General Education Faculty Spotlights: Kyle Whitely and Matt Wegne.

Globe University-Sioux Falls has welcomed several new instructors to the Summer Quarter, all with diverse and unique backgrounds. We are proud to welcome these instructors, who give new perspectives and ideas to our students.

Two of our new instructors, Kyle Whitely and Matt Wegne, teach general education courses on campus. Both were eager to get to know our students and share their experiences in the classroom.

Kyle Whitley:

Tell us about yourself!

I enjoy woodworking, hiking, reading, and spending time with my family.

What do you enjoy most about your subject matter?

I attended USD for Mathematics, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering and will be teaching college algebra. My day job is doing mathematical modeling in Clinical Intelligence at Avera.  I enjoy the challenge of solving difficult mathematical problems with a goal of reducing patient costs and improving outcomes.

Why do you want to teach at Globe?

My wife was a student at Globe and now teaches at Globe.  She’s always excited to go to work and talks about how much she loves her job.  I also like the idea of helping students develop an interest in mathematics.

Matt Wegne:

Tell us about yourself:

I was born in Sioux Falls SD.  I have spent most of my life here, but I have also lived in Omaha NE, Minneapolis MN, Salt Lake City UT, and Orlando FL.  I love watching movies (especially superhero ones.) I love to cook.  I like to hang out with friends and play games.  I also enjoy working out at Farrell’s.  I am a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars football team.

Why did you want to teach at Globe?

I feel that teachers can have a profound impact in the lives of students. It may be big, it may be small, it may be positive, or it may be negative.  I would definitely like to have a positive impact in the lives of my students.  Also, I am a huge fan of knowledge and love to share it. Teaching gives me an opportunity share my knowledge with my students!

Humanities instructor Matthew Wenge.

Humanities instructor Matthew Wenge.

General Education instructor Kyle Whitely with his wife, Veterinary Technology instructor Autumn Whitely.

General Education instructor Kyle Whitely with his wife, Veterinary Technology instructor Autumn Whitely.