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CC Employee Transitions – May 2017

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CC Employee Transitions – May 2017

9-2-16_collegecolorday_ks_pr_img_7825Outside of our students and alumni, our employees are some of Columbia College’s biggest and best assets. Welcome to these employees who joined the college or changed positions in May.

New Associates

  • Crystal Higgs, English Tutor, Orlando, Florida – began 5/8/17
  • Rob Farquhar, Computer Support Technician, Springfield, Missouri – began 5/15/17
  • Sean Zullo, Game Day Worker – Athletics, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/15/17
  • Nicholas Logie, Online Test Proctor, Fort Stewart, Georgia – began 5/17/17
  • Chris Mathews, Summer Legal Intern, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/22/17
  • Mitchell Conning, Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/30/17
  • Christopher Nathan, Instructional Technologist – Online Education, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Tawnya Rivers, Enrollment Specialist – Enrollment Services Center, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Kip Kendrick, Special Projects Coordinator – Office of the General Counsel, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Heather Bonnano, Enrollment Specialist – Enrollment Services Center, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Emily Van Booven, Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Elizabeth Meister, Assistant Science Lab Coordinator, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/6/17
  • Corinne Pass, Veterans Certifying Official – Veterans Services Center, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/12/17
  • Pascale White, Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/12/17
  • Rachael Nolting, Admissions Process Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/19/17
  • Kendra Jones, Clinical Instructor – Nursing, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/26/17
  • Amy Hawk, Clinical Instructor – Nursing, Lake Ozark, Missouri – begins 6/26/17
  • Jon Brown, Digital Marketing Strategist – Marketing, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/26/17
  • Alexis Lawrence, Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach – Athletics, Columbia, Missouri – begins 7/3/17

 Transfers & New Positions:

  • Tera Palozola from Enrollment Spcialist – Enrollment Services Center to Admissions Events Specialist – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/29/17
  • Andrew Reeves from Assistant Director to Director, Jefferson City, Missouri – began 5/29/17
  • Scott Gossett from Online Program Coordinator to Assistant Director of Online Academic Programs – Online Education, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/29/17
  • Tyler Possail from Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach to Head Women’s Basketball Coach – Athletics, Columbia, Missouri – begins 7/3/17

Retirements

  • Marlyn Minor, Senior Evaluator – Office of the Registrar, Columbia, Missouri – began 6/2/17
  • Nancy Lombardi, Director – Student Support Services, Columbia, Missouri – begins 7/5/17

Join the many employees who support our college by making a payroll pledge online or one-time donation, online or by mail. Visit www.ccis.edu/wearecc to get started today.

Elizabeth Dennis: Creating confident writers

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Faculty/Staff | 0 comments

Elizabeth Dennis: Creating confident writers

By Maria Haynie

According to tradition, a certain Phoenician prince named Cadmus became both the founder of the city of Thebes and the introducer of an alphabet and writing to the Greeks. While adjunct instructor Elizabeth Dennis may not claim ancient Olympian powers, she has diverse gifts that she brings to her writing and mythology students at Columbia College-Kansas City.

“When students leave my class, they know their weaknesses and what they need to improve upon with their writing,” Dennis said. “But most importantly, they know their strengths as a writer and how effective they can be as a writer, whatever class they next take.”

Her current English 111, 112 and 210 students often represent a variety of majors, so part of her quest is to accommodate the diversity of interest, skill and level of writing confidence. Dennis has adopted a teaching style she describes as a “discussion/workshop based approach.” She structures her class around key texts and expects her students to come ready to discuss the materials. As she guides the conversation, the students “teach” her what they have learned, which both improves their grasp of the concepts and their ability to express themselves.

“I have taught for 13 years, and I love teaching students at Columbia College,” Dennis said.

Dennis earned her Bachelor of Arts in Letters, with a minor in French, from the University of Oklahoma and her Master of Arts in Literature, with a specialization in women’s studies, from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She squeezes time for her hobbies, reading and cooking, around her work as a paralegal in an estate planning attorney’s office and her teaching career.

Dennis treasures the opportunity the classroom gives her to help students access their own muses and empowering them to value their own creativity and writing.

“My favorite thing about teaching students at Columbia College is the enjoyment I feel when students come to my class apprehensive about writing and leave confident in their writing abilities and unique talents,” Dennis said.

 

Dave Roberts named Columbia College dean for Student Affairs

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Faculty/Staff, Students | 2 comments

Dave Roberts named Columbia College dean for Student Affairs

Dr. David Starrett, Columbia College provost and vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, announced Wednesday that Dave Roberts has been selected as the new dean for Student Affairs following a national search to fill the position. Roberts had been serving as interim dean for Student Affairs since January 2017, taking over for Faye Burchard following her retirement after 28 years at the college.

“Dave has been an integral member of our team the past six years and has served the college very well as interim dean for Student Affairs,” Starrett said. “He is consistently focused on how we can best serve our students and what initiatives will help them reach their educational goals.”

Roberts joined the college 2011 to work as assistant dean of Student Affairs, then was promoted to associate dean in 2014. He has been a valuable leader and ambassador for Columbia College nationally, locally and with student groups on campus. Roberts has helped advise student organizations, partnered with faculty to redevelop the curriculum for the Introduction to Columbia College class for new students and oversaw the college’s initial Title IX compliance initiatives, a process through which he met with state of Missouri legislators in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the college.

In his role as dean for Student Affairs, Roberts will continue to supervise nine full-time staff members and serve as the chief student conduct officer for the more than 25,000 Columbia College students at main campus, the Nationwide locations and in Online Education. He will also lead initiatives related to strategic planning, assessment, first-year experience development, retention, staff training, professional development and parent involvement.

“I feel extremely honored to be selected as dean for the Division of Student Affairs at such a vibrant, student-focused institution,” Roberts said. “I look forward to continue working with the talented faculty, staff and students at Columbia College to carry on a 166-year-old tradition of academic excellence, student engagement and global citizenship.”

Roberts joined Columbia College in 2011 after four years at the University of Missouri as the director of Leadership Development and Community Involvement. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education in 2002 from Valdosta State University, his master’s degree in Education from the University of South Florida in 2004 and will begin pursuit of his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership this fall.

CC Employee Transitions – April 2017

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Faculty/Staff | 0 comments

CC Employee Transitions – April 2017

9-2-16_collegecolorday_ks_pr_img_7825Outside of our students and alumni, our employees are some of Columbia College’s biggest and best assets. Welcome to these employees who joined the college or changed positions in April.

New Associates

  • David Martini, Academic Advisor I, Salt Lake City, Utah – began 4/10/17
  • Jacquelyn Rucker, Building Monitor, Rolla, Missouri – began 4/17/17
  • Caree Wesselmann, Administrative Assistant – Education, Columbia, Missouri – began 4/17/17
  • Robert (Clint) Ross, Administrative Assistant – Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Columbia, Missouri – began 4/24/17
  • Kyle Griffin, General Maintenance Worker – Plant & Facilities, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/1/17
  • Laurie Breed, Building Monitor, Marysville, Washington – began 5/1/17
  • Allison Baum, Process Coordinator, Lake County, Illinois – began 5/1/17
  • Catherine Reese, Process Coordinator, Mesquite, Texas – began 5/1/17
  • Mercedes Nute, Graduate Assistant – Student Affairs, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/1/17
  • Christina Schilb, Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/8/17
  • June McElroy, Coordinator – Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/8/17
  • Chelsea Griffin, Financial Aid Specialist – Financial Aid, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/8/17
  • Paula Garfias, Clinical Instructor – Nursing, Columbia, Missouri – begins 5/16/17
  • Nathan Eatherton, Senior Director of Project Management – Technology Services, Columbia, Missouri – begins 5/22/17
  • Jenna Holzer, Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – begins 5/30/17
  • Susan Lambert, Senior Clinical Instructor III – Nursing, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/26/17
  • Kennedy Amofa, Assistant Professor – Business Administration, Columbia, Missouri – begins 8/21/17
  • Gina Singleton, Assistant Professor – Accounting, Columbia, Missouri – begins 8/21/17
  • Sandra Hamar, Assistant Professor – Education, Columbia, Missouri – begins 8/21/17
  • Mary Miller, Assistant Professor – Education, Columbia, Missouri – begins 8/21/17
  • Heidi Monroe, Assistant Professor – Nursing, Columbia, Missouri – begins 8/21/17
  • Janet Chance-Hetzler, Assistant Professor – Nursing, Columbia, Missouri – begins 8/21/17

 Transfers & New Positions:

  • Lisa Gramke from Enrollment Specialist – Enrollment Services Center to Tuition Assistance Coordinator – Business Office, Columbia, Missouri – begins 5/15/17

Join the many employees who support our college by making a payroll pledge online or one-time donation, online or by mail. Visit www.ccis.edu/wearecc to get started today.

CC Employee Transitions – March 2017

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Faculty/Staff | 0 comments

CC Employee Transitions – March 2017

9-2-16_collegecolorday_ks_pr_img_7825Outside of our students and alumni, our employees are some of Columbia College’s biggest and best assets. Welcome to these employees who joined the college or changed positions in March.

New Associates

  • Cheryl Johnson, Online Test Proctor, San Luis Obispo, California – began 3/17/17
  • Jennifer Welch, Test Proctor, Ft. Worth, Texas – began 3/25/17
  • Malcolm McPherson, Print Production Operator – MIPS, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/27/17
  • Annica Ribble, Student Support Assistant, Salt Lake City, Utah – began 3/27/17
  • Denise Gelina, Assistant Bursar – Business Office, Columbia, Missouri – began 4/3/17
  • William Bushnell, Assistant Director, Programs & Partnerships – AHE, Columbia, Missouri – began 4/3/17
  • Danny Bradley, Custodian – Plant & Facilities, Columbia, Missouri – began 4/3/17
  • Darlicia Wilkerson, Custodian – Custodial Services/Plant & Facilities, Columbia, Missouri – began 4/3/17
  • Tatiana Rolan, Custodian – Custodial Services/Plant & Facilities Operations, Columbia, Missouri – began 4/10/17
  • Starla Landers, Administrative Assistant – Office of Development, Columbia, Missouri – begins 4/17/17
  • Keiyana Austin, Administrative Assistant – Alumni Relations, Columbia, Missouri – begins 4/17/17
  • Susan Donovan, Instructional Designer – Online Education, Columbia, Missouri – begins 4/24/17

 Transfers & New Positions:

  • Colleen Brown from Associate Director to Associate Director of Compliance and Training, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Christina Wiggin from Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Danielle Douglas from Senior Financial Aid Coordinator to Project Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Della Rains from Senior Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Jamie Davis from Senior Manager of Financial Aid to Assistant Director of Operations, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Jason Enright from Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Jeremy Henson from Senior Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Kylie McDowell from Senior Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Linda Waage from Senior Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Nikola Velickovic from Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – 3/6/17
  • Quinten Koldan from Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began on 3/6/17
  • Robin Elkthunder from Assistant Director to Assistant Director of Operations, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Russell Cobb from Associate Director to Senior Analyst, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Sarah Toalson from Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Susan Nodine from Senior Manager of Financial Aid to Senior Project Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Suzanne Wagner from Senior Financial Aid Coordinator to Financial Aid Specialist, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/6/17
  • Janette Nichols from Campus Admissions Manager, Jefferson City, Missouri, to Regional Recruiter – Admissions, began 3/20/17
  • Christopher McDermott from Campus Admissions Manager, Orlando, Florida, to Regional Recruiter – Admissions, began 3/20/17
  • Charlie Mackey from Campus Admissions Manager, Kansas City, Missouri, to Regional Recruiter – Admissions began 3/20/17
  • Felicia English from Campus Admissions Manager, St. Louis, Missouri, to Regional Recruiter – Admissions began 3/20/17
  • Deven Conner from Campus Admissions Manager, Jacksonville, Florida, to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • Deithre Cheatham from Campus Admissions Manager, Denver, Colorado, to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • Deb Calo from Campus Admissions Manager, Hancock Field, New York, to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • Robert Allare from Campus Admissions Manager, Jacksonville, Florida to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • Ron Ward from Campus Admissions Manager, Mesquite, Texas to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • James Tarr from Campus Admissions Manager, Salt Lake City, Utah to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • Carol Smith from Campus Admissions Manager, Rolla, Missouri to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • Katherine Rothwell from Campus Admissions Manager, Springfield, Missouri to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • Gerard Riforgiato from Campus Admissions Manager Lake County, Illinois to Regional Recruiter – Admissions – began 3/20/17
  • James Smith from Director of AHE Campus Admissions to Associate Director of Regional Recruitment – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/20/17
  • Jacqueline Kian Mehr from Student Support Assistant – Online Student Services to Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/20/17
  • Gabrielle Gotangco from Student Support Assistant – Online Student Services to Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/20/17
  • Jessica Chavez from Admissions Process Coordinator to Admissions Contact Coordinator, Columbia, Missouri – began 3/20/17

Join the many employees who support our college by making a payroll pledge online or one-time donation, online or by mail. Visit www.ccis.edu/wearecc to get started today.

CC Employee Transitions – February 2017

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Faculty/Staff | 0 comments

CC Employee Transitions – February 2017

9-2-16_collegecolorday_ks_pr_img_7825Outside of our students and alumni, our employees are some of Columbia College’s biggest and best assets. Welcome to these employees who joined the college or changed positions in February.

New Associates

  • Dana McLean, Online Test Proctor, NAS Jacksonville, FL – began 2/10/17
  • Toby Hummel, Web Developer – Technology Services, Columbia, MO – began 2/20/17
  • Kraig Carlson, Computer Support Technician and Building Monitor, Marysville, WA – began 2/21/17
  • Summer Anders, Online Test Proctor, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – began 2/23/17
  • Tiffany Lehman, Clinical Instructor – Nursing, Columbia, MO – began 2/24/17
  • David Stoddard, Director, Salt Lake, UT – began 2/27/17
  • Erin Hansen, Director of Budget and Finance Analysis – Business Office, Columbia, MO – begins 3/6/17
  • Kelli Fram, Assistant Director, Lake of the Ozarks, MO – begins 3/6/17
  • Deven Connor, Campus Admissions Manager, Jacksonville, FL – begins 3/6/17

Transfers & New Positions:

  • Nicole Gannon from Academic Advisor to Program Coordinator (OAC), Hawaii – began 2/6/17
  • Merlinda Helmick from Enrollment Advisor I to Academic Advisor I, Ft. Stewart, GA – began 2/20/17
  • Suzanne DiCamillo from Program Coordinator to Director, Patrick AFB, FL – began 2/20/17

Join the many employees who support our college by making a payroll pledge online or one-time donation, online or by mail. Visit www.ccis.edu/wearecc to get started today.

CC Employee Transitions – January 2017

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Faculty/Staff | 1 comment

CC Employee Transitions – January 2017

9-2-16_collegecolorday_ks_pr_img_7825Outside of our students, our employees are some of Columbia College’s biggest and best assets. Welcome to these employees who joined the college or changed positions in January.

New Associates

  • Robert Fischer, Math Tutor, Kansas City, MO – 1/5/17
  • Terrance Cobb, Student Support Assistant, Rolla, MO – began 1/9/17
  • Jeffrey Faye, Building Monitor, Crystal Lake, IL – began 1/14/17
  • Melissa Dereberry, English Tutor, Rolla, MO – began 1/16/17
  • Ashley Kirkweg, Student Support Assistant, Jefferson City, MO – began 1/23/17
  • Justin Smith, Lab Assistant/AV Backup – Technology Services, Columbia, MO – began 1/23/17
  • Fatma Ahmouda, Clinical Instructor – Nursing, Columbia, MO – began 1/24/17
  • Ray Moses, Online Test Proctor, Redstone Arsenal, AL – began 1/26/17
  • Jacquelyn Doles, Student Support Assistant, Jacksonville, FL – began 1/30/17
  • Melinda Tibben, Clinical Instructor – Nursing, Columbia, MO – began 1/30/17
  • Melinda Grant, English Tutor, Kansas City, MO – began 1/30/17
  • Alisa Massie, Student Support Assistant, Kansas City, MO – began 1/30/17
  • Jean Lueders, Building Monitor, Redstone Arsenal, AL – began 2/2/17

Transfers & New Positions:

  • Bryan Logie from Senior Academic Advisor I to Assistant Director, Ft. Stewart, GA – began 1/9/17
  • Regan Albertson from Administrative Assistant – Office of Institutional Effectiveness/Education Department to Administrative Assistant – Campus Support in Adult Higher Education Administration, Columbia, MO – began 1/23/17
  • William Kateman from Lab Assistant/AV Backup – Technology Services to Groundskeeper – Plant and Facilities, Columbia, MO – began 1/23/17
  • Mary Kerlin from Student Support Assistant to Enrollment Advisor I, Jacksonville, FL – began 1/23/17
  • Donna Markovich from Payment Manager to Manager of Billing and Tuition Assistance – Business Office, Columbia, MO – began 1/23/17
  • Lindsay Zeiter from Online Program Specialist to Online Program Coordinator – Online Education, Columbia, MO – begins 2/6/17

Join the many employees who support our college by making a payroll pledge online or one-time donation, online or by mail. Visit www.ccis.edu/wearecc to get started today.

Readers vote eSports cover ‘Best of 2016’ for Columbia Business Times

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Faculty/Staff, Students | 0 comments

Readers vote eSports cover ‘Best of 2016’ for Columbia Business Times

The Columbia Business Times cover featuring Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple in the Game Hut — the home of the school’s new eSports team — won “Best Cover of 2016” in a poll of the magazine’s readers.

The cover of the November issue of the Columbia Business Times.

The November issue of the Columbia Business Times followed an “Innovation” theme and featured an in-depth story on the Columbia College eSports program, complete with action shots of the players in the Game Hut. Dalrymple graced the cover, flanked by computer monitors and the distinctive ceiling lighting panels that give the Game Hut its character.

Readers could vote for the “Best Cover of 2016” among all 12 of the Columbia Business Times covers from the past year. The poll began Dec. 15, 2016, and ended Jan. 31, with the magazine announcing the winner via Twitter on Feb. 2.

There is already a considerable amount of buzz surrounding the team at Columbia College, which became the fifth school in the country to offer scholarships for eSports.

The Cougars advanced to the next round of the uLOL (University League of Legends) Campus Series Tournament with a 5-0 record and will compete for a $15,000 prize at the 2017 Wichita (Kansas) eSports Convention starting Feb. 3.

Columbia College is also welcoming in some of the top eSports teams in the nation for the inaugural Midwest Campus Clash and Gaming Expo in the Southwell Complex on April 8.

David Hardy joins Columbia College Board of Trustees

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Faculty/Staff | 0 comments

David Hardy joins Columbia College Board of Trustees

Columbia College Board of Trustees Chair Web Bixby ’82 recently announced the appointment of David Hardy, superintendent of academics for St. Louis Public Schools, to the board. Hardy’s first meeting as a board member took place on Friday.

“We are confident that David will be an excellent addition to the board and we are pleased to have him join our college community.” Bixby said. “His diverse experience in the areas of primary and secondary education and the insight he has gained will be of great value to the board.”

Hardy has more than a decade of experience in teaching and administration, as well as in the realms of educational leadership and curriculum and professional development.

Hardy is the leader of the St. Louis Public School district’s academic vision, along with the driver for the overall direction of the district as determined by the superintendent. He is responsible for leading 75 school facilities in an effort to improve academic and behavioral outcomes at each site. He also provides leadership to those directly responsible for the support of those schools, as well as twelve additional district offices with the main task of helping these schools achieve stronger academic outcomes for all children.

“It’s an absolute honor to become a member of this board with such esteemed colleagues who care so deeply about Columbia College, higher education and really making sure that our young people have a future that they can depend on because of the education they receive,” Hardy said. “I really hope to add to the conversation of what is the next step for Columbia College, provide some insight on innovation and give some perspective on K-12 education.”

Before coming to St. Louis, Hardy served as the chief of academic support for the School District of Philadelphia. An alumnus of Teach for America, Hardy has also served as the executive director of regional achievement for the New Jersey Department of Education and was the founding principal of Achievement First East New York Middle School in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Hardy earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. He went on to earn a Master of Science in Education Administration from St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida) and a master’s degree in Urban Education Leadership from the Teachers College, Columbia University (New York City). His doctorate in Urban Education Leadership from the Teachers College, Columbia University will be confirmed by the end of 2017.

Making learning seem easy

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Faculty/Staff, Kansas City | 0 comments

Making learning seem easy

By Maria Haynie

“Eclectic multimedia” is how Columbia College instructor Jon Weimer describes his teaching style.

Eclectic may also define his collection of diplomas: a doctorate in engineering psychology from Texas Tech University, a B.S. in psychology from St. Vincent College and current enrollment in a dual Masters in Jewish Studies/Masters in Jewish Education at Hebrew College.

“I wear half a dozen different hats, but I think the common thread is communicating difficult subjects in the simplest possible terms,” says Weimer.

This clear style of communication is the foundation of this Kansas City-based instructor’s philosophy for teaching. Over ten years in the classroom has convinced Weimer that the “teacher as translator” approach is the best for his students.

“The best teachers, in my experience, are those who can take complex principles and ideas and translate them into everyday language and examples,” says Weimer. “This makes the learning process seem effortless and removes a large portion of the intimidation factor.”

This is helpful for introductory-level students in all of the subjects he teaches. In addition to Introductory Psychology (PSYC-101), Introduction to Computer Science and Information Systems (CISS-170), and Statistics for the Behavioral and Natural Sciences (PSY-324/BIOL-324) at Columbia College, he also teaches courses in business statistics and quantitative analysis for Avila University.

“I lecture to hit the high points,” Weimer explained about his teaching method. “Then I use a mixture of video and hands-on exercises to give students a variety of different windows into the material.”

After teaching for “every adult education institution under the sun,” Weimer appreciates the enthusiasm CC students have for improving themselves and their situations through education.

“They seem to ‘get’ that learning is a life-long process that leads to the betterment of their lives, rather than just a post-graduation bump in their paycheck,” Weimer said.

Applying his gift for explanation in a different way, Weimer also works as a contract technical writer at Ericsson, a telecommunications company. His hobby is playing the video game “Fallout 4” when he’s not busy teaching, writing or studying comparative religion.