Faculty & Staff Profiles

Engineering professor and TCC alumnus connects with students because he’s been there, done that

September 7, 2016

“I worked in industry for close to two decades, but teaching is what I really wanted to do.”  –  Professor Bill Simmons

TCC professor Linda Williams receives excellence award from national organization

August 17, 2016

The face of the textbook-free Z-Degree in business administration received recognition from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.

TCC annual award winners to be honored Aug. 19

August 15, 2016

Faculty, staff and administrative honorees were selected by their peers

Getting to know The Psyc Guy @TCCVA

July 18, 2016

Mozell Person's psychology classroom at TCC's Portsmouth Campus is as dynamic as his Twitter presence. Person is The Psyc Guy @mperson24 and isn’t hesitant to use social media as a classroom tool.

Criminal Justice professor encourages students to follow their dreams

May 6, 2016

“I enjoyed my time in law enforcement, but I like what I’m doing now because I get to encourage students to engage in a life of learning,” said Tony Passaro.

RAC Instructor Darryl Parker

March 29, 2016

RAC instructor Darryl Parker says, “At TCC I learned that I really enjoyed the classroom and lab settings. I sometimes miss those challenging problems we’d find when working on cars in the dealership. I loved solving those problems. But teaching is definitely my calling.”

Civil Engineering Technology professor keen on problem solving in classroom

February 17, 2016

Professor Chris Cartwright, program head for Civil Engineering Technology at Tidewater Community College, tries to lecture less and engage his students more.

Head of new veterinary assisting program combines love of animals with teaching

February 3, 2016

“When I was practicing, I discovered I loved teaching,” said Megan Taliaferro, who is the head of Tidewater Community College's veterinary assistant program after working five years as an associate veterinarian at Nansemond Veterinary Clinic.

English instructor and published author connects with students through writing

January 5, 2016

English instructor Doug Thiele has impacted students on Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus for almost two decades

Dean Thomas Stout encourages students to get out of their comfort zones

November 20, 2015

Dean Thomas Stout joined Tidewater Community College after a successful career in the Navy.

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