Hello! My name is Monique Desormeau and I've been teaching art education at MCC since 2002. I currently teach ART.-100: Early Childhood Art Education (birth to age 5), ART.-101: Art Education (Grades K-5), and ART.-102: Secondary Art Education (Grades 6-12). I’ve been an art and museum educator for over 25 years. In addition to working at MCC, I'm the head of the Education Department at the Flint Institute of Arts.
My academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History (minor in Art Education) from the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY and a Master of Science degree in Art Education from the College of St. Rose, Albany, NY.
I have been teaching in Mott’s English department since Fall of 2004. Prior to that, I completed a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where I also taught developmental writing students and worked as a consultant in the Sweetland Writing Center.
I chose to teach at Mott Community College because Community College students are more interesting than students at any other kind of educational institution. I thrive in the diversity of a Mott classroom (face-to-face or online), where students range in age from 17 to 75 and bring with them a tremendous amount of wisdom and life experience. Even the youngest have stories to tell, and these stories keep me engaged.
I believe the power of art can transform people’s lives. That’s why I’ve spent my career helping people explore art and creative self-expression. I’m looking forward to helping you learn how to do this for your future students!