Membership Chair

Vacant​, January 2018 

President Elect

Krista O'Brien

Howard Community College

Four Year Represenative



Political Action Chair


Professor Krista O’Brien is an Associate Professor of Reading and Writing at Howard Community College.  Before becoming full time, Krista was an adjunct instructor for seven years so that she could stay home with her children.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and English from Niagara University.  She also has a Master’s of Education degree from Towson University in elementary education and a certificate in special education.   Lastly, she received her certificate in Administration and Supervision from Loyola College.  Currently at Howard Community College, she is the coordinator for their developmental reading program.  She also is part of their Silas Craft Collegian Cohort, a Step Up Coach, secretary for Faculty Forum, and part of the English Placement Team.  Professor Krista O’Brien currently resides in Westminster, MD with her husband and three children.   

Chris Jones is a lifelong Maryland resident and a Professor of Mathematics at Harford Community College since 2006. Jones is passionate about student success at all levels, and, in particular, students that have experienced difficulty in mathematics throughout their lives. In addition to teaching mathematics at all levels at Harford, Jones serves as the Coordinator for Harford’s Honors Program as well as the Academic Support Specialist for the STEM Division at Harford. Jones is a recipient of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award as well as a recipient of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence award.


Dr. Carol Mueller

Harford CommunityCollege

Dr. Carol Mueller has been teaching at Harford Community College since 2008. She teaches a wide variety of courses including all of the transitional math courses, Earth science, and statistics. She taught geology at the University of Arkansas and both math and science in private and public secondary schools before coming to HCC. Carol earned A.A. in education from the College of DuPage, B.Ed. in secondary education, Earth and Space Science from the University of Arkansas, M.Ed. in secondary education advanced certification in Geology from the U of A, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the U. of A. She is currently working on a post-Masters certification in Leadership for Higher Education.  Dr. Mueller’s research area is the impact of developmental education on retention and completion. She serves on the faculty council and is co-chair of the professional development committee at HCC. 

Immediate Past President

Angie Lawver

Montgomery College

Newsletter Editor & Social Media Chair

Shannon Meers

Community College of Baltimore County


Membership Chair

Katie Lohinski

Harford Community College


Katie Lohinski has been teaching at Harford Community College since 2012. Before accepting a full time position, Katie was an adjunct instructor at Harford Community College and The Community College of Baltimore County. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education English from York College of Pennsylvania. She also earned a Master’s in Reading Education from Towson University. Currently at Harford Community College, she serves on the Faculty Spotlight Committee and is a faculty advisor to the Rho Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  Lastly, she serves as the Publishers & Exhibits Coordinator for MACRA. 

Public Relations Chair


Two Year Represenative

Brian Weber

Anne Arundel Community College


Chris Jones

Harford Community College


Dr. Margo Jenkins

Prince George's Community College

​Dr. Margaret (Margo) H. Jenkins is currently an Associate Professor at Prince George’s Community College where she teaches developmental English and Reading. She received her B.A. from Union University in English and Secondary Education, M.A. from Bowie State University in Reading, and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in Curriculum and Instruction. Dedicated to students’ success, Margo is also Assistant Assessment Coach and actively involved in the college’s professional development. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to smooth jazz, fencing, yoga, Qi Gong (Chinese style meditative exercises), and nature walks. 

Angie Lawver is an Assistant Professor of Reading at Montgomery College, Germantown. She earned her Bachelor's degree in early childhood and elementary education from Susquehanna University and her Master's degree in Reading Specialization from Hood College. At MC, she is an ELITE Faculty Associate, a member of the Germantown ELITE workgroup, Reading Coordinator, an LDI graduate, and coordinator of campus reading activities during Humanities Week. Additionally, Angie has facilitated professional developments to faculty members regarding content literacy and student motivation. Angie is excited to serve as President of DEAM for this academic year. 

Conference Coordiantor