Academics

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Cowley CollegeAcademic Affairs Council

 

  • Dr. Harold Arnett

    Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Dr. ArnettDr. Harold W. Arnett assumed the role of Vice President of Academics in the Fall of 2015. He is a Kentucky native who has a varied background in education.

    He has been a high school Industrial Arts teacher, university teacher, alternative school principal, community college teacher and administrator as well as a bi-vocational minister for forty years.

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  • Janice Stover

    Associate Vice President of Academics and Secondary Partnerships

    ChrisJanice Stover began her Cowley College career in 1991 as an assistant to the Endowment Association director when the capital campaign was launched to build the Brown Center.

    From 1997 to 2015, she served as Director of Academic Enrichment and Director of Continuing Education. She was promoted to AVP of Academics and Secondary Partnerships in 2015.

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  • Eddie Andreo

    Associate Vice President for Distance Learning and Site Management

    ArnettEddie Andreo has been with the College since 2008, served as the Director for Online Learning from 2013 to 2015, and was appointed Associate Vice President of Distance Learning and Site Management at the start of 2016.

    Andreo leads the Instructional Design processes and administers the online campus component of the College by facilitating technology-rich instruction and learning through collaborative curricular innovation. 

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  • Tina Grillot

    Associate Vice President of Business & Industry Advancement

    Tina GrillotTina Grillot serves as the Associate Vice President of Business & Industry Advancement and CTE Department Chair.

    She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master's degree in Distance Education, as well as a Master's degree in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Education with a focus on the impact of faculty development on student outcome achievement.

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  • Devin Graves

    Registrar

    Devin Graves Devin Graves has been at Cowley College since 2006 as Director of Adult Education Programs. He was appointed Registrar of the College in September, 2014.

    Graves holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Southwestern College, A Master of Business Administration from Southwestern College, and a Master of Science in Adult Occupational and Continuing Education from Kansas State University.

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  • Chris Cannon

    Health & Human Services Chairperson

    ChrisChris Cannon has been at the college since 2005. In 2012, he became chairperson of the Health & Human Services Department. He is also the Director of the EMS Education Program. Cannon manages the Coop Education and Dislocated Workers programs.

    Cannon functions as both the Director of EMS Education and as chair of the Health and Human Services Department.

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  • Marlys Cervantes

    Humanities Chairperson

    MarlysMarlys Cervantes has been at the college since 2000 and department chair since 2008. Cervantes initiates the development of new programs and oversees the ongoing quality of education in her area.

    Her newest endeavors are expanding the creative writing program, beginning Creative Claws writing club, and serving as co-director for the Multicultural Scholars Program.

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  • Mark Flickinger

    Department Chairperson, Instructor: Painting & Drawing

    MarkMark Flickinger has been at Cowley College since 2001 as an instructor of Art History, Painting, and Drawing. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Painting and Drawing from WSU, and a Master's in Painting from Indiana University.

    One of Mark's favorite quotes is by Henry David Thoreau: "There is as much beauty in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate. Not a grain more"

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  • Dr. Michelle Schoon

    Natural Science Chairperson

    MichelleDr. Michelle Schoon has been at the College since 1991. The Natural Science Department covers the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer science and pre-professional programs.

    Dr. Schoon also serves as HLC-AQIP Liaison, where she keeps track of accreditation requirements and processes for the college, and submits documentation to HLC as needed.

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  • Scott Layton

    President of Cowley Education Assoc. & Natural Science Department Instructor

    Scott LaytonScott Layton has been employed with Cowley since 2002 and teaches Principles of Biology, General Biology, Microbiology, and Undergraduate Research. While at Cowley, he has earned the Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence, NISOD Master Teacher Award, and Stirnaman Award for Teaching Excellence.

    He currently serves as the Cowley Education Association President and Phi Theta Kappa co-sponsor.

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  • Todd Shepherd

    Social Science Chairperson

    ToddTodd Shepherd has been at the College since 1999; he became department chair in 2002. Social Science covers a diverse range of disciplines from anthropology to political science.

    Shepherd received the NISOD Master Teacher Award 2002 and the Who's Who Among America's College Teachers. Shepherd has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Missouri.

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Cowley CollegeHealth and Human Services

Allied Health: EMS, MICT, CNA/CMA, Administration

  • Chris Cannon

    Health & Human Services Chairperson

    ChrisChris Cannon has been at the college since 2005. In 2012, he became chairperson of the Health & Human Services Department. He is also the Director of the EMS Education Program. Cannon manages the Coop Education and Dislocated Workers programs.

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  • Janet Davidson

    Director of Childcare & Development
    (Early Childhood Education)

    DavidsonJanet Davidson began her career at Cowley College in 2010 as an instructor of Adult Basic  Education along with part-time instruction. In 2013 she became the instructor of childcare and early childhood education.

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  • Jeff M. Fluty

    Instructor: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

    JeffIn 2002, Jeff Fluty began his professional health care career as a Certified Athletic Trainer at Cowley College. In addition to teaching at the Winfield Center, he serves as Cowley College’s Head Athletic Trainer in Arkansas City, Kansas.

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  • Samantha Troyer

    Paramedic Instructor Coordinator
  • Frank Owens

    Instructor: Criminal Justice

    OwensFrank Owens has been an instructor at Cowley College since 2011. He teaches the criminal justice courses.

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  • Julie Rhoads

    Director of Education

    JulieSince 2006, Julie Rhoads has been at Cowley College as an instructor in elementary education.

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  • Paige Winslow

    Director of Cosmetology
  • Delayne Dale

    Cosmetology Instructor

    Delayne Dale

Cowley CollegeBusiness, Computers, & Information Technology

 

  • Lory West

    Instructor: BCIT Instructor

    WestLory West has been employed at the college since July 2008. Beginning her career in the admissions office, she transitioned in August 2013 from the Director of Admissions to a full time faculty member in the BCIT department.

    Her degrees include an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Cowley College, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Emporia State University and a Master of Business Administration from Emporia State University.

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  • Sarah Mathews

    Instructor: Accounting

    SarahSarah Mathews has been at Cowley College since 2008. “The classroom experience is a fun, interactive yet challenging environment where students will learn various accounting topics necessary to succeed in the business world or as accountants.

    Additionally, Sarah serves as the advisor for DECA, the business organization on campus and has presented several Speakers’ Bureau presentations in the Arkansas City and Winfield communities.

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  • Bethany Stewart

    Instructor: Business and Computer Applications

    BethanyBethany Steward has been an instructor at Cowley College since 2008. “I enjoy sharing my interest in computers and information technology with my students. My goal is to expand their knowledge of technology and teach them how to use it in a productive way.“

    Her degrees include an Associate of Science in Computer Science from Northern Oklahoma College, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from the University of Central Oklahoma, and a Master of Business Administration from Cameron University.

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Cowley CollegeCareer & Technical Education

Automotive, Welding, NDT, Machine & Tool, and Manufacturing Technology

  • Jim Ailey

    Instructor: Automotive

    JimJim Ailey has been the automotive instructor on the Ark City campus since 2009.

    “I am extremely proud of my automotive students; they will go far in the field they study.”

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  • Daniel Higdon

    Instructor: Manufacturing Technology (Mechatronics)

    DanielDaniel has been an instructor at Cowley College since 2011.

    “I am looking forward to making Manufacturing Technology program the best in the state and possibly the region.”

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  • Bob Moffatt

    Instructor: Welding Technology

    BobSince 1996, Bob Moffatt has served as a welding instructor at the college.

    Moffatt was recognized by the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development as a Master Teacher in 2002.

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  • Ricky Squires

    Instructor: Machine Tool

    RickySince 2008, Ricky Squires has served as the machine tool technology instructor at the college.

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  • Tim Walton

    Instructor: Automotive

    TimTim Walton has been an automotive instructor at the Career & Technical Education Center in Mulvane since 2010.

    "If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." by Bernard Baruch.

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  • Shawn White

    Instructor: Welding

    ShawnShawn White has been at the Mulvane Technology Center since 2009 as a welding instructor.

    He also teaches most of the applied courses that go along with the program including: Applied Economics, Blueprint Reading, and Industrial Math.

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Cowley CollegeHumanities

English, Creative Writing, Mass Media

  • Marlys Cervantes

    Humanities Chairperson

    Marlys CervantesMarlys Cervantes has been at the college since 2000 and department chair since 2008. She strives to bring to the students what fits their needs in a way that encourages them to succeed in both education and life.

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  • Kimberlee Cook

    Instructor: Composition and Public Speaking

    Kimberlee CookKimberlee Cook joined the Humanities staff at Cowley College in the Fall of 2015.

    "The art of public speaking and writing are some of the most essential skills students will ever learn."

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  • Ryan Doom

    Instructor: English and Composition

    RyanRyan Doom has been at Cowley College since 2009. He teaches composition and fiction writing.

    "As a writer, I approach teaching from a writer’s point of view, bringing a unique perspective to the classroom."

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  • Kirsten Dos Santos

    Instructor: English and Composition
  • Julie Kratt

    Instructor: English and Composition

    JulieJulie Kratt has been at Cowley College since 2004 as an instructor of English and Composition.

    "My goal is that students will leave my classroom realizing that they each have a voice, and what they have to say is important. I want them to feel confident in expressing themselves."

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  • Deborah Layton

    Instructor: English, Composition, and American Literature

    DeborahDeborah Layton has been with Cowley College since the fall of 2011.

    "I set high expectations and build confidence in my students so that they’ll know they can attain their goals through hard work and dedication."

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  • Amy McWhirt

    Director of Academic Preparation

    AmyAmy McWhirt has been with Cowley College since 2003 where she teaches beginning Spanish, English as a Second Language, and basic English writing courses.

    "Language is one of the keys to deepening our experience of the world and expanding our connections to other people."

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  • Meg Smith

    Director of Mass Communications

    MegSince 2007, Meg Smith has taught courses in mass media, journalism, newspaper production, and photography. Smith enjoys working with her students and watching them grow as writers, photographers, editors and people.

    "I appreciate the energy in the newsroom on production night. Students push to meet their deadline and work together to create a tangible product."

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Cowley CollegeNatural Sciences & Mathematics

Biology, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics

  • Dr. Michelle Schoon

    Natural Science Chairperson

    MichelleDr. Michelle Schoon has been at the College since 1991. The Natural Science Department covers the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, computer science and pre-professional programs.

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  • Uwe Conrad

    Lead Instructor: Mathematics (Mulvane Center)

    Uwe ConradSince 2000, Uwe Conrad has been a mathematics instructor at the Mulvane Center.

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  • Steve Cooper

    Instructor: Mathematics

    Steve CooperSteve Cooper has been a mathematics instructor at Cowley since 2011.

    "Math is like one big puzzle. It's really not that different from learning the rules to a game and playing it."

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  • Mike Hayden

    Instructor: Mathematics

    MikeMike Hayden has been an instructor of Mathematics for Cowley College since Fall 2014.

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  • David Hays

    Instructor: Math & Computer Science

    DavidDavid Hays has been a mathematics and computer science instructor at Cowley since 2003. Hays is passionate about his work as he considers teaching his hobby.

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  • Brooke Istas

    Instructor: Mathematics

    BrookeBrooke Istas has been an instructor of Mathematics for Cowley College since Fall 2014. Prior to accepting the position as math faculty, she acted as the Instructional Coordinator for the Cowley College Adult Education program.

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  • Heather Kelly

    Instructor: Mathematics

    HeatherHeather Kelly has been an instructor of Mathematics for Cowley College since Fall 2014.

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  • Dr. Chad Killblane

    Instructor: Chemistry (Mulvane Center)

    KillblaneChad Killblane has been an instructor of Chemistry at the Mulvane Center since 2011.

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  • Tiffany Killblane

    Instructor: Life Sciences (Mulvane Center)

    Tiffany KillblaneTiffany has been an instructor of Life Sciences at the Mulvane Center since Fall 2013. She has a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and an M.S. in Biological Sciences.

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  • Dr. Scott Layton

    Instructor: Natural Sciences

    ScottSince 2002, Scott Layton has been an instructor of biology and microbiology at Cowley College.

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  • April Nittler

    Instructor: Developmental Math

    AprilApril Nittler has been at Cowley College since 2003 as a Developmental Math Instructor. She teaches elementary algebra and intermediate algebra and loves teaching at Cowley because the majority of students want to be here and want to learn.

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  • Martin Shaffer

    Instructor: Physical Science, Engineering Physics

    ShafferMartin Shaffer has been a physical science and engineering physics instructor at Cowley since 2011.

    "I enjoy sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm for science with students."

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  • Pam Smith

    Instructor: Chemistry and Organic Chemistry

    Pam SmithPam Smith has been at Cowley since 1995 as an instructor of natural science and chemistry. She takes pleasure in getting to know students and helping them make goals and plans.

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  • Dr. Humphrey Wamocha

    Instructor: Mathematics and Physics

    HumphreyHumphrey Wamocha has been a mathematics and physics instructor at Cowley since 2011. Wamocha earned a PhD - Mechanical Engineering, at Wichita State University.

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Cowley CollegeSocial Sciences

Anthropology, Health, History, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Social Work

  • Todd Shepherd

    Social Science Chairperson

    ToddTodd Shepherd has been at the College since 1999; he became department chair in 2002. Social Science covers a diverse range of disciplines from anthropology to political science.

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  • Frank Arnold

    Instructor: history and political science

    FrankFrank Arnold has been a history and political science instructor at Cowley since 2000.

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  • Robyn Hill

    Instructor: Social Science
  • Dr. Loretta Klamik

    Instructor: Social Science

    Dr. KlamikDr. Loretta Klamik graduated from Wichita State University in 2005 with her PhD in Psychology. Her interests are primarily related to applied social sciences.

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  • Holly Peters

    Instructor: Social Science

    HollyHolly Peters began her career at Cowley College in 2014 as an instructor of Sociology and Psychology. Holly finds great reward in exposing students to the power of understanding others and the advantage it has in their lives both personally and professionally.

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Cowley CollegeVisual and Performing Arts

Visual Art, Graphic Design, Theatre, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music

  • Mark Flickinger

    Department Chairperson, Instructor: Painting & Drawing

    MarkMark Flickinger has been at Cowley College since 2001 as an instructor of Art History, Painting, and Drawing.

    One of Mark's favorite quotes is by Henry David Thoreau as he described his view of landscape: "There is as much beauty in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate. Not a grain more"

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  • Lindsay Allen

    Instructor: Applied Voice, Aural Skills, Music Appreciation

    LindsayLindsay Allen began her career at Cowley College in 2010 as a part-time instructor. After teaching applied voice and music appreciation for two years, she became a full time faculty member, adding aural skills to her teaching responsibilities.

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  • Zachary Lind

    Instructor: Animation and Traditional Art

    Zachary LindZachary Lind taught Graphic Design at Cowley College in the spring of 2006. He also taught several classes as a graduate student at UCLA from 2006 to 2009. As an adjunct, he taught animation at Johnson County from 2010 to 2012, and was an Animator on many shows for Bento Box in Atlanta, Georgia from 2012 to 2014.

    He is a member of Hollywood ASIFA and his film "2 Scoops of Justice" won several awards and was featured on Federator. His film was also presented at several festivals, including San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego Children's Festival and the LA Children's Festival.

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  • Mark Dykes

    Instructor: Graphic Design

    MarkMark Dykes started his career at the college in 2012 as the instructor for the graphic design program.

    "The ability to think abstractly (and many of the other skills graphics arts utilize) can benefit students in all areas of life, not just doing design work."

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  • David Smith

    Director of Vocal Music

    David Smith - Director of Vocal MusicIn 2016, David Smith accepted the position as the Director of Vocal Music at Cowley College. A native Kansan, Mr. Smith holds degrees from Cowley College (A.A., 1984), Southwest Baptist University (B.S. in Music, 1986), Pittsburg State University (M.S., 1990 and Ed.S., 2009 in higher education; M.M. in choral conducting in progress), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.C.M. in church music, cum laude, 1997).

    He has also completed doctoral coursework in music education at the University of Kansas; graduate work in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College, studying with Weston Noble, James Jordan, and Simon Carrington; and graduate work in education and psychology from Pittsburg State University and Emporia State University.

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  • Cara Kem

    Interim Director of Theatre

    Cara KemCara studied privately in acting, voice, piano, gymnastics, partnering, ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and hiphop for the majority of her life before earning her degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. There she was a member of the Kaleidoscope concert dance company for four years. She also trained under Anne Reinking and Gregory Hines at the Broadway Theatre Project, as well as spending a large amount of time at the EDGE in Los Angeles.

    Cara has professionally worked in theatre, film, theme park, and television since 1991, including 10 years in New York City for such shows as Disney's "High School Musical" and "Shrek". She began her college teaching career at Northern Oklahoma College in 2012. She joined the faculty at Cowley in the fall of 2014, where she teaches acting, portfolio, theater practicum, theater appreciation and public speaking as well as all the dance classes. Cara also continues to teach voice and dance at Kem's Gym and Inciardi School Dance in Ponca City, OK.

  • Evan Ricker

    Director of Instrumental Music

    Director of Instrumental Music

  • John Rohr

    Technical Director of Theatre

    John RohrJohn Rohr, a local to Arkansas City, is an alumni of Cowley College. After graduating, John attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, where he later graduated with his Bachelors of Art with an emphasis in Performance and Technical Theatre.