Hamilton Technical College

Faculty

Lauren VanNatta is the General Education Coordinator and an instructor here at Hamilton Tech. Her classes include the 1st term Communication class for the Electronics Program and the Professional Development class for the Medical Program. She began teaching at Hamilton Tech in the summer of 2018. Lauren's experience includes teaching full-time at the University of Illinois for nearly 6 years, and teaching part-time at Lake Land College and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Education and a Master's degree in Communication from Illinois State University.

Robin Laughead is Hamilton Technical College's longest serving instructor, with 34 years in the classroom. He primarily teaches Industrial and Advanced Electronics Technology. Robin has an Associate's degree in Electronic Technology (Process Control) from Black Hawk College and Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Hamilton Technical College. Robin is an FCC Examiner and Electronics Technician Examiner. He has 10 years in the field and is a veteran of the Air Force.

Larry Bradley has been teaching at Hamilton Technical College since 1999 and primarily instructs Basic Electronics Technology in the Electronics Engineering Technology program (although he is proficient a variety of courses). He earned three Electronics Engineering Technology degrees from Hamilton Technical College: Associate's degree in Applied Science, Associate's degree in Science, and Bachelor's degree. He has 12 years in the field and was a weapons control systems mechanic for the Air Force. He also holds training clinics on horsemanship.

Tim Edens has taught for Hamilton Technical College since 1999. He has primarily taught Digital Electronics Technology with several semesters of Basic Electronics Technology and Computer Fundamentals. He has a certificate in Basics Electronics and Advanced Electronics from the Marine Corps Communications Electronics School, Formal School Instructor Course Certificate from the Marine Corps, and Masters Instructor certificate from the Department of Defense. He attended St. Ambrose University. Tim also has an FCC license and is certified under the Illinois State Board of Education as a paraprofessional. Tim has over 20 years in the electronics field. He was a member of the US Marine Corps for 23 years.

Ryan Mitro has taught three courses since starting at Hamilton Technical College in 2016: Communications Electronics Technology, Industrial Electronics Technology, and Advanced Electronics Technology. He has an Associate's degree in Computer Science from Black Hawk College and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Hamilton Technical College. Ryan has over five years of experience in the field.

Steve Morford has taught Math (and for the first year, English) since 2013. He has a Bachelor's degree in English from Marycrest College and Master's of Arts in Teaching from University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for 38 years, with 36 years as a Project Lead Engineering Technician. Steve has been a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, Government representative to the ASME and Compressed Gas Association, and member of the Art Legacy League in Davenport. He has also taught calligraphy and artistic book binding for 20 years.

John Menard teaches Human Relations and Business Communications in the Electronics Engineering Technology program. He has been on campus since retiring from a 26-year career at John Deere. John has a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master's degree in Business Administration from St. Ambrose University. John is a veteran of the Army. Throughout John's career, curriculum design and instruction played a major part in his professional success. He has a strong background in professional development and mentoring. John is a Certified Project Management Professional.

Brandy Russell has taught in Terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Medical Assisting Technology program since2016. She is a graduate from the program and has 6 years of experience in the field.

Megan Garcia is an instructor/lab assistant teaching Business Computers (EHR). She has worked in the Medical Assisting field for 3+ years. Megan starting teaching at Hamilton Tech in 2018 and is nationally certified.

Jason Crawford Jason, a Hamilton Tech Graduate of 2006, is an instructor of the Medical Assistant Program. Jason has over 10 years experience in the field in various areas such as Laboratory, Emergency Room, Pediatrics and Dialysis. Jason will be teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, and Human Diseases for terms 1 and 2.

Amanda Voss

Amanda Voss

Amanda Voss Amanda Voss joined Hamilton Technical College in 2018. Amanda teaches Medical Terminology 1 and 2, Medical Law and Ethics and Human Diseases. Amanda graduated from Hamilton’s Medical Assistant program in 2006 and has over 10 years of experience in the field working in GI and urgent care.