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Associate Dean for Instruction


John Baumgartner

John Baumgartner has over eighteen years of experience teaching as adjunct faculty in three institutions of higher education: Indiana University, Bloomington (1990-2000); Bellevue College (2008); and Edmonds Community College (2006 to present). He has also worked in higher education as assistant manager of apartment communities on the campus of Indiana University (1998-2005). He is currently affiliate faculty in the English department at Edmonds, where he has consistently taught a full-time load of courses for the past six years. A Seattle native, he grew up in Mountlake Terrace, graduated summa cum laude from O'Dea High School, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in English literature from St. Martin's University in Lacey. He earned an M.A. in English literature in the Ph.D. program at Indiana University, where he concentrated on 19th-century British literature and completed Ph.D. minors in literary theory and the interdisciplinary field of literature and science. In his eight years in the English department at Edmonds, John has taught composition at all levels, ranging from pre-college to advanced writing, and has consistently contributed to every major departmental project and curricular revision. He has demonstrated his commitment to professional development by participating in numerous campus initiatives: Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement; Cultural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Dependable Strengths; Honors; Quality Matters; Reading Apprenticeship; Service Learning; Student-Centered Learning; Student Orientation; Student Success; Sustainability; and Undergraduate Research. He is a passionate advocate for faculty development and for student-centered learning in high-support, high-rigor environments.


Kimberly Lothyan

Kimberly Lothyan has taught as an adjunct economics instructor in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division for Edmonds Community College since Fall 2011. In 1997, Kimberly began working in the higher education college setting as a graduate instructor for Western Washington University and has maintained that role as an adjunct instructor throughout her school administrator career. Kimberly has been a Director (Dean) of Education, Vice President of Education, School President and Regional Vice President for three private post-secondary colleges. Each of her work experiences has involved being responsible for working with faculty and staff to provide the highest level of instruction at the college that aligns with the college's mission and core values by transforming lives and ensuring student success. Her passion for education has inspired her to collaboratively develop and assess curriculum, create professional development and training programs for faculty, and conduct classroom observations. Ms. Lothyan holds a Bachelor of Science in International Finance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Western Washington University. She grew up in Washington State. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time on Orcas Island, waterskiing, and teaching group fitness classes.


Carey Schroyer

Dr. Carey Schroyer is currently the Faculty Development Coordinator for the Seattle College district and a tenured faculty member of the biology department at South Seattle College. Prior to becoming a tenured instructor, Dr. Schroyer was an adjunct faculty member at several local community colleges (including Edmonds, Everett, Shoreline, and Highline). As a former part-time instructor, she understands many of the challenges associated with part-time instruction. She also understands the critical importance of part-time instructors and has spent many years supporting them as the Life Science Coordinator at South Seattle College and as the Faculty Development Coordinator for the Seattle Colleges. Dr. Schroyer earned a Doctorate Degree in Chiropractic medicine from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri and an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology) from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Before transitioning to the community colleges, Dr. Schroyer was a practicing chiropractic physician where she ran a small multidisciplinary health care clinic focused on pain relief, health/wellness, and patient education. Dr. Schroyer is committed to supporting part-time faculty and is extremely excited about the new and important position at Edmonds Community College.

Position Announcement


Open Forums

Location: SNH 304A

  • 10:40-11 a.m. - Kimberly Lothyan
  • 11:10-11:30 a.m. - Carey Schroyer
  • 11:40 a.m.-12 p.m. - John Baumgartner