Technical General Education Faculty
Dr. Bryan Barclay
Dr. Barclay attended Brigham Young University and received his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Boeing Commercial Airline Co. in Everett, Washington and then Thiokol in Brigham City, Utah. After two years with Thiokol, Salt Lake Community College asked him to teach Math and Physics for them. Bryan taught for two years at Salt Lake Community College and decided to go back to school and get his PhD.
Dr. Barclay graduated from Utah State University in 2001 with a PhD in Physics. While working on his PhD, he taught Math and Physics for Utah State University and Weber State University. His research for his PhD involved Astrophysics and the title of his dissertation is “Probing Void Structure Using Galaxy Number Count Techniques”.
Dr. Barclay came to ISU College of Technology in August 2005 where he has taught Physics 101, Math 123, Technical Science, Algebra, and Basic Math. He is a member of several committees and working boards, including; Sabbatical Review Board, CADD Advisory Board, Employment Strategies Advisory Board, Scholastic Appeals Board, Academic Dishonesty Board and is a member of Planetary Science Working group to create the Rocky Mountain Planetary Institute.
Bryan is married to Julie and they have three children. He enjoys playing the banjo and guitar and he makes a mean salsa.
Michael attended Idaho State University from 1982 to 1984. He received his B.S. in Business with a Finance concentration from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 1992. Before and after graduating college, he worked in and on various disciplines including Real Estate Finance, Network Administration, and consulting in the Retail, Medical, and Computer Sector.
In 2001, he received his Single Subject Teaching Credential at Fresno Pacific University. He also worked as an Adjunct instructor in the Business Division for 10 years at College if the Sequoias in Visalia, California teaching Marketing, Microsoft Office, Web Design, Sales, Business English as well as serving as Director of the Entrepreneurship Program.
In 2008 he received his Masters of Business Administration. He worked at the College of the Sequoias and Willow International College in Clovis California before coming to work at Idaho State University College of Technology for the 2012-2013 school year. He teaches Workplace Relations, Employment Strategies, and Learning Strategies. He also sits on the Parking Board, the College of Technology Social Committee and has worked with the "I love ISU" campaign.
He enjoys reading and hiking as well as bicycling in his spare time.
Cassandra Frandsen , Instructor
Cassandra is a Pocatello native and an ISU alum. She received her Bachelors of Science majoring in Biology in 2003 and a Master's of Science in Physics in 2006.
In 2009, she had the great fortune of becoming acquainted with the developmental mathematics programs offered within the College of Technology. She started working for the Adult Success Center in 2010 after discovering a passion for teaching remedial mathematics to populations that had not yet demonstrated competency.
She joined the General Education Department in 2012 and really enjoys working with both the students and her fellow instructors. In her free time, Cassandra likes to read and garden. She also likes to spend lots of time exploring the amazing opportunities for outdoor adventures found here in Southeastern Idaho.
Jessica Taylor-Edwards graduated from the University of West Florida with a BA in English. From there, she went on to earn her MS in English Education at Florida State University and her MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia College & State University. Her poetry has appeared in Santa Clara Review, Poetry Motel, and New York Quarterly, among other journals.
Prior to teaching at Idaho State University, Jessica taught at LaGrange College, University of West Georgia, and Tallahassee Community College. She joined the College of Technology in 2011; she teaches composition, employment writing, speech, and study skills. In addition to teaching and working with college committees, Jessica is in the process of completing her doctoral work in English. She is passionate about authors Barbara Kingsolver and JK Rowling, and thrives on teaching the finer points of topic sentences, correct comma use, and the immense, stylistic power of the semi-colon.
Jessica shares her life with her husband, a rabbit, two dogs, and five cats.
Clayn Lambert attended Brigham Young University earned his Bachelor's Degree in English Literature in 1999. After a brief stint working in the computer security sector, he returned to school and earned his Master's Degree in English from the University of Idaho in 2002.
In 2002 he came to the College of Technology and began his career, teaching English Composition, Critical Thinking, Employment Strategies, and Instructional Technology in the Classroom. During his time here, Clayn has begun to shift his focus from teaching to other areas. He has taken on administrative responsibilities within the General Education Department as the Faculty Coordinator and providing instructional technology support and training to fellow colleagues throughout the Department and College as a whole.
Clayn also serves on the Faculty Senate, ITRC Moodle Advisory Board, TGE Advisory Board, and TGE Employment Strategies subcommittee.
Matt is an Idaho native. He earned a BA in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in 2007. The following year, he moved with his wife to Flagstaff, Arizona to pursue an MA in English from Northern Arizona University, graduating in 2011.
After teaching at Northern Arizona University and the College of Southern Idaho, Matt joined the College of Technology where he teaches composition, communication, and employment strategies. He loves working to help students appreciate the role language plays in their daily lives, in particular, the bearing it has on their personal and professional success.
He spends his free time on various pursuits out-of-doors. He is an avid hiker, a mediocre climber, and a lousy fisherman.