Anne Clark, Liberal Arts (English) Instructor

Anne Clark

Liberal Arts (English) Instructor
320-762-4492 | Bio

I earned my BA in English from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and my MA in English, with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Applied Writing, from St. Cloud State University. I've worked as a writer and journalist, and I've performed some of my essays for radio. Although I'm not from rural Minnesota, my parents were from the Alexandria area, and my relatives were the 3rd settlers in Douglas County. I spent my childhood and teen years in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, but I returned to Minnesota to attend boarding school at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault. I lived in the Twin Cities for a number of years before my husband and I moved to Alexandria to raise our family. I'm grateful to have traveled around the world, but in that process I've learned that everyone has a story, and every story deserves to be written.

Justin Eberhardt, Math Instructor

Justin Eberhardt

Liberal Arts (Mathematics) Instructor


  • M.S. Applied and Computational Mathematics, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2007
  • B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2004
  • Champlin Park High School, 2000

Occupational History

  • Instructor, Alexandria Technical & Community College, 2008 - present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2005 - 2007
Carly Erickson, Liberal Arts (Biology) Instructor

Carly Erickson

Liberal Arts (Biology) Instructor

I teach in the biology department and serve as one of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Advisors at ATCC. I was born and raised in Alexandria, MN. I studied chemistry and biochemistry & molecular biology at Gustavus Adolphus College and received my Masters of Science in Midwifery and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.

Outside of teaching, I work in private practice in Alexandria as a naturopathic doctor and serve on the Alexandria Dollars for Scholars and the Douglas County Relay for Life Boards. My free time is filled doing DIY house projects with my husband, CJ, chasing after our two young sons, Jack and Henry, walking our dog, Charlie Bou and drinking coffee while cuddling with our cat, Izzy.

Bob Friedrichs, Liberal Arts (Economics) Instructor

Bob Friedrichs

Liberal Arts (Economics) Instructor | 320-762-4494

Kris Goracke, English Instructor

Kris Goracke

Liberal Arts (English) Instructor
320-762-4514 | Bio


  • BA in Communications, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
  • BA in English/Literature/Communications Teaching Licensure, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • MA in Communications, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan
  • English Graduate Concentration, Minnesota State, Mankato, Minnesota


  • Biking, gardening, snow shoeing, and spending time with family and dogs

Favorite Music:

  • Definitely rock bands from the 70s and early 80s

Favorite Book:

  • What’s Gone Is Gone - a children’s book I checked out weekly while in elementary school.

Best Part of Teaching:

  • Learning from my students
Cindy Hager, Liberal Arts (Sociology) Instructor

Cindy Hager

Liberal Arts (Sociology) Instructor
320-762-4534 | Bio

I have an undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead in secondary education and a MS degree in Social Responsibility from St. Cloud State University. I have been teaching sociology at ATCC since 2007. I have a deep passion for understanding how our social world shapes who we become and how it influences our lives. Learning about society is important so that we can change it for the better. I find connecting with college students and helping shape how they see our social world an exciting adventure. I have four grown children, one sassy cat, one crazy cat and one dog who would prefer that the cats leave her alone.

LaNell Hardy, Liberal Arts (Mathematics) Instructor

LaNell Hardy

Liberal Arts (Mathematics) Instructor | 320-762-4639

Christine Hollermann, Liberal Arts (English/Philosophy) Instructor

Christine Hollermann

Liberal Arts (English/Philosophy) Instructor
320-762-4462 | Bio

I am a native of Alexandria and a graduate of St. Cloud State University. I joined ATCC in 2000 where I teach philosophy and English courses. I can't imagine teaching anywhere else. Here at ATCC, students are a face and name, not a number. Together we laugh, mentor, question, and learn from each other. I also love how students keep me current and younger. I share William Arthur Ward's teaching philosophy; he said, "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."

Kelly Hughes, Liberal Arts (Economics) Instructor

Kelly Hughes

Liberal Arts (Economics) Instructor
320-762-4481 | Bio

I grew up in the New London-Spicer, MN area on a hobby farm. Horses have always been a big part of my life. I started riding horses before I could even walk. I received my A.S. degree from Willmar Community College, and my B.S. and M.S. degrees in Economics at South Dakota State University. I am the advisor of ATCC Gamers Club and help with other student activities on campus. Off-campus I enjoy reading, watching movies/TV, playing tabletop games, playing guitar, and singing Karaoke.
Linda Lein, Liberal Arts (English) Instructor

Linda Lein

Liberal Arts (English) Instructor
320-762-4513 | Bio

I earned my BS in English Education from Bemidji State University and my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Moorhead. I've published four books, several articles, and poems. Like some of ATCC's students, I am from rural Minnesota. My husband and oldest son raise grain, hay, sheep, beef cows, and chickens. Often I share farm stories in my classes, such as assisting my husband in rewiring the combine or bottle-feeding orphaned lambs, to show students how life stories can be metaphors or examples in writing.

Maryln Lehmkuhl, Liberal Arts (Psychology/Sociology) Instructor

Maryln Lehmkuhl

Liberal Arts (Psychology/Sociology) Instructor

marylnl@alextech.edu320-762-4431 | Bio

I have a B.S. in Food & Nutrition from NDSU and a M.S. in Psychology/Sociology from SCSU. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and continue to work as a consultant dietitian with corporate wellness. I teach the sanitation certification course the Minnesota Department of Health requires for the food industry. It’s no surprise I ended up in a “food” career, as I was voted “Biggest Eater” in high school.
Quinto Lotti, Liberal Arts (Geography/History) Instructor

Quinto Lotti

Liberal Arts (Geography/History) Instructor | 320-762-4535

Sarah Rach, Liberal Arts (Psychology) Instructor

Sarah Rach

Liberal Arts (Psychology) Instructor

I earned my M.S. in Counseling, Psychology and College Counseling at St. Cloud State University. Psychology is such a fun subject to teach because it is all about us; humans are certainly complex and that means there is a lot to learn. I joined the ATCC faculty in 2018. Prior to that I worked as a college counselor and part-time psychology instructor at other Minnesota colleges. Also, for several years, the local WorkForce Center employed me as a Job Search Instructor. I grew up and currently reside a few miles outside of Bertha, which is 55 miles from Alexandria. My country home is made complete by a furry child named Nala (an American Husky) and a couple of not as furry children (Siri and Sydney). I’m typically busy with those three and my extended family doing all kinds of fun things – lake time (tubing, fishing, swimming), traveling, eating, or just relaxing together. When I’m not doing those things, I spend time with my other love--the volleyball court. I play year round (sand and gym) in a couple of leagues a week, plus practice (always room for improvement, right?).

Sally Smith, Liberal Arts Instructor

Sally Smith

Liberal Arts Instructor | 320-762-4600

Jeremiah Swor, Liberal Arts (Biology/Chemistry) Instructor

Jeremiah Swor

Liberal Arts (Biology/Chemistry) Instructor | 320-762-4964

Kellie Tatge, Liberal Arts (English/Speech Comm) Instructor

Kellie Tatge

Liberal Arts (English/Speech Comm) Instructor | 320-762-4489

Katie Trombley, Liberal Arts (Communication) Instructor

Katie Trombley

Liberal Arts (Communication) Instructor
320-762-4563 | Bio

I have a B.S. in Business Management from Saint John Fisher College in Rochester, NY and an M.A. in Speech Communication from Central Michigan University. I worked in mall management for a number of years before returning to college to pursue my dream job of teaching. I have taught communication classes since 2004. Before becoming a faculty member at ATCC in fall of 2018, I taught at Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University, and MState. One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to have students from almost all of the programs at the college. I am proud to be part of a vibrant college community. In my free time, I enjoy spending time at the lake with my family.

Tamara Weets, Liberal Arts (English) Instructor

Tamara Weets

Liberal Arts (English) Instructor | 320-762-4497

Jessica Wade-Ferrell, Liberal Arts (Biology) Instructor

Jessica Wade-Ferrell

Liberal Arts (Biology) Instructor