Jeremy developed a passion to resource learning communities as he served in ministry, the auto industry, and higher education. In each context, he eagerly sought to deepen a love for learning. His graduate research focused on embedded librarianship as a means of addressing student learning needs through an integrative educational experience.
Associate Professor of Athletic Training; Clinical Coordinator; Co-Chair of the Exercise Science Department
Erin Laudermilk began working at Sterling College in the fall of 2007. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in education from Northcentral University. She and her husband, Wes, just welcomed their first child, Avery, to their family in December 2012.
M.S. in Health and Human Performance from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
B.S. in Biology from Saint Joseph's College
Frank has over 30 years of experience in education. He taught grades 4-6 for seven years as well as various social studies classes at the junior high and high school levels. Leone has served as an administrator for 27 years at both public schools and private Christian schools, overseeing K-6 and K-12 schools, most recently serving as administrator of Flint Hills Christian School in Manhattan, Kan. He has also served as a curriculum director.
Dr. Randal Newhouse teaches physics, physical science and physical chemisty. He is a native of Washington State. Randal has authored several papers and has contributed talks to several scientific conventions such as the 2011 DIMAT conference in Dijon, France. His areas of research include materials, atomic diffusion and spectroscopy.
In his free time, he enjoys video games, board games and cooking. He is an avid singer who has performed with such groups as the Palouse Choral Society and Sunnyside Community Men's Chorus.
Nickel is a former Sterling College student who has experience working for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
"I have a passion for sport management and specifically sport PR and sport marketing," said Nickel. "I am excited not only to practice my passion, but to share it with students. This is an opportunity to be both on the practical and the educational sides of the sport management field."
He is in charge of programs, releases, game reports, newsletters and all web details related to athletics.
Associate Professor of Music; Director of Keyboard Studies
Brad Nix currently serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Music Department Chair at Sterling College. His responsibilities include overseeing the department, teaching applied and group piano, music theory, aural skills and arranging. He has also taught music appreciation, music history, piano literature and piano pedagogy.
Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies; Co-Chair of the Theology & Ministry
Jacob teaches Bible and theology at Sterling. Born in Idaho and raised in Iowa, he has since attended school in Tennessee, Kentucky and Wisconsin. He has served as a youth pastor in Baptist churches and was ordained in 2007. While studying theological ethics at Marquette, he published articles and book reviews on biblical interpretation, theology and ethics. Jacob is excited to help students connect the Bible and theology to church and life.