Faculty List | Southwestern Illinois College

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Caroline Adams
Professor
Education
B.A., University of Mississippi
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Ed.D., University of Mississippi

Elizabeth Alvarez
Assistant Professor
Nursing Education/Nurse Assistant
Registered Nurse
B.S.N., Saint Louis University
M.S.N., McKendree University

Robin L. Anderson
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Lawrence Appelbaum
Assistant Professor
Computer Information Systems
B.S., Washington University
M.S., University of Missouri

Jeffrey Arnold
Professor
Geography
B.S., Western Illinois University
M.A., Ohio State University

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Jessica K. Baack
Associate Professor
Biology
B.S., Gettysburg College
M.S., Eastern Illinois University

John Bast
Instructor
Respiratory Care
A.A.S., Maryville University
B.S., University of Missouri

Carolyn Beal
Professor
Early Childhood Education
A.A., Belleville Area College
B.A., McKendree College
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Robert Beckett
Associate Professor
Aviation Maintenance Technology
FAA Airframe and Powerplant License-Belleville Area College
A.A.S., Belleville Area College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Webster University

Don Bevirt
Associate Professor
Art
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Lindenwood University

Laura Billings
Professor
Psychology
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Carla Bills
Professor
Psychology
B.S., Lincoln University of Missouri
M.A., University of Missouri
Ph.D., University of Missouri

Thomas Bilyeu
Professor
Management/Marketing
B.S., Missouri State University
M.A., Webster University
M.A., Webster University

Jill Bingheim
Professor
Nursing Education
Registered Nurse
B.S.N., Southern Illinois University
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University

Angelia Blackman Donovan
Assistant Professor
Business Law and Paralegal Studies
B.A., Southern Illinois University
J.D., DePaul University

Jennifer Bone
Associate Professor
Librarian
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., University of Illinois

Jerald Bonifield
Instructor
Industrial Technology and Precision Machining
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Southern Illinois University

Mark Bosworth
Associate Professor
Industrial Technology
A.T., Ranken Technical College
B.S., National-Louis University
M.Ed., Jones International University
Journeyman Tool and Die Maker (IMA)

Joy Branlund
Professor
Earth Science
B.A., Macalester College
M.S., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., Washington University

Lee Brendel
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.A., Saint Louis University

Leisa Brockman
Associate Professor
Culinary Arts and Food Management
B.S., Central Missouri State University
M.A., Webster University
Ed.S., Webster University

Karla Brown
Associate Professor
Office Administration and Technology
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University

Timothy A. Brown
Associate Professor
Computer Information Systems
B.A., University of Wisconsin
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Beth Burns
Assistant Professor
Electronic Publishing
Graphic Communication
Web Designer
Web Development & Administration
A.A.S., Belleville Area College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Webster University

John Burnett
Instructor
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College

Steven Bushong
Professor
Network Design and Administration
Cisco Network Academy
A.A.S., Belleville Area College
B.A., McKendree College
M.B.A., Fontbonne College
Ed.S., Nova Southeastern University
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Certified Novell Engineer (CNE)
Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)
A+ Certification
Network+ Certification
Security + Certification
Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certification

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Corinne A. Carey
Professor
Biology
B.S., Northern Michigan University
M.S., Northern Michigan University
Ph.D., University of North Dakota

Thomas Chamblin
Professor
Speech Communication
B.S., Murray State University
M.S., Southern Illinois University
M.F.A., Webster University

David Collins Jr.
Professor
Mathematics/Computer Science
A.S., Belleville Area College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Kevin Corgan
Assistant Professor
Welding Technology
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College

Trent Crews
Assistant Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Missouri University of Science and Technology
M.N.S., Southeast Missouri State University

Dan Cross
Professor
Film and English Composition
B.A., University of Minnesota
M.A., Northern Arizona University
M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

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Linda Dawkins
Professor
Chemistry
A.A.S., St. Louis Community College
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Missouri

Jean Deitz
Professor
Medical Laboratory Technology
A.S., Belleville Area College
A.A., Belleville Area College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Lindenwood University
Curriculum Vitae

Tina Dierkes
Professor
Office Administration and Technology
A.A.S., Kaskaskia College
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Eastern Illinois University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Diane Dodd
Instructor
Respiratory Care
A.A.S., Lincoln Land Community College
B.A., Southern Illinois University

Theodore Dolter
Professor
Chemistry
B.S., Saint Louis University
M.S., University of Illinois

Kyle Donaldson
Associate Professor
English
B.S.W., University of Missouri
M.S.Ed., Southwest Missouri State University
Ph.D., University of Southwestern Louisiana

Michael A. Dyer
Professor
Biology
B.A., McKendree College
B.S., Logan Chiropractic College
D.C., Logan Chiropractic College

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Brett E. Egger
Associate Professor
Biology
A.S., Lincoln Land Community College
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Eastern Illinois University

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Christopher Farmer
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Northwest Missouri State University
M.A., University of Missouri

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Gary J. Gardner
Associate Professor
Nursing Education/Nurse Assistant
Registered Nurse
B.S.N, The University of Texas
M.S.N, Georgetown University
Curriculum Vitae

Steve Gaumer
Professor
History/Political Science
B.A., Saint Louis University
B.A., Saint Louis University
M.A., Saint Louis University

Steve Gentemann
Professor
Chemistry
B.S., Saint Louis University
M.S., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Washington University

Timothy Grant
Professor
Mathematics
B.A., Southwest Texas State University
M.S., University of Illinois

Charles V. Gulash
Professor
Welding Technology
Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

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Stacey Hairston
Assistant Professor
Health Information Technology
B.S., Saint Louis University
M.H.S., Saint Louis University
Curriculum Vitae

Nicole L. Hancock
Associate Professor
English
B.A., Olivet Nazarene University
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Yvonne Hanger
Instructor
Health Information Systems
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Stephens College

Charles H. Hannon
Professor
Network Design and Administration
Cisco Networking Academy
Computer Information Systems
B.S., Montana State University
M.A., Maryville University
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Keven Hansen
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.A., Illinois State University
M.A., University of Wisconsin

Matthew Harter
Instructor
Aviation Maintenance Technology
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
Airframe and Powerplant License
Private Pilot’s License

Monica Hatch
Associate Professor
English
B.A., Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Stanley Hatfield
Professor
Earth Science
B.S., Ohio University
M.S., University of Missouri

Claude M. Heimburger
Associate Professor
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
A.A., Belleville Area College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Nicolyn Hensley
Assistant Professor
Graphic Communications
Web Designer
Web Development
A.A., Springfield College
B.B.A., University of Illinois
M.S., University of Illinois

Christie G. Highlander
Professor
Paralegal Studies
A.A., Northwestern Michigan College
B.A., The College of William & Mary
J.D., The University of Tulsa

Susan Holbrook
Associate Professor
Human Services Technology
Social Work/Sociology
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Karyn Houston
Associate Professor
Sign Language Studies: Interpreter
B.S., John Brown University
M.S., University of Arkansas
Curriculum Vitae

Adam Hucke
Assistant Professor
Music
B.M., Southern Illinois University
M.M., Northern Illinois University

Tami Hughes
Associate Professor
Reading
A.A., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Bradley University
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Barbara Hunter
Professor
Psychology
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Cynthia Hussain
Professor
English
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Southern Illinois University
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University
Ed.D., Southern Illinois University

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Edward Jacobs
Associate Professor
Music
B.A., University of Wisconsin
M.M. Southern Illinois University

Andrew Jensen
Associate Professor
Music
B.M., Illinois State University
M.M., Illinois State University
D.M.A., University of Southern Mississippi

Karen Jobe
Associate Professor
Sociology/Anthropology
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Southern Illinois University

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Kimberly Keel
Associate Professor
Nursing Education/Nurse Assistant
Registered Nurse
A.A.S., Lewis & Clark Community College
B.S.N., McKendree College
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University
Curriculum Vitae

Winnie M. Kenney
Associate Professor
English Composition
B.A., East Tennessee State University
M.A., East Tennessee State University

Rhonda Kern
Professor
Radiologic Technology
Registered Radiologic Technologist
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Capella University
Curriculum Vitae

Kathy L. Kufskie
Professor
Psychology
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University
M.A., Lindenwood University
Ph.D., University of Missouri

Michelle Kujawa
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapist Assistant
Licensed Physical Therapist
B.A., Miami University
M.S.P.T., Washington University
Curriculum Vitae

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Garry Ladd
Professor
Health & Exercise Science
B.A., Syracuse University
M.S., Western Maryland College
M.S. Ed., Southern Illinois University
M.A., University of Alabama
DHSc, Nova Southeastern University

Charles James Laing
Assistant Professor
Construction Management Technology
A.A.S., Belleville Area College
B.Arch., University of Kentucky
M.A.Ed., McKendree University
A.I.A.
NCARB
LEED AP

David Mark Light
Assistant Professor
Librarian
B.S. University of New Mexico
M.A., University of Missouri

Cory A. Lund
Professor
English Composition
B.A., Bemidji State University
M.A., Bemidji State University

Mary L. Lutz
Professor
Office Administration and Technology/Computer Information Systems
A.A.S., Kaskaskia College
B.S., Illinois State University
B.S., Illinois State University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

M

Jaime L. Manche
Professor
Mathematics
B.A., Illinois College
M.A., Saint Louis University
Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Louis Marino
Assistant Professor
Industrial Technology
A.S., Ranken Technical College

Michael Marlen
Associate Professor
Biology
A.S., Belleville Area College
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Eastern Illinois University

Evelyn Martin
Professor
Nursing Education
Registered Nurse
A.A.S., Belleville Area College
B.S.N., Southern Illinois University
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University
Curriculum Vitae

Stacy K. Martin
Associate Professor
Business Administration
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University

Paula McAteer Haniszewski
Assistant Professor
Art
B.F.A., Southern Illinois University
M.F.A., New York Academy of Art

Susen McBeth
Associate Professor
Sign Language Studies: Interpreter
Certified Interpreter
A.A.S., St. Louis Community College
B.S., Southwest Missouri State University
M.A., Gallaudet University
Curriculum Vitae

Matt McCarter
Associate Professor
English
B.A., Dallas Baptist University
M.A., Dallas Baptist University
Ph.D., University of Texas

Michael W. McClure II
Assistant Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Steven Moiles
Associate Professor
English
B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Kevin Monroe
Professor
Political Science and History
A.A., Three Rivers Community College
B.A., Southwest Missouri State University
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary
M.A., East Tennessee State University
M.A., Arkansas State University

Natasha Moore
Assistant Professor
English
B.A., Loyola University-New Orleans
M.Ed., University of Missouri
M.A., University of Missouri

Alicia Morgan
Professor
English
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Julie A. Muniz
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Van Muschler
Associate Professor
Administration of Justice
B.A., University of Missouri
M.S., National Louis University

Carolyn H. Myers
Professor
Political Science
B.A., Ottawa University
M.A., University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas

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Bradford Nadziejko
Associate Professor
English
B.A., Western Illinois University
M.F.A., Western Michigan University

Thomas Noonan
Instructor
Culinary Arts and Food Management
A.A.S., St. Louis Community College
Certified Executive Chef

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Jane Ohl
Associate Professor
Nursing Education
Registered Nurse
B.S.N., Southern Illinois University
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University

Michael Oliver
Professor
English
B.A., Quincy College
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Keith Otten
Assistant Professor
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration/Plumbing
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Illinois State University
M.A. Ed., Lindenwood University

Mary (Peggy) Oulvey
Associate Professor
Speech Communication
B.A., Eureka College
M.A., Southern Illinois University

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Randi S. Papke
Professor
Biology
B.S., University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., Arizona State University

Connie Park
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.S., University of Illinois
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Dawn Peters
Professor
Accounting
A.S., Belleville Area College
B.S.A., Southern Illinois University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.Ed., University of Illinois
Certified Public Accountant

Van A. Plexico
Associate Professor
Political Science/History
B.A., Auburn University
M.A., Auburn University

R

Elizabeth Raftopoulos
Associate Professor
Nursing Education/Nurse Assistant
Registered Nurse
B.S.N., Northern Illinois University
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University
Curriculum Vitae

Kurt Range
Associate Professor
Horticulture
A.A., Belleville Area College
A.S., Belleville Area College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Joyce Ray
Professor
Mathematics
Outcomes Assessment Coordinator
B.S., University of Dayton
M.S., University of Dayton
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Stephanie Reid
Instructor
Nurse Assistant
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College

Mitchell Robertson
Professor
Chemistry
B.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Iowa State University

Samantha Rogers
Assistant Professor
Librarian
B.S., McKendree University
M.S., University of Central Missouri
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University

Paris Rosenberg
Associate Professor
Economics and Business Administration
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.B.A., Georgia College

Jerald Ross
Associate Professor
English Composition
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Melissa J. Rossi
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.A., Illinois College
M.A., Saint Louis University

Kristen Ruppert-Leach
Professor
Communication Arts
Chair
Languages, Philosophy and Communication Arts
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Southern Illinois University
Ed.D., University of West Georgia

Darrell J. Russell
Professor
Philosophy
B.A., University of North Dakota
M.A., Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

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Traci Sachteleben
Professor
Psychology
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

Adan Salinas
Professor
Spanish and French
B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Pan American University
M.A., Indiana University

William Sax
Associate Professor
Administration of Justice
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Greenville College
M.S., Lindenwood University

Curt Schmittling
Associate Professor
Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Park University
M.Ed., Park University
Curriculum Vitae

Karen Schneider
Associate Professor
Adult Education and Literacy
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Lynne Schwartzhoff
Associate Professor
English
B.A., Belmont Abbey College
M.F.A., Southern Illinois University

Shauna Scribner
Professor
Computer Aided Drafting Coordinator
A.A.S., Albuquerque TVI Community College
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S.Ed., University of New Mexico
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
M.B.A., Lindenwood University
Ph.D.Ed., Southern Illinois University
Certified Manufacturing Technologist (SME)
Certified Drafter (ADDA)
MI Master Instructor (ADDA)

Dianna Shank
Professor
English
B.A., St. Martin’s College
M.A., Central Washington University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Dennis D. Shannon
Professor
Economics
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University

Carmen Shepard
Professor
Physics
B.S., California Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Purdue University

Jennifer A. Simonton
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Eastern Illinois University

Lee Smith
Associate Professor
Fire Science
A.A.S, Belleville Area College
A.S., Belleville Area College
B.A., Western IL University

Kimberly Snyder
Professor
Physical Therapist Assistant
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
A.A.S., Southern Illinois University
B.A., National Louis University
M.Ed., National Louis University
Curriculum Vitae

Joseph B. Sobieralski
Associate Professor
Economics
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Gregg R. Sweeten
Professor
Aviation Maintenance Technology
A.S., LeTourneau College
B.S., LeTourneau College
FAA Certificates A & P, IA

Matthew A. Swinford
Professor
Network Design and Administration
Cisco Networking Academy
Computer Information Systems
A.A., Kaskaskia College
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.B.A., Southern Illinois University
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Cisco Certified Network Associate Voice (CCNA-V)

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Rajeev Talkad
Associate Professor
Mathematics
B.S., University of Missouri
M.S., University of Missouri

Jessica Talleur
Assistant Professor
Accounting
BSAcc, University of Missouri
MAcc, University of Missouri
Certified Public Accountant

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Diana Umali
Assistant Professor
Music
B.M., Saint Louis University
M.M., Southern Illinois University

V

Cinnamon VanPutte
Professor
Biology
B.A., Wittenberg University
Ph.D., Texas A&M University

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Robert Wachtel
Assistant Professor
Mathematics
B.A., Eastern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Nancy Wagner
Assistant Professor
Reading
B.S., Eastern Illinois University
M.S., SUNY/Buffalo State College

Kirsten Webb
Professor
Mathematics
B.S., Centre College
M.A., University of Kentucky

Raymond Webb
Associate Professor
History
B.A., Centre College
M.A., University of Kentucky

Robert Weck
Professor
Biology
A.S., Belleville Area College
B.S., Southern Illinois University
M.S., Southern Illinois University

Susan Wessel, RN
Professor
Nursing Education
Registered Nurse
B.S.N., Saint Louis University
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University
Curriculum Vitae

Andrew Wheeler
Assistant Professor
Psychology
B.S., University of Illinois
M.A., Southern Illinois College

Larry Wheeler
Associate Professor
Radiologic Technology
Registered Radiologic Technologist
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.A., McKendree College
M.A., Lindenwood University
Curriculum Vitae

Colleen White
Professor
Nursing Education
Registered Nurse
B.S.N., Saint Louis University
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University
Curriculum Vitae

Chantay White-Williams
Assistant Professor
English
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Southern Illinois University

Catina Williams
Professor
Psychology
B.S., Jackson State University
M.A., Washington University
Ph.D., Washington University

Julie Willis
Assistant Professor
Speech and Theatre
B.A., Southern Illinois University
M.F.A., Purdue University

Cynthia Winfield
Associate Professor
Nursing Education
Registered Nurse
B.S.N., Mount Saint Mary College
M.S.N., Southern Illinois University
Curriculum Vitae

Katherine D. Witzig
Professor
Philosophy
A.A., Illinois Central College
B.S., Illinois State University
M.A., Brown University
Ph.D., Brown University

Scott Wolf
Professor
Health & Exercise Science
B.A., Messiah College
M.Ed., Temple University
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University

Dana Woods
Assistant Professor
Medical Assistant
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) AAMA
A.A.S., Southwestern Illinois College
B.S., Southern Illinois University

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Thomas Zach
Associate Professor
Electrical/Electronics Technology
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force
B.S., University of Maryland
M.Ed., University of Oklahoma