Dr. Joe Carrithers has taught full time in the English Department at Fullerton College since 1994. He has experience teaching basic skills and transfer-level classes, and he has been a faculty member in both the Transfer Achievement Program and the Honors Program. He served three years as the president of the Faculty Senate and has been a member of various campus and district committees, including the Planning and Consultative Council, District Planning Council, District Curriculum Coordinating Committee, and Chancellor’s Cabinet. He is a past recipient of the President’s Award at Fullerton College and was named its Teacher of the Year in 2003. As a member of the Local Senates Committee for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges for two years, he helped to revise the handbook for local academic senate leaders. He served as co-chair for his college’s accreditation self study of 1999 and as chair for the self study of 2005. This is his fifth time serving as a member of an accreditation site visit team.