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Ambrose, Ann Peele

Ann Peele Ambrose
Expert: Ann Peele Ambrose, Dean of Business, Public Service and Technologies
Expertise: Business & Technology
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Ann Peele Ambrose, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Ann Peele Ambrose:
An educator with over 30 years of experience, Ann Peele Ambrose currently has written books on computer education simulation, accounting and keyboarding. She is responsible for educational leadership and overall operations in the division of business, public services and technologies at TCC’s Portsmouth Campus. Ambrose holds a B.S. in business education from Norfolk State University and an M.S. in vocational education and administration from Virginia Tech.


Antinarella, Joe

Joe Antinarella
Expert: Joe Antinarella, Assistant Professor - English
Expertise: Writing Techniques
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Joe Antinarella, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Joe Antinarella:
An educator for 30 years, Joe Antinarella has taught English and writing at the secondary, postsecondary and postgraduate levels. His experience includes co-directing the Tidewater Writing Project and teaching writing at Norway’s Bodo Graduate School of Business and conversational English, practical writing and communication skills at the Baltic States Technical University in St. Petersburg, Russia. A published author, Antinarella co-wrote Tried and True, a text focusing on strategies and methods for teaching writing. The 2006 publication, The Subject is Writing, Essays by Teachers and Students, includes his chapter on strategies and methods for teaching writing. Antinarella holds a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.A. in liberal studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


Averso, Donald 'Don' V.

Donald 'Don'  V. Averso
Expert: Donald 'Don' V. Averso, Coordinator, Culinary Arts Program
Expertise: Culinary Arts
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Don Averso, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Don Averso:
A certified professional food manager, Don Averso joined TCC in 1999, teaching food preparation and food safety guidelines to U.S. Navy cooks. He has worked as a demonstrating chef for WHRO-TV, SYSCO Hampton Roads, Toque Theater and the Five Points Community Farmer’s Market at MacArthur Center. Averso earned his B.S. in business administration from Seton Hall University.


Bailey, Lillian

Lillian Bailey
Expert: Lillian Bailey, Program Manager, Academy for Non-Profit Excellence
Expertise: Workforce Development
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Lillian Bailey, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Lillian Bailey:
Lillian Bailey developed the highly successful Academy for Nonprofit Excellence at TCC. She has lived and worked in Europe and Asia and held diverse positions in the federal service and the nonprofit sector. She earned an M.A.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Tech, a B.S. from Bluefield College in organizational management and development and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.


Beatty, Kimberly

Kimberly Beatty
Expert: Kimberly Beatty, Dean of Languages, Mathematics and Sciences
Expertise: African American Literature; Learning Communities
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Kimberly Beatty, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Kimberly Beatty:
Winner of the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges’ 2006 Regina Standback-Stroud Diversity Award, Kimberly Beatty has over 12 years’ experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator. She has developed curricula for African-American studies courses and taken leadership roles in raising diversity awareness. Beatty earned both her B.A. and M.A. in English from Morgan State University and received her certification in education courses from Sojourner-Douglass College.


Bird, Cynthia

Cynthia Bird
Expert: Cynthia Bird, C.P.A., Assistant Professor - Accounting
Expertise: Taxation; Business & Technology
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Cynthia Bird, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Cynthia Bird:
With over 10 years’ experience as a certified public accountant, Cynthia Bird has worked for Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young and KPMG, specializing in corporate consolidations and managing all aspects of tax compliance. Bird serves as a lead volunteer for TCC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She holds her B.S. and M.A. from Virginia Tech.


Boland, Susan

Susan Boland
Expert: Susan Boland, M.F.A., Instructor- Languages and Speech
Expertise: English; ESL - English as a Second Language; International Education
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Susan Boland, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Susan Boland:
Susan Boland has over 18 years of teaching experience at the college level and holds an M.F.A. from Old Dominion University. She has developed programs to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to Japanese executives and writing and pronunciation for NASA. She earned her B.A. from New School University and an M.A. from George Mason University.


Boughton, Leslie

Leslie Boughton
Expert: Leslie Boughton, MSW, ACSW, Coordinator/Program Developer
Expertise: Workforce Development; Achieving a High School Degree
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Leslie Boughton, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Leslie Boughton:
Leslie Boughton leads one of Virginia’s most successful workforce development programs. The program received the Virginia Community College System Excellence award and has received over $2 million in state and federal grants. Boughton has presented TCC’s Job Skills Training Program as a national model at the National Welfare-to-Work Network Consortium multiple times. Recognized with a YWCA of South Hampton Roads Women of Distinction Award in the field of higher education, she holds B.A. and M.S. degrees from Norfolk State University.


Bryant, Theresa

Theresa Bryant
Expert: Theresa Bryant, M.B.A., Vice President for Workforce Development
Expertise: Community College Training; Economics - Hampton Roads; Retraining the Workforce; Workforce Development; Partnerships with Industry
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Theresa Bryant, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Theresa Bryant:
With nearly 30 years of proven accomplishments in workforce development, community outreach and program development, Theresa Bryant represents TCC in economic development activities, customizes training for area businesses and coordinates contract training for the military. Prior to joining TCC, Bryant served as interim vice chancellor for workforce service for the Virginia Community College System. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from Mississippi University for Women and an M.B.A. from Columbus State University. She was awarded a 2007 Women in Business Achievement award from the area’s business newspaper.


Calogrides, Thomas 'Tom' M.

Thomas 'Tom'  M. Calogrides
Expert: Thomas 'Tom' M. Calogrides, M.S., Dean, Health Professions
Expertise: Emergency Medical Services; International Education; Resuscitative Medicine; Health Care
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Tom Calogrides, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Tom Calogrides:
Tom Calogrides serves as dean of health professions at TCC, a division that boasts 10 active programs. A nationally-registered paramedic, Calogrides was previously a full professor in the Emergency Medical Services program. His contributions include developing and delivering state-of-the-art EMS training programs for all levels of providers, from first responders to paramedics. Calogrides is actively involved with Virginia-1 DMAT, a disaster medical assistance team with the National Disaster Medical System. He shares his time with Operation Smile and has traveled on 35 mission trips to 10 countries since the mid-1990s. Calogrides also serves as a volunteer paramedic with Nansemond-Suffolk Volunteer Rescue Squad, where he keeps his skills current.  Calogrides holds a B.S. and M.S. from Old Dominion University.


Carlson, Scott

Scott Carlson
Expert: Scott Carlson, Assistant Professor - Accounting
Expertise: Taxation; Accounting
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Scott Carlson, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Scott Carlson:
A certified public accountant, Scott Carlson worked in public accounting and private industry prior to joining the TCC faculty in 2006. His professional experience includes financial accounting, reporting and taxation. He holds a B.S. in accounting from Loyola Marymount University and an M.S. with a taxation emphasis from Golden Gate University.


Cook, Judith 'Judy'

Judith 'Judy'  Cook
Expert: Judith 'Judy' Cook, B.Ed., Clinical Coordinator/Instructor - Radiologic Technology Program
Expertise: Radiology; Health Care
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Judy Cook, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Judy Cook:
Judy Cook has 25 years of clinical experience as a radiologic technologist and over 13 years of service as a radiologic technology instructor and clinical coordinator for upper-level students. Cook teaches image production, registry review and pathology and also directs the clinical activities of TCC’s 10-clinic affiliate program. She holds a B.Ed. from the University of Toledo.


Cross, Gary

Gary Cross
Expert: Gary Cross, Assistant Professor - Respiratory Therapy Program
Expertise: Asthma; Lung Disease; Respiratory Therapy; Health Care
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Gary Cross, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Gary Cross:
Gary Cross became the inaugural TCC Batten Fellow, announced in fall 2008, with a project to develop the first-ever commercial medical simulations for respiratory therapy, in partnership with Sentara Health. Using high fidelity medical simulation and the human patient simulator, Cross provides quality instruction and hands-on training for TCC’s respiratory therapy students. As program lead, he maintains a strong working knowledge of state regulations and accepted practices. Cross joined TCC in 1989 as a full-time faculty member, after graduating from the respiratory therapy program himself and practicing in the field for several years. Cross will soon complete a master’s in instructional technology from Virginia Tech.


Crouch, Janie

Janie Crouch
Expert: Janie Crouch, Ph.D., M.A., Chair of the Speech Department, Norfolk
Expertise: Public Speaking; Speech
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Janie Crouch, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Janie Crouch:
With over a decade of teaching experience in the communications, Janie Crouch’s academic publications include Communication Mosaics, 5th Edition. Crouch earned her B.A. from Montreat College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Regent University.


Damrose-Mahlmann, Christine

Christine Damrose-Mahlmann
Expert: Christine Damrose-Mahlmann, M.S.Ed., NCC, LPC, Coordinator of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
Expertise: Career Counseling; Family; Financial Aid Management; Mental Health; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Christine Damrose-Mahlmann, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Christine Damrose-Mahlmann:
Christine Damrose-Mahlmann joined TCC in 1996 and provides mental health counseling to students to address depression and anxiety as well as problems stemming from substance abuse, domestic violence and post traumatic stress disorder. Her professional experience includes counseling in anger management and conflict resolution. Additionally, Damrose-Mahlmann provides career and career transition counseling to students seeking first careers and those in career transition. The college named her its 2007 Administrator of the Year in recognition of her work in promoting opportunities for leadership, training and mentoring among TCC employees and students. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Christopher Newport University and an M.S.Ed. in counseling from Old Dominion University.


Dessino, Jacque

Jacque Dessino
Expert: Jacque Dessino, M.L.S., M.A., Electronic Services Librarian
Expertise: Library Technology; Web Tools for Libraries
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Jacque Dessino, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Jacque Dessino:
With nearly 30 years’ experience as a reference librarian using print and electronic resources, Jacque Dessino has taken lead roles in library technology for Virginia community colleges . She identifies and evaluates electronic resources for the college, provides reference services to library patrons and teaches information literacy classes. She earned a B.A. (English) from Shippensburg State College, a B.S. (computer science) from Nicholls State University and an M.S.L.S. (library science) from Louisiana State University.


Diddlemeyer, Joanne M.

Joanne M. Diddlemeyer
Expert: Joanne M. Diddlemeyer, Ed.D., Professor of English
Expertise: Learning Communities; Writing Techniques
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Joanne Diddlemeyer, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Joanne Diddlemeyer:
Joanne Diddlemeyer has 10 years’ experience in higher education, holding both instructional and administrative positions. Her professional experience includes teaching language arts and science in K-12, as well as working as a communication skills specialist and assistant principal in Norfolk Public Schools. Additionally, Diddlemeyer worked as an instructor at Boe Dai Gakkou - the National Defense Academy for Japan - and at the Second Service School for the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force in Yokosuka, Japan. She earned her B.A. in political science from Regis College, an M.S. in reading from Old Dominion University and an Ed.S. and Ed.D. in educational leadership and policy from George Washington University.


Dienst, Richard A.

Richard A. Dienst
Expert: Richard A. Dienst, Program Head - Fire Science
Expertise: Fire Science & Safety
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Richard Dienst, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Richard Dienst:
Richard Dienst has 26 years of firefighting experience, 23 years of those in the U.S. Air Force. His military service included work on the Space Shuttle Rescue Team in Florida and as Deputy Fire Chief in Korea. He joined TCC in 2003 as program head of the Fire Science program. He holds a B.S. in fire science management from Southern Illinois University and an M.P.A. (public administration) from Governors State University.


Ellis, Thomas I.

Thomas I. Ellis
Expert: Thomas I. Ellis, Ph.D., Associate Professor - English and Humanities
Expertise: English; Environmental Issues
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Thomas Ellis, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Thomas Ellis:
Tom Ellis has taught college-level English composition, English literature and humanities courses. His international experience includes teaching at the American College of Greece, the Sichuan Institute of Foreign Languages in China and the Advanced Studies in England Program in Bath. An active environmentalist, Ellis serves as state secretary for the Va. Chapter of the Sierra Club. He has written and presented conference papers on the topic of Gaian Humanism, a concept that explores the interface between humanistic inquiry and ecological awareness, understanding and responsibility. Ellis holds a B.A. in English from Ohio Wesleyan University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English, both from the University of Oregon.


Ferguson, Jennifer

Jennifer Ferguson
Expert: Jennifer Ferguson, M.S., R.R.T., Program Director - Respiratory Therapy
Expertise: Asthma; Heart Disease; Lung Disease; Mechanical Ventilation; Prematurity; Respiratory Therapy; Sleep Testing; Health Care
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Jennifer Ferguson, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Jennifer Ferguson:
A registered respiratory therapist and an American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Specialist?, Jennifer Ferguson teaches respiratory therapy and clinical education at TCC and developed the college’s first polysomnography certificate program. She holds credentials in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support and neonatal resuscitation. Ferguson also works as a respiratory therapist at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. She holds a B.A. from Ottawa University and an M.S. from Old Dominion University.


Francis, Ed

Ed Francis
Expert: Ed Francis, M.F.A., Program Head - Glass Studies
Expertise: Glass Art
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Ed Francis, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Ed Francis:
Ed Francis shares his skill and love of glass art through TCC’s Glass Art program and with outreach demonstrations with his portable hot-glass studio. An award-winning artist, he has taught at renowned glass-making centers including Rochester Institute of Technology and Pilchuck Glass School, and launched the glass program at the Indianapolis Art Center. At TCC since 2005, Francis has expanded the Studio Glass program, which offers traditional glass blowing with molten glass along with the study of glass as art, exploring both sculptural and functional forms. Francis holds a B.S. in fine and applied arts from Southern Connecticut State University and a M.F.A. with specialization in glass from Kent State University. He was awarded the prestigious Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship at Wheaton Village and has participated in numerous invitational group and solo exhibitions for the past 20 years.


Gillerlain, Kelly

Kelly Gillerlain
Expert: Kelly Gillerlain, M.B.A., Assistant Professor - Business
Expertise: Customer Service; Direct Marketing; Sales Training
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Kelly Gillerlain, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
About Kelly Gillerlain:
Kelly Gillerlain’s professional experience includes sales and marketing for The Virginian-Pilot, Dillard’s and Military Newspapers of Virginia, as well as ownership and management of a retail clothing store. She teaches principles of marketing, introduction to business and principles of selling. Gillerlain holds a B.A. from American University and an M.B.A. from Troy State University.


Greenwood, Raymond 'Ray'

Raymond 'Ray'  Greenwood
Expert: Raymond 'Ray' Greenwood, M.P.A., Instructor - Domestic Violence, Administration of Justice Program
Expertise: Domestic Violence
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Ray Greenwood, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Ray Greenwood:
A 33-year veteran of the Virginia Beach Police Department, Ray Greenwood currently serves as captain and the commanding officer of the 4th Precinct located in the Kempsville area of the city; he has 110 sworn officers and 10 civilians under his command. Greenwood developed TCC’s 16-week class on domestic violence, as well as online courses in criminal justice. He is a recognized presenter with police, sheriff and victim advocacy groups, and with state groups including the National Association of Attorneys General. Greenwood holds a B.S. in political science from Old Dominion University and an M.P.A. (public administration), also from Old Dominion University.


Grieser, Star

Star Grieser
Expert: Star Grieser, American Sign Language and Interpreter Education Program Head
Expertise: American Sign Language; Services for the Deaf
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Star Grieser, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Star Grieser:
Associate Professor Star Grieser serves TCC and the Hampton Roads region as an expert in deaf culture and American Sign Language. Grieser teaches American Sign Language and interpreter education classes within the ASL Studies and Interpreter Education program. She is deaf herself and a near-native signer, as well as an active member of the deaf community. Gov. Tim Kaine appointed her to the advisory board of the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Grieser holds a B.S. in professional and technical communications from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s in deaf education from McDaniel College in Maryland.


Guess, Robert

Robert Guess
Expert: Robert Guess, M.S., CISSP, CCNA, Assistant Professor - Information Systems Technology
Expertise: Information Assurance & Security; Open Source Software; Computer Forensics
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Robert Guess, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Robert Guess:
A seasoned information assurance professional, Robert Guess’ industry certifications include certified information systems security practitioner and the National Security Agency INFOSEC Assessment and Evaluation Methodologist. As a defense contractor, he served as primary subject matter expert on a National Science Foundation cyber security education grant and developed workforce certification standards for information assurance professionals. Guess’ current work at TCC focuses on computer, network and information security, as well as open source software systems. He earned his master of science in information assurance from Norwich University and his B.G.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Hagedorn, Leah

Leah Hagedorn
Expert: Leah Hagedorn, Ph.D., Associate Professor - History
Expertise: American Jewish History
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Leah Hagedorn, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Leah Hagedorn:
A scholar of American Jewish history, Leah Hagedorn has held positions as a lecturer at Princeton University and visiting assistant professor of history at Tulane University. Prior to joining TCC in 2004, she directed a public history project at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at University of Mississippi. Hagedorn earned a B.A. in history from Goucher College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history, both from the University of North Carolina. Her doctoral dissertation, Jews and the American South, 1858-1905, explores the Jewish experience unique to the American South.


Haley, Donald 'Don'

Donald 'Don'  Haley
Expert: Donald 'Don' Haley, M.P.A., Professor - Administration of Justice
Expertise: Criminal Justice Education
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Don Haley, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Don Haley:
A career law enforcement officer who joined the TCC faculty in 1993, Don Haley’s professional experience includes work at the Saint Brides Correctional Center, the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office and the police departments of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. While serving in Virginia Beach, Haley received the Fourth Precinct Detective of the Year Award in 1995 and two Class Act Awards; in Chesapeake he was given the Chamber of Commerce Award, Drug Enforcement Incentive Award and two Star Performer Awards. Haley has also testified as an expert witness on a capital murder case. He joined TCC in 1993 as a professor of administration of justice. Haley holds a B.A. in criminology from Saint Leo College and an M.P.A. (public administration) from Troy State University. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.


Harris, Linda

Linda Harris
Expert: Linda Harris, JD, District Coordinator, Disability Services
Expertise: Disability Services
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Linda Harris, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Linda Harris:
Linda Harris serves over 1,500 students with disabilities at TCC’s four campuses to ensure accessibility to the college’s campus facilities, courses and educational resources. Prior to joining TCC, she served as the electronics and information technology program and policy specialist for the Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) and worked with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to develop accessibility standards and guidelines in information technology. Harris earned her B.A. from Virginia Wesleyan College and J.D. from the College of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law.


Hodgis, Ellyn

Ellyn Hodgis
Expert: Ellyn Hodgis, M.Ed., Assistant Professor
Expertise: Distance Education; Mammography Education; Health Care
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Ellyn Hodgis, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Ellyn Hodgis:
A registered radiologic technologist with over 15 years’ professional experience, Ellyn Hodgis developed and implemented TCC’s first mammography program in 1997, converting it to distance learning in 2003. She teaches mammography, imaging, patient care, clinical instruction and positioning. Hodgis also serves as an expert witness and reviewer of mammography textbooks. She holds a B.S. from Old Dominion University and a master of education in instructional technology from Troy University.


Jacob, Edwin

Edwin Jacob
Expert: Edwin Jacob, Director of Theatre Arts/Associate Professor of Theatre and Speech
Expertise: Theatre; Directing/Play Production; Shakespeare
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Edwin Jacob, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Edwin Jacob:
Ed Jacob joined the college in 1990 and directs TCC Theatre, including Shakespeare in the Grove outdoor productions. His latest productions include Bus Stop, Romeo and Juliet, Nautical Moments: A Living Nautical History of Tidewater for the American History Teacher Scholars Program, Tartuffe, The Adding Machine and The Field. He also served as a guest director for 40th Street Stage in its production of Coriolanus. Jacob holds a B.F.A. in drama performance from the University of Arizona and an M.F.A. in theatre directing from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Johnston, Ann

Ann Johnston
Expert: Ann Johnston, Ph.D., Professor - English and English as a Second Language
Expertise: ESL - English as a Second Language; Quilting
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Ann Johnston, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Ann Johnston:
Ann Louise Johnston, acclaimed in her teaching of English and English as a Second Language (ESL), received TCC’s Professor of the Year Award for 2006. This highly prized peer award established by the TCC faculty recognizes excellence in teaching. She has published articles in international journals on Mongolian literature, Turkish dialects, ESL pedagogy and the history of American English. A former Fulbright scholar in Turkey, she is also an award-winning photographer and avid quilter. Johnston holds both a B.A. in German and an M.A. in English from the University of Michigan, as well as an M.A. in linguistics and a Ph.D. in general linguistics, English and Turcology, both from Princeton University.


Jolemore, Nancy H.

Nancy H. Jolemore
Expert: Nancy H. Jolemore, Associate Professor - English and Writing
Expertise: English; Online Education; Writing Techniques
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Nancy Jolemore, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Nancy Jolemore:
Nancy Jolemore began her teaching career as a graduate teaching assistant of English at Old Dominion University. She went on to become a part-time faculty member at TCC and ODU, teaching developmental writing and composition. She now serves as a full-time assistant professor of English at TCC. Jolemore holds a B.A. in English and creative writing, an M.A. in English with a teaching emphasis and an M.F.A. in creative writing, from Old Dominion University.


Kane, Peter

Peter Kane
Expert: Peter Kane, M.S., F.M.P., Program Director of Hospitality Management, Associate Professor - Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management
Expertise: Hospitality
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Peter Kane, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
About Peter Kane:
With over 13 years’ experience in professional hospitality, Peter Kane develops new business for the college’s food service program and teaches food service classes. Prior to joining TCC, he was a commercial foods instructor for the P.D. Pruden Vocational Technical Center, a faculty member of Johnson and Wales teaching contemporary nutritional cuisine, including menu design and planning, and food operations and cafeteria manager at Old Dominion University. Kane earned a B.S. in hospitality management from Florida International University and an M.S. in general management from Troy State University.


Kiracofe, David

David Kiracofe
Expert: David Kiracofe, Ph.D., Professor - American History
Expertise: American History; Colonial America
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Contact: To arrange an interview with David Kiracofe, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About David Kiracofe:
David Kiracofe’s research interests include Pocahontas, early American life, the American Revolution in Virginia and the roles of historical memory and the historical imagination in the development of identity. His scholarly publications include the book Thomas Jefferson: a Public Live, a Private Life (Nova Publishers) and Dr. Benjamin Church and the Dilemma of Treason in Revolutionary Massachusetts in The New England Quarterly. Kiracofe holds a B.A. from The College of William and Mary and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. His Ph.D. thesis explored the development of American identity through the lens of legal proceedings against treasonable activities during the revolutionary era.


Koon, Albert 'Al' V.

Albert 'Al'  V. Koon
Expert: Albert 'Al' V. Koon, Associate Professor, Program Head for Electronics Engineering Technology and Assistant to the Dean of Engineering and Industrial Technology.
Expertise: Electronics; Partnerships with Industry
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Al Koon, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Al Koon:
Al Koon joined TCC in 1975 after a career in the Navy as an electrician and communications technician. Using the LabVIEW operating system, Koon designed innovative software to bring cutting-edge virtual technology to the college’s electronic engineering technology program. His expertise in electronics has evolved from maintaining early TVs, projectors and VCRs for TCC to working closely with students – including custom programs for military servicemembers – in today’s complex electronics. As an associate professor and program head for electronics engineering technology he also owns and operates a computer consulting business, designing and installing computer systems.


Krohn, Helena

Helena Krohn
Expert: Helena Krohn, Associate Professor - History and History Department Chair, Norfolk
Expertise: Greek/Roman History and Culture; Mythology; Religion; Civic Virtue in Western Culture; Local History
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Helena Krohn, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Helena Krohn:
Helena Krohn has over 30 years of college-level teaching experience. Named TCC’s Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2004, she has provided leadership and support for programs ranging from international education to American history teacher-scholars. Krohn has led five TCC study abroad trips to Greece and served as a Fulbright/Hayes study abroad scholar on trips to the Czech/Slovak republics and Mexico. She earned a B.A. in history and political science from Longwood College and an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia.


Kunzinger, Robert

Robert Kunzinger
Expert: Robert Kunzinger, Associate Professor - English, Humanites
Expertise: Creative Writing; English
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Contact: To arrange an interview with Robert Kunzinger, contact TCC News Team ~ ~ (757) 822-1078
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About Robert Kunzinger:
Robert Kunzinger joined TCC in 1989 and has directed, organized and executed 15 study abroad trips to St. Petersburg, Russia. A member of the college’s international education committee, he has worked for the inclusion of international education in courses across the curriculum. A published author, his works include: Prof: One Guy Talking, Out of Nowhere: Scenes from St Petersburg, Blessed Twilight, The Story of Vincent Van Gogh, The Music of Leaves, Biographical Notes, and Vincent. Kunzinger holds a B.A. in mass communications from St. Bonaventure University and an M.A. in humanities and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Old Dominion University.


LaCroix, Sean

Sean LaCroix
Expert: Sean LaCroix, Economics Instructor
Expertise: Urban Planning; Economics
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About Sean LaCroix:
Sean LaCroix joined TCC after working as an economist in industry for more than a decade. His most recent work experiences include senior consultant/transportation economist for AECOM Consult Inc., a large transportation infrastructure consulting firm. There, he focused on transportation and business issues including economic and taxation impacts related to proposed transportation investments. LaCroix also served as regional economist for Loudoun County, Va., one of the nation’s fastest growing counties, and as an economist for the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. His previous teaching experience includes the University of North Carolina, Northern Virginia Community College and the University of Phoenix. LaCroix holds a B.A. in business management from North Carolina State University and an M.S. in economics from the University of North Carolina.


Landon, Mary

Mary Landon
Expert: Mary Landon, M.S., Associate Vice President of Workforce Development
Expertise: Career Changes due to Downsizing; Retraining the Workforce
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About Mary Landon:
With over 28 years’ experience as a manager in industry and and extensive professional background in educational training and consulting, Mary Landon works closely with myriad organizations to offer training and development through TCC’s Workforce Development division. She has led training for the Department of Defense, Hampton Roads Transit, Volvo Penta of the Americas, Stihl Inc. and others. Landon has served as a consultant in workforce training for MGL Communications and as a training specialist/customer service representative and manager for US Airways. Her civic and professional memberships include the American Society of Training and Development and the Rotary Club of Hampton Roads. She has garnered numerous awards and grants and has presented on the topics of training and development and community college leadership. Enrolled in the Community College Leadership Ph.D. program atOld Dominion University, she received the Exemplary Service to the ODU Doctoral Students in Community College Leadership Program award. Landon holds a B.S. in aviation management from Southern Illinois University and an M.S. in business and industry training from Old Dominion University.


Marcil, William 'Bill' M.

William 'Bill'  M. Marcil
Expert: William 'Bill' M. Marcil, Ph.D., M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA, Director - Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Expertise: Occupational Therapy
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About Bill Marcil:
Bill Marcil’s 19 years as a registered occupational therapist include professional work in hospitals, hospice and clinical settings providing occupational therapy services for adults with physical disabilities, injuries and terminal illnesses. After joining TCC in 2003, Marcil expanded the college’s occupational therapy assistant program from a one-year certificate to an associate of applied science and increased enrollment by 26 percent during his first year. He continues to expand program offerings while coordinating curriculum development, as well as teaching, counseling and advising students. Marcil’s published works include the book titles Occupational Therapy: What it is and How it Works, Terminal and Life Threatening Illness: an Occupational Behavior Approach, The Person with AIDS: a Personal and Professional Perspective and Caring for Someone in Your Home. Certified and licensed to practice occupational therapy in South Carolina, Virginia and New York, he holds a B.S. and M.S. in occupational therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership from Regent University.


Marits, Michele

Michele Marits
Expert: Michele Marits, M.A., Assistant Professor of English and Humanities
Expertise: Online Education
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About Michele Marits:
With over 17 years of college-level teaching experience,, Michele Marits incorporates the latest instructional technology in her classes and was among the first instructors to develop online courses. Marits has served TCC as an English tutor, supervisor of the English computer center and faculty member in English and women’s studies. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Old Dominion University.


Mayer-Hennelly, Mary

Mary Mayer-Hennelly
Expert: Mary Mayer-Hennelly, Associate Vice President for Learning Resources
Expertise: Library Management; Professional Development
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About Mary Mayer-Hennelly:
With over 21 years of professional library management experience, Mary Mayer-Hennelly served as assistant director of the Norfolk Public Library system prior to joining TCC. She has also been a librarian for Portsmouth and Virginia Beach public libraries A member of the Virginia Library Association (VLA), she has chaired its conference committee, Junior Member’s Roundtable and public relations committee when she wrote the VLA’s winning entry for the national Grolier Grant. She has served two terms as an elected member of American Library Association’s national council and as a trustee for the Norfolk Law Library. A member of the American Society for Public Administration, Hampton Roads chapter, she has served as its president and won the organization’s national award for continuing education. Mayer-Hennelly is vice president of the Friends of the Jean Outland Chrysler Library and holds an M.S.L.S. (library science) from McGill University, an M.P.A. (public administration) from Old Dominion University and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.


McKaig, Iain

Iain McKaig
Expert: Iain McKaig, Ph.D., Professor - Mathematics, Sciences
Expertise: Magnetohydrodynamics; Solar Physics; Mathematica
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About Iain McKaig:
Iain McKaig has co-authored and written several publications, including Propagation of Magnetoacoustic-Gravity Waves in a Horizontally-Stratified Medium: IV. Kinematics, Astrophysics and Space Science, A Dirichlet Problem with Applications to Solar Prominences, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Solar Prominence Magnetic Configurations Derived Numerically from Convection, Astronomy and Astrophysics. He holds a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from Virginia Wesleyan College, graduating magna cum laude, and a Ph.D. in computational and applied mathematics from Old Dominion University. His doctoral dissertation was titled Mathematical Models of Quiescent Solar Prominences.


Natali, Jeanne B.

Jeanne B. Natali
Expert: Jeanne B. Natali, Ph.D., M.A., Coordinator of International Programs
Expertise: International Education
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About Jeanne Natali:
Founding director of TCC’s international student services program and serving a population from over 30 countries, Jeanne Natali has over 13 years’ experience in international education. Her innovative leadership in international education has garnered national recognition for the college and in 2000, the American Council on Education (ACE) recognized TCC as one of eight institutions with exemplary international education programs. In 2002, the college won ACE’s Promising Practices: Spotlighting Excellence in Comprehensive Internationalization, and in 2004, the college won an International Intercultural Achievement Best Practices award from the American Council on International Intercultural Education. She holds a B.A. in English from California University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in English from Old Dominion University. Natali earned her Ph.D. in urban services and urban education at ODU where she researched economic and higher education reform issues in modern Vietnam


Nickens, Susan

Susan  Nickens
Expert: Susan Nickens, Ph.D., Dean of Languages, Mathematics and Sciences, Norfolk Campus
Expertise: Education Administration
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About Susan Nickens:
Providing leadership aboard ship, abroad and stateside, Susan Nickens has extensive experience in academic programming and operational management. Her experience includes time aboard The Scholar Ship providing curriculum development, programming and evaluation; and hiring and supervising academic staff. Nickens also bolstered academic affairs and English and communication programs at University of Maryland’s European headquarters. Nickens holds a bachelor’s in English from North Carolina Wesleyan College and a master’s and Ph.D. in English from University of Maryland.


O'Brien, James 'Jim'

James 'Jim'  O'Brien
Expert: James 'Jim' O'Brien, M.S., Ph.D., Professor - Psychology
Expertise: Independence-Conformity Research; Psychology; Research Methods
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About Jim O'Brien:
Elected a fellow of the Virginia Academy of Science and appointed by Gov. Tim Kaine to the Board of Trustees of the Science Museum of Virginia, Jim O’Brien has taught psychology at TCC for 35 years. In 2007, the Virginia Community College System named O’Brien the inaugural recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Working with several teams of students since 1998, he debunked the long-standing view of social psychology that women conform more than men in response to group pressure. The research teams have presented their developing empirical findings several times to the Virginia Academy of Science, and O’Brien has made presentations to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Psychological Science and the Virginia Psychological Association. He teaches research methods, social psychology, child psychology, human relations and psychology of management. The TCC Faculty Senate awarded him with its 2007 Professor of the Year Award in recognition of his teaching excellence. O’Brien holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Richmond, an M.S. in general applied psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from The Catholic University of America.


Peacock, Marilyn

Marilyn Peacock
Expert: Marilyn Peacock, M.S., Professor of Mathematics
Expertise: Mathematics; Supplemental Instruction/Tutoring; Tutoring
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About Marilyn Peacock:
With over 25 years of experience as an educator , Marilyn Peacock has taught all levels of developmental and transfer math. Prior to teaching at the college level, Peacock taught high school mathematics. At TCC, she has served as special assistant to the provost and as an assistant division chair for mathematics. Peacock holds a B.S. in honors mathematics from James Madison University, an M.S. in mathematics from The College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in community college leadership from Old Dominion University.


Perkinson, James

James Perkinson
Expert: James Perkinson, Dean of Business, Public Services, and Technology
Expertise: Business
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About James Perkinson:
James Perkinson has 35 years’ experience in higher education as both a faculty member and administrator. He’s served TCC as assistant division chair of the Portsmouth Campus engineering and industrial technology division and as interim chair of the division of industrial and engineering technologies at the Virginia Beach Campus. Perkinson has also provided administrative leadership for the college’s program at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and coordinated start-up of the Visual Arts Center’s facility infrastructure. He holds a B.S. from East Carolina University and an M.Ed. from Old Dominion University.


Peterson, Jimmy L.

Jimmy L. Peterson
Expert: Jimmy L. Peterson, Professor - Business, Social Sciences and Public Service
Expertise: Public Service; Technology; Social Science
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About Jimmy Peterson:
Jimmy L. Peterson’s professional experience includes consulting for Milwaukee Public Schools and the Workforce Development Center at North Milwaukee State Bank. He’s also served as interim vice president of academic and student service affairs at North Hennepin Community College and as the chief academic officer for Longview Community College and Penn Valley Community College in the Metropolitan Community College District in Kansas City. Peterson holds a B.S. in sociology from Alabama State University, an M.A. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in educational administration and supervision from the University of Michigan. He completed postdoctoral study in college management at Carnegie Mellon University.


Pinkerton, Anne

Anne Pinkerton
Expert: Anne Pinkerton, Associate Professor - Biology and Health
Expertise: Biology Education
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About Anne Pinkerton:
Anne Pinkerton’s 15 years of medical research have focused on the cellular and molecular changes associated with cancer, genetics, cardiovascular transplantation and cellular differentiation. Her extensive clinical, research and teaching experience includes over five years in open-heart and transplant surgery at the Medical College of Virginia and in the cardiac catheterization lab at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Prior to joining TCC, Pinkerton taught biology at the State University of New York (SUNY), and advanced cell biology to graduate students and immunology to medical students at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). She earned her B.S. in biology at the College of William and Mary, her M.A. at SUNY and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at EVMS.


Plumb, Michael

Michael Plumb
Expert: Michael Plumb, M.B.A., Ph.D., Program Head - Industrial Engineering Technologies
Expertise: Industrial Engineering
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About Michael Plumb:
Michael Plumb’s work in industry includes positions ranging from senior engineering analyst to operations coordinator to superintendent of maintenance. At TCC, Plum teaches courses in industrial management, materials and processes of industry and mechanics. He develops and teaches engineering classes and laboratories, creates innovative instructional materials and laboratory experiences and maintains up-to-date equipment and facilities. Plumb recently completed all course work toward a Ph.D. in engineering management and systems engineering from Old Dominion University. He holds a B.S. in applied engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Golden Gate University.


Rice, Linda

Linda Rice
Expert: Linda Rice, Ph.D., Provost - Chesapeake Campus
Expertise: Partnerships Between K-12 and Colleges; Education Administration; Partnerships with Industry
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About Linda Rice:
Founding dean of TCC’s division of health sciences, Linda M. Rice served as director of respiratory care at Maryview Hospital prior to joining the college in 1977. At TCC, she has served as program director for respiratory therapy, chair of the academic division for health science technologies and special assistant to the president for military affairs and community outreach, before becoming vice president for workforce development where she honed her skills in partnership building. Rice holds a B.A. from Randolph Macon Woman’s College and an M.S. in adult education and a Ph.D. in urban services from Old Dominion University. She completed professional training in respiratory therapy at the University of Chicago.


Rubin, Beno

Beno Rubin
Expert: Beno Rubin, Associate Professor - Automotive Technology
Expertise: Automotive Education
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About Beno Rubin:
Beno Rubin’s automotive certifications include ASE Master Automobile Technician, ASE Advanced Certification L1, ASE Refrigerant & Recovery Licensed, T-TEN Certified Instructor, CAP Certified Instructor, PACT Certified Instructor, Virginia State Inspector and NATEF Evaluation Team Leader. Rubin holds a B.S. in computing and management from Lehman College and an M.S. in management and administration of educational programs from Nova Southeastern University, as well as an associate degree in Automotive Technology from Westchester Community College.


Ruffing, Theresa

Theresa Ruffing
Expert: Theresa Ruffing, M.S., Financial Counseling and Career Planning
Expertise: Student Services; Financial Aid Management
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About Theresa Ruffing:
Theresa Ruffing has 17 years’ experience in interpreting and implementing federal, state and college financial aid regulations, as well as in providing financial counseling for current and prospective students. Ruffing holds a B.A. in education from the University of Kentucky and an M.S. in education administration from Old Dominion University.


Scheidt, Calvin

Calvin Scheidt
Expert: Calvin Scheidt, Director, Military Contract Programs
Expertise: Military Education & Training
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About Calvin Scheidt:
After retiring from the Navy, Calvin Scheidt joined the TCC faculty as instructor of the Homeport Training Program at Fleet Training Center in Norfolk where he taught a variety of supply subjects at the Navy “C” school. In 2000 he was promoted to the position of supply department head and later became director of government programs. He serves as associate vice president for military programs. Scheidt directs and teaches strategy and policy for the Naval War College, Fleet Seminar Program, business management and political science for several local universities and colleges. Scheidt holds an M.P.A. (public administration) from Troy State University and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbus University.


Shaw, Peter

Peter Shaw
Expert: Peter Shaw, M.B.A., Professor - Business & Economics
Expertise: Global Economics; Business - Global
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About Peter Shaw:
Since 1989, Oxford Round Table has brought together great minds to tackle the day’s most pressing issues and recently, TCC’s Peter Mark Shaw joined this select group, participating in a discussion titled Adapting to Globalization in the 21st Century. Shaw’s teaching topics include international business, business statistics, management and introduction to business. He was awarded the academic dean’s award for excellence in business and economics in 2004. Shaw holds a B.S. from Old Dominion University and an MBA from The College of William and Mary and has attended professional development seminars at several prominent business schools including Duke University (Fuqua School), the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and the University of South Carolina (Darla Moore School), the country’s leading international business school.


Sherrill, William 'Bill'

William 'Bill'  Sherrill
Expert: William 'Bill' Sherrill, Professor - Economics
Expertise: Economics; Real Estate; Technology in Education
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About Bill Sherrill:
Bill Sherrill’s practical business experience comes from creating and operating successful business ventures that include the real estate brokerage he currently owns and manages. He teaches real estate education courses for the Commonwealth of Virginia through TCC’s Office of Workforce Development and serves as professor of economics, teaching macroeconomics and microeconomics at the Norfolk Campus. Sherrill co-wrote a Virginia Community College System LearningWare grant to develop videos and other learning tools for the online Interdisciplinary Commonwealth course in economics. He holds a B.S. from Old Dominion University and an M.A. in economics, also from ODU.


Steinhauer, David

David Steinhauer
Expert: David Steinhauer, M.S., Professor - Computer-Aided Drafting and Design and Occupational Safety
Expertise: Internships; Ship Repair Education
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About David Steinhauer:
A professor at TCC for more than 25 years, David Steinhauer also serves as academic advisor for TCC’s apprentice training program with Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the largest cooperative program in the Commonwealth. He teaches computer-aided drafting with AutoCAD, parametric solid modeling with Autodesk, principles of occupational safety, blueprint reading, engineering drawing and computer applications for technicians. He works with numerous companies in Hampton Roads to develop and teach a wide range of courses. Steinhauer holds a B.S. from Kent State University an M.S. from Old Dominion University and has completed advanced graduate work at Colorado State University and Virginia Tech.


Summers, Michael D.

Michael D. Summers
Expert: Michael D. Summers, M.Ed, Ed.D, Provost, Virginia Beach Campus
Expertise: Community College Leadership; Student Leadership; Education Administration; Student Affairs Management
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About Michael Summers:
After serving as vice president for academic and student affairs, Mike Summers assumed the role of provost of TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus, the largest in TCC’s four-campus system, enrolling more than 20,000 students annually. He brings to the post more than two decades of teaching, administrative and executive leadership experience from three community colleges. He served as vice president for education at Greenville Technical College (GTC) – a large, complex, multi-campus institution in a dynamic and growing region of South Carolina – prior to joining TCC. His executive leadership in academic and student affairs at GTC included extensive experience in the accreditation process, including the new model recently adopted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Prior positions include division chair for technology and information systems, and director of correctional center programs, both at Danville Area Community College, and associate professor at Black Hawk College. Summers holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois, a M.Ed. from Western Illinois University and an Ed.D. from the University of Illinois.


Toletti, Gabriela

Gabriela Toletti
Expert: Gabriela Toletti, Ph.D., M.A. in Latin American Literature, Professor - Spanish
Expertise: Psychology; Spanish; Latin America Culture; Study Abroad Programs; Foreign Language Teaching; Multicultural Issues
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About Gabriela Toletti:
Born and raised in Uruguay, Gabriela Toletti is steeped in the culture, history, literature and language of Latin America. An avid advocate of study abroad, she has conducted study trips to a range of countries, including Uruguay, Argentina, Spain and Costa Rica. She has headed Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations at TCC, sharing her knowledge through radio and TV interviews. She holds a degree in clinical psychology from the University of Uruguay and a degree in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) from the Alianza Cultural Uruguay - Estados Unidos de Norteamérica. She received an M.A and a Ph.D. in Latin American Literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her dissertation, Dinámica Grupal, Familiar y Política: Una Lectura Psico-Social de la Obra Dramática de Eduardo Pavlovsky, analyzes from a psycho-social perspective the dramatic works of Argentine playwright Eduardo Pavlovsky.


Toreno, Felicia

Felicia Toreno
Expert: Felicia Toreno, M.S.Ed., RDMS, RVT, Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Expertise: Diagnostic Sonography
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About Felicia Toreno:
Practicing and teaching diagnostic medical sonography for more than 20 years, Felicia Toreno also has experience in implementing . cutting-edge multimedia and distance learning applications. Named chair of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, she will lead volunteers working with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs as part of a programmatic accreditation process. Toreno holds a B.S. from Butler University, an M.S.Ed. from Old Dominion University and a Ph.D. in urban services (higher education emphasis), also from ODU. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, 2002-2006.


Walton, Joseph 'Frank'

Joseph 'Frank'  Walton
Expert: Joseph 'Frank' Walton, M.A., Director, Funeral Service Program
Expertise: Counseling; Funeral Science
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About Frank Walton:
Joseph F. Walton’s funeral service expertise comes from the family business - he is a second-generation funeral director and embalmer. With 20-plus years in the industry he has performed scores of embalming procedures both as a practitioner and instructor. He divides his time among teaching, his business and several industry-related organizations on the national and local level. Walton holds a bachelor of science in economics from Hampton University, a master of arts in counseling from Norfolk State University and an associate of science in mortuary science from Gupton-Jones College, Decatur, Ga.


Warren, Ivory

Ivory Warren
Expert: Ivory Warren, M.S.W., Counselor
Expertise: Career Counseling; Family; Life Management Skills; Women's Issues
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About Ivory Warren:
Ivory Warren serves more than 600 students each year, providing counseling to address family and parenting issues, health needs and transitions to college. Additionally, she provides career counseling and academic support and teacheshealth classes as an adjunct faculty member. Warren holds a B.S.W. (social work) and an M.S.W. (social work/clinical track) from Norfolk State University.


Wood, Nita B.

Nita B. Wood
Expert: Nita B. Wood, Assistant Professor - English and Public Speaking
Expertise: Writing Techniques
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About Nita Wood:
Nita Wood joined TCC in 1999 as assistant professor, teaching all levels of English and introduction to public speaking. Prior to this post, she was affiliated with the Veterans Upward Bound Program at Norfolk State University. Her professional activities include writing center tutor, placement test reader and student mentor. Wood holds a B.A. in English/secondary education and an M.A. in communication (composition and rhetoric concentration),both from Norfolk State University.


Woodhouse, Michelle W.

Michelle W. Woodhouse
Expert: Michelle W. Woodhouse, Ed.D., Dean for Social Sciences and Public Service
Expertise: Retraining the Workforce
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About Michelle Woodhouse:
Michelle W. Woodhouse has nearly two decades of experience as a teacher and administrator in both secondary and postsecondary schools. Prior to joining TCC, she served as director of continuing education and professional studies and director of Norfolk State University at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center. Woodhouse holds a B.S. from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.A. in urban education from Norfolk State University and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.


Wright, David

David Wright
Expert: David Wright, Ph.D., Professor - Physics
Expertise: Physics
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About David Wright:
David Wright joined TCC in 1974 as professor of physics, teaching general college physics, university physics, astronomy and conceptual physics. In 2002, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia awarded him one of only 11Outstanding Faculty Awards. Wright served as science consultant and script writer for the NASA Science Files television show and also performs physics demonstrations at theme parks that include Busch Gardens in Williamsburg and Tampa Bay. He writes physics workbooks for Busch Gardens, Sea World, Water Country USA and Adventure Island. Wright holds a B.S. and M.A. in physics from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in physics from Virginia Tech.
 
 
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