Meet Our Faculty
Todd Adkins, Ph.D., J.D., has been a Social Sciences Instructor at Montcalm Community College since fall of 2020. Dr. Adkins says he finds helping students to understand our noisy public square, while synthesizing real-world politics with political science theory, to be extremely fulfilling. Dr. Adkins received his Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University in Political Science, his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa and his Master of Arts and PhD from Notre Dame, both in Political Science. In his free time, Dr. Adkins enjoys riding motorcycles and aerobatic flying. An item on his bucket list is to take a motorcycle to the Bonneville Salt Flats to find “true top speed.” If Dr. Adkins hadn’t become a political science instructor, he would have enjoyed being a test pilot. True to his background in political science, Dr. Adkins most admires James Madison, architect of the United States Constitution. A few of his other favorite things are The Matrix (the original movie, that is), Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous in Memphis Tennessee as a favorite restaurant, The Soul of America, a book by John Meacham, and the rock band Van Halen.
Bill Bishop, M.B.A., started with MCC as an adjunct instructor in 2004, became full-time in 2013. Bill truly loves being part of this institution. He especially enjoys keeping in touch with former students, hearing about their successes, and witnessing personal growth and development in rewarding careers cultivated during their studies here. His areas of instruction include Accounting, Taxation, Business, and Management. Bill serves as the Department Chair of MCC’s Accounting, Business, and Criminal Justice Studies, and is the co-advisor of the College’s Business Professionals of America Club. Having lived in West Michigan his entire life, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (majoring in Accounting and Business Administration) from Aquinas College and Master’s in Business Administration from Ferris State University. Prior to coming full-time to the college, Bill worked for more than 25 years with a variety of companies in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio as a consultant, controller, and Chief Financial Officer. Bill and his wife have three sons, five grandsons, and two granddaughters. Activities he enjoys include hunting, gardening, reading, and playing bass guitar. However, those activities pale to his favorite joy of fishing, and it does not matter the location. He is equally at home on the many small local lakes, wading a trout stream, or making an off-shore run to Lake Michigan or Saginaw Bay for the best that Michigan has to offer.
Michelle Gibson, Ph.D., is a full-time Biology Instructor at Montcalm Community College since 1999. Michelle thoroughly enjoys her position. “I like to make science fun and understandable,” she says. A pet peeve of hers, however, is when a student asks if she’s going to talk about “anything important” during an upcoming lecture. Michelle asserts that nothing unimportant would be worth lecturing about.Michelle graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology with minors in chemistry and physics. She went on to receive a Master of Science then a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, both in Animal Science.Michelle grew up on a farm with her three brothers, her sister, and her parents. She remains close with her family and spends much of her free time with them. The people Michelle admires most in the world are her parents, remembering how hard they worked for the sake of her and her siblings.Next to her family, Michelle spends time with her livestock and pets, claiming to have owned just about everything except a horse. She also enjoys gardening, reading, completing puzzles and riding her bike. A few of Michelle’s favorites are the Christmas movie “Love Actually”, ice cream, and the song “When You Say Nothing At All” by Ronan Keating. A bucket list item for her is to shake the hand of a president. Her life motto is, “be kind.”Michelle shares some facts about herself:
- I have a Korean sister and a Vietnamese brother.
- I have played Candy Crush for years but never once paid any money into it.
- I can dress out chickens, dissect anything including cadavers and shovel any kind of manure out there, but can't kill an animal.
- I believe that Mother Nature will always, always win.
- I can't sing, but I really wish I could.