Irene Barkman is a licensed Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of experience in public accounting. The blend of practical experience with her academic pursuits presents a unique learning opportunity for the students of Sterling College.
Pro-Rata Assistant Professor for Exercise Science; Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
K.C. Bassett is currently the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the Sterling College women's basketball program. She was head junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach for six seasons and has been named the head women's basketball coach for the 2014-15 season.
Curt serves as the Professor of Chemistry at Sterling College, where he likes that he can share his faith through the subject he teaches. He received the McCreery Teaching Award in 1996. Before arriving to Sterling in 1986, Curt was an assistant professor at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, Calif. Curt genuinely feels that God called him to Sterling where he can teach and get to know his students in a Christian atmosphere. In his spare time, Curt enjoys photography, fishing, fireworks and spending time with wife, Cindy, and daughter, Alexys.
Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University
B.S. in Chemistry from University of California
Assistant Professor of History; Dept Chair of History & Government
Doug Boardman has spent many years of his life teaching. He taught at the secondary level for 24 years and 10 years at Barton County Community College teaching outreach classes. Doug was drawn to teach in higher education, specifically Sterling, due to its mission statement and Christian worldview.
Doug enjoys reading books on the American West (or any history topic), and he also enjoys the great game of golf. He has been married to his wife, Norma, for 28 years and he has three children and three grandchildren.
Mark Clark serves as Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. His responsibilities include directing the choral ensembles and teaching choral classes and music theory. Mark holds degrees in music education from Wichita State University and Friends University. His primary teachers include Dr. Bud Boughton, Dr. George Gibson and Dr. Cecil Riney.