Meet Our Faculty: "Mr. Mike" Whelan

mike whelan Meet "Mr. Mike" Whelan

Coordinator, Driver Education

Faculty member since 2004

Courses Taught

  • Driver Education
  • Driver Improvement
  • Instructor certification courses
  • Professional development courses for licensed driver education instructors in Maryland


  • Licensed Driver Education Instructor, certified by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration - 18.5 years
  • Certified instructor trainer in Maryland to teach instructors
  • Worked at the college since 2004
  • Coordinator for the Driver Education program at CSM
  • Resident of Charles County since 1973
  • Graduate of Thomas Stone High School
  • Logged more than 3,700 hours in the passenger's seat with new drivers
  • Have taught the Driver Education course more than 260 times
  • Air Force veteran serving 6 years 4 months
  • Have a passion for safe driving
  • Taught over 150 Driver Improvement classes
  • Certified by the National Safety Council to teach defensive driving

Educational Background

High school graduate and have had many hours of training regarding driving

We have a quality Driver Education program and we care about our students' future.


I am upbeat and outgoing. I am excited about teaching. It has become my passion. I use humor, real life stories, pictures, videos, and Maryland's Driver Education curriculum to help new drivers understand why it is important to be a safe driver. It is a great joy and very rewarding to teach young people a life skill such as driving.

I like to be outside. Fishing is one of my favorite pastimes. I collect old cars and enjoy working on them and improving them. I have performed magic all of my life. I like to laugh. Laughter is the best medicine.

Being able to work the same job for more than 18 years.

The people.
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