Faculty & Staff Profiles

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.

Interior Design alumna finds her dream career

November 17, 2015

A 2010 graduate of TCC’s Interior Design program, Michelle Alderman was recently named to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) 30 Under 30 list.

Horticulture instructor cycles more than 500 miles for tree education and research

October 28, 2015

Tidewater Community College horticulture instructor cycles more than 500 miles in a week in Florida to fund education and research for the TREE Fund.

Meet Associate Professor Cynthia Pedigo, Program Head of Paralegal Studies

September 9, 2015

Cynthia Pedigo never wants to hear these words: “I’m just a paralegal.” She knows firsthand how valuable paralegals are.

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