Jun 24, 2024  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2024-2025

Faculty/Professional Staff


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Andy Alderson
Associate Professor, Cyber Security & Network Administration
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Robert Arendt
Professor, Welding Technology
Diploma, Indian Hills Community College

Patricia Babbitt
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., Graceland University
M.A., Iowa State University
M.B.L, William Penn University 

Laura Bates-Glenn
Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Jessica Beach
Instructor, Nurse Aide & Related Health 
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S.N., Western Governors University 

Amanda Beane
Professor, Clinical and Theory, Radiologic Technology
A.A.S., Iowa Central Community College
B.A., Grand Canyon University
M.B.L., William Penn University

Megan Bell
Instructor, Mathematics 
M.S., Truman State University 

Kelly Blegen
Professor, Clinical Nursing
B.S.N., University of Iowa

Austin Blomme
Instructor, Diesel Power Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Martin Blomme
Professor, Industrial Maintenance Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Jennifer Boyenga
Department Chair, Arts & Sciences; Program Director, Fine Arts/Drama Sponsor
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Richard Brauhn
Professor, Aviation Maintenance Technology
B.A., Parks College

Lyle Brinegar
Instructor, Construction Technology 

Kim Brown
Professor, Dental Assisting
A.A., Des Moines Area Community College
B.A., Buena Vista University

Colt Brown
Associate Professor, Chief Flight Instructor 
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., Buena Vista University

Jill Budde
Vice President, Learning & Engagement
B.S., Clarke College
M.S., Clarke College
D.P.T., Clarke College

Harriett Burbeck
Instructor, Arts & Graphic Design
M.A., University of Edinburgh
B.A., University of New Orleans

Mary Clark
Associate Professor, Interactive Media Technology
B.A., University of Iowa

Nathan Collins
Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Kevin Cook
Professor, English/Advisor, Phi Theta Kappa
B.A., University of Iowa
M.A. University of Iowa
Ph.D., Duke University

Sarah Cottington
Instructor, Medical Insurance Coding
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., Spring Arbor University
M.H.A., Walden University

Kameo Cragoe
Professor, English
B.S., Dakota State University
M.S., South Dakota State University

Heather Davison
Professor, History
B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa

Tammy Delker
Program Director, Radiologic Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., University of St. Francis
M.S., University of St. Francis

Bruce Dickerson
Professor, History/Student Senate Sponsor
B.A., Indiana State University
M.A., Indiana State University

James Doolan
Instructor, Business
M.B.A., University of Central Missouri

Jon Dorman
Program Director, Construction Technology
Diploma, Indian Hills Community College

Justin Doyle
Associate Professor, Biology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., William Penn University
M.A., Mississippi State University

Kimberly Dreaden
Program Director, North Campus
B.S., University of Florida
M.S., University of Florida

Daniel Earnest
Instructor, Industrial Maintenance Technology
Electrician Certified
American Welding Society Certified

Laura Farrington
Instructor and ACCE, Physical Therapist Assistant
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., Buena Vista University

Taren Ferguson
Chief Financial Officer
M.A., Southern New Hampshire University 

Michael Fletcher
Instructor, Diesel Power Technology

Zeke Flick
Director, Human Resources
B.S., Upper Iowa University

Ruston Ford
Professor, Spanish
A.A.S., Snow College
B.A., University of Utah
M.A., University of Utah

Andrea Fowler
Academy Associate Professor, High School Health Sciences
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
A.D.N., Indian Hills Community College
B.S.N., William Penn University

Michael Franklin
Instructor, Electronics Core
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., Buena Vista University

Lisa Fritz
Professor, Art
B.F.A., Northeast Missouri State University
M.F.A., Louisiana State University

William Garrels
Academy Associate Professor, Automotive/Machining 
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Chad Gatlin
Professor, Chemistry and Biology
B.S., Truman State University
M.S., Emporia State University

Anthony Gibson
Instructor, Albia High School Welding Technology
Welding Certification, Grand View College

Noel Gorden
Executive Dean, Centerville Campus & Academic Services
A.A., Lake Land College
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Western Illinois University 

Tish Gouge
Associate Professor, Business Specialist
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., Buena Vista University

Amy Grant
Program Director, Dental Hygiene
B.A., University of Iowa
A.A.S., Des Moines Area Community College

Rick Guffey
Associate Professor, Welding Technologies
A.A., William Penn University

Brian Hammack
Chief Flight Associate Professor
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Katie Harned
Associate Professor, Social Sciences
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., William Penn University
M.S., University of Phoenix

Mychelle Harvey
Executive Assistant/Board Secretary
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., Upper Iowa University
M.S., Thomas Edison State College

Joshua Hemminger
Program Director, Emergency Medical Services
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., Buena Vista University

Jeff Henderson
Associate Dean, Advanced Technologies
B.S., Northeast Missouri State University
M.S., Drake University

Jennifer Hess
Professor, Sociology/Psychology
B.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Danielle Hodges
Professor, High School Health Sciences
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S.N., University of Iowa
M.S.N., Graceland University

Dixie Holden
Department Chair, Nursing & Simulation
A.A.S.,  Central Carolina Community College
A.D.N., Central Carolina Community College
B.S.N., Fayetteville State University
M.A.Ed., East Carolina University
M.S.N., Duke University
D.N.P., Grand Canyon University

Jenny Howk
Program Director, Business 
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., Truman State University
M.B.A., St. Ambrose University

Chad Hudson
Associate Professor, Mahaska County Welding Academy
AWS Certified Welding Educator

Jessica Huggins
Instructor, Nursing Lab Coordinator 
B.S.N., William Penn University
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

David Hynick
Associate Professor, Commercial Truck Driving
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Richard Johnson
Lab Technician, Diesel Power Systems Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

John-Paul Jones
Professor, Electrical & Renewable Energy Technology 
Diploma, George Brown College

Jesse Juran
Program Director, Culinary Arts 
A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Brydon Kaster
Professor, Sustainable Agriculture and Entrepreneurship
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., Iowa State University

Suzanna Keegel
Professor, Simulation Specalist 
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S.N., Graceland University

Suzanne Keller
Professor, Microbiology/Anatomy and Physiology
B.A., Simpson College
Ph.D., University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio

Joni Kelley
Executive Dean, Enrollment Services & Registrar
B.A., William Penn University
M.A., William Penn University

Lauri Kellner
Professor, Nursing Theory and Clinical
B.S.N., University of South Florida
M.S.N., Walden University

Lori Kielkopf
Associate Dean, Health Sciences
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., University of Iowa
M.S.Ed., St. Joseph’s College

Kurt Kleinschnitz
Instructor, Avionics Electronic Technician
Ph.D., Maharishi University 

Colette Kramer
Instructor, Psychology 
B.S., Missouri State University
M.A., Ball State University
M.S., Ball State University

Brooklyn Krings
Instructor, Biology
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Western Illinois University
B.S., Buena Vista University 

Cory Lamb
Chief Technology Officer
B.A., Bethel College

Craig Leager
Executive Dean, Instruction
M.A., Iowa State University
B.A., Iowa State University

Barb Lisk
Professor, Education
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., Morningside College

Jeff Long
Professor, Machine Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Michael Ludwig
Instructor, Chef Training
A.A., Indian Hills Community College

Andrew Mason
Associate Professor, Aviation Maintenance Technology
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., Southern Illinois University- Carbondale

Stacie Mason
Program Director, Clinical Lab Sciences
B.S., Graceland University

Justin Master
Instructor, Commercial Truck Driving
B.S., Southern New Hamphire University

Luke Matheis
Instructor, Computer Software Development
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Kristin Mayson
Program Director, Sports Medicine
B.S., Truman State University
M.S., Northwest Missouri State University

Brandea McCann
Program Director, Mathematics/Teaching and Learning Specialist
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Iowa State University

Hannah McConkey
Instructor, English & Communications
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., University of Northern Iowa 
 
Brett Monaghan
Vice President, Student Development & Operations
A.A., Marshalltown Community College
B.A., University of Northern Iowa
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Sadie Monaghan
Associate Professor, Nursing Theory and Clinical
A.A.S., Marshalltown Community College
B.S., Iowa Wesleyan College
M.S.N., Walden University

Susan Moore-Hicks
Instructor, Business
B.A., Bunea Vista University
M.B.A., Bellevue University

Justine Munger
Program Director, Dental Assistaing Program 
B.A., William Penn Universtity 

Heidi Munsell
Department Chair, Arts & Sciences; Program Director, Science/Phi Theta Kappa Advisor
B.A., Central College
M.S., Palmer College of Chiropractic

Bianca Myers
Executive Dean, Advacement 
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., Park University
M.A., Park University
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Christine Norris
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
B.A., University of Iowa
M.A., Capella University

Josh O’Dell
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., Buena Vista University

Joe Owczarzak
Professor, Science/Mathematics
B.A., Augustana College
M.A., University of Arkansas

Cole Payne
Associate Professor, Welding Technology 
Certification, Tulsa Welding School

Craig Payne
Professor, English and Humanities
B.A., William Penn College
M.A., Northeast Missouri State University
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Wales

Caroline Peyrone
Program Director, Physical Therapist Assistant
B.A., Penn State University
M.S., Marymount University

M.A., Buena Vista University
D.P.T., Marymount University

Jeff Pigg
Academy Instructor, Health Sciences
B.A., Iowa State University
B.S.N., MacMurray College
M.S.N., Indiana State University 

Jarrett Plate
Instructor, Computer Software Development
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Tisha Pruiett
Professor, High School Health Occupations
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S.N., University of Iowa
M.S.N., Clarkson College

Jacob Ridge
Associate Professor, Robotics/Automation Technology/
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., Buena Vista University

Cynthia Ripp
Program Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant
B.S., University of New Hampshire

Marty Roberts
Professor, Machine Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Cole Rushing
Associate Professor, Workplace Skills
A.A.S., Eastern Oklahoma State College
B.A., Oklahoma State University
M.A., Oklahoma State University

Cheryl Sampson
Professor, Nursing Clinical Coordinator 
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S.N. Kaplan University

David Sharp
Professor, Instrumental Music
B.A., University of Miami
M.A., University of Nebraska

Michael Shay
Associate Professor, Laser/Electro-Optics Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., National Louis University

Janene Sheldon
Associate Professor, Vocal Music and Piano
B.A., Kearney State College
M.M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
D.M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Alice Shepard
Professor, Radiologic Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S., University of St. Francis

Angela Sieren
Professor, Mathematics
B.A., Wartburg College
M.S., Iowa State University

Clarence Slavens
Professor, English/Theatre
A.A., East Central College
B.A., University of Missouri
M.A., University of Missouri
Ph.D., Michigan State University

Neric Smith
Program Director, Agricultural Sciences
B.S., Iowa State University
M.A., Iowa State University

Emily Speer
Instructor, Biology
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic

Andy Summers
Professor, Automotive Technology
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Tina Tennis
Professor, Clinical Nursing
A.A., Indian Hills Community College
B.A., Central College

Matthew Thompson
President
B.A., Iowa State University
M.A., East Tennessee State University
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Nathan Tillotson
Associate Professor, Cyber Security & Network Administration
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Danielle Thomas
Instructor, Dental Hygiene
A.A.S., Des Moines Area Community College

Joseph VanDenBerg
Academy Instructor, Welding Technology
Diploma, Indian Hills Community College 

Debra Vos
Professor, Social Sciences 
B.A., Ottawa University
M.A., Ottawa University
M.E., Northern Arizona University
Ed.S., Walden University

Don Waltenberger
Associate Dean, Arts & Sciences
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University
M.B.A., Lindenwood University
M.S., Capella University

Ty Ware
Associate Professor, Ottumwa High School Construction Technology

James Warner
Instructor, Computer Software Development
M.S., Western Governors University
B.S., BYI- Idaho

Lynda Welch
Program Director, English/Humanities 
M.A., Regis University 

Jennifer Wilson
Vice President, Business Solutions 
B.A., Saint Olaf College
M.A., University of Phoenix
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Kate Wilson
Instructor, Cybersecurity and Systems Administration
M.S., Purdue University 

Nathan Wilson
Associate Professor, History
B.A., Central College
M.A., California State University

Susan Wilson
Professor, Computer Software Development
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College

Shelley Wood
Associate Professor, Nuring Lab Coordinator 
A.A.S., Indian Hills Community College
B.S.N., University of Iowa

Micah Zook
Instructor, Construction Technology
Diploma, Indian Hills Community College