Max Barry-Ristow
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Robert Beaver
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John Becker
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Lee Behling
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Chemistry
Portrait of Jessica Bell
Experience: Dr. Bell has been teaching biology courses at Century College since 2011. Dr. Bell has worked to develop programs and strategies to incorporate primary research experiences for students early in their academic careers. These strategies include both laboratory based and literature based research in and out of the classroom. Her collaborative work has led to a primary author publication in educational pedagogies and presentations by her and her community college students in local and national forums. Dr. Bell has established and maintains fundamental STEM collaborations with neighboring institutions including being a Partner Instructor in Tiny Earth. Dr. Bell's primary research focuses on antibiotic resistance.
Education: PhD, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota; BA, Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College
Notable Achievements: Phi Theta Kappa Golden Apple Award, 2016; Sigma Xi Research Grant, 1997, 1998; Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) Travel Award, 2015, 2016, 2017; REIL-Biology Travel Award, 2015; ASMCUE Travel Award recognizing leaders in biology education and research, 2016; Director, Minnesota Academy of Science Board of Directors, 2019
Jessica Bell
Faculty
Biology
Kerry Bellis
Faculty
Radiologic Tech
Farah Bennani
Faculty
Biology
Donna Bergman
Office Assistant
Information Technology
Lauren Bergstrom
Web Presence Manager
Marketing Department
Brielle Bernardy
Faculty
Criminal Justice
Jacob Bernier
Faculty
Cybersecurity, Virtualization & Forensics (CVF)
Darcy Bertram
Office Administrative Specialist
History
Karri Bitner
Assistant to Dean
Academic Affairs
David Blackburn
Faculty
Chemistry
Experience: Michelle Blesi is a Certified Medical Assistant with 14 years of industry experience, who worked in the family practice area for 10 years, emphasizing clinical and laboratory skills. Changing her focus to leadership, she worked as a lead in the Nursing/Lab department and as a Clinical Manager prior to moving into education. As a Program Director and Unlimited Full Time Faculty member in the Medical Assistant Department at Century College since 2001, Michelle enjoys bringing her career experience into the classroom and making a difference in students' lives. In addition to being Program Director, she teaches both Clinical and Laboratory courses, a Medical Assistant Refresher Course through CECT, and Administrative Procedures for Medical Assistants, both traditional and online. Additionally, she is the practicum coordinator and oversees the clinical externships for the program. Michelle's expertise in the subject matter has sought the attention of many medical assistant/allied health textbook publishers, which has resulted in the review of their content. Michelle has contributed to many Cengage initiatives as well as authoring a Medical Assisting textbook.
Teaching Approach: "Teaching provides me much opportunity for continual learning and growth and allows me the possibility to pass these opportunities on to my students. I am grateful to provide opportunity to my students and love to do so in the following manner: Provide opportunity to�foster critical thinking,�educate students on what it means to be an educated person in the allied health field,�share my desire as an educator to assist students to reach their fullest potential by providing a stellar education in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains,�be a guide for the student providing them with the tools on how to make their own discoveries,�teach them how to get excited about what they can accomplish,�absorb the diversity and uniqueness of each individual student and teach them how they can learn so much from each other and their individual experiences,�follow CAAHEP curriculum, yet making it unique and exciting for the students and�leave the students at the end of the class wanting more, and anticipation for the next time we meet."
Education: Diploma in Medical Assisting and certification through the AAMA, Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Community Psychology, Metropolitan State University, TES (Teacher Education Series) courses in spring 2005 at the University of Minnesota (coursework included Introduction to Vocational Teaching, Course Development, Instructional Methods, Philosophy and Student Training and Assessment).
Notable Achievements: Minnesota State Excellence in Curriculum Programming Award 2016, The Academy for Leadership and Development 2014, Minnesota State Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator Award 2012, Golden Apple Award 2010, Century College Exemplary Faculty Member 2007
Michelle Blesi
Faculty/Program Director
Medical Assisting
Melissa Bordenave
Faculty
Nursing Program
Portrait of Melissa Borman
Experience: Melissa Borman is a Minneapolis based photographer and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Regional Cultural Center in Co. Donegal, Ireland, Galer�a Valid Foto BCN in Barcelona, Spain, Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA, Filter Space in Chicago, IL, and Griffin Museum in Boston, MA. Melissa is a member of Minnesota's longest running collective art gallery, Rosalux.
Education: MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
Notable Achievements: Recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Grant, and Rochester Art Center's Jerome Emerging Artist Award
Melissa Borman
Faculty/Department Chair
Art
Portrait of David Borrett
Experience: David Borrett is a career paramedic, and now a Community Paramedic, celebrating 38 years of service in July 2018. He is a faculty member and Alumni in the Century College Paramedic Program and holds several instructor credentials. Dave continues to serve patients with Allina Health EMS. Dave served as a lead on the Governor's Veterans Re-Entry Program, which addressed military medic-to-civilian paramedic transitions. He serves on the American Council on Education and has reviewed and recommended college credit for many military medical programs. Dave has a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and maintained certification with the National Registry of EMTs since 1980. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees awarded him as an Outstanding Educator in 2018. Dave is a U.S Army veteran and a life-long citizen of Minnesota.
Teaching Approach: "Our students come to us with the goal of becoming Paramedics. Our goal is to prepare them to give their patients an excellent health care experience, sometimes on the worst day of their life. Students continuously improve and expand their scope of practice throughout the program. In doing so, expectations rise as well as skills and confidence. As Paramedic instructors it is our job to keep pushing those expectations, skills, and confidence ever higher. We stress knowledge, attitude, integrity, appearance, among other professional attributes. We are very proud of our Century College Paramedic graduates."
Education: NRP, Century College, (formerly 916); BA, Metro State; numerous instructor credentials
Notable Achievements: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, awarded him as Outstanding Educator for 2018.
David Borrett
Faculty
Emergency Medical Services
Robin Bowden
Faculty/Department Chair
History
Sean Boylan
Faculty
Criminal Justice
Clifford Boyum
Auto Parts Technician
Automotive Service Technology
Teresa Boyum
Account Technician
Business Office
Mary Bratager Fernandez
Faculty
English
Portrait of Jessie Breyer-Peterson
Experience: Dr. Breyer-Peterson has a true passion for teaching psychology and educating people about mental health. She has been a full-time faculty member at Century College since 2011 and currently teaches General Psychology, Developmental Psychology: Lifespan, Abnormal Psychology, and Internship in Psychology. She is also a Licensed Psychologist, and has provided therapy in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals, and the VAMC. Dr. Breyer-Peterson has published several research articles in peer-reviewed journals which have been cited over 200 times. Dr. Breyer-Peterson coordinates the Mental and Behavioral Health Worker certificate and psychology internship in addition to teaching. She is also the director of Century's Mental Health First Aid grant project, which provides free mental health training to students and employees.
Teaching Approach: "I truly love teaching and helping all of my students succeed! I believe that we learn best when we are actually 'doing something' with the material, so in my classes, you will have frequent opportunities to engage in active and experiential learning and learn from one another. Since there often isn't a 'right' answer in psychology, I also encourage students to think critically and scientifically as you learn new information. How does the information fit with your beliefs and experiences? Finally, I believe we can use what we learn in psychology to improve the lives of ourselves and others, so we often apply the information to real life so you can use what you learn immediately! I truly care about each of you, and strive to create an environment in my face-to-face and online courses where students feel they are understood, respected, and are comfortable seeking help. I am here to support you, encourage you, and help you succeed! Therefore, I frequently provide students with resources like a notes packet, study guide, and study tips to help you grow and develop as students. I love being a part of your academic journey and hope to see you in one of my classes!"
Education: MA and PsyD, Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas
Notable Achievements: Minnesota State Educator of the Year (2020); Minnesota State Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator Award; Minnesota Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Teaching
Jessie Breyer-Peterson
Faculty
Psychology

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