Faculty

Dr. Lindsey Saenger

Dr. Lindsey Saenger has many years of teaching and clinical experience. Prior to teaching, Lindsey worked at the Hutchinson Clinic where she served as the lead echocardiographer and assistant director of the cardiopulmonary department. She is also a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer. Her teaching style emphasizes active student involvement and participation.

Dr. Daniel Giese

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

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.

Dr. Rachel B. Griffis

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.

Dr. Glenn Butner Jr.

Dr. Karen Baehler

Dr. Baehler brings a wealth of education and experience to the business department having been an educator for 32 years within the middle school, high school, and college/university levels. She served as the Economics instructor at Hutchinson Community College for seventeen years, where she was named Educator of the Year in 2008. Baehler completed her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Economic Education at the University of Kansas. She also holds an M.Ed. from Wichita State University and a B.S.

Dawn Eliserio

Eliserio has a diverse background in education with classroom experience in both public and private schools. She has led her own classrooms in preschool and first through fourth grades, and she worked as a paraprofessional for third through sixth grades. As a graduate from Dordt College, she holds her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and B.A. in Elementary Education with a concentration in special education, an endorsement in early childhood, and a minor in reading.

Contact

Phone: 620-278-4266

Dr. Timothy A. Gabrielson

Peter Kosek

Pete Kosek joined Sterling College is 2015. Prior to Sterling, he earned his M.S. in Mathematics from The Ohio State University where he was a lecturer and graduate teaching assistant. Pete has a passion for all areas of mathematics, including both theoretical and applied in addition to math education. Having an extensive background in math competitions, he enjoys creating and solving recreational math problems and encouraging students to participate in math competitions.

Marisa Callan

Callan graduated from Sterling College in 2005 with her bachelor’s in music education and completed her M.M. in Conducting from California Baptist University in 2010. She is an experienced pianist, vocalist and professor, having taught several courses as an adjunct and full-time professor at California Baptist. Callan is joining Sterling College from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she has been serving as a minister of music for Bethany Baptist Church.

Contact

Phone: 620-278-4293

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