Meet Central Faculty & Staff

Building Bonds

Building Bonds

Central’s chemistry program allows students to dive into research and academics that prepare them for rewarding careers. Jay Wackerly, associate professor of chemistry, guides students into real-world chemistry problem-solving.

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A Well-Rounded Performer

From growing up in the theatre to working for Walt Disney World Company, Ron Rybkowski, Central College technical director and lecturer of theatre, has nearly done it all. And now, Central students get the benefit of learning from him! Rybkowski "lights up" as he shares his passion on the screen and every day in the Kruidenier Center.

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Meet Your Class Deans

Central College Class Deans Eric Jones ’87, Jeremy Burke, Óscar Reynaga and Amy Young are here to celebrate students’ achievements, offer guidance and help navigate challenges. Get to know these important, fun, real-life resources and how they can enrich students’ Central experience.

Kathy Korcheck, professor of Spanish, discusses the benefits of learning with comics and graphic novels with Rebekah Cashen ’23 and Martin Vineyard ’23.


Kathy Korcheck, professor of Spanish, takes a creative approach to student learning.

Central College Director of Dining Services Iwan Williams sets up shop at the cook-to-order station when kneaded. (See what we did there?)

Mint To Be

Iwan Williams, director of dining services, dishes on Central Market.

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Follow Your Musical Dream

Whether you want to study music or just stay involved in fine arts, Central College has you covered. Gabriel Espinosa ’76, associate professor of music, and our music faculty will lift your performances to the next level!

Cleaning Above and Beyond

Central College's facilities team is an essential part of the Central family and community. Meet a few of the familiar faces working behind-the-scenes to keep the campus running safely.

Associate Professor of Education Jennifer Diers

An Example at the Top

Professionally and personally, Jen Diers sets an example for education students at Central College.

Katelin Valster

Staying on Her Toes

A lifetime of sports participation has prepared Lecturer of Exercise Science Katelin Valster to tackle students’ biggest challenges.

Viktor Martisovits

Back to the Lab Again

Professor of Physics Viktor Martisovits does his homework to make learning fun for students.

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