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Full Time Faculty Adjunct

Rebecca Ellison
Lisa Pavia-Higel

Patricia Coffey
Sheryl Exler
Theodore Gregory
Matthew Keeney
Barbara Miller
Stephanie Powell
Wes Robertson
Jane Sullivan
Janet Varner

Full Time Faculty

Rebecca Ellison

Rebecca EllisonTitle: Professor Speech & Drama
Office: FA 105
Extension: 3367
Email:rellison@jeffco.edu

Doctor of Philosophy: Univ of Missouri - St Louis
Master of Arts: Indiana Univ - Bloomington
Bachelor of Science: Southern Illinois - Carbondale


Rebecca Ellison holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication with a minor in English and a specialization in Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1992). She earned a Master of Arts in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Communication from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1994. Ms. Ellison taught High School in Marion, Illinois from 1994-2000 . From 1999-2000 she also taught as an adjunct instructor at McKendree College.

Ms. Ellison began teaching at Jefferson College in August 2000. She serves on the Faculty Senate and the Cultural Council. Ms. Ellison has directed numerous plays and musicals in the Theater Department. She was also named the Phi Theta Kappa teacher of the year for 2003-2004. Ms. Ellison is currently working on a PhD in Higher Education, specifically Community College Leadership, at University of Missouri - St. Louis.



Lisa Pavia-Higel

Lisa Pavia-HigelTitle: Asst Prof-Communication
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:lpaviahi@jeffco.edu

Master of Arts: Webster University
Bachelor of Arts: Webster University




Adjunct

Patricia Coffey

Patricia CoffeyTitle: Adjunct Faculty
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:pcoffey@jeffco.edu

Master of Arts: University of Mississippi



Sheryl Exler

Sheryl ExlerTitle: Adjunct Faculty
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:sexler1@jeffco.edu

Master of Arts: Lindenwood University
Bachelor of Secondary Edu: Univ of Missouri - St Louis




Theodore Gregory

Theodore GregoryTitle: Adjunct Faculty
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:tgregor2@jeffco.edu

Master of Fine Arts: U of Texas - Austin



Matthew Keeney

Matthew KeeneyTitle: Media Specialist
Office:
Extension: 3355
Email:mkeeney@jeffco.edu

Master of Arts: Univ of Missouri - Columbia

Communications adjunct instructor



Barbara Miller

Barbara MillerTitle: Adjunct Faculty
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:bmiller@jeffco.edu

Master of Arts: Webster University
Bachelor of Arts: Maryville U of St Louis


Communications adjunct instructor



Stephanie Powell

Stephanie PowellTitle: Adjunct Faculty
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:spowell@jeffco.edu

Master of Arts: Univ of Missouri - St Louis



Wes Robertson

Wes RobertsonTitle: Temporary
Office: FA 109
Extension:
Email:wroberts@jeffco.edu

Master of Arts: Oklahoma St U - Stillwater
Bachelor of Arts: Oklahoma St U - Stillwater


Wes Robertson has worked in the Theater Department here at Jefferson College for over 30 years. He has designed well over a hundred plays, including musicals, classics, indoor, outdoor, and traveling shows. Mr. Robertson has also directed over 80 plays, musicals, and children`s theater productions.



Jane Sullivan

Jane SullivanTitle: Adjunct Faculty
Office: FA 105
Extension:
Email:jsulliva@jeffco.edu

Master of Arts: University of Essex
Bachelor of Arts: Fontbonne University
Associate of Arts: Jefferson College


Jane Sullivan received an Associate of Arts Degree from Jefferson College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and English from Fontbonne University, and a Master of Arts Degree from Essex University in Colchester, England. As a faculty member at Jefferson College for over 20 years, Ms. Sullivan has taught Oral Communication, Public Speaking, Beginning Acting and Theater Appreciation. She is a founding member of the Honors Program and teaches two Honors classes, Oral Communication and Theater Appreciation. She also developed WebCT versions of Oral Communication and Theater Appreciation.

Ms. Sullivan is the 1995 recipient of the Governor`s Award for Excellence in Education, the Linda Johnston Excellence in Assessment Award in 1999-2000, and the Missouri Community College Award for Innovation in Teaching in 2001. She has acted in and directed numerous productions at Jefferson College and other theaters.



Janet Varner

Janet VarnerTitle: Adjunct-contracted
Office:
Extension: Contact Arts and Science Secretary at x3331 or Career and Tech Secretary at x3445
Email:jvarner@jeffco.edu