Celebrate Learning! Fall 2015 (Vol 7, issue 1) - Page 9

Dr. Alicia MacKay Psychology, Metro Campus Julie Porterfield Biology, Southeast Campus Julie was raised in Drummond, Oklahoma. She earned her associate’s degree from NOC/ NWOSU, her bachelor’s degree in Zoology from OSU, and her Master’s degree in Adult Education Administration and Management from NWOSU. She currently coordinates the Anatomy and Pathophysiology courses at TCC’s Southeast campus. For the past 12 years, she has spent a significant portion of her career utilizing emerging technologies and innovative learning activities to increase student retention and success. Alicia was raised in Rose Hill, Kansas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Master’s in Cognitive Psychology, and her Doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Kansas. She began working at TCC in 2008 and teaches a range of psychology courses – from Introduction to Psychology to Behavioral Statistics. Alicia is a strong advocate for more research opportunities for TCC students, while serving as the Co-chair of the Research and Scholarly Activities Committee. Her current research focuses on investigating the effects of teaching metacognition to improve student learning. Joe Schicke English, West Campus Logan Phillips Computer Science, Northeast Campus Joe was born in St. Louis and raised in Memphis. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English – Creative Writing from University of Memphis, and his Master’s degree in English – Rhetoric in Composition from Colorado State University. Prior to 2014 when he began working at TCC, he was a part-time faculty member at Fort Range Community College in Ft. Collins, Colorado. There he served on a Learning Outcomes Team for reading comprehension and cochaired the Campus Instructor Coalition. At TCC, he serves as the West campus liaison for the Accelerated Learning Program for developmental writing. Logan was raised in the small community of Berryhill, Oklahoma. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17, where he served for 8 years as a signal support system specialist and combat engineer. He has his associate’s degree in Business Management from TCC, bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Technology from OSU, and a Master’s degree in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership from OSU Tulsa. He has taught 7th-12th grade mathematics in a multilingual classroom in Taiwan. He holds teacher certifications in Oklahoma in numerous fields, with a focus on vocational education. He began working for TCC in 2014. 9