Liberal Arts & Sciences- Faculty

Simone Aeshliman
Math Instructor

SAeshliman@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5099


Simone Aeshliman, Math Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Calculus I, College Algebra- Must take MATH 0485 22 - Late sta, Introductory Statistics, Principles Interm Algebra Acc- must take MATH 1300

Summer 2021 Courses:
College Algebra, Introductory Statistics

Fall 2021 Courses:
College Algebra, College Algebra - Must also register for MATH 0485, Introductory Statistics, Principles of Interm Algebra Accelerated - Must re, Principles of Intermediate Algebra

Khaldoun Ahmad
Environmental Science Instructor

Khaldoun.Ahmad@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-6491


Khaldoun Ahmad, Environmental Science Instructor I am an interdisciplinary environmental scientist with a strong background in isotope
geochemistry research in the cutting edge field of environmental biogeochemistry and climate change. I have been teaching since 2011. I joined SCTCC in Fall-2018 as Environmental Science Instructor. Before I joined SCTCC, I was an adviser of Environmental Science Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for five years. I taught wide range of courses in environmental science and geosciences.

EDUCATION:

University of Missouri-Kansas City (2013), Ph.D. Geosciences and Chemistry
Dissertation: Biogeochemistry and Inorganic Geochemistry as Indicators of
Paleoenvironment and Paleohydrology of the Al-Azraq Basin, Jordan

University of Missouri-Kansas City (2010), M.S. Urban Environmental Geosciences
Thesis: Organic Geochemistry of Al-Azraq Basin, Jordan: An Interpretation of
Paleoenvironment and Paleoclimate Using Bulk Organic Matter
UMKC Thesis of the Year Nomination 2010

University of Baghdad (2000), B.S. Geology

Research Interests:

Biogeochemistry, Paleoenvironment, Paleoclimate, Paleohydrology, Environmental Chemistry

My principle research interests understand past and present of biogeochemical cycles. I use chemical and isotope records to study past and present of biogeochemical cycles. This type of research spans a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. The main goal of this type of research is to understand the operation of the Earth System and how that human activities affect global changes such as climate change. I use applications of biogeochemistry to understand changes and identify issues in the ecosystem. Additionally, I am interested in how human activates and land use impact water quality.

Publications:

-Ahmad, K., and Husein, S., Al-Obaidi, M, 2018 Paleoceanographic Reconstruction of Upper Cretaceous, Black Shale Succession, Northeastern Iraq Using Geochemical Proxies to Indicate Paleoredox and Paleoenvironment Conditions. Diyala Journal For Pure Science, Vol. 14, p. 237-264.

-Ahmad, K. and Davies, C. 2018. A model of basin evolution in the Qa' Al-Azraq, Jordan using sulfur isotope analysis to distinguish sources of sulfur and gypsum. Carbonates and Evaporates Journal, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 535546.

-Ahmad, K. and Davies, C. 2017, Stable isotope (δ13C and δ15N) based interpretation of organic matter source and paleoenvironmental conditions in Al -Azraq basin, Jordan. Applied Geochemistry, Vol. 78, 49-60.

-Andrew C. Elmore, Mary R. Reidmeyer, Kenneth D. Drake, and Khaldoun I. Ahmad, 2016, Characterization of the relationship between ceramic pot filter water production and turbidity in source water. Water Research, Vol. 104, p. 28-33.


Spring 2021 Courses:
Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Issues, Environmental Science

Summer 2021 Courses:
Environmental Issues, Environmental Science, Internship in Environmental Science

Fall 2021 Courses:
Environmental Science, Field Methods in Environmental Science, Internship in Environmental Science, Natural Resource Conservation

Timothy Benson
English Instructor

TBenson@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5072


Spring 2021 Courses:
Diversity and Social Justice, Stretch Analytical Writing II

Fall 2021 Courses:
Diversity and Social Justice, Stretch Analytical Writing II

Paula Brandel Ryder
Art Instructor

PBrandel@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5321


Paula Brandel Ryder, Art Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Drawing I - Late start 1/25/2021, Painting I - Late start 2/1/2021

Summer 2021 Courses:
Drawing I

Fall 2021 Courses:
Drawing I - Late start 9/7/2021, Painting I - Late start - 9/13/2021, Painting I - Late start 9/13/2021

Danielle Burski
TPT Biology Instructor

danielle.burski@sctcc.edu



Danielle Burski, TPT Biology Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
General Biology I - 8-weeks starts 1/11/2021, Nutrition

Summer 2021 Courses:
General Biology I

Fall 2021 Courses:
Nutrition

Christopher Chamberlain
Biology Instructor

Christopher.Chamberlain@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5362


Christopher Chamberlain, Biology Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
General Biology I, Genetics, Microbiology

Summer 2021 Courses:
Human Anatomy/Physiology II

Fall 2021 Courses:
General Biology I, Genetics

Kelly Crue
Speech Communication Instructor

KCrue@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5336


Spring 2021 Courses:
Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication

Summer 2021 Courses:
Interpersonal Communication

Fall 2021 Courses:
Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication

Matthew Deidrick
TPT Math Instructor

MDeidrick@sctcc.edu



Spring 2021 Courses:
College Algebra, Differential Equations with Linear Algebra, Pathway to College Mathematics, Principles of Intermediate Algebra

Summer 2021 Courses:
Calculus I

Fall 2021 Courses:
Calculus I, College Algebra, College Algebra - Must also register for MATH 0485, Principles of Interm Algebra Accelerated - Must al

Diane Ehr
Mathematics Instructor

Diane.Ehr@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5059


Spring 2021 Courses:
College Trigonometry, Introductory Statistics, Pathway to College Mathematics

Summer 2021 Courses:
College Algebra, Introductory Statistics

Fall 2021 Courses:
Bridge to Statistics - Must also register for MATH, Calculus II, Introductory Statistics, Introductory Statistics - Must also register for M, Pathway to College Mathematics with Major Check

Susan Engel
English Instructor

SEngel@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5186


Susan Engel, English Instructor Summer 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Critical Thinking, Introduction to Modern Fiction, Stretch Analytical Writing II

Fall 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Introduction to Critical Thinking

Jennifer Evens
Biology Instructor

JEvens@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5537


Spring 2021 Courses:
Human Anatomy/Physiology I - 8-week combo course, Human Anatomy/Physiology I - 8-week combo course, Human Anatomy/Physiology II - 8-week combo course

Summer 2021 Courses:
Human Anatomy/Physiology I

Fall 2021 Courses:
Human Anatomy/Physiology I, Human Anatomy/Physiology II

Diane Fournier
TPT Math Instructor

DFournier@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-1591


Spring 2021 Courses:
Foundation of Statistics- Must also register for M, Introductory Statistics - Late start 1/25/2021, Introductory Statistics - must also register for M, Precalculus

Summer 2021 Courses:
Introductory Statistics, Precalculus

Fall 2021 Courses:
Bridge Statistics - Must also register MATH 1351 2, College Algebra, Intro Statistics - Late start 9/7 - Must also regi, Introductory Statistics - Late start 9/7/2021, Precalculus

Jay Govani
Physics Instructor

JGovani@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5516


Spring 2021 Courses:
Astronomy, Astronomy Lab, Conceptual Physics, Engineering Physics I, General Physics II, Linear Circuit Analysis I

Summer 2021 Courses:
Astronomy, Astronomy Lab

Fall 2021 Courses:
Astronomy, Astronomy Lab, Conceptual Physics, Engineering Physics II, General Physics I

Luke Green
Speech Communication Instructor

LGreen@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5187


Luke Green, Speech Communication Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Communication Studies, Introduction to Public Speaking, Persuasion and the Media

Summer 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Communication Studies - 8-weeks

Kelly Halverson
Chemistry Instructor

kelly.halverson@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5903


Kelly Halverson, Chemistry Instructor Kelly Halverson is a chemistry instructor here at SCTCC. Prior to arriving in St. Cloud, he served on active duty for 26 years in the U.S. Army.

During his military service, he had a variety of experiences to include teaching biochemistry for the Department of Defense Physician Assistant Program and the Graduate Program in Nutrition. He also participated in numerous research projects such as characterizing Bacillus antracis proteins, developing in-vitro modeling systems to assess antibiotics and effects of environmental toxicants as well as research assessing acceleration and blast pressures experienced by Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

During his last assignment in the Army with the Army Public Health Command, he coordinated 8 laboratories around the world under his purview and worked to develop a robust biosurveillance capability.

Kelly grew up in Custer, SD, but is happy to call St. Cloud home and to be back in the Midwest.

Education:
- Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- Masters in Strategic Studies - U.S. Army War College, Carlton, PA
- B.S. in Chemistry - Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD


Spring 2021 Courses:
General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II

Fall 2021 Courses:
General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, General, Organic and Biological Chemistry Foundati

Jamie Hanson
TPT Environmental Science Instructor

JHanson@sctcc.edu



Jamie Hanson, TPT Environmental Science Instructor
Caitlin Hickcox
English Instructor

caitlin.hickcox@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5949


Caitlin Hickcox, English Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Reading for College - Late Start 1/25/2021, Stretch Analytical Writing I, Stretch Analytical Writing I - Late start 1/25/202, Writing for College - Late Start 1/25/2021

Summer 2021 Courses:
Reading for College

Fall 2021 Courses:
Speaking and Listening for College, Stretch Analytical Writing I, Writing for College

Dustin Horner
TPT English Instructor

dustin.horner@sctcc.edu



Dustin Horner, TPT English Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Stretch Analytical Writing I, Stretch Analytical Writing I - late start 1/25/202, Stretch Analytical Writing II

Maria Victoria Kapitzke
Spanish Instructor

VKapitzke@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5215


Spring 2021 Courses:
Beginning Spanish I, Beginning Spanish II, Intermediate Spanish II

Fall 2021 Courses:
Beginning Spanish I, Intermediate Spanish I, Stretch Analytical Writing I

Robert Kapitzke
Philosophy Instructor

RKapitzke@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5195


Robert Kapitzke, Philosophy Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Comparative World Religions, Introduction to Logic

Summer 2021 Courses:
Ethics

Fall 2021 Courses:
Ethics, Introduction to Logic

Tiffany Korver
ESOL Instructor

TKorver@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5080


Tiffany Korver, ESOL Instructor Fall 2021 Courses:
Foundations for Grammar and Writing, Foundations of Reading and Vocabulary, Foundations of Speaking and Listening, Reading for Academic Purposes

Bradley Kramer
English Instructor

BKramer@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5010


Bradley Kramer, English Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Introduction to Creative Writing

Summer 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Introduction to Multicultural Literature

Fall 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Introduction to Literature

Katey Leverson
Psychology Instructor

Katey.Leverson@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5564


Spring 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Psychology - 1st 8-week, Positive Psychology - Building Human Strengths, Statistics for Psychology/Behavioral Sciences

Summer 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Psychology

Fall 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Psychology, Positive Psychology - Building Human Strengths, Statistics for Psychology/Behavioral Sciences

Melissa Lindsey
English Instructor

MLindsey@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5377

Office: 1-252
Melissa Lindsey is a Human Relations and English instructor at the St. Cloud Technical College. She has been teaching at various Central Minnesota colleges for the past four years. She has also taught English as a Foreign Language overseas. Prior to her teaching career she was both a cross-cultural trainer and a small business owner.

Melissa' education consists of a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moody Bible Institute in Cross-Cultural Communications and a Master of Arts degree in English from St. Cloud State University.

Spring 2021 Courses:
Middle Eastern Cultures

Fall 2021 Courses:
Middle Eastern Cultures

Jessica Lourey
Sociology and English instructor

JLourey@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5197


Jessica Lourey, Sociology and English instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing

Julie Lundblad
English Instructor

JLundblad@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5076


Julie Lundblad, English Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Analytical Writing - Late start 1/25/2021, Stretch Analytical Writing I, Stretch Analytical Writing II

Summer 2021 Courses:
Stretch Analytical Writing I, Stretch Analytical Writing II

Fall 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Introduction to Multicultural Literature, Stretch Analytical Writing I

Delissa Madden
Adjunct/TPT English Instructor

DMadden@sctcc.edu



Delissa Madden, Adjunct/TPT English Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Communication Studies

Fall 2021 Courses:
Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Communication Studies

Stacie Mariette
Adjunct/TPT Communications Instructor

Stacie.Mariette@sctcc.edu



Stacie Mariette, Adjunct/TPT Communications Instructor
Sara McDonald
English Instructor

SMcDonald@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5386


Sara McDonald, English Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Stretch Analytical Writing I-Late start - 14-week , Student Success Seminar, Technical Writing, Writing Fundamentals

Summer 2021 Courses:
Stretch Analytical Writing I, Student Success Seminar

Fall 2021 Courses:
Critical Reading, Reading Fundamentals, Stretch Analytical Writing I, Writing Fundamentals

Soheyl Missaghi
English Instructor

SMissaghi@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5409


Soheyl Missaghi, English Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Analytical Writing - 8-WEEK SECOND HALF, Middle Eastern Cultures, Middle Eastern Literature

Summer 2021 Courses:
Middle Eastern Cultures

Fall 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Middle Eastern Cultures, Middle Eastern Literature

Jodi Napiorkowski
Adjunct/TPT English Instructor

JNapiorkowski@sctcc.edu



Jodi Napiorkowski, Adjunct/TPT English Instructor
Clare Opatz-Osgood
Speech Communication Instructor

COpatzOsgood@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5395


Clare Opatz-Osgood, Speech Communication Instructor Summer 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Critical Thinking

Fall 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Communication Studies, Introduction to Critical Thinking, Persuasion and the Media

Kathleen Robinson
Adjunct/TPT General Ed Instructor

KRobinson@sctcc.edu



Kathleen Robinson, Adjunct/TPT General Ed Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Introduction to Gerontology, Introduction to Sociology

Summer 2021 Courses:
Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Introduction to Sociology

Fall 2021 Courses:
Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Introduction to Sociology

Katie Smieja
Mathematics Instructor

KSmieja@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5134


Spring 2021 Courses:
College Algebra, Elements of Math I, Elements of Math II

Fall 2021 Courses:
Bridge to Elements of Math I - Must also register , Elements of Math I, Elements of Math I - Must also register for MATH 0, Elements of Math II, Introductory Statistics, Pathway to College Mathematics with Major Check

Adam Smieja
TPT Math Instructor

Adam.Smieja@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5945


Adam Smieja, TPT Math Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Math Literacy, Principles of Intermediate Algebra

Summer 2021 Courses:
Principles of Intermediate Algebra

Fall 2021 Courses:
Math Literacy, Pathway to College Mathematics

Jan Stanley
Anthropology Instructor

JStanley@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5035


Jan Stanley, Anthropology Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Human Relations for a Diverse Workplace, Introduction to Critical Thinking

Summer 2021 Courses:
Human Relations for a Diverse Workplace, Introduction to Critical Thinking

Fall 2021 Courses:
Human Relations for a Diverse Workplace, Introduction to Critical Thinking

Michele Timp-Pilon
Office Admin Assistant/Secretary Instructor

MTimpPilon@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5210


Michele Timp-Pilon, Office Admin Assistant/Secretary Instructor Michele has 10+ years of experience. As an editor at a local publishing company, she was responsible for ensuring publication accuracy and timeliness for both online and printed materials. Michele also has experience as a Committee Legislative Assistant for the MN House of Representatives where she was responsible for managing and maintaining constituent relations for two representatives.Michele enjoys sharing her passion for teaching and administration with students pursuing this exciting career.

Spring 2021 Courses:
Stretch Analytical Writing I, Stretch Analytical Writing II

Summer 2021 Courses:
Stretch Analytical Writing I

Fall 2021 Courses:
Analytical Writing, Stretch Analytical Writing II, Technical Writing

Harold Weseloh
English Instructor

HWeseloh@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5974


Harold Weseloh, English Instructor Spring 2021 Courses:
Film and American Culture, Introduction to Modern Fiction

Fall 2021 Courses:
Film and American Culture, Introduction to Modern Fiction

Steven Whipple
English Instructor

SWhipple@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5953


Spring 2021 Courses:
Introduction to Critical Thinking, Introduction to Critical Thinking - 8-week course