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Faculty & Staff

NameCTLE RoleEmailPhone
Beth EyresCTLE Faculty Co-Directorbeth.eyres@gccaz.edu623-845-3485
Meghan KennedyCTLE Co-Director, Instructional Designermeghan.kennedy@gccaz.edu623-845-3981
Cheryl ColanInstructional Developercheryl.colan@gccaz.edu623-845-3081
Polly LaubachTraining & Development Consultantpolly.laubach@gccaz.edu623-845-3865
Jenn AltonAdministrative Specialistjennifer.alton@gccaz.edu623-845-3485
Christina ClarkPAR and FYRE Facilitator/Faculty Developerc.clark@gccaz.edu623-888-7196
Kirt ShinemanFEP Faculty Developerkirt.shineman@gccaz.edu623-845-3653
Krysten PampelFaculty Developerkrysten.pampel@gccaz.edu623-845-4643
Mary Anne DuggeneCourses Faculty Leadmary.anne.duggan@gccaz.edu623-845-3258
Julie MorrisonDirector, College Assessment and Review Teamjulie.morrison@gccaz.edu623-845-4761
Amanda MurphyDirector, Developmental Educationamanda.murphy@gccaz.edu623-845-3642
Christine JonesOpen Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Coordinatorchristine.jones@gccaz.edu623-845-4555
Alexander PatrickDirector of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusionlebrian.patrick@gccaz.edu623-845-3004
Kristina GergusAdjunct Faculty Campus

Staff Information

Beth Eyers

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

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. In addition, she has a Professional Writing Graduate Certificate from Northern Arizona University and a Certificate in ESL Teaching from Duke University. Meghan has taught English Composition, Interpersonal Communication, and ESL. Prior to 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. She was an Instructional Designer and Evaluation Consultant at the Brigham Young University Center for Instructional Design.

Cheryl Colon

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

Polly Laubach, Training & Development Consultant

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.

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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.

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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.

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Krysten Pampel, Faculty Developer

Krysten Pampel, Ph.D. is Residential Mathematics Faculty and the Co-Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Engagement (CTLE). She holds a Docroate’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.

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Mary Anne Duggan, eCourses Faculty Lead

Mary Anne serves as Psychology Residential Faculty at GCC. She holds a PhD in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Learning, an MEd in Counselor Education, and a BA in Elementary Education. Over the last two decades, Mary Anne has directed new teacher induction programs as well as several university projects aimed at educator professional learning. As a long-time online educator, she is highly invested in learning and sharing best pedagogical practices in online teaching and learning. Mary Anne is very excited to support faculty to further strengthen GCC’s eCourse offerings.

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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.

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Amanda Murphy, Director of Developmental Education

Amanda Murphy is Residential English Faculty at GCC. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Truman State University in both English and Spanish as well as a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language from ASU. After a brief stint as a high school Spanish teacher, she started teaching college English in 2000 and has been full-time English faculty at GCC since 2005. Currently, Amanda teaches English composition, developmental writing, ESL, and linguistics courses at GCC. She has been involved in developmental education at GCC for the last 15 years and has a strong dedication to our most vulnerable students, working to develop trainings, courses, and supports to enable success for students at all levels.

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Christine Jones, Open Education Resources (OER) Faculty Coordinator

Christine Jones was a student at Glendale Community College before transferring to Northern Arizona University, where she earned a dual BA in English and Religious Studies and an MA in TESL. In 2016, Christine started teaching at Glendale Community College. Christine is dedicated to the learning-centered support of students with a commitment to ensuring opportunities for student success. It is her commitment to student success and understanding of accessibility that led her to discover Open Educational Resources at GCC. Her passion for Open Education and excitement for the learning possibilities made attainable with OER have led her to the new role as the OER Faculty Coordinator at GCC.

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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!

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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.