Amanda Dail is the Lead Generalist at Lake Michigan College - Bertrand Crossing Campus in Niles, MI. She is the point of contact for students and prospective students coming to Bertrand Crossing, helping to register them for classes, give financial aid counseling, and help them navigate any college needs that may arise. Amanda is the Work Study supervisor for Bertrand Crossing. She helps members of the community by being the liaison and coordinator for events being held at the Bertrand Crossing Campus.
Amanda started at Lake Michigan College in 2003 and has worked as a Generalist, Admissions Specialist, and Financial Aid Specialist at Lake Michigan College - Napier Campus before taking some time off and returning as Lead Generalist for the Bertrand Crossing Campus.
Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from North Central College in Naperville, IL.
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