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Mary Hamilton

was named The interim director of the Learning & Tutoring Centers in January 2015.  She is also the coordinator of the Learning and Tutoring Center on GPC’s Clarkston campus.  Mary is a veteran employee at Georgia Perimeter College.  She began her career in 1993 as a math tutor at what was the Lawrenceville campus, eventually becoming math lab supervisor at the Dunwoody campus before starting as coordinator at the Clarkston LTC in January 2010. 

Mary earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State University and Master’s degree in Adult Education from the University of Georgia. 

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Nevada Basdeo

Decided take a spontaneous road trip to Miami, but ended up staying a few years. There, he found himself earning a degree in Psychology with minors in Chemistry and Engineering from Barry University. His schooling gave him a true passion for learning. He hopes to instill this same passion in students and is why he started tutoring at GPC in October 2012. A year later he earned a promotion to Mathematics & Science Lab Supervisor where he supports students in their own pursuit of knowledge.

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Lizann Gibson

Lizann Gibson, EdD, is a Hoosier, graduating from Butler University (a Bulldog but not a Georgia Bulldog) with an English/Secondary Ed. BA. After moving with the family from Indiana to California to Atlanta, and to Rhode Island, where she earned her MS in Management from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI, she has returned to Atlanta after 30 years. In RI, after serving 8 years as an elected School Board member, she was the founder and Director of a School/Business Partnership program, 4 years, and 15 years, the Executive Director of the Southern RI Collaborative (an Education Service Agency, ESA). Most recently, she taught both Effective and Strategic Communications, Composition, Public Speaking, and Leadership in both graduate and undergraduate schools at Johnson & Wales University. Lizann is pleased to be back in Atlanta with her family and two young granddaughters.

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Charles Lyon

is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism.  He has worked in both radio and television and has received two regional Emmy awards.  His previous teaching experience was in the Communication Department of Georgia State University. 

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Gail McCain

Born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Science.  She then went to Memphis State for her M.S. in Computer Science before joining IBM as a Systems Engineer, where she worked for 7 years.  After staying home to raise 2 sons and a job move of her husband’s which took the family to Jacksonville, Florida, she began teaching at Florida Community College at Jacksonville. Gail and her husband, Tim, now live in Cumming and enjoy hiking the wooded trails in the mountains of north Georgia. Gail is also a devoted Jazzerciser and science fiction reader.

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Nancy Stephan McDaniel

is a Hoosier having been born in Gary, IN, but she has transitioned nicely into a Southern Belle. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with an M.A. in Professional Writing and has worked at GPC since 2005 as supervisor of the Writing and Reading Centers, adjunct instructor in Humanities, and advisor to the Writers’ Circle. She has published short stories, articles, and poems in both online and print media. Her memoir, The Truth About Butterflies, was published in June 2011, and she is currently working on a collection of poetry.

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Sohayla Mohebbi

Sohayla has a B.S. in Business Administration and M.A. in Mathematics.  She started with Dekalb College as a Math instructor in 1994 and became Coordinator of the Learning and Tutoring Center in 1995.

Picture of Arne Paulsen, Mathematics Supervisor, Clarkston LTC    

Arne Paulsen

Mathematics Supervisor of the Clarkston Campus Learning & Tutoring Center since 1996. Born in Oakland California, attended Rio Hondo Community College in Whittier, Cal; earned an A.A. in mathematics from Indian Valley Colleges in Novato, Cal; attended Memphis State; earned B.S. in mathematics at Georgia State; and earned M.S. in Statistics from University of Georgia. TENNIS!

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Constance Britt Whitehurst

is the Communications Supervisor for the Decatur Learning and Tutoring Center. She brings to this position 17 years of combined customer service, corporate training, and management experience. In 2005, she began employment with Georgia Perimeter College as a communications tutor at the Decatur LTC.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in English and Communications from Columbus State University and completed Master’s Level studies in Psychology at Georgia State University. She and her husband have one son. She enjoys writing, music and ministry.

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