Meet Our Staff

I love learning. I love watching students achieve their goals. I love helping. I love listening. I am nosey. I am a mom, wife, counselor, mentor, friend, enemy, teacher, truth teller, advice giver, lover of music and bad T.V., foul mouth, foodie, traveler, wanderer, nature lover, dog lover, and all around just genuinely me.  My office is always open, and you are welcome to stop by and say hello.

Erin Anglin
Director, The Learning Center

MA Counseling, Missouri Baptist University

BA English Literature and Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Kristin Milligan is the Associate Director of The Learning Center. Kristin’s favorite hobbies include reading, coloring, writing, cooking, listening to music, and watching movies. Some of Kristin’s passions include social justice, education, and writing centers, and she loves to collaborate and learn every day.

MA Rhetoric and Composition, Texas State University

BA English and Secondary Education, Webster University

Tim Derifield is a Writing and Math Specialist who spends his free time reading, gardening, and woodworking.

BA Philosophy, Purdue University

Alison Tucker is a Math  and Science Specialist. When not doing math problems for fun, Alison enjoys hiking, reading, knitting, and working in the garden with her husband and son.

BS Civil Engineering, Specializing in Ocean/Coastal Engineering, Texas A&M

Denise Walker, Access Services Specialist

Denise can usually be found in the Adaptive Technology Lab where she helps students with disabilities use technology to aid in their challenge area(s). Whether the student finds success with software, tutoring, or a combination of both, Denise enjoys helping students find a way to achieve their goal.

Denise has lived in this area her whole life with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys eating out, watching movies, spending time with friends and family, but most importantly she loves going to the beach where she hopes to retire one day.

Kathy Wright, Math and Science Specialist

Retired secondary teacher;  I do not believe there is such a thing as asking too many math questions.

BS Mathematics, Southeast Missouri University

Lisa Haag Kang is a Writing Specialist in The Learning Center. She is a poet, essayist, and freelance writer who lives in Washington with her family. She teaches English and a variety of civilization and history courses at ECC and other colleges in the St. Louis area. Some of her courses include Comp. I, Comp. II, World Literature, East Asian Civilization, Japanese Civilization, Islamic Civilization, Issues in Modern China, and Chinese History and Culture.

MFA Creative Writing, Lindenwood University

MA Asian Studies, Washington University

BA Chinese Language, Washington University

Jon Noelker, Math and Science Specialist

I am a St. Louis area native who has been with the college since 1989.  I teach as an adjunct instructor in the Mathematics department.

MS Biology, Missouri State University

BS Education, Missouri State University

Raphael Maurice is a reader, translator, and poet.  His work appears in various magazines and journals. He received his formal education at Mizzou, St. Louis University and Southern Illinois University where he studied ancient languages, philosophy and poetry.  He is grateful to be a part of the Learning Center at East Central College.

BA Philosophy, Saint Louis University

MA Poetry, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Benjamin Kuzemka is a Writing Specialist who enjoys reading, teaching, writing, process philosophy, sitcoms, and Neutral Milk Hotel.

BA English, University at Illinois

MA Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology

Windy Souders, Testing Coordinator

Windy is a wife, mother of three, and inadvertent collector of reptiles. Along with working on her MFA in creative writing, she enjoys reading, writing, and watching scary movies. Oh, and candy. She eats a lot of candy. She is more than happy to assist students in all their testing needs.

BA English, Missouri Baptist University

Cheryl Temme, Learning Center Clerk

On January 6, 2016, Cheryl Temme joined the East Central College staff as a clerk in the Learning Center. Before coming to ECC, she was a Senior Procurement Agent at The Boeing Company. She retired from Boeing after 29 years of service.

Cheryl resides with her husband in Leslie, MO. In her free time, she enjoys boating, crocheting, and spending time with her 3 daughters and their families. Cheryl is a proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren ranging from ages 3 years to 10 years.

BA Business Management, Sterling College

Open Position (Testing Center Assistant)

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Audrey Schlote is a Testing Center Assistant. She is a retired teacher.  Lifelong Missouri resident.  Happily married with two awesome kids.  Enjoys light traveling, animals, family.  Loves naps and the beach.  Loves chocolate, but it’s not mutual.

BS Education, University of Missouri-Saint Louis

MA Counseling, University of Missouri-Saint Louis