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Hannah Altergott

Instructor

Practical Nursing

605-718-2907
hannah.altergott@wdt.edu
W131C


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

M.S. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

Todd Anderson

Program Director
Computer-Aided Drafting

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

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

Karen Baumbach

Adjunct Faculty


karen.baumbach@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Electrical Engineering at University of Cincinnati

M.A. in Teaching and Secondary Math at College of Notre Dame

Julia Becker

Program Director

Pharmacy Tech

605-718-2906
Julia.Becker@wdt.edu
W131N


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Allied Health - Pharmacy Tech at Western Dakota Technical Institute

B.S. in Industrial Technology Education at Black Hills State University

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Nicole Bisgaard

Adjunct Faculty


nicole.bisgaard@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Mathematics at South Dakota State University

M.A. in Education, Science/Mathematics at Chadron State College

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

Health Information Management Program Director Simulation Operations Specialist

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


Education and Credentials

Certified Professional Coder - Coder II

Doyle Bouzek

Transportation Technology - Light Duty Instructor

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


Education and Credentials

  • A.A.S in Advances 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

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

Suzanne Brandt

Instructor

Practical Nursing

2974

W131E


Education and Credentials

B.S.N. in Nursing at Morningside College

C

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

Associate Dean of Advancement

605-718-2419
Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
Admin-D226


Education and Credentials

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

M.A. in English at Colorado State University

Bill Christensen

Student Accounts Coordinator

605-718-2423
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

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

Bookstore Manager

605-718-2432
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

Ombudsman

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

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
SS-D127


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

Susan Dvorak

Program Director

Medical Assisting

605-718-2916
susan.dvorak@wdt.edu
W131F


Education and Credentials

A.D.N. in Nursing at St. Louis Community College

B.S.N. in Nursing at Webster University

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Jill Elder

Admissions and Financial Aid Director

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

F

Bill Flockhart

Instructor

Electrical Trades

605-718-4741
William.Flockhart@wdt.edu
L105


Education and Credentials

Electrical Contractors License, SD State Electrical Commission

15+ years Industry Experience

G

Keith Gaudsmith

Information Systems Director

(605)718-4038
keith.gaudsmith@wdt.edu
L213A


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Management Information Systems at American Sentinel University

M.B.A. in Business Administration at Grantham 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

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

Paramedic, Advanced Medical Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support

PALS/ACLS Provider


H

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 Coach

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


Education and Credentials

B.A., Black Hills State University

Donna Hanks

Team Leader, Instructor

Business

605-718-2951
Donna.Hanks@wdt.edu
W236G


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Marketing at Southwest MN State University

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

Allen Heakin

Program Director

Environmental Engineering Tech

605-718-2532
Allen.Heakin@wdt.edu
L223


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Environmental Science Biology at Bradley University

Mandy Hertel

Program Director

General Education - Psychology/Sociology

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

Jolie Hogancamp

Library Coordinator

Program Director

Library Tech

605-718-2904
Jolie.Hogancamp@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Library


Education and Credentials

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

B.A. in History at Colorado State University

M.L.S. in LIbrary Science at Clarion University

Jade Hollister

Program Director, Surgical Technology

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


Education and Credentials

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

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

I

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Aaron Jacobs

Foundation Development Director

605-718-3061
Aaron.Jacobs@wdt.edu
Admin-D203


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Exercise & Sports Science at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Justin Jutting

Assessment Coordinator

Instructor - Transportation Technology

605-718-4703
Justin.Jutting@wdt.edu
SS-D128


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

ASE Auto Master Certified

ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified

K

Karie Kennedy

Program Director

General Education - Psychology/Sociology

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

Jodi Kor

Team Leader, Program Director

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

L

Vickie Lass

Bookstore Clerk

605-718-2427
vickie.lass@wdt.edu
D141


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Early Childhood Education at Concordia College, St. Paul, MN.

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

Assistant Director of Dual Enrollment & Offsite Services

(605) 718-2541
Nora.Leinen@wdt.edu
SS - D113


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

Instructor

Computer-Aided Drafting

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

M

Kevin Madden

Program Director

Transportation Technology - Light Duty

605-718-2922
Kevin.Madden@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Automotive Technician at Western Dakota Technical Institute

ASE Certification

Duane Martenson

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 Interdisciplinary Studies at University of South Dakota

Sharon Martin

Financial Aid Coordinator

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


Education and Credentials

NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

Christi McArthur

Director of Nursing

Practical 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

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

Lloyd McNett

Medical Simulation Center Director

605-718-2980
Lloyd.McNett@wdt.edu
W131K


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Instructor of Technology & Military Science at Community College of the Air Force

B.S. in Computer Studies at  University of Maryland College

Graduate Certificate in Simulation for Healthcare at Boise State University

Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Julie Meirose

Administrative Assistant

605-718-2909
julie.meirose@wdt.edu
Admin-D223


Education and Credentials

A.A., College of Southern Maryland

B.S., Marian University

M.S., Florida Institute of Technology

David Miller

Program Director

Truck Driving - Corporate Education Center

605-718-2410
David.Miller@wdt.edu
L110


Education and Credentials

13+ years Professional Experience


Bryan Mitchell

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 Licence

Kenny Moore

Instructor

Transportation Technology - Light Duty

605-718-2921
Kenny.Moore@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Transportation Technology at Western Dakota Technical Institute

Certified Master Technician, Wichita Automotive and Electronics Institute

Ann Murano

Instructor

General Education

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

N

Duane Nestor

Instructor

General Education - Math

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

Megan Nicolaisen

Marketing Director

605-718-2418
Megan.Nicolaisen@wdt.edu
SS-D124


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Mass Communications at Black Hills State University

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

Ombudsman

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

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 emphasis in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

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

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

Tracy Payne

Instructor Practical Nursing

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


Education and Credentials

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

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

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

Q

R

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

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

Program Director

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

Ron Riherd

1st Vice President, Area 3 Representative



Wanda Roe

Admissions Coordinator

605-718-2963
Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu
SS-D111


Education and Credentials

A.A.S., National American University

B.S., National American University

M.M., National American University

Samantha Roy

Corporate Education & Career Services Coordinator


Samantha.Roy@wdt.edu
D226


Education and Credentials

AAS in Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force, Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD

B.S. in Healthcare Management, National American University, Ellsworth AFB, SD

M.B.A., National American University, Rapid City, SD

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

Samantha Slocum

Adjunct Instructor


samantha.slocum@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in History and Library Media at Black Hills State University

M.S. in Information and Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Darren Soucy

Adjunct Instructor


darren.soucy@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Political Science at Boston University

M.S. in Kinesiology at Humboldt State University

T

Olimpia Tilles

Adjunct Instructor


olimpia.tilles@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Frech 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

Western Dakota Tech Title IX Coordinator

605-718-2958
Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu
Library-D106A


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

Richard Towne

Program Director

Transportation Technology - Heavy Duty Instructor - Welding

605-718-2923
Richard.Towne@wdt.edu
B106


Education and Credentials

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

Master Automobile Technician

Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician

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

Brian Watland

Vice President for Finance & Operations

605-718-2403
Brian.Watland@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Admin #215


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Biblical Studies at Trinity College

B.A. in Accounting Comp. at Chadron State College

M.B.A. in Business Administration at North Dakota State University

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

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

Matt Wiebe

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

605-718-2946
Matthew.Wiebe@wdt.edu
Admin-D224


Education and Credentials

B.S., Black Hills State University

M.S., Kansas State University

Barbara Williamson

Program Director

Accounting

605-718-2937
Barbara.Williamson@wdt.edu
W236G


Education and Credentials

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

M.B.A. in Business Administration at University of South Dakota

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Academics

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

Julie Meirose

Administrative Assistant

605-718-2909
julie.meirose@wdt.edu
Admin-D223


Education and Credentials

A.A., College of Southern Maryland

B.S., Marian University

M.S., Florida Institute of Technology

Matt Wiebe

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

605-718-2946
Matthew.Wiebe@wdt.edu
Admin-D224


Education and Credentials

B.S., Black Hills State University

M.S., Kansas State 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

Karen Baumbach

Adjunct Faculty


karen.baumbach@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Electrical Engineering at University of Cincinnati

M.A. in Teaching and Secondary Math at College of Notre Dame

Nicole Bisgaard

Adjunct Faculty


nicole.bisgaard@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Mathematics at South Dakota State University

M.A. in Education, Science/Mathematics at Chadron State College

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

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

Associate Dean of Advancement

605-718-2419
Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
Admin-D226


Education and Credentials

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

M.A. in English at Colorado 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

Samantha Slocum

Adjunct Instructor


samantha.slocum@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in History and Library Media at Black Hills State University

M.S. in Information and Library Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Darren Soucy

Adjunct Instructor


darren.soucy@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Political Science at Boston University

M.S. in Kinesiology at Humboldt State University

Olimpia Tilles

Adjunct Instructor


olimpia.tilles@wdt.edu


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Frech 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
SS-D127


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
SS-D128


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

ASE Auto Master Certified

ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified

Board of Education

Ron Riherd

1st Vice President, Area 3 Representative



Bookstore

Jessica Clutter

Bookstore Manager

605-718-2432
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

Ombudsman

Vickie Lass

Bookstore Clerk

605-718-2427
vickie.lass@wdt.edu
D141


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Early Childhood Education at Concordia College, St. Paul, MN.

Corporate Education Center

Chandra Calvert

Associate Dean of Advancement

605-718-2419
Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
Admin-D226


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

David Miller

Program Director

Truck Driving - Corporate Education Center

605-718-2410
David.Miller@wdt.edu
L110


Education and Credentials

13+ years Professional Experience


Samantha Roy

Corporate Education & Career Services Coordinator


Samantha.Roy@wdt.edu
D226


Education and Credentials

AAS in Applied Science, Community College of the Air Force, Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD

B.S. in Healthcare Management, National American University, Ellsworth AFB, SD

M.B.A., National American University, Rapid City, SD

Enrollment Services

Jill Elder

Admissions and Financial Aid Director

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

Nora Leinen

Assistant Director of Dual Enrollment & Offsite Services

(605) 718-2541
Nora.Leinen@wdt.edu
SS - D113


Education and Credentials

BA in English from University of Minnesota

MA in English from Marquette University

Sharon Martin

Financial Aid Coordinator

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


Education and Credentials

NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

NASFAA Professional Judgement 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

Wanda Roe

Admissions Coordinator

605-718-2963
Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu
SS-D111


Education and Credentials

A.A.S., National American University

B.S., National American University

M.M., National American University

Facilities

Faculty

Hannah Altergott

Instructor

Practical Nursing

605-718-2907
hannah.altergott@wdt.edu
W131C


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

M.S. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

Todd Anderson

Program Director
Computer-Aided Drafting

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

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

Julia Becker

Program Director

Pharmacy Tech

605-718-2906
Julia.Becker@wdt.edu
W131N


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Allied Health - Pharmacy Tech at Western Dakota Technical Institute

B.S. in Industrial Technology Education at Black Hills State University

Certified Pharmacy Technician

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

Health Information Management Program Director Simulation Operations Specialist

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


Education and Credentials

Certified Professional Coder - Coder II

Doyle Bouzek

Transportation Technology - Light Duty Instructor

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


Education and Credentials

  • A.A.S in Advances 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

Suzanne Brandt

Instructor

Practical Nursing

2974

W131E


Education and Credentials

B.S.N. in Nursing at Morningside College

Chandra Calvert

Associate Dean of Advancement

605-718-2419
Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
Admin-D226


Education and Credentials

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

M.A. in English at Colorado 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

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
SS-D127


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Elementary Education at Dakota State University

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

Susan Dvorak

Program Director

Medical Assisting

605-718-2916
susan.dvorak@wdt.edu
W131F


Education and Credentials

A.D.N. in Nursing at St. Louis Community College

B.S.N. in Nursing at Webster University

Bill Flockhart

Instructor

Electrical Trades

605-718-4741
William.Flockhart@wdt.edu
L105


Education and Credentials

Electrical Contractors License, SD State Electrical Commission

15+ years Industry Experience

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

Paramedic, Advanced Medical Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support

PALS/ACLS Provider


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

Team Leader, Instructor

Business

605-718-2951
Donna.Hanks@wdt.edu
W236G


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Marketing at Southwest MN State University

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

Allen Heakin

Program Director

Environmental Engineering Tech

605-718-2532
Allen.Heakin@wdt.edu
L223


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Environmental Science Biology at Bradley University

Mandy Hertel

Program Director

General Education - Psychology/Sociology

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

Jolie Hogancamp

Library Coordinator

Program Director

Library Tech

605-718-2904
Jolie.Hogancamp@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Library


Education and Credentials

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

B.A. in History at Colorado State University

M.L.S. in LIbrary Science at Clarion University

Jade Hollister

Program Director, Surgical Technology

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


Education and Credentials

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

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

Justin Jutting

Assessment Coordinator

Instructor - Transportation Technology

605-718-4703
Justin.Jutting@wdt.edu
SS-D128


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

ASE Auto Master Certified

ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified

Karie Kennedy

Program Director

General Education - Psychology/Sociology

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

Jodi Kor

Team Leader, Program Director

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

Instructor

Computer-Aided Drafting

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

Kevin Madden

Program Director

Transportation Technology - Light Duty

605-718-2922
Kevin.Madden@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Automotive Technician at Western Dakota Technical Institute

ASE Certification

Duane Martenson

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 Interdisciplinary Studies at University of South Dakota

Christi McArthur

Director of Nursing

Practical 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

Bryan Mitchell

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 Licence

Kenny Moore

Instructor

Transportation Technology - Light Duty

605-718-2921
Kenny.Moore@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Transportation Technology at Western Dakota Technical Institute

Certified Master Technician, Wichita Automotive and Electronics Institute

Ann Murano

Instructor

General Education

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

Duane Nestor

Instructor

General Education - Math

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 

Tracy Payne

Instructor Practical Nursing

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


Education and Credentials

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

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

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

Program Director

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

Richard Towne

Program Director

Transportation Technology - Heavy Duty Instructor - Welding

605-718-2923
Richard.Towne@wdt.edu
B106


Education and Credentials

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

Master Automobile Technician

Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician

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

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

Barbara Williamson

Program Director

Accounting

605-718-2937
Barbara.Williamson@wdt.edu
W236G


Education and Credentials

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

M.B.A. in Business Administration at University of South Dakota

Financial Aid

Jill Elder

Admissions and Financial Aid Director

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

Sharon Martin

Financial Aid Coordinator

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


Education and Credentials

NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

NASFAA Professional Judgement 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

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 emphasis in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

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

Foundation

Aaron Jacobs

Foundation Development Director

605-718-3061
Aaron.Jacobs@wdt.edu
Admin-D203


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Exercise & Sports Science at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Full Time Faculty

Hannah Altergott

Instructor

Practical Nursing

605-718-2907
hannah.altergott@wdt.edu
W131C


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

M.S. in Nursing at South Dakota State University

Todd Anderson

Program Director
Computer-Aided Drafting

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

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

Julia Becker

Program Director

Pharmacy Tech

605-718-2906
Julia.Becker@wdt.edu
W131N


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Allied Health - Pharmacy Tech at Western Dakota Technical Institute

B.S. in Industrial Technology Education at Black Hills State University

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Joelle Boshart

Health Information Management Program Director Simulation Operations Specialist

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


Education and Credentials

Certified Professional Coder - Coder II

Doyle Bouzek

Transportation Technology - Light Duty Instructor

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


Education and Credentials

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

Suzanne Brandt

Instructor

Practical Nursing

2974

W131E


Education and Credentials

B.S.N. in Nursing at Morningside College

Chandra Calvert

Associate Dean of Advancement

605-718-2419
Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
Admin-D226


Education and Credentials

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

M.A. in English at Colorado 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

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
SS-D127


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Elementary Education at Dakota State University

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

Susan Dvorak

Program Director

Medical Assisting

605-718-2916
susan.dvorak@wdt.edu
W131F


Education and Credentials

A.D.N. in Nursing at St. Louis Community College

B.S.N. in Nursing at Webster University

Bill Flockhart

Instructor

Electrical Trades

605-718-4741
William.Flockhart@wdt.edu
L105


Education and Credentials

Electrical Contractors License, SD State Electrical Commission

15+ years Industry Experience

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

Paramedic, Advanced Medical Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support

PALS/ACLS Provider


Donna Hanks

Team Leader, Instructor

Business

605-718-2951
Donna.Hanks@wdt.edu
W236G


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Marketing at Southwest MN State University

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

Allen Heakin

Program Director

Environmental Engineering Tech

605-718-2532
Allen.Heakin@wdt.edu
L223


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Environmental Science Biology at Bradley University

Mandy Hertel

Program Director

General Education - Psychology/Sociology

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

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

Certified Surgical Technologist

Justin Jutting

Assessment Coordinator

Instructor - Transportation Technology

605-718-4703
Justin.Jutting@wdt.edu
SS-D128


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

ASE Auto Master Certified

ASE Medium Heavy Duty Master Certified

Karie Kennedy

Program Director

General Education - Psychology/Sociology

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

Jodi Kor

Team Leader, Program Director

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

Instructor

Computer-Aided Drafting

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

Kevin Madden

Program Director

Transportation Technology - Light Duty

605-718-2922
Kevin.Madden@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Automotive Technician at Western Dakota Technical Institute

ASE Certification

Duane Martenson

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 Interdisciplinary Studies at University of South Dakota

Christi McArthur

Director of Nursing

Practical 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

Bryan Mitchell

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 Licence

Kenny Moore

Instructor

Transportation Technology - Light Duty

605-718-2921
Kenny.Moore@wdt.edu
L201


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Transportation Technology at Western Dakota Technical Institute

Certified Master Technician, Wichita Automotive and Electronics Institute

Ann Murano

Instructor

General Education

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

Duane Nestor

Instructor

General Education - Math

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 

Tracy Payne

Instructor Practical Nursing

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


Education and Credentials

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

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

Program Director

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

Richard Towne

Program Director

Transportation Technology - Heavy Duty Instructor - Welding

605-718-2923
Richard.Towne@wdt.edu
B106


Education and Credentials

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

Master Automobile Technician

Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician

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

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

Barbara Williamson

Program Director

Accounting

605-718-2937
Barbara.Williamson@wdt.edu
W236G


Education and Credentials

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

M.B.A. in Business Administration at University of South Dakota

Human Resources

Information Technology

Keith Gaudsmith

Information Systems Director

(605)718-4038
keith.gaudsmith@wdt.edu
L213A


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Management Information Systems at American Sentinel University

M.B.A. in Business Administration at Grantham 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 emphasis in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

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

Brian Watland

Vice President for Finance & Operations

605-718-2403
Brian.Watland@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Admin #215


Education and Credentials

B.A. in Biblical Studies at Trinity College

B.A. in Accounting Comp. at Chadron State College

M.B.A. in Business Administration at North Dakota State University

Marketing

Megan Nicolaisen

Marketing Director

605-718-2418
Megan.Nicolaisen@wdt.edu
SS-D124


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Mass Communications at Black Hills State University

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

Ombudsman

Ombuds

Jessica Clutter

Bookstore Manager

605-718-2432
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

Ombudsman

Megan Nicolaisen

Marketing Director

605-718-2418
Megan.Nicolaisen@wdt.edu
SS-D124


Education and Credentials

B.S. in Mass Communications at Black Hills State University

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

Ombudsman

Services for Veterans

Chandra Calvert

Associate Dean of Advancement

605-718-2419
Chandra.Calvert@wdt.edu
Admin-D226


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
SS-D119


Education and Credentials

NASFAA Return of Title IV Funds Credential

NASFAA Consumer Information Credential

NASFAA Gainful Employment Credential

NASFAA Professional Judgement Credential

Wanda Roe

Admissions Coordinator

605-718-2963
Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu
SS-D111


Education and Credentials

A.A.S., National American University

B.S., National American University

M.M., National American University

Debbie Toms

Student Success Director

Western Dakota Tech Title IX Coordinator

605-718-2958
Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu
Library-D106A


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

Simulation Center

Joelle Boshart

Health Information Management Program Director 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

Lloyd McNett

Medical Simulation Center Director

605-718-2980
Lloyd.McNett@wdt.edu
W131K


Education and Credentials

A.A.S. in Instructor of Technology & Military Science at Community College of the Air Force

B.S. in Computer Studies at  University of Maryland College

Graduate Certificate in Simulation for Healthcare at Boise State University

Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Student Accounts

Bill Christensen

Student Accounts Coordinator

605-718-2423
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

Student Success

Fawn Hall

Student Success Coach

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


Education and Credentials

B.A., Black Hills State 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 emphasis in Business Administration at Black Hills State University

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

Debbie Toms

Student Success Director

Western Dakota Tech Title IX Coordinator

605-718-2958
Deborah.Toms@wdt.edu
Library-D106A


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

Support Staff

Jolie Hogancamp

Library Coordinator

Program Director

Library Tech

605-718-2904
Jolie.Hogancamp@wdt.edu
Dakota Hall-Library


Education and Credentials

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

B.A. in History at Colorado State University

M.L.S. in LIbrary Science at Clarion University

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

Admissions Coordinator

605-718-2963
Wanda.Roe@wdt.edu
SS-D111


Education and Credentials

A.A.S., National American University

B.S., National American University

M.M., National American University

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