• Jeffry Abel
    Faculty
    Engineering CAD Technology
  • Paul Aberasturi
    Faculty
    Theatre
  • Tamany Abou Aiad
    Faculty
    Physics
  • Kali Adams
    Assistant to AVP Academic Operations
    Academic Operations
  • Sara Aguilar
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Tunji Akanbi
    Faculty
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Mike Alberti
    Faculty
    English
  • Emily Allen
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Monica Alves
    Library Technician
    Library
  • John Anderl
    Faculty/Chair
    Communication Studies
  • Carrie Anderson
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Emily Anderson
    Faculty
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Laurel Anderson
    Academic Specialist-Language Arts
    TRIO/Student Support Services
  • Steven Anderson
    Faculty
    Reading/Student Success
  • Experience: Alicia Andre has been teaching English, Reading, and English to Speakers of Other Languages for more than 23 years at the Community Colleges in Minnesota. She has been teaching full-time in Century’s ESOL Department for the past five years. Before coming to Century College, she taught at Minneapolis Community College (MCTC) for 18 years. She teaches all courses: reading, writing, listening and speaking, and pronunciation.
    Teaching Approach: “For me, teaching involves a collaboration between the teacher and students. I believe that teachers are responsible for planning interesting and engaging content that keeps students informed and challenged. I like to give students a lot of independence and try to encourage them to actively participate in class. I think of myself more as a coach. I believe that my job as an instructor is to provide the following: an environment that is conducive to learning; knowledge that will help students be successful in achieving their academic goals; materials, opportunities, and feedback that will motivate students to learn, and help them to be successful in their studies and professional life.”
    Education: A B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in Technical Communications (1998), and an M.A. degree from San Francisco State University in English and English to Speakers of Other Languages.
    Notable: Alicia has acted as department chair at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She has received two Teaching Excellence awards in the development of hybrid courses in listening, speaking and pronunciation. She assisted in the development of a college success course.
    Hobbies: Tennis, movies, travel, and baking bread.
    Alicia Andre
    Faculty
    Bio
    ESOL
  • Kim Andreas
    Media Production Coordinator
    Marketing Department
  • Luke Andresen
    Faculty/Program Director
    Information & Telecommunications
  • Sharon Ankrah
    Faculty
    Biology
  • Mayra Aranda
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Michelle Armstrong
    Assistant to Director
    Human Resources
  • Kevin Asauskas
    Faculty
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Maria Ascher
    Faculty
    Cosmetology
  • Walter Ayala
    Tier 1 Specialist
    Information Technology
  • Kristine Baker
    Academic Dean
    Academic Affairs
  • Experience: Melea has over 10 years of experience teaching in the Minnesota State system as well as 2 years teaching ABE ESL and 4 years teaching English as a Foreign Language in SE Asia plus numerous short term opportunities teaching the English language in various other parts of the world.
    Teaching Approach: “I inspire students with banana bread, pumpkin pie, and Oreos.”
    Education: Bachelors, Studio Art/Asian Studies, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Masters, TESOL, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.
    Melea Bardal
    Faculty
    Bio
    ESOL
  • Rebecca Barger
    Faculty
    Cosmetology
  • Cindy Barnick
    Assistant to Deans
    Student Affairs
  • Jason Barthel
    Plumber Master in Charge
    Facilities Services
  • Cynthia Bartunek
    Faculty
    Office Technology
  • Emily Batres
    International Student Services Coordinator
    International Student Services
  • Emily Baumgartner
    Business Partner
    Human Resources
  • Brian Beahan
    Supervisor
    Bookstore
  • Robert Beaver
    Associate Director
    Admissions
  • John Becker
    Campus Security Officer
    Public Safety
  • Sean Bedard-Parker
    Interim Academic Dean
    Academic Affairs
  • Lee Behling
    Faculty
    Chemistry
  • Christian Bell
    Faculty
    Theatre
  • Portrait of Jessica Bell
    Experience: Dr. Bell has been teaching biology courses at Century College since 2011. Dr. Bell has worked to develop programs and strategies to incorporate primary research experiences for students early in their academic careers. These strategies include both laboratory based and literature based research in and out of the classroom. Her collaborative work has led to a primary author publication in educational pedagogies and presentations by her and her community college students in local and national forums. Dr. Bell has established and maintains fundamental STEM collaborations with neighboring institutions including being a Partner Instructor in Tiny Earth. Dr. Bell’s primary research focuses on antibiotic resistance.
    Education: PhD, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota; BA, Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College
    Jessica Bell
    Faculty
    Bio
    Biology
  • Lindsay Bell
    Faculty
    History
  • Jim Beneke
    Part-Time Faculty
    Computer Science
  • Adam Bennett
    Faculty
    Political Science
  • Donna Bergman
    Office Assistant
    Information Technology
  • Brielle Bernardy
    Faculty
    Criminal Justice
  • Karri Bitner
    Coordinator of Records Operations and Project
    Records/Registration
  • David Blackburn
    Faculty
    Chemistry
  • Portrait of Michelle Blesi
    Experience: Michelle Blesi is a Certified Medical Assistant with 14 years of industry experience, who worked in the family practice area for 10 years, emphasizing clinical and laboratory skills. Changing her focus to leadership, she worked as a lead in the Nursing/Lab department and as a Clinical Manager prior to moving into education. As a Program Director and Unlimited Full Time Faculty member in the Medical Assistant Department at Century College since 2001, Michelle enjoys bringing her career experience into the classroom and making a difference in students’ lives. In addition to being Program Director, she teaches both Clinical and Laboratory courses, a Medical Assistant Refresher Course through CECT, and Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants, both traditional and online. Additionally, she is the practicum coordinator and oversees the clinical externships for the program. Michelle’s expertise in the subject matter has sought the attention of many medical assistant/allied health textbook publishers, which has resulted in the review of their content. Michelle has contributed to many Cengage initiatives as well as authoring a Medical Assisting textbook.
    Teaching Approach: “Teaching provides me much opportunity for continual learning and growth and allows me the possibility to pass these opportunities on to my students. I am grateful to provide opportunity to my students and love to do so in the following manner: Opportunity to: foster critical thinking; educate students on what it means to be an educated person in the allied health field; share my desire as an educator to assist students to reach their fullest potential by providing a stellar education in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains; be a guide for the student providing them with the tools on how to make their own discoveries; teach them how to get excited about what they can accomplish; absorb the diversity and uniqueness of each individual student and teach them how they can learn so much from each other and their individual experiences; follow CAAHEP curriculum, yet making it unique and exciting for the students; leave the students at the end of the class wanting more, and anticipation for the next time we meet.”
    Education: Diploma in Medical Assisting and certification through the AAMA; Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology; Metropolitan State University, TES (Teacher Education Series) courses in spring 2005 at the University of Minnesota (coursework included Introduction to Vocational Teaching, Course Development, Instructional Methods, Philosophy and Student Training and Assessment).
    Michelle Blesi
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Medical Assisting
  • Laura Boche
    Interim Academic Dean
    Academic Affairs
  • Melissa Bordenave
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Portrait of Melissa Borman
    Experience: Melissa Borman is a Minneapolis based photographer and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Regional Cultural Center, Co. Donegal, Ireland, Galería Valid Foto BCN, Barcelona, Spain, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA, Filter Space, Chicago, IL, and Griffin Museum, Boston, MA. Melissa is a member of Minnesota’s longest running collective art gallery, Rosalux.
    Education: MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
    Melissa Borman
    Faculty/Exhibition Coordinator
    Bio
    Art
  • Robin Bowden
    Faculty/Department Chair
    History
  • Sean Boylan
    Faculty
    Criminal Justice
  • Clifford Boyum
    Auto Parts Technician
    Automotive Service Technology
  • Teresa Boyum
    Account Technician
    Business Office
  • Marilea Bramer
    instructional Designer
    Academic Affairs
  • Sharyn Bramscher
    Librarian
    Library
  • Mary Bratager Fernandez
    Faculty
    English
  • Lisa Breger
    Faculty
    Economics
  • Experience: Dr. Breyer-Peterson has a true passion for teaching psychology and educating people about mental health. She has been a full-time faculty member at Century College since 2011 and currently teaches General Psychology, Developmental Psychology: Lifespan, Abnormal Psychology, and Internship in Psychology. She is also a Licensed Psychologist, and has provided therapy in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, and the VAMC. Dr. Breyer-Peterson has published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals which have been cited over 200 times. Dr. Breyer-Peterson coordinates the Mental and Behavioral Health Worker certificate and psychology internship in addition to teaching. She is also the director of Century’s Mental Health First Aid grant project, which provides free mental health training to students and employees.
    Teaching Approach: “I truly love teaching and helping all of my students succeed! I believe that we learn best when we are actually ‘doing something’ with the material, so in my classes, you will have frequent opportunities to engage in active and experiential learning and learn from one another. Since there often isn’t a ‘right’ answer in psychology, I also encourage students to think critically and scientifically as you learn new information. How does the information fit with your beliefs and experiences? Finally, I believe we can use what we learn in psychology to improve the lives of ourselves and others, so we often apply the information to real life so you can use what you learn immediately! I truly care about each of you, and strive to create an environment in my face-to-face and online courses where students feel they are understood, respected, and are comfortable seeking help. I am here to support you, encourage you, and help you succeed! Therefore, I frequently provide students with resources like a notes packet, study guide, and study tips to help you grow and develop as students. I love being a part of your academic journey and hope to see you in one of my classes!”
    Education: MA and PsyD, Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
    Jessie Breyer-Peterson
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Portrait of Jessie Breyer-Peterson
    Experience: Dr. Breyer-Peterson has a true passion for teaching psychology and educating people about mental health. She has been a full-time faculty member at Century College since 2011 and currently teaches General Psychology, Developmental Psychology: Lifespan, Abnormal Psychology, and Internship in Psychology. She is also a Licensed Psychologist, and has provided therapy in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, and the VAMC. Dr. Breyer-Peterson has published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals which have been cited over 200 times. Dr. Breyer-Peterson coordinates the Mental and Behavioral Health Worker certificate and psychology internship in addition to teaching. She is also the director of Century’s Mental Health First Aid grant project, which provides free mental health training to students and employees.
    Teaching Approach: “I truly love teaching and helping all of my students succeed! I believe that we learn best when we are actually ‘doing something’ with the material, so in my classes, you will have frequent opportunities to engage in active and experiential learning and learn from one another. Since there often isn’t a ‘right’ answer in psychology, I also encourage students to think critically and scientifically as you learn new information. How does the information fit with your beliefs and experiences? Finally, I believe we can use what we learn in psychology to improve the lives of ourselves and others, so we often apply the information to real life so you can use what you learn immediately! I truly care about each of you, and strive to create an environment in my face-to-face and online courses where students feel they are understood, respected, and are comfortable seeking help. I am here to support you, encourage you, and help you succeed! Therefore, I frequently provide students with resources like a notes packet, study guide, and study tips to help you grow and develop as students. I love being a part of your academic journey and hope to see you in one of my classes!”
    Education: MA and PsyD, Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
    Notable: Minnesota State Educator of the Year (2020); Minnesota State Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator Award; Minnesota Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Teaching
    Jessie Breyer-Peterson
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Sean Brierley
    General Maintenance Worker Lead
    Facilities Services
  • Jill Bries Korpik
    Faculty
    Earth Science
  • Lisa Brimmer
    Faculty
    English
  • Albert Brown
    Faculty/Program Director
    Addiction Counseling
  • Michaela Brown
    Multicultural Coordinator, African American Liaison
    Multicultural Student Center
  • Molly Bruhn
    Office Assistant
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • Melissa Buchanan
    Faculty
    Kitchen/Bath Design
  • Portrait of Jill Cadwell
    Experience: Jill Cadwell has been teaching college-level English courses for over 20 years, and has been teaching at Century since 2002. She also consistently participates in administrative work on campus, whether as English Department Chair, MSCF Union Local Executive Committee Officer, or working on other initiatives important to Century College’s mission and for the benefit of students. As time permits, Jill likes to write nonfiction personal essays and read literature about the environment. She is an advocate for understanding and slowing climate change.
    Teaching Approach: “I see each student as an individual, and I’m excited about what strengths he/she/ze already brings to their writing. I have the expertise and experience to diagnose weak spots and work kindly with students to improve those areas. I really like working with people on their writing and thinking! I follow a simple personal mission in my work: Today is my opportunity to… be kind; focus on what really matters; ask thoughtful questions and listen carefully; help someone learn; uphold high standards, compassionately; and do a good job.”
    Education: 2017 Institute for Culturally-Responsive Pedagogy - Completed Semester-Long Training; 2002 Masters Degree in English (Teaching College English) from Saint Cloud State University; 1999 Baccalaureate of Arts Degree from Saint Cloud State University, Major: English, Minor: Human Relations
    Notable: 2020 MinnState Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator2010 Century College Student Voice Award Recipient2009 Century College Student Voice Award Nominee2008-2009 Award for Excellence Grant Recipient - Writing Across the Curriculum Project2006-2007 Award for Excellence Grant Recipient - Converting Composition I and Composition II Courses to Online Courses
    Hobbies: writing, reading, playing with my kid, and walking my dogs
    Jill Cadwell
    Faculty/Department Chair
    Bio
    English
  • Colleen Cahill
    Assistant Director of Student Life-Leadership Deve
    Student Life
  • Teresa Callies
    Web Content Manager
    Marketing Department
  • Amy Canavan
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Amelia Carlson
    Accommodations Coordinator
    Access Center
  • Hollie Carr
    faculty
    Physical Education/Health
  • Erin Carter
    Faculty
    Biology
  • Ricci Casa De Calvo
    Faculty
    Orthotics Technology
  • Cranston Cassells
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Charlie Castro
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Portrait of Chris Caulkins
    Experience: Dr. Chris Caulkins began his EMS career in 1992 and spent over 15 years in the fire service. Dr. Chris’ EMS volunteer and work experience include rural, suburban, and urban ambulance services—public and private. Dr. Chris has volunteered in the emergency department of Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; a hurricane location center in San Antonio, Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; and lead a strike team to the Red River Valley flood disaster in Minnesota and North Dakota. Dr. Chris has served as the EMS coordinator for the City of Woodbury and as an operations manager for Allina EMS. Dr. Chris has worked for multiple fire and EMS agencies a street level provider including Willmar Ambulance, Woodbury Public Safety, HealthSpan (now Allina) Medical Transportation, North Branch EMS, Maplewood Fire, and the Fishers Fire Department in Indiana. Chris joined Century College as adjunct faculty in 1996 and became full-time faculty in 2005, serving as program director until July 2019.
    Education: EdD, St. Cloud State; MA, Metro State; MPH, AMU; BA, Metro State; BS, ACPM; AA, Inver Hills; AAS, Century
    Hobbies: Reading, learning, travel
    Chris Caulkins
    Faculty
    Bio
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Experience: Dr. Caulkins has been teaching at Century for over 26 years and has been a practicing paramedic for that same length of time. With experience in firefighting, leadership, public health, education, research, and public safety, Dr. Caulkins is well-equipped to educate students on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Caulkins meets the MinnState qualification standards to teach in emergency medical services, health, health sciences, education, public safety, and anthropology.
    Teaching Approach: My personal philosophy of education is fairly eclectic and crosses several teaching philosophies. I believe that it is helpful, if not essential, that the teacher is a master/expert. I believe the teacher’s role is to cultivate knowledge and wisdom. The teacher is also a guide to lead the student through the educational process. Sometimes leading requires the teacher to be flexible in becoming a facilitator by establishing guidelines and boundaries. Sometimes the role is of a mediator. A teacher is also a learner and learning is reciprocal between the student and teacher. Learners are there to listen, observe, and receive knowledge but are also active participants.
    Education: Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration, St. Cloud State; Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Metropolitan State University; Master of Public Health, American Military University; Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education, University of Minnesota; Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies with a Focus on the Anthropology of Disaster, Metropolitan State University; Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Services, American College of Prehospital Medicine; Associate of Arts, Inver Hills Community College; Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic Technology, Century College; Diploma, Paramedic Technician, Northeast Metro Technical College; Certificate, Community Paramedic Clinician, Hennepin Technical College
    Notable: Co-developed an emergency response plan that was used at the 35W bridge collapse and later adopted statewide.Traveled across the U.S. as an accreditation site visitor to review paramedic education programs.Participated in writing questions for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians credentialling test bank.Developed three two-year degree programs and dozens of courses.Internationally recognized suicidologist and researcher.Numerous publications including research papers, articles, books, and book chapters.Owner of a private consulting business, Caulkins Consulting, LLC.One of only six people nationwide accepted into the Emergency Medical Services for Children Scholars Program, which is led by the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.
    Hobbies: Travel, Reading, Learning
    Chris Caulkins
    Faculty
    Bio
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Wendy Charles
    Languages/TRIN Lab Coordinator
    Translation and Interpreting
  • Erik Christiansen
    Choir Director
    Music
  • Kathryn Christie
    Faculty
    Music
  • Carl Chung
    Faculty
    Philosophy
  • Pangnhia Chuyangheu
    Financial Aid Advisor & Small Grant Coordinator
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Kim Claggett
    Recruiter
    Human Resources
  • Kevin Clark
    Tier 1 Specialist
    Information Technology
  • Andrea Clepper
    Director of Access Services
    Access Center
  • Chas Cochran
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Sarah Cocks
    Technology Training & Communication Specialist
    Information Technology
  • Angela Coffee
    Faculty
    English
  • Katie Coil
    Assistant Director
    Transfer Student Services
  • Lena Collister
    Financial Aid Advisor and State Grant Coordinator
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Alex Conroy
    Faculty
    Reading/Student Success
  • Carolyn Cook
    Faculty
    Physical Education/Health
  • Shannon Corazzo
    Nursing Lab Coordinator and Simulation Assistant
    Nursing Program
  • Thom Costa
    Faculty
    Cosmetology
  • Ebony Cotton
    Faculty
    Human Services
  • Mario Covelski
    Faculty
    Computer Technology Support and Administration
  • Paul Coyan
    Educational Technology/D2L Support
    Information Technology
  • Patrick Cramer
    Faculty
    Heating,Ventilation/Air Cond
  • Shana Crandall
    Librarian
    Library
  • Portrait of Cathy Crea
    Experience: Cathy began teaching in Reading and Student Success at Century in 2007. She also teaches in the English department and facilitates workshops for the college on equity, diversity, and inclusion such as SEED and ICRP. Cathy began her career teaching middle school English/language arts.
    Teaching Approach: “I work with students to help them develop the skills they need to succeed here at Century as well as in their future goals. Grades are my least favorite part about school; I try to emphasize student reflection and learning above all else.”
    Education: Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Thomas University; Masters Certificate in Reading Instruction from University of Minnesota; Masters Certificate in Teaching Writing from Minnesota State University Mankato
    Notable: Cathy has been involved in numerous campus committees and projects. She received Century’s PRIDE award in 2019.
    Hobbies: Metalsmithing/jewelry making, knitting
    Cathy Crea
    Faculty
    Bio
    Reading/Student Success
  • Corey Culver
    Faculty
    Sociology
  • Experience: Mr. Cunnien has over 15 years teaching as a college Sociologyinstructor. He has served on numerous committees throughout his graduate andprofessional career. And he has graduate training in educationaltechnologies. He engaged in multiple research projects and served on thegraduate editorial board for Context Magazine. A magazine published by theAmerican Sociological Association. He consistently seeks out new research onteaching and engages in professional development opportunities.
    Education: MASTERS OF ARTS, SOCIOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – TWIN CITIES Concentration: Democracy and Citizenship; BACHELOR OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA – TWIN CITIES Majors: Sociology & Political Science Minor: Philosophy; ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, CENTURY COLLEGE – WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN Major: General Education
    Hobbies: Spending time with family, reading, playing guitar, getting outside
    Keith Cunnien
    Faculty
    Bio
    Sociology
  • Tom Curtis
    Assistant
    Admissions
  • Lindsey Dahm
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Lisa Dalke
    Excellent Reading Facilitator
    Reading/Student Success
  • Julie Daniels
    Faculty
    English
  • Christina Davis
    Faculty
    Education
  • Jermaine Davis
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Shawndell De Joode
    Lab Assistant
    Medical Assisting
  • Portrait of Crystal De Kam
    Experience: Crystal De Kam is a licensed Mental Health Professional in the state of Minnesota and worked in community mental health services for over three years before transitioning to college counseling settings. Crystal has worked in college counseling (mental health, personal, and career counseling) for over five years and continues to work at Century College in the counseling department as well as teaching courses in psychology and the Behavioral Health and Interventions course. She began teaching three years ago.
    Teaching Approach: “While teaching I take a student-centered approach to help students learn the material by focusing on meeting the students where they are at in the course of their learning. I find students learn best when the content can be related to the student’s experience and career aspirations and I work to help students understand how the course is relevant to the student. My courses often have multiple ways for the student to learn the content and to show they understand the content in an effort to help all students with their preferred learning method.”
    Education: “I began my education at a community college in the metro area; Normandale Community College and continued with my education to complete a B.A. in psychology with a health services focus at Winona State University. I later completed my Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services at Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis.”
    Hobbies: As a lifetime learner I am always looking into new hobbies and interests; right now I am enjoying gardening.
    Crystal De Kam
    Counselor
    Bio
    Advising and Counseling
  • Toni Degen
    EMS Exam Monitor
    Emergency Medical Services
    651-747-4047
  • Cory Degerstrom
    Faculty
    Information & Telecommunications
  • Mark Deutsch
    Carpenter
    Facilities Services
  • Portrait of Bimpe Diji
    Experience: Dr. Diji has been teaching psychology since 2004. She taught six years at Covenant University, Nigeria, two years at the University of Northwestern, Minnesota, and has been at Century College since Spring 2012. In addition to teaching, she has experience in the “Read Right” instruction, which is a unique reading improvement methodology (brain science) that helps struggling readers become excellent readers. Likewise, she is involved in students’ assessment at various levels and regularly participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) research program. Dr. Diji has also been active in the K-12 education system, including being an advocate of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) model designed to close the achievement gap and help students with high academic potential prepare for college/university. She is also a founding member and the current chair of a new PreK-12 charter school (Innovation science and technology Academy) in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. The goal of this unique charter school is to develop at an early age, globally conscious student innovators, and agents of change.
    Teaching Approach: Dr. Diji’s passion for teaching comes from a deep desire to contribute to students’ success. She continuously seeks to inspire students through interactive learning and equips them with tools and strategies that promote personal growth and the fulfillment of their educational goals. Dr. Diji loves teaching and learning from various students’ perspectives. The experiences she gained while working at a psychiatric hospital has deepened her love for humanity. Hence, she strives to be a better person to those around her each day. She has some publications on students’ examination cheating attitude and behavior, workplace absenteeism, and leadership escalation behavior, but student success is truly her calling. She’s just what you can call a Generalist Psychologist.
    Education: BS, Psychology, University of Ibadan-Nigeria; MS, I-O Psychology, Covenant University-Nigeria; Ph.D., I-O Psychology, Walden University
    Hobbies: Research, reading, and singing
    Bimpe Diji
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Edward Dillon
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Kevin Dirkse
    Advising And Counseling Assistant
    Advising and Counseling
  • Aarin Distad
    Assistant Director
    New Student Orientation
  • Emmanuel Doh
    Faculty
    English
  • Portrait of Susannah Dolance
    Experience: Susannah Dolance grew up in Dallas, Texas and discovered her passion for Sociology early in her undergraduate studies at Texas Tech University, where she earned a BA in Sociology in 1997. She earned her Master’s degree and PhD in Sociology at the University of Michigan. In 2004, Susannah moved from Michigan to Minnesota in order to teach Sociology and Gender Studies full-time at Century College. Her areas of interest are gender, sexuality, race, education, and social change. She lives with her partner in Northeast Minneapolis, where in her free time, she enjoys reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), biking, and cooking and eating good food.
    Teaching Approach: See bio above
    Education: BA, Sociology, Texas Tech University; MA & PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan
    Hobbies: See bio above
    Susannah Dolance
    Faculty
    Bio
    Sociology
  • John Domagall
    Faculty
    Computer Technology Support and Administration
  • Sarah Doman Flygare
    Academic Coordinator
    TRIO/Student Support Services
  • Kelly Donahue
    Faculty
    English
  • Portrait of Martha Dornbush
    Experience: Martha has taught at Century College in the ESOL Department since 2003. She also taught in the Reading Department from 2004-2010. She was teaching at the U of MN before that at the Minnesota English Center, which was an English language center for students coming to the university from other countries.
    Teaching Approach: “My favorite quote about teaching sums up my approach: “None but the humble become good teachers of adults…Indeed, in some of the best adult classes it is difficult to discover who is learning most, the teacher or the students.” Eduard Lindeman (as quoted in “The Adult Learner” by Malcolm S. Knowles, p. 109).”
    Education: MA in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from University of MN; Secondary credentialing in Reading
    Martha Dornbush
    Faculty
    Bio
    ESOL
  • Penny Dreher
    Graphic Arts Specialist
    Marketing Department
  • Rosie DuBose
    Faculty
    Reading/Student Success
  • Aniell Ducat
    Communications Coordinator/Assistant
    Admissions
  • Paul Dykes
    Faculty/Program Director
    Biology
  • Rebecca Edberg
    Associate Vice President Human Resource Management
    Human Resources
  • Portrait of Mike Eddy
    Experience: Mike Eddy is an Apple Certified Final Cut Pro X Trainer and has been a Century College Filmmaking & Video Production instructor since 2007. With more than 30 years in the visual communication industry, Mike has experience in video production, photography, print, web, interactive kiosks, and stage productions. Mike began working in this field back in the day when “multi-media” meant two slide projectors and a tape deck and when animated computer graphics meant programing HyperCard on a Mac II. He has had the privilege to work with General Mills, Federated Insurance, 3M, Andersen Windows, Apple, Compassion International, South Washington County School District, 5 Eyewitness News, and many other media production companies in the Twin Cities area.
    Teaching Approach: Mike’s teaching philosophy is to put students in the position to succeed. In order to continually improve the performance of the Filmmaking and Video Production students, he feels they need the right skills and equipment. But, they also need the right experience. “I recently heard a football coach describe his job as ‘putting the players in the right position.’ The player still had to execute the block or tackle, but the coach arranged them in the right place on the field to be successful. As a teacher, more of a coach or mentor, I see the analogy in this. I need to provide my students with three things: 1) The skills to compete. This could be software or equipment but also soft skills like professionalism. 2) The availability of proper equipment. What will they be using in the current industry? And 3) I need to provide balanced opportunities. By finding the right situation there is a balance of pressure from a real client to do a great job and the freedom to learn by trial and error.”
    Education: Mike graduated with a BA degree in Religion from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, in 1980.
    Notable: In 2018 Mike was honored to receive the Minn State Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching award. In addition, he was named one of the Century College Exemplary Educators. And, Mike received the 2021 Post-Secondary Educator of the year for all Minnesota Career and Technical Education colleges from the Minnesota Association for Career and Technical Education Administrators (MACTA).
    Mike Eddy
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Visual Communications Careers
    651-779-5530
  • Sara Edel
    Faculty/PPOE Coordinator
    Law Enforcement Program
    651-779-3981
  • Mahmoud Eid
    Faculty
    Physics
  • Jodi Elliott
    Faculty/Program Director
    Education
  • Pam Engebretson
    Director
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Experience: Dr. Engelen-Eigles has been teaching at the college level for over 25 years. Prior to joining the faculty at Century in 2004, she taught at the University of St. Katherine, St. Olaf College, and the University of Minnesota. From 2013-2015, she co-directed the task force that designed a comprehensive Honors Program for the College and brought it to the eve of implementation. Dr. Engelen-Eigles has extensive experience teaching online and blended courses, and currently mentors other faculty in online teaching strategies.
    Teaching Approach: “I believe every student benefits from exposure to a broad range of ideas–in terms of subject matter as well as viewpoints. It is my hope that students leave my classes feeling like they have been challenged to think in new ways, to question taken-for-granted knowledge about the world around them, and to not just state–but to support–their arguments in discussions and essays.”
    Education: Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Minnesota; MS in Consumer Studies, Virginia Tech; Graduate Certificate in European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles; BA in Studio Art, Wesleyan University.
    Notable: 2011-2012 Fulbright Research Scholar, Seoul, Korea “Women with Disabilities in Korea: Experiences with Health Care”; “Why Honors is a Hard Sell in the Community College” (with Jan Milner), published in the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Fall/Winter 2014, Volume 15, Number 2, https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/nchcjournal/437/.
    Hobbies: Learning languages, fitness, water sports
    Debbie Engelen-Eigles
    Faculty
    Bio
    Sociology
  • Kimberly England
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Brian Erickson
    Faculty
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Virginia Erickson
    EMS Exam Monitor
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Matthew Erzar
    Head Baseball Coach
    Student Life
  • Marcela Estibill
    Faculty
    Translation and Interpreting
  • John Evans
    Faculty
    Political Science
  • Kirsten Fabozzi
    Registrar
    Records/Registration
  • Kathy Fabro
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Said Farah
    English Instructor
    English
  • Jen Felmlee
    Foundation Services Coordinator
    Foundation
  • Douglas Feltman
    Multimedia Support Specialist
    Information Technology
  • Rita Ferraro
    Library Technician
    Library
  • Geoff Fink
    Grounds Keeper Senior
    Facilities Services
  • Chris Fischer
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Patty Fischer
    Career Services Advisor
    Career Services
  • Amy Fisher
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Rashida Fisher
    Faculty
    Addiction Counseling
  • Education: PhD in Neuroscience from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
    Michael Fitzgerald
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Portrait of Amy Fladeboe
    Experience: Amy Fladeboe has been in education for 15+ years—tutoring, facilitating a learning center, training ESOL and English teachers and professors in developing countries, teaching English language learners abroad and in the US, and teaching English at Universities and Community Colleges. At Century College, she teaches composition and creative writing and coordinates the creative writing certificate program. Amy also teaches with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and The Loft Literary Center. She directs and curates the Century Speaker Series and co-hosts a literary radio program, Write On Radio on KFAI. She’s a poet, essayist, novelist and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) 2008-2010—Albania.
    Teaching Approach: Amy is enthusiastic about seeking new material and discovering new voices in emerging literature and her students. There’s no formula for what a student looks like, where they come from, or how they best learn, so she’s always up for the awesome challenge of helping students tell their stories. And then, she listens.
    Education: MFA, Creative Writing, Minnesota State University-Mankato
    Hobbies: Hiking, Camping, Traveling, Cribbage
    Amy Fladeboe
    Faculty
    Bio
    English
  • Luis Flores Lara
    Computer Center Coordinator
    Information Technology
  • Lindsay Fones
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Marc Fournier
    Faculty
    Economics
  • Karla Frieler
    Records Specialist
    Records/Registration
  • Tony Fruci
    Faculty
    Prosthetic Technology
  • Melissa Fussy
    Faculty
    Dental Hygiene
  • Eric Gadbois
    Faculty
    Criminal Justice
  • Kim Gaffney
    Faculty
    English
  • Mayra Garcia
    Office Manager
    Advising and Counseling
  • Gina Gathje
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Kyle Geyer
    Faculty
    Engineering CAD Technology
  • Cheryl Gfrerer
    Faculty
    English
  • Daniel Ghebresilassie
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Maria Gilles
    Faculty
    Medical Assisting
  • Theresa Glass
    Events Coordinator
    Event Services
  • Anita Glennen
    Biology Lab Coordinator
    Biology
  • Bayard Godsave
    Faculty
    English
  • Sarah Godsave
    Veterans Services Coordinator
    Veterans Center
  • Dawn Goebel
    Faculty/Program Director
    Cosmetology
  • Lynda Goerisch
    Faculty/EMS & EMT Program Director
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Jessica Gonzalez
    Campus Security Officer
    Public Safety
  • Shelly Graening
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Portrait of Eric Graham
    Experience: Eric Graham is a bassist, keyboardist, and composer. He has performed in venues from California to New York and is currently an active player in the Twin Cities. He played on the album Beyond Blues which won Minnesota Monthly’s “Excellence in Music” award and was for a time a top-10 album on various national jazz charts. A classically-trained composer, he holds a Masters Degree in Music Composition from the Peabody Conservatory. His music has been featured at the Society of Composers National Convention and the Ernest Bloch Composers’ Symposium; recently the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presented his piece c’TRANE b’TOK as part of their Chamber Music Series. For his creative endeavors, Graham has received two Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grants, the Minnesota State Arts Board “Arts Leader” Award, an LRAC/McKnight Foundation Career Development Grant, a Mid-America Arts Alliance Grant, the Virginia Carty deLillo Prize for Composition, a National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Scholarship, a Peabody Institute Merit Scholarship, the ASCAP Raymond Hubble Music Award, and a National Honor Society Scholarship. Additionally, he has received both an Award for Excellence and Presidential Innovation Grant from Century College. He was raised in Barrow, Alaska - an Eskimo village 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
    Teaching Approach: Teaching is an absolute blast! I’d do this job even if I didn’t get paid.
    Education: MM, Music Composition, Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University
    Hobbies: My hobby and my job are the same - I call it a ‘jobby.’
    Eric Graham
    Faculty
    Bio
    Music
  • Kim Gravelle
    Faculty
    Business Mgmnt
  • Natashia Green
    Fitness Center Coordinator
    Physical Education/Health
  • Jennifer Greger
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Scott Gregg
    Faculty
    Reading/Student Success
  • Nicole Gresczyk
    Faculty
    Dental Assisting
  • Cara Grussing
    Director of Advising
    Advising and Counseling
  • Lisa Gruszka
    Director of Academic Partnerships
    Student Affairs
  • Portrait of Anna Gryczman
    Experience: Dr. Gryczman, born and raised in Poland, has 21 years of teaching experience and 27 years of experience as a nurse in variety of nursing settings & specialties such as: geriatrics, adult med-surg, telemetry, adult orthopedics, neurology, rehabilitation, epilepsy, oncology, behavioral health (adolescence, adult and geriatric), pediatric neurology, pediatric med-surg, orthopedics and pediatric med-trauma. Dr. Gryczman is board certified as an advanced holistic nurse, nurse educator, and public health nurse. She works at the point-of-care at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare to stay current in clinical practice. Her special interests include clinical nutrition, holistic health and healing, nursing simulation and genetics.
    Teaching Approach: “I like to help shape students’ lives, teaching them safe nursing practice that is based on evidence and delivered in a holistic manner. I like to role-model and teach them what holistic nursing is all about, how practice based on best evidence can change clients’ outcomes; how our being with another offers hope and gives new meaning to all that is lost and seems unbearable. I believe that by teaching nursing I can reach more patients and have a more tangible presence in the community. I am a strong patient advocate, student advocate, and a leader in the nursing profession.” Currently, I teach clinical simulation and nursing lab. I believe that clear expectations and well organized course, with clearly stated objectives, are essential to students’ success. I combine structure and intentionality with flexibility in both planning and leading the class. I am clear about the course objectives but remain flexible and open to various ways of achieving them. My aim is to have students achieve the level of confidence and competence to engage in safe nursing practice. I teach students what critical thinking is all about and how to apply it to arrive at sound clinical judgment when making clinical decisions. As a holistic nurse educator I believe that safe learning environment, respect, and unconditional acceptance of all students are as fundamental to good teaching as knowing your subject, and knowing yourself. I feel privileged to teach at Century College.
    Education: Doctor of Nursing Practice from Metropolitan State University; Master’s Degree in Nursing from University of Minnesota; Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Metropolitan State University
    Notable: March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award nomination Award of Excellence– for the development of on-line “ Basic Concepts of Clinical Nutrition” module Perkins Grant recipient for the development of on-line pharmacology module Presidential Innovation Grant recipient for the development of lab simulations on “ Pediatric Head Trauma” and “Post-op Patient Care” Work-Study Scholarship recipient for the 2006 AHNA Conference “Johnson and Johnson Campaign for the Nursing Future” grant recipient to establish “Ellie Slette Holistic Nursing Scholarship” to help nursing students at Century CollegeListed in “Who is Who: Americas Best Teachers” / nominated by nursing studentsOutstanding Student Award – Metropolitan State University Academic Achievement Award – Metropolitan State University
    Anna Gryczman
    Faculty
    Bio
    Nursing Program
  • Jonathan Gunderson
    Faculty
    Philosophy
  • Sheila Gunderson
    Faculty
    Human Services
  • Carrie Hageman
    Director
    Career Services
  • Kristin Hageman
    Dean
    Student Affairs
  • Keith Hagen
    Admissions Representative
    Admissions
  • Ruth Hagen
    Office Assistant
    Business Office
  • Experience: Captain Hager has served in Law Enforcement for the past 22 years as an Officer, Detective, School Resource Officer, DARE Officer, Canine Handler, Narcotics Investigator, Sergeant and Captain for the State of North Dakota, the City of Lino Lakes, the University of Minnesota Police Department and, most recently, for the City of White Bear Lake. He has taught in higher education since 2015.
    Teaching Approach: “My servant-teaching style focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to, not only succeed in their selected fields, but also to recognize their unique ability to move their professions forward. I attempt to impart any wisdom, learned from both successes and failures I’ve experienced, to students in an attempt to encourage them to recognize their own potential and opportunities for growth. Specifically unique to policing, my wish is to leave the profession better than how I found it and in the better prepared hands of our future leaders.”
    Education: MA, Emergency Management, Walden University; BA, Metropolitan State University
    Hobbies: Family & Basketball
    Dale Hager
    Faculty
    Bio
    Criminal Justice
  • Portrait of Dale Hager
    Experience: Captain Hager has served in Law Enforcement for the past 26 years as an Officer, Detective, School Resource Officer, DARE Officer, Canine Handler, Narcotics Investigator, Sergeant and Captain for the State of North Dakota, the City of Lino Lakes, the University of Minnesota Police Department and, most recently, for the City of White Bear Lake. He has taught in higher education since 2015.
    Education: Bachelor’s Degree - Metropolitan State University / Law Enforcement; Master’s Degree - Walden University / Emergency Management w/ Emphasis on Public Management and Leadership
    Hobbies: Family, Pickleball & Basketball
    Dale Hager
    Faculty
    Bio
    Criminal Justice
  • Adam Haglin
    Development Officer
    Foundation
  • Joe Haker
    Faculty
    History
    651-779-3425
  • Erik Halvorson
    Associate Director of Advising
    Advising and Counseling
  • Jennifer Hammer
    Excellent Reading Facilitator
    Reading/Student Success
  • Jason Hankes
    Faculty
    Physical Education/Health
  • Tom Hanly
    VCT/Photo Assistant
    Art
    651-747-4026
  • Jenny Hansen
    Faculty
    Dental Hygiene
  • Jeff Hanson
    Faculty
    Automotive Service Technology
  • Susan Hanson
    Accounts Payable Clerk
    Business Office
  • Eric Harmon
    Faculty
    English
  • Catherine Harrington
    Faculty
    Interior Design
  • Mary Hart
    Assistant to Dean
    Academic Affairs
    651-779-3920
  • Steph Hartman
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Justin Hauer
    Counselor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Brent Heffron
    Faculty
    English
  • Emily Hennes
    Student Success Specialist
    Start Right
  • Beth Hentges
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • David Her
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
    651-444-2065
  • Brenda Hernandez
    Academic Database Specialist
    Academic Operations
  • Portrait of Katherine Herold
    Experience: I teach courses in child development, adolescent development, adulthood, aging and death, lifespan psychology, general psychology, social psychology, sensation and perception and statistics. My areas of specialty are children’s cognitive development and early childhood education. In addition to teaching college courses, I provide workshops on child and adolescent development to children, parents and educators. While these workshops span many topics, I have a particular love of teaching children and adolescents about how their brains work so that they can better understand their minds and bodies.
    Teaching Approach: “I employ an asset-based pedagogical model in my classroom instruction and curriculum. This method involves spending the first week of class getting to know every students’ personal interest in the course, and adapting the curriculum to both reflect those interests, and to incorporate any relevant expertise individual students can bring to the course. A related goal of mine as an instructor is to help students make connections between course content and real life. To do so, I use a variety of in-class activities to both assist students in learning the material, and prompt the understanding that what they’re learning in the classroom has important real-world applications. I love teaching and I hope my students also love coming to class.”
    Education: PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Hobbies: Enjoying life
    Katherine Herold
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Portrait of Rachel Herring
    Experience: Freelance and staff interpreter since 2003.
    Education: MA, Translation and Interpreting, Monterey Institute of International Studies; PhD, Interpreting, University of Geneva
    Rachel Herring
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Translation and Interpreting
  • Amanda Hestwood
    Theater Director
    Theatre
  • Hannah Heublein
    Student Success Specialist
    Start Right
  • Courtney Hickey
    Faculty
    Biology
  • Portrait of Bruce Hinrichs
    Experience: Bruce H. Hinrichs has taught psychology and film studies for many years and was previously a high school counselor and math teacher. Bruce is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota in Psychology, and was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Teacher/Artist-in-Residence at the University of Illinois, and a member of the Editorial Board of the NEA higher education journal, Thought & Action. Mr. Hinrichs has published articles on psychology, art, and film, and is the author of a textbook of general psychology, books on cognitive neuroscience, film and art, brain science, and short stories. His essay on the philosophy of mind appears in the college philosophy textbook, Voices of Wisdom. Bruce is also an artist (glass blowing and painting) and was a musician in the Minneapolis bands The Fables and The Necroids.
    Teaching Approach: “Student-oriented lectures and small group discussions with passion, encouragement, clear explanations, great examples, dynamic audio-visual material, and engaging presentations of scientific psychology.”
    Education: MA, University of Minnesota
    Bruce Hinrichs
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Nicole Hinrichs
    Faculty
    Humanities
  • Peder Hoffman
    Lab Technician
    ESOL
  • Alexandra Holker
    Assistant Writing Center Coordinator
    Writing Center
  • Kristin Hoogheem
    Lab Technician
    Cosmetology
  • Tana Hostetter
    Assistant Director
    Human Resources
  • Dawn Hostrawser
    Academic Affairs & Events Assistant
    Academic Affairs
  • Mike Houfer
    Director of Facilities
    Facilities Services
  • Jason Huebscher
    Engineering Fab Lab Manager
    FAB Lab
  • Alexander Humble
    Faculty
    Computer Technology Support and Administration
  • Portrait of Stewart Hunt
    Experience: In addition to 20+ years of experience teaching mathematics. Mr. Hunt has programmed professionally using Java and Javascript.
    Teaching Approach: “It is much more important that a valid method was used to solve a problem than it is that the answer is right. Humans are not computers and silly mistakes are easy to make. I care more about the idea than minutia.”
    Education: Master’s Degree, Mathematics, Purdue University
    Stewart Hunt
    Faculty
    Bio
    Mathematics
  • John Hunter
    SSS/TRIO Vet’s Acad Specialist - Math
    Veterans Center
  • Tashana Husom
    Counselor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Greg Idrizow
    Electrician
    Facilities Services
  • Jason Isaacson
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Myron Jack
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Kristi Jacoway
    Executive Assistant
    Student Affairs
  • Lydia Jagodzinski
    Upward Bound Advisor
    TRIO/Upward Bound
  • Cindy Jahnke
    Testing Center Assistant
    Testing Center
  • Jeff Jahnke
    Faculty/Program Director
    Engineering CAD Technology
  • Lori Jaksa
    Lab Technician
    Medical Assisting
  • Jennifer Jakubic
    Faculty/Department Chair
    ESOL
  • Randy Jasken
    Faculty/Program Director
    Additive and Digital Manufacturing
  • Experience: Dr. Jaunich studied mechanical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology and graduated with honors with her B.S. and M.S. After graduation, she worked as a system safety engineer for Millennium Engineering and Integration Company supporting NASA’s Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center. During that time, she became a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Florida and also completed a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. She then joined the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering department at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and graduated with her Ph.D. in 2019. Her research focused on using life-cycle assessment and optimization to evaluate civil infrastructure systems, in particular, solid waste management. Dr. Jaunich joined Century College in 2018 and is the Engineering Club advisor.
    Teaching Approach: “I use my own professional and academic experience and interests to provide real-world context to the engineering curriculum. Although engineering courses are challenging, my goal is to make engineering approachable and help students find their own personal motivation to study and gain mastery of the concepts.”
    Education: BS, MS, Mechanical Engineering, Florida Inst. of Tech; MEng, Systems Engineering, Stevens Inst of Tech; PhD, Civil Engineering, NCSU
    Hobbies: Running, reading, watching TV, coaching group fitness classes, spending time with family and friends
    Megan Jaunich
    Faculty
    Bio
    Engineering
  • Brian Jenson
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Portrait of Michele Jersak
    Experience: Michele Jersak is a counselor at Century College and has over 20 years of experience working within the Minnesota State system. In addition to meeting with students one-on-one, she has taught classes in career development, leadership development, and first-year experience. She has worked extensively with developing and using the GPS LifePlan, an online planning tool that helps students navigate the college experience and find the career that will help them affirm their values and utilize their talents. Through her work at Century College, she helps students develop their futures through counseling appointments, career mentoring support, and engaged teaching. Michele is a Communication Across Barriers-Certified Poverty Coach and Gold Star Speaker which focuses on better serving students who live in the crisis of poverty. She has also received her yoga instructor certification and enjoys helping students use mindfulness strategies to make the most of their college and life experiences.
    Education: MA, Educational Psychology: Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology; BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota
    Hobbies: Dancing, reading, yoga, theatre, travel, music, and being in nature.
    Michele Jersak
    Counselor
    Bio
    Advising and Counseling
  • Portrait of Robert Jersak
    Experience: Robert Jersak has been teaching Communication coursework in the Minnesota State college and university system for over 15 years. His professional areas of interest and study include cross-cultural empathy, deliberative dialogue and audio documentary interviewing. He is currently pursuing a certificate in documentary studies at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC. Robert has also taught storytelling, creative writing and podcasting workshops across the Twin Cities metro area.
    Teaching Approach: “I believe that Communication Studies is a field of praxis - with roots in the Humanities and the Social Sciences - and that all students benefit from an understanding of theory as well as how these theories actually function in our personal and professional lives. That means that I’m always learning as I teach, and that my students are often teaching me (and others) as they learn. I believe in support, guidance, mentoring and potentially-transformative active learning experiences.”
    Education: MA, Communication Studies, Minnesota State University - Mankato
    Hobbies: Filmmaking, Podcasting and Writing
    Robert Jersak
    Faculty
    Bio
    Communication Studies
  • Yanmei Jiang
    Faculty
    English
  • Adam Johnson
    CLA2
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Alan Johnson
    Skills Assistant
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Alex Johnson
    Math Resource Center Assistant Coordinator
    Mathematics
  • Erik Johnson
    Faculty
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Joseph Johnson
    Building Services Foreman
    Facilities Services
  • Ken Johnson
    Faculty
    Political Science
  • Madeline Johnson
    Faculty
    English
  • Portrait of Megan Johnston
    Experience: Megan Arney Johnston is an independent curator, museum specialist, and educator who utilizes socially engaged curatorial practices centering on fundamental question about art, its display and mediation. She has taught for six years at various institutions, including Century, Concordia St Paul, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Arney-Johnston is a noted specialist in museums, curating, and socially engaged practices, coining Slow Curating in 2011. She will be receiving her PhD in Museology and Curatorial Practice from the University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2019. Curatorial appointments include institutions in Europe and the U.S.A, where she has produced more than 300 exhibitions over her 20-year-career. She has written dozens of exhibition catalog essays and academic journals in addition to presenting on social practice and radical museology at numerous international conferences.
    Education: BA, Art History; MA, Visual Culture
    Megan Johnston
    Faculty
    Bio
    Art
  • Portrait of Neil Johnston
    Experience: Neil Johnston began teaching college-level studio classes in 2001. Starting at Century College in 2006, Johnston teaches Painting 1, 2D Design, and Drawing 1 - focusing on the creative development of students in the Foundation years of a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Johnston’s studio practice includes painting and music – his creative investigations often combining the two experiences. Neil’s work is in several corporate collections including local Medtronic Inc. Hines International, and Orfield Laboratories, and he has several murals and public works in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area. Century College is proud to include Johnston works on campus - the Library ‘Lanterns’ and West Campus Computer Lab ‘Glass Wall Mural’ both completed collaboratively by Johnston and fellow faculty member, John Kothera. Neil Johnston brings this diverse and active creative process to the classroom, sharing the intersection of visual arts and music, and his creative process with his students.
    Education: MFA, Visual Studies/Painting, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
    Neil Johnston
    Faculty
    Bio
    Art
  • Daniel Jones
    Faculty
    English
    651-779-3436
  • Rory Jones
    Plant Maintenance Engineer
    Facilities Services
  • Leif Jordahl
    Director of Technical Operations
    Information Technology
  • Alex Juarez
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Rachel Juen
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Jackie Kaehler
    Faculty
    Dental Assisting
  • Jocelyn Kalajian
    Faculty
    Music
  • Nermina Kalesic
    Lab Assistant - Computer Applications
    Information Technology
  • Jay Kam
    Faculty
    Physical Education/Health
    651-779-3320
  • Rahul Kane
    Faculty
    Biology
  • Gene Kath
    Faculty
    Cybersecurity, Virtualization & Forensics (CVF)
    651-773-1787
  • Mandy Kauphusman
    Lab Technician
    Art
  • Greg Keel
    Faculty
    Music
  • Craig Kennedy
    Faculty
    Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • Joanna Kenton
    Faculty/Program Director
    Prosthetic Technology
  • Cary Kern
    Instructional Support Specialist
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
    651-748-2607
  • Brittany Kerschner
    Faculty
    English
  • Patricia Ketola
    Account Clerk
    Business Office
  • Mohammad Ayub Khan
    Vice President Finance and Administration
    Finance & Administration
    651-779-3279
  • Lena Kim
    Administrative Assistant
    Diversity
    651-779-3929
  • Laura Kindelberger
    Faculty
    Radiologic Tech
  • Mary Kinder
    Faculty
    Accounting
  • Herbert King
    Perkins & Transition Specialist
    Academic Operations
  • Nichole Kirsch
    Campus Security Officer
    Public Safety
  • Jean Klages
    Records Specialist
    Records/Registration
  • Joe Klein
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
    651-747-4014
  • Bob Klindworth
    Faculty
    Physics
  • Caleb Klitzke
    Faculty
    English
  • Portrait of Jody Koch
    Experience: Jody has been teaching at Century College for nearly 10 years. Currently, she teaches a combination of Reading, Student Success, and Education courses. Prior to her work at Century, Jody taught middle school language arts in both the 6th and 8th grades for over eight years.
    Teaching Approach: “Every classroom’s greatest strength is its students. I believe that all students are able to achieve success and it is my goal to help them see and reach their potential. It’s important to get to know my students and what they need, so we can move forward together. During class, I try to ensure that students are able to learn from each other, as much as they learn from me. My favorite class days are when I get to learn from my students.”
    Education: BA, Education, UW-Eau Claire; MA, Reading, UW-River Falls; PhD, Literacy Education, Iowa State
    Hobbies: Reading, Baking
    Jody Koch
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Reading/Student Success
    651-779-3353
  • Zach Koenig
    Academic Operations Analyst for Schedules and Prog
    Academic Operations
  • Kimberly Kolar
    Financial Aid Advisor & Student Employment Coordinator
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Mithat Konar
    Faculty
    Computer Science
  • Jeffrey Korpik
    Faculty
    Biology
  • John Kothera
    Faculty/Program Director
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Dwight Kotila
    Faculty
    Physical Education/Health
  • Tom Kriesel
    Faculty
    Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • Sonia Krinke
    Librarian
    Library
  • Margaret Krohn
    Faculty/Program Director
    Kitchen/Bath Design
  • Nathan Kroll
    Facutly
    Geography
  • Edward Kruszka
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Mackenzie Krzmarzick
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Josh Kue
    HR Operations Specialist
    Human Resources
    651-779-3348
  • Benjamin Kunkel
    Faculty
    Music
  • Tracy Kuny
    Faculty/Program Director
    Dental Hygiene
  • Julie Kupfer
    Faculty
    Dental Assisting
  • Experience: Ms. Labey has more than 7 years of experience as a nurse in Acute and Sub-Acute care. She has worked in the healthcare field for 10 years. She recently completed her Master’s degree in Nursing to further her career in both nursing leadership and education. Ms. Labey currently works in the hospital as a general medicine acute care nurse as well as a sexual assault nurse examiner.
    Teaching Approach: “I enjoy mentoring students through school and helping them navigate their work/school and life balance. I believe learning can be fun and I want the students to enjoy the time they spend with me in the classroom and at the hospital.”
    Education: Masters Degree, Nursing, Western Governors University; Orthopedic Certification; Public Health Nurse Certification
    Hobbies: Traveling with my partner and three kids
    Rachel Labey
    Faculty
    Bio
    Nursing Program
  • Sonja LaFoy
    Advisor & Scholarship Coordinator
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Phil Lamb
    Faculty
    Mathematics
    651-779-3463
  • Experience: Shari Lambrecht attended 916 Vocational Technical College and received her diploma as a Medical Assistant in 1984. She is certified through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and has maintained current through continuing education. Shari worked in an ambulatory care facility as a Certified Medical Assistant for 20 years and provided clinical, laboratory and x-ray skills to patients before coming to Century College. In fall semester 2005, she started working as a CLA 2 and became an Instructor in spring semester 2006. Shari teaches hybrid courses in Clinical and Laboratory courses as well as Administrative Procedures, which is taught on campus.She has completed the Teacher Education Series (TES) in the spring of 2008 at the University of Minnesota. Courses included: Introduction to Vocational Teaching, Foundations of Instructional Methods, Course Development, Student Assessment and Philosophy and Practice of Career and Technical Education.
    Teaching Approach: “As an Instructor, my goal is to create a learning environment that is beneficial to active and engaged learning. I strive to create a safe space for learning and to make the educational experience fun. My style of teaching is practical and occasionally humorous, which i believe leads to a collaborative learning process that benefits everyone involved.”
    Education: AA Degree, Century College; Medical Assistant Diploma, 916 VoTech
    Hobbies: Gardening
    Shari Lambrecht
    Faculty
    Bio
    Medical Assisting
  • Marufu Lamidi
    Faculty/Program Director
    Cybersecurity, Virtualization & Forensics (CVF)
  • Lynnette Lancor
    Program Manager
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • Dianne Landes
    College Nurse
    Student Health Clinic
  • Jeff Lang
    Workstation Support Specialist
    Information Technology
    651-748-2630
  • Matthew Langer
    Faculty
    Criminal Justice
  • Pather Zong Lao
    Advisor
    TRIO/Upward Bound
  • Lisa Larson
    Faculty
    Dental Hygiene
  • Mark Larson
    Faculty
    Automotive Body Technology
  • Experience: Haley Lasché has been teaching in the Minnesota State College and University system since 2008. She also teaches in the graduate program at Hamline University. She is the founder, designer and editor of Concision Poetry Journal (concisionpoetry.com). Her poems have appeared in such places as Landlocked Magazine, Clade Song and Nice Cage. She has two poetry chapbooks: Where It Leads (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016) and Blood and Survivor (Locofo Chaps, 2017). She co-curates the Talking Image Connection ekphrastic reading series with Luke Pingel.
    Teaching Approach: “The most important thing about the writing process is getting to deeper thoughts. In my teaching, I hope we can get to those deeper thoughts through playing with ideas and trying out new paths to get to them. Writing should be fun and meaningful to the writer, and I think it can be when we stay open to each other.”
    Education: BS, University Of Wisconsin-River Falls; MFA, Hamline University
    Hobbies: Reading, gardening, puzzles, exploring nature with my kid and my dog.
    Haley Lasche
    Faculty
    Bio
    English
  • Thanh Le
    Faculty
    Economics
    651-779-3424
  • Joe Leahy
    Plant Maintenance Engineer
    Physical Education/Health
    651-779-6446
  • Michelle LeBeau
    Faculty
    Biology
  • Phil Lebens
    Grounds & Road Supervisor
    Facilities Services
  • Barb LeClaire
    Office Manager
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • A Lee
    Financial Aid Advisor and Financial Aid Services Coordinator
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
    651-779-3392
  • Joanne Lee
    Faculty
    History
  • Paj Ntaub Lee
    Advisor
    TRIO/Student Support Services
  • Yupheng Lee
    Lab Assistant
    Information Technology
  • Dana LeMay
    Faculty
    Academic Affairs
  • Michelle LeMire
    Assistant to Dean
    Academic Affairs
  • Yvonne Lerew
  • Portrait of Brian Lewis
    Experience: Brian Lewis has 25 years as an instructor of composition and American Literature. 15 years as instructor of Gender Studies. Editor of MCTE Journal, three years. Current Assistant Chair of TYCA-Midwest.
    Teaching Approach: “I use a very interactive teaching approach. My writing classes are taught in a computer lab, so students can do writing in class and share their work with each other. My literature courses include a lot of discussion and presentation. And my gender studies courses include a social activism project in which students do work in their communities related to gender studies issues.”
    Education: BA, MA, English, Wayne State University; PhD, Critical Studies in the Teaching of English, Michigan State University
    Hobbies: Reading (especially memoirs), writing, working out, eating good food, listening to 80s music
    Brian Lewis
    Faculty
    Bio
    English
  • Portrait of Teresa Lewis
    Experience: Teresa has been teaching chemistry at the college level since 2007. From 2002-2007, she performed chemical research as a 3M Fellow in the fields of kinetics, materials chemistry, computational chemistry, and biochemistry.
    Teaching Approach: “I know the impact one caring instructor can have on a student, so I strive to make a connection with every student taking one of my courses. I am passionate about chemistry, and I hope to inspire my students to think about the world in a new and more magical way. I know that “surviving” a chemistry course isn’t always easy, but I hope it’s at least a little bit fun.”
    Education: PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Minnesota; BS, Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    Hobbies: sewing Halloween costumes, camping/road trips
    Teresa Lewis
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Chemistry
  • Carol Libson
    Faculty/Program Director
    Office Technology
  • Marta Lindberg Lein
    Faculty/Program Director
    Welding
  • Kirsten Lindbloom
    Faculty
    Sociology
  • Melissa Lindsey
    Academic Dean
    Academic Affairs
  • Roberta Link
    Director of Creative Services
    Marketing Department
  • CA Livingston
    Financial Aid Advisor and Verification & Outreach Coordinator
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Kristy Livingston
    Faculty
    Cybersecurity, Virtualization & Forensics (CVF)
  • Linda Livingston
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Thay Lo
    Duplicating Center Specialist
    Duplicating
    651-779-3952
  • William Lombard
    CLA-2 HVAC Lab Assistant
    Heating,Ventilation/Air Cond
  • Yia Lor
    Director
    TRIO/Upward Bound
    651-779-3287
  • Natasha Ludens
    Assistant
    Admissions
  • David Luth King
    Writing Center Coordinator
    Writing Center
  • Tracy Lybeck
    Lab Assistant - Computer Applications
    Information Technology
  • Portrait of David Lyons
    Experience: “I have completed my 25th year of college-level teaching, the past 19 years here at Century College. At Century I have taught Geography and Global Studies, as well as serving as Social / Behavioral Sciences Department Chair, Faculty Development Coordinator, Global Studies Certificate Program Coordinator, and Interim Dean.”
    Teaching Approach: “I love our students here at Century, who are genuine and pragmatic. They keep me optimistic about the future! I enjoy sharing with them my passion for geography, people and the planet, places and environments. I want to make geography pertinent to their lives so that they are more aware of their surroundings. What is really exciting for me is to be in a classroom that is full of activity, inquiry, and empowered students. I design classes so that students have multiple ways to succeed.”
    Education: BA, Urban Planning, University of Minnesota-Duluth; MS, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Hobbies: Biking on the Gateway Trail, hiking and climbing, all things guitar related, brewing.
    David Lyons
    Faculty
    Bio
    Geography
  • Anouvong Lypalao
    Faculty
    Radiologic Tech
  • Amanda Maass
    Advisor for Education Planning & Success
    Transfer Student Services
  • Rachel MacDonald
    Faculty
    English
  • Delissa Madden
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Randi Madisen
    Electronic Services Librarian
    Library
  • Dak Madson
    General Maintenance Worker Lead
    Facilities Services
  • Michelle Majeed
    Account Clerk
    Business Office
  • Krista Marette
    Web Marketing Manager
    Marketing Department
  • Chris Marshall
    Faculty
    History
  • Randall Martens
    Faculty
    Music
  • Samantha Martin
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Sharon Mason
    Program Manager
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • Jenny Masters
    Accounting Officer Intermediate
    Business Office
  • Maggie McCallum
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Megan McClellan
    Senior Research Analyst
    Institutional Effectiveness
  • Christine McGing
    Assistant to the President
    President’s Office
  • Michael McIlhon
    Faculty
    Economics
  • David McKay
    Faculty
    Geography
  • Christine McLaughlin
    Academic Advisor, Senior (ESOL & PSEO)
    Advising and Counseling
  • Celina McManus
    Faculty
    English
  • Portrait of David Mekala
    Experience: Dr. Mekala has 23 years of Research and Development in chemical engineering from 3M company ranging from Magnetic tape to Fuel Cell technology to a Aluminum Composite Conductor. He has been teaching in ENGR and MATH departments since Fall 2012. He loves to train motivated students to pursue engineering studies.
    Teaching Approach: His instruction style is old- i.e. “face-to-face” class instruction with extensive home work, and many exams and quizzes. Class projects are usually “Hands-on” projects that are of value to the community.
    Education: Bachelor Degree, Chemical Engineering, IIT, Chennai, India; PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis
    Hobbies: Church activities, Jogging and Tennis
    David Mekala
    Faculty
    Bio
    Engineering
  • Nathan Mens
    Lead Campus Security Officer & Clery Compliance Officer
    Public Safety
  • Kristen Mereness
    Data Specialist
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • Marcus Mergen
    Student Success Specialist
    Start Right
  • Caroline Merkl
    Director
    TRIO/Education Talent Search
  • Portrait of Deb Merrigan
    Experience: Deb is in her fourth year at Century teaching both clinical and didactic courses in the dental hygiene department. She has over 10 years dental hygiene experience as a clinician and continues to practice at a private office in the West metro. She is also currently completing her Masters Degree in Dental Hygiene Education at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
    Teaching Approach: “I incorporate a student-centered approach with teaching, encourage students to engage in their own success, and utilize their interests and skills throughout the learning process.”
    Education: BS, Dental Hygiene, Minnesota State University-Mankato
    Hobbies: House renovations, travel, and nature hikes
    Deb Merrigan
    Faculty
    Bio
    Dental Hygiene
  • Hannah Meyer
    Office & Admin Special Interme
    Admissions
  • Tim Micko
    Faculty/Program Director
    Automotive Service Technology
    651-773-1783
  • Adam Middleton-Watts
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Experience: Dr. Mier has had many years of experience in music in the teaching and professional world. She has music-directed dozens of shows in community and educational theatre and has composed numerous musical theatre works and band pieces, many of which have been commissioned, published and performed in theatres and schools across the country. Her band composition “Theme and Deviations for Band” won the Fifth Annual H. Robert Reynolds Band Contest and was performed at Carnegie Hall in 2004. Her orchestral suite “Of Lakes and Legends” (written for the Century Chamber Orchestra) was recorded and released on the PARMA/Navona label in 2018. Her newest venture is a bluegrass group that began as an onstage band for a Century theatre production. Dr. Mier holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Music Composition from the University of Minnesota.
    Teaching Approach: “I model my expectations for students through my attitude and behavior: maintaining high professional standards, acting with integrity, and maintaining a sense of humor and (most of all) fun that I find inherent in the study and practice of music. We are all in this together.”
    Education: PhD, Music Composition, University of Minnesota; MA, Music Composition, University of Minnesota
    Hobbies: Black belt in Kuk Sool Won (Korean martial art); sailing
    Shirley Mier
    Faculty/Chair
    Bio
    Music
  • Annette Mike
    Instructional Manager
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • Michael Miler
    Faculty
    Dental Hygiene
    651-779-5814
  • Angelia Millender
    President’s Office
  • Lisa Minogue
    Faculty
    Computer Science
  • Michael Moris
    Physical Plant Supervisor
    Facilities Services
  • James Morris
    Faculty
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Crystalyn Morton
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Laura Moser
    Accounting Supervisor Senior
    Business Office
  • Mitch Mosio
    Business Partner
    Human Resources
  • John Moszer
    Electrician
    Facilities Services
  • Bee Moua
    Student Success Specialist
    Start Right
    651-779-3247
  • Pachia Moua
    Transfer Specialist
    Transfer Student Services
  • Greg Moxness
    Tier 1 Specialist
    Information Technology
  • Lewis Muaka
    Workstation Support
    Information Technology
  • Chad Mueller
    Faculty
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Gregory Mulcahy
    Faculty
    English
  • Elizabeth Murry
    Start Right Director
    Start Right
  • David Nah
    Faculty
    Philosophy
    651-747-4007
  • Gerry Naughton
    Faculty/Program Director
    Mathematics
  • Eric Nelsen
    Faculty/Program Director
    Radiologic Tech
  • Kori Nelson
    Schedule Administrator
    Academic Operations
  • Portrait of Ricky Nelson
    Experience: Rick Nelson has 40 years of experience as an educator in K-12 and higher education in the areas of Health, Physical Education, Sports Management, Political Science, of which nearly 36 has been in higher education in the community and technical college portion of Minnesota State system. From 1984 until 2001, Rick was a member of the Northland Community and Technical College Faculty as the Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Health/Physical Education Instructor. In 2001, moved to Century College where he now teaches Health and Physical Education.
    Teaching Approach: “I provide a balance between supporting and challenging students in a face-to-face classroom as well as online. Encouraging discussion between students to challenge each other as well in small and large group work. I believe in the opportunity to communicate and share with each other, learn from each other with direction and coordination from myself as the instructor. Many times, I use the small, whole group approach i.e. very similar to coaching in many sports. It is very similar in the world of education in the classroom and online. Being engaged with your fellow students and faculty is key to success in my estimation in the classroom today.”
    Education: AA, Northland Community and Technical College; BS, Bemidji State University
    Hobbies: Biking, Hiking, lifting weights reading good books on history and music for the 70’s and 80’s
    Ricky Nelson
    Faculty
    Bio
    Physical Education/Health
  • Vern Nelson
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Joseph Nicola
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Robert Niemann
    Faculty
    Computer Science
  • Jori Nkwenti
    Academic Research Analyst
    Institutional Effectiveness
  • Megan Nobles
    Customer Service Specialist
    Bookstore
  • Charlotte Nordstrom
    Counselor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Kristina Novek
    Faculty
    Chemistry
  • Walter Novillo-Tapia
    Hobsons Specialist
    Student Affairs
  • Mathew Nyamagwa
    Faculty
    Computer Science
  • Joy O’Shea
    Faculty
    Office Technology
    651-779-5830
  • Portrait of Steve Odmark
    Experience: Steve has been teaching Philosophy at Century College for 15 years. His area of specialization is in Ethics; more specifically, Virtue Ethics. Outside the classroom he serves as the student advisor for the Alpha Omega Christian club at Century.
    Teaching Approach: Dr. Odmark has three goals for every course he teaches. First, to love students and genuinely seek their good for their own sake. Second, to help students be rational; he always reminds them to ask “what is it rational for me to believe?” Third, to teach the subject matter in a way that is applicable and memorable.
    Education: PhD, Philosophy, University of Nebraska; MA, Philosophy of Religion, Talbot School of Theology; BA, Communication, University of Utah
    Hobbies: Watching Soccer and Brewing Beer.
    Steve Odmark
    Faculty
    Bio
    Philosophy
  • Matt Olfson
    Office Assistant
    Academic Affairs
  • Mary Olmsted
    Contract and Procurement Specialist
    Business Office
  • Portrait of Amanda Olson
    Experience: Dr. Olson has worked as an educator since she was a teenager - first discovering her love for teaching as a ski instructor at Hyland Hills in Bloomington, MN. As a self-described “optimistic extrovert,” she has blended her love of communication with her talents in the classroom to help students build strong skills in relationships, find confidence in front of an audience, and advocate for their needs and interests in a variety of settings.
    Teaching Approach: “I know that students learn best when they are able to engage with course concepts in ways that match their learning style, and are presented with reasonable challenges and the tools, skills, and support to succeed. I teach with compassion, flexibility, and a positive attitude to help all students build strong communication skills and move forward with their educational goals.”
    Education: B.A. in Communication from University of Minnesota, Duluth; M.A. in Rhetoric from Kansas State University; Ph.D. in Communication Theory from Ohio University
    Notable: 2017 MNState Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator2018 Century College LGBTQIA Center PRIDE Award
    Hobbies: Running, Knitting, Camping, Spending time with family
    Amanda Olson
    Faculty
    Bio
    Communication Studies
  • Eric Olson
    Plant Maintenance Engineer
    Facilities Services
  • Gerald Olson
    Plant Maintenance Engineer
    Facilities Services
  • Katy Olson
    Advisor & H.S. Initiative Specialist
    Admissions
  • Brandy Opse
    Faculty
    English
  • G Opstad
    Library Technician
    Library
    651-779-3262
  • Orges Ormanidhi
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Erin Osborn
    Senior Research Analyst
    Institutional Effectiveness
  • Joe Osborn
    Faculty
    Earth Science
  • David Paehlke
    Faculty
    Information & Telecommunications
  • David Palmer
    Senior Designer
    Marketing Department
  • Clay Passick
    Data Architect
    Information Technology
  • Andrew Paul
    Faculty
    History
  • Chuck Paulson
    Faculty
    Biology
  • Dana Paulson
    Advisor Education Planning & Success/Credit Prior Learning Specialist
    Transfer Student Services
  • Jennifer Pearson Hennen
    Interim Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
    Institutional Effectiveness
  • Kris Peleg
    Faculty
    English
  • Hailie Pelka
    Orientation Coordinator/Admissions Recruiter
    Admissions
  • Jonathan Penny
    Faculty
    American Sign Language
  • Nichole Petersen
    Associate Vice President Academic Operations
    Academic Operations
  • Portrait of Joann Pfeiffer
    Experience: Dr Pfeiffer has been teaching chemistry since 1996. She taught 3 years at the University of Wyoming, 5 years at Hamline University, and has been at Century College since Fall 2004. In addition to teaching, she is Century’s site coordinator for the North Star STEM Alliance, funded by the National Science Foundation and 3M. The goal of this program is to increase underrepresented student success in obtaining bachelor degrees by providing them with professional development opportunities, introducing them to research and career opportunities in STEM, and helping them transfer to a four-year school. Dr Pfeiffer has also been active in the MN Section of the American Chemical Society since 1999, serving in many roles, such as Chair, Secretary, External Communications Committee Chair, and National Chemistry Week Coordinator.
    Teaching Approach: “I believe students should actively learn during class time. About half the classes consist of my short lectures, followed by problems the students work out individually or in groups. The other half of the classes students work in small groups, where they are presented with data or information to interpret, then are asked questions designed to guide them toward formulation of their own valid conclusions. Through this method, students construct their own understanding of the material while developing skills such as information processing, communication, critical reading and thinking, and problem solving.”
    Education: PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison; BA, Chemistry, College of St Benedict
    Hobbies: Aerobics instructor, Birdwatching, MN Master Naturalist
    Joann Pfeiffer
    Faculty
    Bio
    Chemistry
  • Jason Philipp
    Director of Public Safety
    Public Safety
  • Ali Pickens-Opoku
    Associate Dean of Enrollment Management
    Student Affairs
  • David Pierce
    Faculty
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Beka Pitassi
    Assistant Director
    TRIO/Upward Bound
  • Bob Plasch
    General Repair Worker - Grounds
    Facilities Services
  • Starletta Poindexter
    Advisor for Education Planning & Success
    Transfer Student Services
  • Stephen Polson
    Resource Center Coordinator
    Mathematics
  • Ward Porath
    Plant Maintenance Engineer Lead
    Facilities Services
  • Tom Prescott
    Faculty
    Information & Telecommunications
  • Glenn Price
    Warehouse/Mail Specialist
    Facilities Services
  • Kris Price
    General Maintenance Worker Lead
    Facilities Services
  • Jessica Pruden
    Buyer Supervisor
    Business Office
  • Gordon Pueschner
    Faculty
    English
  • Samantha Pugliese
    Faculty
    Accounting
  • Melissa Rach
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Ted Rahmlow
    Technical Business Analyst
    Information Technology
  • Rose Raleigh
    Faculty/Program Director
    Nursing Program
  • Adam Rambow
    Faculty
    ESOL
  • Padma Ramlall
    Faculty
    Accounting
  • Steve Ramsey
    Faculty
    Business Mgmnt
  • Portrait of Scott Randall
    Experience: Mr. Randall worked as a manufacturing engineer for AC Rochester a Division of General Motors in a high volume production facility. He also worked for a number of energy companies across the United States. He also owned his own Solar and Renewable Energy business here in Minnesota.
    Teaching Approach: “We all agree that course content is important, but I like to work personal, academic and workplace skill development into every part of all of the courses that I teach. A few examples of this are: professionalism, dependability, speaking, teamwork, following directions, problem solving, etc…. I really enjoy helping each student grow as a person through discussions and by assigning tasks that promote thoughts and planning of their futures.”
    Education: BA, Mechanical Engineering; AA, Process Controls
    Hobbies: Hiking, gardening, reading, downhill skiing, listening to music
    Scott Randall
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Solar/Renewable Energies
  • Mike Raney
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Jennifer Rassett
    Director of Student Life & Leadership Development
    Student Life
  • Bryon Rassier
    Faculty
    Facilities Maintenance Engineer
  • LuAnn Rassier
    Graduation Evaluator
    Records/Registration
  • Bhavna Rawal
    Faculty
    Chemistry
  • Amy Rawson
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Kurt Reedich
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Jackie Reichter
    Academic & Student Affairs Operations Manager
    Student Affairs
  • Tracy Riba
    Accounting Officer
    Business Office
  • Amy Richards
    Office Assistant
    Institutional Effectiveness
  • Experience: Will Richardson is a cellist and teacher in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He has performed with the Mill City Summer Opera, American Ballet Theater, Duluth-Superior Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Marion Philharmonic, and the Richmond Symphony, among many others. Aside from numerous classical performances, he has performed with pop acts such as The Who, Hanson, Evanescence, Lee Ann Womack, Weird Al Yankovic, Disturbed, Idina Menzel, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith. He was assistant principal cellist of the National Orchestral Institute and attended the Indiana University Summer Music Festival. Past performances include Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos with the Century College Orchestra, and the complete cello sonatas of Bohuslav Martinů. Mr. Richardson is a co-founder and faculty member of North Star Cello Academy located in Roseville, MN, and instructor of cello at Century College in White Bear Lake, MN His teaching experience includes, Bethel University, Hamline University, St. Joseph’s School of Music, The College of Saint Benedict, and Ramsey International Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. He has completed Suzuki Cello Teacher training through the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Mr. Richardson has served as a judge for various local and national competitions such as WAMSO Young Artist Competition, Thursday Musical Young Artist Competition, and Mary West Competition
    Teaching Approach: “My primary goal as a teacher is to instill in my students an appreciation, interest, and dedication to music and the arts. I have experience teaching students of a variety of ages and experience levels. The teaching materials I use are dictated by the age and goals of the student. I use a mixture of “traditional” materials and methods and as well as those of the Suzuki Method.”
    Education: Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Indiana University; Performer Diploma in Cello from Indiana University
    William Richardson
    Faculty
    Bio
    Music
  • Lindsay Richison
    Dental Lab Coordinator
    Dental Hygiene
  • Eric Riedel
    Dean of Health Sciences, CECT and Online Learning Excellence
    Academic Affairs
  • Paul Roach
    Faculty
    Anthropology
  • Zakia Robbins-McNeal
    Faculty
    Human Services
  • Portrait of Jennifer Robey
    Teaching Approach: “I provide a challenging and supportive learning environment so all students can achieve or exceed their academic goals.”
    Education: Certificates: Literacy Education, U of Wollongong; Postsecondary Reading & Learning, CSU Fullerton
    Jennifer Robey
    Faculty
    Bio
    Reading/Student Success
  • Amy Rodd
    Allied Health Division Administrative Assistant
    Emergency Medical Services
    651-779-5794
  • Rosa Rodriguez
    Associate Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Diversity
  • Sarah Rodriguez
    Faculty/Program Director
    Interior Design
  • Meredith Rogers
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • John Rohleder
    Vice President of Information Technology
    Information Technology
  • Greg Rosik
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Denise Roth
    Reading and Student Success Coordinator
    Reading/Student Success
  • Micah Ruelle
    Faculty
    English
  • Jim Russ
    Faculty
    Radiologic Tech
    651-779-3306
  • Beth Rynders
    Faculty
    Dental Assisting
  • Dawn Saks
    Faculty
    Art
    651-779-3966
  • Dylan Saks
    Faculty
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Susan Salazar-Kleiner
    Faculty
    Spanish
  • Alisha Samaroo
    Financial Aid Advisor and Verification Specialist
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Sarah Sampedro
    Faculty
    Art
  • Christina Sample
    Faculty
    Kitchen/Bath Design
  • Portrait of Delia Samuel
    Experience: Dr. Samuel is a Mathematics instructor and has taught for more than eighteen years at community colleges and universities in Minnesota and in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. She has conducted research in Analytic Number Theory and had an article published in The Journal of Number Theory. Dr. Samuel is also the author of four mathematics textbooks written for middle and high school students, as well as a Calculus II textbook used by her Math 1082 students at Century College.
    Teaching Approach: “Some of my goals for teaching mathematics are: to establish constructive student attitudes towards mathematics, thus reducing mathematics anxiety and improving students’ confidence; to provide quality instruction suitable to the needs, experiences and abilities of the students; and to improve student success and celebrate their achievement. I believe it is important to develop a good rapport with my students and get to know each of them so that I would effectively teach them and address their needs. It is also essential that the students establish peer support so creating a positive learning environment in the classroom. I have used strategies at Century College and throughout my teaching career which have developed this positive atmosphere. I pledge to be the best instructor that I can be and will do all that is necessary to “light the way” for my students.”
    Education: PhD, Mathematics, University of Minnesota; MS, Mathematics, University of Minnesota
    Hobbies: Singing, Guitar playing
    Delia Samuel
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Mathematics
  • Matthew Sanders
    Faculty
    Computer Science
  • Yessica Santana
    Multicultural Student Services Director
    Multicultural Student Center
  • Kwabena Sarpong
    Faculty
    Biology
  • Katherine Saylor
    Faculty
    English
  • Kelly Scheurer
    Faculty
    Dental Assisting
  • Jessica Schiffler
    ETS Advisor
    TRIO/Education Talent Search
  • Joshua Schmidt
    Portal Administrator
    Information Technology
  • Portrait of Kim Schmitzer
    Experience: Kim has been a full-time instructor since 1997, with extensive experience in clinical education, remediation, and assessment. In addition, she has been in EMS since 1987, with volunteer and work experiences in both rural and metro ambulance services, a police department, and a fire department. Kim continues to work as a paramedic for Healtheast Medical Transportation.
    Education: MA, Organizational Leadership, Bethel University
    Hobbies: photography, travel
    Kim Schmitzer
    Faculty/Clinical Coordinator/Program Director
    Bio
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Portrait of Michelle Schoenecker
    Experience: Michelle Schoenecker has 15+ years of experience as a Computer Support Specialist and Trainer in Computer Technology. She has a wide range of experience from the basics of computer hardware and software to analysis and design to administration. Michelle is also a Century College alumnus who brings a student’s point of view to teaching and assists her students in finding their paths to success. She is a lifelong learner who has immersed herself in the Century College community as a mental health first aider, program director, online peer mentor, and committee member. The success of her students and helping them find their paths continues to be her top priority.
    Teaching Approach: “Student success is my top priority. Whether it is a face-to-face class or fully online, I use a hands-on approach to teaching technology. I believe in being available to support my students throughout their educational journey and beyond. I found my passion in teaching and get excited to help every one of my students reach their goals. With using personal experiences of obstacles and achievements, I hope to continue to inspire my students for years to come.”
    Education: AAS in Microcomputer Support Technology, BS, Operations Management, MS, Educational Leadership, EdD Educational Leadership (in-progress)
    Notable: Michelle is dedicated to quality online learning practices as a Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewer and is certified in D2L Brightspace which is Century College’s Learning Management System (LMS).
    Hobbies: Golf, building computers, video creation and editing, family game nights, and striving to turn each moment into a positive, lasting memory.
    Michelle Schoenecker
    Faculty
    Bio
    Computer Technology Support and Administration
  • Cynthia Schreder
    Office & Admin Special SR
    Academic Affairs
  • Nancy Schultz
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Patricia Secrest
    Sign Language Interpreter
    Access Center
  • Candace Seeber
    Dean’s Assistant
    Student Affairs
  • Carmian Seifert
    Director/College Nurse
    Student Health Clinic
  • Portrait of Linda Seiford
    Experience: Dr. Seiford is a professor, a researcher, an advocate for children, and a writer. She has been teaching a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses within the Minnesota State College and University system since 2010. She has been a featured writer for Psychology Today since 2019, has had her own blog since 2017, and has written several books.
    Teaching Approach: “I attempt to meet students where they are, so I can help them get where they want to be. My function, as I see it, is to help them gain the knowledge necessary to let their own lights shine. My goal is to guide and encourage so they realize that what they hope for isn’t a crazy dream, but a potential reality.”
    Education: BA, Applied Psychology, Minnesota State University-Mankato; MS, Organizational Psychology, Capella University; PhD, Educational Psychology, Capella University
    Notable: Golden Apple Award - Outstanding Faculty Member, Normandale Community College, Spring 2018, Fall 2018Golden Apple Award - Outstanding Faculty Member, Inver Hills Community College, 2014
    Hobbies: Walking, reading, writing, and spending time with family and friends.
    Linda Seiford
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Ron Sellie
    Painter
    Facilities Services
  • Stephen Shapira
    Program Manager
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • Ali Shardi
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Mayura Sharma
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Tavis Shields
    Simulation Technician
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Mason Silver
    General Repair Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Don Simmel
    Faculty
    Automotive Service Technology
  • Angela Simons
    Faculty
    Mathematics
  • Abha Singh
    Faculty
    Chemistry
  • Larry Sklaney
    Faculty
    English
  • James Slaughter
    Campus Security Officer
    Public Safety
  • Nora Slawik
    Executive Director of the Foundation and Institutional Advancement
    Foundation
  • William Slayden
    Production Manager
    Theatre
  • Portrait of Lynn Smaagaard
    Experience: Lynn Smaagaard is a graduate and alumni of Century College. Lynn comes from a long line of Century College educators. Her mother, Mary, taught in the Business Department and her father, Paul, taught in Continuing Education. Lynn has worked with the Minnesota State Colleges for over twenty-five years. She has eighteen years’ teaching experience and seven years’ experience as a Customized Training Consultant. Her direct marketing experience includes sales, merchandising, advertising, sales promotion and project management.
    Teaching Approach: Two of Lynn’s favorite quote are, “The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away” and Mary Oliver’s, “Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Lynn’s teaching philosophy reflects these quotes. She approaches teaching holistically, with a focused approach to encouraging students to develop as a whole person, to discover and uncover their unique strengths, abilities and to develop a plan to pursue their own individual goals, aspirations and dreams. As well as a teacher, Lynn considers herself a coach, a cheerleader, and a life-long learner. She wholeheartedly believes an education is one of the best investments a person can make for themselves and their future. Lynn learned this from the great teachers she has had the pleasure to know and has been inspired to model this at Century. In the words of the late, great John Lennon, “Well we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun!” So, rock on and shine on.
    Education: 916 Area Vocational Technical Institute in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising
    Hobbies: Drawing Jewelry making Writing and illustrating children’s books Cooking Knitting Traveling Lynn’s goal is to try one new thing
    Lynn Smaagaard
    Faculty
    Bio
    Marketing Program
  • Mark Smeltzer
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Chad Smith
    Faculty
    Orthotics Technology
  • Garett Smith
    Faculty
    ESOL
  • Laurel Smith
    Faculty
    English
  • Marilyn Smith
    Associate Vice President
    Finance & Administration
  • Portrait of Patricia Smith
    Experience: Dr. Smith has 18 years experience as a college Philosophy instructor and 10 years as a college debate coach. She also serves as the Humanities Division Chair.
    Teaching Approach: “I think that every student has the ability to do well in Philosophy courses, they just need the right kind of support, and it’s my job to provide that support.”
    Education: PhD, Philosophy, University of Nebraska
    Hobbies: Travel
    Patricia Smith
    Faculty/Department Chair
    Bio
    Philosophy
  • Experience: Caroline has taught art and photography year-round at several post-secondary institutions for the past 14 years. She has taught at the Art Institutes International Minnesota, Century Community and Technical College, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design Continuing Education Department, North Hennepin Community College, and the University of Minnesota. She started her career on the cusp of the digital revolution so is well versed in both digital and analogue photography techniques as well as has been teaching online since before the pandemic. Recently she has been teaching digital photography using Adobe programs, focusing on specialized skills in digital editing and printing techniques. Beyond the technical she teaches conceptual thought, with students completing portfolios with an understanding of their work in greater cultural contexts. Her expertise has come from developing many classes from scratch, as well as making adjustments to institutional changes such as a new curriculum and short-notice class changes.
    Teaching Approach: “My goal, when teaching, is to foster critical thinking and problem solving, as well as to help students develop their own style and ideas. My assignments consist of both technical and conceptual challenges so the students do more than just follow directions. Critical thinking is imperative, and these assignments help them to develop such skills. I recognize that each student inherently learns in different ways and address each learning style through a variety of teaching techniques. I also take into account the class dynamic as I alter my lectures according to the interests and needs of each class. Another high priority is to encourage new ways to solve problems and take risks in their work. Taking risks often brings out the most unique ideas. My students leave the class having confidence in their technical skills and experience trying new approaches, not being afraid to take risks in their endeavors.”
    Education: BFA, College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN; MFA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Hobbies: Photography, crochetting, and cats!
    Caroline Solomon
    Faculty
    Bio
    Visual Communications Careers
  • Janet Sorensen
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Donna Spence
    Science Resource Center Coordinator and Laboratory Assistant
    Biology
  • Robbie Spencer
    Faculty
    Art
  • Karla Steele
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Scott Steele
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Nancy Steffen
    Faculty
    Nursing Program
  • Emily Strasser
    Faculty
    English
  • James Stumne
    Director
    Marketing Department
  • Jerry Supinski
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Katie Svoboda
    Dean of Students
    Student Affairs
  • Alex Swain
    Fitness Center Assistant
    Physical Education/Health
  • Celia Swanson
    Faculty
    English
  • Portrait of Julie Swanson
    Experience: Ms. Swanson has been a police officer for 21 years, and has served as the Chief of Police for the White Bear Lake Police Department since 2014.
    Education: BA, Social Work, University of Minnesota; Law Enforcement, Metroplitan State University; MA, Organizational Management, Concordia University
    Julie Swanson
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Criminal Justice
  • Katie Swenson
    Program Manager
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • Cynthia Tague
    Division Assistant
    English
  • Nazy Taleghani
    Workstation Specialist
    Information Technology
  • Portrait of Kenny Tapp
    Experience: As a Meteorologist with over 14 years of teaching college Earth-Physical-Geographic Sciences, including 10 years of teaching online, that enjoys exploring maps, and a track record of observing over 150 tornadoes - teaching online Physical Geography is the ideal fusion of my experience and passion.My online courses are designed with customized learning experiences for the EPIC learners: Experiental, Participatory, Image-Rich, Connected. My students would describe me as a hybrid professor that engages them in those areas through hands-on, high-impact activities and digital content. I believe that students thrive in learning experiences that include content produced by their professors - since their professors are subject-matter experts.
    Teaching Approach: “Make it Engaging…. I have a life-deep passion for Earth/Geo-Science education and that passion is infused in my teaching. It all started when I was a Naturalist within Indiana State Parks during my undergrad college years - I found a thrill in public outreach and connecting people with the outdoors and science. Education without application does not foster authentic learning and in my courses, I strive to meet that challenge - connecting and engaging learners through delivery of unforgettable, active-learning experiences. As a Meteorologist with a constant curiosity about our changing world, teaching Geography came quite naturally. As a tech-savy educator, building online learning environments and using technology to connect with my students is fun and very rewarding.”
    Education: BS - Meteorology, University of Oklahoma; MS - Meteorology, University of Oklahoma;Graduate Geography studies at Bemidji and St. Cloud State Universities.
    Notable: What is unique about your approach to teaching? I believe strongly in thecapacities of college students. And I work to help them use those capacitiesto succeed in the classroom. I also try to meet students where they are, andI hope to provide them with some tools and knowledge to be better students,colleagues, and citizens.
    Hobbies: Kayaking, Hiking, Photography, Traveling, and Coffee.
    Kenny Tapp
    Faculty
    Bio
    Geography
  • John Taylor
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Reena Taylor
    General Maintenance Worker - Lead
    Facilities Services
  • Peter Tennant
    Auto Parts Technician
    Automotive Service Technology
  • Genzeb Terchino
    Instructional Designer
    Academic Affairs
  • Tou Thao
    Workstation Specialist
    Information Technology
    651-779-5536
  • Paul Theisen
    Faculty/Chair
    Cybersecurity, Virtualization & Forensics (CVF)
  • Sam Thephrasouvanh
    Library Technician
    Library
  • Education: B.A. degree in Biomedical Science from St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN; Secondary Teaching Degree in Biology, Portland State University, Portland, OR; M.S. degree in Biology from Portland State University, Portland, OR
    Pamela Thinesen
    Faculty
    Bio
    Biology
  • Jessica Thompson
    Data Coordinator
    Nursing Program
  • Lori Thrun
    Faculty
    Biology
  • Lois Thur
    Faculty
    Mathematics
    651-779-3389
  • Beth Timmerman
    Director of Tutors Linked to Classes & Peer Tutoring
    East Academic Support Center
  • Carla Tobin
    Faculty
    Office Technology
  • Frances Tompkins
    Office Assistant
    Cont.Ed/Cust.Trng
  • Caroline Toscano
    Instructional Designer
    Academic Affairs
  • Isak Tranvik
    Faculty
    Political Science
  • David Trelles
    Faculty
    Music
  • Lonnie Tretsven
    Textbook Buyer
    Bookstore
  • Kavi Turnbull
    Faculty
    Business Mgmnt
  • Katie Vadnais
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Larry Valento
    Data Reporting Specialist
    Information Technology
  • Deborah Valley
    Faculty
    Dental Hygiene
  • Kaying Vang
    Help Desk Technician
    Information Technology
  • Pheng Vang
    Asst Dir Student Life-Intramurals-Recreation
    Student Life
  • Serena Vang
    Advisor
    TRIO/Education Talent Search
  • True Vang
    Server Administrator
    Information Technology
    651-779-3986
  • Janet Vermeersch
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Portrait of John Vette
    Experience: John Vette is currently a Patrol Sergeant for the White Bear Lake Police Department. He has approximately 20 years experience working for both his current employer and for the St. Cloud Police Department, working patrol, investigations, school resource, and focusing on computer crime cases. Sergeant Vette teaches adjunct at Century College, and has taught several summer skills programs through Alexandria Technical College. He has been an adjunct instructor at Century College for approximately one year.
    Teaching Approach: “My goal is teach and mentor students going into the Public Safety Profession as if they would be my partner someday in the field. I hope to incorporate both theory and practical skill sets in my instruction while allowing for open communication and unique ways for student development.”
    Education: Masters Degree, Public Safety Executive Leadership/Criminal Justice, St. Cloud State University
    Hobbies: Love for the game of baseball, speaking German, spending time with family
    John Vette
    Faculty
    Bio
    Criminal Justice
  • Amanda Vindedahl
    Temporary Full Time Faculty Chemistry
    Chemistry
  • Carl Von Donop
    Chief Engineer
    Facilities Services
  • Katie Voss
    Faculty/Program Director
    Orthotics Practitioner
  • Portrait of Kristine Voth
    Experience: Kristine views teaching as a privilege and truly loves being in the classroom! She has been working with community college students for the past 20 years with experience in teaching, counseling, advising, career services, and student life. She currently teaches courses in psychology, student success, and career development.
    Teaching Approach: “In all of the classes I teach, I focus most on student well-being which seems to come naturally from my theoretical base in counseling psychology and the many years I have spent counseling community college students. Creating a positive learning environment for all students to feel safe, grow, and enjoy their learning process is the foundation of my teaching. I consciously work to create this environment by building relationships, connecting course content to students’ daily lives, and actively engaging every student, every class.”
    Education: BA, Psychology, University of Minnesota-Duluth; MS, Counseling Psychology, Capella University
    Kristine Voth
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Hue Cheng Vue
    Advisor
    TRIO/Upward Bound
  • Mai Vue
    Account Clerk
    Business Office
    651-779-3280
  • Pa Kue Vue
    Admissions Representative Marketing Focus
    Admissions
    651-779-3965
  • Paw Law Wa
    Advisor
    TRIO/Upward Bound
    651-779-3357
  • Janet Wacker
    Counselor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Roger Wagner
    Faculty/Program Director
    Prosthetic Practitioner
  • Bernard Walker
    Faculty
    Philosophy
  • Connie Walker-Pearson
    Library Technician
    Library
  • Brett Walkosz
    Server Administrator
    Information Technology
  • Steve Wallner
    Lead Application Developer
    Information Technology
  • Yan Wang
    Faculty
    Chinese
    651-779-3435
  • Thomas Ward
    Faculty
    Visual Communications Careers
    651-773-1754
  • Wade Warner
    Director
    TRIO/Student Support Services
  • Gabriel Warren
    Academic Dean
    Academic Affairs
  • Wade Watson
    Faculty
    Emergency Medical Services
  • Rebecca Weigel
    Faculty
    Psychology
  • Angela Welsh
    Advisor for Education Planning & Success
    Transfer Student Services
  • Suzanne Wennen
    Assistant to the Facilities Director
    Facilities Services
  • Portrait of Gail Wilbur
    Experience: Gail Wilbur has 18 years of experience working with college students to achieve academic and personal success. She spent 9 years at the University of St. Thomas as the Assistant Director of the Reading and Study Skills Center and as an Academic Counselor before teaching full time at Century and Normandale.
    Education: MS, Reading, University of St. Thomas; MA, Leadership in Student Affairs, University of St. Thomas
    Gail Wilbur
    Faculty
    Bio
    Reading/Student Success
  • Portrait of Elliot Wilcox
    Experience: Teaches Music Theory, Enjoyment of Music, Fundamentals of Music. Director of the Century Chamber Orchestra. Performing Artist for Thursday Musical. Background includes full time work as a professional piano technician.
    Teaching Approach: “I like to focus on the students’ active learning experience and work to develop a trusting and supportive cohort/community of learners. I enjoy playing the piano for students to get their reactions to what they hear. And humor is always in the mix!”
    Education: MA, Piano Performance, Northwestern University; MA, Music Theory, University of Minnesota
    Hobbies: swimming, tennis, golf, fishing, hiking, canoeing, biking, skiing
    Elliot Wilcox
    Faculty
    Bio
    Music
  • Joan Williams
    Faculty
    English
  • Portrait of Valerie Wilwert
    Experience: Valerie Wilwert has taught courses in General Psychology, Research Methods (advanced and beginning level), Social Psychology, and Health Psychology. Her prior teaching experience involves a variety of different age groups and locations (with some of the highlights including teaching high school level Advanced Placement Psychology, and teaching English in China!). Valerie’s specific areas of research interest include generational culture, and understanding how people might see the world differently just because of the time period in which they were born! In addition to many years of teaching, Valerie also has experience managing a psychological research lab, in which a large amount of time was spent mentoring individual students as they developed their own research projects.
    Teaching Approach: “Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior, so what better way to understand these key theories than to learn how they apply to real life! I love to use interesting stories to illustrate key course concepts, and invite my students to participate in a lot of hands-on demonstrations in order to help make sense of the more challenging course concepts. We can learn so much about psychology, just from looking around us and identifying its everyday applications. In my undergraduate years, I have to admit that I used to be a bit intimidated by scientific research. Through practice (and a few really bad studies early on), I began to love it, and I enjoy helping my students to help them the think about the world scientifically. I think that’s a skill that helps us every day!”
    Education: B.S. Secondary Social Studies Education, Bemidji State University; B.S. Psychology, Bemidji State University; M.A. Psychology, Metropolitan State University
    Hobbies: Hanging out with family, running and fitness activities, traveling, outdoor concerts, and reading
    Valerie Wilwert
    Faculty
    Bio
    Psychology
  • Alicia Wirtz
    Customer Service Specialist
    Bookstore
  • Brian Wolf
    General Maintenance Worker - Lead
    Facilities Services
  • Portrait of Ruth Wollersheim
    Experience: Ruth Wollersheim teaches Humanities, Film Studies, and Gender Studies, and is the current Gender Studies Program Director at Century College. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in an interdisciplinary program called Modern Studies where her areas of concentration were feminist film and media studies, feminist theory, and cultural studies. Her dissertation examined the popularity of the desperate housewife character in innumerable films, television shows, and cooking blogs. Ruth has been teaching at Century for over 10 years.
    Teaching Approach: Ruth’s philosophy for teaching and learning comes from her strong commitment to social justice and equity as well as her background in interdisciplinary teaching and learning in the broader humanities, such as in film and critical media studies, gender studies, and English literature and composition. In other words, she believes in the transformative power of storytelling across disciplines, identities, and cultures. She also considers teaching and learning a matter of continual trial and error. Ruth loves the energy of the classroom and is always concerned when you are not there. Additionally, she really, really, really wants you to succeed and find strength in your journey and your unique identity.
    Education: PhD, Modern Studies, (focused on culture, media, and theory); Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate
    Hobbies: Her other passions include craft beer, saunas, lake swimming, canoes, Bernese Mountain Dogs, vintage dresses, and human rights.
    Ruth Wollersheim
    Faculty
    Bio
    Humanities
  • Stacey Wollschlager
    Faculty
    English
  • Dottie Wolter
    Financial Aid Advisor & Student Loan Coordinator
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Pete Wong
    Afterschool Coordinator
    TRIO/Education Talent Search
    651-779-3973
  • LuAnn Wood
    Faculty/Chair
    Reading/Student Success
  • Toki Wright
    Faculty/Artist in Residence
    Humanities
  • Kevin Wriskey
    Safety Administrator
    Public Safety
  • Alanna Xiong
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Cindy Xiong
    Interim Director of Education Technology
    Information Technology
  • Ge Xiong
    Telecommunications Specialist
    Information Technology
    651-779-5552
  • Jenny Xiong
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Maiya Xiong
    Office & Admin Specialist Sr
    Academic Affairs
  • Nhia Xiong
    AANAPISI Director
    Academic Affairs
  • Safia Yalahow
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
  • Bruce Yang
    Multicultural Coordinator, Asian American Liaison
    Multicultural Student Center
  • Isabella Yang
    Lab Assistant - Computer Applications
    Information Technology
  • John Yang
    General Maintenance Worker
    Facilities Services
    651-779-3474
  • Koompheej Yang
    Accounting Officer
    Business Office
  • Kou Yang
    Lab Assistant
    Information Technology
    651-779-3295
  • Mainhia Yang
    Academic Advisor
    Advising and Counseling
  • Pakou Yang
    Provost/Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs
    Student Affairs
  • Samantha Yang
    Dean’s Assistant
    Academic Affairs
  • Tou Yang
    Campus Security Officer
    Public Safety
  • Tsim Yang
    Campus Security Officer
    Public Safety
    651-444-2164
  • Xu Yang
    Lab Technician
    Art
    651-779-4026
  • Youa Yang
    Associate Director
    Financial Aid and Scholarships
    651-779-3272
  • Chi Deuk Yoo
    Faculty
    Physics
  • Corey Young
    Coordinator of LGBTQ Services & Resource and Support Center
    Student Resource & Support Center
  • Jane Young
    Librarian/Department Chair
    Library
  • Paul Young
    Receiving & Inventory Specialist
    Bookstore
  • Portrait of William Young
    Experience: Mr. Young has taught mathematics and statistics at Century College since 2001. In addition, he has taught at Normandale College, University of Minnesota, and Owens College in Toledo, Ohio. During his tenure at Century he created the math department’s calculus-based statistics course.
    Education: MS, Mathematical Statistics, Minnesota State-Mankato; MS, Mathematics, Ohio University; BA, Mathematics, University of Minnesota
    Hobbies: running, biking, and watching sports (hockey and football)
    William Young
    Faculty
    Bio
    Mathematics
  • Lisa Zachgo
    Division Assistant
    Academic Affairs
  • Anthony Zasada
    Student Success Specialist
    Start Right
  • Scott Zieman
    Chemistry Lab Coordinator
    Chemistry
  • Jacob Zimmerman
    Faculty
    Addiction Counseling
  • Shannon Zurbey
    Faculty
    Dental Hygiene
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