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The College Now liaison will collaborate with Early College Office to facilitate communication among members of the department/program and help integrate College Now faculty into the college community.

The College Now Liaison will:

  • Assist with reviewing College Now faculty educational qualifications.
  • Conduct College Now faculty site visits and schedule follow-up meetings (when appropriate with the assistant dean), maintain site visit reports.
  • Assist with preparation of reports relating to College Now faculty.
  • Assist with facilitation of College Now faculty responsibilities (i.e., textbooks; course syllabi and outlines; student assessment procedures; discipline-related professional development activities; and questions related to policies and procedures of the department/program, division, and college.)
  • Provide a forum in the College Now discipline specific canvas community to increase communication and the dissemination of information.
  • Bring forth College Now faculty concerns when appropriate and assist with awards and recognition of College Now faculty.
  • Plan and implement discipline-related meetings at JCCC.
  • Coordinate the teaching materials of College Now faculty, ensuring that College Now faculty have all necessary materials.
  • Mentor College Now faculty regarding course preparation, presentation and testing.
  • Approve textbook requests from College Now faculty.
  • Conduct College Now orientation and in-service activities, including follow-up sessions.

Current College Now Liaisons


Animation & Computer Desktop Publishing

Jim Lane
Dean, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
OCB 264, Box 36
913-469-8500, ext. 3703

Automotive Technology

Jack Ireland
Associate Professor, Automotive Technology
CTEC 217, Box 17
913-469-8500, ext. 3337


Deb Williams
Professor, Science
CLB 426, Box 19
913-469-8500, ext. 4671

Business & Marketing Management

Pam Hulen
Associate Professor, Marketing Management
OCB 305, Box 37
913-469-8500, ext. 4961


Phil Franklin
Professor, Science
SCI 224B, Box 19
913-469-8500, ext. 4178

Computer Science

Perla Weaver
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
RC 348M, Box 28
913-469-8500, ext. 3304

Criminal Justice

Frank Galbrecht
Professor, Criminal Justice
PA 138, Box 72
913-469-8500, ext. 4558


Dan Owens
Assistant Professor, Economics
GEB 257A, Box 37
913-469-8500, ext. 2603


Hugh King
Associate Professor, Railroad Electronics
ITC 190H, Box 86
913-469-8500, ext. 3204


Marilyn Senter
Professor, English
GEB 165L, Box 80
913-469-8500, ext. 4523

Foreign Language


Sam Sommerville
Professor, Foreign Language
LIB 342B, Box 31
913-469-8500, ext. 4586

French, German

Fall 2019

Kerri Stephenson

Professor, Foreign Language
LIB 342, Box 31
913-469-8500, ext. 3769

Spring 2020

Luz Alvarez

Professor, Foreign Language
LIB 342A, Box 31
913-469-8500, ext. 4354


Sarah Boyle
Professor, History
OCB 236, Box 36
913-469-8500, ext. 3482


Lekha Sreedhar
Professor, Horticulture
HSC 117, Box 72
913-469-8500, ext. 3763

Journalism and Media Communications

Gretchen Thum
Associate Professor of Journalism
LIB 301E, Box 80
913-469-8500, ext. 3190



Brenda Edmonds
Professor, Mathematics
CLB 237, Box 29
913-469-8500, ext. 4246


Brenda Edmonds
Professor, Mathematics
CLB 237, Box 29
913-469-8500, ext. 4246

College Algebra

Mary Wisgirda
Dean, Sciences and Math
CLB 337, Box 29
913-469-8500, ext. 3104


Fall 2019: Donna Helgeson
Associate Professor, Mathematics
CLB 133, Box 29
913-469-8500, ext. 2967

Spring 2020: Ron Palcic
Professor, Mathematics
CLB 225, Box 29
913-469-8500, ext. 4566

Metal Fabrication

Scott Crompton
Assistant Professor, Metal Fabrication
ITC 129A, Box 17
913-469-8500, ext. 3931


Ryan Heinlein
Assistant Professor, Music
OCB 148, Box 36
913-469-8500, ext. 3275

Physical Education, Health and Recreation

Joe Weis
Professor/Director, HPER
GYM 100, Box 18
913-469-8500, ext. 3743


Dan Martinez
Professor, Science
CLB 333, Box 19
913-469-8500, ext. 3397

Political Science

Andrea Vieux
Assistant Professor, Political Science
GEB 257B, Box 36
913-469-8500, ext. 3387

Practical Nursing and Health Occupations

Christina Rudacille
Director, Practical Nursing and HOC
OHEC 221F, Box 66
913-469-8500, ext. 2383


Michelle Salvato
Professor, Psychology
CLB 429, Box 36
931-469-8500, ext. 3714