English Professor Marc Dickinson in his office in Building 2.
He advises the Creative Writing Club. It meets Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. in 2-7

Prof. Dickinson shares his love of film

November 4, 2022 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Even though English Professor Marc Dickinson specializes in film and literature, he said that he was not great at playwrights and acting in college. Because of this experience, it gave him a greater appreciation for film.  “Playwrights were a requirement for one of my classes. We had to do aRead More


The ICI experience

November 4, 2022 at 10:31 am 0 comments

DMACC offers a full-service restaurant located in Building 7 on the Ankeny Campus. This restaurant is open to the public and is used as a classroom for students currently studying at the Iowa Culinary Institute at DMACC.  Students work together to create the restaurant menus, they will also prepare theRead More

John Preston

Meet philosophy instructor John Preston

October 7, 2022 at 9:23 am 0 comments

For his first lecture ever teaching Introduction to Philosophy, John Preston had written what he thought was the perfect 45-minute lecture. However, when the time came to actually teach, he was nervous and rushed through it in 10 minutes.   “I tried to emulate that style of sitting down andRead More

Tattoo 101

Tattoo 101

April 27, 2022 at 11:55 am 0 comments

Thinking of getting a tattoo? We’ve got you covered. Here are some basics you should consider before getting inked. Location Location is one of the most important things to consider when getting a tattoo. A tattoo can change not only how you see yourself, but also how others see you.Read More

Richard Alvarenga-Lopez teaches photography classes at the DMACC Ankeny campus.

Q&A with Richard Alvarenga-Lopez

March 23, 2022 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Richard Alvarenga-Lopez is 24 years old, and as he says, “living the dream right now.” Richard teaches the Photoshop classes for DMACC’s Photography program. He plans on moving more into the art world, focusing more on community issues. Not all about himself, but rather giving back and hopefully inspire theRead More

DMACC opens new Automotive Center

DMACC opens new Automotive Center

February 9, 2022 at 11:58 am 0 comments

Nearly 10 years ago, the DMACC Automotive Programs approached the school asking for a larger space to offer students. This additional space allows for a partnership with Subaru, Mercedes, and Honda, as well as newer technology and more hands-on learning experience for Automotive Program students. Building 13 can hold upRead More

Psychology adjunct instructor Jessica DeBoom

Q&A with adjunct Psychology professor Jessica DeBoom

February 9, 2022 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Where did you get your degree and why did you choose it? I got my undergraduate degree in psychology from Simpson College and my master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Northern Iowa.  I chose to major in psychology basically because I loved learning about it.  InitiallyRead More

Heather Tisdale

Q&A with new English faculty Heather Tisdale, P.hD.

October 6, 2021 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What colleges did you attend? I attended St. Olaf (in Norway) for my undergraduate work, where I focused on philosophy and political science and women’s studies, and because I’d studied over there, I went on to join the Peace Corps.Read More