Meet Our Faculty
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.
Agriculture & Equine
Jennifer Cole is passionate about horses and bring her passion to the classroom.
Drew Schrock is the rodeo coach at CWC but also brings knowledge of farrier science to students.
Scott Priebe grew up on a corn and soybean farm in the Indianapolis, Indiana area. Priebe said Future Farmers of America and agriculture have always been a big part of his life. Priebe said he is most looking forward to introducing students to the greater scope of agriculture.
Behavioral & Social Sciences
Wayne has been at CWC for 11 years and shares his real world experiences as a mental health counselor in his human services courses.
Todd is passionate about anthropology and getting his students the field experience needed for the next level.
Joesph Fountain brings a wealth of knowledge to his classes.
Dr. Jim Thurman has worked for CWC for more than ten years and has worked throughout the world.
Tarissa is focused on sharing knowledge with other races and nationalities to build relationships to increase understanding.
Career and Technical
Amy Madera comes to CWC from West Palm Beach, Florida and has a culinary experience from various parts of the world.
Kaitlin loves teaching her students new techniques. She enjoys watching them grow from their first day in class to becoming professionals in the industry.
Dr. Lael Noonan is the cosmetology director and instructor at Central Wyoming College.
Pam enjoys how student-friendly CWC is and as an instructor she enjoys seeing each students individualism.
Darryl Steeds is a certified welding inspector and has years of experience in the welding industry.
Health and Nursing
Stacey comes to CWC with a wealth of knowledge in the nursing field.
With more than 22 years as a nurse, Amy loves bringing her experience to the classroom.
Anne brings more than 20 years of nursing experience to the classroom.
Terry brings more than 33 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings.
Jenn specializes in medical-surgical and administration but also has experience in intensive care, neurology, and the emergency department.
With 21 years in the healthcare field as a nurse and paramedic, Chris is excited to share her various experiences with nursing students.
Liz has a strong background in acute care in rural settings and has spent a lot of time mentoring new nurses.
Cathy is a member of the CWC faculty team as an instructor at the outreach center in Jackson, Wyoming.
Anna is a nursing instructor at the CWC outreach center in Jackson, Wyoming.
Media, Arts and Humanities
Jeremy Cochran is the new music instructor at CWC and he hails from Duluth, Minnesota. Now he resides in Riverton and is ready to watch the music program grow and help students pursue their passion for music.
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 is passionate about teaching and truly feels fortunate to be in the role.
Nita has taught at CWC for more than 15 years and has showed artwork internationally.
David Gray brings experience in marketing, journalism, theatre and military communications to the classroom.
Buck brings three decades of experience teaching wilderness medicine and writing books and magazine articles to his job as an English Instructor.
Past sports director and general manager at radio stations and co-founder of Wyopreps.com, John has more than 25 years experience in the radio broadcast field.
Amanda brings experience from her professional career producing at NBC to the classroom.
Dr. Connally has taught English for more than 20 years...
Colleen enjoys getting to know students and helping them find their path.
Ben has taught English at CWC for many years.
Outdoor and Environment
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Passionate about math, Mike Bostick, enjoys teaching math and helping students comprehend and solve tough math concepts.
Kirsten has a passion for wildlife and brings a wealth of experience to the classroom.
Jennifer Kellner has taught mathematics for more than ten years at CWC.
Kate is a math instructor at CWC.
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.
Lucy Graham is from Aurora, Nebraska. Prior to earning her master's degree, Lucy spent a year doing an internship at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services where she worked in the epidemiology department focusing on chronic disease prevention, particularly cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Bill Finney engages his students by creating an interactive learning environment
Professor Matt Herr brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.
Tara lets her students be their own subject by drawing their own blood to determine blood type, counts and more!