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Archana Alwar

Adjunct Mentoring Lead

  • Email: aalwar@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2127
  • Office Location: D104B
  • Office Hours: By appointment: Mon. & Wed. afternoons, Tues. & Thurs. mornings


I am passionate about mentoring adjunct faculty because it gives us an opportunity to grow, build community, and better support our students. I believe mentoring allows us to grow and be better instructors. I have been with Faculty Commons since 2016 supporting and mentoring adjunct faculty. I began leading the Adjunct Mentoring Program in 2017 ...more about Archana Alwar

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Timothy Chang

Developing Instructor Academy Lead


I was drawn to the teaching profession in 2001 when I was accepted to the New York City Teaching Fellows program, a Master’s Degree program designed to train non-educators to teach in New York’s “highest-need neighborhoods.” I taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in a high school in Brooklyn with the fellowship and then ...more about Timothy Chang

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Sonya Doucette

Climate Justice Lead


I have been passionate about sustainability education, which focuses on interconnections between social injustice and environmental degradation, since my junior year in college and I have worked to promote it within higher education for 20 years. I began managing a Climate Justice project at BC in 2018 and have had the pleasure of working with ...more about Sonya Doucette

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Tonya Estes

Faculty Commons Chair


I began my teaching career in 1989 while living in Szeged, Hungary. I was finishing my undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College with an independent study contract, experiencing the cultural impact of the end of Communism there. I taught English to support myself and realized I loved grammar, language, and connecting with students. I ...more about Tonya Estes

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Ron Holland

Culturally Responsive Practices Lead

  • Email: ron.holland@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-4186
  • Office Location: R230
  • Office Hours: Drop in Tuesdays: https://bellevuecollege.zoom.us/j/82341682931?pwd=NDdaQUgzS0tUUEUxVDlBMFBNZTRKQT09 1:30 – 2:30 Passcode: 356781


Ron Holland earned a BA from the University of Washington and an MA-TESOL from Seattle Pacific University. In education since 2003, he has taught English as a Second Language, pre-college English, and college-level English courses. Ron’s primary area of expertise is teaching pre-college English and English Language Learners. As an African-American male, he places a ...more about Ron Holland

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Humaira Jackson

Data PD Liaison Lead


Humaira Jackson earned a BA from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec and a MA in Economics from Carleton University.  After holding positions in government and banking, she found a love of teaching and has taught at BC for almost twenty years. Along with teaching classes in Economics, Humaira is passionate about racial justice and has participated ...more about Humaira Jackson

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Leslie Lum

Tenure Track Mentoring Lead

  • Email: llum@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-4063
  • Office Location: D110
  • Office Hours: M 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Th 9:30-11:30 a.m. Please schedule your appointment!


Leslie has taught business courses at BC for over two decades and has worked with scores of minority- and women-owned enterprises under the auspices of the UW Foster Consulting and Business Development Center. Leslie authored the textbook Personal Investing, coauthored Business Consulting in a Multicultural America, has poems and short stories in various literary publications, ...more about Leslie Lum

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Aris M. Andrade

Faculty Commons Program Manager


I was selected as the Faculty Commons Program Manager in January 2015. I manage the Faculty Commons budget, operations, and logistics including tracking expenses, processing special assignments, coordinating the Faculty Commons workshops and offerings, collecting workshops' data, maintaining the Commons website and SharePoint site, managing the Faculty Commons physical and virtual space, and the Adjunct ...more about Aris M. Andrade