Brian Jenson
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
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
Communication Studies
Yanmei Jiang
Becka Johnson
General Maintenance Worker Lead
Facilities Services
Joseph Johnson
Building Services Foreman
Facilities Services
Alan Johnson
Skills Assistant
Emergency Medical Services
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
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/Department Chair
Kate JohnsTon
Healthcare Assistant
Daniel Jones
Rory Jones
Plant Maintenance Engineer
Facilities Services
Portrait of Brandon Jones
Experience: Brandon brings a down-to-earth and compassionate attitude to Mental Health. Brandon is a psychotherapist, professor, and behavioral health consultant. He specializes in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and Youth Justice. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Brandon has survived living in a home of domestic violence and various other forms of trauma. He currently serves as the Integrated Services Manager at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center. He is also a professor at Metropolitan State University.
Teaching Approach: "I provide a flexible learning environment for clients of all backgrounds. I attempt to bring the basic foundations of psychology with a modern flare and twist to give students a realistic prospective on how the world of psychology applies in everyday life."
Education: BA, Sociology, University of Minnesota; MA, Psychology, Metropolitan State University; MA, Psychotherapy, Adler Graduate School
Notable Achievements: 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow
Hobbies: Fantasy football, binge watching Netflix shows, watching MMA, checking out parks with my daughters
Brandon Jones
Leif Jordahl
Director of Technical Operations
Information Technology
Joel Juen
Rachel Juen
Lab Technician
TRIO/Student Support Services
Peter Kabacinski
Facilities Services
Jackie Kaehler
Dental Assisting
Jocelyn Kalajian
Nermina Kalesic
Lab Assistant - Computer Applications
Information Technology
Jay Kam
Physical Education/Health
Rahul Kane
Gene Kath
Cybersecurity, Virtualization & Forensics (CVF)
Portrait of Dave Keller
Experience: Dave Keller has been teaching in the Minnesota State system since 2005 and at other institutions since 1996. Prior to this, Dave worked in the Information Technology (IT) field in a variety of roles to include information security, systems analyst, and as a programmer. He has earned a number of industry certifications to include the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Systems Expert (MCSE), and COMPTIA A+. Dave is currently the Program Director of the Enterprise Computing Technology program.
Teaching Approach: "I believe in working with IT industry partners to ensure my courses are relevant to their needs. When my students graduate I want them to be in high demand due to their skills acquired while at Century College. Because you can never know everything, I also attempt to instill the ability to find answers to problems when those solutions are not readily apparent. Knowing how to research problems and find solutions is an invaluable skill in the IT industry. As such, I expect personal accountability from my students so they will be prepared for the challenges they will face after graduation."
Education: MS, Education, Minnesota State University - Moorhead; BS, Computer Science, Mankato State University
Hobbies: Traveling the globe, officiating college and high school sports, reading, riding motorcycle, spending time with family
Dave Keller
Enterprise Computing Technology (ECT)
Craig Kennedy
Facilities Maintenance Engineer
Experience: Fran Kennedy has seven years of experience teaching first-year composition, developmental writing, advanced composition, technical writing, literature, and public speaking at the two-year and four-year college level.
Teaching Approach: "I work to empower students to become writers in the classroom by providing a student-centered learning environment full of low-stakes writing opportunities. Incrementally and intentionally, students approach writing assignments through pre-writing, drafting, peer reviewing, and revising activities in an effort to demonstrate the full scope of the writing process. When students leave my classroom, it is my ultimate goal that they are strong writers who can strategically and confidently approach any writing assignment in their academic futures."
Education: Masters, English Studies; Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing, Minnesota State University Mankato
Hobbies: Attending concerts, practicing yoga, and watching birds
Fran Kennedy
Joanna Kenton
Prosthetic Technology
Brittany Kerschner
Dennis Kerschner
Heating,Ventilation/Air Cond
Patricia Ketola
Account Clerk
Business Office


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