Personnel

In addition to these full-time professors and instructors, Glen Oaks employs many part-time instructors who are not listed in the catalog.

FACULTY

 Gerald Barkley – Professor Math/Science
AS, Glen Oaks; BS, Western Michigan University; MS, Western Michigan University
 Rebecca Burch – Professor Psychology/Student Success
BA and MA, Western Michigan University
 Pam Carrel – Professor
Nursing
LPN, Glen Oaks Community College; AS, Southwestern Michigan College; Nursing Home Administration Certificate, MSU; BSN, Goshen College; MSN, Goshen College
 Kevin Conner – Professor Information Technology
AASB, Glen Oaks Community College; BAS, Davenport Univ.; MS, Capella University Michigan
 Michelle Converse – Instructor Nursing
ASN, Ivy Tech Community College; BSN, Indiana Wesleyan University; MSN-Ed, Indiana Wesleyan University
 Jim Deroshia – Instructor
Automotive Technology
Hydraulic maintenance and repair certificate, Vickers Hydraulic School; Computer Support Technician Certificate/AAS, Glen Oaks Community College
 Kevin Gave – Professor  English
  BA, Kalamazoo College; MA, Western Michigan University
 Alyse Gordon – Instructor  Welding
  Welding Certificate
 Dr. Ren Hartung – Professor  Science
BA, Albion College; PhD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
 Lori Hatfield – Professor  English 
AA, Kalamazoo Valley Community College; BA, Thomas Edison; MA, National University; Course-work, Adrian College & Michigan State Univ.
 Jeffery Hucko – Professor  Biology
BS, University of Kentucky; MS, Eastern Kentucky University; MS, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
 Dr. Maria Jose Rodriguez Mora – Professor
 Microbiology
MS, Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela; PhD, University of Louisiana
 Reid Leaverton – Instructor
Instructor Agricultural Technology
Caterpillar Equipment Mechanic, Reedley College; CAT/John Deere training
 Dr. Lester Keith – Professor  Business Administration
AA, AS, San Antonio College; BBA and MBA, University of Texas at San Antonio; DBA, Doctor of Business Administration, Argosy University, Sarasota; Vocationally certifiable
 William Lederman – Professor  Director of Nursing
LPN, Glen Oaks Community College; ADN, New Mexico State University; BSN, Purdue University; MA, Western Michigan University; MSN, CNL-C (Certified Clinical Nurse Leader), Goshen College; Vocationally certifiable
 Susan Louis – Instructor  Nursing
LPN, RN, Kalamazoo Valley Community College; BSN, Western Michigan University; MSN, Western Michigan University
 Michelle McNamara – Professor  Communications
AA, Glen Oaks Community College; BAS, Davenport University; MA, Business, Spring Arbor University; MA, Communications, Spring Arbor University; Vocationally certifiable
 Carol Naccarato – Instructor  Director of Allied Health/Medical Assisting
BSN, Spring Arbor; MFA, University of Notre Dame; BFA, Siena Heights; AASN, Glen Oaks Community College; MA Cert., Glen Oaks Community College; Practical Nurse Certificate, RN, CMA (AAMA), Glen Oaks Community College
 Nicholas Nollinger – Instructor
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
 BS, Eastern Illinois University
 Michael Northrop – Professor  Art
  BM, Olivet College; MFA, Western Michigan University
 Steven Proefrock – Professor  Physical Education
BS, Central Michigan University; MA, Eastern Kentucky University
 Steve Ryno – Professor  English 
BA, Western Michigan University; M. Ed. and Secondary Teaching Certificate, Aquinas College; MA in English, Western Michigan University; Additional study, Western Michigan University
 Michael Sandelin – Professor  Mathematics
  BS, Taylor University; MA, Miami University
 Sarah Simmons – Professor  Science
  BA, Albion College; MS, University of Michigan
 Cheryl VanderPloeg – Instructor
Nursing
 AASN, KVCC; BSN, WMU; BSN, Goshen College; MSN, Bethel College
 Lori Van Zoeren – Instructor Nursing
Nursing Diploma, Bronson School of Nursing; BS – Clayton College; BSN – Ferris State University; MSN – Ferris State University
 Linda Walker – Instructor  Graphic Arts
  BA Studio Art – Northern Illinois University
 Chad Worthington – Professor  Psychology
BA, Trinity International University; MA, North Central University; MA, Western Michigan University

 

  Annual Faculty

 Robert Click – Instructor
Business
 A.A., Macomb Comm. College; B.A., Aquinas College; P.D.D., University of Michigan; M.B.A., Suffolk University
 Marlene Livingston – Instructor
 Allied Health
LPN, Grand Rapids Community College; ADN, Grace College School of Nursing
 Christopher Mundie – Instructor
Communications
A.S., Delta College; B.S., Central Michigan University; M.A., Central Michigan University 

 

Administration

Dr. David H. Devier President
BA, Ohio Northern University; MA, Kent State University; Ph.D, The Ohio State University
 Diane Zinsmaster Executive Associate to President and Board of Trustees
Coursework, Glen Oaks Community College
 Paul Aivars Director of Business Outreach and Services
BS, Western Michigan University; MA, Spring Arbor University
 Valorie Juergens  Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
  BS, MEd, The University of Toledo
 Pam Hughes  Executive Director, Glen Oaks Foundation
 Chuck Frisbie   Director of Institutional Innovation
AA, Glen Oaks Community College; BS and MA Western Michigan University

 

Academic Affairs/Instruction

 Dr. Patricia Morgenstern
Dean of Academics and Extended Learning
BA and MA, Michigan State University; Ph.D., Nova Southeastern Univ.-Fort Lauderdale, FL.
 Irene Elksnis-Geisler Interim Assistant Dean of Academics
 BA, U of M; MA, Spring Arbor; MALS, Eastern; Ph.D, WMU
  Shaphan Lavinghouse Director, Testing & Tutoring Center
 AS, Mississippi Gulf Coast Comm. College; BS & MS, University of Southern Mississippi
 Julie Cottin ECM Administrator
BS, BBA, MA, Western Michigan University
 Betsy Susan Morgan  Library Director
BA, Bryn Mawr College; MA, Western Michigan; MLS, University of Pittsburgh
 Dr. Tammy Russell 
Title III Program Director and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
  BA, Hope College; MSW, Western Michigan University; Ph.D., Western Michigan University
 Cindy Batten
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Academics and Extended Learning
 Amanda Yearling
Institutional Research Assistant
 AA, Kellogg Community College; BA, Robert B. Miller College; MA, Wayne State University
 Jonathan Anthony   Student Success Coach
Assoc. Liberal Arts, Glen Oaks Community College; BS, Western Michigan University; Master of Public Health, University of Michigan

 

College Operations

Bruce Zakrzewski
Dean of Finance and Administrative Services
  BBA, Notre Dame
 Sharon Nichols  Controller
  BBA, Davenport University
 Jennifer Dodson  Sr. Accountant
AAS, Southwestern Michigan College; BS, Ferris State University
Larry Diekman  Director of Building and Grounds
Michigan State Police Academy, Coursework – Glen Oaks Community College and Lansing Community College
 Larry Mericle
Custodial Supervisor
  Coursework, Glen Oaks Community College
 Trista Nelson 
Systems Support Specialist
AGS, Glen Oaks Community College; BA, Western Michigan University; MLIS, Wayne State University
 Jesse Salazar IT Director/Datatel Administrator
AAB, Glen Oaks Community College; BSME, Universidad Santiago Mariño, Venezuela
 Candy Bohacz   Human Resources Coordinator
  AB, Glen Oaks Community College; BBA, Western Michigan
 Jamie Bennett-Yesh Director of Human Resources
AB, Glen Oaks Community College; BBA, Robert B. Miller College
 Courtney Ivan
Athletic Director/Director of Fitness and Wellness
  BS, Olivet College; MEd, Mercyhurst University
 Eric Connelly   Website Administrator
AAS, LPN Certificate, Computer Technician Certificate, Glen Oaks Community College
 Evan Dembskey Network Administrator
 MA, University of South Africa; METCH, Tshwane University of Technology
 Lauren Sterling Communications Assistant
AGS, Kellogg Community College; BS, Trine University; MSW, Western Michigan University

 

  Student Services

Tonya Howden Dean of Students
BA, Fort Hays State University, Kansas; MSEd, Capella University
 Amy Young Registrar
  BA, Cornerstone University
 Adrienne Skinner  Director of Admissions
  BA, Western Michigan University; MS, Walden University
 Anne Springsteen, LPC, NCC TRIO SSS Project Director, Student Support Services
AA, Southwestern Michigan College; BS, MA, Western Michigan University
 Jaime Raifsnider TRIO SSS Project Advisor, Student Support Services
AB, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, BAS, Western Michigan University
 David Victor
 Admissions Representative
Course work, Glen Oaks Community College; BS, Wayne State University
 Hannah Fries
TRIO SSS Project Advisor, Student Support Services
Communications New Media Coordinator, Title III
  BA, Western Michigan University; MA, Spring Arbor University
 Jean Zimmerman   Director of Financial Aid/Scholarships
  BS, University of Illinois
 Leanne Barnell
Assistant Financial Aid Director & Academic Advisor
BS-Criminal Justice/Psychology, BS-Social Studies Education, Trine University; MS, Marygrove College-Detroit; Certified in Psychology/Sociology
 Anita Lopez Schlabach  Early Middle College Advisor
  BA, Spring Arbor; AA, Wesston Mennonite College
 Lyle Raven, LLP
Director of Student Success and Advising
BS, Western Michigan University; MRE, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary; MA, Western Michigan
 Benjamin Fries  Student Success Advisor
BS, Indiana University – South Bend; MSL, Trine University
 Karen Webber
Occupational Student Success Coordinator/Student Support Specialist
AA, Glen Oaks; BA, Spring Arbor University; MSW, Western Michigan University

 

On-Campus Partners

 Capstone On-Campus Management – Devier Suites
 April Yost Director of Student Housing
 BA, Albion College; MA, Western Michigan University
 Chad McConnell
 Assistant Director of Student Housing
 BA, Saginaw Valley State University
Michigan Sate University
 Mark Trowbridge
 Program Director
 BS, Michigan State University
Trine University
 Kelly Chris
 Education Center Director –
College of Graduate and Professional Studies
BS, Trine University 
 Amber Titus
 Regional Director of Admissions

 

Support Staff

Ken Anway Custodian
Coursework, Glen Oaks Community College
Mark Arrington Custodian
 Bernice Crocker
Executive Assistant to the Director of Allied
Health/Medical Assisting
  Coursework, Kaplan University and Rosmussen College
 Larry Evans  Maintenance Assistant
 Judy Fetch   Library Technician
  AAS, Ferris State University; Coursework, Glen Oaks
 Ric (Ken) Gilson   Distance Learning Clerk
BA, Grand Rapids Baptist College; BS, Calvin College; M.Ed, Western Michigan University
 Jordan Gowan
Maintenance Assistant
Clarice Green
Executive Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Services/Registrar and Director of Admissions
AB, Glen Oaks Community College; BS, Spring Arbor University
 Tina Guijosa 
Staff Technician – Tutoring & Testing Center
  Coursework – Glen Oaks Community College
 Stacie Hart   Accounts Receivable Assistant
AB, Glen Oaks Community College; BS, Trine University
 Theresa Hawkins   Registration and Records Clerk
AB, Glen Oaks Community College; Coursework, Franklin University
 Lynne Holtz  Staff Technician-Tutoring & Testing Center
 Steven Hoover
Maintenance Assistant
 Fran Howard
Executive Assistant to the Director of Nursing
  AASB, Glen Oaks Community College
 Angelina Lau
Custodian
Coursework, Glen Oaks Community College
 Amanda Ludwig Custodian/Maintenance Helper
 Tom Miller  Maintenance Assistant
 Tonya Miller  Media/Computer/Library Assistant
AASB, AB, Management/Marketing Certificate, Glen Oaks; Coursework, Western Governors Univ.
 Barb Murk 
Executive Assistant to Director of Financial Aid
AA, Davenport College; AGS, Glen Oaks Community College; BS, Spring Arbor
 Phuong Nguyen   Maintenance Assistant
AAST, Automotive Service and Automotive Technician Certificates, Glen Oaks Community College
 Coni Nickles
Computer Lab Assistant
AAS – Glen Oaks, Certificate: Network Administration Technician and Computer Support Technician
 Kathleen Patrick   Exec. Asst. to Athletic Director
  Business studies coursework, Glen Oaks
 Misty Sanderson 
Executive Assistant to the Assistant Dean of Enrollment
Services & Registrar
  AASB, Glen Oaks Community College
Carolyn Schwemer  Custodian
 Lori Templin 
Evening Receptionist/Switchboard Operator
  Coursework, Glen Oaks Community College; Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo Valley Community College
 Rachel Templin  Financial Aid Clerk
  BA, Hope College
 Barbara Thole   Accounts Payable/Payroll Asst.
Business Administration diploma, Argubright Business College; AAS, Glen Oaks
 Katelyn Thornton Document Management Scanning Technician
Coursework, Glen Oaks Community College
 Robin Weekly  Day Receptionist/Switchboard Operator
  Coursework, Glen Oaks Community College
 Dawn Wood
Asst. to the Dean of Teaching and Learning/Faculty
Diploma, Int’l Business College; Assoc. Degree, Davenport University; AASB, AASAH, Health Insurance Coder/Biller Certificate, Glen Oaks

 

Professors Emeritus

 James Cook – Professor
Computer-Aided Design & Drafting
 Richard Cripe – Professor Counselor
 Harvey Gordon – Professor
Art
 David Gosling (D) – Professor
Biology
 Robert Gray (D) – Professor  Music/Data Processing
 Daryl Herrmann – Professor  Communications
 Janell Lederman – Professor
Nursing
 James Martin (D) – Professor
Data Processing/Electronics
 Wayne Moss – Professor  Science
 JoAnne Purlee – Professor  Nursing
 Jeanne Reed – Professor
Social Science, Humanities and Study Abroad
 Richard Schlimgen – Professor  Counselor
 Kenneth Schuler (D) – Professor  Physical Education
 David G. Smith (D) – Professor  Business
 Sharon Smith – Professor  Business
 Thomas Soper – Professor
 English/Physical Education
 Bernard Swartz – Professor  Mathematics
 Leland Thornton – Professor  History
 Barbara Timby – Professor  Nursing 
 Donald Van Zuilen (D) – Professor  Science
 Lucy Zimmerman – Professor  English
 Glenn Oxender  President
 Dr. Philip Ward   President
 Dr. Gary Wheeler  President