Faculty

Gidget Dinkel

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Position: 
Instructor of Education
 

Mrs. Gidget Dinkel teaches instruction and assessment along with reading and writing in the content area at Sterling College. She is a Salina, Kan., native who has taught grades K-6 for many years in the public school setting, along with instructing Upward Bound Courses at Kansas State University.

Gidget and her husband, Adrian, have a little boy, McCabe. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her son, spending time with her family, reading and watching her husband coach baseball.

Dr. Jennifer Dyson

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Position: 
Assistant Professor of Psychology
 

Megan Fraley

Megan Fraley 2012
Position: 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
 

Megan Fraley joined the Mathematics Department in the fall of 2011.  She earned her B.S. from Doane College with a major in mathematics and a minor in business administration.  From there, Megan went on to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where she completed her M.S. in mathematics.  Prior to coming to Sterling, Megan taught in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Terri Gaeddert

Terri Gaeddert 2012
Position: 
STEP Director and Licensure Officer; Associate Professor of Education; Chair of the Education Department
 

Serving as the associate professor in the Department of Education at Sterling College, Terri Gaeddert is passionate about preparing future teachers to serve and change the world through education. One characteristic of Sterling College that drew Terri to teach here is its mission and vision, which she strongly supports.. Terri enjoys stamping, scrapbooking, skydiving, biking and camping in her spare time. She is married to her husband, Tim, and has two sons.

Dr. Adebukola Gbade-Oyelakin

Dr. Adebukola Gbade-Oyelakin 2012
Position: 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
 

Dr. Gbade-Oyelakin earned her bachelor’s in mathematics from Salem College with minors in computer science and fine art. During her undergraduate experience, she was captain of both the volleyball and tennis teams. She earned her master’s in mathematics from Wake Forest University and her doctorate in mathematics from Howard University in 2011. Following graduation, Gbade-Oyelakin completed one year as a lecturer in mathematics at Howard University.

Dr. Wai-Foong Hong

Wai-Foong Hong 2012
Position: 
Associate Professor of Biology
 

Dr. Hong studied in Taiwan and Australia before moving to the United States. She is a specialist in genetic research and worked as a research associate for Mississippi State University and Ohio State University before coming to Sterling.

Her teaching strategy is to instruct in a way that enables students to understand the concepts thoroughly, analyze the issues critically and apply knowledge in practical ways. She also places significance on student learning through experience, by a series of practical experiments and tasks.

Dr. Daniel Julich

Dr. Daniel Julich 2012
Position: 
Assistant Professor of History and Government
 

Daniel Julich and his wife grew up in and have lived primarily in Florida, and though they sometimes miss the beach, they are glad to be living in a place that has four seasons. He, his wife and his four children (Olivia, Cecily, Benjamin and Levi) enjoy taking walks on campus, going to parks and playing games. He is excited to be a part of the community of Sterling College and strives to inspire students to seek wisdom through exploring the fascinating and sometimes surprising perspectives and events of the past.

Dorothy Kempf

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Position: 
Pro-Rata Assistant Professor for Exercise Science
 

Aaron Kennedy

Aaron Kennedy 2012
Position: 
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
 

Dr. Gregory P. Kerr

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Position: 
Vice President of Academic Affairs
 

Dr. Kerr began his tenure as Vice President for Academic Affairs on July 1, 2010. He provides oversight to the academic programs of Sterling College, including the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Studies, library, academic support, registrar, institutional assessment and Sterling College Online, the distance education division of the College.