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 Instructors

Josh DainesSamuel "Josh" Daines
Instructor
Business Administration


Ankeny Campus
Building 8, Room 22
Office: 515-371-9323
sdaines@dmacc.edu

Education:
MBA, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
MPA, Drake University, Des Moines, IA
BS, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Instruction:
Introduction to Business, Principles of Banking, Introduction to Insurance, Quantitative Methods, Career Seminar / Internship

Additional Activities:
I began teaching college as an adjunct instructor at DMACC (Urban and Ankeny campuses) with the Fall semester of 2007, and became a full-time faculty member in 2013. I graduated from Iowa State University in 1992 with degrees in Political Science and French (Oui, je parle francais un petit peu). In addition, I received a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University in '98 and a Masters of Business Administration from Drake in '05. I am currently a Ph.D. student at Iowa State University in the School of Education. Before becoming a faculty member at DMACC, I was an Associate Professor of Business Administration at AIB College of Business in Des Moines, IA. Prior to my career as an educator, I was a licensed property / casualty insurance agent for a multinational insurance brokerage firm and also spent five years as a licensed mortgage loan originator.

Beginning in 2013, I became a member of the DMACC faculty. I teach Introduction to Business, Principles of Banking, Introduction to Insurance, Quantitative Methods and the Career Seminar / Internship course.


Brad Duerson
Instructor, Economics & Personal Finance
Ankeny Campus
Office: 515-964-6871
bkduerson@dmacc.edu

Education:
B.S. International Business, Brigham Young University Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii
MBA, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Instruction:
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Personal Finance, Introduction to Business

Additional Activities:
9/11 brought me to Iowa. I came to DMACC via Department of Homeland Security where I served as the Iowa training manager for airport security since TSA's inception.

I enjoyed several years teaching as an Assistant Professor of International Business at Southern Utah University. Prior to that, I served in management positions with Nissan in Tennessee and Franklin Covey in Tokyo, Japan. But through all those experiences, I have learned that teaching is the most rewarding occupation.

I am a member of the on-line oversight committee. As an instructor, my five-year academic support goals are to publish a Personal Finance book, establish a "Students in Free Enterprise" organization, and to develop student internships with Disney World.


Jill Friestad-Tate Jill Friestad-Tate
Instructor


West Campus
jmfriestadtate@dmacc.edu

Education:
Ed.D., Drake University-Educational Leadership
Ed.S., Drake University-Adult Learning/Administration
MBA, Kaplan University
MA, Drake University, Special Education with an Emphasis in Collaborative Teaching
BS, Drake University, Secondary Business Education
AA, Liberal Arts, DMACC-Ankeny

Instruction:
Introduction to Business, Marketing, Macroeconomics


Vada GranthamVada Grantham
Instructor


Building 8, Room 14
Ankeny Campus
Office: 515-964-6348
vgrantham@dmacc.edu
Instructor website

Education:
BA, Business, Grand View college

Instruction:
Entrepreneurship

Additional Activities:
Vada and his wife Teresa started their market research firm in 1987 in the basement of their home with just two employees. During the initial years of business, they were in the food industry with a client list of General Mills, Keebler, Pillsbury, Nabisco, Kraft, and more. Their primary services were providing food samples to shoppers in the supermarkets and Sam's Clubs. They sold the food division in 1999 with over 500 employees in eight Midwestern states.

Today, the company is a full-service research firm with 10 employees and provides consumer research to a variety of industries.

Vada said his professional aspiration is to take DMACC's Small Business Entrepreneurship Program to unprecedented heights by creating market demands for programs that are developed through - innovative thinking, strategic processes, and continuously keeping a pulse on a technologically savvy and ever-changing world!

As a professor, his primary goal is to create a learning environment for his students that is; intellectually stimulating, engaging, and thought provoking.


Joe Hanson Joe Hanson
Instructor


Urban Campus
Office: 515-248-7228
jrhanson@dmacc.edu

Biography
I am a product of the Community College system having graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA. I received my undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I have also completed my Ph.D. in Education from Iowa State University.

I have work experience in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Operations Management, Project Management as well as Personnel Management. I am a firm believer in application-based learning and I draw on my own experiences as well as the experiences of others to assist in the comprehension of the textual material.

I absolutely love teaching and have always tried to live by some advice I received from a professor during my undergraduate studies: If you have a job that you love, you'll never "work" a day in your life.


Russell Holmes Russell E. Holmes
Instructor
Business Administration


Ankeny Campus
Office: 515-964-6528
Home: 515-382-6054
FAX: 515-964-7135
reholmes@dmacc.edu

Education:
J.D. / Drake Law School, Des Moines
M.S. / Iowa State University, Ames
B.A. / University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
A.A. / North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City

Instruction:
Business Law; Introduction to Business

Additional Activities:
Russell E. Holmes teaches Business Law and Introduction to Business. He obtained his law degree from Drake Law School in 1989. He has a Master's degree from Iowa State; a Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and an Associate of Arts degree from North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.

After graduating from UNI, he worked with the Federal Land Bank of St. Paul, Minnesota as a loan officer. In 1977 he started teaching full time for the American Institute of Business in Des Moines and also worked for a consulting firm in Des Moines.

Russell first came to DMACC in 1980 and was with the department until 1986. He left DMACC to attend law school. From 1989 until 2004 he was in private practice in Polk and Story counties. For eight years he was the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Story County. He returned to DMACC in 2004.


David Levy David Levy
Instructor

Business Administration

West Campus
djlevy@dmacc.edu

Education:
I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1976 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1994. I also completed individual graduate level courses in Distribution Engineering (Iowa State University), Direct Current Transmission (Iowa State University), Strategic Marketing Management (Harvard University) and Managerial Economics (University of Phoenix) as well as the four week Utility Management Executive Program at the University of Michigan.

Experience:
I started my career with Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company in 1974 in Iowa City. Transfers and promotions took me to Davenport, Fort Dodge, back to Iowa City, Ottumwa, Rock Island, and back to Davenport. During that period I progressed from an engineer to vice president and an officer of the company at Iowa-Illinois. Functional responsibilities during that time included engineering, operations, marketing, industrial relations, energy conservation, purchasing, information technology and human resources.

Iowa-Illinois merged with Iowa Power and Iowa Public Service in 1995 to form MidAmerican Energy. From 1995 until 1999 I held the titles of vice president, chief information officer and senior vice president involving various functional areas including information technology, human resources, marketing and customer service.

Following a successful merger with CalEnergy in 1999 to form an international energy company (retaining the MidAmerican name), I made the difficult decision to leave the energy business after almost 25 years to try some new ventures. I did some consulting work with small companies including a couple of years working with Apogee Interactive, an Atlanta software and training company. In 2001, I launched Abbey Road Home Theater, a service business specializing in the calibration of high end video and audio equipment.

During my business career I taught several in-house technical courses along with training in various high voltage and natural gas technical areas. I also taught vocational computer courses at Kirkwood Community College in both Iowa City and Cedar Rapids and an information systems course in the University of Iowa MBA program. I started as an adjunct at DMACC in August, 2004 and became full time in January, 2005. I still do occasional home theater work.


Susan J. MitchellSusan J. Mitchell
District Chair Business Administration, Business Law Instructor

Building 8, Room 14
Ankeny Campus
Office: 515-964-6869
FAX: 515-965-7135
sjmitchell@dmacc.edu

Education:
BA, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa
J.D., Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa

Instruction:
BUS 185 & BUS 186

Additional Activities:
I graduated from Buena Vista University with an undergraduate degree in education and taught school in Corning, Iowa, before deciding I wanted to try graduate school. Graduating from Drake Law School in December 1982, was the beginning of my next career focus. My law practice consisted of forming corporations and partnerships, preparing wills, filing bankruptcies, and general trial work.

I started teaching at DMACC in August 1989.  I teach Business Law I and Business Law II and have taught a variety of other law related courses.  I am chair of the Curriculum Commission and District Chair of the Business Administration Program. I enjoy reading, biking, hiking, and gardening when I have free time.


Chris Moon Chris Moon
Instructor
Business Administration
 

Boone Campus
Room 202
Office: 515-433-5084
crmoon1@dmacc.edu

Education:
A.A., Liberal Arts, DMACC, 1995
B.S., Accounting, Iowa State University, 1997
J.D., Drake University Law School, 2000

Instruction:
Business Law, Introduction to Business, Business Math, Human Relations in Business, Business Internship, Accounting Internship, Administrative Assistant Internship, The College Experience
Advisor - Phi Beta Lambda, Boone Campus

Additional Activities:
I was born and raised in Ankeny, Iowa. I moved to Boone in 1993 and attended DMACC, Iowa State University and then Drake Law School. After graduating law school and passing the Iowa Bar Examination in 2000, I immediately began practicing law at a general practice firm in Ames, Iowa. I practiced in many areas of law including but not limited to family law (custody, visitation, juvenile, divorce, paternity and adoption), criminal defense, bankruptcy, business law, probate and estate law and tax. I became a full partner in that firm in January, 2002 and moved to Ames in 2003. I practiced at that firm until May of 2008 when I left started my own law firm. I ran my own law firm from 2008 until August 2013. During that time I became a certified mediator and have engaged in numerous mediations.

I started teaching as an adjunct in 2001. I began teaching Business Law in Ankeny and eventually moved to the Ames Center. As time went on I started teaching more classes in addition to practicing law full time. I found that I loved teaching. In 2013 an opening occurred at the Boone campus and I applied and was hired. I closed my law practice in August 2013 and have been teaching full time since then. I am also the advisor for Phi Beta Lambda at the Boone Campus. Phi Beta Lambda is a student run business organization providing students with many opportunities including leadership and networking.


Jeff SchroederJeff Schroeder
Professor,
Political Science


Room 202
Boone Campus,
Office: 515-433-5082
jsschroeder@dmacc.edu

Education
University of Oregon, MS and Ph.D. (2001)
Iowa State University, BS (1990)
Iowa Lakes Community College (1983-84)

Profile:
Dr. Jeff Schroeder earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon after a career in logistics with Fritz Companies (now a division of UPS) where he established consolidation, air and ocean freight operations in Korea, North China, and the Russian Far East. Dr. Schroeder teaches a range of courses for Des Moines Area Community College from International Business to International Studies. Dr. Schroeder is an active consultant on global trade and transportation policy issues.


Jennifer SchulteJennifer Schulte
Instructor


Carroll Campus
Room 170
Office: 712-792-8330
jrschulte1@dmacc.edu

Biography
I graduated Iowa State University in 2005 with a degree in Communication Studies and minor in Entrepreneurial Studies, focusing all my electives in business coursework. Since college, I've had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Manager with Pier 1 Imports, Defined Contributions Rep with ING, Placement Consultant/Recruiter for Westaff, Bookstore Manager at DMACC and Promise Jobs Employment Specialist with IowaWORKS.

My experiences have been mostly in the fields of retail management, human resources, employment and government. It was with my experience managing DMACC's bookstore that my eyes were opened to the idea of teaching at the community college level and I began to pursue my graduate degree in Business Administration while working full time. I attended Bellevue University and graduated with my MBA in 2013. I enjoy working with students. Teaching is something I am passionate about and my door is always open as I want to help every student succeed.


Reggie SinhaReggie Sinha
Intro to Business,
Intro to International Business,
Small Business Management

Building 8
Ankeny Campus
Office: 515-964-6412
rsinhaa@dmacc.edu

Education
B.S. / Eastern Illinois University
M.S. / Iowa State University

Profile:
Reggie Sinha brings in an experiential learning style into his classroom, drawing from his experiences gained over the past 25 years owning and operating several international, domestic and personal businesses. He is a true international professor who readily brings the world into his courses and curriculum, involving students, faculty and DMACC. Currently, he serves as the adviser to the Phi Beta Lambda DMACC Ankeny Chapter and is a member of the Spain International Year Committee.


Tom SweeneyTom Sweeney
Instructor, Economics

Building 8, Room 22
Ankeny Campus
Office: 515 965-7088
tjsweeney1@dmacc.edu

Education:
BS, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
MS, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
PhD, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Instruction:
Principles of Macroeconomics (ECN120), Principles of Microeconomics (ECN130)

Additional Activities:
My career has been in three phases. I started my career as a teacher at Illinois State University, teaching various courses in economics. From there I went to Iowa State University where I continued my graduate studies and taught courses in economics and marketing. The second phase of my career began when I left academia and went into the business world. For approximately 28 years I worked at Iowa Power, presently known as MidAmerican Energy. While at MidAmerican I worked in forecasting, corporate planning, budgeting, market research, employment and labor relations.

The third phase of my career began In August, 2006 when I became a member of the DMACC faculty. I teach principles of macro and microeconomics. In addition to my DMACC teaching duties, I have made presentations on macroeconomics in short courses for the Iowa Bankers Association.


Richard TrieffRichard Trieff

Building 8 Room 22A
Office: 515-964-6211
FAX: (515)-965-7135
rttrieff@dmacc.edu  

Education:
BA - Simpson College, 1974
MS - Iowa State University, 1978

Instruction:
Principles of Economics, Personal Finance