Michelle Zollars

Title  Associate Professor of Developmental English

Michelle Zollars is Associate Professor of English and Accelerated Learning Program Coordinator at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia. She has been teaching developmental and college-level English for 23 years, with ten years of public school experience prior to that. She is a facilitator for the Southern Center for Active Learning Excellence, an organization that teaches cooperative learning techniques for the college classroom. She is a Fellow in the Global Skills for College Completion Project, whose goal is to raise developmental students’ pass rates to 80%. Michelle was the 2011 recipient of the Award for Innovation, given by the Council on Basic Writing, for her work with the Accelerated Learning Program. She has also has received two Distinguished Faculty Awards at PHCC. She is a Pearson Faculty Advisor and has published several workbooks specifically designed for the accelerated learning classroom. She has worked with several states, including Florida and Ohio, regarding developmental English redesign using the accelerated learning model.



Education:  B.A., Averett College, M.A., Hollins University