Meet the ECMC Foundation Fellows

By 2025, ECMC Foundation estimates that there will be more than 600 ECMC Foundation Fellows engaged in the six ECMC Foundation funded-fellowship programs and committed to improving postsecondary CTE across interrelated disciplines.

You can learn more about the current Fellows below or read summaries of the grants made as part of the LC by visiting the Funded Programs page on our website. Follow the Fellows using #ECMCFFellows on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn; and read articles written by the Fellows on ECMC Foundation’s InformED blog.

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Jodi Coffee Adams

Dissertation Fellow
University of Louisville

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Sophia Alston

Director for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
Technical College of the Lowcountry

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Rachel Andre

CTE & High School Initiatives Manager
Seattle Colleges of Washington

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Carol Ash

Dean, School of Health, Wellness and Public Safety
Central New Mexico Community College

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Adam K. Atwell

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

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Alain L. Ayangma, II

Dissertation Fellow
North Carolina State University

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Jenny Brunden

Education Reporter
Colorado Public Radio

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Brennan J. Carr

Doctoral Fellow
Pepperdine University

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Pam Carter

Dean of Business & Technology
Community College of Philadelphia

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William Castilo

Workforce Development Coordinator
Leeward Community College

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Emilie Cherry

Director of High School Collaboration
Community College of Baltimore County

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Gresham D. Collom

Dissertation Fellow
University of Tennessee - Knoxville

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Monique Corral

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles

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Torrie Costantino

CTE Pathways Coordinator
Utah Valley University

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Kimberly M. Dreaden

Academic Program Director
Indian Hills Community College

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Walt Ecton

Doctoral Student Fellow
Vanderbilt University

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Maggie P. Fay

Dissertation Fellow
City University of New York

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Stephanie A. Fitzsimmons

Dissertation Fellow
University of South Florida

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Dominique Footes

Program Coordinator of College Readiness/Partnerships
University of the District of Columbia Community College

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Jennifer Fox

Dissertation Fellow
Pepperdine University

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Shakari Fraser

Senior Manager of the Earn and Learn Program
Cowen Institute: Tulane University

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Jennifer A. Freeman

Doctoral Fellow
University of California, Santa Barbara

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Andrea Golden-Pogue

Oklahoma Public Health Training Center Workforce Developer
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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Jason Gonzales

Education Reporter
The Tennessean

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Adriane D. Graham

Doctoral Student Fellow
Old Dominion University

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Lindsey Hammond

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Georgia

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Anthony Hancock

Postdoctoral Fellow
West Virginia CCTCE

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Jeff Henderson

Program Director for Advanced Manufacturing
Indian Hills Community College

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Lori Higgins

Bureau Chief
Chalkbeat Detroit

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Sharnee' Hobbs

Instructional Coordinator, Adult Education/GED
Bishop State Community College

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Jeffrey D. Holmes

Postdoctoral Fellow
Los Angeles City College

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Brandon Hudson

Vice President
Tennessee College of Applied Technology

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Misti Jeffers

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Texas - Knoxville

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Kawana W. Johnson

Postdoctoral Fellow
Florida State University

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Jacob Kassuba

Vice President, Campus Operations
ECMC Education

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Kelly Washington

Washington
Altierus Career College

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Kia Keyton

Director of the Transitions Program
Greenville Technical College

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Diana LaBelle

Assistant Professor/Chair of the Electrical, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Technology Programs
SUNY Broome Community College

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Josh Labrie

Director of NOVA SySTEMic
Northern Virginia Community College

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Crystal Latham

Executive Director
Alford - SkillsUSA Texas Post Secondary

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Chris S. Lemon

Dissertation Fellow
University of Kansas

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DeAnna Little

Director of Instruction
Meridian Technology Center

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Al Long

Instructor & Diversity and Equity Specialist
Southern State Community College

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Shirley "Sam" Mabini

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Alabama

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Laura G. Maldonado

Doctoral Student Fellow
NC State University

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Jon Marcus

Higher Education Editor
The Hechinger Report

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Lisa M. Martino

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Central Florida

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Lynne McCoy

Director of Academic Outreach, Innovative Learning
Bossier Parish Community College

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Sabrina A. Miller

Doctoral Student Fellow
University of California - Los Angeles

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Melita Pope Mitchell

Postdoctoral Fellow
Johnson C. Smith University

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Jonathan Lee Montoya

Doctoral Fellow
University of California, Irvine

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Susan Moreland

Dean of Health Sciences, Nursing & Public Safety
Colorado Mountain College

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Patrick O’Donnell

Education Reporter
The Plain Dealer

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Anthony M. Perry

Doctoral Fellow
Texas Tech University

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Bryanne Peterson

Postdoctoral Fellow
Virginia Tech University

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Forest O. Peterson

Dissertation Fellow
Stanford University

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Paul-Arthur Pierre-Louis

Postdoctoral Fellow
North Carolina State University

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Frank Polen

Assistant Superintendent & Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Adult Education
Buckeye Career Center

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Georgia Reagan

Manager of Admissions, Recruitment, Concurrent Enrollment and Testing
Emily Griffith Technical College

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Brett Richardson

Manager of Career and Technical Education Partnerships and Processes
St. Louis Community College

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Hahli Rogers

Executive Director of Corporate Partnerships & Training
Lower Columbia College

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Richard Ross

Associate Professor of Career and Technical Education
Valley City State University

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Adrian San Miguel

Director of Postsecondary Education & Workforce Training
Idaho Career & Technical Education

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Jared Scharpen

Career Coordinator, Minneapolis Community & Technical College Career Services Department
Minneapolis Community & Technical College

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Carrie Scheiderer

Central Region Tech Prep Consultant
Central Ohio Technical College

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Amy Scott

Author
Marketplace

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Sara A. Shaw

Dissertation Fellow
UNLV

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Mikko Silliman

Doctoral Fellow
Harvard University

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Jason Simon

Director
AMTEC (Advanced Manufacturing Technical Education)

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Ashley A. Smith

Reporter
EdSource

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Haley A. Spencer

Dissertation Fellow
Florida State University

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Rosario Torres

Research Analyst, Post-secondary Policy
MDRC

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Debbie Truong

Education Reporter
WAMU

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Alberto Urbina

Acting Director
Houston Community College

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Claire Van der Plas

Assistant Dean of Instruction
Colorado Mountain College

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Linda Van Doren

Dissertation Fellow
University of Colorado-Denver

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Laura VanWaardhuizen

Assistant Teaching Professor
Iowa State University

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Nzingha Williams

CTE Coordinator
Central Piedmont Community College

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Brittney Williams

Doctorate of Education Candidate
Louisiana Community & Technical College System

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David Wilson

Doctoral Student Fellow
NC State University

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Alia Wong

Staff Writer
The Atlantic

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Mikhail Zinshteyn

Freelance Writer