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Full Time Faculty Adjunct

Deborah Allen
Vivian Aubuchon
Bruce Carr
Melissa Curfman-Falvey
Kimberleigh Foster
Patricia McDaniel
Dora Mitchell
Earl Neal
Marialana Speidel
Niki Vogelsang

Jason Ameling
James Christ
Lauren Eatherton
Jim McCain
James McDowall
Cedric Mpoy
Bryant Wright

Full Time Faculty

Deborah Allen

Deborah AllenTitle: Professor - Biology
Office: ASI 213
Extension: 3323
Email:dallen2@jeffco.edu

Master of Science: University of Oklahoma

Deborah Allen earned a B.S. from the University of Arkansas, and an M.S. from the University of Oklahoma. She completed two years of doctoral study at Cornell University in Neurobiology and Behavior. After school, she did cancer research in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Arkansas Medical Center and taught Biology and Anatomy/Physiology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Ms. Allen has worked as a senior science editor for Mosby Publishing, W. H. Freeman/Scientific American, and McGraw-Hill, acquiring and developing college biology textbooks that are widely used throughout the world. Her hobby is nature photography.



Vivian Aubuchon

Vivian AubuchonTitle: Instructor - Biology
Office: TC 301
Extension: 3402
Email:vaubucho@jeffco.edu

Master of Science: SIU - Edwardsville
Bachelor of Science: SIU - Edwardsville


General Biology adjunct at Jefferson College



Bruce Carr

Bruce CarrTitle: Asst Prof-Anat & Phys
Office: TC 301
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:bcarr@jeffco.edu

Doctor of Philosophy: Washington University

Biology adjunct instructor



Melissa Curfman-Falvey

Melissa Curfman-FalveyTitle: Biology Lab Instructor
Office: ASI 224
Extension: 3336
Email:mfalvey@jeffco.edu

Bachelor of Science: Southern Illinois - Carbondale

Melissa Curfman-Falvey received her Associate of Arts degree in Biology at John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL and continued her education at the University of Illinois (Champaign and Chicago), receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition Science at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She has completed additional graduate coursework at Saint Louis University. Prior to her position on the Jefferson College campus, she was employed at Saint Louis University Medical School in the academic research departments of both Neuroscience and Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences.



Kimberleigh Foster

Kimberleigh FosterTitle: Science Lab Instructor
Office: ASI 215B
Extension: 3313
Email:kfoster1@jeffco.edu

Master of Natural Science: Southeast Missouri St Univ
Bachelor of Science: Southeast Missouri St Univ


Mrs. Foster received her bachelor`s degree in biology and her master`s degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Southeast Missouri State University. Her experiences at Southeast include work on the "West Nile Surveillance Project" funded by the CDC and environmental antibiotic resistance research. She has significant experience in the field of nursing prior to attending graduate school. She has additional post graduate experience in the field of anaerobic environmental microbiology. She is currently a science laboratory instructor for the departments of chemistry and biology and is a lecturer in Microbiology at Jefferson College.



Patricia McDaniel

Patricia McDanielTitle: Professor Biology
Office: ASI 238
Extension: 3304
Email:pmcdani1@jeffco.edu

Doctor of Philosophy: Saint Louis University
Master of Science: Southeast Missouri St Univ
Bachelor of Science: Southeast Missouri St Univ


Patricia McDaniel holds a Ph.D. in Biology - Ecology, Evolution and Systematics from Saint Louis University. She earned a Master of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, both from Southeast Missouri State University.



Dora Mitchell

Dora MitchellTitle: Professor-Biology
Office: ASII 343
Extension: 3343
Email:dmitchel@jeffco.edu

Master of Science: Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science: Missouri State University
Associate of Arts: Mineral Area College


Dora Mitchell has taught in the Biology Department since 1992. She obtained an A.A. at Mineral Area College and a B.S. and M.S. at Southwest Missouri State University. Ms. Mitchell has taken additional coursework at St. Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Ms. Mitchell was named the 1995-96 Phi Theta Kappa Teacher of the Year, awarded the Governor`s Award in Excellence in Education in 2002, and chosen as the Faculty Member of the year by the Student Senate in 2003.



Earl Neal

Earl NealTitle: Asst Professor EMT
Office: No Permanent Office
Extension: 3403
Email:eneal1@jeffco.edu

Bachelor of Business Adm: Fontbonne University



Marialana Speidel

Marialana SpeidelTitle: Asst Professor Biology
Office: ASI 239F
Extension: 3306
Email:mspeidel@jeffco.edu

Master of Science: Univ of Missouri - St Louis
Bachelor of Science: Univ of Missouri - St Louis
Associate of Arts: Jefferson College


Marialana Speidel earned her A.A. at Jefferson College, her B.S. from University of Missouri-St. Louis, and her M.S. in biology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has taken additional graduate courses from Missouri Baptist University. Her background includes extensive laboratory work in pharmaceutical, food, aerosol, and waste water treatment industries. Ms. Speidel has done additional laboratory work with cyanobacteria under the direction of Dr. Teresa Thiel at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Ms. Speidel enjoys working and living on a farm with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include astronomy and any outdoor activities. She is an advocate for her daughter and other individulas who have Down syndrome. Ms. Speidel educates people in the classroom and the community about the presence and the needs of people with Down syndrome. She believes it is important to create inclusive environments for those with special needs.



Niki Vogelsang

Niki VogelsangTitle: Instructor - Health Info Tech
Office: JCA 306
Extension: 3419
Email:nvogelsa@jeffco.edu

Master of Business Admin: Missouri Baptist University
Bachelor of Health Info Mgt: Saint Louis University


Niki Vogelsang holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from Saint Louis University and a Master`s degree in Business Administration from Missouri Baptist University. She worked in the health care industry for seven years prior to transitioning to the education arena. Niki is the Director of the Health Information Technology Program at Jefferson College. She holds a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential. She is also active in the Eastern Missouri Health Information Management Associations (EMHIMA) and the Missouri Health Information Management Association (MOHIMA).



Adjunct

Jason Ameling

Jason AmelingTitle: Adjunct-contracted
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:jameling@jeffco.edu

Doctor of Chiropractic: Logan C of Chiropractic
Bachelor of Science: Logan C of Chiropractic




James Christ

James ChristTitle: Adjunct Faculty
Office: TC 301
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:jchrist@jeffco.edu

Master of Science: Univ of Missouri - St Louis

Jim Christ earned his B.S. at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his M.S. at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. He completed a National Science Foundation program in Microbiology at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Jim was also in a two year Biotechnology Teacher Fellowhsip with Monsanto Corporation in Saint Louis. Before teaching at Jefferson College, he taught Biological Sciences for thirty-one years at Fox Senior High School in Arnold. Jim is an active volunteer in the Master Naturalist Program for the Missouri Department of Conservation.



Lauren Eatherton

Lauren EathertonTitle: Adjunct-contracted
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:leathert@jeffco.edu

Master of Science: Clemson U (Clemson)



Jim McCain

Jim McCainTitle: Adjunct-contracted
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:jmccain@jeffco.edu

Master of Science: Southern Illinois - Carbondale
Bachelor of Arts: Southern Illinois - Carbondale




James McDowall

James McDowallTitle: Adjunct Faculty
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:jmcdowal@jeffco.edu

Master of Science: University College London



Cedric Mpoy

Cedric MpoyTitle: Adjunct-Microbiology Lab
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:cmpoy@jeffco.edu





Bryant Wright

Bryant WrightTitle: Adjunct-contracted
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:bwright2@jeffco.edu

Master of Natural Science: Southeast Missouri St Univ