Amanda Burkhart 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.