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.
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
Notable Achievements: Multiple teaching awards from Phi Theta Kappa and others.
Hobbies: Bruce is also an artist (glass blowing and painting) and was a musician in the Minneapolis bands The Fables and The Necroids.
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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
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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
Notable Achievements: Nat'l Space Club FL, 1st "Rising Star Award" 2011, NASA Exceptional Eng Achvmnt Medal 2011, FL Space Coast Ch SWE "Tech achv awd
Hobbies: Running, reading, watching TV, coaching group fitness classes, spending time with family and friends
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Brian Jenson
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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
Notable Achievements: Century College Board of Trustees Finalist and National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award
Hobbies: Dancing, reading, yoga, theatre, travel, music, and being in nature.
Michele Jersak
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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
Notable Achievements: 2013 Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator Nominee; 2018 Golden Apple recipient from Phi Theta Kappa; 2019 Century College Liberal Arts Exemplary Faculty; 2018-18 MnState Shark Tank Grant recipient
Hobbies: Filmmaking, podcasting, writing
Robert Jersak
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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
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