Faculty and Staff Directory

Board of Education

Mr. Matthew Stephens
2nd Vice President, Area 1

Mrs. Sheryl Kirkeby
Board Member, Area 2

Mr. Dave Davis
Board Member, Area 3

Mr. Jim Hansen
President, Area 4

Mr. Ed McLaughlin
Board Member, Area 5

Mr. Jeff Nelsen
2nd Vice President, Area 6

Ms. Laura Schad
1st Vice President, Area 7

Dr. Timothy M. Mitchell
Superintendent, Rapid City Area Schools

President

Mark Wilson
B.S., Valley City State University; M.Ed., University of North Dakota
(605) 718-2401

Administrators

Heidi Anderson, Dean of Fiscal Operations
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute; B.A., Chadron State College; M.B.A., Chadron State College
(605) 718-2403

Steve Buchholz, Dean of Accreditation and Advancement
B.A., Mansfield University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2436

Brad Henrich, Dean of Enrollment Services
B.A., Northwestern College; M.A., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2586

Kelly Oehlerking, Dean of Academics
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2931

Theresa Scharn, Human Resources Manager
B.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2402

Patsy Schmidt, Associate Vice President, Corporate Education Center
B.A., Chadron State College
(605) 718-2410

Professional Staff

Chandra Calvert, Grants Coordinator
B.S., University of Mary
(605) 718-2419

Jill Elder, Admissions Director
B.S., National American University
(605) 718-2411

Melanie Garstenshlager, Special Services Coordinator
B.S., National American University
(605) 718-2421

Sheila Hansen, Library Services Director
B.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2919

Curt Lauinger, Career Services Coordinator
B.A., St. John’s University
(605) 718-2438

Daryl Lemme, Facilities Coordinator
(605) 718-2953

Megan Fiala Nicolaisen, Marketing Coordinator
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2418

Jennifer Seals, Associate Dean of Academics
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.Ed., South Dakota State University

(605) 718-2909

Carson Stiles, Campus Management Systems Administrator
B.S., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
(605) 718-2575

Starla Russell, Manager of Financial Aid
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.B.A., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2416

Nadine Thomas, WDT Foundation Development Director
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-3061

Full-Time Faculty

Todd Anderson, Computer-Aided Drafting Technician
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute ; B.S., Chadron State College
(605) 718-2986

Julia Becker, Pharmacy Technician
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute; Certified Pharmacy Technician
(605) 718-2906

Suzanne Brandt, Practical Nursing
B.S.N., Morningside College
(605) 718-2974

Ken Chmielewski, HVAC Technology
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force; B.S., Peru State College
(605) 718-3074

Scot Dannenbring, Electrical Trades
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2943

Verlan Erickson, General Education
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2934

William Flockhart, Electrical Trades
Master Electrician
(605) 718-7411

Rachelle Greer, General Education
B.S., University of Wyoming; M.S. University of Wyoming; Ph.D., Iowa State University
(605) 718-2960

Donna Hanks, Business
B.S., Southwest State University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2951

Allen Heakin, Environmental Engineering
A.S., Ohio University, B.S., Bradley University
(605) 718-2532

Douglas Heltibridle, Math/CIS
B.S., Oklahoma Wesleyan University, M.S., University of Wyoming
(605) 718-2971

Vince Herren, Welding
Diploma, Fortis College

Mandy Hertel, General Education
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., South Dakota State University; M.S., Capella University
(605) 718-2935

Joshua Houy, General Education
B.A., University of South Dakota; Ph.D., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2970

Tiffany Howe CST/CSFA, Surgical Technology
A.S., Presentation College; B.A., Ashford University; M.B.A., Colorado Technical University

Justin Jutting, Transportation Technology
A.A.S. Automotive Technology, A.A.S. Transportation Technology Heavy, Western Dakota Technical Institute ASE Auto Master Certified, ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified
(605) 718-4703

Karie Kennedy, Paralegal/Legal Assistant
B.S., Black Hills State University; J.D., University of South Dakota School of Law
(605) 718-2928

Joyce Lorenzen, Health Information Management
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2918

Sonja Love, Practical Nursing
B.S., San Jose State University

James Loverich P.E., Computer-Aided Drafting Technician
B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., Virginia Tech
(605) 718-2941

Kevin Madden, Transportation Technology
Diploma, Wyoming Technical Institute; A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute; ASE Certification
(605) 718-2922

Eric Martens, Paramedic
B.A., University of South Dakota; E.M.P.A., University of South Dakota, Journeyman Firefighter, Department of Labor; NRP; CCEMT-P
(605) 718-2549

Duane Martenson, Business
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2929

Kenny Moore, Transportation Technology
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute; Certified Master Technician, Wichita Automotive and Electronics Institute
(605) 718-2921

Ann Murano, Business
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2930

Christine Ousley CMLT, Phlebotomy
A.A.S., Hibbing Community College
(605) 718-2912

Matt Pawelski, Computer Science
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-3052

Richard Pendleton, Practical Nursing
B.S.N., South Dakota State University
(605) 718-2916

Michael Prugh, Welding
B.A., Metropolitan State College of Denver
(605) 718-2926

Robert Reagan, Business
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.B.A., Webster University
(605) 718-4743

Kurt Russow, General Education
B.S., Minnesota State University, Moorhead; M.A., North Dakota State University
(605) 718-2922

Mary Ann Slanina, Academic Services & Disability Coordinator
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2426

John Staben, General Education
A.D., University of South Dakota; B.S., South Dakota State University; M.A., University of Missouri, Columbia; M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
(605) 718-2936

Kathryn Stark, General Education
B.A., University of Northern Colorado
(605) 718-4731

Glen Talley, Law Enforcement Technology
B.S., University of Texas at Tyler
(605) 718-2949

Bill Urban, Welding
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-4704

Brian Watland, Accounting
B.A., Trinity College; B.A., Chadron State College; M.B.A., North Dakota State University
(605) 718-2954

Barbara Williamson, Business
M.B.A., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2937

Renee Zacher, Practical Nursing
B.S.N., South Dakota State University
(605) 718-2913

Adjunct Faculty

April Anderson, General Education

William Armstrong, Law Enforcement

Lynn Birk, Health Sciences
B.A., Adams State College; M.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2979

Steve Buchholz, General Education
B.A., Mansfield University; M.S., University of South Dakota
(605) 718-2436

Susan D’Aniello, Mentorship

Kimberly Ann Darata, Library

Codie Davis, General Education

Tsvetanka Filipova, General Education

 

 

Corporate Education Center

Patsy Schmidt, Associate Vice President, Western Dakota Tech
B.A., Chadron State College
(605) 718-2410

Robert Doyle, South Dakota CDL Third Party Tester
(605) 718-2410

Michelle Heins, Administrative Assistant, Corporate Education Center
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2410

Bob Holloway, South Dakota CDL Third Party Tester
(605) 718-24100

Carol McKenzie, EMT
(605) 718-2410

Walter Raby, Dental Assistant Training Program
(605) 718-2410

Roger Stevens, CDL Program Coordinator/Instructor
Certified Fork Lift, Defensive Driving, and Bus Safety Training
Air Force Institute of Technology
(605) 718-2410

Support Staff

Dustin Baertsch, Admissions Counselor
A.A.S., Western Dakota Tech
(605) 718-2541

Frank Bauman, Admissions Counselor
B.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2434

Lynn Birk, Instructional Support Specialist
B.A., Adams State College; M.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2979

Jody Brower, Admissions Assistant
(605) 718-2413

William Christensen, Admissions Counselor
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute; B.A. Chadron State College
(605) 718-2540

Justin Eiesland, Computer Tech
A.A.S., Mitchell Technical Institute
(605) 718-4037

Saundra Ewing, Receptionist
(605) 718-2400

Vicky Hix, Financial Aid Assistant
(605) 718-2938

Darcy Johnson, Student Account Coordinator
A.A.S, Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2423

Peggy Johnson, Administrative Assistant
(605) 718-2407

Andrew Kapelewski, Student Success Coach
B.A., Christopher Newport University
(605) 718-2957

Tera Krull, Financial Aid Senior Assistant
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2425

Vickie Lass, Distribution Center Secretary
B.A., Concordia College
(
605) 718-2427

Sharon Martin, Financial Aid Senior Assistant
(605) 718-2422

Ronnie Mizner, Accounting
B.S., Haskell Indian Nations University
(605) 718-2408

Lenora McCollum, Registrar Assistant
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2415

April Nelson, Student Accounts
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute

Courtney Pinkard, Library Support Specialist
B.A., University of South Alabama; M.S., University of Alabama
(605) 718-2904

Deborah Toms, Student Success Coach
B.S., Northern State University; M.S., Black Hills State University
(605) 718-2958

Rick Waldo, Bookstore Manager
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2432

Cindy Weber, Admissions Counselor
A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute
(605) 718-2963

Matthew Wiebe, Instructional Support Specialist
B.S., Black Hills State University; M.S., Kansas State University
(605) 718-2946