MATC Experts Directory for COVID-19 Topics

Milwaukee Area Technical College Experts Directory for COVID-19 Topics

Many MATC instructors and staff have expertise in topics related to the COVID-19 crisis and recovery and are willing to serve as experts for media stories. If you need assistance coordinating interviews, please contact Ginny Gnadt, (414) 467-7221, gnadtv@matc.edu

 

BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, SALONS

Megan Jackson, instructor, barbering/ cosmetology
Topics: closing and reopening of barber/salon establishments, state statutes and regulations and their relation to COVID-19 and barber/cosmetology field, barber/ cosmetology course instruction (virtual teaching)
414-418-7201
jacksoma@matc.edu

 

BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Armen Hadjinian, instructor, entrepreneurship
Topic: entrepreneurship, small business, innovation, product development, how businesses are being affected by COVID-19
414-403-8923
hadjinia@matc.edu

 

CHILDREN, CHILD CARE, YOUTH

Toshiba Adams, instructor, child development
Topic: child development fundamentals; learning activities/strategies that promote child growth and development
414-297-7749
adamst3@matc.edu

Celina Echeveste, instructor, early childhood education
Topic: early childhood activities while being at home, online learning with preschoolers
414-758-5828
echevecm@matc.edu 

Pablo Muirhead, instructor, Spanish and teacher education
Topics: helping children navigate the “new normal” during COVID-19; being diagnosed with Covid-19
muirheap@matc.edu

 

CULINARY ARTS, RESTAURANTS

Paul Carrier, instructor, culinary arts
Topic: culinary education, food safety and sanitation, restaurant startup/efficiency operations, culinary apprenticeship, training at-risk urban youth in "hands-on" culinary skills, food service industry issues, chef training opportunities, restaurant safety in COVID-19 era
414-534-4112 
carrierp@matc.edu

Mary Dess, instructor, culinary arts
Topic: culinary arts, food service sanitation, precautions restaurants need to take when reopening in COVID-19 era
Please contact Ginny Gnadt, (414) 467-7221, for assistance with setting up interviews.
dessm@matc.edu

John Reiss, instructor, culinary arts
Topic: food handling safety, current state of the food service industry, culinary training during “Safer at Home” and social distancing, reopening of restaurants
414-460-2670
reissj@matc.edu

 

ECONOMICS

Don Weimer, instructor, economics
Topics: how to stretch your money in difficult times, personal finance, credit and debt, predatory lending, consumer spending, economics of marriage and relationships, income inequality
414-297-6772
weimerd@matc.edu

 

EDUCATION

Pablo Muirhead, instructor, Spanish and teacher education
Topics: helping children navigate the “new normal” during COVID-19; being diagnosed with Covid-19
muirheap@matc.edu

 

FUNERAL SERVICES

Gabriel Schauf, coordinator and instructor, funeral service program
Topic: changes in funerals during Covid-19
612-237-0997
schaufg@matc.edu

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Jonathan Arnold, instructor, IT computer support specialist
Topic:  IT and computer-related news, technical support, consumer and end-user security best practices, digital privacy, Internet of Things (IoT), how to avoid scams
414-324-0351
arnoldjb@matc.edu

Brian Kirsch, instructor, IT instructional liaison
Topic: networking, IT operations, IT business impact, cloud - cloud technology/security during COVID-19 crisis, IT budgeting
414-807-6460
kirschbc@matc.edu

 

NUTRITION AND HEALTH

Heidi Katte, instructor, dietetic technician
Topics:  wellness and nutrition during COVID-19 crisis, food procurement, food production, sanitation and safety
Please contact Ginny Gnadt, (414) 467-7221, for assistance with setting up interviews.
katteh@matc.edu

Tina McLeod, instructor, natural science
Topic: staying active at home, link between Vitamin D and COVID-19
414-236-7916
mcleodt@matc.edu

 

ONLINE LEARNING

Pam Holt, dean, online learning
Topics: how MATC has transitioned courses to online, online learning, non-traditional students, educational technology
Please contact Ginny Gnadt, (414) 467-7221, for assistance with setting up interviews.
holtp@matc.edu

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Tina McLeod, instructor, natural science
Topic: staying active at home, link between Vitamin D and COVID-19
414-236-7916
mcleodt@matc.edu

Judy Springer,  instructor, physical education
Topic: fitness activities at home, physical fitness for children and young adults, earth-friendly strategies for fitness, maintaining a fitness program, physical activity for health
414-297-8062
springej@matc.edu

 

RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Michael Christman, instructor, respiratory therapist
Topics:  can discuss experience working in a Brooklyn during the COVID-19 crisis, how respirators function, what respiratory therapists do
414-313-3214
christme@matc.edu

 

RESTAURANTS, CULINARY ARTS

Paul Carrier, instructor, culinary arts
Topic: culinary education, food safety and sanitation, restaurant startup/efficiency operations, culinary apprenticeship, training at-risk urban youth in "hands-on" culinary skills, food service industry issues, chef training opportunities, restaurant safety in COVID-19 era
414-534-4112 
carrierp@matc.edu

Mary Dess, instructor, culinary arts
Topic: culinary arts, food service sanitation, precautions restaurants need to take when reopening in COVID-19 era
Please contact Ginny Gnadt, (414) 467-7221, for assistance with setting up interviews.
dessm@matc.edu

John Reiss, instructor, culinary arts
Topic: food handling safety, current state of the food service industry, culinary training during “Safer at Home” and social distancing, reopening of restaurants
414-460-2670
reissj@matc.edu

 

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Dean Le Blanc, instructor, supply chain management
Topic: supply chain management; why we are seeing bottlenecks and shortages in goods and supplies
262-475-6615
lebland@matc.edu

 

TRUCK DRIVING, COMMERCIAL DRIVING

Piotr "Peter" Jelen, instructor, truck driving
Topics: trucking, shortage of truck drivers, Commercial Driver’s License procedures, Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration laws/rules and compliance, commercial motor vehicle safety, Commercial Driver’s License training etc.
414-377-4193
jelenp@matc.edu

Dan Zdrojewski, instructor, truck driving
Topics: virtual learning to become a professional truck driver, trends in the trucking industry during the COVID-19 crisis
414-376-8183
zdrojedr@matc.edu