770 N. Main St. L'Anse MI, 49946
(906) 524-8400
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Faculty & Adjuncts

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS

Denise Cadeau, Anishinaabe Studies Department Chair
MS-Training, Development & Performance Improvement, Northern Michigan University
BA-Psychology, University of Illinois-Chicago
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Member
dcadeau@kbocc.edu (906) 524-8309

Megan Haataja, Business Administration Department Chair
MBA-Business Administration, University of Phoenix
BS-Business Computer Information Systems, Northern Michigan University
megan.haataja@kbocc.edu(906) 524-8311

Christine Awonohopay, Early Childhood Education Department Chair
MA-Educational Technology, Central Michigan University
BA- Early Childhood Education, Northern Michigan University
AA-Liberal Studies, Bay Mills Community College
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Member
cawonohopay@kbocc.edu (906) 524-8523 

Andrew Kozich, Environmental Science Department Chair
Ph.D.-Forest Science, Michigan Technological University
MS-Environmental Policy, Michigan Technological University
GC-Sustainable Water Resources, Michigan Technological University
BS-Resource Ecology, University of Michigan-Flint
AS-Anishinaabe Studies, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
AA-Liberal Arts, Oakland Community College
andrew.kozich@kbocc.edu  (906) 524-8303

Paula Roth, Health Sciences Department Chair
MSN-Ed, Ferris State University
BSN-Northern Michigan University
ADN-Fayetteville Technical Community College

proth@kbocc.edu (906) 524-8407

Tashina Emery, Liberal Studies Department Chair
MA-Art Politics, New York University
BA-Art & Design, Native American Studies Minor, University of Michigan
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Member
temery@kbocc.edu (906) 524-8307


ADJUNCTS

Violet Friisvall Ayres, Anishinaabe Studies
MPA-State and Local Government, Northern Michigan University
BS-Political Science, Northern Michigan University
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Member

Joseph Bouchard, Criminal Justice
Graduate, Michigan Department of Corrections Leadership Academy
MS-Library Science, Wayne State University
BA-History, Wayne State University

Karen Colbert, Mathematics
MS-Data Science, Michigan Technological University
BS-Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Valoree Gagnon, Environmental Science
Ph.D.-Environmental & Energy Policy, Michigan Technological University
MS-Environmental & Energy Policy, Michigan Technological University
BS-Secondary Education – Michigan Technological University

Gerald Jondreau, Environmental Science and Anishinaabe Studies
BS-Forestry, Michigan Technological University
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community member

William Jondreau, Criminal Justice
Graduate, Michigan Department of Corrections Leadership Academy
BS-Corrections, Northern Michigan University
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Member

Elizabeth Julio, Anishinaabe Studies
AA-Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
AS-Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Ojibwa Language Certificate, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Member

Desiree’ Lauritsen, Early Childhood Education
MA-Curriculum and Instruction, Reading- Concordia University
BA-Elementary Education K-8, University of Phoenix
AA-Elementary Education, Indian River State College/College of Menominee Nation

Taylor Makela, Information Systems
MS-Information Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
BA-Social Sciences, Washington State

Harold (Gene) Mensch, Environmental Science
MS-Biological Sciences, Michigan Technological University
BS-Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Lake Superior State University

Debra Mues, Art
MAT-Art of Teaching, Marygrove College
BS-Education, Valparaiso University

Amanda Nordstrom, Business
MBA-Indiana Wesleyan University
AS-Business Administration, Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College

Meghan O’Connell, Culinary Arts
AAS-Culinary Arts Institute

Ralph Sackett, Criminal Justice
BS-Corrections, Northern Michigan University
Graduate, Michigan Department of Corrections Leadership Academy

Joseph Schutte, Food and Nutrition
BS-Food Systems Economics and Management, Michigan State University

Rebecca Soderna, English
PhD-Rhetoric, Theory and Culture, Michigan Technological University
MA-English Literature, Northern Michigan University
MA-Humanities, Marymount University
BA-Theater, Kalamazoo College

Laura Smyth, English
MFA-Creative Writing, Columbia University

BA-English, Portland State University

Frank Taddeucci, Social Science
BS-Sociology, Northern Michigan University

Paul Werner, Business 
MBA-Marketing and Strategic Management, University of Minnesota
BS-Marketing and Business, Northern Michigan University