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Tonya Estes, Faculty Commons Chair

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

Archana Alwar, Faculty Commons Adjunct Faculty Mentor

Archana Alwar

Faculty Commons Adjunct Mentoring Lead

  • Email: aalwar@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2127
  • Office Location: D104B
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and by appointment


¡Bienvenidos! I am originally from Puerto Rico. I received my B.S. Degree in Business Administration with a major in Organizational Studies from the University of Puerto Rico. I went on to earn a M.A. Degree in Romance Languages with a concentration in Spanish Literature from The University of Memphis. I have been a part-time faculty …more about Archana Alwar

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Tim Jones

Tenure Track Mentoring Lead

  • Email: tim.jones@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2010
  • Office Location: A200B
  • Office Hours: Tues. and Thurs. 12:30 - 1:20 p.m., Wed. 12:30 - 3:20 p.m.


My name is Tim Jones. I teach Political Science at Bellevue College. I have a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington and I have been teaching full-time at Bellevue College since 2010. In spring 2017, I was selected as the Faculty Commons Tenure Track Mentoring Lead. Teaching Philosophy In my classes, I …more about Tim Jones

Ann Minks, Online Pedagogy Program Lead

Ann Minks

Online Teaching Best Practices Lead

  • Email: aminks@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2011
  • Office Location: D104C and R130
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. and by appointment


Ann has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare documentation and administration field as an employee, supervisor, manager, business owner, instructor, and professional association president. She has designed both online and classroom-based programs and has taught a variety of administrative healthcare classes for workplace training facilities, public institutions, and private institutions. She has a …more about Ann Minks

Caroline Leffall

Chair, Faculty Assessment Coordinating Team


Caroline Whittaker Leffall has been an adjunct instructor with the Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) department since January, 2011. Caroline has a background in business management, organizational behavior, marketing, human resources management, and program development and leadership. Prior to Bellevue College, Carol was a Program Manager/Chair at City University and had oversight of …more about Caroline Leffall

Picture of Aris Andrade, Faculty Commons Program Manager

Aris Andrade

Faculty Commons - Program Manager


Aris Morgan Andrade was selected as the Faculty Commons Program Manager in January 2015. Prior to that, Aris worked for the Bellevue College Library. In coordination with the Dean, she managed the Library’s budget ensuring the Library continued to provide high-quality information literacy resources, professional development for librarians and staff, as well as, providing optimal …more about Aris Andrade