Meet Our Faculty

photoChin Git NG, Mathematics Instructor

ng@ntc.edu | 715.803.1366

Education:

  • M.S. Mathematics, University of Idaho
  • B.S. Computer Science, Minnesota State
  • University Moorhead, MN
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of
  • Oklahoma
Classes I’m teaching:
  • College Mathematics (In-person, ITV and Online)
  • Elementary Algebra (ITV)
  • Intermediate Algebra (in-person)
  • Mathematics with Business Applications (In-person,
  • ITV and Online)
  • Introductory Statistics (ITV)
  • College Algebra (In-person, ITV and Online)
  • Calculus 1 (in-person)
  • Introduction to College Mathematics(in-person)
  • Applied Mathematics 1 (In-person)
  • Technical Mathematics 1A(In-person)
  • Technical Mathematics 1B(In-person)
  • Technical Mathematics 1(In-person)

Biography:
My interest in teaching mathematics started in January 2002. It was the first day I worked as a mathematics tutor in Mathematics Department of Minnesota State University Moorhead. I could see that students liked the way I explained mathematics concepts to them.  I enjoyed it as I saw them learn the math concepts and skills.   After tutoring, I told my sister that I wanted to teach mathematics or statistics. In two years, I took all mathematics and statistics courses offered at Minnesota State University Moorhead. In my final year, I was awarded “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics”.  That gave me even more confidence and I made up my mind to teach mathematics at college level one day. After I graduated with a M.S. in Mathematics in 2006, I went back to Minnesota State University Moorhead to work as an adjunct and math tutor. In 2007, Northcentral Technical College was looking for a mathematics instructor with a Masters in Mathematics.  I applied. In July 2007, I was offered the mathematics teaching position. I was extremely happy and no words could express my elated emotions. The abundance of my academic backgrounds definitely helps to enhance my teaching and provide NTC’s students a different perspective on mathematics learning. It is a wonderful feeling to see students’ eyes light up when they realized they have grasped the challenging math concepts or skills.  I appreciate every day that I have this great opportunity to do what I like in this beautiful country, truly the land of opportunity.


 

photoCornelia Zerban, Psychology Faculty

zerban@ntc.edu | 715.803.1785

Education:

  • Fachschule fuer Sozialpaedagogik, Neckarsulm, Germany – Bachelor of Social Work
  • Fachhochschule fuer Sozialwesen, Mannheim, Germany – Master of Social Work
  • Illinois School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited), Chicago, IL – Doctor of Psychology

Classes I’m teaching:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Thinking Critically and Creatively

Biography:
Having previously held supervisory and administrative positions within private industry and not-for-profit agencies, I came to NTC in the fall of 2008 to teach Psychology courses in our General Education Division. It has been a pleasure being part of NTC’s innovative technology initiatives such as Virtual College that affords students flexible and individualized learning without compromising quality and rigor. Some of the activities that I enjoy outside of NTC include reading, sailing, biking, hiking, travelling, and spoiling Barley and Hops, my two adorable Yorkshire Terriers.


 

photoDan O’Brien, Accounting Instructor

obrien@ntc.edu | 715.803.1726

Education:

  • UW-Whitewater, BBA in Accounting
  • Marian University, MAE in Instruction

Classes I’m teaching:

  • Accounting I Cost Accounting I
  • Cost Analysis Accounting Spreadsheets
  • Accounting Fundamentals Personal Finance

Biography:
I have 25 years experience in the finance area.  I have also been teaching for the last six years.  This experience includes the following:

  • Instructor of accounting at Lakeland College for six year
  • Instructor of Personal Finance at NTC
  • Published in Management Accounting (Feb/99) “Succeeding with 80/20” (lean manufacturing)
  • Divisional controller for a fortune 200 company – Miller Electric Mfg. Co.,  Appleton, WI  (division of ITW)
  • Divisional controller for a multi-billion dollar international corporation, Outokumpu.
    • Plan Administrator for companies pension plan
  • Speaker at AMT Financial Symposium (May/2000)
  • Instructor of Finance for Non-financial Managers for a Fortune 200 company
  • Instructor of CMA review course for Lakeland College (2000-2012)
  • Taught personal finance in Junior Achievement classes (1983-2012)
  • Assistant football coach at DC Everest High School.

 

photoDaniel McRoberts, Communication Instructor

mcrobertsd@ntc.edu | 715.803.1791

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls, B.S.
  • North Dakota State University, M.A.

Classes I’m teaching:

  • Oral Interpersonal Communication
  • Speech
  • Written Communication

Biography:
I love the diversity of the students, their career focus and their drive to succeed. I enjoy watching our students excel in the variety of today’s educational opportunities. Outside the classroom, I enjoy serving as NTC’s International Club Adviser and keeping aware of the constantly changing field of Communication.


 

photoFrancine Nettesheim, Mathematics Instructor

netteshe@ntc.edu | 715.803.1857

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education/Mathematics – UWSP, Steven Point, WI
  • Master of Arts Degree in Education – Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, WI
  • Master of Science Degree in Mathematics – Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

Classes I’m teaching:

  • Applied Math 1 College Mathematics
  • Elementary Algebra w/Apps. Intermediate Algebra w/Apps.
  • College Algebra w/ Apps

Biography:
One of the things I love most about my job is that I get to work on math all the time!  How fun!  Another thing I love most about my job is that I get to work with students and help them to understand the math concepts we use in class.  My students make my job even more enjoyable.  I’ve been teaching math here at NTC for 18 years and still love it. Some of my interests include reading a good Steven King novel, watching plays at the theater, and traveling.  One of my goals is to visit every state in the U.S. at least once – I’m about half way there.  I wish cooking was one of my interests and am forever checking out good healthy recipes, but I just plain old don’t like to cook no matter how hard I try to convince myself that I do.


 

photoJanet Kilsdonk, Business & Marketing Instructor

kilsdonk@ntc.edu | 715.803.1719

Education:

  • Associate Degrees – NTC and UWMC
  • BS in Science Management – UW Superior
  • Masters of Education, Teacher Leadership Development – Silver Lake College
  • MBA – Northcentral University on Prescott Arizona

Classes I’m teaching:

  • Marketing Principles
  • Portfolio/Career Development
  • Principles of Sales
  • Promotions
  • Merchandising Management

Biography:
I hope you enjoy exploring the world of marketing as much as I am passionate about teaching it!  I love  learning and am curious about many things in life--from cultural diversity to travel to art to nature to business—I guess you can say that I am the perfect example of a “life-long learner!”  I encourage you to keep learning during your entire lifetime, too.


 

photoKim Waltz, Sociology Instructor

waltz@ntc.edu | 715.803.1817

Education:

  • McPherson College, McPherson, KS  / BS Sociology
  • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS / MA Sociology
  • Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS / ABD Sociology

Classes I'm teaching:

  • Race, Ethnic, and Diversity Studies
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems

Biography:
Hello, my name is Kim Waltz, and I grew up on a pig farm in a little town called Adel, Iowa, just west of Des Moines. Currently my parents still raise corn and soybeans on that farm. I have two siblings; my sister, who farms with my dad, and my brother who lives in Los Angeles, CA and works with autistic children. My wonderful husband Matt and I have a son named Levi and a daughter named CeCe. We moved to Wausau from Iowa in 2002. When I’m not grading papers or changing diapers, I really enjoy playing golf, exploring new bands/music, and creating pottery on the potter’s wheel at the Center for the Visual Arts in Downtown Wausau. I never dreamed that I would live in Wisconsin and be an instructor at NTC, but what a wonderful dream it has turned out to be!


 

photoKimberly Reed, Instructor

reed@ntc.edu | 715.803.1729

Education:

  • Eastern Illinois University - Marketing
  • Lewis University – MBA -Marketing

Classes I'm Teaching:

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Computer User Support
  • Graphics for Web & Digital Media
  • Principles of Information Security
  • Business Management Internship
  • Marketing Principles
  • Service Skills
  • Business Management Internship

Biography:
I enjoy working with students that is the number one reason why I love teaching. It is motivational to watch as a student masters a new concept or come up with an innovative idea. I enjoy the challenge of helping when students experience setbacks I view these situations as challenges. I love knowing that I can make a difference in a student's life. My interests include reading, running, mountain biking, and learning.


 

photoSam Buemi, Instructor

buemi@ntc.edu | 715.803.1458

Education:

  • Kent State University, M.A.
  • Kent State University, B.S.
  • Capella University, Ph.D. (Degree not yet attained)

Classes I’m teaching:

  • Intro to American Government
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Ethics: Theory and Contemporary

Biography:

I have been trained as an educator and enjoy teaching subjects that examine human behavior.  I have received a Masters degree in Sociology and I am currently working toward my Ph.D. in Psychology with an interest in how evolution impacts behavior.  Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of my job is increasing students’ awareness on issues and events that impact their community and world. I’m proud to work at Northcentral Technical College and deeply value all those within the NTC community.


 

photoSarah Watson, Economics Instructor

watson@ntc.edu | 715.803.1847

Education:

  • North Central College – BS in Economics, Minor in Computer Science
  • Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland – 1 Year Study Abroad Opportunity
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee – MA in Economics

Classes I’m teaching:

  • Economics
  • Thinking Critically & Creatively
  • Cents & Sensibility
  • College Success: Intro to Blackboard & myNTC
  • College Success: Financial Aid Essentials
  • College Success: iPad Basics

Biography:
I enjoy teaching Economics because it allows me to help people see how important they are to the world economy and how important the global market is to them. It’s an exciting time to be an instructor because of the access to all of the great on-line resources and technology that helps convey the important concepts in the course. Besides teaching and economics, I love to spend time with my fiancé (Matt) and dogs (Bubba & Dot). We like to go on road trips to see cool new places. I also love to sing and have recently become a karaoke fan!


 

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Tricia Smith, Communication Instructor

smithp@ntc.edu | 715.843.1790

Education:

  • UWSP-Bachelor of Science in English Education
  • UWSP-Master of Science in Teaching -English

Classes I'm teaching:

  • Written Communication – Virtual College
  • Written Communication - Online
  • Oral Interpersonal – Face to Face and Online
  • Technical Reporting – Face to Face

Biography:
What do I love about my job? I love the students – the diversity of backgrounds and the ideas they bring to the classroom makes every day new and exciting. I also love being on the cutting edge of new technologies. Working to bring information to students in a wide variety of formats keeps me up-to-date on the newest ways we communicate! Other things I am passionate about besides teaching? I love to bike- this is a passion that I share with my husband and sons as well. I also love to spend time knitting, quilting, and reading.

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