October Faculty of the Month, Michael Redd

Michael Redd is being recognized as the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, October Faculty Member of the Month.

Redd graduated from Marshall University with a BSBA and received his MBA from West Virginia University. He joined Southern in August 1986 as a faculty member. A position he still holds today.

Redd defines his responsibilities as not only instructing students but advising. “My greatest challenge has been convincing students that education is important,” Redd said.  “The thing I like most about the job is the interaction with the students.  I have found that students re-act better to instruction when the instructor sees them as a person, and not a body sitting in a seat.”

Redd says that his greatest accomplishment at Southern would be utilizing the Interactive Classroom to deliver courses that otherwise may not have been taught because of low enrollment.

Redd has served on several committees at Southern, and volunteers   to present at the Tech Prep Days each time they have been held at the Wyoming/McDowell Campus. 

He is an ordained deacon at the First Baptist Church of Wilcoe, where he is also serves as Sunday  School teacher, church musician, and the church treasurer.  Redd is also a musician for the Flat Top Missionary Baptist Association, as well as the auditor for the organization. 

Redd’s hobbies include amateur astronomy, music (playing piano and organ at church), railroad history (especially Norfolk & Western), and reading about aviation and space. 

He has been married to wife Bonita since 2001 and they are currently attempting to adopt their foster son Alec, who is 14 months old. 

Redd said he was “pleasantly surprised” to be named Faculty Member of the Month.