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Faculty & Adjuncts

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Get to know KBOCC’S Department Chairs a bit more,
by knowing their areas of study.

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS

Denise Cadeau, Anishinaabe Studies Department Chair
MS-Northern Michigan University
BA-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-Northern Michigan University
megan.haataja@kbocc.edu  (906) 524-8311

Jesse Koenig, Liberal Studies Department Chair
MA-English, Central Michigan University
BS-Philosophy, Northern Michigan University
AAS-University of Wisconsin-Washington County
jkoenig@kbocc.edu  (906) 524-8307

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

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 

Get to know your KBOCC’S Adjuncts a little bit more,
by knowing their area of study.

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, PEAR
BS-Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Chris Collins, Liberal Studies 
MAE-Northern Michigan University
BS-Education, Northern Michigan University

Rebecca Frost, Liberal Studies
Ph.D.-Rhetoric, Theory and Culture, Michigan Technological University 
MS-Rhetoric and Technical Communication, Michigan Technological University 
BA-German Language and Literature, Kalamazoo College 

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

Desiree’ Lauritsen, Early Childhood Education
MA- Curriculum and Instruction, Reading- Concordia University (Spring 2017)
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

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

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

Kevin Weed
B.A. – English, Northern Michigan University
M.A. – English Pedagogy, Northern Michigan University