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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 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)

Michael W. Byers (2023)
Lecturer
B.S. Shepherd University (1996)

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)

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

Brett Gallagher (2008)
Director of Distance Education
Associate Professor
B.A. West Virginia University (2007)
M.A.T. Shepherd University (2011)
M.A. West Virginia University (2015)

Ann Gentile (2023)
Business Administration Program Coordinator
Instructor
B.S. Mary Washington (1998)
M.A.T. Shepherd University (2013)

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

Heather Huggett (2015)
Assistant Dean of Writing and Composition
Associate 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)

Joseph McGee (2022)
Writing Coordinator
Instructor
B.S. Rowan College of New Jersey (1994)
M.A. Rowan College (2012)
M.F.A. Vermont College of Fine Arts (2014)

Dr. K. Page Moore (2015)
Dean of Professional Studies and University Transfer
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
Associate Professor
B.A. West Virginia Wesleyan University (1995)
M.A. West Virginia University (1999)
Ph.D. Free University of Berlin (2012)

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

Sara Shade (2011)
Senior E-Learning System Administrator
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)
Assistant Dean of Business & Education
Assistant Professor
B.S. Bridgewater College (2013)
M.A. The University of Texas at Tyler (2016)

Nicole Yuracha (2023)
Humanities Coordinator
Lecturer
B.A. Bridgewater College (2010)
M.H. Tiffin University (2013)
M.F.A. Linwood University (2019)

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

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

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

Joshua Benton (2022)
Associate Dean
Lecturer
B.A Shenandoah University (2001)
M.S. West Virginia University (2020)

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)

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)
Chief Academic Officer/Dean of Institutional Research
Instructor
B.A. Shepherd University (2008)

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

Sarah Chapman (2022)
Assistant Chef Lecturer
B.A. Shepherd University (2018)
A.A.S. Blue Ridge CTC (2022)

Cathleen Collier (2023)
Lecturer
A.S. Penn Foster College (2022)
B.S. West Virginia University (2011)

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)

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

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

Adam Emmons (2022)
Director of Facilities
Lecturer
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2018)

Kimberly Graves (2019)
Associate Dean, Division of Information Technology and Math
Assistant Professor
B.S. Queen’s University (1997)
B. Ed. Queen’s University (1998)
M. Ed. University of Toronto (2011)

Gabbie Groundwater (2022)
Food Truck Lecturer
Assistant Professor
A.A.S. Blue Ridge CTC (2022)

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)

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)

Jessica Kolek (2022)
Applied Lab Tech Program Coordinator
Lecturer
B.S. University of Dayton (2013)

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)

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

Olivia Loy (2023)
Academic Advisor ASCEND
Lecturer

John Mason (2023)
Career Advancement Technologies Program Coordinator
Lecturer

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)

Emma Patterson (2023)
Agribusiness & Animal Science Coordinator
Lecturer
B.S. West Virginia University (2022)

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

Taylor Reneau (2022)
Assistant Director Workforce Development Operations
Lecturer
B.A. West Virginia University (2012)

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

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

Dr. William Shipley (2011)
Associate Professor of Mathematics
B.S. Towson University (1994)
M.S. Shippensburg University (1996)
Ph.D. American University (1999)

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

Anna Thayer (2022)
Software Development Engineering Faculty 
Lecturer
A.A. Hillsborough Community College (2006)
B.S. Southern New Hampshire University (2023)

Alberto Torres (2022)
Lecturer
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2016)

John Unger (2022)
Workforce Learning/Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology Faculty 
Lecturer
B.A. West Virginia University (1993)
B.A./M.A. University of Oxford (1996)
M.Div. Wesley Theological Seminary (2013)

Andrew Walters (2022)
AIM Project Administrator
Lecturer
M.A. Strayer University (2012)

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)

Elias Willis (2021)
Lecturer

Gervase Willis (2021)
Instructional Specialist
Lecturer
B.S. University of Scranton (1982)

Sheri Williams (2020)
Career Exploration & Job Placement Specialist
Lecturer
M.A. Liberty University (2012)
Ed.S. Liberty University (2016)

Autumn Wilt (2021)
Culinary Instructional Specialist
Lecturer
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community & Technocal College (2020)

Nathaniel Workman (2022)
Remote Technologies Coordinator 
Lecturer
B.S. Shepherd University (2022)

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. Pierpont Community and Technical College (2012)
B.S. Pima Medical Institute (2017)

Blythe Burner (2021)
Assistant Dean of Nursing
Assistant Professor
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. Pennsylavania State University (2011)

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

Colin Graham (2022)
Director of EMS
Lecturer
B.S. Business Administration/Healthcare Management (2020)
M.S. Business Administration/Healthcare Management (2021)

Christopher Green (2022)
Accelerated EMS Lead
Lecture

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

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)
Instructor
B.S. West Virginia Institute of Technology (2016)
M.A. Machester 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)

Christopher Nelling (2022)
Lecturer
B.Sci. Pennsylavania State University (1993)
B.Sci. UMUC (2013)
MS.Sci. Shippensburg University (1996)
MS.Sci. UMUC (2017)

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

William “Chris” Rodgers (2023)
EMS Lead Instructor/Student Success Coordinator 
Lecturer
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2012)

Cassandra Scott (2022)
Lecturer
B.S. Shenandoah University (2015)

Angela Seibel (2023)
Lecturer
B.S.N. Shepherd University (2008)
M.S.N. Walden University (2014)

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. Frsotburg State University (2018)

Carole Spessert (2021)
Lecturer
B.S. American Sentinel University (2019)

Paige Szarenski (2022)
Lecturer
A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (2019)

Teresa Wulster-Ray (2022)
Lecturer
A.S. Bergen Community College (1976)
B.S. Rutgers University (1976)
D.C. National College of Chiropractic (1979)