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Academic Leadership

Dr. Scott Mertes

Dr. Scott Mertes

Vice President of Academic Affairs & Community Outreach

Dr. Mertes began his career at Mid Michigan College in 2005 when he started as the Registrar. Since then he has held positions of Director of Admissions and Registration, Associate Dean of Student Services, Dean of Liberal Arts, and Vice President of Community Outreach and Advancement. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Winona State University (MN), his Master’s degree from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Mertes was received the John Zaugra Outstanding Research Award from the Michigan College Personnel Association and the Dennis Dimoff Outstanding Advisor Award for the Michigan District of Circle K in 2001. Additionally, he received an honorary induction into Phi Theta Kappa, the international community college honors association, Phi Chi Theta, the international business fraternity, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. He is a past member of the Association for Student Conduct Administrators, and the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. He is also a past-president of the Midwest Cooperative Education and Internship Association, where he was the youngest president ever elected to that post. He is active in his community, having served on a variety of Advisory Boards including the Michigan Center for Student Success, the Alden B. Dow Museum, Art Reach, Epicenter, the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce, the District School Improvement Committee in Midland, MI and the Alumni Society Board of Directors for Winona State University.

In addition to his position at Mid Michigan College, Dr. Mertes held adjunct faculty appointments at Walden University and Central Michigan University, and is a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission. He is a frequent presenter at local, state and national conferences and has published multiple journal articles on issues related to the retention of community college students.

Administrative Deans' Responsibility By Subject Area

Dean Subject List

Dean of Career and Workforce Education – Shawn Troy

Dean Shawn Troy

Shawn Troy
(989) 386-6658
  • Advanced Integrated Manufacturing AIM
  • Automotive AMS
  • Administrative Assistant Professional AAP
  • Drafting DRF
  • Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning HRA
  • Welding WLD

Dean of Business and Professional Studies - Amy Fisher

Dean Amy Fisher

Amy Fisher
(989) 386-6622
  • Accounting ACC
  • Business BUS
  • Computer Information Systems CIS
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement CJS
  • Early Childhood Education ECE
  • Economics ECO
  • Education EDU
  • Entrepreneurial ENT
  • Physical Education PED

Dean of Health Sciences and Director of Nursing – Barb Wieszciecinski

Dean Barb Wieszciecinski

Barb Wieszciecinski
(989) 317-4625
  • Allied Health ALH
  • Computed Tomography CTG
  • Health Education HED
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI
  • Nursing NUR
  • Pharmacy PHT
  • Physical Therapist Assistant PTA
  • Radiography RAD

Assistant Vice President of Academic Services and Dean of Arts and Sciences – Dr. Stevens Amidon

Dean Stevens Amidon

Dr. Steve Amidon
(989) 386-6655
  • Anthropology ANT
  • Art ART
  • Biology BIO
  • Chemistry CHM
  • Communications COM
  • English ENG
  • Environmental Science ENV
  • English as Second Language ESL
  • French FRN
  • Geology GEL
  • German GER
  • History HIS
  • Humanities HUM
  • Japanese JPN
  • Journalism JOR
  • Math MAT
  • Mid Courses MID
  • Music MUS
  • Native American Language NAL
  • Philosophy PHL
  • Physics PHY
  • Political Science POL
  • Physical Science PSC
  • Psychology PSY
  • Religion REL
  • Science SCI
  • Sociology SOC
  • Spanish SPN
  • Social Science SSC
  • Theater TAI

Associate Dean of Academic Outreach – Dr. Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Dr. Richard Smith
(989) 386-6631
  • Off Campus/Dual Enrollment

Academic Support Staff


Lacey Anderson

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs
(989) 386-6603

Katie Shear

Administrative Specialist to the Academic Deans (Off Campus Programs, Business & Professional Studies, and Career and Workforce Education)
(989) 773-6622 Ext. 252

Sarah Gariglio

Sarah Gariglio

Administrative Specialist to the Academic Deans (Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Math, and Science)
(989) 386-6667

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