Christina Michura is the Manager of Faculty Development, the ACC Leadership Academy Director, and an Adjunct Professor in the Communication Studies Department at ACC. She relishes her roles, inspiring and leading her team to develop and facilitate a host of effective college-wide professional development opportunities. In addition to her current position, Christina has held appointments with Central Texas College, Ohio Dominican University, Columbus State Community College, and Franklin University. Recognized for her achievements in both teaching and professional development through several awards, she has also been selected as employee of the year at two different institutions. Her nineteen years of faculty experience coupled with her MA in Organizational Communication/Training & Development from Texas State University equip her with a strong foundation to connect with people while facilitating learning both in and out of the classroom. Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University, she is always on the look out for innovative ways to connect faculty and students.

Christina Michura, Manager, Faculty Development Office

cmichura@austincc.edu | 512.223.7564

Missi Patterson earned her PhD in psychology from Texas A&M and has focused on using her research interests in cognition and learning to facilitate the work she does in the classroom with students. She has been teaching psychology since 1995, first at Texas A&M as a graduate student, and then in 1999 at Austin Community College when she joined the faculty as an adjunct. In 2008, she became a full-time faculty member at ACC, and won the NISOD Teaching Excellence Award in 2013. After participating in the ACC Celebration of Great Teaching Retreat at ACC in 2010, Missi started to increase her work in the area of faculty development. She experienced the joy of learning from her colleagues and became invested in the idea that faculty could provide each other with amazing resources if they worked together both across and within their disciplines. In 2014 she was given the opportunity to work on the creation of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) within the Faculty Development Office at ACC. She is serving as the Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, and looks forward to the chance to collaborate with her faculty colleagues in the pursuit of excellent teaching. Quote: “We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” (Max DePree)

Missi Patterson, Assistant Dean, Faculty Development Office

mpatters@austincc.edu | 512.223.7043

Chelsea Biggerstaff is a seasoned education professional. After visiting classrooms in Japan, China, the United States and the Navajo Nation during her undergraduate career at Indiana University, she found the disparity in educational settings inexcusable. She devoted 2 years to National Service through AmeriCorps. After serving, Chelsea accepted a position at Skillpoint Alliance where she dedicated the next 3 years developing programs. As a Program Lead, Chelsea coordinated the NEXT Intermediate Job Program where she developed and facilitated professional development trainings and workshops in areas such as: Leadership, Presentation Skills, Team Skills, Task and Time Management, Communication in the Workplace, and Creative Problem Solving. In addition, Chelsea coordinated several youth STEM programs where she planned the delivery of teacher trainings with a focus on computer science in the classroom, natural sciences, making, tinkering and inventing, project-based learning and the incorporation of the humanities and rapid prototyping. Chelsea’s background in education and passion for closing the achievement gap drew her to Austin Community College. Currently, Chelsea is a Faculty Development Coordinator where she is using her creativity, educational background and positive spirit to inspire and learn from the hardworking faculty at ACC.

Chelsea Biggerstaff, Faculty Development Coordinator, Faculty Development Office

chelsea.biggerstaff@austincc.edu | 512.223.7885

Jeff Johannigman brings extensive experience from the high-tech, non-profit, and government sectors to his role as Faculty Development Coordinator. In his varied career, Jeff has established one of the first alumni career service programs for the University of Texas; managed worldwide staffing for the Tivoli division of IBM; and founded People Type Consulting, providing coaching and assessment to clients seeking new careers. He has served as a Human Dynamics Trainer for the Texas Workforce Commission, where he taught leadership, communications, teamwork, creative problem solving, process improvement, and other professional skills to thousands of state employees. As a former computer game designer and producer, he is now a recognized expert in using game design techniques to make learning more engaging and interactive. Jeff has earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in Human Services from St. Edward’s University.

Jeff Johannigman, Faculty Development Coordinator, Faculty Development Office

jeffrey.johannigman@austincc.edu | 512.223.7216

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