The CTL Staff

The CTL is lead by a dedicated staff and faculty who are actively engaged in seeking new opportunities, techniques, and methodologies that help their colleagues support student engagement and success while nurturing professional and personal growth.

Dale K. Weighill, Executive Dean of Professional Development & Experiential Learning
Prior to taking on this position, Dale taught introductory courses in Political Science at Mott as an adjunct faculty member in the Social Sciences/Fine Arts Division.  Most recently, Dale served for eleven years as the President & CEO of Resource Genesee, a Flint-based nonprofit agency.  In addition to his duties as Executive Dean, he served four years as a Councilperson for the City of Flint’s 7th Ward.

Marlene Grisham, Administrative Assistant
Prior to her work at MCC, Marlene spent over 35 years as Administrative Assistant/Office Manager in various capacities with two major automotive suppliers.

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Mara Jevera Fulmer, Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning
Dr. Fulmer’s main focus is on CTL programming, communications, and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. A professor of Graphic Design at Mott, Mara came to Flint in 1997 as the original developer of the Graphic Design program which she coordinated for another 16 years. Previously she was Art Director and adjunct lecturer in Journalism at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and Art Director at SUNY Albany before that. She has her Doctorate in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University this Fall, an MFA from Michigan State University, an MA from Syracuse University, and her BA from SUNY-Albany. In 2012 she received a Fulbright Specialist award to teach a course in Cultural Journalism in Russia. Mara is excited to support faculty and staff in their professional development through the CTL.  She can be reached at 810-762-0394 or by email at mara.fulmer@mcc.edu.

Debra Gibes, Co-Faculty Director of Experiential Learning for the Office of Professional Development & Experiential Learning
As Faculty Director of Experiential Learning, Debra Gibes works with staff and faculty to develop and enhance experiential learning opportunities for Mott students, especially off-campus service learning activities. Debra earned her BS in Education with a Major in English and Minor in Social Studies, and her MAT in Teaching with Major in Reading, both from Oakland University. With 30 years in the field of education, Debra Gibes has an extensive background in experiential learning. Through her position as a supervisor for an alternative high school, she launched a service learning program for at-risk students which included orchestrating student-led fundraisers for service learning credit. As a faculty member at Mott, Debra has initiated experiential learning as a regular component of her courses for several years. Her most recent service learning projects include The Shared Reading and Writing projects for K-12 students whose parents are incarcerated and The Inter-Generational Reading and Writing Project  for helping the elderly publish their family memoirs. Debra embraces the positive short and long-term impact of experiential learning for student success and is dedicated to working with other Mott staff and faculty to expand and promote Experiential and Service Learning opportunities on campus. To contact her, please call 810-410-1050 or email debra.gibes@mcc.edu.

Brian Ivory, Co-Faculty Director of Experiential Learning for the Office of Professional Development & Experiential Learning
Dr. Ivory works with staff and faculty to develop and grow Experiential Learning opportunities for Mott students, especially the expansion of off-campus Service Learning activities. Dr. Ivory brings a wealth of knowledge to this new position. His experiences include involvement with Service Learning during his time as an undergraduate and graduate student, working on projects for Special Olympics, United Way and Michigan School for the Blind, and publishing research about Alternative Service Breaks. Most recently, Dr. Ivory initiated the Mott Campus Clowns as part of HONS 250: Social Diversity & Civic Engagement, and received an Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award in Service Learning from Michigan Campus Compact for his work in this area. Dr. Ivory is interested in working with additional Mott staff and faculty to expand and promote Experiential/Service Learning. To contact him, please call 810.762.0360 or email brian.ivory@mcc.edu.

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Faculty Technology Consultants

Jennifer Fillion, Associate Professor in Anthropology
Dr. Fillion’s interests lie in testing the efficacy and appropriateness of technology in education. As an on-line educator, she is always looking for better ways to organize and share materials with her students.
To contact her, email Jennifer.fillion@mcc.edu.

Dustin Price, Assistant Professor of Art
Professor Price is proficient in utilizing a wide range of social media within the classroom, creating online teaching portfolios, web design and non-expert web design interfaces.
To contact him, email dustin.price@mcc.edu.