Academics

Career & Technical Education

Faculty & Staff

Jim Ailey

Daniel Brooks

Joe Clasen

Buddy Curry

Evan Dolley

Colby Endres

Beverly Frank

David Hitzfelder

Brian Patterson

Ricky Squires

Andrew Tucker

Garret Vickery

Tim Walton

Part-Time Instructors

  • Jim Ailey

    Jim AileyAutomotive Instructor

    Arkansas City Campus

    Academic Advisor

    Education

    1. B.A. – Pittsburg State University
    2. A.A.S. – Cowley College Automotive
    3. Pioneer Area Vocational School

    Certifications

    1. Ford Sr. Master Technician
    2. Ford Master Service Manager
    3. ASE Master Technician

    Office: Walker Technology Building, Room 107A
    Phone: (620) 441-5260
    Email: jim.ailey@cowley.edu

  • Daniel Brooks

    Daniel BrooksMachine Tool Technology Instructor

    Arkansas City Campus

    Education

    1. A.A.S. Auto Technology, Cowley College, May 2008
    2. A.A.S. Machine Tool Technology, Cowley College, May 2016

    Office: Walker Technology Building
    Phone: (620) 441-5261
    Email: daniel.brooks@cowley.edu

  • Joe Clasen

    Joe ClasenCTE Department Chair
    Nondestructive Testing Director

    Mulvane Campus – Technical Education Center

    Office: 201 Industrial Drive, Mulvane, KS
    Phone: (620) 441-5286 or (316) 777-4259 or (316) 305-6289
    Email: joe.clasen@cowley.edu

    Education

    1. M.S. in Education Leadership – Pittsburg State University
    2. B.S. in Technical Education – Pittsburg State University
    3. A.S. in Nondestructive Testing – Cowley College

    Certificates, Memberships, and Experience

    1. ASNT Level III - 173680
    2. ASNT, AWS, ASQ
    3. Business Owner, Quality Manager
  • Buddy Curry

    Buddy CurryAgriculture Program Coordinator/Instructor

    Degrees

    1. Associate Degree from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Animal Science and Agriculture Education
    2. Bachelor's Degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Animal Science Production and a minor in Chemistry, Agronomy, and Natural Science
    3. Master's Degree from West Texas A&M University in Animal Science with a Nutrition Option and a Minor in Agronomy

    Recognitions

    1. Teacher of the Year
    2. Advisor of the Year
    3. Received Multiple Judging Awards
    4. Who’s Who Among American Teachers
    5. Who’s Who In The World
    6. FFA Appreciation
    7. 4-H Appreciation
    8. AGR Advisor

    Office: 123 Sumner Campus, Wellington, KS
    Phone: (620) 441-6560
    Email: buddy.curry@cowley.edu

  • Evan Dolley

    Evan Dolley Welding Instructor

    Sumner Campus in Wellington

    Office: Technology & Innovation Center, 127
    Phone: (620) 441-6563
    Email: evan.dolley@cowley.edu

    Education

    1. Welding Certificate – Butler Community College

    Professional Experience

    1. Worked as a Radiographer in McPherson and as a Sheet Metal Mechanic at Spirit and as a welder for Chance Rides and Harper Industries.
  • Colby Endres

    Colby EndresWelding Instructor

    Mulvane Campus Technical Education Center

    Education

    1. A.A.S. in Welding and NDT, Cowley College

    Certifications & Experience

    1. ASME Welding Certified Section 9
    2. Welding Service Owner/Operator

    Office: 201 Industrial Drive, Mulvane, KS
    Phone: (316) 777-4259
    Email: colby.endres@cowley.edu

  • Beverly Frank

    beverly frankAcademic Department Specialist, Career and Technical Education

    Arkansas City Campus

    Office: Walker Technology Building, Room 113
    Phone: 620.441.5279
    Email: beverly.frank@cowley.edu

  • David Hitzfelder

    David HitzfelderElectromechnical Maintenance Instructor

    Arkansas City Campus

    Education

    1. B.S. in Religion from Liberty University

    Professional Experience

    1. Senior Electrician and PLC Tech/Programmer at Montrose Forest Products

    Office: Walker Technology Building
    Phone: (620) 441-5296
    Email: david.hitzfelder@cowley.edu

  • Brian Patterson

    Brian PattersonCarpentry/Construction Trades Instructor

    Arkansas City Campus

    Education

    1. B.S. in History from Truman State University
    2. M.A. in History from Southern Illinois University

    Professional Experience

    1. Ran his own construction company for 25 years
    2. Educator for 27 years

    Office: Walker Technology Building, Room 101C
    Phone: (620) 441-5262
    Email: brian.patterson@cowley.edu

  • Ricky Squires

    Ricky SquiresWelding Instructor

    NC3 Lincoln Welding Certified Instructor
    Arkansas City Campus

    Education

    1. A.A.S. Cowley College

    Professional Experience

    1. Chief Industries, Production Supervisor, 2004-2008.
    2. Direct Discount, Manager, 2002-2004.
    3. Continental Credit, Manager, 2001-2002.

    Office: Walker Technology Building
    Phone: (620) 441-5361
    Email: rick.squires@cowley.edu

  • Andrew Tucker

    Andrew TuckerPrecision AG instructor

    Sumner Campus in Wellington

    Office: Technology & Innovation Center
    Phone: (620) 441-6562
    Email: andrew.tucker@cowley.edu

    Education

    1. BS – Agronomy, Kansas State University
    2. MS – Agronomy, Kansas State University
    3. Ph.D. – Agronomy, Kansas State University
  • Garret Vickery

    Garret VickeryNDT (Non-Destructive Testing) Instructor

    Arkansas City Campus
    Academic Advisor

    Education:
    A.A.S. Degree in NDT, Cowley College, Fall 2014

    Professional Memberships: ASNT

    Professional Experience:
    Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Cooperation (Refuel 21)

    We are here to provide a comprehensive approach to the study of Non-Destructive Testing. At our core, our mission is to impart the skills and knowledge to become a successful member of the quality control community both local, and abroad. We aspire to personal and professional excellence, with a focus on the evaluation of various materials utilizing Non-Destructive techniques. I have been assisting with the program since the Fall 2015, and began instruction the Fall of 2017. It is an honor and a pleasure to be of service with the enthused and innovative team here at Cowley College.

    Office: Walker Technology Building, Room 101D
    Phone: (620) 441-5579
    Email: garret.vickery@cowley.edu

  • Tim Walton

    Tim WaltonAutomotive Coordinator/Instructor

    Mulvane Campus
    Academic Advisor

     

    Education

     

    1. A.A.S. Auto Technology, Cowley College May of 2001
    2. B.S., Technology Management, Pittsburg State University, May of 2004

    Professional Certifications

    1. ASE Master Technician
    2. GM Certified Technician

    Office: Mulvane Technology Center
    Phone: (316) 777-4314
    Email: tim.walton@cowley.edu

  • Part-time Instructors

    Cowley College uses part-time instructors that contribute diverse expertise to the learning experience.

    Credentials for part-time instructors.