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Meet our Faculty

Central Wyoming College

At CWC, teaching isn't just a job - it's a passion. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers whose top priority is helping you reach your goals. 

Adjunct Faculty Support

Agriculture & Equine

Jennifer Cole
Assistant Professor of Equine Studies

Jennifer Cole is passionate about horses and bring her passion to the classroom.

Drew Schrock
Instructor of Farrier Science

Drew Schrock is the rodeo coach at CWC but also brings knowledge of farrier science to students.

Media, Arts and Humanities

Sharon Dalton
Professor of Music

Sharon has more than 20 years experience working at CWC and helping students achieve their musical goals.

Jeremy Nielsen
Instructor of Film

For Jeremy Nielsen, the film program at Central Wyoming College is all about making movies and he puts cameras into the hands of his students the first day. CWC is the only college in Wyoming that has a film program.

Maygen Cassity
Assistant Professor of Communication

Maygen is passionate about teaching and truly feels fortunate to be in the role.

Joey West
Instructor of Theater

Nita Kehoe
Professor of Art

Nita has taught at CWC for more than 15 years and has showed artwork internationally.

David Gray
Professor of English

David Gray brings experience in marketing, journalism, theatre and military communications to the classroom.

Buck Tilton
Associate Professor of English

Buck brings three decades of experience teaching wilderness medicine and writing books and magazine articles to his job as an English Instructor.

John Gabrielsen
Associate Professor of Radio Broadcasting

Past sports director and general manager at radio stations and co-founder of, John has more than 25 years experience in the radio broadcast field.

Amanda Nicholoff
Professor of TV/Broadcasting

Amanda brings experience from her professional career producing at NBC to the classroom.

Wes Connally
Professor of English

Dr. Connally has taught English for more than 20 years...

Health and Nursing

Stacey Stanek
Nursing Director and Professor of Nursing

Stacey comes to CWC with a wealth of knowledge in the nursing field.

Cindy Weber
Instructor of Nursing

Cindy is a nursing instructor at the CWC outreach center in Jackson, Wyoming.

Amy Hernandez
Associate Professor of Nursing

With more than 20 years as a nurse, Amy loves bringing her experience to the classroom.

Paula Kihn
Professor of Nursing

Paula enjoys assisting students to meet and exceed their potential.

Anne Nez
Professor of Nursing

Anne brings more than 20 years of nursing experience to the classroom.

Terry Wilson
Instructor of Nursing

Terry brings 30 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings.

Cathy Beck
Instructor of Nursing

Cathy joins the CWC faculty team as an instructor at the outreach center in Jackson, Wyoming.

Jennifer McCartney
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jenn specializes in medical-surgical and administration but also has experience in intensive care, neurology, and the emergency department.

Business & Entrepreneurship

Brittany Yeates
Instructor of Business

Working with students gives Brittany the opportunity to invest in them the way they invest in CWC.

Tammy Forbis
Instructor of Business

Outdoor and Environment

Darran Wells
Associate Professor of Outdoor Education, Leadership

Darran Wells grew up racing mountain-bikes with his father in Houston, TX.

Jacki Klancher
Associate Professor of Environmental Health

Field based education opportunities are her specialty.

Career and Technical

Dudley Cole
Professor of Automotive and Welding

Dudley brings more than 40 years of experience to the classroom.

Amy Madera
Instructor and Program Director of Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management

Amy Madera comes to CWC from West Palm Beach, Florida and has a culinary experience from various parts of the world.

Matt Herr
Instructor of Computer Technology

Matt Herr

Darryl Steeds
Asscociate Professor of Welding

Darryl Steeds is a certified welding inspector and has years of experience in the welding industry.

Behavioral & Social Sciences

Wayne Montgomery
Professor of Human Services

Wayne has been at CWC for 11 years and shares his real world experiences as a mental health counselor in his human services courses.

Jewel Dirks
Professor of Psychology


Todd Guenther
Professor of Anthropology and History

Todd is passionate about anthropology and getting his students the field experience needed for the next level.

Jim Thurman
Professor of Political Science


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Michael Bostick
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Passionate about math, Mike Bostick, enjoys teaching math and helping students comprehend and solve tough math concepts.

Kirsten Kapp
Professor of Biology and Math

Kirsten has a passion for wildlife and brings a wealth of experience to the classroom.

Jennifer Kellner
Instructor of Mathematics

Jennifer Kellner has taught mathematics for more than ten years at CWC.

Valerie Harris
Professor of Mathematics

Tara Womack
Professor Biology

Tara lets her students be their own subject by drawing their own blood to determine blood type, counts and more!

Aaron Bender
Instructor Biological and Physical Sciences

Aaron received his BS biology and botany and his PhD in Molecular Biology. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Bill Finney
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics

Bill Finney engages his students by creating an interactive learning environment

Steve McAllister
Associate Professor of Biology

Steve has helped establish the undergraduate biomedical research program that gives students real research experience.

Matt Herr
Instructor of Computer Technology

Matt Herr