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2011-2012 Catalog 
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Faculty

Dr. Peter G. Checkovich (1987)
Professor of Education

B.A. University of Virginia (1971)
M.Ed. (1975) Ed.S. (1979) Ed.D. (1985)

Economic and Workforce Development

Dr. Ann Shipway (2002)
Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development
Associate Professor of Workforce Development

A.A.S., A.A Allegany College of Maryland (1986)
B.A. College of Notre Dame of Maryland (1988)
M.A. College of Notre Dame of Maryland (1993)
Ed.D. West Virginia University (2009)

Laura Busey (2009)
Curriculum Development and Technical Writing Instructor
B.A. Shepherd University (2008)

Amber Henson (2008)
Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Mathematics
A.A. Garrett College (2001)
B.S. Shepherd College (2003)
M.Ed. Frostburg State University (2007)

Cecelia Nichols (2010)
Enrollment Specialist

A.A.S. Baltimore’s International Culinary Art Institute (2004)

Duane Roberson (2010)
Lecturer/Lab Supervisor

Gary Rothstein (2011)
Director of Workforce and Engineering Technologies

B.S. Liberty University (2005)

Daniel Steerman (2007)
Technical Program Coordinator

B.S. University of Maryland Baltimore County (1992)
M.S. Johns Hopkins (2001)

David Teets (2011)
Lecturer, Lab Supervisor & Instructor
B.S. Belford University (2008)

Margie Ways (2003)
Assistant Professor
Program Manager

A.A.S. Shepherd College (1999)
R.B.A. (2000)
M.A. West Virginia University (2004)

Christine L. Weiss (2010)
Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator
AAS Academy of Culinary Arts (1991)
Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (2010)

Steve Weiss (2008)
Hospitality/Culinary Arts Program Coordinator

A.A.S. Dutchess Community College (1986)
A.A.S. Baltimore’s International Culinary Art Institute (1988)

Alan Zube (2011)
Mechatronics Program Coordinator
B.A. Ed. Auburn (1976)
M.S. Ed. Western Kentucky University (1980)

Health Sciences

Dr. George Perry (2004)
Vice President of Instruction
B.A. West Virginia Wesleyan College (1982)
M.Ed. (1990)
Ed.D. West Virginia University (2004)

Louise Black (2008)
Assistant Professor of Allied Health
B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University (1976)
M.Ed. Kent State University (1981)

Lynne Harty (2008)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. William Patterson College (1977)
M.S.N. Mountain State University (2008)

Kim Kiefer (2008)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.S.N. Excelsior College (1997)
B.S. University of Maryland (1997)
M.S.N. University of Phoenix (2006)

Dr. Nancy Kelly (2007)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.N.D. Fairmont State College (1980)
B.S.N. University of Wisconsin (1995)
M.S.N. University of Virginia (2007)
D.N.P. University of Virginia (2011)

Susan Layos (2011)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. University of Maryland (1973)
M.S. University of Maryland (1977)

Dr. Chrystal L. McDonald
Program Coordinator Physical Therapist Assistant
M.S. Shenandoah University (2002)
D.P.T. Shenandoah University (2005)

Crystal Minnick (2008)
Instructor of Medical Assisting/ Externship Coordinator
B.A. Frostburg State University (2008)

Kathy Monroe (2010)
Instructor of Allied Health
B.S. University of North Carolina (1989)
M.S. University of North Carolina (1992)

Karen Pugsley (2005)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
B.S.N. Mankato State College (1974)
M.N. University of Washington (1988)

Margaret Riden (2008)
Assistant Professor of Nursing
A.A.S. Marymount College of Virginia (1986)
B.S.N. University of Maryland at Baltimore (1996)
M.S.N. Walden University (2008)

Elizabeth Viens Rini (2005)
Director of Nursing
B.S.N. George Mason University (1987)
M.S.N. (1993)

Phyllis Michele Sheely
Clinical Coordinator Physical Therapist Assistant
A.A. Frederick Community College (1994)
A.S. Pennsylvania State University (1997)
B.A. Marshall University (2011)

Kristin Smith(2009)
Instructor of Nursing
M.S.N. George Mason University (2006)

Richard Snyder (2006)
Chair of AHS/ MA Program Coordinator
B.A. Carson-Newman College (1986)
RMA American Medical Technologists (2003)

Randolph Spies (2005)
Program Coordinator for EMS
A.A.S. Hagerstown Community College (2004)

Don Weigel (2010)
Clinical Coordinator of EMS
B.A. Pennsylvania State University (1991)

John Westerfeld (2008)
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
B.S. Santa Clara University (1967)
M.S. Catholic University of America (1973)

Division of Arts

Dr. Billie A. Unger (1987)
Dean of Division of Arts
Professor of Developmental English

B.A. Shepherd College (1981)
M.A. West Virginia University (1990)
Ed.D. West Virginia University (2003)

Rebecca Moore (1992)
Associate Professor
B.S. Shepherd College (1990)
M.B.A. West Virginia University (1994)
Ed.S. George Washington University (2005)

Deidre Morrison (2006)
Instructor of Developmental English
B.A. Shepherd College (2002)

James Ralston (1984)
Assistant Professor
B.A. Alma College (1966)
M.A. Wayne State University (1967)

Division of Business and Computer Technologies

R. Craig Miller (2005)
Associate Vice President of Business and Information Technology
Associate Professor

B.S. Shepherd College (1998)
M.B.A. Frostburg University (2003)

Shana D’Aurora (2007)
Chair, Business
Assistant Professor

B.A. Waynesburg University (2005)
M.Ed. Waynesburg University (2006)

Sandra Baker (2007)
A.A.S Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

Brett Caffarelli (2008)
Instructor/Grant Specialist
B.A. West Virginia University, 2007

Stephanie W. Dekle (2008)
Instructor, Content Specialist of Technical Writing and English
B.A. The University of the South, Sewanee (1996)
M.A. The University of Alabama, Huntsville (2000)

Anthony Early (2008)
Chair, Information Technology
Coordinator; Computer Network Engineering Technologies
Assistant Professor

A.A.S. Hagerstown Community College (2005)
B.S. University of Maryland University College (2007)

Dr. Chiquita D. Howard-Bostic (2006)
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
B.A. State University of NY at Buffalo (1999)
M.U.P. State University of NY at Buffalo (2001)
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2011)

Calvin “Ryan” Kief (2011)
A.A.S. Shepherd University (2004)
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2010)

Michele Morrison (2009)
Program Coordinator
A.A. Potomac State College (1995)
B.S. West Virginia University (1998)
M.A. West Virginia University (2000)

Kerri Namolik (2006)
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
B.A. The University of Pittsburgh (2003)
M.L.S. West Virginia University (2010)

Alecha Cauffman-Sanbower
Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies
B.A. American University (1991)
M.S. In Criminal Justice (1994)

Patricia Sherwood (2008)
Program Coordinator, Business
Assistant Professor

A.S. Luzerne County Community College (1984)
B.S. King’s College (1986)
M.B.A. Wilkes University (1991)

Robert T. “Bob” Smith (2007)
Assistant Professor
A.S. Hagerstown Junior College (1994)
B.S. Frostburg State University (1997)
M.B.A. Frostburg State University (2003)

Beth A. Thomas (2008)
Program Coordinator Board of Governors and Applied Technology
B.S. Bloomsburg University (1984)