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Faculty

 

Jim Stark

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Jim Stark

Jim Stark has been an instructor at MATC for the past 11 years teaching in the ITSUP and ITNET departments. Prior to joining MATC, Jim spent 20 years in the IT industry, including 14 years as Vice President of JEM Consulting. JEM’s primary business was providing computer hardware and services, including design and installation of Local Area Networks for small and medium-size businesses. Consequently, he brings an entrepreneurial point of view to education.

Jim has earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

His current interests include network communications, operating systems and computer hardware. He holds certifications in Novell Netware, Apple Hardware Repair, Cisco Instruction and VMWare VCP.


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Jonathan Arnold

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Jonathan Arnold

Jonathan Arnold worked for 10 years as an IT professional. His most recent position was with IT Asset Management at the Johnson Controls corporate office in Glendale, Wisconsin. The Asset Management team was responsible for designing and implementing a configuration management database used to track and analyze data, which helped to manage  the company’s 100,000 PC and 7,000 printers across 140 countries.

Jonathan has background knowledge in help desk support, deskside support, email administration, end user computing process and design, and IT asset management. Jonathan has a bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, a master’s degree in business administration from the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and is ITIL v3 foundation certified.


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Natalya Melnikova

Natalya Melnikova

Natalya Melnikova

Natalya Melnikova is a part-time instructor in MATC’s IT Support Program. Natalya comes to MATC with significant experience implementing packaged and custom code software across multiple industries from healthcare to consumer goods. In addition to her implementation experience, Natalya has eight years of extensive project management experience leading large teams (on and off shore) through complex project tasks. She is knowledgeable of any project management methodologies, tools, timeline and cost estimation, tracking, and project staffing. Natalya helped several of her clients with support system design and roll out, as well as resource training and stabilization.

 

Natalya holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Computer Science from Belarus State University and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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Sue Kress

Sue Kress

Sue Kress

After working as a programmer, technical writer, and IT support technician for over 10 years, Sue Kress was hired as a full-time IT faculty member at Milwaukee Area Technical College.  Because it is important for her to see her students succeed, her goal is to bring much enthusiasm into the classroom and provide flexibility where needed. Whether it’s networking or computer support, her classes include many hands-on labs as she believes students enjoy and benefit the most from those activities.

Sue has attained multiple degrees ranging from an associate degree in IT Programmer/Analyst at MATC, bachelors and masters degrees from Cardinal Stritch University, as well as various Microsoft, Novell NetWare, and CompTIA certifications.


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Vadim Mikhailenko

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Vadim Mikhailenko – Experienced Educator, MBA, MCS, HDI SCA

Vadim Mikhailenko is an experienced educator and information technology/business consultant.

Vadim has more than 17 years of experience working as an advisor and consultant for large and medium-size business in the United States. Vadim had helped to complete complex enterprise security implementations, SAP conversions,  manufacturing dashboard installations, EDI solution design and installation, web application design, development, integrating ERP and information security systems into the enterprise, working as a consultant, leading challenging implementations and delivering solutions to the clients on time and on budget.

Vadim is specializing in IT computer support, data analysis, infrastructure, application development, enterprise security and data conversion delivery. Vadim emphasizes excellent self-management skills and being an effective team player, passionate about technology and focused on adding value to the client. He is proficient working on all phases of project delivery in different roles: define the requirements and project objectives, architecture, design, development, quality assurance, implementation and support of delivered solution.

Vadim is a passionate instructor and teaches IT computer support courses at MATC. He makes students his top priority and is always excited to share his knowledge and experience with students as part of his classes.

Vadim has an MBA and master degree in Computer Science.


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