Professors/Contacts

Professors

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Mark Armbrecht

Professor, Automotive Programs
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 13-42A
515-965-7166

​Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in 1994
  • 5 years of General Motors and Chrysler dealership experience
  • ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician
  • ASE Certified Advanced Level Specialist in Advanced Engine Performance, Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis, and Light Duty Hybrid/Electric Vehicle
  • Also ASE Certified in Alternative Fuels-CNG Vehicles, Auto Maintenance & Light Repair, Body Mechanical & Electrical Components, and Medium/Heavy Truck-Gas Engines, Diesel Engines, & Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • GM-Engine Performance and Electrical/Electronics Master Technician
  • Chrysler Certified Instructor
  • AAS Degree - Automotive Electronics Technology; Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA

Staff Development Activities:

  • Annually complete many hours of online and classroom General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford Training classes
  • Annually attend Vision Hi-Tech Training & Expo in Kansas City, KS
  • Research new automotive technology in trade magazines as well as on-line

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Annually assist with the DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contests, Skills USA, Discover DMACC Days, & other informational and recruiting activities

Spring 2022

Fall 2022


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Shane Boots

Professor, Automotive Programs
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 13-14C
515-964-6428

​Experience:

• Began teaching at DMACC in October 2016
• 10+ years of General Motors dealership experience
• ASE Master Technician
• ASE Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1)
• ASE Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9)
• General Motors World Class Certified
• AAS Degree -Automotive Technology; Des Moines Area Community College-Ankeny, IA

Staff Development Activities:

• General Motors factory update training
• Instructor update workshops
• Attend various learning sessions thru the DMACC Teaching and Learning Committee

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022


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Jerry Burns

Program Chair, General Motors-ASEP, Honda-PACT; Professor, Automotive Programs
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 13-17A
515-964-6504

Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in August, 2004
  • 10+ years of General Motors, Volvo, Isuzu dealership experience
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ASE Master Truck Technician
  • ASE Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist (L1)
  • ASE Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnosis Specialist (L2)
  • ASE Light Vehicle Diesel Engines (A9)
  • ASE Auto Maintenance and Light Repair (G1)
  • General Motors World Class Certified
  • AAS Degree - Automotive Technology; Des Moines Area Community College-Ankeny, IA

Staff Development Activities:

  • General Motors factory update training
  • Ford factory training
  • Instructor update workshops
  • Attend various learning sessions thru the DMACC Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Professional Development Courses Taken thru Drake University:
    • History of Community Colleges
    • Diverse Learners
    • Teaching Methods
    • Anti-Bullying: Where to Start
    • Teacher Leadership Strategies
    • Human Relations

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Assists yearly with DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contest
  • Develop pre/post test assessments for various courses
  • Update course competencies to meet the industry needs set by our Advisory Committee
  • Developing web-blended learning for use in our classes
  • Mentor to adjunct faculty
  • Participant and Committee Member of National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium

Spring 2022

Summer 2022


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Jeff Calkin

Professor, Automotive Programs
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 13-12F
515-964-6594

Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in August, 1988
  • 11 years of General Motors dealership experience
  • ASE Master Technician
  • G1 ASE Certified
  • L1 ASE certified
  • MACS Refrigerant, Recovery & Recycling
  • GM Certified
  • Management training
  • Diploma - Auto/Diesel; Lincoln Technical Institute
  • Numerous college courses at DMACC, ISU, UNI

Staff Development Activities:

  • Extensive GM courses
  • Computer update training
  • Ford training

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Assists yearly with DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contest
  • Member of DMACC Calendar Committee
  • Curriculum review and updates
  • Skills USA Advisor
  • Mentor to adjunct faculty
  • Served on several hiring committees
  • Presenter for Discover DMACC Automotive days

Spring 2022

Summer 2022


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John Russell

Program Chair, MOPAR CAP; Professor, Automotive Programs
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 13-38A
515-964-6891

​Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in January, 1997
  • 18 years of FCA dealership experience
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ASE Advanced Level Specialist
  • FCA Level 3 Master Certified Technician
  • AAS Degree - Automotive Mechanics Technology; Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

Staff Development Activities:

  • Completed all FCA instructor led courses
  • Completed all FCA on-line training

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Many high school recruiting activities throughout Iowa and here at DMACC
  • Assists yearly with DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contest

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022


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Michael Sander

Professor, Automotive Program - Career Academy
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 13-13A
515-965-7152

​Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in 2005
  • 16 years of General Motors dealership experience
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ASE G-1 Certification
  • General Motors Certification Automatic and Manual Transmissions
  • AAS Degree -Automotive Technology; Hawkeye Community College - Waterloo, IA

Staff Development Activities:

  • General Motors factory update training
  • Ford factory training
  • Instructor update workshops

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Assists yearly with DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contest
  • Assists yearly with Skills USA Contest
  • Assists with Discover DMACC Days
  • Develop pre/posttest assessments for various courses
  • Update course competencies to meet the industry needs set by our Advisory Committee

Spring 2022

Fall 2022


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Greg Seaman

Professor, Automotive Programs
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 13-25A
515-964-6276

Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in August, 1994
  • 18 years of General Motors dealership experience
  • ASE Master Technician
  • GM Master Technician Certified
  • AAS Degree - Automotive Mechanics Technology; Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA

Staff Development Activities:

  • GM factory update training
  • Ford factory update training
  • Instructor update workshops
  • Participant in NAFTC training at West Virginia University

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Assists yearly with DMACC High School Skills Contest
  • Update course competencies and curriculum to meet NATEF and industry standards
  • Mentor to new faculty
  • Served on hiring committees.

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

Fall 2022


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Keith Wersinger

Professor, Automotive Programs
Ankeny Campus
Building/Room: 13-12B
515-964-6552

Experience:

  • Began teaching at DMACC in August, 2004
  • Independent automotive repair facility experience​
  • GM dealership experience
  • Shop ownership/management experience
  • ASE certified Master Technician
  • ASE certified Auto Maintenance & Light Repair G1
  • ASE certified Refrigerant, Recovery & Recycling
  • GM training Certifications
  • Chrysler training Certifications
  • Ford training Certifications
  • Diploma DMACC Auto Collision Program
  • AAS Degree DMACC Automotive Technology Program

Staff Development Activities:

  • GM update training
  • Chrysler update training
  • Ford update training

Contributions to DMACC's Instructional Building:

  • Assist with annual DMACC High School Automotive Skills Contest
  • Assist with Skills USA contest
  • Assist with Discover DMACC Days
  • Help develop assessments for various courses
  • Help update course competencies to meet current industry standards

Spring 2022

Fall 2022


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Eric Wollesen

Professor, Automotive Program - Career Academy
Carroll Campus
Building/Room: 171A
712-792-8510

​Eric began his teaching career at DMACC in January of 2016 as an adjunct Automotive Instructor at DMACC in Carroll for the Spring semester and became full time in the Fall of 2016. He is a graduate of Western Iowa Tech and an ASE Master Automobile Technician.

Prior to becoming an instructor with DMACC he was employed for the last 25 years in the automotive and heavy truck industries as a technician and in management.

Eric enjoys spending time with his family (wife and their three daughters) and friends, traveling, hunting, fishing and working in the shop. 

Spring 2022

Fall 2022