Aging
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Scott G. Ermer
Dean, Agricultural Sciences
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University

Thomas J. Ernster
Professor, English
B.A., Arizona State University
M.A., Holy Names University

Matthew S. Falduto
Director, Financial Aid
B.A., University of Iowa
M.Ed., Iowa State University

Brenda Falgier
Instructor, American Sign Language
B.A., M.A., Gallaudet University

Dr. Shell Feijo
Assistant Professor, English
B.A., North Carolina State University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Catherine L. Finch
Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.O.L., St. Ambrose University

Lexi Finnegan
Instructor, Econ
B.A., New York University
M.A., California State University

Daniel Fitzgerald
Professor, Welding
Certificate, Hawkeye Community College

Christine Flavin
Assistant Professor, Art/Photography
M.A., Webster University
M.F.A., University of Iowa

John Fletcher
Assistant Professor, Economics
B.A., Iowa Wesleyan College
M.A., Western Illinois University
M.B.A., Arizona State University

Lisa Folken
Director, Jones County Regional/Cedar County Center
B.A., M.E., Iowa State University

Debra S. Forbes
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Iowa Methodist School of Nursing
M.S.N., University of Iowa

Wes Fowler
Vice President, Human Resources
B.S., University of Iowa
J.D., University of Iowa

Kizer Friedley
Instructor, Medical Laboratory Technology
B.S., University of Iowa
M.B.A., Walden University

Dr. Sondra A. Gates
Associate Professor, English
B.A., Harding University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Mary B. Gesing
Professor, Counseling
B.A., Wichita State University
M.A., University of Iowa

Angela Gillis
Associate Dean, Social Sciences
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.L.S., University of Iowa
M.O.L., St. Ambrose University

James M. Glasglow
Associate Professor, Information Technology
B.A., University of Arizona
M.B.A., University of Baltimore

Denise C. Glew
Associate Professor, Exercise Science
B.A., Wartburg College
M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Christopher Gray
Instructor, Art
A.A., Anoka-Ramsey Community College
B.F.A., University of Wisconsin River Falls
M.F.A., Tulane University

Joseph D. Greathouse
Professor, Construction Management
B.S., Upper Iowa University
M.A., University of Wyoming

Anthony Green
Assistant Professor, Culinary Arts
A.A., Hocking Technical College

Dennis W. Green
Director, KCCK-FM
B.A., University of Iowa

Laura Green
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
B.S., M.O.T., St. Ambrose

Marla Grosvenor
Instructor, Nursing
A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., Chamberlain College of Nursing

Betty I. Haar
Professor, Health Information Technology
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Upper Iowa University
M.H.A., Capella University

Tim A. Hadsall
Associate Professor, Construction Management
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Mount Mercy University

Dr. Matthew R. Hagele
Associate Professor, Religion
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Ph.D., Florida State University

Greg Hall
Director of Compliance
B.B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Missouri

Korey Hall
Instructor, Pre-Engineering
B.S., M.S., University of Iowa

Stephen Hanisch
Assistant Professor, Carpentry
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.M., University of Iowa

Dr. Heidi A. Hansel
Professor, Accounting
B.B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Kevin Hansen
Executive Director, Communications & Marketing
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Kristin N. Hanson
Professor, Humanities
B.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Dr. David C. Harper
Assistant Professor, Agriculture
B.S., California Polytechnic State University
M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University

Susan A. Harthun
Professor, Math
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Lydia B. Hartunian
Professor, Humanities
B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Ph.D., City University of New York

John Hassen
Instructor, Advanced Manufacturing Academy
A.A.S., Ferris State University

Richard A. Heath
Professor, Spanish
B.A., University of Kansas
M.A., Indiana University

Lisa M. Hebl
Professor, Dental Hygiene
B.S., University of Iowa
M.Ed., Iowa State University

Dr. Keith R. Hench
Professor, Science
B.S., Lock Haven University
M.S., Indiana University, Pennsylvania
Ph.D., West Virginia University

Samantha F. Hench
Associate Professor, Information Technology
B.S., M.S., West Virginia University
C.T., M.S., Regis University

John L. Henik
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
B.S., Iowa State University
M.A., University of Iowa

Joshua J. Henik
Assistant Professor, Agriculture
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University

Dr. D.J. Hennager
Professor, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology
B.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Katherine J. Hess
Librarian
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

Todd C. Hesseltine
Professor, Automotive Technology
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Claudio G. Hidalgo
Professor, Spanish
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

Brianne M. Hildebrandt
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Mount Mercy University
M.S.N., Allen College

Justin Hoehn
Associate Director, Communications & Marketing
A.A., Des Moines Area Community College
B.A., University of Iowa
M.P.A., Drake University

Dr. Crystal Hopp
Instructor, Biology
B.A., Luther College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

David J. Horsfield
Professor, Department Chair, Hospitality
Diploma, Queensland Institute of TAFE

David G. Hulm
Professor, English
B.A., St. Johns University
M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa

David Hunt
Associate Dean, Distance Learning
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., M.P.A., Bellevue University

Brenda Ireland
Director of Operations, Continuing Education
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
M.E., Iowa State University

Cort T. Iverson
Director, Institutional Research
B.S., M.A., Iowa State University

Dr. Wendy Jamison
Dean, Math/Science
B.S., University of Iowa
M.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Peter D. Jauhiainen
Professor, Religion
B.A., Wheaton College
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Melissa A. Jensen
Senior Director, Facilities and Security
A.A.S., Des Moines Area Community College

Scott Johnson
Assistant Professor, Transportation Academy, Linn Regional Center
M.S.T., University of Toyota

Dr. Sophia Joly
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., Ecole Saint Charles-France
M.S., University of Pharmacy-France
Ph.D., Montpellier University

James Jordan
Assistant Professor, Agriculture Geospatial
B.S., Iowa State University

Kiley Jordan
Instructor, Nursing
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
M.S., Mount Mercy University

Gary Jorgenson
Professor, Auto Technology
Diploma, Northeast Iowa Community College

Dr. Arlin W. Karsten
Professor, Animal Health
B.S., D.V.M., Iowa State University

Kasey J. Keeling
Benton County Director
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Mount Mercy University
M.A.E., University of Northern Iowa

Tonya E. Kehoe
Professor, Art
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa

Dr. David A. Keller
Curriculum Assessment Specialist
B.A., Simpson College
M.S., Colorado State University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Matt Kempf
Instructor, Network Administration
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., M.A., Upper Iowa University

Dr. Arthur Khaw
Professor, Communication Skills
B.A., Flinders University, Australia
M.S., Fort Hayes State University
S.P.E.D., Western Illinois University
Ed.D., Liberty University

Dr. Alissa R. King
Associate Professor, Sociology
B.L.S., M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Chris King
Program Manager, Human Resources
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Coe College

Dr. Jeffrey Kirchoff
Associate Dean, English
B.A., M.A., St. Cloud State University
Ph.D., Bowling Green State Univsersity

Dr. Fred Kiser
Assistant Professor/Director, Choral
B.M., Bradley University
M.M., University of Missouri-Columbia
Ph.D., University of Iowa

M.J. Klemme
Associate Professor, Marketing
B.S., Iowa State University
M.B.A., University of Iowa

Finn Kolsrud
Assistant Professor, Sociology
M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Philip D. Koopman
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., Coe College
M.S., University of Iowa

Sandra J. Kotowske
Professor, Dental Technology
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., University of Phoenix

Kendra Krause
Assistant Professor, Medical Assisting
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Gregory S. Krawiec
Assistant Professor, Hotel Management
Diploma, Academy of Culinary Arts
B.S., Florida International University
M.S., Iowa State University

Tyler Krug
Instructor, Ag Business
B.S., Iowa State University

Michael Kubas
Assistant Professor, Advanced Manufacturing Academy
A.A.S., A.A.S., Hawkeye Community College

Dr. Bill H. Lamb
Vice President, Academic Affairs
B.A., University of Kansas
M.A., Pittsburg State University
Ph.D., Kansas State University

Daniel Lamp
Instructor, Construction Management
B.S., University of Cincinnati
M.A., University of Maryland

Randy Langel
Instructor, Communications
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., University of Iowa
M.S., Arizona State University

Amy A. Lasack
Senior Director, Corporate Training
B.A., Cornell College
M.O.L., St. Ambrose University

Dr. Alexis Lee
Instructor, English
M.A., Austin Peay State University
Ph.D., University of Southern MIssissippi

Sandra Lingard
Associate Professor, Business
B.S., University of South Florida
M.B.A., Purdue University

Andrew D. Livin
Professor, CNC Machining
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Kyle Lobermeier
Instructor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
M.S., University of Iowa

Emily S. Logan
Associate Professor, Human Services
B.A., Central College
M.S.W., Grand Valley State University

Steven Long
Assistant Professor, Electronic Engineering Technology
A.A., Oregon Institute of Technology
A.S., B.S., Thomas A Edison State College

Terri L. Long Jedlicka
Professor, English
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Alan C. Lovell
Professor, Math
B.S., University of Northern Iowa
M.A.T., Coe College

Florencia Lynch
Associate Professor, Spanish
B.A., Universidad Catolica de la Plata
M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Jessica E. Maas
Assistant Professor, Bio Science
B.S., University of Iowa
M.A.S.T., University of Iowa

Dr. Joshua M. Madsen
Associate Professor, Biology
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Kristee K. Malmberg
Professor, Dental Assistant
A.A.S., A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Bellevue University

Bridget M. Malone
Professor, Spanish
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

Dr. Constance S. Marberry
Professor, Math
B.A., Bowdoin College
M.A., Trenton State College
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Anna Martel
Assistant Professor, Medical Assisting
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Dan Martin
Dean, Industrial Technologies
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University
M.Ed., Iowa State University

Dr. Janine Martin
Assistant Professor, Anatomy/Physiology
P.h.D., University of Iowa

Dr. Lenore D. Maybaum
Associate Professor, English
B.A., Drake University
M.A., Oregon State University
PhD., University of Iowa

Sean A. Mc Atee
Instructor, Coordinator, HS Completion
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., University of Iowa

Elizabeth L. McCarthy
Professor, Computer Programming
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Loras College

Jacalyn McCarville
Assistant Professor, Counselor
B.S., Mankato State University
B.S., M.S., Minnesota State University

Dr. Chris McCord
Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
M.A., University of Memphis
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Dr. Mark L. McCreary
Associate Professor, Philosophy
B.A., Samford University
M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University

Kristie R. McKibben
Associate Professor, CAD
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Michael P. McLaughlin
Dean, Health Occupations
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., M.A.T., University of Iowa
Ph.D., Iowa State University

David R. McMahon
Professor, History
B.A., Northwest Missouri State University
M.A., Creighton University

Troy P. McQuillen
Vice President, Facilities and Security
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Upper Iowa University
M.E., Iowa State University

Dr. Jennifer Meehan Brennom
Professor, Psychology
B.A., Coe College
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Dr. Saul Mekies
Professor, Economics
B.A., Central Connecticut State University
M.A., University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Lori A. Merlak
Assistant Professor, Management
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Colorado Technical University

Bobbi J. Miller
Associate Dean of Students
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A.S., Mount Mercy University
M.Ed., Iowa State University

Suzanne Miller
Librarian
B.A., Miami University
M.L.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Andy Mills
Assistant Professor, Mathematics
B.A., Luther College
M.S., University of Iowa

Curtis Z. Mitchell
Associate Professor, Developmental Math
B.A., Carleton College
M.P., M.S., Yale University

Ashley Moeller
Associate Dean, Agricultural Science
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Jillissa Moorman
Assistant Professor, Interior Design
B.F.A., M.F.A., Iowa State University

Sarah Morey
Instructor, Communications
B.A., University of Dubuque
M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Shawna L. Moss
Professor, Horticulture
B.A., M.Ed., Iowa State University

Kim S. Muhl
Professor, Physical Education and Recreation
B.A., William Penn University
M.A., Cumberland College

Esperanza Munoz-Perez
Professor, ELA
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

Kristi Murdock
Associate Professor, Animal Health
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., University of Iowa

Shelby J. Myers
Professor, English
B.A., Luther College
M.A.T., University of Iowa

Jon D. Neff
Vice President, Technology Services
B.A., Coe College
M.B.A., University of Iowa

Brandy L. Netty
Associate Professor, Math
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Greg Neumeyer
Vice President, Advancement
B.S.. J.D., Creighton University

Dr. Gideon Ney
Instructor Biology
B.A., B.S., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Nicoleta Nica
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S.N., Upper Iowa University
M.S.N., Capella University

Melanie R. Nollsch
Professor, Early Childhood Education
B.S., Iowa State University
M.Ed., Drake University

Doris Nyaga
Director, Grants
B.A., Brewton-Parker College
M.A., Kennesaw State University

Sandra A. O'Brien
Professor, Computer/Business
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Frederick A. Ochs
Professor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Wisconsin
M.S., University of Michigan

Carlos Ortega-Amparan
Assistant Professor, ELA, English
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

Dr. Mohamed Osman
Instructor, Biology
M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Jim Otto
Instructor, Advanced Manufacturing Academy
A.A.S., D.I.P., Eastern Iowa Community College

Dr. Steve Owen
Professor, Political Science
B.S., University College of Wales
M.A., University Essex, England
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Mona K. Parekh
Associate Professor, Math
B.B.A, Loyola University
M.A., Columbia University

Christopher W. Patterson
Professor, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., University of North Dakota

George A. Patterson
Professor, History
B.A., Mount Mercy University
M.A., University of California

Melissa Payne
Dean of Students
B.A., Truman State University
M.A.E., University of Northern Iowa

Jody Pellerin
Director, Planned and Endowed Giving
B.A., University of Iowa

Joseph Perea
Assistant Professor/Director, Instrumental Music
B.M., University of Cincinnati College
M.M., University of North Texas

Andrei A. Perkhounkov
Professor, Math
B.S., M.S., Moscow Aviation Institute

Emily L. Peters
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., St. Ambrose University
M.S., Mount Mercy University

Glen Peters
Instructor, Automotive
D.P., Hawkeye Community College

Julie Petersen
Librarian
A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Cornell College
M.A., University of Iowa

Jed Q. Peterson
Professor, History
B.S., Iowa State University
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa

Dr. Olga B. Petrova
Professor, English
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Roy W. Pettibone
Assistant Professor, Accounting
B.A., B.S., Northeast Missouri State University
M.A.S.T., Truman State University

Tammy Pickart
Assistant Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., Mount Mercy University
M.S., Walden University

Tera R. Pickens
Director, Washington County
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Coe College

Danielle Pickering
Director of Finance & Accounting
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Upper Iowa University

Heidi M. Pierce
Professor, Psychology
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University

Jonathon A. Pope
Assistant Professor, Auto Technology
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A.S., Mount Mercy University
M.Ed., Iowa State University

Kimberly R. Prevo
Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
B.S., Eastern Kentucky University
M.S., Mount Mercy University

Stephen E. Price
Associate Professor, English
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

Dr. Todd R. Prusha
Executive Dean, Distance Learning and Secondary Programs
B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Coe College
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Julia Rabe
Assistant Professor, American Sign Language
B.A., MacMurray College
M.Ed., Grand Canyon University

Jeremy R. Ralph
Associate Professor, Hospitality
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Upper Iowa University

Dena Rauch
Registrar, Enrollment Management
B.A., St Ambrose University

Dr. Amy L. Rehnstrom
Professor, Microbiology
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.N.S., Southeast Missouri State University
M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Jerry Reisinger
Associate Professor, Horticulture
A.A., Iowa Western Community College
B.S., M.A., Upper Iowa University

Paul Richey
Senior Director, Sales & Marketing, The Hotel at Kirkwood
B.A., St. Joseph's College

Kris Riley
Executive Director, Finance
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Gregory E. Roth
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A., Mount Mercy University
M.S., Minnesota State University

Rich Rourke
Associate Professor, Swine
A.A.S., Hawkeye Community College
B.S., Western Illinois University

Jessica Rozek
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A.A., Worsham College
B.S.N., Mount Mercy College
M.S., Walden University

Jeff Sadler
Assistant Professor, Biology
B.S., M.S., University of Northern Iowa

Nicholas A. Sagan
Associate Professor, Biology, Anatomy & Physiology
B.S., Iowa State University
M.S., University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Scott H. Samuelson
Professor, Philosophy, Humanities
B.A., Grinnell College
M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

Todd M. Saville
Professor, Marketing
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

Richard Scearce
Assistant Professor, Industrial Maintenance Technology
B.S., Winona State University
M.A., University of Iowa

Dr. Catherine M. Schaff-Stump
Professor, English
B.A., M.A., Iowa State University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Shayne M. Schiltz
Associate Professor, Mathematics
B.S., M.S., Iowa State University

Dr. Renee J. Schlueter
Professor, English
B.A., Truman State University
M.A., Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Victor L. Schmidt
Professor, HVAC Technology
A.A.S., A.A., North Iowa Area Community College
B.S., Iowa State University

Joe Schmitz
Instructor, Criminal Justice
A.A.S., B.S., M.A., Purdue University Global

Mary Schneekloth
Assistant Professor, Management
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.S. Mount Mercy College
M.B.A., University of Iowa

Randall P. Schultz
Professor, Psychology
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Dr. Jill M. Scott
Professor, Genetics, Biology
B.S., Oregon State University
Ph.D., Purdue University

Joseph P. Sedlacek
Professor, Mathematics
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.Ed., Northeast Missouri State University
M.A., University of Iowa

Michael J. Sells
Associate Professor, Surgical Technology
Diploma, Marshalltown Community College
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Svyatoslav V. Sharapov
Associate Professor, Math
M.S., Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan

Christine M. Shea-Hunt
Associate Professor, Psychology
B.A., M.A., University of Iowa

Cathleen M. Sheller
Professor, Pre-Computer Science
B.S., Iowa State University
B.S., Mount Mercy University
M.A., University of Iowa

Jeffrey M. Sherman
Professor, Sociology
B.A., Bemidji State University
M.A., Western Illinois University

Dr. Kevin Shroth
Assistant Professor, Speech/Communication
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Laurie A. Simmons
Professor, Nursing
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S.N., Mount Mercy
M.N., Walden University

Jill Sindt
Director, Heritage Area Agency on Aging
B.A., Coe College

Clark Skaggs
Professor, Speech
B.A., Southwest Baptist University
M.A., Central Missouri State University

Loughton Smith
Associate Professor, Bakery/Pastry
B.A. Humbolt State University
M.S., Drexel University

Bob Smith
Instructor, Horticulture
B.S., Iowa State University

Greta L. Songe
Assistant Professor, Art
B.F.A., Louisiana State University
M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa

Elisha Stanley
Instructor, Apparel Merchandising
B.B.A., B.S., Lamar University
B.F.A., American Intercontinental University
M.S., Kansas State University

Sam Stark
Assistant Professor, Welding
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Dr. Bill Stephens
Professor, Anthropology
B.A., University of Texas
M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Jennifer L. Storer
Professor, Nursing
B.A., Luther College
M.N., Walden University

Dr. Brooke Strahn-Koller
Executive Dean, Social Sciences and Iowa City Location
B.A., M.S., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Heather Strempke-Durgin
Assistant Professor, English
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Boise State University
M.A., Oregon State University

Ryan Strempke-Durgin
Digital Services Librarian
A.A., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., Boise State University
M.L.S., University of Iowa

Dr. Lori Sundberg
President
B.A., Knox College
M.B.A., Western Illinois University
D.B.A., St. Ambrose University

Sara J. Swanson
Executive Director, Application Support & Development
B.A., B.S., University of Iowa
M.B.A., St. Ambrose University

Kory M. Swart
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Trisha Swartzendruber
Associate Professor, Nursing
B.S.N., University of Iowa
M.N., Mount Mercy University

Scott Swenson
Regional Director, SBDC
B.B.A., University of Iowa

Serena Tarr
Assistant Professor, Sociology
B.A., M.A., Washington State University

Marianne J. Taylor
Professor, English
B.A., Bucknell University
M.A., University of California

Kasi Tenborg
Director, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Justin Thoensen
Director, Technology Projects
B.B.A., University of Iowa

Margaret C. Thomas
Professor, Physical Therapy
B.S., Loras College
M.A., University of Iowa

Christine M. Thompson
Instructor, HSDL Program
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

James E. Thompson
Professor, LAN Management
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
B.S., M.S., University of Iowa

Mindy J. Thornton
Director, Linn County Regional Center
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.O.L., St. Ambrose University

Dr. Connie Thurman
Chief Officer, President's Office
B.A., Knox College
M.B.A., Western Illinois University
Ph.D., St. Ambrose University

Dr. Mircea M. Tomus
Professor, English
M.A., University of Cluj, Rumania
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Bob Trapp
Assistant Professor, Information Technology
A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Mount Mercy University
M.S., DePaul University

James R. Trepka
Professor, Electrical Engineering Technology
B.A., Grinnell College
B.S., University of Minnesota
M.S., University of Iowa

Josh A. Troutman
Associate Professor, Physical Education
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Dan Tuuri
Associate Dean, Business and IT
A.A.S., Grand Rapids Community College
B.B.A., Davenport University
M.S., Ferris State University

Richard L. Underwood
Professor, Speech
B.A., M.A., Purdue University

Dr. Ethan Valentine
Instructor, Psychology
B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Anita Van Dyke
Assistant Professor/Counselor
B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Douglas J. Van Oort
Professor, Education, Special Education
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University
M.S., Drake University

Seth VanderTuig
Director, Student Life
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.L.S., Iowa State University

Heidi Vogel
Assistant Professor, Counseling
B.A., Wartburg College
M.A., University of Central Florida

Evone R. Vognsen
Director/Programming, Continuing Education
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.S., Drake University

Bob Wade
Assistant Professor, Advanced Manufacturing
A.A.S., A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College

Doug E. Wagemester
Director, Athletics
B.A., Loras College
M.A., University of Redlands

Emily Waters
Instructor, Psychology
B.A., Simpson College
M.A., Argosy University

Jody L. Weigel
Professor, Human Services
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.S.W., University of Iowa

Jon L. Weih
Director, Johnson County Regional Center
B.A., M.A., University of Northern Iowa

Theodore R. Weiland
Associate Professor, Chemistry
B.S., University of Wisconsin
M.A., M.S., Iowa State University

Dr. Jessica L. Westin
Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Physiology
B. S., University of Illinois
M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Judith A. Wightman
Professor, Psychology
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., University of Nebraska

John E. Williams
Professor, Plumbing
A.A., Algonquin College

Lisa D. Williams
Professor, English
B.A., Mount Mercy University
M.A., University of Iowa

Christina Winders
Instructor, Dental Assisting
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.A., University of Northern Iowa

Arron W. Wings
Dean, Learning Services
M.A., University of Iowa
J.D., University of Nebraska

Stephen C. Wolcott
Associate Professor, English
B.A., Ohio University
M.A., M.S., Indiana University

Zach Wollert
Instructor, Art
B.A., B.F.A., University of Oregon
M.F.A., Kent State University

Dawn R. Wood
Dean, International Programs
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., School for International Training

Kimberly Woods
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A.A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Iowa State University
M.S., Allen College

Laurie Worden
Director, Workplace Learning Connection
A.S., Kirkwood Community College
B.S., Mount Mercy University
M.O.L., St. Ambrose University

Dr. Laura N. Yost
Professor, Interdisciplinary
B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Iowa State University
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Dr. Robinson M. Yost
Professor, History
B.A., Centenary College
M.A., Ph.D., Iowa State University

Darren Zabloudil
Executive Director, Technical Infrastructure
B.B.A., University of Iowa

Lynne C. Zeman
Professor, Science
B.S., University of Nebraska
M.S., M.S, University of Iowa

Angela J. Ziesman Weiler
Professor, Counseling
B.A., Central College
M.A., University of Northern Iowa


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