Jessie Borgman is an adjunct instructor. She has many years of teaching experience, including both face-to-face and online. She has been with Lake Michigan College since 2008 in various roles and currently designs and teaches the online English 101 and 102 courses. She is also a graduate student at Texas Tech University.
Education: PhD in progress, Texas Tech University
M.A. Western Michigan University
B.A. Indiana University
Personal Mantra: "Writing instructors have a unique opportunity because writing-centered online courses allow instructors and students to interact beyond content delivery...to build a community through electronic means" from Scott Warnock's book Teaching Writing Online: How & Why
Master of Arts, English; Bachelor of Arts, English & History
Education: Indiana University at South Bend MA English BA English, History, Minor International Studies Certificate Washington State University Certificate in Sports Nutrition and Performance
Presented "Seeming American," an essay examining the evolution of the 21st Century student through an analysis of superheroes and social networking at the Michigan College English Association Conference 2014.
Presented "Technology as Part of the Teaching Toolkit in First-Year English" at The Innovative Educators Summit 2020 at Isle of Palms, North Carolina.
Presented several webinars on using technology in the classroom in response to the Covid-19 shutdowns.
Master of Arts, English; Bachelor of Arts, English
Master Arts and Sciences Counseling and Personnel
Bachelors Arts and Sciences Major Psychology
Retired from State of Michigan, Workforce Development Services
Worked as a Regional Manager most recently, and before that as an Employment Counselor
Working for the State of Michigan, I experienced first-hand, how critical it is for training to be responsive to the needs of the local community. Training must be driven by local employers and their ever changing needs and requirements. When this happens everyone in the community benefits; employers are profitable, people go to work, and the community has a healthy and robust economy that can weather the storms that come it’s way
For a community to succeed, each individual must be able to believe in themselves and have a vehicle that allows them to achieve their full potential. I see LMC as that vehicle, and feel extremely fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve as an LMC Trustee. I look forward to making a difference in my community.
Ms. Burghdoff lives in Coloma, with her husband Larry. They have two sons, Matt and Nick, who are grown and live in Virginia and Nevada.
Jeremy Burleson is the Director of the South Haven Campus. He oversees the daily operations of the campus including, student services, academic programs, community education and public events held on campus. Jeremy serves as the chief advocate of the campus to internal and external stakeholders. He works collaboratively with academics to research, propose, develop and implement innovative academic programs and services based on the needs of the region. He is currently the Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of South Haven and is also a member of the Rotary Club. Jeremy is a member or the Speaker Series of South Haven, a member of the Ward One Community Action Committee, the Diversity Coalition of the Greater South Haven Area. Currently, Jeremy is a US History Instructor at the South Haven Campus. Jeremy holds a Master of Arts, Liberal Studies; with an emphasis in History, Bachelor of Arts, History, Social Studies and art, Secondary Ed.as well as a K-12 School Administration Certificate.
Brad Byerle is the lead faculty member of the Criminal Justice program at Lake Michigan College.
He began his career in the criminal justice field in 2004 when he was hired as a Corrections Deputy with the Livingston County Sheriff's Office in Howell, Michigan. About a year later, he was promoted to the road patrol and sponsored through the Mid-Michigan Police Academy at Lansing Community College. He spent the next 10 years working on the road patrol. He also held specialized positions in the civil division and transport division, and he was certified as a field training officer (FTO) and defensive tactics instructor.
While working at the Sheriff's Office, Brad took on a part-time position as a Lab Instructor at the Mid-Michigan Police Academy in 2014. He left the Sheriff's Office in 2015 to begin his teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Lansing Community College. Specifically, he taught a high school CTE program at Clinton County RESA. Finally, Brad was hired by Lake Michigan College in 2019 to lead its Criminal Justice program. He has been consistently impressed and inspired by the students of southwest Michigan since that time.
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 2014
Ferris State University, Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice, Summa Cum Laude, 2009
Mid-Michigan Police Academy, 2005