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"I am proud to be a part of a group of people who wants to inspire people in the community to learn, create and contribute is a great opportunity. MCC adjunct faculty bring a diverse level of experiences to the community, which bring about a greater understanding of the world around us."
M.A. in Humanities, Central Michigan University
B.A. in Government, Cornell University
Teaches Humanities at MCC (Center and South)
Darrett has been teaching at MCC for 19 years. He formerly served as an instructor in humanities and history at University of Phoenix from 2010-2020, as well the the Campus Operations Manager at University of Phoenix from 2018-2019.
"Being part of the union, and now a member of the executive board, gives me a different manner in which to involve members and to interact with other members of faculty and administration. My goal, as well as the goal of the AAFMCC Executive Board, is to create a more equitable position financially and in governance, for the adjunct faculty within the college.
Jeffrey T. Kass
Vice President (VP)
B.A. in History, Kalamazoo College
M.A. in History, Wayne State University
Teaches History at MCC (Center and South)
Jeff is one of AAFMCC's founding members who wrote the AAFMCC Mission Statement. From January 2015-May 2016, Jeff served as AFFMCC President, and during this time, he worked with the MCC Foundation to establish the AAFMCC Family and AAFMCC Community Scholarships.
Jeff has worked as an adjunct instructor at Schoolcraft College and at Oakland Community College. Currently, in addition to teaching at MCC, he is also employed as an adjunct professor at Central Michigan University Global Campus.
"As a historian, I have an acute awareness of the need for unions and the protections they provide in the workplace. I tell my students that unions guarantee our rights in the workplace just as the Bill of Rights guarantees them in our civil society. They’re always there, but you don’t need them until you need them. Unions bring democracy to the workplace."
Jane K. Asher
B.S. in English, Central Michigan University
M.A. in English, Oakland University
Ph.D. in English, Wayne State University
Teaches English at MCC (South)
Jane served as a graduate teaching assistant at both OU and WSU and received many scholarships and awards, including The WSU Department of English Deroy Fellowship, The WSU Graduate School Summer Dissertation Fellowship, and The Oakland University
Research Committee Student Travel Grant. Jane has presented her research in the field of 19th Century British Literature at The Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters; MMLA; and at International Dickens Symposiums in England and Ireland.
Jane formerly served on MCC's Student Success Council and as the co-lead of MCC's Engaging Adjunct Faculty Committee. She is was also the assistant to the director of MCC's Reading and Writing Studios for The Detroit Auto Dealers’ Association Writing for Transfer Grant, a project in which she developed transition curriculum and college preparedness workshops for Macomb County high school students.
In her free time, Jane enjoys running, cooking, gardening, composting, and playing darts and cornhole.
"In my first-year writing courses, I always tell my students that no one writes in a vacuum. Writing is a social act: the ideas that we put forth in our writing are both shaped by and responsive to what other people think, say, and do. In the same way, I believe that the profession of teaching college writing is a social act: college instructors shouldn’t teach writing in a vacuum. My hope is that college writing programs and English departments will embrace the inclusive culture and equity-minded practices that embody our discipline and fuel our students’ success. Our profession can’t go on asserting that everyone’s voices and ideas matter—when our adjunct instructors have no agency or voice in their departments and institutions."
MEMBER AT LARGE (MAL)
"My primary goal in running for the AAFMCC Executive Board Member-at-Large position is to fight for economic justice for adjunct faculty."
Jodi J. Monday
INTERIM GRIEVANCE OFFICER (GO)
"I have a strong conviction for social justice and particularly for the issues that affect impoverished populations. I am also driven to secure better working conditions for underrepresented employees because I see the everyday plight of adjunct faculty. Adjuncting--regardless of if it's a choice or a matter of necessity--is an honorable profession. Adjuncts have the same educational credentials as their full-time counterparts and deserve equal respect, parity, benefits, and a decent, livable wage. Adjunct and Non-Tenure Track Faculty make up the majority--not just here at MCC--but at all public community colleges and universities across the nation. We are growing year to year and demand to be seen and heard. I serve AAFMCC and its members so that I can stand up, be a voice of change, and actively lead our local in the fight to make MCC a better place for the majority of its teaching force."
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Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology, Wayne State University
Teaches Anthropology at MCC
Susan left a lucrative career as an outside executive sales representative to architects and owners of industry in order to pursue an academic career. In January 2023, Susan will have been teaching four-field anthropology (cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, biological anthropology and archaeology) at Macomb Community College for 13 years. She has also taught at Oakland Community College as adjunct faculty and at Wayne State University as a teaching assistant and adjunct instructor.
Susan was awarded two consecutive, two-year fellowships for her ethnographic fieldwork with Roma peoples. Her articles appear in the Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology and the World History Encyclopedia. She also writes literary reviews.
Susan joined the union when she realized that her role as educator to adult students is being systematically de-
professionalized so as to facilitate the exploitation for profit of adjunct faculty. Susan’s political work with the Roma — perhaps one of the least respected and most exploited ethnic groups on
earth — fits her to remedy the familiar lack of respect and economic exploitation suffered by MCC adjunct faculty. Her experience in dealing with owners of industry particularly qualifies her to represent the AAFMCC at MCC Board of Trustees meetings.
In Susan’s spare time, she researches the culture of the Jewish Berbers of North Africa, France, Spain, and Israel.
AAS, Media and Communication Arts-
Digital Design and Layout, Macomb Community College
Digital Layout and Design in MACA Dept. of Engineering and Advanced Technology at MCC (South)
Jodi has over 15 years in the field of graphic design, including print shop and design firm experience, as well as freelance work for non-profit clients.
Jodi has been actively involved with with AFT and local social justice movements for over 13 years. She is currently the Vice President for AFT Michigan, a member of the AFT National Adjunct/Contingent Caucus and officer of its ByLaws Committee, and a member of Southeast Michigan Jobs With Justice Organization (SEMJWJ).
As AAFMCC President, Jodi volunteered as a delegate on the MCC Presidential Search Committee. She also is a member of the Engaging Adjunct Faculty Committee and Phi Theta Kappa.
"I teach graphic design at MCC because I love the arts and building relationships with the students who come through Macomb Community College. In my classes, I watch students grow into artists, and I have the opportunity to play a meaningful role in their artistic and academic development. This is what makes what I do so rewarding, and this is why, year after year, I continue to serve as a Graphic Arts Adjunct Instructor at MCC. "