Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty

BiermannDr. Mark Biermann
Vice President for Academic Affairs/ Dean of the Faculty

Before coming to Wartburg College, Dr. Biermann served in a variety of roles at higher education institutions, including dean of natural and applied sciences, department chair, and professor of physics.  Dr. Biermann has taught courses and laboratories in physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, astronomy, geology, general education, and freshman seminar.  His research has concentrated on theoretical and computational studies of optical and opto-electronic devices and structures, particularly those that use semiconductor heterostructures.  Dr. Biermann collaborates with department chairs and program coordinators to coordinate academic staffing and scheduling, including summer school; identifies and notifies students on academic probation and suspension; maintains the academic catalog; is responsible for academic programs, including study abroad opportunities; oversees faculty development; and provides administrative support for the development of accreditation efforts and other administrative activities.

Dr. Biermann earned his B.S., M. S., and Ph.D. in Optics from the University of Rochester and has worked in higher education for over twenty years.

Stephanie TekippeDr. Stephanie Tekippe
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Dr. Stephanie TeKippe, lecturer in computer science and coordinator of instructional technology and design, is responsible for assisting faculty with instructional technology and design.  Dr. TeKippe has a B.S. in elementary education with an emphasis in mathematics from Iowa State University, a masters degree in instructional technology from the University of Northern Iowa, and earned a doctorate in instructional technology through the University of Phoenix.  She has been a teacher in the Johnston School District as well Westwood School in Ankeny and Fairmeadows in West Des Moines. Dr. TeKippe has an office in Luther Hall and is available to faculty via e-mail, personal consultation, and faculty development programs.

Sally MalcolmSally Malcolm, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/ Dean of the Faculty; B.A., Truman State University