Academic Leadership

Scott Mertes

Dr. Scott Mertes, Provost

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, Vice President of Community Outreach and Advancement, and now as Provost. 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 has received the Phi Theta Kappa National Distinguished Administrator Award, an Institutional Excellence Award from the Liberal Arts Network for Development, 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. 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, serving as President of Art Reach, and on additional Advisory Boards including the Michigan Center for Student Success, the Alden B. Dow Museum, Epicenter, Isabella County 2020 Census, Clare Area Chamber of Commerce, the Midland District School Improvement Committee, 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, having been cited over 200 times in higher education literature.

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
  • Computer Aided Drafting CAD
  • Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning HRA
  • Career Readiness (MID.150 only)
  • 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

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 (except MID.150)
  • 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

Brad Merrell - Director of Eastern Region

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  • Academic Outreach/Footprint Expansion (Eastern Region)

Academic Support Staff


Lacey Anderson

Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs
(989) 386-6603


Tonia Persky

Administrative Specialist to the Academic Deans
(989) 386-6643


Alexandra Carter

Administrative Specialist to the Academic Deans

Online/Distance Learning

Kaitlyn Hawald - Instructional Designer

Michael Schram - Instructional Designer

• Accessibility Specialist (TBD)

TRIO-Student Support Services

Annie Van de Water - TRIO-SSS Success Coach

Dr. Amy Dykhouse - Director of Career Center & Accommodations

Jason Howard - Coordinator of TRIO-SSS

Jillian G. Moomaw - Director of TRIO-SSS

Title III

Michele Reynolds - Title III Program Director

Lifelong Learning & Community Outreach

Annette Sturdavant - Community Outreach & Advancement Specialist

Library and Learning Services

Corey Goethe - Director of Library & Learning Services

Kristin Falls - Library & Learning Services Assistant

Jeannette Heiser - Title III Accessibility / LLS Test Monitor

Cheyenne Hole - Title III Accessibility / LLS Test Monitor

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