About Mr. Jeffries
J. Michael Jeffries has been an instructor at NETC since 2008, where he inspires students – intellectually, academically, socially, and culturally – to become individuals beyond their expectations and make their own history. He maintains an open-door policy and strives to have positive interaction between himself and each of his students. Besides teaching, he enjoys the arts, photography, cinematography, intellect pursuits, useless trivia, martial arts and all things sports relating to his favorite teams. Basically, Mr. Jeffries strives to be an a well-rounded individual, or more aptly a “Renaissance Man.”
In his quest to be a Renaissance Man, he enjoys making himself knowledgeable on social and cultural history, Atlantic history, Colonial American history, Geographical Determinism, Early 20th Century American history, British Imperial history, European Studies and American Higher Education.
Mr. Jeffries earned dual associate degrees in arts and science from Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. He received a Bachelors of Art in history with a minor in theatre arts from Virginia Tech, a Master of Arts in in U.S. history from James Madison University and a Certificate in Higher Education Leadership from the University of South Carolina. He has served as a substitute teacher for Alleghany County Public Schools and was a graduate teaching assistant and a doctorial teaching assistant at James Madison University. He has also presented research at several state and national professional conferences.
Students in Mr. Jeffries’ class will learn critical thinking; evaluation and interpretation of primary and secondary source material; social, cultural, political, philosophical and economic theory; responsibility as individuals in a multicultural society; quantitative and qualitative data research; and interpersonal and communication skills. Students will find an enthusiastic and interactive learning environment where they are encouraged to have academic freedom of expression. While Mr. Jeffries promotes individualism in education, he also instills in his students a desire to be a part of the NETC community.
Office Phone: (843) 921-1453