Aug 20, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Faculty


Dr. Peter G. Checkovich (1987)
President
Professor of Education
B.A. University of Virginia (1971)
M.Ed. University of Virginia (1975)
Ed.S. University of Virginia (1979)
Ed.D. University of Virginia (1985)

School of Professional Studies and University Transfer

Dr. R. Craig Miller (2005)
Chief Finance and Administrative Officer/Vice President of the School of Professional Studies and University Transfer
Professor
B.S. Shepherd College (1998)
M.B.A. Frostburg University (2003)
Ed.D. West Virginia University (2013)

Megan Anderson (2021)
Program Coordinator of Criminal Justice 
Instructor
B.S. Old Dominion University (2011)
M.A. Sam Houston State University (2014)
M.S. University of Louisiana (2019)
M.A. University of Louisiana (2021)

Amanda Burnell (2012)
E-Learning Academic Administrator
Assistant Professor
R.B.A. Shepherd University (2013)
M.A. Shepherd University (2020)

Dr. Todd Cimino-Johnson (2016)
Program Coordinator of Business and Economics
Associate Professor
B.S. Shepherd University (2005)
M.B.A. Shepherd University (2006)
M.A. American Public University (2017)
Ph.D. Old Dominion University (2021)

Dr. Katherine Cox (2013)
Associate Dean of Humanities
Associate Professor
B.A. Harvard University (1987)
M.A. University of Virginia (2002)
Ed.D. West Virginia University (2009)

Brett Gallagher (2008)
Dean of the School of Professional Studies and University Transfer
Associate Professor
B.A. West Virginia University (2007)
M.A.T. Shepherd University (2011)
M.A. West Virginia University (2015)

Jackie Griggs (2013)
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Assistant Professor
A.A. Hagerstown Community College (2002)
B.S. Shepherd University (2005)
M.A. West Virginia University (2017)

Heather Huggett (2015)
Writing Coordinator
Assistant Professor
B.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1995)
M.A. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1997)

Challice LaRose (2017)
Human Services Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor
B.A. West Virginia University (2013)
M.S.W. West Virginia University (2017)

Dr. K. Page Moore (2015)
Associate Dean of Business & Social Sciences
Associate Professor
B.A. West Virginia University (2011)
M.A. West Virginia University (2011)
Ph.D. Old Dominion University (2021)

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

Seth Mose (2019)

Assistant Professor

B.A. Bridgewater College (2005)
M.S. Towson University (2011)

M.A. Shepherd University (2022)

Kerri Namolik (2007)
Assistant Dean of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
B.A. The University of Pittsburgh (2003)
M.L.S. West Virginia University (2010)

Ann Price (2011)
Program Coordinator of Accounting
Associate Professor
Certified Public Accountant (1989)
B.S. Shepherd College (1987)
M.B.A. West Virginia University (1991)

Dr. Holley Ralston (2017)
Program Coordinator of Social Sciences
Assistant Professor
B.A. West Virginia Wesleyan University (1995)
M.A. West Virginia University (1999)
Ph.D. Free University of Berlin (2012)

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

Joshua Rider (2018)
Education Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor
B.A. West Virginia Wesleyan College (2010)
M.A.T. Marshall University (2015)

Sara Shade (2011)
Instructional Technologist
Assistant Professor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community & Technical College (2011)
R.B.A. Shepherd University (2014)
M.S. Purdue University (2019)

Dr. Billie A. Unger (1993)
Program Coordinator of Liberal Arts
Professor
B.A. Shepherd College (1981)
M.A. West Virginia University (1990)
Ed.D. West Virginia University (2003)

Steven Wolfe (2018)
Humanities Coordinator
Assistant Professor
B.S. Bridgewater College (2013)
M.A. The University of Texas at Tyler (2016)

Workforce and Engineering Technologies

Dr. Ann Shipway (2002)
Vice President of Workforce and Engineering Technologies
Professor
A.A.S. Allegany College of Maryland (1986)
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)

Amanda Alford (2018)
Academic Advisor, ASCEND
Lecturer
B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University (2013)

Michael Allenbaugh (2017)
Instructional Specialist of Advanced Manufacturing
Instructor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2016)

Eric Arsenault (2021)
Instructional Specialist of Mechatronics, Engineering, & Plastics
Lecturer
A.A.S Blue Ridge (2017)
B.S. Fairmont State University (2021)

James Bayly (2014)
Energy Coordinator
Instructor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2015)

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

Larry Bickett (2013)
Director of Facilities and Campus Security
Instructor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2013)

Richard Biggs (2020)
Lecturer
B.S. Carnegie Mellon University (2008)
M.A. John Hopkins University (2014)

Mark Bittner (2021)
Instructional Specialist
Lecturer

Janet Branch (2014)
Dean of Information Technology & Math
DMS/DBM Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor

B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University (1985)
M.S. Old Dominion University (2005)

Adam Bridendolph (2017)
Associate Dean of Mechatronics and Engineering Technology
Instructor
B.S. Old Dominion University (2010)
M.E. Old Dominion University (2013)

Lisha Burks-Stewart (2016)
Director of Accelerated Study in Associate Programs
Instructor
R.B.A. Shepherd University (2009)
M.S. Capella University (2014)

Laura Busey (2009)
Dean of Instruction
Instructor
B.A. Shepherd University (2008)

Amber Butcher (2018)
Director of STEM Internships and Alumni Outreach Coordinator
Instructor
B.S. West Virginia University (1991)
M.S. West Virginia University (1994)

Annette Cain (2019)
Lecturer
B.A. Shepherd University (1995)

Kathy Collis (2013)
Assistant Professor
B.S. Cedarville University (1987)
M.S. Shippensburg University (1989)

Matthew Collis (2019)
Lecturer
A.A.S Hagerstown Community College (2018)

Miriam Conroy (2016)
Chair of The Culinary Arts Academy
Instructor
Culinary Arts Certificate L’Academie de Cuisine (2007)
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2017)

Samantha Cook (2015)
Instructor
A.A.S. Fairmont State University Pierpont Community and Technical College (2012)

Nicole Cowles (2021)
Student Advisor Workforce Training
Lecturer
B.A. Mountain State University (2004)

Diana Crouse (2016)
Program Coordinator
Foundation Assistant
Instructor
R.B.A. Shepherd University (2008)

J. Todd Diehl (2018)
Advanced Manufacturing Instructional Specialist
Lecturer

Kimberly Graves (2019)
Program Coordinator of Software Development Engineering
Instructor
B.S. Queen’s University (1997)
B. Ed. Queen’s University (1998)
M. Ed. University of Toronto (2011)

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

Joel Heslop (2021)
Lecturer
B.S. Shepherd University (2011)

Don Heumphreus (2021)
Program Coordinator of Information Technology
Lecturer
B.S. University of Southern California (1994)
M.S. American Public University (2016)

Tiffany Hine (2011)
Director of Small Business Education and Training
Associate Professor
B.A. West Virginia University (1991)
M.P.A. West Virginia University (1993)
M.B.A Shepherd University (2020)

Robert Hopkin (2017)
Advanced Manufacturing Instructional Specialist and Lab Supervisor
Instructor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2016)

Joseph Holliday (2021)
Career Counselor Job Corps Scholar
Lecturer
B.S. University of Hawaii (1985)
M.S. American Public University (2012)

Dr. Cynthia Hull-Miller (2011)
Associate Dean of Career Advancement
Associate Professor
A.A. Hagerstown Community College (1977)
B.A. Hood College (1979)
M.Ed. Frostburg State University (2007)
Ed.S. Educational Leadership, Liberty University (2017)

Patricia Irwin (2017)
Assistant Professor, Advanced Manufacturing
B.E.E. Gannon University (1988)
M.S. Frostburg State University (1991)

Rose Jocelyn (2021)
Math/STEM Degree Data Analyst
Lecturer
B.S. Loma Linda University (2007)
M.S. NOVA Southeastern University (2010)

Nikki Johnson (2021)
Program Coordinator of Remote Technologies
Lecturer
A.S. Blue Ridge CTC (2021)

Adrian Kelley (2021)
Lecturer
A.A.A. Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (2013)
B.A. New York College at Potsdam (1994)

John Lane (2016)
Instructor
A.A.S. Ohio State University (1986)
A.S.T. Pennsylvania Culinary Institute (2004)
A.S.T. Le Cordon Bleu (2004)

Sharon Lentz (2020)
Program Coordinator for Veterinary Technology
Lecturer
A.A.S. St. Petersburg College (2001)

Rebecca Lewis (2020)
Program Manager Career Advancement Education
Lecturer
B.S. Shepherd College (2002)
M.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2005)

Racquel McCotter (2021)

Culinary Instructional Specialist

Lecturer

A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2020)

Dr. Apryl McDonough (2012)
Director of Prior Learning Assessment
Professor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2009)
B.S. Kaplan University (2011)
M.B.A. American Public University (2013)
Ed.D. Capella University (2017)

Brandon Michael (2019)
Lecturer
A.A.S Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2013)

Madan Napal (2021)

CNET Program Coordinator

Lecturer

M.S. University of Maryland University College (2009)

Kay Ogilvie (2019)
Program Coordinator of Cybersecurity
Lecturer
A.A.S. Kaplan College (2009)
B.S. Strayer University (2010)

Lisa Osborn (2021)
Personal and Career Counselor
Lecturer

B.S. Liberty University (1991)

Jane Peters (2021)
Instructional Specialist/Workforce Outreach Coordinator
Lecturer
B.A. Miami University (1976)

Duane Roberson (2010)
Director of Electric Utility and Safety Training
Instructor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2017)

Allen Rundquist (2020)
Environmental Science Faculty
Lecturer
B.S. Wilkes University (2017)

Cynthia Shank (2018)
Instructional Specialist for Mathematics
Instructor
B.M. Peabody Conservatory (1976)
M.Ed. Towson University (1982)

Sallie Sterling (2012)
Chair of Mathematics
Assistant Professor
B.S. Shippensburg University (1976)
M.A. University of Maryland Baltimore County (1984)

Jennifer Smith (2017)
Culinary Instructional Specialist
Lecturer
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2016)

Kenneth Suits (2021)

LGCO Online Instructor/ Design Coordinator

Lecturer

 

David Teets (2011)
Mechatronics Faculty and Solar Program Coordinator
Instructor

Steve Weiss (2008)
Associate Dean of Culinary Arts Academy
Instructor
A.A.S. Dutchess Community College (1986)
A.A.S. Baltimore’s International Culinary Art Institute (1988)
R.B.A. Shepherd University (2014)

Gervase Willis (2021)

Instructional Specialist

Lecturer

B.S. University of Scranton (1982)

Autumn Wilt (2021)

Culinary Instructional Specialist

Lecturer

A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community & Technical College (2020)

Douglas Wood (2019)
Lecturer

Anthony Wright (2022)

Lecturer

A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2006)

B.A. Shepherd University (2020)

Tatyana Zidarov (2018)
Assistant Professor
A.A.S Purdue University Global (2002)
B.S. University of National and World Economy (1998)
M.S. Purdue University Global (2013)

School of Health Sciences

Leslie See (2005)
Vice President of Enrollment Management & Allied Health
Associate Professor
B.S. Shepherd University (1998)
M.S. Mountain State University (2004)

Brandy Bartley (2021)

PTA Clinical Coordinator

Lecturer

A.A.S PTA Pierpont Community and Technical College (2012)

B.S. PTA Pima Medical Institute (2017)

 

Bethany Bauserman (2022)

EMS Lead Instructor

Lecturer

A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2020)

Blythe Burner (2021)
Assistant Dean of Nursing
Lecturer
B.S. Shepherd University (2009)
M.S. Loyola University New Orleans (2021)

Christopher Cobian (2012)
Assistant Dean of Allied Health Sciences
Associate Professor
B.A. Messiah College (1998)
M.S.W University of Maryland, Baltimore (2004)

Meredith Collins (2021)

Lecturer

B.S. Pennsylvania State University (2011)

Danielle Conner (2020)
Coordinator of Medical Externship
Lecturer
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2017)

Sera Harold (2021)

Instructor

B.A. Cornell University (1999)

M.A. Duke University (2005)

Bruce Kowiatek (2019)
Instructor
B.A. University of Pittsburgh (1998)
M.B.A. Shenandoah University (2002)
Pharm. D. Shenandoah University (2002)

Dr. Kent LeMaster (2018)
Assistant Professor
B.S. West Virginia University (2013)
M.S. West Virginia University (2015)
Ph.D. University of Western Ontario (2018)

Kathleen Luong (2021)

Instructor

A.S. Northern Virginia Community College (2006)

B.S. Western Governors University (2020)

M.S. Western Governors University (2021)

Dr. Chrystal L. McDonald (2011)
Program Coordinator of Physical Therapist Assistant
Professor
M.P.T. Shenandoah University (2002)
D.P.T. Shenandoah University (2005)

Bethanie Miller (2021)

Lecturer

B.S. Alderson Broaddus College (2005)

Taylor Miltenberger (2021)

Lecturer

B.S. West Virginia University Institute of Technology (2016)

M.A. Manchester Metropolitan University (2018)

Kathy Monroe (2010)
Assistant Professor
B.S. University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1989)
M.S. University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1992)

Ethel Myers (2019)
Emergency Medical Services Program Director
Lecturer
B.S. Shepherd University (2000)

Michael O’Donnell (2014)
Associate Professor
B. S. West Virginia University (1985)
M. S. Shippensburg University (1998)

Cassandra Scott (2022)

Lecturer

B.S. Shenandoah University (2015)

Angel M. Smith (2016)
Medical Assisting Program Coordinator
Instructor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community & Technical College (2010)

Ava Snesrud (2022)

Lecturer

A.S. Frederick Community College (2008)

B.S. Frostburg State University (2018)

Carole Spessert (2021)

Lecturer

B.S. American Sentinel University (2019)

Paige Szarenski (2022)

Lecturer

A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community & Technical College (2019)