Assistant Professor
Developmental Curriculum
Phone: (231) 591-2819
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • MEd, Ferris State University, Curriculum-Instruction Subject Area, Reading
  • MA, Central Michigan University, English Language & Literature, Children's Literature & Folklore
  • BA, Ferris State University, English Literature, Minors in Multicultural Relations, Communications, and American Studies

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Kellogg Institute - National Center for Developmental Education, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, United States

Biography

I came back to education late in life after working in the "real" world for many years. Now I am passionate about sharing with my students the many opportunities they can have on their educational journeys.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • OER Textbook
    McCall, D. A., Conley, K., Frees, M. (2018). "Foundations of Analytical Reading,"

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    Frees, M., Lilly Conference, "Engaging Students with Inquiry-Based Learning & Research," Lilly Conferences, Asheville, NC, (August 5, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Frees, M., Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference, "Engaging Students with Inquiry-Based Learning & Research," The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH, (May 14, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Frees, M., Teaching Academic Survival Success (TASS), Fort Lauderdale, FL, (April 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Frees, M., Students with Children Coffee Talks, "Using Critical Thinking with your Children," Students with Children, Big Rapids, MI, (March 26, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    McCall, D. A. (Presenter), Conley, K. (Presenter), Frees, M. (Presenter), Teaching Academic Survival and Success, "Creating Soft Failures and Other Innovative Strategies to Help Students Learn to Succeed," Northern Essex Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (April 9, 2018).
  • Meet with High School Instructors
    Frees, M., Ferris Now: Strong Partnerships for Successful Students Conference, "UNIV 101 Course," Office of Transfer & Secondary School Partnerships, Big Rapids, MI, (March 20, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Frees, M. (Presenter), Michigan Development Education Consortium (MDEC), "Go to the Library to do Research - Why? We use Google," Delta Community College, Bay City, MI, (October 13, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    McCall, D., Frees, M., Stakley, D., Conley, K., Teaching Academic Survival and Success, "Written Reflection: A Tool to Help Students Take Control of Their Learning," Northern Essex Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (March 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Frees, M. (Presenter), Conley, K. (Presenter), Motz, K. (Presenter), Teaching Academic Survival Success (TASS), "Library Skills + Technology + Gaming + Course Materials = Better Prepared Students," Northern Essex Community College, Fort Lauderdale, FL, (March 20, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Frees, M. (Presenter), International Literacy Association Special Interest Group, "Introducing Pre-Service Students to Digital Podcasts," CLL & International Literacy Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL, (March 19, 2017).