Chad Dee is originally from the Southwest Michigan area and then relocated to South Bend, Indiana in the early 90s. Although still located in South Bend, Chad returned to work in Southwest Michigan in November of 2008 in a variety of roles with the MTEC of Lake Michigan College. Currently, as the Director of the Hanson Technology Center, Chad oversees events that take place in the technology center as well as the Fab Lab.
Casey Dornhecker is a Student Success Mentor in the Student Success Mentoring Program at Lake Michigan College. She has a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the University of South Carolina and Masters of Art in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Western Michigan University.
I received my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology while studying the role of a mouse in large-scale agriculture. I have long been focused on the role of unseen animals in our human-dominated landscapes. This interest stems from a childhood spent in the woods turning over rocks and looking for signs of interesting but hard-to-observe critters.
Education: PhD, Iowa State University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
MS, San Francisco State University, Ecology and Systematics
BS, Muskingum College, Conservation Biology
National Association of Biology Teachers
Ecological Society of America
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Mammalogy
Publishes Articles: Doudna, J.W. and B.J. Danielson. 2016. Isotopes from fecal material provides evidence of recent diet of prairie deer mice. Prairie Naturalist 48:11-20.
Doudna, J.W. 2016. Can a biology course rooted in the tree of life overcome student misconceptions? The American Biology Teacher 78:93-98. DOI: 10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.93
Doudna, J.W. and B.J. Danielson. 2015. Rapid morphological change in the masticatory structures of an important ecosystem service provider. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0127218. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0127218
Doudna, J.W., M.E. O’Neal, J.C. Tyndall, and M.J. Helmers. 2015. Perspectives of extension agents and farmers toward an ecosystem service paradigm in the United States Corn Belt. Journal of Extension 53(6). Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ent_pubs/337
Doudna, J.W. and E.F. Connor. 2012. Response of terrestrial arthropod assemblages to coastal dune restoration. Ecological Restoration 30:20-26.
Professional/Real-World Experience: Dr. Doudna has worked in a variety of habitats, from restored coal mines in Ohio to sand dunes on the coast of California to the cornfields of Iowa to understand the impacts human endeavors have had on nature and the effects animals have on our human endeavors. Dr. Doudna also worked for a time as a biological consultant in Central California.
Social Links: linkedin.com/in/john-doudna-6731275b
Personal Mantra: "To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering." – Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Master of Science, Ecology and Systematics; Bachelor of Science, Conservation Science
Kemmoree Duncombe is currently serving as the Director of Financial Aid at Lake Michigan College. She has the passion and commitment to move our financial aid office forward through innovation, collaboration and a focus on student satisfaction. She began her financial aid career as a Financial Aid Advisor at Andrews University where she worked in various capacities such as Senior Financial Aid Advisor and Veterans Certifying Official. She is very active in organizations within higher education. She is currently serving as the Assistant Treasurer of the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA) and is a active member of the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
Ms. Duncombe holds a baccalaureate degree in Finance from Andrews University and a graduate degree in Administration from Andrews University.