Industrial Technologies Faculty and Staff

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Administrators and Staff

Dr. Emily Logan

Dean, Industrial Technologies 

101D Jones Hall  

Victoria Dabler

Department Coordinator


101C Jones Hall 


Victoria is the academic advisor for the following programs:

Architectural Technology

Entry-Level Firefighter

Automotive Collision Repair

HVAC Installer

Automotive Technology

Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship


Skilled Trades

Construction Management


Victoria has been with Kirkwood since July 2016. Before coming to Industrial Technologies in August 2019, she was a student support specialist in the One Stop office. Victoria started her college career at Kirkwood Community College and transferred to the University of Minnesota to complete her bachelor’s in physiology. She also holds a Master’s of Education from Upper Iowa University with an emphasis in higher education leadership and student affairs. Victoria works primarily with the trade programs.


Stephanie Momany

Department Coordinator


101F Jones Hall


Stephanie is the academic advisor for the following programs:

Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Technologies

CNC Machining Technology

Advanced Welding Technologies

Electronics Engineering Technology

Automation and Instrumentation Technologies

Energy Production & Distribution Technologies

CAD/Mechanical Engineering Technology

Industrial Maintenance Technology


Stephanie graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Science and from the University of Northern Iowa with a Masters of Arts. She holds a licensure in school counseling for grades K-12. She started at Kirkwood in December 2017 in the Student Services department as a grant coordinator for the Pregnancy Assistance Fund Grant. Prior to coming back to Kirkwood she was at the University of Iowa at the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice evaluating and program coordinating public health related grant funded programs.


Sue Novak

Department Assistant


101 Jones Hall 

Sue has been with Kirkwood since March of 2014. Before coming to Industrial Technologies, she worked part-time in the Business and IT Department as an office assistant while completing her degree in the Administrative Assistant program. Prior to enrolling in that program, Sue spent 30 years as a professional horticulturist at private country clubs, estates, and botanic gardens in Utah, Wisconsin, California, New Hampshire, and Iowa. Sue obtained her AAS in Horticulture from Kirkwood in 1985 and her AAS in the Administrative Assistant program in 2015.

Jennifer Pratt

Inventory Control Specialist, Automotive Technology


Jennifer graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 2004, earning an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Technology. Jennifer worked at Cedar Rapids Toyota prior to starting at Kirkwood in June 2005.

Emily Bartels

Department Assistant, Industrial Technology


101 Jones Hall

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Tim Arnold

Assistant Professor, Energy Production and Distribution Technologies

319-398-5899 x 4199 

167A Jones Hall

Dave Becicka

Instructor, Construction Management

319-398-5899 x 4303 

122 Jones Hall

Brian Carlson

Instructor, Automotive Collision Repair


Automotive Collision Building

Brian Carlson is a graduate of both the Automotive Collision Repair and the Automotive Technology programs at Kirkwood Community College. He has been in the industry since 2009 and has been a faculty member since 2014.  Prior to coming to Kirkwood, Brian was a collision repair technician at Cars R USS Auto Body in Belle Plaine, IA. As a student, Brian competed in the Skills USA competition for Refinishing Technology.

Austin Chapman

Assistant Professor, Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Tech

319-398-5899 ext.4132 

135 Jones Hall

Austin earned an A.A.S. in Robotics/Automation Technologies from Indian Hills Community College. Austin has been with Kirkwood since 2012. Prior to coming to Kirkwood, Austin worked 3 years in the electrical industry as a Technical Specialist for Van Meter Industrial. In his previous role, he provided technical assistance, solution support, on-site service, and technical training on a broad range of high-end industrial automation hardware and software.

Chad Daugherty

Professor, Industrial Maintenance Technologies

319-398-5899 Ext. 5351 

145 Jones Hall

Chad Daugherty earned an A.A.S. degree from Kirkwood Community College. Prior to joining Kirkwood, Chad was a Service Technician for Colony Heating and Cooling.

Dane Dermody

Assistant Professor, Advanced Welding Technologies


166C Jones Hall

Dane grew up in the Iowa City area (North Liberty and Tiffin) with weekend and summer visits to family farms in the Williamsburg area. He graduated from Iowa City West High in 2001. In 2005, he decided to chase a passion for welding by enrolling in that program at Kirkwood Community College. He completed all the degree requirements in 2007 and graduated. While in school he worked full time at Highway Equipment Company. He has spent the last 12 years working for Highway Equipment, with the exception of 9 months that he worked at Iowa Precision. The education, desire, and passion he has for the welding trade has helped him to continuously advance his career with welding technologies to where it is today.

Kim Fensterman

Program Developer I

319-398-5899 x5065

Kirkwood Continuing Education Training Center

Kim Fensterman graduated from Mt. Mercy College with a degree in Business Administration. Kim is currently the Program Developer for Water/Wastewater, Fire Training and ETONLINE programs for Continuing Education and Training Services. Kim serves as the Program Advisor for the online Water Environmental Technology program. She has been involved in coordinating and development of Water and Wastewater training since 1988. Kim is also a member of several state organizations in the Water and Wastewater field and is an advocate for the safety of our drinking water.

Dan Fitzgerald

Associate Professor, Welding

319-398-5899 ext.4117 

166B Jones Hall

Dan earned a diploma in Welding at Hawkeye Community College. In 1985, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honor graduate at the Marine Corps Welding School in Camp Lejeune, NC. Dan owned and operated his own welding and fabrication business from 1990 until 2006. Prior to beginning at Kirkwood, Dan taught welding courses at Northeast Community College.

Joe Greathouse

Professor, Construction Management & Faculty Advisor, ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering)


134 Jones Hall

Joe enjoys teaching and research in many areas of building systems, project management, sustainability, and biomimicry. He is a faculty sponsor of the NAHB student chapter as well as an advisor for the Iowa Sustainable Village. Joe earned his B.S. in Industrial Technology and his M.S. in Instructional Technology. He has also earned credentialing as a LEED Green Associate, Certified Green Professional and a Certified Passive House Consultant. Joe serves on many regional, state, and national boards to better opportunities for students and industry partners. To maintain his knowledge and credentials, Joe works as a consultant for regional construction and research projects.

Tim Hadsall

Associate Professor, Architectural Technology

319-398-5899 ext.4410 

132 Jones Hall

Tim joined the faculty at Kirkwood in 2008. Tim has been active in the architecture and construction industries since 1994. While teaching, Tim also owns and operates a custom residential drafting/design and construction management firm that was started in 2000. Tim’s education includes a diploma in Architectural Technologies from Des Moines Area Community College, an A.A.S. in Construction Management from Kirkwood, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management from Mount Mercy College.

Steve Hanisch

Assistant Professor, Carpentry


160A Jones Hall

Steve Hanisch is currently the lead instructor for the Carpentry Program at Kirkwood. Steve previously taught Construction Management and Architecture courses for concurrent enrollment as part of the new Johnson County Regional Academy. His teaching experience prior to this position includes three years as an adjunct instructor of Industrial Technologies: Construction Management and one year as an Industrial Technologies: Construction teacher at Prairie High School. Steve earned a B.M. from the University of Iowa and an A.A.S. in Construction Management from Kirkwood. Before teaching Steve worked for 18 years as a general contractor, modular construction specialist, and craftsman.

Dave Heeren

Instructor, HVAC Installer

319-398-5899 x 1085 

154A Jones Hall

Todd Hesseltine

Professor, Automotive Technology

319-398-5899 Ext. 1082 

Todd Hesseltine has an A.A.S. from Kirkwood Community College. Todd has been with Kirkwood since 2001. Prior to coming to Kirkwood, Todd was an Automotive Technician at Advanced Auto Service in Iowa City. Todd was picked as the Outstanding Student of the Year in the Kirkwood Automotive Technology program class of 1990. He was raised around a family owned automotive repair shop in Iowa City.

Gary Jorgensen

Professor, Automotive Technology


Gary Jorgensen has a diploma from Northeast Iowa Community College. Gary has been with Kirkwood since 1999. Prior to coming to Kirkwood, he worked in area dealerships. He began as a line technician and worked his way up into management.

Daniel Lamp

Instructor, Design/Build


120 Jones Hall

Andy Livin

Professor, CNC Machining Technology


121A Jones Hall

Andy Livin has an A.A.S. from Kirkwood Community College and is currently attending UNI, majoring in Industrial Management. Andy has been with Kirkwood since 2001. Prior to coming to Kirkwood, Andy was a CNC Machining Instructor at North Iowa Area Community College. For two years, he was a CNC machinist for Advanced Manufacturing Service in Cedar Rapids.

Steve Long

Assistant Professor, Electronics Engineering Technology

319-398-5899 x 5355 

146 Jones Hall

Steve received his A.E. in Electronics Engineering Technology from Oregon Institute of Technology and his B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State College. Prior to coming to Kirkwood in 2016, Steve served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 31 years, specializing in training, support, and project engineering and management for electronic systems. This included over six years as an electronics instructor and another four years in training management and administration. Steve also has a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Kristie Mckibben

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

319-398-5899 Ext. 4304 

122 Jones Hall

Kristie received her bachelor's degree in Technology Management from UNI. She received her A.A.S. in CAD/Mechanical Engineering Design from Kirkwood. She has over 10 years of experience as a Design Engineer working with new part development, tool design, technical writing, part revisions, and customer special requests.

Jonathon Pope

Assistant Professor, Automotive Technology

319-398-5899 x1128 

Jonathon Pope graduated from the T-TEN program at Kirkwood with an A.A.S. in Automotive Technology in 2004. Jonathon has been with Kirkwood since 2012. He was an automotive technician at independent shops part-time for four years and spent eight years working full-time for Lexus in Des Moines, becoming a Lexus Master Technician in 2008. Jonathon is ASE Master Certified.

Richard Scearce

Assistant Professor, Industrial Technology

319-398-5899 x 5377 

127 Jones Hall

  • BS from Winona State University
  • MS from The University of Iowa
  • High School mathematics and science instructor - 33 years
  • Founder and coach of Mount Vernon High School’s FTC Robotics Team - 10 years
  • Middle school talented and gifted instructor at Coe College’s College for Kids - 20 years
  • University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education instructor - 10 years
  • Kirkwood Community College adjunct instructor of astronomy - 10 years
  • Certified in Adolescent Mathematics by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems trainer and technical advisor AirCover Integrated Solutions - 6 years

Sam Stark

Assistant Professor, Welding Technology

319-398-5899 ext 5484 

166A Jones Hall

Sam earned his A.A.S. in Welding from Kirkwood Community College. Since graduation Sam has been teaching for Kirkwood's Continuing Education Training and Outreach Services and as an adjunct on main campus evening sections, while also working full time at a local manufacturing company. Sam continued his teaching career by achieving his Certified Welding Inspector license and was then asked to apply for the full time welding instructor position on main campus. Sam was hired full time in 2014 and has been an active member of many clubs, groups, student activities, and leadership roles.

Jim Trepka

Professor, Electronic Engineering Technology


140 Jones Hall

Jim received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa in May 1993. Prior to that, he received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. degree in Mathematics from Grinnell College. Jim came to Kirkwood with 10 years of industry experience including telecommunications and biomedical work experience with extensive hardware and software experience.

Bob Wade

Assistant Professor, Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Technology

319-398-5899 ext 7661 

156 Jones Hall

Bob Wade is teaching Advanced Manufacturing in the Linn County Regional Center, as well as on the main campus in Jones Hall. Bob has earned two degrees from Kirkwood Community College, one in Computer Numerical Controlled Manufacturing Technologies and the other in Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication. Bob brings his industrial experience from working the last eight years at Schneider Electric in Cedar Rapids as a prototype development model maker and two years of internship at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville Iowa, working in their prototype development lab. Prior to being hired full time, Bob taught at Kirkwood as an adjunct faculty member for three years in the Career Academy.

John Williams

Professor, Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship

319-398-5899 x 5362 

152A Jones Hall

John has a diploma from Algonquin College. Prior to coming to Kirkwood, John worked in his family's plumbing business. He started teaching in the Plumbing Apprenticeship program at Algonquin College in 1987 and became the program coordinator in 1990. John relocated to the Midwest in 2001 and worked for the City of Iowa City as the backflow coordinator and for the City of Moline as the Field Service Manager for the Water Plant.