Faculty

Ann E. Hammer, Senior Lecturer in Education, Director of Teacher Education and Division Chair of Education and Applied Arts
Office: HEN 303 A
Phone: (573) 288-6438
Email: ahammer@culver.edu

Ann Hammer is a professor of education and the division chair of the education and applied arts division. She has taught at Culver-Stockton since 2006.
Hammer holds an Ed.S degree specializing in educational administration from Southwest Missouri State Univeristy. She has also earned Master of Science in teaching and education administration from Northeast Missouri State University and Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Culver-Stockton College.
Prior to her position at Culver-Stockton, Hammer spent several years as the superintendent of the Wellsville-Middletown R-I School District. She also was the director of special programs and the elementary principal in the  R-V school district for nearly 20 years. Ann spent the first decade of her career in the classroom, teaching first and second grade, as well as special education.

Kevin J. Kocks, Instructor of Physical Education and Sport Management and Head Baseball Coach
Office: ARC
Phone: (573) 288-6374
Email: kkocks@culver.edu

Kevin Kocks teaches courses within the sports management program, including officiating, lifetime fitness and coaching theoryHe is also the head baseball coach at C-
Kocks has an 18-year collegiate head coaching record of 550-520, leading his teams to postseason play seven times and earning six league Coach of the Year awards.
Kocks joined the Wildcat baseball program after serving for five years as head coach at Cleveland State University. Prior to his position at Cleveland State, Kocks served seven years at Spalding University in Louisville, Ky. Kocks began his coaching career as head coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.
A 1982 graduate of Eastern Kentucky with a degree in health recreation, Kocks went on to receive a master's in sports administration/supervision from Austin Peay in 1983.

 

Daniel Mahoney, Lecturer in Sport Management
Office: SCI 305
Phone: (573) 288-6358
Email: dmahoney@culver.edu

Dan Mahoney is a lecturer in sport management and has been at Culver-Stockton since 2013.
 Mahoney earned his Bachelor of Arts in business administration and sports management from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. He also has earned a Master of Science in sport management from Western Illinois University and a teaching endorsement in physical education from Quincy University.
Mahoney has experience teaching sport management, exercise science and physical education at the collegiate level, including holding faculty and staff positions at Quincy University, Blackburn College and Southeastern Community College. He also works as a physical education teacher and activities director for Midwest Academy in Keokuk, Iowa. In addition, he has coached varsity and junior varsity basketball at Keokuk High School for the several years.
Dan lives in Keokuk with his wife, Elysia their two children.

Glenda McCarty, Assistant Professor of Education
Office: HEN 303C
Phone: (573) 288-6433
Email: gmccarty.edugmccarty.edu

Dr. Glenda McCarty is an assistant professor of education and has been at Culver-Stockton since 2011.
Glenda holds a PhD in science and literacy in education from University of Missouri- St. Louis. Glenda has also earned Master of Arts in library information studies from the University of North Carolina and her Bachelor of Science Education in biology with a general science certification from Southeast Missouri State University.
Glenda has experience teaching at the high school and collegiate levels. She spent several years as a biology teacher at two separate high schools, before transitioning into a library media specialist in the Burlington School District in North Carolina. Glenda also worked at the Missouri Botanical Garden as a science education professional development supervisor. Glenda also spent three years as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Glenda has written several papers, most focusing on engaging youth in science and literacy. She has also presented at conferences around the country and has done refereed presentations around the world.
Glenda lives in  with her husband, Denny, and their two children.

Aron Ann Potter, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Women's Softball Coach
Office: SCI 109
Phone: (573) 288-6324
Email:apotter@culver.edu

Aron Potter has spent nearly 20 years working as an educator and athletic coach. She received her Bachelor of Science in 1998 from Culver-Stockton College in , Mo., and went on to earn a Master of Science in physical education/exercise and sport science from Central Missouri State University in 2002. Potter is currently working to complete a doctoral studies program through Northcentral University.
    Potter began her professional career at Culver-Stockton College, where she worked for five years as an assistant intramurals director and assistant women’s basketball and softball coach. Potter went on to teach physical education at both the grade school and high school level for a number of years. In 2000, she joined Central Missouri State University as assistant softball and volleyball coach, purpose supervisor and recreation complex supervisor. She also held a faculty role at Missouri Southern State University as an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and as head softball coach   
In 2008, Potter began working as an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology at University of Central Missouri. She returned to Culver-Stockton College in 2010 and now works as a lecturer in physical education.
    Among her many honors, Potter was awarded a gold medal in 1997 from USA Athletes International as head coach of the Holland Junior Team.  In 2003, she was named Kansas Jayhawk East Conference Coach of the Year, and in 2006 she was a 2 Star NFCA Coaching College recipient.  She was entered into the Culver-Stockton College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007, and in 2010 Potter was the recipient of the Missouri NAGWS Pathfinder award.  
    In addition to her many honors and expansive professional career, Potter has also developed numerous publications and presentationsShe is an active member of the Missouri Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; the National Fastpitch Coaches Association; and the Human Performance Club.

William L. Schneider, Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Office: SCI 108
Phone: (573) 288-6391
Email: wschneider@culver.edu

Jack Allen Schrader, Head Men's Basketball Coach and Instructor of Physical Education and Sports Management
Office: FH 201
Phone: (573) 288-6645
Email:jschrader@culver.edu

Jack Schrader, is an instructor of physical education and sports management, as well as the head men's basketball coach. Schrader has a bachelor's degree in political science from Arizona State University and a master's degree in sports administration from Truman State.
Schrader spent 17 years at Truman State University, including the last 16 seasons as the head coach of the Bulldog program. Schrader is also a two-time Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Coach of the Year and was the 1998-99 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) South Central Regional Coach of the Year.
Schrader also coached at Northeast Missouri State University prior to the 1981 season while completing his master's degree and serving as a volunteer coach until 1985. He then served as head basketball coach at LaPlata High School and Kirksville High School before moving overseas to coach in Spain. He returned to Kirksville as the full-time assistant coach for the 1994-95 season, before being named head coach in June 1995.
A native of Olds, Iowa, Schrader starred at WACO of Olds High School in the late 60's and early 70's. He attended Ellsworth (Iowa) Community College for a year before heading to Arizona State for three seasons.
In 1975 he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns, but played professionally in Europe, competing for the Mataro, Cotonificio and Juventud teams in Spain.

 

Terry Sherer, Associate Professor of Education
Office: HEN 303B
Phone: (573) 288-6377
Email:tsherer@culver.edu

Dr. Terry Sherer is an associate professor of education. He focuses on developing the skills to teach literacy to emergent readers.
Sherer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bradley University and a Ph.D from the University of Iowa. He is also president of the Missouri State Council/International Reading Association. He received Outstanding Achievement in Council Leadership Award three years in a row.
Terry began his career at Culver-Stockton in 1983, when he was hired as the registrar and director of institutional research. He held this position until 1989, when he left the College to pursue his doctoral studies, where he was selected for a University Fellowship. After receiving his doctorate, Terry taught English, creative writing and journalism at Quincy Junior High and Senior High, in Quincy, Ill. He was then appointed director of the Region 4 Area Center for Gifted and Talented. Terry also founded College for . Before coming back to teach at Culver-Stockton, Terry was also the principal and superintendant in Wyaconda, Mo., at Missouri Community School, and as well as holding principal positions in Orgeon, Illinois and Iowa.

Barbara Tripp, Part-time Instructor of Education
Office: HEN 303 D
Phone: (573) 288-6385
Email: btripp@culver.edu

Barb Tripp is the director of field experiences and an instructor of education at Culver-Stockton. She has been at C-SC since the fall of 2011.
Barb earned her Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Culver-Stockton, and her Master of Science in education from Truman State University. She has also earned more than 30 credit hours beyond the masters from Quincy University and Western Illinois University. Barb spent the 38 years of her career teaching primary-level students, including teaching for 24 years in Quincy Public School District in Quincy, Ill. She also taught at the primary-level at  R-V, in , Mo.
At Culver-Stockton, Barb primarily focuses on setting up field experiences for sophomores and juniors. She also helped to conceptualize and develop the simulated classroom on campus.
Barb lives in Quincy, Ill. Her late husband, John, was also an instructor at Culver-Stockton in the Business Division. Barb has two grown daughters and three grandchildren.