Micah Oelze ’16, returns to his alma mater as instructor of communications and digital media. Oelze majored in Communications, with a concentration in multimedia, during his time as a student at Sterling. He also worked with the Office of Admissions, Ministry Teams, and the Communications department on the creation, development, and delivery of media productions. Since that time, he has served as the public relations and social media specialist at Barton Community College, followed by a position as the video communication specialist at Newman University.
A native of Central Illinois, Adam Hill arrived at Sterling in the fall of 2019 after previous positions at Concordia College in New York and at Saint Cloud Christian School in Minnesota. Before entering the teaching profession, he worked for six years as a full-time movie theater manager. He holds a BA in History from the University of Missouri at Saint Louis, an MA in History from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a PhD in Modern European History from the University of Connecticut, as well as teaching licenses from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Association of
Libby Reimer grew up just outside of Hesston, KS, and was part of the class of 2014. She attended Tabor for a year before transferring to Fort Hays State University, where she received a BFA in graphic design with a minor in marketing in the spring of 2018. Libby also has a certificate in sculpture.
Dr. Wise came back to Sterling from Kansas State University, where she completed her Ph.D. and worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant. The specific focus of her doctoral work was on the biochemical regulation of breast cancer metastasis.
She is passionate about teaching chemistry and her goal is to make chemistry more understandable and relatable to students in new and exciting ways. Laboratory experiments and visual demonstrations lend support to concepts learned in the classroom.
Nathan has served as a licensed athletic trainer since 2014, most recently at Neosho County Community College where he was responsible for covering both home and away sporting events. He has worked at both the high school and university levels, and is certified in both Kansas and Kentucky. He holds a Master of Science in Human Development and Leadership from Murray State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training from Wichita State University.
Sia comes to Sterling College with a wide variety of experience in the visual arts. In the last six years, she has had work in 15 exhibitions and three publications. She has also worked as a music teacher, giving individual lessons, and as a teaching assistant at Washington University. Sia earned her M.F.A. in Visual Arts from Washington University (Mo.), her B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from University of Iowa, and studied East Asian Painting abroad at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea.
Sasha has worked in most areas of the theatre, including acting, directing, costume and scenic design, theatre history, producing, stage management, education, professional preparation, program development and recruiting. She earned her M.F.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Iowa. She also holds a postgraduate degree in acting from The Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and a bachelor’s in theatre and communication with a concentration in education from Sterling College.
Stephen has a wealth of experience that includes scenic design, lighting, carpentry, directing, and serving as a technician for over 80 productions and concerts. He comes to Sterling College from Ferris State university in Michigan and has taught at six other schools. He holds an M.F.A. in Drama- Scenic Design from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Theatre- Technical Theatre from Oklahoma City University. He holds a B.R.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies- Education, Music and Drama from Prairie College in Alberta and has post- baccalaureate studies at Dordt College in Theatre.
Lindsey has many years of teaching and clinical experience, most recently at Hutchinson Clinic where she served as the lead echocardiographer and assistant director of the cardiopulmonary department. She is also a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer and registered yoga instructor. Lindsey has a passion for fitness and medicine and enjoys helping students reach their full potential.
Daniel is a lifelong learner and teacher. Growing up he studied in a Lutheran elementary and high school before attending the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where he complete both his Bachelors of Science and PhD in Physics. His teaching strategy is to demonstrate concepts by challenging students to engage in on hands demonstrations and questions about what will happen.