Meet Our Faculty
Each month the ICCOC will feature six faculty who teach for one of the consortium colleges. These faculty have been chosen by the Deans or Directors of Distance Learning at the colleges and have shown genuine concern in student success and quality online education.
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting I
Intermediate Accounting II
Individual Accounting Projects
Math for Liberal Arts
I am a mathematics instructor at Clinton Community College (part of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges). I started teaching at Clinton in 1992 and have been teaching online since 2000. In fact, I one was one of the 11 original online instructors for the consortium. Beth also serves as a mentor trainer for other online instructors that teach on the Clinton campus.
As for my educational background, I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Western Illinois University and a Master’s of Science in Applied Mathematics from the University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign. Since receiving my master’s degree, I has continued to take graduate level mathematics courses that are related to using technology in the classroom.
Outside of work, I live with my two cats and spins yarn and weaves scarves, placemats, towels, Navajo Style runners and rugs, just to name a few items. I sell these items at juried art shows throughout the year.
I has just completed taking two courses on tapestry weaving in Taos, New Mexico. With this new knowledge, I am venturing into wool rug weaving.
Overall, I am a mathematics instructor with talents who loves to encourage and help students learn.
Wow, how time flies! I have been teaching on-line since Spring Semester 2000, so it’s been over 15 years that I have been teaching accounting students in the on-line format. What I love about teaching accounting is seeing the “lightbulb turn on” when students finally master debits and credits. Accounting is a lot like learning a foreign language, so students often enter my courses knowing nothing about accounting. It is fun to watch the growth that occurs in such a short time as students go from knowing nothing to really mastering the concepts. It is particularly gratifying to see them go out into the workforce and use the skills I have taught them.
I am a graduate of Minnesota State University where I received Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration and Business Education. In addition, I earned my undergraduate degree in Accounting from Buena Vista University and an MBA from Regis University. This Fall, I am starting my 18th year at Iowa Lakes Community College.
My husband and I reside on a farm near Ringsted, Iowa, and we are the parents of three young adults all living in the Des Moines area: Ryan, who is Vice-President of Kingston Life & Health; Derek, a software engineer/consultant at Pioneer; and Alyson, a Registered Nurse at Mercy. In my spare time, I love to be outside – boating, flower gardening, landscaping, camping – anything to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. We also love to travel, and I am an avid book reader!
My name is Roy Kilgore. Please address me as Roy. I am a retired United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot. I also worked for Boeing Helicopter Company for more than 12 years.
Along the way, I have taught arithmetic, algebra, calculus, probability, statistics, and differential equations, as well as several different computer applications courses, in both two and four year accredited institutions. I have also taught both civilian and military flight training courses.
I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Science degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology. I am also a graduate of three different professional military education courses and several flying training courses. As you may infer, I have been either a student or an instructor in some capacity or other most of my life.
My wife and I have been married for almost five decades now. We have two children (a PhD and an architect) and three grandchildren.
Dr. Renee Romig
Basic Biological Concepts
Introduction to Computers
I am a Biology Instructor at Western Iowa Tech Community College(WITCC) (2000-present) and I also teach chemistry courses.
Currently I serve as WITCC’s Faculty Senate Chair and as a member of the Managing Applications and Data (MAD) Committee and Scholarship Committee. I began teaching Nutrition online in Fall 2002 and currently teaches Basic Biological Concepts online.
I graduated from Buena Vista College (now University) in 1992 with a B.S. in Chemistry with a double major in Biology and double minors in Math and Spanish. I earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in 1997 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), while also completing the Eppley Cancer Research Training Program. My dissertation title was “Subunit Association and Stabilization of Butyrylcholinesterase).
From 1997-2000 I was an instructor at the Minnesota Academy of Mathematics and Science (MAMS), in Winona, MN. In 1999-2000 I was also the Director of Academics and Student Affairs at MAMS. “
I married Greg Romig in 2001. Greg is also a Biology Instructor at WITCC. We have not had children of their own but enjoy spoiling their niece and nephews. We also enjoy gardening, reading and traveling together."
I teach full time at Southeastern Community College and have been for quite a while. I’ve also taught on-line for several years and I am the Mentor-Trainer for my college. My background professionally is in clinical psychology and I still maintain a private practice here in SE Iowa.
I am a graduate of Southwest Texas State University, Webster University, and the FBI National Academy at Quantico. I am currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology. I previously served two terms as Chair of the Iowa State Education Association’s Higher Education Committee and served as a member of their Executive Board.
In a prior life I was a cop for 16 years where I led a S.W.A.T. unit and was the lead hostage negotiator.
I'm also a combat veteran with a chest full of medals to prove it, including the Bronze Star for Valor (for whatever that is worth).
Politically I am a real socialist and I'm so far on the liberal left that I consider President Obama to be a
conservative. Other labels that often get attached to me are husband, father, Catholic, pacifist, activist, advocate, author, and biker. I'm very opinionated about many things and I love to share those opinions with people and listen to their perspectives. Some think my humor is a little warped (George Carlin is my favorite philosopher) and I'm the world's #1 Elvis fan.
I am a computer and graphic design instructor at Southwestern Community College. I teach many different courses relating to Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. I have been teaching for 24 years from junior high students through college students, face to face classes and online classes. I enjoy assisting students to further their technology skills for education as well as for their career after college.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Business Education from Northwest Missouri State University and followed with my master’s degree focusing on Instructional Technology from Viterbo University. While at Southwestern Community College, I have been heavily involved with our campus-wide assessment process.
My family resides on a farm in southwest Iowa where we are dedicated to raising our three kids with a great farm work ethic. We are all heavily involved in the cattle industry which provides great family memories as our kids exhibit cattle and lambs all across the nation. When we are not gone to livestock shows, I enjoy flower gardening, landscaping and fishing trips to Canada.