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Professor Appreciation by MC Voices blogger Madlene Nel

All of our faculty—credit and noncredit, full-time and part-time, on campus and online—embrace the Montgomery College mission to provide educational excellence in a flexible learning environment so that students can meet their goals.

We have more than 500 full-time instructional faculty, 945 part-time instructional faculty, and 240 Workforce Development and Continuing Education faculty. These instructors are dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge they will need to lead successful lives. And more than 800 staff members, including library staff, lab managers, and advisors who directly serve our students.

With a student-faculty ratio of 17:1, students don't just attend lectures—they can interact with and ask questions of their teachers both in person and online.

As a result, students and faculty work together to customize a learning experience that meets the individual needs of each student.

Experts in their fields
40 percent of MC's full-time instructional faculty held doctoral degrees. Montgomery College faculty and staff can provide expert opinions and analysis on topics in the news. See our experts and how to connect with them.

Furthermore, Montgomery College's faculty are experts in their fields—40 percent of MC's full-time instructional faculty held doctoral degrees. The strength of MC's impressive faculty members is clear in the number of faculty with doctorates, industry credentials, and professional certifications. Their range of extensive workplace and professional experience, as well as their connection with our community and with employers, underscore how Montgomery College faculty are in a prime position to help students achieve their college and career goals.

Faculty Profile News

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Faculty Member Helps Nourish Students’ Minds and Bodies
Connie McGuire, an adjunct faculty member of the business department since 1998, recently leveraged her unique insight into the student body at MC and the many years she spent in finance and accounting to address a growing problem she couldn’t ignore.
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Professor Alonzo Smith’s Memories of Segregation and Hopes for the Next Generation
When students in Dr. Alonzo Smith’s history class study segregation, they are getting the views of an accomplished historian who witnessed it firsthand.
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Randy Steiner is Building Student Success
Walk around town with Randy Steiner, professor of architecture and coordinator of the College’s architecture program, and she is looking up—at the buildings.

Maryland Professors of the Year - at MC

Numerous Montgomery College professors have been named Maryland Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The last five professors to receive this honor are:

Sarah Kate Jorgensen and her art history students explored new approaches and pedagogies, explored social justice themes and assignments, and traveled to Smithsonian museums to enrich their learning.

Smithsonian Faculty Fellowship 

Smithsonian Faculty Fellowshipsnew window represent a rewarding academic professional development opportunity for Montgomery College faculty.

The Fellowships are the product of a unique collaboration between Montgomery College and the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital access—the first of its kind between the Smithsonian Institution and a community college.

Faculty Awards

Our faculty play a vital role in supporting the College’s mission and strategic plan, and their great work deserves prominent recognition. We are proud of the excellence and honors they have achieved. This is a small sample of the honors bestowed on them. See more awardees.

  • MC Professor of the Year
  • MC Outstanding Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty Awards 
  • CASE US Professor of the Year
  • NISOD Excellence Award
  • Chair Academy International Exemplary Leader Award
  • Maryland Distance Learning Association: Distance Educator of the Year (Higher Education)
  • Maryland Distance Learning Association: Instructional Designer of the Year
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What People are Saying
I want to say thank you to all of the professors who have helped us with the transition to online classes, and have given us a chance to succeed this semester. 
Madlené Nel, MC student 

Staff of the Year Award

Each year the College recognizes staff who exemplify excellence and serve as role models to others through the annual Staff of the Year Awards. Staff members are nominated by their colleagues. This is an especially challenging endeavor as there is only one award recipient and so many nominees that are well-deserving of this recognition. Congratulations to our past recipients.

2020 Award Recipients

  • Professor Mario Parcan, Full Time Faculty Member of the Year
  • Mr. Michaek Mehalick, Full Time Staff Member of the Year
  • Dr. MinVhan Tran, Part Time Professor of the Year

See more awardees.