CTLE Faculty & Staff


Name CTLE Role Email Phone
Beth Eyres CTLE Faculty Co-Director beth.eyres@gccaz.edu 623-845-3485
Meghan Kennedy CTLE Co-Director, Instructional Designer meghan.kennedy@gccaz.edu 623-845-3981
Cheryl Colan Instructional Developer - On Temporary reassignment at SCC cheryl.colan@gccaz.edu 623-845-3081
Polly Laubach Training & Development Consultant / Adjunct Faculty polly.laubach@gccaz.edu 623-845-3865
Jennifer Alton Program Analyst / Adjunct Faculty jennifer.alton@gccaz.edu 623-845-3482
Christina Clark PAR and FYRE Facilitator/Faculty Developer c.clark@gccaz.edu 623-888-7196
Kirt Shineman FEP Faculty Developer kirt.shineman@gccaz.edu 623-845-3653
Krysten Pampel Faculty Developer krysten.pampel@gccaz.edu 623-845-4643
Alisa Cooper eCourses Faculty Lead Alisa.Cooper@gccaz.edu 602-325-3259
Julie Morrison Director, College Assessment and Review Team julie.morrison@gccaz.edu 623-845-4761
Autumn McKelvey Director, Developmental Education Autumn.McKelvey@gccaz.edu 623-845-3863
Alexander Patrick Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lebrian.patrick@gccaz.edu 623-845-3004
Mary Zatezalo Adjunct Faculty Campus Representative mary.zatezalo.ii@gccaz.edu  
Karyn Sypes Adjunct Faculty Campus Representative karyn.sypes@gccaz.edu  


Faculty & Staff Information

Beth Eyres, CTLE Faculty Co-Director

Beth EyresAs CTLE Faculty Co-Director, Beth collaborates, coordinates, and strategizes with the CTLE Staff, eCourses Faculty Lead, Faculty Developers and serves as the liaison with academic departments and other divisions/areas across the college. Beth remains an English faculty member on a reduced load, teaching online composition classes and, when she’s lucky, a survey of Gothic literature class. She was previously the eCourse Coordinator in the English department and the eCourse Faculty Lead. Prior to life at GCC, Beth taught all levels in a Valley high school, coached multiple sports, led clubs, and served in teacher association leadership roles.

Meghan Kennedy, CTLE Co-Director and Instructional Designer

Meghan KennedyMeghan holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Psychology and Technology and a BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Communication and a Professional Writing Graduate Certificate from Northern Arizona University, and a Certificate in ESL Teaching from Duke University. Meghan has taught Education, English Composition, Interpersonal Communication, and ESL courses. Before coming to GCC, Meghan was an Academic Technology Consultant at the Duke University Center for Instructional Technology. Meghan also worked at Neumont University in Salt Lake City, UT, first as Faculty Development Coordinator and then as Associate Dean of Academics. In addition, she was an Instructional Designer and Evaluation Consultant at the Brigham Young University Center for Instructional Design.

Cheryl Colan, Instructional Developer

cheryl colanCheryl serves as GCC’s Maricopa Open Digital (MOD) Press Network Manager. Cheryl has been a professional web and graphic designer since 1996, and multimedia developer since 2001. In her career, she has created many kinds of multimedia experiences, including documentary films, podcasts, interactive museum exhibitions, and video installations for live theatre. Cheryl has served the Maricopa Community Colleges since 2001 in various capacities: Adjunct Faculty, Web Developer, Graphic Designer, and Audiovisual Technician. As an adjunct, Cheryl taught Web Design, Computer Photographic Imaging, Computer Graphics, Digital Storytelling and Digital Multimedia. She would love to collaborate with you on your next instructional media project or MOD Press OER textbook.

Polly Laubach, Training & Development Consultant/Adjunct Faculty

polly laubachPolly holds a Master’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Polly has trained professionals at all levels since 2002 and has been an adjunct instructor at GCC since 2005. In addition, Polly served on many GCC committees and sat on the Adjunct Faculty Association Board of Directors for two years. Polly strives to make her training environments informative, fun, and engaging, and she embraces innovative approaches to facilitate learning.

Jennifer Alton, Program Analyst

Jennifer AltonJennifer Alton is the Program Analyst for the CTLE. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Digital film as well as an undergraduate degree in Career and Technical Education. In her previous role as an educator and program director she managed and taught in several programs including Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Visual Effects, and Animation. Jennifer has diverse industry experience. In the animation field she has worked in Continuity, Digital Effects, Final Check, and as a Staff Development Writer. She worked on several animated films including Anastasia, Bartok the Magnificent, and Titan A.E. She has additional experience in the live-action field as a Staff Writer, Location manager, Script Supervisor, and Visual Effects Artist. Her primary interests are visual effects and digital film. When not in the CTLE she is an adjunct faculty member in Film and Media Production at GCC. She is a strong student advocate and likes to challenge students to reach their full potential.

Alisa Cooper, eCourse Faculty Lead

Alisa CooperAlisa has been a full-time English professor at Glendale Community College for the past 14 years, where she teaches hybrid and online freshman composition, journalism, and literature courses. She spent 11 years full-time at SMCC prior to GCC. She previously served a 4-year term as the Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Engagement from Fall 2014 to Spring 2018. Alisa spent 2018-2019 on a year-long sabbatical to learn more about “Supporting Data-Driven Decision Making With Educational Data Analytics Technologies.” A vital aspect of data-driven decision-making is Data Literacy for Teachers, which was the primary goal of her sabbatical, to empower herself to use data in the decision-making process, so that she could help support data-driven decision-making at GCC using education data analytics technologies. This is Alisa’s 33rd year teaching and she’s still loving it.

Christina Clark, PAR and FYRE Facilitator/Faculty Developer

Christina ClarkChristina Clark is Residential Faculty for the Chemistry Department at GCC. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemistry/Biochemistry and a Master’s in Chemistry. Christina teaches Fundamental Chemistry, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II and the corresponding labs to those courses. She also teaches concurrent honors chemistry classes in both the Fall and Spring semesters. After working in industry for five years in La Jolla, Christina moved to Arizona, started teaching chemistry as an Adjunct at GCC in 2005, and became Residential Faculty in 2013. Christina is a course coordinator for CHM151LL, is the Pre-Pharmacy Club Advisor for GCC North, serves on the eCourses committee as her department liaison and is involved in the CTLE’s Reimagine Project as a Project-Based Learning Lead.

Kirt Shineman, FEP Faculty Developer

Kirt ShinemanKirt Shineman, Communication and World Languages, focuses on his work on the performance of communication. Professor Shineman has 25+ years of teaching experience in the Communication and World Languages Department. Kirt holds a master’s degree in his discipline. While teaching a full load of classes, he has coached winning student forensics teams, remained current in his field, and written performance pieces for local theatre groups. In addition, Kirt has won the prestigious Golden Monograph Award, one of the highest honors the National Communication Association offers, which is awarded to the most outstanding scholarly monographs published during a calendar year.

Krysten Pampel, Faculty Developer

Krysten PampelKrysten Pampel, Ph.D. is Residential Mathematics Faculty and the Faculty Developer at GCC. She holds a Doctorate’s Degree in Undergraduate Mathematics as well as a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training. She started as Adjunct Faculty at PVCC in 2012 and became Residential Faculty in 2017. She primarily teaches future elementary teachers (MAT256 & 257) in multiple formats, including online, modified HyFlex, and accelerated hybrid.

Julie Morrison, Director, College Assessment & Review Team

Julie MorrisonJulie serves as the Assessment of Student Learning Liaison for the CTLE. When Julie is not involved in assessment activities, she serves as the Chair of the Psychology Department. Julie holds a BS from Texas Christian University and a MA and PhD from Stanford University, all in the field of psychology. She joined the faculty at GCC in 2005, and loves experiencing psychology with her Introductory and Research Methods students. She is proud to be part of the incredible team of colleagues at the CTLE.

Alexander Patrick, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Alexander PatrickAlexander joins the extended CTLE team as GCC’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. When not working alongside college leadership in DEI efforts, you can find Alexander serving as Residential Faculty in the Social Science Department. Alexander holds a BA in Anthropology, an MA in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, and a PhD in Sociology, all from Louisiana State University. In addition to joining the GCC community as faculty in 2016, Alexander is also active in the arts throughout the entire Phoenix Metro Area. So, you might see him on a stage near you! In whatever capacity you find yourself interacting, just know Alexander is always enthusiastic about being able to work with the outstanding CTLE team as we continue to provide great service to the GCC community! Smile!

Autumn Bolin McKelvey Director, Developmental Education

Autumn McKelveyAutumn Bolin McKelvey is Residential English Faculty with GCC. She earned her BA in English, her MA in Linguistics, and is currently finishing her dissertation for her Doctorate in Education degree. Autumn began teaching in 2000 with ASU and has had the opportunity to teach in various high schools and colleges as well. With GCC she teaches composition, mythology, and ESL. Her passion to advocate for students and their academic and personal goals has led her to be the current Director of Developmental Education at GCC. In this effort, she works to remove and minimize barriers to student success for GCC’s students.

Mary Zatezalo, Adjunct Faculty Campus Representative

Mary ZatezaloMary currently serves as the Adjunct Faculty Representative and teaches courses within the Communication and World Languages Department. She holds both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Studies from Arizona State University. Outside of academia, she works as the Director of Training for an international communication coaching firm, is a Realtor, and small business owner. It is her passion to create equitable spaces for others, prioritize holistic student success, and advocate for systemic change that progresses us all forward.

Karyn Sypes, Adjunct Faculty Campus Representative

Karyn SypesKaryn currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty Representative and teaches courses in GCC’s Psychology Department. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Binghamton and an M.S. in School Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She practiced as a school psychologist for ten years, advocating for students with disabilities and collaborating with teachers to improve student learning and success. She began teaching psychology courses at GCC in 2016 and discovered that she loved it. She continues to use her experience as a school psychologist to advocate for the needs of GCC’s students. Karyn is excited to be part of the CTLE team!