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Braunlich, William H. J.D., Washington & Lee Univ. School of Law; James B. Angell Scholar, Univ. of Michigan; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Univ. of Michigan Attorney at Law; Vice Chair MCCC Board of Trustees; Director, The Foundation at MCCC River Raisin National Battlefield Park/Foundation; River Raisin Heritage Corridor Plan; Monroe County Historical Society (734) 241-8300 (O) whbraunlich@

Burns, Jack M. Architecture, Univ. of Detroit Mercy; B. Architecture, Univ. of Detroit Mercy; B.E.T., Univ. of Toledo Director, Campus Planning and Facilities 17 years architectural experience; church design (734) 384-4249 (O) jburns@

Chickeral, Christine   Adjunct Instructor - Health Sciences Citizen responder to emergencies; Mercy Memorial American Heart Training Center; American Health & Safety Institute certified-babysitting; retired America Red Cross corporate instructor/trainer; Elder abuse awareness/prevention (734) 299-1446 (C)

Culler, Valerie B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan
MSBA, Business Administration, Madonna University
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Eastern Michigan University
Director, Financial Aid Financing the cost of postsecondary education/financial aid (734) 384-4139 (O),

Czajkowski, Kathleen B.A., Actuarial Math & Economics, Eastern Michigan University Grants Accountant Explaining/mentoring students interested in actuary careers; worked in employee benefits consulting industry (734) 384-4351 (O)

Daniels, Randell Ph.D., Univ. of Toledo; M.A., Eastern Michigan Univ.;B.A., Univ. of Toledo Vice President of Student and Information Services Preparing for College Life, Life/Work Balance, Career Choice, other educational topics. (734) 384-4224 (O)

DeVries, James Ed.D., Ball State Univ.; M.A., Ball State Univ.; B.A., Hope College MCCC Trustee; MCCC Retired Faculty Variety of Monroe historical topics jamesedevries@

Haver, Joyce Ed.D., Nova Southeastern Univ.; M.A., Eastern Michigan Univ.; B.S., Eastern Michigan Univ.; A.S., MCCC Professor of Counseling Educational and training opportunities to consider in Lake Erie West (734) 384-4105 (O) jhaver@

Hedeen, Paul Ph.D. in English
M.A. English
B.S. English
Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences Literature, Writing, Teaching Writing, Creative Writing

Kinsey, Barry Master of Geography, Eastern Michigan Univ.; B.S., Public Administration, Eastern Michigan Univ. Director of Workforce Development Resume development; job search skills; training development and delivery for business and industry (734) 384-4124 (O) bkinsey@

Lauer, Linda M.A., Media & Communications Psychology, Touro Univ. Holistic Physical Therapy Holistic health

Lohmeyer, Cheryl J.D. Attorney at Law; Adjunct Instructor Legal proceedings involving juvenile deliquency, child abuse and neglect (734) 497-8597 (C) clohmeyer@

Myers, Joshua Master of Professional Studies, Strategic Public Relations, The George Washington U; B.A., International Relations, Michigan State Univ.; A.S., MCCC Executive Director of The Foundation at MCCC Former congressional aide to Senator Carl Levin and U.S. Congressman John D. Dingell; politics; public relations; crisis strategic planning; economic development; non-profits; fundraising; community engagement (734) 384-4214 (O) jmyers@

Quartey, Kojo Ph.D., Applied/Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State Univ.; M.A., Economics, Morgan State Univ.; B.S., Accounting Morgan State Univ. President, MCCC International economics; entrepreneurship; diversity; economic development; leadership; student motivation (734) 384-4166 kquartey

Ruby, Jacqueline Masters of Nutrition Science, Bowling Green State Univ. Nutrition Services Director for nursing and rehab facilities Healthy eating during the holidays; eating for a heart healthy lifestyle; healthy aging and bone health; diet dilemma (dispelling the myths); uncovering the power of fiber (419) 345-8810

Sabo, Joanna Ph.D., Wayne State Univ.; M.P.A. Eastern Michigan Univ.; B.P.A. Wayne State Univ.; A.A., Henry Ford Community College Professor of Political Science and Business Management Political issues/events; relationship between public and private sectors; business communication; leadership, supervision and coaching customer service; high school students: Smart choices (734) 384-4297 (O)

West Smith, Robin B.A. in Economics, Master in Urban Planning, M.A. in Sociology (12/2015) and Certified Project Management Professional Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University - Introduction to Urban Studies and at Monroe CCC - Principles in Sociology

I worked almost 30 years in Information Technology/Project Management; Teaching four years at Wayne State University; Have my own training company focusing on women issues and self empowerment.

(313) 657-4616

Torti, Regina M.S.N., Michigan State Univ.; R.N., St. Vincent School of Nursing; B.S., Nursing, Lourdes Univ. Registered Nurse; Adjunct Instructor Personal health; talking w/seniors regarding safety and health promotion; speaking to others regarding the nursing profession; any health related topic (419) 343-8677

Trohimczyk, Michael M.S.F,. Corporate Finance, Walsh College; B.S., Accounting, Wayne State Univ. Adjunt Instructor - Business Division Instructor for over 160 courses in higher education, incl. Word Perfect, Lotus, dbase, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, webpages, and programming courses; Taught over 50 higher education accounting courses: Payroll Accounting, Computerized Accounting, Intro to Accounting, Advanced Accounting; Portfolio Building; How to Understand Financial Data; Improving Your Word and Excel Document; Is The Accounting Data Correct?; Ways To Make Numbers Look Better (313) 418-8428 mtrohimczyk@

Verkennes, Joe B.A., Journalism, Univ. of Toledo Director of Marketing Public relations; crisis communication; advertising account management/leadership; business writing; branding; marketing communication planning; 8 years marketing agency experience; 10 years higher education marketing experience; numerous industry awards; former adjunct instructor of business writing; member National Council for Marketing & PR (734) 384-4207 (O) jverkennes@

Wise, Patrick M.A., Clincial Psychology, Bowling Green State Univ.; B.A., Kent State Univ. Associate Professor of Psychology Suicide prevention, assessment, intervention; assessing risk for violence and prevention; disaster mental health services; psychopathology; stress management; sexual assault and domestic violence; crisis intervention training; diagnostic interviewing; other psychology related topics (734) 384-4298 pwise@