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.


Debra Gibes, 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



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