Featured Faculty

​​​​​We practice what we teach! Click on any Faculty bio below for more information.

Dr. Matthew Abbott


Dr. Matthew Abbott

Professor of Biology, Newton Campus

"At DMACC, I have the privilege of working with students interested in health science careers and helping students become better consumers of science. This helps them make better decisions regarding critical scientific issues in our society." (read more)


Dr. Peter Conis


Dr. Peter Conis

Sociology and Criminal Justice Instructor, Boone Campus

"My students are often surprised to learn that their professor co-authored their textbooks," said Dr. Conis. "They seem to think only university professors publish text books, but there are several DMACC instructors who are experts in their field and share that knowledge through publications." (read more)


Marc Dickinson


Marc Dickinson

Creative Writing, Literature and Composition Professor, Ankeny Campus

"A good day in the classroom is when I can walk away knowing I opened up someone's world, and the best days are when I walk away with the same feeling because students taught me to look at something in a new way as well." (read more)


Tony Guerra


Julie Gonzalez

Biology Instructor, Biotechnology Program Chair, Ankeny Campus

"There is a demand for students who can use critical thinking skills and laboratory training to run experiments and analyze the results. If you are interested in biology and/or chemistry, there is a biotech job somewhere that would be perfect for you." (read more)


Tony Guerra


Dr. Tony Guerra

Chemistry and Pharmacology Instructor​ and Pre-pharmacy Advisor,
Ankeny Campus

"As a student, I was amazed by the opportunities at DMACC," said Dr. Guerra. "I met famous authors and nationally known innovators and CEOs that were brought in for DMACC events." (read more)


Carl Lindberg


Carl Lindberg

Professor of Fine Arts/Theater DMACC Ankeny Campus, Program Chair DMACC Ankeny Theatre at The Simon Estes School of Fine Arts, and Interim District Chair of Humanities

“I know what it's like to go to 60 auditions a month and make ends meet with gig work. That’s why we teach and produce theatre and acting in a professional model that is entirely practical.  We prepare them for the industry." (read more)


David Purdy


David Purdy

Photography Program Chair and Instructor
DMACC Ankeny Campus

"The best aspect of our photography program is that it is designed to be very hands-on. It's not uncommon to have a beginner who's just picked up a camera in the same course as someone who has been taking photos as a hobby for years." (read more)


Steve Schott


Steve Schott

Video Production Professor, Ankeny Campus

Schott has extensive TV, film and advertising production experience. His credits include movies like "The Final Season", TV shows like "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" and commercials for companies such as Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee and McDonalds.
(read more)


Matt Walsh

   
 Dr. Matt Walsh

Professor of History, Urban Campus

"People are quite interesting. My history classes focus on the human element, and I do not test students on a single date.”  (read more)