Amanda Haberman began working at Sterling College in the Fall of 2018. Amanda grew up in Larned, Kansas. She came to Sterling College as a Clinical Instructor of Athletic Training after completing a Master of Science Degree in Health and Human Performance, where she served as a graduate teaching assistant for the Athletic Training Program and an Athletic Trainer for the football team at Fort Hays State University. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Fort Hays State University.
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.
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.
Gidget Dinkel joined Sterling College in August of 2013. She currently teaches some of our professional education courses and our elementary education courses for both Secondary and Elementary Majors. Along with teaching courses Gidget also works alongside students to create academic degree plans and goals that exemplify the mission of Sterling College.
Rachel B. Griffis grew up in Michigan and then moved to Southern California, where she completed her B.A. at Azusa Pacific University and M.A. at Chapman University, both in English. She completed her Ph.D. in English at Baylor University. In 2016, she joined the Language and Literature department at Sterling College. She teaches writing and literature courses, including composition, American literature, young adult literature, grammar and language studies, introduction to literature, the history of the novel in English, Native American literature, and American immigrant literature.