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Jodi J. Monday
AAS, Media and Communication Arts-
Digital Design and Layout, Macomb Community College
11 years teaching 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. "
Jeffrey T. Kass
B.A. in History, Kalamazoo College
M.A. in History, Wayne State University
27 years teaching 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
10 years teaching 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 currently serves on MCC's Student Success Council and as the Co-Lead of The Engaging Adjunct Faculty Committee. She is 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 is developing 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."
Gregory S. Sims
"I serve AAFMCC so that I can do my part to make part-time teaching a valued career opportunity."
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
30 years at General Motors in Product/Process Engineering and Automotive Exhaust Emissions Control (Catalyst Development)
10 years teaching chemistry at MCC (Center)
Greg has published technical articles in Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) journals, and he has also been awarded several US Patents involving Automotive Emissions Control Devices.
Greg is an expert charcoal grill barbecuer and specializes in chicken and ribs. He enjoys swimming, and once a year, he bakes a chocolate cake from scratch.
"I enjoy sharing my chemistry and engineering experience with my students. In the future, I hope that part-time college teaching becomes a rewarding and sought-after career path rather than just a job."
Rick Fenwick Jr.
“I serve AAFMCC because it is critical that part-time faculty have a voice and receive the respect that they deserve.”
B.S. in Psychology, Madonna University
M.S. in Management, University of Phoenix
Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Capella University
5 years teaching psychology at MCC (Center)
Rick worked for seventeen years as a consultant assisting unionized organizations in multiple areas including training, facilitation, team implementation, large-scale change, and mediation. He has also worked in mediation of conflicts, including several union collective bargaining agreements for multiple unionized locations.
Rick is certified in Negotiation Strategy from Harvard Law School, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Assessment, and Conflict Resolution Training, and he speaks around North America on the topics of stress, team building, large-scale change, and mindful leadership.
In his free time, Rick is the Head Coach of the Henry Ford College hockey team and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
“I enjoy teaching psychology because there are so many aspects of the field that we use on a daily basis. When students realize how we use different psychology theories in the real world, it excites them to learn more about the mental and behavioral functions and processes that shape their own lives and the lives of others around them."