Faculty

Tim Jones

Dr. Tim Jones

Political Science, International Studies Instructor | IDS Chair


Ron Austin

Ron Austin

Media Instructor

  • Email: ron.austin@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2311
  • Office Location: A254

  • Bio:

    Ron Austin earned his BA at The Evergreen State College in 1991 and a Master of Education from the University of Washington in 2005. While at Evergreen he studied film, computer science, and multimedia. The emphasis of his Masters degree was on instructional design and interactive media. For his thesis project he developed an educational […]


Ross Brown

Ross Brown

Art Instructor


Ray Butler

Ray Butler

Health and Physical Education Department Chair

  • Email: ray.butler@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2393
  • Office Location: G100 A

  • Bio:

    Health and Physical Education Department Chair.Instructor and Wellness Center Director. Earned his MA Education degree at Maryville University and his Educational Specialist degree from the University of New Mexico, Albuqurque. Leader of outdoor trips in snowboarding, sea kayaking, surfing, mountain biking, fly fishing , rock climbing and backpacking. Resides in the Cascades just outside North […]


Sue Cox

Sue Cox

Sociology Instructor

  • Email: sue.cox@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-6167
  • Office Location: A100F

  • Bio:

    My name is Sue Cox and I am native to the Bellevue area. I was born in Seattle, because that is where the hospital was, but then my parents brought me home to Bellevue to the house where I lived my entire childhood and where my mom still resides today. I spent four years away […]


Tammi Doyle

Tammi Doyle

Theatre Arts Chair | Drama Instructor

  • Email: tammi.doyle@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2319
  • Office Location: E100 A

  • Bio:

    Tammi is the chair of the Theatre Arts Department of Drama and Dance at Bellevue College.  She is on the nominating committee of the Seattle Gregory Awards for outstanding theatre and is on the Artistic Board of Seattle Musical Theatre.  She is past President of the New West (Northwest) Drama Conference and is very active […]


Kelly

Kelly Elsenbaumer

Health/Physical Education Instructor

  • Email: kelly.elsenbaumer@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2355
  • Office Location: G100 E

  • Bio:

    Kelly Elsenbaumer has been teaching Health and Physical Education classes at Bellevue College since 2006.  She has a BS in Exercise Science and an MS in Health Promotion from Arizona State University.  In her classes you will learn how to establish realistic health and fitness goals that will improve your quality of life! She taught […]


Michael Hanson

Michael Hansen

Biology / Botany Instructor

  • Email: michael.hansen@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2467
  • Office Location: B100 U

  • Bio:

    Dr. Michael Hanson obtained a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska, a Ph.D. in Botany from Claremont Graduate University and Post-Doctoral research positions at the University of Minnesota and Cornell University. His specific interests are in cooperative speciation and symbiotic interactions, especially domestication of humans by plants, bacteria and animals and vice versa. […]


Jennie Mayer

Jennie Mayer

Physical Sciences Program Chair / Chemistry Instructor

  • Email: jmayer@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2281
  • Office Location: S340 A

  • Bio:

    Jennie Mayer has an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside. She has taught college chemistry since 2002 and started at Bellevue College in Winter 2005. She is the co-advisor of the chess club and enjoys corny science jokes, pickleball, and molecular gastronomy (a well-rounded nerd).  Jennie taught the IDS class “Of Mice […]


Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer

English Instructor

  • Email: mmeyer@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2537
  • Office Location: R230 F

  • Bio:

    Michael Meyer believes that teaching is a revolutionary act. The seeds of unrest he plants in the classroom revolve around the themes of community, consumerism, sustainability and animal rights. The roots of his current social, educational and personal interests are in small-town Iowa. He grew up a stone’s throw from IBP, one of the largest […]


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Donna Miguel

English Instructor

  • Email: d.miguel@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2553
  • Office Location: R230 T

  • Bio:

    Kumusta! My name is Donna Miguel, and I teach a gamut of classes in the English department: pre-college, college and advanced composition, research writing, technical writing, literature classes, recently an Accelerated 101 pilot, and an Interdisciplinary Class (English and Ethnic and Cultural Studies). My passion for reading started in high school when my mom gave […]


Sue Miller

Sue Miller

Life Sciences, Biology & Marine Biology Instructor

  • Email: smiller@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-4016
  • Office Location: S240 I

  • Bio:

     I’ve  been teaching at Bellevue College since 1995.  I teach a lot of different Biology courses, but I particularly enjoy Marine Biology, Ecology and teaching in the Interdisciplinary program.  My favorite activities with students are field trips and I spend as much time as I can at the beach turning over rocks and picking up […]


Katherine Oleson

Katherine Oleson

Communication Studies Instructor

  • Email: koleson@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-3050
  • Office Location: R230 U

  • Bio:

    Greetings! I’m Katherine Medbery-Oleson. I have been teaching at Bellevue College since 2005. I primarily teach Public Speaking and Survey of Speech Communication in the Communication Studies department. I am the current chair of the Communication Studies Department, so feel free to ask me any questions about majoring in this field, transferring, courses to take, […]


Kim Pollock

Kim Pollock

Cultural & Ethnic Studies Chair | Instructor

  • Email: kpollock@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-3082
  • Office Location: A200 D

  • Bio:

    I strongly believe that each of us is responsible for what happens in the classroom. Students are just as capable of making a class great as the instructor. Through our studies, we are creating a new community in our own classroom, and we are each responsible to the other members of that community. The key […]


Grace Robbings

Grace Robbings

Economics Instructor

  • Email: grace.robbings@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 435-564-2370
  • Office Location: D200 B

  • Bio:

    Grace Kim Robbings began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer teacher in a very rural village in Namibia. Grace had followed in her mother’s footsteps, herself a PCV in the 1960s in South Korea, where she met Grace’s father—hence the “Kim” in Grace Kim Robbings. Grace’s three siblings tease her incessantly that she has […]


Tony_Tesssandori

Anthony Tessandori

Anthropology Instructor | Assistant Dean of Social Science


Jeffery White

Jeffery White

English Instructor