Dr. Jessica Beachy is an instructor of Biology at Lake Michigan College. She teaches Biological Science (BIOL 101), Environmental Biology (BIOL 109), Plant Biology (BIOL 120) and Principles of Biology II (BIOL 112) as well as Vineyard Diseases and Insects (VITI 220) for the Wine and Viticulture Technology Program. Prior to joining LMC in 2013, Dr. Beachy worked for the Grand Traverse Conservation District and was an adjunct biology instructor at Northwestern Michigan College.
Education: Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, Forest Science
M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Entomology
B.S., Ohio State University, Environmental Science
Professional Memberships: Entomological Society of America
National Association of Biology Teachers
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Contributions: Dr. Beachy's research at Virginia Tech focused on the feasibility of biological control methods in Virginia vineyards. Her research at Michigan Tech focused on the management of the Emerald Ash Borer, a newly introduced invasive pest.
Professional/Real-World Experience: Dr. Beachy served in the United State Peace Corps in Bulgaria from 2001-2003. During her service, she taught environmental education at an elementary school, organized a national Earth Day education campaign, and also ran a summer leadership camp for young women.
PhD, Forest Science; Master of Science, Entomology
Dr. Beck is originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and graduated from Western Michigan University. He received his Ph.D. from The University of Toledo where he studied organometallic chemistry.
Education: Western Michigan University, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry The University of Toledo, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry
Memberships: American Chemical Society Alpha Chi Sigma the professional chemistry fraternity
Contributions: Dr. Beck has an interest in green chemistry and chemical education, including the development of new and innovative laboratory experiences. Prior to joining the Lake Michigan College community he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at The University Toledo in the School of Green Chemistry and Engineering, investigating new carbon-nitrogen bond forming reactions.
Articles: Beck, J.F.; Samblanet, D.C.; Schmidt, J.A.R. “Palladium Catalyzed Intermolecular Hydroamination of 1-Substituted Allenes: An Atom-Economical Method for the Synthesis of N-Allylamines ” RSC Advances 2013, 3 (43), 20708 – 20718.Beck, J.F.; Schmidt, J.A.R. “Isolation and Characterization of Main Group and Late Transition Metal Complexes using orthoMetallated Imine Ligands” Dalton Transactions 2012, 41, 860-870.Beck, J.F.; Schmidt, J.A.R. “Hydroamination of 1,1-Dimethylallene with Primary Aryl Amines Under Mild Conditions: An Atom-Economical Route to N-(1,1-Dimethyl-2-Propenyl)-Anilines” RSC Advances 2012, 2, 128-131.Beck, J.F.; Neshat, A.; Schmidt, J.A.R. “Characterization of novel ortho-lithiated imines” European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2010, 5146-5155.Beck, J.F.; Baiz, T.I.; Neshat, A.; Schmidt, J.A.R. “Titanium imido complexes utilizing orthometallated derivatized acetophenone and piperonal imine ligands: synthesis, isolation, and characterization” Dalton Transactions 2009, 5001–5008.Beck, J.F.; Mo, Y. “How resonance assists hydrogen bonding interactions: an energy decomposition analysis” Journal of Computational Chemistry 2006, 28, 455-466.
Social Links: www.linkedin.com/in/johnfbeckchemist
Personal Mantra: "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
Erin has been teaching philosophy at LMC for several years. Prior to teaching at LMC, Erin taught philosophy at Quinnipac University in Connecticut and mathematics at various independent schools. She is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches at several local gyms and studios.
Education: Tufts University-- Master of Arts in Philosophy
Bucknell University--Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with minors in Physics and Religion
Professional Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa
Personal Mantra: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -Gandhi
Master of Arts, Philosophy; Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
I have been an active member in AMATYC and MICHMATYC for the past 10 plus years. I co-presented a paper with Peter Brown on Quantitative Literacy at the joint MAA/AMATYC Michigan conference.
Education: BS from Friends University in Mathematics
MS from Pittsburg State University in Mathematics
Additional graduate work in Computer Science from University of Kentucky
Additional graduate work in Mathematics Education from Portland State University.
Memberships: American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges; Michigan Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges.
Professional/Real-World Experience: Worked as a machinist prior to teaching for 4 years. This helped me to prepare for the world of mathematics in the technologies.
Master of Science, Mathematics; Bachelor of Science, Mathematics
Carrie Beukelman is the Associate Registrar at Lake Michigan College. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baker College. Carrie has over 20 years of experience in higher education ranging from admissions to teaching to records and registration. Carrie's primary responsibilities include graduation and commencement, degree audits, processing grades, transcript evaluation, and enrollment reporting.
Dave Beukelman is an LMC alumni with his Associate Degree in Skilled Trades along with his journeyman's card from the US Department of Labor. He currently is an adjunct instructor that teaches many classes in the skilled trades. He has been in the tool and die industry since 1994.