STEM Education and Careers
SCIENCE * TECHNOLOGY * ENGINEERING * MATH
Meet our Instructors
“Community colleges provide a perfect environment to foster a passion for math and science careers. Student-centered smaller classes attract motivated students and dedicated instructors, who are experts in their fields. Instructors at Edmonds Community College do a fantastic job of developing students’ interest and capability. There’s a tradition of excellence here.” — Marty Cavaluzzi, Vice President for Instruction at Edmonds Community College, a community college alumnus, who holds his doctorate in Marine Science.
Instructor: Mary OBrien
You’ll meet her in: General Chemistry, Chemical Instrumentation
She’s known on campus for: teaching a forensics class where students learned chemistry while investigating a mock crime scene.
Talk to her about: ChemCore, a program that combines theory with real-world chemistry and gives graduates the ability to earn two degrees at once leading to job opportunities as a beginning lab technician and junior standing at a four-year university.
Or ask her about: her visit to the New York State Crime Lab
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Briar Cliff College, Iowa; Master of Science, Chemistry, University of Washington
Instructor: Hans Landel
You’ll meet him in: Botany, Ecosystem Ecology of Western Washington, Marine Biology
He’s known on campus for: classes that take field trips to places such as Deception Pass, Mount Rainier and Northwest Trek, for teaching a unique classes that allowed students to extract and study their own DNA
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Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, University of California-Davis; Ph.D Purdue University
Instructor: Jill Davishahl
You’ll meet her in: Engineering Orientation, Engineering Dynamics, Innovation in Design
She’s known on campus for: the Rubberchicken egg drop competition, the human-powered paper vehicle project and as the adviser of the Engineers Without Borders club
You can talk to her about: thermodynamics, designing prosthetics
Or ask her about: Rock climbing.
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Union College, New York State; Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington