MPTC Experts List

Whether you're local media seeking a twist on a national story, or national media looking to add more information from an expert in the field, count on Moraine Park for insight and knowledge on topics ranging from the state of the economy to health issues to culinary trends and the latest technology and engineering.

These experts from the Moraine Park faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. Please call the Marketing area at 920-924-3277 or email jurben@morainepark.edu to contact a Moraine Park expert. This directory is updated as new contact information becomes available.

Meet our Experts

Name Title Topic
Michele Adams Safety Manager Safety in the workplace
Amy Anderson Counselor Stress management; trauma and learning; poverty and learning; test anxiety; behavior management; motivation consulting; transpersonal counseling-spiritual and emotional wellness
Marcia Arndt Associate Dean of Manufacturing Manufacturing; trends in manufacturing
Bonnie Baerwald President, Moraine Park Leadership; strategic planning; history of career and technical education in the Wisconsin Technical College System; federal and state legislation and funding; education; workplace training
Mary Bandler Respiratory Care Practice Instructor Respiratory therapy; respiratory therapy programs in Wisconsin
Cindy Bernhard Business Instructor Business management; business practice firm
Rhonda Bird-Roehrig Careers Instructor Careers; career development; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Eileen Bouchard Barber/Cosmetology Instructor Barber/cosmetology subjects; state license regulations
James Brace Associate Dean of Human Services Corrections; adult prison system; prisoner reentry programs; inmate recidivism
Larry Clark Welding Instructor Welding processes; metal fabrication
Stanley Cram Vice President, Student Affairs History and functions of student affairs in higher education; student career planning and placement; homeland security communication through amateur radio; photography.
Joe Desiderio IT Tech Support Specialist Instructor Information technology; computer tech support; networking; mobile devices; Windows operating systems
Tom Endejan Culinary Arts Instructor Artisan breads; cakes; pastries
Renae Fischer Academic Advisor Nontraditional occupations; Gender bias
Timothy Flaherty Traffic Safety Instructor Traffic safety; speeding; inattentive driving; Operating While under the Influence
Bruce Forciea Anatomy and Physiology Wellness; writing (fiction and non-fiction)
Dominic Garofalo Web Development Instructor Information Technology; web design and development
John Gloede Paramedic Instructor Emergency medical services and ACLS, PALS, CPR, First Aid
William Green Diversity Relations Coordinator Student equal opportunity; recruiting and retaining minority students; diversity and inclusion; cultural awareness
Debora Gross American Sign Language Interpreter Interpreting American Sign Language
Jeff Gruss Criminal Justice-Corrections Science Instructor Criminal justice; law enforcement; corrections; tactical response; use of force; ethics in public service
JoAnn Hall Dean, Economic and Workforce Development Economic and workforce development
Joe Halter Social Science Instructor Economics; ethics
Deb Hurlbert Nursing Assistant Instructor Nursing Assistant Program
Sandra Kirchner Nursing Simulation Specialist Healthcare Simulation
Christopher Kleman Instructional Technology Specialist Video conferencing; audio/video technologies; general aviation
Dwane Klostermann Clinical Laboratory Technician Instructor Transfusion medicine; phlebotomy
Bob Krug HVAC/R Instructor HVAC/R
Paul Kwiecinski Social Science Instructor Economics; business forecasting; marketing research/big data
Scott Lieburn Dean of Students Student conduct; behavior intervention; Title IX; Student Life and activities; Student Veterans Association; military
Julie Lotto Accommodation Specialist Disability resources and services in the postsecondary environment; Accommodations for students with disabilities; transition from secondary to postsecondary for students with disabilities; accessibility and universal design.
Shawn McAfee Graphic Communications Instructor Editing digital photography; creation of graphic design for print media, Web and social media
Eliza McLean Wellness and Science Instructor Health and Wellness: What We Know About Wellness and Healing; Why What We Eat Matters
Michael Melaney Electricity Instructor Electricity; electrical contracting; safety
Beth Mendoza Director of Talent Management Appreciative inquiry; emotional intelligence; conflict resolution; mentoring and coaching; performance management; employee relations; talent management
Gregory Mittelstaedt Academic Advisor Certified StrengthsQuest facilitator; sports and action photography
Timothy Moy Automotive Instructor General automotive; hybrid and full electric vehicles
Stephanie Murre Wolf Office Technology and Business Applications Instructor Traditional, online, video-conference and blended classrooms; curriculum writing; Microsoft Office 365; Windows
Iolanda Oliva Social Science Instructor Psychology; infant and adult attachment and bonding; child development; family services and dynamics; health psychology; social welfare; human relations; Ethics
Jim Olson Civil/Structural Engineering Instructor Revit; AutoCAD; surveying; architecture
Kim Olson Mechanical Design Instructor CAD; 3D Scanning; Additive Manufacturing; GD & T; Tool Design
Aaron Paul Fire Training Instructor Firefighting; fire apparatus driving; fire officer
Marla Pearce Human Resources Instructor Human resource needs related to MPTC
Pete Rettler Dean of the West Bend Campus Online learning; instructional technologies; value of a two-year degree; manufacturing
Jerry Richards Chief Information Officer Project management; Enterprise systems; computer networks; document imaging; computer portals; security; wireless technology
Chris Schatz Criminal Justice-Corrections Instructor Criminal justice trends and policies; stress management; restorative justice; time management; drug awareness and trends.
Mark Schmidt Water Quality Instructor Water quality technology; water treatment plant operations and optimization; the hydrologic cycle; water conservation
James Simmers Culinary Arts Instructor Culinary arts; foodservice management; restaurant trends; hospitality industry and customer service
Rachel Tease ELL/Basic Education Instructor Teaching in a multi-lingual classroom; English language acquisition; differentiating instruction; online curriculum development/teaching
Kathy VanDemark Counselor Mental wellness; stress relief; depression; worry and anxiety
Jenny Wagner Career Pathway Coordinator Career Clusters; Career Pathways; K-12 partnerships
Doug Woolridge Economic and Workforce Development Instructor Lean office; lean manufacturing; Six Sigma; quality processes