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Practitioner Faculty

Our courses are taught by current community college practitioners and Ferris faculty members with special areas of expertise.

Lynne Adams, Ph.D.

Lynne Adams, Ph.D.

Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Maryland,
Baltimore County, MD

Sandra J. (Sandy) Balkema, PhD

Sandra J. (Sandy) Balkema, PhD

DCCL Dissertation Director
and Professor of English
Ferris State University, MI

Kelly Becker, PhD

Kelly Becker, PhD

Assistant Vice President, Institutional
Effectiveness and Strategic Planning
Oakton Community College, IL

Jo Alice Blondin, PhD

Jo Alice Blondin, PhD

President
Clark State Community College, OH

Barbara Bouthillier, EdD

Barbara Bouthillier, EdD

Adjunct Faculty
Grand Rapids Community College, MI

Kathy Bruce, EdD

Kathy Bruce, EdD

Interim Associate Provost,
Dean of Mathematics & Science (ret)
Harper College, IL

Jonathan (Josh) Bullock, PhD

Jonathan (Josh) Bullock, PhD

President
Lake Land College, IL

William (Bill) Crowe, PhD

William (Bill) Crowe, PhD

President Emeritus
Tyler Junior College, TX

Naomi DeWinter, EdD

Naomi DeWinter, EdD

President
Muscatine Community College, IA

David Eisler, DMA

David Eisler, DMA

President (ret)
Ferris State University, MI

Allen Goben, EdD

Allen Goben, EdD

Past President
Tarrant County College
Northeast Campus, TX

Lori Gonko, EdD

Lori Gonko, EdD

Vice President of Strategy
and Human Resources
Henry Ford College, MI

L. Patton Griffith, EdD, MBA, MPA, CFRE

L. Patton Griffith, EdD, MBA, MPA, CFRE

University Advancement,
Senior Director of Development
Texas Woman’s University, TX

Cheryl Hagen, EdD

Cheryl Hagen, EdD

Vice President and
Chief Student Affairs Officer (ret)
Schoolcraft College, MI

Darby Hiller, PhD

Darby Hiller, PhD

Associate Provost, Faculty Affairs
and Institutional Research
Wittenberg University, OH

Sheila Jones, PhD

Sheila Jones, PhD

Associate Provost, Instructional
Support and Institutional Planning
Grand Rapids Community College, MI

Leslie Kellogg, EdD

Leslie Kellogg, EdD

Provost and Vice President,
The Learning Unit
Macomb Community College, MI

Lee Ann Nutt, EdD

Lee Ann Nutt, EdD

President
Lone Star College Tomball, TX

M. Richard (Dick) Shaink, PhD

M. Richard (Dick) Shaink, PhD

President Emeritus
Mott Community College, MI

Roberta (Robbie) Teahen, PhD

Roberta (Robbie) Teahen, PhD

Associate Provost and
DCCL Director Emeritus
Ferris State University, MI

Jerrel Wade, EdD

Jerrel Wade, EdD

Vice President, Administrative Services
Lone Star College Tomball, TX

Jeanine Ward-Roof, PhD

Jeanine Ward-Roof, PhD

Vice President of Student Affairs
Ferris State University, MI

L. Marshall Washington, PhD

L. Marshall Washington, PhD

President
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, MI 

Afi Wiggins, PhD

Afi Wiggins, PhD

Director, Strategy and Impact
Dana Center
The University of Texas at Austin, TX