SPEAKER REQUESTS

The services of the AFC Speakers Bureau are available to the 28 Florida Colleges within the Florida College System and its AFC members within the state of Florida. A minimum audience size of 15 people is recommended due to the significant time speakers pledge to each event, however, any audience size will be considered.


Responsibilities of the Requester:

1. Communicate with the Speaker

  • Once a speaker is confirmed for an event, the host of the event or designee should discuss the following items with the speaker as soon as possible:

               - Anticipated audience size and demographics
               - The goals for the event
               - Directions to the event location
               - An emergency number the speaker can reach on the day of event
               - Audio/visual needs
               - Evaluations - These are critical to sustaining quality programming.

2. Publicity

  • Press Release: Once a speaker is confirmed, the requesting group should begin publicity for the event. Coordinate with any partnering organizations and seek out local media (if applicable), and community calendars and bulletin boards to publicize your event (if applicable). Please give the AFC Speakers Bureau credit in any publicity.
  • Build and Engage an Audience: Engage staff, volunteers and constituents in the planning and publicity. The more people engaged in the planning and publicity, the broader the reach for developing an audience. Again, because of the significant time speakers pledge to each event, we suggest that the event should have a minimum audience size of 15 attendees.

3. Cancellations

  • Have a communications plan for cancellations. If you must cancel or reschedule an event because of inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstance, please notify the speaker, the AFC Speakers Bureau, and any media outlets to whom you have sent information as soon as possible.

SPEAKERS

Speakers are listed below alphabetically with subject matter expertise areas identified.  A link is provided for each speaker for more information on available presentations, contact information and references.  Please contact the speaker directly to schedule.

To search for speakers by subject matter areas CLICK HERESome speakers are shown in multiple categories.
 


Kimberly Baker, Facilities Planner, 25Live System Administrator
Hillsborough Community College

Subject Areas: Facilities; Student Development; Teaching and Learning

BIOGRAPHY
Kimberly Baker started at Hillsborough Community College in 2006 and joined AFC at the same time. Kimberly has an earned MBA and will be graduating with her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership in Spring of 2018. Kimberly has been active in Hillsborough Community College AFC Chapter as the chair of membership, president-elect, president, treasurer, secretary and legislative liaison. Kimberly was the Career & Professional Employee Commission Chair in 2016 and still assist the commission as needed. Kimberly is also part of the Facilities and Student Development Commissions.

Click here for Kimberly Baker's credentials and contact information. 


Kevin Duffey, Associate Professor
Daytona State College
Subject Areas: Administration; Conflict Resolution; Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development; Learning Resources; Teaching and Learning; Technology

BIOGRAPHY
Mr. Duffy is a lifelong public safety professional, trainer and educator with extensive experience in the online learning environment. He created his first online instructor-led asynchronous classes in 1996 and published a book on how to create and teach classes online in 1997. As the assistant chair of the Criminal Justice Technology Bridge program at Daytona State College, Mr. Duffy has created engaging online college courses in Criminal Justice, most recently redesigning all but one course to operate without a textbook. He understands the online learning environment from every angle - student, teacher, designer and programmer. Mr. Duffy holds a B.S. in Technical Vocational Education and an M.A. in Instructional Technology, both from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In addition to academic pursuits, Mr. Duffy is a certified law enforcement officer in the State of Florida with forty years experience; he is also an active sports car race driver building and driving his own Porsche race cars in the Southeaster United States.

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Mary Garrett, eLearning Coordinator
Eastern Florida State College
Subject Areas: Student Development; Technology

BIOGRAPHY
Mary Garrett is an eLearning Coordinator at Eastern Florida State College who currently works with students to become acquainted with the online learning environment in the Canvas learning management system. Mary has worked in higher education over 16 years in various departments to include admissions, advising, eLearning and adjunct faculty. She uses her knowledge of student services to empower students with information for success in the online learning environment.

Click here for Mary Garrett's credentials and contact information.


Tom Mason, Advisement Specialist
Santa Fe College
Subject Areas: Developmental Education; Leadership; Student Development; Teaching and Learning; Workforce, Adult, and Continuing Education 

BIOGRAPHY
Tom Mason started working at Santa Fe College in 1998 as adjunct ESOL Instructor. He is now the Advisor for Santa Fe College’s Construction and Technical Programs. Tom has long specialized in serving at-risk student populations and enjoys the challenges of preparing today’s adult learners for the 21st Century workforce. Tom has been active in his local AFC chapter for over ten years and is currently Chapter Past President and Vice President for Regions and Chapters.

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Tracy Payne, Adjunct Faculty
Hillsborough Community College
Subject Areas: Career and Professional Employees; Developmental Education, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development; Research and Evaluation; Teaching and Learning; Workforce, Adult, and Continuing Education

BIOGRAPHY
Tracy Payne earned her doctorate from Vanderbilt University in Teaching, Learning, and Diversity with a specialization from the Experimental Education Research and Training Program sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences. Her area of expertise is children’s math development and she is passionate about helping teachers of young children engage in math activity that builds a strong foundation for mathematical thinking and reasoning. She is a Head Start Scholar having been awarded a two-year research grant from the Administration for Children and Families to implement her own mathematics intervention in Head Start classrooms.

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Deborah Posner, Associate Vice President
Broward College
Subject Areas: Administration; Leadership; Teaching and Learning

BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Deborah Posner serves as the Associate Vice President of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, overseeing the strategic planning and assessment cycle for all administrative and academic programs at Broward College (BC). BC serves over 65,000 students at four major campuses and about a dozen centers across South Florida and internationally. BC was recently named one of the Top 3 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute. Dr. Posner holds an MBA and an Ed.D. in higher education leadership, and has over 20 years of experience as a researcher and educator.

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Adam Stark, Manager, Administrative Computing
Seminole State College
Subject Areas: Technology

Click here for Adam Stark's BIOGRAPHY, credentials and contact information.


Chanda Stebbins, Head Women's Basketball Coach
Santa Fe College
Subject Areas: Leadership; Learning Resources; Student Development; Student Affairs; Teaching and Learning; Technology 

BIOGRAPHY
An educator first and foremost, a good communicator and a tenacious recruiter Chanda Stebbins just finished her 15th season as Head Coach of the Santa Fe Women's Basketball Team. During her tenure at SF, the Saints have gone 215-214, won the Mid-Florida Conference four times and made the state/regional tournament nine times. The 13 years prior to Stebbins’ arrival the Saints went to the State Tournament only once. Previous to her start as Head Coach at Santa Fe, Stebbins served as Ruffian's assistant coach during the 2001-2002 season. From 1997-1999 she also served as head volleyball and assistant basketball coach at P.K. Yonge School for two seasons. Stebbins received her bachelor's degree in Special Education in May 1997 from the University of Florida. During her coaching career at P.K. Yonge D.R.S. she also was a consultative counselor to students with disabilities before resigning to teach at Chiles Elementary School so she could train for a shot at professional basketball. Stebbins taught at Chiles Elementary School for two years before an injury concluded her professional playing hopes and she accepted the interim head coaching position at Santa Fe.

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Gregory Williams, Staff Assistant II, Communication & Humanities
Tallahassee Community College
Subject Areas: Business Partnerships; Career and Professional Employees; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Leadership

BIOGRAPHY
Gregory Williams is a Staff Assistant II in the Communications & Humanities Division office at Tallahassee Community College. Gregory serves on the following campus committees and boards: the TCC Employee Excellence Committee, Campaign TCC Departmental Representative, the TCC Foundation Scholarship Committee, the TCC Chapter of AFC as the current Chapter President, the TCC Relay for Life Team Captain, and Advisory Board Member for the TCC Black Male Achievers program. Gregory currently serves as the Chair of the TCC Classified Staff Steering Committee.

Gregory also currently serves on the Association of Florida Colleges board as the Co-Chair of the Planning and Development Committee and the Region 1 Representative of the Student Development Commission.

Gregory has a servant’s heart and believes that if you want to be great you must first be a servant. Greg’s motto is “To whom much is given, much is required.”

Click here for Gregory Williams' credentials and contact information.


Speakers by Subject Matter Areas: 

Administration

Career and Professional Employees

Conflict Resolution

Developmental Education

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Facilities

Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Professional Development

Leadership

Learning Resources

Research and Evaluation

Student Development

Student Affairs

Teaching and Learning

Technology

Workforce, Adult, and Continuing Education