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With vision and courage, Cowley College instructors create innovative environments where students can receive a quality education.

We have over 50 full-time instructors and around 200 part-time instructors. With an average class size of 17 students, the instructors at Cowley College take a personal interest in the success of each and every student.

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Dr. Michelle Schoon
Natural Science Department Chairperson and Instructor


Dr. Michelle Schoon has been at Cowley College since 1991. Along with serving as the Natural Science Department Chair, she teaches Principles of Biology, General Biology I and II, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Anatomy and Physiology Enhancement.

Dr. Schoon also serves as HLC-AQIP Liaison, where she keeps track of accreditation requirements and processes for the college, and submits documentation to HLC as needed.
She enjoys teaching science as a discipline, and, teaching the discipline of science (the study required to be successful in science). She says students are the main reason she enjoys being an instructor. She also enjoys working alongside other dedicated faculty members.

While at Cowley, Dr. Schoon has received an Excellence Award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, as well as been named the college’s Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence and Student Learning (2000) and Paul Stirnaman Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence recipient (2005). She was also named Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2004 and 2007.

Dr. Schoon has a Bachelor of Science from Bethany College, a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University, and an Educational Doctorate from Southwestern College.

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