Billy Gerchick

Faculty - OYO

Office: RDM-PV Palo Verde - Room: 245


Office Hours

  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM12:30 PM - 3:30 PM10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


    By appointment

Wednesdays & Thursdays: Office hours can be scheduled or "drop-in," as needed, during posted times; priority given to those who schedule in advance.

Fridays: Office hours are online and by appointment from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., but I may be unavailable some Fridays during all or parts of this time window due to professional commitments. 

  • Request Friday office hour appointments at least 24 hours in advance, messaging me through Canvas. 
  • If the above office hours don't work for your schedule and you need the help, message me on Canvas for alternative office hour arrangements.  


Respecting the past and educating to the future, Billy feels responsible as part of the last generation to grow up without the internet; responsible as a scholar, colleague, and mentor leveraging convergence media to empower generationally, economically, linguistically, and culturally diverse learners through language arts. Teaching and coaching at Title 1 high schools for 21 years, he also executive edited the first three Best Arizona Teen Writing paperback anthologies in state history. In his 13th year teaching for Maricopa Community Colleges, “Professor G” is excited to “come home” to serve MCC’s Red Mountain Campus, located in his childhood community of east Mesa. His ‘23-’24 courses–themed MCC Life: Red Mountain Campus Edition–use a game-based learning approach, contextualize projects to student needs, and connect Thunderbirds to their MCC Red Mountain Campus and local community resources.

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