Faculty

Contact info and brief biography of our design faculty. 

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Linda Felipez

Chair, Professor of Technology

(509) 527-2713
linda.felipez@wallawalla.edu

Ed.D.—West Virginia University—1991

Linda Felipez joined the Technology Department faculty in August of 1998. Her teaching expertise is in the area of Graphic Communication and she has also worked in the industry as a Graphic Designer and Prepress Operator. As department chair, her department duties include administration of three diverse program areas, staffing for all classes within the department, curriculum development, marketing and recruitment, and participation in the WWU governance system. Her career goal is to follow God's leading in academia and she is passionate about knocking down barriers to success for those around her.

When Linda can find a little free time she likes to spend it with family, especially her two granddaughters!

Brent Bergherm

Professor of Design

(509) 527-2701
brent.bergherm@wallawalla.edu

M.A.—Savannah College of Art and Design—2010
Brent Bergherm joined the ranks in the Technology department as an instructor of photography and graphic design in August of 2007. Bergherm graduated from WWC in 1999 with a bachelor of arts degree in commercial art and minors in both business and graphics technology. He missed a full degree in graphics technology by only two courses. In November of 2010 he finished with a Master's in Photography degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Some of Bergherm's hobbies include spending time with his wife and kids, photography, and travel. For the summers of '07, '08, and '09, Brent participated in Maranatha Volunteers International's Ultimate Workout project as a photographer/reporter. He is also on a University committee that is working with a new K-12 school in India.


Kevin Coleman

Instructor of Graphic Design

(509) 956-9100
kevin.coleman@wallawalla.edu

B.S.—Walla Walla University—2009

Kevin Coleman joined the Technology department as adjunct faculty in 2010 to help teach Graphic Design and Layout. He graduated from Walla Walla University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in New Media Imaging, and has put what he has learned to good use in the form of web development, design and marketing. While he specializes in web development, he also enjoys print/packaging design, photography, typography, music, language, writing, and other creative arts. Kevin's passion lies in finding new and innovative ways to communicate and bring people together.

Kevin loves spending time with his wife Mindy, with whom he spent a year in Italy learning Italian language, art, and culture. He dreams of living in Scandinavia and working at a type foundry, but his utmost goal is to better learn to do God's will.

Jon Spracklen

Instructor of Product Design

(509) 527-2695

jonathan.spracklen@wallawalla.edu

"I am an Industrial Designer continually seeking the opportunity to create beautiful yet problem solving products. My education is based on empathy-driven design and research-driven problem solving with an emphasize on rapid visualization through sketches and mockups."


Jefre Humbert

Instructor of Product Design

(503) 622-4544
jefre.humbert@wallawalla.edu

B.S.—Walla Walla University

Jefre’s formal education is varied. He has a B.S. in Elementary Education and minors in Biology, Math, and Industrial Arts. Jefre’s passions are teaching, product design, and manufacturing. He has started a couple of companies that create custom molds, as well as developing software for various schools. Jefre has a great attitude towards teaching and combined with his industry knowledge on computer aided design and manufacturing he is a great addition to the Product Design program.

    Kristopher Margart

    Instructor of Technology

    (509) 301-8084
    kristopher.margart@wallawalla.edu

    M.S.W.—2012

    Kristopher began teaching at Walla Walla University as the welding instructor for the Department of Technology 2011. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a BSW in 2011 and obtained his MSW in June 2012. He has spent several years working full time as a welder for Key Technology in Walla Walla. In addition to teaching welding at WWU, Kristopher is a welding instructor for Walla Walla Community College at the Washington State Penitentiary. He loves spending his free time with his beautiful wife, Harmony, fishing, or riding a motorcycle. Kristopher feels it is the simple values and decisions in life which define a person. Kristopher says that without a doubt, he has been blessed beyond reason. He is the first to express that if it was not for Jesus Christ and the family he was given, he would be a lost person.  

    Teaching: Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Specialized Welding.


    Nathanael McCoy

    Instructor of Product Design

    (509) 527-2212
    nathanael.mccoy@wallawalla.edu

    Nathanael Charles McCoy was born and raised in Idaho and educated in Washington. Some time spent outside of these two states was in the northwest mountains of Texas, and yes, there are mountains in Texas…and several weeks, his favorite, in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

    35+ years have been spent in the AG Aircraft Industry working for companies that manufactured the “first” successful Guidance Sys for Ag Aircraft. The Bridgeport Mill and a “Cadillac” Lathe were his close “friends” and with their help he gained all of his knowledge in metal working.

    Currently, his “loves” are fine craftsmanship in wood, metal, and fabric/leather. Cycling has been a life-long pursuit and being in the mountains is the high point of any week. Being active is his passion and whether by wheel, sole, or oar, he is all in!

    Last but not least, he honors the Creator of the Universe for His Guidance and imparted Wisdom experienced through the “snap shot” of my life set down here— the credit goes to Him for any successes.

    Cory Sutton

    Instructor of Technology

    (509) 527-2712
    cory.sutton@wallawalla.edu 

    B.A. - Walla Walla University

    Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, WordPress, Typography, and Microsoft Office.

    "With experience in everything from print design and sign production to web design, I love to do anything that pushes me creatively. I've put my experience to work as an Adjunct Professor at my Alma Mater instructing in the field of graphic design, helping to train a new generation of web and graphic designers."


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