Academic Deans

The Northeast Iowa Community College academic leadership consists of the vice president of learning and success, six academic deans and one director. The deans/director are responsible for planning, organizing and directing curriculum activities on and off campus as well as across the district. Additionally, the deans provide academic faculty and staff supervision, develop and implement departmental goals and objectives, schedule instructional programming and assign faculty teaching loads. The deans report to the vice president of learning and student success.

Bruce Bearinger
Dean of Agriculture, Animal Science and Transportation

  • Email: bearingerb@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 8128
  • Location: Dairy Center
Kyle Collins

Kyle Collins
Dean of Instructional Innovation and Design

  • Email: collinsky@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1152
  • Location: Calmar

Michael Gau
Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Business

  • Email: gaum@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2322
  • Location: Peosta

Mark Gerein
Dean of Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Technology and Computer Science

  • Email: gereinm@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2168
  • Location: Peosta
Katie Gilbert

Katie Gilbert
Dean of High School Partnerships

  • Email: gilbertka@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2389
  • Location: Peosta
Laura Menke

Laura Menke
Dean of Allied Health

  • Email: menkela@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2498
  • Location: Peosta
Jeff Murphy

Jeffrey J. Murphy
Executive Dean of Liberal Arts, Sciences and Business

  • Email: murphyj@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 1235
  • Location: Calmar
Kathy Nacos-Burds

Kathleen Nacos-Burds
Vice President of Learning and Student Success

  • Email: nacos-burdsk@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2135
  • Location: Peosta
Sue Schneider

Susan Schneider
Dean of Nursing

  • Email: schneiders@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 844.642.2338, ext. 2209
  • Location: Peosta