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Ronald Danault, M.Ed.
M.Ed - Plymouth State University
BS - Granite State College
AS - White Mountains Community College
- Cisco - CCENT, CCNA
- CompTIA - A+, Network+, Security+
- Microsoft - Windows 7, MCTS
- White Mountains Regional High School (Full Time) - 2005 to Present
- White Mountains Community College (Adjunct) - 2006 to Present
- New England College (Adjunct) - 2006 to 2015
- Granite State College (Adjunct) - 2014 to Present
- Johns Hopkins University (Center for Talented Youth) - 2015
Philosophy of Education:
My philosophy of education is based upon my belief that education provides us with the dexterity needed to become informed intellectual individuals and positive contributors to our society and future generations. As teachers, we provide students with the critical tools to become effective communicators, practical problem solvers, and ultimately become responsible and involved citizen of our society. Students in today’s world need to learn effective conflict management and resolution, to think rationally and reasonably, and become self-confident.
Personal Interests and hobbies: Reading, traveling, photography, watching documentaries, sports.
Kimbery Dougherty, Ph.D.
PhD, English, University of New Hampshire
MA, English, The College of New Jersey
MS, Administration, Central Michigan University
BA, English, Concordia College (NY)
I prefer to be called Kim, and my last name is pronounced Dock-er-tee. I've been teaching literature at Granite State College since 2013, and previously I taught in online, hybrid and face-to-face classrooms at University of New Hampshire, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and University of Phoenix. In my first career, I served 22 years as an Air Force Officer and KC-135 navigator, conducting in-flight refueling with other aircraft.
Teaching Philosophy: I am a firm advocate of life-long learning, from my own experiences of earning roughly a “degree per decade.” I see learners and teachers as fellow travelers on an educational journey. Initially, I’m the one with the tools for navigation--the metaphorical GPS-- but the choice of destination is ultimately your own. My goal is to pass the GPS on to you, helping you develop effective learning skills to successfully complete your own educational journey after leaving our classroom. Through reading and writing about literature, I help you discover meaning and relevance for your life and learning goals.
Current Position: Lecturer, American and Multicultural Literature
Interests: I love winter sports, especially skiing and snowshoeing, and celebrated a recent birthday with a thrilling bobsled ride at Lake Placid! In the summer, I also like to be outdoors: kayaking, hiking, and fly-fishing.
Research and Scholarship:
My scholarship blends both my old and new careers, as I specialize in American Literature and twentieth-century war writing. Here are some of my recent/current scholarly projects:
- “Urban Assault, Past and Future: Firebombing and Killer Robots in Suzanne Collins’s Mockingjay” in Notes on American Literature, December, 2014. Read the article here (you don't need an account--select "Read Paper" at the bottom of the link):
- I presented a paper entitled “The great fire-breathing USAF sky dragon”: American Airpower in John Clark Pratt’s The Laotian Fragments.” at the American Literature Association's annual conference in San Francisco, May, 2016.
- Book Manuscript (in progress):
- The Clean War: A Century of Writing about Airpower. Estimated completion-- December, 2017.
Elizabeth Gauffreau has spent her professional career in nontraditional higher education. Her roles have included academic advisor to active duty military personnel in Saint Leo College’s Military Education Program, student support services administrator, and adjunct faculty in English. She came to Granite State College as an academic advisor in 2001.
Liz is currently the Director of Individualized Learning at Granite State College. She also serves as the lead faculty member for CRIT 502 Conducting Critical Inquiry, a course developed specifically to help nontraditional students derive the maximum benefit from their GSC education, regardless of how many or how few courses they have left to complete.
Liz views her teaching role as that of an experienced practitioner of writing and critical inquiry guiding and encouraging those with less experience. She experiences the same struggles and frustrations as her students are experiencing, both in her work as an administrator and in her personal creative writing; she just has more experience and a larger bag of tricks to dip into.
Courses taught include:
- College Composition
- Expository Writing
- Writing the Short Story
- Self-Design Seminar
- Conducting Critical Inquiry
- Critical Inquiry in Prior Learning Assessment
Writing Website: http://lizgauffreau.com
Jonathan D. Kipp, CSP, CRM - 2016 Distinguished Faculy Award Recipient
MS, Public Administration - University of New Hampshire
BS, Business Administration - University of New Hampshire
Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
Mr. Kipp served as Operations Manager for the New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex3) where he oversaw the Education, Training, and Risk Management services provided to members. He joined Primex3 in 1986 as the organization’s first Loss Prevention Manager and subsequently served in several different roles prior to retiring in September, 2016. Mr. Kipp graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Business Administration in 1977, and a Masters in Public Administration in 2012. He earned the designations Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 1989 and Certified Risk Manager (CRM) in 2009. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Granite State College Distinguished Faculty award.
Throughout his career Jonathan has had numerous, challenging opportunities to effectively lead and communicate. In business he has been a senior manager for a good portion of his career, and has helped to guide organizational strategy. As a volunteer he co-chaired a committee to oversee the relocation and construction of a church and school, and also served as an assistant fire chief and emergency incident commander. He is a contributing author to several text and reference books.
Dona McKenzie, B.A.
BA, Studio Art and English, Occidental College
Postgraduate Studies, Art Center College of Design and the School of Visual Arts
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Dona McKenzie has lived in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Connecticut and Vermont. She is a big fan of New England and is proud to call it her current home.
Ms. McKenzie holds a B.A in Studio Art and English from Occidental College, where she developed a passion for printmaking and design. Dona continued her post-college studies at the Art Center College of Design (CA) and the School of Visual Arts (NYC).
As an entrepreneur, Ms. McKenzie was the Managing Partner for several successful design studios in New York and Connecticut. Her work has been recognized by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, The Connecticut Art Director’s Club, Women in Communications, Strathmore Paper Company, and IABC, among others.
Dona completed her M.A. in Graphic Communications Management and Technology from New York University in May 2014. Her Capstone thesis, Effective Communication Through Infographics: Storytelling with Data, is a serious examination of the crossroads of design and big data. She also holds Professional Certificates from NYU in Digital Media Marketing and Social Media Marketing and Execution
Ms. McKenzie is interested in entrepreneurial thinking, the marriage of the visual and the verbal, integrated marketing communications, and the role of leadership in everyday life. She resides in Ludlow, Vermont, with her composer husband, a dog named Coda, and her beloved quilt studio.