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Rob BenardRob Benard - Faculty - Coordinator, Information Technology - Technology Division

810.762.0095
Regional Technology Center - RTC2330
robert.benard@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Robert BenardRobert Benard is an Associate Professor and Programs Coordinator of Information Technology at Mott Community College. He also has experience developing computer software, web applications, and providing IT consultation services to industry and governmental organizations. Robert earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Communications concentrating in Computer Information Systems from Rochester College and his Master of Business Administration concentrating in Management Information Systems from Baker College.

Robert holds Post Graduate Certificates in Learning Technologies and Strategies from Pacific Lutheran University. He is CompTia Security+ certified, IC3 certified, and is a Microsoft Technology Associate. Robert consistently continues his education by taking graduate college courses and attends professional conferences. He also serves on local high school advisory boards.

His areas of expertise are software development, database design and administration, and web development. Specifically, he is interested in creating data oriented applications for business environments to enhance productivity.

Robert resides in Millington, Michigan with his wife and son. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, snowmobiling, and being a dad.

defaultDawn Bright - Faculty - Forensic Science - Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division

810.762.0332
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2122A
dawn.bright@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Dawn Bright, joined Mott Community College’s Department of Social Science in 2009. Dawn teaches Occupational Health and Safety in the Autopsy Assistant Program. She is a licensed Medical Technologist accredited through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Dawn’s Master’s Degree in Science, is specialized in Environmental and Industrial Health, through the University of Michigan-School of Public Health. Her thesis work concentrated on the effects of heavy metals in fetal development and neuro-deficits in children. Dawn has worked in medical laboratory, forensic laboratory and environmental laboratory setting for over 30 years.

As an educator, Dawn brings 13 years of experience to the forensic science classroom and three decades of teaching in the Clinical Laboratory Science discipline. She has taught Occupational Health and Safety, American Heart CPR/AED, First Aid, Forensic Science, Biotechnology, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Environmental Biology, Biology, and Health Care Administration courses. She has previously taught courses at Baker College and the University of Michigan-Flint. Dawn has been teaching the Occupational Health and Safety course as an online hybrid course since 2012. She currently serves on the Genesee County Emergency Planning Committee, the Clinical Laboratory Advisory Board for the University of Michigan, the Autopsy Assistant Advisory Board for Mott Community College, acts as an advisory for the Health Occupations Students of America, and volunteers for the Science Olympiad Competition.

Heidi ClippardHeidi Clippard - Faculty - Health Sciences Division

810.232.6902
Curtice-Mott Complex - CM2302B
heidi.clippard@mcc.edu
Engagement Hours by Appointment

Susan EdwardsHi everyone! I am full-time nursing faculty here at Mott Community College. Additionally, I am the Simulation Coordinator for the Health Sciences Division. I began my formal teaching career at Beecher Adult High School over 20 years ago teaching health occupations and health courses. I have since moved on to teaching registered nursing at the college level. I am a proud double MCC alumnus earning both an Associate of Arts and Associate of Applied Science-Nursing degrees. I also hold a Bachelor’s degree with a dual emphasis in English and Psychology from the University of Michigan- Ann Arbor, and a Master’s Degree with a concentration as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner from Michigan State University. That means I can Go Blue! or Go Green! at the drop of a hat- literally!:).

I am the epitome of the life-long learner- there is so much in this world to do, see, and understand. I find that holding a spirit of curiosity makes life much more interesting and rewarding! I am a big time lover of Shakespearean literature- plays, poems, etc., and travel to Stratford, Canada almost every year to take in the plays. I am also a bit of a travel buff with an interest in learning about the history and the food of anyplace I travel. Most of all I love to read- anything, anytime, anywhere! My absolute favorite book of all time is the Oxford English Dictionary- etymology is fascinating!

Susan EdwardsSusan Edwards - Professor - Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division

810.762.0517
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2123D
susan.edwards@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Susan EdwardsSusan Edwards is a Professor of Psychology in the Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division. Professor Edwards has been a full-time psychology professor for Mott Community College since January 1994. Before that time, she taught as an adjunct professor also at MCC for 15 years.

Professor Edwards teaches General Psychology 281, Child Psychology 285 and Psychology of Human Development 291. All three courses are taught both in face-to-face campus classes and online.

Susan has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree both in psychology from Western Kentucky University.

In her free time, Susan enjoys outdoor activities, travel and Bible Study. She and her husband, Bruce, have raised three children and currently enjoy playing with their grandchildren.

defaultAaron Gulyas - Faculty - History - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

810.232.2993
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2120D
aaron.gulyas@mcc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

A teacher, historian, and writer (generally in that order), Gulyas received his BA in History from Hanover College in 1998 as well as an MA in United States History from Indiana University-Indianapolis in 2003. He then moved into teaching, and has been at Mott Community College since 2006. His online courses include World History to 1500, World History to Present, American Military History, History of the Holocaust, and East Asia 1600 to Present. He also works with several of the college's curriculum and accreditation efforts.

Gulyas is the author of a number of articles and books on media history and criticism, science fiction, and fringe political cultures.

Anne GuptonAnne Gupton, L.P.C., N.C.C - Faculty - Counseling & Student Development Division

810.762.0492
- Prahl College Center - PCC2030
anne.gupton@mcc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

I have been fortunate to work in higher education for 30+ years in Student Services beginning as a Financial Aid Scholarship Coordinator, moving to Student Employment & Career Resource Center Director, then onto Counseling & Student Development for the past 15 years as a Counselor/Faculty Member. I began a new position in 2015 as Program Coordinator - College Readiness Faculty and continue to teach student success courses. These classes include Survival Skills for College, Career Exploration, Human Relations Skills, Job Seeking Skills, etc. I earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from Oakland University and I am a Licensed by the State of Michigan as a Licensed Professional Counselor with National Certification.

I have been an advocate of incorporating digital products and e-books into classes to help students acquire and develop workplace skills through the use of learning paths and engagement activities. Real world examples and experiences are discussed and incorporated to prepare students for success throughout their lives.

I thoroughly enjoy the educational environment, working with students, collaborating with colleagues and learning. I strongly believe the keys to success are persistence and positive attitudes. My interests are health, wellness and being outdoors in the flower/garden enjoying family, pets and nature.

Joel HachemDr. Joel Hachem - Faculty - Information Technology - Technology Division

810.232.4255
Regional Technology Center M-TEC - RTC2320
joel.hachem@mcc.edu
Office Hours: See posted e-learning office hours

Dr. Joel Hachem, is a Professor of Information Technology at Mott Community College. He has been in IT field for the past 25 years in various positions such as but not limited to: Computer Networking Engineer, Penetration Testing Engineer, Microprocessor Designer, IT Project Manager, Forensic Analyst, Software Developer....

He worked for multiple institutions such as Intel, Oracle, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Comcast.... and now own his IT consulting firm in the Metro-Detroit area, Michigan and provide services in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin.

Dr. Hachem, earned multiple degrees, he earned a Bachelor in Mathematics, Computer Science, a Master in Mathematics, and Master of Science – IRM, and a Doctorate in Computer Science – Security and still pursuing a Master of Business Administration. He strongly believe that education keeps his mind sharp and allow him to stay up to date.

He specializes in many areas, such as Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Data Mining, Ethical Hacking, System Analysis and Design, Software Development, etc.… and enjoys very much anything related to Computer Networking Security.

When he has free time, he enjoy writing algorithms to create computer viruses and find the antivirus for them and attacking his own computer network at home. He loves to travel with his wife and 2 boys to Europe and Africa to visit family and friends, loves Soccer (he played pro soccer in Africa and semi-pro in France).

Brian HardingBrian Harding - Faculty - History - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

810.762.0516
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2120C
brian.harding@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Associate Professor Brian Harding joined Mott Community College's Department of History in 2007. Brian received his B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations, with concentrations in history and collective bargaining, from Cornell University in 2001, and his M.A. in History (with a major field in United States History and a minor field in Atlantic History) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006. Brian's master thesis was on the history of land claims between the Seneca Nation of Indians of the Iroquois League and the New York State and United States federal government--a history that goes back well before 1776 and continues to the present day.

Brian's teaching interests include studies of the dynamics of gender, race, and class within United States history, as well as the integration of regional and area histories into global historical contexts. He has developed new courses at Mott Community College, including HIST254 African American History to 1877, HIST 255 African American History Since 1865, HIST261 United States Labor History, and HIST 263 History of Women in the United States. Brian is working now on another new class for Mott: Native American History.

Brian resides in Grand Blanc with his wife, Saori (a Japanese Instructor at Mott Community College), their twin sons Tomoki and Haruki (born in June 2014), and their dog Chamo (a lab/poodle mix). Brian is unable to report that he has much free time (see previous sentence), but he does enjoy travelling. Brian has attended three Hindu weddings (two of college friends in Delhi, India, and one of his sister-in-law in Kathmandu, Nepal), has family in England, Spain, Peru, Nepal, and Japan, and friends in India and Turkey, and has been to Japan five times (and counting).

Dr. Fairy Hayes-ScottDr. Fairy Hayes-Scott - Faculty - English - Humanities Division

810.232.2494
Curtice-Mott Complex - CM1101A
fairy.hayesscott@mcc.edu
Office Hours: By appointment

Robert BenardI can best say that I live to teach writing and literature. It is not just a job for me; it is my life’s breath. I have taught English composition and literature in the US and abroad. I have taught English writing skills to hearing and Deaf college students. My doctoral dissertation focused on teaching English composition to Deaf college students. If I am not teaching, I am serving as a teacher of teachers, those preparing to enter the profession.

I not only teach writing; I am a writer. I have written five books—an English handbook, a text for only Deaf students, an online text, a book on team building, and an e-book for those aspiring to become school principals. In addition, I have edited a book on parenting.

I have been a publisher for over twenty-three years, owning two publishing companies. One is a textbook publishing company that has published various authors throughout the country and abroad. For example, one of the texts published is one teaching the proper manner to bow and place one’s hands when in Japan. The self-publishing company provides more than writing, marketing, and distribution services. It provides additional support services to those aspiring to become writers.

As a businesswoman, one of the few women in the country who solely owns two companies for over twenty years, I provide consultation services to women who are trying to start a business or maintain their businesses.

Finally, everything I do is with the belief that I have been blessed with a gift from the Great Teacher. And so, I have made certain that I give back academically and financially to the local, national, and world communities to various charities. I work hard to please my Great Teacher and the students with whom He has blessed to touch my life.

I am not an easy teacher. I challenge my students. I am a fair professor who will give all I have to help those students who want to learn. I am a willing student of my students. I love teaching so much because I have learned so much from my students. My methodology for teaching is based on my varied personal and professional experiences. I encourage diverse opinions because of my diverse experiences. I respect different thoughts and I challenge my students to see the world critically and in different ways so that their writing is rich, well-developed, and provocative. I love working with complex individuals because I am complex. And so, I, Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, am a teacher, teacher of teachers, writer, publisher, consultant, student, and child of the Great Teacher.

Susan HintonSusan Hinton - Faculty - Counseling and Student Development

810.762.0111
Prahl College Center - PCC2030
susan.hinton@mcc.edu
Office Hours: See posted e-learning office hours

Susan Hinton is an adjunct faculty member in Counseling and Student Development. She has been with MCC since 2006. Susan earned her B.S. degree from Eastern Michigan University and her M.A. in counseling from Oakland University in 2004. Prior to coming to Mott, she worked in Career Development at Rochester Community Schools. She also worked as a high school and middle school guidance counselor.

Her teaching interest includes Job Seeking Skills, Career Exploration and Decision Making, Study Skills, College Survival Skills and Stress Management. Susan resides in Holly and has 3 grown children. In her free time she loves to travel and has recently been on a cruise to Eastern Europe. Her other interests include exploring antique shops and flea markets to find items to decorate or repurpose.

Dr. Larry JuchartzDr. Larry Juchartz - Faculty - English - Humanities Division

810.232.2431
Curtice-Mott Complex - CM2002
larry.juchartz@mcc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

Dr. Larry JuchartzDr. Larry Juchartz is a professor of English at MCC. After completing his first two years of courses at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, he received a B.A. and M.A. from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from Michigan State University. He taught at three other community colleges as well as at EMU before coming to Mott full-time in 2001. In addition to teaching, Dr. Juchartz is also a strong supporter of organized labor and enjoys restoring classic muscle cars, renovating houses, and vacationing anywhere near water.

Katie KrcmarikKatie Krcmarik - Faculty - Art - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

810.232.8062
Visual Arts & Design Center - VADC103C
katherine.krcmarik@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Katie Krcmarik Katie Krcmarik has taught Graphic Design at Mott Community College for past ten years as an adjunct in the Fine Arts and Social Sciences Department. She earned her BFA from Wayne State University in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. She completed graduate work in Graphic Design at Michigan State University and will finish her a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Michigan State University this fall. She has worked as a graphic designer for the past fifteen years for a variety of companies and continues to actively work as a graphic designer in print, web, and video.

Katie’s teaching interests include the basics of graphic design and graphic design history. She has also taken an interest in the art of letterpress printing in recent years. Her research interests include the integration of technology into the classroom and the use of design to better communicate with students. Specifically, she looks at how design and technology can better help teachers communicate with students. She won the 2014 LAND Competition in Adjunct Category for her presentation on Rethinking the Syllabus: Setting the Stage for Success. Katie currently resides in Fenton. In her free time, she spends time letterpress printing, screen-printing, reading and baking.

Susan LechotaSusan Lechota - Faculty - Early Childhood - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

810.232.7784
Mott Memorial Building - MMB 2133
susan.lechota@mcc.edu
Office Hours: See posted e-learning office hours

Susan Lechota My name is Susan Lechota and I have been a member of the Early Childhood Education faculty at MCC since 2006. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 25 years. I am also the Director of the Mott Community College Early Childhood Learning Center (MCC ECLC). The MCC ECLC provides child care to Mott students and the community as well as serving as the MCC Laboratory preschool where MCC Early Childhood students complete hours of practicum experiences with young children which are required for graduation.

I feel that I have the best job in the world because I have the privilege of working with both MCC ECED students and with MCC ECLC children and their families. I greatly enjoy being in a position to encourage and guide ECED students as well as young children and their families during their time at MCC.

I am looking forward to getting to know you, both via Blackboard and in our email and face to face conversations.

LindaLee MassoudLindaLee Massoud - Faculty - Information Technology - Technology Division

810.232.7803
Regional Technology Center - RTC2110C
lindalee.massoud@mcc.edu
Office Hours: by appointment

LindaLee Massoud LindaLee Massoud is finishing her third decade at Mott Community College. She was initially the coordinator of the (American Sign Language) Interpreter Training Program for the first set of years, then taught in the Paralegal program, and has spent the last numerous years teaching computers.

An “early adopter” type of teacher, she has been active in many of the newer teaching styles and modalities, including remote classroom, distance learning (both video and online), hybrid, Open Entry, flipped classroom, and experiential learning. Students never know what to expect in a class from her, but it will be interesting and engaging – as well as focused on job-prep skills.

Townes Osborn MillerTownes Osborn Miller - Faculty - Music - Fine Arts & Social Sciences

810.232.3531
Mott Memorial Building - MMB1034
townes.miller@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Dr. Townes Osborn MillerDr. Townes Osborn Miller, Associate Professor of Music, currently serves on the faculty of Mott Community College (MI), teaching courses in music, and coordinates the outreach and music program for the division. She serves as the adjunct flute instructor at Saginaw Valley State University (MI) and also conducts the SVSU Flute Choir. She has also served on the faculties of Northwest Missouri State University, Washburn University and Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Dr. Miller has been the featured soloist with the St. Matthias Chamber Orchestra (NC), the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association Guild (TN), Kansas City Flute Choir (KS) and with Midland Adventist Academy (KS). As an active performer, Dr. Miller performs regularly in Flint and Saginaw, MI area and the Kansas City, MO and Cullowhee, NC area. She also performs with the We Three Trio (flute, oboe, bassoon) in North Carolina. Dr. Miller has performed recitals and/or given master classes for Mott Community College (MI), Saginaw Valley State University (MI), St. Cecilia Society (MI), Pittsburg State University (KS), Western Carolina University (NC), Prairie Winds (KS), and Graceland University (IA). In addition, she has performed with the Saginaw Eddy Band (MI), St. Joseph Symphony, Overland Park Orchestra, St. Joseph Symphony Municipal Band, Kansas City Puccini Arts Festival, Kansas City Civic Orchestra, Psalmfest for the Historic Northeast Cultural Arts Commission, and the Asheville (NC) Choral Society.

As an educator, Dr. Miller brings two decades of teaching experience to the classroom. She has taught Music Appreciation since graduate school and has been teaching online at Mott since 2012. As a flutist, she has served as an adjudicator for the Southeast Michigan Flute Association Flute Competition, Flint Institute of Music, KSHSAA State Music Festival, and Kansas and Missouri All-State auditions.

Dr. Miller is a member of the National Flute Association and served as the volunteer coordinator for the 2008 convention, College Music Society, Southeast Michigan Flute Association, Phi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and has served on the Board of the Kansas City Flute Association. She also served on the Inspirational Grant Committee for ArtsKC (Kansas City), for three years. Currently, Dr. Miller serves on the Music in the Parks committee (Flint), the Whiting Council (Flint), chairs the NYE committee for The Whiting, Movie Under the Stars committee with Communities First Inc., and will now be serving as the NFA permanent volunteer coordinator beginning in November 2015. She holds a BA and MA from Western Carolina University School of Music and a DMA, with honors, from the University of Kansas School of Music.

Lisa Novak Lisa Novak - Faculty , Advisor - Business Division

810.232.7760
Curtice-Mott Complex - CM2133D
Lisa.Novak@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Lisa Novak is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Mott Community college in the Business Division. Prior to coming to Mott Community College, she worked for many years in the non-profit and governmental accounting area as well as a few years in public accounting. Lisa received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint with a major in Accounting and her M.S.A. from Central Michigan University.

Lisa’s teaching interests include non-profit and governmental accounting, financial accounting, computerized accounting and cost accounting. She has developed new courses in non-profit and governmental accounting, computerized accounting, and business capstone. In 2014, she was awarded Instructor of the Year by the MCC Student Government Association for excellence in teaching and dedication to students and for making receiving an education an enjoyable experience.

Her primary research interests are in the field of utilizing Strengths for students. She has earned certification as a Strengths Advocate for Mott Community College.

Lisa resides with her family in Lapeer. In her free time, she enjoys walking, reading, and spending time friends and family.

Bill ReichWilliam Reich - Faculty - ATD Faculty Lead - Humanities Division

810.232.7883
Curtice-Mott Complex - CM1106
william.reich@mcc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

Bill ReichMy name is Bill Reich has been teaching at Mott Community College since 1994 (full time since 1998). He has taught developmental writing, basic composition, technical writing, literature classes, and monitored the DLES Preparedness Session. Mr. Reich has earned a BA and an MA from Central Michigan University and an MA from Eastern Michigan University. From 208-2010, he served as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning. He is currently the chair of the Developmental Education Steering Committee and the Achieve the Dream Faculty Lead. Mr. Reich retired as a full time instructor in August 2014, he continued as a part time instructor in January 2015. In addition, he has served as the Friends of the MCC Library as Vice President and Fundraising Chair, and is currently the President.

Holly RichardsonHolly Richardson - Faculty - Music - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

810.232.3471
Mott Memorial Building - MMB1028A
holly.richardson@mcc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

Holly RichardsonHolly Richardson, Adjunct Professor in Music, graduated from MCC in 1986, and finished her BME at U of M-Flint. Catherine McMichael was Professor Richardson’s piano coach at U of M. She earned a MA from Marygrove College in 1994. Professor Richardson has an additional 27 hours of graduate credit from WMU and Vandercook College of Music in Chicago. She has been part of the Music Faculty at MCC since 1998, she also is employed full time at Flint Community Schools and is the Music Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Professor Richardson performs locally for charity events and area churches.

Paul Rozycki Paul Rozycki - Faculty - Political Science , Fine Arts & Social Sciences

810.762.0514
Faculty - Political Science - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division
Paul.Rozycki@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Paul Rozycki Paul Rozycki came to teaching somewhat accidentally. He planned a career as a journalist, having worked for a daily newspaper in Illinois. After his undergraduate education at Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb Illinois, and graduate school at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana he taught political science at Ball State University for two years before coming to Mott Community College in 1969. He officially retired in the summer of 2011, but continues to teach a class most semesters.

While at Mott he has taught a variety of political science courses, as well as courses in Leadership and Service Learning. He has served as advisor to the student newspaper, the MCC Post, and as editor of the Education Association newsletter, the Forward. He also co-directed the Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) with Dr. Lillie McCain at Mott Community College.

Over the years he has been involved in the political life of the community. It is a rare election where he is not involved in one campaign or another. On a regular basis he has been the “Political Analyst” for ABC TV12 and NBC 25. He had also been a weekly political commentator on the Tom Sumner radio program on WFNT and often moderates candidate panels in the community. He is a regular columnist for the East Village Magazine in Flint.

He has also written several books. “Politics and Government in Michigan” (with Jim Hanley) is used by many colleges throughout the state as an introduction to state and local government. He also authored the history of Mott Community College “A Clearer Image: The 75 year history of Mott Community College” a few years ago. He is currently completing a new chapter to the book which covers the last 15 years of the college’s history.

Among his other outside interests are photography and collecting political memorabilia.

Melissa RueterbuschMelissa Rueterbusch - Faculty - Economics - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

810.762.0334
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2101A
melissa.rueterbusch@mcc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

Robert BenardHello! My name is Melissa Rueterbusch and I'm the instructor for this course. A little bit about me: I grew up in Oxford, MI a small town just south of Lapeer. After high school I headed off to Central Michigan University to pursue a business degree. My favorite classes in the business program were the Economics courses, so after I graduated with my BS in business, I decided to continue on and get an MA in Economics. I have taught Economics for over 20 years at various colleges including Saginaw Valley State University, Delta College, Lansing Community College, and, of course, Mott Community College. I have been here at MCC since 2000, and I truly love teaching here. I have also completed my PhD from Michigan State University in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, with a focus on the economics of education. I have been married since 1987 and have a wonderful little boy who was born in 2004. I like to ski, camp, read, and help out at my son's school.

Lauren RuffLauren Ruffin - Faculty - Psychology - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

810.232.8033
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2123A
lauren.brown@mcc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

Lauren Ruffin is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Fine Arts and Social Science Division. Prior to joining Mott Community College, Lauren worked in the clinical realm as a mental health therapist. Her years of clinical experience include working with multiple populations, ranging from children to elderly adults. She did behavioral therapy with children who had developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and then she moved on to conducting individual and group therapy sessions with adolescents who had been expelled from the public school system. Lauren has also worked with the adult population, ranging from individuals who simply felt “stuck,” to individuals with severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Lauren also started her educational journey at a community college, and she loved it! A native of Kansas City, MO, Lauren graduated from Blue River Community College with an Associate's Degree. She then transferred to a small, private university (Avila University) where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Research, as well as a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology.

Lauren teaches classes in General Psychology (Psyc-281), Abnormal Psychology (Psyc-286), and Human Development (Psyc-291).

Sunni Samuels-LarrySunni Samuels-Larry - Faculty - Mathematics- Science and Mathematics Division

810.232.3980
Gorman Science Center - 2206A
sunni.samuels-larry@mcc.edu
Office Hours by appointment

Sunni Samuels-LarryA famous quote remarks that “Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions”. Being a teacher of mathematics allows for me to not only teach my subject but to assist others in their quest to learn how to think. Teaching mathematics consists of making difficult concepts more accessible to students. I attempt to make the material manageable while remaining true to the content. I believe that students who are able to make sense of the basic ideas present within mathematics will have the opportunity to make connections to topics in future classes which will improve their chance for success.

I was born and raised in the phenomenal and resilient city of Flint, Michigan. I am a proud graduate of Flint Central High School. From there I had the pleasure of earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education from South Carolina State University and a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park.

My employment background ranges from high school mathematics teaching and program coordination to algebra state test preparation and scoring for the state of Maryland to high school training for teachers in Montgomery County, Maryland. In the past I have also taught for Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, Baker College of Flint, and for DeVry University online.

I am currently a full-time mathematics instructor with Mott Community College. I live with my husband, two children, and cat in Grand Blanc, Michigan. In my spare time I enjoy reading, travelling, and trying new restaurants.

I look forward getting acquainted with each of you this semester.

Cheryl SheltonCheryl Shelton - Faculty - Information Technology - Technology Division

810.762.0553
Curtice-Mott Complex - CM2118
cheryl.shelton@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Cheryl SheltonCheryl was a classroom and online adjunct instructor at Mott for 17 years in the Information Technology department of the Technology Division. She has taught courses in general computing, computer programming, computer networking and computer security. Her full-time position is as Chief Technology Officer in the Information Technology Services department here at Mott. Cheryl has her bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan - Flint and her master's degree in Management Information Systems from Ferris State University. Prior to coming to Mott in 1998, Cheryl worked in various computer jobs in a variety of industries in the fields of help desk, network administrator and systems analyst before making the transition to education. Here at Mott, she has worked in Academic Computing and been an Executive Dean before her current position as Chief Technology Officer.

Cheryl resides in Clarkston with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, golfing, boating and spending time with her young grandson. She is also on the board of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties.

Laura SigmonLaura Sigmon - Faculty - Business Division

810.235.5329
Curtice-Mott Complex - CM2123
laura.sigmon@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Laura SigmonLaura Sigmon has nearly two decades of corporate management experience with demonstrated abilities to anticipate and capitalize on market trends. Her career accomplishments are steeped in her ability to identify profit potential, and position business units or segments to maximize market share.

Laura acquired her management experience by managing business units for FedEx National, USF Holland and United Parcel Services (UPS). She has strong management oversight as a change agent including strategic planning, human resources management, capital improvement, budget/finance and sourcing. She had devoted her entrepreneurial pursuits to developing and growing small businesses throughout the State of Michigan. She has successfully helped to launch and expand more than 50 small businesses in Metro Detroit.

Laura holds an MBA in Business Administration with special concentration on her under graduate degree in Management and Organizational Development.

Mrs. Sigmon launched in 2008 Best Practices Consulting Services, LLC (BPCS) a consulting firm designed to partner with small businesses seeking direction in business planning, business development, marketing, and government contracting. BPCS has a team of four veteran consultants each maintaining successful partnerships in both for-profit and non-profit areas of interest, working to expand market share and sustainable profitability.

She is an adjunct instructor at Mott Community College, in Flint, Michigan where she teaches Small Business Management, Principles of Management, Strategic Marketing, Business Leadership and Introduction to Business.

Laura Sigmon trains small business owners through an economic development program in the city of Detroit and Flint, MI. She’s also a Marketing Technical Assistance provider for ProsperUS Detroit and Motor City Match, Detroit, MI.

Past Appointments


Advisory Board Member, Baker College, Allen Park, MI
Vice President, Rosedale Park Community Development Corp, Detroit, MI
Advisory Board Member, Bivens Transportation, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Board Secretary, Detroit Black Chamber of Commerce, Detroit, MI

Current Offices


President & CEO
Best Practices Consulting Services
Board President
Church of the Messiah
Housing Corporation
Board Secretary
Courageous Incorporated
Advisory Board Member
C.O.L.O.R.S. Detroit

Frank SobieFrank Sobie - Faculty - Geography - Fine Arts Social Sciences Division

810.232.8032
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2101D
frank.sobie@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Frank Sobie is an Associate Professor of Geography in the Fine Arts and Social Science Division. Prior to joining Mott Community College, Frank worked in the private sector for a number of organizations. His experience is primarily with civil engineering, utility, petroleum and geographic information systems (GIS) firms. Frank has been involved with mapping since graduating from college.

Frank has earned both a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from Eastern Michigan University. He earned an undergraduate degree with a major in Geography and a minor in Geology. His Masters Degree is in Geography with a concentration in Land Use Planning.

Frank teaches courses in World Regional Geography, Crime Mapping and GIS. His teaching interests focus on mapping (GIS), natural resources, geopolitics and North American Regional Geography. Frank was awarded the 2014 IMAGIN “Geospatial Achievement Award” for his lifetime contribution to the organization and continued commitment to the field of GIS and mapping.

Maps are always a great please to work with especially with today’s technology. Travel to the Rocky Mountains is an experience everyone should enjoy. How do you keep in touch with your world?

Jennifer WalkerJennifer Walker - Faculty - Dental Hygiene - Health Sciences Division

810.762.0495
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2036E
jennifer.walker@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Jennifer WalkerJennifer Walker began her teaching career at Mott Community College in 2010 in the dental hygiene program. Beginning part-time, Jennifer was hired as a full time dental hygiene faculty in 2015. Prior to coming to MCC, she worked in private practice for 16 years.

Jennifer’s college career began at MCC! She received her AAS-Dental Hygiene in 1994 from Mott Community College. She went on to complete her BAS-Dental Hygiene from Siena Heights University in 2009. In 2013, she received her MA-Educational Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. Mrs. Walker is the faculty advisor for the dental hygiene club and student chapter advisor for the ADHA. Jennifer has also held positions within the local dental hygiene component and served as a delegate to the MDHA. Additionally, she is very involved in community service and has inspired her students to serve as well.

Jennifer lives in North Branch with her husband and two sons. Her oldest son received his associate’s degree from Mott Community College in 2015. Her youngest son will begin classes at MCC in the fall of 2016.

Janet WestoffJanet Westhoff - Faculty - Coordinator, Nursing - Health Sciences Division

810.762.0317
Curtice-Mott Complex - CM2313
janet.westhoff@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Professor Janet Westhoff is a member of the Nursing faculty at Mott Community College, a position she has held since 1990. At the present time, she also serves as the program director and coordinator. Prior to her tenure at Mott, Ms. Westhoff worked as a staff nurse and clinical director at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint and University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Wayne State University. In addition, Ms. Westhoff holds a Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University

Teaching has always been a major part of her career, both as a nurse and as an educator. As students in Nursing soon find, you cannot separate teaching from patient care! In her current position, Ms. Westhoff finds it difficult to get into the classroom as much as she would like. She tries to fill that void by teaching in the virtual classroom, in the Nutrition for Health online course.

Personal interests include travel, photography, and genealogy. Researching her family history in Germany and Poland is on her bucket list! Ms. Westhoff lives in Flint, along with her cat, Gracie and her dog, a Cocker Spaniel named Maggie.

Brenda ZichaBrenda Zicha - Faculty - Sociology - Fine Arts & Social Sciences Division

810.232.8021
Mott Memorial Building - MMB2122F
brenda.zicha@mcc.edu
Office Hours By appointment

Brenda ZichaI have been a Sociology Instructor at Mott since 1999. I came here from Orange County, New York after graduating from college. Like many of you will have, I have an Associates in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from Orange County Community College, in addition to a Bachelors and Masters Degree, both in Sociology, from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

The courses I teach at Mott are Introduction to Sociology, Marriage & Family & Race and Ethnic Relations and I teach them all in both face-to-face classrooms and online.

The most common student comments about my courses is that “there is a lot of work, but I learned a lot from this class that changed my whole way of thinking!” and “Ms. Z answers email faster than any Professor I have even had!” So, if you love to learn, want to expand your thinking and want a professor who lives on email & Google Chat just waiting for questions from students, you will love my classes! You will quickly learn that SOCIOLOGY ROCKS!!!!!

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