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  Jill Allan
Adjunct Faculty, Glass
Jill.Allan@kirkwood.edu
Art & Theatre Annex

B.F.A., Alberta College of Art and Design M.F.A., Bowling Green State University Jill Allan is a Canadian artist currently living in Cedar Rapids, IA. Jill is interested in design and makes both functional and sculptural work. Her thesis project ‘Aperture’ was a neon and glass installation of pattered light and receptive forms. Jill teaches Intro to Glass, which is an introductory survey of glass techniques.


Rick D. Anderson
Associate Professor, Director of Theatre
319-398-5899 x5389
rdander@kirkwood.edu
Art and Theatre Annex room 102

A.A., Iowa Central Community College B.A., University of Northern Iowa M.A., University of Northern Iowa Rick teaches Acting I, Acting II, Introduction of Play Analysis and Fundamentals of Oral Communication. Rick is currently vice-chair of Region V for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and will soon be chair of Region V of KCACTF. The Theatre program that Rick envisions at Kirkwood is a place that allows students the opportunity to explore themselves as artists and share that exploration with an audience.


Tony Arduini
Associate Professor, Communication
319-398-5899 x5914
Tony.Arduini@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 310

A.A., Sauk Valley Community College B.S., M.A. & Ph. D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Tony teaches Fundamentals of Communication and helps advise Phi Theta Kappa the honor society for community colleges. His academic interests include communication theory, relational communication, communication education, and performance studies.


Arbe Bareis
Instructor, Art
319-398-5899 x5704
Arbe.Bareis@kirkwood.edu
322 Nielsen Hall

M.A. & M.F.A., University of Iowa Arbe Bareis Teaches drawing, painting, and art history at Kirkwood in addition to curating art for new building projects. He received his MFA at the University of Iowa and exhibits both nationally and internationally.


Tariel Berimeladze
Adjunct Faculty, Guitar
Tariel.Berimeladze@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus

N. Lisenko Conservatory in Lviv V.Saradgishvili Conservatory in Tbilisi, Georgia Guitarist-composer Tariel Berimeladze (Iberi) is native of Georgia. He has written numerous solo and ensemble works for guitar in a wide range of styles and a seven-volume guitar method, all rooted in Georgian folk music. He has given concerts of his compositions and master classes in Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, and United States, where he currently lives. He works at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa City, Iowa and Central College in Pella, Iowa.


Jennifer Bradley
Dean
319-398-5537
319-398-4913
Jennifer.Bradley@kirkwood.edu
336 Cedar Hall

B.A., Simpson College M.A. & Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jennifer works with students and faculty members studying and teaching in all of the Arts and Humanities disciplines. She also does some teaching, and has taught Encounters in Humanities, College 101, Form of Literature: Story Cycle, and Forms of Literature: Fiction. She serves on numerous college committees and is the administrative adviser to the Honors Committee and Phi Theta Kappa.


Jacki Brucher-Moore
Associate Professor, Speech
319-398-5899 x5313
jacki.bruchermoore@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 351

B.A., Simpson College M.A., University of Northern Iowa Jacki teaches Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Public Speaking. Her interest areas are rhetoric feminist theories and gendered communication. Her courses focus on applying communication theories to everyday life.


David Bullwinkle
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
319-887-3615
David.Bullwinkle@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus Room 102

B.A., Brown University M.A., & Ph.D., Northwestern University David teaches philosophy, Ethics, Basic Reasoning, Social and Political Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Education, and Culture and Technology. He also co-leads the Study Abroad program in Costa Rica, which examines the ethics and science of biodiversity and sustainability. He is interested in food, gardening, farming, and rural communities around the world. He lives in Iowa City with his wife and two sons.


Ulrike Carlson
Adjunct Faculty, German
Ulrike.Carlson@kirkwood.edu

Degree in German, Journalism, and Political Science- Universität Leipzig MA German- University of Iowa Ulrike teaches elementary and intermediate German at Kirkwood. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in German Linguistics. She taught German at the University of Iowa from 2003-2012 and received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Her research interests include prepositions and preposition standing, sociolinguistics, and historical linguistics.


Natalia Cherjovsky
Instructor, Communication
319-398-5899 x4249
Natalia.Cherjovsky@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 309

B.A., Hunter College, City University of New York M.A., Rollins College PhD., University of Central Florida Natalia teaches Fundamentals of Oral Communication in all its formats (face-to-face and Distance learning) and Public Speaking. She is also the contact advisor for Alpha Eta Rho, a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges. Her research interests include new media and culture, gender studies, perception and identity. Apart from working on papers for conferences, Natalia writes fiction, which she has a published in journals and magazines. Her passions, other than teaching and writing, are learning and traveling the world.


Cindy Cochran
Professor, Communication
319-887-3637
ccochran@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus 343

Cindy is a process oriented, hands-on instructor who focuses on group interaction and team building in the classroom. She teaches Public Speaking, Group Communication and College 101. She has taught Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Introduction to Theater.


Blaine Cunningham
Adjunct Faculty, Music
blaine.cunningham@kirkwood.edu

B.M. University of Arkansas M.M. University of Wisconsin- Madison Blaine is currently principal tuba of Orchestra Iowa and plays tuba with the Iowa Brass Collective. He is completing his DMA at the University of Iowa, and is the low brass applied music associate at Grinnell College. Blaine teaches Music Appreciation courses at Kirkwood.


Jennifer Cunningham
Department Coordinator
319-398-4956
319-398-4913
Jennifer.Cunningham@kirkwood.edu
336 Cedar Hall

B.M. & M.M., University of Arkansas D.M.A. (ABD) University of Iowa Jennifer works with students and faculty in the Arts and Humanities disciplines. She performs frequently around Iowa. Currently, Jennifer is piccoloist with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and flutist with the Lierre Duo. She was a faculty member at Northeastern State University (OK), and held teaching assistantships at Iowa and Arkansas. In 2009, she was a winner of the National Flute Association Piccolo Masterclass Competition and performed at the annual convention in New York City. Jennifer teaches courses in Music Appreciation and Applied Flute.


Gino DeLuca
Voice Faculty
Gino.DeLuca@kirkwood.edu
Cedar Hall 364 and Iowa City 251

Ph.D., University of Iowa In addition to teaching voice in many musical styles, Gino is a singer, pianist, and cabaret artist. Performing credits include the National Tour of Into the Woods (orchestra conductor, keyboards), the Costa Classica Cruise Ship (singer, dancer) in Genoa, Italy, and the role of "Sparky" in Forever Plaid, for which he was awarded Best Actor in a Leading Role (Arts for Life, Saint Louis Missouri, 2001). Cabaret-style shows being his life-long passion and specialty, Gino's PhD dissertation is entitled ANATOMY OF THE GENRE OF AMERICAN CABARET WITH AN ORIGINAL CABARET SHOW BY GINO DE LUCA.


Shelly Ford
Instructor, Theatre
319-398-4914
Shelly.Ford@kirkwood.edu
Cedar Hall 340

B.S., Georgia Southern University M.F.A., University of Memphis Shelly teaches Introduction to Theatre, Technical Theatre (Stagecraft), and Introduction to Design for the Theatre. As a teacher and collaborative artist, she encourages critical thinking, creative flow of ideas, and teamwork. She designs scenery and lighting for Kirkwood Theatre, and her students learn to execute these in the scene shop. Students interested in working in the shop must meet with her during the first two weeks of each semester.


Monica Franzen
Adjunct Faculty, Communication
Monica.Franzen@kirkwood.edu

M.A., University of Northern Iowa M.A., Upper Iowa University B.A., Luther College Monica teaches courses in Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Public Speaking, Time and Stress Management, Organizational Communication, Human Relations in Business, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication, Communication Skills in Business, Principles of Insurance, and Argumentation at five different community colleges.


  Scott Gay
Adjunct Faculty, Photography
Scott.Gay@kirkwood.edu

Scott teaches Photography and Digital Photography. Photography is a staple in Scott's life, he loves the camera and large format printing. Embracing the use of technology for use in the classroom is a passion. Scott has nearly 20 years experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels and really enjoys seeing his students succeed. Scott's own work is a documentation of the land by capturing the subtle beauty and changes in our ever changing world.


Jane Grabowski
Associate Professor, Communication
319-398-5899 x5985
jane.grabowski@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 351

B.A., University of Northern Kentucky M.A., Ball State University Jane teaches Public Speaking and Fundamentals of Oral Communication. She believes in Process Education and uses it in her classes. She believes in facilitating learning among students instead of lecturing. Groups are very important in her classes and so are stylish shoes.


Betty Jane Greer
Adjunct Faculty, Humanities
bjgreer@kirkwood.edu

B.A. & M.A. University of Chicago B.A., University of Illinois-Chicago M.Div., University of Chicago Divinity School M.M., Roosevelt University Ph.D., University of Iowa Greer teaches philosophy, religious studies and music courses. In addition to being a scholar, she is also an ordained minister and a professional musician. Her instruction is highly interactive and student-oriented. “I make every effort to insure that all students are included in the learning process."


Helen Grunewald
Professor, Photography
319-398-4990
Helen.Grunewald@kirkwood.edu
314 Nielsen Hall

B.A., M.A. Public Affairs, M.A. Journalism, University of Iowa Helen teaches Photography, Photography II and Digital Photography. Her main focus is on the tools of photography. This includes all formats of film cameras, compact and DSLR digital. She also has been teaching the uses and applications of cellphones and pads as cameras, image processors and publishers. Helen is interested in photography as narrative and how work is now published in various networks such as Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.


Matt Hagele
Instructor, Religion
319-398-5426
Matt.Hagele@kirkwood.edu
Nielsen Hall 330

B.A., Wheaton College M.A., Florida State University Ph.D., Florida State University Matthew teaches a variety of courses on the world’s religious traditions. His interests focus on the intersections between religion, philosophy, and politics. He is currently working on a manuscript about religious forms of reasoning in democratic discourse, engaging primarily with the thought of John Locke.


  Joe Hall
Adjunct Faculty, Photography & Art Appreciation
jrhall@kirkwood.edu
336 Cedar Hall

M.F.A., University of Iowa Joe teaches Art Appreciation, Digital Photography and Encounters in Humanities. His research investigates the cross-pollination of disciplines. He especially enjoys teaching students basic color theory. Joe's digital media work has been exhibited at the Des Moines Art Center and the Eve Gallery in Seoul, South Korea.


Kristin Hanson
Assistant Professor, Humanities
319-398-5899 ext. 5339
kristin.hanson@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall room 330B

B.A., University of Iowa Ph. D., Louisiana State University Kristin teaches Encounters in Humanities and Popular Culture. Her academic interests focus on gender, sexuality and their representation in culture. She enjoys teaching at Kirkwood and introducing students to new ideas and experiences. Each summer she volunteers for local theatre groups as a costumer.


  Andy Harris
Adjunct Faculty, French Horn
charles.harris@kirkwood.edu

 


Lydia Hartunian
Professor, Humanities
319-398-5899 x5707
Lydia.Hartunian@kirkwood.edu
Nielsen Hall 329

Ph.D., Philosophy, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Lydia teaches Culture and Technology, Working in America, and Encounters in Humanities. Her classes are discussion/debate oriented and emphasize understanding human behavior via how genetics and environment play roles in shaping who we are, and why we believe what we do.


  Dana Haugaard
Adjunct Faculty & Glass and Sculpture Technician
Dana.Haugaard@kirkwood.edu
Art & Theatre Annex

B.A., Emory University M.F.A., University of Iowa Dana Haugaard teaches Sculpture and is the technician for the glass and sculpture studios. He is a sculptor and installation artist whose work deals with sensation, stimulation, and creating situations that provide a heightened sense of self-awareness.


  Richard Heath
Associate Professor, Spanish
319-887-3644
Richard.Heath@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus Room 131

B.A., University of Kansas M.A., Indiana University Richard teaches both elementary and intermediate Spanish classes. His interests include Latino literature for youth and children, applied linguistics, Spanish historical linguistics, task-based instruction and implicit grammar activities with culture topics as the focus. In addition to teaching all levels of Spanish, Richard also teaches Language and Society, an introductory course in sociolinguistics. He is currently serving as faculty advisor for the Spanish Club. He also serves as one of the Phi Theta Kappa advisors at the Iowa City Campus.


Claudio Hidalgo
Associate Professor, Spanish
319-398-5899 x5915
Claudio.Hidalgo@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 310

B.A., M.A.(Political Science) & M.A. (Spanish), University of Iowa Claudio received his M.A. in Spanish from the University of Iowa in 2003 and will continue to work towards his doctorate. Also, he has done post-graduate work in International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University and the Bologna Center (Italy). He has been an adjunct instructor at Mount Mercy University and Coe College. Claudio enjoys life with his wife and their four children. His interests include global literature and film, jazz and world music, soccer and politics. Claudio was born in Chile but has lived in the U.S. for the past 30 years with the exception of a year in Europe.


Beth Hoffman
Adjunct Faculty, Violin
Beth.Hoffman@kirkwood.edu
Cedar Hall 365

B.M. Oral Roberts University M.A. University of Iowa Beth Hoffman has been a performer in Iowa since the late 80s and has taught at Kirkwood since 1994. She has held leadership positions in several orchestras and is currently co-concertmaster of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and associate concertmaster of the Muny Opera Orchestra in St. Louis. She has also taught at the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City and Coe College.


Allison Holmes-Bendixen
Voice Faculty
Allison.Holmes@kirkwood.edu
Cedar Hall 364

B.M., Simpson College M.M., University of Illinois Ph.D., University of Iowa Allison is an active performer and pedagogue who specializes in classical vocal technique. She enjoys working with singers of all ages and ability, and is dedicated to helping each student discover their natural voice. A coloratura soprano, Allison has been featured as an opera singer and concert soloist in the United States and abroad.


Peter Jauhiainen
Professor, Religion
319-398-5899 x5709
Peter.Jauhiainen@kirkwood.edu
Nielsen Hall 330

B.A., Wheaton College M. DIv. Princeton Theological Seminary Ph. D. University of Iowa Peter teaches Religion in the U.S., Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Introduction to Islam, and Religions of the East. He specializes in American religious history and Christianity, and has published articles on Samuel Hopkins and the New Divinity. He is also interested in current trends in American religion.


  Tonya Kehoe
Art Faculty
319-887-3632
tkehoe@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus Room 343

M.A., University of Iowa Tonya creates post-pop multi-media acrylic paintings known for their bright messages and masterful use of vintage and contemporary imagery. She favors strong, culturally smart, sexy, playful compositions that express her ideas about human relationships.


  Rahat Keldibeck
Adjunct Faculty, Drawing
rahatbek.sodaev@kirkwood.edu

M.F.A.,Moscow Art Institute The Repin Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. At Kirkwood Community College, Rahat has taught Sculpture I, II, and III; Drawing I and II; Painting I and II; Figure Drawing; Digital Drawing. He has hosted numerous art exhibitions in Russia, Europe, and in the United States. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America, Arts Iowa City, Moscow Young Artist Union, and AFAC at Kirkwood. In his art classes he teaches students the traditional European style of drawing, painting, and sculpture.


  Jaehee Kim
Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager
jaehee.kim@kirkwood.edu
Cedar Hall 341

M.F.A. University of Iowa Jaehee is an artist, researcher, and educator at Kirkwood as well as the University of Iowa. She has taught costume design to undergraduate and graduate theatre students. Her design works has been seen at the Old Creamery Theater, Monmouth Theater and the University of Iowa. She has exhibited costumes, makeup, mask and costume illustrations, body painting, puppet costumes, and props with oil paintings at the Hague City Atrium in The Netherlands, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Seoul Art Center, Seoul Municipal Gyeong Hui Gung Palace, and San Jose State University.


Michael Kimber
Adjunct Faculty, Viola
Michael.Kimber@kirkwood.edu

D.M.A., The Catholic University of America Michael taught viola for 20 years at the University of Kansas and has performed in North America, Europe and Australia. A violist with Orchestra Iowa and the Quad City Symphony, he is known internationally for his musical compositions and for a violin/viola shoulder rest of his own design.


Fred Kiser
Director of Vocal Activities
319-398-4959
Fred.Kiser@kikwood.edu
Cedar Hall 380

B.M., Bradley University M.M., University of Missouri – Columbia D.M.A., University of Iowa Fred has directed choirs at several colleges in Iowa and Missouri and loves working with choirs of all age ranges and abilities. He is also the Artistic Director of the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale. Fred’s research emphasis is 17th century Italian Vespers music. He directs the Concert Chorale and teaches music fundamentals and appreciation.


Bobbi Klopp
Adjunct Faculty, Film Studies
bobbi.klopp@kirkwood.edu

M.F.A., University of Iowa Bobbie teaches Film Analysis, U.S. and World Film History, various focused Film Topics and Encounters in Humanities. She focuses on narrative structure and its stylistic support and the development of film art in its historical context. Her operating basis for all her courses is “art functions as metaphor.”


Mary Jane Leary
Adjunct Faculty, Communication
mleary@kirkwood.edu

B.S., University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point M.A., University of Iowa Mary Jane Leary teaches courses in Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Public Speaking. She has continued research interests in co-cultural and cross-cultural communication.


Curt Livesay
Adjunct Faculty, Communication
curtis.livesay@kirkwood.edu

B.A., Wheaton College M.S., Illinois State University Ph.D., University of Iowa Curt teaches Fundamentals of Oral Communication. He is currently finishing his dissertation on divorced, nonresidential fathers' use of social media to maintain a paternal presence in the lives of their children. Curt strives to incorporate social media into his classes to demonstrate course concepts. He also owns a small business and teaches in the Career Leadership Academy at the University of Iowa.


Bridget Malone
Professor, Spanish
319-887-3618
Bridget.Malone@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus 344

B.A. & M.A., University of Iowa Bridget began at Kirkwood in 1993. She enjoys teaching all levels and watching the students’ language abilities grow. Many of her students have gone on to minor or major in Spanish. IBridget has done five Kirkwood Study Abroad trips to Cuernavaca, Mexico with students. What she loves most about her job is that if you really want something to happen, Kirkwood people will help you make it a reality!


Chris McCord
Professor, Philosophy
319-398-5899 x5713
cmccord@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 330A

B.A., Middle Tennessee State University M.A., University of Memphis Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chris teaches Philosophy, Ethics, Basic Reasoning, Philosophy of Human Nature and Working in America. He is an advisor for the Kirkwood Philosophy Club and has a passion for existentialism, particularly the philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre. He has published “Teaching Ethics with Scrooge,” and “Frankenstein Meets Kant,” in Teaching Philosophy.


Mark McCreary
Instructor, Philosophy
319-398-5899 x5404
mark.mccreary@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 309

B.A., Samford University M.A. & Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago Mark teaches philosophy courses such as Ethics, Basic Reasoning and Introduction to Philosophy. His primary interests are ethics and philosophy of religion, and his research centers on the works of Søren Kierkegaard. He published articles in Philosophy Compass, The Journal of Religious Ethics, and Religious Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.


  Dennis McPartland
Adjunct Faculty, Music
dennis.mcpartland@kirkwood.edu

 


Chris Mortenson
Adjunct Faculty, Photography
Christian.Mortenson@kirkwood.edu

Chris teaches Photography, Digital Photography, and ATAW Digital Photography. His research centers on how we, as a culture, define our experiences with the landscape through the use of images and stories. He is particularly interested in the American West from the standpoint of tourism, commodification, and preservation. His work has been shown both nationally and internationally. Chris is also a founding member of Zenzic Press, a community printmaking shop in Iowa City.


  Greg Morton
Adjunct Faculty, Double Reeds
robert.morton@kirkwood.edu

University of North Texas University of Iowa Performance Certificate, Northwestern University Greg Morton (bassoon, contrabassoon), is a member of Orchestra Iowa and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony. Dr. Morton has also performed with the Dubuque, Des Moines, and Quad-City Symphony Orchestras, the Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra. He has served on the faculty at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lutheran Summer Music and the Iowa All-State Music Camp and has participated in the Great Music West Festival. As a member of WiZARDS! he performed at 6 International Double Reed Society conventions. Of his original compositions and over 40 arrangements, several have been recorded and may be found on the 5 WiZARDS! CDs. Many of these arrangements are now available for purchase from him.


Esperanza Munoz-Perez
Assistant Professor, Spanish
319-887-3955
Esperanza.Munoz-Perez@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus 132

M.A. (Spanish Literature) ABD (Medival Spanish Literature) Esperanza is a native of Spain. Her field of studies is Medieval Spanish Literature and teaches all levels of Spanish: “My aim is to provide that spark that lights up the students’ intellectual curiosity and to nurture their learning and creative process the best I can with enthusiasm, humor and creativity.”


Al Naylor
Adjunct Faculty, Director of Instrumental Jazz
319-398-5598
Al.Naylor@kirkwood.edu
Cedar Hall 375

B.M.E. & M.M.E. University of Northern Iowa Al Naylor is the Director of Instrumental Jazz Studies. Mr. Naylor is a member of the Jazz Educators of Iowa Hall of Fame. As a professional trumpet player, Mr. Naylor has performed all across the nation and in Europe. He is on a number of albums, including his own release “Legacy”.


  Lena Nichols
Adjunct Faculty, Piano
lena.nichols@kirkwood.edu

M.F.A., University of Iowa Lena has taught piano in Russia, Norway and the United States. International experience enables her to teach a broad spectrum of international and domestic students. Her teaching style combines elements of Russian, European and American schools of piano performance. Lena creates individual study programs for all levels of piano performance and prepares advanced students for auditions and recitals.


Florencia Pecile
Assistant Professor, Spanish
319-398-5899 x5710
Florencia.Pecile@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 331B

B.A., Universidad Catolica La Plata M.A., University of Northern Iowa Florencia teaches all Spanish levels. Her classes are full of energy and enthusiasm. She believes that to know a new language it is not only important to add another asset to your resume, but also opens your mind to new dimensions. All language classes are focused on grammar, listening comprehension, reading, writing and culture.


  Dennis Pedde
Adjunct Faculty, Brass
dennis.pedde@kirkwood.edu

Dennis Pedde is Principal Trumpet of the Oskaloosa and Ottumwa Symphony Orchestras, and plays trumpet in the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band, the Sunday Evening Brass Quintet, and a tribute band band called Brass Transit Authority. He also teaches trumpet at Central College in Pella, and has completed all course work and recitals towards the DMA degree at the University of Iowa.


Martha Perez-Bendorf
Professor, Spanish
319-887-3621
mperez@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus 344

B.A., Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico M.A., University of Iowa Martha has taught a wide range of college language and culture courses in United States and Canada. She received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for her excellence in teaching at the University of Iowa. She also works closely with community groups focusing on Latino issues. She says it is important to be aware of the way we perceive the world because false assumptions often interfere with our understanding of and communication with members of other cultures.


John-Thomas Richard
Adjunct Faculty & Ceramics Technician
John-Thomas.Richard@kirkwood.edu
Art & Theatre Annex

B.A., University of Wisconsin- Platteville M.F.A., Texas Tech University John-Thomas teaches Beginning Ceramic classes at Kirkwood. He is currently exploring the idea of human flight through the use of ceramic forms, silhouettes and structures. He grew up loving planes, for both their technical beauty of construction and their seemingly impossible ability to fly. Ultimately, he is aware that my ceramic planes and parts may never fly but he would like to provoke the idea of flight in the minds of the viewer.


Ray Salucka
Adjunct Faculty, Director- Jazz Transit & RSVP
rsalucka@gmail.com

M. Mus., & Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City Ray’s choirs have performed for prestigious conferences and festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Ray directs Kirkwood's two vocal jazz ensembles, the Concert Chorale, the musical theater productions and teaches courses in theory and music appreciation.


Scott Samuelson
Associate Professor, Philosophy
319-887-3946
Scott.Samuelson@kirkwood.edu
Iowa City Campus Room 346

B.A., Grinnell College M.A., & Ph.D., Emory University Scott teaches Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Basic Reasoning, Social and Political Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy and Philosophy of Education. He also runs the Philosophy Forum on the Iowa City Campus. Scott is a movie reviewer forLittle Village, one of the hosts of KCRG’s Ethical Perspectives, and sometimes a cook at Simone’s Plain and Simple, a French restaurant on a gravel road. He is the author of The Deepest Human Life: An Introduction to Philosophy for Everyone (University of Chicago Press, March 2014).


Karla Scriven
Department Assistant
319-398-4913
Karla.Scriven@kirkwood.edu
336 Cedar Hall

A.A., Santa Monica College B.A., UCLA Karla works with students and faculty in the Arts and Humanities disciplines. Her background includes performance art, performance theory, cultural studies, and world art. She is a trained dancer in Flamenco, Ballet Folklorico, Ballet and Modern Dance techniques.


  Laura Shaw
Adjunct Faculty, Cello
laura.shaw@kirkwood.edu

M.M., University of Hartford Laura teaches cello lessons and String Ensemble. She is also on the faculty of the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City. Ms. Shaw is an accomplished soloist as well as chamber musician. She is currently associate principal of the Quad Cities Symphony, and is pursuing a D.M.A. at the University of Iowa.


Kevin Shroth
Instructor, Communication
319-398-4058
319-887-3973
Kevin.Shroth@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall room 350 & Iowa City Campus 253

Kevin teaches courses in the Communication Studies and Speech program on both the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids campuses. His main areas of scholarly interest are applying language and linguistics-centered theories of communication to mass media, comparing and contrasting academic approaches to popular culture, and the rhetoric and philosophy of education. Kevin grew up on the south side of Chicago, which means he is honor-bound to support the White Sox, but his true passion is Arsenal FC in the English Premier League (go Gunners!).


Clark Skaggs
Assistant Professor, Communication
319-398-5899 x5963
eddie.skaggs@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 331A

B.A., Southwest Baptist M.A., University of Central Missouri Eddie teaches Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Public Speaking and Encounters in Humanities. Eddie believes in keeping communication skills sharp by participating in his area of interest. He regularly appears as a speaker and actor at area arts events.


Susan Skoglund
Professor, French
319-398-5658
319-887-3956
Susan.Skoglund@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 331B & Iowa City Room 253

B.A., University of Iowa D.S.E.F., Universite de Rouen, France M.A., University of Iowa Susan teaches all levels of French on both the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City campuses. Her studies included a year at the Université de Rouen in Rouen, France. She also taught English conversation classes in France at the Lycée Anna de Noailles in Evian-les-Bains. She believes learning to communicate in a second language is an important element in developing globally-aware citizens. Comparing and contrasting their own cultures with others affords students deeper insight into themselves and the world around them.


Conifer Smith
Associate Professor, Ceramics, Sculpture, & Glass
319-398-4960
conifer.smith@kirkwood.edu
102 Art & Theatre Annex

B.F.A., University of Iowa M.A., Iowa State University M.F.A., University of Iowa Conifer Smith has been using clay and glass as mediums of expression, for over thirty years. Ms. Smith has a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Iowa. She teaches classes in glass and clay. Her glass education began at Iowa State University in the Materials Science Department under the tuteledge of Dr. David Martin. Ms. Smith's ceramic work has been included in many shows and exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Her wood fired ceramics is featured in two books, 100 Contemporary Wood Fire Artists, Schiffer Publishing and 500 Teapots, Lark Publishing. Her artwork is part of numerous private and corporate collections. Sculptural glass installations have been her most recent concentration.


Pat Smith
Adjunct Faculty, Guitar
Pat.Smith@kirkwood.edu
Cedar Hall 365

Pat has played guitar around the country and is currently part of the Brass Transit Authority band, and the Smith/Wagor Duo. He has composed for the Red Cedar Chamber group as well as the San Francisco Shakespeare Co. He has two CDs out with the Penguin Jazz Quartet and a new one with the Smith/Wagor Duo, called Iowa Duets. He is also a guitar instructor at Grinnell College, Cornell College and Marion Music Academy.


Andy Sohn
Ballantyne Coordinator
319-398-5899 x4331
Andy.Sohn@kirkwood.edu
336 Cedar Hall

Andy works with internal and external clients in scheduling reservations of Ballantyne Auditorium.


Greta Songe
Instructor, Digital Art, Drawing, Design
319-398-5401
Greta.Songe@kirkwood.edu
Nielsen Hall 322

B.F.A., Louisiana State University M.A., M.F.A., University of Iowa Greta Songe is a native of South Louisiana. She teaches Design Fundamentals, Drawing, Art Appreciation, and Digital Art. She is an artist, illustrator, and surface designer.


Bill Stephens
Associate Professor, Anthropology
319-398-5899 x5341
william.stephens@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall Room 330B

B.A., University of Texas-Austin M.A. & Ph.D., University of Oregon Bill teaches Cultural Anthropology, Indigenous Central America and Working in America. He has conducted long-term anthropological research in a highland Mayan community in Chiapas, Mexico, where he worked primarily with indigenous healers who were dealing with the problems of hope, suffering, and well-being, in an increasingly “global” age.


  Jonathan Tauscheck
Adjunct Faculty, Piano
jonathan.tauscheck@kirkwood.edu

M.M., University of Minnesota D.M.A., University of Iowa An accomplished pianist, Jonathan is also interested in composition and has composed music for solo piano, chamber ensembles and full orchestra.


  Dan Towey
Adjunct Faculty, Guitar
uptildawn2@hotmail.com
Cedar Hall 368

B.A., University of Iowa Dan teaches guitar and audio recording classes. He stresses the importance of versatility in guitar playing and puts great emphasis on both technical skill and the understanding of music theory principles. He especially enjoys recording live performances and loves the detail work of editing and mixing.


Rich Underwood
Professor, Communication
319-398-5587
rich.underwood@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 330A

B.A. & M.A., Purdue University Rich teaches Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Public Speaking and College 101. Rich was named a Professional Development Fellow in 2012. Rich was also elected as the first President of the Executive Board of the Iowa Region of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two year colleges.


  Jeanette Welch
Adjunct Faculty, Bass
jeanette.welch@kirkwood.edu

B.A., University of California- San Diego M.A., University of Iowa Jeanette Welch, a native of Berkeley, California, made her way to Iowa in a circuitous fashion; Huntsville, Alabama, to New Hampshire, Munich, Germany, returning to New Hampshire, and finally settling in Iowa in 1996. All along she has pursued a wide range of performance opportunities, mostly classical but also other styles, including jazz and rock. In Iowa, she performs with Orchestra Iowa, the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony and performs occasionally with the Quad Cities Symphony. She is currently on the faculty of the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, Kirkwood Community College, along with St. Ambrose University and Black Hawk College. She also performs with Bossa Maior, a bossa nova/samba band, House of Escher, a funky blues band, and the Doug Langbehn Trio (jazz).


  Bruce Western
Adjunct Faculty, Saxophone
bruce.western@kirkwood.edu

M.F.A., University of Iowa Bruce has long been principal saxophonist and a frequent soloist with the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band and has also performed in the Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities Symphonies on numerous occasions. He has extensive experience in big band jazz, currently playing in Kirkwood's CR Jazz Big Band.


  Lisa Wissenberg
Adjunct Faculty, Clarinet
lisa.wissenberg@kirkwoo.edu

 


Andrew Yarne
Associate Professor, Communication
319-398-4964
andrew.yarne@kirkwood.edu
Benton Hall 331A

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh B.S., M.S. & Ed.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout M.A., University of Wisconsin-Superior Andrew has been teaching at Kirkwood since 1996. His focus is Fundamentals of Oral Communication. In addition, he has taught Public Speaking and Group Communication. His teaching philosophy centers on “Desire” Motivational Learning. Student interaction is respected and encouraged. He has spoken professionally in Canada and the United States. His hobbies are photography, oil painting and sculpture. He believes in supporting the arts for freedom of expression. He also hold multiple US patents.


Beth Zamzow
Associate Professor, Music
319-398-5899 x5708
Beth.Zamzow@kirkwood.edu
Nielsen Hall 329

Ph.D., University of Iowa Beth teaches Music Theory and History, conducts Concert Band and Chamber Ensembles. Beth’s academic interests include Gregorian chant and 15th-century English carols. Teaching theory is what she loves best, and she’s eager to work with students on how to “think” about music.