Dr. Chad Follis, Agriculture Department Chair, Assoc. Professor 

Alan Bayless, Adjunct 

Dennis Kinkead, Adjunct

  • Animal Science

Nick Kennon - Adjunct

  • 9yr Class A GCS GSCAA/MVGCSA CPFC Farmington, MO 2007 - Current 
  • Rutgers University - 2 year certificate 2006 Professional Golf Turf Mgmt Program
  • AAS Mineral Area College 2002 Horticulture/Turf Mgmt

Angela Erickson, MSN, RN, Director

Office Phone: (573)518-2176
Email: aerickson@MineralArea.edu

Mrs. Erickson began teaching at MAC in 2008. She has taught in the Practical Nursing Program and has been the coordinator of the Freshman Year Associate Degree Nursing Program and has also taught Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Coders for 6 years. Mrs. Erickson became the Director of Allied Health in the summer of 2018. 

Education:

  • Certificate in Practical Nursing, Jefferson College, 1991
  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Jefferson College, 1992
  • Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing, Central Methodist University, 2006
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Central Methodist University, 2015

Associate of Science in Nursing (RN)

Melissa Helm, BSN, RN, Freshman Program Coordinator

Office Phone: (573) 518-2208
Email: mhelm@MineralArea.edu

Mrs. Helm began teaching at MAC in 2017 and is the Coordinator of the Freshman Year Associate Degree Nursing Program. Mrs. Helm has taught in in both years of the ADN program.

Education:

  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Mineral Area College, 2014
  • Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing, Central Methodist University, 2016

Catherine Hutcheson, MSN, RN

Office Phone:  (573) 518-2241
E-Mail:  chutches@MineralArea.edu

Mrs. Hutcheson began teaching at MAC in 2007. She has taught in the Practical Nursing Program and currently is faculty in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. She also teaches Medical Terminology I & II.

Education:

  • Certificate in Practical Nursing, Sikeston Public Schools Program in Practical Nursing, 1993-1994
  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Park College Kansas City, 1993-1994
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Southeast Missouri State University, 1998-2000
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Central Methodist, 2016

Esther Blum, MSN, RN, Sophomore Program Coordinator

Office Phone: (573) 518-2175
E-Mail: eblum@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Blum has been with Mineral Area College since 1996 and is the Coordinator of the sophomore year of the ADN Program.  She teaches Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Medical-Surgical Nursing II, Nursing of Children, and the LPN-RN Bridge course.

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri -Columbia 
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri -Columbia

Melissa Capps, MSN, RN

Email: MCapps@MineralArea.edu

Mrs. Capps began her teaching career at Mineral Area College in the Associate Degree Program in the Sophomore year in 2018.  Prior to teaching at MAC, she served as a charge nurse on an adult telemetry/medical-surgical unit in the acute care hospital setting for 11 years.  Mrs. Capps has also worked as a clinical instructor for 2 years.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Saint Louis University, 2007
  • Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Webster University, 2016

Program in Practical Nursing

Pamela Junge, MSN, RN, Program Coordinator
Office Phone:  (573) 518-2209
E-Mail: PJunge@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Junge began her teaching career at Mineral Area College in 2012 after working in the hospital and home-health settings for five years and serving as a clinical instructor for two years. Mrs. Junge assumed the role of Program Coordinator in 2013. She is a full-time instructor in the Practical Nursing Program and team-teaches all courses in the PN Program.

Education:

  • Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Mineral Area College
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Maryville University
  • Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Central Methodist University

Carla Lay, BSN, RN

Office Phone: (573) 518-2336

Email: CLay@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Lay began her teaching career at Mineral Area College in 2017 after working with pediatrics in the home-health setting, mental health clients as a community nurse, and medical-surgical nursing in the hospital setting. Ms. Lay served as a clinical instructor at MAC for almost two years prior to assuming the full-time faculty role in the Program of Practical Nursing as well as instructing clinical groups for the Freshman class of the ADN program.

Education:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Mineral Area College
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, Central Methodist University

Talisha Brooks, BSN, RN

Education:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing, Mineral Area College 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Central Methodist University, 2018

Simulation and Laboratory

Sadonya Suttles, MSN, RN

Office Phone: (573) 518-3828

Email: ssuttles@MineralArea.edu

Mrs. Suttles began teaching in the LPN-RN Hybrid program in 2012 and currently holds the position of Simulation/Laboratory Coordinator. Mrs. Suttles worked in an ER prior to working for MAC. 

She currently teaches Med-Surg. and Home Health PRN.

Education:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing, Mineral Area College, 2004
  • Associate Degree Nursing, Mineral Area College, 2005
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Central Methodist University, 2012
  • Masters of Science in Nursing, Adult Nurse Educator, Central Methodist University, 2015

EMT/Paramedic 

Justin Duncan, BS, NRP, CCEMPT-P, FP-C

  • Director of EMS Education

Darick Day, EMT-P, CCP-C

  • Lead Instructor - Paramedic

The Mineral Area College Art Department has a program dedicated to the highest quality of integrity and diversity in fine arts education. Our program produces highly skilled beginning artists. Classes include Drawing, Design, Color Theory, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Photography and more. MAC’s Art Department is serious about teaching skills, developing work ethic, and fostering creativity in dedicated and engaged students. As a foundation program we direct talented, energetic, and disciplined students to easily transfer to any four-year college or other institutes of higher learning.

Check out our Fine Arts Instagram page.

For more information contact:

Abril (Abi) Warner

Fine Arts Instructor
awarner@mineralarea.edu
573-518-2303

  • AA - Mineral Area College
  • BFA - University of Missouri, St. Louis,     
  • MFA - Academy of Art University, San Francisco

Lizbeth Manns

  • Master of Fine Arts - Lindenwood
  • Perryville Higher Education Center
  • lmanns@mineralarea.edu
  • Drawing 1 and 2, Painting 1 and History of Art 2

Pamela Perry

  • Master of Arts - SEMO
  • Potosi Outreach Center
  • pperry@mineralarea.edu
  • History of Art 1

Robert Thompson

  • Bachelors of Science - SEMO
  • Main Campus
  • rthompso@mineralarea.edu
  • Photography 

Michael Lamb

  • Master of Fine Arts - Lindenwood
  • Farmington High School Dual Credit
  • mlamb@mineralarea.edu
  • History of Art 2

Art Club Membership

Students interested in the Art Club should visit https://mineralarea.edu/student-life/  then click on the Art Club.

Scholarship

  • The scholarship may be applied to Mineral Area College tuition, fees, textbooks, supplies, and/or on-campus housing costs.
  • The student must enroll in at least one art course per semester, and pass all art courses including art history with a C or better.
  • The student must participate in Art Club activities and meetings; and participate in Fine Arts departmental activities.
  • The student must complete at least 6 credit hours of Art History for the humanities requirement at MAC.
  • The student must be working toward degree completion.

The scholarship form may be found here (Click on Financial Aid Forms) 

For more information contact:

Abril Warner
Fine Arts Instructor
awarner@mineralarea.edu
(573) 518-2303

Melynda Barks, Professor/Department Chairperson

  • M.Ed - Central Methodist University, MBA - Missouri Baptist University
  • (573)518-2245
  • mbarks@MineralArea.edu

Mrs. Barks teaches Office Systems Technology courses, computer classes, and accounting. She is advisor for PBL and has been with MAC since 2000.

Todd Kline, Professor

Mr. Kline teaches Management/Marketing courses along with computer classes. He is also the Veterans Club advisor. Mr. Kline has been with MAC since 2001.

Lana LaBruyere, Professor

Mrs. LaBruyere teaches computer classes and Business Math. She is co-advisor for PTK. She has been with the college since 1997.

Scott Sebaugh, Instructor

Mr. Sebaugh teaches computer science and computer related courses. He has been with the college since 2016.

Dr. Amy Henson, Professor 

  • PhD - University of Missouri in St. Louis, MBA - Maryville University 
  • (573)518-2122
  • amy@MineralArea.edu

Dr. Henson teaches Networking, Web Design and various other computer classes, as well as Business Ethics and Human Resource Management. She is co-advisor for PTK. She has been with the college since 1991.

Lynne Wisdom, Associate Professor

Mrs. Wisdom teaches primarily in the Business Administration Department, but teaches for Business Education Department as well. She has been with the college since 2008.

Sadonya Suttles, Simulation/Allied Health Lab Coordinator

Mrs. Suttles began her teaching career at Mineral Area College in 2012. She teaches the Medical Coding course A & P for Coders. She is currently the Simulation/Allied Health Lab Coordinator.

Karen Groves, Adjunct Instructor

Mrs. Groves teaches the Medical Coding courses. She has been with the college since 2010.

Debra Lee, Associate Professor

Mrs. Lee teaches management courses. She has been with the college since 1994.

D. Lynne Wisdom, CPA (Associate Professor & Co-Chairperson)

  • MBA Webster University
  • (573) 518-2391
  • lwisdom@MineralArea.edu

Stephanie Campbell (Professor & Co-Chairperson)

  • MS Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • (573) 518-2203
  • campbell@MineralArea.edu

Helen Mitchell (Adjunct Instructor)

  • MA Southeast Missouri State University
  • (573) 431-5784
  • hmitchel@MineralArea.edu

Bart Mitchell (Adjunct Instructor)

  • MAT Webster University
  • (573) 431-5784
  • bart@MineralArea.edu

Dave Toney (Adjunct Instructor- Perryville Site)

  • Specialist in Educational Administration SEMO University
  • (573) 547-8189
  • dwtoney@MineralArea.edu

Jennifer Sikes
Department Chair for Early Childhood Education-Child Development and CDA Coordinator-Mineral Area College-Present

Educational Background

  • Masters in Education: 2004 Education Administration-William Woods University, Fulton MO 
  • Bachelors of Science: 2001 Early Childhood Education-Central Methodist University, Fayette MO

Career Related Experience

  • Department Chair-ECE Child Development and CDA Coordinator/Advisor-Mineral Area College-Present
  • PD Specialist-Council for Professional Recognition-Present
  • Behavior Management Specialist-Goddard Schools of St. Louis-Present
  • Adjunct Instructor-Missouri Baptist University (St. Louis)-Present
  • Instructional Leader-WL Johns Early Childhood (Farmington R-7) 2001-21014
  • Site Director-EMAA Head Start (Park Hills)-1998-2001

Professional Committees

  • Advisory Board: Developing course specific education and training to meet the needs of the community in early care and education.
  • Developing a seamless career pathway for early care and education providers to move from the CDA to the four year degree in Child Development.
  • Professional Memberships: Active Member in the National Association of Young Children (NAEYC); MoAEYC ( (River's Bend ).
  • Active member in the Missouri Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (MAECTE)

Early Child Development Faculty

Davie Horn

Instructor/CDA advisor

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood 2007
  • Central Methodist University, Park Hills, Missouri
  • Associate of Applied Science in Child Development, Mineral Area College, Park Hills, Missouri
  • Masters of Education-Early Childhood-Central Methodist University (2014)

Career Related Experiences:

  • Program Director-St. Joesph Catholic Preschool. July of 2008 to 2009, Farmington, Mo.
  • Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher at Superior Child Care Center, 2003 to 2008
  • Bright Horizons, Superior Children's Center, Farmington, Mo.
  • Interim Field Assistant Director, April to September, 2007
  • Bright Horizons Vance, Alabama
  • Four years of experience working with community child care programs preparing for the CDA
  • CDA advisor and field rep
  • CDA Instructor

Jane Moldenhaer

Instructor, Perryville campus

  • Masters Degree in Early Child Development
  • Teaching Certification-Early Childhood
  • Webster College-2007
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development
  • Southeast Missouri State University-1990

Career Related Experiences

  • Preschool Director/Owner 1992 to present
  • M & M Kids-Perryville, Mo.
  • Adjunct teacher for Southeast Missouri State University 
  • Parent Educator- Parents as Teachers, 1991
  • Perry County District # 32, Missouri

Jill Steffens

Instructor, Perryville campus

  • Masters Degree in Early Child Development-2007
  • Teaching Certification-Early Childhood
  • Webster College, Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development-1990
  • Southeast Mo. State University, Missouri

Career Related Experiences

  • Preschool Director/Owner 1992 to present
  • M & M Kids-Perryville, Mo.
  • Adjunct teacher for SEMO
  • Parent Educator- Parents as Teachers, 1991
  • Perry County District # 32

Ray Forshee

  • Instructor, Main campus
  • Masters in Elementary Administration, 2008-conferred in 2010
  • William Woods University
  • Reading Recovery Advocate 2005-2006
  • Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
  • Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2003-2005
  • Central Methodist University, Park Hills
  • Associates Of Arts Degree, Elementary Education, 2000-2003, Park Hills, Missouri

Career Related Experiences

  • Kindergarten teacher (2006-2008)
  • Third Grade Teacher (2008 to present)
  • Annapolis, Missouri

Tony Gans, Department Chair / Professor

  • BA/MS - Communications, Miami University of Ohio
  • 573-518-2344
  • tony@MineralArea.edu

Stan Cook, Adjunct Instructor

  • Perryville - Intro to Cinema
  • MFA - Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • 573-547-1222
  • sncook@mineralarea.edu

Roger McMillian

  • Dean
  • M.Ed. - Southwest Baptist University
  • MBA - Missouri Baptist University
  • (573)518-2226
  • rmcmilli@MineralArea.edu

Melynda Barks

  • Department Chairperson
  • Professor
  • M.Ed - Central Methodist University
  • MBA - Missouri Baptist University
  • (573) 518-2245
  • mbarks@MineralArea.edu

Amy Henson

  • CIO
  • Professor
  • PhD in Education - University of MO, St. Louis
  • (573) 518-2122
  • amy@MineralArea.edu

Todd Kline

  • Professor
  • MBA - Missouri Baptist University
  • (573) 518-2272
  • tkline@MineralArea.edu

Lana Labruyere

  • Professor
  • MBA - Webster University
  • (573) 518-2348
  • lana@MineralArea.edu

Connie Hall

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Masters in Education- University of Phoenix
  • chall@MineralArea.edu

Debbie Lee

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • MBA - Northwest Missouri State University
  • dlee@MineralArea.edu

David Woodland

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • M.S.ED. - Southeast Missouri State University
  • dwoodland@MineralArea.edu

Steven C. Head

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • BA - Maryville University
  • BS Information Systems - Maryville University
  • BS Aviation Management - SIU Carbondale
  • Published Author
  • shead@MineralArea.edu

Scott Sebaugh

  • Instructor
  • M.A. - Webster University, International Business and Telecommunications
  • (573) 518-2349
  • ssebaugh@MineralArea.edu

 

Giovanni Carollo, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Instructor

  • M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University
  • B.A. in Criminal Justice from Lindenwood University
  • Contact Information: gcarollo@mineralarea.edu; (573)518-2247

Richard Flotron, Director of Campus Safety, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Instructor

  • Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Missouri Baptist University (ABD)
  • M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University
  • Contact Information: rflotron@mineralarea.edu; (573)518-2341

James Gerwitz, Criminal Justice

  • M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice from Central Methodist University
  • A.A. in General Studies from Mineral Area College
  • Contact Information: jgerwitz@mineralarea.edu; (573)518-2134

Douglas Ruess, Department Chair and Law Enforcement Academy Director

  • M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Central Missouri
  • Graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy -206th Session
  • Contact Information: druess@mineralarea.edu; (573)518-2199

Chris Schmitt, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator and Instructor, Criminal Justice

  • M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University
  • B.A. in Psychology from Central Methodist University
  • Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy of Military School (OTS)
  • Contact Information: cschmitt@mineralarea.edu; (573)518-2221

Bradley Tinker, Law Enforcement Academy Instructor

Jennifer Cage, Adjunct Criminal Justice-Corrections

  • M.S. in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice from University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • A.A. Liberal Arts from Jefferson College
  • Contact Information: jcage@mineralarea.edu;

Paula Golden, Adjunct Criminal Justice-Judicial

Steven Boyd

  • MED Master of Education
  • University of Missouri - St. Louis, 2007\

Wanda Conway

  • MAT Master of Arts Teaching
  • Webster University, 1989

Jessica Harris

  • MA Master of Arts
  • Washington University, 2013

Ellen Miller

  • MAT Master of Arts Teaching
  • Missouri Baptist University, 2010

Jane Moldenhauer

  • MAT Master of Arts Teaching
  • Webster University, 2006

Bethany Petty

  • MED Master of Education
  • University of Missouri - Columbia, 2013

Jessica Sheckles

  • MSE Master of Science in ED
  • Southwest Baptist University, 2002

Jennifer Sikes

  • MED Master of Education
  • William Woods University, 2004

Kim Young

  • MS Master of Science
  • Southwest Baptist Unversity, 1999

Shawn Young

  • PhD Doctorate
  • Missouri Baptist University, 2012

English Department Full-Time Faculty

Laura Glasbrenner, Assistant Professor

  • M.A in Communication from Missouri State University
  • B.A. in Communication from Truman State University
  • Courses:  Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications
  • Contact Information:  lglasbrenner@mineralarea.edu; 518-3816

Pamela Jaycox, Assistant Professor, Department Chair

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Secondary English Education from Southeast Missouri State University
  • Courses:  Strategies for Composition, Composition I, Introduction to Literature, Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature
  • Contact Information:  pjaycox@mineralarea.edu; 518-3810

Dr. Jay Miller, Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. in English from Wayne State University
  • M.A. in English from Baylor University
  • B.A. in English from Seattle Pacific University
  • A.A. from North Seattle Community College
  • Courses:  Strategies for Composition, Composition I, Composition II, Introduction to Literature, English Literature II
  • Contact Information:  jmiller@mineralarea.edu; 518-3807

Emily Murdock, Assistant Professor

  • M.A. in English from Truman State University
  • B.A. in English from Truman State University
  • Courses:  Strategies for Composition, Composition I, Composition II, Creative Writing, Women’s Literature, Creative Nonfiction Literature
  • Contact Information:  emurdock@mineralarea.edu; 518-3811

Brandon Scheldt, Assistant Professor

  • M.A. in TESOL from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.A. in Art History from University of Kentucky
  • Courses:  English as a Second Language I, English as a Second Language II, Introduction to College Writing, Strategies for Composition, Composition I
  • Contact Information:  bscheldt@mineralarea.edu; 518-3825

Ruth Seaber, Associate Professor

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Psychology from University of Memphis
  • Courses:  Composition II, Multicultural Literature, American Literature I, American Literature II
  • Contact Information:  rseaber@mineralarea.edu; 518-2242

English Department Adjunct Faculty

Park Hills Campus

Karen Burton

  • M.F.A. in Writing from Lindenwood University
  • B.A. in Psychology/Religion from Central Methodist College

Kay Crecelius

  • M.A. in English from Truman State University
  • B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri

Carma Franklin

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in English Education from Southeast Missouri State University
  • Middle School Certification from Missouri Baptist University

Brittany DeMaria

  • M.F.A. in Writing from Lindenwood University
  • B.A. in English Secondary Education from Missouri Baptist University
  • A.A.T. from East Central College

Emily Durham

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Secondary English Education from Southeast Missouri State University

Tony Gans

  • M.S. in Communications from Miami University of Ohio

Heather Jordan

  • M.A. in English from University of Central Missouri
  • Secondary Education Certification from Park University
  • B.A. in English from University of Missouri

Daniel Jaycox

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.A. in Mass Communication: Media Studies from Southeast Missouri State University

Jymie Lilley

  • Specialist in Education Leadership from Southeast Missouri State University
  • M.A. in Teaching from Webster University
  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Southeast Missouri State University

Kevin Marler

  • M.F.A. in Theatre from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Speech/Drama/Debate, English & Journalism from Southeast Missouri State University

Michelle Matheny

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • Post-baccalaureate Certification in Secondary School English from Washington University in St. Louis
  • B.A. in German from University of Minnesota

Diana Mays-Nielson

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.A. in English and Theatre from Southeast Missouri State University

Angela Nickelson

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Education from Central Methodist University

Kasey Reeder-Voorhees

  • M.A. in English Studies from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in English Secondary Education from Missouri Baptist University

Robert Upchurch

  • M.A. in Education with a Content Specialty in English from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Education and English from Missouri Baptist University
  • A.A.T. from Mineral Area College

Craig Vaughn

  • M.F.A. in Writing from Lindenwood University
  • B.A. in English from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Fredericktown Outreach Center

Stephen Doss

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • M.A. in Education from Maryville University

Kevin Marler

  • M.F.A. in Theatre from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Speech/Drama/Debate, English & Journalism from Southeast Missouri State University

Perryville Outreach Center

Heather Baskin

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Elementary Education from Southeast Missouri State University

 Timothy Baskin

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Psychology from Southeast Missouri State University

September Hinkle

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University
  • A.A.T. from Mineral Area College

Karen Sides

  • M.A in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Secondary English Education from Southeast Missouri State University

Potosi Outreach Center

Macy Moore

  • M.A. in English from Southern New Hampshire University

 Joel Nivens

  • M.S. in Education from Central Methodist University
  • B.S. in Education from Missouri Baptist University

Tina Richards

  • M.A. in Education from Southwest Baptist University
  • B.S. in English from Southeast Missouri State University

Mary West

  • M.A. in English from Southwestern State University-Oklahoma
  • B.A. in History from Marymount College-Kansas

Arcadia Valley R-II High School (Course Location)

Karen Sargent

  • M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University

English Department Dual Credit Faculty

Arcadia Valley R-II High School

Brittany DeMaria

  • M.F.A. in Writing from Lindenwood University
  • B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Missouri Baptist University
  • A.A.T. from East Central College

Central R-3 High School

Andrew Pokorny

  • M.A. in English from Morehead State University
  • B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University

Jamie Weiss

  • M.F.A. in Theatre from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Speech & Theater from Southeast Missouri State University

Farmington R-7 High School

Diana Mays-Nielson

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.A. in English and Theatre from Southeast Missouri State University

Brenda Nelson

  • M.S. in Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • B.S. in Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Robert Upchurch

  • M.A. in Education with a Content Specialty in English from Lindenwood University
  • B.S. in Education and English from Missouri Baptist University
  • A.A.T. from Mineral Area College

Fredericktown R-1 High School

Heather Tibbs

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in English Education from Southeast Missouri State University

North St. Francois County R-1 High School

Ann McNamara

  • M.A. in English (Rhetorical Studies) from University of Missouri - Columbia
  • B.A. in English from University of Missouri - Columbia

Perryville High School

September Hinkle

  • M.A. in English from Southeast Missouri State University
  • B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State University
  • A.A.T. from Mineral Area College

Potosi R-III High School

John Difiori

  • M.A. in British Literature from the University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • B.A. in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Holli Segura

  • M.A. in Speech/Theater from Fontbonne University

St. Paul Lutheran High School

Craig Vaughn

  • M.F.A. in Writing from Lindenwood University
  • B.A. in English from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

West St. Francois County R-IV High School

Tina Richards

  • M.A. in Education from Southwest Baptist University
  • B.S. in English from Southeast Missouri State University

 

Full-time:

Professor Marc Drye

  • Department Chair
  • M.A. in History
  • University of Missouri

Professor Judy Edgar

  • M.A. in History
  • Southeast Missouri State University

Adjunct

[Alphabetical by last name]

Don Barzowski

  • M.A. in History
  • Southeast Missouri State University

Rev. Eddie Bone

  • M.A. in Divinity
  • Eden Theological Seminary

Dr. Elizabeth Carson-Bird

  • PhD in History
  • Saint Louis University

Roger Greenland

  • M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies
  • Navy War College

Greg Kester

  • M.A. in History
  • Southeast Missouri State University

Victor Klaus

  • M.A. in Education
  • Southwest Baptist University

Jesse Laurentius

  • M.A. in History
  • Southeast Missouri State University

Keith Mitchell

  • M.A. in Teaching
  • Webster University

Terry Noble

  • Eds in Education
  • Southeast Missouri State University

Ralph Ogden

  • M.A. in History
  • Southeast Missouri State University

Bethany Petty

  • M.A. in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
  • University of Missouri

Dr. Brian Reeves

  • PhD in History
  • Saint Louis University

Pamela Robbins

  • M.A. in Secondary Education Social Studies
  • Southeast Missouri State University

Dr. Michael Ruch

  • PhD in Education
  • Missouri Baptist University

David Toney

  • Eds in Education
  • Southeast Missouri State University

Chris Warren

  • M.A. in Military History
  • American Pubic University

Annie Williams

  • M.A. in History
  • Missouri State University

Rodney Wilson

  • M.A. in History
  • University of Missouri
  • A.L.M. in Religion
  • Harvard University Extension School

Richard Wiskus

  • M.A. in Theology
  • Aquinas Institute of Theology

Faculty Main Campus

Andrew Clausen

  • Masters of Applied Mathematics, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • 573-518-2111
  • aclausen@mineralarea.edu

Lauren Kieschnick

  • Ph.D Curriculum & Instruction, St. Louis University
  • Master of Arts, Webster University, 1993
  • (573)518-2192 
  • lkieschnick@MineralArea.edu

Lisa Pipkin

  • Masters in Pure Mathematics, Southeast Missouri State University
  • (573) 518-2180
  • lpipkin@mineralarea.edu

Stephen Schroeppel

  • Master of Natural Science (Mathematics), Southeast Missouri State University
  • (573) 518-2269
  • sschroeppel@mineralarea.edu

Adjunct Faculty Main Campus

Jesi Bayless

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, Southeast Missouri State University 2012
  • jbayless@MineralArea.edu

Renee Brueckner

  • Master of Arts in Information Technology Management, Webster University
  • rbrueckner@MineralArea.edu

Elwood Gidney

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Central Methodist University, 2014
  • egidney@MineralArea.edu

Cody Guinan

  • Master of Natural Science, Mathematics, Southeast Missouri State University, 2010
  • cguinan@MineralArea.edu

Bart Mitchell

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Webster University, 1990
  • bart@MineralArea.edu

Lisa Posey

  • Master of Natural Science, Mathematics, Southeast Missouri State University, 2009
  • lposey@MineralArea.edu

Jim Ragland

  • Master in Education, Southwest Missouri State University, 1970
  • jragland@MineralArea.edu

Farmington Outreach Center

Jayson Smith

  • Master of Natural Science in Mathematics, Southeast Missouri State University 2015
  • jksmith@MineralArea.edu

Fredericktown Outreach Center

Jason Basden

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Southeast Missouri State University
  • jbasden@MineralArea.edu

Sara Hovis

  • Bachelor of Mathematics
  • shovis@MineralArea.edu

Gayla Singleton

  • Master of Natural Science, Mathematics
  • gsingleton@MineralArea.edu

Dale Smith

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Southeast Missouri State University, 1976
  • dsmith@MineralArea.edu

Michele Spitzmiller

  • Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching,
  • Western Governor's University, 2015
  • mspitzmiller@MineralArea.edu

Perryville Outreach Center

Mary Bauwens

  • Master of Science, Central Missouri State University
  • mbauwens@mineralarea.edu

John Cross

  • Master of Science in Education, Southwest Baptist University, 2001
  • jccross@MineralArea.edu

Dana Hogard

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Webster University, 2004
  • dhogard@MineralArea.edu

Sherri Palmer

  • Master of Natural Science, Southeast Missouri State University, 1998
  • spalmer@MineralArea.edu

Mary Seyer

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Columbia College, 1999
  • mseyer@MineralArea.edu

Potosi Outreach Center

Joel Nivens

  • Masters of Education
  • Central Methodist University, 2014
  • jnivens@MineralArea.edu

Jacob McMahan

  • Masters of Education
  • Missouri Baptist University, 2008

Dual Credit Instructor-Arcadia Valley Schools:

Michele Spitzmiller

Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching,

Western Governor's University, 2015

Dual Credit Instructor - Farmington Schools

Cody Guinan

  • Master of Natural Science, Mathematics
  • Southeast Missouri State University, 2010

Dual Credit Instructor - Fredericktown Schools

Gayla Singleton

  • Master of Natural Science, Mathematics

Dual Credit Instructor - North County Schools

Bart Mitchell

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Webster University, 1990

Dual Credit Instructor - Perryville Schools

John Cross

  • Master of Science in Education, Southwest Baptist University, 2001

Dual Credit Instructor - Potosi Schools

Pam Burke

  • Master of Science in Business Education

Dual Credit Instructor - West County Schools

Kristen Hart

  • Master in Educational Leadership

Sarah Stahl, Assistant Professor/Chairperson

  • B.A. Spanish, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
  • M.A. Hispanic Literatures & Cultures, Ohio State University
  • (573)518-2128  
  • sstahl@MineralArea.edu

Debbie Lee

  • American Sign Language Instructor
  • Deaf Communication Studies/Interpreter Training, Florissant Valley 
  • MBA - Northwest Missouri State University
  • (573)518-2213
  • dlee@mineralarea.edu
  • Licensed/Certified Interpreter

Dual Credit

Gladys Forciniti

  • B.A. in Social Studies, University of Lomas de Zamora Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • M.A. Master in Education, Southeast Baptist University
  •  Potosi

Angela Pallo-Monges

Dr. Kevin White

Music Department Chair

(573) 518-2170
kwhite@mineralarea.edu

Music Theory, Sight-Singing/Ear-Training, Applied Brass (Trumpet), Applied Piano (Jazz), Applied Composition, History and Form of Rock Music, Studio Music Director, MAC Flix Club Advisor

  • BME, Music Education, Murray State University
  • MM, Trumpet Performance, Loyola University in New Orleans
  • DMA, Music Composition, University of South Carolina

Harry Cecil

Director of Choirs

(573) 518-2230

hcecil@mineralarea.edu

MAC Singers Director, Chamber Singers Director, Mineral Area Community Singers Director, Applied Voice, Conducting, Class Voice, Diction for Singers, Class Piano, Music Forum Director, NAfME Advisor

  • BM, Vocal Performance, Truman State University
  • Education Certification (Vocal Music), Lindenwood University
  • MM, Choral Conducting, University of Missouri - Columbia

Dr. Bennett Wood

Director of Jazz

(573) 518-2256

bwood@mineralarea.edu

Music Theory, Sight-Singing/Ear-Training, Applied Woodwinds, Applied Jazz, MAC Jazz Ensemble Director, Jazz Combos Director, MAC Jazz Festival Director

  • BM, Jazz Performance, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • MM, Music Performance, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
  • DMA, Jazz Performance, University of Texas at Austin

Jacob Cantrell  

Adjunct Instructor

(573) 518-3808

jtcantre@mineralarea.edu

Applied Guitar, Guitar Ensemble Director, Beginning Guitar, Intermediate Guitar, Advanced Guitar, Professional Guitar

Over 12 years of music academy teaching experience

Dan Schunks

Adjunct Instructor

(573) 518-3808

dschunks@mineralarea.edu

Director of the Concert Band, Director of the MAC "Kicks" Band, Steel Drum Ensemble Director (Day), Applied Brass, MAC Jazz Festival Director

  • AA, Music Education, Mineral Area College
  • BME, Music Education, Murray State University

Doug Berry

Adjunct Instructor

(573) 518-3808

gberry@mineralarea.edu

Applied Percussion, Applied Bass, Steel Drum Ensemble Director (Evening)

  • BS, Elementary Education, Central Methodist University

Shelley Layton

Adjunct Instructor

slayton@mineralarea.edu

Appreciation of Music

  • BME, Music Education, Southeast Missouri State University
  • MA, Instrumental Conducting, Truman State University

Dual Credit Instructors

Linda Huck

  • Master of Fine Arts in Music

Ryan Hassell

  • Master of Music

Jeremy Partney

Rich Flotron

Chris Schmitt

Doug Ruess

Tony Gans

  • Fine Arts Department Chair, Golf Instructor
  • Associate Professor, MA
  • tony@mineralarea.edu    
  • 573-518-2344

Jerry Whitehurst

Nathan Werremeyer, MS

Luke Strege

  • Head Men's Basketball Coach, Varsity Sports Instructor
  • Adjunct, BS
  • corey@mineralarea.edu    
  • 573-518-2229

Dennis Robinson

Joel Nivens

  • MAC Outreach Center, Potosi
  • Masters of Education, Central Methodist University
  • jnivens@mineralarea.edu 
  • 573-438-9689

Mary Bauwens

Tracy Crider

Jordan Thompson

Tim Copeland

Central High School (Dual Credit)

Jennifer Mills – M.A.

  • Wellness I & II

Director: Stacy Wilfong, MAT, R.T. (R)

Education:

  • Associate of Science- Medical Technology-Radiology, Mineral Area College
  • Bachelor of Science-Kinesiology, University of Arkansas
  • Master of Arts in Teaching- Curriculum & Instruction, University of Saint Mary

Office Phone: (573) 518-3803

Email: swilfong@mineralarea.edu

Clinical Coordinator: Kara Mills, BAS, R.T. (R)

Education:

  • Associate of Science- Medical Technology-Radiology, Mineral Area College
  • Bachelor of Applied Science-Health Management, Central Methodist University

Office Phone: (573) 518-2334

Email: klmills@mineralarea.edu

Adjunct Faculty:

Janice Hickman, R.T. (R)(M)

Ellen Miller - Instructor (Department Chair)

  • Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast Missouri State University 
  • Master of Arts in Teaching from Missouri Baptist University
  • emiller@mineralarea.edu 
  • 573-518-2207

Brandon Scheldt- Instructor

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History University of Kentucky
  • Master of Arts in TESOL Southeast Missouri State University
  • bscheldt@mineralarea.edu 
  • 573-518-3825

Jessica Sheckles – Adjunct Instructor

  • Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Science in Education from Southwest Baptist University
  • jsheckles@mineralarea.edu

Sally D. Sullivan-Shinn - Adjunct Instructor

  • Associate of Arts Mineral Area College
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary English, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Administration Southeast Missouri State University
  • sshinn@mineralarea.edu

Jymie Lilley - Adjunct Instructor

  • Bachelor of Science in Education from Southeast Missouri State University
  • Master of Science in Teaching from Webster University
  • Library Science from Missouri Baptist University
  • Specialist in Educational Leadership from Southeast Missouri State University
  • jlilley@mineralarea.edu 

Fredericktown Outreach Center

Mary Johnson– Adjunct Instructor

  • mjohnson@mineralarea.edu
  • Master of Arts from Southeast Missouri State University

Perryville Outreach Center

Mary Bauwens

  • Adjunct Instructor/Director of Perryville Outreach Center
  • Bachelor of Science in Education Southeast Missouri State University 
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Webster University
  • mbauwens@mineralarea.edu

Potosi Outreach Center

Joel Nivens- Adjunct Instructor/Director of Potosi Outreach Center

  • Associates of Arts in Teaching from Mineral Area College
  • Bachelor of Science in Education from Missouri Baptist University
  • Master of Education from Central Methodist University
  • jnivens@mineralarea.edu

 

Full Time

Mr. Korey Byers

Dr. Nathan Calkins

Ms. Jodi Dillon

Ms. Danielle Mueller

Dr. George Saum

Mr. Brian Scheidt

Dr. Margaret Williams

Adjunct

Dr. Mohammed Ali

Mr. Dan Green

Ms. Sondra Kekec

Mr. Randy Reese

Mr. John Wright

Dual Credit

Ms. Rebecca Bales

  • Instructor
  • M.S. Natural Science

Ms. Rebecca Henson

  • Instructor
  • M.S. Natural Science

Mr. Garrett Hargiss

  • Instructor 
  • M. Education
  • plus 18 biology graduate hours

Mr. Mike Logan

  • Instructor
  • M.S. Biology

Ms. Sharon Reeves

  • Instructor
  • M.S. Biology

Main MAC Campus Faculty

Melissa Black, Adjunct Instructor

  • M.S.W. and L.C. S. (Clinical Social Work), University of Missouri-Columbia
  • E-Mail: mblack@mineralarea.edu
  • Policy and Politics and General Sociology

Wanda Conway, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                 

  • M.A. (Education), Webster University
  • Phone: 573-760-6722
  • E-Mail: wconway@mineralarea.edu
  • General Psychology I            

Julie Downs, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                               

  • M.S.W., L.C.S.W. (Social Work), University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Phone: 573-518-3805
  • E-Mail: jdowns@mineralarea.edu
  • Human Growth & Development, Human Diversity

Mark Easter, Adjunct Instructor & MAC Counselor/Advisor                                             

  • M.Ed (Counselor Education), University of Missouri--Columbia
  • E-Mail: mceaster@mineralarea.edu
  • Office: Student Services
  • Alcohol & College Life, Success Over Stress

Jennifer Hale, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                             

  • M.S. (Social Work), University of Missouri -St. Louis                                                                  
  • E-Mail: jhale@mineralarea.edu
  • Phone: 573-561-4530
  • General Psychology I, Abnormal Psychology, Human Growth & Development

Valerie McCoy, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                          

  • M.S. (Public Health and Psychology), St. Louis University                                                            
  • Phone: 573-431-3702
  • E-Mail: valmccoy@sbcglobal.net
  • General Psychology I, Sociology, Human Growth & Development, Human Diversity

Beth Mell, Adjunct Instructor, Career Advisor,                                                                     

  • Student Activities Director for MAC
  • M.S.W. (Social Work), University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Phone: 573-518-2193
  • E-Mail: bmell@mineralarea.edu
  • Career Planning, Introduction to Social Work

Teresa Moore, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                         

  • M.A. (Education-Counseling), L.P.C., University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Phone: 573-631-6429
  • E-Mail: tmoore@mineralarea.edu
  • Substance Abuse & Modern Society, Social Problems

Kathryn Neff, Director of Human Resources/Adjunct Instructor                                    

  • MBA, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Office: Fine Arts 104
  • Phone: 573-518-2378
  • E-Mail: kneff@mineralarea.edu
  • Principles of College Success

Dr. Fred Nute,  Adjunct Instructor                                                                  

  • Ph.D (Psychology and Counseling), St. Louis University                                                             
  • Office: Room #9 in Arts and Science bldg.
  • Phone: 573-518-2234
  • E-Mail: fred@mineralarea.edu
  • General Psychology I & II, Applied, Abnormal Psychology, Sociology, Theories & Skills

Richard Wadlow, Department Chair and Instructor

  • M.S. (Counseling), Misouri Baptist University 
  • Phone:  573-518-2219                                                                                
  • E-Mail: rwadlow@mineralarea.edu
  • General Psychology I, Sociology, Ethnicity & Cultural Differences

Jill Wolk, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                                

  • M.S.W., L.C.S.W. (Social Work), University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Phone: 573-747-2447
  • E-Mail: jwolk@mineralarea.edu
  • Anthropology, Human Diversity

Taylor Portell Adjunct Instructor

  • M.S. (Counseling), Misouri Baptist University   
  • Email - tportell@mineralarea.edu

Derek Stricklin Adjunct Instructor

Connie Waters, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                   

  • Ed.D, Educational Leadership
  • Phone: 573-701-1310
  • Human Growth & Development

Off-Campus Instruction:

Fredericktown Center

Jennifer Hale, Adjunct Instructor                                                                      

  • M.S. (Social Work), University of Missouri -St. Louis                                                                  
  • Phone: 573-561-4530
  • E-Mail: jhale@mineralarea.edu
  • Human Growth & Development

Perryville Center

Coordinator: Mary Bauwens

Brenda Etzold, Adjunct Instructor

  • Specialist Counseling-Education, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Phone: 563-576-0850
  • E-Mail: betzold@mineralarea.edu
  • General Psychology & Sociology

Tammie Lukefahr, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                 

  • M.A. (Guidance & Counseling)
  • Phone: 573-517-3956
  • E-Mail: tlukefahr@mineralarea.edu
  • Human Growth & Development, Human Diversity

Piney River Tech Center

Joy Beeler, Adjunct Instructor

  • M.S. (Counseling), Missouri State University
  • Email: jbeeler@mineralarea.edu 

Potosi Center

Coordinator: Joel Nivens

Bobbie Summer, Adjunct Instructor                                                                                       

  • M.S. (Counseling), Central Methodist University
  • Phone: 573-210-4049
  • E-Mail: bhollins@mineralarea.edu
  • General Psychology I, Abnormal Psychology, Human Growth & Development, Sociology

Dual Credit Instructors for High Schools

Traci Weissmueller, Dual-Credit Coordinator for Mineral Area College

Brandon McIntyre, Farmington Senior High School

Erin Kaiser-Guggenberger, North County High School

Greg Kester,  Potosi High School

Dr. Connie Waters, Farmington Senior High School

Paul Fritch, Professor

  • B.S. – Industrial Technology-Southeast Missouri State University
573-518-2194

Chris Klusmeyer, Instructor, Department Chair

  • B.G.S – Programs of study: Environmental Biology, Business Administration, Minor in Biology, University of Missouri St. Louis
  • AAS - Civil Construction Technology, Mineral Area College
  • Authorized OSHA General Industry Trainer
  • MSSC Authorized Instructor for the Certified Production Technician and Certified Logistics Technician Program
  • Certified Public Drinking Water Treatment (Class A), Wastewater Treatment (Class A) and Drinking Water Distribution System (DSIII) Operator/Trainer through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
573-518-3834

Eric Shelton, Adjunct Instructor

  • M.S Career & Technical Education Administration
  • CTE Specialist
  • PLTW High School Site Coordinator
Eric Shelton:

Chuck Gallaher

  • Director of Theatre
  • M.A., Technical Theatre, Lindenwood University
  • B.S., Missouri State University
  • (573) 518-2181
  • cgallahe@mineralarea.edu