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Dan Ammon

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Program Co-Director

Diesel Technology

605-718-3062
Dan.Ammon@wdt.edu
B111


Education and Credentials

A..A.S. in Specialized Technology at Wyoming Technical Institute

Todd Anderson

Program Co-Director
Computer-Aided Design

605-718-2986
Todd.Anderson@wdt.edu
L214


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Computer-Aided Drafting at Western Dakota Technical Institute

B.S. in Technical Occupations at Chadron State College

William Armstrong

Adjunct Faculty


William.Armstrong@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

  • B.A. in History/Phys Ed at Pacific Lutheran University
  • M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling/School Administration at South Dakota State University

B

Angela Baker

Administrative Assistant V - Academics

605-718-2909
Angela.Baker@wdt.edu
Admin D223


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Management at National American University

Troy Barry

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Welding Instructor

(605) 718-2989
Troy.Barry@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

Two year Diploma in Welding/Manufacturing, Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City, SD

Ann Bolman, Ed.D

President


Ann.Bolman@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Admin


Education and Credentials

B.A. in English at Texas A&I University

M.A. in English at Texas A&I University

Ed.D. in Education at Texas A&M University

Joshua Bond

Adjunct Faculty


Joshua.Bond@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Social Science/Soc at BHSU

M.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University

Joelle Boshart

Program Director, Health Information Management

Simulation Operations Specialist

(605) 718-2918
Joelle.Boshart@wdt.edu
W131A


Education and Credentials

Certified Professional Coder - Coder II

Doyle Bouzek

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Program Director

Automotive Technology

605-718-2924
Doyle.Bouzek@wdt.edu
B107


Education and Credentials

  • A.A.S in Advanced Automotive Repair at Lake Area Tech

Hannah Bowman

Adjunct Faculty


Hannah.Bowman@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

  • B.A. in Comm Studies & Theater at South Dakota State University
  • M.S. in Communication Studies at SDSU

Noah Boydston

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Adjunct Faculty


noah.boydston@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Missouri

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Missouri

Ethan Burk

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Instructor

Automotive Technology

605-718-3063
Ethan.Burk@wdt.edu
B112


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Automotive Technology, Northest Community College

ASE Auto Master Certified

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Taylor Calderon

Adjunct Faculty


taylor.calderon@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.A. in English, Literature Emphasis at Western Washington University

M.L.I.S. in Library and INformation Science at San Jose State University

Kayla Calhoun

Nursing Administrative Assistant III

605-718-2914
Kayla.Calhoun@wdt.edu
W131


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Elementary Education from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.

Chandra Calvert

Director of Industry Relations & Grant Management

605-718-2419
Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
L110


Education and Credentials

B.S. in English/Music Ed at University of Mary

M.A. in English at Colorado State University

Fred Chambers

Adjunct Instructor




Education and Credentials

A.A.S in Emergency Medical Services

Bill Christensen

Bookstore Coordinator

605-718-2432
Bill.Christensen@wdt.edu
SS-D133A


Education and Credentials

A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute

B.A. Chadron State College

NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

Bret Clark

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Program Director Construction Technology

605-718-3054
Bret.Clark@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Education at Black Hills State University

Walter Cline

Director, Instructor

Plumbing Technology

605-718-2983
walter.cline@wdt.edu
L102


Education and Credentials

Rapid City Plumbing Contractor

State of South Dakota Plumbing Contractor

Jessica Clutter

Accounting Manager

605-718-2414
Jessica.Clutter@wdt.edu
D144


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Business Management & Marketing at Western Dakota Tech

B.S. in Management at National American University


Abby Cook

Adjunct Instructor




Education and Credentials

B.B.A. in Health Services Administration at University of South Dakota

M.B.A in Business Administration at Mounty Marty College

Janna Cowling

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Instructor

Medical Laboratory Technician

605-718-2913
Janna.Cowling@wdt.edu
W131B


Education and Credentials

CLS Certification, University of North Dakota

B.S. in Biology at University of Mary

M.S. in Health Service Administration at University of South Dakota

D

Scot Dannenbring

Instructor

Electrical Trades

605-718-2943
scot.dannenbring@wdt.edu
L104


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Industrial Electronics at Western Dakota Tech

A.A.S. in Electrical Trades at Western Dakota Tech

Tamara (Tami) Dewes

Assessment Coordinator

Instructor - General Education

605-718-2984
Tamara.Dewes@wdt.edu
D226


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Elementary Education at Dakota State University

B.S. in Home Economics at South Dakota State University

Elias Diaz

Adjunct Faculty


elias.diaz@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Biblical Studies at The Masters University

Master of Divinity in Theological Studies at the Masters Seminary

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Justin Eiesland

Technology Technician 1

605-718-4032
Justin.Eiesland@wdt.edu
L213C


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Computer Systems Technology at Mitchell Technical Institute

Diploma for Computer Networking Specialist at Western Dakota Tech

Kaden Eisenbraun

Farm & Ranch Management Program Director

605-718-3060
Kaden.Eisenbraun@wdt.edu
L212


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Agricultural Sciences at South Dakota State University

B.S. in Agriculture at New Mexico State University

Jill Elder

Admissions and Financial Aid Director

605-718-2411
Jill.Elder@wdt.edu
D117


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration at National American University

NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

NASFAA Verification Credential

NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential

Michael Elston, M.D.

Adjunct Faculty

605-718-2511
Michael.Elston@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

M.S. in Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

M.D., Sanford School of Medicine at Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota

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Beth-Anne Ferley

Adjunct Instructor




Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at Slippery Rock University

M.B.A. in Business Administration at National American University

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John Geiman

Program Director

Computer Science

605-718-3052
John.Geiman@wdt.edu
L215


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Industrial Technology with emphasis in Drafting at Chadron State College

Kayla Grams

Adjunct Faculty


kayla.grams@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Sociology at Black Hills State University

M.S. in Counseling at South Dakota State University

Mary Grassrope

Program Director

Paramedic

605-718-2549
Mary.Grassrope@wdt.edu
W131L


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Physics at SD School of Mines & Technology

M.Ed. in Instructional Design at Western Governors University

Paramedic, Advanced Medical Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support

PALS/ACLS Provider


Matthew Greene

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Information Systems Director

605-718-4038
Matthew.Greene@wdt.edu
L213 A


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Information Technology - Emphasis Network Management/Microsoft at National American University

Joseph Guttierez

Adjunct Faculty


Joseph.Guttierez@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Sociology & Psychology at Black Hills State University

M.S. in Strategic Leadership at Black Hills State University

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Toni Hall

Adjunct Faculty


Toni.Hall@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

  • B.A. in Political Science
  • M.A. in Econ/Finance at Middle Tennessee State University

Fawn Hall

Student Success Coordinator

605-718-2961
Fawn.Hall@wdt.edu
Library-D160S


Education and Credentials

B.A., Black Hills State University

Donna Hanks

Instructional Technology & Design Specialist

605-718-2951
Donna.Hanks@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Marketing at Southwest MN State University

M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

LeeAnn Hanks

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Instructor Math

605-718-3056
LeeAnn.Hanks@wdt.edu
W263A


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Mathematics at South Dakota State University

M.E. in Curriculum & Instruction at Concordia University - Portland

Mandy Hertel

Program Director

General Education - Social Science

605-718-2935
Mandy.Hertel@wdt.edu
W232


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Sociology & Psychology at Black Hills State University

M.S. in Educational Psychology at Capella University

John Hohn

Adjunct Faculty




Education and Credentials

B.S. in Education at University of South Dakota

M.S. in Education Technology at Dakota State University

Jade Hollister

Program Director

Surgical Technology

605-718-2934
Jade.Hollister@wdt.edu
W141


Education and Credentials

Diploma in Surgical Technology at Western Dakota Tech

A.A.S. in Allied Health at Western Dakota Tech

B.A. in Business at University of Sioux Falls

Certified Surgical Technologist

Tiffany Howe

Vice President for Teaching and Learning

605-718-2905
Tiffany.Howe@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Admin #221


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Surgical Technology at Presentation College

B.A. in Organizational Management - Biology at Ashford University

M.B.A. in Project Management at Colorado Technical University

M.B.A. in Healthcare Management at Colorado Technical University

Tracy Hunt

Adjunct Faculty


Tracy.Hunt@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

  • B.S. in Psychology at BHSU
  • M.S. in Counseling Program at South Dakota State University

Kristen Hybertson

Registered Nursing Instructor

605-718-2428
Kristen.Hybertson@wdt.edu
L131


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Nursing at University of Wyoming

M.S. in Nursing - Nurse Educator at South Dakota State University

I

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Justin Jutting

Assessment Coordinator

Instructor - Transportation Technology

605-718-4703
Justin.Jutting@wdt.edu
D225D


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Automotive Technician at Western Dakota Tech

A.A.S. in Transportation Technology at Western Dakota Tech 

B.S. in Education at South Dakota State University

M.B.A. in Business Administration at Chadron State College

ASE Auto Master Certified

ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified

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Karie Kennedy

Program Director

General Education - Behavioral Science

605-718-2928
Karie.Kennedy@wdt.edu
W232


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Psychology, Sociology & Human Services at Black Hills State University

J.D. in Law at University of South Dakota

Michele Klapprodt

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Instructor Biological Sciences

605-718-2584
Michele.Klapprodt@wdt.edu
W141


Education and Credentials

  • B.S. in Biology & Health/ Phys Ed & Recreation at South Dakota State University
  • M.S. in Biological Sciences at Western Governors University (in progress)

Jodi Kor

Team Leader

Program Director, Medical Laboratory Technician

605-718-2939
jodi.kor@wdt.edu
W141


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Arts & Science at South Dakota State University

M.S. in Business Administration at Baker College

Certified Medical Technologist

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Jeff Larus

Adjunct Faculty


Jeff.Larus@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

Diploma in Industrial Electronics at Western Dakota Tech

Diploma in Electronic Technology at Western Dakota Tech

Charles Leeper

Instructor

Welding & Fabrication

605-718-4709

L201


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Agriculture at Illinois State University

AWS Certified Welding Inspector

Nora Leinen

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Assistant Director for Enrollment and Offsite Services

(605) 718-2541
Nora.Leinen@wdt.edu
D111


Education and Credentials

BA in English from University of Minnesota

MA in English from Marquette University

Heidi Linngren

Adjunct Faculty


Heidi.Linngren@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

  • B.S. in English/Elementary Education at Northern State University
  • J.D. in Education Law at University of South Dakota

James Loverich

Program Co-Director

Computer-Aided Design

605-718-2941
James.Loverich@wdt.edu
L214


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Computer Aided Drafting at Northern Arizona University

M.S. in Engineering Mechanics at Virginia Tech

Brittney Lystad

Recruiter

605-718-2964
Brittney.Lystad@wdt.edu
SS-D128


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resources at Black Hills State University

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Duane Martenson

Program Director, Instructor

Business

605-718-2929
Duane.Martenson@wdt.edu
W236D


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Marketing at Black Hills State University

M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

Sharon Martin

Financial Aid Coordinator

605-718-2422
Sharon.Martin@wdt.edu
D119


Education and Credentials

NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

NASFAA Verification Credential

NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential

Christi McArthur

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Director of Nursing

605-718-2910
Christi.McArthur@wdt.edu
W131H


Education and Credentials

A.S.N. in Nursing at University of South Dakota

B.S.N. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

M.S.N. in Nursing Education at Grand Canyon University

Stephanie McCoy

Adjunct Instructor




Education and Credentials

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Sciences at South Dakota School Mines and Technology

M.A. in Interdisciplinary Sciences at The University of South Dakota

Mark McGrath

Reporting and Analysis Director

605-718-2575
mark.mcgrath@wdt.edu
SS-D116


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Composite Business Administration at Black Hills State University

B.S. in Computer Information Systems at National American University

Bryan Mitchell

Program Director, Instructor

Electrical Trades

605-718-2942
bryan.mitchell@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Industrial Electronics at Western Dakota Tech

Electrical Journeyman's License

Sheri Mommerency

Adjunct Faulty


Sheri.Mommerency@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Nursing at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

M.S. in Health Education at Touro University

M.S. in Nursing Education at University of North Dakota

Ann Murano

Program Director

Computer Literacy

605-718-2930
Ann.Murano@wdt.edu
W236C


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

B.S. in Business Education at Black Hills State University

Kelsey Murray

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Program Director Environmental Engineering Tech & Pharmacy Technician

605-718-2992
Kelsey.Murray@wdt.edu
L223


Education and Credentials

A.S. in Respiratory Care at Dakota State University

B.S. in Biochemistry at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

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Duane Nestor

Team Leader Program Director

General Education - Mathematics

605-718-2954
duane.nestor@wdt.edu
W236A


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Mathematics United States Naval Academy

M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering at Naval Postgraduate School

O

Kristy O'Kief

Financial Aid Advisor

605-718-2425
kristy.okief@wdt.edu
D118


Education and Credentials

B.S., University of NE at Kearney

M.A., University of Phoenix

NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

NASFAA Verification Credential

NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential


Kelly Oehlerking

Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success

605-718-2931
Kelly.Oehlerking@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Admin #206


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

M.S. in Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Human Resources at University of South Dakota

NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

ATIXA Investigator Level One Credential

Christina Olinger

Adjunct Faculty


christina.olinger@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Complementary and Alternative Health at Ashford University

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of the Rockies

John Olson

Adjunct Faculty


john.olson@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Criminal Justice at Moorhead State University

M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

Christine Ousley

Program Director

Phlebotomy - Laboratory Assistant

605-718-2912
Christine.Ousley@wdt.edu
W131J


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Medical Lab Technician at Hibbing Community College

Certified Phlebotomist 

P

Skye Pahl

Admissions & Event Specialist

605-718-2434
Skye.Pahl@wdt.edu
SS-D111


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Human Services at Dakota Wesleyan University

Ann Perry

Adjunct Faculty


Ann.Perry@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

  • B.B.A. in Business Education at University of IA
  • M.A. in Education Counseling at Northern State Univeristy

Ryan Phillips

Adjunct Instructor




Education and Credentials

B.S. in Animal Science – Missouri State University

Michael Prugh

Program Director

Welding & Fabrication

605-718-2926
Michael.Prugh@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Industrial Design at Metropolitan State College of Denver

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Peter Ragnone

Program Director

Criminal Justice

605-718-2927
peter.ragnone@wdt.edu
W236B


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Criminal Justice at Ferris State University

M.A. in Political Science at University of South Dakota

Danielle Ragnone

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Registered Nursing Coordinator/Instructor

605-718-2916
Danielle.Ragnone@wdt.edu
W131F


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

M.S. Nurse Educator Specialization at South Dakota State University

Marvia Ray

Adjunct Faculty

605-718-2927
marvia.ray@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

  • B.S. in Physics at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Rob Reagan

Instructor

Business

605-718-4743
Robert.Reagan@wdt.edu
W236D


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

M.B.A. in Business Administration at Webster University

Wanda Roe

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Admissions & Event Specialist

605-718-2963
Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu
D108


Education and Credentials

A.A.S., National American University

B.S., National American University

M.M., National American University

Kurt Russow

Program Director

General Education - English

605-718-2932
Kurt.Russow@wdt.edu
W232


Education and Credentials

B.S. in English at Minnesota State University

M.A. in English at North Dakota State University

Dorothy Ryan

Adjunct Instructor


dorothy.ryan@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.M. in Music at University of Arizona

M.M. in Music at Illinois State University

M.A. in Information Resources & Library Science at University of Arizona 

S

Theresa Scharn

Human Resources Director Assistant Title IX Coordinator

605-718-2402
Theresa.Scharn@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Admin


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration at University of South Dakota

Ethan Schmidt

Adjunct Instructor




Education and Credentials

B.S. in Finance at University of Nebraska

Juris Doctorate in Law at University of North Dakota

David Schulte

Adjunct Instructor




Education and Credentials

A.A.S in Cyber Security at Sheridan College

Paul Shankle

Adjunct Faculty


Paul.Shankle@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

A.A.S., Instructor of Technology & Military Science / Mechanical & Electrical Instructor, Community College of the Air Force

B.S. in Occupational Education at Wayland Baptist University

M.A. in Education/Adult Education & Training at University of Phoenix

Adam Stratmeyer

General Education Instructor


Adam.Stratmeyer@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

    Juris Doctor at University of South Dakota School of Law

    M.A. in Human Factors Psychology at University of South Dakota

    B.S. in Psychology with a Minor in Biology at University of South Dakota

    A.A. at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    T

    Kate Thomas

    RCAS Board 2nd Vice President, Area 7 Representative



    Olimpia Tilles

    Adjunct Faculty


    olimpia.tilles@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in French at Florida International University

    M.S. in Human Resources at Florida International University

    Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

    Debbie Toms

    Student Success Director & Registrar

    Western Dakota Tech Title IX Coordinator

    605-718-2958
    Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu
    D113


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education at Northern State University

    M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction at Black Hills State University

    NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

    NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

    ATIXA Investigator Level One Credential

    U

    Bill Urban

    Program Director

    Precision Machining

    605-718-4704
    William.Urban@wdt.edu
    L201


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Welding and Fabrication at Western Dakota Technical Institute

    V

    Anthony Verchio

    Adjunct Faculty


    Anthony.Verchio@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in English at Ball State University
    • M.S. in Criminal Justice/Organizational Leadership at USD
    • M.S. in Strategic Studies at US Army War College

    W

    Dody Weller

    Adjunct Faculty


    dody.weller@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Nursing at Excelsior College

    B.S. in Agriculture Production/Animal Science at Montana State University

    Sheila Whitney

    Photo of Sheila Whitney.

    Instructor

    Practical Nursing Program

    605-718-2917
    sheila.whitney@wdt.edu
    W131G


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Nursing at University of South Dakota

    B.S.N. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

    Jennifer Williams-Curl

    Library & Disability Service Coordinator

    605-718-2904
    Jennifer.Williams@wdt.edu
    Library


    Education and Credentials

    B.B.A. in Mass Communications at Morningside College

    M.S. in Library and Information at Wayne State University

    Tracy Wyman

    Photo of Tracy Wyman.

    Instructor Practical Nursing

    605-718-2925
    tracy.wyman@wdt.edu
    W131C


    Education and Credentials

    B.S.N. in Nursing at University of NE Medical Center

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    Angela Baker

    Administrative Assistant V - Academics

    605-718-2909
    Angela.Baker@wdt.edu
    Admin D223


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Business Management at National American University

    Donna Hanks

    Instructional Technology & Design Specialist

    605-718-2951
    Donna.Hanks@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Marketing at Southwest MN State University

    M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

    Tiffany Howe

    Vice President for Teaching and Learning

    605-718-2905
    Tiffany.Howe@wdt.edu
    Dakota Hall-Admin #221


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Surgical Technology at Presentation College

    B.A. in Organizational Management - Biology at Ashford University

    M.B.A. in Project Management at Colorado Technical University

    M.B.A. in Healthcare Management at Colorado Technical University

    Adjunct Faculty

    William Armstrong

    Adjunct Faculty


    William.Armstrong@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.A. in History/Phys Ed at Pacific Lutheran University
    • M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling/School Administration at South Dakota State University

    Joshua Bond

    Adjunct Faculty


    Joshua.Bond@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Social Science/Soc at BHSU

    M.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University

    Hannah Bowman

    Adjunct Faculty


    Hannah.Bowman@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.A. in Comm Studies & Theater at South Dakota State University
    • M.S. in Communication Studies at SDSU

    Noah Boydston

    Photo of Noah Boydston.

    Adjunct Faculty


    noah.boydston@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Missouri

    M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at University of Missouri

    Taylor Calderon

    Adjunct Faculty


    taylor.calderon@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in English, Literature Emphasis at Western Washington University

    M.L.I.S. in Library and INformation Science at San Jose State University

    Chandra Calvert

    Director of Industry Relations & Grant Management

    605-718-2419
    Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
    L110


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in English/Music Ed at University of Mary

    M.A. in English at Colorado State University

    Fred Chambers

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S in Emergency Medical Services

    Abby Cook

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.B.A. in Health Services Administration at University of South Dakota

    M.B.A in Business Administration at Mounty Marty College

    Elias Diaz

    Adjunct Faculty


    elias.diaz@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in Biblical Studies at The Masters University

    Master of Divinity in Theological Studies at the Masters Seminary

    Michael Elston, M.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    605-718-2511
    Michael.Elston@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    M.S. in Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    M.D., Sanford School of Medicine at Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota

    Beth-Anne Ferley

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at Slippery Rock University

    M.B.A. in Business Administration at National American University

    Kayla Grams

    Adjunct Faculty


    kayla.grams@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Sociology at Black Hills State University

    M.S. in Counseling at South Dakota State University

    Joseph Guttierez

    Adjunct Faculty


    Joseph.Guttierez@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in Sociology & Psychology at Black Hills State University

    M.S. in Strategic Leadership at Black Hills State University

    Toni Hall

    Adjunct Faculty


    Toni.Hall@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.A. in Political Science
    • M.A. in Econ/Finance at Middle Tennessee State University

    John Hohn

    Adjunct Faculty




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Education at University of South Dakota

    M.S. in Education Technology at Dakota State University

    Tracy Hunt

    Adjunct Faculty


    Tracy.Hunt@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in Psychology at BHSU
    • M.S. in Counseling Program at South Dakota State University

    Jeff Larus

    Adjunct Faculty


    Jeff.Larus@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    Diploma in Industrial Electronics at Western Dakota Tech

    Diploma in Electronic Technology at Western Dakota Tech

    Heidi Linngren

    Adjunct Faculty


    Heidi.Linngren@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in English/Elementary Education at Northern State University
    • J.D. in Education Law at University of South Dakota

    Stephanie McCoy

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Interdisciplinary Sciences at South Dakota School Mines and Technology

    M.A. in Interdisciplinary Sciences at The University of South Dakota

    Sheri Mommerency

    Adjunct Faulty


    Sheri.Mommerency@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Nursing at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

    M.S. in Health Education at Touro University

    M.S. in Nursing Education at University of North Dakota

    Christina Olinger

    Adjunct Faculty


    christina.olinger@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in Complementary and Alternative Health at Ashford University

    M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of the Rockies

    John Olson

    Adjunct Faculty


    john.olson@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in Criminal Justice at Moorhead State University

    M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

    Ann Perry

    Adjunct Faculty


    Ann.Perry@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.B.A. in Business Education at University of IA
    • M.A. in Education Counseling at Northern State Univeristy

    Ryan Phillips

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Animal Science – Missouri State University

    Marvia Ray

    Adjunct Faculty

    605-718-2927
    marvia.ray@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in Physics at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

    Dorothy Ryan

    Adjunct Instructor


    dorothy.ryan@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.M. in Music at University of Arizona

    M.M. in Music at Illinois State University

    M.A. in Information Resources & Library Science at University of Arizona 

    Ethan Schmidt

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Finance at University of Nebraska

    Juris Doctorate in Law at University of North Dakota

    David Schulte

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S in Cyber Security at Sheridan College

    Paul Shankle

    Adjunct Faculty


    Paul.Shankle@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S., Instructor of Technology & Military Science / Mechanical & Electrical Instructor, Community College of the Air Force

    B.S. in Occupational Education at Wayland Baptist University

    M.A. in Education/Adult Education & Training at University of Phoenix

    Olimpia Tilles

    Adjunct Faculty


    olimpia.tilles@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in French at Florida International University

    M.S. in Human Resources at Florida International University

    Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

    Anthony Verchio

    Adjunct Faculty


    Anthony.Verchio@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in English at Ball State University
    • M.S. in Criminal Justice/Organizational Leadership at USD
    • M.S. in Strategic Studies at US Army War College

    Dody Weller

    Adjunct Faculty


    dody.weller@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Nursing at Excelsior College

    B.S. in Agriculture Production/Animal Science at Montana State University

    Assessment

    Tamara (Tami) Dewes

    Assessment Coordinator

    Instructor - General Education

    605-718-2984
    Tamara.Dewes@wdt.edu
    D226


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Elementary Education at Dakota State University

    B.S. in Home Economics at South Dakota State University

    Tiffany Howe

    Vice President for Teaching and Learning

    605-718-2905
    Tiffany.Howe@wdt.edu
    Dakota Hall-Admin #221


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Surgical Technology at Presentation College

    B.A. in Organizational Management - Biology at Ashford University

    M.B.A. in Project Management at Colorado Technical University

    M.B.A. in Healthcare Management at Colorado Technical University

    Justin Jutting

    Assessment Coordinator

    Instructor - Transportation Technology

    605-718-4703
    Justin.Jutting@wdt.edu
    D225D


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Automotive Technician at Western Dakota Tech

    A.A.S. in Transportation Technology at Western Dakota Tech 

    B.S. in Education at South Dakota State University

    M.B.A. in Business Administration at Chadron State College

    ASE Auto Master Certified

    ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified

    Board of Education

    Kate Thomas

    RCAS Board 2nd Vice President, Area 7 Representative



    Bookstore

    Bill Christensen

    Bookstore Coordinator

    605-718-2432
    Bill.Christensen@wdt.edu
    SS-D133A


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S., Western Dakota Technical Institute

    B.A. Chadron State College

    NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

    Jessica Clutter

    Accounting Manager

    605-718-2414
    Jessica.Clutter@wdt.edu
    D144


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Business Management & Marketing at Western Dakota Tech

    B.S. in Management at National American University


    Corporate Education Center

    Chandra Calvert

    Director of Industry Relations & Grant Management

    605-718-2419
    Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
    L110


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in English/Music Ed at University of Mary

    M.A. in English at Colorado State University

    Tiffany Howe

    Vice President for Teaching and Learning

    605-718-2905
    Tiffany.Howe@wdt.edu
    Dakota Hall-Admin #221


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Surgical Technology at Presentation College

    B.A. in Organizational Management - Biology at Ashford University

    M.B.A. in Project Management at Colorado Technical University

    M.B.A. in Healthcare Management at Colorado Technical University

    disability

    Disability Services

    Jennifer Williams-Curl

    Library & Disability Service Coordinator

    605-718-2904
    Jennifer.Williams@wdt.edu
    Library


    Education and Credentials

    B.B.A. in Mass Communications at Morningside College

    M.S. in Library and Information at Wayne State University

    Enrollment Services

    Jill Elder

    Admissions and Financial Aid Director

    605-718-2411
    Jill.Elder@wdt.edu
    D117


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Business Administration at National American University

    NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

    NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

    NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

    NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

    NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

    NASFAA Verification Credential

    NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

    NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

    NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential

    Nora Leinen

    Photo of Nora Leinen.

    Assistant Director for Enrollment and Offsite Services

    (605) 718-2541
    Nora.Leinen@wdt.edu
    D111


    Education and Credentials

    BA in English from University of Minnesota

    MA in English from Marquette University

    Brittney Lystad

    Recruiter

    605-718-2964
    Brittney.Lystad@wdt.edu
    SS-D128


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resources at Black Hills State University

    Sharon Martin

    Financial Aid Coordinator

    605-718-2422
    Sharon.Martin@wdt.edu
    D119


    Education and Credentials

    NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

    NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

    NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

    NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

    NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

    NASFAA Verification Credential

    NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

    NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

    NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential

    Kristy O'Kief

    Financial Aid Advisor

    605-718-2425
    kristy.okief@wdt.edu
    D118


    Education and Credentials

    B.S., University of NE at Kearney

    M.A., University of Phoenix

    NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

    NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

    NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

    NASFAA Verification Credential

    NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

    NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential


    Skye Pahl

    Admissions & Event Specialist

    605-718-2434
    Skye.Pahl@wdt.edu
    SS-D111


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in Human Services at Dakota Wesleyan University

    Wanda Roe

    Photo of Wanda Roe.

    Admissions & Event Specialist

    605-718-2963
    Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu
    D108


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S., National American University

    B.S., National American University

    M.M., National American University

    Facilities

    Faculty

    Dan Ammon

    Photo of Dan Ammon

    Program Co-Director

    Diesel Technology

    605-718-3062
    Dan.Ammon@wdt.edu
    B111


    Education and Credentials

    A..A.S. in Specialized Technology at Wyoming Technical Institute

    Todd Anderson

    Program Co-Director
    Computer-Aided Design

    605-718-2986
    Todd.Anderson@wdt.edu
    L214


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Computer-Aided Drafting at Western Dakota Technical Institute

    B.S. in Technical Occupations at Chadron State College

    William Armstrong

    Adjunct Faculty


    William.Armstrong@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.A. in History/Phys Ed at Pacific Lutheran University
    • M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling/School Administration at South Dakota State University

    Troy Barry

    Photo of Troy Barry.

    Welding Instructor

    (605) 718-2989
    Troy.Barry@wdt.edu
    L201


    Education and Credentials

    Two year Diploma in Welding/Manufacturing, Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City, SD

    Joshua Bond

    Adjunct Faculty


    Joshua.Bond@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Social Science/Soc at BHSU

    M.A. in Sociology from Arizona State University

    Joelle Boshart

    Program Director, Health Information Management

    Simulation Operations Specialist

    (605) 718-2918
    Joelle.Boshart@wdt.edu
    W131A


    Education and Credentials

    Certified Professional Coder - Coder II

    Doyle Bouzek

    Photo of Doyle Bouzek

    Program Director

    Automotive Technology

    605-718-2924
    Doyle.Bouzek@wdt.edu
    B107


    Education and Credentials

    • A.A.S in Advanced Automotive Repair at Lake Area Tech

    Hannah Bowman

    Adjunct Faculty


    Hannah.Bowman@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.A. in Comm Studies & Theater at South Dakota State University
    • M.S. in Communication Studies at SDSU

    Ethan Burk

    Photo of Ethan Burk.

    Instructor

    Automotive Technology

    605-718-3063
    Ethan.Burk@wdt.edu
    B112


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Automotive Technology, Northest Community College

    ASE Auto Master Certified

    Chandra Calvert

    Director of Industry Relations & Grant Management

    605-718-2419
    Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
    L110


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in English/Music Ed at University of Mary

    M.A. in English at Colorado State University

    Fred Chambers

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S in Emergency Medical Services

    Bret Clark

    Photo of Bret Clark.

    Program Director Construction Technology

    605-718-3054
    Bret.Clark@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Education at Black Hills State University

    Walter Cline

    Director, Instructor

    Plumbing Technology

    605-718-2983
    walter.cline@wdt.edu
    L102


    Education and Credentials

    Rapid City Plumbing Contractor

    State of South Dakota Plumbing Contractor

    Abby Cook

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.B.A. in Health Services Administration at University of South Dakota

    M.B.A in Business Administration at Mounty Marty College

    Janna Cowling

    Photo of Janna Cowling.

    Instructor

    Medical Laboratory Technician

    605-718-2913
    Janna.Cowling@wdt.edu
    W131B


    Education and Credentials

    CLS Certification, University of North Dakota

    B.S. in Biology at University of Mary

    M.S. in Health Service Administration at University of South Dakota

    Scot Dannenbring

    Instructor

    Electrical Trades

    605-718-2943
    scot.dannenbring@wdt.edu
    L104


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Industrial Electronics at Western Dakota Tech

    A.A.S. in Electrical Trades at Western Dakota Tech

    Tamara (Tami) Dewes

    Assessment Coordinator

    Instructor - General Education

    605-718-2984
    Tamara.Dewes@wdt.edu
    D226


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Elementary Education at Dakota State University

    B.S. in Home Economics at South Dakota State University

    Michael Elston, M.D.

    Adjunct Faculty

    605-718-2511
    Michael.Elston@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    M.S. in Chemical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

    M.D., Sanford School of Medicine at Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota

    Beth-Anne Ferley

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at Slippery Rock University

    M.B.A. in Business Administration at National American University

    John Geiman

    Program Director

    Computer Science

    605-718-3052
    John.Geiman@wdt.edu
    L215


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in Industrial Technology with emphasis in Drafting at Chadron State College

    Mary Grassrope

    Program Director

    Paramedic

    605-718-2549
    Mary.Grassrope@wdt.edu
    W131L


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Physics at SD School of Mines & Technology

    M.Ed. in Instructional Design at Western Governors University

    Paramedic, Advanced Medical Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support

    PALS/ACLS Provider


    Joseph Guttierez

    Adjunct Faculty


    Joseph.Guttierez@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in Sociology & Psychology at Black Hills State University

    M.S. in Strategic Leadership at Black Hills State University

    Toni Hall

    Adjunct Faculty


    Toni.Hall@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.A. in Political Science
    • M.A. in Econ/Finance at Middle Tennessee State University

    Donna Hanks

    Instructional Technology & Design Specialist

    605-718-2951
    Donna.Hanks@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Marketing at Southwest MN State University

    M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

    LeeAnn Hanks

    Photo of Leeann Hanks.

    Instructor Math

    605-718-3056
    LeeAnn.Hanks@wdt.edu
    W263A


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Mathematics at South Dakota State University

    M.E. in Curriculum & Instruction at Concordia University - Portland

    Mandy Hertel

    Program Director

    General Education - Social Science

    605-718-2935
    Mandy.Hertel@wdt.edu
    W232


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Sociology & Psychology at Black Hills State University

    M.S. in Educational Psychology at Capella University

    Jade Hollister

    Program Director

    Surgical Technology

    605-718-2934
    Jade.Hollister@wdt.edu
    W141


    Education and Credentials

    Diploma in Surgical Technology at Western Dakota Tech

    A.A.S. in Allied Health at Western Dakota Tech

    B.A. in Business at University of Sioux Falls

    Certified Surgical Technologist

    Tracy Hunt

    Adjunct Faculty


    Tracy.Hunt@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in Psychology at BHSU
    • M.S. in Counseling Program at South Dakota State University

    Kristen Hybertson

    Registered Nursing Instructor

    605-718-2428
    Kristen.Hybertson@wdt.edu
    L131


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Nursing at University of Wyoming

    M.S. in Nursing - Nurse Educator at South Dakota State University

    Justin Jutting

    Assessment Coordinator

    Instructor - Transportation Technology

    605-718-4703
    Justin.Jutting@wdt.edu
    D225D


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Automotive Technician at Western Dakota Tech

    A.A.S. in Transportation Technology at Western Dakota Tech 

    B.S. in Education at South Dakota State University

    M.B.A. in Business Administration at Chadron State College

    ASE Auto Master Certified

    ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified

    Karie Kennedy

    Program Director

    General Education - Behavioral Science

    605-718-2928
    Karie.Kennedy@wdt.edu
    W232


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Psychology, Sociology & Human Services at Black Hills State University

    J.D. in Law at University of South Dakota

    Michele Klapprodt

    Photo of Michele Klapprodt.

    Instructor Biological Sciences

    605-718-2584
    Michele.Klapprodt@wdt.edu
    W141


    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in Biology & Health/ Phys Ed & Recreation at South Dakota State University
    • M.S. in Biological Sciences at Western Governors University (in progress)

    Jodi Kor

    Team Leader

    Program Director, Medical Laboratory Technician

    605-718-2939
    jodi.kor@wdt.edu
    W141


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Arts & Science at South Dakota State University

    M.S. in Business Administration at Baker College

    Certified Medical Technologist

    Charles Leeper

    Instructor

    Welding & Fabrication

    605-718-4709

    L201


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Agriculture at Illinois State University

    AWS Certified Welding Inspector

    Heidi Linngren

    Adjunct Faculty


    Heidi.Linngren@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.S. in English/Elementary Education at Northern State University
    • J.D. in Education Law at University of South Dakota

    James Loverich

    Program Co-Director

    Computer-Aided Design

    605-718-2941
    James.Loverich@wdt.edu
    L214


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Computer Aided Drafting at Northern Arizona University

    M.S. in Engineering Mechanics at Virginia Tech

    Duane Martenson

    Program Director, Instructor

    Business

    605-718-2929
    Duane.Martenson@wdt.edu
    W236D


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Marketing at Black Hills State University

    M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

    Christi McArthur

    Photo of Christi McArthur

    Director of Nursing

    605-718-2910
    Christi.McArthur@wdt.edu
    W131H


    Education and Credentials

    A.S.N. in Nursing at University of South Dakota

    B.S.N. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

    M.S.N. in Nursing Education at Grand Canyon University

    Stephanie McCoy

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Interdisciplinary Sciences at South Dakota School Mines and Technology

    M.A. in Interdisciplinary Sciences at The University of South Dakota

    Bryan Mitchell

    Program Director, Instructor

    Electrical Trades

    605-718-2942
    bryan.mitchell@wdt.edu
    L201


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Industrial Electronics at Western Dakota Tech

    Electrical Journeyman's License

    Ann Murano

    Program Director

    Computer Literacy

    605-718-2930
    Ann.Murano@wdt.edu
    W236C


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

    B.S. in Business Education at Black Hills State University

    Kelsey Murray

    Photo of Kelsey Murray.

    Program Director Environmental Engineering Tech & Pharmacy Technician

    605-718-2992
    Kelsey.Murray@wdt.edu
    L223


    Education and Credentials

    A.S. in Respiratory Care at Dakota State University

    B.S. in Biochemistry at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

    Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

    Duane Nestor

    Team Leader Program Director

    General Education - Mathematics

    605-718-2954
    duane.nestor@wdt.edu
    W236A


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Mathematics United States Naval Academy

    M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering at Naval Postgraduate School

    Christine Ousley

    Program Director

    Phlebotomy - Laboratory Assistant

    605-718-2912
    Christine.Ousley@wdt.edu
    W131J


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S. in Medical Lab Technician at Hibbing Community College

    Certified Phlebotomist 

    Ann Perry

    Adjunct Faculty


    Ann.Perry@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    • B.B.A. in Business Education at University of IA
    • M.A. in Education Counseling at Northern State Univeristy

    Ryan Phillips

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Animal Science – Missouri State University

    Michael Prugh

    Program Director

    Welding & Fabrication

    605-718-2926
    Michael.Prugh@wdt.edu
    L201


    Education and Credentials

    B.A. in Industrial Design at Metropolitan State College of Denver

    Peter Ragnone

    Program Director

    Criminal Justice

    605-718-2927
    peter.ragnone@wdt.edu
    W236B


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Criminal Justice at Ferris State University

    M.A. in Political Science at University of South Dakota

    Danielle Ragnone

    Photo of Danielle Ragnone

    Registered Nursing Coordinator/Instructor

    605-718-2916
    Danielle.Ragnone@wdt.edu
    W131F


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

    M.S. Nurse Educator Specialization at South Dakota State University

    Rob Reagan

    Instructor

    Business

    605-718-4743
    Robert.Reagan@wdt.edu
    W236D


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

    M.B.A. in Business Administration at Webster University

    Kurt Russow

    Program Director

    General Education - English

    605-718-2932
    Kurt.Russow@wdt.edu
    W232


    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in English at Minnesota State University

    M.A. in English at North Dakota State University

    Ethan Schmidt

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    B.S. in Finance at University of Nebraska

    Juris Doctorate in Law at University of North Dakota

    David Schulte

    Adjunct Instructor




    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S in Cyber Security at Sheridan College

    Paul Shankle

    Adjunct Faculty


    Paul.Shankle@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

    A.A.S., Instructor of Technology & Military Science / Mechanical & Electrical Instructor, Community College of the Air Force

    B.S. in Occupational Education at Wayland Baptist University

    M.A. in Education/Adult Education & Training at University of Phoenix

    Adam Stratmeyer

    General Education Instructor


    Adam.Stratmeyer@wdt.edu


    Education and Credentials

      Juris Doctor at University of South Dakota School of Law

      M.A. in Human Factors Psychology at University of South Dakota

      B.S. in Psychology with a Minor in Biology at University of South Dakota

      A.A. at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

      Bill Urban

      Program Director

      Precision Machining

      605-718-4704
      William.Urban@wdt.edu
      L201


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Welding and Fabrication at Western Dakota Technical Institute

      Anthony Verchio

      Adjunct Faculty


      Anthony.Verchio@wdt.edu


      Education and Credentials

      • B.S. in English at Ball State University
      • M.S. in Criminal Justice/Organizational Leadership at USD
      • M.S. in Strategic Studies at US Army War College

      Sheila Whitney

      Photo of Sheila Whitney.

      Instructor

      Practical Nursing Program

      605-718-2917
      sheila.whitney@wdt.edu
      W131G


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Nursing at University of South Dakota

      B.S.N. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

      Tracy Wyman

      Photo of Tracy Wyman.

      Instructor Practical Nursing

      605-718-2925
      tracy.wyman@wdt.edu
      W131C


      Education and Credentials

      B.S.N. in Nursing at University of NE Medical Center

      Financial Aid

      Jill Elder

      Admissions and Financial Aid Director

      605-718-2411
      Jill.Elder@wdt.edu
      D117


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business Administration at National American University

      NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

      NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

      NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

      NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

      NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

      NASFAA Verification Credential

      NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential

      Sharon Martin

      Financial Aid Coordinator

      605-718-2422
      Sharon.Martin@wdt.edu
      D119


      Education and Credentials

      NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

      NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

      NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

      NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

      NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

      NASFAA Verification Credential

      NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential

      Kristy O'Kief

      Financial Aid Advisor

      605-718-2425
      kristy.okief@wdt.edu
      D118


      Education and Credentials

      B.S., University of NE at Kearney

      M.A., University of Phoenix

      NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

      NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

      NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

      NASFAA Verification Credential

      NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

      NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential


      Kelly Oehlerking

      Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success

      605-718-2931
      Kelly.Oehlerking@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin #206


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

      M.S. in Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Human Resources at University of South Dakota

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      ATIXA Investigator Level One Credential

      Foundation

      Full Time Faculty

      Dan Ammon

      Photo of Dan Ammon

      Program Co-Director

      Diesel Technology

      605-718-3062
      Dan.Ammon@wdt.edu
      B111


      Education and Credentials

      A..A.S. in Specialized Technology at Wyoming Technical Institute

      Todd Anderson

      Program Co-Director
      Computer-Aided Design

      605-718-2986
      Todd.Anderson@wdt.edu
      L214


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Computer-Aided Drafting at Western Dakota Technical Institute

      B.S. in Technical Occupations at Chadron State College

      Troy Barry

      Photo of Troy Barry.

      Welding Instructor

      (605) 718-2989
      Troy.Barry@wdt.edu
      L201


      Education and Credentials

      Two year Diploma in Welding/Manufacturing, Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City, SD

      Joelle Boshart

      Program Director, Health Information Management

      Simulation Operations Specialist

      (605) 718-2918
      Joelle.Boshart@wdt.edu
      W131A


      Education and Credentials

      Certified Professional Coder - Coder II

      Doyle Bouzek

      Photo of Doyle Bouzek

      Program Director

      Automotive Technology

      605-718-2924
      Doyle.Bouzek@wdt.edu
      B107


      Education and Credentials

      • A.A.S in Advanced Automotive Repair at Lake Area Tech

      Ethan Burk

      Photo of Ethan Burk.

      Instructor

      Automotive Technology

      605-718-3063
      Ethan.Burk@wdt.edu
      B112


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Automotive Technology, Northest Community College

      ASE Auto Master Certified

      Chandra Calvert

      Director of Industry Relations & Grant Management

      605-718-2419
      Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
      L110


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in English/Music Ed at University of Mary

      M.A. in English at Colorado State University

      Bret Clark

      Photo of Bret Clark.

      Program Director Construction Technology

      605-718-3054
      Bret.Clark@wdt.edu


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Education at Black Hills State University

      Walter Cline

      Director, Instructor

      Plumbing Technology

      605-718-2983
      walter.cline@wdt.edu
      L102


      Education and Credentials

      Rapid City Plumbing Contractor

      State of South Dakota Plumbing Contractor

      Janna Cowling

      Photo of Janna Cowling.

      Instructor

      Medical Laboratory Technician

      605-718-2913
      Janna.Cowling@wdt.edu
      W131B


      Education and Credentials

      CLS Certification, University of North Dakota

      B.S. in Biology at University of Mary

      M.S. in Health Service Administration at University of South Dakota

      Scot Dannenbring

      Instructor

      Electrical Trades

      605-718-2943
      scot.dannenbring@wdt.edu
      L104


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Industrial Electronics at Western Dakota Tech

      A.A.S. in Electrical Trades at Western Dakota Tech

      Tamara (Tami) Dewes

      Assessment Coordinator

      Instructor - General Education

      605-718-2984
      Tamara.Dewes@wdt.edu
      D226


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Elementary Education at Dakota State University

      B.S. in Home Economics at South Dakota State University

      Kaden Eisenbraun

      Farm & Ranch Management Program Director

      605-718-3060
      Kaden.Eisenbraun@wdt.edu
      L212


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Agricultural Sciences at South Dakota State University

      B.S. in Agriculture at New Mexico State University

      John Geiman

      Program Director

      Computer Science

      605-718-3052
      John.Geiman@wdt.edu
      L215


      Education and Credentials

      B.A. in Industrial Technology with emphasis in Drafting at Chadron State College

      Mary Grassrope

      Program Director

      Paramedic

      605-718-2549
      Mary.Grassrope@wdt.edu
      W131L


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Physics at SD School of Mines & Technology

      M.Ed. in Instructional Design at Western Governors University

      Paramedic, Advanced Medical Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support

      PALS/ACLS Provider


      LeeAnn Hanks

      Photo of Leeann Hanks.

      Instructor Math

      605-718-3056
      LeeAnn.Hanks@wdt.edu
      W263A


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Mathematics at South Dakota State University

      M.E. in Curriculum & Instruction at Concordia University - Portland

      Donna Hanks

      Instructional Technology & Design Specialist

      605-718-2951
      Donna.Hanks@wdt.edu


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Marketing at Southwest MN State University

      M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

      Mandy Hertel

      Program Director

      General Education - Social Science

      605-718-2935
      Mandy.Hertel@wdt.edu
      W232


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Sociology & Psychology at Black Hills State University

      M.S. in Educational Psychology at Capella University

      Jade Hollister

      Program Director

      Surgical Technology

      605-718-2934
      Jade.Hollister@wdt.edu
      W141


      Education and Credentials

      Diploma in Surgical Technology at Western Dakota Tech

      A.A.S. in Allied Health at Western Dakota Tech

      B.A. in Business at University of Sioux Falls

      Certified Surgical Technologist

      Justin Jutting

      Assessment Coordinator

      Instructor - Transportation Technology

      605-718-4703
      Justin.Jutting@wdt.edu
      D225D


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Automotive Technician at Western Dakota Tech

      A.A.S. in Transportation Technology at Western Dakota Tech 

      B.S. in Education at South Dakota State University

      M.B.A. in Business Administration at Chadron State College

      ASE Auto Master Certified

      ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified

      Karie Kennedy

      Program Director

      General Education - Behavioral Science

      605-718-2928
      Karie.Kennedy@wdt.edu
      W232


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Psychology, Sociology & Human Services at Black Hills State University

      J.D. in Law at University of South Dakota

      Michele Klapprodt

      Photo of Michele Klapprodt.

      Instructor Biological Sciences

      605-718-2584
      Michele.Klapprodt@wdt.edu
      W141


      Education and Credentials

      • B.S. in Biology & Health/ Phys Ed & Recreation at South Dakota State University
      • M.S. in Biological Sciences at Western Governors University (in progress)

      Jodi Kor

      Team Leader

      Program Director, Medical Laboratory Technician

      605-718-2939
      jodi.kor@wdt.edu
      W141


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Arts & Science at South Dakota State University

      M.S. in Business Administration at Baker College

      Certified Medical Technologist

      Charles Leeper

      Instructor

      Welding & Fabrication

      605-718-4709

      L201


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Agriculture at Illinois State University

      AWS Certified Welding Inspector

      James Loverich

      Program Co-Director

      Computer-Aided Design

      605-718-2941
      James.Loverich@wdt.edu
      L214


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Computer Aided Drafting at Northern Arizona University

      M.S. in Engineering Mechanics at Virginia Tech

      Duane Martenson

      Program Director, Instructor

      Business

      605-718-2929
      Duane.Martenson@wdt.edu
      W236D


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Marketing at Black Hills State University

      M.S. in Administrative Studies at University of South Dakota

      Christi McArthur

      Photo of Christi McArthur

      Director of Nursing

      605-718-2910
      Christi.McArthur@wdt.edu
      W131H


      Education and Credentials

      A.S.N. in Nursing at University of South Dakota

      B.S.N. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

      M.S.N. in Nursing Education at Grand Canyon University

      Bryan Mitchell

      Program Director, Instructor

      Electrical Trades

      605-718-2942
      bryan.mitchell@wdt.edu
      L201


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Industrial Electronics at Western Dakota Tech

      Electrical Journeyman's License

      Ann Murano

      Program Director

      Computer Literacy

      605-718-2930
      Ann.Murano@wdt.edu
      W236C


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

      B.S. in Business Education at Black Hills State University

      Kelsey Murray

      Photo of Kelsey Murray.

      Program Director Environmental Engineering Tech & Pharmacy Technician

      605-718-2992
      Kelsey.Murray@wdt.edu
      L223


      Education and Credentials

      A.S. in Respiratory Care at Dakota State University

      B.S. in Biochemistry at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

      Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

      Duane Nestor

      Team Leader Program Director

      General Education - Mathematics

      605-718-2954
      duane.nestor@wdt.edu
      W236A


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Mathematics United States Naval Academy

      M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering at Naval Postgraduate School

      Christine Ousley

      Program Director

      Phlebotomy - Laboratory Assistant

      605-718-2912
      Christine.Ousley@wdt.edu
      W131J


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Medical Lab Technician at Hibbing Community College

      Certified Phlebotomist 

      Michael Prugh

      Program Director

      Welding & Fabrication

      605-718-2926
      Michael.Prugh@wdt.edu
      L201


      Education and Credentials

      B.A. in Industrial Design at Metropolitan State College of Denver

      Peter Ragnone

      Program Director

      Criminal Justice

      605-718-2927
      peter.ragnone@wdt.edu
      W236B


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Criminal Justice at Ferris State University

      M.A. in Political Science at University of South Dakota

      Rob Reagan

      Instructor

      Business

      605-718-4743
      Robert.Reagan@wdt.edu
      W236D


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

      M.B.A. in Business Administration at Webster University

      Kurt Russow

      Program Director

      General Education - English

      605-718-2932
      Kurt.Russow@wdt.edu
      W232


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in English at Minnesota State University

      M.A. in English at North Dakota State University

      Bill Urban

      Program Director

      Precision Machining

      605-718-4704
      William.Urban@wdt.edu
      L201


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Welding and Fabrication at Western Dakota Technical Institute

      Sheila Whitney

      Photo of Sheila Whitney.

      Instructor

      Practical Nursing Program

      605-718-2917
      sheila.whitney@wdt.edu
      W131G


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Nursing at University of South Dakota

      B.S.N. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

      Tracy Wyman

      Photo of Tracy Wyman.

      Instructor Practical Nursing

      605-718-2925
      tracy.wyman@wdt.edu
      W131C


      Education and Credentials

      B.S.N. in Nursing at University of NE Medical Center

      Human Resources

      Theresa Scharn

      Human Resources Director Assistant Title IX Coordinator

      605-718-2402
      Theresa.Scharn@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business Administration at University of South Dakota

      Information Technology

      Justin Eiesland

      Technology Technician 1

      605-718-4032
      Justin.Eiesland@wdt.edu
      L213C


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Computer Systems Technology at Mitchell Technical Institute

      Diploma for Computer Networking Specialist at Western Dakota Tech

      Matthew Greene

      Photo of Matt Greene.

      Information Systems Director

      605-718-4038
      Matthew.Greene@wdt.edu
      L213 A


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Information Technology - Emphasis Network Management/Microsoft at National American University

      Leadership

      Ann Bolman, Ed.D

      President


      Ann.Bolman@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin


      Education and Credentials

      B.A. in English at Texas A&I University

      M.A. in English at Texas A&I University

      Ed.D. in Education at Texas A&M University

      Tiffany Howe

      Vice President for Teaching and Learning

      605-718-2905
      Tiffany.Howe@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin #221


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Surgical Technology at Presentation College

      B.A. in Organizational Management - Biology at Ashford University

      M.B.A. in Project Management at Colorado Technical University

      M.B.A. in Healthcare Management at Colorado Technical University

      Kelly Oehlerking

      Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success

      605-718-2931
      Kelly.Oehlerking@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin #206


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

      M.S. in Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Human Resources at University of South Dakota

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      ATIXA Investigator Level One Credential

      Theresa Scharn

      Human Resources Director Assistant Title IX Coordinator

      605-718-2402
      Theresa.Scharn@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business Administration at University of South Dakota

      Marketing

      Ombuds

      Doyle Bouzek

      Photo of Doyle Bouzek

      Program Director

      Automotive Technology

      605-718-2924
      Doyle.Bouzek@wdt.edu
      B107


      Education and Credentials

      • A.A.S in Advanced Automotive Repair at Lake Area Tech

      Sharon Martin

      Financial Aid Coordinator

      605-718-2422
      Sharon.Martin@wdt.edu
      D119


      Education and Credentials

      NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

      NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

      NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

      NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

      NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

      NASFAA Verification Credential

      NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential

      Services for Veterans

      Chandra Calvert

      Director of Industry Relations & Grant Management

      605-718-2419
      Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
      L110


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in English/Music Ed at University of Mary

      M.A. in English at Colorado State University

      Sharon Martin

      Financial Aid Coordinator

      605-718-2422
      Sharon.Martin@wdt.edu
      D119


      Education and Credentials

      NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

      NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

      NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

      NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

      NASFAA Direct Loan Credential

      NASFAA Verification Credential

      NASFAA Administrative Capability Credential

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      NASFAA Federal Pell Grant Credential

      Wanda Roe

      Photo of Wanda Roe.

      Admissions & Event Specialist

      605-718-2963
      Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu
      D108


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S., National American University

      B.S., National American University

      M.M., National American University

      Debbie Toms

      Student Success Director & Registrar

      Western Dakota Tech Title IX Coordinator

      605-718-2958
      Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu
      D113


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education at Northern State University

      M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction at Black Hills State University

      NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      ATIXA Investigator Level One Credential

      Simulation Center

      Joelle Boshart

      Program Director, Health Information Management

      Simulation Operations Specialist

      (605) 718-2918
      Joelle.Boshart@wdt.edu
      W131A


      Education and Credentials

      Certified Professional Coder - Coder II

      Tiffany Howe

      Vice President for Teaching and Learning

      605-718-2905
      Tiffany.Howe@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin #221


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Surgical Technology at Presentation College

      B.A. in Organizational Management - Biology at Ashford University

      M.B.A. in Project Management at Colorado Technical University

      M.B.A. in Healthcare Management at Colorado Technical University

      Student Accounts

      Student Success

      Fawn Hall

      Student Success Coordinator

      605-718-2961
      Fawn.Hall@wdt.edu
      Library-D160S


      Education and Credentials

      B.A., Black Hills State University

      Nora Leinen

      Photo of Nora Leinen.

      Assistant Director for Enrollment and Offsite Services

      (605) 718-2541
      Nora.Leinen@wdt.edu
      D111


      Education and Credentials

      BA in English from University of Minnesota

      MA in English from Marquette University

      Kelly Oehlerking

      Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success

      605-718-2931
      Kelly.Oehlerking@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin #206


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

      M.S. in Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Human Resources at University of South Dakota

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      ATIXA Investigator Level One Credential

      Debbie Toms

      Student Success Director & Registrar

      Western Dakota Tech Title IX Coordinator

      605-718-2958
      Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu
      D113


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education at Northern State University

      M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction at Black Hills State University

      NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      ATIXA Investigator Level One Credential

      Support Staff

      Angela Baker

      Administrative Assistant V - Academics

      605-718-2909
      Angela.Baker@wdt.edu
      Admin D223


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business Management at National American University

      Kayla Calhoun

      Nursing Administrative Assistant III

      605-718-2914
      Kayla.Calhoun@wdt.edu
      W131


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Elementary Education from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla.

      Jessica Clutter

      Accounting Manager

      605-718-2414
      Jessica.Clutter@wdt.edu
      D144


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Business Management & Marketing at Western Dakota Tech

      B.S. in Management at National American University


      Justin Eiesland

      Technology Technician 1

      605-718-4032
      Justin.Eiesland@wdt.edu
      L213C


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S. in Computer Systems Technology at Mitchell Technical Institute

      Diploma for Computer Networking Specialist at Western Dakota Tech

      Mark McGrath

      Reporting and Analysis Director

      605-718-2575
      mark.mcgrath@wdt.edu
      SS-D116


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Composite Business Administration at Black Hills State University

      B.S. in Computer Information Systems at National American University

      Wanda Roe

      Photo of Wanda Roe.

      Admissions & Event Specialist

      605-718-2963
      Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu
      D108


      Education and Credentials

      A.A.S., National American University

      B.S., National American University

      M.M., National American University

      Jennifer Williams-Curl

      Library & Disability Service Coordinator

      605-718-2904
      Jennifer.Williams@wdt.edu
      Library


      Education and Credentials

      B.B.A. in Mass Communications at Morningside College

      M.S. in Library and Information at Wayne State University

      Title IX

      Theresa Scharn

      Human Resources Director Assistant Title IX Coordinator

      605-718-2402
      Theresa.Scharn@wdt.edu
      Dakota Hall-Admin


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Business Administration at University of South Dakota

      Debbie Toms

      Student Success Director & Registrar

      Western Dakota Tech Title IX Coordinator

      605-718-2958
      Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu
      D113


      Education and Credentials

      B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education at Northern State University

      M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction at Black Hills State University

      NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

      NASFAA Satisfactory Academic Progress Credential

      ATIXA Investigator Level One Credential

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