CTLE Faculty & Staff
|Beth Eyres||CTLE Faculty Co-Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||623-845-3485|
|Meghan Kennedy||CTLE Co-Director, Instructional Designeremail@example.com||623-845-3981|
|Cheryl Colan||Instructional Developer - On Temporary reassignment at SCCfirstname.lastname@example.org||623-845-3081|
|Polly Laubach||Training & Development Consultant / Adjunct Facultyemail@example.com||623-845-3865|
|Jennifer Alton||Program Analyst / Adjunct Facultyfirstname.lastname@example.org||623-845-3482|
|Christina Clark||PAR and FYRE Facilitator/Faculty Developeremail@example.com||623-888-7196|
|Kirt Shineman||FEP Faculty Developerfirstname.lastname@example.org||623-845-3653|
|Krysten Pampel||Faculty Developeremail@example.com||623-845-4643|
|Alisa Cooper||eCourses Faculty Lead||Alisa.Cooper@gccaz.edu||602-325-3259|
|Julie Morrison||Director, College Assessment and Review Teamfirstname.lastname@example.org||623-845-4761|
|Autumn McKelvey||Director, Developmental Education||Autumn.McKelvey@gccaz.edu||623-845-3863|
|Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Coordinator|
|Alexander Patrick||Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusionemail@example.com||623-845-3004|
|Kristina Gergus||Adjunct Faculty Campus Representativefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Faculty & Staff Information
Beth Eyres, CTLE Faculty Co-Director
As CTLE Faculty Co-Director, Beth collaborates, coordinates, and strategizes with the CTLE Staff, eCourses Faculty Lead, Faculty Developers and serves as the liaison with academic departments and other divisions/areas across the college. Beth remains an English faculty member on a reduced load, teaching online composition classes and, when she’s lucky, a survey of Gothic literature class. She was previously the eCourse Coordinator in the English department and the eCourse Faculty Lead. Prior to life at GCC, Beth taught all levels in a Valley high school, coached multiple sports, led clubs, and served in teacher association leadership roles.
Meghan Kennedy, CTLE Co-Director and Instructional Designer
Meghan holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology and a BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Communication and a Professional Writing Graduate Certificate from Northern Arizona University, and a Certificate in ESL Teaching from Duke University. Meghan has taught Education, English Composition, Interpersonal Communication, and ESL courses. Before coming to GCC, Meghan was an Academic Technology Consultant at the Duke University Center for Instructional Technology. Meghan also worked at Neumont University in Salt Lake City, UT, first as Faculty Development Coordinator and then as Associate Dean of Academics. In addition, she was an Instructional Designer and Evaluation Consultant at the Brigham Young University Center for Instructional Design.
Cheryl Colan, Instructional Developer
Cheryl serves as GCC’s Maricopa Open Digital (MOD) Press Network Manager. Cheryl has been a professional web and graphic designer since 1996, and multimedia developer since 2001. In her career, she has created many kinds of multimedia experiences, including documentary films, podcasts, interactive museum exhibitions, and video installations for live theatre. Cheryl has served the Maricopa Community Colleges since 2001 in various capacities: Adjunct Faculty, Web Developer, Graphic Designer, and Audiovisual Technician. As an adjunct, Cheryl taught Web Design, Computer Photographic Imaging, Computer Graphics, Digital Storytelling and Digital Multimedia. She would love to collaborate with you on your next instructional media project or MOD Press OER textbook.
Polly Laubach, Training & Development Consultant/Adjunct Faculty
Polly holds a Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Polly has trained professionals at all levels since 2002 and has been an adjunct instructor at GCC since 2005. In addition, Polly served on many GCC committees and sat on the Adjunct Faculty Association Board of Directors for two years. Polly strives to make her training environments informative, fun, and engaging, and she embraces innovative approaches to facilitate learning.
Jennifer Alton, Program Analyst
Jennifer Alton is the Program Analyst for the CTLE. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Digital film as well as an undergraduate degree in Career and Technical Education. In her previous role as an educator and program director she managed and taught in several programs including Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Visual Effects, and Animation. Jennifer has diverse industry experience. In the animation field she has worked in Continuity, Digital Effects, Final Check, and as a Staff Development Writer. She worked on several animated films including Anastasia, Bartok the Magnificent, and Titan A.E. She has additional experience in the live-action field as a Staff Writer, Location manager, Script Supervisor, and Visual Effects Artist. Her primary interests are visual effects and digital film. When not in the CTLE she is an adjunct faculty member in Film and Media Production at GCC. She is a strong student advocate and likes to challenge students to reach their full potential.
Christina Clark, PAR and FYRE Facilitator/Faculty Developer
Christina Clark is Residential Faculty for the Chemistry Department at GCC. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry/Biochemistry and a Master’s in Chemistry. Christina teaches Fundamental Chemistry, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II and the corresponding labs to those courses. She also teaches concurrent honors chemistry classes in both the Fall and Spring semesters. After working in industry for five years in La Jolla, Christina moved to Arizona, started teaching chemistry as an Adjunct at GCC in 2005, and became Residential Faculty in 2013. Christina is a course coordinator for CHM151LL, is the Pre-Pharmacy Club Advisor for GCC North, serves on the eCourses committee as her department liaison and is involved in the CTLE’s Reimagine Project as a Project-Based Learning Lead.
Kirt Shineman, FEP Faculty Developer
Kirt Shineman, Communication and World Languages, focuses on his work on the performance of communication. Professor Shineman has 25+ years of teaching experience in the Communication and World Languages Department. Kirt holds a master’s degree in his discipline. While teaching a full load of classes, he has coached winning student forensics teams, remained current in his field, and written performance pieces for local theatre groups. In addition, Kirt has won the prestigious Golden Monograph Award, one of the highest honors the National Communication Association offers, which is awarded to the most outstanding scholarly monographs published during a calendar year.
Krysten Pampel, Faculty Developer
Krysten Pampel, Ph.D. is Residential Mathematics Faculty and the Faculty Developer at GCC. She holds a Doctorate’s Degree in Undergraduate Mathematics as well as a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training. She started as Adjunct Faculty at PVCC in 2012 and became Residential Faculty in 2017. She primarily teaches future elementary teachers (MAT256 & 257) in multiple formats, including online, modified HyFlex, and accelerated hybrid.
Julie Morrison, Director, College Assessment & Review Team
Julie serves as the Assessment of Student Learning Liaison for the CTLE. When Julie is not involved in assessment activities, she serves as the Chair of the Psychology Department. Julie holds a BS from Texas Christian University and a MA and PhD from Stanford University, all in the field of psychology. She joined the faculty at GCC in 2005, and loves experiencing psychology with her Introductory and Research Methods students. She is proud to be part of the incredible team of colleagues at the CTLE.
Alexander Patrick, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Alexander joins the extended CTLE team as GCC’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. When not working alongside college leadership in DEI efforts, you can find Alexander serving as Residential Faculty in the Social Science Department. Alexander holds a BA in Anthropology, an MA in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, and a PhD in Sociology, all from Louisiana State University. In addition to joining the GCC community as faculty in 2016, Alexander is also active in the arts throughout the entire Phoenix Metro Area. So, you might see him on a stage near you! In whatever capacity you find yourself interacting, just know Alexander is always enthusiastic about being able to work with the outstanding CTLE team as we continue to provide great service to the GCC community! Smile!
Kristina Gergus, Adjunct Faculty Campus Representative
Kristina Gergus is currently serving as Adjunct Faculty in the Communication and World Languages Department. She holds an Associate of Science in Nursing from Estrella Mountain Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Business Communication from NAU, and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis in advocacy from ASU. Before joining the Communication and Word Languages Department, she worked as an Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse for six years while also serving as Adjunct Faculty for the Nursing Assistant program at GCC. She is eager to connect with fellow GCC faculty members to compare experiences, share ideas, work together for the improvement of student success, and advocate for adjunct faculty across the district.