The list of experts identified in the Lawson State Community College Speakers Bureau offer a varying range of information to be shared with media, businesses, community organizations, churches and schools. Lawson State offers the Speakers Bureau as a community service and welcomes the opportunity for its participants to speak and share knowledge and views on issues of concern.

Requests should be submitted at least two weeks prior to your preferred presentation date. Beyond that, consideration will be honored based on the availability of the expert. If you are interested in a topic that you do not see listed here, please contact us and we will be happy to determine whether there is someone who can speak to your topic.

To schedule, contact the participant at the telephone number or e-mail address listed or contact the Office of Public Relations and Community Affairs at (205) 929-6315 or (205) 929-6399 to arrange an interview or presentation.

When e-mailing, please include the following:

  • Topic desired;
  • Name of your organization or group;
  • Date, time, and location of meeting;
  • Approximate number of persons expected to be attending the meeting or in the audience;
  • Composition of audience (men, women, teenagers, senior citizens, etc.) and their special interests; and
  • Name and phone number of the contact person in the organization.

For more information about the Lawson State Speakers Bureau, contact Geri Albright at (205) 929-6315 or

Craig D. Lawrence

Director of Financial Services
Workforce Investment and Academics

This year, I will be completing a Ph.D. dissertation from Alabama regarding funding Community College Workforce Training (Higher Education Administration). This educational doctorate caps degrees in accountancy and education. Leadership examples are: Director of Financial Services, Chief Financial Officer and Accounting professor/instructor, graduate (MBA level) and undergraduate.

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Tom Berryman

Director, Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence
All aspects of automotive repair and instruction.

Automotive professional actively employed in the field since 1978. ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician since 1985. Positions include Service Technician, Shop Foreman, Service Manager, Dealership Service Director, General Motors Field Service Engineer, GM Certified Instructor, Ford Certified Instructor, Program Developer, and recruiter for GM ACDelco contract Automotive Instructors nationwide.

(205) 929-3483
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Rachel Morgan
Radio & TV Production
Media production and film critical studies

Experience in a variety of areas of media production including standard and high definition video production and nonlinear postproduction equipment/software. Experienced in using and teaching various related industry standard software programs including Final Cut Studio. Experience teaching digital photography, video web content production and the Macintosh operating system. Interest and knowledge of film/media history and related theory.

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Gwendolyn J. Ekundayo
Director of Adult Education
Adult Eduction

Gwendolyn Ekundayo is known as a great motivator with extraordinary energy and creativity. As a result of her knowledge and skills, she is often called upon to provide training and technical support for community and faith based organizations. Additionally, Mrs. Ekundayo partners with the One Stop Career Centers and the County Career Center in an effort to accomplish their community outreach goals.

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Tommy Hobbs
Business & Industry Liaison
Automotive Alternative Fuels

As automotive fuel prices rise and the Nation attempts to reduce it’s dependency on foreign oil, Lawson State Community College initiated the Alternative Fuel Training Center located on the Bessemer Campus. On December 12 Lawson State was granted membership in the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a division of West Virginia University. Lawson State is the only NAFTC certified training center in Alabama.

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Sherri Davis, Ph.D.

Academic Dean, Lawson State
Instructional Delivery, Developmental Education, Infusing Technology in the Classroom, and Student Learning Outcomes.

I have extensive experience in the training of faculty in terms of classroom effectiveness and infusing technologies in the classroom. Also, have over eight years of experience directing Developmental Programs. I also do consulting throughout the state on Student Learning Outcomes

(205) 929-6357

Roosevelt Williams, III

Commercial Art & Graphic Communications Instructor
Commercial Art & graphic Design

I've had over 23 years of professional advertising and graphic design experience prior to joining the instructional staff of Lawson State Community College. I've also received an Addy Award from the Birmingham Advertisers Club, and numerous entrepreneurial awards for excellence in business. I was featured in a television advertising campaign sponsored by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce entitled "Live the Dream".

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Myrtes Dunn Green, Ph.D.

Assistant to the President/Director of Title III Programs
Institutional Effectiveness, federal program development and evaluation/Institutional Research/ SACS Compliance Certification

I have been involved in institutional effectiveness planning, implementation and evaluation activities since 1988. I have served on numerous regional committees related to institutional effectiveness and institutional research. I have served on over 25 Reaffirmation of Accreditation Committees for SACS. I serve as a consultant in the area of higher education program development and evaluation including Title III and other federal programs.

(205) 929-6305

Dr. Alice Tyler Milton

Doctorate in Technology and Education
Associate Dean of Business and Information Technologies/College Webmaster/BlackBoard Administrator

Technology (In and Out of the Classroom), BlackBoard/ Tegrity/Maintaining a Business and Information Technologies Division/Small Business Center/Webmaster/Phi Beta Lambda Training/Multimedia Slides/Grant Writing/Working with Nonprofits

Using Technology in Every Aspect of Job Duties and Being Creative; Training with BlackBoard—Beginners – Advanced Users; Supervising all Aspect of a Business and Technology Division; Using Tegrity for the Classrooms; Overseeing a Small Business Center; Creating Web Pages and Creating Domains; Training Students to Compete with Phi Beta Lambda; Multimedia, Grant Writing, Working with Nonprofits Organizations or Building a Nonprofit Organization to Sustain, Organizing Catalogs, Booklets, etc. (Advanced Desktop Publishing); etc.

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Michael Scott Kelley

Computer Science Instructor
Computer Science

Areas of expertise include computer programming, hardware, software, computer assembly and maintenance, Cisco, database applications, training students for computer competitive areas…,

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Dr. Kesha Mallory James

Business and Information Technologies Instructor
Microsoft Office Specialist/Web Designer/Desktop Publisher

Microsoft Office Specialist (Word/PowerPoint), basic to advance webdesign, multimedia specialist and desktop publisher

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